In his television address to the country, President Obama claimed the Islamic State (AKA ISIS AKA ISIL) was neither Islamic nor a state.
||Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al-Qaida’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border. It is recognized by no government, nor the people it subjugates.||”|
The Who & When:
Barack Obama, September 10, 2014