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Obama’s Muslim connection

Posted by wordforit on April 5, 2008

by Ted Belman

Source: NewsByUs

1. Obama’s father was a Muslim polygamist.

2. Obama’s stepfather was a Muslim.

3. In Indonesia he was registered in school as a Muslim.

4. Occasionally he went to the Mosque for prayers

5. He took religious classes and studied the Koran in Arabic.

Freedom’s Enemy reports

According to Tine Hahiyary, one of Obama’s teachers and the principal from 1971 through 1989, Barry actively took part in the Islamic religious lessons during his time at the school.  His teacher was named Maimunah and she lived in the Puncak area, the Cianjur Regency.

“I remembered that he had studied “mengaji” (recitation of the Quran)” Tine said.

Our guy in Jakarta writes: “The actual usage of the word ‘mengaji’ in Indonesian and Malaysian societies means the study of learning to recite the Quran in the Arabic language rather than the native tongue.  “Mengagi” is a word and a term that is accorded the highest value and status in the mindset of fundamentalist societies here in Southeast Asia.  To put it quite simply, ‘mengaji classes’ are not something that a non practicing or so-called moderate Muslim family would ever send their child to.

The Obama Campaign told the LA Times he wasn’t a “practicing Muslim.”

(3/14/2007)

But his official website says:  “Obama Has Never Been A Muslim, And Is a Committed Christian” (11/12/2007)

In 2007, classmate Rony Amiris describes young Barry as enjoying playing football and marbles and of being a very devout Muslim. Amir said, “Barry was previously quite religious in Islam.

“We previously often asked him to the prayer room close to the house.  If he was wearing a sarong he looked funny,” said Rony.

Amiris now the manager of the Bank Mandiri, Jakarta, recently said, “Barry was previously quite religious in Islam.  His birth father, Barack Hussein Obama was a Muslim economist from Kenya.  Before marrying Ann Dunham, Hussein Obama was married to a woman from Kenya who had seven children.  All the relatives of Barry’s father were very devout Muslims”

Rony extrapolates further, that Obama at one point had to change his religion if he ever intended later to run for the office of President of the United States because America would never elect a Muslim to the be President of the United States

Also in 2007, Emirsyah Satar, CEO of Garuda Indonesia, was quoted as saying, “He (Obama) was often in the prayer room wearing a ‘sarong’, at that time.”

“He was quite religious in Islam but only after marrying Michelle, he changed his religion.”

6. His grandfather, after whom he was named Hussein, was one of the first Muslim converts in his village.

He “fiercely devoted to Islam.” He had at least 3 wives: Helima, who had no children, Akuma who gave birth to Sarah Obama, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. and Auma Obama.

“What your grandfather respected was strength—discipline.” Obama quoted his grandmother, Sarah, as telling him.  “This is also why he rejected the Christian religion.

“For a brief time, he converted, and even changed his name to Johnson.  But he could not understand such ideas as mercy towards your enemies, or that this man Jesus could wash away a man’s sins.”

“To your grandfather, this was foolish sentiment, something to comfort women,” she added.  “And so he converted to Islam—he thought its practices conformed more closely to his beliefs.”

Grandfather’s third wife was Sarah, the one often referred to by Obama as his “grandmother.” She is not a blood relative and describes herself as a lifelong Muslim.  “I am a strong believer of the Islamic faith,” she says.

In “Dreams,” he inadvertently sheds some light on his formative years and the political views of his mother, an anthropologist and Islamophile who hated America and subsequently goes native.

His grandmother who raised him in Honolulu and who he said he loved,is the one he accused of racism.  Now, the Chicago Tribune reports “the Obama campaign declined to make [his white grandmother] available.”

All because she is white and Barry Obama is a “black” candidate for president.

Although Obama claims Senior was an atheist, Senior was buried as a Muslim.

Obama Senior also had three sons by another woman who are all Muslim.

Obama’s family connections to Islam would endure, however. For example, his brother Roy opted for Islam over Christianity, as Obama recounted when describing his 1992 wedding.

“The person who made me proudest of all,” Obama wrote, “was Roy.  Actually, now we call him Abongo, his Luo name, for two years ago he decided to reassert his African heritage.  He converted to Islam, and has sworn off pork and tobacco and alcohol.”

Abongo “Roy” Obama is a Luo activist and a militant Muslim who argues that the black man must “liberate himself from the poisoning influences of European culture.” He urges his younger brother to embrace his African heritage.

