Sunday, June 20, 2010

Obama: ‘Ich bin Moslem’?

Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs has reported on an article in the May 2010 issue of Israel Today that Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said during an interview on Egyptian TV that “The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim.” (“Report: Obama said 'I Am a Muslim'”).
According to journalist Avi Lipkin, Gheit appeared on Nile TV's "Round Table Show" in January, on which he said that "he had had a one-on-one meeting with Obama who swore to him that he was a Moslem, the son of a Moslem father and step-son of Moslem step-father, that his half-brothers in Kenya were Moslems, and that he was loyal to the Moslem agenda."

Obama allegedly said this in the context of reassuring Gheit that he would soon deal with Israel:

He asked that the Moslem world show patience. Obama promised that once he overcame some domestic American problems (Healthcare) [sic], that he would show the Moslem world what he would do with Israel.
Until now I haven’t hopped aboard the, “Obama’s-really-a-Muslim” bandwagon. I have a personal objection to the way many conservative Christians (of whom I believe I’m one) are so casual about accusing people of not being Christians, in spite of public declarations that they are. My scruple isn’t based on my conviction that Obama is an exemplary Christian, which he certainly isn’t, but on my own experience with fellow Christians (also less than exemplary) who assume their status as “saved” people entitles them to commit the grave sin of, at a glance, presuming upon Christ's office of declaring who's a sheep and who's a goat. I can’t like the way it’s been done to Obama, because I don’t like the way it’s been done to me.

Yet while I think that bad habit is best not indulged, it's not an absolute. I have rued the public Christian disobedience of persons whose faith I never questioned, such as Ted Kennedy or Jimmy Carter. And as low an opinion I have of Carter's presidential and post-presidential folly, no one ever suggested he secretly belonged to any other religion.

Nothing’s stopped me from observing the way Obama’s public behavior and policy decisions have been bereft of any evidence at all that he either identifies with the values of Christians, or holds them in anything but public contempt. At the same time, his very public admiration for the Koran and Islam is, to make a more proper use of Nancy Pelosi’s improper use of the word about her own Catholicism, “ardent”:

I’m simply not aware of a comparable glut of material reflecting Obama’s love for Christians and his stated Christian faith.

Now, this latest report, if it can be confirmed as true, is damning indeed, not because the U.S.A. can’t have a Muslim for president, but because it means Obama has lied to us about his true religious identity. And, as Pamela writes, “This is a devastating claim, and yet no media outlet is covering it.”

At the moment, it’s still only hearsay from an Egyptian diplomat who admits that he is betraying a confidence.

Still, as Pamela Geller points out,

Even if Gheit's claim isn't true, or was misreported, every country in the free world must be cognizant of the catastrophic sea change that has taken place in the leadership of the free world -- as witnessed by events over the past year. Barack Obama took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and yet whether he is a Muslim or not, he has undeniably gone around the world promoting Islam and Sharia (Islamic law).
Nor is she just speaking in generalities, but includes plenty of examples from 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 filmpPropaganda.

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.

Regardless of what may or may not be his personal faith, if nothing else, Obama’s treacherous anti-Israel foreign policy goes beyond showing sympathy for the Muslim world, and reaches, possibly, all the way to being his own participation in jihad.

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