Georgetown sociology professor and guest MSNBC host Michael Eric Dyson on Monday labeled the genocidal Islamic jihadists of ISIS simply “so-called terrorist forces.”
Dyson, who filled in for liberal firebrand Ed Schultz on Monday, spoke to former Pennsylvania Democratic Congressmen Joe Sestak and Patrick Murphy about a brief speech given by President Obama about the ongoing American operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“Given what the president just indicated,” he asked, “does this suggest (A) that there’s an imminent end to the hostilities, if you will, that have been engaged there in Iraq?”
“And two,” he continued, “does it mean that they have genuine international commitment to join the United States of America to combat these so-called ‘terrorist forces?’”
ISIS has crucified opponents of its regime in Iraq and Syria, driven upwards of a million Christians and other religious minorities from their homes, destroyed holy sites, whipped and beheaded those who disobey Sharia law and are threatening to commit the genocide of 40,000 Yazidi people stranded on a desert mountaintop.