From Frank Salvato, Family Security Matters:
Yes, words – and the deeds that ratify words – do matter. It is because of this truth that two issues surrounding the life and candidacy of Barack Obama strike me as disturbing. [snip]
Let me reiterate something that I stated in a recent piece, Can an American President Be a Muslim Apostate. I believe Barack Obama when he says that he is a Christian. I do not subscribe to the idea that he is a “clandestine Jihadi” just waiting to be inaugurated so that he can hand the country over to Wahhabism. That said, it really doesn’t matter what Barack Obama declares at all. What matters is what the fundamentalist Islamists believe. What matters are the words of their belief system.
To a fundamentalist Wahhabi – the belief system of Osama bin Laden, Ayman al Zawahiri, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Saudi royal family – Barack Obama is a Muslim apostate and, therefore, lower than any other form of human life. In the ideology of Wahhabism Obama’s punishment for leaving his Muslim birthright is death and he is not to be seen as an equal under any circumstances. Further, by the Wahhabist tent of al Taqiyya, it would be permissible for a fundamentalist Islamist, i.e. the Saudi royals, etc, to disregard any accords or treaties made with Obama. It would be permissible and, in fact, encouraged, to deceive the “infidel” in an effort to promote the well being of Islam and Muslims anywhere and everywhere.
That said, the words of the Wahhabists matter more than Barack Obama’s declaration of Christian faith.
To remain in the realm of religion, we need to address Barack Obama’s own words when it comes to his past, specifically his declaration that he was not influenced by his “brief” Islamic indoctrination.
Recently Jonah Goldberg wrote about a 2007 New York Times interview of Barack Obama with Nicholas Kristof, who documented,
“Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated...Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as ‘one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.’”
For someone who wasn’t “influenced” by his “brief” stint in the Islamic faith, Mr. Obama certainly has command of a difficult language (words) and fond memories of a prayer that translated literally means,
“Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah. I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. Hasten to the Prayer, hasten to the Prayer. Hasten to real success, hasten to real success. Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. There is none worthy of worship but Allah.”
Of course, these are “just words,” like, “I have a dream...” and “...We hold these truths to be self evident...”
Another disturbing element to Barack Obama’s past is his loose association with William Ayers, a former member of the domestic terror group the Weather Underground. Ayers and his Weather Underground terrorists bombed the US Capitol building, The Pentagon and the US State Department building. The group literally declared war on the
United States. In a September 11, 2001 New York Times interview (strange how these “words” always grace the pages of the New York Times) Ayers said of the bombings,
“I don't regret setting bombs; I feel we didn't do enough."
In 1995, Barack Obama, in the Chicago tradition of paying respect to political “Godfathers,” paid homage to Williams Ayers, doing so at Ayers’ residence on the commencement of Obama’s political career. In essence, Barack Obama courted the political blessing of a self-avowed domestic terrorist who holds no regrets that he declared war on his own country; “I don't regret setting bombs; I feel we didn't do enough."
Of course, these are “just words,” just words like,
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity...”
“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Yes, words matter, Mr. Obama, they matter quite a bit...and so far your words – through your speech and your deeds – ring hollow of substance. They lead me to believe that you are dangerous for our nation. (read it all here)
OK, it's your turn. What do you think?