During Sunday’s address to the nation, President Obama went to bat for Islam, as he so often does. It matters not when, where, or how he defends it. His compulsion to advocate for the ideology he so adores is relentless. If he shills for Islam immediately following an Islamic terror attack, no problem. Perhaps he even enjoys it, like poking his finger in our eye. His sickness knows no bounds. And so, among other things, on Sunday he said:
ISIL does not speak for Islam. They’re thugs and killers, part of a cult of death. And they account for a tiny fraction of more than a billion Muslims around the world, including many patriotic Muslim Americans who reject their hateful ideology.
Well, um, actually, ISIS does speak for Islam. As noted in an article by Pamela Geller at Breitbart this weekend, here are a few among countless little gems from the Quran:
Slay them wherever you come upon them.
If they fight you, slay them.
Fight those who believe not in Allah.
They shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall be alternately struck off.
They shall be banished from the land.
Cast into the unbelievers hearts, terror.
Lie in wait for them at every place of ambush.
When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then, when you have made wide slaughter among them tie fast the bonds.
Take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of Allah.
Please, Mr. Barry Soetoro, do tell us exactly how it is that ISIS does not speak for Islam.
As for Obama’s pathetic attempt to frame ISIS as “a tiny fraction” of the Muslim population worldwide, that just doesn’t cut it. As many readers know, once you do the math, even small percentages turn into large numbers pretty fast. But when it comes to Islamic terror, the percentages aren’t even all that small. Based on intelligence reports, Brigitte Gabriel states that 15% to 25% of Muslims worldwide are radicalized. That’s 180 million to 300 million people (the higher number being approximately equal to the population of the United States).
In addition, and as eloquently and passionately noted by Gabriel (in this must-watch video clip), throughout history, small numbers of evil people cost the lives of hundreds of millions of people. Against this backdrop, the majority of peaceful people were irrelevant. And so, as Gabriel so chillingly reminded us with a litany of historical examples, despite being a small percentage of the Muslim population, ISIS is wielding enormous power as its members advance across the Middle East and beyond, creating Hell on Earth.
Moreover, the vast majority of terrorist victims around the world are Muslim. If we’re to succeed in defeating terrorism, we must enlist Muslim communities as some of our strongest allies, rather than push them away through suspicion and hate. That does not mean denying the fact that an extremist ideology has spread within some Muslim communities. There’s a real problem that Muslims must confront without excuse.
“An extremist ideology has spread within some Muslim communities”? Well, yes. It’s called Quranic Islam.
Muslim leaders here and around the globe have to continue working with us to decisively and unequivocally reject the hateful ideology that groups like ISIL and Al Qaeda promote. To speak out against not just acts of violence but also those interpretations of Islam that are incompatible with the values of religious tolerance, mutual respect, and human dignity.
Obama can talk about “interpretations” all he wants. There is only one Islam, and its holy book is a totalitarian ideology that mandates world domination. That’s it in a nutshell.