As I’m sure readers know, President Obama delivered a defense of the Muslim faith at a notorious mosque in Baltimore on 02-03-16. The many ties of that mosque and its members, past and present, to the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and other Islamic terror organizations has been extensively covered elsewhere. Not so well covered, however, is the fact that the FBI asked Mr. Obama not to visit that particular mosque. They reportedly begged him not to accord a terror-linked mosque the prestige of the presidency. Of course, he did just that.
Why would an American president, any American president, defend the political ideology bent on the destruction of America and Western Civilization? This is not a new topic for me, but it may be valuable to once again comment on some of the most telling statements by Mr. Obama, statements and actions that indicate clearly that if he is not, in fact a Muslim–he is–one would be hard pressed to tell the difference.
There is no question he is a liar.
Why a liar? Any sentient being can immediately bring to mind innumerable instances of blatant lying by Barack Obama. His multitude of deceptions regarding Obamacare alone are but one substantial group of examples. His “ if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan, was designated lie of the year for 2013 by Politifact.
Mr. Obama has repeatedly denied being a Muslim, instead calling himself a Christian. There is no question he attended a pseudo-Christian church for some two decades, the Chicago Church of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. In that church, Black Liberation Theology, a black racist movement with Marxist roots, was preached and applauded. Hatred of whites, hatred of America, hatred of capitalism, support for America’s enemies, these were the staples of Sunday sermons. Surprising no one, Mr. Obama admitted attending hundreds of those services, but could not recall any such topics being preached by the Rev. Wright. He claimed to have no idea whatever of the theology of a church he attended several times each week for more than two decades.
Mr. Obama swore that he could no more disown the Rev, Wright than his own white grandmother, until he threw both under the campaign bus, and one would be hard pressed indeed to find any evidence of Mr. Obama’s practice of Christianity, or of contact with or devotion to his grandmother, since.
But why would Mr. Obama attend that church for two decades if he were not a Christian? It was politically necessary. A hustling black community organizer in Chicago was going nowhere without strong ties to powerful black leaders, whose power has always run through often radical black churches. The moment it was no longer politically necessary, Mr. Obama immediately disowned the Rev. Wright and abandoned any overt evidence of his dedication to Christianity or that church.
In February of 2015, in Barack Obama: Stealth Muslim?–which I recommend you read–I addressed Mr. Obama’s Muslim pedigree:
There is no question that Mr. Obama was born to a Muslim father. It is not only a matter of record, but Mr. Obama has admitted it in writing and in multiple interviews and speeches. In addition, despite progressives–and some Muslims–crying discrimination and racism when Mr. Obama’s middle name is mentioned, he has often traded on that name–and his self-confessed affinity for Islam–when he has considered it advantageous. The fact remains that only Muslim children are named “Hussein.” He was Mohammed’s grandson and is revered in Islam as a holy martyr. On his school enrollment forms in Indonesia, the young Obama was recorded as a Muslim. This is unsurprising as the children of a Muslim father are themselves Muslims; it is not a matter of choice, nor may one choose to leave Islam. Those who do become apostates and Islam dictates but one fate for apostates: death. That most Muslims would not try to kill an apostate speaks well of their individual character, but millions would, which speaks to the dictates of their faith and their willingness to follow it to the letter.
I also addressed his claim to Christianity via Reverend Wright’s racist, anti-American church. Let’s go to Mr. Obama’s comments, from his official transcript provided by the White House:
Now, a lot of Americans have never visited a mosque. To the folks watching this today who haven’t — think of your own church, or synagogue, or temple, and a mosque like this will be very familiar. This is where families come to worship and express their love for God and each other. There’s a school where teachers open young minds.
That would be because non-Muslims aren’t allowed in a Mosque. Mr. Obama’s family friendly imagery is a bit disingenuous as men and women are strictly separated in worship. The schools where young minds are opened in such places tend to be opened only to the most radical versions of Islam.
Now, this brings me to the other reason I wanted to come here today. I know that in Muslim communities across our country, this is a time of concern and, frankly, a time of some fear. Like all Americans, you’re worried about the threat of terrorism. But on top of that, as Muslim Americans, you also have another concern — and that is your entire community so often is targeted or blamed for the violent acts of the very few.
