Speaking in Rome two days ago Kerry said;
“Daesh is in fact nothing more than a mixture of killers, of kidnappers, of criminals, of thugs, of adventurers, of smugglers and thieves,” he declared using the Arabic acronym for the ISIS group.
“And they are also above all apostates, people who have hijacked a great religion and lie about its real meaning and lie about its purpose and deceive people in order to fight for their purposes.”
It seems like religious folk, irrespective of denomination, can only ever conceive of apostasy as a negative thing. This betrays a blinkered perspective, an unwillingness to engage, to debate, to argue your corner.
Whether ISIS are apostates or not has no bearing on their undoubted lies, deceit and terrorism.
I'm an Apostate and proud of it!