Obama Regrets Distortion of Islam to Justify Violence – Won't Condemn "Jihad"

Barack Obama would not condemn “jihad” and said he regretted that the “great religion” of Islam has been distorted by a few extremists today.

Those “few extremists” have carried out 16,350 deadly attacks since 9-11.

The Hindu reported:

U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday regretted that the “great religion” of Islam has been distorted by a few extremists to justify violence towards innocent people and called for isolating these elements.

Mr. Obama also said that people will have to fundamentally reject the notion that violence is the way to mediate differences among them.

“I think all of us have to fundamentally reject the notion that violence is the way to mediate our differences,” he added.

The US president expressed these views when a Muslim student A. Ansari lobbed a question asking for his views on ‘jihad” during his interaction with students of St Xavier’s college here.

“I think all of us recognise that this great religion (Islam) in the hands of a few extremists has been distorted to justify violence towards innocent people that is never justified,” he said.

“So, one of the challenges the world faces is how to “isolate” those who have these distorted notions of religious war…and reaffirm those who see faces of all sorts whether you are a Hindu or a Muslim or a Christian and a Jew or any other religion that we can all treat each other with respect and mutual dignity,” he added.

Mr. Obama said the phrase ‘Jihad’ has different interpretations. Islam is one of the great religions and majority of its one billion practices believe in peace, justice and tolerance, he added.

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  • aro5o75

    elements.

    Mr. Obama also said that people will have to fundamentally reject the notion that violence is the way to mediate differences among them.

    “I think all of us have to fundamentally reject the notion that violence is the way to mediate our differences,” he added.

    “we have to punish our enemies”
    “if they bring a knife, we bring a gun”
    “If they hit, we hit back twice as hard”

    I don’t think Obowma the clowniac even understands that his words get recorded. He’s really quite delusional

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Why would B. Hussein Obama condemn a religion he used to practice? … and probably still secretly kneels facing Mecca several times a day.

    Notice how he doesn’t go to that Baptist Church in DC for anything other than a photo-op?

  • Faye

    Guess I must be one of those islamphobes. Bambi’s statement does not remove the notion that we have a closet Muslim residing in the White House.
    Sorry, but that is the way I see the situation.

  • Ginger

    Barry said:

    So, one of the challenges the world faces is how to “Isolate” those who have these distorted notions of religious war….

    Well, Barry for one thing Islam is NOT a religion it is a” radical ideology.”

    We need to isolate them from us and get them out of our country!

    “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think that you are a fool then to open it and remove all doubt.”

    Mark Twain

  • I’m only interested in the “interpretation of Jihad” that causes ‘Slims to massacre innocent people.

    It’s the Islam, stupid.

  • RedBeard

    “…Islam has been distorted by a few extremists to justify violence…”

    Um, yeah, sure, Mr. President. Just like the Hell’s Angels and the American Nazis have been distorted by a few extremists. I mean, only a few members of those groups have actually murdered people.

    What we must do is to “isolate those who have these distorted notions” while we reach out to those outlaw bikers and Nazis “who see faces of all sorts” and believe “that we can all treat each other with respect and mutual dignity.”

    Two more years of this dangerously unbalanced presidency. Will we make it?

  • Mark

    Impeach little Mohammed.

  • If there are a billion ‘peaceful’ muslims then why is it so hard to find one that doesn’t hate the Jews and want them annihilated ?

  • Ginger

    Has any one seen the video that Fox is running where Barry is standing there talking to the students? If you do watch them…they are looking away and not at him!

  • Chippy

    What a great prophet is our Imam Obama. The most arrogant person on earth.

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  • mark

    O is now completely irrelevant. Socialism has been stalled but it’s still alive. Time to look to O’s replacement in 2012 and at those who are trying to push socialism to the next level.

  • squeaky

    the recent church attendence of the obamas had a special interest – maybe only interest for obama to leave his golf clubs at home
    http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/sep2010/1cor1031-922-4.htm

  • squeaky

    “Socialism has been stalled but it’s still alive..”
    someone said whether or not obama goes on to a 2nd term it’s about the structure that’s being put into place. put into place but for who….someone hired to break up the place so that others can slither in to rebuild.

  • Mark1957

    Islam is a satanic theology, created by the “Great Deceiver” to draw away followers of Judaism and Christianity. It was not by accident that it spang up around the lands of Mosses and Abraham and Jesus. No other theology demands that nonbelievers, (Infidels) must be killed.

  • Senator Ma’am

    A “FEW” extremists???

    There are whole armies of extremists!

    Why is our president lying and misleading the american people on this issue?

  • Listen to a testimony of a former Muslim who converted to Christianity at http://www.crosstalkamerica.com and you will hear from someone who knows that the Koran is loaded with falsehood and deception. The man in the interview knows that political correctness is giving Islam a chance to come in, take over, and corrupt America, just like it is doing to Europe.