In Kenya while he was a Senator, Obama stumped for his cousin, opposition leader Raila Odinga. Odinga is the son of Senior’s sister, a direct first cousin and nephew of Obama’s father.

August 29, 2007, Raila Odinga and Shiekh Abdullah Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum of Kenya signed a MoU

Here is a summary on the agreement which was signed:

* It pledges the support of Kenyan Moslems for Raila’s election.  In return, as President of Kenya, Raila agrees to 14 actions, listed a) through n) on page two.

* Within 6 months re-write the Constitution of Kenya to recognize Shariah as the only true law sanctioned by the Holy Quran for Muslim declared regions.

* Within one year facilitate the establishment of a Shariah court in every Kenyan divisional headquarters.  [Note: everywhere in Kenya, not just in “Muslim declared regions.”]

* Popularize Islam, the only true religion… by ordering every primary school in Kenya in the regions to conduct daily Madrassa classes.

 

In an interview with the New York Times, published on April 30th, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama’s younger half sister, told the Times, “My whole family was Muslim, and most of the people I knew were Muslim.”

Obama describes describes his new found “Christian” faith as: (1) Suspicious of dogma (2) Without any monopoly on the truth (3) Nontransferable to others (4) Infused with a big healthy dose of doubt, and (5) Indulgent of and compatible with all other religions.

Muslims view Obama as first a Muslim and then as an apostate Muslim.  He faces the death penalty in nearly the entire Islamic world.

On February 27th, Barack Hussein Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth.”

In an interview with Nicholas Kristof, published in The New York Times, Obama recited the Muslim call to prayer, the Adhan, “with a first-class [Arabic] accent.”

The opening lines of the Adhan (Azaan) is the Shahada:

“Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!

Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!

I witness that there is no god but Allah

I witness that there is no god but Allah

I witness that Muhammad is his prophet… “

According to Islamic scholars, reciting the Shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith, makes one a Muslim.  This simple yet profound statement expresses a Muslim’s complete acceptance of, and total commitment to, the message of Islam.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia blog, written by an American who has lived in Indonesia for 20 years and has met with both the Taliban and al-Qaeda, contains the following:

“Barack Hussein Obama might have convinced some Americans that he is no longer a Muslim, but so far he has not convinced many in the world’s most populous Muslim country who still see him as a Muslim and a crusader for Islam and world peace.”

“Barack Hussein Obama’s race, his staunch opposition to the war in Iraq, his sympathy to Islam and Muslims worldwide and his Muslim heritage receive the Indonesian media coverage.  There is no mention of his apostasy.”

“A good example of how some of the Indonesian media is reporting on Obama’s religion can be found in the following.”

“What I found interesting in the article was the use of the word ‘mengaku’ when refering to Obama’s conversion from Islam to Christianity.  The word ‘mengaku’ in Indonesian means “claimed” and as such leaves the insinuation to the native Indonesian reader being that Obama might actually still be a Muslim.

But this is how Indonesians see Obama, they don’t see him as an apostate at all, they see him as a crusader for the cause of Islam.”

On Feb 15/08 Usama K. Dakdok, President of The Straight Way of Grace Ministry called Obama’s Church I then asked her what I needed to do to join.  She told me that I needed to attend two Sunday School classes in a row and then I would walk the aisle. I replied, “That sounds easy.  One last question please.  IF I AM MUSLIM AND I BELIEVE IN PROPHET MOHAMMED, PEACE BE UPON HIM AND I ALSO BELIEVE IN JESUS, PEACE BE UPON HIM, DO I HAVE TO GIVE UP MY ISLAMIC FAITH TO BE A MEMBER IN YOUR CHURCH?”

SHE ANSWERED, “NO.  WE HAVE MANY MUSLIM MEMBERS IN OUR CHURCH.” It is important to note that Muslims would not attend church.

“YOUR CHURCH HAS DONE GREAT HARM TO THIS COUNTRY BY COVERING A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING AND THAT WOLF IS SENATOR BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA.”

Pastor Wright is an Islamophile and visited Kadafi with Farrakhan.

Obama’s foreign policy favours accommodation to Islam

1 He surrounded himself with advisers who believe that US foreign policy is controlled by Jews and this must end.

2. Obama plans to organize a Muslim summit

3. Obama Defends Columbia’s Ahmadinejad Invite

4. Obama: I Would Still Meet With Ahmadinejad

5.  Obama: Don’t Stay in Iraq Over Genocide

6. Barack Obama Would Let Shoaib Choudhury Die

7. “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds change in an ugly direction”. BARACK OBAMA from The Audacity Of Hope which is titled in Indonesia “Jihad: From Jakarta To The Whitehouse”?

