Skip to comments.Obama promotes religious tolerance in India speech
Posted on 01/26/2015 10:45:40 PM PST by Olog-hai
President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitutions pledge to uphold the dignity of the individual, drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi.
Obama said that while he has had extraordinary opportunities, there were moments in my life where Ive been treated differently because of the color of my skin. As he touted the importance of religious tolerance, he noted the persistent false rumors that he is a Muslim, not a Christian.
There have been times where my faith has at times been questioned by people who dont know me, or theyve said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing, Obama said.
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And the more that AP says persistent false rumors, they more they make them sound like the truth. Guess that is one reason he could not show up in Paris?
The color of his skin is the only reason this fraud got elected POTUS twice and will continue to enjoy a billionaire lifestyle for the rest of his days.
Everyone but the bitter clingers!
The rest of his days? Even if he ends up wrecking the dollar?
He’s in for an unpleasant ending.
Once again Obama did his customary putdown of American culture while travelling abroad. Wonder if he realized he was in India. India is the center of a rigid discriminatory caste system that remains part of its culture to this day.
too bad he and the left does not practice religious tolerance in this country
I got no problems with Hindus or Seiks.
“As he touted the importance of religious tolerance, he noted the persistent false rumors that he is a Muslim, not a Christian”
And then he threatened with beheadings if they don’t believe him.
the AP is STILL trying to propagandize us into believing he’s some kind of “Christian,” is it?
Gobbels would be proud!
Raised by hyenas in Kenya, he rose to the highest office in the land.
He taught those Indians how to chew gum, blow bubbles, spit it out in public...
Will he push for religious tolerance in Saudi Arabia when he visits? They’d chop off his head for such heresy.
Promoting a so called religion that is a miltary tactic bent on destroying a nation
there were moments in my life where Ive been treated differently because of the color of my skin.
I believe its because of the content of your character...
I cannot imagine why we still have those false rumors about Obama being Muslim and not Christian.
#1 The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam
#2 The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer
#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 civilizations 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 Islams 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 Weve 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 isnt. 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 Americas story.
Translation: Zero sides with Muslims in India.
“As if that were somehow a bad thing”!!!!!