President Obama once again shared his love for Islam and barely concealed disdain for Christianity on Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast.
“Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said. “… So it is not unique to one group or one religion. There is a tendency in us, a simple tendency that can pervert and distort our faith.”
In the same speech, Obama also rose to the defense of Islam, dismissing ISIS — and those who shot up Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and who attacked a school in Pakistan — as a “death cult” that distorts Islam.
“We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for their nihilistic ends,” he said.
The first thing to note is that Obama had to reach back centuries to find examples of “Christian terror,” while he only had to refer to events of a couple of weeks ago to find examples of his “death cult” in action.
If people only recalled — or ever learned — history, the irony of Obama’s statements wouldn’t be so easily missed.
He references the Crusades. What triggered the Crusades? Islamic imperialism that led Muslims to invade and conquer Christian lands and slaughter the infidels. It was a letter and ambassador sent from Byzantine Emperor Alexius asking for help that caused the pope to organize the First Crusade.
Obama references the Inquisition. What inspired the Inquisition? The first Inquisition began in France and was charged with finding out heretics, such as the Cathars. The most infamous, however, was the Spanish Inquisition, which focused particularly on Muslim converts, following hundreds of years of Muslim invasion and occupation of Spain, during which Christians were slaughtered in droves by Muslims. The converts were widely suspected of being spies.
I don’t think any serious person would say the Crusades and the Inquisition did not overstep the bounds of morality. But Jesus himself made clear that people who do that, no matter how loudly they may proclaim themselves to be Christian, are not part of the fold.
Liberals pretend that they are, when the truth is that committing murder in the name of Christ doesn’t make you a Christian fanatic, it makes you an agent of Satan.
Islam, however, can make no such distinctions because Mohammed himself urged his followers to murder, steal, rape, lie and commit all manner of atrocities to further the broader cause of Islam, which is world domination.
While recounting the sins of his non-Islamic “death cult,” Obama could just as easily have talked about yesterday, when ISIS burned a Jordanian pilot alive on video.
Obama said, “No god condones terror.”
Ahem: “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority: their abode will be the Fire: And evil is the home of the wrong-doers.” – Quran (3:151)
The verse is talking about polytheist “unbelievers,” which includes Christians, considered as polytheists because of their belief in the Trinity — “companions with Allah.” That word translated as “terror,” by the way, is “terror” in all three translations I checked.
There is no end of apologists for the Quran, just as there are apologists for the Bible.
The most respected apologists for the Bible work assiduously to determine the proper translation of ancient words, the context in which something was written, the author’s intent and even supporting evidence from other historical records and archaeology. Serious scholarship has ensured that the contents of the Bible are on solid ground.
Quranic scholarship, on the other hand, is a squishy endeavor at best. Most attempts seem to fall quickly into the practice of taqiyya — lying for the furtherance of Islam — and simply try to blur distinctions and historical truth. (An aside: It’s interesting, and perhaps not irrelevant to note that the religious skullcap some Muslims wear is called a taqiyah. Etymological similarities can sometimes reveal deeper meanings and historical connections.)
Obama’s pretense that he can’t tell the difference between Christianity and Islam is taqiyya of the worst sort.
The refusal by our elected leader to acknowledge the truth guarantees that we remain unready for Islam’s next assault.