So not only will President Obama not use the words, “Islamic” and “terror” in the same sentence himself, but neither will he allow other heads of state to do so. Recently during a press event on terrorism, with French President Hollande, the White House edited out the phrase “Islamic Terror” from a sentence where the French premiere said, “the roots of…Islamic Terrorism are in Syria and Iraq.”
Not only did the translator not translate honestly—she goes silent for a while—but the White House then edited the audio so Americans would not hear those painfully micro-aggressive words, “Islamic Terror”—even in French.
Silence in the Audio
According to the hardworking folks are MRC, the only place in the video where there is silence is when Hollande says the words boldened and in brackets below.
“We are also making sure that between Europe and the United States there can be a very high level coordination.
“But we’re also well aware that the roots of terrorism, [Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq. We therefore have to act both in Syria and in Iraq, and this is what we’re doing within the framework of the coalition.] And we note that Daesh is losing ground thanks to the strikes we’ve been able to launch with the coalition.”
How do we know he said Islamic Terrorism and that it was edited out? There is an official White House transcript which I would guess is illegal to change—or it would have been.
Dishonest, Deceptive and Unethical
While it is probably not against the law to ‘photoshop’ the audio of the French President, it is horribly dishonest and political. It is one thing for the President to claim against all common sense and evidence that the present wave of terror worldwide is not connected to Islam, it is another thing to try and trick the American people that other heads of state share this view. In 2015 450 out of 452 suicide attacks were carried out by Islamic Extremists.
We could argue all day about what the Koran says, but when someone carries out an attack in the name of Islam—whether he has the correct interpretation or not—is is Islamic Terrorism. For instance, on the very rare occasion that some Jewish nut job kills a Palestinian over national or religious reasons, we call him a Jewish terrorist. We are not afraid to do so, because we know that this is less than one percent of one percent of one percent of Jews worldwide.
If someone, in the name of Christianity murders Muslims we call him a “Christian” terrorist. Certainly many died at the hands of the “Christian” crusaders.
Moses, Jesus and Muhammad
However there is one difference. When a supposed Christian or Jew does such an act, he goes against the teachings of Torah and certainly the New Testament, which emphasizes loving your enemies and laying down your life for others. However when a Muslim kills in the name of Islam, he is doing exactly as Muhammad did and taught.
After the Jewish tribe, the Banu Qurayza, surrendered peacefully to Muhammad, he had 600-900 men past puberty beheaded and then stole their land, their wives and their children. This looks far more like ISIS, than any sort of Moderate Islam.
When ISIS fighters take sex slaves and rape them they are only following the example of the Prophet.
Muhammad was married to thirteen women, including eleven at one time. He relegated them to either consecutive days or (according to some accounts) all in one night. He had sex with a 9-year-old girl and married his adopted son’s wife (after arranging a quick divorce). On top of that, Muhammad had a multitude of slave girls and concubines with whom he had sex – sometimes on the very days in which they watched their husbands and fathers die at the hands of his army. (source)
It is time to get honest about Islamic Terror.