Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Roger L. Simon: "If You Like Your Islam, You Can Keep Your Islam"


Food for thought-read the whole thing.

"Incredible as it might seem, even after the Paris massacre, Barack Obama has assured us yet again that ISIS (or ISIL, as he prefers) has nothing to do with Islam. Why does he do this? Is he sociopath, a congenital liar?"

(Why not both?)

"Well, maybe. The putative explanation — an old one now – is that we have to encourage moderate Muslims by not identifying their faith with ISIS. But I think Obama’s true motivation is overweening personal shame about Islam and what it has wrought in the modern world."

"He’s not a Muslim himself. He claims to be a Christian (in the Reverend Wright tradition) and is actually a post-modern agnostic who almost never goes to church, except for political purposes. But he is a Muslim by emotion, by childhood attachment to his days in an Indonesian madrasa when his father, and later his mother, abandoned him. The morning cry of the muezzin, he has told us, is the most moving sound on Earth to him. It undoubtedly reassured him."

"Unfortunately, what soothed Barack as a youth turns out to be a death scream of seventh century tribalism for the rest of us. He can’t countenance that, so he has to disconnect the carnage of ISIS, etc. from the ideology that drives it. It can’t be that the Islamic State is Islamic. That would mean there is something wrong with him. But it is. Indeed it is an orthodox form of Islam with roots going back to the Medina Koran."

I actually think it's much simpler. It's that Obama thinks that Muslims and the Third World are better than Judeo-Christian culture an the West. That's it. He roots for them. He believes in them, not us.