Skip to comments.Obama’s Tragic Pander: ‘The Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander The Prophet Of Islam’
Posted on 09/25/2012 5:23:33 PM PDT by markomalley
Addressing the representatives of the United Nations General Assembly in a time of global crisis, President Barack Obama opted to legitimize the growing chorus of critics who condemn Americas provocative right of free speech. The presidents address to the world was anything but a full-throated defense of American values. It was, instead, an abundantly disappointing abdication of his responsibility to defend the cherished freedoms of the nation he leads.
Speaking to the assembled delegates of the nations of the world, Obama addressed the crisis in the Middle East one ongoing since the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed in a Danish newspaper set the world on fire in 2006 but recently exacerbated by a YouTube video that insults Islam and the religions prophet:
The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. But to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see and the images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated or churches that are destroyed. Or the Holocaust that is denied.
This is not a clear and definitive defense of the principles enshrined in the First Amendment of the American Constitution. This is an equivalency between what Obama views as equally condemnable religious slanders committed by malefactors on all sides.
That moment did not call for equivocation. When throngs of frustrated Muslims crowd Arab streets calling for America to rethink its commitment to free speech, when foreign governments demand Washington act to imprison individuals who exercise their constitutional rights however distasteful they may subjectively appear to some and when American diplomatic officials are in fear for their life, the President of the United States was obliged to defend this countrys guiding principles. As if he was unaware, those principles are under immediate threat.
President Obama chose instead to offer an excuse for his fellow citizens behavior in this statement. He suggested that the future will be one where religious critiques must be curtailed, lest one fear for their personal safety. Indeed, that has been the experience of the filmmaker who made an anti-Islamic trailer. He has proven to be a useful punching bag for his government, sundry members of which were all too willing to pin violent unrest across the globe on his unrestrained and immodest exercise of his First Amendment rights.
Following protests across the Muslim world, Americans were treated to a debate about the future of the First Amendment at home in the press (the inherent irony of that condition was unfortunately lost amid the clamor of the self-righteous). Should Anti-Islam Filmmaker Be Thrown in Jail, asked a recent TIME Magazine column. That the body of that article consisted of more than the word no represents a devastating tragedy for those who revere, or at least are somewhat acquainted with, Americas founding principles.
Obamas speech to the United Nations was a dereliction of duty. The president swore to protect and defend the Constitution, but the Obamas address contained only the occasional, perfunctory gesture towards the importance of uninhibited political speech. The president failed Americans in that moment.
Let us heed the words of Gandhi, Obama continued. Intolerance is itself a form of violence.
The nations founders would be mortified by this defining down of violence and the legitimization of stifled speech contained within this supposedly enlightened statement. The American people should be deeply concerned about a future governed by the principles voiced in Obamas address.
It's pretty bad when even Mediaite rags on him.
Hey Obama, know why there are no muslims on Star Trek?
It’s set in the FUTURE.
The future should not belong to The One who slanders Americans for political gain. May he go down utterly, forsaken by all and driven from the land.
Love it! Can I borrow it?
Mohammed was a child rapist.
It isn’t slander if it is true.
OBAMA/SOETORO,” In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans.. I WILL STAND WITH THEM should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
Still waiting for someone to point out what is false in the film.
Memo to Obama, 75% of the Muslims cannot read. They get the word of Alah just like it was in Latin.
They hate jews because someone told them too. They hate christian because someone told them about the crusades.
That joke has been out there for awhile and is in the public domain. If I recall correctly, somebody came up with it on September 12, 2001.
Well, that's it for me, then. I slander that pig-fart of a "prophet" all day long and in my sleep.
What should I do, oh wondrous boy king of the news media? Go cut my head off with a knife?
I'm wondering why it is still OK to slander Jesus Christ (Piss Christ, The Last Temptation of Christ, etc.).
Well, he has recognized mohammed as the prophet, all that remains for him is to acknowledge that there is no god but allah.
The future must not belong to those that pander to the prophety.
You meant to tell me this guy STILL hasn’t been impeached??? Why not?
All this “Future belongs to...” reminds me of the final(?)
scene in Cabaret...Tomorrow belongs to me.. as the Nazi
troops are marching in.
he always uses such meaningless phrases. I suppose its
all his followers understand.
Yeah, it’s kinda old but still...
In a free country, who can presume to decide winners or losers, or to whom the future belongs?
Then, one looks for a precedent and finds, " The world belongs to you. China's future belongs to you." - Chairman Mao to students, 1957
Does anyone remember this remark from early November 2008? "At a Virginia rally - 'If youll stand with me, then I know that we can win Virginia and we can win this election and we can finally bring the change we need to Washington,' Obama told the estimated crowd of 35,000. 'I feel like we got a righteous wind at our backs here.'
Then, there is this quote from Chairman Mao:
The ill wind of opportunism is falling, the righteous wind of socialism is on the rise.
Remember that former WH staffer who revealed that name as being her "go-to philosopher."
It’s not slander when it’s truth.
What IS slander is what is in the quran.
You might be referring to his "I stand with muslims" statement.
It is often capsulized as:
"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
Below is the original complete quote.
Notice how he follows his usual semantic trick of throwing things back on the "Bad Old USA".
He sets the straw man up, then knocks it down to rationalize his pro-muslim stance.
Good Barack must make things right because the USA does bad things.
Quote from Obama's book "The Audacity of Hope":
"Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
From Gates of Vienna. An article on slander in Islam.
0bama is speaking to the Arab street again.
That's not what Muzzies believe. According to this post: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2936267/posts slander is saying what ever a Muzzie doesn't like, EVEN IF IT IS TRUE.
I was collecting quotes to post online until the election. Your post is a gold mine. Thanks!
I think he has..... remember him reciting the call to prayer in Arabic?
That call to prayer starts out with acknowledging no god but Allah.....
Oh, didn’t you hear? Boner and McConnell have scheduled a press conference for 11:00 p.m. on September 29 to announce the institution of these proceedings. Be sure and watch the powerful voices of the American people as they protect and defend our Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic...how I wish it was so...alas.
Now that we know what “slander” means to the koranimals, we know our differences are irreconcilable.
This is why we don’t want a global government.
There was Khan.
Isn’t it amazing that ANYONE can vote for this guy? The evidence just keeps adding up. Yet the worshippers keep on a worshippin’.
Corrected version:That's why they're singing and dancing. It's been hundreds of light years and not a single Muslim to be seen!
Obama is a total “Hack of Shit” the worst lying hack’O-shit America has ever had to witness. Did I mention one of his droppings will be at the HP
Pavilion on Nov. 5th? Just want to keep all my freeP’ers informed to stay away when she comes. Barbara stringstand or something like that.
OK then, how about we slander Odummie instead? He’s a good candidate for ridicule.
At the risk of being pedantic, a light year is a measure of distance, not time. Is that what you intended? That’s like saying we haven’t seen a muslim for hundreds of miles.
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?