'Islam Teaches Peace,' Obama Says
In his remarks to the UN Wednesday, Barack Obama repeated his refrain that Islam is the Religion of Peace™. “I have made it clear that America will not base our entire foreign policy on reacting to terrorism,” he said. “Rather, we have waged a focused campaign against al-Qaida and its associated forces – taking out their leaders, and denying them the safe-havens they rely upon. At the same time, we have reaffirmed that the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. Islam teaches peace” [emphasis added]. It’s arguably in U.S. interests to not appear to be at war with Islam, but continuing to insist that it’s a religion of peace is indefensible.