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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Obama Calls the U.S. 'a Muslim Country'

Well, this time he only bowed to the Saudi King to allow the medal to be placed around his neck, but I think Obama's very presence in Saudi Arabia, the very purpose of this Middle East tour, speaks volumes about him and his agenda.

He does not go as an equal, or as the leader of the world's most powerful nation - he goes as a submissive, an adherent in all but name. Like Chamberlain, he does not wish for peace (for he surely knows that peace will never be forthcoming on America's terms without inflicting a crushing defeat) - he simply wishes to surrender.

Chamberlain surrendered before a shot was fired, abandoning an ally to the tender mercies of the Nazis.

Now Obama is in Saudi Arabia, plotting the best way to sell out Israel, a close friend and ally of America and the American people, not to mention the region's only truly free nation.

I will wait until his speech tomorrow before going into more detail, but this story from Islam in Action is worthy of note; yesterday Obama called the United States of America, home of the brave and land of the free, victim of countless terrorist atrocities fuelled by Islam both at home and abroad 'one of the world's largest Muslim countries'.

He seems to think that America's 3 million or so Muslims, about 1% of its population, mean that some could see it as a Muslim country is they so chose:

In an interview with Laura Haim on Canal Plus, a French television station, Mr. Obama noted that the United States also could be considered as “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.” He sought to downplay the expectations of the speech, but he said he hoped the address would raise awareness about Muslims.

“Now, I think it’s very important to understand that one speech is not going to solve all the problems in the Middle East,” Mr. Obama said. “And so I think expectations should be somewhat modest.”

He previewed several themes and objectives for the speech, which aides said the president intended to tinker with — and rewrite — aboard Air Force One during his 12-hour flight to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“What I want to do is to create a better dialogue so that the Muslim world understands more effectively how the United States, but also how the West thinks about many of these difficult issues like terrorism, like democracy, to discuss the framework for what’s happened in Iraq and Afghanistan and our outreach to Iran, and also how we view the prospects for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” Mr. Obama said.

The president said the United States and other parts of the Western world “have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.”

“And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,” Mr. Obama said. “And so there’s got to be a better dialogue and a better understanding between the two peoples.”

The speech on Thursday has many intended audiences, but among them are the young people in Cairo and beyond.

“I think the most important thing I want to tell young people is that, regardless of your faith, those who build as opposed to those who destroy I think leave a lasting legacy, not only for themselves but also for their nations,” Mr. Obama said. “And the impulse towards destruction as opposed to how can we study science and mathematics and restore the incredible scientific and knowledge — the output that came about during centuries of Islamic culture.”

Here is a video of his arrival in the Muslim kingdom:

1 comment:

Odin's Raven said...

That old fashioned constitutional stuff about separation of Church and State didn't last long after the inauguration of the first Muslim President of the United States.