RUSH: John in Chicago. We head back to the phones. I'm glad you waited, sir. Welcome to the program. Hi.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. A real pleasure to talk to you. Hey, President Obama's news conference the other day on James Foley, he said, "No just god would stand for what they did yesterday." And I'm thinking, is that kind of a slap in the face of God? Was God taking yesterday off? It just seemed odd that --
RUSH: Wait a minute. Wait a minute.
RUSH: Darn it, let me get to that Stack, because somewhere here -- I don't think I printed out his whole statement. I've got a couple of stories of people objecting to certain things he said. I've got one of them here, but I don't think I've heard that.
CALLER: Yeah, it's the news conference, those were his direct words. "No just god would stand for what they did yesterday." It just struck me and I asked my daughter, I said, "What do you think about that, Sarah?" And she said, "I think he's talking about their god." But if he's saying "no just god," I mean, there is only one God, I mean, people worship other gods, but God was working yesterday, and it's kind of slap in the face of God, I think, because, you know, he is a just God, but many people believe, I believe he's a just God --
RUSH: Now, I really don't remember this. You heard him say it?
CALLER: Absolutely. I started this call, I was out pumping gas, and I go, "I'm gonna call in, 'cause I think this is important." So then I came home, I hopped on my TV and I went back to yesterday, I played it, and those are his exact words, "No just god would stand for what they did yesterday." It just struck me as odd.
RUSH: Well, I think, if he said that you -- don't you think he was probably attacking ISIS and Al-Qaeda's definition of Islam?
RUSH: Don't you think he might have been saying that, "Hey, don't throw this off on Allah. Allah doesn't believe in this stuff. Allah doesn't do this"? He might have said "no just god," whatever you said, but I don't think your interpretation of this is right, 'cause it that would be so egregious, that would be the only thing anybody would be talking about. I think he was actually trying to say don't lay this off on Allah. Allah doesn't tell you guys to do this, you did this, no just god would. That's my interpretation of what he meant.
CALLER: Well, that could very well be, but there's also a real true God who was working yesterday, and he allowed it to happen, so it just struck me as odd that he would say something like that.
RUSH: Well, okay, I found it. He did say, "no just god would stand for the ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley." That's gotta be a slap at what they are trying to tell everybody that their god tells them to do.
CALLER: I don't know. I don't know that he would venture out to mention that Allah is anything but perfect. I mean, no one would want to go that direction with this. But he still kind of -- I don't know, it kind of took me back a little bit. Why would you say something like that? I think it goes back to his narcissism.
RUSH: In this case I don't. I really think that he was slapping at these guys. They run around and, you know, Allahu Akbar, god's the greatest, they do this stuff. Obama's a guy who said that one of the most beautiful sounds in the world is the evening call to prayer at a mosque. "No just God would stand for what they did." That can only be interpreted one way, and that is, "Hey, you guys, you know, own it, you did it, but don't say you're doing this for God. Don't lay this off on Allah." That has to be what he meant.
Anyway, I appreciate the call. I understand that you took it in a different way. Depends on how you hear these things. No just god would permit this. If that's all you hear, sure, wow, there can't even be a god. What god would allow this? But that's not how he meant it. He's not that far gone, to go there. The context of this has to be within the realm of these guys laying it all off on Allah. I think you're over-thinking it just a bit.
RUSH: Okay. Grab sound bite number 26. I think the way to look at this... This is the sound bite the caller was talking about so we get the whole context of it here. Obama's really ticked at the JV team here. Remember, ISIS was "the JV team." Hey, folks, I'm... You know, it's "character assassination" again. I'm just reminding you how he characterized ISIS and Iran.
Oh, it's a small country! It can't do anything to anybody. Iraq, Iran, no reason to be so concerned about all. ISIS are the JV team!
So here it is. This was just minutes before he dashed out back to the golf course.
OBAMA: ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just god would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.
RUSH: Right. So my in-context interpretation is there's no question he's ripping these guys, and not just the "no just god" for this. But " ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents." Um. Uh. (groans) Jeez.
Folks, I just... That really isn't true. Let me just... (sighs) You know my old buddy Andy McCarthy.
He was in the US attorney's office for the Southern District of Manhattan. He was the US attorney who convicted the blind sheik, and he's written about this. He's told the story over and over again. He read the Koran 'cause he couldn't believe that this guy, the blind sheik, was mainstream. He was reading the Koran to find evidence that this guy was a radical extremist, outside the mainstream of Islam.
Because he was trying to prep and find evidence, ways, statements the guy had made to demonstrate how extreme he was as part of attempting to gain a conviction. (chuckles) He was shocked. He's written about this. He was shocked to learn that much, if not most, of what the blind sheik was out saying is right there. I tell you, I know Andy pretty well and it has informed his thinking on all of this for US foreign policy involving the Middle East ever since.
He is one of the leading American intellectuals attempting to awaken everybody to the real threat of Sharia law and what it is. But, anyway, Obama's statement there is clearly his way of slapping these guys. It was like if you were a devout Christian, like this guy that that came out from the hospital today having been cured of Ebola and thanked God.
If somebody disagreed with the God of Christianity would stand up and say, "Come on, Buddy! The medicine that we created made you. God had nothing to do with it! No just god's gonna save you and let somebody else die," there'd be outrage. Well, that's this. Obama was trying to slap those guys and their god by saying, "Don't lay it off on Allah! That's not what Allah wants. Allah is not telling you guys to do this." I've no doubt.
You should read some of Andy McCarthy's book if any of what I have said to you is news. If you haven't heard it before and you're saying, "No, no, no, Rush. That can't be," you should read this stuff. Remember, he starts out trying to find evidence the blind sheik is an absolute wacko. Well, he may still be.
But he was not outside the mainstream is how it ended up.