Obama’s Religion-of-Peace Policy Errors


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This just in: Islam is a religion of peace. So said Barack Obama yet again on Sunday in India. Even though he was repeating conventional boilerplate that he has repeated many times in the past, and that the Bush Administration repeated before him, his statements in Mumbai signaled his determination to keep the United States firmly committed to the policy errors that flow from this mistaken assumption.

Obama was visiting St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, just a short walk away from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, one of the sites of the November 26, 2008 jihad attacks in which Islamic supremacists murdered 173 people and wounded another 308. Given the setting, it was not surprising that a student at St. Xavier’s asked Obama this question: “What is your take or opinion about jihad? Or jihadi, whatever is your opinion, what do you think of them?”

Obama initially seemed taken aback, fumbling for an answer: “Well…” Pause. “You know, uh…” Pause. Then he fell back on some clichés from back in Great World Religions class: “The phrase Jihad has lot of meanings within Islam, and is subject to a lot of different interpretations. But I will say that first, Islam is one of the world’s great religions.” Having begun mining the boilerplate, he finally hit something resembling a stride: “And, uh, more than a billion people who practice Islam, the overwhelming majority, uh, view their obligations to their religion as ones that reaffirm peace and justice, and fairness and tolerance. I think all of us recognize that this great religion in the hands of a few extremists has been distorted to justify violence against innocent people that is never justified.”

There was no surprise in any of that. Obama invokes the great unicorn in which we all must believe (on pain of charges of “bigotry” and “Islamophobia”) but which no one has ever actually seen: a moderate, mainstream and traditional form of Islam that does not teach warfare against and the subjugation of unbelievers. The peacefulness of individual Muslims does not establish the existence of this peaceful form of Islam, although many believe that it does, because when these peaceful Muslims are challenged on Islamic grounds by jihadists and Islamic supremacists, they are vulnerable: jihadists get recruits and justify their actions among Muslims by appealing to Islamic teachings and presenting themselves as the authentic Muslims. Peaceful Muslims must challenge that if — if — they really wish to lessen the influence jihadists have within Islamic communities.

But one thing is certain: none of that is going to happen. Obama’s commitment to the idea that Islam is a religion of peace that has been distorted by a few extremists is rock-solid and unshakeable, and so it is important to note some of the policy errors that flow from it and will continue to do so:

1. The pressuring of Israel. The Palestinian conflict against Israel is, at its foundation, an Islamic jihad; if it weren’t, it would have ended long ago. There have been innumerable attempts at a negotiated settlement, and each one has failed because of Palestinian intransigence, which is founded in the idea that land ruled at any time by Muslims belongs by right to Muslims forever, and non-Muslims (particularly Jews, the worst enemies of the Muslims according to Qur’an 5:82) have no right to establish a state on such land.

This is why no Palestinian faction has ever recognized Israel, despite numerous promises to do so, and why Obama’s attempt to hammer out yet another negotiated settlement is doomed to fail, like all of its predecessors, to bring about anything resembling a lasting peace. Obama is assuming, because Islam is a peaceful religion that has been distorted by “a few extremists,” that the vast majority of Palestinians want “peace and justice, and fairness and tolerance” for themselves and for the Israelis. This misapprehension ensures that his peace initiatives are foredoomed.

2. The coddling of Iran. Obama’s hand outstretched to Iran has become the object of international ridicule, including from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad himself, but the American president appears undaunted. He continued to reach out to the Islamic regime in Tehran even as it was massacring its own people in the streets in the summer of 2009 – and missed an opportunity at that time to voice support for the Iranians who were standing up to that regime and risking their lives in hope of a better life. Underlying his relative indifference to the Islamic Republic’s human rights abuses may be his assumption that Islam is a peaceful religion that has been distorted by “a few extremists”; if that is so, how bad can an Islamic Republic be?

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  • Chezwick_Mac

    As usual, Robert is dead on.

    The paradox of the equation is that by our obsequious validation of Islam as a "religion of peace," we undercut the efforts of genuine reformers in the Muslim world. After all, if there is nothing wrong with Islam, why would it need reforming?

    The honor/shame component that characterizes the Muslim collective psyche COULD be useful in shaming the Muslim world for its intolerance and barbarism, and possibly effecting a cultural change, but it's a psychological weapon we simply refuse to employ. It wouldn't fit the multicultural narrative you see, so instead, we retreat into the "tiny minority of extremists" canard.

