Saturday, 5 July 2014

Obama’s Secret Directive Supporting Global Islamism

The always reliable Raymond Ibrahim.  (no, I mean it; he's seriously serious. And good).
Obama’s Secret Directive Supporting Global Islamism.
I remember being surprised and shocked at Obama's Cairo speech on June 4 2009.  He blamed the west and the US for all the problems in West/Islam relations.  No blame at all on the Muslim side (e.g., conquering worlds by the sword; medieval societal values).  He made patently false representations about Islamic science (e.g.: it didn't invent the compass; China did.  It didn't invent algebra; India did)*.  Inviting the Muslim Brotherhood to the speech, against Egyptian official opposition.  It all rather smacked to me of servitude to Islam.  The rest of the world, however -- with the exception of the anti-Jihad-- thought his speech just wonderful.
If one takes the most charitable view of the speech as being naive rather than with some Obama-as-secret-Muslim agenda, then, tied in with Ibrahim's revelations, it all makes sense as to just how and why Obama's administration has made such a dog's breakfast of Middle East policy.

Here's a mantra to repeat, to enlighten yourself about one aspect of the Middle East:
  • "Muslim Brotherhood Bad"; 
  • knock head on floor; 
  • "Muslim Brotherhood Bad"; 
  • knock head on floor. 
  • Repeat until message has sunk in.
*Later: another example.  In his Cairo speech Obama quoted the Koran thusly:  
As the Holy Koran tells us, "Be conscious of God and speak always the truth." (para 6; my emphasis)
Now, in the dozen translations of the Koran available online, there is not one which translates that surah (9.119) in that way; as in "always speak the truth".  They all are versions of "stick with those who speak the truth", and we all know who those that speak the truth are: Muslims.  An exhortation to stick together with Muslims is completely different from the exhortation to speak the truth.  

Moreover, barely four lines later (9.123) there is the command:
O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you...
Hardly peaceable stuff. 
So it's clear that Obama and his speechwriters grossly distorted this surah to try to bolster the impression of Islam as the "Religion of Peace"...