President Barack Obama wants gays to come out of the closet. I think it is time for him to come out of the closet as a Muslim.
Point in fact: In the wake of the Paris slaughter that took place last week at Charlie Hebdo, the President’s mouthpieces have already busied themselves in explaining away any connection between that act and the peace-loving followers of Islam.
It makes sense given that the Obama administration called out Charlie Hebdo in 2012 for publishing cartoons satirizing Islam.
Then-White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters: “Well, we are aware that a French magazine published cartoons featuring a figure resembling the Prophet Muhammad, and obviously, we have questions about the judgment of publishing something like this. We know that these images will be deeply offensive to many and have the potential to be inflammatory.”
Carney was speaking for the president, who has dissociated Islam from terror around the globe despite the obvious fact that it is being carried out by Muslims. And notice that Carney didn’t suggest Charlie Hebdo lay off on Jesus, Moses, Buddha or Joseph Smith.
Speaking of Smith, can you picture America’s outrage if Mitt Romney won the last election and celebrated Mormonism the way Obama celebrates Islam? It hurts the brain to think of morons engaging in a global jihad, building armies with aims on regional and even world conquest. And try to picture Romney holding a special White House dinner celebrating Mormonism the way Obama celebrated Islam last summer at a formal White House dinner.
My experiences with young men I’ve met on Mormon missions are that they are well-spoken, well-dressed and polite. Their worst fault is they can sometime be a bit boring. They don’t threaten to cut your head off if you don’t convert.
But nary is there any form of an apology from Obama and his views with regard to Islam and the Charlie Hebdo slaughter. What we have is quite to the contrary. After the French attack by Muslims, Jimmy Carter’s former national security adviser and Obama adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” He said “common sense” is more important than freedom of press or expression. Brzezinski must not have read the 1st Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Obama constantly makes comments about what he always calls the “Holy Quran,” plus what a peace-loving and progressive religion Islam is. Here are some of the president’s words:
- “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
- [The Muslim call to prayer is] “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
- “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”
- “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”
- “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
- “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”
- “[W]e will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities.”
Encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities? That is tantamount to President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaiming in the 1950s that more Americans should go to schools in the Soviet Union.
Now let’s read what Obama has said about Christianity:
- “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.”
- “If all it took was someone proclaiming, “I believe Jesus Christ and that he died for my sins,” and that was all there was to it, people wouldn’t have to keep coming to church, would they?”
- “On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.”
Yes, good Christians, going to church is like being dragged off to an ancient burial site. As for the first quote on Christianity, it may be self-fulfilling if all Islamists disrespect Christianity as much as Obama does.
In fact, the president has taken his pro-Islam stance so far that last summer during a national address, he declared: “ISIL is not ‘Islamic.’ No religion condones the killing of innocents.” This must come as quite a shock to the founders of the Islamic State (aka ISIS or ISIL). After all, the first word of their organization is “Islamic.” With Obama it is just another pattern of presenting the good side of Islam, as if there were a good side.
Take the case of the 2009 Fort Hood massacre where Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army psychiatrist and closet jihadist, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others. The Obama administration called it “workplace violence,” ignoring Hasan’s communications with Muslim extremists.
The intense investigation into the mass shooting remains largely shrouded in silence. Army officials have voiced concern about jumping to any conclusions about the motive, warning about a possible backlash against Muslim soldiers. Several bystanders, like (Pvt. Joseph) Foster, reported Hasan shouted “Allahu akbar,” Arabic for “God is great,” which terrorists have used as a battle cry.
In December 2011, when Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) was the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, he said the military has become a “direct target of violent Islamist extremism” within the United States.
Of course, we know who else is on the target list of Islamic extremists — people like us and all nonbelievers in Western democratic countries. Obama disregards this threat not at his peril but at ours.
Finally, it is hard to square away what Obama is saying and what his military advisers are saying, that ISIS is a threat to order in the Middle East and to the world. Regardless of how much the president praises the Holy Quran millions of Muslims draw their radicalism from it, just as millions of Germans drew theirs from “Mein Kampf.”
Others beside Obama seem to finally get it. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, once an Islam apologist, said last April that Western democracies must finally face who the real enemy is.
With support for intervention ebbing fast, especially in Britain, Blair urged a wilfully blind west to realise it must take sides and if necessary make common cause with Russia and China in the G20 to counter the Islamic extremism that lies at the root of all failures of western intervention.
Of course, all this advice is lost on Obama. After all, he is our Muslim in chief.
Yours in good times and bad,