ISIS recently mocked John Kerry, whom they called an “uncircumcised old geezer”, for becoming an “Islamic jurist”:
To the extent that Kerry, the uncircumcised old geezer, suddenly became an Islamic jurist, issuing a verdict to the people that the Islamic State was distorting Islam, that what it was doing was against Islamic teachings, and that the Islamic State was an enemy of Islam.
They also mocked Obama for “suddenly became a sheikh, mufti (Islamic scholar that issues verdicts), and an Islamic preacher, warning the people and preaching in defense of Islam” and claiming that the Islamic State has “nothing to do with Islam.” They noted that he had done so six times in the span of a single month.
It is a good question. How are Kerry and Obama suddenly Islamic scholars who claim to know that the true Islam is just, merciful, and compassionate? Is the Islamic State right in its claims that it represents the true Islam, a religion in which the concept of jihad is fundamental to the faith?
h/t: Weasel Zippers
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