Thursday, June 04, 2009

Live In Cairo - The Lap Dance Of The Seven Veils

President Obama gave his long anticipated speech today in Cairo. The video is above, should you feel the need to watch almost an hour's worth of the president's head swiveling back and forth to catch his stereo teleprompters like a man at a tennis match while he delivers some of the most embarrassing and inane nonsense imaginable.

If this doesn't appeal to you,I've already subjected myself to it so you don't have to. Here's the gist of it.

Obama is so used to abasing himself in front of Muslims that by now it's second nature. The President endorses the typical view of Left wing academia that all of Islam's problems have to do with Western colonialism, and maybe a handful of extremists.

President Obama was more than willing to massage his audience by rhapsodizing on the glories of Islamic civilization. Aside from giving it credit for a number of innovations that Islam either absorbed by conquest or that it simply didn't originate, Obama embraced the myth of Islam's tolerance for other religions and what he termed its `centuries of co-existence and cooperation' with the West. In his remarks, President Obama may have claimed that he was a student of history, but I'm beginning to see why his college transcripts and papers are locked away where no one can see them.

He apparently never learned about the ethnic cleansing of the Arabian Peninsula of all other religions, the jihad and genocide against India, the massive Arab control of the slave trade, Islam's bloody record in Europe or the Ommayad caliphs who codified and enforced the sharia laws regulating non-Muslims to dhimmi status, an existence that made the old Jim Crow South look positively benign.Many of those laws persist to this day in Muslim countries.

Nor did he address except obliquely the 'tolerance' with which Muslims treat non-Muslims in Pakistan, Nigeria, Aceh, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and just about everywhere else where they're a significant percentage of the population.

In case anyone had any doubts, Obama let his audience know that he sees Islam as a major and integral part of American culture, and that he considers "it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."

Somehow, I don't recall him mentioning that in his oath of office, but I'm sure CAIR, the Organization of Islamic Conference and the Muslim Brotherhood just loved it.

To Barack Hussein Obama, traditional American values and Muslim values are one and the same:

I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles - principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.

I don't know what planet President Obama lives on, but it's apparently a different one than most of us inhabit. Sharia law and most of what's in the Qu'ran are simply incompatible with our Constitution, but not in ObamaWorld. Credit where credit is due, however - the President did mention equality for women in his remarks,although how he squares a culture where honor killings, female genital mutilation and wife beatings have a religious basis with his fantasy view of an Islam of peace and tolerance compatible with American society is beyond me.

And curiously, for all his blather about equality, his reference to a woman's right to wear the hijab in America made no mention of what can happen in Muslim society to a woman who views it as a mark of subjection and decides not to go along with it. Is the president of the United States tacitly endorsing for America what happens in certain Muslim controlled areas of Europe, where even non-Muslim women wear the hijab in order not to set themselves up for being harassed and raped?

It's also interesting that Obama chose to accept CAIR's vastly inflated figures on Muslims in America of 'almost seven million' rather than almost any other reputable survey. This is worth noting considering his previous remarks about America being one of the world's largest Muslim countries after telling another Muslim audience in Turkey that America was not a Christian nation.

After thoroughly fellating his audience on how wonderful he thought Islamic civilization and culture was and how he was going to be Islam's Defender of the Faith in America, our president moved on to what he referred to as issues between Islam and America.

He apologized for Gitmo and our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, providing another gratuitous slap at his predecessor. Nothing new there, and he let his audience know that we were on our way out as soon as possible.He again sounded the mantra of a peaceful, tolerant Islam spoiled by a mere handful of extremists:

Make no mistake: we do not want to keep our troops in Afghanistan. We seek no military bases there. It is agonizing for America to lose our young men and women. It is costly and politically difficult to continue this conflict. We would gladly bring every single one of our troops home if we could be confident that there were not violent extremists in Afghanistan and Pakistan determined to kill as many Americans as they possibly can. But that is not yet the case.{...}

The Holy Koran teaches that whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind. The enduring faith of over a billion people is so much bigger than the narrow hatred of a few. Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism - it is an important part of promoting peace.

What Obama chooses to ignore here is the simple truth that al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Pakistan's Deobandis, the Mullahs of Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Wahhabi's in Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood may have a few differences in doctrine and methods of operation, but they are a mainstream in Islam rather than just a few 'extremists.' They all endorse Islamist triumphalism and conduct jihad against the West in their own ways, and they all have a solid basis in Islamic religious doctrine. Ironically, the very verse Obama quoted, 5:32 is follwed in the Qu'ran with a violent exhortation to jihad in 5:33:

"The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land, is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: That is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the hereafter."

I wonder...does that constitute torture?

The Prevaricator-in-Chief then moved on to the two issues the Islamic world was really waiting for, the Arab-Israeli conflict and Iran's nuclear power.

