Skip to comments.DUBIOUS 'DIALOGUE' (BAM'S NAIVE MUSLIM OUTREACH)
Posted on 12/15/2008 1:59:07 PM PST by neverdem
Barack Obama has been toying with the idea of dialogue with the Islamic world for two years now - but he has yet to approach the idea of actually saying anything meaningful.
At one point, his advisers talked of convening a White House summit with Muslim leaders. When that scheme was exposed as fanciful, they recommended that he attend the Islamic Summit Conference, convened once every three years. But that, too, has turned out to be problematic - so now they talking of plans for "a major address in an Islamic capital."
But what does Obama wish to say in this dialogue?
"The message I want to send is that we will be unyielding in stamping out the terrorist extremism we saw in Mumbai," Obama told The Chicago Tribune last Tuesday.
Note that the American president-elect mentions Mumbai - and not the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington or scores of others carried out by Islamic terrorists against Western targets.
Note also that he talks of "terrorist extremism," not "Islamic" or even "Islamist" terrorism.
The reason, of course, is his desire not to ruffle Muslim feathers. And herein lies the fundamental weakness of his position.
If the terrorism we saw on 9/11 and many other occasions has nothing to do with Islam, then why bring up the issue with Muslim leaders rather than Buddhist monks? Alternately, if this type of terrorism does have Islamic roots, why not give it its proper designation?
In fact, Islamic feathers need to be ruffled if we are to defeat Islamic terrorism. Muslims should be told that they've been too complacent in recognizing the threat.
To be sure, not all Muslims are terrorists. But virtually all terrorists are Muslims. Nor do they live on another planet: They are recruited, trained and sheltered in Muslim...
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Wouldn’t (Obama) just being an apostate Muslim be enough to ruffle the feathers of Muslims??...just saying
Hey Hussein....dust off that white Muslim robe thingy.
naive? I dont think so, I think he wants to make this country Amarabia or Ameristan or whatever he has in his evil little mind.
Naive nothing. He’s probably going to announce the introduction of sharia into the US.
You know, there's plenty of legitimately evil, hateful people in this world. We don't need to invent convenient, broad-brush-stroke depictions of an entire culture to satisfy our need to be scared all the time
Well, Valerie Jarret is a Muslim, so maybe she’ll go instead.
Based strictly on the number of terrorist acts on the world stage in the last, say... 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, who scores higher than muslims?
Certainly there are others... IRA, Basque Seperatists, etc... But looking at groups associated with muslims, and NOT just groups like Al Queda that are associated with arabs, like the ones who committed the atrocities at Beslan, like the "Tamil Tigers" and the group in Indonesia who kidnapped the Americans a few years ago. Just asking
Heck, he might as well give it a try; the quicker he gets disillusioned, the better for all of us.
He will hold a “Throw Israel under the bus” meeting with them!
Uh...mmm....hope....uh....y'oh....change....ahhI think, AND...uh Allahu Akbar!