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Obama: "To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect"
JihadWatch ^ | 1/20/09

Posted on 01/20/2009 9:51:56 AM PST by Sammy67

The President in his Inaugural Address:

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace. To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West - know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

Good luck with that. Will he find that mutual respect reciprocated? Do the Saudis treat us with respect when they fill Islamic schools and mosques in America with

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1 posted on 01/20/2009 9:51:56 AM PST by Sammy67
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To: Sammy67

Mutual Respect - Islamic Style.

Saudi Arabia - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death. Bibles are illegal. Churches are illegal. Easter celebrations are illegal. It is punishable by death for a non-mulsim to enter the “holy” muslim cities of Medina and Mecca.

Yemen - Bans proselytizing by non-Muslims and forbids conversions. The Government does not allow the building of new non-Muslim places of worship.

Kuwait - Registration and licensing of religious groups. Members of religions not sanctioned in the Koran may not build places of worship. Prohibits organized religious education for religions other than Islam.

Egypt - Islam is the official state religion and primary source of legislation. Accordingly, religious practices that conflict with Islamic law are prohibited. Muslims may face legal problems if they convert to another faith (up to and including death). Requires non-Muslims to obtain what is now a presidential decree to build a place of worship.

Northern Cyprus - About 133 churches, chapels and monasteries have been converted to military storage facilities, stables and night-clubs. Seventy-eight churches have been converted to mosques, and dozens more are used as military facilities, medical storage facilities, or stockyards or hay barns, according to statistics from The Republic of Cyprus. Agia Anastasia Church in Lapithos was converted into a hotel and casino, while the Sourp Magar Armenian monastery – founded in the medieval period – was converted into a cafeteria.

Algeria - The law prohibits public assembly for purposes of practicing a faith other than Islam. Non-Islamic proselytizing is illegal, and the Government restricts the importation of non-Islamic literature for distribution. The country has passed the “Regulation of Religious Practice” law, which stipulates a punishment of two to five years’ imprisonment and heavy fines for anyone convicted of urging a Muslim to change his religion.

Syria - The constitution requires the president to be a Muslim and specifies that Islamic jurisprudence is a principal source of legislation. Sharing your Christian faith is discouraged as “posing a threat to the relations among religious groups” and carries a penalty of up to life in prison. A Christian is not allowed to proselytize – ever. Churches who want to hold an extra service must get a government permit. Sermons are routinely monitored, as is church fundraising.

Jordan - Has the death penalty for any Muslim selling land to a Jew.

Sudan - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death.

Pakistan - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death. Bans proselytizing by non-Muslims. Christians regularly put in prison for charges of blasphemy. Islam is the state religion, and in a court of law the testimony of a Christian carries less weight than that of a Muslim. Section 295(c) of the Penal Code calls for a death sentence for anyone who defiles the name of the Prophet Muhammad and requires the testimony of four Muslims for a conviction. This fosters an environment in which Muslims can feel free to use intimidation and violence against religious minorities for personal gain. Also, if any criminal Muslim rape with any Christian female and then take plea that she has accepted Islam and marry with him. Such person is not culpable under Pakistani criminal law

Qatar - Islamic instruction is compulsory in public schools. The government regulates the publication, importation, and distribution of non-Islamic religious literature. The government continues to prohibit proselytizing of Muslims by non-Muslims.

Malaysia - Under Malaysian law, any convert to Christianity must apply to a shariah (Muslim law) court to legally renounce Islam. Many Christians prefer to remain silent converts rather than take their battle to the shariah courts, where apostasy or conversion out of Islam is punishable by whipping, fines, imprisonment and—in the most extreme application—death. In a country where Muslims account for more than half of the population, conversion from Islam is punished with a 5-year prison sentence and a $3,000 fine. A Malaysian Muslim who marries a non-Muslim and who converts the non-Muslim to Islam is rewarded with an apartment, a car, a one-time payment of $2,700, and a monthly stipend of $270.

