Friday, August 9, 2013

Obama’s Untraceable Donations: $100M’s from Overseas? Campaign Turns Off AVS Verification?

Obama’s Untraceable Donations: $100M’s from Overseas? Campaign Turns Off AVS Verification?

Maggie’s Notebook
Saudi Arabia is the largest funder of terrorism in the world. How many Saudi Riyals would they commit to keep Barack Obama in office? How many Egyptian pounds will the Muslim Brotherhood give back from the billions we give them, to keep Obama in office? How will the Federal Election Commission know what is fraudulent and what is not? They did, after all, allow a Guyana-Born naturalized American to file to run for the Presidency, forcing us to fund a defense of Natural-born status. Here’s the latest on Abdel Hassan. Is Hassan a Muslim? Yes he is. I don’t think Saudis wants a nuclear Iran with mentally deranged Ayatollahs in charge, but neither do they want another George W. Bush or Mitt Romney in the Oval Office.
According to the sources, a taxpayer watchdog group conducted a nine-month investigation into presidential and congressional fundraising and has uncovered thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations to Obama and Capitol Hill, allegedly from unsecure accounts, and many from overseas. That might be a violation of federal election laws. Get the details at Libertarian Republican
It’s okay be Americans of Arab descent, or American Muslims who donate to Obama, but it isn’t okay to do so fraudulently from any place in the world, including from inside the U.S. Has that happened? I have no doubt that it has and is. Our government offices are out-of-control and baldly Liberal-leaning. Our government has no shame and I’m sick of it, and sick of paying for it, both through my tax dolars and the demise of my country.
Powerline April 2, 2012:
The Obama campaign even went the extra mile to raise campaign funds by failing to adopt standard protections against fraudulent and illegal giving. Federal law prohibits foreign contributions and requires the disclosure of identifying information for contributions in excess of $200. Campaigns must accordingly keep running totals for each donor and report them once they exceed $200…
The Obama campaign was able to take these donations because it had turned off the standard Address Verification System that screens credit-card charges for matching names and addresses.
As we and other noted, the 2008 Obama campaign’s records revealed big contributors with names like “Doodad Pro” (employer: “Loving,” profession: “You”) and “Good Will (same employer and profession). Both donated via credit card. I believe it was Pamela Geller who reported some donations came from overseas — raising the question of whether Obama was accepting donations from foreigners. (It can also screen cards issued by foreign banks.)
The McCain campaign used AVS and provided a searchable database of all donors, including those who fell below the $200 threshold. The Obama campaign chose not to use the AVS system to screen donations. (The McCain campaign rejected such donations through the use of the AVS system.) You can find a good description of the AVS and CVV fraud prevention devices here.
Later in the Powerline article, a reader verified to Powerline that the same thing is going on today, leading up to the November 6th election. This blog followed the lead at Powerline and made a fraudulent donation as well. See the screen shots at A Fistful of Neurons.
Today I went to the Obama donation site. Step 1 was how much I was donating. Step 2 asked for name, address, city, state, zip code and phone number. Step 3 moves to the page shown below, with one step left – I didn’t go there. I have no way to know if AVS (Address Verification System (allows verifying that the billing address for the credit card is the same as entered on the donation form) is turned off, but the CCV, the three digit number on the back of the card (maybe 4 digit as well) is not asked for on Obama’s site.
The CCV verifies that the number matches the card, with the assumption that if it does, the card holder has the card in his/her hand. Obama doesn’t have the CCV unless it is asked for in the last step, after giving the credit card number. Maybe it does, but usually the card number and the CCV are together. Notice that Romney’s site does ask for the CCV and everything is on one page to be seen by the donor.

