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Obama’s Tragic Pander: ‘The Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander The Prophet Of Islam’
Mediaite ^ | 9/25/2012 | Noah Rothman

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 America’s provocative right of free speech. The president’s 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 religion’s 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 country’s 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, America’s founding principles.

Obama’s speech to the United Nations was a dereliction of duty. The president swore to protect and defend the Constitution, but the Obama’s 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 nation’s 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 Obama’s address.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: dhimmiinchief; foreignpolicy; imamobama; mullahinchief; tolerantleft; wagthevideo
video at link.

It's pretty bad when even Mediaite rags on him.

1 posted on 09/25/2012 5:23:37 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Hey Obama, know why there are no muslims on Star Trek?

It’s set in the FUTURE.


2 posted on 09/25/2012 5:25:55 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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To: markomalley

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.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 5:28:26 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: tet68

Love it! Can I borrow it?


4 posted on 09/25/2012 5:29:23 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: markomalley

Mohammed was a child rapist.

It isn’t slander if it is true.


5 posted on 09/25/2012 5:29:40 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: markomalley

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.”


6 posted on 09/25/2012 5:30:30 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Uncle Miltie

Still waiting for someone to point out what is false in the film.


7 posted on 09/25/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: markomalley
It shall now be a crime to THINK that Muhammad is NOT a prophet. And some idiot liberal judge will think this is Constitutional.
8 posted on 09/25/2012 5:36:02 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: markomalley
I'm glad it wouldn't be slanderous to say the ‘prophet of islam’ was a pedophile.
9 posted on 09/25/2012 5:40:50 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: markomalley

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.


10 posted on 09/25/2012 5:43:02 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: tet68

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.


11 posted on 09/25/2012 5:43:25 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: markomalley
The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam

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.).

12 posted on 09/25/2012 5:44:24 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: markomalley

Well, he has recognized mohammed as the prophet, all that remains for him is to acknowledge that there is no god but allah.


13 posted on 09/25/2012 5:45:12 PM PDT by fso301
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To: markomalley

The future must not belong to those that pander to the prophety.


14 posted on 09/25/2012 5:45:43 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: markomalley

15 posted on 09/25/2012 5:46:12 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: markomalley

You meant to tell me this guy STILL hasn’t been impeached??? Why not?


16 posted on 09/25/2012 5:46:26 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: tet68

FUNNY :)


17 posted on 09/25/2012 5:47:12 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: markomalley

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.


18 posted on 09/25/2012 5:49:33 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: katana

Yeah, it’s kinda old but still...


19 posted on 09/25/2012 5:53:31 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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To: markomalley
It would appear that "some people are more equal than others"

I was debating online with someone who just loved Obama's speech. This person claimed to be an Evangelical Christian.
I shared with him that as a Christ follower the very belief of the narrow Way through Jesus Christ and his belief in the Holy Trinity would be considered “slander of the prophet” to an Islamic radical.
He implied that I was missing the higher message in Obamas message. I reiterated that the Islamic world would understand Obama clearly and bid him peace.
20 posted on 09/25/2012 5:57:58 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Obama's biggest challenge in this election; reality.)
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To: markomalley
What was it Osama Obama once said? “I'll walk with the Muslims...” or something like that?
21 posted on 09/25/2012 6:00:11 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: markomalley
Anyone still unconvinced that he's an ENEMY COMBATANT?
22 posted on 09/25/2012 6:02:01 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: markomalley
Sometimes the phrases used just don't fit the statement being made or the natural pattern of that person's speech. This was one of those strange statements: "The future must not belong to those who . . . ."

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 you’ll 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."

23 posted on 09/25/2012 6:11:53 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: markomalley

It’s not slander when it’s truth.

What IS slander is what is in the quran.


24 posted on 09/25/2012 6:21:25 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Gay State Conservative
What was it Osama Obama once said? “I'll walk with the Muslims...” or something like that?

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."


25 posted on 09/25/2012 6:27:03 PM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: markomalley

From Gates of Vienna. An article on slander in Islam.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2936267/posts

0bama is speaking to the Arab street again.


26 posted on 09/25/2012 6:38:52 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Dogbert41
"It's not slander when it's truth"

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.

27 posted on 09/25/2012 6:39:35 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: loveliberty2

I was collecting quotes to post online until the election. Your post is a gold mine. Thanks!


28 posted on 09/25/2012 6:39:44 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: fso301

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.....


29 posted on 09/25/2012 6:40:29 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: PapaNew

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.


30 posted on 09/25/2012 6:50:18 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Dear Leader's new math: 1(brutalized, dead Ambassador)+2(dead seals)+...= 1(bump in the road))
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To: Travis McGee

Now that we know what “slander” means to the koranimals, we know our differences are irreconcilable.


31 posted on 09/25/2012 7:06:38 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: markomalley
a & b are in no way equivalent:

a) The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.

b) Those who condemn [slandering the prophet of Islam] must also condemn the hate we see and the images of Jesus

The first part (a) is a directive. The propitiatory follow up (b) is an empty gesture that imparts absolutely no constraints on (a).


For perspective...

c) The future must not belong to those who denigrate Christ

d) The future must not belong to those that threaten Israel.


32 posted on 09/25/2012 7:09:28 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: markomalley

This is why we don’t want a global government.


33 posted on 09/25/2012 7:25:48 PM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: markomalley

http://dotsub.com/view/72457cbc-fe18-4053-ae3f-6c7639cf4e79


34 posted on 09/25/2012 7:26:39 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

35 posted on 09/25/2012 8:09:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks markomalley.


36 posted on 09/25/2012 8:09:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tet68

There was Khan.


37 posted on 09/25/2012 8:18:25 PM PDT by Capt. Canuck
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To: Para-Ord.45

Isn’t it amazing that ANYONE can vote for this guy? The evidence just keeps adding up. Yet the worshippers keep on a worshippin’.


38 posted on 09/25/2012 9:21:06 PM PDT by Terry Mross (The Clintons seem to be very afraid of obama. Do they owe him their souls?)
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To: tet68
That's why the Star Trek crew is dancing up a storm. It's been 400 years and not a Muslim to be seen.
39 posted on 09/25/2012 9:46:29 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: tet68

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!

40 posted on 09/25/2012 9:57:12 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: Iron Munro

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.


41 posted on 09/25/2012 10:09:55 PM PDT by Squat (Deport the illegals now! Turn Home Depot's into the prisons to hold the illegals!.)
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To: markomalley
Wonder what all the atheist who voted for Obama are thinking right about now ? They were supposed to be losing their religion.
42 posted on 09/26/2012 12:17:17 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Gay State Conservative
What was it Osama Obama once said? “I'll walk with the Muslims...” or something like that?


43 posted on 09/26/2012 12:57:00 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots

OK then, how about we slander Odummie instead? He’s a good candidate for ridicule.


44 posted on 09/26/2012 5:18:57 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: lbryce

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.


45 posted on 09/26/2012 6:14:46 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Squat

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?


46 posted on 09/26/2012 7:06:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: Progov
Working on it... :)


47 posted on 09/26/2012 3:49:07 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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