Yo, Mr. President You weren’t willing to listen to CJ Pearson, wise beyond his 13 years, because his political outlook is different from yours, even though he is black like you. So determined were you to drown out CJ’s voice that you blocked him from following you on Twitter.
Well, it turns out CJ isn’t the only youth reaching out to you online. An even younger boy has also recorded a message for you. The child, who is estimated to be about 10 and whose named is not revealed, appears in the video below armed with a rocket-propelled grenade.
He is a child of the Islamic State and he wants you to know that you are “dreaming if you think your [American] soldiers will enter the land of the khalifah [caliphate]” currently under the control of the terrorist group. I know, and sure as shootin’ you know, that you have no such plans. If you had — if you had put boots on the ground in Iraq, after your total troop withdrawal left a void there, or in Syria, there would be no Islamic State.
But the kid in the video doesn’t know. Calling you “Dog of Rome Obama,” he threatens to behead you.
At one point, he points toward the heavens and, addressing you, admonishes:
Wake up from your sleep and pay the jiz’ yah [religious tax] in submission before the swords of the khalifah reach you and cut your filthy head.
I know that you feel some consanguinity with this child, who is a member of what you believe to be a beleaguered and persecuted group: Muslims. I know that you have sworn repeatedly that the United States is not at war with Islam, and you have declared more than once that the Islamic State (its name notwithstanding) does not represent the teachings of that peaceful religion. But apparently, the bloodthirsty lad in the video hasn’t heard your declarations of solidarity with his people.
It’s ironic, isn’t it Mr. President? You refuse to listen CJ Pearson. And the boy in the video has been trained not to listen to you. Yet, you seem to regard CJ as a more existential threat.