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  • In Ramadan, the Best Dates in Egypt are 'Obama'

    08/21/2009 1:47:41 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 5 replies · 391+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | August 21st, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    President Obama's Islamic ass kissing speech in Cairo has finally paid off. The Christian persecuting Muslims of Egypt, are now honoring Obama by naming their best dates (fruit) after him. In 2006 Hezbollah terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah shared the same honor. This must be a proud day in Obama's life.
  • Cairo pushes Obama on Mideast

    08/18/2009 9:48:59 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 4 replies · 442+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 8/19/2009 | Daniel Dombey in Washington and Vita Bekker in Tel Aviv
    Egypt on Tuesday stepped up pressure on Barack Obama, US president, to bring out his own initiative on the Arab-Israeli conflict, even as the government of Benjamin Netanyahu signalled a change of position on the central issue of settlements. On a visit to the White House, Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s president, urged Mr Obama to present a blueprint of his own for Middle East peace, Egyptian officials said. “We cannot afford wasting more time, because violence will increase,” Mr Mubarak said at a joint press appearance in the Oval Office. Referring to what he said were Israeli proposals for an accommodation...
  • Egypt's Mubarak: Obama on the Side of Islam

    08/18/2009 5:42:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 1,048+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 18, 2009
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama won lavish praise from his Egyptian counterpart on Tuesday and spoke of an "extraordinary opportunity" for making peace in the Middle East, saying he was encouraged by U.S. efforts to restart talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Seated next to President Hosni Mubarak, who was making his first visit to the U.S. capital in five years, Obama thanked his Egyptian counterpart for joining him in trying to construct a deal that has eluded world leaders for more than six decades. Returning the compliment, Mubarak asserted that Obama's speech to the Muslim world — delivered in...
  • Obama hopes Mubarak returns to peace-making fold

    08/18/2009 3:27:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies · 379+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 18/8/09 | Steven Hurst
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is trying to restore Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak as the U.S. ace-in-the-hole in its decades-long effort to forge an elusive peace among Israel and the Arabs. After a serious falling out over Bush administration pressure on human rights and democracy in Egypt, Mubarak is back in the U.S. capital for the first time in more than five years to meet with Obama on Tuesday. The relationship is far from healed, despite Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton having eased back on those touchy issues and Egypt showing greater willingness to help with the...
  • Mubarak: Peace Now, Israel Later

    08/17/2009 6:22:37 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 4 replies · 547+ views
    Israel National News ^ | August 17, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, several hours before his scheduled meeting on Monday with U.S. President Barack Obama, said that the Arab world will not make any gestures towards Israel until a regional treaty is signed. A Middle East peace pact must include Israeli agreement on the Arab demand for the right of millions of foreign Arabs to immigrate to Israel and the demand that the Palestinian Authority have control over all of eastern Jerusalem, Egyptian officials said.
  • Out of Egypt:a christian analysis of Obama's Cairo speech pt 1

    08/10/2009 12:52:35 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies · 331+ views
    believersingrace.com ^ | 06/10/09 | Bill Randles
    OUT OF EGYPT: A Christian Analysis of ObamaÂ’s Cairo Speech Part 1 - Undermining the Legitimacy of Israel? President Obama recently did something historic and unprecedented. He gave an address to the entire Muslim world, and that from a Muslim capitol, Cairo. This was an ambitious undertaking, for the Muslim world comprises no less than one billion people, and it is far from monolithic in its perspective. It is not my intent to give a complete political or historical analysis of the speech, for there are many who have done so, representing points of view from the entire cultural spectrum....
  • Obama's reference to "the Isra"

    08/06/2009 8:02:17 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 6 replies · 594+ views
    Believersingrace.com ^ | 06/10/09 | Bill randles
    OUT OF EGYPT: A Christian Analysis of Obama’s Cairo Speech Part 3 - Why the Story of Isra? The last part of Obama’s Cairo address to the Muslim world, was a reference to the Koranic story of the Isra of Mohammed. All of us have a responsibility to work for this day when the mothers of Israeli’s and Palestinians could, 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, Christians and...
  • A Christian analysis of Obama's Cairo speech

