Tuesday, July 15, 2008
New Yorker nails the maximum likelihood Obama
The New Yorker says it is making fun of right wing paranoia about the Obamas, but the EVIDENCE says that they hit the maximum likelihood Obama square on the head.
Is Obama a secret Muslim?
Obama calls himself a Christian, but the Koran explicitly allows Muslims to lie about their religion so that they can go undetected in their efforts to advance Islamic conquest (verse 16.106). Thus Obama’s denials that he is a Muslim are not in themselves probative. We have to look at his behavior and associations.
Exhibit 1 is is Raila Odinga, the Obama cousin who is known for a fact to be a secret Muslim.
Odinga claims to be Obama’s cousin. Obama denies the blood relation. What is certain is that the two are political allies and confidants, with Obama campaigning for Odinga when Obama visited Kenya in 2006. The relationship became so grating to the government of Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki that they called Obama a “stooge" of Odinga.
Obama and Odinga in Kenya in 2006.
Like Obama, Odinga calls himself a Christian, but Odinga has already been outed as a secret Muslim, having signed a secret Memorandum of Understanding with Kenyan Muslim leaders in August 2007, the first point of which is a declaration of Islamic faith, by Odinga, recognizing Islam as “the only true religion.” Subsequent points promise that Odinga, if elected, will use the office of president to impose Sharia law.
That makes Odinga not just a secret Muslim, but a secret Islamofascist, plotting to turn Kenya into the next Yemen or Somalia. He also employs the terrorist techniques of the Islamofascists. When he lost the Kenyan presidential election in December 2007, he strong-armed his way into the office of Prime Minister by inciting his followers to slaughter opposition supporters. From Jack Wheeler:
When Raila Odinga lost the presidential election last week (12/27) to Mwai Kibaki, he claimed the vote was rigged, whereupon his tribal followers went on murderous rampages such as in the town of Eldoret, where on New Years Day dozens of people were burned to death in a church set on fire... Throughout Kenya, hundreds of people have been politically murdered in the last few days.
Exhibit 2: the Odinga/Ghaddafi connection
The press refuses to mention Odinga’s secret Muslim plot, or Obama’s close relationship with him, but the connections go on and on. Odinga is also tight with Moammar Ghaddafi, who gives him financial backing. This isn’t just Obama knowing somebody who knows somebody. Obama’s own ally and political confidant Odinga is in turn the ally and political confidant of a primary sponsor of Islamic state terrorism.
Ghaddafi recently gave a speech where he described Obama as a Muslim. This could just be an expression of the common Muslim assumption that Obama is lying (as the Koran allows him to do) when he calls himself a Christian. That in itself would be significant. Muslims all over the world are making it clear that they see Obama as one of them. Since Muslims usually know more about Islam than non-Muslims, their assessment that Obama is actually a secret Muslim should be given substantial weight.
The other possibility is that Ghaddafi has inside information. If Obama told anyone that he is only pretending to be Christian, it would be Odinga, who is doing that very thing himself. Odinga could hardly keep himself from passing such a juicy tidbit to his patron Ghaddafi. The certitude with which Ghaddafi declares Obama to be a Muslim makes it at least plausible that he is speaking from private knowledge.
Exhibit 3: reciting the Shahada
Obama intoned the Islamic declaration of faith when he recited the first lines of the Islamic call to prayer for NYT columnist Nicholas Kristof in 2007 (in Arabic, “with a first rate accent”). The first lines of the call to prayer are:
Allâhu akbar Allâhu akbarThose are also the exact words of the Shahada: the Islamic profession of faith, which a person needs to recite with sincerity only one time in order to be recognized within Islam as a convert or a believer, and it certainly sounds as if Obama was sincere. He was positively reverent, telling Kristof that the call to prayer is: “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
(God is Supreme! God is Supreme!)
ash-hadu al-lââ ilâha illa-llâh
(I witness that there is no god but God)
ash-hadu anna muhammadan rasûlu-llâh
(I witness that Muhammad is the messenger of God)
Non-believers may not think recitation of the Islamic profession of faith is a big deal, but it certainly is to Muslims, and Obama certainly knows it, having taken regular classes in Islam as a child growing up in Jakarta.
