Posts Tagged ‘Obama’
Just why do Western politicians seem to feel it obligatory to justify themselves to (and prostrate themselves before) Muslims, at every opportunity?
Attorney General Eric Holder reiterated his resolve to prosecute hate crimes while standing behind the methods used in anti-terrorism cases during a speech Friday night before a Muslim advocacy group near San Francisco.
Speaking to Muslim Advocates, a San Francisco-based group, Holder told the group that he’s heard from many Muslim and Arab Americans who feel uneasy and singled out by law enforcement. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Interfaith dialogue’ gifts are intercepted as they make their way from Yemen to Chicago Synagogues – right about the same time as Obama’s disastrous performance and ratings are about to meet the November US Senate elections:
President Barack Obama has said initial examinations of two suspicious packages bound for the US show they appeared to have contained explosive materials.
He said the packages, found in the UK and Dubai on two overnight cargo planes from Yemen, were destined for Jewish places of worship in Chicago. Security alerts are under way in the US, UK and Middle East. Read the rest of this entry »
Smell that smoke and rubber…
Speaking to reporters today, President Obama drew a sharp line under his comments last night, insisting that his defense of the right to build a mosque does not mean he supports the project.
“I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there. I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates back to our founding,” he said.
Obama’s latest comments are logically consistent with his words last night, if a bit less “clarion,” as Mike Bloomberg called the first remarks. And there are certainly two possible stances here: Bloomberg’s, that the Cordoba project itself represents the best of America; and Obama’s, that the freedom of religion is an important American value.
Obama’s new remarks, literally speaking, re-open the question of which side he’s on. Most of the mosque’s foes recognize the legal right to build, and have asked the builders to reconsider.
But the clarification is, in political terms, puzzling. The signal Obama sent with his rhetoric last night wasn’t that he had chosen to make a trivial, legal point about the First Amendment. He chose to make headlines in support of the mosque project, and he won’t be able to walk them back now with this sprinkling of doubt. All he’ll do is frustrate some of the people who so eagerly welcomed his words yesterday as a return to form.
A CNN opinion poll puts Americans at approximately 70:30 against for the construction of the Ground Zero Mosque. That’s all you need to know about this reversal, from someone who is beginning to look very much like a one-term President – and deservedly so.
Video above: Pat Condell nails the Ground Zero mega mosque issue
US President Barack Hussein Obama subverts American values and the US Constitution not necessarily by supporting the building of a Mosque near the hallowed ground of the site of the World Trade Center; but by his citing of those values to defend the extremely suspicious motives and the backgrounds of the people behind the ‘Cordoba Initiative’:
President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully endorsed allowing a mosque near ground zero, saying the country’s founding principles demanded no less.
“As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country,” Obama said, weighing in for the first time on a controversy that has riven New York City and the nation.
“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,” he said. “This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable.” Read the rest of this entry »