    Alongside many others here, I'm of the opinion that in his construction of Islam, Muhammad effectively inoculated his creation from the virus of reform. He designated the Quran immutable…and himself the "seal of the prophets", making further evolution of the faith impossible. And by making apostasy and blasphemy capital crimes, these labels have for 1400 years effectively intimidated those who might have otherwise attempted a reinterpretation of the canonical texts.

    My feeling is that the only hopes for the Muslim world ever overcoming the grotesque pathologies that afflict and define it…will be found OUTSIDE of Islamic tradition. But instead of the West serving as an inspirational alternative, we've become – through our trembling dhimmitude – entirely culpable in the perpetuation of this pre-medieval barbarism as it continues to wreak its havoc upon planet earth.

    • stephencuz

      The article is perfect and your response post is as well Chez. You should consider being a contributing writer to FPM. I look for your responses after these articles as they are usually very insightful and well articulated.

      • Chezwick_Mac

        Thanks for the kind words, Steve.

    • al-Kidya

      Well spoken, Chezwick_Mac.
      The only peaceful Muslim is a non-devout Muslim.
      If all Muslims were the true followers of the teachigs of this non-prophet there would be no peace in the world anywhere it touched down.
      Muhammad made sure that not one jot or one tittle would be removed fom his book.
      He did, however, allow for abrogations but those were of his own doing. When he was criticized for certain things like not properly sharing booty, his ideology wasn't headed the way he wanted it to go, or if he was unhappy with his sex life he would make changes where necessary.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      It really doesn’t matter if their efforts at genuine reforms are undercut or not, since for many reasons such as the Koran contains the uncreated words of Allah, that the words of the Koran are divine and thus immutable and valid for all time, the doors to ijtihad have been locked closed for over a thousand years, there is no valid hierarchal system in Islam like there is in Roman Catholicism, and because anyone seen as trying to reform Islam in any way is instantly seen as a blasphemer and apostate that should be executed, it is impossible for Islam to ever be reformed. In any event, even if it were possible, it would be a long drawn out process not unlike the Christian Reformation and Enlightenment, which took place over the course of several hundred years, and in the meantime jihadists could wreck a lot of damage upon the world in that span time.

      Not to mention that because of the doctrine of abrogation, which holds that when two verses of the Koran come into to conflict, the latter verses of the Koran abrogate, i.e., supersede and replace, the earlier verses. Thus, the early peaceful verses of the Koran that originate from the time when Islam was a religion when Muhammad lived in Mecca, have all been abrogated by the latter violent and aggressive verses of the Koran that originate after the Hijra, Muhammad’s migration from Mecca to Medina, when Muhammad turned to politics and jihad and in the process transformed Islam from the realm of religion to the realm of politics, jihad and eventually to conquest. Hence, although Islam initially started out as being a religion, it later morphed into something else altogether entirely different, which is a militant theo-political totalitarian ideology that seeks to subjugate the world via the imposition of Sharia as its main goal.

      In addition, the reality is there are no genuine reformers living in the Islamic world, because they have all been convicted of apostasy and executed, which means that in the Islamic world, there are no followers of genuine reformers.

      However, in the West in contrast to the Islamic world, there are several self-style reformers such as Dr. Zudhi Jasser and Irshad Manji, and the so-called mainstream media is totally infatuated with them because they present themselves as being devout Muhammadans. Also, when they speak they denounce terrorism and sound very reasonable. Thus, the so-called mainstream media, which has invariably whitewashed Islam forever, holds people up like Jasser and Manji to be classic examples of the world’s more than a billion peaceful and moderate Muhammadans.

      Nevertheless, the real reality is in the eyes of the overwhelming majority of Muhammadans living in the world today, Jasser and Manji are apostates that should be executed, and that goes double in Manji’s case because she is a lesbian. In other words, in the Islamic world the real reality is Jasser and Manji couldn’t be more atypical, yet when presented in the so-called mainstream media, they are invariably presented as being the voice of moderate and peaceful Islam, which inevitably creates a false impression in the minds of millions of viewers, especially on the left.

      Not to mention also that leading Muhammadan scholars like Sheik Dr. Yusef al-Qaradawi have also issued Fatwas authorizing Muhammadans to pose as genuine reformers to deceive gullible kafirs.

      Nevertheless, according to Islam you are either a Muhammadan or otherwise you are an apostate, and if you are the latter, then you deserve to be executed. Now in the eyes of gullible Westerners, Jasser and Manji are no doubt quintessential devout, moderate, and peaceful Muhammadans, but in the eyes of the overwhelming majority of Muhammadans living in the world today, Jasser and Manji are apostates that should be executed.

