Barack Obama: "Western nations can win this fight by pushing back against the hateful ideologies that twist and distort Islam, a religion that teaches peace and justice and compassion"
"Western nations can win this fight by pushing back against the hateful ideologies that twist and distort Islam, a religion that teaches peace and justice and compassion".
--- Barack Obama
Obama said this after Nice. Question: When he refers to "hateful ideologies that twist and distort Islam" does he mean from inside or from outside Islam?
Most of us naturally assume that he is referring to inside Islam. However, I believe he is starting to make the case that "peaceful" Islam is being distorted form outside. By folks like us. IOW, WE are the perpetrators of the hateful ideologies.
Every time we describe Islam for what we believe it to be we distort Islam causing otherwise peaceful Muslims to go on a violent rampages which we incorrectly call jihad. In other words it is OUR fault that violent Muslims behave as they do. Killing and dying to defend the honor of their god and prophet and goaded to do so by us, the truly hateful ones.
Reread that quote and notice just how carefully crafted it is. Then wait for Obama's reaction when some Muslim decides to avenge this "shrine" in Nice or some other provocation elsewhere.
Obama used to connect the actions back to Islam. For instance: ISIS ideology is based on an erroneous interpretation of the Quran.
But now he leaves the causal linkage hanging. I believe his audience is being spun to connect the dots back to us, the counter-jihad. It fits the MO he is using with BLM.
So an out of control African American murders otherwise blameless Police officers and this is bad. But is also entirely understandable in the context of waves of racist cops running roughshod over otherwise placid urban blacks. So the Police are ultimately to blame. And if a firearm is used he gets a twofer; extending the condemnation to gun owners.
I believe he is now insinuating the same narrative to the jihad. Perfectly understandable given the actions of the Gellers and Spencers and all the rest of us.
I expect to see him evolve a more blatant connection in the nearest future. Every jihad attack a new weapon for Obama to wield.