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  • A Crash Course on the Crusades

    03/12/2015 3:08:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Onepeterfive ^ | March 12, 2015 | STEVE WEIDENKOPF
    The Crusades are one of the most misunderstood events in Western and Church history.  The very word “crusades” conjures negative images in our modern world of bloodthirsty and greedy European nobles embarked on a conquest of peaceful Muslims.  The Crusades are considered by many to be one of the “sins” the Christian Faith has committed against humanity and with the Inquisition are the go-to cudgels for bashing the Church.While the mocking and generally nasty portrayal of the Crusades and Crusaders on the big screen ranges from Monty Python farce to the cringe worthy big budget spectacles like Kingdom of...
  • Obamas Self-Professed Confusion About Islamic Terror

    02/27/2015 4:50:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Obamas Self-Professed Confusion About Islamic TerrorPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 27, 2015 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments During the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month, U.S. President Obama tried to shield Islam from criticism by depicting Christianity as equally violent and intolerant (via comments about crusades, inquisitions, and high horses). Much lesser known is that he also tried to shield Islam by invoking Christian virtues.In many ways, his comments on humility might be the strangest of his entire speechto the point that Obama himself got visibly confused, and admitted it, by his own lack of...
  • A Caliphate foothold in America & Obamas ignorance about the Crusades

    02/24/2015 10:35:26 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-24-15 | Vince
    Barack Obamas relationship with Islam is definitely strange, at least as relative to that of most Americans. The United States may not be a Christian nation, but it is has always been a nation of Christians in that the overwhelming majority of the country has always been Christian, and remains so today. Given that 0.6% of the United States population is Muslim, most Americans familiarity with and knowledge of Islam comes from reading and what they see on TV. Neither can give someone the same familiarity with Islam as would be felt had the grown up with the faith as...
  • Jihad vs Crusades (548 Moslem battles for Conquest, 200 battles fought in Spain alone)

    02/22/2015 3:50:21 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 2014 | Bill Warner, PHD
    Database of 548 Jihad battles in which Islam fought against Classical Civilization. Video of dynamic battle map of Mediterranean, showing the battles in groups of 20 year increments - into France, Spain, Italy, eastern Europe and the islands.
  • Political Islam: The Jihad That Led to the Crusades

    02/21/2015 8:58:09 AM PST · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    Political Islam ^ | February 09, 2015 | Dr. Bill Warner
    Obamas remarks about the evil of the Crusades, needs to be factually examined in detail. Here is such a list: 0355 After removing a Roman temple from the site (possibly the Temple of Aphrodite built by Hadrian), Constantine I has the Church of the Holy Sepulcher constructed in Jerusalem. Built around the excavated hill of the Crucifixion, legend has it that Constantines mother Helena discovered the True Cross here. 0613 Persians capture Damascus and Antioch. 0614 Persians sack Jerusalem. damaging the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the process. 0633 Muslims conquer Syria and Iraq. 0634 ...
  • Obamas Own Prayer Breakfast Words Echoed By ISIS In Gruesome Christian Beheadings Video

    02/20/2015 8:22:27 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Western Journalism. ^ | February 16, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    Obama's argument is part of ISIS' justification for merciless jihad. Within hours of the release of a horrific ISIS video showing the gruesome beheading of 21 Coptic Christians, Egypt launched retaliatory airstrikes against Islamic State targets in neighboring Libya where the mass murders apparently occurred. The bombings of ISIS training camps and weapons storage facilities, according to a report on Inquisitr, were Egypts first official foreign military action in some 24 years. The ISIS video graphically showing the beheadings of the helpless Christian captives has reportedly been confirmed as authentic by the Coptic Church. In that unspeakably horrible video, an...
  • The Truth about Islamic Crusades and Imperialism

    02/19/2015 5:18:20 PM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2005 | James Arlandson
    Historical facts say that Islam has been imperialisticand would still like to be, if only for religious reasons. Many Muslim clerics, scholars, and activists, for example, would like to impose Islamic law around the world. Historical facts say that Islam, including Muhammad, launched their own Crusades against Christianity long before the European Crusades. Today, Muslim polemicists and missionaries, who believe that Islam is the best religion in the world, claim that the West has stolen Islamic lands and that the West (alone) is imperialistic.One hardline Muslim emailer to me said about the developed West and the undeveloped Islamic countries: 'You...
  • Considering the Crusades in the Context of the Current Conflict with Radical Islamists

