No Sweetness from Obama on Rosh Hashanah

Thanks to Mullah for this great piece from BY KARIN MCQUILLAN on News Real Blog

For once could Obama show a little sweetness for America’s Jews?

This week Jews across America celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and received holiday greetings from our President that were remarkable for their offensive preachiness.  Beyond a perfunctory wish for a sweet New Year, Jews got a lecture on the Two State solution.  American Jews were told this is a time to repent, think of those in need, embrace diversity, cultivate humility and compassion, move beyond differences with the Palestinians, and choose the Two State solution.

Not a single word of praise for Judaism or American Jews.  Not one. For that matter, after the first sentence, the word Jew does not appear, and Judaism is not mentioned by name at all.  Obama doesn’t seem to like speaking about Jews or Judaism.  (In his Ramadan message which is one hundred words shorter, the words Muslim and Islam are used seven times.)

For the sake of comparison, look at President George Bush’s 2001 message , or President Reagan’s superb Rosh Hashanah message in 1984.

Nancy and I hear (the shofar’s) call and are reminded by it that so much in our American heritage is drawn from the religious values enunciated during the Jewish High Holy Days…. The ties between the Jewish and American traditions run deep and are related in no small way to the special relationship that exists between the United States and Israel — a relationship based on the common spiritual and ethical values encompassed in the shofar’s call to prayer.

To appreciate how arrogant Obama’s Rosh Hashanah statement was, compare it to Obama’s words onChristmas, Ramadan, or St. Patrick’s day.  St. Patrick’s is a model of normal politic blarney on an ethnic holiday.  Obama’s Ramadan message is a weird world of sycophantic praise:

“Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings. … Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country.”

Obama seems to have a tin ear about how cartoonishly false his list of Muslim virtues sounds – it’s actually a list of what Islam is not.  Yet these precise virtues are strikingly true of American Jews, for whom Obama had not a word of praise. On Rosh Hashanah Obama did not recall any Jewish contributions to America, while on Ramadan we were told Moslem contributions to America are ‘extraordinary.”  Can you think of a single one?  Can you imagine American medicine, physics, the space program, hi tech industry, finance industry, the entertainment industry from Bogey & Bacall to White Christmas, the civil rights movement…the list is endless… without Jews?

It is Judaism that is an essential part of the Judeo-Christian values that forged this country starting with the Mayflower. (Read On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding by Michael Novak.  The first American to fight against discrimination was Asser Levy, who won the right to bear arms rather than pay a special Jewish tax levied by Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant.

Obama praises “Islam’s role in advancing justice…and the dignity of all human beings.”  Islam is world famous for its injustice.  BHO has not a word of praise for Jewish justice.  Yet the Hebrew Bible invented equality before the law, starting with Genesis where all humans are created equally in G-d’s image, and going on to teach in Leviticus 19, “Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself,” and “Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.”  (Get that Justice Kagan?)

And for Christmas?  When it comes to Christianity, Obama can’t even finish a complete sentence.

Obama is capable of sweet talk when he wants to.  When it comes to Israel, American Jews, or America’s Judeo-Christian heritage, the feeling just isn’t there.  All he wants to do is wag his finger at us.

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5 thoughts on “No Sweetness from Obama on Rosh Hashanah”

  1. Obama’s big problem is “He’s not a great taqiyya master”.
    America didn’t take long to figure out his lies.
    Sure, he deceived many into voting for him but, since then, they have his number.
    The man is the Manchurian President and that’s all there is to it.

  2. If Obama did not use the word ‘Jews’ except for once in his Rosh Hashanan message, while he used the word Muslim several times in his Eid message, it is the Jews who should share the blame for being so sensitive whenever other use the word ‘Jew’. They feel that others use the word Jew as a pejorative. To great extant, they are right in taking offense when others use the word ‘Jew’. But then they should not object when people in deference to their sensitivities, become economical using the word, lest they may be dragged into unwanted controversies.

  3. * They feel that others use the word Jew as a pejorative.

    Jew, including its derivatives, Ghulam?

    Like this:

    Radio Islam’s English page on Zionism, Judaism, Jewish Power …
    While the Zionist infiltrated and Jew-owned medias in the West are portraying a “Muslim” global threat, the Jewish state of Israel continues to fill its …

    or this:

    Muslims need to tackle Jewish Zionist Islamophobia | Pakistan Daily
    26 Jul 2010 … From Sydney to California , Zionist Jews are spreading venomous hatred against Islam. A few years ago, we were witnessing mere instances and …

    this, perhaps?

    How the Jewish Zionist Grip on American Promotes Bias Against Muslims
    In fact, for much of history, Islam has been more tolerant of Christianity (and of Judaism) than vice versa. Moreover, it was Jewish Zionists who …


    Islam and the Problem of Israel: Zionism, The European Jew’s …
    The Jews of Europe found themselves in the second half of the nineteenth century tossed on the horns of a terrible dilemma. If they pursued the gains of …

    This, already?

    Distinguishing Between Zionism aAnd Judaism – Islam Denounces …
    For Muslims, therefore, the concepts that should be criticized are not Judaism or the Jewish race, but Godless Zionism. In the same way that an anti-Nazi …

    This too?

    Zionism: Pitting the West against Islam
    5 Dec 2006 … As the Zionist plan would unfold, inflicting pain on the Islamic world, evoking Islamic anger against the West and Jews, …

    Maybe this?

    Conspiracy Theory? Zionist Connection to Organized Islamophobia …
    8 Sep 2010 … The majority of Jews can not prove that they are from the land of Palestine. And Islam in no way supports Zionism or a Jewish religious …

    Not to forget this

    Murdoch “became an American citizen for business reasons,” according to Richard H. Curtiss, editor of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

    and this

    Smear campaign against Islam by Jews and Zionists
    I am glad that I have not fallen for the anti-Islam propaganda propagated by the Zionists, Jews and Israelis through their controlled mass media. …

    Do muslims ever read and understand the garden grunt they churn out?

    Do they ever heed the words of God (G-d)?

    “I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, and IN THEE shall all the kindred of the earth be blessed: ” (Genesis 12:3)

    There is a time to sow, and a time to reap, Ghulam. islam is about to reap the whirlwind, along with its evil “god” and false prophet.

  4. Well, I think Mullah Lodabullah said it all and saved me the trouble of replying to Gollum, I mean Ghulam, don’t you think so, precious?

  5. Its simply amazing the amount of paranoia that exists in Islam and with Muslims. Looks like they cannot turn a corner without seeing a Jewish conspiracy. The obsession has become compulsive.

    Just cannot understand how a civilization like this has plodded along living in depressed environments for hundreds of years. The words”Get a Life” is entirely valid in this case.

    Joy, happiness, caring for others and love for your neighbors need to be injected into Islam. Not a parochial, provincial attitude to life; this combined with irrational hatred of anyone who is not Muslim simply lead to depression . What a waste of human resources!!

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