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Archive for 12 August 2010
Obama’s Islamic America
What country is he talking about?
(Watch the video here.)
A few snippets:
In this year’s greeting, Mr. Obama said the rituals of Ramadan “remind us of the principles that we hold in common and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings. Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality. And here in the United States, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country.”
Yeah. Islam did one thing for the U.S…..9 years ago. It brought us together as a nation for a short time. Diversity? Is that a nice way of saying they have many ways to murder and maim?
That Islam has had a major role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings may come as a surprise to Muslim women. Young Afghan girls who are having acid thrown in their faces on the way to school might want to offer their perspectives. That Islam is “known” for diversity and racial equality is also a bit of a reach. This certainly does not refer to religious diversity, which is nonexistent in many Muslim-majority states. This is a plaudit better reserved for a speech at the opening of a synagogue in Mecca.
Quran 4:34: Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in their sleeping places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.
Throughout most of American history, the Muslim world was perceived as remote, alien and belligerent. Perhaps the president was thinking about the Barbary Pirates and their role in the founding of the U.S. Navy, or Andrew Jackson’s dispatch of frigates against Muslim pirates in Sumatra in the 1830s. Maybe he was recalling Rutherford B. Hayes’ 1880 statement regarding Morocco on “the necessity, in accordance with the humane and enlightened spirit of the age, of putting an end to the persecutions, which have been so prevalent in that country, of persons of a faith other than the Moslem, and especially of the Hebrew residents of Morocco.” Or Grover Cleveland‘s 1896 comment on the continuing massacre of Armenian Christians: “We have been afflicted by continued and not infrequent reports of the wanton destruction of homes and the bloody butchery of men, women and children, made martyrs to their profession of Christian faith. … It so mars the humane and enlightened civilization that belongs to the close of the nineteenth century that it seems hardly possible that the earnest demand of good people throughout the Christian world for its corrective treatment will remain unanswered.”
Yes, I suppose we should thank them for the beginning of the greatest navy in the world! However, centuries of slaughter? The entire world could have done without that!
Good column. Mr Obama’s proclivity for Muslims over all others, it’s not surprising. He can say he’s a Christian all he wants, it doesn’t make it so.
…..they’ll call you names!
Progressives’ racism knows no bounds
by Erik Rush
I don’t normally go out of my way to call attention to the products of dubious journalism, lest they receive unmerited attention, but occasionally exceptions have to be made. “Anchor babies, the Ground Zero mosque and other scapegoats,” penned by Matthew Yglesias and published on Aug. 8 by the Washington Post, is a quintessential example of Orwellian Ministry of Propaganda fare, so surreal in its assumptions that it its absurdity is scarcely to be believed, especially to those who do their level best to avoid the Post altogether. It is also a prime example of the composition of progressive racial orthodoxy, which is illustrated very effectively and at several junctures in this piece.
It definitely bears mentioning that Matthew Yglesias is a fellow at the Center for American Progress, which is, for all practical purposes, a Marxist think tank and the current headquarters of avowed communist and former Obama czar Van Jones. This speaks veritable volumes to the subversive, anti-American bent of the publication; no other conclusion can reasonably be drawn.
Progressives wear their cravenness, arrogance and conceit as unconsciously as someone with a giant nose goblin they have yet to detect clinging to their upper lip. The patronizing, imperious mien employed by intellectual elites (and shamelessly evidenced in Yglesias’ piece) in the face of manifestly juvenile, inane logic would inspire uproarious laughter were it not for the fact that the aforementioned intellectual elites have had such success in swaying public opinion across the board.
Read the rest here. Well, worth reading.
I’ve never understood why these people are called “intellectual”. How come anyone who is so ignorant of reality be intellectual?
Why does this verse bring to mind the Obama administration?
Ecclesiastes 5:3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.