Circles I’d Love To See Obama Try And Square

Today Barack Obama made the most incredible statement I’ve ever heard a President of The United States of America make.

The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.

Really? The future must not belong to Christians, Jews, Buddhists, or any one of dozens of religions? Oh and don’t forget Atheists. None of these be can be allowed to own the future?

Now you can say belonging to another religion isn’t the same as slandering the “prophet of Islam” but it actually is. See the foundational creed of Islam, the one if you say with belief makes you a Muslim is…

  1. For a Muslim, every action begins with your intention. Quietly, to yourself, make the intention to embrace Islam as your faith.
  2. Say the following words with clarity of intention, firm faith and belief:
  3. Say: “Ash-hadu an la ilaha ill Allah.” (I bear witness that there is no diety but Allah.)
  4. Say: “Wa ash-hadu ana Muhammad ar-rasullallah.” (And I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.)

Problem is, if you’re say a Christian you subscribe to the Nicene Creed which reads:

We believe (I believe) in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, and born of the Father before all ages. (God of God) light of light, true God of true God. Begotten not made, consubstantial to the Father, by whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven. And was incarnate of the Holy Ghost and of the Virgin Mary and was made man; was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried; and the third day rose again according to the Scriptures. And ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of the Father, and shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, of whose Kingdom there shall be no end. And (I believe) in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father (and the Son), who together with the Father and the Son is to be adored and glorified, who spoke by the Prophets. And one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. We confess (I confess) one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for (I look for) the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.”

You can’t all of that about Jesus and agree that Muhammad is God’s prophet. If you say Muhammad isn’t God’s prophet, you’ve slandered him and according to Obama must not own the future.

Muslims believe Jesus was a prophet of God but not his holy son as Christians do. Shouldn’t they be disqualified from “owning the future” based on what Christians no doubt see as a slander against their beliefs?

But aside the theological discussion for a second and get back to a fundamental question…why is Obama so concerned about the “honor” of Islam’s prophet?  Why of all the prophets worshiped and venerated in the world is Muhammad so damn special that he may not be slandered?

Mormons consider Joseph Smith and every subsequent leader of their church to be a prophet. Does Obama feel that anyone who slanders Mormons is unfit to “own the future”? Will he take action against his Secretary of State for her indulgence in an evening of anti-Mormon slander?

And this idea of “must not”. It implies a certain level of duty to ensure that it does not come to pass. What steps does Obama think we must take to prevent this from happening? And why exactly is he acting as the defense attorney for one religion (that’s alien for the most part to the American experience) over others (which are foundational to this nation)?

As I’ve said before, I don’t think Obama is a Muslim, secret or otherwise. I do however find his willingness to elevate it above all other religions disgusting and dangerous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on September 25, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. That is a good point. My initial thought – I always try to give people the benefit of the doubt, even Obama – was to think “he said *slander*. True depictions are not slander. I’m not in favor of *slandering” Muhammad either, though I wouldn’t encourage the arrest of someone for it”. But if a true depiction looks like slander to Muslims… and isn’t that all that matters in this context? Christians aren’t going to go riot if you get a few facts wrong regarding the prophet of Islam.

  2. Also, like so many liberals, Obama has “tolerance” *exactly* backwards. Tolerance, which is a good thing, doesn’t mean that we don’t allow you to say something that might offend someone. In fact, it means that we DO allow you to say something that might offend someone. THAT’S what we tolerate.

  1. Pingback: President Obama has tolerance exactly backwards | longerthoughts

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