Washington DC (Storch Report) — President Obama tried to give America a history lesson today, even though he is not aware that our first President George Washington never lived in the White House, he was dead by one year by the time it was ready for occupancy by John Adams, the second president who was the first to occupy the ‘people’s house.’
Nevertheless at a gathering today at the National Prayer Breakfast he tried to explain away radical Islamist terrorism, dancing around those words which he has apparently declared verboten from use in his administration because, “professions of faith used both as an instrument of great good but twisted in the name of evil. . . ” citing the 1000 year old Crusades.
He reached back some 700 years reminding people about the terrible things done in the name of Jesus Christ during the Crusades.
His words of warning to Christians: “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place — remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said.
However, the president was unable and failed to note that there is not a single verse in the New Testament that calls for violence against unbelievers. Radical Islamists can point to a number of verses in the Koran calling for Muslims to “crucify the infidels.”
Obama fails to cite these facts in order to justify his failure to identify the enemy and perhaps his own ideology. If you can’t identify the enemy it is unlikely that you can ‘degrade or defeat’ them as he declares his mission to be, giving him an excuse to lead from behind.
It is difficult for America to forget the Obama administration’s labeling as “workplace violence” the Fort Hood massacre of 13 people by Nidal Hassan as he screamed “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.”
An Obama spokesman Eric Schultz claimed recently the Taliban was not a “terrorist organization” but rather an “armed insurgency.”
Perhaps this administration is living in the days of the Crusades. Has he forgotten that the Taliban trained, harbored and supported the hijackers who murdered nearly 3,000 Americans on 9/11.
Has he forgotten that the Taliban murdered 132 Pakistani school children in cold blood; the Islamic militants that slaughtered a dozen people at a newspaper in Paris, where he failed to be present for a rally with world leaders against terrorism; the violence against civilians, most of them Muslims, by Boko Haram in Nigeria; the beheading of Americans which he acknowledged, and then followed minutes later with a round of golf; the recent beheading by ISIS of two Japanese and the burning alive of the captive Jordanian pilot.
On Wednesday a United Nations watchdog group reported that Islamic militants were crucifying Iraqi children and burying them alive. According to Reuters other children have been sold as sex slaves and boys as young as 18 had been used as suicide bombers.
I too was puzzled as Michelle Malkin, a conservative columnist, said in a tweet about the following Obama comment:’ “We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for their nihilistic ends.” ‘
‘What did he mean by “our religion?” Whose religion? And why did he compare the Crusades to Isis?’
Islamic jihad is being waged today.
Obama is obviously a narcissist entrapped in his own ideology.
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