Monday, April 21, 2014

Cheerleading For Islam

President Obama used his Easter address to the nation as yet another cheerleading session for Islam and I, for one, am getting really sick of it.

"For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning," the President said.

"For me, and for countless other Christians, Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal. We remember the grace of an awesome God, who loves us so deeply that He gave us his only Son, so that we might live through Him. We recall all that Jesus endured for us – the scorn of the crowds, the agony of the cross – all so that we might be forgiven our sins and granted everlasting life. And we recommit ourselves to following His example, to love and serve one another, particularly “the least of these” among us, just as He loves every one of us."

"The common thread of humanity that connects us all – not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs – is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. To remember, I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. Whatever your faith, believer or nonbeliever, there’s no better time to rededicate ourselves to that universal mission."

He didn't say anything wrong, some will say. Maybe. But was it necessary for the President of the United States, on the most important Christian holiday in the world, to even bring up Islam? Islam as a whole is only its brother's keeper if it's brother also follows Islam. 

Regardless of what President Obama and others would have you believe, Islam is not a religion of peace. Peaceful religions don't mutilate young girls, stone and whip women and behead non-believers. Religions of peace do not allow women to be raped only to make the woman provide five male witnesses (an impossibility) to say it wasn't her fault. 

I would like to have a President who did not feel it was necessary to appease Islam every chance he got and one who did not think it was necessary to have federal agencies like NASA change their mission from space exploration to making Muslims feel good about themselves. (In July of 2010, in Cairo, NASA head Charles Bolden told Al Jazeera that when he became the NASA administrator, President Obama charged him with three things: "One, he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science and engineering — science, math and engineering."

See - I just don't see that third task as necessary or productive. Obama wants to make Muslims feel good about themselves and tasks a federal agency to help with that. In the research I've done about Muslim contributions to the world - most of their contributions were made centuries ago.  Not one article I read had any modern day contributions - within the last 500 years. So why is it necessary to try to make them feel better about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering when they haven't really contributed to any of them in centuries? And why is it necessary for the President of the United States to mention them on Easter?

I know the argument - not all Muslims are terrorists and hate Christians. But there certainly are a lot of them. And it doesn't take hundreds of millions of Muslims to bring about great and negative change in the world if Western nations refuse to recognize the problem because it's "not politically correct." 

Leftists and progressives cannot bring themselves to admit that Islam as a whole is evil and not of the one true God. And neither can President Obama - and he claims to be a Christian. I don't know what his relationship with Jesus Christ is. Only he and Jesus know. And it's not my place to judge. But I do know that what comes out of his mouth sometimes makes me wonder about it.

Mr. President - please stop pandering to Islam and start doing the right things for your own country. Oh -and please stop supplying arms to Al Qaeda backed rebels in Syria (and who knows where else.) After all the death and threats we have received from Muslim terrorist organizations it's time for you to make a choice - your own country or Islam. Personally, I'm OK if you choose Islam. Feel free to head over there whenever you wish. I'll take my chances with Joe...

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