Exhibit 4: Obama lies about his Muslim heritage
Obama’s denies he was raised a Muslim. Here is the official statement from his campaign website:
Barack Obama Is Not and Has Never Been a Muslim. Obama never prayed in a mosque. He has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ.In late 2007, Obama went further, telling NBC that he has always been a Christian:
"My father was from Kenya,” he said, “and a lot of people in his village were Muslim. He didn’t practice Islam. Truth is he wasn’t very religious. He met my mother. My mother was a Christian from Kansas, and they married and then divorced. I was raised by my mother. So, I’ve always been a Christian. The only connection I’ve had to Islam is that my grandfather on my father’s side came from that country. But I’ve never practiced Islam."All of this is at odds with recollections from childhood acquaintances. Here is American Expat’s translation of an Indonesian interview with classmate Rony Amir, describing a young Barry Seotoro “as enjoying playing football and marbles and of being a very devout Muslim”:
"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"Another childhood friend, Zulfin Adi, told the LA Times that Obama sometimes went to the mosque for Friday prayers:
"We previously often asked him to the prayer room close to the house." If he was wearing a sarong he looked funny , said Rony Amir, Barry's classmate when he lived on H Ramli street in Menteng, Jakarta."
“We prayed but not really seriously, just following actions done by older people in the mosque. But as kids, we loved to meet our friends and went to the mosque together and played,” said Zulfin Adi, who describes himself as among Obama’s closest childhood friends.Obama’s half-sister, Maya Seotero, affirmed for The New York Times that:
… Sometimes, when the muezzin sounded the call to prayer, Lolo [Obama’s stepfather] and Barry would walk to the makeshift mosque together, Adi said.
“His mother often went to the church, but Barry was Muslim. He went to the mosque,” Adi said. “I remember him wearing a sarong.”
My whole family was Muslim, and most of the people I knew were Muslim.At the Catholic primary school he attended, Obama was registered as a Muslim, and studied Islam two hours a week, even studying Koran recitation in Arabic, which is the gold standard of fundamentalist Islamic training:
… according to Tine the teacher, 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 ‘menjaji’ (recitation of the Quran)" Teni said.That is how Obama was able to recite the call to prayer with a “first rate” Arabic accent. He was drilled on it.
A Muslim upbringing to age 10 need not be a big deal. The education of a 10 year old does not imply adult commitments, and it doesn’t say anything about what interpretation of Islam an adult Obama might subscribe to. What DOES make Obama’s Muslim upbringing a big deal is the fact that he is lying about it. He is being deceptive about his connections to Islam, just as the Koran allows a true believing Muslim to do. The straightforward explanation for these deceptions is that Obama is being true to the Koran, with emphasis on the Koran’s permission for deception in the cause of Islamic conquest.
This would explain how Obama can be so sincere in his deceptions. He is being true to what he regards as a deeper truth, which is how lie-detection experts say that it is possible to foil galvanic-skin-response lie-detector tests. (It won’t work with brain scanning lie detection, but we aren’t quite there yet.)
Exhibit 5: Obama’s Kenyan grandmother also lies about being a Christian.
Last year Obama’s grandmother told the New York Time that she was: “a strong believer of the Islamic faith.” This year she is claiming to be Christian.
Lying about being a Christian: it’s an Obama family tradition! Cousin Odinga and grandma Obama lying about being Christian ought to be front page news across the country, but our left wing media is covering it up. When Odinga recently visited the United States, Obama avoided him, and the press went along with the pretense of no connection between our current Democratic nominee for president and one of Africa's leading instigators of mass murder.
The press isn’t telling the public about Obama’s Islamic ties or about his deceptions about his Islamic ties, but the reporters themselves all know, which makes the artfulness of the New Yorker cover intriguing. The press knows what conservatives fear because they know that conservatives, who do not rely on the mainstream media for their information, have all the facts that the media is suppressing. And yes, the facts look just like that New Yorker cover. Good work Barry Blitt!
Exhibit 6: Obama claims that the 9/11 terrorists were motivated by poverty.
The New Yorker article quotes a previously unreported Obama speech from 2001 where Obama pretends that the root cause of Islamic terrorism is “poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair”:
The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others. Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent, is not innate; nor, history tells us, is it unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity. It may find expression in a particular brand of violence, and may be channeled by particular demagogues or fanatics. Most often, though, it grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.Don’t forget that in Obama’s world, these “root causes” of terrorism are a product of White, Western and American racism. Ours is a world where “where white folks' greed runs a world in need,” as Obama’s pastor and “spiritual mentor” Jeremiah Wright put it in the sermon that Obama used for the title of his Audacity of Hope autobiography.