    08/05/2009 2:15:31 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies · 333+ views
    BELIEVERSINGRACE.COM ^ | JUNE 10TH 2009 | Bill Randles
    President Obama recently did something historic and unprecedented. He gave an address to the entire Muslim world, and that from a Muslim capitol, Cairo. This was an ambitious undertaking, for the Muslim world comprises no less than one billion people, and it is far from monolithic in its perspective. It is not my intent to give a complete political or historical analysis of the speech, for there are many who have done so, representing points of view from the entire cultural spectrum. What I want to major on is the parts of the speech, which would, or should be of...
  • Revisiting Obama's Riyadh meeting

    07/23/2009 8:58:58 AM PDT · by Michel12 · 4 replies · 934+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 17 July 2009 | FP
    U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia are always something of a proverbial black box. And President Barack Obama's meeting with Saudi King Abdullah last month was no exception. A late add-on to Obama's planned June itinerary to Egypt, Germany, and France and conducted at King Abdullah's horse ranch outside of Riyadh, the June 3 meeting was quickly overtaken by coverage of Obama's high-profile June 4 speech to the Muslim world from Cairo. But two sources, one a former U.S. official who recently traveled there and one a current official speaking anonymously, say the meeting did not go well from Obama's perspective....
  • Obama’s Puzzling Approach to the Muslim World

    07/17/2009 1:33:06 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 2 replies · 460+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 17 | Raymond Ibrahim
    President Barack Obama and I have one thing in common shared by few Americans: we were brought up by at least one parent — biological or step is irrelevant — who was born and raised in an Islamic milieu. Intimately aware of the inevitable effects of this, I must question Obama’s sincerity in his approach to the Islamic world. While I was born and raised in the U.S., my parents were born and raised in Egypt. Even though they were Christians (Copts), it was only natural that they would adopt an “Islamicate” worldview, that is, a worldview based on Islamic...
  • Obama's Cairo Speech Inspires Islamic Group to Give Qurans to US Leaders [put one million Qurans]

    06/30/2009 4:28:35 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 745+ views
    Obama's Cairo Speech Inspires Islamic Group to Give Qurans to US Leaders June 30, 2009 6:02 PM ABC News' Elizabeth Gorman reports: Prompted by President Obama's speech directed to the Muslim world in Cairo in early June, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today launched its "Share the Quran" campaign distributing free Qurans to local, state, and national leaders across the United States. The organization's spokesperson said it will also send a copy to Obama and Vice President Biden. "This is pure educational. I want to make it clear that this is not proselytizing or a campaign or project to...
  • 7 more problems with Obama's speech in Cairo

    06/26/2009 7:17:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 446+ views
    Examiner ^ | June 23, 2009 | Richard ShulmanGo to Richard's Home Page
    . Much about President Obama's speech in Cairo has not been discussed. For example, he said Jerusalem should be a secure home for the three faiths there. [Doesn’t he know that it is, under Israeli control? Based on experience, it would not be, if removed from Israeli control.] 2. Obama wants Israel to expel the Jews from Judea-Samaria. He did not indicate whether he included part or all of Jerusalem in that demand. MK Yaakov Katz called the demand antisemitic, because it discriminates against Jews [while accepting the Arab presence in Israel]. Telling them they can’t add rooms to a...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Obama's Historic Cairo Speech is Already Inspiring Muslim Moderates in Iran

    06/25/2009 11:02:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies · 1,204+ views
    Rahm Emanuel: Obama's Historic Cairo Speech is Already Inspiring Muslim Moderates in Iran Last week on Meet the Press, Chuck Todd reported that administration officials were "frustrated that they're not getting credit for what's going on in Iran.…they think that Cairo speech did help supporters of Mousavi sort of see light at the end of the tunnel in their country." As Jonah Goldberg noted, that idea spread to the pages of the Washington Post by Tuesday, in this report: But privately Obama advisers are crediting his Cairo speech for inspiring the protesters, especially the young ones, who are now posing...
  • Obama opened "window of hope" says Arab League

    06/24/2009 12:51:06 PM PDT · by Califreak · 16 replies · 547+ views
    Rotters ^ | 6/24/09 | Unnamed
    CAIRO, June 24 (Reuters) - The Arab League said on Wednesday it saw a "window of hope" for Middle East peace and Arab states would respond positively to U.S. President Barack Obama's vision for resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict. But the league likened negotiating with Israel while settlements were continuing to expand as tantamount to surrendering on "matters over which we cannot surrender". "We see an open window in what the American president has said ... Now there is a window of hope that was not present for at least the previous eight years," Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa told...
  • White House: Cairo speech inspired the Iran uprising (Whoa Nelly)

