Obama´s Moral Compass (AMERICAN THINKER) By Eileen F. Toplansky 05/20/12)
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On July 2, 2011, Rep. Trent Franks, a member of the House Committee
on Armed Services, denounced the Obama administration´s policy
of "limited contacts" with Egypt´s Muslim Brotherhood. Franks
emphatically stated that "the [Obama] administration is fooling
themselves as well as placing the United States and Israel in severe
danger if they fail to recognize the fallout that would stem from the
Muslim Brotherhood gaining significant and newfound influence in
Egyptian policies following the September elections."
Completely ignoring this grave security risk, Obama enlarged
the "limited contact" to a full public endorsement of a group whose
codified aim is to murder Jews, exterminate Israel, and infiltrate
the West and destroy it from within. According to Discover the
Networks, Muslim Brotherhood operative Mohamed Akram espoused
the "common goal of dismantling American institutions and turning the
U.S. into a Muslim nation."
In fact, Akram was "well aware that in the U.S., it would be
extremely difficult to promote Islam by means of terror attacks. Thus
the ´grand jihad´ that he and his Brotherhood comrades envisioned was
not a violent one involving bombings and shootings, but rather a
stealth (or ´soft´) jihad aiming to impose Islamic law (Sharia) over
every region of the earth by incremental, non-confrontational means,
such as working to ´expand the observant Muslim base´; to ´unif[y]
and direc[t] Muslims´ efforts´; and to ´present Islam as a
civilization alternative.´ At its heart, Akram´s document details a
plan to conquer and Islamize the United States - not as an ultimate
objective, but merely as a stepping stone toward the larger goal of
one day creating ´the global Islamic state.´"
Hence, "[t]he ultimate objective [is] not only an enlarged Muslim
presence, but also implementation of the Brotherhood objectives of
transforming pluralistic societies, particularly America, into
Islamic states, and sweeping away Western notions of legal equality,
freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech."
Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, explains that "Egypt´s
parliament, which is dominated by two pro-Sharia Islamic supremacist
groups, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists, voted unanimously
[in early March 2012] to expel Israel´s ambassador to Egypt, and
signaled that the Camp David Accords would soon be a thing of the
past: Egypt, the parliamentarians declared, would ´never´ be Israel´s
ally. In fact, Israel was Egypt´s ´number one enemy.´ And how did
Barack Obama respond to this egregious trampling upon the agreement
that has kept an uneasy peace between Israel and Egypt for thirty
years? By announcing a resumption of military aid to Egypt."
So a group that publicly espouses destruction of American Judeo-
Christian values and freedoms receives an open invitation to the
White House. Furthermore, Obama bypasses congressional approval and
gives $1.5 billion dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood. Washington
Post journalist William Wan notes that Obama has turned a blind eye
to the daily dismantling of any democratic parameters in Egypt
despite American congressional restrictions and objections from human
rights and democracy advocates about the ascendancy of the Muslim
A recent movie available here entitled Daylight: The Story of Obama
and Israel highlights the mercurial nature of Obama´s track record
toward Israel and the Jews. It is particularly important to view in
light of the recent news that American Jewry continues to be openly
supportive of Obama.
So where is this president who is so concerned with "women´s rights"
when the Muslim Brotherhood continues "to oppress women, secularists
and minority Copts under Islamic Shariah law?" Mere utterances of
holiday goodwill do not cover up his indifference to women and
minority religious groups who are truly oppressed. We now see the
real intent of the so-called Arab Spring that Obama touted so
Let´s continue to examine the facts.
President Barack Obama appointed Hannah Rosenthal as the State
Department´s new special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism.
She visited the Swedish city of Malmo in April 2012 because Muslim
attacks on Jews have become so common in this Swedish city that the
Simon Wiesenthal Center has advised Jews to avoid traveling to the
country altogether. But as one learns, Hannah Rosenthal holds
the "insidious belief that Jews are to blame for antisemitism because
of their support for Israel."
In fact, Ms. Rosenthal rebuked Israeli Ambassador Michel Oren for
describing the activist J-Group as "dangerous" to Israeli security.
J Street is funded by George Soros, an anti-Israel secular Jewish
billionaire who blames Jews for anti-Semitism. Rosenthal was a
former director of J Street. In 2010, Daniel Pipes wrote that "the
Arab-Israeli debate in the United States has changed to the point
that ´Jews´ no longer adequately define the actively pro-Israel
camp. As Jewish defamers of Israel grow more prominent and organize
themselves (think J Street), so do ardently pro-Israel non-Jews
(think Christians United for Israel)." What an irony!
