Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
12:52 P.M. EDT
Good afternoon, everybody. Today, the entire world is appalled by
the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL.
Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away. He was taken hostage nearly two years ago in Syria, and he was courageously reporting at the time on the conflict there.
Jim was taken from us in an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world. He was 40 years old -- one of five siblings, the son of a mom and dad who worked tirelessly for his release. Earlier today, I spoke to the Foleys and told them that we are all heartbroken at their loss, and join them in honoring Jim and all that he did.
Jim Foley’s life stands in stark contrast to his killers. Let’s be clear about ISIL. They have rampaged across cities and villages -- killing innocent, unarmed civilians in cowardly acts of violence. They abduct women and children, and subject them to torture and rape and slavery. They have murdered Muslims -- both Sunni and Shia -- by the thousands. They target Christians and religious minorities, driving them from their homes, murdering them when they can for no other reason than they practice a different religion. They declared their ambition to commit genocide against an ancient people.
So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision, and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.
And people like this ultimately fail. They fail, because the future is won by those who build and not destroy and the world is shaped by people like Jim Foley, and the overwhelming majority of humanity who are appalled by those who killed him.
The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. We will be vigilant and we will be relentless. When people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done. And we act against ISIL, standing alongside others.
The people of Iraq, who with our support are taking the fight to ISIL, must continue coming together to expel these terrorists from their communities. The people of Syria, whose story Jim Foley told, do not deserve to live under the shadow of a tyrant or terrorists. They have our support in their pursuit of a future rooted in dignity.
From governments and peoples across the Middle East there has to be a common effort to extract this cancer, so that it does not spread. There has to be a clear rejection of these kind of nihilistic ideologies. One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century.
Friends and allies around the world, we share a common security and a common set of values that are rooted in the opposite of what we saw yesterday. And we will continue to confront this hateful terrorism, and replace it with a sense of hope and civility. And that’s what Jim Foley stood for, a man who lived his work; who courageously told the stories of his fellow human beings; who was liked and loved by friends and family.
Today, the American people will all say a prayer for those who loved Jim. All of us feel the ache of his absence. All of us mourn his loss. We keep in our prayers those other Americans who are separated from their families. We will do everything that we can to protect our people and the timeless values that we stand for.
May God bless and keep Jim’s memory, and may God bless the United States of America.
12:57 P.M. EDT
entire world is appalledThe error of inclusivity: falsely assuming that Ummah al-Islamiyya is shocked by and disapproves of the barbarian murder of an American journalisst. By casting this false pall over the true enemy, Obamination obscures its identity. Islam is the enemy ideology; Muslims are the enemy. Obmination, being one of them, obscures those critical facts.
terrorist group, ISILISIL, HAMAS, Boko Haram, al-Qaeda, Fatah, Hezbollah, JI and every other such name and acronym are alieases which protect the source of terrorism from identification and recognition: ISLAM.
shocks the conscience of the entire worldObamination repeated the error of inclusivity. Muslims do not have consciences: they sold their souls to Satan for admission to his celestial bordello.
ISIL speaks for no religionISIL is an alias for Islam. Islam is no religion; it is a predatory way of life. Its religion is Jihad. Jihad is war against everyone else. Its mission is mercenary and its method is martial.
no faith teaches people to massacre innocentsOnly Muslims are innocent; all others are rebels against Allah, deserving the death penalty. Muslims love to quote Surah Al-Ma'idah 5.32 but obscure 5.33 because it prescribes punishments for not being Muslim. The exact expression is "wage war against Allah and his Messenger". The meaning, explained by Ibn Kathir, is "oppose and contradict, and it includes disbelief, blocking roads and spreading fear in the fairways".
2.191, 8.67, 9.5. 33.26 & 47.4 expose Obamination as a God damned liar. For full comoprehension of the evil sanctified in 33.26, read Sunan Abu Dawyud 38.4390.
Islamic law as codified by the Hanafi madhab in Hedaya, Volume II, Page 216, declares disbelief to be an evil to be removed from the world by death or conversion to Islam.
No just GodOnly Satan commands the acts performed by Muslims. Islam is demonic, not divine. Allah communicated to Moe through the musical instrument of Satan, accompanied by a devil. Moe had a devil who only gave him "good commands".
they are at warIslam is at war against all who are not Muslims. IS is part of Islam. They will attack targets of opportunity wherever they are able. Send them all to hell before they attack us in our homeland.
group like ISIL has no place in the 21st centuryLike ISIL: Islam. Islam has no place in the modern world. Eradicate it.
confront this hateful terrorismConfront Islam and make it extinct because terrorism is an intrinsic sacrament of Islam.
3:151, 8:12,39,57,60,65,67, 9:5,29,38, 39,111,120,123, 33:26,27, 47:4,49:15, 59:2,13, 61:10-13; Sahih Bukhari 1.7.331 & 4.52.220.