New Obama Oath of Office!

New Obama Oath of Office!

“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 Obama, Cairo, June 4, 2009

So here’s the new and improved Presidential Oath of Office:

“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear. So help me Allah.”

Posted at June 4, 2009 2:56 PM

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Obama’s New World Order

Obama’s New World Order

June 4th, 2009 Posted By Pat Dollard.

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“Any world order that elevates one nation over another will inevitably fail.”

– Barack Hussein Obama, Cairo, June 5, 2009

A nation is elevated by itself. If no nation is allowed to elevate itself, then there are in fact no sovereign nations. There is in fact, only a one-world nation, under a one-world government.

“Our progress must be shared.” Good old fashioned Marxism, plain and simple.

Excerpts from Politico:

The president, who left the room to applause from an audience carefully chosen to reflect diverse perspectives, invoked the “Holy Koran” twice, and the “Holy Bible” only once.

Obama got a standing early ovation when he declared: “I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”

…conservative former U.S. Ambassador to United Nations John Bolton said he considered that one of several “flawed premises” upon which the speech was built, noting America’s longstanding alliance with Saudi Arabia as sign that it’s not all tension between the U.S. and Arab allies.

“This is another Obama blame America first moment,” Bolton said.

Bolton also criticized Obama for what he called “a very hard line against Israeli settlements.”

“When you criticize your strongest ally in an environment like that, it is intended to send a message to that ally,” he said.

Liz Cheney, a former State Department official and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, said it was a “well-delivered speech” and that Obama’s personal story “sends a message about America being a land of opportunity.”

But after hearing Obama discuss the long and troubled history of U.S-Iranian relations, she said, “I was troubled by the extent to which I heard moral relativism. I heard the president talk about Iran as though we’ve done some bad things to Iran and they’ve done some bad things to us but now we just need to get together here to go forward — rather than acknowledging the fact that Iran is the world’s largest terrorist-sponsoring state.”

Obama, who talked little about his own connections to Islam on the campaign trail, invoked what he called his “own experience” as he delivered on a campaign promise to make a major address on Muslim soil early in his presidency.

“I am a Christian, but my father came from a Kenyan family that includes generations of Muslims,” he said. “As a boy, I spent several years in Indonesia and heard the call of the azaan at the break of dawn and the fall of dusk. As a young man, I worked in Chicago communities where many found dignity and peace in their Muslim faith.”

The comments in what he called “the timeless city of Cairo” are by far the most extensive he has made about his Muslim roots. Obama added another personal note as he insisted on greater religious freedom throughout the world: “I saw it firsthand as a child in Indonesia, where devout Christians worshiped freely in an overwhelmingly Muslim country. That is the spirit we need today.”

Conservative critics seized on a passage in which he said: “Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail. So whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners of it. Our problems must be dealt with through partnership; progress must be shared.”

However, Obama spoke bluntly of some of the “sources of tension” between the cultures, including head scarves and the role of women, but did not include the word “terrorism” or its variants.

Turning briefly to specifics, he said: “We will expand exchange programs, and increase scholarships, like the one that brought my father to America, while encouraging more Americans to study in Muslim communities. And we will match promising Muslim students with internships in America; invest in on-line learning for teachers and children around the world; and create a new online network, so a teenager in Kansas can communicate instantly with a teenager in Cairo.”

Obama’s Wahhabi bling-bling

 

Obama’s Wahhabi bling-bling

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 4, 2009 11:43 AM

Isn’t it special?

President Obama was awarded Saudi Arabia’s highest honor yesterday — an elaborate gold necklace and medallion fit for a king or a rap mogul.

“Goodness gracious, that’s something there,” an awestruck Obama said when a royal aide approached him with the massive chain.

A beaming King Abdullah — who hosted Obama in an ornate meeting room decked out with opulent chandeliers, marble columns and engraved mirrors — presented the gift to the president…

…”Those are only given to the very few friends of the king, and you are certainly one of those,” Abdullah said.

(Via NYPost)

Make no mistake. Barack Obama is no Rudy Giuliani.

Obama quotes verse 5:32, omits 5:33

Obama quotes verse 5:32, omits 5:33

Mladen Andrijasevic

President Obama in his speech said ” The Holy Koran teaches that whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind.”

 

I really find it odd that neither President Obama nor any of his advisors did not realize that the meaning of verse 5:32 is not clear until it is quoted together with verse 5:33 which follows it:
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YUSUFALI: On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land

 

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YUSUFALI: The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;

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Obama claims 7 million US Muslims

Obama claims 7 million US Muslims

Thomas Lifson
The man who will conduct the next census are already putting out funny numbers. In his Cairo speech, the President claimed there are seven million Muslims in the US. This is a multiple of the Pew Research Center’s careful estimate of 2.35 million.

Even if you accept the President’s ridiculous claim, this does not make American one of the largest “Muslim nations” as he recently averred.

 

If the President can find 7 million Muslims in the US, imagine how many Democrats will be discovered by his Census, being run from the White House.

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Obama, Iran, and Israel–It gets worse and worse

Obama, Iran, and Israel

By Richard Baehr

President Obama has in the past few days indicated that Iran certainly has reason to develop nuclear energy. After all, they are the world’s second largest oil exporter.  And he will not set any artificial time frames, by the end of which he seeks an Iranian response to his outreach efforts and attempt to dialogue with them. He has said he would like to see “progress” by the end of the year. That makes sense, I guess, since current estimates are that Iran will have completed all the steps to have a nuclear bomb by the end of the year.

