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Obama Praises Muslims in Easter Message
Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/21/2014 | Pamela Geller

Posted on 04/21/2014 2:52:25 AM PDT by markomalley

Does Obama ever mention Christians or Jews or Hindus when he makes his long-winded Ramadan messages? No. But he’s used his holiday message to Jews to equate the liberation of Jews from 400 years of slavery to the Islamic supremacist revolutions in Egypt, Libya etc. He’s even strongarmed Rabbis to politicize the bema on high holy days.

It’s Easter, Obama. Address the mass persecution, oppression and slaughter of Christians across the Muslim world.

No, instead he proselytize for Islam. On Easter. It’s sick.

“Obama Praises Muslims in Easter Message,” Frontpage, April 20, 2014

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It just wouldn’t be Easter… without Muslims.

Obama said this time of year is a good time to remember the “common thread of humanity that connects us all – not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs – is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.”

Nope. Sorry.

Here’s what the Koran has to say about loving your neighbor.

Qur’an (5:51) – “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.”

So yes, Muslims believe in loving their neighbors, as long as the neighbors are Muslims. And the right kind of Muslims.

Don’t go expecting Sunni Muslims to love Shiite Muslims or vice versa. Also don’t expect Salafis to love Sunnis who are insufficiently lacking in dedication to terrorism.

So much for that “common thread of humanity.”

Lest we forget the interview Obama conducted with the NY Times.  Nicholas wrote:

NY Times “I was a little Jakarta street kid,” he said in a wide-ranging interview in his office [...]. He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school...

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 (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

Let’s review. Michael Snyder ran these Obama quotes on Islam and Christianity:

20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Islam

#1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”

#2 “The prettiest sound on Earth” is the Muslim call to prayer at sunset.

#3 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”

#4 “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”

#5 “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”

#6 “Islam has always been part of America”

#7 “we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities”

#8 “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”

#9 “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”

#10 “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”

#11 “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”

#12 “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed”

#13 “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”

#14 “throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”

#15 “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality”

#16 “The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.’”

#17 “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”

#18 “We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.”

#19 “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”

#20 “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”

20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Christianity

#1 “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”

#2 “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”

#3 “Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy?  Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination?  Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith?”

#4 “Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in Christ’s divinity – are central to Christian faith, while others are more culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life.”

#5 “The American people intuitively understand this, which is why the majority of Catholics practice birth control and some of those opposed to gay marriage nevertheless are opposed to a Constitutional amendment to ban it. Religious leadership need not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they should recognize this wisdom in their politics.”

#6 From Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope: “I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are of the same sex—nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount.”

#7 Obama’s response when asked what his definition of sin is: “Being out of alignment with my values.”

#8 “If all it took was someone proclaiming I believe Jesus Christ and that he died for my sins, and that was all there was to it, people wouldn’t have to keep coming to church, would they.”

#9 “This is something that I’m sure I’d have serious debates with my fellow Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and prostelytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to hell.”

#10 “I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell.  I can’t imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity.  That’s just not part of my religious makeup.”

#11 “I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter, the aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.”

#12 “I’ve said this before, and I know this raises questions in the minds of some evangelicals. I do not believe that my mother, who never formally embraced Christianity as far as I know … I do not believe she went to hell.”

#13 “Those opposed to abortion cannot simply invoke God’s will–they have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths.”

#14 On his support for civil unions for gay couples: “If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount.”

#15 “You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

#16 “In our household, the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology”

#17 “On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.”

#18 “we have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, and their own path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our own”

#19 “All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the Holy Land of the three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra — (applause) — as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed, peace be upon them, joined in prayer.  (Applause.)”

#20 “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: eastermessage; muslimobama; obamamuslim

1 posted on 04/21/2014 2:52:25 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Couldn’t he limit himself to praising his moon daemon on muzzie holidays?
Is America still a Christian nation? Why would you guys elected him more than once?


2 posted on 04/21/2014 2:57:30 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: markomalley

Not defending Obama, but where exactly did he praise Islam?


3 posted on 04/21/2014 3:01:27 AM PDT by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: markomalley

This guy couldn’t disgust me more.


4 posted on 04/21/2014 3:04:26 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: markomalley
White Hut Moron ALERT!
WTH!..the (Feral) Muslims wants to kill the "blinded/obvious" one.

