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May 17, 2010

Arab Media Cheer Obama for De-Linking Muslims from Terror

Arab Media Cheer Obama for De-Linking Muslims from Terror

A leading international Arab newspaper has hailed U.S. President Barack Obama for officially removing the description “Muslim terrorist” as part of his campaign “to reach out to the Muslim world.” The op-ed did not note the radical Muslim bacgkround of the terrorists and reasoned they are equal to other terrorists whose religion is not connected with their acts.

Osman Mirghani, the deputy editor-in-chief of 'Al-Sharq Al-Awsat,' which is owned by a Saudi Arabian company and published in London, wrote an op-ed last week under the headline "Why Didn't Obama Mention Islam?." The Obama administration has broken from the Bush government’s policy of using the term “Islamic terrorism” in official documents and "no longer [is] responding to extremist voices" that call for targeting home countries of terrorists, he explained.

He said the president is carrying out his pledge in his “reaching out to Muslims speech” at Cairo University in June 2008. Regarding Obama's statements on the botched Times Square bombing, the editor praised President Obama for not once referring to prime suspect Faisal Shahzad’s being Muslim and for not “mentioning Islam in discussing the terrorist operation."

The same approach was taken after the failed Christmas Day bombing by Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalib. “Obama spoke about the detained terrorist as a member of the Al-Qaeda organization but he did not speak about him being a Muslim,’ Mirghani wrote. “Even when he spoke about Al-Qaeda, Obama noted that it was not the first time that the network had targeted America, ignoring the links that were made in the past between the organization and Islam or when it was put in the context of 'Islamic extremism.'"

Similarly, after the Fort Hood, Texas attack by a Muslim terrorist who murdered 13 people last November, “President Obama 'cautioned against jumping to conclusions’” and did not refer to the terrorist's Arab origin or religion.

The article did not mention that most, if not all, Arab terrorists are indoctrinated by Muslim extremism. Instead, the editor argued that describing terrorists as Muslims actually provokes more terror.

“There is recognition today of the fact that terrorists are benefiting from the creation of an anti-Islamic and anti-Muslim atmosphere after any terrorist operation, and that issuing statements or taking steps that target Muslims employed by extremist groups further spreads hostility against the U.S., the West, and even moderate Islamic states,” he reasoned.

The writer argued that “the identity of the terrorist does not necessarily implicate the country he belongs to, in the same way that other adherents of the religion the terrorist follows should not be condemned."
He accused former President George W. Bush of being “captive to the Big Stick policy and slogans of 'you're either with us or against us,' which caused the popularity of the U.S. to wane, not only in the Islamic world but in numerous countries around the world." In contrast, he continued, “The new president has extended his hand to the Islamic world,… and the tendency to link every terrorist operation to the religion of the perpetrator has disappeared.”


“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit”
Barack Hussein Obama

“We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over so many centuries to shape the world for the better, including my own country.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“The contribution of Muslims to the United States are too long to catalog because Muslims are so interwoven into the fabric of our communities and our country”
Barack Hussein Obama

“I have lived in a Muslim-majority country... I know, because I am one of them.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“And since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“And I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state of our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That is why the U.S. government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab, and to punish those who would deny it.”
Barack Hussein Obama

“We are not nor have we even been at war with Islam”
Barack Hussein Obama

From ‘Dreams of my Father’, “IN INDONESIA, I SPEND TWO YEARS AT A MUSLIM SCHOOL” I will stand by


From ‘Audacity of Hope: “LOLO (Obama’s step father) FOLLOWED ISLAM....”I LOOKED TO LOLO FOR GUIDANCE”.

From ‘The Audacity Of Hope, “I WILL STAND WITH

From The Audacity Of Hope, “WE ARE NO LONGER JUST A CHRISTIAN NATION, we are also a Jewish nation, a MUSLIM NATION, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”


Wild Thing's comment........

Muslims know they want to destroy infidels.
We know Muslims want to destroy infidels.
Muslims call us infidels.
We know Muslims call us infidels.
We should know Muslims want to destroy those of us who are not Muslims.

Hands up all Muslims!!!!!

Oh, look Barack Obama has his hand up;)

Posted by Wild Thing at May 17, 2010 06:48 AM


Freedom of Religion does not mean Freedom of Islam, unfortunately jihadists feel it does and trying to court their favor is both wrong and unwise. (They don't care if a bunch or corrupt infdels like or don't like them anyway. Deceiving said infidels into being easier targets, THAT they care about.)

Posted by: Anonymous at May 17, 2010 11:11 AM

Muslims do not want to destroy infedels. They want to enslave infedels because somebody has to do the work and Muslims are not going to do it. Hard work is a virtue and Islam is without virtue. The Koran is a pretty good blue print for runing a protection racket and it worked well on what was left of the Roman Empire and India. We should have the same respect for them as we have for anyother organized crime cartel.

Posted by: Avitar at May 17, 2010 01:02 PM

Civilization owes Izlam, you got to be kidding, what did the moslems ever do that was creative, The Greeks gave the world Art, Scientists, Archetecture, philosophers, the Persians invaded Greece. If they are credited with any discovery, it will be proven it was first stolen.

In fact anything they did contribute was a rip off from some other country and the logic behind it was so convoluted that it took extra work to achieve the same goal.

They are backward with no sense of value and no morals. Civilization is lucky they were not successful in any venture they pursued. We are far more advanced because of it.

Posted by: Mark at May 17, 2010 09:57 PM

Anonymous, well said. "Freedom of Religion does not mean Freedom of Islam"

Avitar,I sure wish our politicians would realize that.

Mark, hahaha that good, love the list. I agree Islam has given nothing, only taken and destroyed.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 18, 2010 03:18 AM