Obama’s values vs OUR values

Obama: “We can’t suggest that Islam itself is at the root of the problem. That betrays our values.”

How does it betray our values? He didn’t say. When did denial and willful ignorance become core American values? He didn’t say that, either. His chief support for his claim that the Islamic State is not Muslim and doesn’t represent Islam in any way was this: “The vast majority of the people they kill are innocent Muslim men, women and children.” His unspoken assumption here is that Muslims would never kill fellow Muslims, and indeed, the Qur’an forbids that (4:92). But Islam mandates the killing of those considered apostates. A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-‘ashriyyah, Al-Ja’fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) agree that apostates must be executed.”

The Islamic State considers itself to be the new caliphate, commanding the allegiance of all Muslims worldwide. Those who reject its authority it considers to be apostates, and thus lawfully to be killed. One may disagree with this and think it abominable, but whether the Islamic State it destroys Obama’s argument that the Islamic State is un-Islamic because it kills Muslims. It kills them because it thinks they have strayed from Islam.

The Islamic State is careful to pattern everything it does after the directives of the Qur’an and Muhammad’s example. The beheadings (Qur’an 47:4), the sex slaves (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30), even the burning alive of some of its enemies (in accord with Qur’an 2:194, punish them the same way they punished you) — it’s all in the Qur’an and Sunnah. Even if the Islamic State’s understanding of Islam is all wrong, it is still true that they claim the Islamic mantle for everything they do. To ignore and deny this, or to wave it away as Obama did as a “perverted interpretation of Islam,” is simply to obstruct efforts to understand the motives and goals of the enemy, which is an indispensable prerequisite to defeating that enemy.

Obama delivers remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque in Catonsville, Maryland

From Obama’s speech Wednesday at the Islamic Society of Baltimore:

So the best way for us to fight terrorism is to deny these organizations legitimacy and to show that here in the United States of America, we do not suppress Islam; we celebrate and lift up the success of Muslim Americans. That’s how we show the lie that they’re trying to propagate. (Applause.) We shouldn’t play into terrorist propaganda. And we can’t suggest that Islam itself is at the root of the problem. That betrays our values. It alienates Muslim Americans. It’s hurtful to those kids who are trying to go to school and are members of the Boy Scouts, and are thinking about joining our military.

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Obama Uses Mosque Speech To Subordinate All Religion To The State

When President Barack Obama visited a fundamentalist mosque in Baltimore on Feb. 3, he flattered his Islamic audience, smiled cheerfully and then rhetorically flattened the constitutional and cultural walls that protect competing religious beliefs from the progressively expanding federal government. 

Robert Spencer, an expert on Islamic ideology and a best-selling author, says Obama’s condescending comments about Islam and all religions reveal his corporatist view of society, in which all elements of society — religion, industry, unions, family, education — are subordinated and coordinated by government officials.

For Obama, rival churches are “just social-work centers, that’s all, he doesn’t care about the content of doctrine, and pretends they all teach the same things,” Spencer said. Obama is dismissive of rival religious groups’ sincere beliefs because “he doesn’t believe that [religious] words mean anything,” Spencer told Breitbart News.

In his most patronizing passage, Obama portrayed 310 million autonomous, free and independent Americans as children under the parental supervision of Uncle Sam. “We’re one American family and when any part of our family starts to feel separate or second-class or targeted, it tears at the very fabric of our nation,” the president claimed, ignoring the nation’s long and very successful history of balancing competing ideas and varied lifestyles.

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Sometimes, annihilation is the only option for handling evil.
Islamic State and all its affiliates must be annihilated, wiped off the face of the earth.

Nigerian Islamists Burning 86 Children Alive Met with Obama Silence
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John Kerry: Mohammedans are “the conscience of all civilised people, it’s our responsibility to respond”

According to John Kerry, the Bible commands us to  protect Muslims from global warming.  He also claims “Americans have a right to be stupid”.

