On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that to counter ISIS, we must support “real Islam.”
“It has to start major efforts to delegitimize ISIS’s claim to some religious foundation for what it’s doing and begin to put real Islam out there and draw lines throughout the region.”
Firstly, I’d like to remind the good secretary of the first ten words of the First Amendment;
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion[.]”
-- First Amendment, US Constitution
Is the secretary not aware that Islam is a religion, not a social club? Or, perhaps given Obama’s love of his phone and pen being used to usurp the powers of Congress, that the First Amendment doesn’t apply to the acts of the Executive? After all, the Amendment reads, “Congress shall make no law,” not “The Executive shall make no Executive Order.”
Secondly, I’d like to ask the secretary about his credentials qualifying him to decide what, exactly, “real Islam” is. Are they recognized by the balance of the followers of Islam in the world?
One wonders what the response of the left might have been, had Secretary Rice said something about “real Christianity.” At least she has some claim to relevant knowledge of Christianity; more so than Kerry’s knowledge of Islam, I’d wager.
As part of Secretary Kerry’s foray into his “expert” knowledge of Islam, he goes on to speak about;
“...real Islam and how important the Friday sermons are and where they need to go.”
Well, the Divine Kerry is prepared to instruct others on aspects of Islam as well as tell its adherents their own direction.
I suppose, had Jefferson written, “separation of mosque and state,” Kerry would have a different opinion on the matter and might, even now, be telling the Pope how to run Catholicism.