IS OBAMA A MUSLIM?

 Why is this important? Because it may explain some of the inexplicable actions, decisions and non-decisions of our president, particularly in regards to the international stage.

Think of tiles that form a picture. One tile by itself tells you nothing.  When assembling all the tiles into one mosaic, then the big picture comes clear. This one article cannot address every tile, but it can present a summary. Yes, (my opinion) I believe Mr. Obama is a Muslim. Here are my reasons:

1. During his four year period between ages ages six to ten, Barack Obama was indoctrinated in Islam while living in Indonesia. Kids of Islamic families are buried in the Quran because Muslim fathers believe it is the most important aspect of their education, memorizing, studying…it is their primary source of education in the early years. While adopted by his mother’s new husband, a Muslim. Obama was renamed Barry Soetoro, son of Lolo Soetoro, and a citizen of Indonesia. Obama’s school records there list his religion as: Islam

2. At age ten, Obama was sent back to the United States by his mother, only to live and be raised by his maternal grandparents in Hawaii. His name remained Barry Soetero. In all my research, I could find nothing that indicates he was ever repatriated as an American citizen. Obama’s church, as chosen by his grandparents, was the local Unitarian congregation, which is generally known to be non-denominational.

3. When Obama graduated high school (note: private school) he attended Occidental College in California where his two roommates were Muslim boys from Pakistan. Except in rare instances where some Muslims are non-practicing, or lean toward secularism, Muslims always prefer to room with other Muslims because of shared rituals, prayers, halal diets, trust factor, etc.

4. When Obama traveled overseas in 1981, with his Muslim friend, Obama visited Pakistan at a time when American passports were not commonly accepted because of the political turmoil at the time. The question: Did Obama use a non-American passport from Indonesia, or from Britain, considering that was the citizenship of his natural father? And, could this be the reason Mr. Obama continues to refuse to release his college enrollment records…because he was not an American citizen?

5. During his college years at Columbia and Harvard, Mr. Obama was known to be close friends with Islamists such as Rashid Kahlili.  Percy Sutton, once the President of the Manhattan Borough, told an interviewer that Mr. Khalid Al Monsour, a radical American convert to Islam, was asked by Saudi Sheik, bin Talal to assist Obama with his application into Harvard. Clearly, Obama was supported by Muslims.  

6. For twenty years, Obama was closely aligned to the Trinity United Church of Christ, run by Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who enjoyed a very close relationship with Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam, a non-repentant Jew hater. Obama assisted Farrakhan with organizing the Million Man March of 1995 in Washington D.C.

7. It is my humble opinion, that Obama joined the radical Christian church because it was a convenient front to portray himself as a “Christian” for political purposes. He certainly could not admit being a Muslim and expect a successful political career in the United States.  

8. His actions, decisions and statements that have been recorded since being elected to the White house are indicative of his religious leanings, though we — especially the media – turn a blind eye. He has embraced Islamists connected to the Muslim Brotherhood as advisers or employees in every major corner of the Executive Branch of government, including Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Justice.

9. Obama has ordered all negative references to Islam be struck from military and federal law enforcement training manuals when, in fact, Islamic extremism is at the heart of global terrorism.

10. Obama would not allow the Fort Hood murders by a Jihadist to be labeled a terror act, thus depriving many families of war-time benefits. Instead, it was tagged: Workplace Violence.  Dozens of witnesses hear the killer scream: “Allah Akbar” as he fired his guns. Regardless, the president would not acknowledge this had anything to do with Islamic Jihad.

11. Obama’s friend Ingrid Mattson, head of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), was appointed in 2008 as a prayer leader at Obama’s National Prayer Service. ISNA is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood

12. Noted author and expert on Islamic Terrorism, Steve Emerson –- and other experts like him — are now banned from giving lectures in government, FBI or military training, or in any counter-terrorism conferences about the links to Islam and terror.

13. During all the middle-east upheavals known as the “Arab Spring,” Obama’s influence and decisions have – without exception – been advantageous to the Muslim Brotherhood. That includes his support of the Mubarak ouster (our ally), and further support of Muhammed Morsi as new dictator. He also supported the ouster of Ghaddafi from Lybia who posed no threat to the U.S.  In the wake of all this, a new Islamist caliphate is forming in Iraq which had been stripped of any American contingency when American forces were completely pulled — over the objections and prognostications from top military commanders.