    06/23/2009 9:06:32 AM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 961+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 6/23/09 | Ed Morrisey
    No, I’m really not kidding about this. The Washington Post has the story: But Obama’s shades-of-gray approach rejects comparison to an era when Communist bloc dissidents had virtually no access to the Western media and the world was more neatly divided between a pair of superpowers, not complicated by the set of ambitious regional powers such as Iran that the Obama administration is seeking to manage. Since taking office, Obama has argued that reclaiming America’s moral authority by ending torture and closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay provides essential diplomatic leverage to influence events in such strategic parts of the...
  • Analysis: Barack Obama's call for change rings hollow in Iran

    06/22/2009 11:19:45 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 24 replies · 1,183+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 22, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Change may be the word he made his own during the election campaign but President Barack Obama's uncertain and timid response to the Iran protests suggests he views it as a slogan with little application beyond America's shores. Just over two weeks ago, Mr Obama stood beneath the dome of Cairo University's Great Hall and gave a speech that stirred hearts throughout the Middle East and won him plaudits across the world. Promising a "new beginning" in relations between the Islamic world and the West, he proclaimed his "unyielding belief" in a set of universal principles. These included "the ability...
  • Say Goodbye to Cairo: Obama’s Inaction on Iran Clashes With His Words

    06/18/2009 3:23:24 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 7 replies · 631+ views
    The New Ledger ^ | Thursday, June 18th, 2009 | Dan McLaughlin
    As a whole, while the speech’s historical and political narrative departed from the pro-American view of the world, it dovetailed neatly with the views of Egyptian-raised scholar Edward Said, a professor at Columbia during Obama’s time there and mentor to Obama’s friend and Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi. (Perhaps that’s one reason why Obama chose Cairo as his location and why he’s taken every available opportunity to offer petty diplomatic snubs to the British in particular.) In short, Obama spent the speech accepting, rather than challenging, the views of his audience, and leaving to someone with a job other than President...
  • Hezbollah in Egypt: The Politics of Conspiracy and Resistance

    06/16/2009 4:10:21 AM PDT · by Jonah69 · 2 replies · 212+ views
    The Jamestown Foundation ^ | June 12, 2009 | Chris Zambelis
    The timing of Egypt’s April 8 announcement of its arrest of 24 men—allegedly linked to Hezbollah—on Egyptian soil in November and December 2008 upped the ante in the already tense relationship between Cairo and the Lebanese Islamist resistance movement and, by extension, Hezbollah’s supporter, Iran (al-Jazeera [Doha], April 11; al-Arabiya [Dubai], April 11). Cairo’s allegations regarding the suspects and their motives, however, have been fraught with inconsistencies that say more about the factors shaping the trajectory of contemporary geopolitics in the Middle East than any alleged conspiracy.
  • Obama Desrves No Credit For Lebanese Elections

    06/15/2009 6:49:31 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 2 replies · 319+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | June 15, 2009 | Pauk Ibrahim
    A rare piece of good news recently came out of the Middle East: An American-backed (or, rather, Bush-backed) political coalition defeated Hezbollah and its allies in Lebanese parliamentary elections. And ever since, President Obama’s supporters have desperately made every stretch to credit him – and particularly his Cairo speech – for the victory, in an attempt to justify the less-than-impressive foreign policy route of his young administration.
  • Iran's election result proves President Obama's formula in the Middle East is not working

    06/14/2009 6:52:58 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 12 replies · 1,039+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | June 14, 2009 | Michael Rubin
    On June 4, President Barack Obama declared, "I've come here to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world." Awed by Obama's rhetoric, many commentators - blogger Juan Cole and MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann, for example - suggested that an "Obama Effect" could usher in a new era of hope and change in the Middle East, and a pro-American outcome in Lebanese elections earlier this month seemed to cooperate with the theory. After Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's reelection in Iran, we can now say with confidence: There is an Obama Effect, but it has less...
  • The Obama Effect?

