I wanted to write this blog last week, but I was stuck on my high horse and it’s just so darn difficult to type when I am riding him. Of course, I am referring to President Obama’s stern lecture, even rebuke, at this year’s Prayer Breakfast in Washington.
“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ…So it’s not unique to one group or one religion. There is a tendency in us — a sinful tendency — that can pervert and distort our faith.”
Now, I know the President is smart, but this may be the one area where I am more knowledgeable than the Harvard educated law professor. It is true that the Crusaders, masquerading as Christians, did unspeakable horrors to Muslims and Jews. In one story, they burnt down a synagogue in Jerusalem with 900 Jews inside, while singing “Christ we adore Thee.”
On the other hand, Islam was militarily advancing to the west and if not for the Crusades, you might have been reading this blog Arabic, not English!
The Inquisition was a political movement to root out non-Catholics from Spain. It had nothing to do with genuine piety. During a period of 300 years starting in the late fourteen hundreds, 30,000 Jews were burned at the stake (just like the Jordanian soldier this week), in the name of Christianity.
Not Apples and Apples
But here is the main difference. Those masquerading Christians were doing things contrary to the teachings of Jesus for political gain. ISIS, on the other hand, is doing exactly what is taught in the Koran.
“Jesus taught peace, love and forgiveness. He came to give His life for the sins of mankind, not to take life. Mohammad on the contrary was a warrior and killed many innocent people. True followers of Christ emulate Christ – true followers of Mohammed emulate Mohammed.” —Franklin Graham
In fact, it is those so-called “moderate” Muslims who claim that Islam teaches love, forgiveness and tolerance (as I heard a Jordanian official claim), who are the false disciples of Mohamed—it is they, who are just pretending to practice Islam.
Addressing the President, a former Muslim, Brother Rachid, and expert on Islam said, “[ISIS’] leader Al Baghdadi has a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies. I doubt you know Islam better than he does.”
Obama’s Arrogant Agenda
If it wasn’t clear before, Obama’s agenda is clear now. We have a President who takes more delight in spanking “arrogant America,” than protecting us. President Obama’s agenda is very clear. He wants to put us in our place. The esteemed Bishop E. W. Jackson said:
“This president does everything he possibly can to defend Islam and does almost nothing to defend the honor of this country.”
Rush Limbaugh was blunt in his assessment:
[Obama] has a problem with this nation’s founding. He has a deep-seated problem with this nation’s existence. He doesn’t like the fact that we’re a superpower, thinks it’s not been honestly earned … The US was founded as a racist, slave, bigoted nation, and we still haven’t paid the price for that as far as he’s concerned.
For Obama, all the world’s a stage and he is a Harvard professor. He takes to the podium to lecture and criticize America. But it is he, who must get off his high horse, not the rest of the country. He speaks down to us as if no one else has studied history, and displays the very arrogance that he accuses middle America of having. Never in History has a president been so hostile and dismissive of the people he works for.
Of course, we saw this coming. Who can forget Michelle Obama’s confession in 2008:
Let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country…
On the one hand, President Obama claims that ISIS is not Islam—it has nothing to do with Islam. But he has no problem saying that the Crusades and the Inquisitions were done in the name of Christ. He will never say that ISIS acts in the name of Mohamed.
When referring to ISIS, Obama says that they do acts of barbarism “in the name of religion,” but won’t say they that they do it in the name of Islam or Mohamed. The Jordanian Foreign Affairs Minister, Nassim Judeh said to Shepard Smith:
“They’re terrorists, they’re extremists, they have nothing to do with Islam. And nothing to do with any religion.”
So ISIS has nothing to do with any religion… and then in the next breath he says, “Extremism exists in all religions.”
So I guess what he is saying is that when there is a Jewish extremist, then he is Jewish, because, “Extremism exists in all religions.” And if there is a Christian extremist—as in the Crusades and Inquisition, he is Christian, because “Extremism exists in all religions.” But if there is a group called the Islamic State, that bases their theology on the Koran, prays five times a day (like good Muslims), implements Sharia Law in all their conquered lands, practices Saudi Arabian Wahhabism and the Hadith (teachings of Mohamed), and murders infidels—just as Muslims have been doing for a millennium and a half, just as Mohamed did—they are not Islamic Extremists… just your run of the mill terrorists. Brother Rachid disagrees, “They are following the steps of Islam’s prophet Mohamed to the letter.”
Obama’s fondness of Islam
It would appear that President Obama has compassion for people like the Taliban. Maybe he sees them as victims of the western oppression? Or maybe he has a secret love affair with the traditions of Islam that he boasts of adoring during his years going to an Islamic school.
Obama was registered in two Indonesian schools for four years as a Muslim, studied and memorized portions of the Koran and wore Islamic clothing in Indonesia. He has stated during his presidency that the most beautiful sound in the world is the Islamic call to prayer. He obviously has fond memories of his life as a Muslim. (Maoz Israel Report)
I don’t know what the next year and half will bring, but it appears, that without the possibility of reelection, President Obama is not even attempting to hide his disdain for his own country.