Muslim Obama: ISIL speaks for no religion
Obama: ISIL speaks for no religion
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:38PM GMT
US President Barack Obama says the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group represents no religion as a video emerges of the beheading of an American journalist by the the ISIL terrorists.
“ISIL speaks for no religion. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, or what they do every day. No faith teaches people to murder innocents,” Obama told a press conference on Wednesday.
Obama’s comments came shortly after the White House confirmed a gruesome video showing the beheading of James Foley by the ISIL militants is “authentic.”
“The entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley,” Obama said, pledging that he would “do what’s necessary to see that justice is done.”
The US president condemned the ISIL’s actions and called for continued efforts to “confront this awful terrorism and replace it with a sense of hope and civility.”
ISIL said 40-year-old Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, was decapitated in reprisal for ongoing US airstrikes against their forces in Iraq.
The terrorist group posted a gruesome video on social media on Tuesday titled “A Message to America.”
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also released a statement, saying that he “condemns in the strongest terms the horrific murder” of Foley.
Ban described the murder as an “abominable crime that underscores the campaign of terror” of the ISIL, saying, “The perpetrators of this and other such horrific crimes must be brought to justice.”
The US military has attacked the ISIL militants inside Iraq after earlier this month President Obama authorized aerial attacks against ISIL targets in the Arab country.