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Barack Hussein Obama: True Colours

Jul 6, 2010

Not a week goes by it seems when the American President does not say something or do something which seems to provide further evidence of his Muslim-leanings. Just this week for example it was revealed that Obama commissioned the head of NASA to reach out to Muslims.

What an organisation dedicated to space exploration has to do with embracing Islam is beyond me. It seems that the President wants NASA to inform Muslims about how helpful Islam has been to the development of science and engineering. (I hope to soon tackle this furphy in another article.)

And then there was the recent claim made by Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit that Obama told him he was a Muslim. Now each of these individual instances can be disputed and debated. Indeed, taken alone they mean very little. But if we have a string of such episodes, then a cumulative case can be made.

If we find a consistent pattern over the years of Obama doing things and saying things that indicate his Islamic leadings, then we perhaps need to stand up and take notice. Many other commentators have been saying the same thing. Pamela Geller for example tried to make such a cumulative case.

This is what she says: “Let’s review Obama’s track record:

March 2009: Obama declares the “war on terror” is over, despite a dramatic increase in jihad war ops.
March 2009: he floats the idea that he will talk to violent, genocidal Hamas.
March 2009: he demands that more Muslim Americans work in the Obama administration and insists that they be recruited.
April 2009: Obama tells Europe to admit Islamic Turkey into the EU, much to the consternation of the Europeans.
April 2009: Obama demands that non-Muslims respect Islam (despite our differences) in a speech in Turkey.
April 2009: Obama says in a speech from Turkey, “We are not a Christian nation.”
April 2009: Dalia Mogahed, the first hijab-clad senior adviser to Obama on Muslim affairs, says in an interview with terrorist- and jihad-supporting Sheik Yusuf Qaradawi’s website, “Many have claimed that terrorists have ‘hijacked Islam.’ I disagree. I think Islam is safe and thriving in the lives of Muslims around the world. What the terrorists have been allowed to take over are Muslim grievances.”
April 2009: Obama lays groundwork for a partnership with Hamas.
May 2009: Obama promises to offer his “personal commitment” to Muslims.
May 2009: Obama calls America “one of the largest Muslim countries on the planet.”
June 2009: Obama invites the Muslim Brotherhood, a violent global jihadist group whose sole objective is a universal caliphate, to his speech to the ummah (Muslim community) in Cairo.
June 2009: Obama makes a stunning speech to the Muslim world from Al Azhar University in Cairo. It defies explanation.
July 2009: Obama reaches out to the violent jihadists of Hezb’allah.
July 2009: Obama creates a new office at the State Department, Outreach to the Worldwide Muslim community, reporting directly to Hillary Clinton.
July 2009: The State Department Welcomes Hamas mouthpiece Al-Quds TV to D.C. to film Propaganda.
Obama promises to close GITMO.
Obama is rebuked when plans are revealed for CIA prosecutions for 911 interrogations: Seven Ex-chiefs of CIA Oppose Case Review: ALL Sign letter to Stop CIA Persecutions.
In July 2009, Obama sanctions the brutal crackdown of those marching for freedom in Iran and sides with the mullahcracy. He stands silent about the Iranian regime’s mass executions, mass rape, and murder.
July 2009: Obama plans to slash the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
September 2009: Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton on Obama at the U.N.: “This is the most radical anti-Israel speech I can recall any president making…I have to say I was very shaken by this speech.”
October 2009: Obama offers millions in Muslim technology fund.
November 2009, Fort Hood Jihad Coverup: Obama Urges Congress To Put Off Fort Hood Probe, Warns Against Turning Tragedy Into “Political Theater”
November 2009: Obama offers the Taliban control of the Kandahar, Helmand, Oruzgan, Kunar, and Nuristan provinces, in return for a halt to the Taliban missile attacks on U.S. bases.
November 2009: Obama reaches out to bloodthirsty jihadis in the Philippines.
On Thanksgiving eve, Obama issues a special Hajj message to the world’s Muslims.
December 2009: Obama’s “Non-Religious” White House Christmas and No Christmas Gifts for his Kids.
February 2010: Obama names a Hafiz to the Organization of the Islamic Conference. “And as a hafiz of the Koran, [Hussain] is a respected member of the American Muslim community,” Obama said in his message to the Doha meeting, using the Arabic world for someone who has memorized the Islamic holy book.
February 2010: Obama cuts U.S. space program, orders NASA to work with Muslim countries
February 2010: Covering up for jihadists in the White House.
Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, Involved in Obama Passport Breach
March 2010: Obama Obsession with Islam: Calls “entrepreneurship summit” with Muslims.
April 2010: Libyan President Gaddafi Praises Obama: “Barakeh Obama is friend”; “He is of Muslim descent, his policy should be supported…”
May 2010: Obama’s Counterterrorism Adviser Calls Jihad “Legitimate Tenet of Islam.”
May 2010: White House Pro-Terrorism John Brennan Speechifies in Arabic, Equates Terrorists with Shoplifters, Lawmakers Call for his Firing.
June 2010: Obama equivocates on the jihad warship convoy (affectionately named a “flotilla” by the media): Obama “Expressed a Deep Regret Over Loss of [Jihadist] Life”
June 2010: Obama administration to Support Anti-Israel Resolution at U.N.
And earlier this week, Obama became the first president to host a press conference with the American flag nowhere in sight.”

