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Obama's submission to radical Islam
Posted By Tom Tancredo On 10/17/2009 @ 12:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
â€¨In a speech in Egypt this June, President Obama proclaimed, “I have come here to seek a new beginning between the U.S. and Muslims around the world, one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect.”
Obama’s “new beginning” is a euphemism for the first steps in the Islamification of America, a process that has already infected Europe to the extent that Western civilization is itself at risk.
â€¨To aid him in his quest, the president recently appointed Dalia Mogahed as his adviser on Islamic issues. She is on the President’s Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and recently appeared on a British TV show hosted by members of the extremist and pan-Islamist Hizb ut Tahrir Party.
According to the London Telegraph, “The group believes in the non-violent destruction of Western democracy and the creation of an Islamic state under Shariah law across the world.” Many governments have outlawed the group due to its ties and support of terrorism.
During the segment, the extremists called for banning women from holding political office. They also called for making Shariah the sole source of legislation while attacking “manmade law” and America’s “lethal cocktail of liberty and capitalism.”
â€¨Rather than oppose these radical statements, Obama’s adviser defended Shariah. According to Mogahed, “I think the reason so many women support Shariah is because they have a very different understanding of Shariah than the common perception in Western media. The majority of women around the world associate gender justice, or justice for women, with Shariah compliance.” She accused Americans of having an “oversimplified” and “misunderstood” view of Shariah.
If that’s not bad enough, Obama added the United States co-sponsored a United Nations resolution with Egypt designed to stifle criticism of Islam. The resolution “urges States to take effective measures” to combat “incidents of racial and religious intolerance, discrimination, and related violence, as well as of negative stereotyping of religions and racial groups” that it calls “incitement to discrimination.”
â€¨It went on to say that the media has “moral and social responsibilities” to establish “voluntary codes of conduct … in combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.”
Fighting religious violence – which is often perpetuated by Muslims against Jews and Christians – is important. But stopping “incitement to discrimination,” “intolerance” and “stereotyping” is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to criminalize opposition to radical Islam and other politically correct victim groups.
According to the Weekly Standard, when the United States ratified a treaty regarding freedom of expression in 1992, they made sure to include measure to keep it from restricting “the right of free speech and association protected by the Constitution and laws of the United States.” Obama’s resolution makes no such protections.
The censorious nature of the resolution is so bad that even the Europeans oppose it. Speaking for the European Union, French Ambassador Jean-Baptiste Mattéi stated that “human rights law does not, and should not, protect religions or belief systems, hence the language on stereotyping only applies to stereotyping of individuals … and not of ideologies, religions or abstract values. The EU rejects the concept of defamation of religions.”
Of course, the Europeans are a little late to the party. The French will have to explain their opposition to the resolution after their government recently fined national icon Brigitte Bardot 50,000 euros for warning that Muslim immigrants are “trying to take over France and impose their culture, values, lifestyles.”
Earlier this year, Dutch authorities pressed charges against filmmaker and Member of European Parliament Geert Wilders for making a video critical of radical Islam.
America’s representative to the United Nations justified our support for the resolution and called the anti-free-speech measure “a manifestation of the Obama administration’s commitment to multilateral engagement throughout the United Nations and of our genuine desire to seek and build cooperation based upon mutual interest and mutual respect in pursuit of our shared common principles of tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”
Hello! Dignity of all human beings? Read the Quran, Mr. Ambassador. Jews and Christians are “infidels” and as such, do not count as those deserving of dignity.
When the President of the United States stays silent on the subject of Islamification – or worse, appoints people who want to advance it – one can only surmise that it is something with which he is comfortable.
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