      In any event, the notion that Islam can be reformed just in the nick of time to save the world leads to a lot of useless wishful thinking in the West, but the real reality is that for several reasons it is highly unlikely that Islam could ever be reformed. For one thing, Islam is not even a religion, as in reality it is a militant theo-political totalitarian ideology that masquerades as being a religion to infiltrate the societies it intends to subjugate and subsume.

      • Chezwick_Mac

        You'll find no argument from me, amigo. As I wrote, Islam is effectively inoculate from the virus of reform. BUT, the work of Muslim reformers CAN be valuable nonetheless, in dividing the ummah, in appealing to the consciences of individual Muslims, and in promoting moderation in their behavior.

        There ARE occasions – Beslan, for example – when crimes against the innocent are SO egregious that Muslims around the world go out of their way to disassociate Islam from them. The reaction to Beslan was of a different magnitude than the typical Muslim denials whenever Islamic terror leaves its bloody footprints. It was not so much an expression of Muslim concern over the sensibilities of infidels as it was a desire to prevent such an atrocity from alienating the Muslim faithful from their own creed…which is exactly my point.

        I'm not suggesting we can expect any sort of sea-change in the Islamic ethos (much less a doctrinal reform), but by accentuating the "shameful" context of Muslim behavior, we could certainly derive more dividends than the current policy of automatic exoneration via the "tiny minority of extremists" cop-out. The hope would be not to change Islam as a belief system (which we both agree is fixed), but to facilitate the alienation of increasing numbers of Muslims from their own warped religious ethics…i.e., create conditions for a mass exodus of Muslims from Islam. Preying on their honor/shame fixation could be a possible vehicle.

      • Fred Glass

        Chezwick Mac, ObamaYoMoma & all the other inciteful commentators:

        I think it is agreed that Islam will unlikely reform at least in a short enough period of time to avoid great damage to ourselves. So, defensive action must come from us in the West. What can be done? I think most of us would agree that first & foremost would be to disabuse as many of our fellow citizens as we can of the false widespread notion that Islam is a religion of peace. I have some ideas on how this may be done as probably many of you also have. It would have to be a plan of minimum expense & maximum impact. Therefore, I propose those of us who have been thinking along such lines should pool our intellectual resources to see if we can do something. To get the ball rolling you can contact me, Fred Glass at fred.glass@verizon.net.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          In my opinion, the most important thing that can be done in the near term is to build a consensus of what Islam really is among politicians and in that regard Frank Gaffney and his Center for Security Policy has taken a major step forward with their Team B II Report: “Shariah: The Threat to America.” If you have not read the report yet, the PDF can be accessed here: http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p18523.xml. I would also recommend Frontpagemag.com’s Jamie Glazov also feature an interview with Frank Gaffney regarding the topic of the Team B II Report.

          In the long run, I believe that Muhammadan immigration to the USA will eventually have to be banned and reversed, and to do that Islam will someday have to be eventually proven in a court of law to be a very subversive theo-political totalitarian ideology that seeks to subjugate the world via the imposition of Sharia as its main goal and therefore isn’t protected by the free exercise clause of the first amendment. However, before we get to that point, we should build a consensus among politicians first. Nevertheless, I believe eventually a Sharia Law expert like Attorney David Yerushalmi could easily prove that Islam isn’t a religion in a court of law.

          • Fred Glass

            Nothing wrong with a top down strategy. I'm thinking of a bottom up one. They are complimentary.

    • Abdullah

      "After all, if there is nothing wrong with Humanity, why would it need Islam?"

      • Chezwick_Mac

        Humanity has its problems to be sure, but Islam is hardly the solution. It is in fact a scourge upon humanity.

        • Abdullah

          From the outside looking in through the dirty lens of FPM and RS, I totally understand where you are and why you think what you think.

          Evil people are going to find noble excuses for their evil, Manifest Destiny was one America preached about, there are a plethora of others.

          You go out and seek to confirm your preconceived notions, and you will. You go out to seek the truth and you may find it.

          The scourge you speak of is the standard for Humanity…look at what it did on it's little secular own…patting itself on the back for being noble and liberated…terrorism.

          No, not the political buzzword, the napalm and jellied gasoline bombing campaign against Japanese Civilians.

          Keep it in perspective…nothing that horrible ever occurred in the name of religion, but it did in the name of secular empire.

