Muslim leaders react to Obama’s ISIS speech

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SAN DIEGO - Muslim leaders in San Diego gathered Wednesday evening to watch President Barack Obama’s speech outlining a plan for dealing with the Islamic State terrorist group.

Obama said he intends to step up the military campaign in Iraq and Syria by air attacks and adding 475 American military advisers to the efforts.

The general consensus among the group supported the limited air campaign, but questioning the lack of diplomacy on the ground.

“If there is not a broad coalition in Iraq to include Sunni’s Shia’s and Kurds there will never be a stable Iraq,” said Hanif Mohebi from the Council on American Islamic Relations.

Religious leaders in San Diego said the Muslim community is sickened by the brutal images released by ISIS.

“Their actions have left zero room for sympathy,” said Imam Taha Hassane. “These criminals need to be dealt with.”

Muslim leaders are concerned that the president’s speech laid out a broad plan with little limits and an open ended time table.

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  • philipsmeeton

    You cannot win a war against islamic terrorism, all that you can do is isolate it. There are 1.7 billion Muslims, and Mohammed’s message is make war on everything that does not belong to Islam. This commandment also applies to Muslims resident in the US.

    • Richard A. Valdes

      CAN MUSLIMS BE GOOD AMERICANS?

      This is very interesting and we all need to read it from start to finish. And send it on to everyone. Maybe this is why our American Muslims are so quiet and not speaking out about any atrocities.
      Can a good Muslim be a good American?
      This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years. The following is his reply:
      Theologically – no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon god of Arabia.
      Religiously – no. Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam. (Quran,2:256)(Koran)
      Scripturally – no. Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.
      Geographically – no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
      Socially – no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.
      Politically – no. Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America, the great Satan.
      Domestically – no. Because he is instructed to marry four Women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him. (Quran 4:34 )
      Intellectually – no. Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
      Philosophically – no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran does not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
      Spiritually – no. Because when we declare ‘one nation under God,’ The Christian’s God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran’s 99 excellent names.
      Therefore, after much study and deliberation… Perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both ‘good’ Muslims and ‘good’ Americans. Call it what you wish it’s still the truth. You had better believe it. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future.
      The religious war is bigger than we know or understand!
      Footnote: The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within. SO FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.

      • knightofdawn

        I’m sorry where exactly in islam is it said that muslim’s cannot make friends with a christian or a jew. In the Quran it clearly states that you should respect everyone regardless of their religion or their beliefs.
        Secondly, Allah isn’t a ‘moon’ god. Christian’s, Muslims and Jews all believe in one god. Each religion has it’s different name for god. Jews call god ‘Yahweh’ whereas Muslim’s call god ‘Allah.’

        • ian

          to be clear, what is important is not the word but what it means…what christians mean when the say God is not the same as what muslims mean. neather is Jesus, Moses, or any other biblical figure you are fimiliar with, Islam rejects the old and new testments as corrupted. for them what moses recived from God was lost, and the gospels of Jesus are the product of his decived followers who mistakenly thought Jesus died on the cross. the true torah in islam is the sharia that mohammed recived

      • Ekhlaas Khandekar

        as much as i know this is a bad idea to reply to this ignorant message and i know your opinion will not change by me refuting all of your “facts” false. i guess I’m just in that mood. Just cause one man who lived in a muslim country believes that doesn’t make him a theologist and there are many cases where christians and muslims get along. And there are many muslims who are vocal and say that they don’t stand with these terrorist intact most of them will say these terrorist aren’t following the teachings of Islam. I am was born and live in the BIble belt (aka the south) and go to a christian college and over half of my friends are christians. Allah is an arabic word which means god… not moon god the only relation the moon has with Islam is that we follow the lunar calendar not the the gregorian calendar. Religiously we all have similar prophets with Abraham the father of all three of our religions Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. We believe that jesus was a prophet not the son of god. So are you saying any Non- Christian is a good American?? Spiritually we believe that the Quran is the holy book of god and we were taught to learn from the Torah and the BIble cause they are also the book of God just that we believe that were tampered/changed. There is no allegiance to any country or city, in Makkah there is a the Kabah which is the house of god which we believe that Abraham and his son built for Allah. Politically there are different sects of Islam sunni, shia, shite so idk what Mullah is never heard of it but to argue your point do you agree what the Westboro church? Just cause one leader of a church or mosque says that doesn’t mean we all feel that way. And before we hit all the quotations there is a certain context to every quote pulling a quote you read or found and using it as the sole basis of your argument is not the soundest of arguments and for theological debates i would hope this tactic would stop because it could be done on both sides and there wouldn’t be any good from it.

      • Ekhlaas Khandekar

        Domestically yes we can have that many wives but during that time many people had many wives and even more. this is more of a restriction not to have any more than that. And if you follow Prophet Mohammed’s teachings you would see that he never hit his wives and spoke kindly to all of them so using that ONE quote isn’t giving islam justice. we muslims believe in Gospel, Torah, the Psalms, and Scrolls. but, Muslims believe that all of earlier Books were distorted. so, the Qur’an is the last renewed Book that Muslims believe. So, yeah muslims can read Bible but Qur’an is the only Holy Book we believe. So modern muslims don’t have problems with the constitution. Freedom of religion is stated many times is the quran and since you like quotes so much…. “There is no compulsion in religion — the right way is indeed clearly distinct from error.”— 2:256……“We have truly shown him the way; he may be thankful or unthankful.” — 76:3…..“If they accept Islam, then indeed they follow the right way; and if they turn back, your duty (O Prophet) is only to deliver the message.” — 3:20………. And lastly going back to your Social argument the Qur’an only forbids Muslims to be friendly with Christians, Jews or any non-believers who actively voice opposition and aggression against the Muslims or mock their faith. In fact such injunction is also given in a general way in verse 4:140….. yeaahhhhhh thats totally unreasonably … (just so you don’t interpret this the wrong way) basically don’t be be friends with people who mock your faith…

      • Thom Fox

        “The Christians god is loving and good”. Right… wait, didn’t he commit genocide? The same god who was such a micro manager that he knew when people are the wrong fruit, but hasn’t said anything as millions of people die in his name? Didn’t he tell some dude to kill his son, then said not to when dude was going to? And tell guys they gotta chop off part of their dicks when they’re babies? Yeah… sounds like a really nice guy.
        And no, I’m not Muslim. Just not foolish enough to believe in such nonsense.

  • Media Propaganda

    Democrats and Republicans are converging on this ISIS Propaganda.

    FOX, CNN, and MSNBC have successfully manipulated the public like sheep.

    We need an alternative to these identical parties in 2016.

    ISIS Media Propaganda

  • Amy

    Well as Obama said, they are just JV terrorist and as he said last night they hare just a small group of terrorist, it should be easy to wipe them out.

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