Secretary of State John Kerry apologized for suggesting that Israel risks becoming an Apartheid state but this did not satisfy Israel's distrust of the peace process after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a new unity agreement with Hamas, which the U.S. recognizes as a terrorist organization.
Secretary of State John Kerry apologized for suggesting that Israel risks becoming an Apartheid state but this did not satisfy Israel’s distrust of the peace process after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a new unity agreement with Hamas, which the U.S. recognizes as a terrorist organization.

Remarks at the Syria Donors Conference

…. people are reduced to eating grass and leaves and killing stray animals in order to survive on a day-to-day basis. That is something that should tear at the conscience of all civilized people, and we all have a responsibility to respond to it

….we are called on to act today, and act we will. To date, the United States has provided over 4.5 billion to help Syrian refugees and those displaced within Syria, and I am proud that that makes us to date the largest single donor from external in the world. There are countries like Turkey and others who have a huge burden internally, and out of their budgets they’re trying to meet that.

So today the United States is announcing our latest contribution, which is over $925 million. That includes more than 600 million in direct humanitarian aid to provide food, shelter, water, medical care, and other vital relief to millions of people inside of Syria and across the region. It also includes 325 million in development assistance, 290 million of which is new funding specifically to support schooling for 300,000 refugee youth in Jordan and Lebanon – meeting directly, hopefully, the challenge that we face here today.

….we will do the business that the nation and the world has set out for us. Thank you. (Applause.)

OBAMA WINS: U.S. To Give Visas To 300,000 Muslim Migrants! 

 And not to 300,000 imminently-threatened-with-genocide Assyrian Christians from Iraq and Syria, nor to any Yazidis, also threatened with genocide? This is obscene. He is bringing in the persecutors rather than the persecuted.

(Breitbart) – On Wednesday, Senate Democrats successfully and predictably blocked what many conservatives described as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s “Show…USA Newsflash
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As always, its never enough:
Australia’s Syrian pledge dwarfed by others
Australia’s pledge of $A25 million to help war-torn Syrians and Iraqis is being dwarfed by pledges from other nations at a donors’ conference in London.–MSN.COM
 Robert Spencer, an expert on Islamic ideology and a best-selling author, says Obama’s condescending comments about Islam and all religions reveal his corporatist view of society, in which all elements of society — religion, industry, unions, family, education — are subordinated and coordinated by government officials.
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Limbaugh: Why Did Obama Choose to Become a Christian? He ‘Routinely’ Defends, Promotes Islam

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By his own account, Obama became a Christian in the early 1990s at Jeremiah Wright’s church, after a period of spiritual searching and rootlessness. But why? Rush Limbaugh is right: he has been markedly critical of Christianity and has repeatedly and effusively praised Islam. So why did he become a Christian at all?

This is aside from the widespread suspicion that he is or was a Muslim, which is based as much on his statements and policies as President as it is on the fact that his father and stepfather were Muslims and that he says in his first autobiography that he got in trouble as a child for making faces in Qur’an class, which Christian children did not attend. Whether or not one thinks he was ever a Muslim, the question Rush raises is intriguing — if he wasn’t one, and he loves Islam so much, why didn’t he become one? Was it just for political gain?

Imam Obama’s Replacement Theology

LIMBAUGH: WHY DID OBAMA CHOOSE TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN? HE ‘ROUTINELY’ DEFENDS, PROMOTES ISLAM

Another odd moment for Barack Hussein Obama, a man who has shrugged off repeated suggestions over the years that he is at the very least, a strong sympathizer of the Muslim faith while having at best tepid regard for Christianity.

picture, as is said, is worth a thousand words…

Obama had Georgetown U cover “JESUS” but didn’t have Baltimore mosque cover “ALLAH”
“Directly behind the President is the Arabic word “Allah” on full display. Apparently no request to cover the Islamic symbols was made by the Obama White House. In fact, the White House is said to have specifically coordinated with the the Mosque to include MORE such symbols, including a copies of the Quran for all visitors who attended the speech:”–JIHADWATCH.ORG|BY ROBERT SPENCER

No, Mr Obama. Islam doesn’t mean ‘peace’, it means submission.

