One day after ISIS released a video purportedly showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians, “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough took aim at President Barack Obama’s approach to fighting ISIS.
The MSNBC host said Obama needs to lose his “intellectually flabby” approach to fighting the brutal terror group and stop pretending that Islam is not involved.
Scarborough made the comment on Monday’s “Morning Joe.”
“What this requires Washington to do and western leaders to do is actually show some subtlety,” Scarborough said. “We have to do two things that seem to be in conflict but actually work together.”
“The first thing we have to do is acknowledge … that this is about Islam. This is a form of Islam,” Scarborough said. “That the president can’t go on with his intellectually flabby approach to this and not pretend this doesn’t have something to do with Islam.”
“But then on the other side of it, we have to do whatever we can to help the billion plus Muslims across the planet fight this version of Islam,” Scarborough continued, “because if we see this sort of violence that we’ve seen in the United States against Muslims in response to this, all we’re doing is feeding in to what ISIS wants.”