There are many points to be raised about this statement. However, this essay will focus on only two of them: the president’s certitude that “ISIL is not Islamic” and his inference that Islam doesn’t “condone the killing of innocents.”
Alternatively, if Obama is a Muslim, he lied to the American voter. If so, why believe his explanations about Islam?
Either way, President Obama is deflecting the real truth about Islam. But what if he is well-meaning, but wrong about Islamic jurisprudence, just as he has been wrong about everything else in the Middle East? What if Islam does condone “the killing of innocents.” Then, the president is fueling the Islamic danger to America by putting Americans to sleep when they should be alerted.
I’m Jewish, so I am not going to tell people what Islam is about (in this article). I am going to have a recognized Shi’ite Islamic scholar, Ayatollah Misbah Yazdi, tell you whether it is permissible to murder innocent Israeli civilians according to the Koran.
There is no question of the accurac of translations. Ayatollah Yazdi took great pains to translate his Islamic juridical points into English on his own official web-site so there would be no mistaking what his Islamic fatwas actually mean.
Q: Now about targeting civilians in the Zionist state, some people say that according to the teaching of Ahlul Bayt (a.s) and the Quran it is haram to target civilians in any case. They also say that Israelis are civilians like any other people while others believe they are settlers and usurpers not civilians.
A: Muslims should not attack those civilians of the occupied territories who have announced their opposition to their government’s vicious crimes, except for situations in which they are used as human shields and fighting the aggressors depends on attacking those civilians.
So, who are you going to believe, an American political figure who says he’s “not a Muslim,” who has prevaricated about the Middle East and has set the entire world in flames, or Ayatollah Yadzi, world-recognized Islamic cleric, who is the most “powerful” and “influential … clerical oligarch” in Iran’s leading center of religious learning, the city of Qom, and who helps determine the Iranian “Supreme Leader”?
So, for the next two years left of the president’s term of office, be prepared for more excuses for radical Islam, and for millions of “non-innocent” civilians to be massacred by Islamic militants.