Many leftists said similar things after 9/11, falsely placing their own complaints in the mouths of terrorists for whom the left’s “progressive” agenda is even more slaughter-worthy than Christianity. Still, it is particularly perverse to hear this foolishness from a man who was raised Muslim, and has personal knowledge of the ideology that actually motivated the 9/11 terrorists, none of whom were poor. It isn’t poverty that is spreading the orthodox Wahhabism of the bin Ladenists, but 75 plus billion dollars of Saudi Oil money since 1970.
Is it plausible that a man who was educated in Islam as a child and who maintains Islamofascist associations as an adult would actually think that the 9/11 terrorists were motivated by poverty? If this were the explanation for Obama's speech it would prove him dumber than a mud fence and unfit for ANY role in national politics.
But no, it is NOT plausible that Obama is ignorant of Islamofascist ideology. The only plausible explanation for Obama’s post 9/11 speech is that he was intentionally covering up what he knew to be the truth about the 9/11 attacks and in a way that would prompt America blame itself and make concessions to the enemy. In other words, Obama was engaging in Taqiyya, or Islamic deception, as allowed for the advancement of Islamic conquest.
Exhibit 7: Obama has for years expressed the most extreme determination to surrender Iraq to al Qaeda and Iran.
Here is Obama’s Senate website, describing his Iraq De-escalation Act of 2007:
The Obama plan offers a responsible yet effective alternative to the President’s failed policy of escalation. Realizing there can be no military solution in Iraq, it focuses instead on reaching a political solution in Iraq, protecting our interests in the region, and bringing this war to a responsible end. The legislation commences redeployment of U.S. forces no later than May 1, 2007 with the goal of removing all combat brigades from Iraq by March 31, 2008, a date that is consistent with the expectation of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group.All of Obama's actual behaviors are consistent with loyalty to radical Islam. It is an unfortunate fact of our era that the same can be said of many Democratic party leaders, most of whom have worked desperately for years to lose the Iraq war (voting forty times in 2007 to withdraw from Iraq). But many of these other Democrats really are ignorant about Islam, imagining that Islam is no different than Christianity (which is seen as the real enemy, since it is the political opposition here at home). Obama on the other hand, had years of education in traditional Islam's constant calls for conquest of the infidel. He understands traditional Islam’s drive to impose Sharia law on the entire world, and he is comfortable with it.
The editors of the Washington Post take note today of Obama's latest plan for "true success" in Iraq. It is "the same pullout that Mr. Obama proposed when chaos in Iraq appeared to him inevitable." Their conclusion?
The message that the Democrat sends is that he is ultimately indifferent to the war's outcome -- that Iraq "distracts us from every threat we face" and thus must be speedily evacuated regardless of the consequences. That's an irrational and ahistorical way to view a country at the strategic center of the Middle East, with some of the world's largest oil reserves. Whether or not the war was a mistake, Iraq's future is a vital U.S. security interest. If he is elected president, Mr. Obama sooner or later will have to tailor his Iraq strategy to that reality.No, he will not "have" to do anything. He will be president. He can turn as many countries over to the Islamofascists as he wants to, just as Jimmy Carter forced Iran into the hands of the Ayatollah Khomeini thirty years ago.
The powers of Congress will not be sufficient to stop Obama from doing what he wants. The Constitution gives the president clear authority over foreign policy, and while world events are hard to nudge in a positive direction (because we are opposed at every turn by our enemies), they are easy to nudge in bad directions (where our enemies will "help"). If we elect a president of suspect loyalties, Congress and the American people will be helpless to stop him from destroying our position in the world. The ONLY legal recourse will be to impeach him for treason, which could not be accomplished until America is a pile of rubble.
When Obama says he is determined to abandon Iraq, BELIEVE HIM. He absolutely means it. When he says that he rejects the idea that America is morally superior to Iran and Syria, two of the leading Islamofascist states in the world, BELIEVE HIM. Here is the rationale Obama gave for why he would hold unconditional talks with Ahmadinijad and Assad:
If we think that meeting with the president is a privilege that has to be earned, I think that reinforces the sense that we stand above the rest of the world at this point in time.He was talking explicitly about meeting with bin Ladenists and Khomeini-ists. He does not see America as standing above these murder-cultists, and he MEANS it.
Exhibit 8: Obama’s phony Christian church
According to Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s Trinity United Church of Christ subscribes to “Black Liberation Theology,” which maintains that: “'If God is not for us and against whites ... we had better kill him.”
