Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Barack takes a bow. The president shows fealty to a Muslim king
Posted on 04/07/2009 4:19:16 AM PDT by Scanian
In a shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate, President Obama bowed to Saudi King Abdullah at the Group of 20 summit in London last week.
Mr. Obama later said in Strasbourg, France, "We have to change our behavior in showing the Muslim world greater respect." Symbolism is important in world affairs. By bending over to show greater respect to Islam, the U.S. president belittled the power and independence of the United States.
The bow was an extraordinary protocol violation. Such an act is a traditional obeisance befitting a king's subjects, not his peer. There is no precedent for U.S. presidents bowing to Saudi or any other royals. Former President Franklin D. Roosevelt shook hands with Saudi King Abdulaziz in February 1945. Granted, Mr. Roosevelt was wheelchair-bound, but former President Dwight D. Eisenhower shook hands when he first met King Saud in January 1957. Mr. Obama's bow to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques does not help his image with those who believe he is secretly a Muslim, and why he chose to bow only to the Saudi King and not to any other royals remains unexplained.
No Americans of any station are required to bow to royalty. It is one of the pillars of American exceptionalism that our country rejected traditional caste divisions.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
On this point, every American citizen should be prepared to take a stand.
Took ‘em long enough to pick up on what happened...
The Washington Times is a bit outside of the MSM, but finally someone outside the blogs mentioned this. Of course most of their readers of this editorial probably were unaware of the event and are scratching their heads wondering what he is talking about.
Reverend Jeremiah Wright, ladies and gentlemen, used to be a Muslim, and I think he taught the obamas about islam in night school after the Church services; which obama never missed like he did Wright’s Church.
Every day, in every way, proving his muslimdom.
His name is O-bow-ma, is it not?
Two liberals said that he was just showing respect.I told them no president that came before ever bowed to any countries leader.What idiots.
What did 0bama give the Turkish president?
It goes along with his “America’s no better than any other country” philosophy...the same as his Leftist cohorts in Washington.
The Left is succeeding in dumbing down America, now they are implementing the whittling down of America.
Republicans MUST retake the House in 2010
Just sent my thoughts to the White House.
0bama is ashamed of the country that elected him. He is showing his submission to foreign powers. I expect him to apologize for 9/11.
Mr. Obama is clearly a MUSLIM! There is NO Other Explanation! Also, there is a good reason to believe The Saudi’s funded his Education at Columbia and Harvard as well! Bowing was Extremely Disrespectful to All AMERICANS and To AMERICA! but then ZERO seems to take pleasure in Disrespecting AMERICA!
Some Turkish Delight.
FINALLY, even if it is on the Editorial page.
I was wondering the same thing...does he give them all bow-jobs?
Gosh! Look at the picture again! ZERO has his Butt pointed clear to the Stars, It fills the camera screen, even his coat tail is strained so far it doesn’t even come close to covering that Butt!
> What did 0bama give the Turkish president?
I shudder to think what!
Why not just give him a *Willie*?
Are we sure it’s a bow? In the still photograph, it looks more like a curtsey!
Or a Lewinsky
"I think it is axiomatic that legal/financial advisers to Saudi Arabian princes do not routinely finance law school educations for nonbelievers. Therefore, we finally have a smoking gun, a concrete link, a very serious and substantial piece of strong circumstantial evidence, that Obama was holding himself out to be a Muslim as late as his mid-twenties."
Isn’t this the first newspaper in this country to cover the story? Gee, I wonder why no one reads them.
In bowing to Abdullah, he was showing his ass to America. “Kiss this, suckas!”
Probably the same kind of liberal scum who bashed Bush for being too tight with the Saudis. Libs are absolute garbage.
That only begins to describe them.
If he were a Christian, he would be attending Sunday services with his children. As far as I know, he’s not been to church since he was elected.
Yeah, very interesting, first his wife touches and hugs the Queen of England (what kind of protocol IQ is that???) and then he does an elaborately deep bow to the Saudi king?
Weird, weird, weird.
The longer I see him, the more it seems the most conspiratorialist-types were right.
Good supporting information.
This subserviant submission cannot be mistaken for crafted diplomacy. It was hurried and spontaneous — clearly the sign of deep feeling jumping forth to surmount considered conduct.
I could not believe it. Geoge W. Bush took a firm hand and arm on an uneven walk and pictures were everywhere. This is on clear video and the leftist media is aware of how the nation will react and so they have a total blackout.
How about it? How many places can we post it and discuss it outside this forum? Let’s each make it a goal to ask ten people each day what they thought of it.
Mission Accomplished, Barak.
You gotta link for that? Interesting, if so. More interesting if the mooselimbs go after him for converting to Christianity.
I don’t recall hearing Wright had been a Muslim. I recall hearing Islam was his field of study in his School of Religion courses in his college years.
2010? Obama needs to be impeached for bowing to the Saudi king. It was a show of subjugation. With his bow Obama was saying, “I am your subject.” Therefore, Obama is not eligible to be President of the United States.
“2010? Obama needs to be impeached for bowing to the Saudi king.”
That isn’ going to happen.
I’m trying to be realistic. We need a majority in the House in 2010. (and they need to be real Conservatives, not Rinos.)
Obama gave him Bonamo’s Turkish Taffy, obviously
Should we get a pool going on how long before he recites the shahada publicly? I say before Labor Day.
I’m trying to be realistic. Expecting just a special kind of Republicans to be in the majority is not realistic. That attitude is what got us where we are now.
Can’t be his butt or else you’d see crissy matthews.
Very possibly. He obviously feels quite secure and is moving ahead rapidly with everything, so he might well do it while he still feels that he's riding high.
Finally this is reported in a mainstream newspaper!
Not Weird, eird, Weird!
But Traitorous, Traitorous, Traitorous!
We were NOT Conspiratorialists! :-)
We ARE Intelligent Citizens Who saw a Fraudulent Snakeoil Salesman Who had Never done anything of Importance and Who Hid and Continues to Hide His Past, Associates and Real Agenda! Only a Real Muslim would Bow to the Head of The Two Mosques, The King of Saudi Arabia.:-(
Newt mentioned this on BOR last night. Just in passing. He also said that Bush bowed and O’Reilly corrected him. The whole exchange took about 4.2 seconds....
“Reverend Jeremiah Wright, ladies and gentlemen, used to be a Muslim”
I know he has a graduate degree in Muslim studies. Are you sure he used to BE a Muslim? Source???
ZERO still IS!
He just thinks We Americans are STUPID! and for the most part, it appears that many are very STUPID!
Stuffing and mashed potatoes?
This is less than a half-measure.
You’ll notice that the Times did not print the photos or videos.
No other American news outlet has done as much as the Times.
So much for a free and open press.
“In a shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate, President Obama bowed to Saudi King Abdullah at the Group of 20 summit in London last week.”
I wasn’t shocked. I expected this from the Muslim.
Can This Thread be sent to RUSH and Hannity so there is NO Chance they miss it with “Intentional Blindness?” This is proof ZERO has Lied to America when He has repeatedly Denied being or ever Being a MUSLIM!
I could not believe it.
That is my read also.
It welled up from deep within him, going back to his school-boy days as a Muslim in Indonesia.
He instinctively aluded to his "muslim faith" in that interview with George Stephanopolous.
These actions, and the record of reaching out to Muslim countries and media during his first days in office is a giveaway.
THOSE are his people, his commmunity, not us American "clingers."