After the 9/11 terror attacks by Muslims that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, President George W. Bush pointedly noted that the enemy was not Islam, which he called a “religion of peace,” but terror.
And one of Barack Obama’s mantras during his presidency is that the terrorists are not representative of Islam, which teaches “peace,” but are just terrorists.
“ISIL is not ‘Islamic,’” he said recently. “No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.”
But now an Iraqi journalist at the pro-Iranian Iraqi newspaper Al-Akhbar says that’s exactly what ISIS represents: an outbreak of Islam.
The explanation by journalist Fadel Boula was uncovered by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
Boula, reported MEMRI, said ISIS and other terror organizations “are motivated by an extremist Salafi (Muslim) ideology and claim that their atrocities represent Allah’s will and directives.”
Boula wrote that the notion that terrorists “have no religion” is uttered as if it is “only a state of insanity that causes those afflicted with it to run amok, unaware of what they are doing or what [they seek] to achieve by their actions – [actions] that disgust not only human beings but [even] the beasts of the jungle.”