Imam Obama knows best:

Obama Tells A Massive, Whopping Lie During Visit To American Mega Mosque

Obama boldly lied about the meaning and origins of the word “Islam” when he said this:

“THE VERY WORD ISLAM COMES FROM ‘SALAM’ – PEACE,” HE SAID. “THE STANDARD GREETING IS ‘AS-SALAAM-ALAIKUM’ – ‘PEACE BE UPON YOU,’” HE EXPLAINED. “LIKE SO MANY FAITHS, ISLAM IS ROOTED IN A COMMITMENT TO COMPASSION AND MERCY AND JUSTICE AND CHARITY. “WHOEVER WANTS TO ENTER PARADISE, THE PROPHET MOHAMMAD TAUGHT, LET HIM TREAT PEOPLE THE WAY HE WOULD LOVE TO BE TREATED,” HE SAID AS THE AUDIENCE APPLAUDED. “FOR CHRISTIANS LIKE MYSELF, I’M ASSUMING THAT SOUNDS FAMILIAR,” HE CONTINUED.

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“The very word Islam comes from ‘Salam’ – peace,” he said lied. And he claims the founding fathers were Muslims, because they read the Koran.

Interesting that none of the contenders for the presidency calls on Obama to stop lying about Islam. Obama should be asked why America had to build a navy to fight the Barbary Pirates, who attacked America the moment it became a republic. 

Here’s a reminder:

In 1786, Jefferson, then the American ambassador to France, and John Adams, then the American ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the Tripolitan ambassador to Britain. American merchant ships had been captured by the Barbary corsairs and their crews and passengers imprisoned. They could only by freed by the payment of large ransoms. The Americans wanted to negotiate a peace treaty to spare their ships these piratical attacks. Congress was willing to appease the Barbary pirates if only they could gain peace at a reasonable price.

During the meeting, Jefferson and Adams asked the ambassador why Muslims held such hostility toward America, a nation with which they had had no previous contacts. Jefferson later reported to John Jay what the ambassador had told them: the reason for the Muslims’ enmity was that “It was written in their Koran that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman (Muslim) who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to [P]aradise.”– (Read more)

Muhammad used to send letters to the kings and leaders of the surrounding countries and tribes, inviting them to surrender to his authority and to believe in him as the messenger of Allah. He always ended his letters with the following two words: “Aslim, Taslam!”. Although these two words are derived from the same infinitive Salama which is the root of Salam, i.e. ‘Peace’, neither one of them implies the meaning of ‘peace’.  The sentence means ‘surrender and you will be safe’, or in other words, ‘surrender or face death’. So where is the meaning of ‘Peace’ in such a religion that threatens to kill other people if they don’t submit to it?

The Qur’an not only ordered the killing of those who embraced Islam and afterwards decided to renegade, but also commanded the followers to fight all nations until they either believe in it, pay the Jizya or face death:

“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the last day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and his apostle nor acknowledge the religion of truth of the people of the Book (the Jews and the Christians) until they pay the Jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.” Surat At-Tauba 9:29

And in the same Sura, verse 5, the Qur’an also states: “Fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem …”

The word “Islam” means submission, the act of your submitting to the rule of the moon god Allah via his false prophet Mohammed. Obama, having spent 12 years in Islam school in Indonesia, knows this fact all too well. So why did he lie and say Islam means peace”

Because he was practicing Taqiyya, that’s why.

Allahu Akbar, y’all!

Robert Spencer appeared on Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg Show today to discuss Obama’s visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore.

Whenever Hussein Obama opens his mouth, he lies…..

Obama at Islamic Society of Baltimore:

“Muslim Americans keep us safe”– They don’t. In reality = Four separate studies since 1998 have shown that 80% of mosques in the U.S. are indeed “breeding grounds for terrorism”

Obama doesn’t like the first amendment. He babbles about the rights of Muslim Americans to practice their religion without “divisive rhetoric from the campaign trail.”— No such right exists.

