Islamic Finance 101
Sharia Infiltration

Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on 9/11

At behest of Hamas-linked CAIR, DoJ sues Minnesota town for rejecting mosque

Saudi king: Islamic State will reach ‘Europe in a month and America in another month’

We’re training the Taliban to kill us — and take back Afghanistan (08-22-14)

ISIS Threatens America: ‘We Will Raise The Flag Of Allah In The White House’ (08-19-14)

New Jersey Muslim “Innocently” Flying ISIS Flag “Liked” Conspirator in WTC Bombing (08-19-14)

Anti-Israeli Rioters Attack British Police and Ransack Supermarket (08-19-14)

OUR Troops told to refrain from eating, drinking in front of Muslims (08-08-14)

5 Ways Muslims Have Contributed to ‘Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation’ (08-05-14)

Hamas linked to CAIR National Banquet! (08-07-14)

Rahim Sabadia: Portrait of a Disgraced Defense Contractor (New 6/9/14)

Minnesota: Another Somali gym attack, followed by violent home invasion (New 04/19/14)

Obama Invites 80,000 Muslim Immigrants Into the United States – Promises 100,000/Per Year for Next 5 Years (New 04/19/14)

CAIR Calls on GOP Women's Group to Stop Promoting Anti-Muslim Speakers(New 04/19/14)

Virginia: Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Host Fundraiser for #Dem Congressman (New 04/19/14)

Obama Appoints Hamas Adviser Robert Malley to Senior Director on National Security Council (New02/27/14)

Muslim Brotherhood in the Oval Office (NEW) 02-17-14

California: Muslim professor requires Berkeley students tweet weekly on Islamophobia (NEW) 02-17-14

White House Petitioned to Have Muslim Holidays Recognized in School Year
(NEW) 01/23/14

Hollywood's Muslim Lies (NEW) 01/23/14

Islamists In America: Skilled at Hiding Common Roots (NEW) 01/22/14

Muslim anti-Semitism is only decades old, Obama claims (NEW) 01/22/14

OIC blames free speech for "Islamophobia" in the West (NEW) 01/22/14

Libyan assembly votes to follow Islamic law (NEW) 12/05/13

NYC: Incoming Mayor Appoints Pro-Censorship, CAIR-linked Imam to Transition Team

Dearborn, Michigan:
First US City to Fully Implement Sharia Law ~ (NEW) 11/03/12

Sharia Divorce Courts for Muslim Women, Dearborn, Michigan ~ (NEW) 11/03/12

Jewish Boycott ... Brilliant! ~ (NEW) 11/03/12

Airport Security & Double Standards ~ (NEW) 11/29/12

Airport Security & Double Standards
(NEW) 10/22/13

Terrorist_Camps_in _the_US

Al Qaeda Training and Killing Manual (#1,) (#2) (#3,) (#4) Al Qaeda Training Manual The Complete Version.

FBI Tracking 100 Suspected Extremists In Military (NEW) 09/08/12

Andrew McCarthy and "Patriotic" Muslims ~ (New 08/22/12)

Hillary tied to new Muslim Brotherhood ~ (New 07/31/12)

Iranian Assets in United States Activated ~ (New 07/31/12)

Letter to State Department IG ~ (New 07/31/12)
Letter to Homeland Security IG
Letter to Department of Defense IG
Letter to Department of Justice IG
Letter to Office of Director of National Intelligence
Letter to Congressman Ellison (D-MN)

GOP Leaders Turn on Michelle Bachmann ~ (New 07/31/12)

'Muslim Day' at California capitol promotes civic engagement ~ (New 07/31/12)

Muslims Invade Sacramento Capitol ~ (New 07/31/12)

Rupert Murdoch, FOX News Parent Co Increase Ties w/ Extremist Saudi Prince, Seeking Arab Street Viewers~ (New 03/27/12)

The Creator of “Fireman Sam” detained at Gatwick airport.~ (New 03/20/12)

Verizon Warned to Disconnect PLO in Washington ~ (New 03/20/12)

The Black Hole of History (New)11/08/11

M B Hamas Linked CAIR at Occupy Wall Street (New)11/02/11

Major U.S. hotel quakes in fear, cancels event on sizzling topic (New)11/02/11

European Children forced to bow to Islam, European children being forced to bow down to Islam…literally (New)11/02/11