          • Spirit_Of_1683

            And didn't Islam have its own Manifest Destiny – from Mecca and Medina to the gates of Vienna where the Jihadis were stopped and rolled back twice – in 1529 and 1683, and but for the likes of Charles Martel, who defeated the Islamists at Tours in 732, would surely have brought Islamic rule to the whole of the British Isles within 15 or so years. And Abdullard, the Japanese brought the World War II horrors upon themselves by bombing Pearl Harbor, and as you hate the US so much, get the hell out of the West and back to Pakistan where you belong, sponging infidel-hating bigoted and misogynistic parasite.

          • Abdullah

            " And Abdullard, the Japanese brought the World War II horrors upon themselves by bombing Pearl Harbor, "

            Don't be daft. Imperialism was the American, British, Dutch and French and hell, basically all of Europe's heroin of the 17th and 18th Century.

            Everything does have a cause and affect…it just matters where you put your finger on the line, doesn't it? Japanese wanted a little slice of the Imperial pie and tried to take their fair share…but we wouldn't have it, so we cut off their oil supplies and starved them. They bombed us. We bombed them…hey, overall millions upon millions died all due to secular idiots like you. As I said, religion never caused as much holocaust and trauma to man as idiots like you.

          • Chezwick_Mac

            I developed my opinion of Islam long before I knew who Robert Spencer was…and long before FPM existed. I developed it talking to Muslim neighbors and acquaintances…and reading between the lines of the liberal media.

            But you're right about one thing Abby, America has committed its share of historical sins. And we go out of our way not just to acknowledge them in our educational discourse, but to define ourselves BY them.

            But no such honest introspection inside the Islamic realm regarding its own historical sins is possible, so enraptured as it is by supremacism and projection. From Muhammad's slaughter of the adult male prisoners of the Banu Qurayzah, to the Hindu and Armenian genocides; from the Muslim slave-trade to Islam's institutional oppression of women and infidels, you and your coreligionists can't acknowledge these injustices because your faith is based upon a Utopian fallacy and by acknowledging such glaring deficiencies, the whole system would collapse like a house of cards.

  • Paul Nim

    You're right: As usual, Robert is dead on. And, as usual, Islam is calling itself a religion of peace. Even worse, the phrase "Islamophobia" will continue to be used in the U.S. for as long as the people remain uneducated on the topic.

    For those who are educated, you would have to agree that the term "Islam-odium" is a much better definition for anyone who has read the Koran and understands it in its entirety.

    The term "odium" means intense hatred toward; something contemptible, despicable, repugnant. I will continue to respond, when accused of being an "Islamophobe", of defining my view on Islam as "Islam-odium"…"ISLAM-ODIUM"!!

    • http://southernrunner.blogspot.com loseyateefa

      sounds like a good name for a laxative. and one much needed to clear out their brains.

    • Sinantara

      I am Indonesian and I am an Islamophobe because not to be afraid of Islam is dangerous here, even for Muslims themselves. Examples plenty. Somebody in Padang admited on facebook he was an atheist. He was attacked for apostasy and arrested and ailed for stirring up discord. Somebody in Temanggung said that he tought the Kaaba is phallic and the Hajar Aswad vaginal. Mobs started to burn churches and the offender was arrested and jailed for insulting Islam. A sceptic Muslim in Aceh said he thought the quran imperfect and Muhammad not the last prophet. He was lynched… If you belong to a religious minority, beware, be afraid, walk on eggs, be a dhimmi. And it is official. At Christmass and Eastern mass all churches are cordoned off, inspected for bombs… By the police and army. No Muslim is offended because these precautions smack of Islamophobia. It was only last year when in Sukohajo a suicide bomber exploded himself with a nail bomb amidst the congregation…Islamophobia is justified, and I call myself an Islamophone, not with pride but with sadness, but an Islamophone anyway.

  • DogWithoutSlippers

    Actually, one would think with Obama's background and upbringing that he would know without a doubt that muslims hate non-believers. SO who's he trying to beguile?

  • http://www.lethalengagement.com/ Joseph Klein

    Barack Obama is engaging in the time-honored Muslim tradition of lying (taqiyya) about Islam to conceal its true nature. He turns a blind eye to the organized barbarism that defines the Islamist world-view, regurgitating the Islamists’ phony messages of tolerance and victimhood.

