9/24/2014—It is obvious that President Obama’s heart is not in these attacks against ISIS, whether in Iraq or Syria. He did not want to get involved, but was forced to do something by panicky political leaders in the United States. The truth is that ISIS is not a threat against the US or our vital interests. Mostly, ISIS is killing fellow Muslims and non-Muslim citizens in the area.
Obama should have said that the proper model for what is happening now in the Middle East is the Wars of Religion in Europe from roughly 1524-1648. When those wars of Catholics and Protestants ended, Europe was exhausted and specifically tired of religion.
ISIS has moved Islam to the stage of internal homicidal campaign. Muslim leaders are waking up to the danger—not the military danger of ISIS, but the danger that ISIS might alienate the world, including the Islamic world, from Islam.