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Can Obama Safely Embrace Islamists? (State Dept: Obama made world safe for "legitimate Islamism")
The National Journal ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012 | Michael Hirsch

Posted on 04/23/2012 7:34:31 PM PDT by kristinn

In an article in the current National Journal called "The Post Al Qaida Era," I write that the Obama administration is taking a new view of Islamist radicalism. The president realizes he has no choice but to cultivate the Muslim Brotherhood and other relatively "moderate" Islamist groups emerging as lead political players out of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere. (The Muslim Brotherhood officially renounced violence decades ago, leading then-dissident radicals such as Ayman al-Zawahiri to join al Qaida.)

It is no longer the case, in other words, that every Islamist is seen as a potential accessory to terrorists. "The war on terror is over," one senior State Department official who works on Mideast issues told me. "Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism."

The new approach is made possible by the double impact of the Arab Spring, which supplies a new means of empowerment to young Arabs other than violent jihad, and Obama's savagely successful military drone campaign against the worst of the violent jihadists, al Qaida.

(Excerpt) Read more at decoded.nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alobama; alqaeda; alqaida; arabspring; caliphate; islam; islamism; obama
God help us.
1 posted on 04/23/2012 7:34:34 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Agreed! GOD help us and save us from this Marxist Mulatto Muslim sympathizer!!!


2 posted on 04/23/2012 7:36:23 PM PDT by MagUSNRET (I have always been proud of my country, it is my government that I am ashamed of!)
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To: kristinn

why not? he embraces michelle when she has a suspicious package strapped on.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 7:36:24 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: kristinn

Can he safely embrace Islamists? Sure, if you consider “safely” meaning the destruction of Israel and probably most (or all!) its inhabitants.


4 posted on 04/23/2012 7:39:25 PM PDT by C210N (Go Newt!)
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To: kristinn
ozero hasn't the capacity to care whether right or wrong, good or bad.

He just is, and we can all gfo if we don't like it.

If the mulatto usurpin' bastard is re-elected, it won't take long for the Lincoln Bedroom to be truly defiled with queers and muzzie sleepovers ... just to piss us off.

It's his modus operandi

5 posted on 04/23/2012 7:43:09 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: kristinn

“Now that we have killed most of al Qaida”...

And they know this how exactly? I follow a lot of terrorist forums; seems like they misunderestimate


6 posted on 04/23/2012 7:43:50 PM PDT by harwood (Ann Coulter: Future SCOTUS nominee!)
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To: kristinn

No more TSA? No more Homeland Security? Why do I feel dems want to keep those agencies?


7 posted on 04/23/2012 7:45:50 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: kristinn

Why stop now?


8 posted on 04/23/2012 7:46:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: kristinn

Obama is savagely successful...

Oh you beast!
Got any more purple lip gloss?


9 posted on 04/23/2012 7:50:54 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Y’all listen up. I have studied Islam for almost 50 years—one-half century. There is no moderate Muslim. There is no Islam-’ism.’

It is Islam. It means ‘submit.’ This is a command form of ‘s+l+m.’

We have been in a Holy War since before 9/11. I don’t care if you believe this or not. Don’t worry, though, for it will find you even if you don’t believe my words.

What you see behind those exotic, whitewashed walls of the streets of Cordoba, or anywhere else so quaintly displayed with baskets of lush bouganvillas and vibrant, fuscia colors, vines and gentle fountains, serves to hide the iron-clad rule behind those walls. Those walls, by definition, are white-washed and deceivingly beautiful.

The force you feel when you willingly enter behind them is something entirely different. You may escape if you either find a way out and run or fight to the finish. But if you lose, you lose everything you ever had.

Kinda sounds 2008, doesn’t it? Well, it’s 2012. Want some more, or are you beat down enough to play dead or ‘submit’ on your own?


10 posted on 04/23/2012 7:54:39 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: C210N

The Federal Bureau of Islamists is just another stalking horse for the inevitable American caliphate. Most Americans have nothing to believe save the lies told on TV. Obama and company will steal the next election if Arizona voter laws are thrown out.


11 posted on 04/23/2012 7:56:39 PM PDT by x_plus_one (Jihad is an institution inherent to the Islamic system itself; a permanent religious obligation)
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To: combat_boots

We have been in a holy war since Muhammed created his religion. How can so many be so ignorant of the history of Christianity?


