King of Jordan Backs Up Obama: Right Not to Call ISIS Islamic Extremists
Fox News has been talking up King Abdullah of Jordan for weeks as a strong leader going after ISIS in contrast to President Obama‘s ineffectiveness. He opened up about the fight against ISIS in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria yesterday, talking about how this is the “third world war by other means.” But beyond that, he actually said something that the people at Fox might not be so keen about, when he showed agreement with President Obama in not calling ISIS Islamic extremists.
Fareed Zakaria asked if Obama is right not to call ISIS “Islamic extremists” and King Abdullah said, “I think he is right.” He said that ISIS is “looking for legitimacy that they don’t have inside of Islam” because they are “outlaws on the fringe of Islam.”
And being called extremists, King Abdullah added is “exactly what these people want,” and they “take it as a badge of honor.” He concluded, “I don’t know what these people are, but they definitely do not have any relation to our faith.”
Watch the video below, via CNN:
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