John Kerry claims again that Islam ‘utterly rejects’ violence; Boko Haram begs to differ

John Kerry claims again that Islam ‘utterly rejects’ violence; Boko Haram begs to differ

Who you gonna believe — Secretary of State Jean François Kerry or your lyin’ eyes? Kerry is in Davos, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum. It was there earlier today that he said (video follows):

Today we are witnessing a criminal form of anarchy, a nihilism which illegitimately claims an ideological and religious foundation. Against this enemy we are increasingly organizing and fighting back. But in doing so we have to also keep our heads.

Obviously the biggest error we could make would be to blame Muslims collectively for crimes not committed by Muslims alone. Crimes that the overwhelming majority of Muslims oppose. Crimes that their faith utterly rejects, and that Muslim leaders themselves have the greatest ability to address. Religions don’t require adherence to raise villages and blow up people. [Emphasis added]

From Kerry’s lips to Allah’s ears. Now if only he could persuade radical Islamists that “their faith utterly rejects” the acts of barbarism they commit.

He might want to begin by arranging a sit-down with Abubakar Shekau, the bloodthirsty leader of Boko Haram, who released a video Tuesday in which he claims that Allah ordered his fighters to massacre hundreds of people in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga earlier this month:

We are the ones who fought the people of Baga, and we have killed them with such a killing as he [God] commanded us in his book…. This is just the beginning of the killings. What you’ve just witnessed is a tip of the iceberg. More deaths are coming.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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