The Maldives - In the island paradise visited by tens of thousands of tourists each year, Christianity is simply not tolerated. While local Christians – said to number around 300 out of a total population of 300,000 – do get together to worship, they do so at the risk of imprisonment or worse if discovered by the Muslim authorities. Bibles are banned, and tourists can be arrested for trying to bring them into the country.

England - Bradford, Yorkshire, UK. Pop. 300,000 - 20% Islamic. Local police required to tell community elders the location of girls who run away to escape arranged marriages. Bars and liquor stores in the Lumb Lane / Manningham Lane area of the city ‘requested’ to close on Fridays. Schools, colleges, and health clinics have to have separate areas for women, with a copy of the Koran available. Public critcism of Islam or it’s adherents, such as letters to the local paper, emails to friends, speeches etc, can and has led to criminal charges ‘Using words intentionally and wilfully to cause fear, hate, or distress. Christmas decorations not to be put up, as this may make the Moslems feel ‘culturally overshadowed’. Shops ‘requested’ not to display easter eggs for the same reason. The term ‘requested’ means not legally enforceable but local police warn that they cannot intervene if your premises get ‘damaged’ somehow. Local councillors and MPs have encouraged all this for the past 15 years. Bradford Northwest MP Ann Cryer regularly appears with long sleeves and her head covered. She once stated that women in Islam are properly liberated and that Islam is an example to us all.


2 posted on 01/20/2009 9:54:49 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Sammy67

Let’s ask Jimmy Carter how the take it up the ass approach worked. How does that saying go - those who fail to learn from history are...


3 posted on 01/20/2009 9:56:26 AM PST by Rays_Dad (H. Clinton-Every man who looks at her is reminded of his first wife, even if he's never been married)
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To: Rays_Dad

Democrats do not understand that you don’t get brownie points from Muslims for a$$kissing. These people have so much to learn. Sigh.


4 posted on 01/20/2009 9:57:44 AM PST by bergmeid (2012 - someone please fast forward.)
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To: Sammy67
Murder is the epitome of disrespect.

Murdering the unborn, the ultimate disrespect of life itself.

Murdering those who are born despite an attempted abortion by allowing them to die in a closet, in addition to the disrespect of life is the ultimate disrespect of all Judeo-Christian ethics and morality.

Commandeering passenger planes and flying the into occupied buildings to murder those who haven't accepted your religion is the ultimate disrespect of the freedom to choose to believe or not to and what to believe in.

Obammie the Commie is arrogant enough to believe that — now that HE is in the WH — he will be able somehow to convince cowardly, murdering fascists to “respect” us.

Obammie the Commie is an idiot if he truly believes that, and, if he doesn't, then he is just your ordinary leftist Democrat liar.

5 posted on 01/20/2009 9:58:12 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The people who cheered when OJ was acquitted are the same ones cheering now.)
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To: 2banana
What a list. It's too bad that 99.9% of the American public will never see; Because they're intellectually incurious and the MSM would never point out such uncomfortable and inconvenient truths.

"Barack Obama: Bringing Hope and Change to Terrorist all over the world."

6 posted on 01/20/2009 9:58:41 AM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: 2banana
We are going to have to lower our respect for the muslim world in order to make it mutual.
7 posted on 01/20/2009 9:58:41 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. - One of General Abram's men)
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To: Sammy67

Our long national nightmare has begun.


8 posted on 01/20/2009 10:00:23 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now.)
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To: Sammy67

9 posted on 01/20/2009 10:02:02 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: Sammy67

Dear Leaders arse hole could accommodate a freight train.


10 posted on 01/20/2009 10:02:06 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: Rays_Dad; All
Obama: "To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect"

"Let’s ask Jimmy Carter how the take it up the ass approach worked."


11 posted on 01/20/2009 10:02:55 AM PST by musicman (It's "Present Obama" = Without ID)
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To: Sammy67

This dolt better go read his Koran (sp) again. It’s against the law to place any non-believer on the same level as a believer. And why would we respect any group that loves to blow themselves up, slit other people’s throats and stone women. Speak for yourself ‘O’ cause you’re not talking for me!