8. Obama’s Nation of Islam Staffers

9. Obama Served On Board That Funded Pro-Palestinian Group

10. Obama – Rezko – Auchi – Saddam Hussein?

11. Obama’s Church Gives Platform to Hamas Terrorists, Questions Israel’s Legitimacy

Ted Belman- Israpundit
http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=579

E-mail tedbel@rogers.com

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The Audacity of Stupidity

Posted by wordforit on April 4, 2008

Brian Cherry, Associate Editor
TheNewMediaJournal

Anybody watching the Obama campaign can’t help but be amazed by what they are seeing. We have a completely inexperienced, inadequate candidate actively running on the idea that he is going to raise everyone’s taxes while promoting the fact that he is going to be a foreign relations disaster. After saying he would bomb our ally, Pakistan, he stated he would legitimize leaders like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by engaging in unconditional diplomacy. For those who have forgotten, Mahmoud is a person who not only has stated that Israel should be wiped off the map, but honestly believes himself to be the harbinger of Muslim doom for the western world at the hands of the 12th Imam.

Intelligent people should be concerned at Obama’s eagerness to drop a daisy cutter on countries who are helping us in the war on terror while offering to spoon with leaders of belligerent nations where the words “Death to America” are printed on everything from tea cozies to those big foam fingers people wave about at sporting events. Based on recent statements from both Barack and his fishwife, we know the Obamas are not proud of the a nation that has provided them with Ivy League educations, unbounded opportunity, and a legitimate shot at the American Dream of becoming President, but there should be limits on the number of naïve statements and outright stupid proposals that the word “hope” is allowed to cover like a media deodorant.

If the Democrats want to be intellectually honest and put forth a minority candidate who inspires legitimate hope in their voters, they should make Flavor Flav their nominee. Hey, any ex-con crack addict who can make millions of dollars while dozens of strippers fight for the right to treat him like a Bill Clinton Cohiba cigar should be a beacon of overachieving hope to the liberal core constituency of underachieving losers.

When you get past all the fluffy rhetoric that is supposed to make Barack Hussein Obama look like the political version of Barney the Dinosaur, and actually do some research on the guy, you find that he is the most far left senator in Congress today. The National Review took a look at all the votes cast by the candidate for change, and found that the only one left of him was Karl Marx, and even that was a very close race. So, besides offering to split his 72 virgins with Ahmadinejad as a gesture of healing, and telling the Canadians that he was just kidding about opposing NAFTA, what else has the Democrat’s most cuddly Senator have planned for America?

One of the most common anecdotes that both Obama’s cite as proof that America is unfair, is the fact that they had to pay back their student loans. First of all, this very complaint is ridiculous on its face. Michelle Obama went to Princeton while Barack Hussein Obama went to Columbia. Both of them did their post graduate study and earned degrees from Harvard as well. These are some of the most insanely expensive schools on the planet. The cost of being educated at these three institutions is roughly equal to the price of a really nice, suburban house that is not unlike the one that crime lord Tony Rezko helped set Barack and his wife up in.

Nobody forced either Barack or his wife to choose Ivy League educations. If money was an issue, Community Colleges, State Universities, and waiting tables could have been part of the equation. These are options that a lot of very successful people have chosen instead of going to schools that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Living in the United States has given the Obamas the opportunity to choose those prestigious institutions, find employment, and pay off the debt that their choice of schools has left them with. Living in a free country also gives them the right to publicly complain about having to pay the bill that was the consequence of their choices. Regardless of what not wanting to live up to their commitment says about the character of Michelle and Barack, it also is launching pad for one of their more insidious plans.

Barack wants to give away money to kids who have college aspirations. His plan includes a $4000 tax credit, expanded grants, as well as the elimination of subsidies and guarantees for loans from private banks; providing a disincentive for banks to stay in the college loan business. In other words, by expanding government handouts for college while limiting private sector funding options, the government becomes a major source of college funding. This all sounds good on the surface, but when somebody is coming from the far left, there is a rather large problem with this idea. It is one that stabs directly at the Evangelicals that the liberals loath so much.

