Skip to comments.Obama Speaks to Al-Arabiya... Refuses to Link Islam to Terror--Says All Religions Have Extremists
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at gatewaypundit.blogspot.com ...
Help me, when was the last time a Christian extreemist blew up a building or hijacked an airplane?
He’s everything I thought he would be. God help us.
We’re in big trouble.
Then again, when you have a Commander-in-Chief elected by “Saturday Night Live”, it’s a pretty good indicator your country has gone totally off the deep end.
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.
Comrade Obama is a nightmare come true.
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
Obama should know, he’s the head of the Liberal Religion.
Notice the difference in the two front pages, please. Thanks.
This is Al Arabia and this is their front page:
Here is an article about Obama:
This is the Al Arabia English and this is their front page:
“Full transcript of president’s first interview on Arab TV
President Obama gives interview to Al-Arabiya”
(January 27, 2009)
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!
Well, at least he sounds like Bush... LOL
Yes, but at what cost to us in the meantime?
It is now confirmed THE ONE believes his own BS.
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.
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.
Get off the crack Barry!
Who knew? The 9-11 terrorists were just DEFENDING Islam! Well, in that case...
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?
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.
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.
And if my sarcasm detector is broke I apologize for being terse.
Mr. 0bama isn’t going to associate Islam with terrorism. He doesn’t associate terror with terrorists.
very well stated Dom.
Whispering in a sandstorm.
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
“My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy”? *************
pray tell who is this freakin’ dipshoots master?
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.
“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!”
“You believed the Clinton News Network. Timothy McViegh was a Christian...”
McVeigh was an atheist.
Those blasted Amish!
booo ... I’m a scaremongering, clinging to my bible and gun, Judeao/Christian.
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 ...
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