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ISIS is not Islamic?

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Submitted by Joan Swirsky (United States), Sep 12, 2014 at 00:49

Dear Mr. Pipes,

This is what your article said:

(That Obama was born and raised a Muslim has no relevance here, for he left the faith and cannot pronounce on it.)

Given that Obama has embraced Islam quite passionately over the six years of his tenure, lied about it flagrantly (re its stellar contribution to American life and other fictions), and "claimed" to be a Christian ~ with utterly no proof, attendance at church, etc., as well as demanding that the people at Georgetown cover with a black cloth the image of Jesus when he spoke before them...and a million other egregious gestures of disrespect for Christianity, your statement is simply not credible.

You also said: Anyone with eyes and ears realizes that ISIS, like the Taliban and Al-Qaeda before it, is 100 percent Islamic.

Now you're talking! You might also have said what ISIS and ISIL stand for, starting with the ISLAMIC STATE of...

One more thing, which I hope you'll write about in the future. Obama consistently uses the term ISIL. I understand that the "L" in this acronym – which stands for the Levant – includes Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and a part of southern Turkey. According to Internet sites, it also includes Palestine, but I can't find that on any map or in any Atlas.

I think it's highly significant that Mr. Obama uses this appellation, ISIL, and has clearly asked his toadies to use it. To me it means that in the sweep of the destruction Obama promises, Israel is included. Personally, I believe that destroying Israel is the The Sole Goal of the Obama Presidency, as the writer Robert Vincent has spelled out quite brilliantly.

Why do you suppose that no journalist or broadcaster has called him out on this? I hope you will!

All the best...

Joan Swirsky

www.joanswirsky.com

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Daniel Pipes replies:

1. There are plenty of leftists like Obama who adopt pro-Islamist policies (see my study of Dennis Kucinich for starters). This in itself does not prove him Muslim.

2. I did write about ISIS vs ISIL and show that there is no meaningful distinction between them: see http://www.danielpipes.org/14909/there-no-difference-between-isis-and-isil

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