Monday, January 22, 2007

Obama’s Muslim Roots?



We in the West are now, and for the foreseeable future, at war with Sharia-based (a/k/a “radical Islam”), so it’s wrong that any of us allow political correctness to get in the way of our examining uncomfortable truths.

The fact is that rumors have been rampant that Barrack Hussein Obama was reared a Muslim and attended a radical Madrassa in Indonesia, so it's important to separate rumors from fact.


The question isn't whether that's a politically motivated smear, but only whether it is true, but is Insight Magazine's recent claims (that Barack Obama Jr attended a Wahabi madrassa) valid, or not?

Certainly Barack Obama has taken great care to conceal his Muslim background (his father and setp-father were both Muslims). He’s quick to point out that, "I was once a Muslim, but I also attended Catholic school."

Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a black Muslim from Nyangoma-Kogel, Kenya and Ann Dunham, a white atheist from Wichita, Kansas, who’d met as students at the University of Hawaii.
When Obama was two years old, his parents divorced.

His father separated from Ann Dunham, and they later divorced. Barack Obama Sr., then returned to Kenya. His mother then re-married, this time to Lolo Soetoro, a radical Muslim from Indonesia. When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocated to Indonesia. Obama attended a Muslim school in Jakarta. He also spent two years in a Catholic school.

Obama's political operatives have attempted to make it appear that Obama's introduction to Islam came via his father, and that this influence was temporary at best. It seems that his father, who left the family when Barack Jr., was just two had little influence upon his son, as the senior Obama returned to Kenya soon after the divorce, and never again had any direct influence over his son's education.

It was actually Lolo Soetoro, the second husband of Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, who introduced his stepson to Islam.

Insight magazine has claimed that Osama was enrolled in a Wahabi madrassa in Jakarta. Wahabism is the radical teaching that is followed by the Muslim terrorists who are now waging Jihad against the western world. CNN however, recently did a pretty thorough investigation of this charge and they've claimed that they've found that Barack Obama Jr. went to a private school with a large Muslim student body, but not a Wahabi madrassa. CNN went to the school, talked to people there, they even found an old classmate of Obama’s and showed pictures of Obama and his former teaches at the school. So, unless Insight comes up with something to show otherwise, I owuld agree that the charge that Obama attended a Wahabi madrassa is unsupportable.The school Obama attended was founded in 1934 by the Dutch and is in a wealthy part of town there.

Many have speculated that since it's politically expedient to be a Christian when seeking major public office in the United States, Barack Hussein Obama joined the United Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim background, but the fact is that he joined Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ well before he embarked on his political career.

On religion, Barack Obama's said, "I was drawn to the power of the African American religious tradition to spur social change. [...] In the history of these struggles, I was able to see faith as more than just a comfort to the weary or a hedge against death; rather, it was an active, palpable agent in the world. [...] It was because of these newfound understandings–that religious commitment did not require me to suspend critical thinking, disengage from the battle for economic and social justice, or otherwise retreat from the world that I knew and loved–that I was finally able to walk down the aisle of Trinity United Church of Christ one day and be baptized. It came about as a choice and not an epiphany; the questions I had did not magically disappear. But kneeling beneath that cross on the South Side of Chicago, I felt God's spirit beckoning me. I submitted myself to His will, and dedicated myself to discovering His truth."

While his religious background is not clear-cut, his political pedigree certainly is.

Sen. Obama’s political background is clearly “secular-progressive” and accordingly, very liberal. He opposes the death penalty and school vouchers, supports race/gender-based preferences, gun control, and the right to partial-birth abortions.

Human Events notes that Obama has a 100% rating from Americans for Democratic Action, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the National Organization for Women, the NAACP and the National Education Association.

He says he believes that marriage should be a union of one man and one woman, but voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2006.

While an Illinois state senator, Obama voted “present” on a bill that would keep pornographic books and video stores 1,000 feet away from schools and churches. In 1999, he voted against a requirement to make schools filter internet pornography from school computers.

As a state senator he also voted “present” twice on a bill that would ban partial-birth abortion and was absent on a third vote. In 2001, he voted “present” on a parental notification bill and in 2002 he voted against a bill to protect babies that survived failed abortions.

While there's nothing to suggest that Barack Obama IS a "radical Muslim," there's also very little to suggest that he is at all "bi-partisan" and a "new kind of politician," unless, by "new politician," one means a died-in the wool Liberal extremist who trys to sound as moderate as possible.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The fact is that rumors have been rampant..."

That's priceless, alleged workingclass blogger.

Anonymous said...

Where is Barack Obama's mother nwo?

JMK said...

Yeah, I liked it too, juxtaposing fact and rumor in the same sentence, as the piece tries to separate the two.

I believe I've read that his mother, Ann Dunham-Obama is deceased.

jeremayakovka said...

I tip my hat to the scrutiny you're giving him. I have to admit that this is how I feel about his "Muslim" background:

What's decisive is how well, or poorly, his record and proposals uphold the American Constition and American interests. Our interest in that background should be primarily in how it impacts these. Does having some Muslim origin disqualify him from the presidency? In his eyes, and that of many Dems, obviously not.