    Take, for example, Obama's attempts to explain away the real meaning of "jihad." Obama's taqiyya slides by the fact that ninety-seven (97) percent of the jihad references in the Hadith, which are the oral traditions relating to the words and deeds of Muhammad, are about war and 3% concern an inner struggle.

    Joseph A. Klein is the author of a new book entitled Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations and Radical Islam.

    • DogWithoutSlippers

      Joe, are you saying he's a lying socialist muslim?

      • Rainbow Man

        Why do you say that?? What proof……….

        • DogWithoutSlippers

          Say what? I was asking an opinion.

    • Abdullah

      Joseph,

      Read any hisory book, and what gets the most press? Conflict…people today don't even want to hear about the whole picture of Islamic Juris Prudence, they only want to drill down to the chapter that talks about how to deal with an open enemy who wants nothing more than war.

      How do we deal with them?

      UCMJ, look it up…all societies understand a need for rules of engagement, and all societies have them.

      • Spirit_Of_1683

        Muslims have butchered 300 million innocent infidels in their 1,400 years campaign to bring the entire planet under Muslim rule. These infidels have been butchered simply for saying "No" to living under brutal and tyrannical Islamic rule. And as for rules of engagement, you simply want us to let the Islamic juggernaut roll over us because you want total control over the infidel, and if we refuse to succumb to your sadistic vision, you call us bigots. Sorry, but it isn't going to happen here if we get our way, and as you want to live under Islamic rule so much, it's time you took off to Pakistan, bigoted heathen scumbag.

  • USMCSniper

    The jihadists are motivated by the core principles of Islam with the goal of converting, killing, or subjugating all non-Muslims. Unfortunately, too many non-Muslims have reverted to a pre-9/11 mentality and do not see the necessity of an offensive war in Iraq or Afghanistan, or of a defensive war at home. Non-Muslims are going to have to decide to fight for their cultures, freedoms, and values or they are going to lose them. Islam is the enemy of western culture.

  • Carolyn

    As mentioned by Joseph Klein (thanks Joe) taqiyya is the guiding principle of Muslims. EVERY Muslim reads the same Qur'an, the book that tells them to be deceptive! How can we believe any Muslim? Sure, they are nice, gentle, kind and even loving neighbors…but their book tells them to be deceptive. Need I say more?

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Where to begin with Obama’s prevarications, for one thing Islam is not even a religion, although Obama equates it as being one of the world’s great religions along with Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism. The reality is although Islam initially started out as being a religion when Muhammad lived in Mecca, after the Hijra, Muhammad’s migration from Mecca to Medina, Islam was morphed into something else entirely different from religion altogether, as Muhammad turned to politics and jihad and in the process transformed Islam from the realm of religion to the realm of politics, jihad, and eventually to conquest, and it was this miraculous transformation that then set the stage for Islam to become wildly successful, as only a short 100 years after the death of Muhammad, Islam had already conquered most of the known world. Indeed, had Islam remained a religion only like it was when Muhammad lived in Mecca, Islam would have died out in the deserts of Arabia at the time of Muhammad’s death and no one would have ever heard of Islam and Muhammad.

    Anyway, the fact of the matter is Islam is not a religion but instead a militant theo-political totalitarian ideology that seeks to subjugate the world via the imposition of Sharia as its main goal, and Islam only masquerades as being a religion to infiltrate the societies it intends to subjugate and subsume. Now contrast this reality with the insanity of Obama’s absurd statements.

  • The Hammer

    Ultimately it is We Citizens that are responsible. I see a lot of the same folks commenting here and we are a tiny percentage of the population of Western Civilization. The vast majority of the population knows nothing, and knows even less than nothing about islam. I have been shot down many times when trying to educate friends and acquaintances about Islam – I am accused of being the worst form of racist.

    This ignorance among the Western Civ populance allows Obama to continuing spouting nonsense about Islam simply because mainstream media and elected leaders in the US and elsewhere never take him to task for his supplication to Mecca. This is absurd; Western Civ leaders are suffering from a mass delusion. I like "Islam-odium" to describe attitude of a few enlightened folks as to the true nature of this repugnant culture. It is going to take some strong leaders and a fairly massive education effort to make people really recognize this threat. I do not know how this gets started – Wilders and Gingrich have both defined the problem as a problem with Islam and not terrorists, and they are not getting an easy ride.