    06/14/2009 4:23:25 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 661+ views
    MichaelRubin.org/Pundicity ^ | June 14, 2009 | Michael Rubin
    Iran's election result proves the US formula in the Middle East is not working June 14, 2009 On June 4, President Barack Obama declared, "I've come here to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world." Awed by Obama's rhetoric, many commentators -- blogger Juan Cole and MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann, for example -- suggested that an "Obama Effect" could usher in a new era of hope and change in the Middle East, and a pro-American outcome in Lebanese elections earlier this month seemed to cooperate with the theory. After Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's reelection...
  • Obama Surrenders To Radical Islam

    06/14/2009 8:24:40 AM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 17 replies · 1,054+ views
    America Talks ^ | 06/14/09 | David Zublick
    With the dropping of the phrase "war on terror" and his recent diatribe in Cairo, Barack Hussein Obama has effectively waved the white flag at the radical faction of Islam that would seek to destroy us. Hussein Obama, now recognizing his Muslim roots, has reached out with open arms to the very people who on September 11, 2001 murdered nearly 3000 of our fellow citizens in one of the most horrific attacks ever perpetrated on a nation. Why is he doing this? For one of two reasons. Some would have us believe that by Hussein Obama embracing Islam, the violence...
  • Cairo speech worrisome for moderate Muslims

    06/14/2009 7:36:27 AM PDT · by Clive · 7 replies · 682+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2009-06-12 | Peter Worthington
    President Barack Obama's speech last week in Cairo to the Muslim world has had wide and diverse reaction -- some ecstatic, some skeptical. In the adulatory category, a Newsweek editor, Evan Thomas, rhapsodized: "Reagan was all about America ... Obama is 'we're above that now' ... Obama's standing above the country, above the world; he's sort of God." So much for journalistic objectivity. Another, more considered view of the speech is Ayaan Hirsi Ali's, who knows more about Islam and Muslims than Obama, and certainly more than the exuberant Evan Thomas. In an exclusive interview on the insightful Newmajority.com blog,...
  • Obama's Address to Muslims misses the Point

    06/12/2009 9:28:13 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 2 replies · 524+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 12, 2009 | Richard L. Benkin
    When President Barack Obama made his long-awaited speech to the Muslim world on June 4, he was excruciatingly careful to demonize those Muslims he termed "violent extremists" and praise other practitioners of Islam. While the distinction is accurate, it is hardly insightful. While declaring Islam itself evil leads to a strategic cul de sac (what is the strategy once we declare one third of humanity our enemy); Obama's chosen path is equally dangerous. It allows the Muslim world to go on blaming their problems on "imperialism," "exploitation," or more innocuously poverty, and ratifies the consistently disastrous policy of letting those...
  • Rabbi: Obama Breeds Climate of Hate Against Jews

    06/11/2009 9:21:55 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 85 replies · 2,199+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 6/11/2009 | Rabbi Dr. Morton H. Pomerantz
    Our new president did not tell a virulent anti-Semite to travel to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington to kill Jews, but he is most certainly creating a climate of hate against us. It is no coincidence that we are witnessing this level of hatred toward Jews as President Barack Obama positions America against the Jewish state. Just days ago Obama traveled to Cairo, Egypt. It was his second trip in a short time to visit Muslim countries. He sent a clear message by not visiting Israel. But this was code. In Cairo, Obama said things that pose a...
  • Latest poll: Obama's trip to the Middle East: helped or hurt our image?

    06/10/2009 10:51:44 PM PDT · by Gator_that_eats_Dems · 5 replies · 504+ views
    Young Gun Conservative Radio ^ | June 11th, 2009 | YoungGunConservative
    The latest interactive poll at younggunconservative.com asks: Has Obama's recent trip to the Middle East helped or hurt our image? Cast your votes!
  • Obama changed Lebanese minds (BARF Alert)

    06/10/2009 2:16:41 PM PDT · by ScottinVA · 9 replies · 477+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10 June 2009 | Cynthia Tucker
    Osama bin Laden was so worried that President Obama’s Cairo speech might win over Muslim hearts and minds that the jihadist sent out a pre-emptory audiotaped message denouncing the United States and warning against Obama’s “new beginning.” It turns out that bin Laden was right to be worried: The president did, it seems, change some minds in the Middle East. On Sunday, an American-aligned coalition won a surprising victory in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections, pushing back a challenge by Hezbollah, which had been widely expected to win a majority of seats. There were undoubtedly many factors at play — Lebanon’s politics...
  • Camille Paglia: Obama's hit -- and big miss (Cairo speech)

