Priest Invites ISIS Leaders to Dinner, They RSVP: We’ll Chop Off Your Head

Not actually a total moron!

Not actually a total moron!

This extraordinarily self-confident priest is best known as the vicar of Baghdad, leader of a church in the chaos outside the protected Green Zone. He made his offer last year as the terrorist forces threatened to take the city. Did he get a reply?

“Isis said, ‘You can invite us to dinner, but we’ll chop your head off.’ So I didn’t invite them again!”

If one scoffs at White for his naivety in forever seeking dialogue with savages, it should be noted that he does acknowledge that there is evil that can only be dealt with via the use of force. As a priest, he says it is painful to admit such truths.

“Can I be honest? … You can’t negotiate with them [ISIS]” he told the Independent. “I have never said that about another group of people. These are really so different, so extreme, so radical, so evil.”

While he stated that there are “good Sunni leaders” who can indeed be reasoned with, ISIS radicals need to be dealt with “radically.”

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In response to a question about how best to deal with ISIS, the priest was candid:

The only answer is to radically destroy them. I don’t think we can do it by dropping bombs. We have got to bring about real change. It is a terrible thing to say as a priest. 

“You’re probably thinking, ‘So you’re telling me there should be war?’ Yes!” 

  • Well at least they responded.

  • Icebow

    Human status implicitly self-renounced. No prisoners.

  • eMan14

    Justin should send the same invitation,

  • BradThomas

    Didn’t Jesus sit down with the supposedly worst people of his time and place? I think this fellow is acting in as Christian a way as possible: he is idealistic, but not naive. His recognition that war is sometimes the only acceptable course of action, is in line with traditional Christian teaching. Christianity is about peace, yes, but it is not pacifistic either.

    • Alain

      The important difference is that Islam/Muslims did not exist at that time.

      • BradThomas

        It would be interesting to know how he would have responded to something like ISIS or just muslims in general. We can only speculate ….

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Tax collectors and prostitutes are a far cry from ISIS.

      • BradThomas

        True enough. In fact, I believe Jesus would have said that people like ISIS have to be opposed with force, just as this priest is suggesting.

    • DMB

      Jesus was a peace maker however he wasn’t a pacifist. Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle. Psalm 144:1. So any Christians like the one who would invite ISIS leaders for dinner who thinks pacifism is a part of Christianity are fools!