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Watch Obama's face as Bergdahl's dad invoked Allah in Arabic
The American Thinker ^ | 6-3-14 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 06/03/2014 5:49:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

When Bob Bergdahl launched in Arabic, invoking Allah while standing next to President Obama in the White House Rose Garden, a number of Americans were startled. Claire Lopez, a former CIA operations officer, a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, national defense, WMD, and counterterrorism issues, emailed her friend Allen West:

“What none of these media is reporting is that the father’s (SGT Bowe Bergdahl’s father Bob) first words at the WH were in Arabic – those words were “bism allah alrahman alraheem” – which means “in the name of Allah the most gracious and most merciful” – these are the opening words of every chapter of the Qur’an except one (the chapter of the sword – the 9th) – by uttering these words on the grounds of the WH, Bergdahl (the father) sanctified the WH and claimed it for Islam. There is no question but POTUS knows this.”

I am not knowledgeable enough to judge the claim of sanctifying the White House and claiming it for Islam, but I place a lot of stick in watching nonverbal cues, people’s quick reactions. And so, when our friends at iOwnTheWorld.com captured and enlarged President Obama’s reaction to Bergdahl’s invocation of Allah, it hit me hard.

Watch for yourself and see if it means anything to you.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allah; awol; bergdahl; bergdahlfather; deserter; obama; obamaisatraitor; obamaismuslim; pashto; whitehouse
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1 posted on 06/03/2014 5:49:36 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That’s a very happy smile on his face, if I’m not mistaken. As to the significance of an utterance being a formal claim... that’s interesting, but I hadn’t heard it before.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 5:52:53 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That’s completely creepy. Obama absolutely grins when Bergdahl does this, then he clearly realizes that he’s sort of given it away and immediately straightens his face out again.


3 posted on 06/03/2014 5:53:23 AM PDT by livius
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama UNDERSTOOD the ARABIS saying as soon as the father started.....he was SMILING APPROVINGLY!


4 posted on 06/03/2014 5:54:14 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

WOW, that tells alot about our dear leader.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 5:54:54 AM PDT by Airwinger ( A Militia Of One)
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To: Ann Archy

I have heard that obama speaks Arabic.


6 posted on 06/03/2014 5:58:27 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“What none of these media is reporting is that the father’s (SGT Bowe Bergdahl’s father Bob) first words at the WH were in Arabic – those words were “bism allah alrahman alraheem” – which means “in the name of Allah the most gracious and most merciful” – these are the opening words of every chapter of the Qur’an except one (the chapter of the sword – the 9th) – by uttering these words on the grounds of the WH, Bergdahl (the father) sanctified the WH and claimed it for Islam. There is no question but POTUS knows this.”

Wow. The Taliban have taken over the White House.

7 posted on 06/03/2014 6:02:26 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A new flavour added to the roster: President's Choice Memories of Jakarta

8 posted on 06/03/2014 6:04:21 AM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: kingattax

Check this out.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 6:04:46 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bob Bergdahl exposed...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEz5jvrkxcM


10 posted on 06/03/2014 6:11:10 AM PDT by Boanarges
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Here’s a direct video link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ift-Fv9RzlY


11 posted on 06/03/2014 6:11:36 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: yldstrk

A while back, there was a video on youtube of baraq speaking about islam. He always refers to the Koran as the “holy Koran”. He speaks of features of islam with a near perfect Arabic accent. He appears very comfortable and familiar with islam. Don’t know if it still there, but just watching this thing was chilling as hell. Given that he slithered into office just 9 years after radical muslims murdered 3,000 Americans in New York. Rarely he has spoke his true thoughts, but when he stated that he would stand with islam, I believe him. His actions bear that out.


12 posted on 06/03/2014 6:12:00 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: yldstrk

Without a. Trace of an American accent .
He’s a muzzie and he has been tearing this country down since and even before his presidency.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 6:12:47 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

best smile reversion since Clintoon at Ron Brown’s memorial.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 6:14:05 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Of course Obama will not let the military bring desertion charges against this guy. He is an Obama “accomplishment.” Got him out of prisoner camp. Only had to give up FIVE heavy terrorists for a deserter. His own fellow soldiers called him a deserter. But no, Obama will tell the commanders to shut up. No charges. Leave him alone. Maybe give him a promotion if he wants to stay in today’s gay military.


15 posted on 06/03/2014 6:15:46 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I consider myself very good at reading expressions, inflections, and body language. I can only half agree. Obama is showing TWO emotions at the same time. First he seems pleased, then almost simultaneously realizing, this won’t play well, and “I wish he hadn’t done that”, (at least not so publically).


16 posted on 06/03/2014 6:16:10 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

> I consider myself very good at reading expressions, inflections, and body language. I can only half agree. Obama is showing TWO emotions at the same time. First he seems pleased, then almost simultaneously realizing, this won’t play well, and “I wish he hadn’t done that”, (at least not so publically).

