Helped Transform America
Carolyn Elkins, Politichicks.tv
In part two of this series, I focused on Obama, and how his ties to Sunni Islam have influenced his actions and inactions in the Middle East during the past few years and during the Arab Spring. Because of his ties to Sunni Islam, Wahibism and the Muslim Brotherhood it makes his words spoken before an audience in Cairo, Egypt back in 2009 a lot more clear.
"...America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles... tolerance and the dignity of all human beings... I also know that Islam has always been a part of America's story. The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco. In signing the Treaty of Tripoli in 1796, our second President, John Adams, wrote, "The United States has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims." And since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States. They have fought in our wars, they have served in our government, they have stood for civil rights, they have started businesses, they have taught at our universities, they've excelled in our sports arenas; they've won Nobel Prizes, built our tallest building, and lit the Olympic Torch. And when the first Muslim American was recently elected to Congress, he took the oath to defend our Constitution using the same Holy Koran that one of our Founding Fathers -- Thomas Jefferson -- kept in his personal library..."
Really? Islam has always been a part of America's story, especially after the Revolutionary War there was settling the matter of American ships being raided, men taken hostage and ordered to pay tribute to Muslim pirates and marauders. The reason Thomas Jefferson had a Koran was from his days as ambassador to France when he met then Ambassador to Britain, John Adams and Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the British Ambassador from Algiers in London. After treaty talks failed in 1805, Jefferson said of the idea of continuing to pay tribute to pirates, "Too long, for the honor of nations, have those Barbarians been [permitted] to trample on the sacred faith of treaties, on the rights and laws of human nature!" So Jefferson called on the Marines.
US Marines rescued the kidnapped crew of the USS Philadelphia in Tripoli after winning the battle against the Muslims. The Marines' victory helped Prince Hamet Bey reclaim his rightful throne as ruler of Tripoli. In gratitude, he presented his Mameluke sword to Lt Presley O'Bannon who commanded the Marines and the sword eventually became part of the officer uniform in 1825. It is still in use by the Corps today and the words "to the shores of Tripoli" from the Marine Corps Hymn are still sung. I guess Obama forgot about that little bit of American History.
"So I have known Islam on three continents ... That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn't. And I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear... Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one's religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders... So let there be no doubt: Islam is a part of America..."
Obama goes on to mention the Israeli/Palestinian situation, claiming "America's strong bonds with Israel are well known. This bond is unbreakable...Too many tears have been shed. Too much blood has been shed. All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the Holy Land of the three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed, peace be upon them, joined in prayer..."
Yet, it is the children of Muslims who are taught to hate through cartoons, who grow up learning how to shoot Israelis, who are dressed up in fatigues and suicide vests. It's the Israeli children who have bomb shelters in their playgrounds. And as for Jerusalem, Blessed be the Lord out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.
Jerusalem is mentioned in the Bible over 700 times (Never in the Koran) yet it is the Islamic Dome which sits on the site of the Jewish Temple Mount and it has been the Christians who are driven from the 'Little Town of Bethlehem', the birthplace of our Lord and Savior which has been taken over by Muslims.
"Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance... I saw it first-hand as a child in Indonesia, where devout Christians worshiped freely in an overwhelmingly Muslim country..."
Worship freely? In historically Christian nations Islam, including Salafism is spreading in Europe, and Christians are being persecuted, even though many of those nations were Christian centuries before Muhammad was even born. And as for the Christians, half of those persecuted are under the age of six.
"Freedom of religion is central to the ability of peoples to live together... we're forging service projects in America to bring together Christians, Muslims, and Jews. That's why we welcome efforts like Saudi Arabian King Abdullah's interfaith dialogue and Turkey's leadership in the Alliance of Civilizations. On education, we will expand exchange programs, and increase scholarships... At the same time, we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities. And we will match promising Muslim students with internships in America; invest in online learning for teachers and children around the world..."
