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  • Obama, the Interpreter of the Message of Passover

    04/21/2011 7:22:46 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 4/18/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Passover recalls the bondage and suffering of Jews in Egypt and the miracle of the Exodus, the unique redemption whose goal was a G-d given way of life to be led in the Holy Land, but U.S. President Barack Obama says its message is reflected in MUSLEN uprisings. In his annual message, prior to his third straight participation in the Passover Seder, President Obama stated, “The story of Passover…instructs each generation to remember its past, while appreciating the beauty of freedom and the responsibility it entails. This year that ancient instruction is reflected in the daily headlines as we see...
  • Obamas join stars for Christmas benefit concert

    12/15/2010 7:54:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1+ views
    TMC / The Associated Press ^ | December 15, 2010
    President Barack Obama helped ring in the holidays Sunday night with musical stars Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox and Maxwell at the annual "Christmas in Washington" concert. The festivities, hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres, took place at the National Building Museum and benefited the Children's National Medical Center. --snip-- In remarks to the crowd, Obama talked about the story of Jesus' birth....
  • U.S. Atty. Gen. Reassures Muslims Of DOJ Protection

    In its devotion to Islamic outreach the Obama Administration has become the first to dispatch a U.S. Attorney General to personally “salute” a Muslim group’s efforts to fulfill the “nation’s promise of equal justice and opportunity.” Addressing a San Francisco-based organization (Muslim Advocates) that urges members not to cooperate in federal terrorism investigations, Attorney General Eric Holder said he is “grateful” to have it as a partner in promoting tolerance, ensuring public safety and protecting civil rights. ... “Muslims and Arab Americans have helped build and strengthen our nation,” he pointed out. They have also been “absolutely essential in identifying...
  • Catholics and Atheists Wage Billboard War Over Christmas

    12/01/2010 1:17:50 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    DNA Info ^ | November 30, 2010 | Jordan Heller
    Prompted by a billboard calling Christmas a myth, the Catholic League erected a pro-Jesus billboard Tuesday. MANHATTAN — The Catholic League, upset over an anti-Christmas billboard at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, threw a "counterpunch" at atheists Tuesday with a billboard of their own on the New York side of the tunnel.The new 26-by-24-foot billboard at Dyer Avenue and West 31st Street features a depiction of Joseph and Mary looking adoringly at baby Jesus, with the message: "You know it's real. This season, celebrate Jesus. Merry Christmas from the Catholic League," according to the Catholic League's website....
  • Obama greets Muslims on Eid ul Azha

    11/16/2010 12:10:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Pakistan Times ^ | November 17, 2010, Zil Hajj 10, 1431 AH | 'Pakistan Times' US Bureau
    WASHINGTON (US): U.S. President Barack Obama has extended greetings to Muslims around the world on the occasion of Eid ul Azha, as millions of people performed the annual Hajj and followed the tradition of animal sacrifice set by Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (AS). Following is the text of President Obama’s message as released by the White House; “Michelle and I extend our greetings for a happy Eid-ul-Azha to Muslims worldwide and wish safe travels to those performing Hajj. This year, nearly three million pilgrims from more than 160 countries-including the United States-have gathered in Mecca and neighboring sites to perform the...
  • Barack Obama – First Muslim President?

    11/10/2010 12:59:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Technorati ^ | November 10, 2010 | Ian Stevenson
    Halfway through his term, the percentage of Americans that believe Barack Obama is Muslim continues to grow, while the number of those who see him as Christian shrinks. Why does this belief persist, in direct contradiction to all known facts? Probably the President himself should accept most of the responsibility. A look at his statements on the subject, could certainly lead to doubt about where his true loyalties lie. During his trip to India, when commenting on the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, he prefaced his rather mild condemnation with expressions of regret that extremists use the “great religion” of Islam...
  • Modestly chic: Michelle Obama dons a headscarf as she visits mosque on Indonesia trip

