It’s bad enough Steven Sotloff spent a good part of his life trying to make Muslim terror groups like Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS and al-Nusra appear human, only to get beheaded by them anyway. And bad enough that Sotloff’s mother addressed the terrorist leader of ISIS as “the Caliph.” But now the family has chosen a Muslim to speak for them, in English and Arabic.
According to Debbie Schlussel, (Yes, BNI readers know we loathe each other, but I think she has this one right) after their Islamo-pandering son was brutally beheaded by Muslims, Steven Sotloff’s parents can’t stop sucking up to his ISIS murderers. Yesterday, they delivered a statement in Arabic to ISIS, addressing its leader as “the Caliph.”
The man they used to deliver their statement, Barak Barfi, is a friend of Steven Sotloff’s who identifies himself as “a brother of Islam speaking in the name of Islam”. Barfi, who also addressed the media in Arabic, speaking directly to Islamic State Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, said that as a brother of Islam, he was speaking in the name of Islam and did not agree with the Caliph’s actions. “Where is the mercy?” he asked the Caliph.
What the hell kind of family does this after Muslims have beheaded their son? Barfi, who speaks fluent Arabic is a pan-Arabist from the far-left New America Foundation think tank but he was well known as an anti-Israel correspondent for AP and producer for ABC News.
When people ask me how a Jewish kid could end up pandering to Muslims so much that he spent years living in Yemen and published story after story cheerleading ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, and various other Islamic terrorist “rebels,” I tell those people to look at his parents. They raised him this way. The Sotloffs are leftist members of the Reform Judaism movement (as in, barely Jewish, completely ignorant, totally far-left).
And obviously, since they are still respectfully addressing ISIS leader Abu-Bakr Al-Baghdadi in his native Arabic and acknowledging him as “the Caliph,” they taught their now-dead son to respect these barbarians and their savage religion.
Well, now we know why he lost his head: it runs in the family.