Mike Morell, Former CIA Director, told CBS This Morning yesterday that it’s very important to have the Arab states as part of this coalition so that ISIS can’t claim this is a Christian war against them:
“It’s incredibly important, mostly politically, because if the Arab states are involved in airstrikes and are involved in other ways, then ISIS cannot claim that this is a Christian war against Islam. And that’s very important.”
So why the heck do we care what ISIS can or can’t claim about this war against them? They are the enemy and we should be all about decimating them. They are going to lie anyway to get as many on board with their cause, so why do we care if they claim this is a Christian war against them?
This kind of thinking comes from an Islamic perspective and it has everything to do with their hatred of the crusades. And no doubt this kind of thinking comes from the top of this administration.
John Kerry is in Paris claiming that we have to begin putting “real Islam out there” in order to “delegitimize ISIS’s claim” to Islam:
And what this effort has to do is literally dry up the money, dry up the foreign fighters, prevent the foreign fighters from going home back to various places to do harm. It has to start major efforts to delegitimize ISIS’s claim to some religious foundation for what it’s doing and begin to put real Islam out there and draw lines throughout the region.
And I think this is a wake-up call with respect to that because every Arab leader there today was talking about this, about real Islam and how important the Friday sermons are and where they need to go. Those are critical components of this strategy.
If this administration has one clear goal in this fight against ISIS, it is to protect Islam. And there’s no way that a ‘Christian president’ would be this dedicated to that cause.