    06/10/2009 1:11:10 AM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 46 replies · 1,642+ views
    Salon.com ^ | June 10, 2009 | Camille Paglia
    Barack Obama was elected to do exactly what he did last week at Cairo University -- to open a dialogue with the Muslim world. Or at least that was why I, for one, voted for him, contributed to his campaign, and continue to support him. There is no more crucial issue for the future of the West, whose material prosperity masks an increasing uncertainty about its own principles and values. Religion, abandoned by the secular professional class, will continue to be a major marker of cultural identity for most people -- even more so during periods of economic or political...
  • Why the Cairo Speech Was So Sad

    06/09/2009 4:39:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 664+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2009 | Dennis Prager
    It appears that President Barack Obama decided not to incorporate any of the points on American-Muslim relations I included in my last column, a speech I suggested he give in Cairo to the Muslim world. Nevertheless the president made some courageous points, and an honest appraisal of his speech needs to note them. For example, telling an audience in Cairo and presumably hundreds of millions of Muslims elsewhere that America's "bond is unbreakable" with Israel was courageous and important. So the speech was not bad. But it was sad. It was extremely sad that it was necessary for anyone, let...
  • Barack Hussein Obama’s Happy Muslim Rainbow Tour

    06/08/2009 5:11:52 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 11 replies · 740+ views
    Taki's Magazine ^ | June 8, 2009 | Srdja Trifkovic
    “As the Holy [sic!] Koran tells us, Be conscious of God and speak always the truth,” President Obama told his audience at the beginning of his much heralded speech in Cairo last week. It was a remarkable performance: not a single significant statement he made on the nature of Islam, or on America’s relationship with the Muslim world, or on the terrorist threat, complied with the quoted command of the prophet of Islam. Obama’s two immediate predecessors have done a lot of respectful kowtowing, of course. Bill Clinton declared before the United Nations in September 1998, “There is no inherent...
  • Obama Sounds Like President Without a Country

    06/08/2009 11:28:45 AM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies · 2,080+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 6/8/09 | Pat Boone
    “We’re no longer a Christian nation.” — Barack Obama, June 2007 “America has been arrogant.” — President Barack Obama “After 9/11, America didn’t always live up to her ideals” — President Barack Obama “You might say that America is a Muslim nation.” — President Barack Obama, Egypt 2009 Thinking about these and other statements from the man who wears the title of president, I keep wondering what country he believes he’s president of? In one of my very favorite stories, Edward Everett Hale’s “The Man without a Country,” young Army lieutenant Philip Nolan stands condemned for treason during the Revolutionary...
  • MEET AMERICA’S FIRST MUSLIM

    06/08/2009 5:29:02 PM PDT · by Psion · 20 replies · 953+ views
    thelastcrusade.org ^ | June 09, 2009 | Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
    MEET AMERICA’S FIRST MUSLIM: IT’S A REAL SCREAM Islam and the Black Community by Paul L. Williams, Ph.D. thelastcrusade.org Timothy Drew (a.k.a. Noble Drew Ali) In his speech before the University of Cairo, President Barack Obama said that Islam “has always been part of America’s story,” adding that Muslims have “enriched” the United States since the time of its founding. Mr. Obama’s statement raises a question that few historians, let alone elected officials, have raised in the past. Who was the first American Muslim? Read the rest at http://thelastcrusade.org
  • America's First Muslim President

    06/08/2009 3:36:18 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 34 replies · 1,981+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 8 June 09 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    During his White House years, William Jefferson Clinton - someone Sonya Sotomayor might call a "white male" - was dubbed by an admirer in the African-American community "America's first black president." Applying the standard of identity politics and pandering to a special interest that earned Mr. Clinton that distinction, Barack Hussein Obama would have to be considered America's first Muslim president. This is not to say, necessarily, that Mr. Obama actually is a Muslim, any more than Mr. Clinton actually is black. After five months in office and most especially after his just-concluded visit to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, however,...
  • Teleprompter in Chief w/ Beauty and the Beast

    06/08/2009 9:52:48 AM PDT · by Vendome · 39 replies · 3,079+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 06/05/2009 | MSDNC
    MSDNC skewers the teleprompter in chief
  • Obama's Arafat Amnesia

    06/07/2009 10:05:08 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 9 replies · 740+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 06, 2009 | Leo Rennert
    While in Cairo, President Obama had a roundtable interview with a group of Mideasts reporters, one of whom asked him about Arafat and why Clinton's Camp David summit ended in failure.  Here's Obama's reply: "Let me just say this.  One of the things that I've learned about being President is I always read about things that I don't remember happening, even though I was in the room -- probably because they didn't happen.  So I don't try to guess or speculate on what happened a decade ago with respect to why a peace deal was not completed.  What's more important from...
  • Obama's Speeches Setting a High Bar for Results