    11/10/2010 5:42:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 154 replies
    Daily Mail (London) ^ | November 10, 2010
    Her impeccable dress sense has been praised throughout the world. So it was no surprise that Michelle Obama managed to be stylish and show respect to her Muslim hosts when she visited a mosque on her tour of Indonesia. The First Lady covered her hair with a beige animal-print scarf as she toured Jakarta's Istiqlal Mosque, the largest in southeast Asia. But there was a nod to her sartorial instincts in the form of beads and turquoise fringing at the neck. Though her wide-legged Stephen Burrows trouser suit was simple in cut, Mrs Obama is never one to shy...
  • Obama Hails Indonesia as Model for World

    11/10/2010 5:57:28 AM PST · by greatplains · 54 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | 10 Nov | unk
    US President Barack Obama has held up Indonesia as an example of how a developing nation can embrace democracy and diversity. (snip) Mr Obama said innocent people across the world were still targeted by militants but emphasised that the US was not at war with Islam.(snip) In his address, he touched on the four years he spent in the country as a child and emphasised the importance of Indonesia's example as a growing economy and a majority-Muslim nation that is largely tolerant of other religions. "Today, I return to Indonesia as a friend, but also as a president who seeks...
  • Obama Visits Indonesia’s Grand Mosque; Michelle Wears Head Covering – Video

    11/10/2010 6:31:11 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 10, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a compilation of brief video clips showing President Barack Obama and wife Michelle in Indonesia, where they made a visit to the Istiqlal Grand Mosque in Jakarta. Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim nation. First Lady Michelle Obama is seen wearing a head covering at the Mosque compound. So far, there just is no extensive video that I could find of Obama at the mosque.
  • Obama: A Christian by Choice?

    11/09/2010 1:07:31 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 49 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | PastorRudy
    ...According to the Associated Press the president "described himself as a "Christian by choice" who arrived at his faith in adulthood because "the precepts of Jesus Christ" helped him envision the kind of life he wanted to lead." Some conservatives and political opponents have questioned Obama's Christian faith... "my mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew, but she didn't raise me in the church" "So I came to my Christian faith later in life, and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want...
  • Jakarta Ready to Welcome Obama (Anticipated Speech to Muslim World Alert)

    11/08/2010 1:32:02 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 17 replies
    Jakarta Ready to Welcome Obama Camelia Pasandaran, Ulma Haryanto & Dofa Fasila | November 09, 2010 Workers installing posters of US President Barack Obama and the first lady, Michelle Obama, near the National Monument in Central Jakarta ahead of the president’s visit on Tuesday. Workers installing posters of US President Barack Obama and the first lady, Michelle Obama, near the National Monument in Central Jakarta ahead of the president’s visit on Tuesday. Jakarta. After a long wait, US President Barack Obama will finally set foot again in Indonesia on Tuesday. The whirlwind trip that would last less than 24 hours...
  • Obama in India Asked His Opinion of “Jihad”: “Jihad has a lot of Meanings..."

    11/08/2010 11:44:29 AM PST · by Justaham · 36 replies
    Nothing like a tough, clear answer to a simple question! Here is video of President Obama in India taking a question from a young lady who asked Obama very straightforwardly, “What is your opinion of Jihad?” Obama’s answer? “Well, the phrase Jihad has a lot of meanings within Islam, and is subject to a lot of different interpretations.” He then droned on about how Islam is a peaceful religion and the vast majority of adherents are peaceful people. He did say that violence on the part of any religion against others is not justified. This young lady asked a very...
  • Barack Obama joined Muslim prayers at school, teacher says

    11/07/2010 6:10:15 PM PST · by kingattax · 79 replies · 1+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 08, 2010 | Anne Barrowclough
    AS a schoolboy in Jakarta, Barack Obama attended Muslim prayer sessions with his classmates against the wishes of his mother. The US President's former grade three teacher said that Mr Obama - who was known as "Barry" when he attended the Menteng One school in Jakarta - studied the Koran and went to classes on Islam, despite the objections of Anne Dunham, a Roman Catholic. The teacher's recollections will add to speculation about Mr Obama's links to Islam during his much-anticipated visit to Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, as part of his ten-day tour of Asia.
  • Labor Sec: Keeping People on Unemployment for Almost Two Years is Gov Moral Obligation

    11/05/2010 1:00:51 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 65 replies
    THE BLAZE ^ | 11/5/2010
    “Spread the Recovery” Labor Sec: Keeping People on Unemployment for Almost Two Years is Gov Moral Obligation http://www.theblaze.com/stories/%e2%80%9cspread-the-recovery%e2%80%9d-labor-sec-keeping-people-on-unemployment-for-almost-two-years-is-gov-moral-obligation/
  • Obama greets people on Diwali

