One thing the brutal, cruel and utterly inhumane march of ISIS through Iraq has made clear is that Islam is at war with the West. The equation is now plain: It's America vs. Islam, God vs. Satan, good vs. evil.
This will be a war to the death. This very day ISIS has warned the Yazidi that they must "become Muslims by noon today ... or we kill all of you."
It is their intention to do the same thing to the United States. ISIS leaders have flatly stated, "We will raise the flag of Allah in the White House," and, "If America attacks Iraq every American embassy in the world will be exposed and attacked with car bombs."
Another communique vowed: "If the United States bomb Iraq, every American citizen is a legitimate target." Well, Obama has bombed Iraq. You do the math.
Al-Qaida fighters are transferring their allegiance to ISIS in bunches for a simple reason: ISIS is more serious about Islam and the caliphate than al-Qaida could ever hope to be. Yep, beheading Christian children and putting their heads on sticks in a public park, that's the Islamic way.
What about this is remotely difficult to understand? We may not be at war with fundamentalist Islam, but it is clearly at war with us, a war to the death. Their agenda is clear: Armageddon, with Christian America lying at their feet in a pile of ashes.
We know that dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Americans have gone to Syria for battlefield training in jihad. Our own State Department has admitted that as many as a dozen have returned to America, and they have no idea where some of them are.
And who has the responsibility to protect us from this insidious and demonic evil? A president whose own religious sympathies are in question and whose foreign-policy team is headed by valley girls (Jen Psaki), librarians (Marie Harf) and the oafish John Kerry, who bumbles about the world stage haughtily blind to his own utter cluelessness.
It turns out that it's not ISIS that's the "JV team," it's Obama's bunch.
There are grave questions about whether our president has any appreciation for the threat that radical Islam represents to America, or possesses a willingness to do anything about it if he does. Everywhere—everywhere—he has used his influence, he has ended up advancing the cause of radical Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood and the rise of the caliphate. His interventions in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan have in every case resulted in the advance of the armies of Allah.
A president who was serious about protecting America from Islam would do three things for starters: suspend Islamic immigration, end Muslim service in the U.S. military and urge states to stop the building of mosques. A president who isn't serious about protecting America from Islam will do, well, just about everything our president is doing.
Whether he intends to do it or not—and God help us if he means to do it—President Obama is not our commander-in-chief but Islam's enabler-in-chief.
Bryan Fischer is the director of Issue Analysis for Government and Public Policy at the American Family Association and host of the talk radio program Focal Point.