According to unconfirmed media reports today, ISIS burned 45 people to death in al-Baghdadi, a town in western Iraq, after it took the town from government forces on February 12.
While the world is up in arms about the surge in high-profile Islamist killings, the Obama administration still won’t admit that ISIS is killing in the name of Islam. Instead of calling them Islamist or Jihadist terrorists, the Obama administration referred to the Libyan killers as “ISIS-affiliated terrorists.” Even worse, Obama officials will not even acknowledge that the Egyptian Copts were killed because of their Christian faith.
On the other hand, President Obama issued a statement over the weekend on the killing of three U.S. Muslims in North Carolina that said “no one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.” And let’s not forget the president’s recent comment at the National Prayer Breakfast in which he suggested a moral equivalence between ISIS violence and the “terrible deeds” that he said “people committed in the name of Christ during the Crusades and the Inquisition.”
At the White House this week, President Obama is hosting a summit in response to terrorist attacks by ISIS and other jihadist groups which he is calling the “summit on countering violent extremism.” This summit will include groups that are part of global jihad movement. (Click HERE to learn more.) The president is certain to continue to omit Islam as the primary motivation for recent jihadist atrocities at the summit and will probably repeat his administration’s ridiculous contention that ISIS violence is caused by lack of economic opportunity and could be countered by jobs programs for Muslim youth.
How does one explain President Obama’s bizarre approach to ISIS and jihadist violence? At last week’s Defeat Jihad Summit in Washington, DC, former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich’s answered this question by saying “this president is hopeless.”
Gingrich believes “we have a president who is out of touch with reality with regard to the global jihad and the entire problem of the global war with radical Islamists.” Concerning Mr. Obama’s recent request for a new AUMF to fight ISIS, Gingrich said the president “is about to send out an utterly and totally irrelevant proposal for the inadequate, constricted and absurd misuse of force on behalf of a conflict he cannot identify, an enemy he can’t define, and a total misunderstanding of the war.”
Speaker Gingrich said at the Defeat Jihad Summit that President Obama’s approach to the global jihad threat is so bad that he believes we are “a two-year damage containment project.”
The “Defeat Jihad Summit” was sponsored by the Center for Security Policy and brought together present and former, domestic and foreign political leaders, senior military officers, national security professionals and other experts on Islamic supremacism and its guiding doctrine, shariah. Among the noteworthy participants in this roundtable discussion were: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey former House Speaker Newt Gingrich S. Senator Ted Cruz Representative Steven King Representative Mike Pompeo Representative Scott Perry Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (U.S. Navy, Ret.) Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin (U.S. Army, Ret.) Leading 9/11 family member Deborah Burlingame Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders Danish free speech advocate Lars Hedegaard Britain’s Lord Malcolm Pearson Israeli Amb. Yoram Ettinger former Muslim Nonie Darwish Muslim reformer Dr. Zuhdi Jasser Australian pastor Mark Durie former Representative Pete Hoekstra