Kerry at Davos: Violent extremism is not Islamic, warning about Islamophobia

Members of Swiss special police forces stand on the roof of the Kongress Hotel on the eve of the opening of the 45th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Jean Christophe Bott/EPA

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Violent extremists who are killing children and others in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other parts of the world may cite Islam as a justification, but the West should be careful about calling them Islamic radicals, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience of opinion leaders Friday at the World Economic Forum.

In a speech calling for a global effort against violent extremism, Kerry said it would be a mistake to link Islam to criminal conduct rooted in alienation, poverty, thrill-seeking and other factors.

“We have to keep our heads,” Kerry said. “The biggest error we could make would be to blame Muslims for crimes…that their faith utterly rejects,” he added…

Related: Kerry calls for more resources in anti-extremist fight, warns of Islamophobia: (Reuters) – Countries must devote more resources to fight global extremism, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, but the battle would falter if it becomes consumed by sectarian division or Islamophobia.

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  • Icebow

    Whether because of stupidity or cynicism, unfit for office.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Then why are they invoking Islamic sharia law in every area they conquer?

    • occupant 9

      … because they have nothing to do with Islam and the sooner we know it … well I can’t say, “The safer we are.”

  • Jay Currie

    Kerry has the great advantage of making even the dumbest people look smart.

  • Uncle_Waspy

    That’s funny. I can’t remember the last time a prominent imam denounced any terrorist attack in recent years. Ever.

    You’d think that for a religion that mandates death for apostacy, there would be calls for death for those who cloak themselves in Islam while committing crimes that are clearly antithetical to Islam.

  • Kathy Nelson

    Does anyone, I repeat, anyone listen to anything John (Lerch) Kerry says?

    • Exile1981

      only to laugh at it.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    “We have to keep our heads.” A Freudian slip if there ever was one.

    • Uncle_Waspy

      Good call!

    • Surele Surele

      Heh;)

    • occupant 9

      Yes, we must keep our heads and understand it is our duty to lose our heads so Muslims can save face.

      • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

        brilliant.

  • FactsWillOut

    Politicians love Islam because, among other things, it gives them a nice gauge of how big of a whopper the people will actually swallow.

  • God but that man is a stupid ass.

  • winniec

    Islamic ‘extremism’? What Islamic extremism? Oh, THAT Islamic extremism.

  • winniec

    ‘Islamo-phobia’ is actually ‘Islamo-logia’, the scientific study of the characteristics and doctrines of Islam.
    What is it they want to hide from scrutiny? Perhaps jihad? Of course, jihad is never called ‘terrorism’.

  • funkybarfly

    Mark Levin calls John Kerry “mash potata face!” I’m not exactly sure what that means but I still laugh every time I hear it.

    • Brett_McS

      It’s a reference to the obviously botched Botox injections he has had done.

      • funkybarfly

        Oh okay,that makes sense.I see Kerry more as Lurch’s half-witted little brother.

        • Brett_McS

          Mark normally refers to him as Lurch, but the new Botox development was too good to pass up.

  • Brett_McS

    These idiots are trying to control the narrative in an era when people can search out the truth themselves in five seconds. No wonder they want to control the internet.

    • Kiwi

      And some do. Down here in Godzone the Gates of Vienna and Jihad watch are no longer available. One is always ‘redirected’ to nowhere!

  • Rosenmops

    John Kerry is dumb as a sack of doorknobs.

    • Frau Katze

      He is just unreal.

  • RevnantDream

    Is he brain dead or what?

    • WalterBannon

      its treason

    • Kiwi

      Paid off by his muzzie mates, perhaps.

  • Mickey Oberman

    How typical of Kerry to deny the undeniable.

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  • WalterBannon

    Secretary of State John Kerry should investigate committing suicide

  • Why would anyone let a handful of jet-setting tycoons dictate how one should live one’s life?

  • Allan

    Kerry, the great Muslim Scholar. What a buffoon. Him and Obama. They are either willfully ignorant or utterly stupid. Either way they pose a danger to all civilization.

  • Sonya Bourachaga

    On January 23, 2015 United States Secretary of State John Kerry, while attending a session of The World Economic Forum in Davos-Switzerlend, addressing the issue of Islamic Terrorism he made the following statement:

    “There are no grounds of history, religion, ideology, grievance, politics, economic
    disadvantage or personal ambition that will ever justify the murder of
    children, the kidnapping and rape of young girls or the slaughter of unarmed
    civilians,…these actions must be opposed. With every fibre of our being they
    have to be stopped.”

    I am not sure what kind of historical records or documents Mr. Kerry reads to
    familiarize himself with the historical roots of Islamic violence, but a good
    starting point for him should be a thorough review of the writings of John
    Quincy Adams the sixth President (1825-1829) of The United States of America,
    who managed to depict with absolute accuracy the historical roots of the
    Islamic threat almost two centuries ago. In a lengthy essay Quincy wrote:

    “Prophet Mahomet, combining the powers of transcendent genius,
    with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an
    impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God;…he humbled it to the dust, by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity
    at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the
    allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war,
    as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS
    DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST: TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE.”

    “The precept of the koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet, may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat: but the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.” Source: Blunt, Joseph, The
    American Annual Register for the Years 1827-8-9 (New York: E. &
    G.W. Blunt), URL: http://www.archive.org/stream/p1americanannual29blunuoft

    With all due respect Mr. Kerry, the assertions you made in Davos are wrong, and those who fail to know the true image of the enemy they are trying to conquer, are
    bound to repeat the same historical disasters, with one crucial difference.
    Islamic nihilism will not stop within the boundaries of The European continent this time, but it will cross the Atlantic to implement the following will of Allah on American soil:

    “We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers (Jews, Christians, Hindus…) They serve other Gods for whom no sanction has been revealed. Hell shall be their home; dismal indeed is the dwelling place of the evil-doers”. Koran 3:149