Obama Acknowledges: ISIS Seeks to Kill Those Who ‘Worship a Different God’

ObamaWASHINGTON — In an interview with CBS on Sunday, while repeating his assertion that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) does not represent the Islamic religion, Barack Obama acknowledged that the group seeks to kill those who “worship a different God” than Allah.

Obama was interviewed by correspondent Steve Croft for the “60 Minutes” broadcast in a discussion that largely centered on American efforts to combat terrorism abroad. During the discussion, Croft cited that Obama had spoken of Al Qaeda being “decimated” two years ago, but that affiliates of the terror organization continue their insurgency in Iraq and Syria, and others have taken control of Libya.

“If you’ll recall, Steve, you had an international network in al Qaeda between Afghanistan and Pakistan, headed by Bin Laden. And that structure we have rendered ineffective,” Obama replied. “But what I also said, and this was two years ago and a year ago, is that you have regional groups with regional ambitions and territorial ambitions. And what also has not changed is the kind of violent, ideologically driven extremism that has taken root in too much of the Muslim world.”

He reiterated his contention that while the United States is fighting ISIS, it is not warring against the Islamic religion.

“[T]his week, in my speech to the United Nations General Assembly, I made very clear we are not at war against Islam,” Obama said. “Islam is a religion that preaches peace and the overwhelming majority of Muslims are peaceful.”

However, he acknowledged that ISIS and other Islamic groups seek to murder those who do not worship Allah.

“But in the Muslim world right now, there is a cancer that has grown for too long that suggests that it is acceptable to kill innocent people who worship a different God,” he said. “And that kind of extremism, unfortunately, means that we’re going to see for some time the possibility that in a whole bunch of different countries, radical groups may spring up, particularly in countries that are still relatively fragile, where you had sectarian tensions, where you don’t have a strong state security apparatus.”

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Internationally, it has been widely recognized that ISIS has sought to kill Christians and Catholics in Iraq and Syria, threatening those who do not convert to Islam with death. Other groups such as Africa’s Boko Haram have done likewise.

As previously reported, Nigerian teen Deborah Peters spoke in Washington, D.C. this past May about how her father, a pastor, was murdered by Islamists because of his Christian faith.

“In November [2011], they burned his church, but still, he didn’t give up and built the church again,” she outlined. “So they said okay, they’re gonna kill him.”

On December 22, 2011, members of Boko Haram came to Peters’ home with the intent to murder her father.

“Three men knocked on our door, and then my brother opened the door for them,” she recalled. “And they asked him, ‘Where is your dad?’ And he told them, ‘My dad is in the bathroom taking a shower.’”

The men then dragged Peters’ father out of the shower and demanded that he deny his Christian faith.

“He told them that he should rather die than go to hellfire,” she said. “So, he then told them that [Jesus] said anyone that denied Him, He’s gonna deny them in the presence of His Dad in heaven. So my dad refused to deny his faith and they [shot] him three times in his chest.”

In 2006, during an interview with ABC’s Charlie Gibson, then-President George W. Bush was asked, “Do we all worship the same God, Christians and Muslims?” Bush replied, “I think we do. I think we have different routes of getting to the Almighty.”

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  • George

    Well, how nice to add that tidbit at the end about Bush. Bush is wrong, but only in the sense he may of meant heaven. All will get to see God in the end, but not all will go to heaven. True Christians are given a free pass, directly to heaven, while the rest will be sifted like grain and chaff, sheep and goats… I’ve got the free pass because I’ve accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

    • EstrelladeDavid

      Amén…. Only YESHUA-JESUS has the power to decide who comes into Heaven… And HE has stated vrey explicitly and clearly that it is only thru HIM that one enters into HIS MIGHTY and GLORIOUS Presence!

      • charles


  • BarkingDawg

    Didn’t the Duck commander guy say that if they won’t converts to Christianity that we should just kill them?

    How is that different.

    • No he did not say that…..

      • BarkingDawg

        Let’s look at what he said, shall we?