The latest outreach effort is a notice sent to all our foreign embassies and consulate offices  to invite Iranian officials to their hot dogs and hamburgers party on July 4th. So carrots and sticks for Iran: carrots in the form of pork hot dogs, sticks: well, none yet. 

 

And then there is Israel: Obama and Clinton have laid down their markers: no settlement growth of any kind in the West Bank, and maybe in Jerusalem as well (the Obama administration has been a bit vaguer on this one), though it has stated that Jerusalem must become the capital of a Palestinian state.  

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu, recently chosen as Israel’s Prime Minister after a free election in the only democracy in the region, has said that Israel will continue to allow natural growth in existing settlements.  Bibi has letters exchanged by former President Bush and former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, suggesting that natural growth of settlements should not  be a problem, since the US accepts in these letters that the 1949 armistice lines will not be the permanent boundaries of Israel if a peace settlement with the Palestinians, were to be achieved   .

 

Of course Chrysler bondholders can tell Netanyahu how much respect the Obama administration has for such legalisms   

 

Obama has now indicated he expects an Israeli response to his demands on settlements, meaning they accept his terms (and his legitimacy as Israel’s sovereign), in 4 to 6 weeks. 

 

So too, the New York Times has hinted that the US may pressure Israel to accept its terms on settlements by withdrawing support at the United Nations, and no longer blocking resolutions that are unfair and dangerous to Israel. The last President who did this was Jimmy Carter.  

 

Given some  mild push-back from a few Jewish Democrats in Congress (this tells you they are hearing complaints from their constituents) — Gary Ackerman, Anthony Weiner, Shelley Berkley, and even Obama lapdog Robert Wexler, Obama made a brief visit with Ehud Barak yesterday in Washington and even smiled, which is allowed in the presence of Israel’s Labor party leader. Obama even reassured one Jewish group (the Jewish Council of Public Affairs) that all is still well in the US Israel relationship, and that US policy on settlements is consistent with the roadmap. There are of course many parts of the roadmap (some of which call for reciprocal steps by both Israel and the Palestinians) that the Palestinians have totally ignored and about which Obama seems unconcerned.  To give Obama credit, he has asked the Palestinians to “reduce” their incitement level against Israel. That “demand” will be pretty easy to comply with (say a 2% reduction), all the better to then pressure Israel to meet Obama’s total (100%) settlement freeze demand.  But hey, I know and you know that Obama means well. 

 

So what is behind this madness — sleepwalking as Iran completes its nuclear bomb program, and treating Israel as  the problem child in the neighborhood? 

 

Increasingly, Obama chief of staff  Rahm Emanuel appears to be masterminding the effort to force Israel’s hand, or better yet, force Netanyahu from office, so as to get a more compliant and fearful Israeli leader into the prime minister’s office, one who would be ready and willing to give away the store for nothing.

 

Rahm was part of the Clinton administration, which did not get along with Netanyahu in Bibi’s first term as Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999.   Rahm has said of Netanyahu recently, “He is a bullshitter”. Respectful, at least. Of course, anyone with even a modest understanding of Rahm’s take-no-prisoners history (how would he really feel about water-boarding Bibi?) should not be surprised at the new tough” love” for Israel.  For this is the kind of regime change Obama favors — certainly not getting rid of  a mass murderer and enemy of America, (and Israel, and Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia) such as Saddam Hussein, but driving from office a freely elected leader of a once-strong ally.   

 

I recall in the months after the 2008 election, receiving multiple copies of emails listing all the Jewish people with key roles or influence appointed by the new administration. Rahm Emanuel led the list. After listing all the names, the email asked: “Is this a Cabinet, or a minyan?”  This is what counts  as humor on the Jewish left. Of course, Rahm is not a Cabinet member. But to Jews who love to count the Jews in any audience, and feel better with lots of company, this line qualified as touching, heartwarming, and rip-snortingly funny. 

 

In reality, Rahm gives cover to Obama’s dramatic policy shift towards Israel.  That new reality is that Israel is no longer an ally of the United States.  It is, rather, an obstacle in the way of better relations with the Muslim world, and the Arab nations in particular.  In essence, Obama has swallowed the message of “The Israel Lobby”, the recent book by Professors Steven Walt and John Mearsheimer.

 

Dennis Ross, a key Obama supporter during the campaign (and also listed on the Jewish minyan email as an advisor on Iran today), has a new book coming out, which argues that the Israeli Palestinian conflict is not so central to all the problems America has in the Muslim world, and certainly is not the crux of the issue with Iran. But Rahm, told a few hundred AIPAC bill-fold heavies in DC last month that the two issues — progress on Iran (fewer hot dogs will be served without meaningful progress) and progress on the Israeli Palestinian track — are inextricably linked.  And the Israeli Palestinian track comes first. And it is Israel that needs to offer the big concessions. 

 

Obama has pulled back on Guantanamo, and on releasing torture photos, after meeting resistance, and reading the poll numbers on these issues.  Obama remains popular personally. But many of his policies and new initiatives are not. Will he fold on Israel? I doubt it.  And holding out hope that this will occur certainly tells you all you need to know about Obama and Israel.

 

Those who shilled for the great leader on his pro-Israel credentials during the campaign will have a lot to answer for. 

 

Richard Baehr is chief political correspondent of American Thinker. 

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