Obama appeases islam, basically slams freedom of speech

by Kal El on September 30, 2012 · View Comments

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Of course he appeased jihadi scum. Liberals ALWAYS appease and give in when pushed. They are cowards, devoid of even an idea of what courage is. Here we have Obama giving a speech to the UN (bloated, commie infested organization that has no business being in NYC) in which he attempts to determine who the future will belong to.

No Future for ‘Those Who Slander the Prophet’?

 

Also in today’s Jolt, a look at Obama’s speech at the United Nations, declaring who must own the future and who must not own the future.

President Obama: If You Slander Islam’s Prophet, You Forfeit Your Ownership of the Future

So, what are we to make of the President of the United States speaking before the United Nations and declaring:

The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. But to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated, or churches that are destroyed, or the Holocaust that is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shia pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies. That’s the vision we will support.

First, notice the trademark Obama passive voice. What does it mean, “the future must not belong to” a particular group?

Does it mean these people won’t be around in the future?

That in the future, their viewpoint will be marginalized? Out of style? Unpopular? Suppressed? That sometime between now and “the future,” they will have changed their mind? That at some point in the future, no one will feel like slandering the prophet of Islam? Is the First Amendment still in effect in this envisioned future, or has it been rewritten or modified on this topic?

How does “the future” belong to one group instead of another? Maybe I have too much of a background in musical theater by non-Mark-Steyn-pundit standards, but anytime I hear somebody declaring, with great emphasis, that tomorrow belongs to them, I start muttering, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

(Another helpful hint: in a Hollywood movie, if you see a character who emphasizes that he and his kind are the future, and those who are different no longer matter, that character is probably the villain.)

I think Matt Welch, over at Reason, speaks for a lot of us here:

[Obama’s speech] deteriorates rapidly from there:

I believe [the video's] message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity.

So many things wrong in so few words. Why this video, and not Theo Van Gogh’s Submission, or Lars Vilks’s animation of Mohammed wanting to go to a gay bar, the “Super Best Friends” episode of South Park, or Funny or Die’s “How to Pick a Pocket“? Is it the degree of the insult, the craptasticness of the production values, the size of the release, or the vociferousness of the outrage expressed?

Given the track record of our past two administrations, I think we know the answer to that question, which suggests another thing terrible about this sentence: As Eugene Volokh recently pointed out, “Behavior that gets rewarded, gets repeated.” If all it takes to earn a White House call for global condemnation of a single piece of expression is some violent protests outside a dozen or two diplomatic missions, then the perpetually aggrieved know exactly what to do the next time they pluck out some bit of cultural detritus to be offended by.

It is not any politician’s job, and certainly not any American politician’s job, to instruct the entire world on which films to criticize.

Also, how much of the above remarks are going to flow out through the corners of the Muslim world? How many accounts will just quote the first sentence, that “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”?

(So, with the president going before the world and declaring that Mohammed-mockers have no future, is it a bad time for me to remind everyone that Obama’s favorite television show is Showtime’s “Homeland,” in which a captured POW is revealed to be a sleeper agent for al-Qaeda? This year’s storyline? The captured POW is now in American politics, and appears to be on a fast track to the highest levels of power.)

Obama’s not a Muslim, no matter what Madonna might say.

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  • Beejj

    Welcome home, Kal. We have missed you. Keep punching, dear man: Islam deserves all the shit, preferably porcine, that can be thrown at it. There is nothing so vile in all Nature as Islam, the virus that might yet bring human existence to an end. Those Muslim arseholes swear they love death more than human beings love life, so when will we start accommodating their wishes?

  • Beejj

    Off Topic: Hey, everyone, don’t you just love the news coming out of Syria every day? All those pig-ignorant muslims killing pig-ignorant muslims? Happy days. Long may they continue. Shia killing sunni killing shia killing whatever-the-fuck. Love it. Keep it up, ragheads.

  • Anonymous

    Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Indonesia, India, they are killing themselves. Unfortunately, non-mohammadans are caught in the cross fire and in many cases being intentionally targeted by the howling mohammadan mobs.I’m hoping that all their bullets, axes, and molotove cocktails hit only mohammadan targets.

  • Plumbline

    Freedom of speech will be attacked as the anti-christ rises to power, as fortold in the Bible……..

    ………2 Thessalonians 2:3-………..
    Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

  • Plumbline

    Freedom of speech will be attacked as the anti-christ rises to power, as fortold in the Bible……..

    ………2 Thessalonians 2:3-………..
    Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

  • hellosnackbar

    Freedom of speech is the backbone of democracy i.e I can call Jesus a fraudulent magician or Allah a space monster.
    There is no evidence to the contrary or to support either deity.

  • Plumbline

    Acts 13:46………
    Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life…

  • Burkasrugly

    Obama just does not get it….hold on, maybe he does. Charles Krauthammer says that Islam cannot, will not succeed. Let’s hope he is correct. You can view his video and my commentary over at the ACT! for America – Jonesboro, AR chapter’s web site – http://actjonesboroar.wordpress.com/2012/12/19/krauthammer-islam-cannot-will-not-succeed/
    We have you on our blogroll. Thanks, Burkasrugly

  • Jim Fox

    You don’t see any irony here? “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities” And every religion, Xtianity included, is ABSURD. So to hell with your preaching, which is eerily similar to the Islamic version.

  • Jim Fox

    And his ring, inscribed “There is no god but Allah”??

  • hellosnackbar

    Everlasting life; the problem is I don’t want to be enslaved by the fairy sky tyrant after I,m gone.
    Allah Yveh Zeus Odin etc are all products promoted by sacerdotal pricks.
    The God Delusion should be read and debated in all schools.

