I do not know if Barack Obama is currently a practicing Muslim. I do know, he was. Frankly, I do not care what he chooses to do personally with his dual faith background and
I don’t care what religion you the reader or anyone else follows. I don’t care what God or Gods one prays to. You leave me alone and I’ll leave you alone. However, I do care when you try to strip my freedoms or the freedoms of others by claiming that your religion is superior to all others and that I must submit, pay a tax to exist or die. If that is the path this President is leading us down with his deepening associations with CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood, then I have one message for them: Kiss. My. Infidel. Ass.
Obama, Liberation Theology & Islam
In 2008, the controversy surrounding Reverend Jeremiah Wright was swept under the carpet by the Main Stream media. That same media is still trying to cover it up today. The church Obama attended for 20 years, yet apparently made no impact on him according to his own spin, is steeped in Liberation theology. To drill down a bit more, Jeremiah Wright’s church has an emphasis on Black Liberation theology – of which has Marxist beginnings:
Black theology is a theology of black liberation. It seeks to plumb the black condition in the light of God’s revelation in Jesus Christ, so that the black community can see that the gospel is commensurate with the achievements of black humanity. Black theology is a theology of ‘blackness.’ It is the affirmation of black humanity that emancipates black people from White racism, thus providing authentic freedom for both white and black people. It affirms the humanity of white people in that it says ‘No’ to the encroachment of white oppression. Source: Acton Institute
It’s no small wonder Obama probably wanted to use duct tape to keep Wright from talking:
“When his enemies find out that in 1984 I went to Tripoli” to visit Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, Mr. Wright recalled, “with Farrakhan, a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell.” Mr. Wright added that his trip implied no endorsement of either Louis Farrakhan’s views or Qaddafi’s.
Mr. Wright said that in the phone conversation in which Mr. Obama disinvited him from a role in the announcement, Mr. Obama cited an article in Rolling Stone, “The Radical Roots of Barack Obama.”
According to the pastor, Mr. Obama then told him, “You can get kind of rough in the sermons, so what we’ve decided is that it’s best for you not to be out there in public.”
– NY Times, 2007, Disinvitation by Obama is Criticized
A lot of people wish that quote would go away just like the scrubbed Trinity Church website that removed the page called “The Black Value System”. A cached copy exists. I recommend checking it out. Number 8, “Disavowal of the pursuit of Middleclassness” was rather startling:
Classic methodology on control of captives teaches that captors must be able to identify the “talented tenth” of those subjugated, especially those who show promise of providing the kind of leadership that might threaten the captor’s control.
Those so identified are separated from the rest of the people by:
- Killing them off directly, and/or fostering a social system that encourages them to kill off one another.
- Placing them in concentration camps, and/or structuring an economic environment that induces captive youth to fill the jails and prisons.
- Seducing them into a socioeconomic class system which, while training them to earn more dollars, hypnotizes them into believing they are better than others and teaches them to think in terms of “we” and “they” instead of “us.”
- So, while it is permissible to chase “middleclassness” with all our might, we must avoid the third separation method – the psychological entrapment of Black “middleclassness.” If we avoid this snare, we will also diminish our “voluntary” contributions to methods A and B. And more importantly, Black people no longer will be deprived of their birthright: the leadership, resourcefulness and example of their own talented persons.
Before I get on a Trinity Church tangent, let’s flashback to February – the President gave an annual speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. I had noted it but not really watched the whole thing.
Obama’s Speech at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast:
The full Transcript can be found here, at Maggies Notebook. She’s highlighted some passages that struck me as well, but less from a politicizing aspect as Maggie has pointed out. For me, it goes right back to Liberation theology.
And so when I talk about our financial institutions playing by the same rules as folks on Main Street, when I talk about making sure insurance companies aren’t discriminating against those who are already sick, or making sure that unscrupulous lenders aren’t taking advantage of the most vulnerable among us, I do so because I genuinely believe it will make the economy stronger for everybody. But I also do it because I know that far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years, and I believe in God’s command to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” I know the version of that Golden Rule is found in every major religion and every set of beliefs — from Hinduism to Islam to Judaism to the writings of Plato.