    02/17/2015 6:53:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 72 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-16-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Considering the Crusades in the Context of the Current Conflict with Radical Islamists By: Msgr. Charles PopeRecent and persistent attacks by radical Muslims, especially the most recent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians, have many asking what can or should be done to end such atrocities. Military actions by numerous countries, including our own, are already underway. Most feel quite justified in these actions and many are calling for more concerted efforts to eliminate ISIS and related zealots who seem to know no pity, no reason, and no limits. I do not write here to opine on the need for...
  • Obama and the Gospel of Humility

    02/17/2015 4:41:27 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    On last Sundays Meet the Press, a panel that included host Chuck Todd, New York Times pundit David Brooks, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, and BBC World News America anchor Katy Kay weighed in on President Obamas despicable moral equivalence regarding his comments about ISIS and the Christian Crusaders of the Middle Ages.
  • Memo to President Obama: The Jihad That Led to the Crusades

    02/14/2015 4:43:15 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Pamela Geller Atlas Srugs ^ | fEBRUARY 3, 2015 | PAmela Geller
    Political Islam breaks it down: crusades25 The Jihad That Lead to the Crusades Obamas remarks about the evil of the Crusades, needs to be factually examined in detail. Here is such a list: 0355 After removing a Roman temple from the site (possibly the Temple of Aphrodite built by Hadrian), Constantine I has the Church of the Holy Sepulcher constructed in Jerusalem. Built around the excavated hill of the Crucifixion, legend has it that Constantines mother Helena discovered the True Cross here. 0613 Persians capture Damascus and Antioch. 0614 Persians sack Jerusalem. damaging the Church of the...
  • "Je Suis Charles Martel": Obama's Crusade Benefits Islamic State

    02/11/2015 2:13:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Austin Bay
    resident Barak Obama didn't intend to make the Battle of Yarmuk (636 A.D.) a 2015 news item. However, his bizarrely incomplete sketch of the Crusades, delivered last week at a national prayer breakfast, did just that. The president's media defenders contend he intended to make a justifiable point: Throughout history, people have corrupted religious faith to self-serving, murderous ends. That, however, is an oft-repeated truth -- something everyone already knows. But our president, while repeating something we already know, equated medieval Christian crusaders with 21st-century Islamic State terrorists. See, man? They both committed atrocities. Obama started solid, dubbing the Islamic...
  • Obama's call for war powers to take on ISIS is the start of the "OBAMA CRUSADES" (Unbelievable)

    02/11/2015 11:11:31 PM PST · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    Vanity | February 12, 2015 | Vanity
    There has been much discussion after Obama's contrived comparison of the Crusades and Christianity to Islam and ISIS at the National Prayer Breakfast last week. And then yesterday we have Obama asking for "war powers" to go after ISIS. It just occurred to me, that Obama ironically prophesied his next foreign policy disaster. Obama is launching the 21st century's "Obama Crusades." May God have mercy on America and our military forces.
  • The Real History of the Crusades

    02/11/2015 5:54:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 19, 2011 | Thomas F. Madden
    Many historians had been trying for some time to set the record straight on the Crusades misconceptions are all too common. These historians are not revisionists, but mainstream scholars offering the fruit of several decades of very careful, very serious scholarship. For them, current interest is a teaching moment, an opportunity to explain the Crusades while people are actually listening. It wont last long, so here goes.
  • Rev. Wright's Star Pupil

    02/10/2015 5:58:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "A steady patriot of the world alone, "The friend of every country -- but his own." George Canning's couplet about the Englishmen who professed love for all the world except their own native land comes to mind on reading Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. After listing the horrors of ISIS, al-Qaida and Boko Haram, the president decided his recital of crimes committed in the name of Islam would be unbalanced, if he did not backhand those smug Christians sitting right in front of him. "And lest we get on our high horse ... remember that during the Crusades...
  • Imam Obama, Defender of The Faithful