One last thing, I’m listening to Bob Woodward on Hannity (night of 10-5-12) who is saying that there is a major, looming campaign donation scandal, involving overseas contributions and Obama’s campaign.
Remember the name DooDadPro from the Powerline story above.
According to knowlegable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story.
Sources told Secrets that the Obama campaign has been trying to block the story. But a key source said it plans to publish the story Friday or, more likely, Monday. Source: Hot Air
Why would a campaign turn-off credit card verification systems?
Before the 2008 election, I spent hours at the Federal Election Commission website, documenting the donations to Obama from Arabic/sounding/seeming names, and linked back to them.
Never had so much hate mail in all my 5+ years of blogging. It was exhausting. I omitted all first/given names that sounded Western or other than Arabic. I got through the first 25 pages of the ‘A’s’ only before I gave up.  I did the same for John McCain but it was immediately clear that if I found any Arabic/sounding/seeming names in his donor list, it would be a rare find. I searched the letters A, F, H, I, M, O, U and Z and didn’t find a single donation.  This link will take you to all of Obama’s donors (supposedly) .
I’m ready for energy independence from Saudi Arabia and want to prove to Barack and Michelle Obama that they will not “equalize” my income or yours, or ever again vote against a bill and ten days later lie about it, with a lie designed to promote racial hate, call the death of a U.S. Ambassador and our Military, a bump in the road, try to take away our Second Amendment rights through programs like Fast and Furious, and that we will not forget that he has  refused to set foot on Israeli soil, while tromping all over surrounding areas and…and…and…  Many thanks to Facebook friend, Fred Hopkins for the tip.
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Obama Administration to Bypass Congress, Impose Backdoor Education Agenda

Obama Administration to Bypass Congress, Impose Backdoor Education Agenda


On Friday, President Obama announced the administration will bypass Congress and impose a new plan to waive federal elementary and secondary education law, currently known as No Child Left Behind, in exchange for states adopting the Secretary of Education’s preferred education agenda.

Many have expressed concerns this conditional waivers plan could slow Congressional efforts to rewrite the law and create more confusion for states and schools. Details of the administration’s plan are vague, but one thing is clear: the plan will grant the secretary unprecedented authority to handpick winners and losers in our nation’s education system.

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) outlined his concerns about the administration’s plan: “While I recognize the sense of urgency to reform current law, the Department of Education should not be granted the sweeping authority to bypass Congress,” Kline said. “Any initiative that holds temporary measures above quality, lasting reforms will create more upheaval and uncertainty for states in the long run.”

This concern has been echoed by school leaders across the country. In an NPR interview last week, Council of Chief State School Officers Executive Director Gene Wilhoit alluded to the potential confusion states could face in the coming months. “What we will have is a group of states who, if successful in getting a waiver, will be operating under this system and another group of states who will be operating under No Child Left Behind,” he said.

If added confusion and uncertainty wasn’t enough, the plan also raises legal questions. A recent Huffington Post article stated, “Under No Child Left Behind, the Secretary of Education may waive provisions of the law for states in need, but he has no explicit authority to ask states to adopt reforms in exchange. In August, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Obama had approved plans to, in effect, reform the law without going through Congress: The secretary would waive specific provisions of the law in exchange for states agreeing to adopt favored reforms. The expanded waiver process is the administration's attempt to implement its own reforms, and the process comes with political risk.”

The nation needs long-term reforms that will enable every student to succeed, not short-term policy changes dictated by the Secretary of Education. That’s why Chairman Kline is advancing a series of targeted education bills that will roll back federal intrusion in classrooms, eliminate wasteful education spending, improve accountability, support more effective teachers, and provide more flexibility to state and local education leaders. Legislation to expand quality education opportunities for students passed the House in mid-September with strong bipartisan support.

For more information on Chairman Kline’s education reform agenda, visit www.edworkforce.house.gov.

Hamas offers fake Palestinian passport to top Muslim cleric: PNA

Hamas offers fake Palestinian passport to top Muslim cleric: PNA


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RAMALLAH, May 10 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on Friday accused Hamas movement of offering a fake Palestinian passport to top Muslim Cleric Sheikh Yousef al- Qaradawi.
The PNA Interior Ministry said in a statement that it had sent official letters to countries that recognize the PNA, clarifying that the passport, which was given to Qaradawi, is "fake."
The PNA is ruling the West Bank and its Interior Ministry is the legal Palestinian body that is authorized to issue passports to the Palestinians or to give it to other nationalities as an honor.
Qaradawi, who began on Thursday a two-day visit to the Hamas- ruled Gaza Strip, was honored by Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haneya and was offered a diplomatic red Palestinian passport.
Hamas has been ruling the Gaza Strip since it violently seized control of it in the summer of 2007. The world does not recognize the rule of Hamas of the coastal enclave and the Islamic movement is not authorized to officially issue any passport.
The PNA statement said it had urged all countries that recognize Palestinian passport to confiscate any fake one that is not issued by the legal Palestinian representative of the Palestinian people.
Right after Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas deposed Haneya and his government and nominated a new Palestinian premier who formed a new Palestinian government.
However, Haneya and Hamas refused the decree of Abbas and kept ruling Gaza. Arab and global mediators have so far failed to end the division between Gaza and the West Bank and achieve reconciliation between the two rivals.
Qaradawi, 87, is the top Arab cleric for Arab Muslims. The Egyptian-born has close ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.
PNA Minister of Waqf (Islamic properties) Mahmoud al-Habbash slammed the visit of Qaradawi to the Gaza Strip, saying it "is illegal because it wasn't coordinated with the legal authority and legal leadership of the Palestinian people."
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Obama Administration to Support Anti-Israel Resolution at UN Next Week


