Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kerry: US Must Help Push 'Real Islam'


No, I'm not kidding...John Kerry's 'strategy' for defeating the Islamic State involves proselytizing to push what he and his pals at the White House consider 'real Islam.'

As I'm sure you know,both Kerry and President Obama have said that they don't 'consider ISIS Islamic.'

Here's our Secretary of State at a roundtable discussion in Paris, still trying to build that so far illusory coalition:

" What this effort has to do is literally dry up the money, dry up the foreign fighters, prevent the foreign fighters from going home back to various places to do harm. It has to start major efforts to delegitimize ISIS’s claim to some religious foundation for what it’s doing and begin to put real Islam out there and draw lines throughout the region.

And I think this is a wake-up call with respect to that because every Arab leader there today was talking about this, about real Islam and how important the Friday sermons are and where they need to go. Those are critical components of this strategy. Getting logistics, airlift, putting humanitarian assistance in, flying it in, ammunition, equipment, training, advisers – all of these roles are the totality and you have to be able to describe this in a logistic way – in a holistic way."

The 'real Islam?' I wonder if John Kerry has actually read the Qu'ran and seen what's in there?

There's nothing the Islamic State is doing that isn't justified by a fairly straight forward reading of the Qu'ran and the Hadiths, the Muslim equivalent of the Gospels where Mohammed's life, deeds and sayings are recounted by his closest followers.Not all Muslims would agree with that reading, but there are a significant number that would. And a lot of them have no problem with the Islamic State.

Believe it or not, Left wing Icon Bill Maher addressed this fairly well talking to PBS's clueless Charlie Rose:

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State has a doctorate in Islamic studies from Baghdad University, one of the historic centers of Islamic learning and thought. He's formulated the Islamic State's ideology on what he and a lot of other people consider a legitimate reading of Islam.Do Kerry and Obama claim they understand what 'real Islam' is better than him?

For that matter, where do Kerry and President Obama get off talking about 'real Islam' when they support and fund a unity government that includes Hamas, whose beliefs are essentially the same as Islamic State's?

Kerry's State Department spokesmouth Maria Harf emphasized that just the other day, when she was asked about it.. “They’re different groups…They have different goals and different capabilities and different aims…

Needless to say, when she was asked what those differences might be, she simply responded, “I’m not going to get into the business of ranking terrorist organizations.”

When you have a President who's on record saying that "I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear" , you run into troublesome dichotomies like that.Some terrorists are OK, others are sort of borderline and some are..well, just not Islamic.Can't tell who the players are without a scorecard.

I have to admit, I'm curious what Kerry and Obama have in mind to push this 'real Islam.' Dawa classes at your local public schools? Having U.S. and Eu taxpayers subsidize Wahhabi mosques at home and abroad? Free sets of flashcards, 'This Is Islam, This Ain't?'

Pathetic. And needless to say, outright useless because of its fundamental dishonesty.

1 comment:

Dave Schuler said...

I'm glad you posted on this. Whenever I read something like Kerry's remark I always think "but no true Scotsman…".

It's really a sad state of affairs when non-Muslims must be dragooned to define Islam.