Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh wants to know why President Obama became a Christian when his public comments indicate he is mesmerized by the Islamic faith.
One day after Obama spoke at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, Maryland, and said, “Islam has always been a part of America,” the conservative icon tried to discern the motivations behind Obama’s faith. Limbaugh said the commander in chief goes out of his way to castigate Christians while simultaneously acting as Islam’s designated apologist.
“Barack Obama, he goes into this radical mosque in Baltimore yesterday, he talks about how Islam has always been part of the fabric of America, and I stopped. I said, ‘Really?’ I didn’t know that,” said Limbaugh. “I didn’t know that Islam had always been such a major, major part of America. But, anyway, he’s constantly talking it up, is he not? President Obama is routinely defending it, talking it up, promoting it.”
Talk-radio host Michael Savage had a similar observation during “The Savage Nation” on Monday.
“Why does he have to sell this so hard?” Savage asked his listeners. “Have you ever seen a president of the United States who had so many positive things to say about Islam?”
Obama’s speech was his first at a U.S. mosque during his tenure in the White House. The building is affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA, which was started by members of the international Muslim Brotherhood in the 1980s.
“He talks about how awesome Islam is all the time, one of the most beautiful sounds he’s ever heard is the morning call to prayer in an Islamic country,” Limbaugh continued. “He says it’s the most peaceful, most giving religion out there, that the mosque call to prayer is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. And, at the same time, he’s out there, and look what he says about Christians. He says he is one. Look, he talks about them as bitter clingers and they hold onto their guns when they’re nervous.”
The radio host said “whether it’s gay marriage, any cultural or social issue, or the bitter clinger comments,” Obama’s instincts are to publicly denigrate Christianity while coming to Islam’s defense.
Limbaugh was not the only well-known personality to find Obama’s comments on Islam and America’s founding odd.
Rev. Franklin Graham of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse emphatically stated that Islam was in no way woven into the fabric of America’s founding.
“The foundations of this nation have nothing to do with Islam, but everything to do with the Church of Jesus Christ,” Graham wrote Wednesday on his Facebook page. “Islam cannot save anyone from hell or open the gates of heaven. Only One can do that: Jesus Christ, the Son of God who paid the debt of sin for all mankind by giving His life as a sacrifice on Calvary’s cross where He suffered and died for our sins, took our sins to the grave, and on the third day God raised Him triumphantly to life. He’s alive today. Muhammad is dead. I worship a risen Lord! Islam can’t compete with that.”