‘Sorry Mr. President, ISIS Is One Hundred Percent Islamic’

Daniel-Pipes-tilted

From The CornerDaniel Pipes: In a televised address on how to address the Islamic State this evening, President Barack Obama declared the organization variously known as ISIS or ISIL to be “not Islamic.”

“Anyone with eyes and ears realizes that the Islamic State, like the Taliban and al-Qaeda before it, is 100 percent Islamic.”

In making this preposterous claim, Obama joins his two immediate predecessors in pronouncing on what is not Islamic. Bill Clinton called the Taliban treatment of women and children “a terrible perversion of Islam.”George W. Bush deemed that 9/11 and other acts of violence against innocents “violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith.”

None of the three has any basis for such assertions. To state the obvious: As non-Muslims and politicians, rather than Muslims and scholars, they are in no position to declare what is Islamic and what is not. As Bernard Lewis, a leading American authority of Islam, notes: “It is surely presumptuous for those who are not Muslims to say what is orthodox and what is heretical in Islam.”

Indeed, Obama compounds his predecessors’ errors and goes further…(read more)

National Review Online


2 Comments on “‘Sorry Mr. President, ISIS Is One Hundred Percent Islamic’”

  1. Bullright says:

    Well, we could say 110% but why quibble? Starting out with a lie is always a strong position.

  2. genomega1 says:

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    ‘Sorry Mr. President, ISIS Is One Hundred Percent Islamic’


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