    11/04/2010 3:25:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 103 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | Nov. 5, 2010
    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday greeted people across the globe on the occasion of Diwali and said that he is looking forward to his India visit. Obama arrives in Mumbai a day after Diwali and this year he would be celebrating the festival of lights with school children in the financial capital of India. "Tomorrow, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, here in America and around the world, will celebrate the holiday of Diwali the festival of lights," Obama said in his Diwali message. "This is a day when members of some of the world's oldest religions celebrate...
  • President Obama to visit mosque in Indonesia ((((Ahhh. HOME!))))

    10/28/2010 12:30:45 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 28 Oct 2010 | Kendra Marr
    President Barack Obama will visit one of the world’s largest mosques when he makes good on a long-delayed promise to visit Indonesia, the island nation where he lived briefly as a child. The president will visit Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta — the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the third largest Muslim house of worship in the world — during his swing through the country Nov. 9-10. Islam is the dominant religion in populous Indonesia, making it the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.
  • White House: ‘Don’t Read Anything Into’ Obama’s Use or Omission of 'Creator' When Quoting

    10/27/2010 9:20:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 10/27/10 | Fred Lucas
    Washington – No one should “read anything into" the fact that President Barack Obama repeatedly left out the word “Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence, nor should they read anything into the fact that he began using the word after the White House was questioned about the omission, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday. Gibbs did not say whether press reports about the omission prompted Obama to start using the term. The Declaration of Independence says “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed
  • Obama vs. The Creator (God and Man and POTUS and TOTUS.)

    10/27/2010 9:32:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 26, 2010 | Myra Adams
    Revolutionary News Flash!! Dateline: Monticello, Virginia, October 22, 2010: Thomas Jefferson has stopped rolling in his grave because President Barack Obama has finally restored the word “Creator” into the Declaration of Independence.Yes it’s really true!Our self-proclaimed “Christian” president, when quoting the Declaration of Independence at a campaign rally on Friday, October 22, in Los Angeles, finally (after three unsuccessful attempts) got up the courage to insert the word “Creator” — as in “…endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” That is what the Founding Fathers would have...
  • AFL-CIO Official, Says Obama is as Effective as Christ Would Be

    10/25/2010 9:21:51 AM PDT · by OneVike · 46 replies
    ChicoER ^ | 10/25/10 | Chuck Wolk
    As the Unions begin their annual push to get the rank and file to the polls we now have evidence that Union Leaders are now telling their members they need to stand by Obama by voting to keep Congress in the hands of Democrats. After all, even Jesus Christ Himself could not do a better job than Obama has.  At least that's what  AFL-CIO official Herb Johnson has been telling the rank and file in Kansas City Mo. That's right. In an interview with an AP reporter, Mr Johnson actually equated Obama with Jesus Christ by saying Jesus could not...
  • Obama Omits "Creator" from Declaration of Independence -- AGAIN

    10/20/2010 1:13:40 PM PDT · by GVnana · 43 replies
    Remarks by the President at a DSCC Dinner in Rockville, Maryland October 18, 2010 8:03 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: ... I want to, before I begin, just say that, Maryland, you are graced with two of the finest senators in the United States Senate in Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin. (Applause.) We are so proud of them. Everything that I've been able to accomplish over the last couple of years has been because I had these great partners. And these are two of the best partners, and they were also wonderful colleagues when I was in the United States Senate....
  • Obama's Campaign-Season Christianity

    10/15/2010 2:02:13 PM PDT · by rhema · 16 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 9/30/10 | George Neumayr
    Barack Obama threw his mom under the parish van on Tuesday, describing her as formlessly "spiritual" while casting himself as the self-made convert. "I am a Christian by choice," he said at a campaign event in New Mexico this week. In 2007, he said the opposite: that he became a Christian through his mother. "My mother was a Christian from Kansas…I was raised by my mother. So, I've always been a Christian," he told a voter who had inquired about his Islamic background. The woman at the campaign stop in New Mexico on Tuesday asked him to explain why he...
  • Michelle Obama: Everybody is 'praying for us'

