Obama Tries to Split Religion From Terrorism at SummitHow about terminology like Sunni and Shia and American Satans etc.?
(Bloomberg) -- The conference on extremism convened by the Obama administration in Washington this week includes leaders from Muslim groups, focuses on U.S. cities with large Muslim populations, and involves foreign leaders struggling to avert radicalization in their Muslim communities.
One phrase that won’t come up much: Muslim extremism.
President Barack Obama and his staff have gone to lengths to avoid characterizing the ideology driving Islamic State and other terrorist groups as religious extremism. The semantic exercise is intended to avoid legitimizing acts of terror as expressions of religious belief. It’s also part of a strategy to draw in the domestic Muslim leaders who Obama is leaning on to identify and isolate potentially violent extremists.
“For us, terminology is very, very important,” said Riham Osman, spokeswoman for the Muslim Public Affairs Council, one of the groups participating in the three-day conference. “Using words like ‘radical Islam,’ we believe is actually hurting the cause.”
How about we deal in fact? The facts are that Muslims of every stripe (there are many) are all elimintationist in their beliefs because - the causal "because" - that is precisely the behavior of their idol, Muhammad. The secondary issue for each band or subset of Muslims is just who should be eliminated.
There is no such thing as The Leader of Islam. Every Muslim man can, if he wishes, become an imam and make all sorts of religious decrees including eliminationist fatwas. There is no worldwide caliph, but there are lots of local ayatollahs, clerics, imams, muftis, etc. depending on the strain of local Islam. But the violence is fundamental; it is built in; it is perfectly in line with the behavior of Muhammad.
So no gathering of a building-full of mullahs, etc. is going to affect any religious decisions by the remaining kazillion mullahs who do not report to anyone but Muhammad.
The pretension that ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, on and on and on, are not motivated by the life of the prophet is absurd. Of course they are. And their form of prophet mimicry is more accurate than those fake Muslims who do not acknowledge the entirety of the Qur'an and the example of the life of the prophet himself.
This entire exercise is an attempt at social prestidigitation, a shell game to leave the public wondering, under which cup is the real Islam? But the public is not as stupid as the Left thinks, and the public no longer gets its news from the MSM newsliars. Muslims hate and kill; it's all part of Islam because it was Muhammad's way. It even applies to killing other Muslims and always has: they are merely declared heretical and worthy of slaughter. The western public is no longer ignorant of the barbarism that lies at the heart of Islam, and that was in the heart of the prophet.
So this deception will fail, because it is too clumsily false to succeed (unless it is merely intended to deceive certain Muslims and Leftist voters, of course).