Barack Obama took some time out from overseeing his Military Empire that has been bombing and destabilizing Muslims lands to visit a mosque and wage a thinly veiled attack on a certain Republican presidential candidate. I’ll make just a few comments on Dear Leader’s multicultural propaganda event. From Brietbart:
“Islam has always been part of America,” he said, detailing the beginnings of the religion among African slaves brought to America.
I suppose this is technically true, but so what? Most African slaves were Animists prior to their conversion to Christianity on the plantations, so you could just as easily say “Animism has always been part of America.” The obvious truth is that Muslims made up an insignificant portion of the US population until very recently. Most Americans in 1776 probably had no idea what Islam was. Muslims are currently estimated at 1% of the US population and 72% of them are immigrants or the children of immigrants.
He also pointed out that Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Virginia statute for religious freedom that the “Mohammedan” should have his faith protected in the United States.
This is simply false. Jefferson referenced “the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination” in his autobiography but there’s nothing about Muslims or “Mohammedans” in the statute itself.
“The very word Islam comes from ‘Salam’ – peace,” he said. “The standard greeting is ‘As-Salaam-Alaikum’ – ‘Peace be upon you,’” he explained. “Like so many faiths, Islam is rooted in a commitment to compassion and mercy and justice and charity. “Whoever wants to enter paradise, the prophet Mohammad taught, let him treat people the way he would love to be treated,” he said as the audience applauded.
Isn’t it kind of insulting to practitioners of Islam for an alleged Christian politician to visit their house of worship and lecture them on the meaning of their religion?
This is the biggest public display of support for the Muslim American community – cited by White House aides as a response to the anti-refugee and anti-Muslim rhetoric on the campaign trail from Republicans like Donald Trump.
So there it is. This is right out of the Democrat playbook. Turn everyone who isn’t White and Christian against Republicans so they’ll vote Democrat as the only alternative. That’s all this was ever about.
If Obama cared about Muslims for anything other than being future members of the Democrat party, he wouldn’t be murdering them on a regular basis and driving millions of them out of their ancestral homelands.
Obama pointed out that the founding fathers also supported the religion of Islam.
“Jefferson and John Adams had their own copies of the Koran,” he said. “Benjamin Franklin wrote, that even if the Mufti of Constantinople were to send a missionary to preach to us, he would find a pulpit at his service.”
I couldn’t find the actual transcript of his speech (I didn’t look that hard), but the various press accounts all seem to characterize it similar to Breitbart where Obama said the founding fathers supported Islam or welcomed Islam. But nothing that he referenced really proves that. Jefferson and Adams owned a Koran so they supported Islam? So if I own a copy of the Communist Manifesto do I therefore support Communism?
As for Benjamin Franklin’s quote, he was describing a non-denominational meeting house built in Philadelphia to accommodate various Christian preachers. He suggested in jest that the Grand Mufti could take advantage of it if to preach Islam if he so desired, but that hardly equates support for the religion.
He also recalled the history of mosques in America – pointing out that the oldest surviving mosque was in Iowa and that the first American mosque was built in North Dakota.
Funny how “Islam has always been a part of America,” but no one got around to building a mosque here until 1929.
“If we’re serious about freedom of religion – and I’m speaking now to my fellow Christians, who remain the majority in this country – we have to understand, an attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths,” he said.
I’m not in favor of attacking someone’s faith, but I hate this kind of newspeak. How is an attack on Islam an attack on Christianity or any other faith? No one’s ever asked to explain why that’s true. It’s part of the secular dogma of Leftism like “Diversity is our Strength” that you’re just not allowed to question.
“We have to reject a politics that seeks to manipulate prejudice or bias and targets people because of religion,”
He’s targeting Muslims as potential Democrat voters by making this speech in the first place.
“Let me say it as clearly as I can, as President of the United States, you fit in here. Right here. You’re right where you belong. You’re part of America too,”
Obama was introduced by a young woman named Sabah: “This visit by our president is an affirmation to all Muslims: we are just as American as any other,” she said.
This is more or less true in 21st century America which is why being “American” is increasingly meaningless. It means we live in a tax jurisdiction known as the United States of America and are forced to obey the laws dictated to us by a small group of elite in Washington D.C. Sabah is indeed an American yet she has absolutely nothing in common with me other than the ability to speak English and even that is optional in Obama’s domain. The current residents of this country have no common heritage, religion, race, creed, language, culture or anything else that ties us together as a Nation.
Trump is tapping into this growing balkanization by appealing to the dwindling majority of white Anglos who want the jobs and security their grandfathers had in this country. The Democrats are trying to hold together the rest of the population in a weak coalition of radically different minorities that compete with each other for the scraps of the ruling elites.
It’s an interesting time for US politics. I’m not a big Trump supporter, but if we end up with a Rubio, Cruz, or Clinton I’ll be very disappointed. That automatically equals more of the same. More debt. More subsidized mass immigration. More wars for Israel and Lockheed. Less freedom. At least Trump might be an improvement. America needs a good dose of populism right now.
And don’t get me started on Bernie Sanders.