Obama the Blind Prez meets Omar the Blind Sheik

In Belgium, in France, and around the world, the reality that Islam is not a religion of peace is playing out in their streets, but Obama and Western European leaders choose to remain blind.

Andrew McCarthy, in his speech “Islam – Facts or Dreams” presented at Hillsdale College on February 23, 2016, pointed out that the whole notion that Islam is a religion of peace is only an interpretation and is not based in Islamic scripture.  This contradiction of beliefs among Muslims is inconvenient not just for Muslims, but for politicians like Obama and those in Western Europe.

It’s not just politicians and those who believe them.  It’s the 80% of Muslims who believe this contradiction who are on the wrong side of the reality of their own religion.  The 20% who follow Mohammed strictly, whether they take up jihad or support it with their complacency, amount to as many as 340 million "radicals" worldwide.  This number is very concerning, because at what point is radical no longer radical?  Can 340 million true Islamists all be radicals?  I would suggest with complete confidence that the number is something less.  In this case, the 80% aren't actually choosing a different interpretation; they are choosing to ignore the inconvenient passages that make up the backbone of Mohammed's teachings, which are strictly followed by hundreds of millions.

Obama in his lofty speeches may pick and choose what he wants from the Koran to back up his naïve position, but the reality is that Mohammed's teachings make up three books, not one.  The Koran represents only about 13% of his writings, and all Muslims must take all his words as divine law.  For a Muslim to ignore or reinterpret Mohammed’s words on warfare, jihad, and the treatment of infidels presented in his other writings, inside and outside the Koran, is apostasy punishable by death.   

Mohammed never expected everyone to fight.  He held a special place with special rewards both in life and in death for those who do.  Today, the ISIS fighters make up a small percentage of the ISIS devotees both in the Middle East and around the world, but their backers constitute larger numbers than there are citizens in the U.S.

Our Constitution is based on Judeo-Christian moral and social beliefs (in spite of what liberals would have us believe).  ISIS is the embodiment of Islamic moral, social, and political beliefs.  The differences are obviously incompatible.

The Founders were well aware of Muslims and Islamists when they penned the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.  The fledgling nation of America, along with Europeans, had to deal with Muslims across the ocean more than 200 years ago.  President Jefferson was the first to strike a decisive blow against them in the Barbary War.  If it was a worldwide concern impacting the U.S. back in the 1700s, it certainly can't be ignored in the much smaller world today, as Obama would have us do.

It's unfortunate that to be real Americans, we are constitutionally bound to be as accepting of Muslims as we are Hindus, Buddhists, and hundreds of other religions that may not be built on Judeo-Christian beliefs but are still rooted in goodness and respect, while the Islamists we accept into our society are bent on destroying the very fabric of our being as a nation.

Words like “turn the other cheek” are central to most religions, but they do not exist anywhere in Mohammed's teaching.  In Islam, there is no Golden Rule:

"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets." (Matthew 7:12)

Denying the Golden Rule was not an oversight – the “prophet” Mohammed rejected it outright.

If, as a people, you can't embrace something as simple and perfect as the Golden Rule or turn the other cheek, you can't truly embrace the idea that is America.  If an ISIS member were to speak those simple and profound words of treating others as you would have them treat yourself, he would have his head literally cut off.  A Christian would receive a hug.

Anybody like Obama, who doesn't see this reality, is making a choice not to see it – Obama the Blind Prez meets Omar the Blind Sheik.

In Belgium, in France, and around the world, the reality that Islam is not a religion of peace is playing out in their streets, but Obama and Western European leaders choose to remain blind.

Andrew McCarthy, in his speech “Islam – Facts or Dreams” presented at Hillsdale College on February 23, 2016, pointed out that the whole notion that Islam is a religion of peace is only an interpretation and is not based in Islamic scripture.  This contradiction of beliefs among Muslims is inconvenient not just for Muslims, but for politicians like Obama and those in Western Europe.

It’s not just politicians and those who believe them.  It’s the 80% of Muslims who believe this contradiction who are on the wrong side of the reality of their own religion.  The 20% who follow Mohammed strictly, whether they take up jihad or support it with their complacency, amount to as many as 340 million "radicals" worldwide.  This number is very concerning, because at what point is radical no longer radical?  Can 340 million true Islamists all be radicals?  I would suggest with complete confidence that the number is something less.  In this case, the 80% aren't actually choosing a different interpretation; they are choosing to ignore the inconvenient passages that make up the backbone of Mohammed's teachings, which are strictly followed by hundreds of millions.

Obama in his lofty speeches may pick and choose what he wants from the Koran to back up his naïve position, but the reality is that Mohammed's teachings make up three books, not one.  The Koran represents only about 13% of his writings, and all Muslims must take all his words as divine law.  For a Muslim to ignore or reinterpret Mohammed’s words on warfare, jihad, and the treatment of infidels presented in his other writings, inside and outside the Koran, is apostasy punishable by death.   

Mohammed never expected everyone to fight.  He held a special place with special rewards both in life and in death for those who do.  Today, the ISIS fighters make up a small percentage of the ISIS devotees both in the Middle East and around the world, but their backers constitute larger numbers than there are citizens in the U.S.

Our Constitution is based on Judeo-Christian moral and social beliefs (in spite of what liberals would have us believe).  ISIS is the embodiment of Islamic moral, social, and political beliefs.  The differences are obviously incompatible.

The Founders were well aware of Muslims and Islamists when they penned the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.  The fledgling nation of America, along with Europeans, had to deal with Muslims across the ocean more than 200 years ago.  President Jefferson was the first to strike a decisive blow against them in the Barbary War.  If it was a worldwide concern impacting the U.S. back in the 1700s, it certainly can't be ignored in the much smaller world today, as Obama would have us do.

It's unfortunate that to be real Americans, we are constitutionally bound to be as accepting of Muslims as we are Hindus, Buddhists, and hundreds of other religions that may not be built on Judeo-Christian beliefs but are still rooted in goodness and respect, while the Islamists we accept into our society are bent on destroying the very fabric of our being as a nation.

Words like “turn the other cheek” are central to most religions, but they do not exist anywhere in Mohammed's teaching.  In Islam, there is no Golden Rule:

"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets." (Matthew 7:12)

Denying the Golden Rule was not an oversight – the “prophet” Mohammed rejected it outright.

If, as a people, you can't embrace something as simple and perfect as the Golden Rule or turn the other cheek, you can't truly embrace the idea that is America.  If an ISIS member were to speak those simple and profound words of treating others as you would have them treat yourself, he would have his head literally cut off.  A Christian would receive a hug.

Anybody like Obama, who doesn't see this reality, is making a choice not to see it – Obama the Blind Prez meets Omar the Blind Sheik.