12 posted on 01/20/2009 10:06:27 AM PST by Renkluaf
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To: Sammy67
Respect is something earned; not deserved.

And there are actions that are disqualifying. Does anyone "respect" O.J.Simpson?

ML/NJ

13 posted on 01/20/2009 10:08:18 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Sammy67
"Boom!"

- Muslims

14 posted on 01/20/2009 10:11:50 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Keynes is dead. Keynesianism is dead.)
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To: musicman

Yep.

Muzlims’ interests are not in Christians’ and Jews’ best interests.

It really has begun...


15 posted on 01/20/2009 10:12:05 AM PST by Canedawg
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To: Sammy67

He knows there is no mutual interest or mutual respect with the Muslums unless you are one.


16 posted on 01/20/2009 10:12:42 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Sammy67
A nice message to Robert Mugabe, though. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
17 posted on 01/20/2009 10:17:42 AM PST by omega4412
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To: Sammy67
I think they already received the message and gave their response:


18 posted on 01/20/2009 10:18:00 AM PST by ElectricStrawberry (1/27th Infantry Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: 2banana

very nice brake down.


19 posted on 01/20/2009 10:23:31 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Sammy67

I didn’t watch the speech, but from that excerpt, I’d say it was written by someone who fancies himself a phenomenal writer, despite evidence to the contrary.

Pretentious.


20 posted on 01/20/2009 10:25:30 AM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Couldn’t be said better!

Anyone notice in the presidential inaugural speech how BHO listed America’s religions as Christians, Muslims, Jews and Buddhists - in that order?

A bit unseemly in my book.


21 posted on 01/20/2009 10:29:33 AM PST by Lesforlife
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To: Sammy67

Another example of Obama’s lack of realism. We are not to blame for Islamic fanaticism directed at us. We were not hostile to Muslims until Muslims attacked us. We are tolerant. Islam is not. Obama should not put the responsibility on us.


22 posted on 01/20/2009 10:30:52 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: Sammy67
Altogether, "I want to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony..."

Stop the world, I want to get off...

23 posted on 01/20/2009 10:33:25 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Sammy67

Simpleton? Naive? Forrest Gump? Clearly, Barack Obama does not understand what drives the jihadis. This is sophomoric beyond belief, and potentially dangerous to all of us.


24 posted on 01/20/2009 10:37:03 AM PST by astounded (The democrat party is a clear and present danger to America)
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To: Sammy67
Without me commenting on the inaugural at this time and I do this knowing that there is an even bigger bunch of cheerleaders out there- paid for by my taxes. This is the two big honchos of Canadian T/V, gone absolutely overboard for the new President. Well, one cannot do anything about that, except hit the internet for a feisty Canadian blog (SDA).

There is something disturbing though and it froze in my mind. I watch cable channel 14 from Detroit. A very impressive and indeed educated man is one Tavis Smiley, is is a man of African-American heritage. A youngish type chap, all very white middleclass was throwing soft balls at Tavis. It was brought up that slave labour had built the White House. I wondered about the craftsmen being carpenters and roofing men. The plumbers and simple labourers who can stand heights.

So far so good. Now to the election of the new President. The young man turned to hear Smiley's absolute grateful condescension. Smiley, a large handsome man, suddenly changed. His face and voice got hard, herewith:

That is just a down payment.

A feeling of slight nausea came over me. I would not want to get in Smiley's face. The real Tavis.

25 posted on 01/20/2009 10:39:33 AM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Sammy67

I read this as: we’ll screw Israel.


26 posted on 01/20/2009 10:43:04 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: Aquinasfan
"I want to teach the world to sing,
Obama is our dearleaderrrrr..."
27 posted on 01/20/2009 10:44:04 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: 2banana

When are American moslems going to declare war on Obama’s “gay” friends?


28 posted on 01/20/2009 10:45:16 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator ( . . . koh 'amar HaShem, shallach 'et-`ammi veya`avduni!)
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To: Sammy67

What a numb nutz idiot.. He still doesn’t get it.. They don’t have respect for anything but martyrdom and killing infedels and islam ruling the world... thats all they care about


29 posted on 01/20/2009 10:51:51 AM PST by garykfd (American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God!)
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To: omega4412

“To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history...”

