“It is undeniable that a small fraction of Muslims propagate a perverted interpretation of Islam. This is the truth,” Obama said. He added, “It’s real. It’s there.”.
Obama, whose grandfather converted to Islam, made the short trip to the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque, where he met community leaders and called on Americans not to be “bystanders to bigotry.”
On Wednesday, Obama said: “An attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths.” (He had used the identical phrase in a speech at a Holocaust remembrance event last week at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC — the first visit to the embassy by a sitting US president.)
But he also called on Muslims to help tackle radicalization. “How do we defend ourselves against organizations that are bent on killing innocents?” he asked. “It can’t be the work of any one faith alone. It can’t be just a burden on the Muslim community, although the Muslim community has to play a role.”
Invoking the Prophet Mohammed and hailing the tolerance shown by American political icons from Thomas Jefferson to Dwight Eisenhower, Obama hit out at anti-Islamic sentiment that is “not who we are.”
“We’ve heard inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim-Americans that has no place in our country,” he said, lauding Muslim-Americans who were sports heroes, entrepreneurs and the architect behind the skyscrapers of Chicago.
But Obama said suggestions that Islam is at the root of the problem only play into terrorist propaganda, weakening US national security as opposed to strengthening it. He said IS and other extremist groups are desperately working to legitimize themselves by masquerading as religious leaders and holy warriors.
“We must never give them that legitimacy. They’re not defending Islam,” Obama said. “The vast majority of the people they kill are innocent Muslim men, women and children.”
Obama had visited mosques in Malaysia, Indonesia and Egypt as president, but this was his first visit to one of America’s 2,000-plus places of Islamic worship.
In 2009, a freshly elected Obama traveled to Cairo to call for a “new beginning” with the Muslim world. Much of Obama’s foreign policy agenda has focused on improving ties with Muslim nations, from making a nuclear deal with Iran to ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The United States is home to around 3.3 million Muslims.
Source: The Times of Israel
President Barack Hussein Obama is not the first American commander in chief who hails Islam.
Six days after the 2001 attacks in New York and Washington, then Republican president George W. Bush visited the Islamic Center of Washington, declaring “Islam is peace.”
When claimed to be non-Muslims proclaim they understand the correct interpretation of Islam, we need to pay attention. They, not reading the Koran, claims to understand the prophet Muhammad. They seems to be the true folllowers of the the “prophet”, obviously better Muslims than those who read the Koran, chant’s “allah-U-akbar”, and are doers of Muhammad’s call for a global jihad.
For Obama it must have felt nice to eventually have come out of the closet. To his brethren in Baltimore, he announced that an attack on the faith of Islam, is like an attack on all faiths of America.
This imply the idea that Islam is as American as the Christian faith. The problem with such a worldview, is that the sons of Muhammad have slaughtered millions of Christians throughout the Muslim world. When Obama says that “Islam do not kill the innocent”, he is proclaiming that the slain are guilty. They have been butchered, because they refused to surrender and live as dhimmis.
I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.’
I and the Father are one.’
Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
There is no true peace inside the heart of Muslims. They reject that Jesus the Messiah is God, and the only prince of peace there is. The Son of God died on the cross to bring us peace with God, through the forgivness of sins. Truth is available in the Bible. As long as Islam rejects truth, is can never be anything but a curse on the head all who surrender to its messangers.
Written by Ivar