This is why we must fight the Islamic State: so that people won’t misunderstand Islam. Because as Kerry’s boss would say, the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. “Remarks on the Formation of the Iraqi Government,” remarks by John Kerry, September 8, 2014 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
As we build this coalition, I want to underscore that almost every single country on Earth has a role to play in eliminating the ISIL threat and the evil that it represents. For some that will mean military assistance, both direct and in the form of training, arming, and advising, equipping. For some it will mean contributing to the desperately needed humanitarian relief effort. For some it will mean helping to identify, track, and cut off ISIL’s funding, and prevent the flow of foreign fighters. For still others it will mean demolishing the distortion of one of the world’s great peaceful religions and counteracting the propaganda ISIL uses to recruit new supporters. And for all it will mean publicly supporting the new inclusive government in Iraq.