Obama Administration to Support Anti-Israel Resolution at UN Next Week

THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that senior Obama administration officials have been telling foreign governments that the administration intends to support an effort next week at the United Nations to set up an independent commission, under UN auspices, to investigate Israel's behavior in the Gaza flotilla incident. The White House has apparently shrugged off concerns from elsewhere in the U.S. government that a) this is an extraordinary singling out of Israel, since all kinds of much worse incidents happen around the world without spurring UN investigations; b) that the investigation will be one-sided, focusing entirely on Israeli behavior and not on Turkey or on Hamas; and c) that this sets a terrible precedent for outside investigations of incidents involving U.S. troops or intelligence operatives as we conduct our own war on terror." source - The Weekly Standard

Obama gives nearly half a billion dollars to terror organization HAMAS


Obama gives nearly half a billion dollars to terror organization HAMAS

Washington (CNN) - The United States will contribute $400 million in development aid to the Palestinian territories and work with Israel to loosen its embargo on Gaza, President Barack Obama said Wednesday. Obama's announcement came after White House talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The money will be used to build housing, schools, water and health care systems in both the Palestinian Authority-controlled West Bank and Gaza, which is ruled by the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas. Obama called the situation in Gaza "unsustainable," and said the United States would work with its European allies, Egypt and Israel to find a "new conceptual framework" for the Israeli blockade of Gaza." source - CNN

The brief I filed for Members of Congress makes this argument, as does Fisher’s brief for 23 states. Similar arguments regarding this point, or the related argument that courts are not able to draw lines telling citizens what they can and cannot say during prayers, are also made by briefs for constitutional scholars, theologians, Orthodox Jews, and many others.

The brief I filed for Members of Congress makes this argument, as does Fisher’s brief for 23 states. Similar arguments regarding this point, or the related argument that courts are not able to draw lines telling citizens what they can and cannot say during prayers, are also made by briefs for constitutional scholars, theologians, Orthodox Jews, and many others. 

Obama Admits to Muslim Faith

Obama Admits to Muslim Faith

Oh, my. Our mainstream media seems to be ignoring their job again…..
Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs apparently has to do the dirty work for them. It seems that when nobody was looking (or reporting), the Egyptian Prime Minister of Egypt went on TV and told of an interesting exchange that he had with Barack Obama…
“There was a recent “Nile TV broadcast in which Egyptian Foreign Minister Abul Gheit said on the “Round Table Show” that he had had a one on one meeting with Obama who swore to him that he was a Moslem, the son of a Moslem father and step-son of Moslem step-father, that his half-brothers in Kenya were Moslems, and that he was loyal to the Moslem agenda. He asked that the Moslem world show patience. Obama promised that once he overcame some domestic American problems (Healthcare), that he would show the Moslem world what he would do with Israel.
This has been verified in the May 2010 issue of “Israel Today” in an article titled “Obama, a ‘Strategic Catastrophe,’” by Aviel Schneider:
The feeling among the Israeli public is that Obama is appeasing the Muslim world at the expense of Israel. “The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim,” said Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Nile TV.”

The author continues: “That could explain why Obama has instructed that the term “Islamic extremism” no longer be used in official government documents and statements. Furthermore, the US is now accusing Israel of harming American interests in the Middle East. General David Petraeus, the head of US Central Command, said Israel’s intransigence on resolving the conflict with the Palestinians is endangering US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even the US Congress considers Obama’s behavior toward Netanyahu humiliating. Three-quarters of the House of Representatives, 337 of 435 members, signed a bipartisan letter to Clinton expressing “deep concern over recent tension” between the two countries, and demanding that it be smoothed over quickly and in private.
It is presumed that the meeting between Obama and Gheit took place in January, 2010, when Gheit was visiting Washington DC . He was in town to convene with Hillary Clinton regarding MidEast Peace Talks on January 8, 2010.
So is Barack a Muslim or isn’t he?…..

