For seven years now, the president has reprimanded the American
people for their attitudes about Islam.
And Barack Obama’s big speech to
the Islamic Society of Baltimore — granted, filled with many harmless
platitudes — was no different, leaving little room for any honest
dialogue about ideology or faith.
Many of the president’s ideas about
“tolerance,” in fact, are antithetical to the American experience, and
not something to celebrate.
Acceptance of outsiders is an American virtue, yes. Do we have to
embrace all ideas, as well? Obama has conflated tolerance of individuals
and groups with tolerance of a select belief system — one that he
demands be immune from criticism.
We certainly don’t want people attacking peaceful Muslims, but it’s
irresponsible and intellectually obtuse to act as if the pervasive
violence, misogyny, homophobia, child abuse, tyranny, anti-Semitism,
bigotry against Christians, etc. that exist in large parts of Islamic
society abroad has absolutely nothing to do with faith.
This week, Obama spoke about the evils of Islamophobia to a group that
featured women covered, subordinated, and segregated from men. I’m happy
he’s open-minded about that sort of thing. Americans are free to
practice their faith in any way they choose. But I’m not sure why all of
us should feel obligated to celebrate this kind of narrow-mindedness.
You will remember how offended liberals get when presidential candidates
visit Bob Jones University or Mormons fund campaigns they find
objectionable. Why is this different? Take this CNN headline: “Obama rebuts anti-Muslim rhetoric in first U.S. mosque visit.” What does it mean? In the piece, we learn that the president reacted to “young Muslim parents whose children are worried about being removed from the country.”
I know of no Republican candidate — or anyone of note on the right, or anywhere else for that matter — who has ever suggested any policy resembling this. Not even Donald Trump. A president who wanted to bring people together would have dismissed this as a preposterous idea. He would have explained that no one in American politics is plotting to kick Muslims out of the country.
He could have pointed out that in the United States, these children will enjoy more religious freedom than any Islamic nation offers, and be free of virtually any religious or factional violence — but that in this country, people still have the freedom to be critical of one another’s beliefs and even denounce them. This freedom is a lot more useful than dangerous notions about “tolerance.”
Obama had Georgetown U cover “JESUS” but didn’t have Baltimore mosque cover “ALLAH”
It was three and a half years ago: Obama asked Georgetown University to
cover over IHS, which is an abbreviation for Jesus derived from IHΣ, the
first three letters of the name Jesus in Greek, while he was speaking
But yesterday Obama stood without hesitation under the Arabic for
Allah at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. “Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name Of Jesus To Comply With White House Request,” CNS News, May 7, 2012:
(CNSNews.com) – Georgetown University says it covered
over the monogram “IHS”–symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it
was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at
the university on Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to
cover up all signs and symbols there.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the “IHS” monogram that had previously
adorned the stage at Georgetown’s Gaston Hall was still covered up–when
the pediment where it had appeared was photographed by CNSNews.com.
Obama at Muslim Brotherhood-linked mosque: “Islam has always been part of America”
In FrontPage today I discuss the remarkable falsehoods Barack Obama purveyed at the Islamic Society of Baltimore yesterday.
"When Barack Obama visited the Muslim Brotherhood-linked
Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday, he said: “The first thing I
want to say is two words that Muslim Americans don’t hear often enough:
While Obama has been President, Muslims have murdered non-Muslims,
avowedly in the cause of Islam, at Fort Hood, Boston, Chattanooga, and
San Bernardino, and attempted to do so in many, many other places.
Imagine if armed Baptists screaming “Jesus is Lord” had committed
murder, and explained that they were doing so in order to advance
Christianity, in four American cities, and had attempted to do so in
Imagine that those killers were supporters of a global
Christian movement that had repeatedly called for attacks on U.S.
civilians and declared its determination to destroy the United States. Imagine how incongruous it would be in that case for the President of
the United States to visit a church and say:
“The first thing I want to
say is two words that Christian Americans don’t hear often enough:
Thank you.” And imagine how unlikely it would be that Barack Obama would
ever have done that. But his visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore was the apotheosis
of the Muslim victimhood myth, as he signaled yet again to the world
(and worldwide jihadis) that in the U.S., Muslims are victims, victims
of unwarranted concern over jihad terror, and thus that concern is
likely to lessen even more, as Obama dismantles still more of our
Sorry establishment Republicans, The Donald isn’t dead yet
If Donald Trump had won in Iowa on Monday night, everybody would still be saying what a brilliant candidate he is.