The idea of rampant anti-Muslim sentiment and violence is a vile, and easily exposed, lie even for one that lies as consistently and easily as Barack Obama, as Roger Simon explains:
Barack Obama suffers from serious case of the real Islamophobia — fear of telling the truth about Islam. Even though a ‘progressive,’ he says nary a word about the rampant misogyny and homophobia in Islam or about Sharia law whose medieval strictures are preferred by 51% of American Muslims. Nor does he seem to care that so few of these same American Muslims actively oppose radical Islam. The president prefers the Hamas-linked CAIR to courageous reformers like Dr. Zuhdi Jasser. But that’s no surprise. For Obama, radical Islam doesn’t even exist.
Instead, he claims American citizens are mistreating their Muslim brothers and sisters when anyone with a web browser can see that simply isn’t true and is yet another Obama lie. In fact, anti-Muslim acts in the USA are few and far less than those against Jews. According to the FBI, in 2014, 57% of hate crimes targeted Jews, only 16% Muslims. Moreover, hate crimes themselves are extremely infrequent in this country, only 1140 (again from 2014) in a nation with a population well over 320 million. Compare hate crimes to burglaries — 2,159,878, according to the FBI, in 2010 — and it becomes obvious how minuscule the threat is, particularly to Muslims. It’s almost non-existent.
Muslims in America have nothing to fear. Americans are the most religiously tolerant people in the world. It is an essential part of our civic–not religious–faith. No other nation has a First Amendment. As long as people of any faith wish to live as Americans first and always–which means they too practice that civic faith of tolerance for the faiths of others–Americans could care less about their religious practices. Mr. Obama again:
So let’s start with this fact: For more than a thousand years, people have been drawn to Islam’s message of peace. And the very word itself, Islam, comes from salam — peace.
Not quite. “Islam” means “submission,” and not just in a theological sense. In Islam there is no separation of church and state. Islam is fundamentally incompatible with personal liberty and with our republican democracy.
The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims are as diverse as humanity itself. They are Arabs and Africans. They’re from Latin America to Southeast Asia; Brazilians, Nigerians, Bangladeshis, Indonesians. They are white and brown and black. There’s a large African American Muslim community. That diversity is represented here today. A 14-year-old boy in Texas who’s Muslim spoke for many when he wrote to me and said, ‘We just want to live in peace.
There is racial diversity in Islam, but no political or religious diversity. Again, Mr. Obama is being misleading. Skin color or national origin do not matter. Islam is supreme; it recognizes no national boundaries or identities. The Koran is explicit, and for those that follow its intent and letter, there is no question of absolute allegiance to Islam. As to the 14-year-old Texan. OK. If he’s an American who happens to be a Muslim, we’re glad to have him. But if he’s a Muslim who recognizes only the supremacy of Islam, that’s another issue. More deception; Barack Obama’s lack of historical knowledge is rightly the stuff of legend:
Back then, Muslims were often called Mahometans. And Thomas Jefferson explained that the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom he wrote was designed to protect all faiths — and I’m quoting Thomas Jefferson now — ‘the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mahometan.’ (Applause.)
Jefferson and John Adams had their own copies of the Koran.
Jefferson, the father of American religious liberty, understood that faith must be free for all or it is free for none. A religion that accepts no other faiths–that’s Islam–cannot possibly fit into that framework of religious liberty. Jefferson wrote:
But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Mr. Obama directly implies that Jefferson and Adams’ ownership of the Koran was a symbol of their acceptance of and appreciation for Islam. Not remotely so. I have a copy of the Koran, but like Jefferson, only to better understand those that would destroy my nation and kill me and those I love. So it was with Jefferson, who prosecuted America’s first war with Islamists: the Barbary Pirates. Even then, many Americans were reluctant to identify and fight Islam, but Jefferson knew that Islamists respect only force and have no intention of living in peace with others, quite the opposite. He defeated them convincingly. He understood them well.
No Obama speech is complete without insulting America:
Now, we have to acknowledge that there have been times where we have fallen short of our ideals. By the way, Thomas Jefferson’s opponents tried to stir things up by suggesting he was a Muslim — so I was not the first — (applause.) No, it’s true, it’s true. Look it up. (Laughter.) I’m in good company. (Laughter.)