Obama does da’awa: ‘Inexcusable Political Rhetoric’ Gives Americans ‘Hugely Distorted Impression’ of Muslims. No shiite.  At the Islamic Society of Baltimore, President Barack Obama said many American do not know Muslims so they get their “hugely distorted impression” of Muslims from “distorted media portrayals” and “inexcusable political rhetoric,” after terror attacks.
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OBAMA: CRITICISM OF MUSLIM AMERICANS ‘HAS NO PLACE IN OUR COUNTRY’

Putting Muslims above criticism is every Koranimals wet dream. Hussein Obama, the bastard son of a Kenyan Muslim and a Gramscian whore, has used the whole term of his presidency to make the U.S. Islamic. Here’s a transcript of his speech for the Muslims.

 ‘Islam Has Always Been Part of America’ 

Islam attacked America immediately after it became a republic. Thousands of the worlds most influential Islamic clerics call for America’s destruction, daily.

President Obama spoke warmly about Islam during his speech at a mosque today, highlighting the contributions that Muslims had made to the fabric of American…Breitbart/Obama Visits Mosque:
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Obama urges all Americans to fight Islamofauxbia

“An attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths,” Obama said, adding, “We have to be consistent in condemning hateful rhetoric none of us can be bystanders to bigotry.”

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Hugh Fitzgerald: Obama, Islam, and History

Barry Soetoro aka Hussein Obama the liar,  loves his lies and loves the effect of his lies on the people who believe his lies:

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“‘Thomas Jefferson’s opponents tried to stir things up by suggesting he was a Muslim. So I was not the first,’ Obama said, sparking laughter. ‘No, it’s true. Look it up. I’m in good company.’” — From USA Today on Barack Obama’s visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore, February 3, 2016

Barack Obama paid a visit — his first — to an American mosque today. He did so in the same feelgood spirit with which he held his first “Annual Iftar Dinner” in 2010. That dinner prompted a Jihad Watch post which, considerably modified and enlarged, is reprinted below.

“The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia, was hosted by President Jefferson, who arranged a sunset dinner for his guest because it was Ramadan — making it the first known iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago.” — Barack Obama, speaking on August 14, 2010, at the “Annual Iftar Dinner” at the White House

Really? Is that what happened? Was there a “first known Iftar at the White House” given by none other than President Thomas Jefferson for the “first Muslim ambassador to the United States”? That’s what Barack Obama and his dutiful speechwriters told the Muslims in attendance at what was billed as the “Annual Iftar Dinner,” knowing full well that the remarks would be published for all Americans to see. Apparently Obama, and those who helped write this speech for him, and others still who vetted it, found nothing wrong with attempting, as part of the administration’s policy of both trying to win Muslim hearts and Muslim mind and to convince Americans that Islam has always been part of America’s history, to misrepresent that history. For the dinner Jefferson gave was not intended to be an Iftar dinner, and his guest that evening was not “the first Muslim ambassador…. from Tunisia,” but in using such words, Obama was engaged in a little nunc pro tunc backdating, so that the Iftar dinner that he gave in 2010 could be presented as part of a supposed tradition of such presidential Iftar dinners, going all the way back to the time of Jefferson.

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“They tell us they have been assaulted but their stories seldom add up”

The questions the ABC did not ask: which pedophiles raped these children? Are they boat people, too?

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Yet another extraordinarily one-sided report on boat people from the ABC’s 7.30 last night:

LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Tomorrow the High Court will rule on a case that could determine the fate of dozens of asylum seeker children held in Australia’s immigration detention centres. Whatever the result, it appears the Federal Government is planning to redetain at least 90 children. That’s horrified doctors who’ve treated some of those youngsters, so horrified them in fact that they’ve decided to speak to 7.30, even though they risk jail terms for doing so. Medical reporter Sophie Scott has also spoken to two girls who’ve been transferred to the Australian mainland for medical treatment about their experiences.

KAREN ZWI, PAEDIATRICIAN: The children found it so much easier to communicate what they were experiencing through drawing. I think it’ll be very unusual to get this consistent pattern of drawing yourself behind bars without hands and crying if you were a normal healthy child.

