Why Obama is a cultural Muslim
President Obama is betraying the Jews. He is a cultural Muslim whose sympathies lie with the Islamic world in its life-death struggle against Israel. Unless American Jews wake up and speak out against Mr. Obama's pro-Arab, anti-Israel policies, the Jewish state faces a possible nuclear war - and even annihilation.
"The bond between the United States and Israel is unbreakable," Mr. Obama said. "It encompasses our national security interests, our strategic interests, but most importantly the bond of two democracies who share a common set of values and whose people have grown closer and closer as time goes on."
Don't believe him. In front of reporters, Mr. Obama may praise the Jewish state. But behind the scenes, he is selling the Jews down the river.
According to a recent story in World Tribune, a prominent intelligence news website, administration officials have assured the Saudi royal family that Mr. Obama is determined to pressure Mr. Netanyahu into accepting an independent Palestinian state encompassing the West Bank and Gaza with East Jerusalem as its capital. Mr. Obama - like many in the Arab world - believes that the key to Middle East peace is resolving the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
It isn't. Rather, an independent Palestine will be an Islamic stake aimed at the heart of the Jewish state. Israel's withdrawal to pre-1967 borders will leave Jerusalem vulnerable to an all-out military assault. The Arabs will have the strategic means to implement their overriding ambition since the creation of Israel in 1948: wiping out the Jews.
The democratically elected Hamas regime that runs the Gaza Strip openly calls for the destruction of the Jews. The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank led by President Mahmoud Abbas systemically indoctrinates Palestinians about the "evil Zionist state." Palestinian television, schools and state-controlled media all preach that Israel is inherently "illegitimate" and must be "eliminated." The overwhelming majority of the Palestinians (and Arabs) don't want peace. They want conquest.
The notion of two states, in which Jews and Palestinians are living side by side in mutual coexistence, is an illusion. If the Palestinians abandoned their guns, there would be peace. If the Israelis abandoned their guns, there would be genocide.
The root cause of the violence in the Middle East has nothing to do with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is a distraction, a convenient excuse consistently used by Arab tyrants to cover up the real disease afflicting the region: radical Islam. From its inception, Islamic civilization has been at war with its neighbors. The Muslim faith has spread throughout centuries by the sword and violent jihad. It is why Christians and Jews were slaughtered and expelled from Arab lands during the Middle Ages. It is why the Ottoman Turks invaded and conquered Spain, Portugal, the Balkans and parts of France and Italy, even reaching the gates of Vienna.
It is why the Saudis today continue to spend billions of dollars funding extremist madrassa all over the world. It is why Islamofascists, such as the Taliban and al Qaeda, seek a global caliphate based on Shariah law. It is why Iran's revolutionary Shiite mullahs are marching toward a nuclear bomb.
rom its inception, political Islam has been at war with the West - first, with Christendom, and now with its modern secular variant, liberal democracy. There is no escape for either Israel or America. Islamists despise the Jewish state because it is the West's strategic bulwark in the Middle East - a democratic outpost in a region marked by economic backwardness, authoritarianism and religious fanaticism. The United States is the bastion of the free world, the last great power of the West. Hence, for Islamic radicals, these two nations must be smashed. It is a fight to the finish - and only one side can emerge victorious.
For all of his flaws (and there were many), former President George W. Bush understood this seminal reality. This is why he fought the war against Islamic terrorism. It is also why he was the most pro-Israel leader in U.S. history. He understood one simple truth: Israel's struggle is the West's struggle.
Mr. Obama is the anti-Bush. He is virulently anti-Israel, championing appeasement toward radical Islam. The reason lies in Mr. Obama's background and worldview - one that makes him uniquely unqualified to prosecute the war on terror.
During his youth, Mr. Obama was raised and educated as a Muslim. His father and stepfather were Muslims. When Mr. Obama attended a Catholic school in Indonesia, he was registered as an Indonesian citizen and "a Muslim." In public school, he was also identified as practicing Islam. Under the name "Barry Soetoro," he was compelled to take daily Islamic religious instruction, recite prayers, study the Koran and learn Arabic. His former classmates and teachers remember him as a devout Muslim.
"We previously often asked him to the prayer room close to the house," Mr. Amir said. "If he was wearing a sarong [waist garment worn for religious or casual occasions] he looked funny."
Nor is Mr. Obama's sympathy for Islamic culture limited to his youth. In an interview with the New York Times, Mr. Obama described the Muslim call to prayer as "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset."
The Times also noted that Mr. Obama recited, "with a first-class [Arabic] accent," the opening lines of the Muslim call to prayer.
Here are the first few lines:
Allah is Supreme!
27 minutes ago
There is little doubt about where Obama stands on the issue of Islam vs Israel, but keep in mind that the American Jews overwhelmingly voted for him. Buyer beware!!
38 minutes ago
This is by far, without a doubt, 100% the BEST op-ed I've ever seen on Obama's approach with the Muslim World. I want to frame this article and put it on my ceiling (enlarged, of course) so it becomes the first thing I wake up to. I cannot afford to not be reminded of this beautiful, elaborate, thoroughly researched article.
I mean, who else out there in America has the guts to say, "The notion of two states, in which Jews and Palestinians are living side by side in mutual coexistence, is an illusion. If the Palestinians abandoned their guns, there would be peace. If the Israelis abandoned their guns, there would be genocide"? That's just literary gold.
It's like when Krauthammer claimed there was no humanitarian crisis in Gaza, or when McCain, channeling his inner Bocelli, sang about bombing Iran. And who else has the cojones to claim that if American Jews stay silent, Israel could face "a possible nuclear war - and even annihilation"? Kuhner, you are a true hero, a patriot who bleeds truthiness, factual evidence, and statements that even impress the senior staffers at The Onion. Please, don't ever stop writing your magnificent criticisms. America and her allies surely would miss out on just how heavy your words strike at the heartstrings of hubris.
57 minutes ago
President Obama himself has declared that he is a Muslim. He consistently reveres Allah. When speaking of "his" Christianity, he never mentions our deity. This isn't a cultural distinction, it's Obama's belief. I have had numerous American educated Muslims tell me they are Christians and I am a Muslim. ? They have grafted the poor theogical writings of religious reconstructionists like Karen Armstrong whose revisions cast the role of Islam at the end of a supposed linear history culminating in Islam. It is total nonsense. Muslims who have accepted the myth that Judeo-Christianity is included in the Koran express the belief the Prophet corrected the interpretation of our beliefs. As a Christian I have direct history with Judaism. In fact, I would go so far as to write I could not be a Christian had there been no Judaism. I have no sense or need to annihalate the parents of my faith. Islam is not similarly rooted in the Judeo-Christian belief, it is a step above the former idol worship the many tribes of the desert bowed to. Although I have a strong sense of historical connection, the early Christian church many held was a Jewish sect. I am not Jewish I only have a reverence for Judaism and a sense of kinship. The problem with the missionaries pedaling Islam on our campuses is they have no similar history and only a perverse sense of linkage, the result is they must annihalate the original because it resolves the inaccuracies of their perfect faith. Simply because Obama went to Harvard does not mean that he graduated with any greater theological substance and it is my heart felt belief he is a Muslim with a perverted sense of the role of Christianity and Judaism. He isn't "attacking" Judaism he is preproving it correcting perceieved wrongs frrom the point of view of the Islamic mob and I doubt if he even knows it. Culturally he is removed from a great portion of the religious and racial make up of this country.