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Obama’s politically correct spin on Islam grows more and more buffoonish. At the very moment he accuses Christians of waging a “war on women,” he casts Islam as a benevolent religion to which the Sandra Flukes could take refuge.
He used his remarks at this year’s Iftar dinner to praise Islam as a female-friendly religion. “Indeed, you know that the Koran teaches, ‘Be it man or woman, each of you is equal to the other,’” he said. For Obama, it is the Bible, not the Koran, that reeks of dangerous patriarchy. Obama has mocked the Book of Leviticus, Deuteronomy, and St. Paul’s letters, but he would never dare question a passage in the Koran, which he regards as a holy and blameless book in no need of politically correct revision.
If the oppression at Georgetown gets to be too much for Sandra Fluke, color=gold>she could always try her luck in the Islamic world, where the rights of women are spreading like wildfire, according to Obama. Thanks in part to Islam, he said, this year’s Olympics can be dubbed “The Year of the Woman,” as Muslim countries generously allowed a few women to play: “Also, for the very first time in Olympic history, every team now includes a woman athlete. And one of the reasons is that every team from a Muslim-majority country now includes women as well.”
Obama was particularly pleased that women got the chance to “face down tanks” in the Arab Spring. Nothing proves sameness between the sexes better than the equal opportunity to die.
Obama seemed unable to get his favorite constituency off his mind, excitedly noting that one of the first “Muslim chaplains at an American college” is a woman, Sanaa Nadim. How did the imams in attendance at the dinner feel about that remark? No doubt they murmur to themselves that Obama is an idiot, albeit a very useful one.
But Obama wasn’t done misleading his audience. “And some of you, as you arrived tonight, may have seen our special display, courtesy of our friends at the Library of Congress — the Koran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson.
He failed to mention that Jefferson purchased the Koran in order to understand the attitudes and tactics of the Barbary pirates. For Jefferson, it wasn’t a holy book but a manual for war.
Obama concluded his remarks with an absurdly hypocritical paean to “freedom of religion.” As he purges Christianity from public life, forbidding any public application of it that conflicts with his liberal dictates, Obama has the gall to gush about religious freedom as a “universal right.”
In Obama’s envisioned America, Islam belongs to the “national story” while Judeo-Christianity marks a chapter best forgotten.
NOTE: This is the fourth Iftar that President Obama has hosted:
President Barack Obama celebrates the Islamic holy month of Ramadan by hosting an Iftar dinner Friday at the White House. The Iftar is the meal that breaks the day of fasting, when Muslim families and communities eat together after sunset. (Aug. 10)
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