  • Stosh2

    I think he’s calling people stupid again because they do not agree with his (this time) theological musings. How can the poor man exist in a world where everyong on the planet is a dullard except him? He must feel very alone.

  • Robert

    called for isolating these elements.

    These “elements” are highly respected mosque bosses. They and the locations of their centers of evil are, or should be, known to our intelligence agencies.

    They do indeed need to be “isolated”.

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  • Teresa

    G.K Chesterson observation, “Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions.” BO is not a Muslim, he’s a man who doesn’t believe in anything but himself.

  • Obama is spewed the typical universalist (unitarian) filth that is so typical in America today. It grieves me to see so many people believe that God is all religions and that there are many paths to heaven. The idea that God is all religions says that he is the author of confusion. My Bible says the opposite, that He is not the author of confusion. Jesus Christ is the only way, even though Oprah Winfrey thinks that He isn’t. If Jesus Christ is not the only way to heaven, then He has surely died in vain.

    The Bible says that there is only one way to heaven, through Jesus Christ only, because he is worthy to forgive all sin. That is the truth.

  • kate

    What’s great about it?

  • Hedgehog

    The Head Commie in Charge would read a train schedule out loud if you put it on the Teleprompter In Charge.

  • Pat the First

    Honestly, this just shows he know little to nothing about Christianity. Christians would never call Islam a “great religion”. They would respect their peaceful adherents, but never respect that “religion”. Any so-called “religion” that does not acknowledge the true and living Heavenly Father at the very least is from somewhere else.

    In my eyes, it is truly evil and Satanic because it does not acknowledge our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus the Christ.

  • Mr. Obama said the phrase ‘Jihad’ has different interpretations. Islam is one of the great religions and majority of its one billion practices believe in peace, justice and tolerance, he added.

    ——–

    Mr. President:

    If I may, Sir – A question, to which I would like a straight-forward, ‘let me make this perfectly clear’ short and to the point response.

    If that’s the case and the majority of Muslims “believe in peace, justice and tolerance,” why are none – not one – standing up to evil and stating ‘not in the name of God do you do this !’ ?

    Sir, with all due respect, I can answer that for you.

    The reason none are standing up to their own committing evil, is that they would be terminated in the most abhorrently violent and publicly visible manners possible.

    ‘Tis your religion of peace at work, Sir.

    Kenny Solomon
    South Florida

  • chuck in st paul

    Mark1957 @16, I totally agree. Some time ago I came to the conclusion that the Prophet is none other than the Anti-Christ and Islam is devil worship.

    As the Bible says, “By their deeds, you shall know them.” QED.

  • chuck in st paul

    Hedgehog @25, ROFL

    thanks, I needed that

  • Valerie

    He’d have been a hero if he’d used the word “hirabah” – Islam does have a term to differentiate between war and terrorism.

    “Jihad” is the term for war, both as spiritual struggle and as physical struggle, and “hirabah” is the term for unholy or unjust war, including the murder of innocents for political purposes.

    The Hamas Covenant plainly embraces hirabah, and also explicitly embraces the concept that the agreement includes the destruction of the souls of the people who engage in it.

    BO could be a hero if he’d sit down and read what the Muslim Brotherhood has agreed to do, and publicly identify it as hirabah.

    It would be like saying the emporer has no clothes.

    But, I fear Obama has no real education.

  • Sasja

    Satan is smart in that he called his demons home and have convinced too many of the world’s populace he doesn’t exist. Our salvation comes with knowing Jesus Christ and submitting to Him. A palpable evil has invaded too many of our institutions and we must pray daily for God’s blessings and the will to fight them. I believe in the power of prayer, I have seen it work. But every believer must pray for our salvation and our country’s soul before it is too late.

  • Insufficiently Sensitive

    “I think all of us have to fundamentally reject the notion that violence is the way to mediate our differences,” he added.

    Who’s he kidding? He was advising ACORN when they were busting into banks and Congressional hearings to intimidate the participants into lending other people’s money to bad-risk ‘borrowers’ in real estate scams.

  • Ladue Pundit

    Obama ignores the one year anniversary of the Ft. Hood Massacre and travels to India to defend Islam.

    Actions speaking quite loudly here…

    P.S. Military panel looking into Ft. Hood Massacre still stumped as to why it happened. Hmm…

  • Robert

    If Obama wanted to be a true leader, he could begin the specific ideological confrontation that would be necessary if one thought that Islam was “a great religion”.

    He could cite phrases that repudiate violence, call for worldwide discussion of the concept of abrogation (states that earlier writings are subject to the later, more violent ones), state that the concept of striking down non-Muslims is inaccurate and out of context, if that were true.