Christian symbols make Muslim students uncomfortable : Introduction to article below (New)11/02/11

Catholic University Accused of Discriminating Against Muslims (New)11/02/11


Documents


Muslim Politics

ISIS beheading children and women (after stripping naked) -parallels Hindu Story

Video Purports to Show Beheading of U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff

Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley (08/22/2014)

Here’s How Palestinian Children Celebrated Hamas’ Summer of Rocket Attacks on Israel

Syria Iraq - The Islamic State militant group (08/22/2014)

5-year-old Christian boy cut in half by ISIS (08/19/2014)

Nigeria: Muslims kill nearly 1,000 in predominantly Christian town of Gwoza (08/19/2014)

Islamic Terror Attacks on Christians (Since 9/11) (08/19/2014)

Hamas Proudly Admits Intimidating Press in Gaza (08/18/2014)

Islam's Latest Contributions to Peace (08/18/2014)

Islamic Terror Attacks on Christians (Since 9/11) (08/18/2014)

Hamas killed 160 “Palestinian” children to build jihad terror tunnels! (08/07/2014)

PMW Bulletins Fatah: Abbas presents fighting Israel as religious "war for Allah" (08/06/2014)

Teenage Jihadists, Car Burnings and Muslim-Only Cemeteries (New02/27/14)

Irish Muslim convert beheads and dismembers his mother in honor killing
(NEW) 02-17-14

Executed For ‘Waging War on Allah (NEW) 02-17-14

Hunt for 'Black Widow' suicide bomber on the loose in Sochi:
Wife of dead militant feared to be targeting Winter Olympics - along with THREE other female terrorists ~(Muslim Politics) (NEW) 01/22/14

Iranians: Geneva is 'Treaty of Hudaybiyyah' (NEW) 01/22/14

Muslims to carry out jihad attacks when they return home from Syria (NEW) 01/22/14

France: Muslims Burn Over 1,000 Cars on New Year's Eve (NEW) 01/22/14

Afghanistan considers reintroduction of public stoning for adulterers

YOU WORRY ME!

By Captain John Maniscalco, American Airlines Pilot

Muslim Campus Hate Groups (New 02/05/12)

Al Qaeda Training and Killing Manual (#1,) (#2) (#3,) (#4) Al Qaeda Training Manual The Complete Version.  Manual (#1,) (#2) (#3,) (#4) came from the DOJ and was "redacted"!  (New 01/18/12)

Iraq's Descent into Ethnic Mayhem (New 01/12/12)

Culturally Driven Violence Against Women (New 01/12/12)

Obama Terrorism Advisor’s Book Confuses and Distorts (New 01/12/12)

How Muslim Countries Vote at the UN (New 01/08/12)

35 Terror Training Camps Now Operating Inside U.S. (New 01/08/12)

Faith Muslim Woman Accused of Mailing Fake WMD (New 12/30/11)

Egypt Islamists take two thirds of 2nd-round vote (New 12/30/11)

More Muslim Infiltration of US Army (New 12/30/11)

Chained and in tears: Children found in basement as police raid Islamic school thought to be a 'Taliban training center' YouTube (New 12/30/11)

Palestinian Teen Magazine Exalting Hitler SWC Calls on UNESCO to End Funding to Palestinian Teen Magazine Exalting Hitler (New 12/30/11)

State Dept Pays Off 56 Nation (New 12/15/11)

US Spent $200M on Egypt Election
(New 12/14/11)

Muslims Cabbies Block Traffic in NYC (New 12/14/11)

How the US Nat’l Security Apparatus is Imposing Islamic Law of Slander on Americans (New 12/14/11)

Criticism of Islam Could Soon be a Crime in America (New 12/14/11)

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam To Sign SB1028/HB1353 Felony To Aid Muslim Brotherhood With
(New 12/08/11)

Pro-Islam Bias in School History Textbooks (New 12/08/11)

Fort Hood Massacre Workplace Violence (YouTube) (New 12/08/11)

The Dhimmi is Forbidden to Read the Koran By Presidential Doctrine (NEW) 12/08/11

Look the American Flag is gone, by Tau Seti.  Great article
! (NEW) 11/28/11

The Dhimmi is Forbidden to Read the Koran (NEW) 11/22/11

Muslim Homeland Security Advisor Accused of Leaking Documents to Prove‘Islamophobia,’ Damage Rick Perry, with Utubes (NEW) 11/22/11

