“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
Hello to you Ivar and Shalom- Please allow me to unpack some insight into the article above -James 2:12 It occurred to me a short time ago the timing of the President to the mosque in Baltimore.
President meets with pope late last year., exchange gifts; president to pope- fruit/vegetable seeds.
pope to president- a copy of Evangelii Gaudium that was contained inside a wooden box from the 1st cathedral ever in Baltimore. Pope tells president not to judge christian about crusades, that the Jesuit pope’s job. Probably.
Pope to Iran Interfaith outreach just recently. No nudes. Probably discussed the Jewish problem.
Iran to France- no wines at table, Hollande and French are miffed. Not aware of any developments. Ongoing Jewish problem not addressed perhaps as the Jews are leaving.
Pope rebuking those who “gossip as it is like terrorism”. Couldn’t be any vaguer.
President gift to Iran a couple of years ago- 2,700 Persian artifact ; a ceremonial drinking cup.
Pope in Interfaith overdrive as a intermediary between Iran and U.S.
Baltimore said to have ISIS issues. Baltimore mosque to have troubling extremist issues and nefarious resources.
President speaks with ease about Islam, no crying or wet face. In UN, said that those who insult Islam have no future.
“Political rhetoric inexcusable” he says.
He is appealing to a greater audience.
There is talk of the president’s jockeying for UN secretary in 2017.
He is not talking to the Republicans in this speech in Baltimore, not even to Trumpet as he already used the State of the Union to do that.
He is speaking to Netanyahu too. Days of Purim may remind Iran of some things.
Franklin Graham stood up yesterday and spoke about how Islam cannot save anyone. I was so relieved to hear this truth. That is evangelism, not like that book the president got from the pope that talks about common good and distribution of income. Graham also declared that Mohammed is dead, but that Graham serves the Living God. Hallelujah!
Shalom, and love in Jesus.
I had the pleasure to be approached by a Muslim, who evengaliszed me. Hoping i would convert to Islam. Since he knew I was a Christian, He brought with him a Bible. Quoting verses in the Bible, trying to prove that Jesus is not God.
It was a very interesting encounter. These classical verses came up for debate:
“The Father is greater then I”. “Who is good, but God alone”. “Father, why have you forsaken me?”, etc.
It came out of the blue, that I got him shaken. The topic was Damascus. The Muslim tried to convince me that Jesus the prophet is alive, but will not return to Jerusalem, but to Damascus. He will land on a minarete (prayer tower of a Mosque), and tell everyone that they must turn to “allah.
I replied: – That is not possible. The Bible says that Damascus will be destroyed, and left as a ruin!. The Muslim replied: “I refuse to believe that this is written in the Bible”. I showed him the verse in Isaiah, and ha was stunned.
Next, I explained to Him that the God who will permitt Damascus to be destroyed, is God of ISRAEL!. The Messiah is His only begotten Son, who will retur to Jerusalem, to face a rebithed Jewish nation, the state of Israel. Fighting Israel, is like putting your finger into the apple of the eye of God.
Now the Muslim did not know what more to say. My last message was: “Do not forget. The Father and the Son is One!”…We both had to catch our busses.
Shalom Ivar- I must in like manner relate a story to you about a relationship I developed from a Muslim from Chechnya. He and I worked together at the same job but in different areas. It was quite often we passed the halls on the way to the docks outside; many times being in the temperatures of 100 degrees or more. As we stood outside to await turns to the dumpster, we remarked about the chemtrails as a point of interest. Daily the chemtrails, we would laugh and mock coughing fits as his English speaking was fairly new.
I’m sweating profusely during these times. He worked in cafeteria and he considered me a friend- he went inside and reemerged with a cold beverage. I thank him for it as it would get him in trouble.
(I am commanded to preach the gospel to every creature. I am not to deny Him as He shall deny me before the angels.To Him who was given much, much is required. Paul was converted in Damascus)
These verses, the Holy Spirit speaking in love to this man who couldn’t except what Israel was doing at the time a few years ago; I would gently remind him that Israel doesn’t train the little children to be jihadists like others do. He admits he is not a “practicing” Muslim but identifies as one.
One must utilize gentleness, meekness during these conversations- I identify not as a christian but as a believer in Jesus Christ to him in response to his revealing a Muslim. I ask him would it be necessary for him to jihad me? He looked to me and “never” he said in that Chechnya way.
He returned again outside to place in my hands another cold beverage filled to the brim and a little straw with the paper tip on it.
I am torn to minister to him through these weeks – I implore the Lord for direction as to His timing.
Daily the cold beverages. Such favor with this man.
I gather some gospel tracks in his language with pictures to illustrate the cross one day and asked him as my friend if he would take the time to view them without anger from him or against my employment as I could be terminated from employment now.
He agrees to the tracks. the next day he returned them to me. He shook his head and said that my God was One who was used for colonialism, a white God.
tears came to my eyes- I whispered whilst stepping back, my arms stretched out as a cross, HE Loves you to death.! He is espoused to you. I came back to myself. If my end were to be near, I would die for Him on my knees to to be a slave on my feet. That is the Truth of the matter.
My point is that since those days, all we can ever do is plant the seed. It started with humor and warm smiles. That is what we leave to them. It is the entirety of God to save and deliver. But He is willing that no man should perish.
Shalom, and love in Jesus.
Thanks for this testimony. As a believer in Jesus, we are called to share the gospel with everyone. Also Muslims. Whenever and wherever. Mat the Messiah bless you. Amen.
Yep! Coming out of the closet we have been waiting for him to come out of…
Have you seen this:
Yes, Obama coming out of the closet for sure. And now I’m convinced that he or Hillary Clinton had Justice scalari permanently removed from the US Supreme court. The United States implodes while the world watches. You may be interested in an article by Messianic Jew Dr. Micheal Brown prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=118
Where he calls out the pastors (sic) that anointed her president of the United States