    This challenge of specific ideological confrontation is one that needs to be initiated by the highest political leaders in the West. These ideas offered by any less than presidents and prime ministers can be minimized and ultimately ignored. Obama is best suited for it, in fact due to his background one could read much into this conjunction of circumstances. Were he to initiate such a challenge that could lead to a reformation, he could indeed leave a legacy that could be considered historical. His failure to recognize and engage this necessary struggle will be an epic missed opportunity and his greatest shortcoming.

    However, these would be specific challenges to the Muslims and would therefore be politically incorrect. Instead, we can enjoy the standard boilerplate rhetoric that offends no one and pleases none.

  • arnonerik

    The politicians spread the false notion that Islam is a peaceful religion only because it has so many adherents. With over 1.5 billion Muslims world-wide, our leaders just don’t want to face the reality of so many potential enemies.
    The more devout a Muslim becomes the likely he will become a terrorist. Devout Christians, Jews and Hindus become kinder and gentler people, while Muslims often become either rock or bomb throwers. Christians are admonished to love their enemies. Muslims are instructed to give non-adherents an opportunity to convert or submit, and if they don’t, a Muslim is encouraged to kill them. Muslims who are not perfect, (and who in this world is,) are told they get an automatic pass into their version of heaven if they die fighting non-Muslims.
    Look around the world and all the countries and religions that share borders with Muslims are bloody borders with frequent atrocities and terrorist acts being committed. It seems like nobody experiences peace with Muslims unless they submit, and even then the slightest real or imagined provocation may result in multiple deaths of non-Muslims.
    Right now, thanks to the Obama administration, our country is allowing unprecedented numbers of Muslims to legally come to the USA to prove to ourselves and to the world how tolerant we are. Government agencies, like the FBI, are hiring Muslims and they are bending over backwards to integrate them into sensitive positions.
    In my opinion, we are committing suicide. You cannot change reality by sticking your head in the sand.

  • Robert

    As an example, Obama, after saying, ““I think all of us have to fundamentally reject the notion that violence is the way to mediate our differences,” could have added, “I say this in accordance with verses such-and-such here, here, and here in the Koran, and in discordance with verses so-and-so there and there that justify such activities.”

    An opportunity lost for a single sentence that could possibly assist a necessary and massive transformation.

  • gus

    His Pal Bill Ayers didn’t mind using violence to an aim. Bernadine Dorhn was on the FBI’s 10 most wanted. Wide-ass Michelle worked in the same office and the 2 couples because friends.

    Also when the Kenyan DIMWIT says a “few” does he understand the idea of a couple being 2, and a few being 3 or 4.
    We have KILLED THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of Al Qaeda Jihafi’s. Would that be “a few”.
    Let’s test Opies the Dimwits idea.
    A FEW Americans were killed in Viet Nam.
    Opie is renting A FEW rooms at the Taj Mahal hotel.
    A few people attended the Tea Party rallies.

    Obama is a Marxist. And a Narcissist. His purpose in licking Allahs ass, is to make the indigenous people whereever his at LIKE HIM.

  • Just_Saying

    So, has Obummer ever said anything nice about Christianity, let alone defend it??
    .

  • bg

    ++

    Obama in a NUTS hell

    [.] “It seems that students here are fairly aware of the nuclear problem, and it makes for an underlying frustration. We try to talk to that
    frustration.” Consequently. the thrust of ARA is towards generating dialogue which will give people a rational handle on this controversial subject. this includes bringing speakers like Daniel ElIsberg to campus, publishing fact sheets compiled by interested faculty, and investigating the possible development of an interdisciplinary program in the Columbia curriculum dealing with peace, disarmament, and ‘world order.

    Tied in with such a thrust is the absence of what Don calls “a party line.” By taking an almost apolitical approach to the problem, ARA hopes to get the university to take nuclear arms issues seriously. “People don’t like having their intelligence insulted,” says Don, “so we try to disseminate information and allow the individual to make his or her own decision.”

    [..]

    Nevertheless, the Western World did not complain in 1933 because Hitler, though a fascist and a totalitarian, was seen, like countless American puppet dictators today, as someone who leaves the established order in place.

    Not so the Greens. If a group of young, anti-establishment pacifists with unusual ideas and uncomfortable answers to hard questions terrifies us more today than Hitler, Himmler, Goering and Goebbels did back in 1933, our terror says more about us than it does about the Greens or the Germans.

    It indicates that we have failed to comprehend the meaning of Nazism and blind obedience to authority in their full horror, and that we, unlike the Greens, have yet ourselves to learn the democratic lesson that we have taught the Germans so well.]

