Culture, Science & Faith

Who's Up for Another Obama Lecture on 'Who We Are'?

Allyne Caan · Feb. 4, 2016

In a show staged to curry Muslim favor and propagate the myth that any connection made between the Religion of Peace™ and violence is inherently hateful, bigoted and entirely un-American, Barack Obama Wednesday made his first visit to a U.S. mosque — one with what he called an “all-American story.” His visit had less to do with any religious tendencies and more to do with jockeying for position for his post-presidential career. Obama’s religion is himself and whatever it takes to advance his political viability.

Speaking to the Islamic Society of Baltimore, Obama lamented that this is a “time of fear” for Muslim-Americans who are being “targeted or blamed for the violent acts of the very few.” He lectured in his all-too-familiar pattern: “That’s not who we are. We are one American family, and when any part of our family starts to feel separate or second-class or targeted, it tears at the fabric of our nation.”

In the wake of beheadings, rapes and even reports of hundreds of children being burned alive in the name of Islam, Obama had the gall to opine, “When any religious group is targeted, we all have a responsibility to speak up.” What has he ever said about Muslims perpetrating those attacks — the Muslim fanatics currently wiping ancient Christian communities off the map in the Middle East? Not much, though at last year’s National Prayer Breakfast he chided Christians for attacking Muslims … in the Crusades.

“You’ve seen too often people conflating the horrific acts of terrorism with the beliefs of an entire faith,” he said Wednesday. He claimed groups like the Islamic State “twist” the Koran, and he promised, “I refuse to give them legitimacy. We should never give them that legitimacy. We shouldn’t play into terrorist propaganda.”

It’s hardly “giving them legitimacy” or “playing into propaganda” to note that radical Islamic ideology motivated attacks on the World Trade Center (1993 and 2001); assaulting the U.S.S. Cole; the attack on the U.S. military recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas; the Fort Hood rampage; the Boston Marathon bombing; the Garland, Texas attack; the Chattanooga and San Bernardino murders; the Charlie Hebdo attacks; the Paris massacre — and the list goes on, and on, and on.

And it’s hardly propaganda to note, as we’ve done, that there is plenty in the Koran and the Hadith (the teachings of Muhammad) advocating death to infidels. Yet the silence from many high-profile Muslims who are not unequivocally condemning these and countless other acts of terror is deafening. Indeed, the world is still waiting to hear a Muslim outcry — vocal and without exception or caveat — denouncing terrorist acts perpetrated in the name of Islam.

Undeterred, Obama lectured “my fellow Christians” that “we have to understand an attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths.” Christians and Muslims, despite his insistence that we’re all “descendants of Abraham,” do not serve the same God.

Obama is afflicted with an extreme case of a blinding Islamophilia — so much so that he is more concerned with protecting Muslims from alleged offense than with facing deadly reality. He bemoaned, “We’ve seen children bullied, we’ve seen mosques vandalized,” while ignoring the fact that Americans are worried about a jihadi shooting up the local military base, recruiting center, or gathering of coworkers — all of which have happened on Obama’s watch.

Now, back to the supposed “all-American story.” So intent is Obama on denying the obvious that he chose to visit a mosque with terrorist ties in order to demonstrate Islam’s supposedly peaceful agenda. As Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) reports, Obama’s mosque of choice “happens to be controlled by a radical Muslim Brotherhood front group his own Justice Department has implicated in the largest terrorist fundraising plot in U.S. history.”

Indeed, the Islamic Society of Baltimore is part of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). In 2007, federal prosecutors named ISNA as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator in a plot to send more than $12 million to Hamas suicide bombers. It’s been under FBI surveillance as well. What’s more, IBD reports that Imam Mohamad Adam el-Sheikh from the mosque told The Washington Post in 2004 that suicide bombings are “acceptable (as a method for Muslims) to defend themselves.”

While Islamic radicals wage war for a caliphate not only in the Middle East but worldwide, Obama keynotes at a terror-linked mosque to give Islam some free PR. As outrageous as this is, it’s hardly surprising, as it’s been Obama’s strategy both at home and abroad since Day One: Apologize your way to world peace.

Unfortunately, Obama’s denial of reality has not made America — or the world — a safer place. And a premier mosque performance will not do so either.

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