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EDITORIAL: Barack takes a bow. The president shows fealty to a Muslim king
The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2009 | Editorial

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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abdullah; bho44; bhovisit; bow; houseofsaud; muzzie; obama; obamabow; protocol; wolfinsheepsclothing
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"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"
1 posted on 04/07/2009 4:19:16 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
No Americans of any station are required to bow to royalty.

On this point, every American citizen should be prepared to take a stand.

2 posted on 04/07/2009 4:23:42 AM PDT by gridlock (Build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, he'll be warm the rest of his life.)
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To: Scanian

Took ‘em long enough to pick up on what happened...


3 posted on 04/07/2009 4:23:47 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Scanian
Are we sure it's a bow? In the still photograph, it looks more like a curtsey!
4 posted on 04/07/2009 4:24:35 AM PDT by Does so (One Big Assed Mistake, America)
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To: Scanian

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.


5 posted on 04/07/2009 4:35:59 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Scanian

Reverend Jeremiah Wright, ladies and gentlemen, used to be a Muslim, and I think he taught the obama’s about islam in night school after the Church services; which obama never missed like he did Wright’s Church.


6 posted on 04/07/2009 4:36:30 AM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Does so
The video: G-20 Summit: Family Photo (About 55 s)
7 posted on 04/07/2009 4:37:24 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Scanian

How embarrassing.

Every day, in every way, proving his muslimdom.


8 posted on 04/07/2009 4:40:08 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Scanian

His name is O-bow-ma, is it not?


9 posted on 04/07/2009 4:46:07 AM PDT by alabama_heart
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To: Scanian

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.


10 posted on 04/07/2009 4:55:56 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

What did 0bama give the Turkish president?


11 posted on 04/07/2009 4:58:52 AM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: Scanian

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


12 posted on 04/07/2009 4:59:33 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Scanian

Just sent my thoughts to the White House.


13 posted on 04/07/2009 5:01:01 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Scanian

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.


14 posted on 04/07/2009 5:01:17 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (beware the alliance of the left and the jihadis)
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To: Scanian

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!


15 posted on 04/07/2009 5:01:48 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: combat_boots

Some Turkish Delight.


16 posted on 04/07/2009 5:02:03 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Scanian

FINALLY, even if it is on the Editorial page.


17 posted on 04/07/2009 5:02:11 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (The Media censored ODUMBA'S DEEP BOW to the King of Saudi Arabia. WHY?????)
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To: combat_boots
What did 0bama give the Turkish president?

I was wondering the same thing...does he give them all bow-jobs?

18 posted on 04/07/2009 5:02:54 AM PDT by Gulf War One
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To: Does so

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!


19 posted on 04/07/2009 5:05:05 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: combat_boots

> What did 0bama give the Turkish president?

I shudder to think what!


20 posted on 04/07/2009 5:14:19 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Scanian

Why not just give him a *Willie*?


21 posted on 04/07/2009 5:15:15 AM PDT by wolfcreek (There is no 2 party system only arrogant Pols and their handlers)
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To: Does so

Are we sure it’s a bow? In the still photograph, it looks more like a curtsey!

Or a Lewinsky


22 posted on 04/07/2009 5:18:20 AM PDT by pke
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To: True Republican Patriot
Barack Obama — Magna Cum Saudi?

URGENT BULLETIN: Did Saudi adviser pay Barack Obama's law school bills?

An excerpt:

"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."

23 posted on 04/07/2009 5:21:03 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Isn’t this the first newspaper in this country to cover the story? Gee, I wonder why no one reads them.


24 posted on 04/07/2009 5:24:49 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: True Republican Patriot

In bowing to Abdullah, he was showing his ass to America. “Kiss this, suckas!”


25 posted on 04/07/2009 5:27:50 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: imahawk

Probably the same kind of liberal scum who bashed Bush for being too tight with the Saudis. Libs are absolute garbage.


26 posted on 04/07/2009 5:31:27 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Scanian

That only begins to describe them.


27 posted on 04/07/2009 5:34:00 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: True Republican Patriot

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.


28 posted on 04/07/2009 5:36:26 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: True Republican Patriot

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.


29 posted on 04/07/2009 5:37:24 AM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: ravingnutter

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.


30 posted on 04/07/2009 5:41:21 AM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: Colorado Cowgirl
"Reverend Jeremiah Wright, ladies and gentlemen, used to be a Muslim..."

You gotta link for that? Interesting, if so. More interesting if the mooselimbs go after him for converting to Christianity.

31 posted on 04/07/2009 5:49:58 AM PDT by cweese (Hook 'em Horns!!!)
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To: cweese

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.


32 posted on 04/07/2009 5:55:10 AM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: nuconvert

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.


33 posted on 04/07/2009 5:55:22 AM PDT by abclily
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To: abclily

“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.)


34 posted on 04/07/2009 6:07:49 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: combat_boots

Obama gave him Bonamo’s Turkish Taffy, obviously


35 posted on 04/07/2009 6:24:45 AM PDT by ken5050 (Obama wants a 900% tax on Aspirin. Why, you ask? It's white, and it works...)
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To: livius

Should we get a pool going on how long before he recites the shahada publicly? I say before Labor Day.


36 posted on 04/07/2009 6:28:19 AM PDT by nina0113 (Hugh Akston is my hero.)
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To: nuconvert

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.


37 posted on 04/07/2009 6:39:56 AM PDT by abclily
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To: True Republican Patriot

Can’t be his butt or else you’d see crissy matthews.


38 posted on 04/07/2009 6:41:46 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (Defending RINOs is the same as defending Liberals.)
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To: nina0113
he recites the shahada publicly? I say before Labor Day.

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.

39 posted on 04/07/2009 6:48:20 AM PDT by livius
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To: Scanian

Finally this is reported in a mainstream newspaper!


40 posted on 04/07/2009 7:35:22 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: AnalogReigns

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.:-(


41 posted on 04/07/2009 9:45:09 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: Always Right; All

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....


42 posted on 04/07/2009 9:49:13 AM PDT by DrewsMum (www.williamsfortexas.com)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

43 posted on 04/07/2009 9:50:34 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Colorado Cowgirl

“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???


44 posted on 04/07/2009 9:50:54 AM PDT by DrewsMum (www.williamsfortexas.com)
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To: ravingnutter

ZERO still IS!
He just thinks We Americans are STUPID! and for the most part, it appears that many are very STUPID!


45 posted on 04/07/2009 9:51:24 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: combat_boots

Stuffing and mashed potatoes?


46 posted on 04/07/2009 9:51:31 AM PDT by demsux
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To: Scanian

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.


47 posted on 04/07/2009 9:52:00 AM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: 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.”

I wasn’t shocked. I expected this from the Muslim.


48 posted on 04/07/2009 9:54:06 AM PDT by 1035rep ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Scanian

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!


49 posted on 04/07/2009 9:55:43 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: KC Burke
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.

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."

50 posted on 04/07/2009 2:30:00 PM PDT by happygrl (It's time to Party like it's 1773.)
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