Obama: Religion Doesn’t Cause Terrorism



Despite a world rocked by attacks carried out by Muslims, President Obama dismissed religion’s role in global terrorism. “No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for terrorism,” Obama said Wednesday afternoon at a White House summit on combating violent extremism.

Specifically citing Al Qaeda and ISIS, Obama stressed that the U.S. is “not at war with Islam, we are at war with people who have perverted Islam.”

Obama has come under criticism for trying to disassociate ISIS from Islam, even though it calls itself the Islamic State and wants to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. Read more at National Journal.

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  1. “…and if you outlaw Islam, only outlaws will be Moslems.” (if the NRA’s talking points are being hijacked, we might as well complete the job.)

    Dear President Obama,

    We get it. Really. Not all Moslems are murderous savages. There are even some heroes, like the young man in HyperCacher who hid several Jewish shoppers from the terrorist who attacked the store.

    The overwhelming majority of Americans, be they Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Atheist or other don’t want innocent Moslems attacked, oppressed or discriminated against. Believe it or not, most of us are fair-minded enough that we didn’t blame them for ISIS’s savagery even before your daily lectures on the subject.

    Now that that’s been established, can we please get serious about what’s going on? ISIS is Islamic, and justifies their savagery thru religion. The terror attacks against Jewish civilians France and Denmark were done by Moslems for religious reasons. The targets were not “Random folks”; they were attacked because they were Jews. The terrorists weren’t antisemites who happened to be Moslem; they were antisemites because it was part of their religious belief.

    We are not fighting Islam or Moslems – we have several allied countries that are Moslem and American citizens throughout our country, including highly placed within the government, who are Moslems. We are fighting barbaric savages who are Moslem, as we would fight members of any sect or religion who acted the way they do. Please don’t lecture us endlessly on this subject. We are not all stupid, and we are not all bigots.

    Thank you,
    An American Citizen

  2. 1. if guns kill people, and terrorists use guns, then logically guns are terrorists.
    2. terrorism is a perverted version of islam
    3. we are at war with those who practice the terrorist perverted version of islam
    therefore, we are at war with perverted islamic guns

  3. He says ISIL —not ISIS. ISIs is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Isil implies

    refers to the Levant :A region on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea north of the Arabian Peninsula and south of Turkey, usually including the area of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria.

    From the Washington Examiner:“Obviously, we refer to it at NBC News as ISIS,” Todd said Sunday. “The Obama administration, the president says the word ISIL. The last ‘S’ stands for Syria. The last ‘L’ they don’t want to have stand for Syria.”

    “….explaining that the “Levant” in “ISIL” refers to an area in the Middle East that also includes Jordan, Israel and Lebanon. However, given that the Obama administration appears to be uninterested in engaging the terrorist group in Syria, this appears to be the reason why the White House has opted to stick with “Levant.” Leave Syria out of it.

  4. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.

    Given that nine Arab Muslim countries, plus the Kurds, are now at war with Islamic State, disassociating Islamic State from Islam seems to have been a brilliant strategy, getting the Muslim world to finally begin to take responsibility for some of the acts of terror committed in the name of Islam and to do something about it.

  5. “No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for terrorism,”

    them howcome 90 percent of terrorism is from the same religion, or in the name of that religion! or ppl screaming allah akhbar!! you neenkum poohp