    02/10/2015 6:36:29 AM PST · by massmike · 15 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 02/10/2015 | Don Feder
    Imagine Winston Churchill trying to inspire the British people in the War on Nazism with these stirring words: "Get off your high horse, Brits. You think injustice is confined to Germany? In our own country, there was the slave trade, wars in France, the Saxon conquest of Britain (the Norman conquest of the Saxons), the Opium Wars, and The Curse of Cromwell, not to mention the beastly way we treated poor Scandinavian immigrants in Alfred's day. So who are we to judge?" Hitler and Goebbels would have been delighted just as ISIL, al-Qaeda and the Moslem Brotherhood must have...
  • At the prayer breakfast, President Obama struck a patronizing tone

    02/10/2015 2:16:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2015 | Eugene Robinson
    There is no doubt that President Obamas remarks about Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast last week were historically accurate. But they were also lets face it glib, facile and patronizing. [snip of brief, gratuitous, misleading snark to burnish and retain his progressive credentials] My objection is that Obama in drawing parallels between past atrocities perpetrated in the name of Christianity and current ones by terrorists acting in the name of Islam constructed an all-too-pat narrative that lets everyone off the hook, including himself. The admonition not to get on our high horse about jihadist terror...
  • Saddle-Up your High Horse! Time to Shoot Down Myths about Crusades, Inquisition & War on Women

    02/09/2015 7:40:58 AM PST · by NYer · 53 replies
    Aleteia ^ | February 8, 2015 | SUSAN E. WILLS
    Conservative media were in an uproar last week over the Presidents remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. He said that we see faith being twisted and distorted sometimes used as a weapon and lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ." Nearly everyone took the statement to mean Catholic pot, dont call the Muslim kettle black. And they were quick to point out that the terrible deeds in the name of Christ were...
  • Obamas Crusades - How did that line end up in his speech?

    02/09/2015 5:01:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    "....Something I have asked myself: Does he really believe what he says, or is it all just for political effect, to send conservatives into a tizzy, eat up the airwaves, and keep us off-balance? He must have known how ridiculous, how unintelligent, and how offensive his comments were going to sound, correct? Theres a pause after he delivers the Crusades remark, you can see it below, and I just wonder, did he know that this was a stupid thing to say? I hope so, I really do. Maybe he was just caught up in the moment, already committed to the...
  • Historian: "I Don't Think The President Knows Very Much About The Crusades"

    02/09/2015 4:34:50 AM PST · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 9, 2015 | Wynton Hall
    President Barack Obamas controversial comments equating the recent atrocities by the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists with those of medieval Christians sparked an uproar among the nations Christians. But according to ABC News, historians are also taking aim at Obamas statement: During the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.
  • Getting Medieval: Lets leave the Middle Ages out of discussions of modern Islam

    02/09/2015 2:58:45 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | Thomas F. Madden
    The Crusades were not brutal wars of colonial oppression or zealous attempts to spread Christianity by the sword. The First Crusade was called in 1095 by Pope Urban II in response to desperate appeals from the Christians of the Middle East, who had lately been conquered and continued to be persecuted by the Turks. And these were only the latest in more than four centuries of attacks on Christian peoples by Muslim powers. At some point Christianity as a faith and as a culture had to defend itself or else be subsumed by Islam. The work of the Crusader, who...
  • Obama Hijacks Christianity to Defend Islam

    02/08/2015 1:34:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Frank Turek
    resident Obama has hijacked Christianity in an attempt to defend Islam. At the National Prayer breakfast Thursday, he said, “There is a tendency in us, a sinful tendency, that can pervert and distort our faith.” And that there will always be people willing to “hijack religion for their own murderous ends.” So we shouldn’t “get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place—remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” Yes, people have done terrible deeds in the name of Christ, but they were against the...
  • The View From The High Horse