In his keynote address at the Call for Renewal, Barack said the following:

“[Conservative leaders] need to understand the critical role that the separation of church and state has played in preserving not only our democracy, but the robustness of our religious practice. Folks tend to forget that during our founding, it wasn’t the atheists or the civil libertarians who were the most effective champions of the First Amendment. It was the persecuted minorities, it was Baptists like John Leland…It was the forbearers of the evangelicals who were the most adamant about not mingling government with religion, because they did not want state-sponsored religion hindering their ability to practice their faith.”

Apparently that Harvard education didn’t do him much good when it comes to matters of the Constitution. Like most liberal Constitutional lawyers he misses the fact that the words “Separation of Church and State” are not found in the First Amendment. It simply states that “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion”.

I will assume that history was not his strong suit either. If it was he would know that those words were included in our founding document not as a way to discourage people from putting up a Christmas nativity scene in view of their atheist neighbor’s front window, but as a response to the persecution that occurred under the Church of England. Once England broke from the Catholics and established their own Church, people who didn’t see things their way were subject to fines, torture, and execution. In other words that statement in the first amendment means the United States will never have a law like England’s Uniformity Act of 1559; a decree that made it illegal not to attend sanctioned Church of England services.

Considering the atmosphere and blatant liberal conditioning that occurs on the campuses of most State Colleges and Universities, there has been a significant exodus from these institutions to private colleges; a large chunk of them are religious in nature. What does Barack’s program say about Federal grant money going to kids whose parents don’t want to send them to a school where Ward Churchill can blame George W. Bush for everything from 9-11 to the cancellation of Baywatch?

We already know the answer to this one. There is absolutely no chance that Barack will appoint judges who adhere to the Constitution. Like his Democrat brethren, he prefers people in tasteless black robes who want to make law, not uphold it. This means that tuition to private Colleges and Universities that expose evolution correctly as “the science of things that sort of look alike” will be branded as a separation of church conflict and probably won’t be eligible for payment with Federal grants and loans.

Those who doubt this need look no further then May 22nd of 2007 when a Federal Court ruled in Colorado Christian University v. Baker that a tuition assistance program for low-income students violated the separation of Church and State. In a nutshell, public money could only go to schools that manage to link the combustion engine to our planets “Snowball Earth” phase, teach that Jesus is just a myth, and pretend that the questions raised regarding the Pre-Cambrian layer don’t give aneurisms to uninformed, dogmatic evolutionists.

It is hard to believe that the effects of the above mentioned lawsuit, and other ones like it would not be a consideration for somebody as far left as Obama when coming up with his proposals. The argument could even be made that since his ideas discourage private funding that he is counting on it. The Barack plan would take many of the private loan programs out of the mix (because technically that would not be federal money and could be used at just about any school) and give a huge competitive, state sponsored advantage to Schools and Universities that tow the “progressive” line; forcing many students away from colleges that uphold traditional values and true diversity of thought and into to a “place of learning” that is more interested in turning them into a liberal convert then teaching them to think for themselves.

This is consistent with “Pro-Choice” liberals who want public funding for in utero murders but don’t believe in options when it conflicts with their message. By channeling kids away from many private institutions and into the classrooms of Ward Churchill clones they will help create a generation that believes capitalism is unfair, socialism is good, competition is for warmongering Nazis, God is dead, and the Government should take care of you from birth until that fateful “progressive” day that Washington has the power to decide when your number is up. In other words they will come out more dim-witted then when they went in. Being the advocate for this sort of stupidity is audacious indeed.

Brian Cherry is an Associate Editor for The New Media Journal. He was born, raised and lives in the state of MI and from his home in the far north pursues the two passions that have driven him since his high school days, writing and the study of Scandinavian history…

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Obama: Outrageously Outrageous

Posted by wordforit on April 4, 2008

Erik Rush, Featured Writer

TheNewMediaJournal

“Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama on Monday backed the Bush administration’s policy of shunning contact with the Islamic militants of Hamas in its Middle East peace diplomacy.” – From “Obama says U.S. should not meet with Hamas,” Reuters, March 3, 2008

Over the weekend, yet another story regarding the questionable associations of presidential hopeful Barack Obama broke. This one involved a bulletin that was passed out among parishioners at Chicago’s Trinity United Church (the church Obama attended for the last twenty years and which until recently was led by militant pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright) on Sunday, July 22, 2007.

Such bulletins, which contain upcoming activities and information from pastors, elders and staff are common to nearly every church. This one however, in its section dubbed “Pastor’s Page” contained information that is certain to deepen the concern and controversy surrounding Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Senator Obama.

