We think they’re starting to give the religion they don’t represent a bad name.
Algerian terrorists beheaded a kidnapped French mountain guide days after they warned France to back down from military action against ISIS.
Jund al-Khilafah — an Algerian Al Qaeda splinter group — executed Hervé Gourdel Wednesday, according to watchdog group SITE Intelligence.
On Sunday, the terrorists released a 42-minute audio statement promising they would kill the 55-year-old if President Francois Holland did not stop France’s airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
About 2,000 miles separate Algeria and Syria. Both Jund al-Khilafah and ISIS are Islamic terrorist groups, but the extent of their relationship is not clear.
The president called on all nations to fight violent extremists within their borders, whether it’s the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, or Boko Haram, a radical Islamic group in Nigeria. The Muslim community must also address violent extremists who are perverting their religion, Obama said.
Obama acknowledged that the United States has often fallen short of its ideals, citing the summer police shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
Quoting the leader of a new peace movement, Obama said that “‘we must declare war on war, so the outcome will be peace upon peace.'”
What the fuck does that mean?