    02/08/2015 12:18:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    While President Obama attempted to eviscerate a wholly righteous anger in the hearts and minds of the American people earlier this week--he took to chastisement as his verbal bludgeon of choice. But that anger, is an anger that is directed at the Islamic State for more or less living up to the basic tenets of their holy book. Those who do not share a reverence for it, rightfully point out this hypocrisy with concern for the welfare of our own children. The President's choice of venues to express these sentiments was also quite odd. The National Prayer Breakfast was once...
  • VIDEO: Obamas Deception The Crusades vs Islamic Jihad

    02/08/2015 11:27:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    viral buzz ^ | 2/8/15 | staff
    FacebookTwitterEmailMore Obama, like many before him, excuses Islamic State because the Christians did it first President Obama took to the floor during Thursday mornings National Prayer Breakfast. He defended IS by saying the Christians did it first with the Crusades.So lets actually look at how Islamic Jihad has spread across North Africa andEurope. The image above shows the Muslim conquest battles and by comparison, the image below shows the areas where the Crusades took place.That seems a lot less than President Obama would have you believeNow what the short video that explains the difference between an aggressive Muslim expansion...
  • Take Five Minutes: Watch The Spread Of Islam Via Jihad Before The Crusades VIDEO

    Now that Barack Obama, the know nothing about history occupier of the oval office, has opened the door to defending the atrocities of Islam vs. those of Christianity by invoking the Crusades. Its time to set the record straight and watch the interactive map done by Dr. Bill Warner that demonstrates the spread of Islam that prompted the Crusades. As Dr. Warner states, the Crusades were defensive wars. The first one was a holy war called to take back the Holy Land from the Islamists, and as such was really a Christian pilgrimage. News Take Five Minutes And Watch The...
  • Andrea Mitchell Rips Obama Prayer Speech: After Pilot Is Burned, "Don't Lean Back, Be Philosophical"

    02/08/2015 9:31:29 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 33 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 8, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    Mitchell criticized Obama for leaning over backwards to be philosophical days after it was found out that a captured Jordanian pilot was burned alive by ISIS. "You don't use the word Crusades, number one, in any context right now," Mitchell said on NBC's Meet the Press today. "It's just it's too fraught. And the week after a pilot is burned alive, in a video shown, you don't lean over backwards to be philosophical about the sins of the fathers. You have to deal with the issue that's in front of you or don't deal with it at all." Oddly, Mitchell's...
  • Islamophobia is an extension of the Crusades(projectile vomit)

    02/06/2015 9:31:48 PM PST · by barmag25 · 36 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | 2/4/15 | World Bulletin
    With academics, writers and journalists present, the meeting was published on the website of the World Bulletin. World Bulletin Research Panel have placed their mark on their round table meetings. Prof. Dr. Ali Murat Yel, researcher and writer Levent Basturk and journalist Saadet Oruc's meeting was moderated Aynur Erdogan. Levent Basturk highlighted the historical dimension of Islamophobia in his speech. Basturk explained that the concept of Islamophobia had gained ground but was rooted in events prior to 9/11, saying: "A liberal-left think tank in the UK had organised reports about attacks on Muslim immigrants. The report didn't just focus on...
  • Obama's Morally Confused Prayer Breakfast Lecture

    02/07/2015 4:23:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    I find it very odd that a president notably lacking in humility and frequently riding his own high horse would lecture American Christians about those subjects because they presumably condemn acts of barbarism by Islamists. Talk about a string of disconnects. While we're at it, let's note one more. Obama, at the National Prayer Breakfast, also exhorted us to "uphold the distinction between our faith and our governments -- between church and between state." Last time I checked, it was not Christians, unless you believe that Obama is a Christian, who were using government power to restrict religious liberties of...
  • Obama's Religious Hypocrisy (And Ignorance)

    02/07/2015 4:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | Kathryn Lopez
    "Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ." These words from the President of the United States, during remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, have caused an uproar in religious circles -- and rightly so -- in spite of the administration's attempts to downplay the nature of his words. You don't have to be a longtime critic of the president to see that his deflecting attention away from modern-day evil during a rare occasion to...
  • Jindal: The Medieval Christian threat is under control, Mr. President

