Obama continually — as do other Islam apologists — conflates and compares ISIS to the Crusades. As in: Islam vs Christianity, with Christianity the abject and utterly violent loser and Evildoer in the equation.
This specious argument couldn’t be more wrong.
Megyn Kelly weighs in:
After that, this video in a more concise version:
And finally, the full 22 minute video:
They are right. Words matter. And when Obama speaks before any group and there are TelePrompters involved, the words Mr Obama speaks have been vetted and parsed and sifted with the greatest amount of care possible. When he says this, he means this.
Which is why when Obama refers to “people (who) committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” he’s speaking about Christians in the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition.
This age-old saw is the first trotted out by Muslim apologists. The major historical problem people don’t much seem to consider is: the Crusades occurred 800 years ago, and the inquisition was 600 years ago.
Since then, the blood and death and violence involving religion has been at the hands of Muslims, in the name of Islam. Not Christianity.
“Everything he does is to minimize what’s happening, to hold us back and to essentially deny the gravity of what’s happening. That’s why today he had to compare it to the Crusades and to the Inquisition, which is simply astonishing. Mr. President, the Crusades were 800 years ago, and the Inquisition 500 years ago. What’s happening right now is not Christians on the march. It is radical Islam.”
“The only reason Obama got involved with ISIS in the first place was precisely the public reaction to the video beheading of the two Americans,” said Krauthammer. “If that hadn’t happened, he never would have stirred himself.”
Mr Krauthammer is entirely correct.
Obama still can’t say “Islamic terror.” And ISIL is not Islamic, according to Mr Obama.