Obama: Dhimmi or Dunce?

obama33When I went to Iran in 2008 (to attend and present a paper at the annual Mahdism conference there) one of the Muslim presenters spoke about the future Mahdiyah as a global state where Christians would be given the choice to convert to Islam and acknowledge the returned Twelfth Imam—or be put to death.  Alas, as anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear knows, neither Shi`i nor Sunni  (al-Shabab; Syrian jihadists; Pakistanis) Muslims are waiting for the Mahdi to persecute Christians.  Indeed, despite being the world’s largest religion in number of adherents (2.2 billion), Christians are the world’s most-persecuted believers of any stripe—and mostly at the hands of followers of the world’s second-largest religion: eight of the top ten most dangerous countries for Christians are majority Muslim.

So it is indeed “open season on Christians.”   Yet other than Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and, before he stepped down from the chair of St. Peter, Benedict XVI—no major world leader or organization has spoken up, much less fought for, Christians.  Case in point: President Obama gave a long speech at the United Nations Tuesday and stated that the two greatest problems emanating from the Middle East are Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.   The chronic and toxic torment of his own co-religionists was never mentioned—except in passing reference to undesignated “terrorists” and “extremists” who engage in “sectarian conflict.”

Obama’s white-washing of Islamic violence—rooted, that is, in the Qur’an and in both the examples and hadiths (alleged sayings) of Muhammad, Islam’s founder—extended even to the Islamic Republic of Iran, as the president once again adduced a purported fatwa against nuclear weapons by Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei, which does not, in fact, exist.

Obama pointed out that “the U.N. was designed to prevent wars between states” but “increasingly we face the challenge of preventing slaughter within states” [emphases added].  His reference clearly was to Syria, but nary a presidential peep was uttered about equally-horrific venues where Christians are being butchered, such as Nigeria, Pakistan or Iraq; or where churches were burned, as in Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood; or where Christians are not even allowed to have churches, as in Saudi Arabia.

Furthermore, relative to Syria, Obama’s obsession with international treaties and norms is rather selective:  violating the Geneva Convention rubrics on chemical weapons is reason to use military force; but breaching Geneva Convention genocide prohibitions—which include “intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group”—elicits no such outrage on the part of Obama, Sec of State Kerry or Director of Central Intelligence John Brennan when Christians are the victims. This despite the fact that a Sudanese Anglican bishop has written to Obama, asking him to help persecuted Christians in Sudan.

Obama may not be a practicing Muslim, but is it any wonder that so many Americans suspect he might be?  He rarely attends church, and both his policies and closest advisers are pro-Muslim—most notably his DCI, Brennan, who publicly lies about jihad’s Islamic origins and orthodoxy.  Even the National Park Service under Obama is putting out mendacious videos extolling Islam. Why? Perhaps the best and most succinct explanation is that the American Left—of which Obama is the apotheosis (and messianic figure)—is still convinced that Christianity is the great enemy of Reason and “progress,” and no amount of Islamic misogyny, polygamy, decapitation and murder will convince them otherwise.

Thus, many otherwise-intelligent Americans reflexively disapprove of Christianity, yet give Islam a pass.  But the why is not really the crux of the issue;  rather, it is that Islam and Muslims have Western defenders and apologists, to go along with their own such entities, such as: the Organization of Islamic Cooperation; the Council on American-Islamic Relations; Iran; Saudi Arabia; neo-Ottoman Turkey, and, yes, non-state terrorist groups like al-Qa`ida [al-Qaeda, or AQ] and Somalia’s al-Shabaab (which killed only non-Muslims in its Kenyan mall attacks) and an unholy host of others.  Christians, on the other hand, have one rather unsavory state advocate, Russia’s President; and, with Pope Francis, a defender who (at least next to his predecessor) appears lukewarm at best.  (It’s been a long time since Catholic arms saved European Christendom at Lepanto and Vienna.)

Of course, we Christians have ourselves to blame, in many ways, for the lack of a united front: Evangelicals understand the Islamic threat but prefer pillorying the papacy to working with Catholics, and would rather convert Orthodox to Calvinism than save them from Muslims;  Catholic bishops are often more enamored of Vatican II “can’t we all just get along” theology than speaking the Gospel truth to the Islamic world;  and liberal American Protestants would rather grasp a live rattlesnake during Liturgical Dance than admit, ever, that Evangelicals could be right about anything—least of all Islam. Our Orthodox friends in Syria, Egypt and Iraq, as well as our orthodox African brothers and sisters of various denominations, meanwhile, face the brunt of Islamic jihad but are powerless to stop it. And if the world’s largest Christian power—for that is what the US is, its 310 million people  being 76% Christian—won’t help them, who will?

