Shocker: Obama Admits Islam Biggest Cause of Conflict in the World
Guest post by Kristinn Taylor
President Barack Obama may be shocked to realize he said this after he reads about it in the news, but he made an apparently unwitting admission about Islam’s debilitating role in the world in a taped interview with Steve Kroft of CBS News’ 60 Minutes that is scheduled to be broadcast Sunday evening.
“What we also have to do is we have to come up with political solutions in Iraq and Syria, in particular, but in the Middle East generally that arrive in the combination between Sunni and Shia populations that right now are the biggest cause of conflict, not just in the Middle East, but in the world.”
Obama has spent his presidency acting as a defender of Islam. For example, in the wake of the September, 2012 Benghazi attack by Islamist terrorists that killed four Americans including Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, Obama blamed a video critical of Islam called The Innocence of Muslims for inspiring the attack. Weeks after the Benghazi attack Obama told the UN, “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” Also that same month Obama issued his own video apologizing for the anti-Islam video and jailed its filmmaker.
While Obama in the 60 Minutes interview correctly diagnosed Islam as the ‘biggest cause of conflict in the world’ he incorrectly diagnosed why. It is true the nearly 1400 years schism between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam divides the Middle East along sectarian lines and fuels the wars in Iraq and Syria, but it is Islam’s goal to dominate the earth via a global caliphate that is the biggest source of conflict in the world today.
There is not a region in the world unaffected by Islamist violence. Every continent save for Antarctica has experienced Islamist terrorism–and very little of that outside the Islamic world has been driven by the Sunni-Shia conflict. Rather the attacks have been to wage war on the non-Islamic world to eventually bring it under submission to Islam.
We’ll be awaiting White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s attempt to clean up Obama’s slur on the religion he just days ago told the UN “teaches peace.”
“…we have reaffirmed again and again that the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. Islam teaches peace. Muslims the world over aspire to live with dignity and a sense of justice. And when it comes to America and Islam, there is no us and them, there is only us — because millions of Muslim Americans are part of the fabric of our country.”
Also in the 60 Minutes interview, Obama finally admitted his administration underestimated ISIS.