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Obama's comments take mosque story national (Now backtracking)
Politico ^ | August 14, 2010 | James Hohmann and Maggie Haberman and Mike Allen

Posted on 08/14/2010 12:16:24 PM PDT by Hoodat

President Barack Obama on Saturday sought to defuse the controversy over his remarks on plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero, insisting that he wasn’t endorsing the specific project but making a general plea for religious tolerance toward all.

"In this country we treat everybody equally and in accordance with the law, regardless of race, regardless of religion,” Obama told reporters Saturday when asked about his remarks at a White House dinner marking the start of Ramadan.

“I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there,” Obama continued. “I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates back to our founding. That's what our country is about. And I think it's very important as difficult as some of these issues are that we stay focused on who we are as a people and what our values are all about."

But his comments Friday night were widely interpreted as an endorsement of plans to build a mosque a few blocks away from where nearly 3,000 Americans perished at the hands of Islamic terrorists on 9/11 – an interpretation the White House hadn't disputed, up until Obama’s comments in Florida. . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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He supported the mosque before he didn't support the mosque.
1 posted on 08/14/2010 12:16:28 PM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

ITS TOO LATE 0. Your Hubris came out in front of your Muslim brothers now its too late to take it back.


2 posted on 08/14/2010 12:17:58 PM PDT by omega4179 (JD Hayworth)
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To: Hoodat

He said what he said and he can’t spin that. The cat is out of the bag...


3 posted on 08/14/2010 12:18:26 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Hoodat

The White House phone lines must have been burning up with pissed off Dem candidates. This was the last thing they needed.

Hence, the walk back.


4 posted on 08/14/2010 12:18:44 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Hoodat

Obama is so FOS his eyes are brown.


5 posted on 08/14/2010 12:18:57 PM PDT by ILS21R ("Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said)
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To: Hoodat

6 posted on 08/14/2010 12:19:25 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: Hoodat

Ugh..you beat me too it. Sorry.


7 posted on 08/14/2010 12:19:31 PM PDT by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: Hoodat
TOO LATE HUSSEIN!

Come on, Republican Party....go after this jerkoff...America is on your side.

8 posted on 08/14/2010 12:21:23 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Hoodat

The thing that really galled me was his invoking of the Constitution. He wouldn’t know the Constitution if it bit him on the posterior. Not to mention that I find it very telling that the only time he’s invoked it involves Muslims, and a mosque that shouldn’t be built.


9 posted on 08/14/2010 12:21:49 PM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: RobinMasters

10 posted on 08/14/2010 12:22:22 PM PDT by Zakeet (The Big Wee Wee -- rapidly moving America from WTF to SNAFU to FUBAR)
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To: Hoodat; All
POLITICO TRIES TO SAVE HUSSEIN WITH THIS LINE:
"But his comments Friday night were widely interpreted as an endorsement of plans to build a mosque a few blocks away..."

Uh, no, they WERE AN ENDORSEMENT you Hussein-fellating HACKS.

11 posted on 08/14/2010 12:22:56 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Hoodat
DU had multiple threads praising Obama for his dinner remarks.

Now they have to deal with him backtracking once again.

Poor Obama...which way to turn?

12 posted on 08/14/2010 12:23:26 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: DeusExMachina05

Only by 100 seconds. Not to worry.


13 posted on 08/14/2010 12:23:32 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Hoodat; mkjessup; All

” “In this country we treat everybody equally and in accordance with the law, regardless of race, regardless of religion,” Obama told reporters “

Oh yeah? Well 9/11 kinda shot THAT all to hell, now didn’t it?


14 posted on 08/14/2010 12:24:29 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson)
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To: Hoodat

FUBO!


15 posted on 08/14/2010 12:24:41 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Hoodat
“I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there,” Obama continued.


16 posted on 08/14/2010 12:25:07 PM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: Hoodat

He has a dinner to celebrate the start of ramadan. How can anyone think he’s not a muslim.

I won’t wait for him to have a dinner celebrating Passover or Easter or celebrating Christmas.


17 posted on 08/14/2010 12:25:30 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I)
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To: Hoodat
“Ground Zero is, indeed, hallowed ground,” Obama said at a White House dinner celebrating the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. "But let me be clear: as a citizen and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.”
18 posted on 08/14/2010 12:27:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Hoodat
Yeah, he tells a gang of Mooslims, on Rama Dama Ding Dang, that he thinks they have a right to worship just like everyone else and to build a mosque wherever they can buy the property, but he didn't really support this project, just any project a Mooslim wants to put on any property that Mooslim owns.

See? It's all so clear if you'll just drink the Kool Aid.

19 posted on 08/14/2010 12:27:29 PM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is already insane and sequestered on golf courses so you won't know it)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Here's a quote from Obama yesterday:

"[Muslims have] the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in the country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances”

20 posted on 08/14/2010 12:27:49 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; All

0bama is doing to America what the 9/11 hijackers did to their victims with box cutters.


