Skip to comments.Obama Hijacks Christianity to Defend Islam
Posted on 02/08/2015 1:34:24 PM PST by Kaslin
resident Obama has hijacked Christianity in an attempt to defend Islam. At the National Prayer breakfast Thursday, he said, There is a tendency in us, a sinful tendency, that can pervert and distort our faith. And that there will always be people willing to hijack religion for their own murderous ends. So we shouldnt get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place—remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.
Yes, people have done terrible deeds in the name of Christ, but they were against the teachings of Christ. Some of the Crusaders committed atrocities that couldnt be more contrary to the teachings of Christ. They were the ones who hijacked a religion, Christianity, by disobeying what Christ taught.
But contrary to the presidents assertions, this is not the case with Islam. Islam is not being hijacked—it is being obeyed. The terrorists are following the teachings of the Quran and the example of Muhammad.
Since the President said that, no god condones terror, I can only assume that he hasnt gone to the original source documents—the Quran. The Quran commands Muslims to strike the heads off the infidels (Sura 8:12); to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah (Sura 8:60); and to slay the idolators wherever you find them and to prepare them for every ambush (Sura 9:5).
Sura 9:29 tells Muslims to Fight those who do not believe in Allah… until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection. (After all, the word Islam means submission. If you dont submit and become a Muslim, you will die or pay a tax.) The next verse says, May Allah destroy [the Christians and the Jews].
What if the infidels resist? Sura 5:33 prescribes the punishment: 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. These cheery tactics from the religion of peace find a home with ISIS and with a significant minority of Muslims today.
Not only does the Quran command this kind of treatment, Muhammad conducted it. According to The Life of Muhammad (LOM), a biography thats considered an authority on Muhammads life, Muhammad personally beheaded approximately 700 Jewish male captives and sold the women and children into slavery (LOM p. 464, and referred to in Sura 33:26). Muhammad also had killed: three slave girls who had made fun of him; a mother of five as she nursed a child; and numerous other non-threatening civilians. He ordered his followers to Kill any Jew that falls into your power (LOM, 369).
At a Senate hearing Thursday, an Obama official with the Pentagon tried to assert that detaining terrorists at Gitmo helps the terrorists recruit more terrorists. Therefore, we should release them. Aside from the asinine logic of freeing known terrorists so we dont possibly attract potential terrorists, such reasoning ignores the fact that terrorist attacks are not caused by American behavior. Violent Jihad didnt start with 9-11—its been going on against non-Muslims, between sects of Muslims, and against the Christian West for 1400 years!
Islam has always been a religion of the sword. From the very beginning, Muslims heeded Muhammads example and the Qurans commands to use violence to convert, submit or kill non-Muslims. By 637 A.D. only five years after Muhammads death they put siege to and captured Jerusalem. By 732 A.D. they had stormed across northern Africa, up into Spain, and had reached the city of Tours France, where Charles Martel (Charles the Hammer) saved Europe by repelling them. Muslim aggression then continued throughout the centuries, which ultimately gave rise to a series of crusades over about 200 years beginning in 1095.
The crusades were a military response to Muslim aggression. They were intended to take back lands Muslims had seized from Christians and to free Christians from Muslim oppression. Christ never said all military action is wrong, and Christians have a robust doctrine of just war theory. In fact, there are times when military action may be obligatory to protect the innocent or to free those being oppressed by an aggressor. (Certainly the war against the Nazis was justified, even obligatory after they attacked our allies.) Indeed, you are not loving people when you have the ability and responsibility to protect them from evil but fail to do so.
But whether or not the military objectives of the Crusades were justified is irrelevant to my point. My point is that the kind of atrocities committed on the Crusades—like killing Jews —were clearly contrary to Christs teaching, but they were just as clearly commanded by the Quran and Muhammad himself.