    [a bit more @ bg #12]

    Young Obama Wrote Article Blaming
    America For ‘Growing Threat of War’

    [If Obama still has this sensibility, he could be poised to take American foreign policy sharply to the left, notwithstanding the centrist foreign policy team he has assembled. Moreover, since Obama didn’t recognize the Soviet menace during the Cold War and blamed the possibility of war entirely on the United States, there’s good reason to think that today he could lack the moral clarity needed to fight radical Islam.]

    anyone in their right mind still think there’s an “IF”??

    Warlord Obama Walking the Plank to a Dhimmi Nation

    [Obama’s leniency toward Islam provokes the question of whose and what interests he is really standing for. The man with the name Barack Hussein Obama apologizes for America to Muslim nations while he endorses Islam in America. However shocking it may seem, and whatever the intentions, with Islam’s nose in American government, the socialist plans are paving the way to generations of dhimmitude. The inflicting control over American lives the plans will cause and the taxes Americans will have to pay to put them into action is analogous to a jizya tax in accordance to Islamic doctrine–taxes imposed on non-Muslims to control them until they embrace Islam completely.]

    ==

  • dallasdan

    BO is a POS. No news here.

  • Chisum
  • gus

    Bg!! Isn’t it amazing how little we know of Obama’s past in record form.
    Also isn’t it amazing that the sh!t we DO KNOW shows him to be a 2 bit narcissistic sissy Marxist. An emotionally stunted College boy with Daddy issues.

  • sandy

    If Obama believes that the Muslims are such peaceful people then why spend soooooo much money on security — 34 warships including aircraft carriers, food tasters and even removing coconuts from trees because one might hit Obama’s noggin.

    Check out this article from The Daily Mail.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1326962/Obamas-India-visit-security-erect-bomb-proof-tunnel-Gandhi-museum.html

  • MAJ Mike

    I’m sure THE WON’s message went over well with India’s Hindu, Sikh, and Buddhist populations.

    16,000+ Moslem terrorist attacks since 9/11 and THE WON speaks of “…a few…”?

    Our nation is in the best of hands.

  • bg

    ++

    posting the entire letter written by an extremely knowledgeable Muslim who lays Obama’s superiority claim on anything Islamic to rest in the dead sea (so to speak) in the hopes that someone of note will take note, read it, and re-educate themselves as to the very real, and not so small, Islamist threat..

    President Obama’s Message to the Muslim World:

    Walk the walk and then we’ll talk the talk

    by M. Zuhdi Jasser
    IPT News
    January 23, 2009

    [Recently, President Obama’s transition staff announced that he would like to deliver a speech in the first 100 days of his administration in an Islamic capital to improve America’s image in the Muslim world. The best venue for this speech is certainly Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The following is the speech President Obama will never give to the Muslim world. But it never hurts to dream…

    President Obama:

    Thank you. As we begin to lay the groundwork of my administration, I have been looking forward to this, my maiden voyage as President of the United States into the Muslim world. As the son of a Kenyan immigrant to the United States, I cannot help but understand the plight of minorities in the Muslim world and the desire of so many who live in Muslim majority nations to flee to the United States in order to live in freedom. I have fond memories of my childhood years in Indonesia but still thank God every day for my family’s desire to live in the land of freedom in the United States.

    But I know we can see a day when Muslim-majority nations can be lands of freedom. Yes we can. But first we must usher in change. Change from the despotism and militant Islamism which has ravaged the human rights of those living in Muslim nations. But the first step is doing away with denial. On my inaugural I said, ‘To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.” I am here to extend a hand to all of your citizens and especially those who believe in freedom.

    The Saudi royal family has certainly been generous to our universities and Presidential libraries. But it is not a surprise how little criticism of Wahhabism or political Islam comes out of those universities. How can we be a beacon of freedom for your people, for the world, when our human rights standards vary with the highest bidder? The opportunity I have had in America to become President is the sign of a nation which honors the rights of every citizen equally before the law.

    Yes, you can see a day where every Saudi, every Egyptian, Syrian, Iranian, and Pakistani has the same opportunity. But that needs real change, real education, real human rights. It is time for the Muslim world and its nations to honor the rights and opportunities of every one of its citizens who happen to come from outside the tribes in control.

    Every human being living in Saudi Arabia should have the right to build a house of worship, not only Muslims. Theocrats have enabled a shar’ia based legal system which is an anathema to liberty and basic human rights –all in the name of the religion of Islam. Your Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has tried to make any discussion in the United Nations on this subject illegal by pretending to just want to protect the name of Islam through what are clearly blasphemy laws. I will not stand idly by as the OIC turns the UN into an Inquisition. I am here to tell you that I will do what I can to stop U.S. funding of the U.N., which dishonors its charter and what Eleanor Roosevelt and her colleagues in 1948 described as “the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all people.”