SOPHIE SCOTT, REPORTER: These pictures are drawn by children in Australia’s immigration detention centres… Assiya is one of them.

ASSIYA, FORMER DETAINEE: You have so much time on your hands…. There is no hope, there is nothing. And people live in fear every single day.

SOPHIE SCOTT: Young people held in Australian-run detention centres on Christmas Island and Nauru tell their stories for the first time.

JAMILAH, FORMER DETAINEE: My friends, all of them, they were harming themselves. I tried to be strong and say, like, you know, that was not a right thing I could do. I was thinking killing myself was the last thing I could do in my life when I don’t have any hope.

SOPHIE SCOTT: Assiya, as we’ll call her, spent 14 months on Nauru….

ASSIYA: There is no help there. Like, all they say is, “Do you want to take medication?” And the medication given me was, like, just making me worse. You see people self-harming every day, people hanging themself, cutting themself…

KAREN ZWI: We’ve seen some even more distressing cases of children who have been sexually abused in places like Nauru and have become quite distressed as a result of that… This child was actually raped on Nauru, according to the allegation… He actually began to self-harm, as I’ve seen several other children do as well, and eventually he was transferred over to the mainland for treatment.

SOPHIE SCOTT: This young child is now facing being returned to offshore detention. His alleged attacker is still there…

HANSANTHA GUNASEKERA, PAEDIATRICIAN: Across the detention network there’s a report of a sexual assault every 13 days. Most of those are children 

Among the obvious questions not asked:

– Who raped these children? Are the alleged rapists and pedophiles other detainees? What guarantees do we have that they will never, never come to Australia?

– Does the high level of alleged sexual attacks on children apparently by detainees reflect different cultural attitudes, and what implications does that have for refugee policy?

– Why haven’t the children or their parents ended their detention simply by going back home?  How many are genuinely in fear of their lives if they return, and how many are economic refugees?

– Under what circumstances were the art works by the children produced? Are they authentic expressions of distress or were the children coached to produce them to increase pressure on the government to let in the detainees? Why did the handwriting on some of the childish pictures look adult?

– What would be the consequences of letting in the children? Would that encourage more parents to load their children onto boats to Australia, and how many would drown?

– What ages were the “children” interviewed last night? What effort was made to check the circumstances under which they came?

The bare facts or assertions presented last night are indeed troubling. But this report was so one-sided that it simply cannot be taken seriously as a contribution to a debate over a very difficult issue.

UPDATE

Not included in the ABC report:

Nauru police commissioner Corey Caleb rejected the reports, claiming “refugees regularly fabricate allegations of assault and sexual assault”.

In statement released on Tuesday, Commissioner Caleb lambasted “friendly Australian journalists who have a political agenda” for publicising the “lies”.

“They tell us they have been assaulted but their stories seldom add up,” he said.

He accused journalists of encouraging false reporting, adding that the refugees would be charged with making a false complaint had the allegation been made in Australia.

Note that Caleb’s statement was released yesterday, presumably before the 7.30 report was aired.

The Invasion Continues and the Enrichment Continues

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Establishment Fantasists Brand PEGIDA ‘Far Right’ And Calls Left Wing Thugs ‘Anti Fascists’
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Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and de facto EU boss, said in her New Year message at the outset of 2015 that Pegida had “hate in their hearts”. It’s an interesting comment from a woman who sees her own people attacked in the street but doesn’t think it important enough to control her borders. German women tell her they’re frightened, but she appears rather unmoved.

Pegida, meaning Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, began in Dresden in 2014. The group seeks to halt the mass migration of Muslims to the Western world, as it fears the growing influence of Islam. Its initial march through Dresden in October 2014 drew only a small number of people. They persevered however and continue to hold Monday night walks through the city, sometimes attracting 10,000s of supporters. (More below the fold).

Australia:

A convoy of police vehicles, including the armoured Bearcat truck, descended on Albert Road at Auburn on Monday afternoon with the focus on a multi-level family home.

Heavily-armed police piled out of the truck and used a megaphone to tell the resident inside to come out with his hands above his head.