Government Muslim Homeland Security Advisor Accused of Leaking Documents to Prove ‘Islamophobia,’ Damage Rick Perry (NEW) 11/18/11

Military Culture Cards; Culture Cards: Afghanistan & Islamic Culture (NEW) 11/08/11

Pressure on FBI to lie about Islam: Vietnam Veterans for Academic Reform (NEW) 11/01/11

100 Battle Ready American Troops(?) (NEW) 10/17/11

Who is Huma Abedin? What are her Connections?
by Walid Shoebat
NEW 8/23/11

State Department now criminalizing “defamation of religion" NEW 8/18/11

Saudi controlled FOX moves against Gubernatorial candidates who question Obama’s Eligibility NEW 8/15/11

War will come in September

Netanyahu Speech 5/24/11

Abe Miller Commentary

Israel Terrorist List

National Day of Prayer


Israeli Conflict

A Fatal Blind Spot for Sheer Evil

Political Science The Middle East Problem (08-22-14)

Israel VS Palestine Video Cartoon (08-22-14)

The History of the Middle East Conflict in 11 Minutes (08-22-14)

Stories From The Battlefield: Hamas Tunnels Used To Target Israel’s Kindergartens (08-22-14)

Stories From The Battlefield: Hamas Tunnels Used To Target Israel’s Kindergartens (08-05-14)

Artillery data reveals Hamas lies and media cover-up about Israel (08-08-14)

Hamas to Buy N. Korean Weapons as Kerry Pledges $47 Million in Gaza Aid (08-08-14)

An Ethical Basis for War Against Political Islam, part 1 (07-11-14)

Nobel Prize 4 Muslim VS 129 Jewish Contributions to the World (New 6/9/14)

Greater Men have Tried (New02/27/14)

President Obama's brother declares his intent to destroy Israel (NEW) 02-17-14

PEACE FOR OUR TIME!” (New 11/25/13)

Abject Surrender by the United States (New 11/25/13)

Just One Bomb ~(New 03/20/12)

NAINC NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN (New 02/08/12)
Demand the Destruction of Iran’s Nuclear Infrastructure

Gingrich's Fresh Hope (New 12/15/11)

Melanie Phillips on Palestinian (New 12/14/11)

Arabs Offer Israel Peace: The Peace of the Grave! (NEW) 10/6/11

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses the UN General Assembly (NEW) 9/24/11

Israeli-Arab Crisis Approaching (NEW) 9/01/11

Islamic Spring ~ NEW 8/23/11

Open Letter to My Fellow Jews ~NEW 7/14/11

Iran’s Boycott of the Jews ~ NEW 7/14/11

Peel Commisson Report Palestine

The Origin of the State of Israel

Deir Yassin 1948


Gaza Refugees

Khartoum Resolution 1967

UN Resolution 242

New Gaza Flotilla

Islam In Our Schools


Education or Indoctrination? The Treatment of Islam in 6th through 12th Grade American Textbooks © 2012. ACT! has finally released their textbook Islam whitewash report after four years of research! Attached is the Executive Summary. It is 229 pages and will shock you how far Muslims have infiltrated into our American school system (New 03/20/2012)

US Textbooks: Muslims Discovered America (New 02/07/2012)

Muslim Hate Groups University Campus (New 02/05/2012)

Coptic Christian Student Murdered By Classmates for Wearing a Cross (NEW) 11/08/11

European Children forced to bow to Islam , European children being forced to bow down to Islam…literally

World History Medieval to Early Modern Times: Supplemental Instructional Material Applicable to Grade 7 History & Social Science Text

Islam in America’s Classrooms History or Propaganda? A Special Report

Teaching about religion full report; In National and State Social Studies Standards

Fogel Family Massacre
Photos of the murder of the Fogel family in the town of Itamar, north of Jerusalem, on March 11, 2011 by Palestinian Muslim terrorists.
WARNING: THESE PHOTOS ARE EXTREMELY GRAPHIC AND NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN
Fogel family photoys.
Fogel family photoys. Fogel family photoys.
Father and 3 month old baby murdered
Father and 3 month old baby murdered. Father and 3 month old baby murdered
The 4 year old murdered Fogel child.
Room of the 4 year old murdered Fogel child. Room of the 4 year old murdered Fogel child.
The11 year old murdered Fogel child.
The11 year old murdered Fogel child. The11 year old murdered Fogel child.
The Fogel family Levaya - Funeral Ceremony
The Fogel family Levaya - Funeral Ceremony. The Fogel family Levaya - Funeral Ceremony.


