Less than a day after a heavily armed Muslim couple dropped off their infant daughter at a grandmother’s house, burst into an office Christmas party and murdered 14 in cold blood, wounding many more, United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch took the opportunity to assure all Muslims that she will take action against in their defense “any anti-Muslim rhetoric that edges toward violence.”

The A.G. was so anxious to make the vow that she failed to explain how terms like “anti-Muslim rhetoric” and “edges toward violence” were to be interpreted in a court of law or who within the Department of Justice would be charged with making the determination that rhetoric “edges” toward violence.

Lynch, who was picked by President Obama to succeed Eric Holder in 2015, is the first female and second African-American Attorney General in U.S. history.

Her comments were made in a speech at a dinner hosted by a national legal advocacy group The Muslim Advocates, and just the day after Tashfeen Malik, who came to America on a “fiancée visa” in 2004, later obtaining a green card swore an oath of allegiance to Abu Bark al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, and joined her husband Syed Rizwan Forsook, in the massacre of his co-workers.

The couple had amassed an arsenal of weapons and bomb-making materiel in their home where they lived with their six-month-old child.

Federal investigators, speaking on condition of anonymity, reported that the couple had planned another attack. They were both killed in a shoot-out with police hours after the attack on the same co-workers who had only months before given the couple a baby shower.

On Saturday, ISIS praised the couple, saying, “We pray to God to accept them as martyrs,” on ISIS’s al-Bayan Radio.

In her speech to the Muslim group, Lynch assured the audience, “we stand with you,” echoing words written by her boss, President Obama, in his 1995 book, “Dreams From My Father” in which he wrote, referring to Arab and Pakistani Americans, “I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

 The Attorney General also said her “greatest fear” as head of the U.S. Department of Justice is not ISIS or an increase in acts of terrorism of the sort experienced by the San Bernardino community just hours before, but “the incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric in America.” 

Lynch did not point to any specific instances of such rhetoric, but did announce that her Department has begun an investigation of the Texas police department that arrested a Muslim teenager for taking a device that appeared to be a bomb to school.

The A.G. also told the Muslim group that parents should contact both her department and the U.S. Department of Education if they feel their children are victims of anti-Muslim bullying.

In a late development, former New York Governor George Pataki, who is a candidate for the Republican nomination for the presidency, tweeted a challenge to Attorney General Lynch daring her to arrest him. “We must declare war on radical Islam. @LorettaLynch I'm not edging toward violent speech, I'm declaring we kill them. Go ahead, arrest me.” 




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