    02/07/2015 6:09:18 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 27 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | February 6, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Jindal: The Medieval Christian threat is under control, Mr. President FEBRUARY 6, 2015 9:40 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER bobby-jindalJindal has an important point. Even if Obama is correct (he isnt) that the Crusades were some equivalent of the depredations of the Islamic State today, this does not excuse him or his Administration from their responsibility to face the current threat honestly and deal with it realistically. 900-year-old Christian atrocities, real and imagined, do not excuse his refusal to recognize the reality of the jihad threat. Jindal Mocks Obama on Crusades: Weve Got Medieval Christian Threat Under Control, by Josh Feldman,...
  • Obama's 'high horse': IS, the Crusades and moral equivalency

    02/07/2015 2:55:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    BBC-Echo Chambers ^ | February 6, 2015 | Anthony Zurcher
    Behold the perils of invoking moral equivalency-even, or perhaps especially, when some of the events in question are separated by 800 years.......It's difficult-almost impossible-to believe the president and his staff didn't anticipate the reaction his words would generate. The question, then, is why he picked this particular fight.The president could just be poking the right-wing bear, says the Christian Science Monitor's Peter Grier. More likely,he continues, he's trying to counter the view-held by Limbaugh and others-that the US is at war with Islam as a whole..........But perhaps there's more than just the religious component at play here. As Juliet Eilperin...
  • Why Are Catholic Cardinals Mute On Obama's Outrageous Statement On The Crusades?

    02/06/2015 9:24:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    February 06, 2015
    Catholic cardinals need to step up? Where's Cardinal Dolan? every single Christian denomination must rise up in arms against this "Muslim-defensive" statement. Perhaps there is a fear of stoking the fires in the Middle-East but there comes a time when fear must give way to political courage. Obama needs a ferocious rebuttal on the history of the Crusades who sought to recapture the Holy Land taken by Muslim invaders.
  • Mark Levin EVISCERATES Obama for broad-based attack on Christianity

    02/06/2015 12:19:01 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 8 replies
    therightscoop.com/ ^ | 2/6/15 | http://therightscoop.com/
    Mark Levin EVISCERATES Obama for broad-based attack on Christianity Mark Levin ripped Obama (aka. Jeremiah lite) for his attack on Christianity today, an attack he said was broad-based and a condemnation of the entire faith. He said Obama denigrated and degraded Christianity, even comparing it to ISIS. Levin points out that Obama was quick to say this was done in the name of Jesus or that was done in the name of Jesus, but he NEVER refers to any Islamic terrorism as being done in the name of Muhammad. No, hes more careful when it comes to Islam, Levin notes,...
  • Jindal to Obama: Medieval Christian Threat is Under Control

    02/06/2015 2:56:36 PM PST · by opentalk · 72 replies
    National Review ^ | February 6, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Bobby Jindal on Friday released a statement responding to the presidents remarks on Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast in which he cautioned Americans from getting on a high horse when taking a stance against radical Islam because people have committed terrible deeds in the name of Christianity, too.It was nice of the President to give us a history lesson at the Prayer breakfast, Jindal said. Today, however, the issue right in front of his nose, in the here and now, is the terrorism of Radical Islam, the assassination of journalists, the beheading and burning alive of captives. We will...
  • Obama Compares Islamic Terrorists to Christians

    02/06/2015 2:20:36 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | February 6, 2015 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    What is wrong with this man? In the midst of what has been a videotaped bloodbath in recent weeks with stonings, beheadings, and one man even being set aflame, President Obama took to the podium of the National Prayer Breakfast to criticize the “terrible deeds” . . . committed “in the name of Christ” throughout the pass two thousand years or so. "And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ," he said. "In our...
  • Obama faces backlash over Crusades remark at prayer breakfast

    02/06/2015 2:17:55 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Feb 6, 2015 10:44 a.m. ET | By Tim Rostan
    President Obama, catching intensifying flak from the political right for failing to utter the phrase radical Islam sorry, no substitutions allowed (other than Islamic extremism) gave every appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday of having heard his critics. And having decided to do, effectively, the opposite of what theyd demanded. If he did not exactly imply then he certainly granted his political adversaries the leeway to infer that he sees a moral equivalency between the murderous acts being committed under the banner of Islamic terrorist groups and centuries-ago Christian campaigns.See: Terrorism poses no existential threat to...
  • Obama's Comparison of Christianity, Radical Islam Defies Logic