Of course all this does not prove conclusively one way or another Obama’s true colours. But it certainly gives us some strong indications. Given that there is underway a totalitarian movement seeking to impose Sharia law on all the earth, and establish a universal Caliphate, people in the free West have a right to know where their leaders stand on the issue of Islam.

They certainly have a right to know what the leader of the Free World feels about such matters.

www.rightpundits.com/?p=6568
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21 Responses to Barack Hussein Obama: True Colours

  • I heard the craziness of NASA reaching out to Muslims when I caught the second half of the Jeff Kuhner show over the net this morning. Jeff T Kuhner is a columnist for the Washington Times and during the times I have had the chance to listen to his show he has described Obama (I think it was him) who said that the President as a “cultural Muslim” and also apparently Obama’s best childhood memory was when he was five, the most beautiful sound he heard from his bed was the Muslim call to pray in the early mornings at a nearby mosque in Indonesia.
    Carl Strehlow

  • Thanks Carl

    I have written elsewhere about this topic. See for example here: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2009/04/11/bho-and-dhimmitude/

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • The list could also include Obama’s full bow to the Saudi King. The visual message to Muslims couldn’t be clearer.

    Mansel Rogerson

  • Must we see a conspiracy in everything our president does? So when does showing respect to Muslims and Muslim culture and treating Muslims as members of the human race translate into ‘Muslim leanings’ with the unspoken but nefarious implications that he is somehow conspiring to hand over the US on a plate to some world-wide caliphate? What has he said that is actually not true in all of your examples? That the US is not a Christian nation? The US is a nation that has a large number of Christians, but historically and constitutionally it has never been a ‘Christian nation’. Instead it has always been a place, officially if not in practice, where people who disagree can have and state their opinions without fear of being persecuted or maligned. It means that even Baptists can practice their religion without fear of being coerced into being Catholic, or even worse, Presbyterian. It means that the rights of minority voices are protected so that not only Muslims but people like you can say what you want to say and believe what you want to believe without fear that the authorities will pick you up in the middle of the night and make you disappear. In the spirit of the above observation, you have the right to believe and espouse what you want to believe and espouse, but you would have a lot more credibility if your efforts displayed more concern to be fair and objective rather than a passion for what can only be described as propaganda.
    William Black

  • Thanks William

    But I am at a loss as to how simply listing the actual words and deeds of Obama in this regard amounts to “propaganda” and somehow lacking in “concern to be fair and objective”. If we cannot go by his very words and deeds, just what are we supposed to go by? Indeed, all your comment seems to inform us of is how very much you are biased in favour of Obama. You are welcome to be so disposed, but please spare us the attempt to occupy the high moral ground here.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Has Hussein been to visit the Pope yet? as previous USA leaders have done……..?
    Creos Mary Roman

  • There are a great many questions re President Obama and his mysterious past and a great many questions why some Christians continue to support the most [openly] anti biblical President America has ever had according to many commentators.
    Glenn Christopherson

  • Churchill, when trying to alert Parliament to the threat of Nazism in 1938, said: “I foresee and foretell that the policy of submission will carry with it restrictions upon the freedom of speech and debate in Parliament, on public platforms, and discussions in the Press, for it will be said – indeed, I hear it said sometimes now – that we cannot allow the Nazi system of dictatorship to be criticised by ordinary common English politicians. And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year, unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.”

    David Skinner, UK

  • And see Charles Krauthammer who is as insightful as always in ‘The Cowardice of Not Calling them Enemies’;

    http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/539272/201007021859/The-Cowardice-Of-Not-Calling-Them-Enemies.aspx

    Damien Spillane

  • I am a little surprised given his views/policies on abortion and homosexuality. I thought Muslims would be very conservative on these.
    He does have Muslims in the family, so there is part of an explanation.
    Malcolm Davey

  • Yes Creos Mary Roman, The President visited Pope Benedict in July 2009 – http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0903142.htm
    Carl Strehlow

  • Thanks guys

    I said I would write a piece on Islam and science, so here it is: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2010/07/06/islam-and-science/