It all sounds so peaceful and inspiring, except that throughout his speech, Obama promised what would be done for the Muslim, spoke most about problems facing Muslims, and focused on education for Muslims. He praised Muslims, and devoted more time speaking from the Muslim Koran than he did of the Christian Bible. Some might think that he was being diplomatic because he was in Egypt, yet what about the thousands of Coptic Christians in Egypt, who had been suffering from persecution and their churches being bombed within months of Obama's speech?
Obama talks about Turkey's "leadership" in the Alliance of Civilizations, which according to their website, "launched in 2005 by the Prime Ministers of Turkey and Spain... later adopted by the Secretary General of the United Nations to become a UN initiative."
The website explains, "The atmosphere of mutual distrust, fear and polarization prevalent in recent years... The Alliance aims at stemming this trend by garnering a broad coalition to foster greater cross-cultural tolerance and understanding... and intends to generate a political will to counter prejudices, stereotypes and reciprocal misgivings between and among persons and groups belonging to different religious and cultural backgrounds..."
Again, it sounds like a noble idea- until one looks at who is spreading hate and intolerance, and who is on the receiving end. The Alliance is an offshoot of the Dialogue among Civilizations which was begun by the former President of Iran, Mohammad Khatami who was considered a moderate and pro-democracy leader. During meetings which were also praised by the UN's leadership at the time, Kofi Annan (Oil for Food scandal- watching slaughter in Rwanda), as it is now under the new title of the Alliance, Israeli's were shunned and no dialogue ever happened with them. Now, as back then, the many nations taking a role in the Alliance are made up of Muslims who hate America and Israel and out of the multitude of countries listed as "Friends" Israel is not among them.
The point is, there are literally hundreds of Muslim Outreaches, Committees, Counsels, Federations, Coalitions, Brotherhoods, Societies, Associations, Dialogues, Leagues, Forums, Institutes, Assemblies, Alliances, Organizations and Groups- all saying the same thing about promoting interfaith dialogue, education, combatting misconceptions, hate and discrimination. They all claim to work towards mutual understanding through education and outreach. Yet when it comes to terrorist activities, they may object to it and decry publically those who participate yet they are often times those who provide backdoor funding.
All of these groups which are participated in by progressives in politics, news media and the entertainment industries, equate the ideals of tyrannical regimes with the principles of free societies and claim to support freedom of speech or religion, when it's the brand of Islam ideology they want promoted, yet are the first to prohibit others rights in their own communities and countries. They all give equal criticism to actions of the United States or Israel in defending themselves against terrorists with the acts of the terrorists, they all equate radical Islam with Christianity while denying the doctrine of Christianity and persecute those who would convert to Christianity, and they all say "We have a shared responsibility..." Yet no one wants to take responsibility for the millions dead by Muslim terrorist activities, spawned by 'education' at Islamic Universities and alliances.
Obama praised Turkey's leadership, yet last year Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan equated Zionism with crimes against humanity, and declared that 'Islamophobia' was a crime against humanity.
Remember in the earlier part of this series I mentioned that Obama has aligned himself with those who want to bring the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (a revival of the Ottoman Empire) into a Caliphate? Some have been pointing to Erdogan as the Caliph.
This is the man who when as Mayor of Istanbul remarked, "Democracy is merely a train that we ride until we reach our goal. Mosques are our military barracks, minarets are our spears, and domes are our helmets" He also called the time of Christian emperors in Byzantium "a dark chapter" in history.
Talk of Ergodan and the Caliphate started popping up on the internet around 2011 when the Arab Spring was in full swing. And why not; after all, the last caliphate was located in Istanbul, Turkey and for 400 years, Istanbul was the political center of the Muslim world. Turkish sultans ruled the Ottoman Empire as caliphs from 1517 until the empire fell after World War I and the caliphate was abolished in 1924.
Some believe a restored caliphate will usher in the Islamic messiah- the 12th Imam Mahdi, and while Sunni and Shia may disagree on tactics, most Islamic groups share the goal of restoring the caliphate, especially in the majority Sunni community, and as covered earlier, this includes groups such as the Taliban, al Qaeda, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and others. The Muslim Brotherhood was actually created in 1928 for the sole purpose of restoring the caliphate, and their number one goal ever since has been to set up a global Islamic government.
