Obama on Bomb Suspect Arrest: Don't 'Rush' to Judge 'Entire Groups of People'

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Following Friday’s capture of 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, President Obama warned against rushing to judgment about “entire groups of people,” the Associated Press reported.

“In this age of instant reporting, tweets, and blogs, there’s a temptations to latch on to any bit of information sometimes to jump to conclusions. When a tragedy like this happens, with public safety at risk and the stakes so high, it’s important that we do this right. That’s why we have investigations. That’s why we relentlessly gather the facts, that’s why we have courts. That’s why we take care not to rush to judgement, not about the motivations of these individuals and certainly not about entire groups of people,” he said.

“Translation: don’t look behind the curtain at the Islamic radical connection,” said a post at Weasel Zippers.

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  • Obama doesn’t want any of his terrorist Islamic friends arrested.

  • WTF

    Look who’s telling everybody not to jump to the wrong conclusions. So if these guys were practicing Islam it doesn’t mean you should judge all people practicing Islam. Just like if some lunatic opens fire on innocent children you should not judge all gun owners. What a hypocrite.

    • What he is really saying is don’t judge all of us muslims by these two.
      But in the case of gun owners, he is not one. He doesn’t need a gun, he has all the protection he needs, paid for by us citizens.

  • BenDoubleCrossed

    Did Obama forget the exception: unless they are angry, old, white men?

    “Discrimination” derives from Latin, where the verb discrimire’ means “to separate, to distinguish, to make a distinction”.

    When people start trying to kill you, it is intelligent to use every means possible to distinguish who they are and separate yourself from them! It is a distinction that may save your life!

    • Kent2012

      Yes, we need to disarm all them old honkys…..The Israelis have it right. They know how to engage, whether it is in an airport security line, or out on the tarmac disengaging rag heads from this life….

  • Saddle Soar

    On April 19, 2013 Obama said: “That’s why we TAKE CARE NOT TO RUSH TO JUDGMENT – not about the motivations of these individuals, certainly not about entire groups of people.” However, when a black Harvard professor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was arrested by a white police officer, Sgt. James Crowley, Obama said: “Now, I’ve – I DON’T KNOW, NOT HAVING BEEN THERE AND NOT SEEING ALL THE FACTS, what role race played in that. But I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that THE CAMBRIDGE POLICE ACTED STUPIDLY in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. And number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. That’s just a fact” (July 22, 2009).
    On April 19, 2013 we are not to RUSH TO JUDGEMENT about Muslims; however, on July 22, 2009 it is OK to RUSH TO JUDGEMENT about white police officers. HYPOCRITE is defined as “a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings.”

  • How much longer do us real American, have to listen to this idiots tired rhetoric?

  • james

    Yeah, not to judge the patsy they paraded out. We should start judging the FBI, CIA, Mossad, and department of Homeland Security, for their criminal involvement that happened at Boston.

  • Poppo

    Ya, do as I say, not as I do. If it is a black against police, rush to judgement about police brutality. If it is a (supposedly) conservative that shoots people in Aurora, blame the conservative. If it is a Muslim at Ft. Hood, blame the workplace. If it is a bomber at the Boston Marathon, blame the – wait, let me think….. – o, yea, must have been some Christian that snubbed them or something. If we had banned guns, they would not have set the bomb….

    WAKE UP America! Seek God and his blessings.

  • Disgusted

    I am ready to rush to the opinion that this was a terrorist event. Mr O is saying: “don’t rush to judge my friends”. My Muslim terrorist friends. IMPEACHMENT of Mr O is the answer to saving America.

  • nexgenesis

    Don’t rush to judgement if they are muslims. It’s ok to rush to judgement on Christians & Catholics but not muslims. Can of makes one wonder whose side obama is on, well not really, when you realize that he is the best friend the muslims have ever had in the White House, even when we are war with muslims.

  • Lizelot

    Amazing isn’t it, how our President is quick to protect foreigners and Blacks and just as quick to condemn Whites and Christians as so-called extremists, even though the latter have given scant reason to earn this label?

    Contrast his latest reaction and caution to the way in which he jumped when “this could be my son” was involved? Who is his “son” now, I wonder? The possible perpetrator of this heinous crime on total innocents perhaps?

  • Right, we won’t blame Australians, British, French, Israeli, or Germans. But maybe we should think about banning immigration completely from Chechneya, Russia, Syria, Lybia, and Egypt? I can think of one CNN reporter who we might want to invite to return home to Egypt.

  • Efklef

    Does that mean like not calling your grandmother a “Typical White Woman?”

  • gwedem5995

    And this is a bunch of crap too. What have most terrorists been since 9/11, the shoe bomber, the underwear bomber etc. All Muslims. I don’t care if you were born here in the US or not, you are an enemy combatant if you go out to destroy a large group of people. Just like the nut job in Aurora, he ought to be an enemy combatant. They don’t deserve to be treated like citizens.

  • Look who’s talking! He’s very ready to condemn any and all Americans when we exercise our Constitutional Rights, but he doesn’t want any of his little muslim playmates bothered!

    Time to take this imposter down—right now, he’s not laying much ground for a friendly takedown, either—more like a drag-out by the hair on his head or his big ears!

    We can no longer sit by and allow him to say the things he does!
    The muslim world is bound and determined to destroy us, and this attack is the most recent one against us! It is high time the U.S. rose up and kicked ALL muslims out of the country—especially those who have been coming in for the past several years! THEY are only part of Obama’s plan to turn us into an Islamic caliphate, complete with sharia law!
    He has to be removed!

  • rp

    What his statement amounts to: let’s not be hasty in judgment of these people, because they aren’t white, Christian, people that like guns and worship freedom. Since they aren’t in that group, let’s be tolerant and understanding until we finish bashing white conservatives as much as we can.