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • With all due respect, Bill, I am not questioning the facts, but the spin. And as to moral high ground, I could only wish that there were more who had a desire to occupy it. Questioning my judgment and insinuating bias towards Obama may be an effective debate strategy in a medium tailored for snark. But you never engage my point. My concern is not for Obama, but for fairness and decency in the way we treat one another and in our public discourse. You can attempt to discredit this messenger by association if you wish, but my central critique and concerns remain unacknowledged and unaddressed.
    William Black

  • Thanks William

    I simply list the words, actions and policies of Obama, and you accuse me of “propaganda” and not being “fair and objective”. I will let the readers here determine who exactly is shooting the messenger.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • It’s pure Islamification of the worst kind. I always said Obama was no Christian.
    Barbara Murray-Leach

  • Malcom Davey raises a good question. Perhaps he is more secular in his interpretations to accommodate more of his moral relativism convictions and pleasures (including smoking). It would be interesting to hear more about this apparent contradiction.

    Another one for piling on is the shutting down of ALL USA drilling for oil in the Gulf, not just deep water or at risk wells. Now what is this going to do for the USA in terms of dependency upon Islamic and anti-liberty nations for the engine of economic growth…we do not have to wonder.

    It is hard not to view such anarchy contributing decisions as only an increment to something else. Utopian equality and redistribution? I doubt it based on the lifestyles of those he associates with. As odd as it sounds, another response is more of an extreme right-wing fascist ‘solution’ to the problems that he himself is creating. Sounds crazy but how is one to interpret such things, knowing he reveres Saul Alinsky but all his political solutions are for nationalization!

    And doesn’t that approach also strike you as totalitarian of the Islamic Nations variety these days…

    Joe Whitchurch, Indiana, USA

  • More evidence of the convergence of the left and Islam.
    Stan Fishley

  • Hi Bill,

    An interesting collection of quotes, but I am not so sure of your interpretation. At the beginning of the article, you seem to suggest that Obama is in some sense a Muslim, and that the timeline you quote from Pamela Geller is proof of that. Now, it certainly is proof that Obama has – rightly or wrongly – attempted some sort of rapproachment with the Islamic world. We can perhaps criticize him for naivety or a lack of prudence (can one really negotiate with Hamas?), but I think it a stretch to suggest that he is some sort of Muslim “trojan horse”.

    I suggest that many of the quoted actions and statements over the past couple of years ought to be understood in the wider context of Obama’s attempts to reconcile the West and the Islamic world. Again, my point here is neither to advocate nor condemn such an exercise; merely to argue for this being the primary explanation for Obama’s behavior.

    Take Obama’s silence during the crackdowns against protestors in Iran, in the wake of the disputed elections. How was it to be interpreted? Was it sympathy for an Islamic regime? Reticence to criticize something with which he has some affinity? Or was it an example of realist politics, putting aside one (laudable) objective – the denunciation of totalitarian oppression – in order to try and ensure another (namely, securing the willingness of a recalcitrant nation to cease its nuclear dilettantism)?

    I guess what I am trying to say is that the reality is multi-faceted and highly complex, and the explanation that Obama’s actions and words in regards to the Muslim world proves his Islamic sympathies (or that he is a closet Muslim, or some such theory) doesn’t really take those things into account.

    Scott Buchanan

  • I don’t know if this helps the discussion but here is a opinion article from the Washington Times. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jul/8/why-obama-is-a-cultural-muslim/
    Carl Strehlow

  • I would like to attempt to answer William Black’s concern. The freedom to express our beliefs exists because of a Christian foundation in western countries. Christians believe in treating every member of the human race with respect and dignity because each person is made in the image of God. This leads to allowing each person the right to speak.

    BUT

    Facing up to the facts about what is at the heart of Islam is fair and objective
    Facing up to the facts of President Obama’s handling of the presidency is also fair and objective if true facts about Obama are being observed and presented.

    If the West goes down the road of denial that our way of life could be destroyed and replaced by invading forces, soon we will no longer have the freedom that we currently have to publicly engage in diverse opinion. You appear to value this freedom. You must understand where it comes from and that you and all of us will lose it if we don’t bother to properly defend it. I think that like many, many Westerners, you don’t understand what you are up against.

    Angela Parham

  • A lot of people talk about how we should all be equal and respectful and such. But, I think the Islamic culture truly wants to conquer us. Their actions in the past and present indicate it. I can remember a few years ago there were a lot of peaceful Christian missions around the world, and the Christians were kind of boasting that Christianity would be the leading religion. Ever since then the Muslims have been making drastic moves. We should be cautious and remember the past. I am part Native American. I know how easy it is for the United States to be taken over. It’s not that difficult really. Mass immigration, politics, laws, language, school, culture, morals and values, religion – it can all be changed easier than you think. So, unless you want to live the Muslim life or else be raped and killed, I think you should be cautious and remember that sometimes good fences make good neighbors.
    Charity Brown, USA

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