And when I talk about shared responsibility, it’s because I genuinely believe that in a time when many folks are struggling, at a time when we have enormous deficits, it’s hard for me to ask seniors on a fixed income, or young people with student loans, or middle-class families who can barely pay the bills to shoulder the burden alone. And I think to myself, if I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that’s going to make economic sense.
But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that “for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.” It mirrors the Islamic belief that those who’ve been blessed have an obligation to use those blessings to help others, or the Jewish doctrine of moderation and consideration for others.
Did you catch the duality in the last paragraph? Remember that. Keep reading.
The second thing that stuck out to me upon revisiting this speech, is the stress placed on helping the Islamic community. This administration has made it clear from day one that their Foreign Policy is “Muslims First” and every recent event has shown that they have bent over backwards to deal with those who wish us harm. I went back and looked at 2011, 2010 and 2009. In both 2011 and 2010 he doesn’t mention Islam or Judaism at all; one can wonder if he wished to keep attention off his support of the Arab spring at this event. In 2009 he does:
We know too that whatever our differences, there is one law that binds all great religions together. Jesus told us to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” The Torah commands, “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow.” In Islam, there is a hadith that reads “None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.” And the same is true for Buddhists and Hindus; for followers of Confucius and for humanists. It is, of course, the Golden Rule – the call to love one another; to understand one another; to treat with dignity and respect those with whom we share a brief moment on this Earth.
He selects portions from both Judaism and Islam that supports the theme of all 4 speeches and ties back to Liberation Theology: Shared sacrifice for the common good – via submission.
Candidates and pundits alike have all shied away from the whole “Obama is a Muslim” thing just like they have from the Birth certificate story. It’s been effectively made a radioactive topic. Personally, I think this man would do and say anything to achieve his political goals. That includes hiding his real beliefs, however his actions, and the actions of those around him spinning the story at the moment, reveal those beliefs for him whether he likes it or not. Consider in 2007 when Obama’s campaign disavowed ever having been Muslim:
“To be clear, Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago. Furthermore, the Indonesian school Obama attended in Jakarta is a public school that is not and never has been a Madrassa.”
Well, that statement is contrary to the record and witness statements — and his own half-sister’s who claimed to the NY Times that their “whole family was Muslim”. Small wonder we haven’t seen hide nor hair of Maya Obama since. He even talks about his Islamic studies in ‘Dreams from My Father’. Two months later, the Obama campaign changed their language slightly, stating that ‘Obama has never been a practicing Muslim’. The ignoring of Islam being patrilineal sticks out worse than this being an obvious backtrack or if you prefer, taqiyya.
So, what does Islam and his lying about being a Muslim have to do with Jeremiah Wright and Liberation theology? Bill Warner of Political Islam makes it clear, emphasis mine:
Barack Obama has closely aligned himself with Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Black Liberation Theology (BLT). When viewed from the Christian point-of-view, BLT is a strange creed, but when seen from the standpoint of Islam, there is a very strong parallel.
Islam and BLT are theologies that have a political goal of making all politics submit to their demands. Submission is the political goal.
Islam and BLT are both based upon the principle of duality. The Koran divides up humanity into Muslims and the kafirs (unbelievers). BLT has a god that divides humanity into blacks and whites. But the duality is not the division, but a complete separation that is ethical, political, cultural and religious. The believer has nothing in common with the kafir/white. Allah loves the Muslim and a black god loves the blacks.
Allah preaches violence against the kafirs and helps Muslims to kill them. The Koran says that cruelty and hatred of the kafir is a sacred duty for Muslims.
Read the whole thing.
Submission and Duality.
Muslim Brotherhood In America: Team Obama and the Islamist Agenda (this is Part 9 of 10 by the way)