On Thursday In a session with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) whether America was at war in Iraq and Syria.
Kerry responded: “If you’re more comfortable calling it a war against this enemy of Islam then please do so. We’re happy to call it that.”
So its official: America is at war with the enemy of Islam. However, strange bedfellows arise if the Obama administration so chooses to uphold Kerry’s claim that we are at war with the enemy(s) of Islam.
The following displays that Secretary of State John Kerry is far from the only person who claims to be at war with Islam’s enemies:
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, “Caliph” of the Islamic State: “Support the religion of Allah through jihad in the path of Allah. Go forth, O mujahidin in the path of Allah. Terrify the enemies of Allah and seek death in the places where you expect to find it, for the dunya (worldly life) will come to an end, and the hereafter will last forever.” July 4, 2014
Osama Bin Laden, former leader of Al Qaeda: “I am not afraid of the American threats against me… As long as I am alive there will be no rest for the enemies of Islam. I will continue my mission against them.” October 18, 2000
Ayman al-Zawahiri, current leader of Al Qaeda: “I invite you to gather around the true scholars of Islam, support them and protect them. I invite you to back them and support them and guard them. And I invite you to launch a massive public uprising in defense of Islam against them enemies of Islam.” February 15, 2014
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran: “The enemies of Islam are afraid… and try to confront Islam in the name of Islam and under the cover of Islam… The American Islam, despite having Islamic appearance and name, complies with despotism and Zionism… and totally serves the goals of despotism and the US.” June 30, 2014