President Obama broke away long enough from his vacation to issue a statement after the August 19th beheading of journalist Jim Foley. Declaring it to be a terrorist attack against the U.S., he exercised extremely bad form-undermining the seriousness of the incident-by rushing back to play golf. Interestingly, England’s Prime Minister David Cameron, who also was on a family vacation, believed the situation serious enough after it was determined Foley’s executioner was British to rush back to London.
The statement Obama gave is very telling about him personally, both in terms of what was said and not said-the former being an outright lie to the American people.
Addressing the latter, one word Obama has long refused to use when referencing the vast majority of terrorist acts occurring during his time in office is “Islam.” Despite repeated acts of brutality by al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, Boko Haram, ISIS, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism (Iran), etc., he has yet to link it to the word “terrorism.” Yet each of these uses Islam to justify its terrorist acts.
The first-ever Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) was delivered to Congress in February 2010. It assessed terrorism as America’s greatest threat without any explanation of the underlying motivation.
While mentioning “terrorist” 66 times, the QHSR failed to link it to a root cause. How can we counter a terrorist threat if we are unwilling to identify its source-particularly when Islam’s declared goal is the extermination of all non-Muslims.
With Foley’s beheading, Obama’s statement demanded honesty as to why it happened. He needed to explain the barbarians are at our gates and they are all believers in Islam.
However, not only did Obama fail to link ISIS savagery to Islam, he deceived Americans about a religion he has personally studied. He had to know he was lying by stating:
“No faith teaches people to massacre innocents.”
Only those who have studied Islam recognize this deceit-which is why a naïve media fails to call him out on it.
Obama’s outrageous statement ignored an early success in Muhammad’s campaign to force Islam upon others. It was one about which the Prophet boasted after massacring hundreds of Jewish prisoners in the same manner in which Foley was executed-beheading.
In 627 A.D., Muhammad’s army conducted a 25-day siege of Banu Qurayzah. Despite the Jews’ surrender, Muhammad ordered them slaughtered.
His dividing line between males to be executed and those not was explained by one young survivor, Atiyyah al-Qurazi, who wrote:
“I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (reaching puberty) were killed, and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown hair.”
Jewish women and children were taken as sex slaves.
A trench was dug in Medina’s market place. Small groups of Jewish males were marched in, hands tied behind them, and executed. By day’s end, an estimated 400-900 had been beheaded.
While Muhammad had previously spared members of other Jewish tribes he defeated, he claimed an act of treason by these Jews mandated their execution.
One Jewish leader, Huyayy b. Akhtab, in a last defiant act, tore holes in his robe so as to be unusable after his death. Then, declaring Muhammad’s act was a massacre against the “Sons of Israel,” he too was marched off to be executed.
Muslim revisionists have sought to tone down Banu Qurayzah’s death toll. However, the numbers are irrelevant-the real truth lies in a long-forgotten trench somewhere in Medina. And, such revisionist efforts lack credibility as many Muslim jurists have since justified their own decrees based on Muhammad’s Banu Qurayzah decision.
Historian Michael Lecker argues such massacres were “unprecedented in the Arab peninsula-a novelty” and “prior to Islam, the annihilation of an adversary was never an aim of war.”
The brutality demonstrated at Banu Qurayzah has so disturbed some modern day Muslims, it has caused them to abandon their faith.
One is Dr. Ali Sina, whose written testimonial identified Banu Qurayzah as his deciding factor.
Sina had sensed in his Quran readings Muhammad lacked any sense of justice. An example cited was Muhammad’s approval of the murder of a pregnant woman by an irate husband, triggered by her repeated slanderous comments about the Prophet despite the husband’s rebukes. In justifying the murder, Muhammad made no effort to ascertain the facts as only his personal honor mattered. Banu Qurayzah, he wrote, proved his perceptions right.
Sina rightly compared Islam to a cult.
Fearing an emotional backlash by followers after the massacre, Muhammad shared a revelation from “his” god that Muslims slaying non-Muslims was not an act by their own hand but by Allah’s. Thus, Muslims need not suffer guilt for atrocities committed against non-Muslims.
No more telling a portrayal of a fearful and vengeful Islamic god is found than that evidenced by Banu Qurayzah’s aftermath.
Yet, in his statement about Foley, Obama also claimed of ISIS:
“No just God would stand for what they did yesterday or what they do every single day.”
While no “just” God would stand for it, clearly Muhammad’s does.
Obama has long suggested Muhammad would be appalled by the violence committed in Islam’s name today-including Foley’s beheading. That is a lie-Muhammad would have applauded it.
Apparently, trying to give Obama credibility, Secretary of State John Kerry stated ISIS represented “an ugly insult to the peaceful religion they violate every day with their barbarity.” Again, a high level U.S. government official outrageously embraces Islam as peaceful.
Even JCS Chairman, General Dempsey, carefully avoids criticizing “Islam,” declaring of ISIS:
“This is an organization that has an apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision and which will eventually have to be defeated.”
What he fails to say is this is a vision shared by all of Islam.
Ironically, it is Muhammad’s violence-sanctioned 1400 years ago against non-Muslims-which, ever since, has become a tool used more often by Muslims against fellow Muslims.
Stopping terrorism begins with recognizing an undeniable truth-Islam and terrorism are connected at the hip. President Obama needs to stop lying to us about it.