Here’s what’s interesting. Barack attended school in Indonesia under the name Barry Soetoro when he was young. His religion was listed officially on school documents as “Islam.” At some point, when he was a young adult, he started to refer to himself as Barack Hussein Obama again.
He must have been proud of the name or he wouldn’t have changed back, right?
Yet, during the Presidential campaign, it was considered “racist” to use the name “Hussein” when saying Barack’s name. Why? Could it be that he wanted to distance himself from his Muslim name, knowing that America was not ready to elect a president with Islamic roots?
He’s never explained.
If Barack has denounced his Islamic faith, as he claims, then he is in danger for his life because Sharia Law states that anyone who leaves the Islamic faith is considered an “apostate”- and could face grave consequences. An article in the Christian Science Monitor explains it this way: “There are two types of apostates. The first type is murtad milli, one who converted to Islam and later renounced the faith. The second, and most egregious, type is murtad fitri. It refers to a person born of a Muslim father who renounces his birthright.
According to Islamic jurisprudence, children of a Muslim father – even an apparently nonpracticing one, such as Obama’s father, and irrespective of the mother’s faith – are automatically Muslims. Most Muslims around the world agree: A child of a Muslim father is a Muslim. Period.”
Those who leave the Islamic religion face death threats.
Does Obama seem frightened of those in the Middle East when he visits there? If he were a true “apostate”, a man who had left Islam, you would assume that we’d see extra security when Obama visits Islamic countries overseas. Instead we see Obama bowing to a Saudi Prince, quoting from the Koran in Cairo, placating the Palestinians, and turning his back on Netanyahu and the Jews time and time again. He’s gone out of his way to hire more Muslims to his administration, to proclaim that the United States is NOT a Christian Nation, to ignore the Islamic connection to the Fort Hood massacre, to handle Muslim terrorists from Gitmo with kid gloves, and to downplay the “terrorism” involved in the thwarted attacks by the panty bomber and the NYC car bomb.
Is he doing this because he is afraid for his life or because he is still sympathetic to the religion of Islam?

And why is he telling Egyptian Foreign Minister Abul Gheit that he is still a Muslim and will show the Muslim world what he will do with Israel in due time?
Why are we now promising $400 Million to the Palestinians, money we have to borrow from China, when there is no guarantee that the money won’t be used for weapons against Israel by the terrorist government, Hamas? Why are we joining with Turkey and supporting a UN inquiry into the flotilla incident when it seems clear through reports and film footage that Israel had every right to defend itself and protect its blockade?
Who is the real Barack Hussein Obama?
And 18 months into his presidency, why don’t we know?
The media is to blame, folks. They have stopped investigating and started worshiping at the altar of our President. They don’t seem to understand how important it is for this country to keep Sharia Law at bay. If Obama is a Muslim and is pushing a Muslim agenda, then the citizens of the United States have a right to know.
If Gheit is lying about his exchange with Obama, then wouldn’t you think that Obama would like to clear up the lies?
And if he’s not a Muslim, then why is he acting like one?
lsm

