“Least of all.” So apparently it is far more likely that the beheading of Abdul-Rahman Kassig represented the Buddhist faith, or the Baptist faith, or the Jain faith, or the Methodist faith, than that it represented the Muslim faith. This is despite the fact that the man who actually beheaded Kassig stood over his severed head and explained what he had done solely and wholly in Islamic terms. Obama’s use of the acronym “ISIL” cannot obscure the fact that the first word of the beheading group’s name is “Islamic.” This sentence in the Bloomberg article unwittingly points up the cognitive dissonance: “‘ISIL’s actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith which Abdul-Rahman adopted as his own,’ the president said, using another name for Islamic State.”
Will Obama ever explain how it came to be that a group that calls itself “the Islamic State” and says that everything it does is based on the Qur’an and Sunnah actually has nothing to do with Islam? No, he never will, and the mainstream media will never call upon him to do so.
“Obama Confirms Kassig Beheaded By Islamic State,” by Greg Giroux, Bloomberg, November 16, 2014 (thanks to Darcy):
The president offers condolences to the family of a U.S. aid worker beheaded by Islamic State and condemns the “act of pure evil” by the terrorists.
President Barack Obama has confirmed the execution of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig by Islamic State terrorists.
Kassig, who had converted to Islam and changed his name to Abdul-Rahman Kassig, “was taken from us in an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity,” Obama said in a statement.
Islamic State had posted a video online showing the severed head of Kassig, who’s the sixth foreign captive executed by the militants since they took control of parts of Iraq and Syria earlier this year. It was similar to videos that showed the executions of U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
“ISIL’s actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith which Abdul-Rahman adopted as his own,” the president said, using another name for Islamic State.
“Today we grieve together, yet we also recall that the indomitable spirit of goodness and perseverance that burned so brightly in Abdul-Rahman Kassig, and which binds humanity together, ultimately is the light that will prevail over the darkness of ISIL,” Obama said….