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Michele Bachmann Calls Obama ‘Theologian-in-Chief’ for Thinking ISIS Is Not Islamic

When President Obama remarked during his Sept. 10 address that ISIL (aka ISIS) is not an Islamic organization but a group of terrorist thugs, the right-wing was sure to react.

On cue, the far right followed through, acting shocked the Obama could even suggest such a horrific and obviously untrue statement.

One of the first to be outraged was Fox contributor Charles Krauthammer, who called the President ‘patronizing’ for even trying to make such a claim.

“There’s also something both patronizing and ridiculous for a Western Christian to be telling the Muslim world what exactly their religion is about, particularly a religion with a 1400 year distinguished history of theological exegesis,” Krauthammer said, likely causing an entire contingent of birthers and other conservatives to shout at the television, “Obama is not a Christian!

He continued, “I didn’t know Obama was an Islamic scholar but it’s probably what he does when it’s raining and he can’t be playing golf.”

Then yesterday, Michele Bachmann picked up the on the same theme and insisted Obama was just trying to become the “theologian-in-chief” when he dared try to explain Islam contrary to her own views.

Speaking with Tony Perkins, Bachmann explained the terrorist groups crimes are “exactly done in conformance with their belief, not ours, with the jihadist belief and view of Islam. So the president falsely stated that this was not what Islam looks like or the motivation wasn’t Islam, it exactly is, the president was completely wrong.”

Except apparently both Krauthammer and Bachmann both forgot that President George Bush made it clear not to confuse Muslims and terrorists way back in 2001, meaning if Obama was ridiculous and wrong, so was their party own.

“I also want to speak tonight directly to Muslims throughout the world. We respect your faith. It’s practiced freely by many millions of Americans, and by millions more in countries that America counts as friends. Its teachings are good and peaceful, and those who commit evil in the name of Allah blaspheme the name of Allah,” the conservative President said in the days following 9/11. “The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself.”

When Bush made those remarks, by the way, he was applauded.

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