In the name of charity, perhaps the appalling ignorance about Islam in Washington, DC,  is more real than feigned. Yesterday, Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer interviewed former CIA and FBI analyst Philip Mudd on “America’s Newsroom” about Islamic terrorism in relation to the Nairobi attacks. Mudd stated categorically that “public opinion in the Muslim world does not support terrorism and jihad.”  Really?  Perhaps Mr. Mudd should stick to deconstructing Jane Eyre (he has a BA and MA in English literature) and leave the analysis of the Islamic world to those of us with more relevant, and frankly better, training.

But even someone hobbled by English degrees should be able to take a look at the Pew report “The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society” and ascertain that large percentages of Muslims do support some rather unsavory, indeed atavistic, practices.  For example, huge majorities in Malaysia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, the Palestinian territories and Egypt support imposition of shari`a;  at least 2/3 of Muslims in Malaysia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Palestinian territories and Egypt favor whippings or amputation of hands for thieves;  over 80% of Pakistanis, Afghanis, Palestinians and Egyptians support stoning of adulterers, and almost the same percentages think “apostates” from Islam should be executed. Across all 39 countries surveyed, 28% of Muslims say suicide bombing is at least sometimes justified; this means, in real terms, that some 448 million Muslims support suicide bombing. Even in the US, 19% of American Muslims—some 475,000 people—think suicide bombings are occasionally justified.

Mr. Mudd has been a senior analyst for both the CIA and FBI, and as such his views have no doubt been influential in intelligence and policy-making circles for decades.  There is no better example in the secular world of policy-makers “gathering around a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear” (II Timothy 4:3).   The Obama Administration is not the only American one to heed the likes of Mudd, thus relying on pettifoggery and practicing wishful thinking as foreign policy—but it has sunk to new depths of willful ignorance regarding Islamic jihad and its mainly Christian targets, and in the process is aiding and abetting the violence perpetrated in the name of Allah against the followers of Jesus. Whether Obama does so as an obsequious dhimmi  (subservient Christian under Islamic law), a knowing da`i (Islamic propagandist) or an oblivious dunce is the question.

Timothy R. Furnish holds a PhD in Islamic History and is an author, analyst, and consultant to the US military who specializes in transnational Islamic movements, eschatology and Mahdism.  His website is www.mahdiwatch.org.


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  • Hass

    I’m getting tired of this nonsense on whether Barack Osama is a Muslime or not.

    I can say with certainty (my opinion) that “Yes”, he’s a Muslime and a Sunni one too. I’ve watched and listened to him reciting many verses and proverbs in Arabic around Muslimes many times. The accent and knowledge is spot on. I’ve never seen a non Muslime do it in that fashion and conviction.

    And the most obvious is that ring he wares inscribed in Arabic with the words “There’s no God but Allah and Mo’s his profit”.

    Then there’s all the Muslime Advocacy groups (especially CAIR) that dictate to the DOJ and the Armed Forces how they should behave, can and can’t do’s.

    Not to mention the amount of Muslimes in some of the most sensitive positions.

    And most disturbing, is his unfettered support of the worst terrorists in world history AKA the MB. You can see the body language in every picture when his with a fellow Muslime leader.

    His silence on the horrendous atrocities committed by Muslimes against the Christians is that of someone who thinks they deserve to die simply because of their faith. Only Muslimes think and want that.
    He won’t speak out nor help them, and the only help on his mind is to arm his fellow Sunnis to rid the entire Middle East of all faiths except Sunni Islam.

    And how can the leader of the free world (a so called Christian) say to the UN that “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”.
    Really? What sane Christian would even fathom mouthing that absurdity?

    The worst POTUS ever. Period!

    • ziggy zoggy

      He is an obvious terrorist.

    • Biff Henderson

      Prez Present being in bed (politically?) with the rump rangers throws me off that scent but there are plenty of deviant Muslims doing their part in the good-bad deed balancing act to hit the Booty Call Jackpot in the sky.

      • Hass

        It’s a sad state of affairs no matter how we look at it Biff.

        • Biff Henderson

          I’m of a mind that pegging Oblasphemy a closet Sunni is a moot point. This vile creature is the epitome of evil and that he will use any vehicle at his disposal to wreak havoc on God’s green earth.

    • m4253y

      one can only hope for his sudden demise

    • victoryman

      He is what I would call a “Musli-communist.” Primarily, his “Religion” is “The State,’ and the “New World Order.” If, in his belief, this can be accomplished by world domination through Islamic Jihad, all the better.

      • defcon 4

        That would explain a lot. Because I find his support of gay rights AND islam surprising.

        • victoryman

          …..anything, he’d “Support” anything…..for a vote.

        • PouponMarks

          Supporting vehemently LGBLT rights is in his own self interest, as he is by credible sources, bi-sexual (Larry Sinclair, and Chicago gay blade where his Pastor found him a wife for cover. Moochelle on assignment.) He is controlled by 2 women, Moochelle and Valerie Jarrett, with a “body man”, Reggie Love for Pig In A Blanket recreation. The Nation should demand that he undergo a standard Federal Drug Test.