Yes, I realize not all Muslims agree with violent Jihad. The problem is that President Obama acts as if no Muslims agree with violent Jihad!He is quick to talk about atrocities falsely done in the name of Christ a thousand years ago, but when have you ever heard him talk about the atrocities truly done in the name of Allah to Americans today? Remember, according to Obama, Major Hasans murder of 13 Americans at Fort Hood while shouting Allah is Great! was just a case of work place violence.
We shouldnt judge a religion by its abuse, but by its truths. Jesus said, Love your enemies. Muhammad said, Kill them. In Islam, your son dies for God. In Christianity, Gods son dies for you. With all due respect, why cant the President see the difference?
Typical HO’ behavior.
He isn't a Christian. He rejects the difference.
I keep thinking of that movie Alien when Ripley confronts the Science officer Ash about letting Kane on the ship with the Alien attached to his face. If you changed the dialogue to where they were talking about Obama it would fit perfectly.
Ash: Well, as I said, I’m still... collating, actually, but uh, I have confirmed that he’s got a communist background and there’s a possibility that he could be a radical Muslim.
Ripley: What does it mean?
[Ripley bends down to look through the micro-scanner]
Ash: Please don’t do that. Thank you.
Ripley: I’m sorry.
Ash: Well, it’s an interesting combination of elements making him a dangerous son-of-a-bitch.
Ripley: And you let him take office.
It sure shows
Obama’s right about one thing...
As a Christian I AM on my high horse about children being raped and buried alive... about men being burned to death while standing, about women being sold into slavery then murdered.
Yep, Obama it’s what the ‘high horse’ is for... it’s called moral outrage... and it’s justified.
Simply because a person, group or entity calls itself Christian doesn't make it so. Mormons call themselves Christian, when that couldn't be further from the truth.
Islam, on the other hand, is an inherently evil death cult. When those animals commit murder, they're doing what (that ridiculous piece of tripe) their "holy" book commands.
Once again, our Poser-In-Chief is showing his bias.
The most intelligent POTUS ever is obviously not a student of history!
He is a Muslim and is allowed in his religion to lie about it if it benefits the advance of Islam.
Muslims lie when it is in their interest to do so and Allah will not hold them accountable for lying when it is beneficial to the cause of Islam. They can lie without any guilt or fear of accountability or retribution. A lie in the defense of Islam is approved even applauded in their holy books.
Muslims are permitted to lie: (1) to save their lives, (2) to reconcile a husband and wife, (3) to persuade a woman into a bedroom and (4) to facilitate one on his journey. Muslims are even permitted to disavow Islam and Mohammed if it is not a genuine heart-felt rejection. Muslims will tell you that concealment of a truth is not an abandonment of that truth if it benefits Islam.
Obama’s clear acceptance of a caricature of the Crusades is an excellent example of his behavior and statements that keep the belief that he is not an American alive.
The triumphalism that is often part of popular history can be quite annoying if you are not part of the group whose triumphs are being celebrated. Obama seems to go out of his way to denigrate the accomplishments of western civilization.
An odd postscript of the crusades that shows their general place in Europeon popular culture is that toward the end of the middle ages (~1500IIRC) There was a movement in Eastern Europe to start a Jewish crusade among the Jews of the pale of settlement. Fortunately for everyone, this did not seem to go much of anywhere, and aside from being a strange incident written in an old history book I am having trouble finding references. Book was written before 1940 and is likely still in my college Hillel house.
The “Pale of Settlement” started around 1800. Maybe the Chmielnicki Massacres around 1650 that killed 100,000 Jews?
It wasn’t so bad for Jews in the 16th century (comparatively).
But, woe to those who meet the real and true God on judgment Day.
What would Satan do?
Just the same.
Several centuries before the Crusades Muhammad himself decapitated and ordered to be burned alive hundreds of men, women and children.
Jesus never kill anyone, neither ordered his disciples to kill those who didn’t accept the Gospel.
Burning people alive is acceptable to Islam, says Islamic cleric. After all, Muhammad did it.
Anjem Choudary, A London-based Islamic cleric who lectures on Sharia law, says that it was acceptable to Islam to burn the Jordanian pilot alive.
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