This is an explicit rejection of the second commandment of Jesus: to love each other, without reference to race, religion or other group identity (the parable of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37). This is the essence of Christianity: the Levitican law of love (Lev 19:18) gets explicitly applied to the entire human family. Black Liberation Theology rejects this essence of Christianity and changes it to: “Love your BLACK neighbor as you love yourself, but hate white people.”
Disgusting. Evil. ANTI-Christian.
Traditional Islam employs the same bigoted version of the law of love. Koran, Verse 48.29:
Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those with him are firm of heart against the unbelievers, compassionate among themselves.It is possible to interpret this and other bigoted verses so as to render them moral. In particular, they can be interpreted as conditional on circumstances of defensive war. But this is not what traditional Islam does. Traditional Islam interprets verse 48.29 as a general principle, to be applied in all times and all places.
Trinity church does the same thing. At its heart, Black Liberation Theology is Islamic, not Christian. Goodwill only extends to members of the group. It is not surprising then, that Trinity would embrace America’s leading black Islamofascist, Louis Farrakhan, and his racist Nation of Islam, or that Obama’s organization would be shot through with Nation of Islam personnel.
In effect, the entire Trinity church is lying about being Christian. Their ideology and sympathy is all the way over with the Islamofascists.
There is nothing speculative about the Michelle half of the cartoon
The drawing of Michelle Obama as Angela Davis is simply an accurate (if cartoony) dramatization of the couple’s well known anti-Americanism. Both are virulent anti-white racists, driven by insatiable grievance. As a young adult, Michelle was obsessed with race-consciousness, saw blacks and whites as having unavoidably different and irreconcilable cultures, and viewed black integrationists as ignorant compared to black separatists. She still thinks America is “just downright mean,” and she was never proud of America until Barack won the Democratic nomination (raising the prospect that the existing “white” America could be dumped in the trash and replaced with Obamamerica).
The young adult Barack Hussein Obama identified with Malcom X’s wish to purge the white blood from his own body and at college sought out “Marxist professors and structural feminists” for his friends as he pursued dreams about the socialist father who was out to dispossess the white citizens of Kenya.
These sophomoric indulgences were never reconsidered, but were solidified by long association with radical leftists like domestic terrorist William Ayers and 15 years of listening to sermons by racist demagogue Jeremiah “God DAMN America” Wright.
At Wright’s Trinity church, the Obama’s swore to uphold a “Black Value System” that defines competition (aka economic liberty) as “racist” and which disavows “the pursuit of middle-classness.” To be black, according to the Obamas, IS to be socialist, and Obama walks the walk. In his short tenure as Senator from Illinois, Obama has amassed the furthest left voting record in the Senate. The militant racism and leftism of the Obama’s is just a fact. No speculation whatsoever.
In contrast, the depiction of Barack as a secret Islamist does involve some speculation, but the evidence shows this to be the maximum liklihood estimate for the real Barack Hussein Obama.
At least he used his name. It is impossible to have any affect on these people's thinking, since their cognitive style is to AVOID thinking straight at all costs. They start with their presumptions, and seek to evade all conflicting reason and evidence, which they can easily do. No one can force them to think straight. But at least Mr. Swofford exposes himself as a backwards thinker, and will be on record as a backwards thinker for all time. That's someting at least.
I can imagine being in the situation where a stepfather took me to prayer.
All the same, I can imagine not really feeling like I were a muslim.
What is "really feeling"? When does one become a Muslim? I'd say that there are degrees of everything. For example I was raised as a Christian and I have been to church (especially at school many times). All the same would I be being dishonest to say "I was never a Christian?"
It is clear that Obama has had a muslim influence during his time in Jakarta. But does that make him a liar to say that he was never a muslim?
Lets say that he is distorting the truth, that he is playing down the extent to which he was a member of islam.
You presume that this is because he is a closet Jihadist.
Isn't it simpler to assume that it is politically expedient, since there are so many people that go on about the church he went to aged 6 to ten?
The purpoted fact that his "cousin" is a closet, deceptive muslim does not seem to be strong support for the latter arguement.
Odinga is not just a secret Muslim, but a secret Islamofascist, and he isn't just an Obama cousin (if he really is a cousin), but is a known confidant and strategic ally of Obama.
Obama did a significant chunk of campaigining for this acolyte of Moammar Ghaddafi. That is damning!
It is also well documented that Obama's grandmother lied about being a Christian. The fact of deception is highly suggestive of untoward intent. It does not prove that Obama has Islamofascist sympathies (though his Nation of Islam ties might). What it does indicate is that Obama is most likely an Islamofascist sympathizer.