Push Back Against Obama’s Refusal to Call ISIS Islamic From American People is Starting to Get to Him

After Shoebat.com and others posted the comments of State Department spokesman Marie Harf, she found herself having to respond. During an appearance with Wolf Blitzer, Harf insisted that her position is simply ‘too nuanced for some’ to understand.

Perhaps the best and most telling part of this exchange comes at the end. After Harf admits that there is a lot of ‘buzz’ about her comments from a day earlier, which included a recommendation that 17 year-old jihadists start businesses instead of pick up an AK-47 and an assertion that the way to defeat ISIS is not by killing them, Blitzer asks her if what she thinks of the ‘buzz’.

Harf responded that she doesn’t ‘read it’. That claim is belied by her admission that the ‘buzz’ exists. At a minimum, someone else read it and then read it to her.

Now, that’s nuance!

In the same interview with Blitzer, Harf decided to plow new, absurd ground as well. When asked about the issue of what motivates Islamic terrorists, Harf essentially admits that they are Islamic terrorists but doesn’t call them that because it would give them ‘religious credibility’. Harf then says the administration doesn’t want to give the Islamic terrorists that credibility because she ‘do(esn’t) think they have it’.

Lost on Harf is that the leader of ISIS has a PhD in Islamic Studies.

A classic in this exchange is an attempt by Blitzer to get Harf to admit that all the terrorists ‘are Muslims’. Harf responds with, ‘well, many of them are’.

Is that nuance too, Marie?

In that exchange, you heard Harf refer to Eric Holder’s comments about the terminology when referring to the religion practiced by ISIS. Here are the comments she was referring to. Note that Holder is outwardly angrier with Fox News than he is with ISIS.

Fox News Channel’s Kimberly Guilfoyle makes an interesting comment at the end too:

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  • AnthonyM

    The best way to prevent young men from picking up an AK 47 is to have an honest and open discussion on the tenents and history of Islam. Let those that wish to leave Islam do so. And keep the diehard Islamist in Islamic countries. Maybe send Harf & Holder over there to hold job training seminars.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      I couldn’t help but notice that she had to use the example of a firearm in that comment….. I think death at the hands of a gun-wielding terrorist would be the preferred method of death as opposed to death at the hands of a knife or fire.

  • theophorus

    Walid, wasn’t sure where to leave this but it’s interesting how you’ve been warning on Japan. Well…they just approved a five TRILLION dollar military budget. They’re on the move.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-12/japan-s-military-spending-to-rise-amid-defense-strategy-overhaul?hootPostID=6ce8d99b5c90bd3d60b97bb537151e43

  • Steve Smith

    I can’t stand this woman!!!! and her mendacity. That winning voice its like nails on a chalkboard. Are Americans, THAT stupid or has se lied so much she can’t see truth.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      She should be on Laugh-In.

    • momprayn

      Yes.

  • richinnameonly

    Just think, folks, these idiots are running and explaining our government. I could get clearer, more accurate statements from most people in my neighborhood.

  • 1Bobby8

    Everyone in this administration are all double talking liars who think everybody is stupid…it’s insulting.

  • Dan Knight

    Thanks Ben. Keep her dancing …

  • Dan Knight

    Good one … 😉

  • Steve Smith

    I can get Russian programs, we laugh at Jen Paski, and the other medusa. We cant fathom why the US put these stupid women as spokes people. The vid is set to a kids song have fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43WOitDvaIY

  • Julie LaBrecque

    “we cannot kill every terrorist around the world, nor should we try.” Wow – first part is true, second part is beyond ridiculous. If lack of ‘governance’ is the administration’s foundational argument as the cause of terrorism, please explain why the French & the Bolshevik Revolutions, complete with terrorism, occurred.

    • 1Bobby8

      She just described the administration’s foreign policy…They won’t even try because they don’t want to. Their aim is for us to focus on their “grievances.”
      Are they joking or are they that stupid…Nah, nobody is that stupid.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        Typical leftist thinking.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    You made a great point! Plus, they might be told, they didn’t build it.

  • Kamau40

    Marie Harf has proven herself to be completely delusional.

    • 1Bobby8

      Maybe it’s too much medical marijuana.

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