Jeg har aldrig været en stor fan af Barack Obama. Ikke kun fordi han er demokrat, hvad i sig selv er diskvalificerende. Det er heller ikke fordi de danske medier tilbad ham under en lang valgkamp. Politik handler om holdninger, og ingen kunne mobilisere tanketomme floskler som Barack Obama. Tager man ham på ordet, ikke mindst i forhold til Mellemøsten og islam, så dumper han fælt. Det er faktisk en del værre end man kunne frygte.
Onsdag i sidste uge talte Obama i en moské i Baltimore, og selvom de fleste vestlige politikere af ren bekvemmelighed også lefler for islam, så giver Obama den lige en tak mere. Analyse af Dennis Prager for National Review – You don’t know what Obama said at the mosque.
“If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media’s summary of them. When you do, you come to realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue.
The most recent example was his speech last week at a mosque in Baltimore. In addition to reassuring Muslim Americans that they are as American as Americans of every other faith — a point that any president, Republican or Democrat, would and should make — President Obama spoke a lot of nonsense, some of it dangerous nonsense.
President Obama: ‘So let’s start with this fact: For more than a thousand years, people have been drawn to Islam’s message of peace. And the very word itself, ‘Islam,’ comes from ’salam’ — peace.’
Why did Mr. Obama say this? Even Muslim websites acknowledge that ‘Islam’ means ’submission’ [to Allah], that it comes from the Arabic root
‘aslama’ meaning submission, and that ‘Islam’ is the command form of that verb. That’s why ‘Muslim’ means ‘One who submits,’ not ‘One who is peaceful.’
‘Jefferson and John Adams had their own copies of the Koran.’
The primary, if not only, reason Jefferson had a copy of the Koran was to try to understand the Koran and Islam in light of what the Muslim ambassador from Tripoli had told him and John Adams. When asked why Tripoli pirates were attacking American ships and enslaving Americans, the Muslim ambassador explained that Muslims are commanded to do so by the Koran. Jefferson wrote that the Tripoli ambassador told him that ‘it was written in their Koran that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman [Muslim] who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to Paradise.’
That’s why Jefferson and Adams had Korans. Given this reason, why did the president mention that Jefferson and Adams owned copies of the Koran? …
What drives most Americans crazy is that the president of the United States refuses to name the enemy. And this rewriting of reality filters down to many American institutions. …
Obama: ‘… When a young man in Charleston shoots African Americans in a church, there’s not an expectation that every white person in America suddenly is explaining that they’re not racist.’
This point alone should have been publicized by the media — that the president of the United States tells Muslims that they have no moral obligation to condemn violence committed by Muslims in the name of Islam. …
Obama: ‘These are the voices of Muslim scholars, some of whom join us today, who know Islam has a tradition of respect for other faiths.’
Another falsehood. Islam has no such tradition. Islam has always demanded that Jews and Christians be treated as humiliated second-class citizens — when not forced to choose between conversion and death.
Now you know what President Obama said at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. But if you just read or listened to the mainstream media, you would have missed it because none of this was reported. It was all about, as the headline in USAToday put it, ‘At Baltimore mosque, Obama condemns anti-Muslim bigotry.'”