    I will also remind you of another warning uttered by Eleanor Roosevelt, “we must not be deluded by the efforts of the forces of reaction to prostitute the great words of our free tradition and thereby to confuse the struggle.”

    Many of you have lost faith in the United States because we have in fact been hypocritical to our ideals of freedom by catering to the oppressors of so many Muslim-majority nations. We will no longer abandon dissidents in nations of the OIC because of fear of diplomatic or economic repercussions. Abraham Lincoln described the United States as the “last best hope on earth” because so many had fought valiantly for the ideals of freedom which founded our nation. From the victims of the genocide in Sudan to the female victims in Saudi Arabia, to all those victims of oppression in the liberty-deprived nations of the OIC, I will dedicate my foreign policy strategy to letting the world hear your voices, while we no longer cater to the voices of your oppressors. I am putting them on notice that until they walk the walk of freedom, we will listen first to the talk of those who want freedom from them.

    My administration will hold every nation in the Muslim world accountable globally for the human rights in their nations. It saddens me that, according to Islamic legal experts of fiqh, I should have been tried in an Islamic court for apostasy when I chose to be Christian early in my life rather than choosing the faith of my father–Islam. I will not countenance the barbarity of laws of apostasy by ignoring them. By ignoring them I am tacitly supporting them now from the bully pulpit of the U.S. Presidency.

    After the Cold War ended in 1989 and we witnessed the fall of communism, it became obvious to many of us that we had to abandon our hypocritical support of Islamists. Our enemy’s enemies will no longer be our friends unless they first share our ideas of liberty or can demonstrate a genuine desire to liberalize their society for all citizens. In a bipartisan American spirit, I recall the words of former President Reagan and envision liberation and “peace through strength.”

    We will no longer compartmentalize our interactions with Muslims and non-Muslims in the world, where we ask for vastly different standards of human rights depending upon the nation and our fear of oil prices or of Al Qaeda. From this time forward, faith is irrelevant. What matters to me as President of the United States is the human rights of every individual in your countries. Full diplomatic relations will be predicated upon a respect for your citizens’ freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom from blasphemy laws, freedom of assembly, freedom from apostasy laws, and equality of the sexes.

    I am told by my predecessors that my idealistic dream of freedom and liberty for the citizens of the Muslim world is laudable but simply impossible. I was told that your influence upon the cost of oil makes your apologetics for terrorism and the Wahhabi-Salafi inspiration of that terror immune from criticism. I cannot live with that hypocrisy, and neither should you.

    King Abdullah’s recent interfaith initiative in New York was good enough on the surface of American soil, but until the women of Saudi Arabia have equal rights on your soil the window dressing of interfaith work will mean nothing to us. Reform your laws, reform your treatment of minorities and then I’ll begin to believe that there is some truth in the King’s interfaith work.

    Walk the walk and then we’ll talk the talk.]

    to be continued..

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  • bg

    ++

    re: bg #45 continued..

    I have spoken to many Muslims who dream of someday making their pilgrimage (hajj) to Mecca in what is the most spiritual journey for a Muslim. But their bright spiritual dream is constantly overshadowed by the fact that their dream takes place in a nation in which not one of them would ever want to live or work. The abuse of human rights in Saudi Arabia is so great it makes the most holy of sites for their faith an anathema to them. It is truly sad for any human being of faith to find that their most holy site to visit is not even close to being their most holy of places to live.

    I hope I am not being too forward. But when I spoke of change – I meant real change and not a veneer. I am talking about the type of change in which the standards we set for our citizens inside the United States are the same we advocate for all human beings outside the United States. Our foreign policy for decades has been too much about short-term gains and not enough about the long term. I will not be another President in the long line of those who come to the Middle East and do photo opportunities with leaders, only to stay silent to the inhuman injustices perpetrated by your governments. Almost three generations have been lost since World War II. We need change before the fourth.

    Terrorism is just a tactic. We are fighting an enemy who cannot be defeated on the battlefield alone, but must be combated with ideas. We must marginalize and defeat the ideas of political Islam which ultimately drive the dreams of militant Islamists. They seek a theocratic Islamist state. I truly believe that change will not come from democratic reforms alone which will only usher in a government of the majority- a ‘mobocracy.’ But real change will come when, in addition to democracy, we see the ushering in of the ideas of minority rights and of equality of all before the law.

    I believe there is an innate human preference of liberty over Islamism. Yes, you heard me correct—Islamism. I will be canceling the administrative policy which bizarrely prohibited the use of that term and other appropriate terms like jihadist or Salafist by our governmental personnel. We will never win a contest of ideas against an ideology we cannot name. If you disagree, begin the debate, but don’t kill the debate. I truly believe that you will welcome this change since the majority of Muslims in your nations, if left to their own devices, would not want to live under political Islam. Most people want to live under governments based upon reason and the rule of law, rather than under theocracies based in oligarchy.

