Thursday, June 04, 2009 1:36:15 PM
During the 2008 campaign, Obama skillfully made himself, through his life story, the personification of change. He never used his middle name, and anyone who spoke his middle name during the election campaign was accused of being a conspirator who was trying to attack him personally. Those who were spokespersons for Obama’s candidacy used his twenty year association with Reverend Wright as an indication that he was a Christian, until Wright’s hateful sermons became an issue.Then Obama dumped his pastor!
Today the center of the president’s attempt to woo the Muslim world, and the theme of his visits to Riyadh on Wednesday and Cairo on Thursday.Is his Muslim experience as a child, his father being a Muslim and the fact that he understands the Muslim ethos more than most Americans.
Obama implicitly contrasted himself with the born-again, evangelical Bush who pursued a post-9/11 “crusade” against terrorism. Obama is presenting himself to the Islamic world as the personification of a new, tolerant – and, yes, partly Muslim – America.
Obama said, “I think that the United States and the West generally, we have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam”.
“And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. And so there’s got to be a better dialogue and a better understanding between the two peoples.”
Obama said when he was in Turkey, that Americans “do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation”. But in his talk to college students in Cairo he stated that America has over 1200 mosques, and he said this, “And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear,” said the president, who recalled hearing prayer calls of “azaan” at dawn and dusk while living in Indonesia as a boy.
Where in his oath of office does it say he should be an advocate for Islam?
With one speech in Cairo Obama has “dished” Christianity, the US and Israel, all in one speech. What he does not realize, is that unlike the idiot sycophants in this Country who still support this power happy Socialist, the people over there can see through the thin veneer of his rhetoric, and they don’t buy anything that he says. If he is willing to sell out his country, his religion and his allies, he cannot be trusted.
People like Don Surber, who crunched the demographic numbers, and points out that Obama’s claim that the USA is a Muslim country, is not accurate. According to Surber, “the US has an estimated three to eight million Muslims, less than one per cent of the world’s total and less than at least 23 other countries”.
Even if we assume there are six million Muslims in the US, that makes it only the 34th biggest Muslim country in the world – behind Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Nigeria, China, Ethiopia, Algeria, Morocco, Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Tanzania, Syria, Malaysia, Niger, Senegal, Ghana, Tunisia, Somalia, Guinea, Kenya, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Burkina Faso and Tajikistan.
Six million may make the US a populous Muslim country in the Middle East but not in the rest of the world. There are hundreds of millions in Pakistan, Indonesian, Nigeria, Bangladesh and many more than six million in India and China. Also, there are more than 10 million in Malaysia, Ethiopia, Egypt, Iran, Sudan, and Algeria.
Once again Obama is telling an untruth as he sees it!
Last week, during a conference call in preparation for President Obama’s trip to Cairo, Egypt, where he will address the Muslim world, deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough said “the President himself experienced Islam on three continents before he was able to — or before he’s been able to visit, really, the heart of the Islamic world — you know, growing up in Indonesia, having a Muslim father,etc.” SOURCE: AMERICAN THINKER
Islam also has doctrines which, I believe states that if one is engaged in war , that one may lie about their affinity to Islam or lie about aspects of Islam if the lie better serves Islam’s purposes than being honest. Not an indictment of BHO, but a point that makes me wonder, Is he or is he not a Christian?