Sounds like the Chicago way to me, and Obama himself in particular. Time will tell, but I suspect this is the path Obama will take as President. He is already deceitful, having promised transparency yet withheld documentation about his past.

The Democrats are desperate to silence Hannity, Cunningham, Rush, and anyone who will broadcast or speak out against their socialist agenda.

I fully expect to see the U.S. Constitution shredded by this Congress and Administration.


30 posted on 01/20/2009 11:03:29 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!!)
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To: 2banana

Excellent post. Saved for future arguments!


31 posted on 01/20/2009 11:11:56 AM PST by manapua
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To: astounded
>>This is sophomoric beyond belief
 
Nixo-moric, actually.
 

32 posted on 01/20/2009 11:22:42 AM PST by LomanBill (A bird flies because the right wing opposes the left.)
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To: Sammy67

I have no respect for the Muslim world. For damn good reason. I have not forgotten 9-11, the day the Muslims showed their mutual respect for us.


33 posted on 01/20/2009 11:26:05 AM PST by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: Sammy67

The muslim world is going to have to learn to “respect” Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, former muslims, etc.

Tolerance is a two way street. Showing tolerance toward racial supremacists means ‘submitting’ to the supremacists and their bigoted worldview.

The muslim world doesn’t see nationalities. It sees a world of muslims and kufir. A non-muslim can be of the same nationality but still considered a second class citizen (or outcast) because he is not a muslim (or “worse” a former muslim).


34 posted on 01/20/2009 11:48:27 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

The Left also thought it was hilarious to laugh at McCain because his arms are stiff. Of course, they are that way because he was tortured for years in prison and they broke his arms.

Today they are laughing at Dick Cheney in a wheelchair.

They laugh at cripples. No wonder they abort babies that aren’t “right” (even if the reason is only wanting twins rather than triplets or a boy rather than a girl).


35 posted on 01/20/2009 11:50:52 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: SatinDoll
“To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history...”

Sounds like the Chicago way to me, and Obama himself in particular. Time will tell, but I suspect this is the path Obama will take as President. He is already deceitful, having promised transparency yet withheld documentation about his past.

Look at the 50+ page questionaire (including requessts for blogger names, email addresses, past infractions etc.) required of all Obama staffers and then the "no big whoop" attitude when it comes to unpaid income taxes, payola for pardons, Saudi donations to the Clinton fund, etc. LIES. Nothing but Lies about transparency and accountability.

36 posted on 01/20/2009 11:53:52 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Sammy67
Mutual respect. The Messiah is so naive.

Respect in the Muslim world is that the infidels are expected to respect Islam and the Muslims will also respect Islam.

37 posted on 01/20/2009 12:03:37 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: LomanBill

Except there is a huge difference between the jihadis doctrine - sharia or death - and that of the China or Russia, sovereign nations that understand, maybe not respect, the existence of other nations, if not the rights of its own people, and can be dealt with state-to-state.


38 posted on 01/20/2009 12:39:12 PM PST by astounded (The democrat party is a clear and present danger to America)
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To: Sammy67

A way forward?

If I recollect, it was George Bush who pledged the blood and treasure of the United States to creating a democracy in Iraq.

I guess that just isn’t good enough for Muslims.

Worse, it just isn’t good enough for our beloved 0.


39 posted on 01/20/2009 1:50:01 PM PST by mojito
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To: astounded
>>Except there is a huge difference
>>between the jihadis doctrine - sharia or death

Not really so much of a difference -

Mao Tse Tung had children murder their own parents.

Exploitation of human nature has long been an ugly part of human nature itself; and Jihadism is merely a manifest symptom of the underlying disease.

40 posted on 01/20/2009 5:24:28 PM PST by LomanBill (A bird flies because the right wing opposes the left.)
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To: Sammy67

We are SOOOO F**KED.


41 posted on 01/20/2009 7:05:06 PM PST by Hildy
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