President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on a number of issues. At one point, discussing ISIS, he once again attempted to dissociate Islam from the terrorism committed in its name:
“Part of our job, together, is to work to reject such extremism that infects too many of our young people. Part of that effort must be a continued rejection by Muslims of those who distort Islam to preach intolerance and promote violence. And it must also involve a rejection by non-Muslims of the ignorance that equates Islam with terror.”
OK, great. But what about the Muslims who equate Islam with terror? Obama called on Muslims to reject “those who distort Islam to preach intolerance and promote violence.” So when he is going to call upon mosques and Muslim organizations in the U.S. to back up their condemnations of the Islamic State with genuine programs teaching against its understanding of jihad and Islam?
All this was in the context of his calling for the removal of Assad, which, if it happens, will only strengthen and embolden the Islamic State.
Video thanks to Pamela Geller.