At least it will if I have anything to say about it.

Reprinted from a Los Angeles Times article of July 22, 2007 entitled “Hamas’ Stand” by Mousa Abu Marzuq, the article (in the bulletin circulated by Reverend Wright to his flock) is replete with anti-Israel, anti-Semitic sentiments.

Marzuq is among those to whom I refer as “white-collar jihadists,” well-educated, well-spoken but nevertheless extremist Muslims whose mission is to insinuate their doctrine into Western minds (American minds in particular) through well-crafted, soft rhetoric. Nevertheless, Marzuq is on the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists. OFAC is the federal arm of the US Department of the Treasury which “administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction” [From OFAC website]. He also appears in the Anti-Defamation League’s terrorist database.

Obama acted very expeditiously, pointing out that he had already addressed the Wright controversy (in having denounced the preacher’s racist, anti-American leanings) and asserted that he “wasn’t in church when that outrageously wrong Los Angeles Times piece was re-printed in the bulletin.”

How convenient. And “outrageously wrong?” How about “seditious?”

A couple of things I find noteworthy apropos the issues of Obama’s political ties and questions surrounding his religious leanings are:

1. Information offering deeper insight into these issues is now beginning to surface on an almost daily basis.

2. The self-righteous but decidedly feeble equivocation on Obama’s part regarding his true beliefs and on the part of pundits who have inundated media venues rallying to his defense.

These individuals have engaged in the same sort of misdirection of which I accuse Obama, singing his praises to the heavens, yet themselves acting as apologists for his associations. Their claims of “I didn’t personally hear that” and “I wasn’t there when” are starting to become a bit more than tedious, as is their apparent inability to directly answer challenging questions.

At this point in time, the Obama campaign has enacted a policy of refusing media requests for information relating to the candidate’s whereabouts that would either corroborate or contradict his statements.

So, despite Barack Obama’s eloquent but nebulous denials, once again his allegiance to America and its general well-being comes into question: Is he the candidate and would-be statesman who (like most Americans) looks upon Hamas and similar groups as terrorist organizations, undeserving of high-ranking American politicians lending their credibility to them? Is he a stereotypically duplicitous politician who for twenty years has aligned himself with and taken counsel from those who overtly support Hamas (at least) with their sentiments in order to secure political support, or is he closeting his true beliefs on the subject, those being concurrence with anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-white activists?

How many such inflammatory Trinity United Church bulletins has Obama indeed read? How many has he agreed with? The questions are the same as those which have been repeatedly asked over the last two weeks: How could Obama be so closely aligned – and for such protracted periods of time – with people whose sentiments and goals are diametrically opposed to the welfare and national security of this nation without feeling solidarity with them, and how honest are his assertions that he doesn’t?

As for Obama himself, his claim that he has already addressed this issue (a polite but shifty way of saying “shut up and move on”) is itself misdirecting and disingenuous. The fact is that he hasn’t adequately addressed the particulars as regards his intent pertaining to continued and future associations with people such as Reverend Wright and James Meeks, another controversial Chicago pastor with whom Obama has close ties. He has not addressed the incredulity of his assertions that he was not aware of the extremism of these close and long-time associates.

As I indicated last week on Fox News’ America’s Election Headquarters television program, one key factor which militates against Americans learning deeper truths about Obama is that the vast majority of the establishment press wants this all to go away as badly as those in the Obama campaign.

Let us remember that we are dealing with the presidency here. We cannot afford to gloss over the fact that this candidate is closely aligned with individuals who clearly believe that the United States is an imperialist, racist nation. We cannot afford to elect a president who might give access to such people should he become President, nor can we afford to have a president who might actually sympathize with America’s sworn enemies.

Erik Rush is a Featured Writer for The New Media Journal. He is a New York-born columnist, author and speaker who lives in Colorado and writes columns of sociopolitical fare for The New Media Journal as well as dozens of nationally-distributed print and online news sources. He is also a Staff Writer and Acting Associate Editor and Publisher for the New Media Alliance, Inc., a national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets. Erik is the veteran of numerous radio appearances and is the author of several books; his latest, “Annexing Mexico: Solving the Border Problem Through Annexation and Assimilation“, has just been released by Level 4 Press.

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WfI note: Erik Rush originally exposed Obama’s unholy, racist church affiliation in February, 2007 with his outstanding article, “Obamination“, also posted on this blog. Thank you, Erik Rush, for keeping watch!

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