    02/06/2015 6:38:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    On Tuesday, the so-called Islamic State released a slickly produced video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a steel cage. On Wednesday, the United Nations issued a report detailing various "mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children and burying children alive" at the hands of the Islamic State. And on Thursday, President Obama seized the opportunity of the National Prayer Breakfast to forthrightly criticize the "terrible deeds" ... committed "in the name of Christ." "Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history," Obama said, referring to the ennobling aspects of...
  • White House defends Prayer Breakfast remarks about the Crusades

    02/06/2015 1:07:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    The White House on Friday defended President Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast after he was widely lambasted by conservatives for bringing up acts done in Christianity's name amid a discussion of modern-day terrorist threats. Americans should hold themselves "up to our own values and our own standards," deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said aboard the president's flight to Indianapolis, where Obama is speaking at a community college, according to the pool report. Obama believes that "when we fall short of that, we need to be honest with ourselves," Schultz said, noting Obama's "belief in American exceptionalism." The president...
  • Krauthammer 'Stunned' By Obama's 'Banal & Offensive' Prayer Breakfast Remarks

    02/06/2015 10:37:02 AM PST · by lbryce · 103 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | February 5, 2015 | Staff
    Charles Krauthammer tonight slammed President Barack Obamas remarks today at the National Prayer Breakfast, where Obama compared ISIS attacks to the violence committed by Christians in the Crusades. Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ," Obama said.
  • Obama points the finger at Christians when talking about terrorism

    02/06/2015 9:40:54 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/6/15 | c brown
    President Obama made an extremely curious comment in his address at the National Prayer Breakfast: We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for their nihilistic ends. Our religion? Was that a slip of the tongue? If he is speaking of Christians, where are the nihilists today murdering in the name of Christ that require a push back? The president appears willing to say or do anything to avoid speaking the truth about Islam. This so-called Christian who acts the role of President of the United States is a fanatic when it comes to honoring...
  • Referencing Crusades, Obama puts Islamic extremism in historical perspective

    02/05/2015 4:21:24 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/05/2015 | MICHAEL WILNER
    US President Barack Obama has long refused to refer to the scourge of terrorism gripping the Middle East as Islamic extremism, and on Thursday, he defended that position with a bit of history. The challenges facing Islam today are not unique to the religion, Obama said, but reflective of a "sinful tendency" in all societies to "pervert and distort" faiths. "Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history," Obama said at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. "And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during...
  • Why did Obama Compare Crusades to Islamic State at Prayer Breakfast?

    02/06/2015 6:31:33 AM PST · by lbryce · 66 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 5, 2015 | Peter Grier
    Its possible that President Obama knew his remarks at the prayer breakfast would blow some of his opponents' stacks; its possible hes surprised by the controversy. But controversy there is, manufactured or genuine. At the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, President Obama made a reference to Christianity that infuriated some conservatives. Speaking in general, Mr. Obama began by condemning zealots who hijack religion for their own murderous ends. He cited the recent massacre at a Pakistani school carried out by the Taliban, the assault on Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris perpetrated by radical Islamists, and the terrible murders carried out...
  • Obama's Remarks Show Shocking Ignorance Of Western Civilization

    02/06/2015 5:20:12 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 89 replies
    news.investors.com ^ | February 5, 2015
    Culture: In remarks at a prayer meeting Thursday, President Obama implied Christianity, just like Islam, is filled with people who "hijack religion for their own murderous ends." This is the progressive disease of moral equivalence at its worst. In recent days and weeks, the world has watched grimly as the horrific barbarity of fundamentalist Islam has been put on full display. With routine beheadings, crucifixions, tortures, mass killings of civilians, burying children alive, and, most recently, burning a prisoner alive and filming his death agony to the approving yells of onlookers, it's clear something is horribly wrong within Islam. And...
  • Critics pounce after Obama talks Crusades, slavery at prayer breakfast