    06/07/2009 9:18:25 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies · 1,050+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 8, 2009
    President Barack Obama returned home from abroad Sunday to find that his own oratory laying out an ever-more-ambitious agenda, both in foreign and domestic policy, is ratcheting up demands for concrete achievements. "Expectations are rising with every speech," said Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland, who was consulted by White House aides on the president's speech to Muslims in Cairo on Thursday. "And the more issues you articulate, the more pressure you create to produce actual policies and achievements." While the president is popular among many Europeans, he returned from his second...
  • "The history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition"

    06/04/2009 3:40:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies · 2,047+ views
    Harry's Place ^ | June 4, 2009
    In his Cairo speech, Obama made the following statement: Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition Can anybody explain precisely what Obama was referring to? On first glance, it looks like a reference to the so-called ‘Golden Age’ in Al Andalus. During the Golden Age, Jews - and Christians - were subject to a certain degree of formal discrimination, but largely prospered. Life was certainly better than in places like England, where Jews were repeatedly massacred and ultimately expelled. That “golden” period definitively came to an end...
  • Through Obama's eyes

    06/07/2009 10:07:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 469+ views
    The Trinidad and Tobago Express ^ | June 8, 2009 | Michael Harris
    "No matter where it takes hold, government of the people and by the people sets a single standard for all who hold power: you must maintain your power through consent, not coercion; you must respect the rights of minorities, and participate with a spirit of tolerance and compromise; you must place the interests of your people and the legitimate workings of the political process above your party. Without these ingredients, elections alone do not make true democracy." The words quoted above are those of US President Barack Obama. They formed part of the speech he delivered last week at the...
  • Obama's Mideast trip seen as an investment

    06/07/2009 6:54:21 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 23 replies · 647+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/7/09 | Christina Bellantoni
    PARIS | After a whirlwind trip abroad that he capped by taking his family on a private sightseeing tour here, President Obama returned to Washington believing his administration made a down payment on his core goal of helping forge peace in the Middle East. "He feels very, very good about the last four days, and I think he feels it's going to pay dividends in terms of our initiatives in the future," Mr. Obama's senior political adviser, David Axelrod, told reporters at the conclusion of the president's final event at the 65th anniversary of D-Day. The close of Mr. Obama's...
  • Megalomania, Paranoia and Obama Megalomania, Paranoia and Obama

    06/07/2009 4:43:22 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 10 replies · 730+ views
    First Things ^ | David Goldman
    The foundational premise of Islam is that other peoples distorted and perverted the true message of God, which Mohammed presented in its pure and final form in the Koran. The Koran does not “fulfill” Christian or Jewish scripture, as Christianity claims to do for the Jewish Scriptures it embraces. It replaces them. To address the “Muslim world,” therefore, by definition is to address those who consider themselves faithful to the true prophecy that corrects the perversions and distortions of other religions. Muslim megalomania is the cognate of Muslim paranoia: if we are the bearers of the final prophecy, why are...
  • Why Couldn’t Obama’s Speechwriters Find a “Peace” Quote from the Koran?

    06/07/2009 4:27:52 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 22 replies · 1,737+ views
    First Things ^ | David Goldman
    Of many strange moments in President Obama’s Cairo speech, perhaps the strangest is the conclusion: The Holy Quran tells us, 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. The Talmud tells us, The whole of the Torah is for the purpose of promoting peace. The Holy Bible tells us, Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. What does the idea of gender and tribe distinction have to do with peace? The answer is nothing, except that Obama’s speechwriters...
  • "Student of History" Barack Obama Flunks Islam 101

    06/07/2009 1:55:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 666+ views
    gatewaypundit.blogspot.com ^ | June 7, 2009 | Gateway Pundit
    Student of history, Barack Obama, spoke to the Muslim World this week. During his speech Obama congratulated the Muslim World for their many accomplishments. Obama’s Cairo Speech - The Transcript: "As a student of history, I also know civilisation’s debt to Islam. It was Islam – at places like Al-Azhar University – that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment. It was innovation in Muslim communities that developed the order of algebra; our magnetic compass and tools of navigation; our mastery of pens and printing; our understanding of how disease...
  • Video: John Bolton On Obama's Mideast Trip

