Confession: I didn’t watch Obama’s ISIS speech. I knew what it would be all about, and besides, the Tigers are trying for their 4th straight AL Central title, so I have my priorities.

But I did read the transcript, and this kind of willful ignorance is why I didn’t bother:

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.

The Islamic State isn’t really Islamic? That must explain why they want to kill anybody who won’t convert to Islam even at the expense of any innocent Muslims who might be collateral damage. Clearly these particular terrorists could be Amish.

Just for kicks, let’s assume unhinged radicals from the Christian Coalition beheaded a couple of American journalists and killed hundreds (or thousands) of other people. Would Obama’s statement have begun by reminding everybody that the “Christian Coalition” is not “Christian”?

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15 Responses to “Obama-the-Explainer: The ‘Islamic State’ isn’t Islamic”

  1. Granny617 on September 11th, 2014 10:38 am

    I'm with you Doug – watched the Tigers. Also, like you, what he said is completely idiotic. Along with spike the football, I killed Bin Laden, Alqueda is on the run, blah, blah, blah. He and his minions are completely out of touch with reality as to what is happening in the Middle East. All I know – it is going to get more Americans killed, where, when and how many souls – we won't know until we get hit. And their blood will be on this administrations hands because they have blinders on when it comes to ISLAMIC terrorists.

  2. Titus on September 11th, 2014 10:51 am

    I did watch the 0bama show last night. His presentation was FULL of LIES, DISTROTIONS and HALF-TRUTHS! Islamic State is "not Islamic?" Does 0bama really thing that anyone, outside of his inner-sanctum of Liberal Socialist sycophants will believe that crap? The Obergolfenführer was clearly not comfortable in giving the People the idea that he's going to really do anything to curb the expansion of the CALIPHATE. Once again, 0bama failed to label the REAL cause of terrorism in the Middle East…that being ISLAM.

  3. LibSick on September 11th, 2014 12:13 pm

    They are not out of touch with reality. They know what is going on. They are liars and traitors.

  4. Marshall_Will on September 11th, 2014 12:21 pm

    On swing shift, we caught it via Matt Drudge's hilarious "Guardians of the Galaxy" link! The folly ( as MM foreshadowed ) required merely posting the articles, SPARE yourself the sarc tags.

    But there's a broader war, unlike their fabricated hashtag misinformation campaigns, a REAL war against Christians this Admin. has refused to acknowledge.
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/war-christ

  5. Marshall_Will on September 11th, 2014 12:28 pm

    "where radical groups exploit grievances for their own gain"

    Takes one to KNOW one I suppose? Scratch Middle East and North Africa and insert Ferguson/nearest OWS encampment/Progressive think tank. So when Team O'Drama creates dissidence, foments discontent and incites racial and class divide "for their own gain" ( it's all 'good'..? )

  6. Truesoldier__ on September 12th, 2014 2:03 am

    We all knew this was coming. CAIR had announced earlier in the day that they and the MB had decided that ISIS is not Islamic, so dear leader received his marching orders and concurred with his buddies.

  7. Truesoldier__ on September 12th, 2014 2:05 am

    Doug, you forgot that right after dear leader said that "ISIL is not “Islamic.”, he followed it up by reiterating that if you liked your health care plan you could keep your health care plan.

  8. Marshall_Will on September 12th, 2014 1:13 pm

    Well., like all O'Drama's claims, CAIR/MB TOO operates on "expiration dates". So they assertion is good for so long as it took to deliver the address…

    In the moose slim world this is not considered "lying".

  9. Marshall_Will on September 12th, 2014 1:13 pm

    SO caught that. Thanks for pointing out initially.

  10. Friv on September 14th, 2014 12:07 am

    All I know – it is going to get more Americans killed, where, when and how many souls

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