Maybe also aware that cameras are focused on him and he had to contain the glee...


17 posted on 06/03/2014 6:24:39 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: faucetman
Obama is showing TWO emotions at the same time. First he seems pleased, then almost simultaneously realizing, this won’t play well, and “I wish he hadn’t done that”, (at least not so publically).

I saw it the way you did.

18 posted on 06/03/2014 6:24:50 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hmm, you all think that’s a smile? I would call it a grimace.


19 posted on 06/03/2014 6:29:21 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wondering about the significance of the dad reminding him, “I am your father, bowe.”

My sons know who their parents are, and the only time I can remember reminding them was when they were very young and we thought they questioned our authority.

Before he deserted, he told his son to follow his conscience.


20 posted on 06/03/2014 6:30:33 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: livius

Of course Obama knows what is being said. He recites it everyday on his prayer rug.


21 posted on 06/03/2014 6:35:47 AM PDT by katwoman5779
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To: morphing libertarian
best smile reversion since Clintoon at Ron Brown’s memorial.

I was just thinking the same thing! I am glad that Rush's show was on the air then or we would never have seen that revealing little piece of tape.

22 posted on 06/03/2014 6:40:19 AM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I watched this on Fox and rewound the segment to watch Obama's smiling reaction a second time.

We have a Muslim President. As if there was any doubt. And a Marxist to boot. What a combination. We are lucky to have survived this far. Two and a half years to go. Keep your fingers crossed.

23 posted on 06/03/2014 6:48:45 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: faucetman; maggief; WildHighlander57; LucyT; crosslink

I thought it was pleasure mixed with discomfort. Apparently his staff did not vet the father — figured he was just some simple laborer from flyover country — 0 was made to be the stupid one—His plan to be the hero is going down the tube. Partly thru the actions of the father (who had planned to go and try negotiating his sons release) and then thru the military who aren’t nearly behind him as he thought ( VA- response at graduation speech - now speaking out about this). Stick a fork in him. 0 is finished!


24 posted on 06/03/2014 6:50:26 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

hmmm..

He claims his (presumably idiot) son can’t speak english anymore so...

He recites an islamic prayer...

then he reverts back to talking to his son in english


25 posted on 06/03/2014 6:53:35 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: InterceptPoint

I assert that he’s a Muslim BECAUSE he’s an anti-Christian.


26 posted on 06/03/2014 6:56:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

islamic pieces of shiite.


27 posted on 06/03/2014 6:59:27 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: hoosiermama

Discomfort, because 0 showed his true beliefs for a split second?

(What next?)


28 posted on 06/03/2014 7:01:04 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: yldstrk
I have heard that obama speaks Arabic.

He spent his childhood in Indonesia, enrolled in a Muslim school. Arabic (necessary to understand the Quran) would have been part of his school curriculum.

29 posted on 06/03/2014 7:01:08 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: yldstrk
I have heard that obama speaks Arabic.

Arabic, Jive, Standard English, probably some French thrown in (the language of surrender)... he's a better at Language Arts than Constitutional Law.

30 posted on 06/03/2014 7:06:26 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: livius

I noticed that too, I also noticed Obama couldn’t keep his hands off his old lady.


31 posted on 06/03/2014 7:08:03 AM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: afraidfortherepublic

As someone said on another thread, everything he does makes sense if you accept that he is a Muslim who wanted to “fundamentally transform America.”


32 posted on 06/03/2014 7:11:17 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This is Billy Clinton’s reaction at Ron Brown’s funeral to a much more sinister purpose


33 posted on 06/03/2014 7:17:06 AM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Boanarges

Good one. Thanks for posting. More people need to see this.


34 posted on 06/03/2014 7:18:03 AM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Liz; LucyT; sickoflibs; Old Sarge; SandRat; Jim Robinson
... by uttering these words on the grounds of the WH, Bergdahl (the father) sanctified the WH and claimed it for Islam. There is no question but POTUS knows this.”
35 posted on 06/03/2014 7:42:42 AM PDT by GOPJ (ObamaCare - like buying a pig in a poke...)
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To: GOPJ

lol

I am sure Obama already sanctified it and claimed it for Allah, on his first day there.


36 posted on 06/03/2014 7:43:44 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The first time I watched the video, I was dumbfounded by the father, but then I watched again and focused on Obama’s face. I couldn’t believe the freakin’ smile that came across his face, and started posting comments on this as soon as I saw it.