French Muslims Praying
  1. French Muslims praying in the streets during call to prayer.

France Muslims praying in the streets during call to prayer.
Islam Will Dominate !

Islam will dominate the world

Islam will dominate the world Islam will dominate the world
Muslim Countries 2000

Muslim Countries of Africa/Asia/Middle East/South East Asia:
Circa 2000


In 2000 there are nearly 65 states or countries with significant or majority populations who are Muslim. They include some of the largest nations in the world in terms of population, such as Indonesia, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Others are small countries like Qatar and Djibouti.

Muslim Countries of Africa, Asia, Middle East, South East Asia. Muslim Countries of Africa, Asia, Middle East, South East Asia.
Muslim Countries 2009

Muslim Countries of Africa/Asia/Middle East/South East Asia:
Circa 2009

The Muslim population of the world map by percentage of each country, according to the Pew Forum report on world Muslim populations, date 17 October 2009.

The Muslim population Pew Forum 2009 The Muslim population Pew Forum 2009
The Kaaba

One of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Haji pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime if they are able to do so. Multiple parts of the Hajj require pilgrims to walk seven times around the Kaaba in a anticlockwise direction (as viewed from above). This circumambulation, Tawaf, the, is also performed by pilgrims during the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage). However, the most dramatic times are during the Hajj, when about 6 million (officially) pilgrims simultaneously gather to circle the building on the same day.

The Kaaba one of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Haji pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime. The Kaaba one of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Haji pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime.
The Umayyad Caliphate 

The Umayyad Caliphate  (Arabic:) ‎, Banu Umayyah, Sons of Umayyah; was the second of the four major Arab caliphates established after the death of Muhammad. It was ruled by the Umayyad dynasty, whose name derives from Umayya jbn Abd Shams, the great-grandfather of the first Umayyad caliph. Although the Umayyad family originally came from the city of Mecca, Damascus was the capital of their Caliphate. At its greatest extent, it covered more than five million square miles (13,000,000 km2), making it one of the largest empires the world had yet seen and the fifth largest contiguous empire ever to exist. After the Umayyads were overthrown by the Abbasid Caliphate, they fled across North Africa to Al-Andalus, (S. Spain) where they established the Caliphate of Córdoba, which lasted until 1031.

The Umayyad Caliphate . At its greatest extent, it covered more than five million square miles (13,000,000 km2), making it one of the largest empires the. The Umayyad Caliphate . At its greatest extent, it covered more than five million square miles (13,000,000 km2), making it one of the largest empires the.
British Muslims Outraged

Outraged Muslims hold signs that read:

Behead those who insult Islam!
Exterminate those who slander Islam!
Massacre those who insult Islam!!
Freedom go to Hell!!
Slay those who insult Islam!
Be prepared for the real holocaust!
Butcher those who mock Islam!

Black & white picture Riot streets of Paris
London bombing 2005

Police believe at least one of the suspected London bombers died in the blasts.

London bombing 2005
Muslim Riot Paris

Rioting in Paris, 2005

Black & white picture rioting in Paris Black & white picture Riot streets of Paris
Muslim Riot Paris on fire

Paris streets on fire.

Paris Riots streets on fire. Paris Riots streets on fire.
Map of riots in Paris 2005
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Assessing Obama's Mosque Speech on Isla

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Wishing to address growing anti-Islamic sentiments among the American public, Barack Obama ventured on Feb. 3 to the Islamic Society of Baltimore (sadly, a mosque with unsavory Islamist associations) to talk about Islam and Muslims. The 5,000-word speech contains much of interest. Here's an in-depth assessment of its key points:

"a lot of Americans have never visited a mosque. To the folks watching this today who haven't — think of your own church, or synagogue, or temple, and a mosque like this will be very familiar. This is where families come to worship and express their love for God and each other. There's a school where teachers open young minds. Kids play baseball and football and basketball — boys and girls — I hear they're pretty good. Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts meet, recite the Pledge of Allegiance here."

Obama at the Islamic Society of Baltimore
Obama at the Islamic Society of Baltimore.

