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Obama Speaks to Al-Arabiya... Refuses to Link Islam to Terror--Says All Religions Have Extremists
gatewaypundit ^ | Jan. 26, 2009 | Gateway Pundit

Posted on 01/26/2009 9:58:32 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

In Indonesia alone, 19 million Muslims support violent jihad but Barack Obama believes the problem is only with a few rogue Al-Qaeda terrorists.

In a 2006 Pew international survey a majority of Muslims believe that Arabs are not behind the 9-11 and millions believe that violent attacks against civilians are acceptable.

The Politico reported on Obama's interview with Al-Arabiya tonight.
The post-partisan president once again bashes President Bush:

The interview with the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya Network was a dramatic piece of public diplomacy aimed at capitalizing on the new American president's international popularity, though it balanced America's traditional commitment to Israel, whose security Obama called "paramount.'

"I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries," Obama said, according to a White House transcript. "My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy."

...Obama also signaled a move away from President Bush's confrontational, generalizing language. Melhem noted to Obama that "President Bush framed the war on terror conceptually in a way that was very broad, 'war on terror,' and used sometimes certain terminology that the many people -- Islamic fascism.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: abledanger; alarabiya; bhointerview; chamberlain; democrat; democrats; gorelickwall; husseinobama; obama; quisling

1 posted on 01/26/2009 9:58:33 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Help me, when was the last time a Christian extreemist blew up a building or hijacked an airplane?


2 posted on 01/26/2009 10:01:27 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s everything I thought he would be. God help us.


3 posted on 01/26/2009 10:01:56 PM PST by Lovergirl (DU has nothing important to talk about but us.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, we as students of history know the following: appeasement does not work, big government does not work, weakness never wins, there is black and white...not shades of gray, high taxes do not work, government run industry does not work, and moral equivalence such as this example is not true.

Obama will fail because he is wrong about so many things. It is inevitable.


5 posted on 01/26/2009 10:04:15 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: Lovergirl

Comrade Obama is a nightmare come true.


6 posted on 01/26/2009 10:04:54 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ve only known of one religion who’s members kill themselves with the goal of killing innocent people.

...And it isn’t the Christians


7 posted on 01/26/2009 10:05:13 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama should know, he’s the head of the Liberal Religion.


8 posted on 01/26/2009 10:05:28 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mr. President, could you expound on your statement you've lived in Muslim ‘countries’ ?
9 posted on 01/26/2009 10:05:55 PM PST by blueplum
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To: All

Notice the difference in the two front pages, please. Thanks.

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This is Al Arabia and this is their front page:

www.alarabiya.net/

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Here is an article about Obama:

www.alarabiya.net/articles/2009/01/27/65080.html

www.alarabiya.net/files/image/mid1_30179_65080.jpg

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This is the Al Arabia English and this is their front page:

www.alarabiya.net/english.html

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www.alarabiya.net/files/image/mid1_41942_65087.jpg

www.alarabiya.net/articles/2009/01/27/65087.html

“Full transcript of president’s first interview on Arab TV
President Obama gives interview to Al-Arabiya”
(January 27, 2009)


10 posted on 01/26/2009 10:09:11 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries," Obama said, according to a White House transcript. "My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy."

The dipstick doesn't understand that although he can communicate that we are not the enemy to them, they see us as the enemy nonetheless. In fact, they see all infidels as the enemy. What's so hard to understand?

Lots of Jews under the Nazis didn't consider themselves Jewish. It didn't matter ... because the Nazis still saw them as Jews!

11 posted on 01/26/2009 10:09:52 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, at least he sounds like Bush... LOL


12 posted on 01/26/2009 10:10:36 PM PST by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum)
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To: ilgipper
Obama will fail because he is wrong about so many things. It is inevitable.

Yes, but at what cost to us in the meantime?

13 posted on 01/26/2009 10:10:54 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is now confirmed THE ONE believes his own BS.


14 posted on 01/26/2009 10:12:33 PM PST by Fred (stranger in a strange land)
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To: Domandred
Help me, when was the last time a Christian extreemist blew up a building or hijacked an airplane?

IRA? Timothy McViegh?

Series though, if Zero wants to end the Era of Generalization - why does he chose to OVER generalize? "All Religions"?? Buddhists? The Amish??

Or maybe he is announcing his actual intent, no more WoT - instead GWoR - which is Hugh.

15 posted on 01/26/2009 10:15:47 PM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: F15Eagle
Then again, when you have a Commander-in-Chief elected by “Saturday Night Live”, . . .

AND, have more people watch American Idol than the inauguration. We're in colossal trouble.
16 posted on 01/26/2009 10:16:58 PM PST by Brizick (Repeal the 17th Amendment)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The simultaneous adulation of Hitler for killing Jews goes hand in hand with denying that he killed any Jews or that the holocaust ever happened can only take place in the Islamic mind.

