Dan Gilmore / Apr. 20, 2015

After Massacre Video by ISIL, Obama Admits Faith of Victims

The Islamic State franchise in Libya released a 30-minute video over the weekend showing two separate group executions of Ethiopian Christians. If you dive into the madness and try to follow ISIL’s “logic,” it seems these jihadis murdered 30 people for evading the tax on nonbelievers. ISIL filmed a man who says he is a Christian and enjoys living in ISIL territory — he has not yet been killed. But that was offset by images of ISIL destroying churches, desecrating graves and the narrator of the video announcing, “Our battle is a battle between faith and blasphemy, between truth and falsehood.” The Obama administration released a statement admitting that, yes, the Ethiopian Christians were killed because of their beliefs. The office of Obama’s press secretary said, “That these terrorists killed these men solely because of their faith lays bare the terrorists’ vicious, senseless brutality. This atrocity once again underscores the urgent need for a political resolution to the conflict in Libya to empower a unified Libyan rejection of terrorist groups.” Now, if the Obama administration would only admit ISIL committed these murders because of its extreme, Islamic faith. Maybe then it wouldn’t put its hope in more “political resolutions.” More…

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