5 posted on 04/21/2014 3:04:35 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Cattlegate..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: CityCenter

Gee I don’t know. I couldn’t find more than twenty times above...


6 posted on 04/21/2014 3:05:23 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: CityCenter

The ‘20 times’ comment was unfair. Those were not a part of his Easter presentation.

He sure is determined to slip the word Islam in every time religion is mentioned. He claims to be a Christian, then hawks Islam non-stop.

He a freakin mole in the White House.


7 posted on 04/21/2014 3:15:09 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: markomalley

Islam is not part of the American family - and will never be. Its at war with us and seeks to kill us. Obama can obfuscate and skate over its bloody record all he wants. You can’t make evil look respectable. And Islam is nothing like Christianity, period. The comparison is simply obscene. But in his sickening apologia for the Cult Of Death, its all vintage Obama.


8 posted on 04/21/2014 3:17:46 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: markomalley

The man is disgusting as are the people who support him.


9 posted on 04/21/2014 3:25:05 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: markomalley

Very good posting, markoballey!

Saving to use.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 3:34:45 AM PDT by octex
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To: markomalley

Bump


11 posted on 04/21/2014 3:37:52 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: octex

markoballey!
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Ooooops! Make that markomalley. Time for bed.


12 posted on 04/21/2014 3:42:53 AM PDT by octex
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To: DoughtyOne

What are the odds? After the election..Nov 2016, and in his last months on office..his poll numbers in the low 20%..Obama announces that he is in fact, a Muslim..has always been..


13 posted on 04/21/2014 3:45:23 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

“What are the odds? After the election..Nov 2016, and in his last months on office..his poll numbers in the low 20%..Obama announces that he is in fact, a Muslim..has always been..”

and an illegal immigrant. I’d put my money on that exacta.


14 posted on 04/21/2014 3:49:33 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Mouton

And who is really surprised that he praises mussies over the rest of this nation. His phony trip to a Baptist (black) church yesterday to “celebrate” Easter was nothing but another photop. (”We gotsta look more like da rest of demfools)


15 posted on 04/21/2014 3:53:50 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Mouton

Nope. He wouldn’t do it. Lose all that pension $$$ for rest his life if he did.....well, maybe he’d lose it.


16 posted on 04/21/2014 4:01:02 AM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: markomalley

obamatollah is just a another koranimal


17 posted on 04/21/2014 4:04:09 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: markomalley

Obammy lies about his being a mooselimb puke as he lies about nearly everything else in his life.
He’s a fag, a mooselimb, a foreign born piece of crap.
Mostly though a proven and admitted LIAR.


18 posted on 04/21/2014 4:06:00 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: markomalley; goldstategop
...and let us not forget the most telling quote, as far as I am concerned:

The Audacity of Hope, page 261: "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 reassurances 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."

19 posted on 04/21/2014 4:20:11 AM PDT by VMI70
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To: markomalley

MORON POS!..... - 250 million innocent neighbors murdered in 1400 years of ISLAM!

“Owned by the devil - they are without humanity and have been since they were spawned 1400 years ago”.... brotherWes


20 posted on 04/21/2014 4:21:49 AM PDT by high info voter
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To: markomalley

It’s hard to believe any more that this nation was founded by Christian Europeans.

Christians and Christianity are anathema to the Liberal ‘cult of social awareness’. They’re so drunk on the superiority of OTHER cultures that they have forgotten that they only exist in this country BECAUSE we’re tolerant of all cultures.

Liberals are so ‘aware’ that they have intentionally and maliciously obscured basic and fundamental facts about what America IS!


21 posted on 04/21/2014 4:27:16 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Joe Boucher

You left out the most important one — a communist.


22 posted on 04/21/2014 4:29:39 AM PDT by Misterioso
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To: markomalley

He hates anything Christian. The only time he acknowledges anything Christian is when he can turn it into a show of affection for his true love.


23 posted on 04/21/2014 4:35:15 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: markomalley
The Debate is Over!

Obama's declaration of his Christianity is just another willful lie to present a deceptive message.

24 posted on 04/21/2014 4:36:30 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: markomalley

Did I miss the WON praising Christians in his addresses to muzzies?


25 posted on 04/21/2014 4:49:41 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: DoughtyOne

Don’t underestimate this muzzie pos.


