This is helpful:
What Obama Actually Thinks About Radical Islam
The president does not suffer illusions about the pathologies afflicting the broader Muslim world.
However, he does suffer from other illusions, as Mr. Goldberg explains. I especially like this:
None of this is meant to be an argument that Obama does enough, or does enough of the right things, in the struggle against ISIS. I could (and will!) write a critique of the administration’s tactical approach, particularly as it relates to Syria. And Obama could bring more emotional intelligence to bear on this problem: He is eloquent in condemning the fearmongers, but he sometimes fails to acknowledge the legitimate fears of non-racist, non-paranoid Americans who would prefer not to be killed by terrorists acting in the name of Islam. The United States is under intermittent attack from an organization called the Islamic State, which, as Graeme Wood has pointed out in this magazine, represents one, extreme, branch of Islam. There is no point in trying to convince Americans that what is happening is not happening. But neither is there a point in encouraging hysteria and division.
Yeah, well, as Mr. Goldberg explained in an earlier piece, the guy with full time Secret Service protection has decided ISIS is not an existential threat so the rest of us ought to just hero up and shut up.