I’ve studied Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was a great and honorable man. You’re no Thomas Jefferson, Mr. Obama.
Which brings me to my next point: As we protect our country from terrorism, we should not reinforce the ideas and the rhetoric of the terrorists themselves. I often hear it said that we need moral clarity in this fight. And the suggestion is somehow that if I would simply say, these are all Islamic terrorists, then we would actually have solved the problem by now, apparently. (Laughter.) Well, I agree, we actually do need moral clarity. Let’s have some moral clarity. (Applause.)
No Obama speech is complete without false claims about his opponents, and without the erection and pummeling of innumerable straw men. No one is claiming that all Muslims are terrorists. More such examples:
So the best way for us to fight terrorism is to deny these organizations legitimacy and to show that here in the United States of America, we do not suppress Islam; we celebrate and lift up the success of Muslim Americans. That’s how we show the lie that they’re trying to propagate. (Applause.) We shouldn’t play into terrorist propaganda. And we can’t suggest that Islam itself is at the root of the problem. That betrays our values. It alienates Muslim Americans. It’s hurtful to those kids who are trying to go to school and are members of the Boy Scouts, and are thinking about joining our military.
There is no need to “celebrate” Muslims any more than there is to celebrate Hindus, or practitioners of any other faith. Americans welcome any who lawfully come to America and take pride in the fact that in America, all can succeed. Islam is the root of the problem. Clearly identifying our enemies is not only a fundamental value, but the necessary beginning of rationality. Americans who happen to be Muslim understand this, but dare not say it. Islamists tend to be rather prickly about such things and have no compunction about killing those with whom they disagree.
By all means, read the entire speech, but only if you have a strong stomach. It is what we’ve come to expect from Barack Obama: a president who not only refuses to defend America, but who attacks it at every turn. He claims to represent America values, while denigrating America and Americans. A man like Barack Obama will never help to reform Islam, for he provides cover and support for its worst and most dangerous elements.
The speech reads like nothing so much as a defense of the faith by a true believer. Unsurprising in that Barack Obama is a Muslim, and has been since birth. He can deny it all he pleases, but as the Bible says (Matthew 7:16): “ye shall know them by their fruits.”
Mr. Obama also appeared at the National Prayer Breakfast on 02-04-16, as Scott Johnson of Powerline reports:
Those who say that Obama must be a Muslim are clearly wrong. Obama can’t be a Muslim. He worships himself.
To some extent Obama’s remarks this morning constituted a continuation of his remarks at the mosque of the Islamic Society of Baltimore. Toward the end he invokes ‘the peaceful spirit of Islam,’ as he did yesterday. Speaking as a professed Christian, however, aspiring to a gospel style, Obama occasionally employs his fake Southern accent and rasping voice. He testifies that he’s seen the faithful ‘just helpin’ people,’ for example.
The only human being that fakes a folksy, southern accent worse than Barack Obama is Hillary Clinton. Most people wouldn’t think to try, andeven the mere thought would be immediately dismissed–too embarrassing.
I don’t find much in the way of spirituality or humility before the divine in Obama’s words. He seems to find Jesus of use for his own political purposes. Obama finds time to play his vaunted role as a media critic disapproving our ‘ever shrinking attention spans.’ He holds himself out as a ‘student of history.
Ah yes. A student of history that thinks there are 57 states and routinely misrepresents basic American history.
When it comes to praying for relief of Christian persecution and Christians driven from ancient homelands by unspeakable violence, he sounds like a bystander instead of a protagonist in the chain of events or a passive tool of forces beyond his power to affect.
Quotable quote: ‘…terrorism, eroding shore lines, those things are real.
It’s a wonder he didn’t praise Obamacare and the Iran deal, or perhaps Johnson just couldn’t bring himself to mention those.
One thing is certain: neither Islam nor Christianity have room for a self-anointed messiah.
Barack Obama can call himself anything he pleases and most Americans won’t care, unless he gives aid and comfort to our deadly enemies. Oh, that’s right; he is doing that, isn’t he? But after all, isn’t that what a defender of the one, true faith does?