  • MAC

    I guess the pronouncements made by those with a bully pulpit; like Obama, should be that Islam can be made to be and many Muslims wish it to be a peaceful religion. But in order to do so, many of the Doctrines in their holy book must be ignored or argued against as not compatible with today's civilized society (or, for that matter, yesterday's uncivilized society). But to get there, those Doctrines and how they are manifested today all over the world must be forcefully and irretrievably repudiated by Muslims – and we have to hear it loud and clear in all languages. That is the semi-soft but firm tone that the bully pulpit should put out to curry favor with those in the Muslim world in which it may be possible to curry favor with and get them to thinking that they must take the reins in hand to set things in the right direction. But to meekly state ad nauseum that Islam is a religion of peace and that there are a few extremists hijacking the religion will not fly and will keep those honestly peaceful Moslems who would otherwise act on the sidelines doing nothing but watching the slow creep to the extremist side (which many will eventually join).

  • Fred Glass

    Chezwick Mac, ObamaYoMoma & all the other inciteful commentators:

    I think it is agreed that Islam will unlikely reform at least in a short enough period of time to avoid great damage to ourselves. So, defensive action must come from us in the West. What can be done? I think most of us would agree that first & foremost would be to disabuse as many of our fellow citizens as we can of the false widespread notion that Islam is a religion of peace. I have some ideas on how this may be done as probably many of you also have. It would have to be a plan of minimum expense & maximum impact. Therefore, I propose those of us who have been thinking along such lines should pool our intellectual resources to see if we can do something. To get the ball rolling you can contact me, Fred Glass at fred.glass@verizon.net.

  • CAROLE63

    Obama knows the truth about Islam, he just will not come out and say it!!
    Is it because of political correctness? I don`t know! Is it fear of a muslim backlash?
    Again, I don`t know! Nothing makes sense anymore, was it this way before WW2 when Chamberlain tried to appease Hitler and the jews were being persecuted and little jewish children lay dying in the street through starvation while people walked by!!
    Has this got to happen again before people wake up to the truth of Islam?

  • rachelle

    People know thetruth. Some are afraid. Some think they can use Islam to do the dirty work of destroying America. Some stupidly think they can engineer an accommodation of some kind and some admire the naked power and potential of turning to Islam themselves when it becomes opportune to do so. A few no doubt are sleepers. My guess is that Obama is in the last category but I doubt that anyone with an IQ at or above room temperature doesn't know on some level that Islam is a bloody, monstrous tryanny that is more savage political scheme than religion and that our primary role will be to die for its endless appetite for conquest. Ask the Christians of the Holy Land and the Copts of Egypt. Heck, ask the Christians in Dearborn and Paris. The answer is written large.

  • weRscrewed

    Obama uses Islam because it suits his Purpose. Obama uses Illegal Aliens because they suit his Purpose. Obma uses Race becuse it suits his purpose. Obama uses Lies because they suit his purpose. Obama uses Black Liberation Theology because it suits his Purpose. Obama uses Marxists because they suit his Purpose. Obama uses Socialism because it suits his Purpose. Obama uses Communism because it suits his Purpose. Obama uses the Unions because they suit his Purpose. Obama uses the New World Order because it suits his purpose.

    Obama cares not for the underlying, individual Ideaologies in volved, he cares only that they serve his Purpose. The only commonalities that exist in this is the Destruction of Capitalism and delivering the USA to the New World Order as just another Third World Nation to be subjugated and enslaved by his Puppet Masters.

    The Ends Justify the Means. Islam is an Ideal System to simplify management of the Masses by the Power Elite.

  • http://www.coalgram.com D in C

    Obama could use more than a little holiday coal from a site called coalgram.com

  • http://southernrunner.blogspot.com loseyateefa

    if you consider that Muhammed received his inspiration for the Koran from "satan" , then the duplicity that is throughout it makes perfect logical sense. Satan is a deceiver, a liar, speaks with "forked" tongue; meaning saying one thing, but meaning another, or saying 2 exactly opposites at the same time and accepting both as truth. That is why they can claim Islam is a "religion of peace" because there were old verses mentioning that objective. (and when the worldwide caliphate is in place, there will be peace according to their belief). the violent later ones give ammunition to do violence when the need presents itself. This choice seems to be individualized. But when Al-Awlaki releases video to stir up the world specifically against USA using violent means, it could really get nasty quick. So whatever a Muslim chooses to do, be violent or peaceful, its OK. They can never be criticized for not following their religion. And as non-believers, we aren't allowed to criticize them for following their "religion" either. How insane does that make us if we let them gain the upper hand? Sometimes i can't believe how stupid most people are about this topic.