Are You There Allah? It’s Me, John Kerry
A week before the anniversary of September 11, John Kerry announced that he had been given a divine mission to protect Muslim countries from Global Warming.
The Secretary of State had spent September arguing that the Islamic State was Un-Islamic. He told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs that it was a war against the “enemy of Islam.” Kerry was so eager to go native that he even switched from calling the Islamic State by the acronym of ISIL and instead joined Muslim governments in calling it by the more insulting Daesh.
The distinction made by Daesh is only intelligible to Arab Muslims, but our foreign policy has gone native by increasingly becoming obsessed with what they think, rather than what we think and what we need.
Some members of the Obama team had been accused of secretly converting to Islam, but only Kerry, whom no one had ever accused of believing in anything, seems eager to play a poor man’s Sheikh.
Kerry’s freelance Islamic lectures are as offensive as they are clueless.
When it came to the Mohammedan practice of enslaving non-Muslim women as sex slaves, Kerry insisted that the Islamic State’s claim that its actions were sanctioned by Islamic law was just as bad as the actual rapes. No doubt the Yazidi and Christian women who were being raped by Muslims would have agreed with the Secretary of State that their plight was just as terrible as the defamation of Islam.
After meeting with Muslim leaders, Kerry insisted that we had to delegitimize ISIS as Un-Islamic and “begin to put real Islam out there.”
It’s not the job of the Secretary of State to “put real Islam out there” and in deciding which Islam was the real Islam, Ayatollah John was functioning as an unlicensed Muslim leader.
ISIS Jihadists are denounced as Takfiris for declaring other Muslims to be infidels. Ayatollah John receives communion at the Paulist Center and then moonlights as a Muslim Takfiri by claiming that the Takfiris of ISIS are infidels.
This is the trap of “moderate Islam.” Once we distinguish a “good Islam” from a “bad Islam,” we have established the “good Islam” as a state religion. And then we have to support it and enforce its laws. Few leaders demonstrate the folly of trying to defeat Islamic terrorism by embracing Islam better than the Ayatollah of State.
Ayatollah John has not restricted his freelance Fatwas to disputes within Islam. Instead he has taken sides in religious disputes between Muslims and non-Muslims.
Kerry escalated his Jihad by demanding that the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the holiest site in Judaism, be opened exclusively to Muslim prayer while banning Jews from being able to pray there.
After violence by Muslim settlers in Jerusalem, Kerry insisted that “The Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount must be re-opened to Muslim worshipers.”
“I support the long-standing practices regarding non-Muslim visitors to the site, consistent with respect for the status quo arrangements governing religious observance there,” he added.
That status quo was imposed because of the fallout from the Muslim occupation of Jerusalem and bans Jews from praying at their own holy site.
The United States does not believe that non-Muslims have fewer religious rights than Muslims. It does not believe that prayer is the privilege of any single group. That is an Islamic belief and the Secretary of State was starting to sound like an honorary member of ISIS.
In the Senate, Kerry had co-sponsored a resolution which stated that, “Jerusalem must remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected as they have been by Israel during the past twenty-five years.” Now Kerry was proposing that Jerusalem should be divided under Muslim rule with Judaism being accorded the same inferior status as any other infidel religion.
It was an extraordinary statement from the Secretary of State of a country that values religious freedom.
It wasn’t all that long ago that Kerry had been running for office and telling Jewish audiences of his visit to Masada, the Israeli fortress where the Jewish rebels had made their last stand against Rome.
“I’ve climbed to the top of Masada,” Kerry had told Palm Beach voters, and described yelling, “Am Yisrael Chai” (The people of Israel live) from the cliff. He also promised that he would do a better job than Bush of stopping Arab countries from funding terrorism.
Since then Kerry has continued telling the same story in front of every Jewish audience. Just last year he repeated the story and claimed “[t]hat’s why, my friends, you have a secretary of state who gets it.”
Now he told a Muslim audience that the leaders of the Arab countries that fund Muslim terrorism had told him that Israel was responsible for the Islamic State’s recruitment of Muslim terrorists. There’s no question that John Kerry gets it. But with Kerry, it’s always a question of just what it is he gets.
Senator Kerry had signed on to multiple resolutions calling for a united Jerusalem, along with the Jerusalem Embassy Act. As Senator, he had called “upon the President and the Secretary of State to publicly affirm as a matter of U.S. policy that Jerusalem must remain the undivided capital of Israel.”
As Secretary of State, he’s ignoring his own words. Kerry, like Biden and Obama, was for a united Jerusalem before he was against it.
A few years ago, Kerry had been shouting “Allahu Akbar,” the battle cry that had originated with the Mohammedan ethnic cleansing of Jews, with Imam Abdullah Farooq who had told his followers to “pick up the gun and the sword.”
When it came to a choice between Allahu Akbar and Am Yisrael Chai, between the sword of Islam and the prayer book of Judaism, John Kerry turned away from Masada and toward Mecca.
No non-Muslim may enter the Muslim holy city of Mecca. Kerry is fighting to turn Jerusalem into Mecca.
Masada had been the last stronghold of the Great Revolt of Israel against Rome. That rebellion had collapsed with the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Second Temple clearing the way for the eventual Muslim occupation of the Temple Mount. The Romans had brought in Arab auxiliaries to do the killing. The collapse of the Roman Empire opened the door for the Muslim occupation of Israel.
Even the “Palestinian” brand under which Arab Muslims have laid claim to Israel is an artifact of the Roman era.
To stand at Masada is to reject the legacy of religious persecution of the indigenous Jewish people by the Roman Empire and the Muslim Caliphate. Instead John Kerry has chosen to champion Islamic notions of religious inferiority under which Jews do not have religious freedom in Jerusalem.
When Jordan annexed Jerusalem, Jews were forbidden from praying at the site of their former temple. Under the Caliphate, Jews were forbidden from even ascending past the seventh step at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their wives are buried.
Will John Kerry make a case for once again banning Jews from ascending past the seventh step?
Instead of religious freedom, the Secretary of State is promoting the Apartheid laws of Islam.
John Kerry doesn’t have the right to use the United States government to enforce Islamic supremacism. He can be an Ayatollah, a Mullah or an Imam. Or he can be the Secretary of State of the United States.
He can’t be both.