Within minutes, Ahmad Abdullah emerged and was handcuffed and placed on his knees on the ground.

Police allege Mr Abdullah, 25, robbed a man of $300 in Guildford on January 10 before going to his home and extorting the man further.

Brothers arrested after police raid shuts down Sydney street
Two brothers accused of standover tactics in Sydney’s west have been arrested following dramatic scenes that shut down an Auburn street. —SMH
Why the Left Can’t Understand Islam
Learning the truth about Islam would destroy the Left.
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Denmark:

Danish Ft. Anders Vistisen, member of European parliament, stands his ground against a battering hack from RT:

The Danes will not confiscate much of value; but there is endless innuendo about their intentions. 

As spring approaches, refugee flows from the Middle East into Europe are expected to intensify, putting Europe in a race against time to get a handle on the refugee challenge. Is a collective solution still possible or will EU members have to go their separate ways? To discuss that, Oksana is joined by Anders Vistisen, a Danish member of the European Parliament.

EXPLOSION REPORTED AT SWEDISH SCHOOL

There are reports of a “powerful” explosion at a school in the town of Karlstad, Sweden this afternoon, —by BREITBART LONDON

Sweden: 

Sacrificed on the altar of political correctness

Murdered by Muslim migrants ….. No memorial for the young girl murdered by Muslim migrants so as not to offend savages.
The council said decision to ban was to secure the well being of the “children” – the same “children” that murdered Alexandra, that are raping senior citizens and rampaging through Europe.

Memorial for Murdered Social Worker BANNED so as not to UPSET Muslim Migrants
Staff at asylum centre banned from holding memorial for murdered woman Social workers in Örnsköldsvik also told not to fly flag at half mast– | Pamela Geller
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Sweden’s Welfare State On Its Knees As Tensions Rise After Asylum Center Murder
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Italian Officials Propose Naval Blockade and Closed Borders to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration -…
Two important officials of Italy’s center-right have called for more serious measures against the waves of migrants arriving on Italian shores.–BREITBART.COM

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Turkey’s Erdogan: “Islam never allows terrorism; Islam and terror cannot be mentioned together.”

Daesh has nothing to do with Islam, says Erdogan

Speaking in Chile, Turkish president says terror group is harming Islam

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told an audience in Chile that the Daesh group, which declared a so-called Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria in 2014, has “nothing to do with Islam”.

“Islam never allows terrorism; this is one. Secondly, Islam and terror cannot be mentioned together. Third, Daesh is a terror organization and it has nothing to do with Islam,” Erdogan said during an address to the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile.

The Turkish leader is currently on a tour of Latin American states.

Erdogan said that those who linked Islam and terrorism were giving support and courage to terrorist organizations.

“On the contrary, Daesh is harming Islam with what it does,” said Erdogan, warning that the approach of associating terror with a religion or an ethnic group empowered xenophobia and racism which he described as a “disgrace [in] the history of humanity”.

Refugee crisis

The president turned to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

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Hugh Fitzgerald: An update on the “islamochristian”

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The phenomenon of the “islamochristian” deserves wider attention, and the word wider use. An “islamochristian” is, in its strictest sense, a Christian Arab who identifies with and works to advance the Islamic agenda, out of fear or out of a belief that his “Arabness” requires loyalty to Islam. Islamization by the Arab Muslim conquerors of Mesopotamia, Syria, and North Africa was a vehicle for Arab imperialism. This imperialism, the most successful in human history, convinced those who accepted Islam to also forget their own pre-Islamic or non-Islamic pasts. It caused them, in many cases, to forget their own languages and to adopt Arabic — and in using Arabic, and in adopting Arabic names, within a few generations they had convinced themselves that they were Arabs.

Some held out. The Copts in Egypt today are simply the remnants of a population that was entirely Coptic, and that has suffered steady and slow asphyxiation. How many of Egypt’s Arabs are in fact Copts who fail to realize this, much less have any sympathy or interest in how their Coptic ancestors, out of intolerable pressure, assumed the identity of Arabs?

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