Some of the most double minded sayings of this new century are: "I support the troops, but not the war"; "I am against abortion, but for the woman's right to choose an abortion"; "I believe that Christians, Jews and Muslims all worship the same god"; and "the United States is not at war with Islam. In fact, our partnership with the Muslim world is critical in rolling back a fringe ideology that people of all faiths reject." All of these have been uttered by the man who now occupies the Oval Office and the last one is a direct quote before the Parliament of Turkey. Facts are: The leaders of Islam have called for the complete destruction of America and Israel; they have declared war on America and Israel.
The man who now occupies the Oval Office went on to say,
"We seek broad engagement based upon mutual interests and mutual respect. We will listen carefully, bridge misunderstanding, and seek common ground. We will be respectful, even when we do not agree. And we will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over so many centuries to shape the world for the better - including my own country. The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans."We must ask, can there be mutual interest and common ground with those who seek to destroy you? How can the so-called Islamic faith be appreciated when it foments death wherever it takes root?
But worse, how can an American president ever claim that the so-called Islamic faith shaped the United States for the better? This is sheer disillusionment. Were the founding fathers born from or converted of Islam? Did Islam stop capturing Africans and selling them into slavery? Did Islam advance health and medicine in America? Was Islam the driving spirit behind entrepreneurship and free enterprise? Did Islam suffer the rights of women to vote? Did Islam stand for a free and independent Israel? Did Islam spread in our prisons and contribute to crime against Americans? Did Islam perpetrate terrorist attacks killing innocent Americans? Where did Islam shape America for the better?
It is one thing to try to improve relations that have been damaged over the years. It is yet another to make statements that not even those who are hearing them believe to be true. But the same concepts with this man hold consistent. This is the man who believes America can spend its way out of debt. He believes that free enterprise can be saved by nationalization of industry. And he believes that Islam - who kills the innocent, enslaves women and children, and sells drugs to fund the spreading of its religion - shaped America for the better. James 1:8 says, "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways." And Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceive you."
Turkey: Obama's Muslim Outreach - Forbes
Obama makes surprise side trip to Iraq - UPI
Arabs hail Obama overture to Muslims - AFP
Obama: Islam Has Shaped the U.S.A. - FrontPageMagazine