Those who killed the journalists in Paris were followers of violent Islamist extremism. Those who lashed Raif are followers of non-violent Islamist extremism. The first kills in the name of God and the second violates in the name of God.
If Obama fails to embrace the report, he will be seen as ignoring his own congressional committee's findings-- and so knowingly failing to appreciate the threat of "radical Islam" and being willfully soft on terror.
Joe Lieberman's homeland security committee lobbed a biased bombshell last week in its report on the domestic threat of violent Islam. U.S. Islamophobia has consequences. Take the case of Debbie Almontaser.
A stacked senate committee on homeland security today issued the first of a series of reports on "homegrown terrorism and violent Islamist extremism." It's readymade election-year swiftboating material.