But, well, he is.
This is not to say, necessarily, that Mr. Obama actually is a Muslim any more than Mr. Clinton actually is black. After his five months in office, and most especially after his just-concluded visit to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, however, a stunning conclusion seems increasingly plausible: The man now happy to have his Islamic-rooted middle name featured prominently has engaged in the most consequential bait-and-switch since Adolf Hitler duped Neville Chamberlain over Czechoslovakia at Munich.
What little we know about Mr. Obama’s youth certainly suggests that he not only had a Kenyan father who was Muslim, but spent his early, formative years as one in Indonesia. As the president likes to say, “much has been made” — in this case by him and his campaign handlers — of the fact that he became a Christian as an adult in Chicago, under the now-notorious Pastor Jeremiah A. Wright.
Wait, Obama spent his early, formative years as a Kenyan father who was also Muslim? I never read about that shit in Dreams From My Father. Now, imagine that someone wrote this piece, but substituted “Jew” for “Muslim”. It would already be the most vile thing you’d read this year. However, because they wear kufis rather than yarmulkes, it’s not only okay, but a lead editorial in a major daily newspaper.
Then we get into the Protocols of the Elders of Mecca:
With Mr. Obama’s unbelievably ballyhooed address in Cairo Thursday to what he calls “the Muslim world” (hereafter known as “the Speech”), there is mounting evidence that the president not only identifies with Muslims, but actually may still be one himself. Consider the following indicators:
• Mr. Obama referred four times in his speech to “the Holy Koran.” Non-Muslims — even pandering ones — generally don’t use that Islamic formulation.
• Mr. Obama established his firsthand knowledge of Islam (albeit without mentioning his reported upbringing in the faith) with the statement, “I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed.” Again, “revealed” is a depiction Muslims use to reflect their conviction that the Koran is the word of God, as dictated to Muhammad.
• Then the president made a statement no believing Christian — certainly not one versed, as he professes to be, in the ways of Islam — would ever make. In the context of what he euphemistically called the “situation between Israelis, Palestinians and Arabs,” Mr. Obama said he looked forward to the day “. . . when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them) joined in prayer.”
Oh, sweet Jesus! (And not the Muslim one, but the good-hearted Christian one!) Obama used phrases that Muslims use, and because we don’t live in a world with a global telecommunications system and a billion fucking Muslims, the only way he could know these warlocks’ secret catcalls to their moon god is because he is their Grand Vizier! Did George W. Bush become one of the Jooooooooos when he said “shabbot shalom”? The only answer is yes.
In the final analysis, it may be beside the point whether Mr. Obama actually is a Muslim. In the Speech and elsewhere, he has aligned himself with adherents to what authoritative Islam calls Shariah — notably, the dangerous global movement known as the Muslim Brotherhood — to a degree that makes Mr. Clinton’s fabled affinity for blacks pale by comparison.
I’m glad to see that blacks = the Muslim Brotherhood. This is not halal, Gaffney. Not halal at all. Moving on…
He also pledged to enable Muslims to engage in zakat, their faith’s requirement for tithing, even though four of the eight types of charity called for by Shariah can be associated with terrorism. Not surprisingly, a number of Islamic “charities” in this country have been convicted of providing material support for terrorism.
Going off the wingnut version of Islam, here are the eight types of charity:
The zakat is to be given to eight categories: the poor, those short of money, administrative costs, those whose hearts are to be reconciled, slaves to buy their freedom, those in debt, jihadists, and travelers who need assistance.
So, technically, all eight of those could be associated with terrorism, because the major reason for giving money to terrorists is that you support terrorism. (Incidentally, these are the actual categories of zakat.) The problem that Gaffney has here isn’t that Obama supports terrorism, it’s that Gaffney hates Muslims like they beat his dog with a shovel.
What is alarming is that in aligning himself and his policies with those of Shariah-adherents such as the Muslim Brotherhood, the president will greatly intensify the already enormous pressure on peaceful, tolerant American Muslims to submit to such forces – and heighten expectations, here and abroad, that the rest of us will do so as well.
Also, Barack Obama’s middle name is Muslim for “world-conquering penis assassin of your daughter’s virginity”. And he intends to live up to that name Muslim Brotherhood. Later!