    10/14/2010 1:44:33 PM PDT · by Justaham · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 10-14-10 | GLENN THRUSH & KENDRA MARR
    Michelle Obama’s East Wing staff suggested she would take it slow once she started campaigning, emphasizing her nonpolitical “mom-in-chief” role and her noncontroversial fight against childhood obesity. Instead, the first lady made her political presence felt immediately Wednesday, delivering an impassioned and overtly religious pitch for Democrats to defend her husband’s legacy in the midterm elections. “We got this man in office; we’re all proud of Barack and his accomplishments,” Obama told syndicated radio host Tom Joyner before embarking on a week of campaign events that will take her to Wisconsin, Illinois, Colorado, Washington and California on behalf of endangered...
  • (Did you KNOW?) Obama goes to church to hear a Muslim speaker!

    Obama goes to church to hear a Muslim speaker! WHY DOES THIS “CHRISTIAN” ALWAYS FLOCK TO HEAR THE MUSLIM MESSAGE? by Brigitte de Maubec Did Obama attend a Protestant church on Sunday because a pro-Palestinian Muslim was invited to speak? (Sept. 20, 2010) — Yesterday, on Sunday, September 19, 2010, the Obama family attended church for only the third time in a year. They went on foot to the St. John’s Episcopal Church situated across the Lafayette Park. But what is widely not reported by the White House and the MSM is that on that particular Sunday in that particular...
  • Obama drops 'Creator' from Declaration quote

    09/19/2010 7:56:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 75 replies
    Resist Net ^ | September 18, 2010 | WND
    President gives no credit to author of life, liberty, pursuit of happiness. President Obama removed the reference to the "Creator" from the Declaration of Independence when he quoted a portion at a meeting of the Congressional Hispanic Congress. Obama said, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." But the the actual quotation is: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life,...
  • President Obama removes 'Creator' from the preamble of the Declaration of Independence

    09/18/2010 10:36:18 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18,2010 | Jason McNew
    Hobbes, Locke, and Cicero be damned. President Obama single handedly overturns Natural Law. Friday evening President Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. At around 22:30, he incorporates part of the preamble of The Declaration of Independence, removing "Creator". "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal..... endowed with certain unalienable rights, life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" After President Obama says "created equal...", there is a long pause during which he scowls and blinks several times. For once, he may actually have opted to not read something that was on the...
  • Reactions of the Koran burning Pastor Terry Jones!

    09/09/2010 10:11:05 AM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 9-9-10 | James
    Here are just a few: "The Holy Koran is sacred, just like the Bible is to Christians," Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi, director of community outreach for the Islamic Society of North America, said in an interview. "Desecration of this book is something people will not tolerate." "Hardball" host Chris Matthews, who called Jones' plans to burn the Islamic holy book "a terrible idea" and warned that it "could cause trouble and even death" when televised in Muslim countries, asked, "What do you think the reaction will be as this goes on international television? What will be the consequence?" "It's obviously intolerant...
  • U.S. Embassy Reaffirms U.S. Respect for Islam (Obama Condemns 1st Amend. Protected Koran Burning)

    09/06/2010 10:20:39 AM PDT · by kristinn · 234 replies · 2+ views
    U.S. Embassy in Kabul ^ | Monday, September 6, 2010
    The United States government in no way condones such acts of disrespect against the religion of Islam, and is deeply concerned about deliberate attempts to offend members of religious or ethnic groups. The embassy wants to emphasize that we strongly condemn the offensive messages, which are contrary to U.S. government policy and deeply offensive to Muslims especially during the month of Ramadan. President Obama made clear in Cairo in his speech on June 4, 2009 that he considers it part of his responsibility as President to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they occur. And during his recent Iftar...
  • Obama and Islam ( Baracka Hussein Abu Amama)

    09/02/2010 11:47:05 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    Asharq Alawsat English edition ^ | August 23, 2010 | Muhammad Diyab
    The West always champions its slogan that religion is a special relationship between man and God, and no one has the right to intervene in this matter. Yet today we find that some have inquired into the affairs of President Obama, to determine whether he is a Muslim or a Christian. Despite repeated assurances from the man himself that he follows the Christian faith, 20 percent of Americans insist that he is a Muslim, and that his political ambitions prevented him from converting to Islam. We are preoccupied with the issue of Obama and Islam, as are the Americans. Ever...
  • Why Americans believe Obama is a Muslim(barfing up taxdollars)