        “In this case you have to convert them, which I think would be next to impossible, I’m not giving up on them, I’m just saying convert them or kill them. One or the other.”


        As you were saying?

        • What you’re missing is that we already ARE killing them, HELLO! Obviously Phil is making a good point. If they would convert to the true and peaceful way of Christianity they would stop killing innocent people. ISIS is NOT innocent! Wake up and start thinking clearly.

          • BarkingDawg

            Duck dude said “convert or kill.”

            We are not trying to convert them.

          • Joel Rivera

            If these animals can’t be reached out to, if we can’t appeal to their inner being as brothers, and if evil and death is all they know,,,what they’re completely dedicated to, then yes we should kill them before they even commit the kind of killings that would make all the vile dictators in history blush.

          • No we are not, we are bombing them. But, as a Christian, I would hope they would come to a knowledge of the Lord Jesus and then the killing would stop. That is what Phil was referring to. All Christians are called to witness to the lost and present the saving knowledge of Christ, which is the great commission.

        • let keep the context please ”
          “In this case, you either have to convert them — which I think would be next to impossible. I’m not giving up on them, but I’m saying either convert them or kill them, one or the other,” says Robertson. “To convert them, that time has come and gone. I think with this ideology that we’re faced with, this is like street gangs, street thugs on steroids. … This is more like worldwide gang warfare, but this gang is well armed and well organized. I think my opinion, we’ve got to deal with this group way more harshly than we have up to this point.”

          Robertson continues, “I’d much rather have a Bible study with all of them and show them the error of their ways and pull them to Jesus Chris, the author and perfecter of having your sins removed and being raised from the dead. I would rather preach the gospel of Jesus to them. However, if it’s a gun fight and a gun fight alone, if that’s what they’re looking for, ”
          me personally, I am prepared for either one.”

          The context is if they want a gun fight he was prepared for that …his preference was to reason with them even though they likely wouldn’t listen …if they chose to be non violent I fully expect he would allow them to go their way unharmed …

          • BarkingDawg

            His comments are indefensible. “Convert or die” is not the choice. “Stop killing people or die” is

          • I believe his point is that the only thing that could possibly make these brutes stop killing would be a regenerated heart in Christ. All else would fail as they are in the grip of evil. The Apostle Paul was just such an example.

          • Josey

            I have heard testimony where there are conversions happening, there is nothing impossible with God. I’m living proof of that, thank you Lord Jesus. God can save to the uttermost whom He chooses to save.

  • staad

    unless the devil is a ‘god’, bo’s statement is unfounded. the devil is evil but he is no god. god is holy and just and not evil. obviously not the god of the isis.

    • Chet

      Sir, the Devil is the god of this World II Corinthians 4:4, Holy Bible

      • Josey

        he is the god of unbelievers only for the Earth and the fulness thereof belong to God, Creator of all things in Heaven and Earth. Let’s not give undue glory to the fallen one, his time is short and he knows it, he is a defeated foe because Jesus the one and only True Lord defeated him on Calvary.

  • fleabug

    ISIS does represent isssslam. Their holy book the corrran states that it is the obligation of every musssslim to kiill anyone who refuses to convert to issslam, and all must convert….. that’s is isssslam.

  • Donna

    The God we serve in the Christian faith, who is Jesus Christ, would never stand for harshness or brutality in making someone believe the way you do. I don’t believe Allah would stand for that either even if he is real. My point is, that all this fighting for religion has got to stop. I believe that ISIS and the other groups fighting for their religious beliefs are nothing more than devil inspired and devil lead occults. They are just plain evil and don’t stand for anything worth while.

    • pastoredsmith

      I agree, it should stop. The problem is that our enemy, satan, has cohorts of all types in the world. One of the biggest cohort of the enemy is Islam; the false religion that threatens the Western World along with Jews and about everyone else. The thing is that it is our responsibility to defend the gift that God gave us in the USA. Our founding fathers; many of whom were Christian, gladly gave their lives and sacred honor to fight for this young country. We must do the same. We didn’t ask for these attacks; they were thrust upon us. That is why we stand up for the name of Jesus and our freedom to share the Gospel as we see fit.