I'm concerned that by claiming his Muslim origins automatically disqualify him from the presidency, the right side of the blogosphere will lose an opportunity to persuade Undecided readers and voters who are open to his candidacy.

JMK said...

JMK, I agree and I believe his record is what's key here.

I have little doubt that he is what he says he is, a member of that Chicago based Christian Church.

I DO think his links (real or imagined) to Islam will come up in the election however and I'm going to call the Liberals on THIS, "If it's OK, or they don't complain about Hillary going after Obama's religious background (she's reportedly got people in Indonesia checking into Obama's past), then they can have no truck with Conservative and Republican opposition doing the same thing."

It's like the Willie Horton ad.

Not a peep was heard when Gore used that ad in the 1988 Primaries to bash Dukakis, but the hypocritical Libs went after George Bush Sr when he used it.

For the record, I really liked that ad (thought it was very effective) and felt that the furlough program that Dukakis had suported gave Horton the opportunity to rape again, making those responsible for that program, culpabale in those subsequent Horton crimes while he was on furlough.

The idea of furloughing violent offenders was as dumb as....well it was as dumb as Dukakis!

jeremayakovka said...

Never argue with a lawyer: Debbie Schlussel doesn't miss a beat.

Blue Wind said...

Hey JMK,
The attacks of the extreme radical right on Obama are shameful and clear-cut lies. I am glad that you called them and you may clear that Obama has nothing to do with what they say.

It is so obvious that Obama has wide appeal that they are trying desperately to smear him in any way they can. But they will fail. The American people have witnessed what happens when "swiftboating" or smearing works. The worst president in the history of the country was re-elected in 2004 after smearing his opponent. If Kerry were president today, we will not be in that mess in Iraq. In 2008 there will be a democrat elected, no matter what the republican smear machines invents.

JMK said...

BW, I accept Barack Obama at his word, "I was finally able to walk down the aisle of Trinity United Church of Christ one day and be baptized. It came about as a choice and not an epiphany; the questions I had did not magically disappear. But kneeling beneath that cross on the South Side of Chicago, I felt God's spirit beckoning me."

His religious convictions are his own business and barring any actual damaging revelations (team Hillary's going to be the first to slime him, of that there's no doubt) my problem with Sen. Obama isn't his religion, it's his views.

He opposes the death penalty and school vouchers, supports race/gender-based preferences, gun control, and the right to partial-birth abortions.

He says he believes that marriage should be a union of one man and one woman, but voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2006.

While an Illinois state senator, Obama voted “present” on a bill that would keep pornographic books and video stores 1,000 feet away from schools and churches. In 1999, he voted against a requirement to make schools filter internet pornography from school computers.

As a state senator he also voted “present” twice on a bill that would ban partial-birth abortion and was absent on a third vote. In 2001, he voted “present” on a parental notification bill and in 2002 he voted against a bill to protect babies that survived failed abortions.

Those views are more than enough to hammer him on.

Obama's no Muslim....he's no "moderate" either.

Anonymous said...

Its funny how you right wing jackoffs claim to be Americans. You are so focused on this guys religion rather than his accomplishments. Maybe if we examined the right qualities in our candidates instead of jumping on the propaganda train we wouldn't have ended up with our current spoonfed jack off that sank every business his daddys name ever got him and attacked Iraq for its oil while the 9-11 terrorist Bin Laden is still on the loose.No suprise since the BUsh and Bin Laden families are so close and profited over the war. If you are concerned about radical muslims you should be concerned with the Saudi Family that Bush can't seen to suck off enough, or maybe our US ports that he handed to them to control. THINK if you can...

JMK said...

"You are so focused on this guys religion rather than his accomplishments." (Anon)


Why do Liberals fail to either read, or at the very least fail to comprehend what they read???

This post never excoriated Obama over his religion, calling his religious background it "not clear-cut." In fact, neither did ANY of the previous comments.

Reading requires more than looking at a jumble of letters.

While in fact, his political views were carefully scrutinized and rightfully assailed; "Sen. Obama’s political background is clearly “secular-progressive” and accordingly, very liberal. He opposes the death penalty and school vouchers, supports race/gender-based preferences, gun control, and the right to partial-birth abortions.

"He says he believes that marriage should be a union of one man and one woman, but voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2006.

"While an Illinois state senator, Obama voted “present” on a bill that would keep pornographic books and video stores 1,000 feet away from schools and churches. In 1999, he voted against a requirement to make schools filter internet pornography from school computers.

"As a state senator he also voted “present” twice on a bill that would ban partial-birth abortion and was absent on a third vote. In 2001, he voted “present” on a parental notification bill and in 2002 he voted against a bill to protect babies that survived failed abortions.

"While there's nothing to suggest that Barack Obama IS a "radical Muslim," there's also very little to suggest that he is at all "bi-partisan" and a "new kind of politician," unless, by "new politician," one means a died-in the wool Liberal extremist who trys to sound as moderate as possible."

So the next time you feel inclined to assail "right wing jackoffs," try and make sure you understand the piece before commenting on it.