    08/31/2010 11:12:31 AM PDT · by Teflonic · 25 replies
    Michigan State University ^ | 8/31/10 | Andy Henion
    EAST LANSING, Mich. — There’s something beyond plain old ignorance that motivates Americans to believe President Obama is a Muslim, according to a first-of-its-kind study of smear campaigns led by a Michigan State University psychologist. The research by Spee Kosloff and colleagues suggests people are most likely to accept such falsehoods, both consciously and unconsciously, when subtle clues remind them of ways in which Obama is different from them, whether because of race, social class or other ideological differences. These judgments, Kosloff argues, are irrational. He also suggests they are fueled by an “irresponsible” media culture that allows political pundits...
  • GOP Candidate For NY Gov: Obama Worships Himself

    08/31/2010 8:43:43 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 26 replies
    CBS 2 NY ^ | 08/31/2010
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said Monday during a live television interview that he doesn’t believe President Barack Obama is a practicing Christian “in his heart.” “I think he worships himself,” Paladino told YNN’s “Capital Tonight” news program. ‘I’m not saying he’s anything else, but I think Mr. Obama is about himself,” the millionaire Buffalo developer said. “I think any religious beliefs that he advocates are part of the theater to make himself look better to the American people.” The comments come as Obama is again countering claims that he is a Muslim. In an interview...
  • Wright criticizes those who think Obama is Muslim

    08/29/2010 3:11:28 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies
    hosted ^ | Aug 29 | ANDREW DeMILLO
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, accused people who wrongly believe Obama is Muslim of catering to political enemies during a fiery speech Sunday in Arkansas. In his sermon at New Millennium Church in Little Rock, Wright criticized supporters of the Iraq war and defended former state Court of Appeals Judge Wendell Griffen for speaking out against it. Griffen serves as the church's pastor. Wright's only reference to Obama came when he compared Griffen's opponents to those who incorrectly think Obama is Muslim....
  • Censoring Questions about Obama's Religion

    08/27/2010 10:50:40 AM PDT · by unspun · 26 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | August 27, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a major liberal initiative to curtail discussion of President Obama’s religious identity, over 70 Christian leaders and denominational heads have signed a letter saying that questions about the religious philosophy of the President of the United States should be ignored and suppressed by the major media. The letter demands that the media “offer no further support or airtime to those who misrepresent and call into question the President’s Christian faith.” [caption id="attachment_4367" align="alignleft" width="161" caption="Unrepentant Nazi collaborator, George Soros"][/caption] The apparent initiator of the letter is Obama associate Jim Wallis of the Sojourners group, a group funded by atheist...
  • WH: No further comment from Obama on NYC mosque

    08/24/2010 2:33:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/24/10 | Staff
    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. — The White House says President Barack Obama will have no further comment on the mosque near Ground Zero in New York and the administration will not get involved in talks about relocating the controversial facility. Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton was asked about the issue Tuesday at a White House press briefing. He replied, "No, and no" to the questions of whether Obama would weigh in further, or whether the White House would have a role in discussions about moving the mosque.
  • LA Times: The 'He's a Muslim' canard

    08/24/2010 6:16:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 85 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 24, 2010 | Editorial
    It's easy to sympathize with President Obama over the drumbeat of misrepresentations of his religion, place of birth and even the validity of his Social Security number. Such defensiveness is unedifying in the context of a religiously pluralist society. Also, like the irrational opposition to the construction of an Islamic community center in New York City, it could confirm suspicions in the Muslim world that this country is hostile to Islam. One pollster suggested that growing misconceptions about the president's religion reflected the fact that Obama hadn't "made religion a part of his public persona" as much as he did...
  • Barack Obama, 'Muslim' President (Obama Is a Terrible 'Muslim President')

