President Obama has this week clarified what a defeat of ISIS would look like by saying that anything other than a significantly Muslim USA would represent a win for ISIS.
After the attack in Orlando last week and after reviewing the state of the campaign against ISIS, President Obama gave a stark warning about responses to Orlando asking “Are we going to start treating all Muslim Americans differently?” Then answering his own question by saying that such a policy would be a betrayal of what America is fighting to protect.
“If America excludes Muslims, the terrorists would have won,” he added, “and we cannot let that happen. I will not let that happen.”
President Obama went on to explain how ISIS may achieve or fail to achieve its aims through US policy. If the US bans Muslim immigration, then ISIS win because ISIS wants Muslims to be no more than 1% of the US population. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Obama has previously explained, is a fan of cultural diversity and would hate to see global sharia law.
However, if the US opens its borders up to as many Muslims as possible. Becoming, in time, a major Muslim country. This would represent the defeat of ISIS because their main aim is to limit the spread of Islam. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would have to concede defeat, his dream of a world of religious and cultural pluralism having failed.
“The only way to defat ISIS,” concluded President Obama, “is for the US to become a Muslim nation.”
When a member of the press asked for more details the President helpfully explained that only a mighty intellect such as his could possibly understand the intricacies of the situation. And that we should trust him.