All true, but what about the dark side, the unique and repeated role of mosques in parlaying totalitarian ideas and fomenting violence? That goes unsaid in the president's rose-colored presentation.

"as Muslim Americans, you [worry that] your entire community so often is targeted or blamed for the violent acts of the very few."

Obama makes Muslims sound like innocent bystanders when there's a perfectly reasonable fear of them due to (1) so much violence emanating from this 1 percent of the U.S. population and (2) non-violent Muslims showing sympathy for the violent ones.

"The Muslim American community remains relatively small—several million people in this country."

This is a coy way for Obama to walk back his exaggerated 7 million figure of 2009 without explicitly saying so.

"recently, we've heard inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim Americans that has no place in our country."

A veiled critique of Donald Trump that Trump deserves.

"No surprise, then, that threats and harassment of Muslim Americans have surged."

That's ridiculous. Insofar as there has been a surge of threats and harassment – and this is open to doubt given the disreputable nature of the reporting – this is due to Muslim violence. Reasonably, non-Muslims worry that a co-worker will behead them or attack them at a party, that they'll be bombed attending a sporting event, or rammed into by planes when working at their offices. To blame non-Muslims for this commonsensical, life-preserving fear is to confuse symptom with cause.

"For more than a thousand years, people have been drawn to Islam's message of peace."

Some converts, to be sure, have been attracted to the peaceable side of Islam but many others have seen it as a militant force and converting as joining a winning team. Look at the Western converts who have gone to ISIS as one subset of these. Again, Obama just focuses on the cheery dimension and ignores the unpleasant one.

"the very word itself, Islam, comes from salam — peace."

How can a person in a position of responsibility say something so patently wrong? Islam meanssubmission, and does not derive from peace. As I explained in 2005, "There is no connection in meaning between salām and islām, peace and submission. These are two distinct words with unrelated meetings." Shame on Obama.

"For Christians like myself ..."

Standing in a mosque, Obama presumably feels a need to remind his audience that he's not a Muslim.

Obama sometimes declares he has "always been a Christian," other times that he "didn't become a Christian" until after college.
Obama sometimes declares he has "always been a Christian," other times that he "didn't become a Christian" until after college.

He would be more convincing if he could get his autobiography straight. For example, he sometimes declares he has "always been a Christian" and at other times that he "didn't become a Christian" until after college.

It would also help if he could date this important milestone rather than offer, in the view of Jason Kissner, an associate professor of criminology at California State University, Fresno, there are "two completely contradictory accounts" regarding its time frame.

"Muslim Americans keep us safe. They're our police and our firefighters. They're in homeland security, in our intelligence community. They serve honorably in our armed forces."


Again true, but again not mentioning the other side – the persistent penetration of American security and military services by Islamist enemies.

"it is undeniable that a small fraction of Muslims propagate a perverted interpretation of Islam."

Here we go again, Imam Obama declaiming on what the proper and the perverted interpretation of Islam are. He's done this before, as have many other non-Muslim leaders, including prior U.S. presidents. It's silly and embarrassing.

"right now, there is a organized extremist element that draws selectively from Islamic texts, twists them in an attempt to justify their killing and their terror."

It would be more accurate to replace this with "right now, there is a organized extremist element that draws on medieval Islamic texts and interprets them in medieval ways to justify their killing and their terror."


"Part of what's happened in the Middle East and North Africa and other places where we see sectarian violence is religion being a tool for another agenda — for power, for control."

Like Karl Marx, Obama sees religion in entirely instrumental terms
Like Karl Marx, Obama sees religion in entirely instrumental terms

This is typical left-wing materialism, which sees religion as a vehicle for something else, usually connected with economic benefit. No, the Islamists are true believers who engage in violence to pursue their vision, not for power as an end in itself, as Obama insists.

"Thomas Jefferson's opponents tried to stir things up by suggesting he was a Muslim – so I was not the first. No, it's true, it's true. Look it up. I'm in good company."

I did look it up – in Jefferson's Religion, a 2007 book by Stephen J. Vicchio, and found no evidence that Jefferson was called a Muslim. His opponents called him names such as "French infidel," "confirmed infidel," "howling atheist," and "fanatic," but never "Mahometan."