His decision to shun that Fox News debate, just four days before the caucuses, would be seen as a tactical masterstroke. Looking at his poll lead ahead of the New Hampshire primary next week, journalists would be saying that he had effectively secured the Republican party nomination.
He didn’t win, though. He came second, almost third, and now the
narrative about the Trump phenomenon can be turned upside down. Trump’s
refusal to abide by the established rules of campaigning was foolhardy.
Ducking the debate was a big mistake.
The victory of Ted Cruz, the
conservative ‘grassroots’ candidate, proved the enduring power of
organised politics. And the late surge for Marco Rubio — who surprised
everyone by finishing just 1 per cent behind Trump — showed that,
despite all the disgruntlement among Republican voters, the party
establishment can still come out on top.
Trump’s barmy rebellion now
looks ready to collapse, and people will ask if the celebrity
businessman was ever that serious about becoming president. Before dismissing Trump’s candidacy, however, it’s worth examining what he has achieved.
He won 24 per cent of the vote (against Cruz’s 28 per cent and Rubio’s 23 per cent) in Iowa, a state in which, until a few weeks ago, nobody thought he had a chance. Trump has rather sweetly spent almost $500,000 on ‘Make America Great Again’ baseball hats. He appears to have spent almost nothing on boring but important activities such as canvassing or researching voter preferences, however.
He has given his campaign about two-thirds of its $19 million funds (‘It’s not worth it!’ he tweeted this week), but that sum looks piddling compared with the $47 million raised by Cruz or the $112 million behind Hillary Clinton. Still, through the sheer force of his personality, and his media shock value, he almost pulled off a ridiculous victory.Read it all here...................
Obviously Vladimir Putin Has Been Reading This Blog
The Russian airforce conducted a mock nuclear strike against Sweden during war games less than three years ago, Nato has said.
The 2013 exercise, which saw a contingent of Russian aircraft approach Swedish airspace after crossing the Gulf of Finland, was one of several examples of dummy nuclear attacks against Nato and its allies in recent years, according to a new Nato report.
“As part of its overall military build-up, the pace of Russia’s military manoeuvres and drills have reached levels unseen since the height of the Cold War,” Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of Nato, wrote in his annual report for 2015.
“Over the past three years, Russia has conducted at least 18 large-scale snap exercises, some of which have involved more than 100,000 troops.”
“These exercises include simulated nuclear attacks on Nato Allies (eg, ZAPAD [a large-scale Russian military exercise]) and on partners (eg, March 2013 simulated attacks on Sweden),” he added.
Two Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers escorted by four Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighters crossed the Gulf of Finland and came within 24 miles of Swedish territory off the island of Gotland, 100 miles from Stockholm, on March 29, 2013.
They veered off after apparently completing dummy bombing runs against targets believed to include a military base in southern Sweden and the headquarters of Sweden’s signals intelligence agency outside Stockholm.
The incident caused controversy in Sweden at the time because the Swedish military was caught unprepared and had to rely on Danish airforce jets, operating as part of a Nato’s Baltic air policing mission, to respond.
Nato declined to comment further on the incident, saying it has “nothing to add” to the statement in the report. Read it all here.................
Sharia law is the most important part of Islamic doctrine.
Sharia is Islam; Islam is Sharia. Sharia includes law, but it also includes how to raise a family, theology, philosophy and every aspect of daily living. Sharia law includes pronouncements for both Muslims and non-Muslims (Kafirs).
Sharia is a manual for a civilization.
Sharia does not allow free speech. It is forbidden to make a joke about Mohammed. Blasphemy is forbidden. The US is following Sharia when it allows the UN to determine that Muslim refugees come to America and not Christians.
We have Sharia compliant textbooks now in Tennessee.
We hesitate to anger Muslims or criticize Islam. In Europe Islamic rape is accepted behavior.
Sharia says that our Constitution is manmade and a product of ignorance. Sharia is Allah’s law and must replace all other governments. Countries that adhere to all of Sharia are Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Yemen.
Sweden: Islamic State flag and “Pray to Allah or die” painted on wall of school
Back in 2007 I was a speaker at a conference in Berlin sponsored by
the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry.
