The nation of Turkey, a cultural and geographic bridge between Europe and the Middle East, has aspirations of joining the European Union. Recently, militant Islamic groups in Turkey have agitated for a stronger Muslim presence in the government and even the imposition of Sharia law. This is severely hampering Turkey’s odds of joining the EU. Surprisingly, white Europeans aren’t particularly keen on the idea of public flogging and stoning of women who are raped by gangs of men because “they deserved it,” a staple of Sharia law.
In an effort to shore up the flagging chances of Turkey’s bid for EU membership and impress the Islamic world with his charm and appeal, B. Hussein Obama completed his eight-day 2009 European tour with a stop in Turkey. On April 6th, he gave a speech that was broadcast live throughout the Middle East. Did the leader of the sovereign nation of the United States of America stand strong for traditional American values? Did he admonish the Muslim world for cheering when Islamofascist thugs attacked America on September 11, 2001 and brought down the World Trade Towers? Did he argue that the thousands of madrasses (Muslim schools) and mosques all over the world (including dozens within America) which preach hate and vitriol toward America contribute nothing to world peace and are the main breeding grounds of the Islamic strategy of terrorism in the world today? Did our self-proclaimed worldly-wise leader even mention Hezbollah, Hamas, Abu Nidad, Islamic Jihad, or any of the other (besides Al Queda) bloodthirsty anti-Israel, anti-America savages who have caused the world such grief for decades and are sworn to our destruction?
Actually, no. Our leader, having pledged (twice) to uphold the Constitution and defend the United States of America, virtually groveled to the Muslim world.
Among his remarks was “The United States is not and never will be at war with Islam.” Mr. President, you seem blissfully unaware that Islam is at war with America! Need evidence, B. Hussein? Here is a litany of Islamofascist crimes against the nation you have pledged to lead:
In 1979, Iranian Islamofascists invaded the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran and captured 52 civilian and military hostages, holding them for 444 days. In 1986, Islamofascists bombed an ‘American’ disco in Berlin, Germany, killing three and injuring hundreds. In 1988, the organization ‘Guardians of the Islamic Revolution’ planted a bomb on Pan Am flight 103. It exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people. Also in 1998, the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were attacked simultaneously by Islamofascists and dozens died. In 1993, Islamofascists attacked the Marine military barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, with a suicide truck bomber and killed 241 Marines, injuring 105. Also in 1993, the World Trade Towers were bombed in New York City, killing 6 and injuring over 1,000 people. In the year 2000, the American freighter USS Cole was attacked in the Gulf of Aden in Yemen by a suicide bomber in a rubber dinghy; 17 sailors died and 39 were injured. On September 11th, 2001, the second attack occurred upon the World Trade Towers, this time using hijacked American aircraft. Over 3,000 Americans and citizens of other nations died in that raid. The Pentagon was also attacked on that same day, and 154 persons died in the attack.
An astute reader will notice one rather glaring fact in that list: not once was the Islamic fanaticism provoked by an American action. These are all unilateral acts of war against America.
Our leader also said “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over so many centuries to shape the world for the better, including my own country. The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans.”
Huh? Did I miss something? Was I asleep while all these Muslim Americans were enriching the United States? Did my high school and college world history textbooks somehow omit all the chapters that demonstrate how the world has been shaped for the better over so many centuries by Islam?
In an effort to be fair, and to become educated so I maintain credibility when I write, I googled “Muslim contributions to the world.” There was basically one item: Arabic numerals. This twelfth-century contribution has effectively taken the place of the clumsy Roman numerals which now appear only on plaques and monuments.
I then googled “Muslim contributions to the United States of America.” The most comprehensive article was by a Muslim apologist who glowingly listed all the highlights of how Islam has made America a better place. Among them were a camel-breeder for the cavalry in 1868 (alas; the horse prevailed); an African who rose to the rank of sergeant in the 55th Massachusetts Colored Volunteers Regiment during the Civil War; African slaves whom this author swore were Muslims, although no other source verified that jungle-dwelling African tribesmen had ever heard of Islam; an IRS employee who was awarded a civilian service medal from the Army a few years ago; legions of American black athletes who had changed their original names to Islamic names when they converted; and the presence of over 1,500 mosques in America. With respect, I find this a hugely underwhelming list. The only true contribution from a Muslim seems to be Dr. Fazlur Rakman, an architect who designed the John Hancock Building and the Sears Tower in Chicago in the 1970’s.
B. Hussein Obama also told the Muslim world that “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation (but) a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”
Now that makes me angry.
In the first place, America was overwhelmingly Christian at its founding. Christianity was the very soul of this nation at its origin. Moreover, the essence of our system of law has been freedom constrained by the Ten Commandments, a Jewish contribution. Today, according to a recent Newsweek poll, 62% of Americans consider our country to be a Christian nation. We are definitely not a Muslim nation. Muslims in America ostensibly are bound to the dictates of the Koran, which tells its followers to subjugate and/or kill the infidel. Those are not “ideals and values” that Christians and Jews or even atheists share with Islam. Our President has no business whatsoever kowtowing to the Muslim world by mischaracterizing who and what we are.
But hey, what can you expect from a man whose namesake and origin are Muslim?
When the Psalm 83 war comes (see previous blog posting), B. Hussein Obama will not come to Israel’s defense. He has already made that clear to the Islamic world with his cowardice and weakness.