The President has said in the past that ISIS is "not Islamic." Yesterday he basically reiterated that theme by calling them a "cult" that does things "in the name of religion," something he hasn't said in the past. That's as close as he'll ever come to saying they're Islamic.
“Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said Thursday morning. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”
Obama denounced ISIS terrorists for professing to fight for Islam when they were actually “betraying it.”
“We see ISIL, a brutal vicious death cult that in the name of religion carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism,” and criticizing them for “claiming the mantle of religious authority for such actions.”
But will he ever say that people are committing terrible deeds in the name of Allah or in the name of Mohammed? I don't believe he will nor do I believe he can say those things without admitting that Islamic terrorists are in fact Islamic. Obama will deny that terrorists who kill in the name of Allah and Mohammed are Islamic but notice - he didn't say the people who did it in the name of Jesus Christ were not Christians.
Let's look at Obama's references. He reference the Crusades and the "terrible deeds" they committed in the name of Jesus Christ. What he left out was the reason the Crusades occurred. The Crusades were in response to the violent Muslim takeover of the Holy Lands and the forced conversion to Islam of the conquered people. The Catholic church decided they were not going to let it continue. Obama conveniently left this little tidbit of information out of his pro-Islam speech this morning.
Slavery in the United States went on from the first settlement in Jamestown until the Civil War. Slaveholders in the South (misguidedly) used the writings of the Apostle Paul to justify keeping them.
In his book “Balancing Acts: Obligation, Liberation and Contemporary Christian Conflicts,” author Henry G. Brinton explained it:
"They asked who could question the Word of God when it said, "slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling" (Ephesians 6:5), or "tell slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect" (Titus 2:9)."
Christian opponents of slavery elevated Biblical principles of justice and equality above individual passages that approved exclusion, Brinton says. This led to the abolitionist movement and the eventual end of slavery in the United States. Once again the President left out some inconvenient facts that shred his comparison.
As I have stated before, regardless of what he professes his religious beliefs to be, one cannot help but wonder, through his words and actions, where his heart truly lies. The way he puts down Christians and defends Islam it's not difficult to come to conclusions - even if those conclusions are not mine to make.
There is nothing about ISIS or Islamic terrorism that remotely resembles actions taken by Christians.... ever. With the exception of killing Muslims. The men involved in the Crusades did that. Islamic terrorists do it as well - but for very different reasons. I don't believe, as some have said, that the President needs to study history. I believe he knows the history and also knows exactly what he's saying today. He is intentionally misleading people to support Islam. Not the actions of a good Christian...