It is not in Obama’s makeup to admit defeat. Nothing could be more telling than his insistence that he not describe perpetrators of terror as Islamic terrorists, radical Islamists or Jihadists.
The California college student who stabbed four people last month in a campus spree that ended when he was killed by campus police was described by his roommate as “an extreme Muslim” and carried a manifesto and a photocopy of an ISIS flag — more than enough to convince John Price he was a terrorist.
Yet, more than a month after the Nov. 4 attack at University of California Merced, local and federal authorities continue to insist that Faisal Mohammad, 18, carried out the vicious attack because he’d been banished from a study group. Price, whose son Byron Price, a 31-year-old construction manager for the family business who was working nearby and was stabbed when he heroically intervened, suspects the White House’s reluctance to identify acts of radical Islamic terror has trickled down to investigators who are still probing the Merced attack.