Another Rant By: BettyJean
I am a firm believer of separation of church and state and I really am not fond of organized religion at all and would prefer to have a private relationship with God. I am also a firm believer that God gave me free choice and I am lucky enough to live in America where we are free to use our God given freedom of choice!
I believe religion is one of those choices including Muslim religion but not with its Sharia Law – not here! Any religion and its laws that do not conform to our Constitution and would deny our Citizens of our rights must be removed from our land! Muslims and their laws are oppressive to all other religions and to atheists and agnostics who otherwise can co-exist and therefore cannot be tolerated within our borders.
For example, I don’t mind looking at Minarets or the Star of David or Jesus on or off the Cross nor would I forbid our President from speaking from any of those venues. I don’t mind folks praying, but I certainly mind some praying three times a day any damned place they choose to and some being forbidden from praying anywhere at all. I certainly mind some speaking and threatening and some forbidden from speaking or handing our tracts. I certainly mind some being threatened to death by beheading for refusing to convert while others are forbidden from trying to convert in return. I certainly mind Muslims being treated as if their religion is to be respected above all others and we are to walk carefully around it while all other religions have to hide themselves and live in fear of Islam! Christians cannot have a moment of silence- while Muslims can face East on their knees several times a day?
And I damned well mind living in fear of a religion which makes no bones about hating anyone who they feel are animals worthy of death by stoning. And I damned well mind a president who ignores the Constitution by showing favor to any one religion over another. I do not want to learn about any religion and certainly do not want to learn about Islam! I learned all I needed to know about them on 9/11/01.
Maybe it’s me but on Wednesday, April 15, 2009- Georgetown says it covered over the name of Jesus to comply with the White House request.
National Day of Prayer NO ? Muslim Nat’l Day of Prayer Yes!
Two years running the president himself canceled the regular National Day of Prayer White House ceremony that has been a fixture in Washington for years. The day is designated on the first Thursday in May, which this year would be May 6th, 2010.
Presidential candidate Barack Obama was heard saying the USA was no longer a Christian nation. Now see if you can wrap your brain around this: On September 25, 2009 from 4am until 7pm, a National Day of Prayer for the Muslim religion was held on Capitol Hill, beside the White House. Over 50,000 Muslims attended that day in DC. The website (yes, there is a very informative website) is: http://www.islamoncapitolhill.com/ Pay particular attention to the very bottom of the page: “OUR TIME HAS COME”. Could it be that the REAL agenda of the President is becoming more plain? The evidence is there. “The Athan will be chanted on Capitol Hill, echoing off of the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and other great edifices that surround Capitol Hill.”
Now this! – Enough!!!!! What are we stupid?
Obama’s Islamic Envoy: Obama Is America’s “Educator-in-Chief on Islam” Envoy Rashad Hussain says U.S. will work with Organization for the Islamic Conference in the UN to stop “defamation of religion.”
Rashad Hussain, America’s special envoy to the Organization for the Islamic Conference (OIC), the Saudi-based body formed in 1969 to “protect” Jerusalem from the Israelis, announced a new title this week for President Barack Obama. According to Hussain, Obama is America’s “Educator-in-Chief on Islam.”
Hussain so designated Obama in a keynote speech Wednesday, June 23, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The occasion was another “post-Cairo” conference, following on the event that welcomed Islamist ideologue Tariq Ramadan to Washington in April. Hussain also declared that Obama is “Educator-in-Chief” on the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which has produced diplomatic and political events around the capital for some years. Hussain affirmed with satisfaction that presidential iftar dinners, where the fast is broken after sundown, and which had formerly been limited to diplomats from Muslim countries, now welcomed American Muslims from throughout society.
In his remarks, Hussain also congratulated Obama for sending Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser, to last year’s annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America, a notorious front for Saudi-financed Muslim radicalism. Worse, Hussain has now divulged that the U.S. will support the OIC in the latter’s United Nations effort to criminalize “defamation of religion” – widely perceived as a measure to suppress criticism of Muslim practices that violate human rights. “The OIC and the Obama administration will work together in the UN on the issue of defamation of religion, especially in Europe,” said Hussain. He had previously said, at the above-mentioned April “post-Cairo” conference, that the U.S. would work with the OIC to defend the Muslim head-scarf against prohibitions on its display in schools and governmental offices – a measure common to secular France and now Islamist-ruled, but still legally-secular Turkey, as well as Muslim-majority Tunisia and Kosovo.
Obama, Hussain declaimed, has created an “overarching framework” for relations between Muslims and non-Muslims that is lacking in Europe. The problem, according to the president’s man at the OIC, is that a once-favorable relationship between the West and the Muslim countries has turned negative in the past decade – presumably, since 9/11. Put plainly, Obama’s desire to educate Americans about Islam is founded on nostalgia for a warm and reliable friendship that rarely existed.
As noted by Hussain, Obama has called for references to “Islamic terrorism” and “jihadism” to be expunged from the official vocabulary employed by his administration, and has pronounced last year’s Fort Hood massacre to be unrelated to Islam. As the president has assured the world, terrorism is anti-Islamic and the term “jihad” has been misused. Thus Obama presumes not only to act as “educator” on Islam to non-Muslim Americans, but to define the religion for its own adherents.
Hussain addressed his comments to an event assessing the impact of Obama’s Cairo speech. But Hussain employed a phrase that must have been chilling to those who heard in it an echo, saying “Islam is a solution” to the current global challenges emerging from Muslim ranks. A “post-Cairo” phrase indeed: “Islam is the solution” is the slogan of the radical Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Are we learning yet?