    It is time for the United States through my leadership to usher in a new Marshall Plan for the Muslim world – ‘a Jefferson Project,’ if you will. We will no longer sit idly by as the Muslim Brotherhood spreads the ideologies of political Islam across the Middle East and into the West with little to no competition – no counter-project. I hope the legacy of my administration will be a global movement to counter political Islam. I know this will gain bipartisan support in the United States since the vast majority of Americans can ultimately appreciate the dangers of shar’ia and its driving theocracy.

    Just as you have pumped oil and Wahhabi literature into the West, we will begin an initiative to share equally with our Muslim global neighbors the ideas and scholars of liberty. Every diplomat will now begin handing out translated versions of classics books on liberty written by Bastiat, deTocqueville, Hayek, Rand, Jefferson, Madison, Freidman, or Adam Smith. We will translate book after book of ideas which carry the ideals of liberty, and reverse the project which the Brotherhood has tried to spread to the west. We will find your leading anti-Islamist and liberty-minded reformers and give them every opportunity to spread their ideas.

    We will begin women’s rights and equality programs in every nation and lift up those leaders as icons of your next generations. We will begin translating many western liberty minded websites and videos for distribution in the Muslim world. We will also begin to help all the political dissidents who are prisoners of conscience and not leave them to forgotten diplomacy.

    Domestically, I am going to ask American Muslim organizations to make their thoughts clear on where they stand regarding the ideology of political Islam and its impact upon radicalization and its obvious conflict with secular liberal democracies. We will no longer cater to apologists unwilling to join us in this ideological debate on the side of liberty. I will ask them to unequivocally condemn the freedom deficits in their motherlands from Libya to Pakistan, while also calling out terror groups, networks and individuals by name.

    Having listened to Reverend Jeremiah Wright for many years, I know too well the impact of a fiery minister who mixes religion and politics. I will call for all interfaith work to be predicated on our imams, rabbis, and priests coming together to call out hate, intolerance, Islamism, and violence in Muslim sermons around the world. I will call for Muslim leaders around the world to begin the painful process of creating a post-modern Islam not at odds with modernity.

    The OIC has had an American Muslim representative for a little over a year now, and I am committed to making that position more meaningful and representative of real change. It will no longer just be a ‘listening’ post. I call upon the OIC to repudiate laws which restrict freedom in the name of Islamic law–sharia. I call upon the OIC members to declare unequivocally that they reject the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights and reaffirm their signatory status to the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. The two are inherently incompatible.

    The security of all free-minded nations and their citizens demands that our greatest minds and strongest personalities come together and counter the daily dose of despotism, monarchy, tribalism, corruption, conspiracy theories, anti-Americanism, anti-Westernism and political Islam which has become a staple for so much of the “Muslim” media. If I, as a minority in the United States who now stands before you as President of the United States, cannot advocate for real religious freedom and liberty for everyone who lives in your nations, then who can?

    Yes, you can change. Yes, we can all change and defeat
    Islamism, the greatest threat of the 21st century, together.]

    this too is well worth reading, not to mention
    that just about everything in here is as well..

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  • Gini

    BHO doesn’t seem to realise that India is mostly a Hindu country. The muslims are in Pakistan.

  • sandy

    As a child I was taught to believe that Republicans were the party of the rich and the Democrats were for the little guy. Now I watch as a Dem President travels like a Potentate on our tax dollars while his subjects desperately try to hang onto The American Dream.

    Its no secret that Mr. Obama has spent so much of his time defending Jihadists and so little defending good hard working Americans. A few days ago the 2010 elections handed Mr. Obama a dose of reality by rejecting his policies and his Presidency. However, he still doesn’t get it. Perhaps when the grownups take over in 2012 it will finally sink in.

  • bg

    ++

    sandy @ 11:04 am #49

    re: [Its no secret that Mr. Obama has spent so much of his time
    defending Jihadists and so little defending good hard working Americans]

    that is an understatement, not to
    mention he has US paying for it..

    Obama sets Muslim outreach for Indonesia trip

    [Obama leaves on November 5 on a 10-day trip to India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan. On November 10 in Jakarta, Obama will visit the Istiqlal Mosque, and then make his speech from another, outdoor location, where there could be a large crowd.

    “He’ll have a chance to talk about the partnership that we’re building with Indonesia, but also to talk about some of the themes of democracy and development and our outreach to Muslim communities around the world,” deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told a news conference.

    First lady Michelle Obama is also going to Jakarta.

    [..]