14. Obama has conveniently telegraphed his intentions in Afghanistan by announcing America’s game plan long in advance of pulling out all troops. That is unheard of in any game, yet warfare. Meanwhile, much like al Qaeda in Iraq, the Taliban awaits. This is all to the advantage of Islamic extremists.

15. Obama presents distorted facts to protect the image of Islam. The al Qaeda forces, and their off-shoots, have emerged as stronger than ever, despite Obama’s campaign rhetoric (distortions) that he has “al Qaeda on its heels.”

16. Obama has called for Israel to return its borders to the 1967 lines, in siding with the Palestinian/Hamas positions. That would be virtual suicide for that nation. Our government’s relations with Israel have never been worse. 

17. While Israeli civilian targets have been pummeled with over 8,000 rockets from Gaza/Hamas in the last seven years, Obama does not specifically denounce Hamas.

18. After a brief reign by Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in 2012, the indigenous people rose up and took to the streets by the multi-millions, deposing Morsi and the Brotherhood because they refused to live under Sharia Law. Egyptians marched the streets of cities with signs and photos denouncing Obama and Hillary Clinton as “Terrorists” because they sided with the Muslim Brotherhood. What do they know that we don’t know? On Obama’s watch, Egypt is no longer a staunch friend and ally. 

19. Obama authorized the release from Gitmo of five highest level terror organizers from the Taliban, the most dangerous men on earth who are dedicated to the destruction of America. In violation of long-standing rules in the history of warfare, Obama negotiated with terrorist organizations to secure their release, ostensibly to free an American soldier from Taliban captivity. That backfired, because we all learned that the soldier was a deserter. Meanwhile, the deputies of Osama Bin Laden are free again. 

20. Does anyone ever hear of Barack Obama praising or aligning himself with Christians? Does he advocate for Chistianity around the world as he does for Islam? We all know the answers to that.

Let’s end this article with a few quotes from the president himself, and you be the judge:

#1  “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”

#2  The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”

#3  “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”

#4  “As a student of history, I also know civilizations debt to Islam.

#5  Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.

#6  “Islam has always been part of America.”

 #7We will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities

#8 “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”

#9  “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”

#10 “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”

#11  “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”

#12  “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed”

#13  “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”

#14  “Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”

#15  “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”

Never forget, the recovered Muslim Brotherhood manifestos which were admitted as evidence into federal court in 2007 during the Holy Land Foundation trial, explicitly states their undying obsession as the conquest of western civilization, and that they will accomplish that goal “From Within.”

Click here: 40 Mind-Blowing Quotes From Barack Hussein Obama On Islam And Christianity – Now The End Begins : Now The End Begi

Click here: Obama administration pulls references to Islam from terror training materials, official says – Yahoo News

Click here: Obama’s scrub of Muslim terms under question; common links in attacks – Washington Times

Click here: Ingrid Mattson :: The Investigative Project on Terrorism Click here: Saudi billionaire did help Obama into Harvard

Click here: The Obama Files | Human Events

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE CHRISTIAN TO LOVE CHRISTMAS

This is a Christmas story about a woman named Vivien.  

    Vivien was widowed three times in her life and spent a good deal of her time, love and energy raising her little boy as a single mom in the 1940’s and 50’s.

     Widowed without money shortly after the great war, Vivien brought in less than $100 a month to make ends meet in a small apartment. Often, there was not enough food to feed herself, but always ensured that her little boy had healthy meals. Sacrifice and struggle was an every day factor of life.

     Religion was not an integral part of the household, though she always made sure that a small Christmas tree was decorated in the apartment yearly, that carols were sung, presents were opened and love abounded. It was important that he was not seen by friends in school as an outcast, it was important that he felt the spirit of love, harmony and generosity.

     The 10 year-old boy saw that many kids were attending churches and synagogues, and he learned about the birth of Jesus and the great story that followed.  Once, her boy asked, “Mommy, what religion am I?”

     She hesitated and replied, “Well, son, you can be any religion you wish, there are many. Someday, you must study them all and then choose.”