21 posted on 08/14/2010 12:28:12 PM PDT by mkjessup
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To: Hoodat
Friday’s speech will be one of the most memorable – and debated statements – of the president’s first two years in office.

Bank on that.
22 posted on 08/14/2010 12:29:30 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Hoodat

It is obvious that the muslim Wun wants the islamists to conquer America like they are doing to Europe and put every one on their knees facing mecca or they will cut off their heads.

He hates white America and wants to see them and Western Civilization killed. He is extremely jealous of their wealth and success and brilliance, especially symbolized by the Jewish intellect.

He is sick and twisted which is obvious by his narcissistic personality and with the sick minds he surrounds himself.

He is a covert homosexual muslim who was deserted by his real father and abused by his stepfather and the pedophile Davis who used the Wun when he was a teenager.....Just saying....I think the president is a sick psychopath and we are in bigger trouble than we think.


23 posted on 08/14/2010 12:31:06 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Recovering_Democrat

he said quite clearly that they have a right to build a place of worship in LOWER MANHATTAN.

Hey politico any other mosques getting built down there?

no STOP COVERING FOR HIM AS YOU YOURSELVES ARE MAKING YOURSELVES LOOK EVEN MORE STUPID THAN YOU ALREADY ARE


24 posted on 08/14/2010 12:33:37 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Terry Mross

celebrates muslims holidays does not go to church does not celebrate Christmas , admitted they do not do presents, mass killers on a Christmas tree and his wife did not want a nativity scene

What church you go to obama?
Hey media how about asking and stop covering for him


25 posted on 08/14/2010 12:35:19 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Hoodat

he even mentions the location and now says he never said it and politico tries to cover for him.

ASTOUNDING what like he never bowed either.


26 posted on 08/14/2010 12:36:47 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: manc

According to the DU he dropped something, that IS the mentality we are dealing with.


27 posted on 08/14/2010 12:38:39 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress
According to the DU he dropped something, that IS the mentality we are dealing with.

So 0's brain can roll,eh?

28 posted on 08/14/2010 12:41:55 PM PDT by madison10
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To: eyedigress

LOL they said that LOL, HA HA

what idiots.


29 posted on 08/14/2010 12:42:12 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Hoodat
This has been going on for a very long time, Americans, but you just weren't watching. The first thing Obama did as a newly elected Illinois State Senator was declare a Muslim holiday.

Obama sponsored Bill SR0110 in the 90th General Assembly to declare November 1, 1997 to be Islamic Community Center Day.

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet90/summary/900SR0110.htmlp http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet90/srgroups/sr/900SR0110LV.html

The resolution died in 1999, thankfully.

30 posted on 08/14/2010 12:42:43 PM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: Hoodat
"[Muslims have] the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in the country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances”

They can choose some other "private property" to build their mosque on. The choice was deliberately provacative and poor.

31 posted on 08/14/2010 12:43:54 PM PDT by madison10
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To: CanaGuy
This has been going on for a very long time, Americans, but you just weren't watching. The first thing Obama did as a newly elected Illinois State Senator was declare a Muslim holiday.

Obama sponsored Bill SR0110 in the 90th General Assembly to declare November 1, 1997 to be Islamic Community Center Day.

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet90/summary/900SR0110.html

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet90/srgroups/sr/900SR0110LV.html

The resolution died in 1999, thankfully.

32 posted on 08/14/2010 12:44:20 PM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: Hoodat

what a lying sack of shiite.


33 posted on 08/14/2010 12:44:34 PM PDT by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: Hoodat
"In this country we treat everybody equally and in accordance with the law, regardless of race, regardless of religion,”

Thats another lie. People of color, gays and unloved incubaters move to the front of the line ahead of white men with more experiance, education and proven work ethic's get shafted because of the color of their skin

34 posted on 08/14/2010 12:44:52 PM PDT by winodog
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To: Hoodat

BOOM! Smoking effing gun right there.


35 posted on 08/14/2010 12:46:11 PM PDT by chris37
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To: Hoodat

obama is TRYING to stir up trouble by supporting the mosque. Just THINK of the incredible divide and dissention this thing would cause if it is not only allowed, but will be backed and protected by our own White House.

This is more planned chaos in the making by this administration. We don’t have nearly enough for them yet.


36 posted on 08/14/2010 12:46:43 PM PDT by J40000
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To: manc

They had to come up with anything. A bunch of losers being herded around by fat cats. They forget that America is freedom of people, not government. Idiots indeed.


37 posted on 08/14/2010 12:47:38 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: mkjessup; All

” 0bama is doing to America what the 9/11 hijackers did to their victims with box cutters. “

Obama is well on his way to destroying America. He has already set everything in place to destroy our economy. He destroyed the best health care system the world has ever known. Now he will destroy the society by turning one race against another, promote Islam, yet at the same time promote homosexuality. He will turn everyone against everyone else, or at least attempt to.


