Friday, August 13, 2010

Repeal! Repudiate! Reprehend!

Mr. Obama rehashes his Inaugural address, lamely, and makes some really rather condescending assertions about Muslims in American history to an audience including questionable guests (the Islamic Society of North America was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case) at this year’s Ramadan iftar at the White House (h/t Jennifer Rubin):

Like so many other immigrants, generations of Muslims came here to forge their future. They became farmers and merchants, worked in mills and factories, and helped lay the railroads.  They helped build America. They founded the first Islamic center in New York City in the 1890s. They built America’s first mosque on the prairie of North Dakota.  And perhaps the oldest surviving mosque in America—still in use today—is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Today, our nation is strengthened by millions of Muslim Americans. They excel in every walk of life. Muslim American communities—including mosques in all fifty states—also serve their neighbors. Muslim Americans protect our communities as police, firefighters and first responders. Muslim American clerics have spoken out against terror and extremism, reaffirming that Islam teaches that one must save human life, not take it. And Muslim Americans serve with honor in our military.

How about the Sikhs who arrived here from India in the 1800s to work on farms and railways in order to secure better lives for themselves and become good Americans? Should they get a dinner? And what about the Buddhists and Taoists who came from China, and, as little more than slave labor, really helped lay the railroads, and nevertheless managed to forge a remarkable future here? Where’s their dinner? 

And while we’re on the subject of religion and Mr. Obama’s self-righteous touting of his own embrace of diversity, the practice of hosting an annual iftar was established by George W. Bush in November of 2001. It was an extremely ill-conceived effort then, to persuade the world in the period immediately following the Islamofascist slaughter of 3,000 Americans that we were not Islam-allergic, and it remains so today, almost a decade later. Islamofascists are still trying, and succeeding, to kill Americans, and no amount of genuflecting at White House dinners will make it otherwise.

What is more, Mr. Obama may insist that it is so until the day he and the rest of his crew of tone-deaf incompetents are escorted via Marine One to Andrews Air Force Base and hence off to forge their own future, but we are not just fighting al Qaeda. Our enemy—the West's enemy—is a web of Islamic terrorists and state sponsors that includes Hamas, Hizballah, Islamic Jihad, al Aksa Martyrs' Brigade, Ansar al Islam, Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Harakat ul Mujahidin, among a long and probably growing list of others.

Which brings us to the Obamic endorsement of the Ground Zero Mosque project, an act of appeasement on the order of his Cairo speech, his flirtation with the despots of Iran, and his refusal to name terrorist names: It will avail him the same scornful response he’s received repeatedly already, and it will keep the rest of us in harm’s way. 

Repeal him, repudiate him, and reprehend him!


  1. Maybe the test of a truly abominable speech is its ability to offend almost everyone, with something.

    I took greatest offense to this part: "But let me be clear: as a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances."

    Whenever Obama winds up pitch with "Let me be clear", you can be sure that a gross and irrelevant straw man is about to be tossed into the fire. There is no relationship whatsoever between "believing that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country" and being offended by the plan to build a mosque near ground zero in lower Manhattan.

    To push the President's argument a bit further, I'd be opposed to any religion building a $100 million monument to itself in lower Manhattan near ground zero, and I suspect that most Americans feel the same way.

  2. I am so disappointed in this man who is running our country, everything he is doing is nothing short of trying to destroy AMERICA and everything we have ever stood why should we be surprised by this was the biggest mistake we made to put him in office