Furthermore, Rosenthal has served with the group Americans for Peace
Now, which is part of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS)
movement, a movement that seeks to delegitimize Israel through any
In August 2011, President Obama created an Atrocities Prevention
Board. He appointed Samantha Power, special assistant to the
president and senior director for multilateral affairs and human
rights and author of A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of
Genocide. When asked what she would recommend with respect to the
Palestine-Israel situation if one party appeared to be moving toward
genocide, Ms. Power responded by stating that America might have to
alienate "a domestic constituency of tremendous political and
financial support" (i.e., American Jews) in order to invest "in the
state of Palestine." The pernicious canard about Jews and wealth is
insulting and hearkens back to the age-old Protocols of the Elders of
Zion. Moreover, Ms. Power totally ignores the continuing legacy of
non-compliance by the Palestinian leadership and the never-ending
destruction rained on Israel by Islamic terrorists -- but she hints
at "a meaningful [American] military presence" into Israel!
And whatever happened to the $20.3 million of U.S. taxpayer money for
the "urgent refugee and migration needs ... related to humanitarian
needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza" that
Obama gave in 2009? Gaza is now under Hamas control. This is now
Palestine. How can these residents be considered refugees?
Furthermore, have they stopped the heinous anti-Semitic and anti-
American education of young Palestinian children? In the May 9, 2012
newsletter of the Palestinian Media Watch, one learns the following:
"A children´s program teaching arts and crafts on official
Palestinian Authority TV instructed children how to make models
of ´Palestine.´ The shape of the map of ´Palestine,´ which was cut
out of paper, included all of Israel. Adding a political message, PA
TV taught the children to cover the entire model with the colors of
the Palestinian flag, symbolizing Palestinian sovereignty over the
Additionally, the Palestinian leaders that Israel is supposed to
negotiate with have once again honored terrorist Dalal Mughrabi.
Thus, the Palestinian Authority "practice of honoring Dalal Mughrabi
and presenting her as a role model for youth continues. In 1978, a
group of terrorists led by Dalal Mughrabi sailed from Lebanon to
Israel to carry out a terror attack. They hijacked a bus and killed
37 Israeli civilians."
Moreover, Palestinian children are told they are "created to be
fertilizer for [the] land of Palestine, to saturate [the] land with
I haven´t heard President Obama or Secretary of State Clinton make
any commentary concerning the annihilation of a country and the
teaching of hatred within the Palestinian community. Why no anti-
bullying censure from Obama -- especially since this genocidal
impulse is being supported with American taxpayer money?
The corruption of the "security" forces of the Palestinian Authority
permitted Hamas to continue their terror in the West Bank.
Journalists who wish to expose the story are told they put their
lives at risk should they pursue the facts. Yet the American money
spigot never dries up as the lawlessness continues.
Moreover, Obama quite deliberately undermined Israel´s negotiating
position when he demanded that Israel withdraw to 1967 borders when
negotiating with the Palestinians. This means that "the starting
point of negotiations," according to Obama, "would be that the
Western Wall and even Jerusalem´s Jewish Quarter" are up for grabs
and that "in order to retain them, Israel has to surrender parts of
itself." Moral travesty comes to mind with such a suggestion.
Not shy about inserting himself into an issue before all the facts
are known, Obama has been strangely mute about the anti-Semitism
rampant in the Occupy Wall Street crowd. Instead, Obama states that
the OWS is "expressing the frustration that American people feel."
I guess this was not a "teachable moment" to distinguish anti-Semitic
rant from righteous indignation.
As the nuclear clock keeps ticking down in Iran, a most revealing
comment was made by an administration official who told the
Washington Post that Obama´s administration "is trying to make the
[Israeli] decision to attack [Iran] as hard as possible for Israel."
As Charles Krauthammer has noted, this is "revealing and shocking.
The world´s greatest exporter of terror (according to the State
Department), the systematic killer of Americans in Iraq and
Afghanistan, the self-declared enemy that invented ´Death to America
Day´ is approaching nuclear capability -- and the focus of U.S.
policy is to prevent a democratic ally threatened with annihilation
from preempting the threat?"
Can it be said, as Aaron Goldstein of the American Spectator has
written, that "[t]he Obama administration´s unbridled hostility
towards our only true friend in the Middle East is an act of moral
Would Obama in his fatuous bid to gay marriage have the courage to
remember gay Dutch sociologist and writer Pim Fortuyn, who was gunned
down in the Netherlands on May 6, 2002 because he "saw [that] the
precipitous rise of Islam in the West, and especially in his own
nation, was a catastrophic development, and he was determined to do
everything he could to preserve the liberty and equality that he
cherished before it was too late"? Let it not be forgotten that
under sharia law, being gay is punishable by stoning. Haven´t heard
Obama rail against that.
Even as reports continue to surface about jihadists infiltrating the
American border, Obama pushes on with lawsuits against Arizona and
other states who wish to follow federal immigration law. Obama´s
pandering to the Hispanic community in order to amass more political
clout translates into less security for all Americans and a
furtherance of the jihadist ideology. If there is another credible
reason for his actions, I have yet to hear it. Claims of racism are
mere distractions, since Mexicans and Americans are being murdered
because of the porous border between the two countries. At some
point in time, we must wrestle with the implications of the idea
that "if there is a question, then there is no question"1. At some
point in time, we must conclude that a man is truly known by the
company he keeps and the people he appoints who carry out his plans.
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