The process of instituting Sharia, according to the Muslim Brotherhood:
Settlement: Islam and its Movement become a part of the homeland it lives in.
Establishment: "Islam turns into firmly rooted organizations on whose bases civilization, structure and testimony are built.
Stability: Islam is stable in the land on which its people move.
Enablement: Islam is enabled within the souls, minds and the lives of the people of the country in which it moves. Rooting: Islam is resident and not a passing thing, or rooted 'entrenched' in the soil of the spot where it moves and not a strange plant to it.
Remember Obama's words when considering the process includes building mosques and Islamic centers, building Islamic organizations, building Islamic schools, then the "overt Islamic Movement" and coordinating all Islamic "movements."
Islam is a very patient ideology and Muslims are willing to work quietly for decades to achieve their goals.
I mentioned the main players in the first parts of this series, so I'd like to turn the spotlight on a handful of others, including Republicans who have had either a willfully passive role, or who have had direct roles in helping the spread of Islam in the US.
Settlement, Establishment, Stability, Enablement & Rooting
Does anyone wonder if the Muslim Brotherhood or Islam hasn't applied this process to the Republican Party as well or into Tea Party organizations, Conservative events and Libertarian groups?
Libertarian leader Dr. Ron Paul has said that Islam is not a threat to the nation and believes that terrorists attacked on September 11, 2001 because of US involvement in Iraq. Paul has made many speeches such as this and so have others- is it any wonder why Muslims find in him an ally, "Their kind of Republican."
Islam seems to be at the Rooting stage within the Republican Party, as becoming 'entrenched''. Take for instance, John McCain who has had clear opposition to the brotherhood, and admittedly said that the Brotherhood is a radical group that wholly supports sharia and has ties with other terrorist organizations, yet he vehemently disparages anyone who questions the ties of the Brotherhood in our Government. Or someone such as Grover Norquist, who has been a mover in Conservative politics since the early 80's under Ronald Reagan. He's the founder of Americans for Tax Reform and worked with Former Speaker Newt Gingrich on the Contract with America in 1994. Norquist is on the board of the ACU- American Conservatives Union and is married a Palestinian Muslim. In 2007 he promoted and worked to get Suhail Khan elected to the ACU as well. Suhail Kahn is an American born Muslim, whose father was an early founder of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), a founding member of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a founding member of the Muslim Community Association (MCA), and the founder of American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice. Some of these groups are mentioned in part 2 of this series, and have terrorist ties.
Kahn's mother, Malika Khan, was a founding member of the MCA and a board member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' (CAIR) California chapter. This is the man who told PolitiChicks' Chief Editor and National Director Ann-Marie Murrell she was using "Alinsky like" tactics when she asked him about his statement the year before that there is no Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.
Frank Gaffney has been one of the most diligent voices about Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood's infiltration into the US and wrote extensively on Norquist and Kahan in 2003 in a piece called A Troubling Influence. In the article, Mr. Gaffney spoke of and exposed the enabling of 'radical' Islam by Grover Norquist, telling about Norquist's becoming the founding chairman of an organization called the Islamic Institute who's stated purpose was to "cultivate Muslim-Americans and Arab-Americans whose attachment to conservative family values and capitalism made them potential allies for the Republican Party in advance of the 2000 presidential election."
What is so troubling is that during the past 11 years, Gaffney, David Horowitz, Robert Spencer, Pamela Gellar, Jamie Glazov and others have been warning about the Brotherhood in the GOP, and of the spread of Islam through Sharia in the US and people still don't seem to care.
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Carolyn Elkins was born and raised in Canada but is now a proud citizen of the United States. She loves everything about America, especially the military. She has blogged about politics, religious and social issues on her own blogs. A staunch Constitutional Conservative, she studies the Founders and their writings, and uses what she learns to try and educate others. She is the founder of the Constitutional Freedom Party. She is married with one child and has taught American Government and Constitution to her home school co-op group of 12- 14 year olds, instilling in the future generations with a love of America's Constitutional Republic. You can visit her via the Constitutional Freedom Party blog, on twitter @ABiCduckie and @CFP4US. Refer to original article for related links and important documentation.
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