    • Josey

      That’s exactly how a one world religion will come about with the statements that different religions must come together as one. They claim we all serve the same God, that is a lie from hell. There is no other name given under Heaven whereby men can be saved except the Name of Jesus. No way around it! Obama wants us to believe there are Muslims that promote peace and a extremist Muslim that wants to kill but in reality they all follow the same Koran and if it came down to “these peaceful Muslims” Obama refers to and being under sharia law, those so called “peaceful Muslims” Obama refers to will turn against a Christian believer in a heartbeat. They lack courage, they serve a false god who can’t impart courage while the Christian has the courage to stand with the help of God even unto death of the physical body if necessary. This world is promoting a one world religion claiming that it will bring peace but it is a short lived peace and a false peace at that. The only one who can bring true lasting peace is the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.

  • Vito Zabala Halasan

    a good ISIL is a dead ISIL.

  • Foxwolf

    He can tell the truth sometimes !!!

    • Josey

      he just adds a lot of dog poop to that truth making it as big steaming pile.

  • fleabug

    So does all of islam, mr. pres.

  • Joel Rivera

    Ah, so the Failure-in-Chief speaks. He certainly has no legs to stand on now defending Islam.

  • pastoredsmith

    1) The “peaceful” Muslims are insignificant, as were the “peaceful” Germans living in Germany when Hitler and the Nazis were in power. It is the 25% of Muslims who live by their own book and maim, kill and decimate that we should worry about. In fact, where are the other 75%? Christians take it on the chin every time the cult at Westboro “Baptist Church” picket a military funeral when we’re lumped in with those idiots, but even at their worst, the Westboro cult has not beheaded anyone; their cult has not spread and Christians denounce their stupidity. Why don’t the 75% of “peaceful” Muslims condemn the actions of the terrorists? One simple reason. They know their holy book teaches it and they are not following it.
    2) If the false god “Allah” is not the “same god” as Jehovah God, why does the government and others try to convince us we worship the same god? Why, these terrorists see it plainly can the rest of the world see this? Answer: Christians don’t really know what they believe these days. Few can quote the Bible as in years past. Few pray more than a minute or so each week. Few Christians are devout compared to the numbers that claim the name of Christ.
    Best solution: We must “work for the night is coming” as never before. Pray more, read God’s Word much more, Pray much more and share the Gospel everywhere. Proselytizing to win someone to Christ is permitted….and required of those who name the name of Christ.

    • Chet

      Amen, brother. However, I fear far too many of us have simply opted to roll-over and give up the good fight on both fronts. Front one; to win, teach and baptize the lost as we strive to reach even more. Front two, the saving of this once God blessed and God fearing nation. Unfortunately, the social gospel, prosperity, and be all you can be ministries, and as well, those accepting of the vileness of homosexuality in the name of “love” are flourishing. Gone are the days of the great Billy Graham revivals but here are the days of the soft-sell everything’s lovely approach. Sin is not to be named and Hell fire and damnation is shunned at all cost. Meanwhile, thousands upon thousands are dying in their Sins and snapping-out into eternity daily while Americans’ interests lie elsewhere… And for the first time ever, leadership of the nation in all its facets oppose the Lord Jesus Christ and his Word…

  • Chet

    So, in their worshipping of a “different God than Allah,” it must needs mean that the man subscribes to a multiple view of deity. In fact, when one confesses Christianity, how is it that one can even suggest existence of any such other being beside God Almighty, of the Holy Bible. The selfsame God Almighty, by the way, who had only one begotten Son, that being the Lord Jesus Christ of Calvary. What we see here is absolute ignorant theology or willfully deceptive theology proffered to confuse those who don’t know what they believe nor why they believe it. Your choice of which…

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  • charles

    f’n wart face allah op oop is full of poop in other word full of shit slay obuma

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