Obama made the usual noises about America's bond with Israel and the suffering and persecution of the Jewish people throughout the centuries, and then gratuitously insulted that suffering by equating it with the suffering of the Palestinians, thus adding the weight of his endorsement to the lies told by people like Yasir Arafat and his ilk for years and endorsing the modern anti-Semitic meme that modern Israel consists of Nazis colonizing Arab Land. Obama actually referred to 'Palestine' in his speech, called for an end to Jewish settlements and implied that Jerusalem, Israel's capital, would be divided with the Palestinians. He explicitly compared the Palestinians to blacks in the Jim Crow South and the Israelis to apartheid South Africa, another common epithet thrown by Arabs and the Left at the only state in the Middle East where Jews and Arabs have equal rights under the law and actually live together in relative equality. And he did it without a trace of shame.

He also opened the way for the legitimization of Hamas,provided they agreed to put an end to violence, recognize past agreements, and recognize Israel's right to exist. This is exactly how the PLO was legitimized in the past, and how well that worked out for Israel is a matter of record.

Obama also uttered some boilerplate kumbayah rhetoric about phasing out violence and terrorism and how the Arab world should begin to normalize its ties with Israel,but the clear emphasis was on Israeli concessions and Arab rights.Throughout the speech he made specific and unreasonable demands of Israel while addressing only vague platitudes towards the Arab world.

Several sources in Israel reported that the content of this speech was not discussed with Israel's leadership beforehand, which is normally how allies operate with each other. From what I've been able to gather from my sources, the Israelis are under no illusions about what that meant, or what the speech represents, given as it was in one of the few Arab countries that has diplomatic relations with Israel.

On Iran, the president endorsed an extremely dangerous course, saying once again that in his view, Iran is fully entitled to nuclear power, provided Iran complies with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty it signed. Anyone who's been listening to what Iran's leaders have been saying for months knows that once again, our president is living in fantasy land.

What Obama is actually telling the mullahs is that they are perfectly free to develop nuclear weapons without US interference and that America is prepared to live with a nuclear armed Iran.The consequences are going to be enormous if this is allowed to continue.

The president ended with the facile, glib remarks on women's equality I mentioned above, some more kumbayah rhetoric on democracy and a laundry list on how the US is going to fund social programs in the Islamic world.

There's a great deal more I could mention, but what we basically had here was abasement, flattery and jirzya ( monetary tribute) from the Infidel the Arabs haven't seen since the grand old days of the 8th century. I certainly hope Obama's hosts provided towel service afterwards.

I never saw it personally, but I had been told as a child that it was once common for small travelling carnivals to feature 'geek shows', where men bit the heads off of chickens and otherwise abased themselves in front of audiences for a few coins, applause and maybe a bottle of Night Train.

When I watched President Obama's speech, it occurred to me that maybe I was getting a chance to witness that spectacle after all.

It sickened me.


louielouie said...

If this doesn't appeal to you,I've already subjected myself to it so you don't have to.

.......and that is why i will be forever grateful.

Anonymous said...

This is somewhat OT. If you ever want to see what drives a normal man to become the main attraction in a "geek show," catch the movie Nightmare Alley starring Tyrone Power. I think it's his best role.
As to what drives Obama, it's probably hatred of the US as it is, and an affection, maybe even a love for Islam. I am at some point expecting these emotions to drive Obama to officially convert to Islam while in office. By trying to make the claim that he can act as a bridge between America and the Muslim world, he's laying the groundwork for that kind of announcement. I know it's speculative, but that's what I think is motivating him.

Freedom Fighter said...

You could be right about the conversion. But it will happen just as his 'conversion' to Christianity did..when it's politically advantageous for Barack Hussein Obama.

louielouie said...

jeebus cripes.
i can't watch iba news tonight.
it is one frikking hussein clip after another.

Anonymous said...

"It's worth noting that several sources in Israel reported that the content of this speech was not discussed with Israel's leadership beforehand"
Not even AIPAC? I can see how that would be a great cause of concern!!!

Freedom Fighter said...

Obviously Anonymous, you're obviously clueless about the fact that its SOP for allies to inform each other about statements or actions of policy that might impact them.To do otherwise is a major breach of protocol, and invites the same sort of discourtesy in return - for instance, if Israel decides they're fed up with Obama's non-policy on Iran and do spmething about it, they might not inform the Obama administrtion beforehand. Which I'm sure you'd scream bloody murder about.

As for AIPAC, slur duly noted. But you are again probably not aware that AIPAC is entirely staffed and funded by American opposed to the huge Arab lobby in DC, which gets its money from foreign governments.

Yokel said...

Following from the comments above about BHO's convenient "conversion" to Christianity, have a look at the steps of his apparent role model: Tony Blair. Mr BLiar was a "Protestant" all of the time he was Prime Minister (even though he was married to a practising Roman Catholic, and attended Roman Catholic mass). As soon as it seems to him that he can wangle the Presidency of Europe, he makes his conversion to Roman Catholicism, because that would be more appropriate for the role. Then he told the Pope that he should "modernise" Catholicism!

Politicians who "do God" always seem to be charlatans. If they are real believers, they have no need to say anything, it will just shine out of them.

Anonymous said...

You Americans don't realize you have a stealth Muslim in the White House.

Look at the speech, the language he used, talking about Islam being 'revealed'. These are things only a Muslim would say.

Look at the steps he's already taken to weaken your economy and your military.

He's out to destroy you, and make youinto 'the largest muslim nation in the world', just like he said.