37 posted on 06/03/2014 7:46:39 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: afraidfortherepublic

http://www.gotquestions.org/insider-movement.html

I am NOT defending Mr. Bergdahl; however, I am attempting to explain something that I think is being missed. The Bergdhal’s belong to a conservative Presbyterian denomination. It and several others of similar theology are involved in a theological controversy called the Insider Movement, which is a theory of doing evangelism to Muslims by taking on those aspects of their culture which do not deny the Bible as a means of bridging the cultural gap in order to present the Gospel. One of the most controversial aspects of this movement is using the name Allah for the God of the Bible. You will notice that Mr. Bergdahl did not invoke Mohammed in his Arabic statement. That is purposeful. While calling God, Allah, he is not accepting Mohammed as God’s true prophet. (Which means he CANNOT be Muslim.) This is KEY. It seems that Mr. Bergdahl is attempting to reach out to his son. This is further exemplified with his long hair and beard. However, I believe these people are Christians and are very, very broken over what has happened to their son. Unfortunately, that has also made them very effective foils for the President politically. That is a whole other issue in this story.

Again, I AM NOT DEFENDING this theory of missiology. Nor am I defending the actions of Bowe Bergdahl. I am merely trying to explain behavior that I believe is being misunderstood.

If you are interested in the theological controversy, Google “Insider Movement”+”Presbyterian Church in America.”


38 posted on 06/03/2014 7:48:15 AM PDT by Madam Theophilus
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To: SunkenCiv
... a former CIA operations officer, a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, national defense, WMD, and counterterrorism issues, emailed her friend Allen West:

“What none of these media is reporting is that the father’s (SGT Bowe Bergdahl’s father Bob) first words at the WH were in Arabic – those words were “bism allah alrahman alraheem” – which means “in the name of Allah the most gracious and most merciful” – these are the opening words of every chapter of the Qur’an except one (the chapter of the sword – the 9th) – by uttering these words on the grounds of the WH, Bergdahl (the father) sanctified the WH and claimed it for Islam. There is no question but POTUS knows this.”

Ping - go to the link to watch the video of Obama's response... a large and quick smile...

39 posted on 06/03/2014 7:48:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (ObamaCare - like buying a pig in a poke...)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

If you need further evidence, when Bergdahl first speaks, Obama is not “in-frame” on the CNN clip. The only place I saw it was on the Wall Street Journal clip.


40 posted on 06/03/2014 7:49:11 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: ozarkgirl

You’re putting us on, right?


41 posted on 06/03/2014 7:49:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (ObamaCare - like buying a pig in a poke...)
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To: Madam Theophilus

The PCA is conservative? Changing God’s name as it has been used throughout Christendom for millenia does not reconcile with being conservative.


42 posted on 06/03/2014 7:54:07 AM PDT by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
To me it looked like a forced nervous smile.

It did indicate that obummer understood what was being said.

I also think obummer knows this could hurt him and it was like an "ouch".

43 posted on 06/03/2014 8:10:20 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: esquirette

It’s not changing the name, but rather how to translate it into another language, such as in this case Arabic. In Arabic, “Allah” is the word for God - both as the God spoken of in the Koran, but also generally. The controversy is should Christians use *that word* in Arabic when they translate Yaweh and Theos from the Biblical texts and preach the Gospel? How to translate the name of God into other languages has been a difficulty for centuries among Christians. The same translation question exists when translating into Hindi, Mandarin, etc. Every culture has its own word for God, but at the same time those words carry that culture’s understanding of what they view as the supreme being or essence. If you use that culture’s word, will you obscure the Biblical understanding of who God is revealed in the Scriptures? That is the controversy.

BTW, Islam has had the same problem and answered it by forbidding the translation of the Koran. (You can buy translations, but they are not considered acceptable for Islamic worship or prayer, etc.) Every muslim must learn Arabic. Interestingly, the Arabic isn’t modern Arabic, but it would be equivalent to English speakers having to read the Bible in Chaucerian English. This is also why so much of Islamic worship is done by rote memory. No one actually speaks this type of language anymore.


44 posted on 06/03/2014 8:11:52 AM PDT by Madam Theophilus
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To: afraidfortherepublic
amazing!



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. I trust the clarity of this photo exceeds that of the video, making obies facial expression a tad more easy to discern
45 posted on 06/03/2014 8:18:37 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: hoosiermama

Did someone shut up the father’s tweets?

https://twitter.com/bobbergdahl/with_replies


46 posted on 06/03/2014 8:22:22 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Is this real? Obama must have seen it before the trade... even if he didn’t read it in a newspaper first...

https://twitter.com/bobbergdahl/with_replies


47 posted on 06/03/2014 8:27:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (ObamaCare - like buying a pig in a poke...)
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To: Madam Theophilus; WildHighlander57; maggief; LucyT; crosslink

Wonder if this is the same branch of presbyterian that the Presbyterian Missionaries in Kenya (1961 )were part of! Too close to be coincidence?

If thats so blackmail of the family to keep them quiet may be next. What was it that Hastings was working on. Had he discovered something when doing the B B story. Time to re read that story Connect dots


48 posted on 06/03/2014 8:30:32 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: maggief

My understanding was that HE pulled them!


49 posted on 06/03/2014 8:33:45 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: srmorton

thanx didn’t remember the source. Saw the clip somewhere on the www a few years ago.


50 posted on 06/03/2014 8:36:38 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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