My 4/7/15 Discussion With Sam Sorbo of “Iran (‘Framework’) Fiasco: John Quincy Adams Knew Jihad, John Kerry Does Not”

I discussed my essay Iran (“Framework”) Fiasco: John Quincy Adams Knew Jihad, John Kerry Does Not with Sam Sorbo.

KEY EXTRACTS:

Expatriate Iranian journalist Amir Taheri has a written an intriguing—and essential—“linguistic” analysis comparing the various diplomatic “framework” statements at the conclusion of the latest round of the deadline-challenged Iranian nuclear negotiations. The discordances range from nuanced, but important grammatical differences in how the Persian text delineates Iranian versus U.S. responsibilities, to the Persian and U.S. texts being “diametrically opposed.”

… Far more corrosive than this religiously sanctioned Islamic dissimulation, or takiya, a respected aspect of the jihad war doctrine (enunciated by Islam’s prophet Muhammad, in anticipating the jihad conquest of Christian Byzantium, and Zoroastrian Persia, as “War is deceit”), is the self-delusive mindset of our diplomatic leadership, epitomized by Secretary of State, John Kerry.  Kerry opined in early September, 2014,

The real face of Islam is a peaceful religion based on the dignity of all human beings.

Almost five months later, on January 23, 2015, Kerry upheld as alleged Sunni and Shiite Islamic ecumenical role models, the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, and Ayatollah Sistani of Iraq. Kerry’s romanticized allusions to these Muslim political and religious leaders do not withstand the barest scrutiny. The ideology and practices of Abdullah’s totalitarian Sunni theocracy, as well as Sistani’s worldview, and the behaviors of his Shiite followers, confirm their “successful” promulgation of traditional jihadism and infidel-hatred, Sistani championing the particularly odious Shiite doctrine of najis, which dehumanizes non-Muslims as physically and spiritually “unclean.”

John Quincy Adams, a seminal architect of U.S. foreign policy as Secretary of State and President, possessed remarkably clear, uncompromised understandings of Islam that apparently cannot penetrate the ignorant hubris of his distant successor, John Kerry.

PLEASE READ QUINCY ADAMS’ REMARKABLY CLEAR AND UNAPOLOGETIC ASSESSMENTS OF ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY IN THE FULL ESSAY.

Andrew G. Bostom is the author of The Legacy of Jihad (Prometheus, 2005) and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism ” (Prometheus, November, 2008)

You can contact Dr. Bostom at @andrewbostom.org

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