          I believe that after he is out of office, he will have his schmeckel wacked, and transgender to a beautiful woman. Then, as planned, he and Moochie can really become good friends and do “girl” things together. You will notice that he and Wookie are the same physical size, making the interchange of attire facilitative.

      • Shane

        True, like most liberals, he worships the State not God or allah.

    • tjke

      Agree. I am sure too he is a muslim and act accordingly. And he is a terrorist supporter like his half brother Malik Obama

    • Bronson

      (Mu)barack Hussein Obama would have passed the jihadist vetting process in Nairobi with flying colors and walked out alive.

      • Hass


    • Shane

      Obama is a dhimmi and an Islamophile and certainly not a Christian, but he is probably not a Muslim. Obama’s attitude towards Islam is not much different from your average liberal’s, but his lies about Islam being a peaceful religion are more toxic since he has such a large audience.

  • muck fuslim

    Hussein-Obama is definitely a mucking fuslim terrorist practicing taqiyya. Impeach, imprison, entomb!

  • Silver Gonzales

    It has been open season on killing all non-muslims since mohammed washed his feet.

    At the beginning of the 20th century there were approx. 3 million Christians living in the middle east armpit. Today, less than 50,000, if that.They did not die of old age.

    What puzzles me, as a Jew, that even the staunchest Christian groups in America, Canada, the PUEU nor in Catholic South America ever if at all, mention the killings of Christians in the muslim jungle, especially in what was once a Christian country: Syria.

    Only palestine, ad infinitum.

    Why is that?

    • nomoretraitors

      Because we are infested with traitors and collaborators

    • defcon 4

      I don’t find that the persecution of Christians by the far and away dominant palesimian muslimes is ever mentioned at all.

  • HenDanK

    It is a sad and strange world we live in when the leader of Russia defends Christianity and the U.S. president treats it and its followers with contempt.

  • watsa46

    The day Obama stated that America was not anymore a Judeo-Christian country he volunteered that he was no more a Christian himself. Perhaps he never was. Deception, deception, deception. Taqiyya.

    • thult

      He NEVER was! “Ye shall know them by their fruits!”

      • Nomadic100

        Remember that Reverend Wright stated that he told Obama that he could keep his Muslim beliefs when he became a “Christian” in his church. Of course, Wright’s church is not a Christian church at all. Wright also said that he could not say whether Obama is really a Christian. So Wright kn

  • nomoretraitors

    “Christians, on the other hand, have one rather unsavory state advocate, Russia’s President”
    If he’s defending us, maybe he’s not so unsavory after all

    • Hass

      True, at least his got the guts, unlike the spineless one.

    • Recondobilly

      I think Putin used Christianity to fortify his stance (admirable) on islam.
      In our ounce great land you can burn an American flag or desicrate a Holy Cross and it is protected by the 1st but burn a koran and all kinds of hell will be at your doorstep.

  • nomoretraitors

    “Islam and Muslims have Western defenders and apologists”
    Let’s call them by their real names: TRAITORS AND COLLABORATORS

    • defcon 4

      Here, here.

  • Giles Blyzzard

    Perhaps, just maybe it could be that Obama supports jihad.

  • m4253y

    Tim, are you suggesting that he cannot be both a Dhimmi and a Dunce?

    • Timothy Furnish

      m4253y: good point. It may not be either/or, but both/and.
      Please note that in my final paragraph I also gave the option of da`i–which FPM took out of my original headline.

      • m4253y

        i re read that and yes, duly noted. in retrospect, i would go with da’i and dunce. there is no way i can view him as any sort of a Christian in any sense of the word given his actions.

        • Timothy Furnish

          BHO may be a Christian de jure, but a Muslim de facto.

          • m4253y

            well said, cheers

          • Recondobilly

            What he said..

          • vulgar_imposter

            Funny stuff. Just more rubbish from a knuckle-dragging, lazy, obese, angry white guy. You’re a dime a dozen, dude. Nothing original has ever come out of that foaming mouth of yours. Just rehashed Limbaugh and Hannity.

          • Timothy Furnish

            Ah, another liberal troll whose lips are no doubt exhausted from surveying and trying to make sense of the keyboard. And for the record: I am not obese.

          • Drakken

            Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill, so my money is on Tim.

          • defcon 4

            Maybe you could relate your findings to the Nigerian Christians and Coptic Christians who are presently being slaughtered and persecuted by muslimes.

        • vulgar_imposter

          I hope he isn’t a Christian. Christians are stupid sheep.

          • m4253y

            what are you?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            He’s a stupid leftist troll.

          • m4253y

            definitely appears so.

