Obama Contextualizing Religion and History
Emad Awad

In the wake of the burning alive of the Jordanian Air Force Pilot by the ISIS, the US President Barak Obama delivered a speech in the Prayer Breakfast Party where he compared the ISIS gruesome murders to the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades and the slavery in the US. He criticized terrorism being perpetrated in the name of religion. This study seeks to address the power, and rather danger, of contextualizing religion and history as an 'excuse-provision mechanism.'

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/ijpt.v3n1a18