    08/20/2010 11:45:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | Friday 20 August 2010 | Wajahat Ali
    Like many Muslim Americans, I had high hopes – now dashed: our brother drinks beer, eats pork and won't fast at RamadanOne wonders why only 20% of Americans believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim, considering the overwhelming evidence conclusively proving his slavish allegiance to Islam and utter disregard for Christianity. After Obama's wishy-washy defence of Muslim Americans' freedom to build a community centre, which includes a mosque, two blocks away from Ground Zero, a poll from the Pew Research Centre reveals that nearly 20% of Americans – up from 11% a year ago – consider him a Muslim, and...
  • White House says Obama is Christian, prays daily

    08/19/2010 1:50:54 PM PDT · by Justaham · 129 replies
    WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama is a Christian who prays daily. White House spokesman Bill Burton made the remark Thursday, hours after a poll showed 18 percent of Americans think Obama is Muslim, up from 11 percent who thought so last year. A third think he's Christian, and 4 in 10 say they don't know Obama's religion. Burton told reporters aboard Air Force One that most Americans care more about the economy and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and, he says, are "not reading a lot of news about what religion the president is."
  • White House says politics had no role in President Obama's WTC mosque remarks

    08/16/2010 9:27:19 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | Aug.16, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- A White House spokesman said today that politics wasn’t a factor in President Obama’s remarks about building a mosque near the World Trade Center site. Deputy White House press secretary Bill Burton said it was “not politics” but Obama’s feeling that he had the obligation as president to “make sure people are treated equally” under the Constitution. Obama has said that religious freedom allows the mosque to be built, but without commenting on the wisdom of building one two blocks from ground zero. Republicans have pounded him for his comments, making it a prime midterm election issue. Burton...
  • Barack Obama’s Latest Crackpot Claim: “Islam Has Always Been a Part of America”

    08/13/2010 10:40:50 AM PDT · by Justaham · 102 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-13-10 | Jim Hoft
    In his annual Ramadan statement released yesterday Barack Obama claimed that, “Islam has always been a a part of America.” From the White House website: On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I want to extend our best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world. Ramadan Kareem. Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world reflect upon the wisdom and guidance that comes with faith, and the responsibility that human beings have to one another, and to God. This is a time when families gather, friends host iftars, and meals are shared. But Ramadan is also...
  • Obama sends Ramadan wishes

    08/11/2010 2:06:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 53 replies
    AFP ^ | 8/11/10 | staff
    WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered best wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world as they observe the holy fasting month of Ramadan. "All of us must remember that the world we want to build -- and the changes that we want to make -- must begin in our own hearts, and our own communities," Obama said in a statement released by the White House. The US president said he looked forward to hosting a White House Iftar dinner, the meal that breaks the daily fast.
  • State Department on Bloomberg's Ground Zero Mosque Speech: 'No Comment'

    08/11/2010 12:33:28 PM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 10, 2010 | Daniel Halper
    In what appeared to be an implicit endorsement of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's own endorsement of the Ground Zero mosque, the State Department published the entire text of the New York City mayor's speech on its affiliate website, www.america.gov. I called the State Department to receive comment, and to ask whether the State Department had an official view on what (Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called) "a matter for New York City and the local community to decide.” When reached by THE WEEKLY STANDARD, the State Department official, Joanne Moore, first denied that America.gov was part of the State Department's website. When...
  • Michelle Obama visits Granada with youngest daughter [Former seat of Muslim rule]

    08/05/2010 8:40:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    US First Lady Michelle Obama and her nine-year-old daughter Sasha on Thursday visited Granada, the former seat of Moorish rule in Spain, during the second day of her holiday in the country. The two had ice cream in the centre of the southern city as dozens of cameramen and local residents looked on before they began their tour of Granada amid temperatures that soared to nearly 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). Michelle Obama smiled and waved to the crowd before entering the city's imposing cathedral, which contains the tombs of Spain's king Ferdinand of Aragon and queen Isabella of Castile,...
  • Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright [Journolist]

    07/19/2010 11:32:30 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 185 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jonathon Strong
    It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign. The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public –...
  • Obama's Islamic Envoy: Obama Is America’s “Educator-in-Chief on Islam”

