Friday, August 12, 2011

Obama: "Muslims Contribute to U.S. Strength and Character"

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President Obama, speaking at his 3rd annual White House Iftar dinner for Muslims said, "We're all children of a loving God," identifying Iftar as a "quintessentially American celebration."

The President noted that Ramadan is a time of "reflection and devotion."

He said, "It is an occasion to join with family and friends in celebration of a faith known for its diversity and a commitment to justice and the dignity of all human beings."

Justice and dignity to all human beings?

I can hardly believe he said that. Islam has a history of violence, with no justice for women and those infidels who do not embrace the teachings of Islam. That violence is deeply rooted in Koranic teaching.

The President also said, "Islam has always been a part of our American family and Muslim Americans have long contributed to the strength and character of our country."

You will recall that just last year President Obama directed the head of NASA to focus on high lighting Muslim contributions to science.

Not surprisingly, 80% of Muslim Americans approve of the way Barack Obama is handling his job, much higher than the 7% who approved of George W. Bush in 2008.

All this, while retired Pentagon adviser and senior army strategist, Bob Maginnis says it's, "Incredibly naive and dangerous" for the Obama administration to go out of its way to extract Islam when it describes the threat of terrorism."

The White House recently released its "Empowering Local Partners To Prevent Violent Extremism In The United States," a plan that calls for a community-based approach to dealing with "violent extremism."

Maginnis says on page 12 of the plan, the administration attempts to disassociate the Islamic faith from the terrorism perpetrated by Islamic groups like al-Qaeda, saying al-Qaeda "tried to spark a conflict between faiths and divide us as Americans. But they failed."

Maginnis feels the Obama administration goes out of its way to paint Islam in a positive light.

It certainly does. While all religions should have the right to worship freely in America, they should not have the right to perpetrate teachings that include killing those who are not of their faith and treating women as chattel.

Franklin Graham knows Islam. He has publicly called it "evil". And he was uninvited to participate in the National Day of Prayer event at the Pentagon last year.

God help us. We can't even discern the difference between tolerance and affirmation.

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  1. Great post! The last thing we need to do is to build a bridge of cooperation and trust with the vast, vast majority of peace loving muslims and to enlist their aid in battling terrorism.

    No, it's far wiser to build a wall of mistrust and hatred and fuel the engine of terrorism.

  2. Because, of course, Christianity has no history of violence. Nor does the Bible condone great violence against others... Riiiight.

    What kind of a "Christian" so easily and carelessly attributes the actions of a few individuals to such broad groups of people? Indeed, someone who's not really a Christian at all.

    Shame on you, Gary...

  3. God bless you and Franklin Graham. And God help us from the blindingly naive among us. Mimi from MA

  4. Gary, ignore the bigotry in the first two posts. These people refuse to understand the difference between tolerance and affirmation, because they refuse to believe the truth. Look at these numbers during the past few days.
    Ramadan Bombathon 2011 Scorecard

    Day 12
    In the name of
    The Religion
    of Peace
    In the name of
    All other
    Terror Attacks
    Dead Bodies 121
    Not all attacks are immediately listed on TROP

    Islam's Latest Contributions to Peace
    "Mohammed is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless
    to the unbelievers but merciful to one another" Quran 48:29

    2011.08.11 (Tirah Valley, Pakistan) - Three women and two children are dismantled by a militant bomb attack on their home.
    2011.08.11 (Ramadi, Iraq) - 'Insurgents' kill three Iraqis in their home with two bombs.
    2011.08.11 (Peshawar, Pakistan) - A female Shahid suicide bomber tosses grenades before detonating, killing another woman.
    2011.08.11 (Peshawar, Pakistan) - A child is among six innocents blown to bits by Islamist bombers.
    2011.08.09 (Bala Bulok, Afghanistan) - Four civilians are kidnapped and beheaded by Sunni hardliners.
    2011.08.09 (Dehrawod, Afghanistan) - Taliban bombers take down five Afghans at a crowded market.
    Keep speaking the truth.

  5. The bigotry of the first 2 posts? Are you posting from Bizarro World? That or the worlds worst case of projection are the only explanations for why someone, who cites an nakedly bigoted source, would falsely accuse others of bigotry. Or maybe it's just an extreme example of doublethink required to a right-wing Christianst these days.

  6. No one is disputing that violent religious extremism is horrible - in any religion. However, it's wrong and counterproductive to judge the vast majority of members by the actions of a tiny percentage. Many terrorist attempts have been thwarted based on information from muslim sources. Putting them all in one pot is intellectually lazy and bad policy for fighting terrorism.

    First voyage
    In 1492 when Columbus arrived here, he was strongly influenced by the writings of 13th century Arab geographer Al-Idrissi, who served as an advisor to King Roger of Sicily. Columbus arrived with Al-Idrissi's book and Muslim captains, crews, and translators. He had two Muslim captains: Martin Alonso Pinzon and his brother Vicente Yanex Pinzon. The Pinzon family was related to Abuzayan Muhammad III, the Moroccan Sultan of Marinid dynasty (1196-1465) (ibid).
    On the evening of 3 August 1492, Columbus departed from Palos de la Frontera with three ships; one larger carrack, Santa María, nicknamed Gallega (the Galician), and two smaller caravels, Pinta (the Painted) and Santa Clara, nicknamed Niña after her owner Juan Niño of Moguer.[36] They were property of Juan de la Cosa and the Pinzón brothers (Martín Alonso and Vicente Yáñez), but the monarchs forced the Palos inhabitants to contribute to the expedition. Columbus first sailed to the Canary Islands, which were owned by Castile, where he restocked the provisions and made repairs. After stopping over in Gran Canaria, he finally departed from San Sebastián de La Gomera on 6 September, for what turned out to be a five-week voyage across the ocean.
    A lookout on the Pinta, Rodrigo de Triana (also known as Juan Rodriguez Bermeo, and Jewish at that time), spotted land about 2 a.m. on the morning of October 12, and immediately alerted the rest of the crew with a shout. Thereupon, the captain of the Pinta, Juan Alonso Pinzón, verified the discovery and alerted Columbus by firing a lombard.[37] Columbus later maintained that he himself had already seen a light on the land a few hours earlier, thereby claiming for himself the lifetime pension promised by Ferdinand and Isabella to the first person to sight land.[38]
    Contributions in North America:
    Muslims are now established in North America. Sears Tower and the John Hancock buildings in Chicago were designed by a Muslim chief architect, originally from Bangladesh. Muslims have established academic institutions, community centers and organizations, schools and places of worship. They live in peace and harmony among themselves and among other groups of people in the society. The rate of crime among Muslims is very minimal. Muslims in North America are highly educated and they have added to the success of American scientific and technological fields.
    The Muslims of the early period of the Islamic era were pioneers in medicine, chemistry, physics, geography, navigation, arts, poetry, mathematics, algebra, logarithms, calculus, etc. They contributed to the Renaissance of Europe and world civilization.


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