As the day
wore on, speaker after speaker talked about the growing problem of jihad
terrorism in Europe, although of course all the speakers except me
spoke about it only with multiple euphemisms and circumlocutions.
point someone in the audience asked one of the speakers, who was a
German government official, why Europe was importing so many Muslim
migrants if they were the cause of so much trouble. He immediately
replied that the cultural and economic benefits that the migrants
brought to Europe far exceeded any difficulties that they presented.
Other speakers hurried to echo his statement.
That was in 2007, and I doubted that the benefits outweighed the
drawbacks even then; now it should be clear to everyone that they don’t,
but it isn’t. Some will say, particularly because this graffiti is in English, that
it was painted by some “right-wing” foe of immigration. Maybe it was.
In that case, it is a sign that the massive influx of Muslim migrants is
raising concerns about jihad terror among European citizens, and
European authorities are not addressing those concerns.
wrote it, it is a sign of the growing frustration in Europe, and the
“4/02/2016 – HOVMANTORP, Sweden – ‘Pray To Allah Or Die,’ Breitbart, February 4, 2016 (scroll down):
What appears to be an Islamic State battle flag has been
painted on the wall of a school along with the words’ Pray to Allah or
Die’, reports Sweden’s state radio. Police were called when the graffiti was discovered, but at present
they have no suspects for the crime, admits a spokesman. The
headmistress of the school told media the sign made her feel
All who dissent will be branded as bigoted Islamophobes and will suffer
various difficulties. All people must love our glorious multicultural
future! Or else.
“German police arrest Algerian suspects over ‘Berlin IS plot,'” by Hui Min Neo, AFP, February 4, 2016 (thanks to Pamela Geller): Berlin (AFP) – German police Thursday arrested three
Algerians suspected of links to the Islamic State group after raids
targeting several sites, including refugee shelters where some of the
suspects lived. In all, four Algerians “from the jihadist scene are under
investigation over suspicions that they are planning a serious act
threatening the security of the state”, Berlin police said.
The group was suspected of planning a possible strike against the German capital, a spokesman for Berlin prosecutors told AFP. The alleged involvement of Algerians in an IS plot and the link to
refugee shelters is expected to add fuel to a raging debate over the 1.1
million asylum seekers that Germany took in last year.
Obama: “Islam prohibits terrorism, for the Qur’an says whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind”
Obama said: “The Qur’an says whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind.”
This is what the Qur’an really says:
Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel
that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption in the
land — it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one —
it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had
certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them,
after that, throughout the land, were transgressors. (5:32)
First, note that this is not a general moral principle applying to
everyone, as Obama implied, but one only for the Children of Israel. Nor
is it is not a general prohibition of killing: there are big exceptions
for those who kill “for a soul or for corruption in the land.”
concludes that even after this command was given, “many of them, after
that … were transgressors” — so all it is really saying is that Allah
gave a command to the Children of Israel and they transgressed against
it. It isn’t anything more than yet another Qur’anic castigation of the
Jews. Also, it is followed in the Qur’an by 5:33, which specifies the
punishment for the corruption and transgressions of the Children of
“Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and
His Messenger and strive upon earth corruption is none but that they be
killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from
opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a
disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great
When Alexandra Mezher was murdered, she was alone in the residence with ten asylum seekers. She was stabbed by one of the "children" she cared for.
When National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson appeared on the "Good Morning Sweden" TV show, the day after Mezher's murder, he expressed sympathy for the murderer, but barely mentioned the victim.
This sparked frenzied outrage on social media. Mass immigration is continuing to claim victims in Sweden. Murder,
assaults and rape have become everyday occurrences in this small
country, with a population just short of ten million, which last year
opened its doors to almost 163,000 immigrants.
The latest victim is 22-year-old Alexandra Mezher. She was stabbed to death last week by a so-called unaccompanied refugee child at the asylum house where she worked. Although the massive influx of asylum seekers has decreased
drastically since January 4, when Sweden implemented border controls on
the Swedish/Danish border, the people who are already here pose a giant
problem to municipalities, police and citizens. The police are fighting a losing battle
against street crime, as well as daily incidents at asylum houses –
general disturbances that include fights, rapes and threats.
How wonderful. How sweet and charitable and generous and loving.
