Monday, May 04, 2015
White House on Texas Muhammad cartoon contest shooting: No act of expression, even if it’s offensive, that justifies an act of violence
Note how White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest goes out of his way not to call this shooting a terrorist attack.
On Monday, we finally heard from the Obama administration concerning Sunday's shooting at a Muhammad cartoon contest being held in Garland, Texas.
“There is no act of expression, even if it’s offensive, that justifies an act of violence.
“We saw a pretty important and notable display of bravery on the part of first responders and because of their courage the only person that was injured by these gunmen was a security officer.
"We have seen extremists try to use expressions that they considered to be offensive as a way to justify violence not only in this country, but around the world, and in the mind of the president there is no form of expression that would justify an act of violence,” Earnest said from Air Force One.