    02/06/2015 2:45:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2015 | Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama has never been one to go easy on America. As a new president, he dismissed the idea of American exceptionalism, noting that Greeks think their country is special, too. He labeled the Bush-era interrogation practices, euphemistically called harsh for years, as torture. America, he has suggested, has much to answer given its history in Latin America and the Middle East. His latest challenge came Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast. At a time of global anxiety over Islamist terrorism, Obama noted pointedly that his fellow Christians, who make up a vast majority of Americans, should perhaps not be...
  • Obama's Sermon on the Mount

    02/06/2015 7:56:14 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-6-2015 | MOTUS
    We experienced another historical first at yesterdays National Prayer Breakfast. In this, the sixth year of the Age of Obama, the Dali Lama attend the event for the first time. The Dali Lama, legitimate spiritual and political leader of Tibet Even more historical, Big Guy already Americas political leader - assumed the mantle of Americas spiritual leader as well. The Barry, political, spiritual and material leader of AmericaBy doing so he shed the historical separation of church and state in order to deliver a sermon on his mount (aka high horse). In the past, Presidents have always attended the...
  • if ISIS Were Christian and White, Obama Would Name Them and Fight

    02/05/2015 4:15:36 PM PST · by IChing · 30 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 2/5/15 | Donald Joy
    With every new choreographed atrocity committed by ISIS or other Mohammed-emulating murderers carrying out the dictates of Islamic scriptures, Obama mumbles a few meaningless bromides for the cameras, proclaims the savages to be misunderstood, then promptly jives off for yet more rounds of golfing, fundraising, and hip-hop media appearances, strategy sessions with Sharpton and CAIR, or plotting his basketball brackets. He just doesnt give a rip about doing his actual primary job, and he utterly refuses to acknowledge or aggressively confront the nature of the glaring threat itself. Obama made the deliberate choice to just abandon all the excruciatingly difficult...
  • Obama: Remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition (Shorten Title)

    02/05/2015 2:12:04 PM PST · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | February 5, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Obama says, No God condones terror. Yet Muhammad is depicted in a hadith as having said: I have been made victorious through terror (Bukhari 4:52.220). And the Quran says: Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah and your enemies (8:60)
  • Still More of President Obamas Moral Equivalence (VDH)

    02/05/2015 11:58:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama, at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, said: Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. This is banal. The problem with all such high-horse declarations by Obama is his continual omission of historical context and, in this case, his conflation of the frequent with the rare. The Crusades began in 1095, almost a millennium...
  • Outrage after Obama compares ISIS to the Crusades in comments at National Prayer Breakfast

    02/05/2015 9:44:05 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 108 replies
    AOL ^ | 2/5/15 | By RYAN GORMAN
    Outrage after Obama compares ISIS to the Crusades in comments at National Prayer Breakfast President Barack Obama set off a firestorm Thursday morning by comparing ISIS barbarity to the Crusades. Obama recalled the savagery carried out nearly one thousand years ago in the name of Christ while speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, in Washington, D.C., but his equivocation fell on outraged ears. The president railed against the Islamic State, calling it "a brutal, vicious death cult" that slaughters and enslaves innocents all in the name of religion.
  • Obama At National Prayer Breakfast: People Committed Terrible Deeds In The Name of Christ

    02/05/2015 7:34:28 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 134 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/05/2015 | by Charlie Spiering
    At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama reminded attendees that violence rooted in religion isnt exclusive to Islam, but has been carried out by Christians as well. ~snip~ Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ, Obama said. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.
  • Army commanders Order Removal Of 'God and Country' Recruiting Sign [America Under Obama? Congress]

    01/18/2015 7:50:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 18, 2015
    Army commanders Order Removal Of 'God and Country' Recruiting Sign January 18, 2015 An Army recruiting station has been ordered by higher ups to shelve a sidewalk sandwich board with the wording "On a mission for both God and country. The order went out Friday to a recruiting station in Phoenix that had been displaying the outdoor sign since at least October. The sign board also shows an image of a Special Forces patch and Ranger, Airborne and Special Forces tabs. An inquiry from Army Times to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command prompted the sandwich boards immediate removal.