          • Timothy Furnish

            I am a Christian, vulgar. And I’ll put my IQ up against your lack thereof any day, and thrice on Sundays.

  • Nirmal

    Obama is neither a Dhimmi, nor a Dunce. He is a Mohammedan who hates Christians and Jews. Nothing else can explain his policies. He is of the Sunni sect.

    • vulgar_imposter

      Wait…what am I saying? Of course, you don’t have any proof. Conservatives never offer real evidence to back up their wild theories and accusations. They just like to hurl mud, and the other grunting morons lap it up.

      • Drakken

        I hear you mommy calling you,maybe she will give you a cookie for just showing up.

      • Recondobilly

        Vulgar (apt) if he was everything that is being proclaimed by conservatives what would he do differently?

  • ylem

    I pick number two: a Islamic propagandist. He wears a gold ring with writing that says, “There is no God but Allah.” He even used the ring in his wedding. It’s the only ring he wears. He’s a MUSLIM! That’s why he can lie like he does. Islam approves of lying to non-Muslims. His whole life is on big lie!

  • Mark Koenig

    Tim Furnish has written a superb expose here. This is clear to anyone who checks the facts therein. Trolls who name-call and refuse to engage in the debate by way of offering alternative arguments need to be ignored and not responded to.

    • Timothy Furnish

      Of course you’re right, Mr. Koenig–but gosh darn it, I just love blasting back at them occasionally–particularly with words they probably don’t understand.

  • popseal

    Dunce he is not. Evil brilliance, yes. 11,000,000+ new Democrats from Mexico will seal the deal on America becoming a third world stink hole. Millions of pathetically dependent voters will bring America to her knees. I need a drink!

  • ziggy zoggy

    Furnish: Obama is a knowing da’ i. Stop ignoring reality.

    • OccidentalJihadist

      ziggy zoggy: That may be the case, but you have no way of knowing that for certain, and neither do I–because we’d have to either 1) mind-meld with Obama, or 2) have him speak the truth about his beliefs and intentions, Since neither is likely anytime soon, I have to rely on what evidence is available, which leads me to the conclusion that he’s (merely) a self-styled expert in Islam and simultaneously a lousy Christian–and predominantly a Leftist.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Obama is neither a dhimmi nor a dunce.
    He is your usual lying, murder oriented, kitman practicing, devout Muslim.

  • Daveyboy

    “Evangelicals understand the Islamic threat but prefer pillorying the papacy to working with Catholics, and would rather convert Orthodox to Calvinism than save them from Muslims;…”

    Are you serious? It occurs to me that you are a bit ignorant when it comes to Evangelicals. Or perhaps you are one of those for whom anyone who uses the label, “Evangelical” is one.

    “…and liberal American Protestants would rather grasp a live rattlesnake during Liturgical Dance than admit, ever, that Evangelicals could be right about anything—least of all Islam.”

    Did you just contradict yourself, or is it just me? Your article has diminished my trust in the veracity of Frontpage reporting

    • Timothy Furnish

      I believe it’s just you. Yes, I know a great deal about Evangelicals, and I was one myself for several decades. I know many Evangelical Christians and organizations who believe Orthodox Christians are not “real” ones, and need to become Protestants. As for my dig at liberals Christians–I was making fun of their sometime goofy worship practices (liturgical dance), while also making a jibe at snake-handlers (with whom I am also personally acquainted, and have studied). So, now, Daveyboy–please adduce a point of mine with which you disagree, rather than just attacking me personally.

  • USARetired

    Because he is one of the persecutors! Egypt furnished proof he is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, along with his half brother.

  • Mike NZ

    Barak Hussain Obama isn’t a Christian, look at the fruit of his life.
    The Holy Spirit isn’t in evidence towards the church, the Jews and freedom and liberty.
    I think he is either a Muslim or a communist using Islam (or visa versa).
    He has crippled America in all the realms he can and undermined your nation state in the world.
    This is serious, because over 50% of Americans voted for him twice.
    You are stuffed as long as these people continue to vote for him and/or his Democratic pals.
    Sadly for you, the top echelon of the Republican party are as bad if not worse than the Democrats so you really have a problem….
    Hello Houston?????

  • Jonwards

    Ancient Quotes Describing Obama !

    “A scoundrel
    and villain…plots evil with deceit in his heart – he always stirs up
    dissension. Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant.”
    “Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool – how much worse lying lips to a ruler!”
    “It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury – how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!”
    “The earth…cannot bear up [under] a servant who becomes king.”
    Are these quotes from Moses? Or Nostradamus? Or Shakespeare?
    No, they are from the Book of Proverbs and are on the internet.

    Although Obama isn’t descended from slaves, he may feel he’s destined
    to become a black-slavery avenger. (Google “The Background Obama Can’t
    Cover Up.”)
    Or maybe an enslaver of all free citizens!