  • Fog Horn

    Hello,

    I used to be known as Britney British of God Help Britain blog. Maybe you remember it. I used to live in a muslim ghetto in Leicester.

    I’ve spent many years trying to wake people up to Islam, as you have done, but knew deep down I was wasting my time. You cannot beat Islam with might.

    What you can beat Islam on though is what we are better at than they are…..humour. What better way to humiliate them and make then cringe with regret is to let them know they worship a volcano god?

    Yes, the Abrahamic religions were all based on the very common human error of seeing the divine in volcanoes. The ancient Hebrews worshipped Yahweh, the imaginery volcano god inside Mount Sinai in Arabia, most likely NW Saudi. They camped at the base of it, they slit animals’ throat to appease it and they established a law to keep the clan inline so as to not upset their fire and brimstone spewing wrathful and vengefull volcano god.

    The ten plagues of Egypt were caused by the fallout from the Santorini eruption, the burning bush was a flaming gas leak on the slopes of Mt Sinai, angels were smoking vents, the lake of fire was the lava filled crater.

    So, we have in our hands a very real way to make Islam crumble in a day. Who would carry on their jihad knowing we were all laughing at them and making cartoons of ancient nomads bowing down to a volcano? The potential humour is endless.

    Unfortunately, this get-out-of-Islam comes at a dear price and this price will be too great to pay by a lot of the anti-Islam community. Take another look at the name of the blog I used to run……GOD HELP BRITAIN. I used to be a Christian until I realised god was a volcano. But how many Christians in this community do you know who would be prepared to accept the price…..to forever give up on their god? Not many…..only the very very honest ones who really, truly, deeply put liberty and freedom before all else.

    So, I leave it up to you to decide what is more important to you…..freedom or holding out hope for god?

    http://ohmyvolcano.blogspot.com

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  • Beejj

    Just popping in here (to say good-bye?). Stagnation has stricken a once-vibrant site. Stagnation? Make that mortification. The bloke in charge seemingly went off the rails, or lost the plot, or was it interest? Sad, sad, sad. I have not the faintest idea of what brought about the site’s demise, but it must be recorded that the site’s boss failed to cover himself in glory, to put it mildly, when he expelled/silenced feisty moslem contributors such as Shukri and others whose names I cannot recall. So many of us disagreed with their views, but, like Voltaire, we defended their right to express them. Mr Schulenburg was not of that opinion. Very McCarthyist is Mr Schulenberg. Sad, sad, sad. A man who could not go the distance.

  • Christine_S

    Yes, Beejj! I am glad you wrote this. It needed to be said.

  • G

    Obama is just being a politician, and pointing out the obvious, that hate speech isn’t the way. It’s his right to condemn it, but he makes the point in a subtle way that the critics of the film in question are hypocrits if they do not apply the same rage to people who blaspheme against other religions….I certainly agree that Islam is bad and backward and stuck in the 7th century, but so were Christianity and Judaism until just the last couple hundred years, they are just unwilling to modernize their way of thinking, largely perhaps because of the forbiddance of criticizing the Koran, etc. But we must realize that Islam is going nowhere, and the only hope is to modernize their way of life, their thinking, to abandon the culture of the ancient times, just as have most Jews and Christians-the old Testament speaks of the worth of women, for instance, in very similar terms, and slave owning, etc., so would any works of the time. The problem it seems to me, is how do we convince Islam to modernize the way it is taught and practiced? Maybe it’s not possible, but I would think that 2 or 3 hundred years ago one might have the same pessimistic view of the possibility that Christianity might allow our culture to adopt full equality and true freedom of expression.

  • G

    He made a valid point, pointed out that the outrage expressed towards the film was itself an example of intolerance, but did so subtly, like a politician should…am I the only one who sees this? Maybe I’m taking his message wrong, but it seems to me that he is at once condemning the film’s message, then going on to give examples of Muslim intolerance, towards other religions, and even towards each other.

  • G

    I, for one, will not tolerate intolerance!

  • G

    Eschew obfuscation!

  • SirWilhelm

    The Founders were Chrisitan, and it was through their religious beliefs, that they came up with the concept of inalienable rights that are given to mankind by God, not other men. Islamic culture is a culture of slavery. To become a Muslim, one must swear to be a slave to Allah, their deity. The only way to reform a culture based on slavery, is to free the slaves, and the only way to free Muslims slaves, is to get them to realize that a slavemaster deity can only be as evil as any master of slaves is, because they believe they can enslave other human beings. The only equality in Islamic culture, is the equality that all slaves have, under their master. The only expression they have, is the belief that their slavemaster is perfect, and is infallible. As in inshallah. If Allah wills. Whatever they do will only succeed, if it’s Allah’s will. Destroy the slave master, and free the slaves.

  • SirWilhelm

    “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” That is a Muslim belief, coming from someone who beleives what Muslims believe. He sees intolerance towards the film, as intolerance towards Islam, which makes him not just a poltician, but a Muslim poiltician, and Islam is a militarized poltical organization, disguised as a religion. Indeed, Muslims are intolerant of all non-Musims, because Allah has ordered all Muslims to convert, kill, or dominate them. And, Muslims are intolerant of each other, as in Sunni vs Shia, because they believe each are the only true Muslims, which makes the other non-Muslims, unless an alliance against a mutual enemy, is convenient.

  • SirWilhelm

    Good, as long as you realize who is really being intolerant.

  • Anonymous

    Buck Ofama and the Islamic horse he rode in on.

  • DocD

    Uh, the date now is Sept. 12 2013.nCan you be more current?nOr are you living in the Infidel world?

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