Otherwise you wind up looking like one of those batshit crazy, Left-wing loons.

Anonymous said...

MUSLIMS BELIEVE THE KORAN IS THE PERFECT WORD OF GOD as dictated to Mohammed.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. 80- 90 percent of the Koran is composed of this kind advocacy for murder, conquering , looting and rape:

THE KORAN TEACHES MUSLIMS THEY MUST FIGHT AND KILL UNBELIEVERS

WARFARE IS ORDAINED FOR YOU, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that you hate a thing which is good for you and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you. (2.216)


THE KORAN PROMISES MUSLIMS COUNTRIES TO CONQUER AND THE SPOILS
Sura 33 "And he bequeathed to you their lands, their homes and their possessions, together with land you have never trodden" (33.27) .


THE KORAN TELLS MUSLIMS TO BE QUIET UNTIL THEY HAVE THE NUMBERS TO START DEMANDING THEIR WAY IN THE COUNTRIES THEY HAVE INVADED
"Be patient with unbelievers until you have strength" (86.17).


THE KORAN TELL MUSLIMS TO FIGHT- AND ALL INFIDELS MUST PAY TAXES TO THEM
Fight those among the People of the Book [i.e. Jews and Christians] ... who do not profess the true religion, until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued. (9.29)


THE KORAN TEACHES DECEIPT
Quran 3:28 Don't have unbelieving friends unless it is to deceive them. Remember the final goal is to Allah.


"AND FIGHT THEM UNTIL THERE IS NO PERSECUTION , AND RELIGION SHALL BE ONLY FOR ALLAH 2:193


Quran 9:33 ISLAM WILL PREVAIL OVER ALL RELIGIONS


THE HEAD OF CAIR BLATANTLY STATES THE AIM OF ISLAM IS TO DOMINATE THE U.S.!!

"ISLAM ISN'T IN AMERICA TO BE EQUAL TO ANY OTHER FAITH, BUT TO BECOME DOMINANT. The Koran ... should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth. Everthing we need to know is in the Koran. We don't need to look somewhere else." OMAR M. AHMAD, CHAIRMAN OF CAIR,the mainsteam Muslim advocacy group.

Am I Islamophobic? A phobia is a baseless irrational fear. Detestation of Islamism is based on irrefutable facts (as presented above) and it is not only rational, it is ethically imperative.
It is a virtue to hate tyranny, misogyny, discriminations of all sorts, oppression, and all manners of violations of the legitimate rights of the individual and citizens in general. It morally RIGHT to take action to oppose the evil cancer that is Islam that is spreading in the U.S.

Western Civilization, whether Libs like it or not, is based upon the morality outlined in the Bible, and it has been our adherence to this morality that has determined the strength of our civilization. Christianity has gone through a reformation, to the point where it does not inspire hatred of anyone nor violence. Contrast that with the fact the ISLAM CANNOT BE CHANGED OR REFORMED.
Today's Christians have evolved into a civilized society but Islamics still reside in the 7th century.
Violent acts by today's Christians are condemned by the rest of society. Whereas the incidents of Islamic terrorist attacks are defended by the by Islam. They are just carrying out what the Koran tells them to do.
Neville Chaimberlin insisted on ignoring Hitler's plain statements, and the whole world paid the price. Now Libs are insisting that we ignore the plain statements contained in the Koran, and the stated intentions of Ahmanejadh.



The demonic Koran plainly lays down a plan of action for true Muslim- murder and violence to place Islam in control of the globe. Barack HUSSEIN Obama PLAINLY is pro-Islamic:


Obama stated he will stand with Muslim and protect them.
"I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2007/01/liberal_juan_wi.html

>Obama is prominantly displayed as banner boy for Project Islamic H.O.P.E.
http://islamichope.org/

Obama attending Muslim schools where he studied Islam and the Koran.
His teachers and friends testify that he was Muslim.
http://laotze.blogspot.com/2007/01/tracking-down-obama-in-indonesia-part-3.html

'NOBODY IS SUFFERING MORE THAN THE PALENTINIAN PEOPLE,' OBAMA SAID, while on the final leg of his weekend trip to eastern Iowa.
The Palestinian Authority is controlled by Hamas, a political party that does not recognize Israel's sovereignty and is listed by several countries - including the United States - as a terrorist organization. The United States and other nations imposed restrictions on aid when Hamas gained power last year.
http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/015619.php

http://www.examiner.com/a-536474~_Trapped_between_two_worlds_.html


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/03/25/wobama25.xml

Obama's association with radical Muslim supporters

http://www.amconmag.com/2007/2007_03_12/feature.html

http://www.logoonline.com/news/story.jhtml?id=1555149&disableFeatureRedirect=true&contentTypeID=1299

Obama states his brother, Roy, made him the most proud when he converted to Islam
http://www.examiner.com/a-534540~Can_a_past_of_Islam_change_the_path_to_president_for_Obama_.html



If just ONE of the accusations against Barack Hussein Obama were true, it should be enough to prevent voting for this man. To turn a blind eye to ALL of the proven facts is sheer insanity.

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