"just as faith leaders, including Muslims, must speak out when Christians are persecuted around the world – or when anti-Semitism is on the rise – because the fact is, is that there are Christians who are targeted now in the Middle East, despite having been there for centuries, and there are Jews who've lived in places like France for centuries who now feel obliged to leave because they feel themselves under assault — sometimes by Muslims."

It's not a complete or coherent sentence but it does correctly demand that Muslims speak out against religious persecution and it does note that Jews in Europe are "sometimes" (really, nearly always) attacked by Muslims. It's a relief to see the dark side peek through for an instant.

"the suggestion is somehow that if I would simply say, these are all "Islamic terrorists," then we would actually have solved the problem by now, apparently." (Laughter.)

This is a cheap laugh line. No one thinks the problem of Islamist violence would be solved by Obama using the right wording; many, including me, however, say that he can't properly address the problem unless he accurately identifies it.

"Groups like ISIL are desperate for legitimacy. They try to portray themselves as religious leaders and holy warriors who speak for Islam. I refuse to give them legitimacy."

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi isn't waiting with baited breath for Obama to affirm ISIS is Islamic.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi isn't waiting with baited breath for Obama to affirm ISIS is Islamic.

In fact, ISIL (or ISIS, Islamic State, Daesh) could not care less what Obama or other non-Muslims think of it. It cares only about the views of Sunni Muslims. So, Obama can deny it legitimacy all he wants; ISIS won't notice or care.

"the notion that America is at war with Islam ignores the fact that the world's religions are a part of who we are. We can't be at war with any other religion because the world's religions are a part of the very fabric of the United States, our national character."

By this infantile logic, Hitler could not have been at war with Judaism because Jews were part of the very fabric of Germany.

"the best way for us to fight terrorism is to deny these organizations legitimacy and to show that here in the United States of America, we do not suppress Islam; we celebrate and lift up the success of Muslim Americans."

No, the best way to fight Muslim violence is by (1) getting out of the way of law enforcement and others on the front line and (2) helping anti-Islamist Muslims find their voice.

"we can't suggest that Islam itself is at the root of the problem. That betrays our values. It alienates Muslim Americans. It's hurtful to those kids who are trying to go to school and are members of the Boy Scouts, and are thinking about joining our military."

This nicely summarizes the Establishment mentality that one must not publicly connect Islam to violence; just whisper this behind closed doors.

"Muslims around the world have a responsibility to reject extremist ideologies that are trying to penetrate within Muslim communities. Here at this mosque, and across our country and around the world, Muslim leaders are roundly and repeatedly and consistently condemning terrorism."

The equation of "reject[ing] extremist ideologies" and "condemning terrorism" reveals Obama's facile understanding of the Islamist challenge, reducing it merely to wanton political violence. Stop that violence and the problem is solved. Hardly; for lawful Islamism poses a deeper threat than some bomb-totting fanatics.

"this is not a clash of civilizations between the West and Islam. This is a struggle between the peace-loving, overwhelming majority of Muslims around the world and a radical, tiny minority. And ultimately, I'm confident that the overwhelming majority will win that battle. Muslims will decide the future of your faith. And I'm confident in the direction that it will go."

I would phrase it quite differently but I endorse these sentiments.

"If you're ever wondering whether you fit in here, let me say it as clearly as I can, as President of the United States: You fit in here – right here. You're right where you belong. You're part of America, too. You're not Muslim or American. You're Muslim and American."

I endorse this as well.

"We are blessed to live in a nation where even if we sometimes stumble, even if we sometimes fall short, we never stop striving for our ideals. We keep moving closer to that more perfect union. We're a country where, if you work hard and if you play by the rules, you can ultimately make it, no matter who you are or how you pray. It may not always start off even in the race, but here, more than any place else, there's the opportunity to run that race. ...
After more than 200 years, our blended heritage, the patchwork quilt which is America, that is not a weakness, that is one of our greatest strengths. It's what makes us a beacon to the world."


These are unusually patriotic and warm words for the United States from a leftist who rarely has much good to say about his own country. Good to hear them.
In all, this speech gets much more wrong than it gets right, from factual mistakes to evasions to distortions. It does get a few points right, especially toward the end, but as a whole, it's a typically shoddy Obama production.

Daniel Pipes (DanielPipes.org, @DanielPipes) is president of the Middle East Forum.

Related Topics:  Muslims in the United StatesUS policy  |  Daniel Pipes

 


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