How could a group called 'Islamic state' not be Islamist?
Only in the bizarre world of Barack Hussein Obama could a terror organization called 'Islamic state' (formerly known as ISIS or ISIL as Obama insisted on calling it) not be Islamist. This is from Phyllis Chesler
He lost me when he referred to ISIS as ISIL, thus undercutting their
view of themselves as a routinely Islamist imperialist venture which
views not only Iraq and Syria as part of their future "Caliphate," but
one which includes Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and the disputed Palestinian
territories—and perhaps Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Emirates--as theirs
He lost me when he said—he actually said—that "ISIL is not Islamic.
No religion condones the killing of innocents and the vast majority of
ISIL's victims have been Muslims."
ISIS is most definitely "Islamic" as is the far-from-defeated
Al-Qaeda, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Shabab, Hezbollah, and the
Pakistani and Afghan Talibans, to name only a few such terrorist
groups—all non-state actors, most funded by states.
Does President Obama really believe that America must still curry
favor with "the Islamic world" by saying that ISIS is not "Islamic?"
Does the man not know that, on his watch, America has lost the trust of
every Arab and Muslim country?
Does this man not know anything about Islamic history? Of course, the
majority of ISIS's victims have been Muslims; the Sunni-Shiia religious
split and civil war among Muslims has been the overriding story of
Islam for countless centuries.
Why did President Obama mention other "religious minorities" (that
means Christians, Yazidis) second? Why did he minimize their persecution
and near-extermination by counting their losses as (only) in the "tens
of thousands"? If there are currently fewer Christians and Yazidis, not
to mention Kurds, in the cross-fire, (let's not forget the Christians of
Lebanon or Egypt at the hands of Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood),
it is only because those who could, fled long ago or were just forced
to flee and now swell the ranks of refugees living on the edge, far, far
greater in number than the poster-children among refugees, the
This man does not mention Israel or Jews or the fact that the Arab
Middle East has been "judenrein" for a very long time. President Obama
did not take this opportunity to bring Israel into the fold nor did he
mention Iran, Qatar, or Turkey as primary funders of the very Islamic
terrorism which is currently raging in the region and which is not
confined to ISIS alone.
Obama certainly did not take this opportunity to point out that Hamas
is no different from ISIS and that it has most recently conducted a
campaign of terror against civilian Israelis; that the Israelis, acting
strictly in self-defense, did not target civilians but on the contrary,
targeted mainly adult male combatants. Even Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi
Arabia have made a tactical and probably temporary alliance with Israel.
America, under Obama, still refuses to do so.
Read the whole thing
. One can only shudder to think what will be left of this region by the time Obama (hopefully) leaves office in 2017. What could go wrong?
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, ISIS, Islamist