    But Obama remains popular in the world’s most populous Muslim country, where he spent four years while growing up, even as confidence in him has dropped in other Muslim states since he made a major speech in Cairo in June 2009 seeking a new beginning with the Islamic world.

    [..]

    “Visiting this mosque and in his speech, I think he’ll have the opportunity to underscore the themes that he’s made in terms of outreach to Muslim communities around the world,” Rhodes told the news conference.]

    ==

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  • ogee

    He was hired POTUS to be a PANDERER to every person and group.
    He’s not as slick as he likes to think himself to be. Kerry sets his foriegn policy agenda and meme. This was planned a few years ago.

  • Mark

    Obama, take your muslim outreach and blow it out your ass.

  • jorgen

    16350 deadly attacks in 3344 days!
    And on top of that, there have been heaven knows how many attacks that were not deadly, but still maiming people. And Obama is not worried?

  • bg

    ++

    Indonesians Don’t See Obama as an Apostate

    [What I found interesting in the article was the use of the word “mengaku” when referring to Obama’s conversion from Islam to Christianity. The word “mengaku” in Indonesian means “claimed” and as such leaves the insinuation to the native Indonesian reader being that Obama might actually still be a Muslim. But this is how Indonesians see Obama, they don’t see him as an apostate at all, they see him as a crusader for the cause of Islam.]

    but hey, just because he goes out of his way to distort Christianity &
    bestow favoritism upon Islamists, he never was a Muslim, so what’s
    to worry about huh??

    School documents listed Barry Soetoro as an Indonesian citizen born in Honolulu, Hawaii on 4 August 1961. Barry’s religion was listed as Islam. School documents further record Barry’s father as “L Soetoro Ma” who worked as an official of the Director General’s office in the TNI Topography division of the Indonesian Army.

    oops, pretend you didn’t see that, that way
    you don’t have to believe your lying eyes..

    ==

  • StrangernFiction

    “….and reaffirm those who see faces of all sorts whether you are a Hindu or a Muslim or a Christian and a Jew or any other religion that we can all treat each other with respect and mutual dignity.”

    I’ll assume these were not Barky’s own words, because The One would NEVER say something this nonsensical.

  • StrangernFiction

    “I think ALL OF US recognise that this great religion (Islam) in the hands of a few extremists has been distorted to justify violence towards innocent people that is never justified,”

    I’m not sure if this is just more insanity from our deranged Preznit, akin to claiming that EVERY economist…., or if this is Barky finding the acorn and admitting that Islam is controlled by bloodthirsty lunatics.

  • bg

    ++

    jorgen @ 11:40 am #54

    re: [And Obama is not worried?]

    hah, since he didn’t think a little genocide in Iraq would hurt, i firmly believe he not only enjoyed the Rwandan genocide.. but can imagine
    the carnage his brethren Islamists are inflicting on Christians & Jews throughout the world must give him tingles up his leg.. gah!!

    Obama is no different than Osama or any other
    tyrant, Allahu Akbar for thee, security for me..

    it’s quite clear Obama, like Soros, Stalin or
    Mao
    , has no conscience, therefore no soul..

    bottom line:

    why should B Hussein O worry when he has US
    AIDING ABETTING & PROTECTING HIM
    ??

    ==

  • OxyCon

    “Mr. Obama said the phrase ‘Jihad’ has different interpretations”

    It’s called “taqqiya”, Mr. Smartest President Evah! If you want to know the true meaning of the word ‘jihad” all you have to do is look at all the murders and butcherings committed by mohamed.

    Who knew Obama was such a dhimmi?

  • Auntie Em

    In a perfect world, I would like to say buh-bye to the Great Pretender with his head 6 feet from my feet.

    He taunts us like Goliath did the Israelites.

  • Joanne

    What a load of crap. Obama knows full well what is in that Satanic book called the Koran, and to call what is taught a great religion just reminds you what a dirt bag Obama is. It isn’t like he called for his cousin Odinga in Kenya to stop the muslim violence against Christians during their previous elections in which Odinga lost. Obama is a bold-faced liar. Islam belongs to Satan, just like the liar, Obama.

  • bigL

    BHO is a very dngerous man. He is delivering our country to others to run.
    While we have tuned him out, others in the world are listening closely and recording what he says. Some of these phrases may be “tells” to various groups, to stir them up or send a message:”not yet”.
    Psyops…

  • Ladue Pundit

    jorgen
    November 7th, 2010 | 11:40 am | #54
    16350 deadly attacks in 3344 days!
    —————–
    Almost 5 attacks per day, but who’s counting?

  • sandy

    bg #50 how right you are. The one thing Obama is good at is spending our money. I think the next President will have to answer to the public for how much he spends.