Obama's Religion ISLAMIC TERRORIST

Obama's Religion

Then-Senator Obama wearing traditional African garb, a gift from his hosts while visiting Kenya[1]
Public opinion polls show that despite liberal denial, at least one in five or 17% of Americans recognize that Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim.[2][3] The facts confirming that Obama is Muslim are too obvious to deny:
  • Obama's unusual selection of Chuck Hagel, a former Republican senator most sympathetic to Muslim positions in the Middle East, to be Secretary of Defense despite intense objections by both political parties. Iranian State Press approves of the choice. [4]
  • Obama seems to emotionally hold a Muslim view about Israel, in contrast with Americans who have been educated as Obama has. Obama never visited Israel during his first term as president despite repeated criticisms of his failure to do so, he oddly waited many days before even mentioning the rocket attacks on Israel in late 2012, and he appears very uncomfortable even discussing issues related to Israel on television.
  • Obama declared in prepared remarks, "The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country - I know, because I am one of them."[5][6]
  • Obama's wife Michelle does not accompany him to Muslim nations because Sharia law would apply to her there; on a presidential trip she was with him until France, but then returned home.
  • In prepared remarks in April 2012, Obama referred to Jesus as "a" Son of God rather than as "the" Son of God: "And for me, and I’m sure for some of you, it’s also a chance to remember the tremendous sacrifice that led up to that day, and all that Christ endured—not just as a Son of God, but as a human being."[7]
  • Obama's background and outlook are Muslim, and fewer than 1% of Muslims convert to Christianity.[8][9] Although Obama attended a Catholic school while in Indonesia, he was a part of the Muslim society there.[10]
  • Obama's middle name (Hussein) references Husayn, who was the grandson of Muhammad.[11][12] Only after Obama became politically ambitious did he declare himself to be a Christian, yet he never replaced his Muslim name "Hussein" with a Christian one as some do when they undergo a religious conversion. For example, when the Italian journalist Magdi Allam recently converted to Christianity, he took a new name: "Cristiano".[13] When Saul became a Christian, he changed his name to "Paul"; when the famous boxer Cassius Clay converted to Islam, he took the Muslim name of Muhammad Ali. "It is common for those converting to a new religion to change their name on conversion"[14] or adopt a Christian name at baptism.[15] Obama also used his middle name when sworn in as President. However, even if he were actually a Muslim, he would not necessarily have to change his name according to Muslim tradition.[16]
  • Obama has said "John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith."[17] in an interview with George Stephanopoulos discussing whether John McCain's campaign has suggested that Obama is not a Christian. George Stephanopoulos -- who had previously been a high-ranking Democrat in the Clinton Administration -- then suggested that Obama change his answer to refer instead to "Christian faith."[18]
  • He has said that "Islam can be compatible with the modern world."[19]
  • Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset," and recited "with a first-class Arabic accent" the opening lines: Allah is Supreme! ... I witness that there is no god but Allah ...."[20]
  • Liberals at the New York Times and the Huffington Post fawn over the Indonesian ring that Obama has worn since long before his marriage to Michelle Obama. [21][22] It has been reported that this ring has Islamic inscriptions. [23]
  • Obama stated that the Autobiography of Malcolm X, which was co-written by Alex Haley, inspired him in his youth.[24]
  • Obama raised nearly $1 million and campaigned for a Kenyan presidential candidate who had a written agreement with Muslim leaders promising to convert Kenya to an Islamic state that bans Christianity.[25]
  • Obama's claims of conversion to Christianity arose after he became politically ambitious, lacking a date of conversion or baptism.[26]
  • In 2007, while Obama was a candidate, the White House military office assigned him the Secret Service code name "Renegade".[27] "Renegade" conventionally describes someone who goes against normal conventions of behavior, but its first usage was to describe someone who has turned from their religion. It is a word derived from the Spanish renegado, which originally meant "Christian turned Muslim."[28]
  • In the book Obama,"Renegade" his friends say that "he actually really wasn't much of a churchgoer." [29]
  • On the 2008 campaign trail, Obama was reading "The Post-American World" by Fareed Zakaria,[30] which was a general discussion of US foreign policy that was on the non-fiction best-seller lists for weeks.[31] Although Zakaria had Muslim ancestors, he is a non-Muslim educated at Yale with a Ph.D. from Harvard.
  • Contrary to Christianity, the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya allows adherents to deny they are Muslim if it would be dangerous not to.
  • Obama uses the Muslim Pakistani pronunciation for "Pakistan" rather than the common American one.[32]
  • Obama favors Pakistan, a Muslim nation, in its conflicts with India, a mostly Hindu nation.[33] However, the Obama Administration's relationship with Pakistan could be driven by its critical role in the battle against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.
  • Obama was thoroughly exposed to Christianity as an adult in Chicago prior to attending law school, yet no one at law school saw him display any interest in converting. Obama unabashedly explained how he became "churched" in a 2007 speech: "It's around that time [while working as an organizer for the Developing Communities Project (DCP) of the Calumet Community Religious Conference (CCRC) in Chicago] that some pastors I was working with came around and asked if I was a member of a church. 'If you're organizing churches,' they said, 'it might be helpful if you went to a church once in a while.' And I thought, 'I guess that makes sense.'"[34]
"I really endorse and support the policies that he has adopted,"