     While Jesus was not a focus of celebration in the family and the little boy was never brought to a church, the elements of spirituality and love existed in Vivien’s home no less than in any Jewish or Christian home. Far away grandparents and other relatives sent small gifts, long distance phone calls were placed, music was played and choirs sang outside the windows while Vivien and her son sang with them.

     Vivien taught her son to send cards and gifts  — however small — to others who loved him, even herself, because it was important to learn that generosity was a two-way experience, that it was just as rewarding to give to others as to receive.

     From those teachings, and because of Vivien, the little boy grew up feeling more joyous from giving, than from receiving. She taught him that it was okay to be religious and just as okay not to be religious. She showed confidence in his nascent intellect, that he could eventually make educated choices of his own, without dogma.

     It didn’t matter if the holiday was called Christmas, Easter, Chanukah or Valentine’s Day, the important thing is that one day is set aside by our culture, our country, our people, in which we all stop and take the time to tell — and show —  others the blessings of love and kindness. There are too many human beings in the world who lack those essential elements of life.

     And so, the little boy grew up without a religious label, though he did endeavor to learn all he could about the world’s religions. The more he learned, the more he understood his mother’s message, that love and goodness comes from the heart and the teachings of wise and caring mentors. He learned that love is not a product of a book, or an ancient icon or a religious figure, but of having the good fortune to have a mother like Vivien. 

     He learned to love Christmas for the message, not the messenger.

     She was a wise and caring woman, indeed. Thanks, Mom.

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE CHRISTIAN TO LOVE CHRISTMAS

This is a Christmas story about a woman named Vivien.  
    Vivien was widowed three times in her life and spent a good deal of her time, love and energy raising her little boy as a single mom in the 1940’s and 50’s.
     Widowed without money shortly after the great war, Vivien brought in less than $100 a month to make ends meet in a small apartment. Often, there was not enough food to feed herself, but always ensured that her little boy had healthy meals. Sacrifice and struggle was an every day factor of life.
     Religion was not an integral part of the household, though she always made sure that a small Christmas tree was decorated in the apartment yearly, that carols were sung, presents were opened and love abounded. It was important that he was not seen by friends in school as an outcast, it was important that he felt the spirit of love, harmony and generosity.
     The 10 year-old boy saw that many kids were attending churches and synagogues, and he learned about the birth of Jesus and the great story that followed.  Once, her boy asked, “Mommy, what religion am I?”
     She hesitated and replied, “Well, son, you can be any religion you wish, there are many. Someday, you must study them all and then choose.”
     While Jesus was not a focus of celebration in the family and the little boy was never brought to a church, the elements of spirituality and love existed in Vivien’s home no less than in any Jewish or Christian home. Far away grandparents and other relatives sent small gifts, long distance phone calls were placed, music was played and choirs sang outside the windows while Vivien and her son sang with them.
     Vivien taught her son to send cards and gifts  — however small — to others who loved him, even herself, because it was important to learn that generosity was a two-way experience, that it was just as rewarding to give to others as to receive.
     From those teachings, and because of Vivien, the little boy grew up feeling more joyous from giving, than from receiving. She taught him that it was okay to be religious and just as okay not to be religious. She showed confidence in his nascent intellect, that he could eventually make educated choices of his own, without dogma.
     It didn’t matter if the holiday was called Christmas, Easter, Chanukah or Valentine’s Day, the important thing is that one day is set aside by our culture, our country, our people, in which we all stop and take the time to tell — and show —  others the blessings of love and kindness. There are too many human beings in the world who lack those essential elements of life.
     And so, the little boy grew up without a religious label, though he did endeavor to learn all he could about the world’s religions. The more he learned, the more he understood his mother’s message, that love and goodness comes from the heart and the teachings of wise and caring mentors. He learned that love is not a product of a book, or an ancient icon or a religious figure, but of having the good fortune to have a mother like Vivien. 
     He learned to love Christmas for the message, not the messenger.
     She was a wise and caring woman, indeed. Thanks, Mom.
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NO NEED TO BE CHRISTIAN TO LOVE CHRISTMAS

     You don’t have to be Christian to love Christmas.

