‘Let Allah deal with it’: Sarah Palin’s solution to the Syrian conflict

Palin criticizes U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration on its policy on Syria. (Photo courtesy: AP)

Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin said that “Allah” should be the one to deal with the Syrian crisis, criticizing the Obama administration’s policy on the war-town country.

“We’re talking now more new interventions,” said Palin, who is former governor of Alaska, during a conference in Washington. “Until we have a commander in chief who knows what he’s doing... I say let Allah sort it out.”

U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to hold a sit-down on Syria with his Russian counterpart. This comes after British Prime Minister David Cameron held a joint press conference with Russia’s Vladamir Putin on Sunday, highlighting differences between the West and Russia.

Putin criticized the Western stance on the Syrian conflict on Sunday, questioning their decision to arm Syrian rebels “who eat human organs.”

“I think you will not deny that one does not really need to support the people who not only kill their enemies, but open up their bodies and eat their organs,” he said. “Are these the people you want to support? Is it them who you want to supply with weapons?”

Palin, who has resumed work as a Fox News contributor, has been widely criticized and mocked by the media over topics ranging from her accent, to her “ridiculous” statements, to the her reality show that debuted on TLC in 2010.

Palin’s statements

In 2011, following accusations that Vice President Joe Biden has accused the Tea Party of being “terrorists,” Palin was quoted by the media as saying: “If we were really domestic terrorists, President Obama would want to be palling around with us.”

In July 2010, she tweeted: “Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate.” It was quickly deleted after she was ridiculed for inventing the word “refudiate.”

She again made headlines when she described during a rally what she thought was the “real America” is, saying: “We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C.... We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation.”

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