Presidents Obama and Bush called Islam “a great religion” which has been “distorted” by a small number of “extremists” to justify committing acts of violence against the West.
But the Koran itself, the holy book of Islam, contains over 100 verses calling for violence against Christians and Jews. To give just one example, Sura 9:5 says, “Slay the idolaters wherever you find them.”
During a panel discussion last January, retired Army Lt. Colonel Allen West responded to a Marine who asked the question, “How do you answer people who say that terrorists are following a warped version of Islam?”
The panel consisted of a number of former military personnel who fumbled around in discomfort, trying to evade the question. Col. West finally answered the question directly and truthfully, a former military man who understands the nature of the enemy we face.
Col. West’s straightforward assessment: “This is not a perversion. They are doing exactly what this book (the Koran) says.”