Maybe the Muslims who go to this mosque once it is built will look upon
their Christian neighbors with gratitude, and treat them kindly. More
likely, however, they will see the Christians’ generosity as their due,
since the Qur’an commands Muslims to fight against the “People of the
Book” and force them to pay the jizya, a tax from which Muslims are
So non-Muslims paying money to Muslims is the divinely-ordained
order of things, and doesn’t exempt these Christians from the general
commands Muslims have in the Qur’an to wage war against and subjugate
unbelievers. It is conceivable that the Muslims who go to this mosque
could one day attack and destroy the church whose people collected money
to build the mosque, and they will do so because they believe this is
what the Qur’an tells them to do, and Christians being nice to them
doesn’t mitigate the Qur’anic command.
The Swedish church in Naka is the Christian Church today in
microcosm. All denominations. This is today’s Christianity. This is the
Christianity of Pope Francis, and Patriarch Gregory III Laham, and
Bishop Robert McManus, and Rick Warren, and so many other clerics who
think that if they ignore and deny the problem of Muslim persecution of
Christians, and pursue their chimerical and fruitless “dialogue,” that
all will be well, and that those who tell the truth about what is
happening are a continuing danger to the Church.
Well, they have the Church they want now, and as the years go by, it
will become clear to everyone what they have done, and what unimaginable
damage and destruction they have enabled. “Swedish church to collect funds to build mosque,” Christians in Pakistan, February 3, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Hillary Clinton and her driver were cruising along a country road one evening
when an ancient cow loomed in front of the car.
The driver tried to avoid it but couldn't - the aged bovine was struck and killed.
Hillary told her driver to go up to the farmhouse and explain to the owners what
She stayed in the car making phone calls to campaign donors.
About an hour later the driver staggered back to the car with his clothes in disarray.
He was holding a half-empty bottle of expensive wine in one hand, a Cuban cigar in the other,
and was smiling happily, smeared with lipstick.
"What happened to you?" asked Hillary.
"Well" the driver replied "the farmer gave me the cigar, his wife gave me the wine,
and their beautiful twin daughters made mad passionate love to me".
"My God, what did you tell them?" asked Hillary.
The driver replied "I just stepped inside the door and said, I'm Hillary Clinton's driver and
I've just killed the old cow.
Migrants in Murmansk go too far with Russian girls: Some in hospital, some in jail
Migrants from the Middle East, hitting a night club near the Norwegian border in the Murmansk region, started harassing Russian young women, and realised too late that they were not in the EU.
Russian men, as they should have known, and as our picture suggests, are slightly different to those in the West.
Though the police authorities have no wish to talk about it, in effect denying mass injuries to a group of migrants, local social network users were happy to share their commentaries on the incident.
The trouble started when Norway expelled about 50 Middle Eastern and Afghanistan migrants for “bad behavior” back to Russia, which they’d passed through on their way to the land of milk, honey and liberal-minded blondes. Once in Russia, the testosterone-charged ‘refugees’ decided to go out for some fun at the local “Gandvik” discotheque, and oblivious to where they were, decided to start groping the Russian girls.
The problem came down to the fact that in Murmansk, men just aren’t brainwashed into the tolerance of ‘enlightened’ Europe. Judging from the comments of local social network users, they tried to run away and hide, but they were found and “educated.” If entire squadrons of police hadn’t arrived, the situation would have gotten really bad, especially in view of the frosts of Murmansk.
To make things even worse for the migrant gropers, judging by the identical reaction of the police, the agents of law enforcement did not differ in tolerance level. So while they did tell the enraged locals not to resort to lynching, they quietly assisted in the educational process, according to news.li.
Results: 18 in the hospital, 33 in the local detention centre, and a burning desire among them all to go back home.
“Welcome to Russia. We’re delighted to have visitors, but you mustn’t forget, you are guests here.”
One wonders why America, a nation of immigrants, can be suddenly so receptive to Donald Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric
The best answer, so far, is that immigration does not seem to work
any more the way it did, at least for certain groups of immigrants.
A similar situation has arisen in Europe. In 2009, the American journalist Christopher Caldwell famously characterized
the changes that a massive non-European, non-Judeo-Christian,
immigration was forcing over Europe as a “revolution.” We may now be on
the brink of a counter-revolution, and that can be as violent and
far-reaching as revolution itself.