     We all know the origins of the much-commercialized holiday and how the stories about the birth of Christ evolved from biblical scripture. They are preached in Christian churches and homes everywhere. Regardless of personal beliefs, everyone must admit it is a wonderful story about struggle, beauty and love. After all, who doesn’t rejoice in the birth of a newborn, divine or not?  

     For devout Christians, it provides a time of year to celebrate a momentous event. Non-Christians can, and often do, unite with Christians in celebrating one time of year as a holiday to join families, express love, to exchange symbols of friendship and devotion and to excite children.

     I was raised an only child by a secular mother named Vivien who never read from a bible or preached religion to me. Yet, she was as spiritual as anyone without a label assigned. A table-top Christmas tree adorned our small apartment every December with traditional decorations and an ample supply of presents wrapped below. Dollar values mattered not.

     She included me in the holiday spirit that abounded in schools, shopping places, playgrounds and the homes of friends. I was part of the festivities, parties and the spirit of giving. I learned to sing and play carols, which is some of the most beautiful music on planet Earth.

     She taught, not by her words, but by her actions how important it is to love those who deserve being loved, no matter their religion.

     She taught me the art of giving, to send cards and gifts, however small, to friends and family, whether they be Christians, Jews, atheists, or Hindu, black, white, boy or girl, young and old.

     She taught me it didn’t matter if they sent cards and presents back.

     She taught me the value of love messages, about respect, honor and forgiveness, and that if there was no other time to bestow these things, there always was Christmas.

     Those who choose to openly vilify Christmas fail to understand they serve themselves no useful purpose, for it is not the religion that is derided, it is a spirit of harmony and love, regardless of the origin. And that’s not going away. I am particularly disappointed when company employees are admonished from publicly using the term “ Merry Christmas” and must greet people with “Happy Holiday.” Since when does political correctness apply to a celebration of love?

     Christmas is a time to party, to express joy, to join with others and to share. Whether we realize it or not, we all do it because it is a holiday sanctioned by our government, not because our government is Christian, but because our elected leaders, under President Ulysses S. Grant in 1870, recognized the need for acknowledging a time every year to set aside for sharing love.

     Many cultures celebrate the Christmas holiday, even those with Christian minorities, including Japan where Christianity is small but Christmas trees are decorated and gifts and plentiful.

     I am not Christian, yet I care less if people want to erect displays of the birth of Christ. I see it as a symbol of love and peace, not necessarily of divine spirit. It’s not there to be challenged. We would all do well to listen to the primary message which transcends all peoples of the earth regardless of beliefs: Peace on earth, good will toward man.

     Everyone can learn from that woman named Vivien who did in 1966. After all, Christmas is a holiday of love – and that’s worth celebrating by everyone.  

     Merry Christmas!

MUSLIM WOMAN SUPPORTS FRENCH BAN ON BURKAS

This is about a distinguished physician, author and Muslim woman living in the U.S. who supports the controversial ban on burkas and facial coverings as imposed by the gutsy Sarkozy government in France.

Dr. Qanta Ahmed is the author of In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom. She is a board certified sleep disorders specialist at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York and Associate Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York (Stony Brook). Previously, she has practiced medicine at the National Health Service in the United Kingdom and in the National Guard Health Affairs in Riyadh, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and also at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.
In her writings, Dr. Ahmed identifies herself as a secular, or heterodox, Muslim who decries the culture of abayas and burkas. In this article (linked below) she talks about the history of veiling woman and the sense of oppression it imposes on Muslim women who yearn to be free and equal. Beware, her writings will cause some to reach for a dictionary, but her message is refreshing and pragmatic. Big words don’t impress a Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic like me.

Too bad there are not more Muslims in this country like Dr. Ahmed and Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, of Arizona, with the courage to speak out in favor of reform and dignity for all, with a willingness to assimilate into American life. If the majority were of her ilk, the minority radicals could be better repressed from their jihad frame of mind.

Here’s her article:

Click here: France’s burqa ban: A brave step that we Muslims should welcome

More about Dr. Ahmed:

Click here: Qanta A. Ahmed (Author of In the Land of Invisible Women)

If only for reasons of security, I’m of the opinion that all free nations of the western world would do well to follow the lead of France in this issue. Would certainly make Juan Williams feel better on airplanes.

Click here: France Burqa Ban Takes Effect; Two Women Detained