Along with this goes the popularity of Osama Bin Lauden. Why do you love him? ‘He really stuck it to the infidels.’ And 9-11? ‘It was a plot by the Jews’.

Mass murder of civilian populations? Perfectly justified. Have any Muslims ever actually committed any? No, it is all lies.

If you have trouble accepting these two contradictory positions simultaneously you have no finer appreciation for the Islamic mindset.

17 posted on 01/26/2009 10:20:27 PM PST by allmendream ("He who does not work shall not eat")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Get off the crack Barry!


18 posted on 01/26/2009 10:23:09 PM PST by Merlinator (January 20. 2009, A National Day of Mourning)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who knew? The 9-11 terrorists were just DEFENDING Islam! Well, in that case...


19 posted on 01/26/2009 10:24:55 PM PST by informavoracious
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Come on, you haven’t heard about those suicide horse and buggy bombers in Lancaster, PA? Don’t you remember in Witness when Harrison Ford goes undercover to stop those Amish terrorists from blowing up the World Trade Center?

Or those Tibetan monks who blew up the US Embassy?


20 posted on 01/26/2009 10:26:35 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: blueplum

knock off the mr. president stuff. here at FR he is not our mr. or otherwise, president. yeah, I respect the office, I have been respecting the office before most here were born but not now, not when a damn muslim has it. his support from the liberal sheeple is no different then the blind tojo fanaticism. I support our nation but I will never support this muslim in any way. if he and his agenda succsedes we are over as America, as we know it.


21 posted on 01/26/2009 10:27:43 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: An.American.Expatriate
Timothy McViegh?

You believed the Clinton News Network. Timothy McViegh was a Christian, but he didn't blow up the federal building because of his religion, because some religious figure told him to, or in a religious statement.

He did it because he thought the government was bordering or was already in tyranny. Yes he did it on the anniversary of Waco, but it was against the government itself, not because the Branch Davidians were themselves kinda whacko Christians.

He was against taxes, pro-guns, against big government, thought the government was out of control. Hate to say it but McVeigh wasn't much different than a lot of us here at FR...well before he blew up the federal building. That's where he crossed the line.

Not to mention that the third bomber from the police sketches looks a hell of a lot like Jose Padilla.

22 posted on 01/26/2009 10:31:30 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

And if my sarcasm detector is broke I apologize for being terse.


23 posted on 01/26/2009 10:32:39 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mr. 0bama isn’t going to associate Islam with terrorism. He doesn’t associate terror with terrorists.


24 posted on 01/26/2009 10:33:10 PM PST by pallis
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To: Domandred

very well stated Dom.


25 posted on 01/26/2009 10:35:41 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whispering in a sandstorm.


26 posted on 01/26/2009 10:43:45 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress! It's the sensible solution to restore Command to the People.)
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To: Domandred

Given these “revelations”, you would think our American history (being founded on Christian principles and all) would be rife with incidents of beheadings, mass murders at muslim mosques and shopping malls, suicide bombings at airports, train stations, and amusement parks. You know, like that of Middle Eastern countries, or Africa, or China.

Those blood lust, evil Christians. /s


27 posted on 01/26/2009 10:48:41 PM PST by This Just In (Support Christian Homeschoolers)
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To: Rummyfan

“My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy”? *************

pray tell who is this freakin’ dipshoots master?


28 posted on 01/26/2009 10:59:06 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Scooters work good in Vermont snow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

After living these last 8 years I am certain the next 9/11 will have very little impact on those outside NYC.

So from that stand point we are are good.


29 posted on 01/26/2009 11:44:56 PM PST by NoLibZone (Islam must be completely eradicated from the face of the Earth.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Hey bro - jes’ chill!

Can’t we all jes’ git along; at least fo da for years dat I be da head man. Jes chill out, I be givin you Amerika in time.

Jes let me bankrupt it, den it’s yours!”


30 posted on 01/27/2009 12:03:28 AM PST by aShepard (Maybe 12/6 is the time to launch a constitutional amendment that lays out POTUS requirements!)
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To: Domandred

“You believed the Clinton News Network. Timothy McViegh was a Christian...”

McVeigh was an atheist.


31 posted on 01/27/2009 2:23:48 AM PST by Smber (The smallest minority is the individual. Get the government off my back.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Those blasted Amish!


32 posted on 01/27/2009 2:38:11 AM PST by LiberConservative
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To: Free ThinkerNY

33 posted on 01/27/2009 3:32:52 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: KoRn

booo ... I’m a scaremongering, clinging to my bible and gun, Judeao/Christian.


34 posted on 01/27/2009 5:27:51 AM PST by Freiherr
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To: Domandred
And if my sarcasm detector is broke I apologize for being terse.

Not broke. I simply answered a question. As we will lump any "arab" into the Muslim catagory - so too are we, whether truely Christian or not, lumped into THAT catagory.

I notice you decided NOT to speak of the IRA - that one is much harder to deny ...

35 posted on 01/27/2009 10:39:59 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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