    06/07/2009 3:22:17 PM PDT · by careyb · 3 replies · 707+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/7/09 | John Bolton
    Appearing on Fox News.
  • Obama's Muslim Outreach Has Dangerous Implications

    06/07/2009 11:04:02 AM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 9 replies · 891+ views
    America Talks ^ | 06/07/09 | David Zublick
    The world apology tour rolled on this past week as Barack Hussein Obama continued his mea culpa for everything the United States has stood for, and reversing over 30 years of policy by indicating quite strongly that Iran has the right to pursue its nuclear ambitions. To be precise, he said Iran has the right to nuclear energy, but since there is no way to verify that their uranium enrichment program will be used solely for the peaceful purpose of nuclear power, by implication he has offered to let them build a bomb capable of wiping Israel off the face...
  • AP: Some militants respond positively to Obama speech (War on Terror is Over Alert)

    06/07/2009 1:54:28 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies · 546+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 7, 2009 | Karin Laub
    In his speech in Cairo Thursday, Obama listed confronting "violent extremism" as the top priority in addressing tensions between the U.S. and Muslims. He urged the Islamic world to reject radical ideologies and promised to work aggressively to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He also said the U.S. does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement in the West Bank and endorsed a Palestinian state. There are already some indications his words are having the desired effect of undercutting extremists. A militant leader in Egypt called on the Taliban to respond positively to Obama's gestures, and Hamas militants in Gaza...
  • Barack Obama Extends His Hand To Islam's Despots

    06/07/2009 7:38:36 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 655+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 07, 2009
    Barack Obama extends his hand to Islam's despots The American President may not know it, but his 'Muslim world' is split by a war of ideas, says Amir Taheri. By Amir Taheri 06 Jun 2009 Barack Obama's message was lost in a haze of rhetoric What do you do when you have no policy, but want to appear as if you do? In the case of Barack Obama, the answer is simple: you go around the world making speeches about your "personal journey". The latest example came last Thursday, when Mr Obama presented his "address to the Muslim world" to...
  • Obama Flunks History at Cairo U

    06/07/2009 4:20:14 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 61 replies · 3,297+ views
    PajamasMedia.com ^ | 6/7/2009 | Frank J. Tipler
    In his speech to the Muslim world in Cairo, President Barack Obama claimed: “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam. It was Islam — at places like Al-Azhar University — that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment. It was innovation in Muslim communities that developed the order of algebra; our magnetic compass and tools of navigation; our mastery of pens and printing.” Obama is not much of a “student of history” if he believes this. Almost every advance he attributes to the Muslims was...
  • Obama's missed opportunity in Cairo

    06/07/2009 3:40:58 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 1 replies · 454+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/7/09 | Jeff Jacoby
    PRESIDENT OBAMA went to the Middle East, he said, to speak frankly and forthrightly about the issues that bedevil America's relations with the Muslim world. "Part of being a good friend is being honest," he had said in an interview just before his trip. He warned his Cairo audience that he intended to be blunt. "We must say openly the things we hold in our hearts and that too often are said only behind closed doors," he declared, so he was going to "speak as clearly and plainly as I can." About some things, the president was indeed direct. He...
  • Barack Obama's Massive Middle East Mea Culpa

    06/06/2009 8:39:17 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 19 replies · 1,474+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 4, '09 | Nile Gardiner
    Obama gave a 56-minute speech before a Muslim audience in Cairo that drew a standing ovation. The speech was a continuation of the themes of atoning for America's past. Here are some of the key negative points in his speech that will backfire on both the president and the United States: Obama attacked the decision to go to war in Iraq as a "war of choice" without even mentioning the fact that Saddam was failing to comply with several Security Council resolutions. This was completely gratuitous, wrong and unnecessary. There are still more than 100,000 American troops fighting in Iraq...
  • 3 Things Obama Didn't Say

    06/06/2009 4:21:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 646+ views
    ncr ^ | June 6, 2009 | Tom Hoopes
    (Ali Jarekji/Reuters) Obama told his Muslim audience: “[W]e must say openly to each other the things we hold in our hearts and that too often are said only behind closed doors.” Hmmm … here are three things he didn’t seem to want to say openly in Cairo: He didn’t praise doubt, or promote LGBT, or read the Koran’s next verse. 1. He didn’t praise doubt. Specifically, he didn’t say this (I’ve added changes to his Notre Dame speech in boldface): “But remember too that the ultimate irony of faith in Islam is that it necessarily admits doubt in Mohammed the...