President Obama has been publicly condemned for his recent comments at a National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. During this service, Obama pointedly avoided condemning recent Islamic terrorist actions, especially the brutal and barbaric actions of ISIS.
Obama, in referring to recent events of Islamic terrorism, but not specifically naming it as such, lectured:
” Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”
Yes, hundreds of years ago, terrible deeds were committed in the name of religion. But this not the point.
Islamic radicalism, Islamic terrorism, Islamic brutality- call it what you want- If it drinks like a camel and walks like a camel, it is a camel!!!
The point is that Islamic radicalism, Islamic terrorism, Islamic brutality- call it what you want- If it drinks like a camel and walks like a camel, it is a camel!!! Is happening now!!!
Just recently, the world witnessed the horrific scene of a Jordanian pilot, placed in a cage, who was then burned alive by his ISIS captors. The video of this horrible death was then distributed online worldwide.
As has been suggested, this heinous act was never performed by the Nazi war criminal Dr. Mengele. And this act was clearly done in the name of Allah.
Roger Simon, a well-known writer and political analyst, had a brilliant explanation for why Obama primarily lectured his audience on the Crusades and slavery, done “in the name of Christ”, while failing to publicly call Islamic terrorism to account.
Simon suggested that we should first look at Obama’s criticism of ISIS, which Obama described as ”a brutal vicious death cult that in the name of religion carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism, claiming the mantle of religious authority for such actions.” Note the use of the word “religion,” not “Islam,” or the even more telling “Mohammed,” a warlord who married a little girl and a figure, one can safely say, not very much like Christ. Nevertheless, Obama can attack Christians and name them in a speech, but not Muslims.
According to Roger Simon, the reasons for Obama’s conduct are as follows:
Obama is not a religious person. He rarely goes to church, except for political purposes.
Obama is nominally a Christian person. But more importantly, Obama identifies emotionally from his youth in Indonesian madrassas and from his ideological predisposition, with Third World Muslims.
So now, Obama is confronted with those same Muslims behaving like barbarians across Africa and the Middle East and sometimes into Europe and America.
Obama’s reaction is shame. This is the same reaction for the majority of Muslims throughout the Islamic world — shame.
Islam has been described as a shame culture. This is the kind of society that will go berserk, violent and murderous over cartoons.
The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo also took great delight in mocking Jesus Christ, the Pope and Jewish rabbis in very tasteless cartoons. But no representatives from these religions went on a killing spree against the Charlie Hebdo writers and editors.
The argument is that Obama is very much a part of this Muslim culture. And the suggestion is that Obama is genuinely and quite deeply ashamed of the religion, he, in part, came from.
The problem is that Obama, the president of the United States and one of the most powerful people in the world, cannot adjust to or accept the calamities that Islam is causing.
Unlike the President of Egypt, Obama cannot even call it or publicly name it- Islamic terrorism.
Obama cannot call a “camel a camel”.
I also believe, like Roger Simon, that Obama’s emotional and cultural attachment to Islam and his failure to adjust or accept Islamic terrorism and brutality, explain his determination to whitewash the behavior of Iran and make a deal with the equally murderous and brutal Iran, that will jeopardize the safety and security of the whole world.
I also believe that this is a horrible situation. For these above reasons, President Barack Obama is absolutely the wrong human being to be leading the West at this point in history. Heaven help us.