Right out of the gate in Wednesday night’s speech, Barack Hussein Obama wanted to provide cover for Islam and Islamists as he takes America into an international war. He said, “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.” Uh huh, and those lies he is uttering are not really hot air, but gum drops and a rainbow of Skittles.
The context of Obama’s statement was as follows:
As Commander-in-Chief, my highest priority is the security of the American people. Over the last several years, we have consistently taken the fight to terrorists who threaten our country. We took out Osama bin Laden and much of al Qaeda’s leadership in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We’ve targeted al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen, and recently eliminated the top commander of its affiliate in Somalia. We’ve done so while bringing more than 140,000 American troops home from Iraq, and drawing down our forces in Afghanistan, where our combat mission will end later this year. Thanks to our military and counterterrorism professionals, America is safer.
Still, we continue to face a terrorist threat. We cannot erase every trace of evil from the world, and small groups of killers have the capacity to do great harm. That was the case before 9/11, and that remains true today. That’s why we must remain vigilant as threats emerge. At this moment, the greatest threats come from the Middle East and North Africa, where radical groups exploit grievances for their own gain. And one of those groups is ISIL – which calls itself the “Islamic State.”
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.
In a region that has known so much bloodshed, these terrorists are unique in their brutality. They execute captured prisoners. They kill children. They enslave, rape, and force women into marriage. They threatened a religious minority with genocide. In acts of barbarism, they took the lives of two American journalists – Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff.
Barring the fact that I question the timing of the “taking out of Osama bin Laden” and the entire nature surrounding that mission, along with the subsequent deaths of the Navy SEALS who allegedly took him out, consider that Obama and Congress have funded, armed and trained the very jihadists that he is now claiming to go to war with in the region of the Levant. Also , consider the fact that many Islamic countries do not recognize Israel as a state. Does that then result in Israel not being a state? I think not.
As for a vision, one must protest. Part of that vision is slaughter. Of that, there can be no doubt, but consider the fact that they have put forth a five year plan which includes a complete transformation of culture to complete and total Islamic culture across the Middle East.
So, why was it important that the man who refers to the Qur’an as the “holy qur’an” to say this right off the bat? It’s because, he is a deceiver. He is engaging in the same taqiyyah that all Islamists believe they are allowed to engage in.
Let’s look at his claims here. First, he says that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is not Islamic. If you recall, I reported on the fact that Charles Krauthammer pointed out the fact that Obama couldn’t bring himself to say ISIS is Islamic.
Of course, Exhibit A in determining whether or not ISIS is Islamic is to go merely to the Quran itself. My friend David Wood did that recently and demonstrated without question that ISIS is merely Islam personified. They are devout followers of the Qur’an. For David’s excellent video and texts from the Qur’an, completely with historical context, click here. Wood also provided even further documentation that ISIS is Islamic and that Barack Obama is not living on Planet Reality (or maybe he is and he is just engaging in Taqiyya) in this little presentation, again, completely with Qur’an recitations.
As for the term state, let’s understand exactly what is being claimed. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines state in various ways. Among those definitions are:
- A political body, or body politic; the whole body of people united under one government, whatever may be the form of the government.
- A body of men united by profession, or constituting a community of a particular character; as the civil and ecclesiastical states in Great Britain. But these are sometimes distinguished by the terms church and state. In this case, state signifies the civil community or government only.
There are some 15 definitions that Noah Webster provides for the term “state.” However, consider these two. As has been pointed out before, Islam is not so much a religion as it is a totalitarian, political ideology. I’m not saying it doesn’t have a veil of religion in it. It most certainly does. It acknowledges a god and has doctrine. It has law, which is called Sharia. This is exactly what is being executed by ISIS and is part of the constitutions of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other Middle Eastern countries. It was, and is, occurring in Syria and in Iraq, as well as other countries in the region.
The profession of these men is the Qur’an and the teachings of Mohammed. They have a particular character, which we define as Islamic. Some of us go further and define them as savages, barbarians and the like.
The caliphate, which is what they are seeking to establish has been done before, in the same area hundreds of years ago. The caliphate is merely synonymous with Islamic State and the Muslim faithful are ruled by a caliph under Sharia law, while infidels are either oppressed, murdered or left alive to pay the Islamic tax, referred to as jizya. Additionally, women are treated as chattle and sex slaves.
What is hard to understand here? ISIS is both of these things. They are Islamic and they are a state or caliphate. Obama knows this. He is not ignorant. The man, by his own mouth, the mouth of his wife and a Kenyan Ambassador, was born in Kenya and raised a Muslim in Indonesia. His entire family is Muslim. He knows better. He is not incompetent about this America. He knows exactly what he is doing and he knows exactly how he is deceiving the people.
In fact, what Obama ultimately ends up proposing in his speech is that we end up funding ISIL in order to stop ISIL.
Therefore, it is incumbent upon Christians to expose Islam for what it is, an anti-Christ political totalitarianism and preach the true and living God’s law and gospel. Are you remaining silent when you should speak up because you are scared of names like “Islamophobe,” “xenophobe,” and “racist“? Or are you courageously proclaiming the Words of Scripture, both law and gospel, to those around you? My prayer is that you are among the latter.