26 posted on 04/21/2014 5:41:55 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: CityCenter
To remember, I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. Whatever your faith, believer or nonbeliever, there’s no better time to rededicate ourselves to that universal mission.

Not only equating Islam to Christianity but a renewed call for marxism.

27 posted on 04/21/2014 5:43:29 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: markomalley

Obama often cites the “Sermon on the Mount”, yet forgets John 14:6, which outside of John 3:16 and John 11:25-26, which are the top 3 most important Gospel passages.


28 posted on 04/21/2014 6:10:31 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: markomalley

It just wouldn’t be Easter if Obumbles didn’t desecrate it.


29 posted on 04/21/2014 6:33:24 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: markomalley

It just wouldn’t be Easter if Obumbles didn’t desecrate it.


30 posted on 04/21/2014 6:33:25 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: markomalley
"....I do not believe that my mother, who never formally embraced Christianity as far as I know … I do not believe she went to hell.”

Belive it Barry, you're heading to see her in her new eternal lake house, by the fire.

31 posted on 04/21/2014 6:39:22 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: DoughtyOne

He clains he’s a Christian and defends Islam when in reality he worships himself.


32 posted on 04/21/2014 8:22:41 AM PDT by CityCenter (Resist Obamacare!)
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To: ken5050

Not taking that bet Ken at any odds. LOL

Sure makes you wonder doesn’t it.


33 posted on 04/21/2014 10:54:49 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: longfellow

Is even possible...

He could really screw us over though. No doubt whatsoever about that. Your point there is well taken.


34 posted on 04/21/2014 10:56:46 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: CityCenter

Wouldn’t disagree there. Whoever he is worshiping, it sure isn’t Christ or the Holy Trinity.

Islam considers itself to be the enemy of Christianity. Now what being would be their supreme leader, figurehead? I’m thinking the fallen one.

Obama is essentially an anti-Christ, in the sense he outwardly supports anti-Christianity.


35 posted on 04/21/2014 11:00:21 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Progov
Obama’s Muslim Easter and Willful Ignorance FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE ^ | 4/24/2014 | robert Spencer Posted on ‎4‎/‎25‎/‎2014‎ ‎12‎:‎26‎:‎18‎ ‎PM by Dqban22 Obama’s Muslim Easter and Willful Ignorance Posted By Robert Spencer On April 25, 2014 In Daily Mailer,FrontPage In his Easter message last Saturday, Barack Obama asserted that the “common thread of humanity that connects us all – not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs – is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.” Even though he was registered as a Muslim in primary school in Indonesia and recounts in his first autobiography that he got in trouble there for making faces in Qur’an class, Obama apparently recalls little of the contents of the Qur’an. For if he did, he would know that it tells Muslims “take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors” (5:51), calls them “the most vile of created beings” (98:6), and calls the patriarch Abraham an “excellent example” for telling his unbelieving relatives: “There has arisen between us and you enmity and hatred forever unless you believe in Allah and Him alone” (60:4). It also says: “Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. Those who follow him are merciful to one another, and harsh to the unbelievers” (48:29). Enjoining mercy to those who share one’s religious beliefs and harshness to those who do not is hardly tantamount to loving one’s neighbor as oneself, and this sharp dichotomy between believers and unbelievers is not just found in some random Qur’an passages to which no one pays attention. It runs all through Islamic scripture, doctrine and law. It is even an accepted principle in Islam that the life of a non-Muslim is worth less than that of a Muslim: a manual of Islamic law certified by Cairo’s prestigious al-Azhar university (from which Obama addressed the Islamic world in June 2009) as “conforming to the practice and faith of the orthodox Sunni community” declares: “The indemnity for the death or injury of a woman is one-half the indemnity paid for a man. The indemnity paid for a Jew or Christian is one-third the indemnity paid for a Muslim. The indemnity paid for a Zoroastrian is one-fifteenth that of a Muslim.” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o4.9) The Iranian Sheikh Sultanhussein Tabandeh echoed and amplified that point in his Muslim Commentary on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Since Islam regards non-Muslims as on a lower level of belief and conviction, if a Muslim kills a non-Muslim — then his punishment must not be the retaliatory death, since the faith and conviction he possesses is loftier than that of the man slain…Islam and its peoples must be above the infidels, and never permit non-Muslims to acquire lordship over them.” While this devaluing of the non-Muslim’s life is based on teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah, there is nothing in Islam that teaches that non-Muslims should be accorded the same rights and dignity as Muslims in an Islamic state. There is no indication that Obama knows about such Islamic teachings, but even if he did, it is unlikely that he would say anything, since, after all, he has said that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” – and in Islamic law, “slander” is not telling a falsehood about someone, but telling a truth about someone that he does not want known. And after over five years of Obama’s presidency, it is abundantly clear that one thing he does not want Americans to know is that there are texts and teachings of Islam that Islamic jihadists use to justify violence and supremacism, and that jihadis are still trying to murder Americans in accord with those teachings. As I detail in my book Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In, this willful ignorance at the highest levels has endangered Americans more than once, making for murderous attacks that could have and should have been prevented. The most notorious of these are the Boston Marathon bombing and the Fort Hood massacre. THE REST OF THE HISTORY http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/robert-spencer/obamas-muslim-easter-and-willful-ignorance/print/
36 posted on 04/25/2014 10:36:02 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Dqban22