38 posted on 08/14/2010 12:48:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson)
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To: Terry Mross

Not Christmas ...


39 posted on 08/14/2010 12:49:37 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Hoodat

Too late asshole. We know where your loyalty lies, and it isn’t with this country.


40 posted on 08/14/2010 12:50:26 PM PDT by Dewey Revoltnow (Worst. Community. Organizer. Ever!)
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To: manc

I’d LOVE to see how successful a CHRISTIAN church would be if it wanted to build a brand new church on the same spot.

I’ve seen how tough local ‘polititians’ have made it for churches to be built here in my small part of Michigan.. I can’t even imagine how tough it would be in NYC in this politically correct climate.


41 posted on 08/14/2010 12:50:53 PM PDT by J40000
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To: manc
The Obamas have always said that "they don't give Christmas gifts to the children" and "they don't give birthday gifts" which I am told is what Muslims do.

No Christmas presents.

Tree with Mao on it.

No church to go to on Sunday.

Rev Wright is an ex Muslim

50% of his "g-d America" church was Muslim

Records in Indonesia show him taking in Arabic Muslim classes reserved for the most feverent believers .. His school records there list him as "Muslim" and "Indonesian" and his mother listed him on her passport application as Barack Husseim Obama (Soebarkah) ....

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Egyptian minister: Obama told me he is a Muslim

""The Muslim Call to Prayer is one of the Prettiest Sounds on Earth" - said Barack Obama to the New York Times

http://infidelsarecool.com/2008/04/07/jeremiah-wright-former-muslim/ Allah is greater than any description 
I testify that there is no deity except for Allah 
I testify that Muhammad is a Messenger of Allah 
Make haste towards the prayer 
Make haste towards the worship 
Prayer is better than sleep 
Allah is the greatest! 
There is no deity except for Allah

As others noted:

From the NYT article (original now scrubbed!):

"Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated, ... Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
************************

I too thought he was reciting the call to morning prayers.

But, it seems to others more knowledgeable than me, that this call is also an oath to Islam and that if you say it, or wish to convert, this is what you say and THIS IS WHAT he did say:

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42 posted on 08/14/2010 12:52:36 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Hoodat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGxErTnYHrM

0bama makes FIVE specific references to the controversial plans.

"Recently attention has been focused on the construction of mosques in certain communities, particularly New York...sensitivities surrounding the development of lower Manhattan...the 9/11 attacks were deeply traumatic...and Ground Zero is indeed hallowed ground; but...I believe that muslims have the right to practice their religion as everyone else...and that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan..."

43 posted on 08/14/2010 12:55:15 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: Hoodat
The first few lines from the "call to prayer" is the shahada. The shahada is not from the koran. It is from the hadiths. Furthermore, it is the SWEARING OF AN OATH to islam. Non-Muslims wishing to convert to Islam do so by a public recitation of the creed.

It is also an oath EVEN if you are tricked or forced into reciting it and even if you wish to renounce it, you can NOT do so without fear for your life.

It goes like this:
"Ash-hadu -an-la-ilaha illal-laha, wa ash-hadu anna Mohammad-an Abdo-hu wa Rasulo-uhu wa ash-hadu anna moulana ali-un –vasi-un wa vazir-ah.”


It literally means:
"I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, and I bear witness that Mohammad is Allah's servant and His Messenger, and Ali is his successor ’vasi’ and minister ‘vazir’".

And it ALSO means that obama knew exactly what he was saying, knew exactly what it meant, and had no qualms about calling it the most beautiful sound on earth. As with most things, it was a message to his brethren and a finger in the eye of what obama considers stupid Americans.

If after what you have seen; if after what you now know about obama and his policies, here and elsewhere, and you still question whether obama is a muslim, you are too stupid to live.

44 posted on 08/14/2010 12:58:21 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Hoodat

45 posted on 08/14/2010 12:58:35 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I’m starting to smell a set-up. Zero is going to fall on his own sword and ask the rats REALLY turn against him back on their stumping at home....

He becomes the villain, but his house and senate are intact.


46 posted on 08/14/2010 1:10:10 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

“The cat is out of the bag...”

How about ‘The Mooseslime is out of the sandbox.’


47 posted on 08/14/2010 1:16:34 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Hoodat
“I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there,” Obama continued.

That is a bald-faced lie. You specifically mentioned it.
You lie like this every stinking day you jug-eared lying Marxist.

48 posted on 08/14/2010 1:26:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Hoodat

No need to explain, El Jefe; we know where you’re coming from.


49 posted on 08/14/2010 1:31:20 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Siena Dreaming
DU had multiple threads praising Obama for his dinner remarks. Now they have to deal with him backtracking once again.

Those people need to be drug tested. AIDs tested too.

50 posted on 08/14/2010 1:32:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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