  • Simon

    Islam is un-Constitutional…

    …and so is Barry

  • eaglewingz08

    Strange that these ‘few extremists’ include 60 percent of Jordanians and Lebanese, 70 percent of Saudis and Yemenis, 60 percent of Pakistanis, same percentage of Iranians, and one could go on and on, of muslims in high percentages outside of the West who give aid and comfort to terrorist principles and targets, even if they would not personally carry out the jihad themselves.

  • Andreas K.

    Distortion of islam my ass…

    When the Jews in Arabia refused to follow Mohammed the prophet… Mohammed started to kill them.

  • Andreas K.

    Also, read the rest of the article. Obama also loves Gandhi.

    This Gandhi: http://tinyurl.com/3yw6a9s

    It’s a long article so I’ll just get a few of my personal “highlights” from it:

    1) In a speech on April 6, 1947; Gandhi again advised the destitute Hindus, “Even if Muslims decide to wipe out the Hindu race, there is no point in Hindus getting angry on Muslims. Even if they slit our throats, we should be patient and accept death. Let them rule the world, we will pervade the world and merge with it. At least we should not be afraid of death. The providence is made of life and death. Why feel unhappy about it? We will enter a new life if we face death with a smile. We will create a new Hindustan [India]. ”

    Yep, that’s right. Don’t fight back when someone tries to kill you and your family. Let them do it. Accept it. Whoopy!

    2) Even after so much destruction, Gandhi was not yet satisfied. On September 23, 1947, during a prayer speech, Gandhi said, “[Even if Muslims] killed our relatives, our people, why should we be angry with anyone? Those who got killed met with a proper end. We should know that they attained heaven. Let this happen with Gods’ wish with each one of us. God should grant us this kind of death. If you want to ask God for anything, let it be this.”

    So if you get killed… you get what you deserve. Basically. It’s fine. Perfectly fine to get murdered and not defend yourself.

    3) On September 3, 1939, when Great Britain declared war on Germany, Gandhi met Lord Linlithgow (the Viceroy of India) and started weeping like a child insisting that Britain must give up arms and oppose Hitler with spiritual force. Gandhi thought that the viceroy would accept his proposal and communicate to British government. He was so much absorbed in his judgment of nonviolence that he thought that a tyrant like Hitler could be stopped by nonviolence.

    4) Gandhi even told the Jews to “pray for Hitler”. It means; the Jews should have saluted Hitler and walked cheerfully into the gas chambers because that’s what Gandhi’s nonviolence dictates. Gandhi was so eager to sell his nonviolence that he wrote a letter to Hitler during July 1939 (which the government of India did not permit to go) addressing him “My friend”. Then during December 1940, Gandhi wrote another letter to his friend Hitler again addressing him “My friend” and closing his letter with “your sincere friend”. He ended the letter with a brief statement “That I address you as a friend is no formality. I own no foes.” In this love letter Gandhi mentioned, “We have no doubt about your bravery or devotion to your fatherland, nor do we believe that you are the monster described by your opponents”.

    My personal “favorite”:

    5) Gandhi also put forward a call to the raped women not to fight the rapists. “The women must know how to die … women [should] face death bravely and without a murmur. Then only would the terrible killing now going on, stop.”

    Yep, don’t fight back. Don’t defend yourself. Let the attacker rape and kill you and everything will be fine!

    And Obama apparently loves Gandhi. The Gandhi-stype pacifism has brought Europe where it is today. Soaring crime rates, castrated police forces and an utterly broken justice system that aims at protecting criminals rather than victims.

    I used to respect Gandhi. But in light of these apparent facts… Let me put it this way: Gandhi can piss off for all I care. And Obama with him.

  • bg

    ++

    Andreas K. @ 4:05 pm #68

    oh yeah!! thanks to you & others posts over
    the years, i researched Ghandi awhile back..

    Ghandi was a man of peace & Islam is
    a religion of peace.. opposites attract..

    reality: COWARDS @ BOTH ENDS OF THE SPECTRUM..

    ==

  • omar bin abdulaziz

    US media, distortion is they name.

    Those “few extremists” have carried out 16,350 deadly attacks since 9-11.

    How many have been killed in these attacks???

    How many sorties and missile attacks have the US carried out in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan???

    What is the comparison of those dead in both cases — “few extremists” v/s US attacks???

    Get me the answers so I can conclude!!!

  • tanstaafl

    “I think all of us recognise that this great religion (Islam) in the hands of a few extremists has been distorted to justify violence towards innocent people that is never justified,” he said.

    This guy Obama feels free to lecture us about anything.

    I guess Barry hasn’t read Sura 9, allegedly the final one “transmitted” by the Angel to our pal Mohammed, the last Sura whose bellicose passages supersede all the lovey dovey stuff Mohammed “received” in his earlier days in Mecca.

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