President Obama on Wednesday said “it is a lie” when leaders of the Islamic State and al Qaeda describe themselves as “holy warriors in defense of Islam.” He insisted that they are “terrorists” who have “perverted Islam.” We are not, he proclaimed, “at war with Islam.” Mr. Obama even declared “no religion is responsible for terrorism.”
Someone is lying, all right. Unfortunately, it is our president, not our jihadist enemies.
The truth was recently exposed by another president, Muslim Egypt’s elected leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. He blamed the authorities of Islam, not terrorists, for “antagonizing the entire world.” In other words, it is their practice of the faith, not “terrorists,” who are the problem.
Our president’s lying to the American people about that reality amounts to material support for our enemies.