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said of President Barack Obama
as reported by the
Washington Post.[35]
  • Obama is mentioned as helping to organize the 1995 Million Man March led by black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan from the Nation of Islam. [36]
  • Obama visited "more than one mosque" in Kenya while on a political trip there but did not visit any churches, although there are a large proportion of churches and even a National Temple in Kenya.[37]
  • Obama enjoyed a bigger increase in voter support in 2008 (compared to 2004) by Muslims than by any other voting group, including blacks;[38] "Muslim turnout in the U.S. elections reached 95 percent, the highest Muslim turnout in U.S. history."[39]
  • "President-elect Barack Hussein Obama has yet to attend [Sunday] church services since winning the White House earlier ..., a departure from the example of his two immediate predecessors."[40][41] Liberal sources claim that this is due to security concerns. However, in general, Presidents rarely attend weekly church services while in office.[42] Yet, the Obama family has attended Christian church serves at various times since becoming President in 2009.[43]
  • In 2009, Justice John Roberts failed to administer the oath of office correctly while Obama placed his hand on a Bible. To avoid any claims that Obama was not the real President because of mis-stating the oath, Roberts dropped by the White House to re-administering the oath the next day, but no Bible was used for that private re-do of the oath.
  • At the G-20 summit in April 2009, Obama bowed deeply to Saudi King Abdullah, a Muslim who is also the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.[44]
    President Obama bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia - April 2009
    Never before in the history of the U.S. has a president displayed such shocking deference to a foreign official and Obama has not bowed to any other royal leaders. Obama later stated, "We have to change our behavior in showing the Muslim world greater respect."[45] Obama's spin doctors and left-wing apologists dismissed the obviousness of the bow. One anonymous aide stated, "It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he's taller than King Abdullah."[46] However, in video of the incident, Obama's left hand can clearly be seen staying at his side until after he had finished his bow.[47] Additionally, Obama also met with Queen Elizabeth, who is much shorter than King Abdullah, but he did not bow when he shook her hand and neither he nor the queen appeared to have any difficulty.[48] (Many liberals and even a handful of conservatives have proposed that President Bush also bowed before King Abdullah.[49] However, there is a vast, inexorable difference between bending down to receive a medal as Bush did and bowing in deference to a foreign leader as Obama did.)
  • Obama required that a religiously affiliated college take the extraordinary action of concealing with wood the monogram "IHS", which represents the name of Jesus, during a speech by Obama there[50][Dead link]
  • In 2006, Obama gave an irreverent speech about using the Bible in public policy. It resembled a stand-up comedy act, with Obama making fun of the books of the Torah, the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount and other key Biblical passages.[51]
  • In 2010, while Obama was president, the Missile Defense Agency changed its logo, incorporating a crescent and star.[52] The new logo closely resembles that of the Iranian Space Agency.[53] The new logo was designed in 2007, prior to Obama's election as president.
  • In 2012, Obama participated in a $40,000 per plate fundraiser on Holy Thursday, which many devout Christians would find to be inappropriate.
  • On September 25, 2012, in his address to United Nations General Assembly, Obama said that "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."[54] This outrageous comment was predictably ignored by the lamestream media, but rightly highlighted by Conservative commentators.[55]
  • Obama's spiritual mentor of 20 years, Rev. Jeremiah Wright explained in an interview "that Barack Obama was steeped in Islam when he first met him," [56] and said he “made it comfortable” for Obama to accept Christianity without having renounce his Islamic background. [57]
  • Obamacare has a provision enabling groups that have a religious objection to the individual mandate and who have forfeited the benefits of Social Security (such as the Amish) to claim a religious conscience opt-out of the individual mandate.[58] Muslims would not be eligible for a religious exemption from the individual mandate,[59] although other online commentators speculate that Muslims would be eligible for a religious exemption.[60]
  • Obama further impedes the Christian faith on gay rights, telling military chaplains a statutory provision that would allow military chaplains to opt-out of performing gay marriages is “unnecessary and ill-advised,” but he signed the bill into law anyway.[61]
  • On more than one occasion, Obama verbally attacks the economic livelihood of Las Vegas for unknown reasons, and Obama has also criticized state lotteries despite being heavily favored by most Democrats. The reason may be that gambling is forbidden in the Koran[62] and frowned upon by many Protestant denominations.[63]
  • The planners for the second Obama inauguration have announced that three Bibles will be used to administer the oath: Michelle Obama's family Bible for a private oath on January 20 and Abraham Lincoln's and Martin Luther King's Bibles on January 21.[64]
Obama tries to downplay his Islamic background by claiming that his Kenyan Muslim father was a "confirmed atheist" before Obama was born, but in fact less than 1% of Kenyans are atheists, agnostics, or non-religious.[65] There is apparently no evidence of any Christian activities or local church participation by Obama while he was in Massachusetts from 1988 to 1991. Finally, Obama abruptly left his radical Christian church in Chicago in 2008, when it became politically controversial, without first finding another church to join. On April 7, 2009, Obama toured a mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. [66]