Last year’s massacres in Paris (the attacks on satirical cartoonists
and a kosher supermarket’s customers in January 2015, then the November 13
killing spree) were a tipping point : the French – and by extension,
most Europeans — realized that unchecked immigration could lead to civil
war. Then there was the Christmas crisis in Corsica, a French island in the Mediterranean.
On December 24,
a fire was activated at an immigrant-populated neighborhood in Ajaccio,
the capital of Southern Corsica. As soon as the firemen arrived, they
were attacked by local youths, Muslims of North African descent. Such
ambushes have been part of French life for years.
This time, however,
the ethnic Corsicans retaliated; for four days, they rampaged through
the Muslim neighborhoods, shouting Arabi Fora! (Get the Arabs out, in Corsican). One of Ajaccio’s five mosques was vandalized.
Taliban assassinate 10 year old boy who fought them
Ten-year-old boy hailed a hero after he fired rockets at Taliban fighters as he helped defend his village from attackers is shot dead by terror group assassin.
Wasil Ahmad was shot twice in the head by insurgents in Tirin Kot, the capital of the Uruzgan province, local police have revealed.
The child had fought the Taliban alongside his uncle on many occasions and pictures on social media show him holding an automatic weapon and wearing uniform and a helmet.
Deputy police chief of Uruzgan province, Rahimullah Khan, said that unknown gunmen he referred to only as insurgents had killed the boy near his home.
Ahmad's uncle was formerly a Taliban commander who changed allegiance to the government and was appointed local police commander in Khas Uruzgan district, Khan said.
The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission laid blame for the boy's death with his family, the government and the Taliban, a militant group that has been fighting a 15-year insurgency.
Spokesman Rafiullah Baidar said that local police had hailed the boy as a hero after he battled a Taliban siege following the death of his father in fighting. Read it all here...............
Walsall terror trial: 'Slave' wife denies ISIS-related crime
A woman from Walsall has gone on trial for failing to alert authorities that her "bullying" husband who treated her like a "dog and a slave" was about to join Islamic State in Syria.
Muslim convert Lorna Moore, aged 33, is accused of failing to tell authorities that her husband Sajid Aslam, 34, was planning to leave for the Middle East.
Moore had tried to eject her husband from their home in Glebe Street, Walsall, but was allegedly advised she would go to "hell" if she did.
Then on August 23, 2014, Aslam, a supply teacher said to harbour fundamentalist views, left for Syria.
He was dropped off at Stansted airport by Ayman Shaukat, the treasurer of the Walsall Islamic Centre, jurors were told.
Shaukat, 27, is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of assisting Aslam and another man on their way to fight for ISIS.
They formed part of a group of men from Walsall who travelled to Syria in 2014, at least one of whom has since been killed.
Moore allegedly failed to disclose to police information which might have stopped her husband from going.
Prosecutor Julian Christopher QC told jurors that Moore was born in Northern Ireland and raised a Protestant but converted to Islam having met Aslam at Manchester Metropolitan University.
They had an Islamic marriage and two children in "quick succession", settling down in a house in Glebe Street. Read it all here.............
The Arabic word salaam (سلام) ("Peace") has the same root as the word Islam. One Islamic interpretation is that individual personal peace is attained by utterly submitting to Allah.
“Like so many faiths, Islam is rooted in a commitment to compassion and mercy and justice and charity.
“Whoever wants to enter paradise, the prophet Mohammad taught, let him treat people the way he would love to be treated,” he said as the audience applauded.“For Christians like myself, I’m assuming that sounds familiar,” he continued. Read it all here...................
Jihad or Death: Daesh Beheads Dozens of Own Militants for Desertion
Daesh terrorists have executed more than 20 of their own militants for deserting the jihadi cause in Iraq’s northwestern province of Nineveh, local sources reported on Saturday.
The militants captured a group of men who were fleeing the battleground in Mosul city of Nineveh province, and executed them in public in an attempt to terrorize its members who may want to leave their posts in the war-torn region.
According to the source, the Sharia Court decided to behead the
dissidents on charges of treason. The Jihadists were decapitated
in central Mosul in front of hundreds of people, mostly Daesh members
Last week, CNN said that Daesh was forced to cut its fighters'
salaries by as much as 50 percent, citing documents it had obtained
from Daesh-controlled territories. Read it all here.............
Malaysiakini : What goes around, comes around. So dictate the laws of karma.
