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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