Skip to comments.President Obama, Boka Haram and Islamic terrorism
Posted on 05/13/2014 12:20:58 PM PDT by DanMiller
Did He ever encounter a terrorist organization other than Al Qaeda with which He failed to empathize?
Boko Haram has been much in the news lately because it kidnapped substantially more than two hundred girls from a school in Nigeria.
The clear Islamic connection has been downplayed, when mentioned at all. So have the facts that the girls were Christians attending a Christian school.
Unless taken from their captors by force, a potentially dangerous exercise, the girls will either be sold into slavery (and/or worse) or held as hostages pending Nigeria's release of captured Boko Haram terrorists.
How about Islamic honor killings?
Do they bother President Obama? He has shown great affinity for
Tea Party Islamic terrorists other than those named Al Qaeda. Major Hasan, of Fort Hood fame, was initially claimed simply to have engaged in workplace violence (he still is) to avoid offending other adherents to the Religion of Peace. President Obama and other members of His administration hold Israel to be an oppressor of Palestinian Muslims and hence bad and Palestinians to be oppressed Muslims and therefore good. On the same basis, the Muslim Brotherhood is held to be good, Egypt bad.
According to an article titled Boko Haram and the failure of obamas counter-terrorism strategy,
The heart of the problem is that President Barack Obama and many of his top counter-terrorism advisers see Islamic extremism from the leftist perspective of social movement theory.
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[T]errorism becomes a mode of contention, and terrorists are not to blame for their violence; exogenous contingencies are at fault. Sources in the Koran, Islamic jurisprudence, or even contemporary calls to jihad are not to blame; state policy is. Dr. Mohammed M. Hafez, an associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School who also influenced U.S. policy, echoes this perspective in his book Why Muslims Rebel: [Emphasis added.]
Muslims rebel because of an ill-fated combination of institutional exclusion, on the one hand, and on the other, reactive and indiscriminate repression that threatens the organizational resources and personal lives of Islamists. Exclusionary and repressive political environments force Islamists to undergo a near universal process of radicalization.
Radical Islamists, therefore, bear no personal responsibility for their acts of terrorism or disruption. Rather, they are forced by a political environment that excludes or represses them to undergo an inevitable process of radicalization.
For the Obama administration, Islamist extremism (except for Al Qaeda) is not a categorical evil which stands opposed to Americas good; it is, rather, an extreme expressionamong a range of expressionsof protest against legitimate grievances. Islamic radicals such as Boko Haram are not responsible for their actions; they are forced to radicalism by their circumstances. And it definitely has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam, not even a distorted version of Islam. [Emphasis added.]
An obvious problem is that one unwilling even to name Islam as an enemy, much less to consider it an enemy, is not willing to combat it. The Obama administration, rather than combat the Islamic enemy, desires to appease it and to fight against the oppression it holds to have caused any indiscretions which it may, understandably, have been forced to commit.
The Obama Administration prefers to show its great resolve and bravery by fighting with what it claims to be the most dangerous demon of all, climate change.
Even though President Obama continues to shrink the foreign policy aspects of the office to which He was twice elected, He is a good little President! Half right (little), methinks.
OK I will be the first to say it. He’s a f@ckin’ muslim. let’s stop this crap before we lose the Empire State Building.
"Freedom is the sure possession of those alone
who have the courage to defend it."
CHRISTIAN TRAGEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD
DEFINING IDEAS ¬- HOOVER INSTITUTION JOURNAL July 25, 2013
by Bruce Thornton (Research Fellow and W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow, 200910, 201011)
We are living through one of the largest persecutions of a religious group in history. Human Events Few people realize that we are today living through the largest persecution of Christians in history, worse even than the famous attacks under ancient Roman emperors like Diocletian and Nero. Estimates of the numbers of Christians under assault range from 100-200 million.
According to one estimate, a Christian is martyred every five minutes. And most of this persecution is taking place at the hands of Muslims. Of the top fifty countries persecuting Christians, forty-two have either a Muslim majority or have sizeable Muslim populations.
The extent of this disaster, its origins, and the reasons why it has been met with a shrug by most of the Western media are the topics of Raymond Ibrahims Crucified Again.
Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an associate fellow of the Middle East Forum.
Fluent in Arabic, he has been tracking what he calls one of the most dramatic stories of our time in the reports and witnesses that appear in Arabic newspapers, news shows, and websites, but that rarely get translated into English or picked up by the Western press. What he documents in this meticulously researched and clearly argued book is a human rights disaster of monumental proportions.
In Crucified Again, Ibrahim performs two invaluable functions for educating people about the new Great Persecution, to use the label of the Roman war against Christians. First, he documents hundreds of specific examples from across the Muslim world. By doing so, he shows the extent of the persecution, and
Additionally, Ibrahim commemorates the forgotten victims, refusing to allow their suffering to be lost because of the indifference or inattention of the media and government officials.
Second, he provides a cogent explanation for why these attacks are concentrated in Muslim nations. In doing so, he corrects the delusional wishful thinking and apologetic spin that mars much of the current discussion of Islamic-inspired violence.
Ibrahims copious reports of violence against Christians range across the whole Muslim world, including countries such as Indonesia, which is frequently characterized as moderate and tolerant. Such attacks are so frequent because they result not just from the jihadists that some Westerners dismiss as extremists, but from mobs of ordinary people, and from government policy and laws that discriminate against Christians.
Rather than ad hoc reactions to local grievances, then, these attacks reveal a consistent ideology of hatred and contempt that transcends national, geographical, and ethnic differences.
In Afghanistan, for example, where American blood and treasure liberated Afghans from murderous fanatics, a court order in March 2010 led to the destruction of the last Christian church in that country. In Iraq, also free because of Americas sacrifice, half of the Christians have fled; in 2010, Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad was bombed during mass, with fifty-eight killed and hundreds wounded.
In Kuwait, likewise, the beneficiary of American power, the Kuwait City Municipal Council rejected a permit for building a Greek Catholic church. A few years later, a member of parliament said he would submit a law to prohibit all church construction. A delegation of Kuwaitis was then sent to Saudi Arabiawhich legally prohibits any Christian worship to consult with the Grand Mufti, the highest authority on Islamic law in the birthplace of Islam, the Arabian Peninsula.
The Mufti announced that it is necessary to destroy all the churches of the region, a statement ignored in the West until Ibrahim reported it. Imagine the medias vehement outrage and condemnation if the Pope in Rome had called for the destruction of all the mosques in Italy. The absence of any Western condemnation or even reaction to the Muftis statement was stunning. Is there no limit to our tolerance of Islam?
Moreover, it is in Egyptyet another beneficiary of American money and support that the harassment and murder of Christians are particularly intense. Partly this reflects the large number of Coptic Christians, the some sixteen million descendants of the Egyptian Christians who were conquered by Arab armies in 640 A.D.
Since the fall of Mubarak, numerous Coptic churches have been attacked by Muslim mobs. Most significant is the destruction of St. Georges church in Edfu in September 2011. Illustrating the continuity of mob violence with government policy, the chief of Edfus intelligence unit was observed directing the mob that destroyed the church.
The rest of the history
Are there any pictures of Michelle pleading for the end of the slaughter of Christians by Muslims?