In the not too distant past, a politician in the upper echelons was
unceremoniously removed, shamed, degraded, beaten and imprisoned. Then too, many leaders in Umno had toed the line, remained silent or lent their voices to the chorus of assailment.
now, the architect of that poignant episode, which served as the
impetus for the events that changed the Malaysian political landscape,
has a front row seat to witness a similar scene unfold.
This time, it is his son who has been forced out of power while those in Umno continued to remain aphonic. Therein
lies the problem with Dr Mahathir Mohamad - it is difficult to feel
sympathy for a man who exhibited little or no compassion in deposing his
political foe. Whenever the former premier points a finger at
another accusing him of being unjust or abusing his position, he has
four pointing back at him.
One wonders if Mahathir is reflecting
on his past deeds at this juncture, and coming to terms with how over
the decades, fate had dictated that he transforms from invincible to
vulnerable. Then again, he is a politician to the core, one
through whose veins course the art of Machiavelli, where statecraft is
managed with cunning shrewdness.
And now, his successors are employing the same strategies to retain their grip on power. He has taught them well. While
he might be suffering from amnesiac spells that have disconnected his
medial temporal lobe responsible for storing memories, the people,
however, have not forgotten.
Hence, it came as no surprise that
when a photograph depicting Mahathir’s wife embracing their son
following his forced resignation as menteri besar circulated on social
media, some expressed sadness and sympathy, others recalled certain
incidents during his tenure. Furthermore, Mukhriz Mahathir is not Anwar Ibrahim. Charlatan
or otherwise, the latter is perhaps the most courageous politician to
have emerged from the Umno ranks in recent times.
And it is ironic
that his detractors with lesser testicular fortitude continue to harp
on his real or fabricated sexual orientation to disparage his manhood. Mukhriz,
on the other hand, is nothing more than his father’s son. He ascended
the political hierarchy due to his surname, which opened doors without
effort on his part. The son of the former premier is not a
fighter. He would not want to risk landing in prison or taking to the
streets, let alone being dealt a black eye.
adversaries would be committing a fatal error in believing that the move
against his son would bring the nonagenarian to his knees. They have struck him where it hurts most.Mahathir
is a predator, and such creatures are most ferocious when wounded.
killer instinct does not mellow with age. And the wound inflicted has
left his heart bleeding. If at all Mahathir was on the brink of
relenting and ending his campaign to remove the current prime minister,
the ouster of his son would renew his zeal for blood.
For now, it is no longer about politics. It is personal.
Hugh Fitzgerald: On Obama, the First Muslim President of the United States, Islam, and History
“‘Thomas Jefferson’s opponents tried to stir things up by
suggesting he was a Muslim. So I was not the first,’ Obama said,
sparking laughter. ‘No, it’s true. Look it up. I’m in good company.'” — From USA Today on Barack Obama’s visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore, February 3, 2016
Barack Obama paid a visit — his first — to an American mosque today.
He did so in the same feelgood spirit with which he held his first
“Annual Iftar Dinner” in 2010. That dinner prompted a Jihad Watch post
which, considerably modified and enlarged, is reprinted below.
“The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia,
was hosted by President Jefferson, who arranged a sunset dinner for his
guest because it was Ramadan — making it the first known iftar at the
White House, more than 200 years ago.” — Barack Obama, speaking on August 14, 2010, at the “Annual Iftar Dinner” at the White House
Really? Is that what happened? Was there a “first known Iftar at the
White House” given by none other than President Thomas Jefferson for the
“first Muslim ambassador to the United States”? That’s what Barack
Obama and his dutiful speechwriters told the Muslims in attendance at
what was billed as the “Annual Iftar Dinner,” knowing full well that the
remarks would be published for all Americans to see.
and those who helped write this speech for him, and others still who
vetted it, found nothing wrong with attempting, as part of the
administration’s policy of both trying to win Muslim hearts and Muslim
mind and to convince Americans that Islam has always been part of
America’s history, to misrepresent that history.
For the dinner
Jefferson gave was not intended to be an Iftar dinner, and his guest
that evening was not “the first Muslim ambassador…. from Tunisia,” but
in using such words, Obama was engaged in a little nunc pro tunc backdating,
so that the Iftar dinner that he gave in 2010 could be presented as
part of a supposed tradition of such presidential Iftar dinners, going
all the way back to the time of Jefferson.