12 posted on 04/23/2012 7:58:32 PM PDT by x_plus_one (Jihad is an institution inherent to the Islamic system itself; a permanent religious obligation)
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Air Force 1. Manhattan. Unannounced. Right over Ground Zero. Any questions?
13 posted on 04/23/2012 7:58:58 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: x_plus_one

“How can so many be so ignorant of the history of Christianity?”

Because they have never learned it, and they can’t, since 1962, in public schools.

I was there. I remember. Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln, big as life, on classroom walls. The pledge. Then the prayer. Every day.

All of that is gone and must be actively sought by the individual instead, and hidden when in public.


14 posted on 04/23/2012 8:07:03 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: kristinn

Can this get any worse?

Of course it can.


15 posted on 04/23/2012 8:08:09 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: kristinn
Can Obama Safely Embrace Islamists?

No one can. If you're not already one of them, then you are an infidel and an enemy. Islamists can, do, and will continue lie to you to further their cause - right up to and including converting or killing your infidel backside.

So, safely embrace Islamists? Only if you consider being forced to convert to their religion/cult and laws or die as being "safe." If you love your beliefs, your freedoms, and your life then no, there is nothing safe about Islam. Period.

16 posted on 04/23/2012 8:57:23 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Frankly, I think he does safely embrace islam.

~ Just wish he (and his ilk) would leave America and do it elsewhere ~


17 posted on 04/23/2012 9:27:23 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: combat_boots

Is it just possible that Islam is the “stronger” society and will prevail over our more tolerant, egalitarian, and therefore weaker society? We are no longer capable of the viciousness required to defend against the truly vicious and evil strengths of Islam. If we are incapable of identifying and killing the enemy, the enemy will kill us. Therefore this enemy is likely to prevail. It’s happening in Europe, it’s happening in the U.S., it’s happening in the ME. Being tolerant of intolerance, is creating an intolerant humanity.


18 posted on 04/23/2012 9:28:31 PM PDT by reardensteel
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To: reardensteel

“it’s happening in the ME”

No, tolerance and egalitarianism are not occurring in the ME. The US is no longer tolerant or egalitarian, IMHO.

The biggest question is whether we will deny that Jesus Christ is the only Begotten Son of the God of Moses, Abraham, and Issac—not Abraham and Ishmael. Nothing else matters.


19 posted on 04/24/2012 6:06:36 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: kristinn
Alternate headline;

As Obama begins to realize he will not be reelected, he shifts to his "President of the World" campaign.

Funny, I just read the other day about the U.N. coming in to America to "investigate" our treatment of Native Americans on reservations. Now we're being told he's helped Muslims all over the world gain legitimacy. Guess those world-wide campaign donations make sense.

20 posted on 04/24/2012 6:17:14 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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I forgot Jacob. Moses...Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.


21 posted on 04/24/2012 7:32:55 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: kristinn
Gee, by this logic we should have embraced “legitimate” Nazism because Hitler and his party were only too happy to participate in multi-party elections.

That worked out real well, didn't it?

These a$$hats in the State Department are not nearly as stupid as they sound, and this garbage - which is 100% orchestrated by the Mufti-in-Chief - is just another piece of the effort to undermine Israel.

22 posted on 04/24/2012 9:40:57 AM PDT by mojito
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To: kristinn

The Ikhwan is the principal cog in establishing the Caliphate.

So, the present Administration is also now supporting the legitimacy of the Caliphate by legitimizing the Ikhwas/Muslim Brotherhood and Sisterhood?


23 posted on 04/24/2012 3:16:09 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: kristinn

“moderate Islamist groups”

Isn’t that like being “a little bit” pregnant? It’s also a contradiction in terms.

“an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism”

A DEFINITE oxymoron.

I’m not sure which is more disgusting - that BHO thinks Americans are this stupid, or that the (arguable) majority ARE.


24 posted on 05/01/2012 12:37:57 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: GOPJ

“Why do I feel dems want to keep those agencies?”

Because, of course, they DO - so that they can now be used to go after the real enemy: American citizens/patriots.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 12:43:10 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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