Saturday, May 25, 2013


Obama and the Muslims

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President Obama certainly shows a lot of favor toward Islam.  After looking at empirical and anecdotal evidence — Barack Obama's actions and words, and the claims of his siblings — I am convinced that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.  Most of the articles I've seen that would support such a conclusion are posted here.  If he is a Muslim he is also a liar, but that should come as no surprise after reading the material on this page.

Certainly President Obama is no friend of Israel and he is systematically weakening America's defenses — exactly what a Muslim would do.

Terrorists given new identities allowed to board commercial flights, IG report finds.  An investigation of the Justice Department's witness protection program uncovered glaring security problems that allowed terrorists who had been given new identities after cooperating with U.S. prosecutors to board commercial flights in the United States.  In some cases, suspects whose names were on federal watch lists that were meant to keep them off commercial aircraft were nevertheless able to board flights because the Justice Department had failed to add their new, government-issued identities to counterterrorism databases.
Homeland Security guidelines advise deference to pro-sharia Muslim supremacists.  The Department of Homeland Security, which under Secretary Janet Napolitano has shown a keen interest in monitoring and warning about outspoken conservatives, takes a very different approach in monitoring political Islamists, according to a 2011 memo on protecting the free speech rights of pro-Shariah Muslim supremacists.
Obamites Must Stop Mollycoddling Islamists.  Was the FBI's failure to track Tamarlan Tsarnaev a matter not just of bad luck or incompetence, but actually the result of outlandish policy choices by the Obama administration? [...] That's the only explanation I can imagine for not continuing surveillance of somebody who had been reported by a foreign government to have extremist ties, whose public electronic communications were full of Islamic rage and jihadist sympathies, who attended an Islamic religious center with extremist ties, who had been detained for anger issues (abusing his girlfriend) — and who, quite strangely, showed no visible distress about the murder of a good friend.
How Obama Betrayed America.  Far from shouldering his responsibility as the commander-in-chief of America's global War on Terror and embracing it as this generation's equivalent of the Cold War, Obama showed his distaste for the entire enterprise by dropping the term "War on Terror" and replacing it with an Orwellian phrase — "overseas contingency operations."  Minimizing the Islamist threat to the United States is not an oversight of the Obama administration; that is its policy.
The Humiliation of John Kerry.  The secretary of state was back in Washington on Thursday, begging the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to take it easy on the poor Iranians.  Enough with the sanctions, he said. Secretary Kerry has joined decades of his predecessors, buying into the latest version of the 30-year old illusion that we can make a deal with the Tehran regime if only we deal properly and humbly with them.
Air Force Recruits Chaplains From Muslim Brotherhood Front Group.  The U.S. Air Force has confirmed to The Clarion Project that it paid nearly $5,000 for advertisements in the magazine of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing trial that was also labeled a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity by the government.  The Air Force said it would continue to consider paying ISNA for ads.
Whose Side Is he On?  Obama has never been a president for all of the American people.  From the very beginning of his Regime, he immediately set out to divide Americans and pit us against each other.  He is a president who has been working to demoralize, discourage and defeat a large percentage of us.  For the first time in our lives, we know we have a president who is not on our side.
Whose side is Obama on?  Team Obama decided precipitously to charge the surviving alleged bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in civilian court.  This action resulted in his being read Miranda rights and obtaining a lawyer, prompting him to refuse to answer more questions from investigators.  Former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy observed, "Obama was determined to end the public debate over whether the jihadist is a wartime enemy combatant or a mere criminal defendant."
Can a President Who Has Promised to 'Stand with the Muslims' Protect Americans?  The negative implications of Obama's time in office will be felt for decades, but one thing is clear.  The U.S. President who does not recognize America's exceptionalism and who has promised to stand with Muslims has been unable to keep Americans safe from Islamic terror — both at home and abroad.
Gohmert: Muslim Brotherhood Is Guiding Obama In Boston Bombings Investigation.  Appearing on World Net Daily's radio show, Gohmert speculated that Attorney General Eric Holder read bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights to "shut him up" and undermine the investigation into the brothers' possible ties to radical Islam.  "It's very clear to everybody but this administration that radical Islam is at war against us," he said, before noting that Obama has displayed a "real pattern" of "incompetence" in responding to the threat from extremists during his tenure.
The 'Public Safety' Follies.  It has now been reported by Fox's Megyn Kelly that the FBI's interrogation of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was short-circuited when the Justice Department arranged for him to be given a presentment hearing in the hospital.  In point of fact, it was not the hearing that caused the suspension of vital intelligence-gathering.  It was the Obama Justice Department's decision over the weekend immediately to file a criminal charge against Tsarnaev.
The Price of Obama's Islamophilia.  The father of the jihadist who tried to blow up a plane over Detroit in 2009 went to a CIA office in Africa and announced to anyone who cared to listen that his son was a threat to the U.S.  No one did.  Major Nidal Hasan, the jihadist who shot up Fort Hood, spared American intelligence even that minor step of dot-connecting.  He held public presentations on his hatred of America and sympathy for suicide bombers.  The soldiers in the audience politely listened, not wanting to risk demotion or open themselves up to scoldings from their PC overlords.  Some of Hasan's colleagues even thought he had the makings of a thoughtful adviser to the government on Islamic affairs.
Syrian rebels announce plans to implement Sharia; U.S. gives them $123 million more in aid.  What is a "moderate form" of Sharia?  Wherever Sharia is implemented, it is markedly similar in form, contrary to the dissembling claims of Islamic supremacist spokesmen in the U.S. like Imam Faisal Rauf and Reza Aslan, who claim that it is so amorphous as to defy characterization.
I Saw Something, So I'm Saying Something.  I've seen Janet Napolitano, Obama's Homeland Security Secretary, refuse to use the term "terrorism" and insist on calling jihad-inspired carnage "man-caused disasters." [...] I've seen Obama's Department of Defense, which prosecutes our War on Man-Caused Disasters, order a complete purge of "anti-Islamic content" from all military training materials. [...] Just this month, I've seen a U.S. Army training instructor teach his military students that "Evangelical Christianity" is the leading movement of dangerous "Religious Extremism," along with "Catholicism" and "Islamophobia."
We Are Not Serious About Stopping Islamic Terror.  Our President praises the public for not being terrorized, then lectures us not to "rush to judgment" about the bombers' motivations and "certainly not about entire groups of people."  Translation:  we're not going to talk about the jihadi war on us.  Hope for the best.  Do not pay attention to the problem of Islamic imperialism.
Obama Years Synonymous With Terrorism.  For someone who goes out of his way to miniaturize the threat from terrorism, terrorism sure seems to dog this president.  When will President Obama face up to this growing evil?
Flashback: FBI Training Manual Purged References to Islamic Terror.  [Scroll down]  However, around the same time the bureau interviewed Tsarnaev, changes in the FBI training manual took place as well.  The FBI's own departmental counter-terrorism analytic lexicon was purged of key words that could reference Islamic terrorism.  Words like Muslim, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and sharia were not mentioned once in the FBI's counter-terrorism lexicon afterwards.
Flashback to 2/17/2011: Obama Administration Opened up Muslim Immigration Floodgates.  President Barack Hussein Obama, in a determination letter to Congress, has announced that he will allow an additional 80,000 immigrants — mostly from Islamic countries — to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2011.  Mr. Obama says that the increase in Muslim immigrants "is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest."
Is Obama Covering Up Saudi Role In Boston Bombings?  Could a Saudi terror cell be behind another major U.S. attack?  And could the Saudi government be trying to sink the investigation?  After 9/11, the Saudi ambassador demanded the evacuation of dozens of Saudi nationals, including bin Laden kin, before the FBI could properly question them.  He got his wish, even though 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis and others had ties to the plot.  Eerily similar high-level intervention is taking place in the Boston bombings case.
More about the Boston bombing.
America will Survive Obama.  [Scroll down]  Now we have a president who confuses slavery and liberty, most obviously in the case of the Islamist Spring, which is certainly not an Arab Spring, since in Syria alone nearly 100,000 Arabs have killed each other by now.  Some Spring!
Obama's Religious Freedom Appointee Involved in Muslim Event Calling for Limits to 1st Amendment.  America's free-speech model is in desperate need of an update, says an American-Muslim human rights activist who recently spoke at an event linked to an Obama administration appointee.  Dr. Qasim Rashid argued that cyber-bullying laws could be used to limit freedom of expression — such as the burning of Korans — in war time.
White House Partners with Muslim Brotherhood Front.  The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group with Muslim Brotherhood origins and an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror-financing trial, recently toured the White House and met with multiple officials.  According to the group, Paul Monteiro, Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement, "cited ISNA as his primary means of outreach to the American Muslim community."
Obama's Islamist Tilt.  Important overseas populations are drawing the conclusion that the Obama administration is quietly realigning itself in the Middle East, toward the Islamists.
GOP Rolls Over for Obama and Recommends Brennan for CIA Post.  During a press conference in September 2010 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., respected experts, including officials from the Florida Security Council, told reporters that because of Brennan's adherence to the politically-correct orthodoxy that permeates the Obama administration, the U.S. government is being prevented from identifying, understanding and countering radical Muslims and their threat of imposing Shariah law.
Ingrates.  Were it not for a single post at the Weekly Standard, Michelle Obama and John Kerry would have presented the International Women of Courage Award to Samira Ibrahim on Friday afternoon [3/8/2013].  This despite the fact that Ibrahim is a raging anti-Semite and celebrant of 9/11, including the Islamist observation of the anniversary at the American embassy in Cairo this past September.
Sequester Exaggerations Exposed By Egypt Foreign Aid.  What are we to make of the U.S. suddenly finding $250 million to spare for Egypt during a suppsedly devastating sequester?
Brennan Signals 'Our Saudi Partners'.  When President Obama met Saudi King Abdullah in London in 2009, the former bowed low before the latter.  No American president had ever so abased himself before one of the world's most oppressive rulers before.  Now, Mr. Obama has nominated John Brennan to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency. [...] When he spoke of Jerusalem — his "most loved city in the world" — he referred to it first by its Arabic name, al Quds.  Nobody refers to Jerusalem as al Quds unless he wants to send a signal:  "I agree with you."
The 3 Stooges are running the country.  As the new Secretary of State, Kerry is boning up on Islam and has learned that it "is not represented by a lot of jihadists and others," but is, instead, "a beautiful religion." [...] That should be enough to immediately let us know the direction of Kerry's tenure in his new position, a direction wholeheartedly endorsed by President Obama.
What Secretary of State Kerry Doesn't Know About Democracy or Islam... Would Fill a Book.  In contrast to a proper approach, Kerry makes the American system sound like letting the deranged walk the streets as homeless people, babbling incoherently but doing little harm.  Sure, let them cling to their guns and religion while we smart people make all the decisions.  He's merely turning around a traditional left-wing critique of democracy that comes from Herbert Marcuse or Noam Chomsky, of "repressive tolerance."  And that seems to be what Kerry and Obama really believe.
The Islamic cloud over Brennan and Hagel.  [Scroll down]  The report stated that Mr. Brennan was converted to Islam while CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia from 1996 to '99.  Let's be clear:  In America, a man's religion can never be a condition to his holding a government position.  It is protected by both the First Amendment and Article 6 of the Constitution.  Therefore, even if it is true that he converted, Mr. Brennan's religion should not be an issue.  However, [...] what should be an issue was the Saudis' targeted recruitment of Mr. Brennan to the ideology of Islam while he was serving as the CIA station chief in Riyadh.  This was not just a conversion but a political act by a foreign intelligence service.  If verified, this would indicate Mr. Brennan's susceptibility, whether witting or unwitting, to manipulation by a foreign intelligence entity.
The spook who couldn't see the perils of jihad.  John Brennan, President Obama's nominee for CIA director, does not believe we are at war with jihadists because "jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one's community, and there's nothing holy, legitimate, or Islamic about murdering innocent men and women."  On May 26, 2010, speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Mr. Brennan said, "Nor do we describe our enemy as jihadists or Islamists."  That is Mr. Brennan's view, but how about the view of the Islamist enemies who are fighting us?
No, Mr President, the war against al-Qaeda is far from won.  There are times, such as last night's State of the Union address, when I think President Barack Obama has taken leave of reality.  How he can claim, when half the Arab world is being overrun by Islamist militants, that al-Qaeda is now a shadow of its former self is beyond comprehension.
The next Director of the CIA calls Jerusalem... "Al Quds".  Aside from his hippy past, and his horrible, obsequious Arabic, the thing that made me most uncomfortable about Brennan's whole paean to Islam is the fact that he said "Palestine" twice and never said Israel, and when he finally felt compelled to say Jerusalem, after saying "Al Quds" twice he sounded like he was either going to spit or apologize for mentioning the word Jerusalem in the presence of his audience.
Emerson, IPT Expose Brennan Letter: FBI Training 'Substandard and Offensive' to Muslims.  Steven Emerson and the Investigative Project on Terrorism have revealed that on Oct. 19, 2011, Muslim Advocates President and Executive Director Farhana Khera sent a letter to Chief Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan, listing numerous Islamic-based grievances against the FBI.  On Nov. 3, 2011, Brennan capitulated and began a fundamental change of FBI practices.
Barack Obama's choice for CIA chief 'converted to Islam' former FBI agent claims.  The incoming head of the CIA converted to Islam while working as a station chief in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s, a former FBI agent has claimed.  John Guandolo, who retired from the FBI in 2008, said in a radio interview that John Brennan — who has been nominated by Barack Obama as the new director of the CIA — visited the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina accompanied by Saudi officials who may have persuaded him to convert.
Obama calls al-Qaida 'shadow of former self'.  President Barack Obama says al-Qaida is a "shadow of its former self," and does not pose the kind of threat to America that requires tens of thousands of U.S. troops to fight abroad.
Things Only a Democrat Could Get Away With.  Obama's surrender in Iraq paved the way for the regional resurgence of Al Qaeda.  It put a spring in the step of every enemy from Iran to the Muslim Brotherhood to the grimmer sort of Salafis.  It convinced them that they could take on the United States and win.  Like Hillary [Clinton], Obama has never been held accountable for any of it.  And Hillary's very lack of accountability, her immunity from accountability makes her eminently qualified for the top spot in a Democratic Party where it's more important to know how to shrug off accountability than it is to get things right.
The Obama Vacuum.  Obama's desire to disengage from the Middle East was driven at first by his politically useful cartoon version of Bush's Iraq, a "quagmire" that he wished to avoid at all costs.  But now, at the beginning of his second term, Obama seems to fear U.S. intervention of any kind.
Why Is Obama Clinging to the Brotherhood?  The Obama administration, which has been bragging to the press about Egypt being one of its foreign policy accomplishments, is standing aloof from a situation that the head of the Egyptian military said had brought the country to the edge of collapse.  While the president may pride himself for helping to hasten the end of the Mubarak dictatorship and pressured the country's military not to interfere with the Brotherhood's drive to take control of the country, he seemed to have gone silent just at the moment when the secular opposition there needs him to speak up.  Why?
Hillary Clinton's Legacy.  What responsibility did Mrs. Clinton have for the serial Team Obama decisions that helped bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt?  Is she concerned that, by so doing, Islamists determined not only to foster hatred for Israel but to pursue its destruction are now in a position to try again, for the first time since 1973?  How does Mrs. Clinton justify, under such circumstances, sending to the Egyptian military additional U.S.-made fighter planes and tanks — weapons whose use, as a practical matter, can only be for waging war against the Israelis?
When you arm Islamists, you become a willing participant in your own undoing. Apes, Pigs, and F-16s.  When Morsi fulminates that Muslims "must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them," he is taking his cues straight from the Koran.  Or rather, from the Holy Koran, as "progressive" American politicians take pains to call it in the off hours from their campaign to drive every last vestige of Judeo-Christian culture from the public square.
Egypt to Receive F-16s: State Department refuses to delay delivery to Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt.  The State Department has refused to cancel or delay the delivery of several American-made F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, claiming that the arms deal serves America's "regional security interests," according to an official State Department document obtained by the [Washington] Free Beacon.
Obama Refuses To Delay Delivery Of F-16's To Muslim Brotherhood.  "Sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks are to be given to the Egyptian government before the end of the year under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010 with then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak," Fox News reported Tuesday [1/22/2013].  The State Department maintained in a January 8 letter to Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.) that the arming of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood serves the U.S.'s "regional security interests."
Barack Obama Wants To "Understand" Muslim Terrorists.  The Muslim Brotherhood now controls Egypt, Iraq is once again teetering on the brink of radicalized anarchy, North Africa is a wasteland of lawless terrorist activity — all the direct result of Barack Obama's purposeful and willing failure to protect the interests of the United States and freedom abroad.
Mohamed Morsi Is a Scandal Bigger than Benghazi.  It's no news that Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood is an extremist, anti-Semitic monstrosity. [...] Obama's top intelligence people have been assuring us that the Brotherhood is a moderate, secular, heterogeneous organization and a prospective American partner, for example, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper last year.  Republican congressmen like Michele Bachmann who objected to administration coddling of the Brotherhood have been vilified as extremists by the mainstream of their own party.  On the strength of a 2010 video tape long known to specialists, the establishment has suddenly discovered that this moderate, secular organization is a nest of Jew-hating vipers.
Terror haven Somalia likely to get taxpayer cash.  It was only two years ago that then-CIA Director David Petraeus testified before Congress on the dangers posed by Somali terrorists [...] Today the U.S. is preparing to formally recognize the Somali government, paving the way to send taxpayer dollars to the place that will forever be associated with "Black Hawk Down," where a U.S. Army Ranger was dragged through the streets in 1993.
Disarming Americans, Arming Terrorists.  While the White House was busy drafting proposals to ban assault rifles, the last of the regulations imposed on Saudi travel to the United States after September 11 were being taken apart.  While some government officials were busy planning how to disarm Americans, other officials were negotiating the transfer of F-16s and Abrams tanks to Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt.  Obama is unwilling to trust Americans with an AR-15, but is willing to trust a genocidal terrorist group with Abrams tanks and F-16 jets.
Obama Appoints Islam's Apologists.  For an administration that has made "diversity" a worn shibboleth for almost every other series of appointments, why this sudden departure from generating a photo-op like a Benetton ad of Christmas past?  Were there no "wise Latina women," "academically distinguished African-Americans," or "experienced white women" available?  What is it that makes these three candidates so phenomenal as to cause Obama to drop the diversity consideration?  All of these candidates are rabidly pro-Islam, pro-Arab, or both.  All are apologists for those causes.
The blind sheik and our mute president.  Egypt's terror-coddling President Mohamed Morsi has repeated his arrogant demand that America free convicted 1993 World Trade Center mastermind Omar Abdel-Rahman.  I'd like to report that President Obama repeated his unequivocal rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood leader's entreaties.  But as of this writing, no such public statement or restatement yet exists.
Michele Bachmann says Obama wants to 'lift up the Islamists' and allow Sharia law in America.  Representative Michele Bachmann has claimed that Barack Obama is determined 'to lift up the Islamists' and bow to their 'ultimate demand' of imposing Sharia law on America. [...] In an extended on-air conversation with conservative radio hosts Jan Markell and Eric Barger, Bachmann contended that Obama was endangering the United States and Israel by supporting radical Islamists.
Obama to Troops: Don't Criticize the Taliban.  The Obama Administration has ordered changes in a new military handbook to now forbid U.S soldiers from criticizing the Taliban.  In addition, our men in uniform are forbidden to disparage pedophilia.  Even further, our soldiers are instructed not to speak of women's rights.  Or homosexuality.  Or criticism of Afghans at all.
Obama To Troops: Don't Insult The Taliban.  The administration blames U.S. troop rudeness for insider attacks by Afghan training partners.  So it's issuing an etiquette book ordering them not to criticize "pedophilia" and other things Islamic.
Benghazi explained, Part III.  The so-called "Arab Spring" is an initiative by Obama and his foreign policy advisers, Clinton, in her capacity of Secretary of State, and others including some of the most powerful people in the world.  International bankers, the power brokers and string pullers.  It is a plan to reshape the Middle East and North Africa, and change the geopolitical balance of power.  It's not about some feel-good mission to free the oppressed.  Never was.  It's about the U.S., through the CIA, using groups ideologically aligned to al Qaeda aligned to overthrow various Middle East nations to install regimes controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.
It's Dictators All the Way Down.  Look down on Cairo, Baghdad, Benghazi or Ramallah, or any of those other exotic eastern precincts where the democracy dreamers thought the reformation and renaissance of Islam would begin, and as far as the eye can see, it's dictators all the way down.  The great spiritual, political and cultural revivals that were supposed to neuter terrorism, end the need for drone strikes and naked scanners, for men pouring water down on other men in secret prisons, and for all the rest of it, has never come to pass.
Walid Phares: Everybody knows Obama supports the Muslim Brotherhood.  Walid Phares says that the question isn't IF Obama supports the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood group, but WHY he supports them.
Cairo: Blood In The Streets, Obama Silent.  As the White House remains completely silent on the most recent events in Egypt — the President has not uttered as much as a peep about the Muslim Brotherhood's thuggery against democratic protesters, raising memories of his spineless behavior during the Iranian uprising of 2009 — violence is breaking out in the streets of Cairo.
The Brotherhood delusion.  Meet the new pharaoh, same as the old pharaoh.  Except Egypt's old form of misgovernment may soon look progressive by comparison.
Egypt Is Collapsing Thanks To Obama Foreign Policy.  The democratic "New Beginning" President Obama announced in Cairo in 2009 becomes a new, bold Egyptian tyranny.  An imperfect ally was swept away by what has generated into an Islamist perfect storm.
GOP Rep. Gohmert: Obama Admin Has 'A Bunch of Muslim Brotherhood Members Giving Them Advice'.  Gohmert told [Frank] Gaffney that anti-Muslim investigations are necessary because President Barack Obama made "horrendous decisions" in backing the "revolutions in Northern Africa and across the Middle East and to the Far East."  He chalked such decisions up to the administration listening closely to the advice of Muslim Brotherhood members.
Did Obama Cut a Faustian Deal with Morsi?  Is Morsi now following up on the second part of the deal by ramping up his bid for total power — dictatorship — in Egypt?  Moreover, the Obama administration and its apologists seem red-faced over the Faustian deal.
The Benghazi Slingshot.  The Center for Security Policy panelists aren't the only thinkers to question whether this administration has an affinity for sharia.  In his article "Obama knew:  Did ideological soft spot for Sharia keep US government from protecting Benghazi consulate?," American Spectator's Jeffrey Lord suggests that the highest levels of the Obama administration are "in some fashion simpatico with a totalitarian ideology."  That "ideological soft spot" may explain why President Obama "can't," as Rep. Dana Rohrabacher declared, "utter the words 'Muslim terror attack.'"
Obama Official Attends 'Symposium on Defamation of Islam'.  An Obama administration official reportedly attended a Monday meeting with Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) officials to work on banning any speech that "associates Islam or Islamists to violence."  The official was U.S. Consul General in Jeddah Anne Casper (pictured above), and the meeting took place in Saudi Arabia.
CAIR Poll: More Than 85% of American Muslims Picked Obama.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released the results of an informal exit poll on Friday [11/9/2012] that shows more than 85 percent of American Muslim voters picked President Barack Obama in Tuesday's election.  That number is lower than a similar poll conducted in 2008 that showed 89 percent of American Muslims cast a ballot for Obama.
Obama Appeases Muslims, Offends Catholics.  While Obama thinks we should bend over backwards for Islamism to practice whatever 7th century idiocy it imposes, including female mutilation and Sharia Law, which judges the testimony of a woman half as worthy as that of a man, he imposes policy that offends and curtails the ability of Catholics to practice their religion as they see fit.

Obama's woman in Tehran.  A close friend of Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett is assisting the US government communicate behind the scenes with the representatives of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei.  Jarret, who was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz, is a senior advisor to US President Barack Obama.

Israeli Paper: Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Holding Secret Talks With Iran.  In the final presidential debate, President Obama dismissed reports about an agreement to hold one-on-one talks with Iranian officials after the election, but now, two weeks later, fresh claims have emerged on the eve of Tuesday's election, this time tying senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to alleged secret talks with representatives of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The Obama Doctrine: American Lives Are Expendable.  The denial of air support to our troops in battle is normal operating procedure for this commander in chief.  He doesn't have to give special orders to do it.  It is the Obama Doctrine on the War on Terror:  do not kill Muslim civilians.  Let American soldiers die instead.  That is how Obama thinks he will win the hearts and minds of the Islamic world.

Benghazi Reveals Obama-Islamist Alliance.  The nature of the Benghazi disaster is now clear.  Ambassador Stevens was engaged in smuggling sizable quantities of Libyan arms from the destroyed Gaddafi regime to the Syrian rebels, to help overthrow the Assad regime in Syria.  Smuggling arms to the so-called "Free Syrian Army" is itself a huge gamble, but Obama has been a gambler with human lives over the last four years, as shown by the tens of thousands of Arabs who have died in the so-called Arab Spring — which has brought nothing but disaster to the Arab world.

More about the Benghazi attack.

The consequences of Obama's love of Islam.  The claim that Obama is a Christian was a silly joke, but a necessary lie for the greater cause of changing America to fit the goals of socialists and Islamists.  Obama became the one, the savior of both Islam and socialists.  For that Obama had to deny who he really was.  That is why Obama's actions and words never added up.

Why Our Forces Were Told to 'Stand Down' in Benghazi.  What went wrong in Benghazi is the same thing that went wrong in Afghanistan.  It is the same thing that went wrong on the original September 11.  It is the same thing that has gone wrong throughout the War on Terror.  If we are to learn any lesson from what happened in Benghazi, it should be that American lives come before Muslim diplomacy and that any government which does not put American lives first, which does not take whatever measures are necessary to save their lives, regardless of what Muslims may think, is not an American government, but a post-American government.

The collapse of the Obama strategy against radical Islamists.  The real meaning of the violence of the last week across the Muslim world is the bankruptcy and collapse of the Obama strategy which began with his speech in Cairo. [...] While reaching out to "mainstream Muslims," the Obama strategy would wage selective war against designated enemies.  The Obama administration decided to ignore concerns of sovereignty and to kill terrorists with stepped up drone attacks.  It apparently did not occur to the Obama team that the enemy could and would react.

Spontaneous as a Symphony.  According to the Obama administration, its policies in the Middle East are working.  The Cairo speech, the tougher line with Israel, the withdrawals from Iraq and pending drawdown in Afghanistan, Obama's coolness to Iran's failed Green Revolution:  These have all been part of the successful effort to repair the damage done by the previous administration.  Yet all of that hard work can go up in smoke if some crackpot says something mean about the prophet Mohammed on YouTube?  Progress that flimsy strikes me as no progress at all.

Reconsidering Michele Bachmann.  The overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi has turned out to be a terrible blunder.  It has empowered radical Muslims, led directly to the Benghazi debacle, and scattered Gaddafi's armory among terrorist elements, including al Qaeda.  There has been, of course, no accountability for the Libya decision, either with respect to the Obama administration or others outside the administration who supported Obama's policy.
Obama Tried to Establish Ties with the Mullahs.  For all those bewildered about why Barack Obama made no attempt to reach out to the democracy demonstrators dying in the streets of Tehran (shades of Benghazigate), it seems our president had his eyes set on a bigger prize — diplomatic relations with Iran's Islamofascist Mullahs.

Obama extends Eid greetings to Muslim community.  A statement issued by the White House read, "Michelle and I extend our best wishes for a joyful Eidul Azha to Muslims in the United States and around the world."  "We also congratulate the millions of peaceful pilgrims who are performing the Hajj, including thousands of American Muslims," it added.

Radical Extremists Visiting The White House?  Steve Emerson and John Rossomondo have studied White House visitor logs, and compared them to lists of known radical extremists.

A Red Carpet for Radicals at the White House.  A year-long investigation by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has found that scores of known radical Islamists made hundreds of visits to the Obama White House, meeting with top administration officials.  Court documents and other records have identified many of these visitors as belonging to groups serving as fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and other Islamic militant organizations.  The IPT made the discovery combing through millions of White House visitor log entries.

Americans Should Stop Being Surprised by Terrorism.  Criminals and killers are not morally or psychologically strong.  They only act when they see evidence that their intended victims are weak.  As with purse-snatchers and serial killers, so too with Islamic fundamentalists who kill American diplomats.  For years, especially since the Obama Administration but also before Obama came to office, America has done nothing but apologize for itself:  Both in word and action, time and again.

Meet Obama's Wahhabist Relatives.  After President Obama was inaugurated, the Muslim side of the Obama family in Kenya boomed, and it went from rags to riches overnight.  They became one of the most influential families in western Kenya and even extended their sphere of influence to Saudi Arabia.  When Sarah, president Obama's grandmother, decided to go to the Hajj, an obligatory pilgrimage to Mecca with Musa, president Obama's first cousin, they were welcomed with open arms and were provided a special escort with full security detail and first-class treatment at the Saudi royal court.

Obama's Islamic Supremacist Human Rights Rep.  It would be inconceivable for Barack Obama to appoint a man who had praised the Ku Klux Klan to a commission discussing race relations; what he has actually done, however, is all too predictable.  Obama has appointed a man who has praised Hamas and Hizballah, and blamed Israel for 9/11, to be the United States' representative at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) annual 10-day human rights conference, the Human Dimension Implementation Meetings (HDIM).

Shut Up or Die, the Muslim Protesters Explained.  [Scroll down]  The immediate question is how far this administration will go to limit free speech.  With the arrest last weekend of "Innocence of Muslims" filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the government took a step toward official intimidation.  The administration is unquestionably on record supporting officially endorsed (as opposed to officially imposed) self-censorship:  the highest levels of government are proclaiming, "The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," as the secretary of state said, or that "the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," as the president did.  No other group in American society benefits from the deference and kid-gloves treatment that this administration is extending to Muslim extremists.

Barack Obama: President and Protector of Islam's Prophet.  During his remarks on his country's role in international relations, Obama, in the midst of his comments otherwise within the mainstream of American discussions, proclaimed that the "future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."  This single phrase entails deeply disturbing implications for the defense of free speech critical of Islam against multiplying threats from various adherents of this faith.  This statement also introduces intellectual confusion into the rest of Obama's remarks extolling individual freedom while condemning bigotry and insults.  This philosophical quagmire ultimately is resolvable only through reflection upon Obama's presumed future troubling policy course.

Religious Visas Put Lie To Obama's Suggestion Muslims More Tolerant.  Referring to the Muhammad video during his U.N. speech this week, Obama lectured Americans about "intolerance" toward Islam.  "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam," he said.  "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.'"  He actually believes Muslims have heeded those words.  "Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance," he intoned during his 2009 Cairo speech.  "Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality."  Obama must have learned his history at that Jakarta madrassa he attended.

Obama Rebuilds Mosques While Churches Burn.  While Christian churches are being destroyed on a near daily basis in Muslim countries throughout the world, the Obama administration is investing millions of dollars to rebuild overseas Islamic mosques and minarets.  According to the State Department, the mosque restoration program, first reported on back in 2010, is a "cultural preservation" project designed to "fight Islamic extremism by building relationships with Islamic leaders."

MSM Tipping Point On Obama in the Middle East?  The anti-American riots that have been rocking the Muslim world since 9/11 have shaken the establishment out of its complacency.  Increasingly, even those who sympathize with the basic elements of the administration's Middle East policy are connecting the dots.  What they are seeing isn't pretty.

Three Star General: Muslim Brotherhood Has Infiltrated Our Government.  U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Ret.) William Jerry Boykin claims that individuals with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood hold security clearances in both the Pentagon and the Department of Defense.

Obama still wants to fundamentally transform America.  An American compound in Libya is invaded by al Qaeda terrorists and an American ambassador is purportedly tortured before being killed.  Muslim mobs attack American embassies in 27 countries chanting,"Death to America."  The White House response?  A statement blaming the outrages on a filmmaker in the United States, along with apologies to the Muslim world.

Obama and Ahmadinejad singing from the same choir book.  Both Obama and Ahmadinejad make political careers out of marketing an image of America the Bully, an America that must pay.  The biggest news ignored by the mainstream media is that the UN, the Muslim Brotherhood and the socialists are now working in concert to deliver One World Government on a largely suspecting [sic] global population.  The only difference between the American president and the Iranian one is that the one who hails from the Mid-East is front and centre about what he wants.

How megalomania explains Obama's response to the Arab Spring.  This critical look by the New York Times at President Obama's responses to the "Arab Spring" is very much worth reading.  It describes the "hard lesson[] the president ha[s] learned over almost two years of political turmoil in the Arab world" as follows:  "bold words and support for democratic aspirations are not enough to engender good will in this region, especially not when hampered by America's own national security interests."

Islamists are taking full advantage of our failure to grasp their intent.  Obama genuinely seems to believe that he, his administration, our present foreign policy, and America 2012 are somehow not the real objects of hate of the Arab Street mobs.  That disconnect was also the theme of his mythmaking in Cairo, of his al-Arabiya interview, and of his apologetic commentary to the French and the Turks:  A pre-Obama America was hubristic, insensitive, and culpable for damaged bilateral relations and would be acknowledged as such by an Obama America.

You Broke the Mideast, Mr. President, Now You Own It.  With the Middle East now more hostile to U.S. interests than ever, the "Arab Spring" has become a major political liability for the president.  Try as he may, he can't distance himself from it.

Obama and the Muslim day of love.  The results are in:  Friday's [9/21/2012] "Day of Love" in Pakistan ended with 20 dead and hundreds wounded from anti-American rioting.

How Obama torched our standing in the Arab world:  The reality, which the media shrinks from telling, is that during the past three years regard for our country has dropped precipitously around the world — and it has nothing to do with an anti-Muslim film.  The Pew organization tells us that the number of people in Muslim countries who hold favorable views towards the US stood at 15% in June — down from 25% when President Obama took office.

Releasing the Blind Sheikh?  The Obama administration may give a get-out-of-jail-free card to an Islamic terrorist whose group helped to ignite a wave of deadly attacks last week against U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle East.  The U.S. Department of State "is actively considering negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as 'the Blind Sheikh,' for humanitarian and health reasons," The Blaze news website reported, citing a confidential source close to the Obama administration.

Obama coddles Twin Towers bomber.  The Obama administration is reportedly in talks with Egypt's government to transfer convicted terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman back to his home country.  This would be a major foreign-policy blunder and an insult to the counterterrorism professionals who put the terror leader behind bars.  Rahman, known as the "Blind Sheikh," was the leader of the terrorist group Al-Gama'a al-Islamiya, which conducted a series of attacks in Egypt in the early 1990s.  Rahman was in exile in New York at the time, preaching at mosques, fundraising, building a radical following and conspiring to create mayhem in America.  Rahman and nine of his acolytes were arrested after the February 1993 World Trade Center bombing.  In 1996, he was sentenced to life in prison for his part in the plot.

Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Obama, it's time to wake up and smell the global jihad.  There are people in this world — and not a small number of them — who share the vision bin Laden had and have the will and means to act.  No amount of apologizing for America, embracing our adversaries or mistreating our allies will change that.  It is worth recalling that Cairo, the city where a mob entered the US embassy compound and burned an American flag, was the epicenter of what critics call Obama's "apology tour."

2008: Military Leaders Warned Sen. Obama 'Doesn't Understand Threat of Radical Islam'.  In February 2008, military leaders reacted to Senator Obama's presidential campaign, warning that he did not understand the threat of radical Islam or the larger picture of national security. [...] With smoke rising around US embassies throughout the Middle East, the warnings of these military minds ring prophetic.

Middle East a Tinderbox, American Leadership Absent.  The winds of war are blowing stronger in the Middle East, all because President Obama refuses to realize the threat posed by radicals in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Obama Destabilized the Middle East on Purpose.  The same debate we've seen over Obama's destruction of the American economy has already begun over his Middle East policy.  Did Obama hand Egypt over to jihadis, and is he giving a green light to nuclear Iran, because of incompetence or his leftist ideology?

For Barack Obama, Muslims can do no wrong.  As he belittles and lectures the Israeli government, vilifies the Catholic church and other Christian organizations as "anti-woman" for seeking religious freedom in the kind of insurance they offer, and as his party (apparently with his knowledge) removes God from their platform, this president believes it his Constitutional obligation to varnish the image of Islam.  What's more, he apparently considers it his duty to ignore offenses committed in the name of Islam against Christians and Jews around the world, and to apologize to Muslims as they storm our embassy for their "hurt feelings."

Maybe that's because he's one of them and not one of us.

Obama submits to Brotherhood, asks for suppression of anti-Islam video.  President Barack Obama has bowed to the Muslim Brotherhood's demand that the federal government suppress a satirical video of Islam's prophet, Muhammad. [...] Obama's request complied with the Sept. 13 demand and threat by the brotherhood, which now governs the Arab world's largest country, Egypt.

The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration.  If anyone needed evidence that Hillary Clinton is in the pocket of the Muslim Brotherhood, the events of the last few days should be more than sufficient.  On the anniversary of 9/11, on what should be a day of shame for the Muslim world, the US Embassy in Cairo issued a statement condemning critics of Islamofascism in language appropriate to the office of propaganda for the Muslim Brotherhood.  Islamofascists launched violent attacks on Americans, repeating the outrages in miniature of the World Trade Center attacks 11 years ago.  In the face of these outrages the posture of the U.S. government is one that would make Neville Chamberlain blush.  In four years Barack Obama has managed to turn the entire Middle East over to America's enemies.

Yes we are 'impotent,' Ambassador Rice.  The more you run away and try and hide, the less the Arab street believes you.  Therefore, why not try something novel and exciting?  Defend our Freedom of Speech — without equivocation and without hesitation. [...] We don't have a problem.  The perpetually outraged Muslims do.  How refreshing would it be to hear an Obama administration flunkie say that?

Obama's protective press cordon.  Protecting and defending President Obama through his failures and blunders and gaffes is a full-time job for America's mainstream press corps — and they're getting worried. [...] Muslims across the world are burning effigies of Mr. Obama — the Nobel Peace Prize winner with the "secret kill lists."  Missing in all the Q&A from America's top reporters was this simple fact:  An American ambassador was killed — on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

1.5 Billion Bin Ladens.  At the heart of events is the intention to create a Muslim caliphate stretching across the Middle East, Northern Africa, and into Southeast Asia.  One that will stretch into Europe and, presumably, America.  The aim is to establish governments in which Sharia law will replace any remnants of democracy and freedom.  It is being aided and abetted by Barack Hussein Obama.

For Barack Obama, 'Defending Islam' Now Supersedes Our Constitution.  Some pictures really are worth a thousand words.  The man [pictured in this article] being taken in by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies for an 'interview' in the dead of night from his Cerritos, California home is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the Egyptian Coptic Christian allegedly behind the film 'The Innocence of Muslims' that the Obama Administration is seizing on as the spontaneous cause of the riots in the Muslim World that resulted in the death of four Americans at the U.S. consulate.  And never mind that even the perpetrators are denying it, and that the coordinated attacks were obviously planned in advance.

Obama's Perverse Middle East Policy Bears Fruit.  It would not be fair to blame yesterday's disasters in Egypt and Libya entirely on Barack Obama's failed Middle East policies.  The Muslim extremists who attacked our embassy and consulate are alone responsible for their actions; they are, as a former president memorably put it, evildoers.  Nothing we say about American foreign policy excuses them to the slightest degree.  It is nevertheless true that what happened yesterday in Egypt and Libya is directly related to the perverse policies that the Obama administration has followed for the past four years.

Obama again hits Libya attackers, American free speech.  Obama ignored criticism of his outreach to Islamist advocates in Egypt, Syria and Libya, but did indirectly praise his foreign policy for bring "freedom and dignity" to Arabs in Libya and other countries, and said government fighters help protect the U.S. ambassador.  Instead, Obama portrayed the attack as a non-political criminal event.  "We will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers," he said, shortly before he walked back to the Oval Office while ignoring questions from reporters.

'Those Are Acts of War,' Says Nixon Foreign Policy Adviser.  Bruce Herschensohn, a foreign policy adviser to President Richard Nixon, says the attacks on U.S. property in Egypt and Libya are acts of war.

Al-Qaeda Catches Obama White House Flat-Footed During Egypt, Libya Attacks.  Islamic mobs that stormed the U.S. Embassy in Egypt and the U.S. consulate in Libya on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, murdering the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, said they were doing so because they were enraged by an obscure, Internet movie that mocked Muhammed.  But a closer examination of the evidence indicates al-Qaeda orchestrated these attacks, and the movie was just a bogus excuse used to trigger the widespread violence.

Obama on 9/11: 'We will never be at war with Islam'.  ["]Instead of turning on each other, we've resisted the temptation to give in to mistrust and suspicion.  I have always said that America is at war with al Qaeda and its affiliates — and we will never be at war with Islam or any other religion.["]

New Democratic Party Platform Betrays Israel.  Despite some introductory bromides proclaiming the "unshakable commitment" of President Obama and the Democratic Party to Israel's security, the 2012 Democratic National Platform, titled "Moving America Forward," mirrors perfectly President Obama's decision to turn his back on our closest ally in the Middle East.  It represents a radical break with prior Democratic Party platforms, not to mention its counterparts issued by the Republican Party, that have expressed unequivocal support for the Jewish state.

Islam a Religion of Peace? Actions Say Otherwise.  [In a] video entitled "Obama Promoting Islam," President Barack Hussein "kill list" Obama says, "Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism; it is an important part of promoting peace."  Saying "that Islam embodied a religion of peace, fairness and tolerance," Obama then commented "that the religion was being 'distorted' by a few extremists."  He made that statement in Mumbai, India, on November 7, 2010, at St. Xavier's College.  In the irony department, St. Xavier's College is a short distance from Chhatrapati Shivaji railroad terminal, where, in November 2008, Islamic terrorists killed 173 people and injured 308 people.

20,000 Muslims Warm-Up Act for Democratic National Convention.  Will what Barack Obama calls "one of the prettiest sounds on earth at sunset", the Muslim call to prayer end the first day of the kickoff to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, NC?  According to the Charlotte DNC homepage, 'The Jumah at the 2012 DNC' will welcome some 20,000 Muslims to Charlotte, DEM-dubbed an "official event".  'Jumah at the 2012 DNC' starts Friday afternoon, Aug. 31 jumah prayer followed by a myriad of other as yet unidentified programs and events, but leading up to the Islam Regal Banquet.

Obama's Constant BS About Thomas Jefferson and Islam.  Every year he's been in office, President Obama has hosted an "iftar dinner" to honor Islam in the White House.  The President has also each time led his speech with the outlandish nonsense that Thomas Jefferson held the "first iftar dinner" in the White House.  And every time it's been utter hogwash.

Obama and the Other Side of Imperialism.  Obama and the Democrats are anti-American defeatists, because they hate America when it is victorious, no matter how good that may be for world peace.  "Peace" is not the goal of the left; peace comes only after surrender.  Islam does not mean "peace."  It means surrender.

I don't recall Mr. Obama being this effusive about Easter or Christmas. President Obama speaks out on Eid-al-Fitr.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:]  "On behalf of the American people, we congratulate Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world on this joyous day.  Eid Mubarak."

Obama at Iftar Dinner: 'Of All Rights We Hold Sacred, Foremost Is Freedom of Religion'.  President Barack Obama — whose administration is being sued by multiple Catholic dioceses, universities, charities and family-owned businesses for violating their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion — told a group of Muslims dining at the White House on Friday [8/10/2012] that freedom of religion is "foremost" among the God-given rights of man and that he intends to defend it both within the United States and abroad.

Obama hails world's Muslims in White House Iftar remarks: 'Ramadan Kareem'.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:  "]This evening, we're honored to be joined by members of our diplomatic corps, members of Congress — including Muslim American members of Congress, Keith Ellison and Andre Carson — as well as leaders from across my administration.  And to you, the millions of Muslim Americans across our country, and to the more than one billion Muslims around the world — Ramadan Kareem.["]

Obama Administration Making Concessions to the Taliban.  As Reuters reports, the Obama administration is willing to transfer the five most dangerous Taliban commanders in U.S. custody to Qatar before the Taliban does anything.

Killer of American troops set to be freed, thanks to Obama.  An Iraqi court has rejected a request to send a Hezbollah commander to the United States for trial.  Ali Mussa Daqduq, a Lebanese militant, has been held in Iraq for the 2007 killings of five American soldiers, four of whom were captured, tortured and shot execution-style. [...] As Alana Goodman points out, Daqduq was in U.S. custody in Iraq and could have been transferred to Guantanamo Bay.  But despite our government's belief, set forth in the extradition request, that Daqduq is a top threat to Americans in the Middle East, President Obama refused to send him to Gitmo.

Obama Administration Paves the Way for Sharia Law.  The most terrifying danger Americans face from a second Barack Obama term isn't the economy, which is scary enough.  The most harrowing prospect is the Obama Administration's passivity in the face of attempts to introduce aspects of sharia law into our legal system.  Now there is strong and open evidence of the Obama administration collaborating with Islamist activists to ensure the path toward sharia law is accelerated.

Why Are We Handing Muslim Extremists the House Keys?  Is it by chance, for example, that director of national intelligence James Clapper, reading from prepared notes, absurdly described the Muslim Brotherhood to the House Intelligence Committee last year as a "largely secular" organization?  Is it an accident that in June the State Department issued a visa to Hani Nour Eldin of Egypt to meet with senior White House officials?

The Terrorists Among Us, Protected by Media & Governmental Forces.  What is going on now went on in Iran and Gaza.  The people had the freedom to vote for enslavement to theocracy and Shariah law.  Their freedom usually ends there.  It took Patrick Poole of PJ Media to expose one Ohio terrorist — Dr. Sultan Sallah — who was living among us, spreading terrorist ideals while he was at the same time being protected by the U.S. government and the media.

Ramadan Ding-Dong.  As is customary, President Obama and wife Michelle released their annual Ramadan greetings last Friday.  Also customary for Obama, it was full of platitudes about Islam's supposedly invaluable contribution to American culture, and devoid of any acknowledgement of the dark reality of the Arab Spring that he helped facilitate. [...] Even if many Muslims around the world weren't respectful of Ramadan, at least American officials in Guantanamo were.  In deference to the Muslims who are vacationing — sorry, I mean incarcerated — there, they graciously postponed any court hearings to allow the murderous 9/11 plotters their time of contemplation and joy.

Terrorist Invited To White House.  Dear Leader invited a known terrorist, Hani Nour Eldin, into the White House this past April, and this story got almost no media attention.  It's another reason why Michelle Bachmann is requesting background checks on the people inside our government who may have ties to terrorists.  By law, a terrorist cannot get a visa and come into the U.S.A., but Eldin did, and was INVITED.  Why isn't the media all over this story?

The Islamist in the White House.  The Muslim Brotherhood is on the rise.  The Islamist group is spreading across the Middle East.  The question is whether it has infiltrated the Obama administration, especially the State Department.  Led by Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, a band of House Republican conservatives is investigating the reach of the Muslim Brotherhood.  For this, they are being vilified not just by the liberal media, but by the GOP establishment.  Our ruling class refuses to confront the reality of radical Islam.

Obama's Islamophilia Week.  Last week Barack Obama marked the beginning of Ramadan by saying to Muslims that the "United States continues to stand with those who seek the chance to decide their own destiny, to live free from fear and violence, and to practice their faith freely."  While he undercuts Christianity at home — under his Obamacare abortifacient/contraceptive mandate, resistant Catholic and Protestant schools, hospitals, and charities will soon face crushing fines — he never fails to tout Islam abroad.  One would think his allies at the ACLU might cringe at his lavish tributes to global Islam as a great and blameless religion and his "Iftar dinners" at the White House.  But they don't.  His undiluted enthusiasm for Islam, which amounts to a case of Islamophilia, never triggers any of the usual separation-of-church-and-state objections and anxieties from them.

Judicial Watch sues FBI, DOJ over FOIA stonewall on secret meetings with radical Islamist groups.  Judicial Watch [...] announced today [7/23/2012] that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking access to records detailing a February 2012 meeting between FBI Director Robert Mueller and Muslim organizations.  Judicial Watch is also investigating the FBI's subsequent controversial decision to purge the agency's training curricula of material deemed "offensive" to Muslims.

Obama marks Ramadan: 'Islam is part of the fabric of our Nation'.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:]  ["]The United States continues to stand with those who seek the chance to decide their own destiny, to live free from fear and violence, and to practice their faith freely.  Here in the United States, Ramadan reminds us that Islam is part of the fabric of our Nation, and that — from public service to business, from healthcare and science to the arts — Muslim Americans help strengthen our country and enrich our lives.["]

The Editor says... When has Barack H. Obama ever said that Christianity "is part of the fabric of our Nation", or that Christian "Americans help strengthen our country and enrich our lives"?  In fact, he has said the opposite — that Christians bitterly cling to their guns and religion.  Barack H. Obama is most definitely a Muslim sympathizer, if not in fact a Muslim.

Revolutionary Islamists Taking Power Produces Moderation and Ends Terrorism!.  Well, now at least the debate is in the open and we can see just how questionable are the talking points of those who claim the United States has nothing to fear from Islamists.  The New York Times publishes an article with the promising title of "Fast-Changing Arab World is Upending U.S. Assumptions," yet sadly, the article shows that certain assumptions are not changing at all.  Indeed, are not even discussed.  To summarize the article's thesis:  before Obama's election, the United States thought that pro-American regimes were good and radical Islamists were bad — but now we know better.

Time to Storm Obama and Washington D.C.?  Obama has appointed to high levels of the US government's national security members of the foundational terrorist group the Muslim Brotherhood (Sunni Muslims) and he and his syndicate are in the process of bringing down each and every non-Sunni Muslim regime (Obama's ostensible father and family are Sunni) in the Middle East.  He started by sending leftists (terrorists themselves) "Code Pink" (in 2008-2009), the husband and wife team of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn and Google executive Wael Ghonim to plan, implement and assist the "revolution" and ultimate end-goal of the installation of the Muslim Brotherhood as Egypt's ruling body.  It has worked.  Obama then set his sights on Libya ... another Shia Muslim country.  Result?  Libya quickly was taken over by the MB.

Why So Many People Think Obama Is a Muslim.  A new Gallup poll shows that 11% of Americans think Obama is a Muslim, and the leftist media just can't figure out why anyone would get that idea. [...] Obama has banned the word "jihad" and any discussion of Islam from State, Defense, and Justice Department vernacular and counter-terrorism materials.  He is denying that jihad is the enemy, while his Justice Department acts as the de facto legal arm for Muslim Brotherhood groups in America.  And the Obama administration has held hundreds of meetings with U.S. Hamas front groups.  Obama is withholding evidence in the Fort Hood jihad that has held up the court case of the single worst act of war on a military base in U.S. history.  The Obama administration refers to the Fort Hood jihad as "workplace violence."

Rep. King questions how terrorist group member attended White House meeting.  House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) has asked the Obama administration to explain why a member of a known terrorist group was allowed to enter the United States last week and participate in high-level meetings at the White House and State Department.

President Barack Obama must do more than manage America's decline .  Ronald Reagan, in 1987, said:  "Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall."  There is no equivalent message from Obama in 2012 to the Muslim people who labour under grim regimes.  The effect of Mr Obama's stance is to help prop up the nasty status quo.  America's emotional energies seem to have gone more into making her enemies feel less angry than in making her friends feel safer.

Administration admits to 'hundreds' of meetings with jihad-linked group.  President Barack Obama's deputies are holding "hundreds" of closed-door meetings with a jihad-linked lobbying group that is widely derided by critics as a U.S. arm of the theocratic Muslim Brotherhood.  The admission of meetings with the Council on American-Islamic Relations came from George Selim, the White House's new director for community partnerships, which was formed in January to ensure cooperation by law enforcement and social service agencies with Muslim identity groups in the United States.

When was the last time Obama publicly saluted any Christian as a 'man of deep faith'? Obama hails new Saudi Crown Prince as 'man of deep faith'.  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:]  ["]I had the pleasure of receiving him at the White House this April and know that he is a man of deep faith who is committed to improving the lives of the people of Saudi Arabia and to the security of the region.["]

Obama's Muslim Dream.  There is no doubt that our President is a dedicated Muslim.  To be able to recite the Islamic call to prayer in Arabic, kneeling down in prayer in a Mosque, bowing to a Saudi King, Muslim appointees to our Federal Government, to be a follower and lover of George Soros, and to offer amnesty to law breaking illegal aliens.

Obama's military madrassas.  America's top-line military schools are supposed to be cutting-edge centers of strategic education.  But say a bad word about Islam there, and it could end your career.

Obama embraces Islam.  The Obama administration is doing its utmost to promote the fortunes of the Islamist parties in Egypt.  A State Department official declared that with the rise of these radical groups after the Arab Spring, "people who once might have gone into al Qaeda see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism."  They see this as a victory.  The problem is, so do the terrorists.

The Realization of Osama bin Laden's Dream.  Don't let this week's anniversary of Osama bin Laden's assassination fool you.  President Barack Obama may have killed bin Laden, but no one on Earth has done more to help al-Qaeda and the world's radical Islamists achieve their goals in the last year than our president.

The coming chaos from the Obama-Soertoro playbook.  [Scroll down]  On the morning of Obama's first day in office of January 21, 2009, one of the first, if not the first phone call he made as American leader was to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.  Less than five months later, on June 4, 2009, Obama kicked off his American apology tour in a speech at Cairo University in Egypt, co-hosted by Al-Azhar University.  Obama "honored" a promise made during his presidential campaign to give a major address to Muslims from a Muslim capital during his first few months as president.  To date, Obama has not yet stepped foot in Israel, our only democratic ally in the Middle East.

Obama Helps the Muslim Brotherhood's War on Egyptian Women.  This represents a kind of doublethink that would have shocked George Orwell.  It seems the Obama administration is capable of accusing Republicans of hating women for not wanting to see the Catholic Church hand out free birth control contrary to the Church's doctrine.  While it is doing this, it is treating with a terrorist group that has as its governing platform the imposition of Sharia Law, which would send Egyptian women into lives of degradation and oppression.

Muslim Brotherhood delegation meets with White House officials.  Members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood met with U.S. officials including White House staffers, the administration confirmed Tuesday [4/3/2012].  "Following Egypt's revolution, we have broadened our engagement to include new and emerging political parties and actors," White House spokesman Tommy Vietor told POLITICO.

The World According to Obama.  This president views the world from his own prism. In his mind, Muslims hate us because of George W. Bush, but a self-proclaimed grandiose speech in Cairo will turn things around.  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the mullahs wish to build a nuclear weapon because of American aggression, but a sit-down with Barack Hussein Obama will put a quick end to that.

Obama Bypasses Congress, Gives $1.5 Billion to Muslim Brotherhood.  During a trip through Colorado in December of last year, President Obama spoke of his intention to implement his economic policies with or without the approval of Congress.  Said Obama, "And where Congress is not willing to act, we're going to go ahead and do it ourselves."  It now appears that such a mindset applies not only to economic matters but to the distribution of foreign aid as well — in particular, foreign military aid for the Muslim Brotherhood, who now hold the reigns in Egypt.

Obama apologizes for Afghan slayings, still ignores Mexican 'Fast and Furious' murders.  President Barack Obama has never apologized to Mexican President Felipe Calderon for the 300 civilians murdered with weapons the United States provided to Mexico's drug cartels, but on Sunday [3/11/2012] he found time to place a call to Afghan president Hamid Karzai apologizing for deaths caused by an American soldier this weekend in Afghanistan.

Obama's Islamist agenda.  Radical Islam is on the march.  It is being aided and abetted by the Obama administration.  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently warned at a conference in Tunisia that the Arab Spring is backsliding.  The democratic transformation of the Middle East and North Africa is not working out as Mrs. Clinton and President Obama had hoped.  Liberal reformers are being eclipsed by Muslim militants.  Islamist parties are coming to power.  Mr. Obama has no one to blame but himself.

'Hope and Change' Only for America's Enemies, Islamic Extremists.  Islamism is so pervasive, so zany, so entrenched all over the world that I could throw a dart at the globe any random day and find a story to discuss involving extremism, violence, or oppression from its adherents.  And it's getting worse.  Why is it getting worse, you ask?  No doubt there are many reasons, but the one that sticks in my craw is that American weakness is largely responsible.  Weakness will always invite aggression, and this president's profound lack of leadership — weakness — has inspired our enemies the way fuel enrages wildfire.

Was Obama's Apology to Karzai Appropriate?  What's largely missing from the reporting is the reason the U.S. military removed and destroyed the books from its library at the United States-run Parwan Detention Facility next to the Bagram Airfield.  The most we've gotten is that handwritten "extremist messages" by prisoners were apparently found on the pages of the Islamic books.  We're told that prisoners were exchanging hidden messages within the high-security prison.

A Canary in the Mine.  One rare apology might in theory make things safer for Americans; lots of them in fact make things more dangerous for our troops.  In general, if you apologize gratuitously when there is no need, remorse loses its currency in the rare cases when it might be necessary.  All this saying "we are sorry" has also energized our enemies as much as it has depressed the public at home.

"The Obama administration is totally in sync with the Muslim Brotherhood." Why is Obama in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood?  [Scroll down]  Isi Leibler takes exception to all this and reminds everyone:  ["][T]his organization [The Muslim Brotherhood] represents one of the most fanatical and dangerous of the radical Islamist groups in the region, with a dark record of violence and terrorism imbedded in its DNA.  It is rabidly anti-Western, anti-Christian, antisemitic, committed to imposing sharia law and a global Caliphate — and willing to employ any means to further its objectives.["]  Many would argue that Obama is also "anti-Western, anti-Christian[, and] antisemitic."  Judging by his policies, they would be right.

Obama to law enforcement: Stop linking Muslims to Terrorism.  In yet another curtsy to the politically correct orthodoxy, President Barack Obama's White House plans to tinker with federal police curriculums for counterterrorism training classes.  The first bit of "revamping" is the removal of all material that groups, such as the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, find offensive or containing a "negative" image of Muslims.

Obama Showers Islamist Radicals With Our Money.  As America staggers toward increasingly inevitable economic collapse due to out of control government spending, Barack Hussein Obama's farcical new budget calls for a staggering $800,000,000 of our money to be showered upon the hostile Islamic radicals he helped take over Egypt.

Obama proposes $800 million in aid for "Arab Spring".  The White House announced plans on Monday to help "Arab Spring" countries swept by revolutions with more than $800 million in economic aid, while maintaining U.S. military aid to Egypt.

Now it's $11 Billion for the Muslim Brotherhood?  Now that America-hating Islamists control three-quarters of Egypt's parliament and the military government has rejected American protests at the prosecution of U.S. citizens for supporting democracy, Egypt is asking for $11 billion in Western aid.  That has to be the least popular idea to float down the Potomac in a long time.  Nonetheless, the Obama administration and its supporters in the Punditeska doubtless will ask American taxpayers to ante up a large part of the $11 billion handout, in the interest of "promoting Egyptian democracy."  Only in America do we feed the mouth that bites us.

New Docs Reveal How DOJ Kowtows to Muslim Brotherhood.  In what promises to be an enormous document dump, I have received the first in a series of DOJ bundles in response to my FOIA request filed close to a year ago. ... One thing is clear, the Muslim Brotherhood has fully infiltrated command and control at the Department of Justice civil rights division. ... In a rational society, these Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups would be marginalized.  Instead, the DOJ is playing Stepin Fetchit for them.  They're using the DOJ as their legal arm.

On the Intellectual Inferiority of Liberalism:  [Scroll down]  Obama hasn't done real Muslims any favors with all the hoopla about a non-existent "Arab Spring."  Instead, he has forged another alliance between the atheistic left and the medieval Muslims of Iran, Turkey and the Arab world.

Obama and the Will of Allah:  Just as [Neville] Chamberlain believed that once Germany's legitimate grievances were redressed, there would be peace, Obama seems to hold the position that once we restore the Muslim world, or Ummah, to its rightful position in the world and show proper respect, there will be peaceful relations, and Islamism will wither away.

The Editor says... This assumes that Obama is even more of a hapless dupe than Chamberlain, which is possible.  Obama could also be a closet Muslim gradually working toward Islam's goal of world domination.

US holds highest-level talks yet with Brotherhood.  The chief assistant to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met on Wednesday [1/11/2012] with the head of the Muslim Brotherhood's political party, Washington's highest-level talks yet with the Islamist group that has dominated Egypt's parliamentary elections.

Obama Gets Engaged to the Brotherhood.  As the New York Times reported yesterday [1/3/2012], the administration has embarked on a full-scale effort to "engage" with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  This is, to say the least, a major reversal of a decades-long American policy to treat the Islamists as a threat to the stability of the region as well as to the U.S.-Egypt relationship.

Obama: Entangled by Islam.  It's no longer news that President Obama's vaunted outreach to Islam has been a bust.  Numerous polls over the past three years have shown that after a brief flurry of enthusiasm, regard for the United States among the world's Muslims has declined precipitously.  In some key countries, dislike for America is even lower than it was at the end of the administration of George W. Bush, whom liberal critics deemed culturally illiterate.

Who is this Barack Obama person, really?  [Scroll down]  But what about his policies towards Israel and the Muslim world?  An August 2010 poll showed that 18 percent of Americans believed that Obama was a Muslim.  Naturally, the media decided the notion had to be squashed, and fast.  Practically every report on the poll inserted the qualifier, "incorrectly" to make sure the masses knew this was not a correct thought.

Terrorist attack survivors outraged by White House guest.  Survivors of a 1996 terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. servicemen are offendedthat an Iraqi official with ties to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was welcomed to the White House this week.  "Outrage at the visit to the White House really doesn't describe what I feel," said William M. Schooley, who survived the June 25, 1996, bombing of the Khobar Towers.

What's Islam Got to Do with It?  Is there anything Islamic about Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps?  On what basis does Ayman al-Zawahiri, now al-Qaeda's leader, formerly the head of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, claim to be a jihadi — an Islamic warrior?  Do groups that justify terrorism on the basis of Islam have a doctrinal leg to stand on?  Let's not start by answering these questions.  Let's start by agreeing that such questions need to be asked — not suppressed.  Yet right now suppression seems to be the goal of senior officials in the Obama administration.

Obama Administration Bans Knowledge of Islam.  The Obama administration's censoring of photographs of the late Osama bin Laden, lest they "offend" Muslims, is one thing; but what about censoring words, especially those pivotal to U.S. security?  Weeks earlier, the Daily Caller revealed that "the Obama administration was pulling back all training materials used for the law enforcement and national security communities, in order to eliminate all references to Islam that some Muslim groups have claimed are offensive."

Obama honors Muslim holiday.  President Obama is extending best wishes for Eid al-Adha, the Muslim festival of sacrifice.  In a White House statement, the president and first lady Michelle Obama also congratulated the millions of Muslims who are performing the annual hajj pilgrimage.

The Risk of Revolution Grows.  The massive growth of Islamic extremists around the world is being fueled by a deluded foreign policy initiative from the Obama administration.  Muslims are reacting aggressively, seizing control of every major nation in the pan-Arabian region:  Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Syria, Turkey.  Nation by nation, we are facing an increasingly hostile Islamist world.  Sharia law is being pressed everywhere, even in America.  It will rapidly get worse.  Israel is about to become a victim of the first nuclear world war.  It will not be the last.  America may soon be a target as well.

Obama Administration Rejects Anti-Islamist Muslim.  Fifteen months ago, an anti-Islamist Muslim named Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser was nominated to join the State Department's Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.  As a devout Muslim who has courageously confronted the Muslim Brotherhood networks in America, there could be no better choice.  However, Jasser went through an arduous screening process only to be unexpectedly denied by the Obama administration.

Obama's holy war.  Mr. Obama has a well-earned image problem in the faith community.  According to Gallup, his approval rating among those who attend services tracks eight points lower than among those who attend seldom or never.  Government actions justify concern that the Obama administration is seeking to tear down the wall of separation protecting the church from the state.  Earlier this year, the Justice Department intervened on behalf of a Chicago-area school teacher who was demanding three weeks off work to take a pilgrimage to Mecca.  No other teachers had such latitude but the Obama administration argued this was religious discrimination.  It's an absurd claim that it's the province of the government to determine the appropriate amount of time a Muslim needs to conduct a pilgrimage.

A Muslim President, After All.  Last month, Pew Research Center released a survey of U.S. Muslims that was almost universally overlooked.  It found that Muslims overwhelmingly approve of the way Obama is handling his job as president.  Fully three-quarters (76%) favor him, compared with just 46% of the general public. ... And many see him as one of their own.  One in 10 say they think the president is a Muslim, while a third say they don't know or refused to answer.  Nonstop pandering has also made Obama popular in the Muslim community.

The Wages of Terror.  When Obama set off to visit the victims of Hurricane Irene, instead of visiting the American victims who had lost their homes and possessions — he headed off to Patterson, New Jersey.  Patterson is known as 'Patterstine' for a reason, it's home to the second largest Arab community after Dearborn, and while most of its residents are not yet Muslims, concentrating his visit there sends a message.  And it's the same message that has been sent over and over again.  Muslims come first.

In memorial speech, Obama ignores al Qaida.  President Barack Obama's speech memorializing the thousands of 9/11 terror victims played down the identity and purpose of their attackers. ... Obama did not identify the attackers as Islamists or al Qaida members, and did not describe their purpose, but labeled them vaguely as "hateful killers."

Muslim-leftist radical in the White House.  Barack Hussein Obama is the most successful enemy penetration of the US Government in American history.  During his lifetime, he was nurtured, mentored and supported by radical leftist and fundamentalist Islamic elements both of which hate the United States and seek its demise by whatever means necessary.  Obama's immediate family were close to the Communist Party or sympathetic to its aims.  His mother Stanley Ann Dunham has been described by former classmates as a "fellow traveler."  His grandfather Stanley Armour Dunham arranged Obama's mentorship by Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis, originally from Chicago and the former editor of the Chicago Communist paper, the Star.

Obama sends Eid wishes to world's Muslims.  "As Ramadan comes to an end, we send our best wishes for a blessed holiday to Muslim communities around the world.  Eid Mubarak," he said.

Obama to host third Ramadan dinner.  President Obama will host an Iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan at the White House Wednesday evening [8/10/2011]. ... By late Tuesday, White House officials wouldn't provide any names of expected guests.

Here's a better question:  Why did he even have an Iftar dinner? Why did the White House hide the names of 3 guests at Iftar dinner?  August 10, 2011, President Obama hosted his third annual Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House.  Neil Munro of the Daily Caller noted that the invite list was much shorter than previous years and had been scrubbed of several "controversial" Muslim leaders who had attended in the past.  Daniel Pipes, writing at the Investigative Project, identified three Islamist attendees who were not on the official list released by the White House but who are reported to have attended:
  •   Mohamed Magid, President of the Islamic Society of North America;
  •   Awais Sufi, Chairman of Muslim Advocates; and
  •   Haris Tarin, Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
Why did the White House conduct a cover-up of the attendance by these three Muslim leaders of Islamist lobbying and advocacy groups?

Obama's Iftar dinner remarks.  [Scroll down]  "Like so many faiths, Islam has always been part of our American family, and Muslim Americans have long contributed to the strength and character of our country, in all walks of life.  This has been especially true over the past 10 years."

Obama: "Islam Has Always Been Part Of Our American Family".  At the Iftar dinner, a White House sponsored Ramadan event, President Obama says "Islam has always been part of our American family."

Obama's Iftar guest list omits controversial attendees.  The White House's published guest list for this year's Ramadan Iftar dinner was much shorter than previous years' roster.  It excluded the names of several controversial advocates who have attended the event in the past, including some who The Daily Caller can confirm did attend on Wednesday night [8/10/2011].

Obama Sends Best Wishes To Muslims On Ramadan.  As the holy month of Ramadan begins, today [8/1/2011] President Obama and the First Lady sent their "best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world."

For all his pandering, we have gained nothing. Muslim world still anti-Western despite Obama.  President Obama entered office promising a new dawn in America's relations with Muslim nations.  He reached out to the Muslim world, offering apologies and a warm embrace.  The theory was that, by showing more understanding of Muslim grievances, they would respond in kind.  It didn't turn out that way.

The Separation of Mosque and State?  As the White House and Congress debate cuts in federal spending, millions of dollars are being funneled overseas to help build many Islamic mosques and structures.  An Atlanta television news station, WSB, reported that "the State Department is sending millions of dollars to save mosques overseas.  This investment has received criticism as the United States makes an effort to slash nearly $4 trillion in government spending."

A Cold War-Style Effort to Root Out Civilizational Jihad.  It is not exactly news that the Obama presidency is determined to go to unprecedented lengths to mollify, appease and otherwise pander to what it calls the "Muslim world."  But the question has begun to occur:  At what point do these efforts cross the line from a misbegotten policy to one that is downright anti-American — hostile to our values, incompatible with our vital interests and at odds with our Constitution?  The evidence is rapidly accumulating that we have reached that point.

Aiding and Abetting the Enemy.  This past week, the Obama administration informed Congress that it had approved the sale of 125 M1A1 Abrams Tanks to the government of Egypt.  The question of just who is running the government of Egypt was apparently insignificant to the decision-makers.  And this goes to the heart of the problem, as this administration continually makes irrational and dangerous foreign policy decisions...

The Obamayyad of Barry Hussein.  [Scroll down]  Israel's cabinet just had its first internationally publicized meeting in its deep nuclear shelter in Jerusalem.  That was a signal, folks.  Israel never talks about its nuclear defenses.  Never.  They publicized that cabinet meeting in the deep bunker last week to signal to the world that America can no longer be trusted.

The Obamayyad of Barry Hussein.  Obama isn't just any old Democrat.  Obama is historic, like Gorbachev or Vladimir Lenin.  He is a liberal demigod, an object of worship.  That's why a week ago Jewish liberals in New York paid $30,800 per person to eat rubber chicken with O. ... But when those rockets go up from the Imam Ali missile base in Iran, tipped with miniaturized nuke warheads, the person responsible will be Our Brave Hero, Barack Hussein Soetoro Barry Obama.

Muslim outreach, Take 2.  President Obama will "reach out" yet again on Thursday [5/19/2011] to what he insists on calling "the Muslim world."  Think of it as the 2.0 version of his much-ballyhooed but seriously deficient 2009 speech at Al-Azhar University in Cairo.

Egypt Rushes Toward Sharia and War.  How hopelessly at odds with America's best interests is Barack Obama?  Less than two weeks ago he declared his support for "political and economic reform in the Middle East," warmly endorsing the "Arab Spring" uprisings there.  Then Sunday, Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail announced his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt, promising to transform Egypt into an Islamic state and go to war with Israel.

Obama vs. Israel.  Is Obama a Muslim? Does Obama hate Israel? ... Watching President Barack Hussein Obama try to pick winners and losers in the Middle East would be amusing if it were not so deadly serious.  Not a word about Syria's slaughter of its protestors.  A demand that Libya's Gadhafi step aside and a quick retreat behind NATO's skirts.  Throwing Egypt's Mubarack under the bus when saying nothing would have sufficed.  And then there was the infamous and inauspicious start to his presidency with the "World Apology Tour" that included a stop in Cairo.

Freedom or Islam?  President Obama is trying to hit the reset button on his outreach efforts to the world's Muslims.  He would do better to focus on aggressively promoting freedom rather than pandering to Islam.  The first round of outreach — kicked off by Mr. Obama's June 2009 speech in Cairo — was a spectacular failure.  Opinion polling on sentiment towards the United States in countries with Muslim majorities showed an initial burst of enthusiasm, followed in 2010 by a collapse.  In some cases, Muslim approval of America fell to levels lower than during the waning days of the George W. Bush administration.

The Danger in Severing God from America's Identity.  [Scroll down]  Our leader, too, works feverishly to sever the relationship between God and America, and to downplay the latter's reliance on the former.  Consider that Barack Obama has gone out of his way on numerous occasions to describe that "we are no longer a Christian nation."  Or consider that he has wished goodwill to Muslims around the world on the uniquely Islamic holidays of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha, but failed this past weekend to offer the same courtesy to American Christians to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Uncharitable.  'In the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation," President Obama claimed during his 2009 Cairo speech.  "That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat."  This statement contained two falsehoods.  One, as I've previously detailed, was obvious:  There are, in fact, no American laws or rules that make it harder for Muslims to give to charity.  What we have are laws against material support of terrorism — against using devices like charitable fronts to channel money to jihadists.

Obama Gives Islamists a Walk.  When the first line of defense is "Bush did it, too," you can rest assured that there is no second line of defense.  And on allegations that the Justice Department intervened to prevent the indictment of various Islamist figures and organizations, the Obama administration's response appears to be:  Bush did it, too.

Why It's OK for the U.S. Govt. to Burn Bibles But Condemn Burning the Koran:  The U.S. government under Barack Obama is deeply committed to battling any belittlement, criticism, or questioning of Islam.  At the same time, however, it is OK, in the Obama regime, for the U.S. government to burn Bibles.  Yes, that's right.  Bibles were sent to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.  But the U.S. government determined that the presence of Bibles in this "devoutly Muslim country" might inflame the natives.  So they burned them.  Why did they burn them?  Because it is military policy to burn its trash.

Al-Jazeera's Sponsor is a Guest at the Oval Office.  President Obama on Thursday [4/14/2011] hosted Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani of Qatar, otherwise known as the Boss of Al-Jazeera, for a meeting in the Oval Office.  Obama called him "Your Highness" and "His Highness," even though the Emir dropped his robes of royalty for a business suit.  Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani financially sponsors Al-Jazeera and its most famous personality, anti-American and anti-Semitic cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who has just returned to Egypt from Qatar to supervise the transformation of that one-time U.S. ally into an Islamic state.

Al-Jazeera has fans in Obama W.H.  In the halls of American power, the Arab Spring has brought Al-Jazeera in from the cold.  Seven years after then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called the broadcaster's reporting "vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable" and President George W. Bush joked about bombing it, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised it as "real news" in her recent Senate testimony.

Did Obama and Holder Scuttle Terror Finance Prosecutions?  A number of leaders of Islamic organizations (all of whom publicly opposed the King hearings on Muslim radicalization) were about to be indicted on terror finance support charges by the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas, which had been investigating the case for most of the past decade.  But those indictments were scuttled last year at the direction of top-level political appointees within the Department of Justice (DOJ) — and possibly even the White House.

Obama Empire Strikes Back on My PJM 'Holdergate' Reporting.  [Scroll down]  But now we're starting to get wind of the Obama administration's response.  Fearful that this could easily turn into "Holdergate," the administration is trying to spin its way out of this potential morass by returning to an old standard:  WE BLAME BUSH!!  That's right.  The excuse they are currently floating to their friends in the establishment media to explain the decision not to prosecute CAIR officials and the other Islamic leaders implicated in the Holy Land Foundation case (all of whom had been named unindicted co-conspirators) is that the Bush administration chose not to prosecute them in 2004 and they were just reaffirming what John Ashcroft had decided way back when.

DOJ Source: Gov't Muslim 'Outreach' Jeopardized Active Terror Investigations.  On the heels of last week's article by Patrick Poole, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has sent a letter to Eric Holder this morning [4/15/2011] demanding answers as to why the Department of Justice decided not to prosecute CAIR, its co-founder Omar Ahmad, and others regarding the Holy Land Foundation case.

Why Did DOJ Drop Muslim Brotherhood Prosecutions?  Muslim Brotherhood front groups  — like CAIR, ISNA, NAIT and others — will now have a new reason to hate Peter King.  Today, the House Homeland Security Committee chairman is demanding to know why Eric Holder's Justice Department decided not to go after the numerous unindicted coconspirators named in the largest terrorist financing trial in American history, US v Holy Land Foundation.

Beheading Ourselves Over Islam.  What can the U.S. do to quell the violent spasms of Islam?  Promote Islam, naturally.  At least that's the thinking of this administration.  It's now official foreign policy.

Obama's Fort Hood Jihadist:  We have been hearing for years that the White House is withholding evidence on the Fort Hood jihadi, Major Nidal Malik Hasan.  Now comes direct confirmation of this from Hasan's own lawyer.  Major Hasan, also known as Soldier of Allah, according to his business card, mowed down thirteen U.S. soldiers while screaming Allahu akbar on the Fort Hood military base in Texas a year and a half ago, in November 2009.  Yet his trial keeps on being postponed.  On March 30, Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the outgoing commanding general at Fort Hood, granted a request from John Galligan, Hasan's lawyer, to delay the trial until late April.  Galligan, however, disclaims responsibility for all the delays, blaming them on none other than Barack Hussein Obama.

Friend of Shariah.  Like ordinary folks, presidents of the United States are known by the company they keep.  It is a test of their character.  Often it shapes their policies.  And, in the case of Barack Obama, it may blight his legacy and our nation's security interests. ... At the moment, though, we must be concerned not only with who Barack Obama considers his friends, but with those who deem him to be one of theirs:  The record suggests he must be seen as a "Friend of Shariah."

7 Ways The Obama Administration Is Helping To Advance The Islamists' Agenda:  Islamic law (sharia) contradicts the notion that all human beings are entitled to be treated with equal dignity and have inalienable rights.  Islamic law separates believers from nonbelievers, sanctioning inferior status, if not outright death, for the latter.  In this worldview, religious tolerance is a one-way street.  Women in Islam are degraded to submissiveness under misogynist laws.  Children are taught to hate.  Critical thought that questions official Islamic doctrines is regarded as the crime of defamation of Islam, punishable by death.  The Obama administration has joined the chorus of apologists and "makeover artists" who insist that only extremist fundamentalists practice Islam this way, and that they are no different from fundamentalists of every religion.  Genuine Islam is gentle and peaceful, they say.

Obama Consistently Anti-American.  Well, you have to hand it to Obama, he is consistent in his extreme anti-Americanism. ... Obama backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  He specifically invited Brotherhood representatives to attend his speech to the Islamic world in Cairo in June 2009, and during the uprising against Mubarak signaled that he would have no problem with their having a place in Egypt's new government.  He has backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza, Judea and Samaria.  He backed the brutal mullahcracy in Iran during the Iranian people's bloody march for freedom.  He has backed Hezb'Allah in Lebanon.  He has backed Islamic law at the UN, having the U.S. co-sponsor with Egypt in summer 2009 a resolution on the restriction of free speech regarding Islam.  And now he is essentially backing Al-Qaeda in Libya.

Hamas-associated CAIR applauded by White House.  White House officials have applauded advocacy efforts by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, even though top FBI managers refuse to meet its leaders, the council has been judged by courts to have been associated with the Islamic terror group Hamas, and several of its employees and members have been jailed or expelled for jihadi-related terrorist offenses since 2001.  CAIR was publicly applauded at a Mar. 10 White House event by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to the president...

Our Schizoid Foreign Policy.  Terrorism of the home-grown kind is now a "grave" concern, and that is why we do not use the offensive terms "Islamist" or "jihad," and have evolved to nomenclature like "overseas contingency operations" for "war on terror" and "man-caused disasters" for "terrorism" — although one may doubt that any serious American security official has ever phoned his European counterpart to discuss joint "overseas contingency operations" against "man-caused disasters."  When jihadists strike, they do so "allegedly" until formally convicted, and the resulting American uproar and threats to diversity programs can be as serious a concern as the actual terrorist operation.  Formerly one-dimensional agencies like NASA now have new expanded missions, namely, reaching out to the Muslim world.

Obama and Islam:  No president in American history has taken a more admiring view of Islam than Barack Obama.  Whether it is his repeated insistence that the attacks on Americans and the war that has been declared against the West have nothing do with Islam, or his flattering (and false) description of Islam as a religion "that teaches peace, justice, fairness and tolerance," or his unprecedented revelation that he considers it "part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear," Obama in his first two years of office has spurned no opportunity to speak well of the religion.

Obama's state of Islamic denial.  U.S. troops are gunned down by a shooter who screams "Allahu akbar!" before opening fire.  Official statements are rushed out:  The perpetrator was a lone wolf; his motive was unclear; there are no links to terrorism.  Sound familiar?  It should, because when Islam is the cause of American tragedy, President Obama hides his head in the sand.

Obama administration official urges cable companies to carry Al-Jazeera.  Al Jazeera is filled with anti-American propaganda.  It is also awash in anti-Semitism.  The material broadcast stokes terror and violence.  Why would the person who Barack Obama appointed to be the Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, Juliette Kayyem, advocate American cable companies carry the channel — a channel that cannot help but inflame tensions and anger and one that is not known for unbiased accuracy.

Al Ja-Jeer-America.  Imagine a Cold War president relying on Pravda for news.  Or CNN and ABC vets rushing to work for the propaganda organ.  Insane, right?  So why are they swooning over Al Jazeera?

Obama's fake Christianity?  President Obama's coddling of Islam has many Americans questioning his national-security judgment, if not his intentions.  In his administration's muddled response to the crisis in Egypt, one clear message came from all the president's men:  A new government in Cairo "has to include a whole host of important nonsecular actors," as stated by White House spokesman Robert L. Gibbs.  The hitch is that in the Middle East, nonsecular means radical Islamist, like the Muslim Brotherhood.

A Movement Of Brotherly Hate.  If the Muslim Brotherhood had a slogan, it might be "Today Egypt, tomorrow the world."  Yet the Obama administration is intent on seeing this global jihadist group in a good light.

Does The Obama Administration Stand With the Muslim Brotherhood?  If the Obama Administration wants Egypt to have a more representative form of government it is difficult to comprehend how it will be facilitated with the inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Obama's Muslim Brotherhood Ties.  Barack Obama has declared that all opposition groups should have representation in the next Egyptian government, which essentially ensures that the Muslim Brotherhood will be part of that government.  The Brotherhood is the largest opposition group in Egypt, so it will probably end up in the driver's seat in any new regime, and steer Egypt toward becoming an Islamic state inveterately hostile to the United States.  So why isn't Obama working to limit the Brotherhood's scope and influence?  Maybe because he doesn't really have a problem with the Brotherhood, despite its hostility to America.

Where's Obama's CIA Director?  Rather than being in the dark about what is happening in Egypt, the CIA may be on the side of radical forces in the country and the region.

Whitewashing The Muslim Brotherhood.  Of course, the Muslim Brotherhood is no stranger to President Obama.  During his infamous speech in Cairo, he insisted that Mubarak allow Muslim Brotherhood members to attend.  And if the Telegraph is to be believed, the Obama Administration actually has encouraged anti-government forces covertly for quite some time.

Obama Well Knows What Chaos He Has Unleashed.  [Scroll down]  My fear is that Obama is not naïve at all, but he instead knows only too well what he is doing, for he is eagerly promoting Islamic power in the world while diminishing the West and Israel, however much innocent blood will flow as a result.  Inevitably, sooner or later, the Muslim Brotherhood will take power, usher in a barbaric Islamist power in Egypt that will control the Suez Canal, and show no mercy to its own people or its perceived foes.

Napolitano and Muslim Brotherhood affiliates met secretly.  Last year, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet and her senior staff secretly met with a select group of Muslim, Arab, and Sikh organizations.  Among the mix were three organizations directly associated with an outlawed terrorist entity — the Muslim Brotherhood, who are involved in the current uprising in Egypt.

The Muslim Brotherhood's Penetration of the Obama Administration.  The first thing we need to realize is that the Muslim Brotherhood operates in the United States under a variety of names and organizational umbrellas.  Technically, there is no "Muslim Brotherhood" in the United States.  But the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and others are — according to a document captured in a raid and released by law enforcement in 2007 during the Holy Land Foundation Hamas funding trial) — Brotherhood-linked organizations.

Obama welcomes the Muslim Brotherhood.  [Scroll down]  The New York Times adds that White House staff members have "made clear that they did not rule out engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood as part of an orderly process" of transition to a new government after the departure of Mubarak.  The Times helpfully explains that the Muslim Brotherhood "renounced violence years ago."  Funny that the Brotherood's Hamas branch (i.e., "one of the the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine") hasn't gotten the word.

Obama's Brotherhood Moment.  Barack Obama has endorsed a role for the Muslim Brotherhood in a new, post-Mubarak government for Egypt.  This should come as no surprise.  Obama has behaved consistently all along, from his refusal to back the protesters in Iran, who were demonstrating against an Islamic Republic, to his backing of these protesters in Egypt, to whom he has just given a green light to establish a government that, given numerous historical precedents, will likely be the precursor to an Islamic Republic.

Obama Stands by Muslim Brotherhood Endorsement.  For the first time, a U.S. government supports granting a government role to an extremist Islamic organization:  the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.  On Monday [1/31/2011], White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Egypt's new government will have to include a "whole host of important non-secular actors."  Most prominent among these is clearly the Muslim Brotherhood — which has made Islamic world domination one of its ultimate goals.

Obama and Islam.  [Page 14:]  "And here in the United States," Obama continued, "Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country."  But is this true?  Could Obama provide a list of the Muslim Founding Fathers, the Muslim heroes of the American Revolution, the names of the Muslims killed fighting in the Civil War, World War I, and World War II?  And could he support his rhetoric by producing a list of those "extraordinary contributions"?  It is important for a President to speak for all American citizens in his public pronouncements, not just one religious group — and it is also important that his efforts at "inclusiveness" not be justified by historical fabrication.

2010: The Year of Islamist Infiltration.  While the domestic terror trend has continued unabated, elements of pre-violent, or rather stealth, jihad are taking firm root in our government, military, judicial, and educational institutions, without the slightest opposition from the Obama administration and our homeland security agencies.  In fact, if we've seen anything this year, it has been the willingness of government officials to lend their support to aid this stealth jihad.

The Obama Administration Fights For Sharia Law.  Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to sue a suburban Chicago school district for denying a Muslim middle school female teacher three weeks of unpaid leave to abandon her students and make a pilgrimage to Mecca.  The teacher wanted to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in a lifetime if he or she is able to do so.  Ironically, the Obama administration is suing over a practice that discriminates against women.

TSA New Enemies List.  The First Amendment is in more serious jeopardy than one might have previously imagined.  Do not cave in to the TSA's "conditioning" to make your silence a measure of normalcy.  The government's intention is to inure Americans to living in a state of obedient and submissive servitude.  Of existing and acting by permission.  This is as good an explanation as any of President Obama's policy on Islam, a totalitarian ideology.  He and his appointees have an affinity with it.

Surrendered Nation.  Nothing is being done to defeat that which inspires the enemy.  Barack Obama has banned words relating to Islam and jihad from the anti-terror lexicon.  When in India, he was asked for his opinion, his "take" on jihad, and he surrendered in his response, saying, "Islam is one of the world's great religions."

America 'never will be' at war with Islam, Obama declares in Indonesia speech.  With comments continuing about President Obama's empty hands on his return Sunday from a 10-day investment of presidential time in Asia, considerable attention has focused on his speech at the University of Indonesia.  Although not everyone in Indonesia was happy with the Democrat's visit (see photo below), the address was widely anticipated as a kind of Cairo Address to the Muslim World 2.0.

Gov. Jindal Calls Obama's National Security Strategy 'Dumb' and 'Dangerous'.  Bobby Jindal wasted no time assessing this administration's approach to fighting terrorism, mocking Obama's strategy as a "treatise on social justice."  In part two of his exclusive interview with Human Events, the Louisiana Governor argued that Obama's inability to talk honestly about radical Islam stems from the President's erroneous perception of why the threat even exists.

Obama sends Eid greetings to Muslims worldwide.  US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle extended good wishes Monday [11/15/2010] to the world's 1.57 billion Muslims ahead of the Eid al-Adha religious holiday.  Earlier, around two million white-robed Muslims converged at Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabi as the hajj, the world's largest annual pilgrimage, peaked at the site of the Prophet Mohammed's last sermon.

Obama Pledges Expanded Ties With Muslim Nations.  President Obama, renewing his call for better relations between the United States and the Muslim world, used a long-awaited homecoming trip to this island nation to make a symbolic visit on Wednesday morning [11/10/2010] to the largest mosque in southeast Asia — even as he declared that "much more work needs to be done" to fulfill the promise he made 17 months ago in Cairo of a "new beginning."

President Obama to visit mosque in Indonesia.  President Barack Obama will visit one of the world's largest mosques when he makes good on a long-delayed promise to visit Indonesia, the island nation where he lived briefly as a child.

Obama sets Muslim outreach for Indonesia trip.  President Barack Obama will visit Indonesia's largest mosque and make a major outdoor speech directed at the global Muslim community when he visits Indonesia next month, the White House said on Thursday [10/28/2010].

Is Obama Submissive to Islam?  A few weeks ago, I referred to President Obama as a "dhimmi president," a subservient kowtower to Islamic power.  Maybe it's time to rethink that designation.  He's not a dhimmi.  He's a spineless, supine, surrendering subject of submission — in other words, a dhimmi-plus. ... The super-dhimmi isn't merely a religious drifter or an atheist; he's whatever he is with a pro-Islamist agenda.

Obama, Dhimmi President.  It's predictable enough to hear this Americans-exercising-their-rights-causes-terrorism-so-it's-their-fault message from a terror-supporter like [Imam Feisal Abdul] Rauf, who considers it his obligation to push America into dialogue with terrorist groups like Hamas.  But from President Obama, our nation's Commander-in-Chief, whose most important responsibility is to protect American citizens from "enemies both foreign and domestic," this message is disgustingly [timid].

Barack Obama seeks peace with Islam on anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks.  The US president said at a memorial service at the Pentagon, where 184 people were killed:  "As Americans, we will not and never will be at war with Islam.  It was not a religion that attacked us that September day.  It was Al-Qaeda, a sorry band of men which perverts religion."

Burn flags, not Korans?  On Sept. 11, 2001, radical Islamic terrorists committed the most deadly and destructive foreign attack on U.S. soil.  Nine years later, the American people are being told that the country overreacted to the whole thing.  President Obama last year declared that Sept. 11 is to be a "national day of service."  Others in the administration seem to think that means it is a day upon which Americans should rise up to protect the Koran.

Obama Sends Best Wishes to Muslims for Eid-al-Fitr.  U.S. President Barack Obama has sent best wishes to Muslims worldwide on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.  In a statement Thursday, President Obama said the holiday is a time of self-reflection, focusing on values that Muslims and people of all faiths share.  Mr. Obama said this year's Eid is also an occasion to reflect on the importance of religious tolerance.

Obama Gives Al Qaeda a Pass.  Please tell me this nightmare will be over soon.  What kind of person in this world would characterize ruthless, evil, filthy, and beheading sadists as "a sorry band of men?"  The President of the United States in a memorial address at the Pentagon on Saturday 9/11, that's who.

Obama still can't say who we're at war with.  Barack Obama has spent the past year doing big-time Islamoschmoozing, from his announcement of Gitmo's closure and his investigation of Bush officials, to his bow before the Saudi king and a speech in Cairo to "the Muslim world" with far too many rhetorical concessions and equivocations.  And at the end of it the jihad sent America a thank-you note by way of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's underwear:  Hey, thanks for all the outreach!  But we're still gonna kill you.

By Any Means Possible — The American Civil War of 2010.  Obama has banned use of the words Islamic extremism, jihadist, Islamist and Islamic terrorism, among others, from the official administration language; preferring instead to state America is at war with radical extremists.  Add to these fundamental changes in course and policy the addition of self-described "Devout Muslims" to his administration, and one understands why a majority of America seriously questions his motives.  Marxists/Socialists, as history has shown us, will do and say anything in their quest for power.

Obama sends greeting on Muslim holiday.  President Barack Obama is sending best wishes to Muslims worldwide as they celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of fasting and prayer known as Ramadan.

Obama says enemy is not Islam.  President Barack Obama is appealing for religious tolerance, reminding Americans that the "overwhelming majority" of Muslims around the world are peace-loving people.

Friend of the Brotherhood?  [Scroll down]  More Americans are taking note of the accumulating series of statements and actions by the president that display favoritism, or worse, toward Muslims.  That would be troubling enough; after all, no chief executive is supposed to support one subset of us over others.  Growing numbers of our countrymen may be on to something else about the Obama presidency, however, that is even more alarming:  In instance after instance, Mr. Obama seemingly has bent over backward to accommodate not just Muslim-Americans, but a deeply problematic organization — the Muslim Brotherhood (or Ikhwan) — that purports to represent their interests here.

Obama Wouldn't Have Muslim Image Problem If He Had Joined A Church.  A truly astonishing thing happened on MSNBC Monday:  three devout, liberal Obama supporters said the President is responsible for people thinking he's a Muslim.

O's terror outrage.  Americans are learning there's one minority group President Obama is never afraid to offend:  families of victims of Islamist terror. ... Now, last Friday [8/27/2010], we learned that "no charges are either pending or contemplated" against one of the deadliest and most dangerous al Qaeda operatives, Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, mastermind of the October 12, 2000, bombing of USS Cole that killed 17 sailors and officers and wounded dozens more.

Why Does Obama Tell Muslims America Is Nation of 'Non-Believers'?  Why has President Barack Obama on at least two occasions told specifically Muslim audiences that America is a nation of — among other things — "non-believers"?

Obama Sends $6 Million to Global Muslim Sites.  President Barack Obama's faith may not be clearly identifiable, but he's willing to usurp the U.S. Constitutional principle of a strict separation of church and state when it comes to using American taxpayer dollars to restore Muslim holy places.

Muslims Give Obama Highest Job Approval; Mormons, Lowest.  Muslim Americans continue to give President Barack Obama the highest job approval rating of any major religious group in the U.S., while Mormons give the president the lowest ratings.

Gallup:  Muslims rate Obama highest.  Muslims continue to rate President Obama higher than other major religious groups in the United States, a new Gallup poll shows.  From January to July, Muslims gave Obama a 78 percent approval rating.  While that's down from 83 percent in the previous six months and 86 percent from a year before, it's still several points higher than how other religious groups have scored him.

Obama's choice:  Boy Scouts or Islam.  President Obama couldn't bring himself to observe the National Day of Prayer or spend time with the Boy Scouts of America, but God forbid, he couldn't miss the Muslim Iftar Ramadan dinner, or pass up a chance to praise an Islamic center a stone's throw away from Ground Zero.  He later backed down — a bit.  One has to wonder exactly who is this Barack Obama?

President Obama:  Muslim Missionary?  President Obama is not just rebooting America's image in the Muslim world.  He's deepening and expanding Islamic belief, practice and culture around the world, like a Muslim missionary.

Obama:  Muslim Missionary?  (Part 4).  The fact is Obama's Cairo pro-Muslim mission continues, and proof came again just last week.  On the same day the president announced to the nation from the Oval Office that the combat mission in Iraq had ended, the Obama administration, unbeknownst to most of the country and the world, held a special workshop for 25-30 Muslim leaders from 20 national Islamic groups (under the leadership of the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations) to provide the groups "funding, government assistance and resources."  At a time commemorating 9/11, when recent polls show that 70 percent of Americans are opposed to a ground zero mosque and 1 in 5 Americans believes President Obama is a Muslim, does he really expect that we will naively tolerate and approve of the Islamic bias in his presidential religious leadership and administration?

Islam's Achievement Gap.  As the holy month of Ramadan has gotten underway, President Obama has intensified his longstanding mission to "remind us" of the progress and human advancement we all enjoy as a result of Islam and its practitioners. ... [But] how many Muslims have been Nobel Prize winners for science?  Just two:  Ahmed Zewail in 1999 for chemistry and Abdus Salam in 1979 for physics.  For those keeping score, ... that's two prize winners in more than a billion Muslims.

Barack Obama:  Christian In Name Only (CINO)?  Consider Obama's actions since 1/20/09:
 •  Immediately called for shut down of GITMO.
 •  Called for terrorists to be tried by civilian juries, rather than military, including Miranda rights and other rights conferred on citizens.
 •  Once in office, rushed off to a Muslim nation to deliver a speech in which he declared that America is "not" a Christian nation.
 •  Changed policy toward Israel such that that nation is treated like a gang of terrorists.
 •  Supports, or at least does not oppose, the mosque at Ground Zero.

Barack Obama issues special Ramadan message.  "On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I want to extend our best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world.  Ramadan Kareem."

Barack Obama, Apologist-in-Chief.  President Obama's speech on the occasion of the Ramadan dinner in the White House presents difficulties that are becoming his trademark.  Why does he find it necessary to be an apologist for Islam?  He started it in his speech in Cairo a couple of years back, which also had elements that were downright creepy.  Now he justifies the building of a mosque at Ground Zero because Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else.  This is obviously true, but a mosque in this site of mass murder committed by Muslims is not about freedom of worship, it is a statement of supremacy and conquest.

The No-Go Mojo Man.  Nowhere is Obama's lack of metaphoric testosterone clearer than in his tack with the Ground Zero mosque issue.  Obama said that the mosque should be built because this is a simple "freedom of religion" issue, which of course is false — the mosque can be built anywhere, just not on the secular holy site that is Ground Zero. ... The real issue here is the one Obama did not address:  the responsibility of Islamism for the 9/11 attacks, and the association between the Muslims backing the Ground Zero mosque and Islamist ideology.

Imam Thanks Obama.  Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf used his taxpayer-funded Mideast tour yesterday to praise President Obama's qualified support for the mosque near Ground Zero.  "I am grateful to President Barack Obama and all those who expressed support for our project," Abdul Rauf said at a dinner for student leaders in the Gulf state of Bahrain, the Gulf Daily News in Bahrain reported.

More about the proposed Ground Zero mosque.
More about the one-sided separation of church and state.

Two days later... Obama's "forceful" support of Ground Zero Mosque already changing.  Doesn't the look on Obama's face in today's Drudge Report cover story, detailing that Obama is "forcefully" approving the Ground Zero Mosque, say it all?  In the caption of the Drudge photo, Obama in effect, wishes us all "As-Salumu Alaykum" from the White House.  At least he's not shouting "Alu Akbar!"  Yet.

Standing on a landmine.  Obama's stance on the Ground Zero mosque should signal to Israel that the president is so wed to his ideology that he will push it regardless of political conditions.  US President Barack Obama's warm endorsement of the plan to build a mosque by the ruins of the World Trade Center tells Israel — and its enemies — everything we need to know about the president of the United States of America.

Unshakeable Bam's latest shaky stand.  Thanks for nothing, Mr. President.  Now we know how Arizona feels.  First Obama stood with the president of Mexico as he bashed Americans as bigots for exercising their right of democracy on illegal immigration.  Now he stands with the developers of a mega-mosque near Ground Zero that, outside of Mayor Bloomberg, few New Yorkers want.

Obama's Muslim envoy coming to Dearborn.  President Barack Obama's adviser to the Muslim world is coming to the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn on Sunday [8/15/2010] to discuss U.S. foreign policy at a Ramadan dinner hosted by U.S. Rep. John Conyers.  Rashad Hussain, 31, is the special envoy of the U.S. to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a group of about 57 Muslim countries that acts as an international public voice.

Obama Okays Victory Mosque.  Americans are aghast that the president approves of the construction of a Victory Mosque by a pro-terrorism imam six hundred feet from Ground Zero.  Revolting, yes.  Shocking, no.  One thing we know about Barack Obama is that he is committed to ruling in direct opposition to three-fourths of the American people on all core issues.

Obama's Islamic America.  President Obama says Islam has always been part of America, which raises the question, does the president know something about American history that we don't?  It has become customary for presidents to offer greetings to various religious communities on the occasion of their most holy days. ... But Mr. Obama has used the occasion of Ramadan to rewrite U.S. history and give Islam a prominence in American annals that it has not earned.

Is Obama Winning the Hearts and Minds of the Arab and Muslim World?  Obama's first presidential meeting with a foreign leader was not with that of Great Britain — one of our two closest allies, whose prime minister stood down opposition within his own party to join the effort in Iraq.  Obama met with Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of the Fatah party, to stress the importance of restarting the Israeli-Palestinian "peace process" — which Obama considered essential to moderate Arab and Muslim views.

Obama's Muslim Daddies.  The Israeli intelligence website DebkaFile has reported that Obama is now seriously considering an attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities.  His change of heart is not, according to Debka, prompted by the Israeli Netanyahu — whose nation is most directly threatened by Iranian nukes — but by an ultimatum from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who told Obama that his nation could not tolerate Iranian WMD, and would develop its own if Iran was allowed to acquire them.  In other words, Netanyahu's threat of a Middle Eastern conflict that could devastate Israel and escalate to all-out nuclear war carried less weight with Obama than the far less severe consequences threatened by the Saudis.

Obama religion adviser linked to unindicted co-conspirator.  A religion adviser to President Obama has close ties to a radical Muslim group that was an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas.  The group, the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA, has an extensive relationship with the Obama administration.

Obama's homosexual-Muslim conflict.  "Human rights are gay rights," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said recently, "and gay rights are human rights, once and for all."  That's a touchy-feely liberal talking point, but don't tell it to the Muslims.  Eventually, the Obama administration might have to decide to which radical group it's most important to pander:  homosexuals or Muslims.  There is some friction between these two Obama constituencies.

Acting U.S. Solicitor General Represented Osama Bin Laden's Driver.  Neal Katyal, who became the acting U.S. solicitor general when Elena Kagan was nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, previously served as the legal counsel of record for the man who worked as Osama bin Laden's driver from February 1996 through November 2001.  Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who underwent training at an al Qaeda camp, was charged with transporting weapons to al Qaeda operatives.

In Search of Islam's Contributions.  Obama refuses to acknowledge that radical Islamists are prompted to violence and terrorism by their understanding of their faith.  And he fails to recognize that his blame-America-first foreign policy won't appease an enemy committed to violent jihad and the installation of a global caliphate.  Almost as bad, Obama has been going out of his way to highlight Islam's supposed contributions — to science and technology, to America, to the world.  The main effect of Obama's Muslim ego-stroking is to call attention to just how little Muslims have actually contributed in the modern age.

Tea With Terrorists?  According to the New York Times, prominent K Street lobbyists are buttonholing Obama officials at a Caribou Coffee shop on Pennsylvania Avenue, raising far more than just ethics questions.  What the Times story neglects to mention is that Caribou Coffee is a Shariah-compliant firm owned by an Islamic bank based in Bahrain.  One of its founders and a current adviser are leaders in the radical Muslim Brotherhood.

Alinsky, Stalinsky, It's Still the Same Old Agitprop.  [Scroll down]  We have a big jihad sympathizer in the White House, just like Obama and his buds from Chicago, just like Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan, just like Obama's hero Malcolm X, and just like Jodie Evans and Bill Ayers whipping up crowds for Hamas.  These people are predictably on the side of medieval reactionaries who practice barbarities against women, gays, Jews, Christians, and especially any creed that advocates tolerance and open-mindedness.

NASA's Muslim outreach:  Al Jazeera was told first.  Lawmakers across Capitol Hill, both Democrats and Republicans, were surprised to learn recently that the Obama administration has made reaching out to Muslim nations a top priority for the space agency NASA.  They will probably be more surprised to learn that administration officials told the Middle East news organization Al Jazeera about it before they told Congress.

Who needs space travel when we can spend money on Muslim appeasement instead? Obama tasks NASA with building Muslim self-esteem.  In the video below, Charles Bolden, head of NASA, tells Al Jazeera that the "foremost" task President Obama has given him is "to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering."  Thus, NASA's primary mission is no longer to enhance American science and engineering or to explore space, but to boost the self-esteem of "predominantly Muslim nations."

Obama Making Carter Years look Like Paradise.  The United States government and some in media seem obsessed with appeasing anybody and anything Islamic.  Only the latest example is the decree from NASA that its "foremost" mission is to recognize and appreciate the contributions of Muslims to science.

The Right Stuff Goes Wrong.  Obama is boldly going where no president has gone before.  It is a continuation of the president's subjugation of himself (bowing to foreign leaders) and the country he is charged with leading by obsequiously kowtowing to a people for whom advancement to the Middle Ages would be a step up.  The president and Bolden think it will improve relations with the Muslim world if we praise them for their work in math and science many centuries ago, but what has the Muslim world done for humanity lately?

Muslim pandering 'not good for the country'.  A conservative media watchdog thinks the mainstream media has virtually ignored the NASA administrator's recent outlandish statement that the "foremost" mission of the space agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.  NASA Administrator Charles Bolden made that announcement on the English language version of Al Jazeera, which Jeff Poor of the Media Research Center's Business and Media Institute believes was a questionable move in and of itself.

Farewell to Space.  Just when you thought Barack Obama's toadying to Islam could not get any worse, now comes this:  The President directed the new administrator of NASA, retired Marine Major General Charles Bolden, as "perhaps [his] foremost" charge to "find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage more dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science... and math and engineering."

NASA's Mission to the Muslims.  NASA was the direct result of the Cold War scare when the Russians put Sputnik into orbit over the Earth in October 1957, thereby demonstrating they had missiles powerful enough to launch a nuclear attack on the nation.  It galvanized the U.S. government into passing the National Defense Education Act in order to get more young Americans to go into the fields of science and math, and it prompted the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the purpose of demonstrating American scientists and engineers could create bigger and better missiles.  Muslims had nothing to do with it then and nothing to do with it now. ... Perverting and defunding NASA's mission is evidence of Obama's commitment to Islam.

Obama's "Fly Me to the Crescent Moon" Policy.  [Scroll down]  We can find something else interesting in this loony story:  Where are the atheizers and arch-separationists on this one?  Do they support "separation of church and state" but go suddenly silent when the issue is "separation of mosque and state"?

The White House backpedals at full speed: Muslim Outreach Not the Job of NASA, White House Says.  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday [7/12/2010] that NASA Administrator Charles Bolden must have misspoken when he told Al Jazeera last month that one of his top priorities is to reach out to Muslim countries.  "That was not his task and that's not the task of NASA," Gibbs said.  Bolden, though, said last month in the interview that it was President Obama who gave him that task.  He made a similar claim in February.

White House denies NASA remark on Muslim outreach.  The White House is contradicting the NASA administrator's claim that President Barack Obama assigned him to reach out to Muslims on science matters.

More about the latest NASA scandal.

Shariah-Compliant Finance Advisor Picked by Obama as White House Fellow.  ["]Samar Ali is an Associate with the firm Hogan Lovells US LLP.  She is responsible for counseling clients on mergers & acquisitions, cross-border transactions, Shari'a compliant transactions, project finance, and international business matters.["]  Left out of the press release is that she also previously worked as an intern and received training at the Islamic International Arab Bank...
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Obama's Proud Muslim Moment.  The last thing America needs is a president that the Muslim world "approves."  Likability and niceness are overrated; a healthy fear and respect are much to be preferred.

Necessarily Jewish Distinctions and Our "Relativist-in-Chief".  Mr. Obama's maddeningly obtuse approach to Israel doesn't so much reflect anti-Semitism or even anti-Zionism as it expresses his willful blindness to the overriding moral dimension to the conflict in the Middle East.  In this, he presents a glaring and painful contrast with his predecessor.  George W. Bush made his share of errors in foreign affairs, but he never lost sight of the irreducible difference between nation states seeking a peaceful, stable, democratic world and those he unabashedly called "the evil-doers" — gangster regimes and terrorist bands bent on domination and destruction.

Why Is the State Department Covering for a Known Terror Group?.  Are U.S. security agencies hampered by President Obama's mission to reach out to Muslims?  Criticizing Israel for stopping a Gaza-bound flotilla sponsored by the IHH and the Turkish government is easy.  But when terrorists affiliated with the IHH try to get into the United States, who will stop them if no one is looking at the organization to which they belong?

Muslim praise for Obama dries up a year after Cairo speech.  A year ago Friday, President Barack Obama stood in Cairo and vowed "a new beginning" in a speech about how he'd change U.S. relations with the Muslim world. Egyptian vendors sold T-shirts portraying Obama in King Tut regalia, and Muslims throughout the region thrilled at his middle name:  Hussein.

Cairo: One Year Later.  One year ago this month, President Obama addressed the "Muslim world" from Cairo, Egypt.  Some saw that speech as unnecessary groveling.  Critics — and I am among them — think such displays communicate weakness and only encourage those who wish to damage our economy and kill our people.

Who Gets the Benefit of the Doubt?  Despite the willful denials of the Obama administration and progressives in general, most Americans understand we are at war with Islamic fascists determined to establish a worldwide, totalitarian, religious empire.  Yet even most conservatives insist that such people are only a miniscule segment of the Muslim community.  What if they're not?  And if, as stated above, we are at war, why we are so hell-bent on giving so-called "moderate" Muslims the benefit of the doubt?

Obama Has a "Boot on the Throat" Of the Global Economy.  It was about a year ago that Mr. Obama delivered his famous address in Cairo, wherein he stipulated that American values and Muslim values are not in conflict with one another, but rather, are complimentary.  Since then, the U.S. has sustained three terrorist incidents on domestic soil (the mass murders at Fort Hood Army base last November, the Christmas Day in-flight "underwear bomber" case over the skies of Detroit, and the plot to blow up Times Square a few weeks ago), all of which entailed adherents of one form or another of "radical Islam."

The Elephant in the Room:  Islamism and appeasement.  In a speech in Cairo about a year ago, President Obama sought a "new beginning" for the United States and the world's Muslims.  In pursuit of this initiative, Obama gave his first interview as president to Al-Arabiya television, apologized for America's past behavior, bowed before Saudi royalty, sided with the Palestinians against our ally Israel, did next to nothing to forestall Iran's development of nuclear arms, and released a National Defense Strategy last week that ignores the connection between Islamism and terrorism.

Obama's Post-American World.  A nuclear-ready Iran is preparing for world war.  Here, there, everywhere.  And we have ... impotent Obama.  When the U.N. elected the oppressive Islamic regime of Iran to its Commission on Women's Rights, the U.S. did nothing and said nothing — and our silence was affirmation.  Ignoring Iran's legal mistreatment of women and terrible human rights record is now concurrent with U.S. policy?  This is no accident.  Last year, Obama had the U.S. co-sponsor with Egypt a U.N. resolution calling upon member states to criminalize "incitement to religious hatred," which is UN-speak for restricting free speech about Islamic terrorism.  So the U.S. went on record favoring measures that would violate the 1st Amendment.

Islam and the Politically Correct White House.  Most Americans are sympathetic to public references to Islam and to Muslims that do not offend patriotic American Muslims or affix to the Islamic religion the rantings of al-Qaeda.  But sensitivity to the need to be civil to Muslims doesn't — or shouldn't — obviate the need for intellectual honesty when discussing or analyzing America's Islamist political foes.

Barack Obama declares the 'War on Terror' is over.  The US president has instead replaced it with a softer approach stressing "new partnerships" and multilateral diplomacy.  "Our long-term security will not come from our ability to instill fear in other peoples but through our capacity to speak to their hopes," Mr Obama said in a message introducing a new national security strategy.

Brennan's Surrender.  We've seen the enemy and it's not just the jihadists.  It's also our own government, which refuses to see this very real enemy.  How can we fight and defeat what we refuse to see?

Obama Makes Little Headway Among Arabic-Speaking Muslims.  Barack Obama entered office with high hopes of improving the U.S. image among Muslims worldwide.  He hauled out his middle name, gave his first interview as president to Al-Arabiya television, quoted hadith, gave major speeches in Istanbul and Cairo, and talked ceaselessly of "respect" for Muslims.  Where has all this gotten him?

Obama speaks softly and carries no stick at all.  We are at war with radical Islam, and that war will go on for many years.  For me, the question is this:  Will the secular Western civilization shared by America and Europe, which allows us to enjoy life and its creature comforts, still be standing at the end of that war?  Or will radical Islam, with an aggressive culture that treasures martyrdom and death over life, prevail?

Obama Stands with Muslims as He Promised.  Though the president is taking great public pains to appear tough on terror and the real terrorists — as opposed to the imaginary ones (i.e., conservatives and Tea Partiers) — Barack Obama has actually gone to great lengths to make sure others like Shahzad remain utterly undisturbed.  Others who at this very minute remain undetected among us, ready to strike on orders from radicalized Imams or terror-army chiefs, walk among us, now knowing that they have a true friend and protector in the White House.  Barack Obama has successfully purged from the national discourse on terrorism — excuse me, "man-made disasters" — any mention of the religion/political ideology which is the undeniable common denominator.

War of Wordcraft.  The newest tactical weapon of this administration against our terrorist enemies appears to be one constructed of language.  Its deployment began when the term "War on Terror" was replaced by "Overseas Contingency Operations," and terrorist attacks were renamed "man-caused disasters."  More recently, as witnessed in the exchange with Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Lamar Smith, it consists of a complete absence or rejection of particular words to describe the threat if such descriptions include the term "Islam," even when combined with the modifying adjectives "radical" or "extremist."

Praying for a Moderate Terrorist.  The Obama Administration may have abandoned the space program and the search for life on other planets, but it is determinedly searching for moderate Islamic terrorists all across this planet.  So far it has tried to identify "Moderate Taliban" (these would be Taliban who only chop off your feet, not your head) and "Moderate Hizbullah" (who only support bombing Ashkelon but not Haifa).  It has yet to get around to trying to locate any "Moderate Al Queda", but we have to assume that's next on their shopping list.

Barack Obama Chamberlain.  In Barack Obama, we are witnessing the second coming, not of Christ, but of Neville Chamberlain himself, the embodiment of appeasement. ... We have now witnessed a supposed "re-booting of America's image" in the Muslim world as inaugurated by President Obama's much ballyhooed Cairo speech.  He and the First Lady have treated us to Muslim celebrations and declarations in the White House for Ramadan.  The president has hosted an "Entrepreneur Summit" for Muslim leaders.  He has issued paeans on the inspiring splendors of Islam, "one of the world's great religions."

Obama the appeaser.  Iran is on the march.  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has once again defied the West — and President Obama — in his quest to acquire nuclear weapons.  The Persian fascist strongman is now months away from arming his Shi'ite revolutionary regime with the means to destroy Israel and blackmail the West.

White House official calls terrorist group "a very interesting organization".  The downward spiral toward coffee and pastries between the White House and one of the world's bloodiest, most-notorious terrorist organizations continues.  And based on a Tuesday [5/18/2010] report in Reuters, this spiral may be tightening into an irrecoverable flat spin.

The Great Hezbollah Snipe Hunt.  John Brennan, deputy national security adviser for homeland security, has come up with a new way to waste the foreign-policy establishment's time — locate the so-called "moderate elements" within Hezbollah and somehow promote them.

Obama's psychosis.  The heart of the Obama doctrine is the illusion that there is no war on terror.  According to Mr. Obama and the liberal elite, Islamic fascism is a figment of George W. Bush's fevered imagination — a wild scheme concocted by militaristic neoconservatives to justify invading Iraq and imposing an American empire in the Middle East. ... In short, the president is conveying that America no longer views radical Islam as the enemy.  Mr. Obama desperately wants everyone to get along.  The Islamists, however, don't.

What Daniel Pearl's decapitation means to Barack Obama.  Even given Obama's ever more terrifying and lethal performance in office, his comments about the jihadi murder of Daniel Pearl, and in front of Daniel's bereaved family, are simply astounding.  This is what Obama said:  "Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world's imagination because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is."

Establishment Press Largely Covers Obama's Tracks on Disgraceful Daniel Pearl Remark.  President Barack Obama's statement just before he signed the Freedom of the Press Act on Monday painfully avoided reality to the point of giving offense.  If it became widely known, it would likely become very problematic.

Obama on beheading: 'It captured the world's imagination'.  Speaking before Pearl's family, including the son who hadn't been born when jihadists killed his dad, the President uttered these words:  "Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world's imagination, because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is."  Garbage.  Pearl was beheaded, yet the President uses "loss" to characterize the result?  Pearl wasn't lost.  You lose sailors at sea.  A thug taking a scimitar, drawing it across the trachea, and with a sawing motion, severing Daniel's head, is hardly a "moment" to capture the imagination.

Obama Won't Say Who Killed Daniel Pearl.  At a signing ceremony for the Freedom of Press Act, it is ironic and shameful that Obama could not bring himself to identify the killers who beheaded the man who fearlessly reported on the jihadist terrorists.

Also filed under Uncle Sam is afraid to say what he means.

Obama Ignores Islamic Violations of Religious Freedom.  Has the latest annual report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) caused any cognitive dissonance in Washington? ... Islam is supposed to be a religion of peace and tolerance.  Isn't that what Barack Obama has been telling us (and George Bush before him)?  The report was a bracing dose of reality to dispel this rosy view — and yet another reminder of how Obama's view of Islam and Muslim countries is unrealistic and damaging, and of what it might take to end the jihad against America and the West.

See also Islam is not a "Religion of Peace".

Obama Appeases U.S. Muslims.  The New York Times reported Monday [4/19/2010], with no hint that it understood the implications of what it was reporting, that Barack Obama is reaching out to Hamas-linked groups in the United States, while hamstringing our response to the terror threat by making obfuscation of the ideology of jihad terrorists official U.S. policy.

Why Pakistan Produces Jihadists.  Monday night's arrest of Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistani-American accused of planting a car bomb in Times Square on Saturday, will undoubtedly stoke the usual debate about how best to keep America safe in the age of Islamic terrorism.  But this should not deflect us from another, equally pressing, question.  Why do Pakistan and the Pakistani diaspora churn out such a high proportion of the world's terrorists?

That brings another subject to mind... Obama's College Trip to Pakistan.  [Scroll down]  "I traveled to Pakistan when I was in college — I knew what Sunni and Shia was [sic] before I joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee."  This last part — a college trip to Pakistan — was news to many of us who have been following the [2008] race closely.  And it was odd that we hadn't hear about it before, given all the talk of Pakistan during this campaign.

On Obama's 1981 Trip To Pakistan.  If one was to believe the left wing media, Barack Obama's 1981 trip to Pakistan was nothing more than an innocent visit a college friend and his family. ... Pakistan was on the banned travel list for US Citizens at the time and all non-Muslim visitors were not welcome unless sponsored by their embassy for official business.  [There] would be only a few reasons a young Westerner of the Muslim faith would travel to Pakistan in 1981:
[1]  To Participate in Jihad, which is the duty of every "True Believer".
[2]  For religious education in a Wahabbi sect, Saudi funded, Madrassa.
[3]  In order to purchase drugs from the drug marketplace.
Pakistan was not a tourist stop nor the place to hang out with someone's family in 1981.

President Obama's Relationship with American Muslims is a Quiet One.  Monday, nearly 11 months after addressing the Muslim world from Cairo, President Obama delivered a major speech to Muslims in this country.  But his audience was a group of entrepreneurs, investors and educators from more than 50 countries where Muslims are a majority of the population.  The speech launched a two-day summit aimed at expanding business ties between the U.S. and the Muslim world.  Obama has yet to deliver a major speech to the American Muslim community and yet Muslim leaders in the U.S. say relations with the White House have never been better.

Why Are We Still Bowing?  Not long after President Barack Obama gave his conciliatory speeches to the Islamic world, he chose not to meddle in the sham election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  In fact, he offered not a word of support for the men and women who took to the streets against that totalitarian regime. ... These days, as Christian farmers are being slaughtered by Muslim machetes in Nigeria, outrage from the White House is difficult to find — though it made sure to instruct our Libyan ambassador to apologize to "Colonel" Moammar Gadhafi after he offered some mildly critical comments about the dictator's call for jihad against Switzerland (true story).

Obama's Summit On Islamic Entrepreneurship.  The White House announced that on March 5th it was convening a "Summit on Entrepreneurship" as part of President Obama's outreach to Muslim nations. ... Were this notion not so dangerous, so ill-conceived, and so inappropriate, it would be humorous.  How ridiculous that we call our adversaries to our nation's capitol to share with them the concepts, ideals and principles that our young citizens are defending with their lives against some of them in Iraq and Afghanistan?  This Summit is an insult to our soldiers serving in the Middle East and to our unemployed citizens at home who are unable to find jobs.

Obama Ignores Islamic Extremist Threat.  In June 1876, U.S. Army General George Armstrong Custer was defeated by Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.  In what became known as "Custer's Last Stand," defeat was attributed primarily to a false assumption. ... One hundred thirty-four years later, a false assumption and lack of understanding by President Obama for a threat of a new era could well spell similar disaster — this time for an entire nation.

Silent signals:  There is great power in the non-verbal message. ... Take for instance Obama wordlessly bowing to despots and dictators and doing so while snubbing America's greatest ally, Israel.  The President even allowed the soles of his shoes to be photographed while conversing with Bibi Netanyahu on the phone.  In Muslim culture "to have the sole of the shoe directed toward one is pretty much the equivalent of someone in our culture giving you the finger."

Holder's Justice Department Full of Terrorist Defenders.  At the rate the Obama Administration is going, it may rival the Nixon Administration in its cover-ups and dishonesty.  The new revelation that at least nine attorneys in the Justice Department have previously defended accused jihad terrorist follows closely after another incident remarkably similar in broad outline:  the Rashad Hussain debacle.

Who Are the Gitmo 9?  The Obama administration, and Holder's Justice Department in particular, have a knack for making a bad thing worse.  Their typical scandal pattern is:  (a) make bold pronouncements about unprecedented transparency, (b) show a little leg, and then (c) stonewall, after which (d) White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel assures some friendly journalist that everything would have been different if only they'd have listened to him.  The result is the the trifecta:  The administration ends up looking hypocritical, sinister, and incompetent.

Napolitano Meets with Muslim Brotherhood Leaders.  Although there is no evidence of an exchange of classified information, this meeting was the beginning of an Obama administration program aimed at devising a new information-sharing framework with the Muslim organizations — some of them regarded as extremist because of their ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

W.H. affirms confidence in Islam envoy.  The White House is expressing its confidence in a White House counsel's office attorney President Barack Obama recently named as U.S. envoy to the Islamic Conference, Rashad Hussain, despite his concession last week that he made ill-considered statements in 2004 about Bush-era terrorism prosecutions.

Obama selects a voice of radical Islam.  As [Washington] Examiner columnist Cal Thomas wrote recently, Obama's selection of Rashad Hussain, his deputy associate White House counsel, as U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, "should be of concern to Congress and the American people."  Comprising 57 member states, the OIC's charter makes clear its purpose is to "defend" and "disseminate" the Muslim faith.  Whenever human rights collide with Islam, the OIC sides with the latter.

Obama assisting in imposing Islamic Sharia law, prohibiting criticism of Islam.  Barack Hussein Obama, catering to both Muslim and globalist agendas, is exposing his preference to Islamic and globalist agendas and placing yet another nail in America's coffin by appointing Rashad Hussain as special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

Our Islamist Envoy:  What a tangled web Islamist appointees weave.  When his pro-terrorist quotes surfaced, a new White House envoy dismissed them as someone else's.  A recording says otherwise.  Now Rashad Hussain, President Obama's pick as special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, has changed his story.

Ambassador to Islam?  The US shouldn't legitimize the OIC.  On February 13, President Obama announced the appointment of Rashad Hussain, deputy associate White House counsel, as U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). ... It was a bad precedent for Bush to set, and it is worse for Obama to continue.  Appointing an American envoy to the OIC gives that organization a legitimacy it does not deserve.

Obama's Envoy to the Muslim World:  A Soros Tie?  The Washington Post published an article on [Rashad Hussain's] ascent that charts how he came to the White House in the first place.  He was recruited to the White house counsel's office by Cassandra Butts — a classmate of Barack Obama's at Harvard Law School.  Who is Cassandra Butts?  She as an alumna for the left-wing think tank Center for American Progress (one of many staffing the Obama administration).  This organization is an ideas factory for the Obama administration and its hiring hall.  It just took on Van Jones, for example.  The Center for American Progress was created and funded by George Soros.

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New Obama Missile Defense Logo Includes A Crescent.  The Obama administration's determined effort to reduce America's missile defense capabilities initially seemed to be just standard Leftist fare — of a piece with the Democratic base's visceral hostility to the idea of protecting us against ballistic missile threats.  A just-unveiled symbolic action suggests, however, that something even more nefarious is afoot.

Obama Missile Defense Agency logo apes Iranian space agency logo.  The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, which is part of the U.S. Department of Defense, went from using the first logo below to using a logo looking strangely similar to the Obama 2008 campaign along with the original agency logo.

Missile Defense Agency, Obama Campaign Logos Cause Internet Stir.  Is this Logo-gate?  The Internet is abuzz with comparisons of the "strikingly similar" logos of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the ubiquitous Obama 2008 campaign.

President Obama Must Choose Sides.  In his speech last spring in Cairo, Mr. Obama said, "I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."  Defending the honor of Islam and protecting Muslims is one of the goals that Barack Obama has set for himself.  It constitutes a personal definition of his presidency.  But is he doing so to the point of misleading the public in general, and at the risk of jeopardizing the American people in particular?

Rashad Hussain's Troubling Ties:  President Obama has chosen Rashad Hussain to be his special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a post originally created by the Bush Administration in 2008.  Hussain's past association with Muslim Brotherhood-connected entities raises major questions about the type of outreach he envisions for the Muslim world.

Troubling Views at Event Attended by Obama's Muslim Envoy:  The Islamic organization whose event was attended by President Obama's new envoy to the Muslim world six years ago has a history of radical stances, and at the time of the event it was urging members to support incarcerated Muslims including terror suspects and a convicted cop killer.

Is White House Attorney Involved in Media Cover-up?  There is a somewhat convoluted story flying under the radar about a White House official, Rashad Hussain, who back in 2004 allegedly spoke out in support of Sami Al-Arian, a man accused (and subsequently convicted) of aiding the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization.  Hussain has worked in the White House Counsel's Office since January 2009, and just last week was appointed by the President as his Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

A Victory for the Muslim Brotherhood.  In a controversial move, the Obama administration has decided to lift Tariq Ramadan's ban from the United States.  Who is Tariq Ramadan?  By birth, he is the grandson of Hassan al Banna — the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).  By word and deed, he is today a leading member of the European branch of the MB.

Obama's Revisionist History of Terrorism:  Since taking office, Obama's key objective on terrorism has been to transform the public perception of it from an international military conflict, to a limited domestic criminal problem. Renaming terrorism to the bureaucratically euphonious term, "Man Caused Disasters" was straight out of the first rule in the textbook of organizational coverups, to phrase your sentences so that the identity of the perpetrators of the crisis remain as vague as possible.

Obama Aids the Enemy He Will Not Name.  On December 29, and very much under the radar, (he was sunnin' and funnin' in Hawaii at the time), Obama declassified just about everything he possibly could.  All of it will help foreign governments and Obama's Communist-Socialist associates in the U.S.  This executive order is a tsunami info-dump of newly declassified data — material that was classified before June 29, 1985.  It is all about to be made public — despite the danger this poses to U.S. national security — 180 days from the signing of the Executive Order.

Did White House "Gatecrashers" Have Ties to Obama?  While the major media have bought the official storyline about the so called White House gatecrashers, could there be more to this scandal?  The mainstream media have ignored obvious holes in the story and important facts about the alleged gatecrashers.  Not only did they pose for a previous photo with Barack Obama, one of them, Tareq Salahi, has ties to some of the same radical Arab interests that backed Obama.

What is White House Covering Up in "GateCrashers" Scandal?  The White House has consistently acted as if it has something to hide. ... As I alluded to in a previous column, the evidence indicates that the Salahis are publicity seekers and possibly con-artists.  But the verdict is still out as to whether or not they actually "crashed" the state dinner or were waved on through by White House officials aware of their connections to a notorious Obama friend and associate, pro-Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi.

Don't Worry, Honey, It's Just Another "Isolated Extremist".  [Scroll down]  Obama didn't need a top secret briefing to learn all this.  If, as his aides told us, he was "monitoring" the situation before he spoke in public, he could have picked up most of it on the Drudge Report, or merely by bothering to read the morning papers.  The chief systemic failure here is a president whose world view defaults to the idea that there is no Islamist war on America...

Who Commands Obama?  [Scroll down]  The ideology that Obama subscribes to is global socialism and communism.  He takes his cues from many different special interests who all share his Marxist ideology and desire for global socialism.  Nobody tells Obama what to do, instead they tell him what he should do to promote the ideology.  His objective is the same as the UN's objective — global socialism and the destruction of capitalism and the American value system.  And if Islam can be a part of that plan then more power to them.  Islam is a useful tool in destroying American Christian values.

Obama's granny gets free Haj trip from Saudi King.  In the words of Steve Gilbert, "it looks like Mr. Obama's bow to the Saudi king has paid off."

Obama's Muslim grandmother among Mecca pilgrims.  Sarah Obama, US President Barack Obama's 87-year-old Kenyan grandmother, has arrived in Mecca to perform the Muslim pilgrimage of hajj, the Saudi daily Okaz reported Wednesday.  Sarah Obama, one of her grandchildren and 10 people from her village in Kenya made the pilgrimage at the invitation of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the newspaper reported.

On Thanksgiving eve, Obama issues special Hajj message to world's Muslims.  Text of the statement by the President on Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha, as provided by the White House.

Who?  Perhaps the president is too cowed by the political-correctness crowd or too personally uncomfortable to name our enemy.  Apparently our commander-in-chief can't quite get out the words "Islamic fundamentalists" or "Islamic fascists" or "Islamic" anything.  This is a very, very bad sign.

Obama's Cowardly Fort Hood Speech.  [Scroll down]  At no point during his speech did he mutter any words that describe the enemy we continue to face.  He spoke vaguely of "twisted logic" and "extremists", but failed to point the finger directly at Islam.  If we didn't know any better, we wouldn't have a clue who or what he was talking about.

Ignoring Infiltration.  [Scroll down]  Obama has confronted the crisis with yet another serving of Hope and Change rhetoric.  We shouldn't "jump to conclusions," says O., giving no notion of what those conclusions might be.  He goes on to praise the "diversity" of the armed forces, as if the fact that Hasan the Assassin's victims came from different backgrounds somehow makes things better.

Obama 'Reaches Out' by Naming 'Devout' Muslims to Security Posts.  [Obama's] "reaching out Muslims" speech in Cairo last June has been followed by action, the latest being this past week's swearing-in of a Muslim rights advocate to the Homeland Security Advisory Council, shortly after the Fort Hood massacre.

Changing the subject.  As he flew to Asia on Saturday [11/14/2009], President Obama told the media in Alaska that he opposes a congressional investigation into the Fort Hood massacre, saying that we must "resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into political theater."

Covering up jihad.  On Saturday, President Obama urged Congress to hold off investigating the Fort Hood massacre in order to let law enforcement and military authorities do their work.  Mr. Obama said the ongoing investigation "will look at the motives of the alleged gunman, including his views and contacts."  But if Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan saw himself as a jihadist warrior, we may never hear about it at his trial.  The defense, judge and even prosecution may have an interest in keeping the shooter's radical worldview under wraps.  Maj. Hasan will be on trial, but jihadism will not.

Senate Committee Postpones Fort Hood Hearing At Request of White House.  The Senate Armed Services Committee postponed its Monday briefing on the deadly Fort Hood massacre at the request of the White House — despite calls from some lawmakers to press forward with a congressional investigation into the shooting rampage that killed 13 and wounded 29.

Obama says don't jump to conclusions on shooting.  President Barack Obama said Friday the entire nation is grieving for those slain at Fort Hood, and he urged people not to jump to conclusions while law enforcement officers investigate the shootings.

Jumping to Conclusions.  "Don't jump to conclusions" is an all-purpose tautology, like "Don't panic."  It's hard to argue with.  One wonders, though, exactly what conclusions he has in mind.  I think it's safe to predict that President Obama will never reach those conclusions, let alone jump to them.

Obama can't be bothered by Islamic terrorism.  In the wake of the terrorist strike on our soldiers at Fort Hood, one individual's still missing in action:  Our commander in chief.  The massacre's 51 casualties, including 13 dead, were insufficient to drag President Obama away from the White House Happy Hour.  We just saw the worst terror attack on America since 9/11.  And Obama couldn't adjust his schedule to support our grieving troops.

The Editor wonders... He "can't be bothered" by terrorism, or he is not bothered by terrorism?

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Obama's Killing Us With His Kindness — to Others.  It seems that every time Obama speaks to an Islamic group or to the entire Islamic world, he either condemns the United States with derogatory remarks or gives away the hard earned dollars that American taxpayers have paid into the Treasury for taxes; OR BOTH.  This latest instance sees the financing of up to 150 million dollars for Islamic "selected projects and funds."  Not anything specific, just throw a big wad of tax dollars in the direction of the Islamic World to show what a big-hearted guy he is.

Obama Adviser Loves Sharia.  Dalia Mogahed, Barack Obama's adviser on Muslim affairs, appeared on British television last week, where she said:  "Sharia is not well understood and Islam as a faith is not well understood." How have we misunderstood Islamic law?  We have associated it with "maximum criminal punishments" and "laws that... to many people seem unequal to women."

America cannot afford Obama.  Just as Jimmy Carter was no friend of the United States and crafted his economic policies to favor his European friends, Barrack Obama prefers the Middle Eastern theocracies.  He has praised Islamic Terrorists as prime examples of humanity's best.  He has ignored and even sniffed at memorials of the holocaust.  While his wife was damning the country that kept her wealthy and free, Obama was doing everything he could to ignore the mutilation of prepubescent girls in the Sudan.

Obama's Moral-Leadership Balloon Crashes.  Hundreds of thousands of Iranians endured tear gas, bullets, arrests, and torture in an attempt to topple one of the most vicious and dangerous regimes in the world.  Yet day after day, President Obama, moral beacon to the world, dismissed and even denigrated them.  He was not going to allow a bunch of democrats to interfere with his meticulously planned overture of friendship toward the mullahs.

The Day America Lost the War on Terror:  On Nov. 4, 2008, America lost the war on terror.  President Barack Obama's feckless, pathetically apologetic perspective on foreign policy spells the end of the quest for liberty in the Middle East.  It spells the end of America's moral leadership in the global war for freedom.  And it spells the end of a hard-fought campaign to protect America.

U.S. no longer at war with 'terrorism'.  It's official.  The United States is no longer engaged in a "war on terrorism."  Neither is it fighting "jihadists" nor locked in a "global war."  President Obama's top homeland security and counterterrorism official on Thursday [8/6/2009] declared as unacceptable the terms crafted by the George W. Bush administration.

Obama replaces 'global war on terror' in strategy shift: aide.  President Barack Obama is replacing the "global war on terror" with a new US strategy more narrowly focused on Al-Qaeda and relying more on a broader effort to engage the Muslim world, a top aide said Thursday [8/6/2009].

White House:  'War on terrorism' is over.  It's official.  The U.S. is no longer engaged in a "war on terrorism."  Neither is it fighting "jihadists" or in a "global war."  President Obama's top homeland security and counterterrorism official took all three terms off the table of acceptable words inside the White House during a speech Thursday [8/6/2009]at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.

Bush's 'War' On Terror Comes to a Sudden End.  President Obama yesterday [1/22/2009] eliminated the most controversial tools employed by his predecessor against terrorism suspects.  With the stroke of his pen, he effectively declared an end to the "war on terror," as President George W. Bush had defined it, signaling to the world that the reach of the U.S. government in battling its enemies will not be limitless.

Dancing Among Landmines — The Obama Al-Arabiya Interview.  Triangulation is a touchy art and it takes the genius of a Dick Morris cum soulless Bill Clinton to pull off such disingenuousness.  In less experienced hands it can be explosive and turn on its user.  And Obama will soon learn the dangerous game he is playing.

Obama's Odd Islamic Outreach.  In his "first message to the Muslim world" Tuesday [1/27/2009], President Obama on Al-Arabiya TV invited the Is lamic Republic in Iran to "unclench its fist" and accept his offer of "un conditional talks."  A few hours later, after Obama had appeared on the Saudi-owned satellite-TV channel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a crowd of militants that no talks are possible unless the United States met a set of conditions.

What have we done to ourselves, — and why?  Many Americans have been convinced for some time that Obama is a closet Islamic.  After reading the headlines in the January 22, 2009 Fox News First 100 days of the Presidency "Obama is expected to sign 'several' executive orders Thursday [1/22/2009], directing the CIA to close secret foreign prisons and Guantanamo Bay, and limiting detention and interrogation methods" he has given more credence to these convictions.  He is apparently making it softer and easier for Islamic/Muslims to damage the United States.

Obama Gives First TV Interview To Arabic Network.  President Barack Obama gave his first formal television interview as president to an Arabic cable TV network, telling Al-Arabiya that when it comes to Middle East matters "all too often the United States starts by dictating." ... "My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy," Obama said.  "We sometimes make mistakes.  We have not been perfect."

Lethal olive branch.  President Barack Obama has disgraced himself and the United States.  His first formal television interview as commander in chief was not with CNN, MSNBC, ABC or Fox News — American media outlets.  Instead, it was with Al Arabiya, a Saudi-funded Arabic-language news channel. ... Call it diplomacy by self-induced delusion.  Mr. Obama may want to deny we are in a war against radical Islam, but it doesn't mean there isn't one.  He may choose not to fight it.  We did that once before.  The result was 3,000 dead and the worst attack ever on U.S. soil.  What price will America pay the next time we refuse to face this ugly reality?

Government takes over, Obama apologizes.  The president chose Arab television, Al Arabiya, to give his first sit down interview.  He took the opportunity to confirm the long held Arab view that the real problem is America and President Obama apologized on our behalf.  "...America was not born as a colonial power," he told the Arab viewing audience — implying we are now.  And he regretfully confessed that "We sometimes make mistakes.  We are not perfect."  Sorry, but weren't we the ones that were attacked?  Do we not stand in long lines and disrobe in airports because of them?  Does anyone recall anywhere, anytime hearing apologies from any Arab or Muslim leader?

Obama has begun discreet talks with Iran, Syria.  US President Barack Obama has already used experts within the last few months to hold high-level but discreet talks with both Iran and Syria, organizers of the meetings told AFP.

The Editor says... What's this?  He has been negotiating "within the last few months", but he was only sworn in two weeks ago.

S-U-B-M-I-S-S-I-O-N.  Several observers have noted in recent days that Mr. Obama's outreach to the Muslim world is not only defensive and apologetic.  It explicitly embraces a narrative that is factually erroneous and deprecating to his own country.  For example, in his Inaugural address, the president spoke of seeking "a new way forward [with the Muslim world], based on mutual interest and mutual respect."  He amplified this idea during his first post-Inaugural interview, which was granted to a Saudi-owned network, Al Arabiya:  He is determined to "restore" the "same respect and partnership America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago."

Obama's charm offensive and the global jihad.  [Jimmy] Carter's failure to understand the threat posed by the Soviet Empire had costly consequences for America and the world.  Will that pattern now be repeated with Barack Obama and the threat from radical Islam?

Obama opening floodgates by inviting Hamas to "migrate" to the U.S.A.?  On his first official day in the White House, President Barack Obama was on the horn to President Mahmoud Abbas.  "The spokesman for President Abbas revealed that Mr. Obama had told the Palestinian leader that their conversation was his first with a foreign statesman since taking office." (TimesOnLine, Jan. 22, 2009).  Some thought that first call to the leader of the Palestinian authority was for spite.  Others for statesman like reasons, still others for appeasement.

Pres. Obama Invites Hamas Terrorists to America.  By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in migration assistance to the Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.  The "presidential determination" which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.

Hillary Clinton 'to reach out to Muslim world'.  "It's the biggest Muslim country in the world," said a state department spokesman, Robert Wood, when asked why she included Indonesia on her visit to Asia.  "The secretary feels it's important to reach out."  There had been speculation that Mr Obama would himself make an early visit to the country where he lived between the ages of six and ten, and personally deliver a message of friendliness to the Muslim world.

War on Words.  In another effort to undo the legacy of George W. Bush's presidency, the Obama administration is searching for alternatives to the term "war on terror."

Obama may become a disaster.  There is a reason why Israel's voters are suddenly turning to the center-Right Netanyahu and Likud.  They fear that for the first time since Harry Truman, an American administration is turning against the Jewish State.  Obama's first phone call after the election was made to Mahmoud Abbas.  His first television interview was with Al Arabiya.  The appointments of Samantha Power and Susan Rice bode ill for the entire Middle East.

Begging for Terror.  Military judge Susan Crawford on Thursday dropped all charges against Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, the mastermind of the 2000 suicide-bomb attack against USS Cole — a cowardly act that took the lives of 17 US Navy sailors, and a clear precursor to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  An outrage, you say?  True enough.  But don't blame the judge.  She was acting in full compliance with President Obama's executive order halting trials at the Guantanamo Bay terrorist-detention facility.

Trade, not pork, is the key.  President Obama has announced policies that make it more likely that we will be attacked, to wit, the cessation of aggressive interrogation of captured terrorists, and shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay.  The attack on 9/11 cost our economy a trillion dollars, and the next attack could do the same or more.  In these economic times, we should be increasing our efforts to stop terrorism, not decreasing them and hoping terrorists will suddenly stop hating us.

Obama takes a different tone, and Muslims say they like it.  In 10 days, President Barack Obama has transformed the U.S. dialogue with the Muslim world.  His tools have been carefully chosen words of reconciliation, the decision to close Guantanamo Bay prison and the early dispatch of a Middle East peace envoy.

Would You Turn Your Cheek to a Terrorist?  The president told [Anderson] Cooper that "words matter in this situation because one of the ways we're going to win this struggle is through the battle of hearts and minds."  My question is this:  Are we now trying to win over the hearts and minds of terrorists?  Certainly there are issues that need to be debated in the marketplace of ideas. ... But for those who are already indoctrinated, immersed, and otherwise in bondage to a fanatical Islamist ideology, it is foolhardy to think that any words from anyone in the west will disabuse them of their destructive notions and deadly ambitions.

President Obama Believes He Can Charm the Barbarians.  America's first (half) African-American president, whose first order of business was to reach out to the Muslim world on Al-Arabiya, has said he will actively negotiate with the Iranians, Afghans, Pakistanis, and Saudis.  I wish him well.  But I also fear for him and hope he reads what I have to say.  He must understand that he will be dealing with barbarians.  Like all good liberals, he may not understand what that means.  But what word other than "barbaric" describes the systematic incitement to violence that takes place in mosques and on television and which has led to mob rampages and episodes of "wilding" against Muslim girls and women who are group-groped, gang raped, kidnapped into sexual slavery, set on fire, buried alive, blinded by acid for daring to go to school, work as a newscaster, a hairdresser, or for a foreign company, refuse to wear a shroud, or choose to marry someone of their own choice.

The article above was also posted under Islam vs Feminism.

Murphy's Law, the Peter Principle and Barack Obama.  In only three weeks' time, this President has signaled to every terrorist on the planet that we are a sorry, groveling, ashamed Nation ready to come to the diplomatic confessional.  He is closing Gitmo within one year, has suspended trials there, and dismissed the charges against the U.S.S. Cole plotter.  American penance is coming and it's coming fast and feebly on its knees.  President Obama has just put our money where his mouth is and is using $20.3 million to bring in Palestinian refugees from Gaza, the Hamas-controlled region where folks prefer bomb-making to bread-baking.  Instead of helping Israel defeat them, this President brings them here.

America slides into the sewer.  While American Jews and many Israelis still have their heads stuck firmly in the sand about Obama, there is huge and growing concern in more informed Israeli governmental circles that Israel faces the most unfriendly or even hostile President that anyone can recall — and this at a time when the drums of Iranian genocide are beating ever more loudly.  Such concern has been deepened by his decision at the weekend to 'help plan' the 'Durban 2' UN conference.  This event ... is a re-run of the UN's anti-Jew hate-fest that was held a few days before 9/11 under the grotesque misnomer of a human rights conference.

Obama, the Middle East and Islam — An Initial Assessment.  Why, just two weeks into a 209-week term, assess a new American president's record on so esoteric a subject as the Middle East and Islam?  In Barack Obama's case, because of:  (1) A contradictory record:  His background brims over with wild-eyed anti-Zionist radicals such as Ali Abunimah, Rashid Khalidi, and Edward Said, with Islamists, the Nation of Islam, and the Saddam Hussein regime ... [and] (2) The outsized role of the Middle East and Islam:  His first fortnight in office witnessed an inaugural address that mentioned them prominently, a first diplomatic telephone call to Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, the appointment of two high-profile envoys, and the first interview granted to Al-Arabiya television channel.

The fifth columnist in the White House:  In the past four weeks, every single one of Obama's foreign policy initiatives has appeased and strengthened the enemies of both Israel and the west, whose fates are umbilically linked. The driving motif of Obama's foreign policy has been 'engagement' with the Muslim world. Ostensibly offering the hand of friendship if that world unclenches its own fist, he is actually offering up not just the west's hand but its entire body to be kicked into submission. And I use that last word advisedly.

So far, 'SuperTeflon' coat protects Obama.  Was it really necessary for President Obama to grant his very first TV interview not to a domestic audience, not to a foreign audience of allied or friendly countries, but to an Arabic TV station, to assure them that America would no longer be a "bully" there?  What did that mean, anyway?  What is the troop surge he said he would implement in Afghanistan if not "bullying?"  Was it necessary for him to add in that interview that many of his relatives are Moslems — even as he and his followers bristled at any suggestion during the campaign that he had special ties to Islam?

The Obama Administration Sacrifices Israel.  The Obama administration's decision to join the planning of the U.N.'s Durban II "anti-racism" conference has just taken a new twist:  cover-up.  On Friday, State Department officials and a member of the American Durban II delegation claimed the United States had worked actively to oppose efforts to brand Israel as racist in the committee drafting a Durban II declaration.  The trouble is that they didn't.

All Carrots, No Sticks.  Despite claims to the contrary, the use of force by the United States to prevent the mullahs in Teheran from possessing nuclear weapons is now effectively off the table.  During the presidential campaign, President Obama assured the American people that an Iranian atomic weapon would be "unacceptable," but unless Israel takes action, the President has entrapped himself in negotiations that will not move these hardened jihadist revolutionaries but will only provide them enough time to enrich the uranium they need for their first atomic weapon.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to pledge $900M in aid to Gaza on 1st visit to Mideast.  Hillary Clinton will carry a $900 million pledge for Gaza aid on her politically risky first trip to the Mideast as secretary of state, U.S. officials said Monday.  The money for reconstruction in the Gaza Strip will be pledged at a donors' conference in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh next Monday.

My Muslim President Obama.  I know President Obama is not Muslim, but I am tempted nevertheless to think that he is, as are most Muslims I know.  In a very unscientific oral poll, ranging from family members to Muslim acquaintances, many of us feel, just as African-Americans did for the non-black but culturally leaning African-American President Bill Clinton, that we have our first American Muslim president in Barack Hussein Obama.

A Month of B.O.  With all the pro-Palestinians filling Obama's staff chairs, an independent observer might believe that he is considering tossing Israel under the bus, not that there is any room left down there.  If it weren't for the providential squeaker of a victory by Bibi Netanyahu in the Israeli elections, the formerly committed Western alliance in the Middle East would resemble a beached school of 98 pound weaklings begging to have sand kicked in our faces.  And the other guys have a lot of sand.

Obama The Appeaser?  President Obama's broad scheme for foreign policy has been something of a puzzle, short on specifics and long on talk about forging alliances, extending hands and "engaging."  In his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening, Obama offered a further hint — repeating the gist of the argument with which, as one of his first acts in office, he ordered the closing of Guantanamo Bay:  "Living our values doesn't make us weaker.  It makes us safer, and it makes us stronger."

Congressmen Question Saudi Lobbyist for Head of National Intelligence Council.  How could the President think that assigning a key intelligence post to someone whose prejudices are so extreme that they have convoluted history, who excuses enemies of the U.S., and who condemns its friends would be able to provide the unvarnished, unbiased information that the nation needs for its security?

Liberal derangement:  There has never been a situation like this.  'Surreal', as Daniel Pipes expostulates, just doesn't begin to describe what America, Britain and Europe are doing in Gaza.  America has pledged $900 million for the 'rebuilding' of Gaza; at the 'donors' conference at Sharm el Sheikh yesterday, pledges from more than 70 states including Europe and Britain swelled that total to more than $4.4 billion.

Mullahs can't be charmed.  The new era of engagement thus appears so far to be providing the Iranians with valuable leeway for the pursuit of their nuclear ambitions, and the Syrians with similar space to avoid being brought to account for their own, apparently now discontinued program.  In addition, the new era is giving the spokesmen of both dictatorships plenty of opportunity for engaging in the scolding and proclamations of moral superiority of which they are fond.  It is unlikely that this is what the new US President had in mind.

Open your eyes!  With each announcement of a new appointee to the Obama Middle East foreign policy team the tilt against Israel increases.  Samantha Powers and James Jones, both with long records of antagonism towards Israel, were followed by lesser-known names of the same persuasion.

Obama:  Pro-Israel talk, anti-Israel walk.  Barely a month into the presidency of Barack Obama, a profound realization is spreading among the pro-Israel community:  we do not have an ally in the White House. ... So how exactly did this get by most Jewish voters during last year's election?

Obama's futile search for 'moderate radicals'.  The words we use are important, and each has its own specific meaning.  So when the Obama Administration said that it was open to dealing with "moderate Taliban," people should ask what in the world it means.  The Taliban is by definition a radical organization that is not about to give on its maximalist demand of imposing Sharia law wherever it attains power.  It is in its very essence contrary to everything we believe in as Americans.

The Myth of America's 'Tough' Iran Policy.  As futile as the idea of talking to the Ayatollahs seems to sober Americans and our allies today, we must first set the record straight on those policies of the past that Obama is determined to change:  America has never had a "tough" policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Hillary in the Middle East:  In laying out the Obama administration's Mideast strategy on her first trip to the region, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made clear that Washington will deal ever so warmly and gently with Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority, while leaning on Israel to do the heavy lifting in the peace process and offering more accommodation to the PA's needs.  Because make no mistake, in putting formation of a Palestinian state at the top of her priority list, Clinton put her chips, first and foremost, on the PA and only secondarily on Israel's security interests.

Obama:  I'll forge new ties with Muslims.  In phone conversations with the leaders of Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines on Friday [3/13/2009], US President Barack Obama discussed his commitment to forging a new relationship with Islamic countries, among other issues.  The White House said Obama discussed the importance of improving US relations with Islamic countries with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

The Appeasers.  A group of today's appeasers sent a letter to President-elect Obama just before the Inauguration (so that it was apparently drafted during the Gaza fighting), calling on him to negotiate with Hamas.  Others, such as the British Government, are undertaking negotiations with Hezbollah.  Vice President Joe Biden wants talks with the Taliban.  The pro-Israel Washington Institute wants to tone down the language we use, recommending we stop using phrases like "war on terror," "global insurgency," even "the Muslim world."  The president himself wants talks with Iran, as do numerous columnists, such as the New York Times's Roger Cohen.  Secretary of State Clinton has dispatched diplomats to Damascus to talk to Bashar Assad.

Mr. President:  War Is Not A 'Struggle' Or 'Situation'.  First, President Obama jettisoned the admittedly empty and useless phrase "war on terror," a label which pleased pretty much no one, primarily because it didn't specify an enemy; it's often been pointed out that the phrase was like calling World War II a "war on blitzkrieg."  Next, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano avoided even mentioning the word "terrorism" in her first congressional testimony.  Now the Department of Justice has announced it is dropping the legal designation "enemy combatants," which referred to suspected terrorist detainees.  The aim of all this muting of the language in the War with No Name is twofold: for the Obama administration to distance itself from George W. Bush's "politics of fear," and to whitewash a plain fact that liberals are suicidally reluctant to acknowledge — that we are at war with radical Islam.

Will Obama embrace Shariah as part of his 'respect Islam' campaign?  President Obama on Friday reiterated for the umpteenth time his determination to develop a "new relationship" with the Muslim world.  On this occasion, the audience were the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and the Philippines.  Unfortunately, it increasingly appears that, in so doing, he will be embracing the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood — an organization dedicated to promoting the theo-political-legal program authoritative Islam calls Shariah and that has the self-described mission of "destroying Western civilization from within."

Away From the Politics of Fear.  Spiegel:  Madame Secretary, in your first testimony to the US Congress as Homeland Security Secretary you never mentioned the word "terrorism."  Does Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose a threat to your country?  Napolitano:  Of course it does.  I presume there is always a threat from terrorism.  In my speech, although I did not use the word "terrorism," I referred to "man-caused" disasters.  That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.

Obama-Speak Replaces 'Terrorism' With 'Man-Caused Disaster'.  Even as President Obama compares bankers to suicide bombers, his Homeland Security Secretary is suggesting the T-word, terrorism, is too inflammatory and representative of old-fashioned "politics of fear."  She's announced a new term:  "man-caused disaster."

Why would a President snub our allies and befriend terrorists?  One by one Barack Obama is alienating our closest allies.  First, he snubbed Israel by making his phone call to the leader of the Palestinian authority his first official act as President on the morning of January 21.  In that phone call he conveyed to the enemy of Israel that he could count on 'U.S. support for Palestinian goals.'  This is not the only time he has brushed off Israel.  His overtures toward Hamas and Iran's extremist Islamist government are but further indications of his deep disdain for the Jewish state.

The Editor says... I think there's an obvious explanation.

Obama and Khamenei.  During the U.S. presidential election, President Obama boasted that he would embark on personal diplomacy to solve our foreign policy problems with terrorist countries such as Syria and the Islamic Republic. ... President Obama, it takes two to tango, as the old saying goes.  The uncompromising oil-intoxicated fanatics of Iran and their proxies don't want to dance with you.  They want the entire floor — the Middle East — and the rest of the world down the road.

Apologies Just Tell Our Enemies We're Weak.  First, President Obama sends a message to the Muslim world, effectively apologizing for the policies of George W. Bush.  Excuse me, but shouldn't the Muslim world be apologizing to America for their contributions to the radicalization of their brethren that led them to kill 3,000 Americans on 9/11?

1984 in 2009.  Last week President Obama announced that we would no longer call enemy combatants "Enemy Combatants."  Yesterday [3/26/2009] the Office of Management and Budget sent a memo instructing people who are fighting the Global War on Terror that it was no longer Global, nor a War, nor had anything to do with Terror.

Obama's Remarkable 9/11 Blindspot.  Whether anyone chooses to notice or not, President Obama put himself out on the very edge of a very long and fragile limb on the issue of how to handle terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay. ... In fact, if it turns out that we do have another 9/11 and there is even a shred of evidence that the closing of Guantanamo had anything to do with our inability to prevent it, I don't think that Obama could have closed off any more of his plausible escape hatches if he had actually tried to do so.

Video:  Obama's deep bow to the Saudi king.  I hope all the lefties who tore into Bush over his Saudi prostration will express equal disgust with President HopeAndChange's literal bowing and scraping to King Abdullah.  When JWF sent a link to the photo with Obama bent down like a serf (further than either he or Michelle dipped for Queen Elizabeth, by the way), I tried to give the benefit of the doubt. ... But no, here's the video.

Clueless Obama Bows Before Saudi King.  We never heard the end of it when Bush held his hand while they walked together.  I wonder if the left will be yukking it up over this?  Is Obama that stupid he doesn't know only his subjects bow before him?  Apparently so.

One in 10 Americans still think Barack Obama is Muslim.  White evangelical Protestants and Republicans were the most likely to say Mr Obama — who has an Arabic middle name — was Muslim in response to the poll question:  "Do you happen to know what Barack Obama's religion is?"  Nearly one in five white evangelical Protestants and 17 percent of the Republicans who took part in the telephone poll of 1,308 adults, which was conducted by Pew Research from March 9-12, said they thought Obama was Muslim.

Obama bows down to Saudi King.  I am quite certain that this is not the protocol, and is most unbecoming a President of the United States.

With bowed head and bended knee.  Has anyone ever seen Barack Obama publicly bow and bend his knee when meeting someone prior to yesterday?  I don't recall any photos of such a gesture of greeting, but I would be very happy if some of the President's defenders on the left could provide such evidence that his striking body language yesterday [4/2/2009] before the monarch of Saudi Arabia and custodian of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina was simply a habitual gesture of warmth.

Obama doubles down on the bow to the Saudi King.  The story is officially "in play" now that the White House has spoken, albeit from an anonymous source.  American citizens are implicitly asked to view the demi-prostration and decide for themselves.  The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration.

The MSM coverup of the Presidential bow before the financier of radical Islam.  You have to look really hard to find it, but the American mainstream media are glancing at the stunning Obama bow before the King of Saudi Arabia, but only for the purpose of dismissing it.

Obama unable to shake Muslim myth.  In a series of four surveys conducted during the last year, 12 percent consistently said the president is a Muslim.  The number of evangelical Protestants with that belief — 19 percent — also has remained unchanged.  The same is true for Republicans:  17 percent said Mr. Obama was Muslim in 2008, as they do now.  Among blacks, 6 percent say he is Muslim, down from 10 percent.  Among Democrats, the number is 7 percent, down from 9 percent.  Less than half of Americans — 48 percent — say Mr. Obama is a Christian, down from 51 percent.  Thirty-five percent don't know what religion he is; no one classified him as an atheist.

11% of Americans believe Obama is a Muslim.  A poll conducted by Pew Research in March shows that over one in 10 Americans still believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim.  That number is only slightly lower than the results of a poll conducted by Pew last October.  White evangelical Protestants (19%) and Republicans (17%) are among the most likely to view Obama as a Muslim, according to the poll.

Obama declares US not at war with Islam.  Barack Obama, making his first visit to a Muslim nation as president, declared Monday [4/6/2009] the United States "is not and will never be at war with Islam."  Calling for a greater partnership with the Islamic world in an address to the Turkish parliament, Obama called the country an important U.S. ally in many areas, including the fight against terrorism.

Obama's Unholy War Against Christianity, Not Islam.  As far as Obama is concerned, the only religion to be "reformed" — which is to say destroyed — is not the west's historic adversary but its progenitor.  Islam is peaceful, he pronounces, while traditional Christianity is bigoted and dangerous. Islam is a friend to America, while traditional Christians are, as Obama supporter Tom Hanks described Proposition 8 supporters, "un-American."

A Christian Nation?  President Barack Obama said in Turkey:  "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation.  We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."  Well, I don't know what "we" consider "ourselves," but I do think we ought to examine that statement and why Obama felt compelled to make it a part of his world apology tour.

Obama sheathes his sword and bows in respect to the Muslim world.  This was Obama's first presidential visit to a Muslim-majority country.  Indeed it is only in that context that his speech in Ankara can be fully appreciated.  This was not simple nation-to-nation diplomacy.  It is clear Obama is attempting something more ambitious than that.  He is fundamentally reshaping America's relations with the Muslim world...

Obama:  Islam Has Shaped the U.S.A..  Undeniably the Islamic faith has done a great deal to shape the world — a statement that makes no value judgment about exactly how it has shaped the world.  It has formed the dominant culture in what is known as the Islamic world for centuries.  But what on earth could Obama mean when he says that Islam has also "done so much" to shape his own country?  Unless he considers himself an Indonesian, Obama's statement was extraordinarily strange.

The dilemma of the "good" Muslim.  Even before his inauguration, President Obama signaled a change of attitude toward Islam.  He renounced the term "war on terror" and has never even flirted with another right-wing favorite, "clash of civilizations."  Since taking office he has addressed the Islamic world with respect — a key concept in that culture — and recently declared in Israel that the United States is not at war with Islam and never will be.

Muslim woman's appointment as Obama advisor.  Egyptians are cautiously rejoicing over the recent appointment of a veiled Egyptian American Muslim woman as an advisor to President Obama.  Dalia Mogahed, senior analyst and executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, was appointed this month to Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

How to Lose a Friend in 100 Days.  Israeli strategy is all too often constructed, if not dictated, by American foreign policy and in particular, the American President.  How then could American Jews risk the survival of the State of Israel on a man who they knew befriended and listened to an anti-Semitic pastor for 20 years, surrounded himself with anti-Semitic friends and advisors, promised to unconditionally reach out to Israel's (and America's) enemies, and flip flopped on the status of Jerusalem?

Billboards of Hate.  As Barack Hussein Obama draws closer to Iran, Syria and its proxy, Hezb'allah, moves to negotiate with Hamas and intensifies pressure on Israel, accusations about the influence of the "Israeli lobby," but not the Saudi lobby, abound.  Increasingly, America's problems are blamed by Obama appointees on U.S. support for Israel and U.S. foreign policy appears to be becoming less favorable to the Jewish state.

Obama to make major address to Muslims in Egypt.  President Barack Obama will make his long-awaited direct address to Muslims in a major speech in Egypt on June 4, accelerating his effort to rebuild the tattered US image in the Islamic world.  Obama chose Egypt for what will be a closely watched appeal because it is the heart of the Arab world, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Friday, laying out details of a trip that will also take in Germany and France.

Obama picks Egypt for Muslim address.  President Barack Obama will make his long-awaited address to Muslims in Egypt on June 4, accelerating his bid to mend the US image in the Islamic world from an epicentre of Arab civilisation.

Hillary Clinton's $900 Million Pledge to Palestinians Will Promote 'Hate Education,' Panelists Say.  The almost $1 billon that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged as humanitarian and economic development aid for Palestinian civilians in Gaza and the West Bank in 2009 also will be used to promote terrorism and teach the next generation of Palestinians to hate non-Muslims and oppose the existence of Israel, a panel said Monday [5/11/2009] at the Heritage Foundation.

Obama's U.N. Mistake: America is now on a collision course with Israel.  In advance of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the United States on Monday [5/18/2009], President Obama unveiled a new strategy for throwing Israel to the wolves.  It takes the form of enthusiasm for the United Nations and international interlopers of all kinds.

Barack Obama Is Giving Iran The Time It Needs To Build A Nuclear Bomb.  Has President Obama inadvertently given Iran the green light to develop an atom bomb?  I only ask because it appears to be the logical conclusion to be drawn from his announcement this week that he is giving Iran until the end of the year to decide whether or not to co-operate with the West over its controversial nuclear programme.

Bam and the Riverdale 'Bombers'.  President Obama has done a lot of speechifying in recent days about America's "responsibilities" in fighting terror.  So you'd think he'd have a word of encouragement for the team of crack FBI agents and NYPD officers that foiled a real-life terror attack against two Bronx synagogues on Wednesday.  Alas, not a peep.

Is Obama Another Jimmy Carter?  During the U.S. Presidential primaries last year, I had expressed my misgivings that Barack Obama might turn out to be another Jimmy Carter, whose confused thinking and soft image paved the way for the success of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.  The subsequent Iranian defiance of the U.S. and Carter's inability to deal effectively with the crisis in which Iranian students raided the U.S. Embassy in Teheran...

Barack Obama is blind to his blunders over Islam.  [Obama] granted his first interview as President to Saudi television and, later, made a speech at the Turkish parliament in Ankara. On both occasions he highlighted the Islamic element of his background and solemnly declared that the "United States is not and will never be at war with Islam".

Obowma and the Saudi King.  As illegitimate Obama's presidency may be, he is now representing America.  When the president of America bows fawningly and obsequiously kisses the hand of the custodian of K'aba, like a serf kissing the hand of his master, he is sending a clear message.  This is not Obama bowing to Abdullah; it's America that is bowing to Islam.

Obama speech to offer personal commitment to Muslims.  President Barack Obama will offer a "personal commitment" to bridge US differences with Muslims in his long-awaited speech to the Islamic world next week in Egypt, aides said. ... "The speech will outline his personal commitment to engagement, based upon mutual interests and mutual respect," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

High court is urged to block 9/11 suit against Saudis.  In a setback for insurers and individual victims of the 9/11 attacks, U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan urged the Supreme Court yesterday [5/29/2009] to reject allegations that Saudi Arabia was responsible because it indirectly financed al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.  Kagan, in a 22-page amicus brief filed yesterday with the Supreme Court, said U.S. law generally barred lawsuits against foreign governments for supporting terrorism unless they met narrowly tailored exceptions.  Kagan said none of those exceptions applied, and she advised the court not to hear the case.

Why Obama is losing The Third Jihad.  As I pen these words not more than sixty miles north of where I sit, a radical Islamist breeding ground is churning out hate, weapons training, and radical Wahabi indoctrination.  To date President Barack Obama's administration has done zero about it.

The Real Saudi Bow.  When President Obama first met the Saudi royals, he seemed to bow at the waist.  Either that or he doubled over in pain.  Did he bow?  Or didn't he bow?  That was the topic du jour at the press briefing that day.  But now we have the answer:  Obama is, indeed, really bowing to the Saudis as he visits the Middle East this week.  First, he is bypassing Israel.  Visiting the Middle East and not going to Israel would be like touring North America and omitting a stop in the United States.

The King and O.  They walked inside the airport, sat down on two ornate gold chairs, chatted briefly and drank Arabian coffee.  The president does not particularly like coffee, but he drank all of his nonetheless. ... The gold medallion the king gave to the president is the King Abdul Aziz Collar, considered the highest honor of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, usually presented to heads of state.

The Emergence of President Obama's Muslim Roots.  Given widespread unease and prejudice against Muslims among Americans, especially in the wake of 9/11, the Obama campaign was perhaps understandably very sensitive during the primaries and general election to downplay the candidate's Muslim roots. ... Since the election, however, with the threat of the rumors at least somewhat abated, the White House has been increasingly forthcoming about the president's roots.  Especially when reaching out to the Muslim world.

Obama:  America "One of the Largest Muslim Countries in the World".  As we noted earlier, and as ABC now confirms, Obama's speech in Cairo will focus on his Muslim roots and the unique perspective it provides him.  Obama also teased the contents of the speech in an interview with a French television station:  "...Now, the flip side is I think that the United States and the West generally, we have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.  And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslims Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world."

Barack Hussein Obama: US "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world".  It is important to note that "if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world".  So says President Barack Obama.  Or I should say:  Barack Hussein Obama.  That's right:  Barack Hussein Obama.  Say it proud.  Say it out loud.  The middle moniker that dared not speak its name during the election campaign is now front and centre of the US president's attempt to woo the Muslim world, the theme of his visits to Riyadh on Wednesday and Cairo on Thursday [6/4/2009].

Israel to Obama:  "No You Can't!"  North Korea is launching missiles, Iran is building nukes, Saudi Arabia is sponsoring hate that translates into worldwide terrorism, Sudan is still massacring and raping, China is busy ethnic cleansing Tibet into a Chinese province... but the Obama Administration is furious, yes "furious" at only one country, Israel.

What Muslim World?  Even before U.S. President Barack Obama utters a word of his long-anticipated June 4 address to "the Muslim world," there is already a problem with the rhetoric.  As well meaning as it sounds, the term "Muslim world" is a trap.  There is no unified Muslim world.  And describing it as such legitimizes the idea that it is "us vs. them" — just the sort of divided world that al Qaeda wants to create.

The reason the president won't talk about the Long murder.  Obama and others in his administration are all too happy to ignore the outrageous murder of an innocent soldier in America while condemning the outrageous murder of an abortion doctor in a church.  The latter won't affect Muslim relations with the U.S.

Obama's regret-and-redemption road show.  On Thursday [6/4/2009], Obama will indulge his hubris in Cairo by treating 1.4 billion Muslims to a lecture on American failures, a subject on which most of his intended audience needs no further instruction.  He will go on to explain how his own presidency is a repudiation of that checkered past.

Obama Renews Openness About His Muslim Roots Ahead of Egypt Speech.  President Obama has spoken proudly of American Muslims, even referencing his heritage as the son of a Muslim man, ahead of his highly anticipated speech Thursday [6/4/2009] in Cairo aimed at shoring up relations between the U.S. and the Muslim world.

Obama's Muslim comment sparks debate.  President Obama's assertion that the United States is one of the world's biggest Muslim countries has sparked debate about the comment's accuracy and how far the president will extend himself to the Muslim world.  "If you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world," the president told French television station Canal Plus on Monday [6/1/2009], the eve of his five-day, overseas trip with stops in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Obama's Cairo speech signals end of the 9/11 era.  If Barack Obama fulfills even some of the promises he made during his important address in Cairo Thursday, June 4, 2009 will be remembered in world history as the last day of the 9/11 era. ... Obama gave Israel the following choices Thursday:  Either the conservative Israeli government will adjust itself to the American people's choice in electing a liberal president, or the speech will be the lightning that precedes the thunder.

The End of America's Strategic Alliance with Israel?  From an Israeli perspective, Pres. Barack Obama's speech today in Cairo was deeply disturbing. Both rhetorically and programmatically, Obama's speech was a renunciation of America's strategic alliance with Israel.

White House Video Features Muslim Proselytizers.  Just after President Obama's Cairo speech ended, I clicked on the White House Web site.  The home page, and especially its compelling large image, appeared to visually suggest the America that Obama has been describing recently — a country that is not a Christian nation, nor a Jewish nation, not even a pluralistic nation, but "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world."

Let's All Accept Islam.  When Muslims start protesting the murders and indecencies performed in the name of Islam then I will accept them.  We are told that the people who do these acts are a small minority of Muslims.  So where are the protests, where are the books, where are the articles, where is the Islamic Pete Seeger?  If Islam is really a religion of peace, then start showing it.  We have been waiting for it and the memories I have are of Muslims out partying after the Twin Towers went down.  Mr. Obama, it is nice that you want us to accept Islam, but would you have asked us to accept Nazism or Communism with their mass murders and mistreatment of people?

9-11:  The Desecration.  Add another Obama insult to injury on 9-11. First, he desecrated the memory of 9-11 with his planned proclamation of his mandatory civilian service on 9-11, which he has designated a "National Day of Service."  And now 9-11 has yet another title:  State Department personnel are supposed to pray with Muslims on the newly declared "Interfaith Day of Service," whatever that means on 9-11.

Muslims to mount massive march on Washington.  The first national gathering of Muslims will take place by the site where U.S. Presidents have been inaugurated since 1981.  Key planners of the event, including Hassen Abdellah, say that the inspiration for the event came from Barack Obama's speech at the University of Cairo in which U.S. President said that Islam is an integral part of American society.

Will Americans accept Islam?  Earlier this month, at a White House dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, President Obama said some things that conservative talk show hosts love to rewind and repeat.  In the presence of diplomats, business executives and members of Congress, Obama described Islam as "part of America" and hailed "its commitment to justice and progress."  He then called Islam "a great religion."  His fellow Americans are not so sure.

Obama extends greetings on Muslim holiday.  President Barack Obama is extending greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy monthlong fasting time known as Ramadan.

Hillary Salutes the Saudi King.  Amid all the coverage of President Obama's address to the United Nations, we should also note the obsequious "salute" that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave yesterday to Saudi King Abdullah. ... No mention was made of the fact that Saudi Arabia remains the only country in the world without a public church, or that is has been singled out by the State Department as one of the world's worst religious persecutors.

Was Barack Obama a Muslim?  "If I were a Muslim I would let you know," Barack Obama has said, and I believe him.  In fact, he is a practicing Christian, a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ.  He is not now a Muslim.  But was he ever a Muslim or seen by others as a Muslim?  More precisely, might Muslims consider him a murtadd (apostate), that is, a Muslim who converted to another religion and, therefore, someone whose blood may be shed?

Confirmed:  Barack Obama Practiced Islam.  [Scroll down]  All this matters, for if Obama once was a Muslim, he is now what Islamic law calls a murtadd (apostate), an ex-Muslim converted to another religion who must be executed.  Were he elected president of the United States, this status, clearly, would have large potential implications for his relationship with the Muslim world.

Video: Holder Refuses to Say 'Radical Islam' Causes Terrorist Attacks.  How is it possible to prosecute the war against radical Islam when Obama administration officials don't believe radical Islam causes terrorist attacks?

This was also posted under Uncle Sam is afraid to say what he means.

The Shi'ite stripper girl next door.  [Rima] Fakih, who as Miss Michigan took the Miss USA crown last weekend, was born in southern Lebanon and, as commentator Debbie Schlussel has reported, has extensive family connections to Hezbollah.  But that reportage has been overshadowed by the more politically correct "first Arab-American Miss USA" storyline, dovetailing as it does with President Obama's efforts to promote Islam at home and abroad.

Humor: American Presidents In Uniform.

This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2013 by Andrew K. Dart

Obama is no friend of Israel

The Real Saudi Bow.  When President Obama first met the Saudi royals, he seemed to bow at the waist.  Either that or he doubled over in pain.  Did he bow?  Or didn't he bow?  That was the topic du jour at the press briefing that day.  But now we have the answer:  Obama is, indeed, really bowing to the Saudis as he visits the Middle East this week.  First, he is bypassing Israel.  Visiting the Middle East and not going to Israel would be like touring North America and omitting a stop in the United States.

Israel to Obama:  "No You Can't!"  North Korea is launching missiles, Iran is building nukes, Saudi Arabia is sponsoring hate that translates into worldwide terrorism, Sudan is still massacring and raping, China is busy ethnic cleansing Tibet into a Chinese province... but the Obama Administration is furious, yes "furious" at only one country, Israel.

Obama's Cairo speech signals end of the 9/11 era.  If Barack Obama fulfills even some of the promises he made during his important address in Cairo Thursday, June 4, 2009 will be remembered in world history as the last day of the 9/11 era. ... Obama gave Israel the following choices Thursday:  Either the conservative Israeli government will adjust itself to the American people's choice in electing a liberal president, or the speech will be the lightning that precedes the thunder.

The End of America's Strategic Alliance with Israel?  From an Israeli perspective, Pres. Barack Obama's speech today in Cairo was deeply disturbing. Both rhetorically and programmatically, Obama's speech was a renunciation of America's strategic alliance with Israel.

Awful.  What an awful speech.  Among the problems, one was the president's claim that there are "nearly seven million American Muslims in our country today."  The true number is probably less than half that ... During the campaign I had actually defended Obama against those who felt he would be a disaster for Israel.  This speech makes me think that may have been a mistake.  The only chance now is that this speech will be mere rhetoric, like so much in the Middle East, intended only for public consumption.  But if Obama really means it, it is bad news for the Jews in Israel and America, not to mention for American national security.

Obama's Arafat Amnesia.  Obama's self-induced amnesia about Arafat's rejection of the generous Clinton-Barak offer to create a Palestinian state in all of Gaza, 95 percent of the West Bank, and all the Arab neighborhoods in East Jersualem, including the Old City, is nothing short of astounding.  Although pro-Palestinian revisionists have tried to exculpate Arafat, both President Clinton and Dennis Ross, his chief Mideast envoy and adviser, are on record as blaming Arafat for torpedoing Camp David and a subsequent round of futile negotiations at Taba in early 2001.  History is very clear on this point.

President Obama's Cairo speech proves he's experiencing a moral muddle.  The outlines of an Obama Doctrine are taking shape.  Our President's world view can be summarized as "Everybody is a little bit guilty, especially Israel."  His demand in Cairo that Israel make major concessions before Palestinians recognize Israel's right to exist was a pander of the rankest sort.  What a difference a year and the audience make.  Exactly a year before his Cairo speech, on June 4, 2008, candidate Obama told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee he would "never force Israel to the negotiating table" or to make "concessions."

The Grand Apology Tour.  [Osama] Bin Laden doesn't make any apologies for who he is — or the violence he advocates. ... Mr. Obama, on the other hand, is desperate for affirmation — thus his repeated references to his Muslim father and the Holy Koran in an effort to bond with his Islamic audience.  To demonstrate empathy with "our Arab allies" — and show improvement from his predecessors — he did not visit Israel and pointedly condemned Israeli settlements, the construction of which, he said, "undermines efforts to achieve peace."

Young Americans in J'lem 'feel the hate' for Obama.  A new video posted on the Internet featuring inebriated American Jewish youth in a Jerusalem bar spouting hate-filled sentiments has garnered massive exposure and caused a firestorm in the media and the Jewish world. ... "You're all about talking to the Arabs," says one.  "You're going to Cairo making a speech to the Muslim world trying to get them to love you, what about the Jews, man?  What are we, chopped liver?  You don't care about us.  Are we nothing to you?  Do we matter?  Do you care if we get driven into the sea?  Do you care if we get nuked?

The Editor says... That doesn't sound like "hate-filled sentiments" to me, just reasonable dissent.  Have we now arrived at the point where any disagreement with the left is called "hate"?  Were the Federalist Papers full of "hate-filled sentiments"?

The Era of Bipartisan Support for Israel is Over.  After successfully wooing nearly 80% of the Jewish vote with his siren song, it has taken little more than one hundred days for the true motives of Barack Hussein Obama — who now desires that his Muslim origins be noted — to be revealed and put into action.  For years prior to his election, Obama comfortably operated within the realm of the anti-Israel perspective.  His record of sharing personal, intellectual and political relationships with anti-Semites, purveyors of Palestinian victimology, and characters who seek to demonize Israel at every opportunity had been well documented, albeit intentionally ignored and ruled as "off-limits" during the campaign by his many supporters and the mainstream media.

Israel Need Not Apply for 'Hope and Change'.  I find myself becoming more and more upset and exasperated with the way Israel is being thrown under the bus by President Obama.  During his most recent Major Speech&tm;, this time in Cairo — which seemed to be more popular with the American press than with the Egyptians, and which Charles Krauthammer aptly described as "abstract, vapid, and self-absorbed" — Obama made clear his intent to fundamentally change U.S.-Israeli relations, which up until now have been that of friends and allies.

Capitulation in Cairo?  The real meaning of President Obama's recent address to the Muslim world in Cairo is that he is turning his back on the Jews at a time when they face another possible Holocaust.  Mr. Obama called for a "new beginning" in relations between the United States and Islamic civilization.  He praised Islam's commitment to "peace," "justice" and "religious tolerance."  He listed the Muslim world's supposed contributions to history — algebra, the compass and the printing press, among others.  There is only one problem:  It is all false. ... What's next:  Islam invented the Internet?

Slapping a Friend.  [Scroll down]  All indications are that foreign policy is being made directly — and solely — in the White House.  And this president's foreign policy increasingly seems predicated on America's turning its back on its most reliable traditional allies.  Like Britain and Israel — both of which have long been viewed as having a "special relationship" with Washington.

Obama to Jews: I'm Just Not That Into You.  It is time for American Jews to leave the Democratic Party, to see reality as it is and not how they wish it to be.  To be a Jew in this world is dangerous ...and our president and his party are deliberately making it more so (even serial Obama apologist Susan Estrich is "not completely certain... where this president will stand in a crisis" involving Jews).

Obama's losing streak and us.  Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's speech Sunday evening at Bar-Ilan University had one goal:  To get US President Barack Obama off of Israel's back.  Netanyahu's speech was an eloquent, rational and at times impassioned defense of Israel.

Obama's Iran Blunder.  On its current course, the Middle East is headed for nuclear war.  The only question is whether someone will act to take history off that course.  That won't be the left wing extremist/narcissist we now have in the White House, who is lost in his own dream world.

Explaining Obama: Our First Islamist President?  At some point, it seems fair to ask why Obama is taking this approach.  There is more and more evidence to suggest that, alone among the non-lunatic nations of the world (North Korea thereby excepted), Obama has problems with only one:  Israel.  Obama has for all practical purposes, become the salesman for the Saudi "peace plan", designed to drive Israel back to the pre 67 war borders.  As for the Iranian nuclear threat to Israel (and others), the Obama approach can best be described as "not a problem", or "mañana".

Obama's deadly hand revealed.  Among American Jews, a degree of buyers' remorse has been detected recently.  Almost 80 percent of American Jews voted for Barack Obama as President.  Those of us who warned that this man would endanger Israel were scorned.  How could that possibly be, said the secular, liberal American Jews.  He's a Democrat, he's black and he's pro-abortion.  With this triple-lock of unassailable virtue, how can he be bad for Israel?  Now some of them are getting an awful feeling that they may have made the biggest misjudgment of their lives.

Barack Obama vs international law:  By characterizing its demand that Israel prohibit Jews from building homes in Israel's capital city and its heartland as a legal requirement, the Obama administration portrays Israel as an international outlaw.

Jeremiah Wright Foreign Policy:  Anyone familiar with the views of Barack Obama's pastor of twenty years might wonder if Reverend Jeremiah Wright is the chief inspiration behind the president's foreign policy. ... It is understandable that after sitting through 20 years of sermons delivered by the pastor Barack Obama considered his spiritual mentor that Jeremiah Wright's politics would heavily influence Obama's worldview of the U.S. and Israel.  It is unfortunate that they do.

Has Obama Turned on Israel?  Many American supporters of Israel who voted for Barack Obama now suspect they may have been victims of a bait and switch.  Jewish Americans voted overwhelmingly for Mr. Obama over John McCain in part because the Obama campaign went to great lengths to assure these voters that a President Obama would be supportive of Israel.  This despite his friendships with rabidly anti-Israel characters like Rev. Jeremiah Wright and historian Rashid Khalidi.

Has Barack Obama become the bane of Israeli Jews?  He swept to power with the support of 78% of American Jews.  But has Barack Obama become the bane of Israeli Jews?  A gulf between American and Israeli Jews was evident even before Obama moved into the White House.  Just a third of Israelis would have endorsed him had they been allowed to vote, polling indicated, while almost half would have chosen John McCain.

Obama's Attraction to Human Rights Violators.  With each fist bump from Hugo Chavez, Team Medvedev/Putin, Kim Jong-Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, one would expect that Obama would learn to close his open palm and offer up the tough policy that he promised would appear.  Yet the only world leader who has seen Obama's stick wielding, clenched fist is Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu.

Avoiding an American ambush.  The basic reality that the US is being led by a radical ideologue who clings to his views in the face of overwhelming proof of their falsity is the most fundamental fact that world leaders must reckon with today as they formulate policies to contend with the Obama administration.  This is first and foremost the case for Israel.

The Turn Against Israel:  Obama's notion that presidents before him have not been "as honest as we should be" about the settlements [between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea] is a peculiar one.  Every occupant of the Oval Office since Richard Nixon has spoken unfavorably about them.  The turn against Israel that so many predicted during the 2008 campaign is coming to pass — with a smile, and a nod, and an invocation of a word that actually means something very different from friendship.  It might even mean its opposite.

'Them Jews' of Obama:  From Kvell to Kvetch.  "Them Jews aren't going to let him talk to me."  That's the complaint of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the anti-Semitic, radical minister who was Barack Obama's spiritual mentor for two decades. ... "Them Jews" around Obama have been the object of much attention, especially eliciting the adoration of secular Jewish liberals who comprise roughly half of the American Jewish community of five million. ... But pride has turned to alarm as even some liberal American Jews are getting it:  the Obama administration, including "them Jews," is uniquely hostile to Israel.

Did someone mention "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright?

The case against Obama:  Prior to the election, many traditional Jewish supporters of the Democratic Party were apprehensive of Barack Obama's initially negative attitude to Israel and his troubling association with people like PLO ideologue Rashid Khalidi and the anti-Semitic Rev. Jeremiah Wright.  However after aggressively repudiating his earlier policies, Obama convinced most Jews that he would never abandon the Jewish state.  Alas, recent developments suggest otherwise. ... If one probes beneath the veneer of bonhomie and analyzes the substance of his policies, they reflect an unprecedented downturn in relations towards Israel with hints of worse to come.

Black president demanding segregation in Jerusalem.  Late last week, the Obama administration demanded that the Israeli government pull the plug on a planned housing development near the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem.  The project, a 20-unit apartment complex, is indisputably legal.  The property to be developed — a defunct hotel — was purchased in 1985, and the developer has obtained all the necessary municipal permits.  Why, then, does the administration want the development killed?

Obama's real agenda:  President Barack Obama last Monday [7/13/2009] met for the first time with leaders of selected Jewish organizations and leaks from the meeting now make one thing very clear.  The only free country in the Middle East no longer has a friend in the leader of the free world.  Obama is the most hostile sitting American president in the history of the state of Israel.

National Jewish Leader Turns against Obama.  A huge crack has surfaced in Obama's Jewish base in the person of Alan Solow, one of the president's closest Chicago friends and long-time supporters.

The President Takes a Hard Line on Israel.  In foreign policy, President Barack Obama has demonstrated a disturbing propensity to curry favor with our adversaries at the expense of our friends.  The Czechs and Poles are rightly concerned that they will be sacrificed on the altar of better U.S. relations with Russia.  And the Israelis fear that the Obama administration's desired opening to the Muslim world will be achieved at their expense.  Mr. Obama's attempted bullying of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a case in point.

Obama honors an enemy of Israel.  Barack Obama today [7/30/2009] announced that he is presenting the Medal of Freedom to Mary Robinson.  So who is Mary Robinson?  An enemy of Israel to begin, and the host and mastermind of the first Durban conference.

Anti-Obama Rally in Jerusalem.  For the first time in years, the nationalist camp will hold a large scale rally against United States policies vis-à-vis Israel.  The protest will be held in downtown Jerusalem, on Agron St. on Monday evening [7/27/2009]...

Settler rally:  Obama racist; his regime will fall.  "(US President Barack) Obama is a racist," said Rabbi Eliezer Waldman, the head of the "Nir" yeshiva in the West Bank town of Kiryat Arba.  Waldman was speaking during a mass rally held Monday evening [7/27/2009] at Jerusalem's Paris Square in protest of the American demand that Israel halt all construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

Why Israel Is Nervous:  Tension is escalating between the U.S and Israel.  The problem:  The administration views the Israeli-Palestinian issue as the root of all problems, while Israel is focused on Iran's nuclear threat.

Who really selected Mary Robinson for the Presidential Medal of Freedom?  President Barack Obama's decision to bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Mary Robinson, who headed a United Nation Commission that condoned suicide bombing against Israelis and who also was in charge of the Durban Conference Against Racism that became an anti-Semitic hate-fest reminiscent of Nazi Germany (and that the Unites States and Israel boycotted, to Robinson's consternation), has elicited some measure of controversy.

Outcry over Obama's Medal of Freedom list.  A pro-Israel lobbying group says it is "deeply disappointed" with the White House over one of President Obama's picks to receive the Medal of Freedom.  In a statement, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee criticized the administration for naming former Irish President Mary Robinson as one of the 16 recipients of the presidential medal.

Why does Obama stick a finger in the eye of the Jewish community?  Is the honeymoon over between American Jews and Barack Obama over?  Not by a long shot, though there have been some ripples buffeting the relationship.  His approach toward Israel (hostile) and the wider Middle East (ineffectual at best; damaging at worst) has begun to affect his ratings among even Jewish Democrats.

Barack Obama is no friend of Israel.  The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) recently criticized the Web site American Thinker in a Jerusalem Post op-ed entitled The chutzpah of Obama's Jewish critics for having a "fictional understanding" of Barack Obama's approach toward Israel.  This kind of attack is typical of the NJDC which maintains a "see no evil, hear no evil" approach toward the president on this and every other issue.  This willful blindness is both wrongheaded and a disservice to Jews who care about the fate of Israel.

Obama's Crusade Against Israel:  Opposed to the right of Jews to build in Jerusalem, Obama's administration can no longer be considered impartial, let alone friendly.  He's out to "liberate" the Holy Land.  Taking an extreme position — contrary to what Ambassador Michael Oren believes — is unprecedented.  No American president has made Israeli settlements the issue; nor has there been such an ignorance of the threats Israel faces and a willingness to jeopardize Israel's basic security interests.

Obama bulldozing Israel's future.  President Obama is demonstrating an alarming hostility toward the Jewish state and has gone out of his way to describe Israeli homes in Judea and Samaria and in parts of Jerusalem, as "illegitimate." ... The homes in question had been purchased decades ago by their Jewish residents who had subsequently been dispossessed of them by the Jordanian Arab occupiers after the 1948 Arab-Israel War.

Orly Taitz: Obama policies are 'clear and present danger to Israel'.  Speaking to Haaretz on Monday [8/17/2009], Taitz slammed what she calls Obama's support for Hamas, citing an executive order signed by the U.S. president shortly after taking office, which funneled $900 million to the Gaza Strip.  To Taitz, the executive order was a form of political subterfuge meant to prop up the enemies of the United States and Israel, in spite of widespread American Jewish support for the new president.  "During the campaign, Obama was telling American Jews that he is for Israel... but sure enough, just as he was elected, look at his first actions, he issued an executive order to give $900 million to Gaza with no preconditions."

Obama and the Holy Land:  In June 2009, in a speech in Cairo, President Barack Obama announced a historic American tilt toward the Arab and Muslim worlds. It is too early to tell if he, unlike his predecessors, believes in what has been known as the special relationship between America and Israel, However, most of his fellow Americans still believe in it.

Democratic Congressman:  Obama demand for settlement freeze 'mistaken'.  The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said last week that the Obama administration is making a mistake in demanding Israel completely freeze construction in the settlements.

There may be worse to come.  President Obama's naïve efforts to appease the Arabs by bullying and distancing the United States from Israel has backfired.  However despite increasing unease extending to some of Obama's most fervent supporters, the administration has yet to signal any change in policy.

Obama Is Pushing Israel Toward War.  Events are fast pushing Israel toward a pre-emptive military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, probably by next spring. That strike could well fail.  Or it could succeed at the price of oil at $300 a barrel, a Middle East war, and American servicemen caught in between.  So why is the Obama administration doing everything it can to speed the war process along?

Brezinski Calls for Obama to Shoot Down Israeli Jets.  In a little noticed interview with the Daily Beast (presumably little noticed because serious people don't read the Daily Beast), Zbigniew Brzezinski suggests that Barack Obama do more than just refuse to support an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear sites — the American president must give the order to shoot down Israeli aircraft as they cross Iraqi airspace.

The Camp David Syndrome.  President Obama has just announced the latest effort toward crafting a Middle East Peace Settlement.  That grand-sounding title is Beltway-speak for "let's lean on Israel to gain some street cred with the Euros." He's chosen Hillary Clinton as his negotiator.

The Ugly American.  If we have a pure ally in the world today, it is Israel.  America, like Israel and like every sane leader of every free nation, does not want Iran to get nuclear weapons.  So when Israel suggests that it may undertake, alone, the burden of all free nations — taking out Iran's nuclear capacity — Obama's advisors warn that if the Israeli Defense Force flies over Iraq without our consent, our air forces will shoot down the Israeli warplanes.

Dismantling America:  Part II.  Barack Obama has made every mistake that was made by the Western democracies in the 1930s, mistakes that put Hitler in a position to start World War II — and come dangerously close to winning it.  At the heart of those mistakes was trying to mollify your enemies by throwing your friends to the wolves.  The Obama administration has already done that by reneging on this country's commitment to put a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe and by its lackadaisical foot-dragging on doing anything serious to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.  That means, for all practical purposes, throwing Israel to the wolves as well.

Breaking promises and betraying an ally at the U.N..  The American Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, lobbied for the United States to join the egregious United Nations Human Rights Council — a body dedicated to bashing America and Israel and shielding the true human rights violators around the world (many of whom have sat as members of the Council for years).

Nature abhors a vacuum.  Bill Clinton is in Jerusalem trying to clean up behind President Obama and Hillary, whose strident anti-settlement policy has blown up in their face.  Clinton's comments are significant only because they show what a shambles the administration's Middle East policy has become.

A Black Pastor Speaks Out on President Obama's Past.  [Scroll down]  First, the President was taught for twenty years by a virulent anti-Semite, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.  In the black community it is called "sitting under".  You don't merely attend a church, you "sit under" a Pastor to be taught and mentored by him.  Obama "sat under" Wright for a very long time.  He was comfortable enough with Farrakhan and Wright's friend to attend and help organize his "Million Man March".  I was on C-Span the morning of the march arguing that we must never legitimize a racist and anti-Semite, no matter what "good" he claims to be doing.  Yet a future President was in the crowd giving Farrakhan his enthusiastic support.

Obama's Landscape of Anti-Semitism.  Obama had a disturbing track record from the beginning.  The Obama landscape, the landscape of his personal and professional associations, is littered with anti-Semites and rife with Israel haters.  Only three weeks after Barack Hussein Obama took office, Israeli pundit Caroline Glick noted that "since it came into office a month ago, every single Middle East policy the Obama administration has announced has been antithetical to Israel's national security interests."

Does the Media Misrepresent Obama When It Comes to Israel.  If Obama were truly interested in "change," he would encourage the Palestinian Arabs to accept and live in peace with their Jewish neighbors.  He would stop pushing Israel and start pushing the Palestinian Authority to take concrete steps towards ending its war against Israel and the Jewish people.

Obama to Israel:  'Drop Dead'.  Sadly, Democrats seem to care far more about passing health care legislation this week than protecting the U.S.-Israel relationship from Obama's assault.  It's apparent that indifference of (if not hostility to) Israel's survival is at work.

Obama has crossed the line.  Recent hostile outbursts by the US gov't must be viewed in the context that the US-Israel relationship has been on a downward spiral since Obama.

The Subtext of the Obama-Israel Dispute:  By trying to limit Jewish residency in Jerusalem, President Obama plays into this de-Judification of Jerusalem and poses a threat to both Judaism and Christianity.

Obama Heads the Most Anti-Israel Administration in U.S. History.  With its diplomatic assaults on just about everything the Israeli government does, the Obama administration is establishing itself as the most anti-Israel administration in U.S. history.  I have talked to foreign policy experts in Washington, D.C. and Israel today and they are using adjectives like "bizarre," "inexplicable," "counterproductive," and "outrageous" to describe President Obama's diplomatic jihad against Israel.

Obama has crossed the line.  Recent hostile outbursts by the US gov't must be viewed in the context that the US-Israel relationship has been on a downward spiral since Obama.

Breaking with Israel:  Who will trust America now?  We've been viewed as a fickle (if mighty) partner at least since the 1970s, when we abruptly dumped allies from Saigon to Tehran.  Now the White House not only delights in insulting our closest traditional ally, Britain, but has intensified its diplomatic pogrom against Israel — our only respectable ally in the Middle East.

'Don't count on Jewish Obama voters'.  US President Barack Obama harbors anti-Semitism and the American Jews who voted for him are not pro-Israel, Dr. Hagi Ben-Artzi, the outspoken brother-in-law of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, said on Wednesday [3/17/2010].  In an interview with The Jerusalem Post, Ben-Artzi said it was no coincidence that the 78 percent of American Jews who voted for Obama was roughly the same percentage of Jews in the US who do not give their children a Jewish education.

Israel's New Enemy:  America?  Despite Vice President Joe Biden's recent pledge of unswerving fidelity to Israel during his recent visit there, the rhetoric and pressure directed by the Obama administration against the only fully functioning democracy in the Middle East more accurately resembles the behavior of an enemy.

Netanyahu's brother-in-law:  Obama is an anti-Semite.  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's brother-in-law Dr. Hagai Ben-Artzi on Wednesday called U.S. President Barack Obama an anti-Semite in an interview with Army Radio.  "It's not that Obama doesn't like Bibi," he referring to Netanyahu using his nickname.  "He doesn't like the nation of Israel."

The Administration's Manufactured, Trumped Up Fight With Israel.  For those who say Obama has achieved nothing, I think the appropriate response is that he's destroyed the political career of Hillary Clinton, succeeded in driving more Jews from his party to which they'd so long been loyal and managed to offend all our allies.  You think that's easy?  It takes a special kind of stupid.

Switching Sides.  In a stunning and historic reversal of American foreign policy, the United States is now backing one of the same horses it fought during World War II.  Instead of fighting against Nazism and racism, Obama has effectively joined the jihad waged during World War II by the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini.

How Obama Is Turning America against Israel:  At best, Barack Obama committed the latest big mistake in his conduct of foreign policy last week.  At worst, the president carried out a deliberate operation intended to weaken the U.S.-Israel relationship and turn the public against the Jewish State.

Obama's War Against Israel.  The tension between the two governments is being stoked by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a deliberate attempt to weaken the coalition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Why Does Obama Want an Israel Crisis?  [Scroll down]  So why this astonishing one-sidedness? ... Is it because Obama fancies himself the historic redeemer whose irresistible charisma will heal the breach between Christianity and Islam or, if you will, between the post-imperial West and the Muslim world — and has little patience for this pesky Jewish state that brazenly insists on its right to exist, and even more brazenly on permitting Jews to live in its own ancient, historical and now present capital?

Barack Obama treats Israel and Britain with sneering contempt.  Perhaps only one thing is certain about the course of the Obama administration's ham-fisted foreign policy — there is no depth to which it will not stoop to kick America's allies in the teeth while cuddling up to her enemies.  In the past month we've seen ample evidence of this with the State Department's appalling decision to openly side with Argentina against Great Britain over the Falklands, and the White House's bullying of Israel.

Silence that speaks volumes:  blackout as Israel's leader leaves White House.  Two separate meetings between President Obama and Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, failed to produce so much as an official photograph as a chill settled over US-Israeli relations and secrecy shrouded any efforts to repair them.

Bam's triple-diplo-whammy day.  Wednesday, March 24, 2010, was the worst day for US diplomacy in recent memory.  Between sunrise and sunset, we 1) handled our Israeli allies as enemies, 2) treated Pakistani gangsters as our benefactors and 3) got blindsided — brilliantly — by the Russians.

No Denying White House Animus Toward Israel.  This is not the first president to dislike an Israeli prime minister or even Israel itself.  The elder George Bush and his secretary of state, [James Baker] despised Yitzhak Shamir.  But never has the leader of America's ally Israel been treated with such open contempt as shown by Obama to Netanyahu.  The Israeli's visit to the White House was closed to the press — with not even one photo released of their encounter.

Obama's Disgraceful Conduct Toward Israel.  [Scroll down]  The pressures Obama directed at Netanyahu were severe, in one account even inducing a "panic" reaction in the Israeli leader.  The total media blackout that accompanied their meeting led the Washington Post's Jackson Diehl to comment that "Netanyahu is being treated as if he were an unsavory Third World dictator, needed for strategic reasons but conspicuously held at arm's length."

Bum's Rush for Bibi.  Judging by his actions to date, President Obama appears to have an almost visceral antipathy toward Israel.  He's happy to bow and scrape to Saudi King Abdullah, to have photo ops with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and, as he made clear during the campaign, would even open his door to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Korean leader Kim Jong Il if only they would deign to sit down for a chat.  But Obama gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the bum's rush on his recent visit to Washington.  No photo ops, no joint press conference, no diplomatic niceties whatsoever.

The Editor asks... Would a Christian act that way?  No.  Would a Muslim act that way?  Absolutely.  Does anyone still believe Obama's claim to be a Christian?

Obama fools nine percent of Israeli Jews.  Only 9 percent of Israeli Jews believe that President Obama is pro-Israel, according to a poll taken by Smith Research on behalf of the Jerusalem Post.  48 percent said that the Obama favors the Palestinian side, while 30 percent said his administration is neutral.  The remaining 13 percent expressed no opinion.

Why wasn't Obama photographed with Netanyahu?.  The White House has waved off suggestions that President Barak Obama was "embarrassed" to be photographed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, amid questions over the minimal media coverage of their meeting in Washington this week.

Post poll:  Obama still in single digits.  Just 9 percent of Jewish Israelis think US President Barack Obama's administration is more pro-Israel than pro-Palestinian, according to a Smith Research poll taken this week on behalf of The Jerusalem Post.

Obama demands Netanyahu's peace answers by Saturday.  Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will convene his senior ministers on Friday to discuss the demands made by US President Barack Obama and his overall trip to Washington — a trip that, because of negative atmospherics and amid a paucity of hard information, has been widely characterized as among the most difficult in recent memory.

New World's Record for Chutzpah:  Obama's Seder.  After a week spent beating up on Israel, blowing a minor gaffe into an international incident, subjecting Israel's prime minister to unprecedented insults that Obama would never think of trying on even the most humble Third World leader, and establishing the principle that the Jewish presence in eastern Jerusalem — even in existing Jewish neighborhoods — is illegal and an affront to American interests — after all that, Obama plans on spending Monday night mouthing a few lines from the Passover Haggadah at a Seder held in the White House.

The Editor says... Mr. Obama may be awkward at a Seder, but he can recite Islamic prayers with an "impressive" Arab accent.*

Obama And Israel:  The Trust Is Gone.  I consider the Obama administration's recent actions against the Israeli government to be outrageous and a breach of trust.

Passover Mush.  Obama, as presidents have traditionally done, released a Passover message.  It is typical Obama — off-key, hyper-political, and condescending.

What Makes This President Different from All Other Presidents?  This year, along with the conventional four questions of the Passover Seder, some Americans are starting ask themselves:  "Why is this president different from all other presidents?"  The answer is that Barack Obama has now established opposition to Israel's hold on its capital as a cornerstone of American Middle East policy in a way that is completely new as well as dangerous.

337 House members sign letter criticizing Obama's Israel policy.  It seems that the only thing that Republicans and Democrats in Congress agree on right now is that the administration's aggressive posture toward Israel isn't helpful.

An Open Letter to the Evil Tyrants in Washington.  [Scroll down slowly]  As for you, Mr. Obama, you have, to our utter disgust, shamefully treated our closest allies, but like a detestable serf, you have bowed to the enemies of America.  Your treatment of Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu is despicable...

Confronting Obama's Messiah complex.  Seemingly intoxicated by Congress's endorsement of his health care legislation, President Barack Obama appears to have been overcome by a Messiah complex.  His actions relating to the Middle East during recent weeks oblige us to face realities about our "unshakable" alliance with the United States.

Obama's Two-State Delusion.  Let there be no mistake:  President Obama's attack on Israel's right to govern in eastern Jerusalem has nothing to do with American national interests, and nothing to do with a "peace process."  Other American leaders may have disagreed with Israeli policy, but none of them made it a casus belli.  No other prominent politician sought to impose the "two-state solution," based on 60-year-old cease-fire lines with Jordan, instead of a negotiated agreement.

Target Israel.  [Scroll down]  As to what is motivating the Obama Administration's war against Israel, a number of possibilities have been suggested.  Some have pointed out the president's long association with people who harbor, and peddle, deep enmity towards Israel, including Bill Ayres, Reverend Wright, Rashid Khalidi, Samantha Power and others.  It is suggested that he shares much of these associates' world view, including their attitude towards the Jewish state.

You can fool most American Jewish leaders nearly all of the time.  The Jerusalem Post reports that Dan Shapiro, the U.S. National Security Council's top Middle East adviser, conducted a conference call with American Jewish leaders on Friday to reassure them about the White House's intentions towards Israel.  In what I take to be his only honest utterance[,] Shapiro said that a "resolution" of the episode is close.  The resolution, I assume, will be concessions by Netanyahu.  The rest of Shapiro's reported remarks are so ridiculous that even the American Jewish leaders apparently weren't buying them.

Obama's Diplomatic War on Israel Is Just Getting Started.  Some may have thought that Obama's rage at Netanyahu and the histrionics that the president and his staff have engaged in during the last month was just a passing phase, to be forgotten as they moved on to other issues.  But apparently, Obama's anger at Israel and his desire to bring down Bibi and to force the Jewish state to surrender on Jerusalem has not diminished.

Does Obama Want Israel to Sign a Suicide Pact?  President Obama is often said to be pursuing a Wilsonian line in foreign policy.  Wilson wanted, ineffectually, "to make the world safe for democracy."  Is Obama trying to make the world safe for Islam?

A Friend Betrayed.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided not to attend President Obama's nuclear security summit.  He's worried his nation of 7 million will be ganged up on.  Is this how we treat friends?

How Bad Can It Get?  The Obama administration has embarked on an assault on our ally Israel that can no longer be chalked up to a minor gaffe or a misunderstanding.  The Obami have been unrelenting and consistently hostile toward the Jewish state.

Surrendering an ally is no strategy at all.  Barack Obama has come up with an interesting strategy for dealing with the evildoers of the world.  If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.  Surrender your friends, if necessary.  He wants to make Israel, our oldest and only reliable friend in the Middle East, the guinea pig to see whether the strategy works.

Obama's Israel Problem.  Barack Obama has an Israel problem.  I won't say a Jewish problem, because that wouldn't be "politically correct." ... Until now Jewish leaders had been relatively silent on the matter.  Some of the more famous ones in my hometown of Hollywood (Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, David Geffen — supposedly great friends of Israel) have been as quiet as clams.

Silent signals:  There is great power in the non-verbal message. ... Take for instance Obama wordlessly bowing to despots and dictators and doing so while snubbing America's greatest ally, Israel.  The President even allowed the soles of his shoes to be photographed while conversing with Bibi Netanyahu on the phone.  In Muslim culture "to have the sole of the shoe directed toward one is pretty much the equivalent of someone in our culture giving you the finger."

Barack Hussein Obama vs. Israel.  A full six months before Barack Hussein Obama's Cairo speech, I reported on an interview I had with a high ranking member of the intelligence community who stated that the Obama administration would turn against Israel.  That retiring member of the intelligence community laid it all out during our interview, stating that not only would the Obama administration abandon Israel, but the U.S., at the direction of Obama, would turn against the very nation with which we have long shared the core values of western democracy.

Obama's 5 Big Lies About Israel.  In preparation for his attempt to impose a final solution on Israel, Obama is spreading a variety of lies through the media and his spokesmen about Israel.  And by exposing those lies, we can best get at the truth.

Is Obama Winning His War on Jerusalem?  The Israeli government is walking a fine line as it tries holding out against the Obama administration's demand for a building freeze while simultaneously fending off charges that it is not interested in making peace with the Palestinians.  The predictable result is confusion.

O, Such Sad Deception.  [Scroll down]  Like the Jews of Goray, those people who voted for Obama are going to have their world turn over 180 degrees.  I fear for their faith in Obama.  He is not an honest broker.  He misleads and uses the ancient Roman trick of "bread and circuses."  Interesting is the fact that this allegedly transparent leader has not held a press conference in months.  Obama's angry and contemptible behavior against allies is revealing.  His mercurial nature has Americans spinning; it takes incredible energy to keep up with his poisonous prevarications.

Obama's Ostrich Strategy.  If the entire situation weren't so serious, the White House's concerted effort in seeking to condemn Israel as an irresponsible bully would be laughable.  The Obama portrait of a big bad Israel is supposed to show the Muslim countries of the Middle East that Washington is now truly even-handed.

Poll:  Obama has Lost Almost Half of his US Jewish Support.  United States President Barack Obama has lost nearly half of his support among American Jews, a poll by the McLaughlin Group has shown.  The US Jews polled were asked whether they would:  (a) vote to re-elect Obama, or (b) consider voting for someone else.  42% said they would vote for Obama and 46%, a plurality, preferred the second answer.  12% said they did not know or refused to answer.

Obama to Abbas:  I am committed to creation of Palestinian state.  U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday [5/11/2010] pledged commitment to the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state and vowed to hold both Israel and the Palestinians accountable if either side takes actions that "undermine trust" during U.S.-mediated talks launched this week.

Jewish Donors Outraged by 'Sociopath' Obama, Says Columnist.  If senior journalist David Goldman is right, the correct word for describing the way a growing number of US Jews feel about President Barack Obama is not 'anger' but 'rage' — white-hot rage, at that, and a conviction that they have been swindled.

America Needs to Stand with Israel Now.  [Scroll down]  When the ship was ultimately secured, the Jerusalem Post reported that Israeli Defense officials "identified about 50 passengers on the ship who could have terrorist connections with global jihad-affiliated groups.  The military also discovered a cache of bulletproof vests and night-vision goggles, as well as gas masks."  They also report that the suspected terror suspects "refused to identify themselves and were not carrying passports.  Many of them were carrying envelopes packed with thousands of dollars in cash."  Yet, despite these facts, the Obama Administration has decided to remain on the sidelines and leave Israel to face the world alone, effectively abandoning our longtime friend and ally when they need us the most.

Anti-Israel sharks sniff O's weakness.  In the aftermath of the Gaza flotilla fiasco, the air is thick with nonsense.  Chief among the instant myths is that Israel has created a dilemma for President Obama.  Actually, it's the other way around.

Joining the Jackals:  The Obama administration abandons Israel.  At the United Nations, a lynch mob for Israel is always just a moment away.  The Islamic countries are a reliable source of venom, led by the Arab bloc; what we used to call the "non-aligned" are all aligned against Israel and happy to join the fun; and the Europeans can be counted on for hand-wringing rather than staunch resistance.  Only the United States, and a few brave allies like Canada and Australia, can be counted upon to oppose diplomatic lynchings year after year; and only the United States can stop them in the Security Council.

U.S. Interferes With Israel's Gaza Blockade.  The Obama administration is pushing for an internationalized investigation of Israel's recent effort to preserve its naval blockade of Hamas-run Gaza.  In an extraordinary interference with the sovereignty of a democratic society and its right of self-defense, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said Wednesday [6/2/2010] that the United States wants "a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation..."

Helen Thomas' words, Barack Obama's policy.  Most Americans are outraged at Helen Thomas' culturally and ethnically based anti-semitic biases, said with seemingly complete sobriety and coherence this past week to a rolling video camera.  But if Americans are honest, they would have to admit that the current administration's policies, positions, and preferences towards Israel come scarily close to agreement with the disgraced columnist for Hearst newspapers.  This is particularly so in recent weeks.

Open Season On The Jewish State.  Of all the ironies of the Obama presidency, the strangest is now unfolding:  The election to purge American racism somehow lowered the bar for anti-Semitism.

An Open Letter to Jewish American Liberals.  In case you hadn't noticed, the "chickens" of Barack Hussein Obama's Muslim "outreach" efforts are "coming home to roost."  Israel's determination to prevent the free flow of goods to its mortal enemies has been "condemned," and declared "unsustainable and unacceptable" by this administration.  Obama's friends, Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn, (a poisonous relationship virtually ignored by the mainstream media during the 2008 election) have been directly involved with the organizers of the [so-called] Freedom Flotilla.  And at a time when Israel needs unambiguous support in world where their very right to survive is being challenged, Democrats have decided that America's policy towards Gaza requires a "change" in thinking.  What in the world happened?  Modern-day liberalism happened, and if you have an ounce of desire to see the state of Israel survive, it's about time liberal Jews snapped out of their ideological coma.

Obama's Israel Doctrine.  Iran is on the brink of having nuclear weapons, and enemies of the Jews have gotten the message that if they attack Israel, this president will do nothing about it.  Relations between Israel and the U.S. are the most strained they've ever been, and they will remain tense until Obama is voted out of office.  His foreign policy doctrine toward Israel boils down to four words:  He doesn't like them.

Obama's outlook probably has a lot to do with his 20 years at the TUCC.

Phony friends of Israel.  Congressional Democrats say they want to defend Israel — but without taking on Israel's enemies.  Bizarre choice — so bizarre as to make their professed support for Israel practically meaningless.

Behind The White House's Anti-Israel Agenda.  In another affront to a key ally, the White House reportedly doesn't buy Israel's story over the Gaza flotilla flap and supports a U.N. probe of its actions.  Helen Thomas would be proud.

Lights in the gathering darkness.  There are people around the world who fully understand the astonishing and appalling end game that is now being played with the lynching of Israel — with the American President having given the signal for the onslaught.

Obama and the Rising Mob Against Israel.  The Middle East is now teetering on the brink of war because a vast international mob has been unloosed, with the tacit approval of Barack Hussein Obama. ... Barack Hussein Obama is now playing the biggest role in the mob psychology of the Middle East.  Why?  Because he is the authority figure who has given the signal that it's okay to attack Israel.

Obama and the War against Israel.  If President Obama had been trying to undermine Israel's security — and ours — he could hardly have done a better job.

Dear Mr. President...  You will be the first American president that lied to the Jewish people, and the American people as well, when you said that you would defend Israel, the only Democratic state in the Middle East, against all their enemies.  You have done just the opposite.  You have propagandized Israel, until they look like they are everyone's enemy — and it has resonated throughout the world.  You are putting Israel in harm's way, and you have promoted anti-Semitism throughout the world.

Obama and the War Against the Jews.  As Iran races virtually unimpeded toward a nuclear weapon, the Obama administration scolds Israel for daring to build new houses in its capital of Jerusalem.  While Hamas, aided by Turkish jihadists, arms for a new war against Israel, the White House demands that Israel exercise a suicidal restraint.  As Israel becomes ever more isolated, the Obama administration continues to reach out to its enemies in the Arab and Muslim world.

Why Israelis distrust Obama.  [Scroll down]  Of course, there might be other reasons why Israelis and their supporters view Obama with suspicion.  Such as:  His public humiliation last March of Bejamin Netanyahu at the White House, when Obama walked out of their talks to go have dinner with his family, leaving Israel's prime minister alone for over an hour, and then refused to release even a photo of their meeting.

Why Jews are Deserting Obama and the Democrats.  One little-noticed trend that speaks volumes:  the decline in Democratic Party identification and support for Barack Obama from American Jews, once among their most reliable and enthusiastic backers.  There has been a steady drip-drip-drip of Jews leaving the Democratic Party, most recently noted by the Pew Research Center.

Obama's Not So Hidden Agenda.  To be sure, ties between the United States and Israel — far and away America's most important and loyal friend in the Middle East — have improved lately from the nadir to which Mr. Obama plunged them since he took office.  That has nothing to do, however, with a change of heart or agenda on the part of the President and his administration.  Rather, it is a reflection of a cynical calculation forced upon the Obama White House by its panicked congressional allies.

Obama Knocks Israel in a Budding Sharia State.  The president criticizes the Jewish state in a Muslim state that bans Israelis.  In fine Alinskyite tradition, Pres. Barack Obama is ready to say anything at any moment if it seems expedient.  So it was that he spoke some months back of the "unbreakable bond of friendship" between the United States and Israel.

Barack Obama: the Most Anti-Israel President!  With his remarks in Jakarta, Indonesia, President Obama made history once again.  Sadly, it's a most unenviable title.  I believe he is the most anti-Israel President in U.S. history.  In going to Jakarta, Indonesia, to launch his latest attack, he literally went to the ends of the earth to give voice to his displeasure.  He emphasized his opposition to the policies of the elected government of Israel.  He used his Jakarta platform to complain about Israel building apartments for her growing population.  Where?  In Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.

Obama: Blaming Israel First.  "This kind of activity is never helpful when it comes to peace negotiations," President Obama said Tuesday [11/9/2010] at a press conference in Indonesia.  He was referring to approvals issued in Israel this week to build 1300 homes in two East Jerusalem neighborhoods.  That is, 1300 homes for Jews.  Obama would have had no problem if the announced homes had been designated for Arabs — or anyone other than Jews.

Obama's Moment of Truth at the UN.  President Obama has affirmed repeatedly that, under his leadership, America's bond with Israel is absolute, unshakeable, and rock solid.  But the Israeli public is not convinced.  A Jerusalem Post poll in March 2010 found that just 9 percent of Jewish Israelis think his administration is pro-Israel, against 48 percent who think it is pro-Palestinian.

Israel's supporters better wake up!  The west is experiencing a total inversion of truth evidence and reason.  A society's thinking class has overwhelmingly subscribed to an immoral, patently false and in many cases demonstrably absurd account of the Middle East, past and present, which it has uncritically absorbed and assumes to be true.

B.H. Obama:  Shameless Imperialist.  What Obama just did was encourage a twittered revolt against Mubarak, and then publicly, brutally, in the most humiliating way, order him to resign.  Joe Stalin would have been proud.  So would Mao Zedong.  This is what the Soviets tried to do all around the world.  Obama has now turned the United States into a Leftist Imperialist power.  What's his purpose?  It can only be one.  Obama believes the nonsense that all the problems of the Middle East would be solved if only Israel compromises enough with its deadliest enemies.

UN-seemly Bam slam.  Ambassador Susan Rice blocked a Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements, using her very first veto to do so.  It was the right vote.  Too bad she went and opened her mouth right after.  Visibly angry at having to wield a veto at all, Rice unleashed a vile attack on Israel, using language far worse than anything in the resolution itself.  She growled about the "folly and illegitimacy" of Israel's settlement construction.  She blamed the Jewish state for "devastat[ing] trust ... and threaten[ing] the prospects for peace."

Sheer Sophistry.  It is sheer sophistry for American "elites" to maintain that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are a genuine obstacle to peace in the Middle East.  To even assert such nonsense is to ignore three thousand five hundred years of history.

The Power of Samantha Power.  Samantha Power's opinions eclipsed the views of her nominal boss, National Security Adviser Tom Donilon and those of Obama's Defense Secretary (who, at least, had to pass confirmation by the Senate, unlike Power).  Her influence is long-lasting and deep.  She also probably played a role in nominating Mary Robinson to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, despite a checkered record involving international efforts towards our ally, Israel.

The Organization of the Islamic Conference Propaganda Machine.  Pavlov had a dog.  The Organization of the Islamic Conference has the United Nations and President Obama.  The OIC, the largest voting bloc at the UN, has an agenda.  Their agenda is a one-two punch.  First, don't say anything negative about Islam.  Second, blame all of the world's problems on Israel, specifically the Jewish communities called "settlements."  The UN's and Obama's conditional responses to all things Islam and Israel are helping throw the OIC's one-two punch at the world hard and fast.

Obama's Newest Ambush:  It is hard to believe, but it appears that in the wake of the Palestinian unity deal that brings Hamas, the genocidal, al-Qaida-aligned, local franchise of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, into a partnership with Fatah, US President Barack Obama has decided to open a new round of pressure on Israel to give away its land and national rights to the Palestinians.  It is hard to believe that this is the case.  But apparently it is.

U.S. Takes Away Israel's Only Bargaining Chip.  Every Arab-Israeli negotiation contains a fundamental asymmetry:  Israel gives up land, which is tangible; the Arabs make promises, which are ephemeral.  The long-standing American solution has been to nonetheless urge Israel to take risks for peace while America balances things by giving assurances of U.S. support for Israel's security and diplomatic needs.  It's on the basis of such solemn assurances that Israel undertook, for example, the Gaza withdrawal.

Obama's Israel Surprise.  President Barack Obama, seeking to get ahead of historic changes rolling through the Middle East, promised support for democratic uprisings in the Arab world and called for the first time to begin negotiations for a Palestinian state based on Israel's pre-1967 borders.

Obama's anti-Israel speech should surpise no one.  The citizens of the United States elected a President who attended a strict Muslim madrassa (parochial school) for two years.  Our current Commander-in Chief, while an impressionable young boy between 6 and 10 years old, bowed down toward Mecca five times a day while praying to Allah.  He studied the Koran, including Sura 7:166, Sura 2:65, and Sura 5:60 and its repeated calls for the transformation of Jews into apes and swine.  Barry Soetoro was indoctrinated, as were millions of young Muslim boys, in the same anti-Semitism that has always been taught in the Muslim madrassa's for the past thousand years.  Let's be very clear, Barry Obama surrounds himself with anti-Semitic advisors who relish the elimination of the Jewish state, attended a church for 20 years where the clergy spewed anti-Semitic hate, and now bows, scrapes and sends millions of US taxpayer dollars to Muslim countries and terrorist groups such as Hamas, who are the most lethal anti-Semites on the planet.

'We can't go back': Israeli PM rejects 1967 border proposal.  In a tense Oval Office meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat alongside President Barack Obama on Friday [5/20/2011] and declared that Israel would not withdraw to the 1967 borders to help make way for an adjacent Palestinian state.

Allen West Responds to Obama's Demands on Israel.  According to The Blaze, Congressman Allen West decried President Obama's insistence that Israel return to the 1949 Armistice borders established when the nascent Jewish State thwarted the Arab Muslim jihad invasion.  West characterized this demand as the "most egregious foreign policy decision" of the Obama administration, while voicing his concern that implementing such a policy "could be the beginning of the end as we know it for the Jewish state."

Obama's Farewell to Israel Speech.  Yesterday [5/19/2011] President Obama, in what only be characterized as a flight from reality, suggested that "borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states."  But it gets better.  "The full and phased withdrawal of Israeli military forces should be coordinated with the assumption of Palestinian security responsibility in a sovereign, non-militarized state."  Would that be the "Palestinian security responsibility" that has long countenanced the firing of several thousand missiles into Israel?

Obama's borders Caused 60 Years of War.  Obama has just given an eager world his fantasy answer for the last sixty years of Arab-Israel conflict.  The Great One's long-awaited solution is for Israel to pull back to the cease-fire lines of the 1948 War of Independence, or what Obama, in a moment of historical amnesia, calls "the 1967 borders."  People have fought and died over those borders since 1949, not 1967.  Make that sixty years of regular warfare.

Did Obama Think He Was Giving a Pro-Israel Speech?  Given what he probably truly believes of Israel in his heart, his acknowledgment of its utility as a scapegoat, its security concerns, its right to determine its own future, and the problems raised by the Fatah-Hamas agreement surely seemed like the height of generous good feeling.

Dancing With Arafat's Ghost.  On Thursday, Barack Obama went to the State Department to "mark a new chapter in American diplomacy."  The president's handlers boldly billed his lengthy address "A Moment of Opportunity" for the Middle East.  It was neither.  Instead, he delivered a naive, revisionist lecture that was sufficiently utopian and self-centered to have been drafted by Jimmy Carter.  Unfortunately, he also demanded major concessions from the only democracy in the Middle East and America's most steadfast ally in the region, Israel.

Summing Up Obama's Speech: Making Israel Pay for the "Reset".  Contrary to reports that said that Obama had decided to pass on enunciating his idea of a framework for Arab-Israeli peace in the wake of the unity pact between Fatah and Hamas, the president nevertheless proceeded to do just that.  Though Obama paid due deference to Israel's security needs and stated his opposition to Palestinian attempts to delegitimize and isolate Israel, by stating that a framework of peace must be based on the pre-1967 borders, he has dealt the Jewish state a telling diplomatic blow.

Criticism of Obama's Middle East speech is swift.  The reaction to President Obama's speech has not been favorable.  Tim Pawlenty, keeping to his practice of reacting swiftly to Obama's foreign policy miscues put out a statement:  "President Obama's insistence on a return to the 1967 borders is a mistaken and very dangerous demand.  The city of Jerusalem must never be re-divided.  To send a signal to the Palestinians that America will increase its demands on our ally Israel, on the heels of the Palestinian Authority's agreement with the Hamas terrorist organization, is a disaster waiting to happen."

The Nuclear Genie:  The president's policy speech lauded changes in the Mideast during the so-called Arab Spring. Curiously missing was anything about ominous nuclear developments in the Muslim world.

Maybe 'Change' Isn't All The Mideast Needs.  The lesson of Jimmy Carter's incompetent, human rights-based naivete masquerading as a foreign policy is that the "devil" you know is often better than his replacement.  The Ayatollah Khomeini turned out to be far worse than the Shah of Iran — and his Islamofascist regime, now more than 30 years old, remains in power today, seeking nuclear weapons.  Obama claimed "the people of the region have achieved more change in six months than terrorists have accomplished in decades."  But we don't yet know what "change," particularly in Egypt, will mean.

Rabbi: 'The President of the United States is Asking for Ethnic Cleansing'.  President Barack Obama has made an unprecedented demand on Israel, Jewish leaders said Thursday, after the president called for Israel to redraw its borders to where they were in 1967 before the Six Day War.  One rabbi said Obama was, in essence, asking for "ethnic cleansing" of thousands of Jewish families.

'Arab Spring,' Christian Winter.  Obama wants to reward "democratic Egypt" with $1 billion in debt relief.  Only, "democratic" Egypt is torching churches and slaughtering Christians left and right.

Obama, Your Jimmy Carter is Showing.  Obama is approaching peace in the same way Carter did.  To both Carter and Obama, self-determination is something the world bestows upon the Palestinians at the expense of Israel, instead being, um, self-determined.  But real self-determination is something that only the Palestinians can give themselves.  Peace will largely depend on whether the Palestinians are determined to refrom how their own society is governed inside whatever borders they occupy.

The Democratic Party Should Be Ashamed of Itself!  Today its members proved themselves to be nothing but partisan hacks who care more about party politics than doing the right thing.  While President Obama's speech regarding Middle East generated much criticism from Republicans, on the Democratic side, even amongst supporters of the Jewish State, there was either positive spin or total silence.

Waiting for the Miracle to Come.  In an act of diabolical calculation, Barack Hussein Obama dropped a bomb on Benjamin Netanyahu right before the Prime Minister of Israel was scheduled to speak before the joint session of Congress at the invitation of the Speaker of the House, John Boehner.  Obama announced a proposed return to the "Auschwitz borders," Israel's 1967 borders that were at one point only nine miles wide.  Wipe out.  And so the real story of the week, the unity government that Hamas and Fatah began forming, was obliterated and disappeared from the national dialogue.

Obama's diversionary tactics.  What did the president wish to accomplish by purposely starting an ugly fight with the [Israeli] prime minister this past weekend?

Obama's Malignant Obsession with Jews and Israel.  Untold numbers of words have been written about the woman and man Obama claims were his mother and father, the far-left Stanley Ann Dunham and the Kenyan-born Marxist, Barack Obama Sr.  Then there is the couple he claims were his grandparents, the far-left Madelyn Dunham and Stanley Armour Dunham.  I say "claims" because there is still no certifiable birth certificate that attests either to Obama's parentage or citizenship.  But we do know that these people "raised" Obama and along with Frank Marshall Davis, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Rev. Louis Farrakhan, et al, profoundly influenced his hate-whitey, anti-American, and anti-Israel world view.

Obama will go down in history as the spoiler of Mideast peace.  It seems that when the time comes to write the history of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, U.S. President Barack Obama will go down as the great spoiler.  He never seems to miss an opportunity to push the process into a dead end.  He has done so again with his declaration that Israel should return to the "1967 lines" in any peace agreement with the Palestinians.

Obama's Israel Speech Fools Few.  Not only was this one of the most outrageous policy statements, regarding the Israel/Palestinian issue made by a President in decades, but President Obama's timing was shameful.  The speech was given a day before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due to arrive in Washington.  Edward Koch, a former New York Mayor, a lifelong Democrat, believes that "President Obama is basically hostile to the state of Israel.  A day in advance of his meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel he seeks to cut off Israel's legs in negotiations.

Obama Is the Most Hostile Sitting U.S. President In the History of Israel.  There is some logic in the fact that President Obama has fled the country while Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses Congress.  With Obama's comments this past week on Israel, the president now appears to many as the most hostile sitting president in the history of the Jewish state. ... When Palestinians move to declare statehood unilaterally in the fall with U.N. support, it will be President Obama himself who will have laid the groundwork.

President Obama is not Israel's friend.  It pains me to say this, but President Obama is not pro-Israel.  After last Thursday's speech, that should be clear.  His call for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement based on the 1967 borders should leave no doubt where he stands.  The 1967 borders are entirely indefensible.  He is not pro-Israel.

The Jewish video Obama doesn't want on the web.  Mysteriously, the Office of the President has requested that a video of a Jewish singing group performing at the White House be removed from the web.

Obama's knack for handcuffing peace.  If you want to know what the Palestinians are going to do tomorrow, just listen to what US President Barack Obama says today.

White House seeks Israeli agreement to negotiate on 1967 lines.  The White House is pressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to publicly adopt President Obama's view that Israel's pre-1967 borders should be the basis for future peace talks.  A senior administration official Friday [6/10/2011] told American Jewish leaders that the request for Israel to endorse the president's peace principles was part of an effort to head off Palestinian plans to declare an independent state at the United Nations in September.

Barack O'Bully Wants to End Israel.  Obama just demanded that seven million Jews in Israel abandon their homes to live inside the cease-fire lines of their War of Independence.  Those cease-fire lines are not borders, and were never meant to be borders.  They are so weirdly drawn that Israel becomes nine miles wide at the waist.  For Israel to withdraw to those lines is to "commit suicide" as a nation, as Newt Gingrich has just said.  Gingrich is right.  This is what radical Islamists keep shouting about, in one, vast industrialized stream of oil-fueled hate propaganda.  And now, ten years after 9/11/01, Obama has joined them.

The Low Standards of Jewish Democrats.  As far as Israel is concerned, Barack Obama may be the least friendly resident of the White House since the first president George Bush or even Dwight Eisenhower, but that has not prevented him from raising large amounts of cash in the Jewish community.  Nor will it prevent him from winning the majority of Jewish votes next year.

Seductive Beliefs: Part II.  The only thing surprising about Barack Obama's latest blow against Israel is that there are people who are surprised. ... Obama's declaration that Israel must give up the land it acquired, after neighboring countries threatened its survival in 1967, is completely consistent with both his ideology of many years and his previous actions as President of the United States.

Obama's Final Solution.  [Scroll down]  Obama has now reversed sixty years of American and Western efforts to reverse rogue nuclear proliferation.  The horse of Armageddon is out of the barn.  Read that sentence again if you didn't quite get it the first time, because it's the biggest, wildest gamble an American president has ever taken.  It is a world catastrophe, and as far as I can tell, it has been done with malice aforethought.  At the same time, Obama has demanded, in public, that Israel give up defensible borders.

A Commander in Chief in Need of Serious Self-Reflection.  An analysis of the statements and actions of Obama and his foreign policy advisors clearly indicates that not only will Obama do everything in his power to prevent Israel from attacking Iran, but he will also not assist her before, during or after such an attack — either militarily or diplomatically.

What Will It Take to Wake Jews Up?  [Scroll down]  Of course, not everyone who is on the left — and certainly not the traditional liberal — is an enemy of the Jews.  But, aside from Islamists, virtually all the enemies of the Jews are on the left.  The worldwide campaign to delegitimize Israel (i.e., to pave the way for moral acceptance of Israel's destruction) is virtually all on the left.  Universities in America and elsewhere in the Western world, as well as the mainstream news media outlets around the globe, are all dominated by the left.  They drum into their students', readers', listeners' and viewers' minds that Israel is one of the worst societies on earth.

The UN Disaster is Obama's Fault.  The debate in the UN this fall is just one more chapter in the ongoing war against Israel.  The Palestinians will not get a state from this show and it may well be that Abbas and the PA will lose more from the resulting tumult than anyone else including Netanyahu.  But it must also be understood as a profound defeat for American diplomacy that was only made possible by the hubris of Barack Obama.

New York Magazine Calls Obama 'The First Jewish President'.  In New York magazine this week, John Heilemann contends that President Obama is the "best thing Israel has going for it right now" and despite some setbacks he remains a president "every bit as pro-Israel as the country's own prime minister...

Is Obama Pro-Israel?  [Scroll down]  On the other side of the debate, New York magazine has a pathetic cover story by John Heilemann, titled "'The First Jewish President:'  The truth?  Barack Obama is the best friend Israel has right now."  How credulous an Obama apologist do you have to be to believe that?

If Obama Is the 'First Jewish President,' I Am the Last Barbie Doll.  I am finding it hard to laugh about John Heilemann's cover story in New York magazine.  Heilemann is a regular contributor to New York's pages and has also penned a book about Barack Obama's "hope" campaign on which he worked.  In a scandalous town and in a scandalous time, the cover of the 9/26 issue of New York magazine may be in a class all its own.  It depicts President Obama, seen from behind, wearing a kippah.

All those Jeremiah Wright sermons are now bubbling out. Obama gaffe: President says billionaires should pay 'Jew' tax rate.  While defending his call for the rich to pay more in taxes, the president said he didn't mind people calling him a class warrior for merely asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew.  Whoops!  The president meant to say "janitor" instead of "Jew," and he immediately corrected himself.

Obama And The Jews.  According to a recent Israel News headline, "Survey: Jewish support for Obama drops to 45%: American president's approval rating on handling of US-Israel relations down compared with 49% last year, but if elections were held today, majority of American Jews would still vote for Democratic president over Republican candidates."  Does that make any sense considering that the Jewish people are supposed to be quite intelligent?  Surely by now they've heard about Obama's Freudian slip of the tongue that would have spelt curtains for any Republican candidate.

Barack Obama's Israel-bashing is an embarrassment for the leader of the free world.  The White House likes to portray President Obama as a staunch supporter of Israel, and is always quick to defend him against the charge that he has weakened US support for America's closest ally in the Middle East.  The reality, however, is very different from the Pennsylvania Avenue spin.

Obama's dirty laundry.  Obama can continue to give hollow speeches trying to ease the concerns of his Jewish constituency, but alas the dirty laundry is out in the open for everyone to see and finally understand.  Amazingly, or perhaps not, the mainstream media barely reported the story, and yet if it were a Republican president causing such a gaffe it would have been front-page headlines for quite some time.  What does it mean when our president joined in the denigration of one of our most trusted traditional allies?  What does it tell us when the mainstream media glosses over the story?

Open Mic, Closed Minds.  The whole world was watching, and listening.  The leaders of the G20 nations gathered in Cannes, France, for another of those endless schmooze fests we now call summits, Presidents Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy were caught on tape telling us what they really think of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Punching Back Against Obama's Israel Policy.  Yesterday [12/15/2011], the Emergency Committee for Israel — a group that has played a decisive role in the defeat of Democratic congressional candidates with checkered records of support for the Jewish state — called out President Obama for turning Israel into an international "punching bag."

Comedian rips Obama over Hanukkah.  Comedian Jackie Mason slammed President Obama's Hanukkah event earlier this month as an insincere and condescending outreach effort to Jewish voters on Aaron Klein's WABC radio show:  "I don't even think he knew that he was talking about something that's Jewish.  It could have been Muslim, it could have been all together a religion he never even heard of.  He doesn't know, he doesn't care."

How Dangerous Is Obama?  It's now quite clear that Obama is playing chicken with Israel on Iranian nukes.  That is why Leon Panetta came out with a statement this week accusing Israel of planning to attack Iran.  If that statement is true, it's the worst kind of sabotage, undermining the advantages of surprise.  If it's false, it is intended to place Israel at the focus of Iranian rage.

Loose lips.  NBC News is reporting that Israeli spies have been involved in the assassinations of five Iranian nuclear scientists.  So far, not so bad.  We'd say the engineers basically needed killing.  But here's the astonishing part:  The source for the story apparently is the Obama administration — albeit through anonymous leaks.

[Italics in original.] Here Comes Obama's 3 AM Phone Call.  On or about April 1 of 2012, that 3 AM phone call will reach the White House.  We know what it will be — which is itself a sign of stunning incompetence in this White House.  None of this information should ever be public.  Ever.  But this administration has chosen its Secretary of Defense to publicly leak the most closely guarded secret of Israel's back-against-the-wall defense against Iranian nuclear weapons.  Such public leaks amount to near treason in time of war.  Imagine if someone leaked General Eisenhower's plans for the D-Day invasion in June of 1944.

Sorry world, we elected Alfred E. Neuman.  Barack Obama is a nice guy who has degrees from prestigious institutions.  He speaks well and writes well, but he is nonetheless an idiot because he sees things only through the lens of himself.  Where others hold a window into the world, he holds a mirror.  His supporters say he plays three-dimensional chess.  He cannot even play checkers.  Consider his apology to Afghanistan for the accidental burning of a few Korans. ... What President Obama should have done is kept the Koran burning to himself.  We are at war.  When in war, the military should not serve as a spy for the enemy.

The Editor says... I agree, except for the declaration that Obama "speaks well and writes well".  What has he ever written?  What remarkably astute statement has he ever made, without reading it from a teleprompter?

Obama's very small stick.  President Obama says he has Israel's back.  The question now is whether anyone believes him. ... Mr. Obama's comments must be viewed in the context of the credibility gap between his words and actions regarding the Jewish state.  His administration's policy relationship with Israel — as well as his personal relationship with Mr. Netanyahu — has been rocky at best.  The White House cannot point to a single major agreement or beneficial game-changing action taken with respect to Israel.  Yet Mr. Obama repeatedly claims outsized credit for his supposed accomplishments.

2-faced 2-step.  Even before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Washington, President Obama shed the cloak of resolve against Iran and returned to spouting the mixed messages that have failed for three years.  If the mad mullahs celebrate with high-fives, now would be the time.  As for the Israelis, it's good they didn't give up their right to self-defense.  They're clearly on their own.

Obama vs. Israel.  Obama garnered much AIPAC applause by saying that his is not a containment policy but a prevention policy.  But what has he prevented?  Keeping a coalition of six together is not prevention.  Holding talks is not prevention.  Imposing sanctions is not prevention.  Prevention is halting and reversing the program.  Yet Iran is tripling its uranium output, moving enrichment facilities deep under a mountain near Qom and impeding IAEA inspections of weaponization facilities.

Obama at AIPAC — Truth in Advertising?  His previous actions and words speak louder than this week's salesmanship.

Obama's Missile Defense Madness.  Back during the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama suggested he would be willing to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without any preconditions in order to achieve an improvement in relations between the two countries.  For this he was widely criticized, and he dropped the idea.  To date, he hasn't really come up with anything concrete as a replacement.

Barack Obama's Radical Rabbi.  President Obama's view of Israel was sharply influenced by Rabbi Arnold Wolf, a key member of a cadre of liberal rabbis and Jewish activists who blamed Israel for the failure to achieve peace in the Middle East and urged negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organization while it carried out terrorist operations.

Was U.S. Government behind attempt to sabotage Israel?  Is the Obama administration using either leaks or black propaganda to sabotage Israel's defence against the threat of genocide?  America's former ambassador to the UN John Bolton certainly thinks so — and he is not a man given to rash speculation.

The State Department's Jerusalem Syndrome.  I went to the US Consulate this week to take care of certain family business.  It was a thoroughly unpleasant experience.  I think it is ironic that two days after my extremely unpleasant experience at the consulate, State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland refused to say what the capital of Israel is.  It was ironic because anyone who visits the consulate knows that the US's position on Jerusalem is in perfect alignment with that of Israel's worst enemies.

Obama's Got Israel's Back: That's Where the Knife Goes.  Iran has, up till now, expected Israel to strike from the south.  Now, thanks to the Obama administration, which is hell bent on preventing Israel from committing acts of self defense, Iran can move to protect itself.  [John] Bolton made it clear that this was an "orchestrated leak", not some CIA agent gone rogue.

Obama's Smart Diplomacy Disaster.  [Scroll down]  For decades the U.S. stood resolutely with Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East and the only reliable ally of the United States in this strategically crucial region.  Until Obama.  Like all his predecessors in the White House, he dreamed of engineering a peaceful solution in the Middle East so he could go down in history as a peacemaker extraordinaire.  But he decided to go about it by siding with the Palestinians and pressuring Israel.  Israelis are not stupid or blind.  In a recent poll, only 4 percent of them said they consider Obama a friend of their nation.  Israel has every reason to be wary of Obama's second term, when he would not be restrained by the fear of a voter backlash.

O's Israel Basher Bundler.  San Francisco city employee Hala Hijazi has record of highly charged press attacks on the Jewish State -- and has bundled between $100,000 to $200,000 for President Obama's reelection campaign.

'Obama ... Stressed He Probably Knows About Judaism More than Any Other President'.  President Obama met yesterday [5/29/2012] with "about 20 Conservative Jewish community leaders, thanking them for the work they do to improve communities around the country and discussed their shared commitment to rebuilding the U.S. economy," Haaretz reports.  In the meeting, Obama reportedly boasted about his knowledge of Judaism, telling the leaders that he thinks he knows more "about Judaism" than all past presidents.  He said he gained this knowledge of Judaism from reading.

Liberal Jews Turn on Obama.  Have pro-Israel liberals — at least some of the intelligent ones — finally had enough of President Obama's incompetence and dithering with respect to Israel and the Middle East?  Apparently.

The Socialist, anti-Israel Rabbi who Taught Obama What He 'Knows' About Judaism.  [Rabbi Arnold Jacob] Wolf spent 20 years as the leader of K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Temple, which is located across the street from the Obamas' home in Chicago.  Rabbi Wolf subscribed to the "blame Israel first" policy of American Progressivism, and like the future president was active with the Democratic Socialists of America.  According to Wolf, he joined domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn as one of the first to host "coffees" introduce 1996 candidate for Illinois State Senate, Barack Obama, to the community.

Jewish support for Obama evaporating?  Barack Obama says he knows more about Judaism than any other President before him, despite all evidence to the contrary.

Are American Jews Waking Up?  This week, a Gallup poll showed that President Obama's support level among American Jews had dropped from 74 percent in 2008 to 64 percent.  That drop is twice as large as the drop for any other racial or ethnic group.  It still leaves two-thirds of Jews standing in support of a President who will not stand by the Jewish State.  But it does mean that a growing population of Jewish voters understand the threat that Obama poses — even if they had supported his socialistic domestic agenda.

Jimmy Carter, World Chaos, and the Muslim World Takeover.  The American government together with the British, French, and others are determined to divide the Land [of Israel] and give more than half of it to the enemies of God.  In December 2011, America's Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, said "Israel needs to get to the damn table."  In other words, America must force Israel to give away more of God's Land.  Our government (not just the administration of Hussein Obama but many past administrations) has cursed America by demanding that Israel give up the Land that God told them they must never sell.  Therefore I state categorically that America is finished. [...] And to think that Jimmy Carter, Baptist Sunday School teacher and peanut farmer, unleashed this horror on the world.

A World Without America.  Even as Syria, Iran, Russia and China planned one of the biggest war games in Middle Eastern history, including 90,000 troops, 400 aircraft, and 1,000 tanks, the Obama administration was busily leaking more confidential information to the press endangering Israel's national security.

Obama's religion: polytheism.  So much has been made of whether Mr. Obama is a Muslim or not.  This question persists in spite of the fact that he repeatedly claims to be "Christian."  This particular conclusion on the part of many has been drawn from his extraordinary sympathies to Islamists and apparent bias that has tipped the scales toward the Muslim world and against Israel.  This is something new among U.S. presidents.

Team Obama Invites Jews to Big Synagogue Campaign Stop — Misspells Israel.  The Obama for America Campaign is holding a big event in a Philadelphia-area synagogue Monday [7/16/2012].  DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) is scheduled to appear at the Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. [...] Besides misspelling Israel, the campaign event at Keneseth Israel directly conflicts with an IRS rule stating that nonprofit organizations, such as religious institutions, prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign.

WH's Carney Refuses To Name The Capital Of Israel.  White House press secretary Jay Carney is asked by a reporter what is the capital of Israel.  Reporter:  What city does this Administration consider to be the capital of Israel?  Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?  Jay Carney, White House press secretary:  Um...  I haven't had that question in a while.  Our position has not changed.  Can we, uh...  Reporter:  What is the capital [of Israel]?  Jay Carney:  You know our position.  Reporter:  I don't.

Carney Unable to Identify Capital of Israel.  In today's [7/26/2012] press briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney was unable to identify the capital of Israel.  Carney would not say whether President Obama believe it's Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.  For nearly a minute, in response to repeated questioning, Carney only says that "our position hasn't changed" and that he hasn't gotten that question in a while.

Site offers $50K for clip of Obama honoring radical.  The US Internet news portal Breitbart News is offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can provide a videotape of a 2003 dinner honoring a radical Palestinian American academic attended by then- Illinois state senator Barack Obama.  During the 2008 presidential campaign, the Los Angeles Times reported that Obama attended a farewell dinner in Chicago for his longtime friend Rashid Khalidi. [...] The event was videotaped and the Times reported that it had a copy of the video.

Reward: $50,000 for 'Khalidi Tape' of Obama at Anti-Israel Party.  Breitbart News hereby announces a $50,000 reward to whomever can provide the complete video recording of the 2003 farewell party for radical Palestinian academic and activist Rashid Khalidi, at which then-state senator Barack Obama spoke — and which the Los Angeles Times has refused to release since reporting the event in April 2008.

More about Rashid Khalidi.

Krauthhammer: No Pro-Israeli American Would Vote for Obama Unless They've "Been in a Coma for 3½ Years".  Nationally syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer has never been one to mince words when discussing the president's ever-growing litany of foreign policy blunders.  And, apparently, he has no intentions of stopping now.

Attacking Sheldon Adelson: Obama's Dog Whistle to Anti-Israel Left.  Mitt Romney has many wealthy donors who have contributed millions to super PACs favorable to his candidacy.  But Democrats and the Obama campaign have consistently targeted Las Vegas Jewish — and pro-Israel — casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.  Obama needs to keep every part of his base rapid and mobilized to turn out for him in the fall, and the anti-Israel left makes up a part of that base.

Why Obama Still Won't Go to Israel.  The disagreement between Israel and the Obama administration over whether it's time to acknowledge that diplomacy has failed to stop Iran's nuclear program is starting to make a lot of people nervous.

Democrats Remove Pro-Israel Language from Platform.  The Democrat Party has removed a section of its 2008 Party Platform in the 2012 version recently released online — some key language in expressing support for the state of Israel.

Obama's True Agenda For the Middle East Revealed.  Diplomacy will do the trick, we were told at first.  When we caught on to the futility of that approach, it was "sanctions" that were heralded as the way to go; and when the initial sanctions failed utterly to stop the mullahs, we and the Israelis were told that even stricter ones would be applied and finally do the job.  They have failed as well, but not to worry; maybe Iran is only pursuing peaceful uses of nuclear energy after all; and, well, the US will run a bunch of naval exercises in the Persian Gulf, and that'll scare those loonies into behaving.

A Tale of Two Rabbis.  Meet Lynn Gottleib.  She calls herself a rabbi, and she's at the top of President Obama's "Rabbis for Obama" group — another cynical attempt by the Obama campaign to pretend that they have support from the religious Jewish community.  Only one problem:  Gottlieb is an anti-Israel radical who bears nothing but hatred for traditional Judaism.  She's supped with Iran's genocidal president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and worked with Jewish Voice for Peace, a front group for Israel-haters.  She has urged that America boycott, divest, and sanction Israel.

Source: Obama Saw Platform Language Prior to Convention.  [Scroll down]  President Obama is not pro-Israel.  He hasn't been since the outset of his administration.  Whether it's military leaks designed to sink an Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, refusal to say that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel by his State Department and spokespeople, or stating that Israel must begin negotiations at the baseline of the 1949 borders, this administration has easily been the most anti-Israel administration in the history of the State of Israel.

Obama Selects Woman Who Wanted to Invade Israel As Chair of Genocide Panel.  This tells you everything you need to know about Obama's agenda.  And this from a man still moderating himself as he seeks re-election.  Samantha Power wanted a U.S. military invasion of Israel to force them to abide by a peace deal with the Palestinians.  Imagine what he'll unleash in a term when he doesn't feel compelled to please anyone.

White House declines Netanyahu request to meet with Obama.  The White House's response marks a new low in relations between Netanyahu and Obama, underscored by the fact that this is the first time Netanyahu will visit the U.S. as prime minister without meeting Obama.

Obama's Slap at Netanyahu.  [Scroll down]  Despite the unanimous vote on the resolution, the administration did what has become their increasingly common modus operandi with respect to congressional input:  they ignored it.  It's been downhill ever since.  The Treasury Department has issued thousands of waivers for companies doing business with Iran, while China and India have been allowed to continue importing oil from the regime.  Language aimed cracking down on financial transactions was made less specific.  And Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) led an effort to water down sanctions against insurance companies that underwrite Iranian affiliates.

Obama: No Time For Israel, Plenty of Time for Pimps.  The long-simmering feud between Barack Obama and Israel "burst into the open," as the Financial Times put it, when Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the Obama administration's soft line on Iran, and Obama responded by refusing to meet with Netanyahu when the Prime Minister is in New York later this month.  The White House claimed Obama couldn't fit a trip to New York into his schedule, but Netanyahu also reportedly offered to come to Washington to meet with the president.  So Obama's schedule must be really, really full [...]

New ad questions Obama's relationship with Israel.  In the coming days, the Emergency Committee for Israel, a pro-Israel advocacy organization, will release an ad entitled, "Whose Democratic Party?"  The spot, which will air during Sunday's football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Oakland Raiders in what is being described as a "significant ad buy," accuses Obama of leading his party to weaken the U.S.-Israel alliance.  Coming on the heels of the Democrat's controversial omission and contentious reinsertion of language in the party platform declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the ECI ad asks voters:  "Is this still your Democratic Party?"

More to this Feud Than Personalities.  How bad have things gotten between Israel and the United States?  Yesterday's nasty exchange between the two countries in which President Obama turned down a request for a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu showed that the problem has now escalated from a simmering, longstanding argument about the peace process to a full-blown feud.

Obama's Foreign Policy Is A National Disaster.  It began with small but offensive gestures like returning Churchill's bust to England and openly snubbing Israel's Netanyahu.  Speaking of Israel, Obama has proven himself to be "the anti-Israel President."  But it wasn't enough that Obama pushed away our allies — he has also emboldened and empowered our enemies.  He stood by and did nothing as the Iranian regime crushed the people's Green Revolution which, with our support, could have removed Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollahs from power.  One can only imagine how that would have changed the balance of power in the Middle East.

The real reason Obama snubbed Netanyahu.  One of the most enduring myths about Barack Obama is that he's been a better foreign policy president than a domestic one.  Given his feeble record at home, that isn't saying much.  And now, after the wholesale collapse of his "soft diplomacy" throughout the Muslim world, that myth has finally been shattered.  Indeed, when it comes to foreign policy, it's amateur hour in the White House.

Obama has time to meet with Jay-Z and Beyonce at fund-raiser, but can't fit Netanyahu into his schedule.  The fund-raiser hauled in about $4 million for Obama and the Democrats.  Guests, who included Yankee ace pitcher CC Sabathia, sipped $800-per-bottle Armand de Brignac champagne.  "Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls," Obama told the crowd.

Obama Refers to Israel Concern Over Iran as 'Noise'.  In an interview to air tonight [9/23/2012] on CBS's 60 Minutes, President Barack Obama will refer to Israel's concern over Iran's march toward a nuclear program as "noise."  "When it comes to our national security decisions — any pressure that I feel is simply to do what's right for the American people.  And I am going to block out — any noise that's out there," Obama says, according to AFP.

Cantor: White House Continues to 'Throw Israel Under the Bus'.  Israel continues to find itself the subject of harsh language from the White House and President Barack Obama, continuing a pattern of "throwing Israel under the bus," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said in a press conference.  In a briefing arranged for reporters by Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, Cantor took issue with comments Obama made in a recent interview with 60 Minutes.

What Does Israel Do if Obama Is Reelected?  I'm going to try to analyze what Israeli strategy might look like if Obama were to be reelected.  I don't want to write a partisan piece — predicting every type of the most horrible disaster and open hatred from the White House — but a serious analytical effort.  This involves speculation, but policymakers have to develop the most likely scenarios in order to plan ahead.

Netanyahu speaks, Obama hides, Swedish Jews firebombed.  Barack Obama is hiding under the covers unable to function until Valerie Jarrett pats him on the head and reminds him how special he is.  That gives him the courage to spend time with Joy Behar and the rest of "The View" while Benjamin Netanyahu tried to prevent a global armageddon.  Mr. Obama will not use the words "Radical Islam."  This is moral abdication.  Bibi is now the leader of the free world.

Our Feckless First Leader.  Despite his glowing assertions of his commitment to Israel, especially in speeches to American Jewish groups, Barack Obama has been working against Israel's interests from his first day in the White House.  As in many other contexts, Barack Obama 1 speaks but Barack Obama 2 acts — often in the opposite direction.

Jews-for-Obama, you are delusional!  There are 6 million Jews in the United States of America; 3 million of them [are] adults.  The latest polls invariably show that approximately 75% of them would vote for Barack Hussein Obama on November 6.  Translated into plain English, that means that 2,250,000 American Jews are absolutely and incorrigibly delusional!

Obama and His Animus Toward Israel.  What does Barack Obama really think about Israel?  The evidence makes it obvious; he has contempt for the Jewish State in every way, and his nurturing of Islamist takeovers around the Middle East only adds to the perception that the safety of Israel is not of concern to him.

Checkpoint Scandal:  The most troubling of Obama's foreign policy failures involve undermining allies while embracing enemies.  In one stunning yet virtually unnoticed example of this phenomenon, Obama pressured Israel into removing anti-terror checkpoints, resulting in the murders of Israel's citizens.  "Checkpoint-gate" is potentially more devastating to Obama than other scandals in which lives were lost — the Benghazi consulate attack and the Fast and Furious debacle — because it involved something more grievous than negligence or obliviousness.  In this case, Obama used his formidable leverage as leader of the world's top superpower to insist on the removal of an ally's security.

Iranian Regime: Obama Sent Secret Message Recognizing Our Nuclear Rights.  Last week, Reza Kahlili, a former Revolutionary Guard member wrote that Iran had reached a deal with the Obama Administration to preserve portions of its nuclear program.  On Saturday [10/20/2012], the Iranian regime confirmed this report.

Exceptionalism Obama versus Bowing Obama.  After years of dissing Israel, romancing Islamic regimes and apologizing for America's involvement in the Middle East, President Obama announced that indeed he still considers Israel an ally and said he would stand with the country if it is attacked by Iran with a nuclear bomb.  This, of course, was great news.  But then he cast doubt on his own sanity when he followed that up with a claim about how he has developed "the strongest military and intelligence cooperation between our two countries in history."  If this is true, he really might want to let Israel know.

Obama's Real Record On Israel.  Actions speak louder than words.  Anne Bayefsky of Eye on the U.N. went to the trouble of tabulating the real Obama record on Israel.

Who Threw Israel Under the Bus?  On October 23, the profoundly anti-Israel New York Times ran an op-ed by Ephraim Halevy — former head of Israel's Mosad and national security advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon — titled "Who Threw Israel Under the Bus?"  His thesis is that it has always been Republicans who have been bad for Israel; and he provides examples of how this has been the case.

U.N. Calls for Boycott of Caterpillar, Motorola, and Hewlett-Packard.  The U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) is calling for a boycott of U.S. companies that do business with Israel.  Dominated by countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and Libya, the HRC is known to be hostile toward Israel.  For this reason, the Bush Administration refused to take part in the HRC, yet the Obama administration has fully participated.

Secret U.S., Iranian meetings to continue.  The United States and Iran are moving forward with secret negotiations, despite denying earlier meetings took place, according to a source highly placed in the Islamic government.  The source, who remains anonymous for security reasons, added that teams from both sides will resume the talks in the coming days with the hope of reaching agreement to announce a breakthrough before the U.S. elections.

Removing a Tumor.  Hamas is a cancerous tumor in Israel's side.  At the behest of friend and foe alike, successive Israeli governments have foolishly placed the wishes of others before the security of their own citizens and adhere to ceasefires before unequivocally defeating this insidious foe.  Unless this mindset is reversed, future generations of Israelis will be doomed to fight increasingly more vehement cycles of aggression.
That didn't take long — Obama reverses himself on Israel.  Obama's real position, then, is that he will attempt to dictate the tactics and operations through which Israel exercises the right to defend itself.  And Obama's efforts to dictate constitute a constraint on Israel's right to defend itself.
Obama Throws Israel to the Wolves.  And so soon after he posed as a passionate and convinced Zionist during his third debate with Romney.
Obama's Anti-Israel Policy Continues With Hagel Pick.  The president's selection as defense secretary has called for direct negotiations with the mortal enemies of our closest ally in the Middle East and said the administration's gutting of defense hasn't gone far enough.
Ed Koch: I Knew Obama Would Betray Israel.  I admire former Mayor Ed Koch's willingness to break with his own party on issues of principle, but his comments to the Algemeiner today [1/7/2013] are mind-boggling.  In between some very strong denunciations of the Chuck Hagel nomination, Koch casually let it drop that he suspected Obama would abandon his pro-Israel positions after the election.
Dropping the Hagel Bomb.  You really cannot, in fairness, blame President Obama for naming "Chuck" Hagel, one of the most clearly anti-Israel, anti-Semitic members of the Senate (or ex-members in his case) to be Secretary of Defense.  President Obama has not changed his views on Israel since his first speech at the Democrat convention in 2004, when he made it clear that his sympathies in the Middle East lay with the Palestinians.
Former Dem Senator Praises Hagel Pick on Iranian State TV.  Iran's English language propaganda arm said last week that the choice of Chuck Hagel for secretary of Defense indicates that the United States would allow Iran to get a nuclear bomb rather than confront the Islamic Republic.  The Iranians used a former Democratic Senator, Mike Gravel, as the centerpiece of this report.
Who's a Coward?  Who said this about a world leader:  He's a "political coward — an essentially unchallenged leader who nevertheless is unwilling to lead or spend political capital to advance the cause of compromise"?  Was it perhaps John Boehner describing Barack Obama?  No, though the shoe would certainly fit.  It was Barack Obama describing Binyamin Netanyahu.
Hagel's Disastrous Hearing Ought to Make 'No' Vote a No-Brainer.  Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) has vindicated his critics thus far today in his confirmation hearings before the Senate Armed Service Committee for the post of Secretary of Defense.  He has stumbled in attempting to explain his positions on Iran, nuclear disarmament, Israel, the Iraq "surge," and the "Jewish lobby."  He has failed to explain contradictions between his voting record and his past statements on the one hand, and the positions he professes today on the other.
Hagel Stumbles His Way Through Hearing.  While the strict partisan divide over the nomination should ensure that he would get the support of a majority of senators, his bumbling performance undermined any notion that the president's choice to lead the Pentagon was winning over any of his critics.  More to the point, his effort to portray his recent recantations of his long-held skepticism about attempts to stop Iran from going nuclear, his criticisms of Israel, and his belief in engagement with Hamas and Hezbollah as consistent with his record was a flop.
Ted Cruz shows that Hagel slandered both Israel and the U.S.  I had thought that Lindsey Graham would be the most effective questioner of Chuck Hagel at today's hearing, and Graham did his usual fine job of "cross-examination."  But for my money, Ted Cruz topped Graham and everyone else with questions that exposed not just Hagel's contempt for Israel, but his contempt for the United States.
Are ObamaLeaks an impeachable offense?  Imagine if The [Washington] Post broke a story about the biggest scandal of the Obama-era — and Washington responded with a collective yawn?  That's precisely what happened recently when The Post reported on its front page that senior Obama administration officials were being investigated by the FBI and Justice Department for the leak last summer that the president had personally ordered cyberattacks on the Iranian nuclear program using a computer virus developed with Israel called Stuxnet.  The Post quotes a source who says that FBI agents and prosecutors are pursuing "everybody — at pretty high levels."
F-16s To Egypt, But Not To Taiwan?  Unlike the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which faces no existential threat, our Asian ally faces an increasingly belligerent and well-armed China.  Yet only one gets the latest weaponry and the question is why.
Hidden Hagel 2008 Speech Surfaces: No Attack on Iran Even if Israel Threatened.  New footage of a speech by Chuck Hagel in 2008 has surfaced, in which the former Senator mocked the idea of continuing the U.S. policy of confronting Iran and supporting Israel.
More Hagel Speeches Emerge, Suggesting he Misled Senate.  In fact, there are many additional speeches "out there," and they show Hagel's long-standing devotion to the view that the U.S. should "engage" Iran and back away from traditional support for Israel.
Obama to receive presidential honour on Israel visit.  Barack Obama will become the first serving US president to receive Israel's presidential medal, from his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres on a visit to the Jewish state next month, Peres's office said on Monday [2/18/2013].

"It is better to deserve honors and not have them
  than to have them and not deserve them."
    — Mark Twain

Obama in Jerusalem.  When President Obama gets to Jerusalem next week, one of the signals to listen for is an indication of what country he thinks he's in.  Normally this is clear when the President — any president — goes to the capital of a foreign country.  He's in whatever country the capital is capital of.  But Mr. Obama has been refusing to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  Not only that, but he has been refusing to admit that Jerusalem is even in Israel.
Obama Reportedly Tells Muslim Group that Israel Isn't Interested in Making Peace.  This is the attitude that Barack Obama is taking with him on his first official visit to Israel as president. [...] Now, the president's comment is being filtered by someone who is hiding behind anonymity.  But it fits with just about everything else he has said and done as president.
DOJ argues against naming Israel as birthplace of boy born in Jerusalem.  A U.S. Department of Justice attorney argued Tuesday [3/19/2013] against listing Israel as the birthplace of an American boy born in Jerusalem on his passport.  DOJ attorney Dana Kaersvang told the appeals court panel that because the State Department does not recognize Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem, the boy cannot list the country as his birthplace, according to a report from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Barack Obama's Arafat blunder is an embarrassment for the leader of the free world.  As Daniel Halper at The Weekly Standard has reported, Barack Obama took part in a joint press conference with President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank this morning under a beaming banner of Yasser Arafat, also known as the "father of modern terrorism".
Eight things we are learning from Obama's trip.  [#1]  Israeli-U.S. relations were abysmal in the first term.  Recall how the administration called all such insights overblown and off the mark.  With an entire trip designed to repair the damage even MSNBC hosts can admit the obvious.
Obama Goes To Israel And Talks Down To Israelis.  Waiting until his fifth year in office to visit our staunch ally, President Obama showed the real purpose of his trip:  to bully the Israelis in person.  It takes gall to lecture Israelis that "you have the opportunity to be the generation that permanently secures the Zionist dream."  "Trust me," is Barack Obama's message on what the White House calls a "listening tour."  But what loyal citizen of the Jewish state would place faith in him?
More about Obama's speech in Israel.
Ich bin ein Israeli.  I have no illusions about Obama, master of manipulation and deceit.  His latest affront to Israelis and Americans when he stood under Yasser Arafat's picture while mouthing pious words about peace should surprise no one. [...] Not only was Arafat responsible for attacks on Jews, but for "30 years he ordered and condoned the murder of American citizens including U.S. diplomats."  What does it say about a president of the United States who would see nothing wrong about standing under this man's picture?

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