by Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream:
During his nationally televised speech on Wednesday night, Barack Obama told the entire nation that “ISIL is not Islamic”. Well, then what in the world are they? Atheists? And what is Obama going to try to convince us of next? That the Pope is not Catholic? Of all of Obama’s lies (and there certainly have been a lot of them), this one might take the cake. Of course ISIL is Islamic. That is why they call themselves The Islamic State. The stated goal of these religious radicals is to establish an Islamic caliphate which will be governed by a single supreme Islamic leader known as a khalifah. The law in the caliphate will be Islamic sharia law, and anyone not willing to convert to the form of Islam practiced by the Islamic State will be either killed or persecuted intensely. But because of Barack Obama’s extreme political correctness, he simply cannot admit that the Islamic State has anything to do with Islam. As a result, he continues to pursue policies that will not solve anything in the Middle East and at this point our foreign policy in the region is a total joke.
When I first heard Obama say that “ISIL is not Islamic”, I thought that I must have misunderstood something. But he actually said this. The following is an excerpt directly from the transcript of his speech…
Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border. It is recognized by no government, nor the people it subjugates. ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.
And below I have posted a YouTube Video of the section of the speech in which he makes this statement…
The rest of the world is laughing at us today.
When Obama said that ISIL is a “terrorist organization” with no agenda “other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way”, he made it sound like this group has absolutely no ideology that is driving it.
ISIS’ stated goal is to restore the “caliphate” — an Islamic state under the rule of a community of religious scholars guided by a supreme leader, the caliph or khalifah, which is generally taken to mean the successor to the Prophet Muhammad.
ISIL itself has publicly stated that the new caliphate has been established “for the purpose of compelling the people to do what the Sharia (Allah’s law) requires of them.”
What about this is so hard for Obama to understand?
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, is calling himself “Caliph Ibrahim” these days. And his public statements leave no doubt about what the group is trying to do. Here are just three examples…
#1 “Allah likes us to kill his enemies and make jihad”
#2 “The establishment of a caliphate is an obligation. The religion cannot be in place unless the sharia (law) is established.”
#3 “God gave your mujahedeen brothers victory after long years of jihad and patience… so they declared the caliphate and placed the caliph in charge”
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