Barack Obama denies (or at least pretends to deny) that ISIS is Islamic. I bet that the Islamic State would be just as surprised as you are to “learn” that they’re not Islamic. In what world is a pseudo-State ruled based on the Quran not Islamic? Would Obama deny that a nation like Saudi Arabia (which is literally an Islamic State) is Islamic? I doubt it.
Maybe that’s why he’s A-OK with surrounding himself with Islamists. Think he has a problem with the woman Hillary Clinton describes as a second daughter having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, or serving on the board of a pro-Sharia Muslim journal that argues against women’s rights? Of course not – that has nothing to do with Islam!
The Department of Homeland Security is best known for coining the slogan “if you see something, say sometimes,” and when their Secretary Jeh Johnson spent time with Islamists this weekend, I’m really hoping he’ll say something (but I won’t count on it).
As Dennis Michael Lynch reports:
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson part of a lineup of speakers who will addresses ‘ISNA’, also known as a Muslim group linked to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
The list of speakers include some real interesting people. According to Robert Spenser at Jihadwatch.com, the following people are headlining the event:
1) Yasir Qadhi: has taught that Muslims can seize the property of non-Muslims in jihad.
2) Dalia Mogahed: He was the former adviser on Muslim affairs to President Obama. Spencer writes: “He once appeared on a British television show aired by the pro-Sharia group Hizb ut-Tahrir, where she said: “Sharia is not well understood and Islam as a faith is not well understood.” How have we misunderstood Islamic law? We have associated it with “maximum criminal punishments” and “laws that…to many people seem unequal to women.” The Western view of Sharia was “oversimplified,” she claimed: most Muslim women worldwide, she said, associate it with “gender justice.”
3) Tariq Ramadan. French journalist Caroline Fourest in Brother Tariq notes that Ramadan is “remaining scrupulously faithful to the strategy mapped out by his grandfather [Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna], a strategy of advance stage by stage” toward the imposition of Islamic law in the West.
4) Khizr Khan. Also known as the Muslim man who criticized Donald Trump at the DNC in July. Intelius records that Khizr Khan has worked at Hogan Lovells Llp. According to the Washington Free Beacon, “Hogan Lovells LLP, another U.S. firm hired by the Saudis, is registered to work for the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia through 2016, disclosures show. Robert Kyle, a lobbyist from the firm, has bundled $50,850 for Clinton’s campaign.” The Free Beacon added that the Saudi government has “supplied the Clinton Foundation with millions. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has given between $10 and $25 million to the foundation while Friends of Saudi Arabia has contributed between $1 and $5 million.”
What exactly is he doing? Is he there to secretly gather intelligence? Robert Spenser believes that he’s speaking because the Muslims there believe he shares their ideology.
Let’s just look at what he had to say when he spoke there. To quote from his speech (obtained courtesy of the Washington Post): “You have heard President Obama and me call out the discrimination and vilification you face in the current climate.
You have heard us say that the self-proclaimed Islamic State is neither Islam nor a state; you have heard us say that it is a group of terrorists attempting to hijack your religion.
You have heard us, before multiple audiences of different political stripes, refuse to bend to the political pressure to call terrorism “Islamic” extremism. We know that ISIL, though it claims the banner of Islam, occupies no part of your religion, a religion founded on peace.”
Do we really “know” that? In just eleven countries there are between 63 million and 287 million ISIS supporters. That may be a minority of Muslims, but when the religion is nearing two billion followers globally, even a small percentage becoming radicals amounts to an army we have to fight.