- While it may be true that "no religion condones the killing of innocents," does the Qur'an hold infidels as innocents? Many verses in the Qur'an would indicate the answer is no.
- If the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which the United States continues to call the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant, says it is Islamic, who are we to say it is not? That's a question for Islam itself and while many Islamic leaders have condemned the brutality of the Islamic State, they have not condemned the IS's use of the Qur'an for its brutality (at least not the leaders of which I am aware).
- Mr. Obama is right to note that the Islamic State poses a great threat not only to Iraq and Syria but to all of the Middle East. He is also right to note that the Islamic State "could pose a growing threat beyond that region, including to the United States." Why, though, did the President not mention the fact that the Islamic State is already in the Indian Subcontinent or that the Islamic State may already be in North Africa?
- The President twice mentioned a "broad coalition" which will coordinate with the United States of America to "ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL," but he never mentioned which nations are in this coalition. Which countries are part of this broad coalition?
10 September 2014
Four Questions for the President's Four Point Strategy Against ISIS
President Obama addressed the United States of America Wednesday evening concerning America's response to and efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. After reading his speech, I have four remaining questions for the President: