John Kerry, Master Dhimmi
If you want to be part of what’s hot and trending, dhimmitude is all the rage. It’s a big tent sort of a movement, so all are welcome. No prior experience required, though liars and cowards are preferred.
This month (and the month isn’t even over yet), Secretary of State John Kerry really outdid himself, showing how it’s done for those who may be new to the dhimmitude circle.
CNS News reports:
One day after the Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) released a video showing the brutal beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff--the second American journalist ISIS has decapitated on video--Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech saying that Islam is a “peaceful religion based on the dignity of all human beings,” and that ISIS is not “the real face of Islam.”
“I want to take advantage of this podium and of this moment to underscore as powerfully as I know how, that the face of Islam is not the butchers who killed Steven Sotloff. That’s ISIL,” Kerry said at a ceremony honoring Shaarik Zafar, who was just appointed as the State Department's special representative to Muslim communities.
“The face of Islam is not the nihilists who know only how to destroy, not to build,” he said. “It’s not masked cowards whose actions are an ugly insult to the peaceful religion that they violate every single day with their barbarity and whose fundamental principles they insult with their actions.”
“The real face of Islam is a peaceful religion based on the dignity of all human beings,” Kerry said. “It’s one where Muslim communities are leading the fight against poverty. It’s one where Muslim communities are providing basic healthcare and emergency assistance on the front lines of some of our most devastating humanitarian crises. And it is one where Muslim communities are advocating for universal human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the most basic freedom to practice one’s faith openly and freely.
“America’s faith communities, including American Muslims, are sources of strength for all of us. They’re an essential part of our national fabric, and we are committed to deepening our partnerships with them,” Kerry added.
Really, Mr. Kerry? Seriously? Are you uninformed, or lying? Because it’s got to be one of the two. Precisely how is the Muslim community in America a source of strength for all of us? And just how do you understand the directive to kill all infidels (and apostates and hypocrites) as actually meaning, hey, we respect all people? And where is this chorus of Muslim voices about you speak who are advocating for human rights?
Mr. Kerry. Really. Sir. You know you can’t just make stuff up, right? You can’t just say something and therefore it is so.
But, alas, the secretary proved he is no quitter. Nope. He continued to make the case that Islam is a peaceful religion.
And finally, and this is really – you can’t overstate this. We must continue to repudiate the gross distortion of Islam that ISIL is spreading, put an end to the sermons by extremists that brainwash young men to join these movements and commit mass atrocities in the name of God. I was very encouraged to hear that Saudi Arabia’s top clerics came out and declared terrorism a heinous crime under Sharia law….
Geez, Lousie! There’s nothing like looking to Wahhabi clerics in Saudi Arabia as one’s trusted source for information.
But Kerry still wasn’t through as he bent over backwards (or forwards, perhaps) to ensure that no one think we are actually at war with savages. Juuuuuuuuuuust a counterterrorism operation.
Fox News reports:
The United States is not at war with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL), Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
"What we are doing is engaging in a very significant counterterrorism operation….
By all means, whatever we do let’s not for goodness sake upset, enrage, tick off, irritate, annoy, or offend jihadists by suggesting we are at war with them. You know how nasty they can be if the United States doesn’t behave properly and is we don’t watch our words.
And that, my friends, is a short tutorial in Dhimmitude 101. Stay tuned for more installments. The Obama administration never disappoints.
Update from Rick Moran:
Carol Brown is not the only one to notice how ridiculous a spectacle Kerry has made of himself. From Breitbart:
Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) criticized President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry as "three senators" exercising "terrible judgment" on the U.S. strategy against ISIS.
Kerry got into a heated exchange with Corker who said, "I want to say as I said personally, we have three senators, president, vice president, secretary of state, that are exercising terrible judgment right now. And to say that you're going to do this regardless of what we say, you're not going to ask for buy-in by the United States Senate or House of Representatives on behalf of the American people in a conflict that's going to be multiyear. Some people say a decade. Taking us into another country with a different enemy, is exercising the worst judgment possible."
"I've said this to you as strongly as I can personally, that in essence what you're saying to the chairman right now, saying if Congress wants to play a constructive role, we would welcome that, to me, this is a political game and I'm disappointed that you as secretary of state, being chairman of this committee, espousing the views you have espoused," he added.