Obama at Islamic Society of Baltimore: “Muslim Americans keep us safe”
The apotheosis of the Muslim victimhood myth. FBI hate crime statistics show that the hysteria over “Islamophobia” is unfounded, but that matters not at all to Barack Obama.
“Obama rebuts anti-Muslim rhetoric in first U.S. mosque visit,” by Kevin Liptak, PJ Media, February 3, 2016: (CNN)Seeking to rebut what he
views as perilous election-year bombast about Muslims, President Barack
Obama is at a mosque in Baltimore on Wednesday, his first visit to such a
site in the United States.
“Muslim Americans keep up [sic] safe,”
Obama told the audience, crediting the contributions Muslims have made
to communities. “They are our police. They are our fire fighters.
They’re in (the Department of) Homeland Security.”
And remember: none of them were screened
for jihadi sympathies. To have done so would have been “Islamophobic,”
and transgressed against the prevailing dogma that Islam is a Religion
of Peace that non-Muslims are wrong and bigoted to be concerned about.
Robert Spencer in PJ Media: Obama visits Muslim Brotherhood-tied mosque
In PJ Media today I discuss why this was the wrong thing to do:
" After seven years of pandering to and appeasing the Muslim
Brotherhood and Iran, Barack Obama will mark the crowning moment of his
presidency: today he will — for the first time as president — visit a
mosque in the United States.
A White House official says he intends to “celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation.” The Washington Post added that he was making the trip “to promote religious tolerance at a time when rhetoric linking Islam with terrorism is growing.”
In other words, Obama is going to the mosque because of Donald Trump,
Ben Carson, and other Republican candidates whom the media has roasted
for linking Islam with terrorism. Of course, the mosque he has chosen to visit is … the Muslim Brotherhood-linked
Islamic Society of Baltimore.
Obama is more concerned with Republican
rhetoric linking Islam with terrorism than with the increase in such
rhetoric emanating from Muslims themselves, drawn directly from Islamic
canon. The latest Islamic State video is titled “Kill Them Wherever You Find Them”. This is a quotation from the Qur’an (2:191, 4:89, 9:5).
Of course. How could anyone possibly
think that a supporter of the Islamic State with a Kalashnikov outside a
monastery could have anything to do with terrorism? Only a greasy
Islamophobe would dare think such a thing.
Judge Violeta Usaj-Rugova confirmed the media reports on detention,
pointing out that the detained men were suspected of illegal possession
of weapons. Koha Ditore daily also cited prosecutor Valbona Hadzosaj as saying
that her investigation was only into illegal possession of weapons.
CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates. “President Obama’s mosque visit spotlights a new generation of Muslim Americans,” by Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, February 3, 2016:
President Obama’s visit to a mosque Wednesday — his first
such U.S. event as president — puts the biggest spotlight in memory on
Muslim American life, but not in the way most Americans are accustomed
to seeing. In the small group picked to meet Obama in suburban Baltimore
are a competitive fencer, a graffiti artist and a police chaplain.
Germany: Muslim PhD candidate arrested for declaring his support for the Islamic State
He says that the Islamic State follows Sharia.
He offers specific
explanations for why he thinks so. Those who insist that the Islamic
State has nothing to do with Islam should refute him on the specifics,
but of course their real objective is deceiving others or deluding
themselves, not actually exploring the facts. Note also that Malik Fndy,
as a PhD candidate, had plenty of education and job opportunities.
He didn’t decide to support the Islamic State because he was alienated.
He decided to support the Islamic State because he realized it was
Islamic. “Frankfurt-Based Syrian Activist Dr. Malik Fndy: ‘This Is Why I Support the Islamic State,'” MEMRI, January 7, 2016: Dr. Malik Fndy, a Syrian from the Dar’a area who lives in
Germany, posted a video on the Internet in which he explains his
support for the Islamic State (ISIS).
In the video, posted on January 7,
Dr. Fndy claims that the Islamic State is the only state to implement
Islamic law. He criticizes Middle Eastern regimes and sub-state
entities, calling them “pigs” and accusing them of collaborating with
“the infidels.” He accuses Western media of distorting the image of the
Islamic State by not publishing their original and complete videos,
where the reasoning behind the stoning of a woman or the burning of
Jordanian pilot Moaz Kasasbeh, for example, is explained.