    06/25/2010 9:14:55 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/24/2010 | Stephen Schwartz
    Rashad Hussain, America’s special envoy to the Organization for the Islamic Conference (OIC), the Saudi-based body formed in 1969 to “protect” Jerusalem from the Israelis, announced a new title this week for President Barack Obama. According to Hussain, Obama is America’s “Educator-in-Chief on Islam.” Hussain so designated Obama in a keynote speech Wednesday, June 23, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The occasion was another “post-Cairo” conference, following on the event that welcomed Islamist ideologue Tariq Ramadan to Washington in April. Hussain also declared that Obama is “Educator-in-Chief” on the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which has produced...
  • Obama finally admits he's Muslim

    06/14/2010 8:43:37 AM PDT · by raymcc · 206 replies · 5,569+ views
    The Post & EMail ^ | 6/14/2010 | Sharon Rondeau
    Obama has apparently confirmed what many have suspected since the presidential campaign: that he is a Muslim, not a “committed Christian,” as he professed during the presidential campaign. The periodical Israel Today has reported that in a private meeting with the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Obama told Gheit that he is a Muslim. The exchange was aired on Nile TV.
  • Aaron Klein: Not the First To Discover Obama's Other Crazy Church

    05/13/2010 8:00:12 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 5 replies · 470+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 5/13/2010 | Joy Tiz
    Aaron Klein has been promoting his newest book, The Manchurian President claiming to be the first to reveal ObamaÂ’s ties to a radical church in his childhood. In fact, in Obamanutz: A Cult Leader Takes the White House which was released in August, 2009, Joy Tiz wrote the following: ObamaÂ’s Other Crazy Church Long before coming under the spiritual tutelage of Wright, young Barry Obama was finding religion at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, sanctuary for military deserters and draft dodgers. Following little BarryÂ’s inculcation into anti-American causes at the Little Red Church in Washington, the youngster continued his...
  • Caption Obama blubbering at civil rights activist Dorothy Height's funeral

    04/29/2010 10:17:59 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 58 replies · 2,126+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 4/29/10 | staff
    "U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama bow during the funeral service for civil rights leader Dorothy Height at the National Cathedral in Washington."
  • Obama a Muslim? Maybe he should have taken the 5th… (VIDEO)

    04/23/2010 12:49:41 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 5 replies · 486+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 04/23/10 | Michael Naragon
    Lest I be accused of extremism or racism, I’ll allow the president to define himself. The video is heavily edited, but no other president has ever come close to showing such an affinity for Islam while minimizing our Judeo-Christian heritage in every way possible. [www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCAffMSWSzY&feature=player_embedded] Interesting that Obama takes the opportunity to defend Islam and chide those who would restrict the opportunity for Muslims to worship freely. He, meanwhile, has no qualms about limiting Christian opportunities, such as the National Day of Prayer. The father of one of my students has done a great deal of studying and writing on...
  • President Obama Has NOT Cancelled National Day of Prayer (Don't Fall for a Hoax!)

    04/15/2010 9:18:06 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 56 replies · 3,592+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | 04/15/10 | Nicole Neroulias
    For some reason this morning, there's a big rumor going around that President Obama has cancelled National Day of Prayer 2010, scheduled for May 6. It's not true, despite what your search engine and e-mails tell you.
  • President Obama says First Family won't join a D.C. church

    03/31/2010 3:48:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 58 replies · 1,565+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2010 | Peter Barry Chowka
    On Monday, March 29, 2010, President Obama was interviewed by NBC News and portions were broadcast on the Today show on March 30. According to the The Caucus blog at the New York Times: "Mr. Obama said he would not select a church while living in the White House. 'What we have decided for now is not to join a single church, and the reason is because Michelle and I have realized we are very disruptive to services,' he said. Instead, he said he would from time to time visit St. John's Church, across Lafayette Square from the White House,...
  • Obamas just visiting St. John's Episcopal Church for Easter

    04/13/2009 4:41:02 PM PDT · by americanophile · 17 replies · 727+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 13, 2009 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama family attended Easter services Sunday at St. John's Episcopal Church across from the White House -- but still have not picked a new spiritual home. In what was probably the most painful episode of President Obama's quest for the White House, the Obama family quit Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ at the end of May 2008. Obama dropped his membership in the church where he was married and his children baptized because of swelling controversies involving the Rev. Jeremiah Wright peaking as Obama was closing in on the Democratic primary nomination over Hillary Clinton. The...