Obama’s Muslim Easter and Willful Ignorance

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE ^ | 4/24/2014 | robert Spencer

In his Easter message last Saturday, Barack Obama asserted that the “common thread of humanity that connects us all – not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs – is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.”

Even though he was registered as a Muslim in primary school in Indonesia and recounts in his first autobiography that he got in trouble there for making faces in Qur’an class, Obama apparently recalls little of the contents of the Qur’an. For if he did, he would know that it tells Muslims “take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors” (5:51), calls them “the most vile of created beings” (98:6), and calls the patriarch Abraham an “excellent example” for telling his unbelieving relatives: “There has arisen between us and you enmity and hatred forever unless you believe in Allah and Him alone” (60:4). It also says: “Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. Those who follow him are merciful to one another, and harsh to the unbelievers” (48:29).

Enjoining mercy to those who share one’s religious beliefs and harshness to those who do not is hardly tantamount to loving one’s neighbor as oneself, and this sharp dichotomy between believers and unbelievers is not just found in some random Qur’an passages to which no one pays attention. It runs all through Islamic scripture, doctrine and law. It is even an accepted principle in Islam that the life of a non-Muslim is worth less than that of a Muslim: a manual of Islamic law certified by Cairo’s prestigious al-Azhar university (from which Obama addressed the Islamic world in June 2009) as “conforming to the practice and faith of the orthodox Sunni community” declares: “The indemnity for the death or injury of a woman is one-half the indemnity paid for a man. The indemnity paid for a Jew or Christian is one-third the indemnity paid for a Muslim. The indemnity paid for a Zoroastrian is one-fifteenth that of a Muslim.” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o4.9)

The Iranian Sheikh Sultanhussein Tabandeh echoed and amplified that point in his Muslim Commentary on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Since Islam regards non-Muslims as on a lower level of belief and conviction, if a Muslim kills a non-Muslim — then his punishment must not be the retaliatory death, since the faith and conviction he possesses is loftier than that of the man slain…Islam and its peoples must be above the infidels, and never permit non-Muslims to acquire lordship over them.”

While this devaluing of the non-Muslim’s life is based on teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah, there is nothing in Islam that teaches that non-Muslims should be accorded the same rights and dignity as Muslims in an Islamic state.

There is no indication that Obama knows about such Islamic teachings, but even if he did, it is unlikely that he would say anything, since, after all, he has said that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” – and in Islamic law, “slander” is not telling a falsehood about someone, but telling a truth about someone that he does not want known. And after over five years of Obama’s presidency, it is abundantly clear that one thing he does not want Americans to know is that there are texts and teachings of Islam that Islamic jihadists use to justify violence and supremacism, and that jihadis are still trying to murder Americans in accord with those teachings.

As I detail in my book Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In, this willful ignorance at the highest levels has endangered Americans more than once, making for murderous attacks that could have and should have been prevented. The most notorious of these are the Boston Marathon bombing and the Fort Hood massacre.

THE REST OF THE HISTORY http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/robert-spencer/obamas-muslim-easter-and-willful-ignorance/print/


37 posted on 04/25/2014 10:38:43 AM PDT by Dqban22
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