Obama's Campaign Rhetoric Designed to Attract Christian Support

Despite rarely going to church after being elected, and not even using a Bible for his official oath in 2008, in campaign mode Obama felt it "it was important" for political reasons "to dispel rumors that have been over the Internet" that observes he is not a Christian. Obama stated for a Christian audience:
"I am a Christian, and I am a devout Christian. I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe that that faith gives me a path to be cleansed of sin and have eternal life. But most importantly, I believe in the example that Jesus set by feeding the hungry and healing the sick and always prioritizing the least of these over the powerful. I didn't 'fall out in church' as they say, but there was a very strong awakening in me of the importance of these issues in my life. I didn't want to walk alone on this journey. Accepting Jesus Christ in my life has been a powerful guide for my conduct and my values and my ideals.
"There is one thing that I want to mention that I think is important. Part of what we've been seeing during the course of this campaign is some scurrilous e-mails that have been sent out, denying my faith, talking about me being a Muslim, suggesting that I got sworn in at the U.S. Senate with a Quran in my hand or that I don't pledge allegiance to the flag. I think it's really important for your readers to know that I have been a member of the same church for almost 20 years, and I have never practiced Islam. I am respectful of the religion, but it's not my own. One of the things that's very important in this day and age is that we don't use religion as a political tool and certainly that we don't lie about religion as a way to score political points. I just thought it was important to get that in there to dispel rumors that have been over the Internet. We've done so repeatedly, but obviously it's a political tactic of somebody to try to provide this misinformation.[67]

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  2. Little Voter Discomfort with Romney’s Mormon Religion. Pew Research Center (July 26, 2012). Retrieved on January 6, 2013. “Currently, 17% of registered voters say that Obama is Muslim”
  3. August 2010 Pew Research poll
  4. Iran State TV Praises Obama’s ‘anti-Israel’ Hagel selection
  5. REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA TO THE TURKISH PARLIAMENT (April 6, 2009). Retrieved on January 8, 2013.
  6. http://middleeast.about.com/b/2009/04/06/obama-in-turkey-at-the-gates-of-islam.htm
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  8. http://www.religionnewsblog.com/17736/barack-obama-2
  9. http://www.faithfreedom.org/oped/sina31103.htm. During the third and fourth grades, Obama learned about Islam for two hours each week in religion class, according to the LA Times. Campaign downplays his connection during boyhood in Indonesia, Baltimore Sun, March 16, 2007
  10. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/24/AR2007012400371_pf.html
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  24. For example, Obama writes in his own autobiography, "Only Malcolm X's autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me. The blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will. ... [E]ven as I imagine myself following Malcolm's call, one line in the book stayed with me. He spoke of a wish he'd once had, the wish that the white blood that ran through him, there by an act of violence, might somehow be expunged."[3]
  25. [4] Text of the agreement, as three images: [5]
  26. In his book, Obama oddly claims to have been baptized without giving his age or date, and later gave a date that postdates his political ambition (1992).
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  29. Wolffe: President Missed Rev. Wright’s Racist Rants Because 'He Wasn’t Much of a Churchgoer' NewsBusters.org, June 16, 2009
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Congress, States, and Even Obama's DOJ Rally to Prayer-Givers' Defense

Congress, States, and Even Obama's DOJ Rally to Prayer-Givers' Defense 

the only reason why is he is islamic he must pray 5 times a day

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Congress, half of the states across the nation, and many others are rallying to defend public prayer in a major case at the U.S. Supreme Court. Even the Obama administration weighed in with a surprising legal brief in what is shaping up to be a major religious-liberty case—and could even become the biggest religious-liberty win in over half a century.

This is an update to our earlier report on Town of Greece v. Galloway, regarding whether prayers at government events are an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Although the Supreme Court upheld the practice of “legislative prayer” in 1983 in Marsh v. Chambers, and this town in western New York allows any citizen to volunteer to pray—even a local witch and an atheist—the Second Circuit appeals court struck down the practice because too many Christians volunteered, many of whom mentioned Jesus during their prayers.
Now the first briefs have been filed. Tom Hungar of Gibson Dunn is lead counsel in this Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) case; his excellent brief is what you would expect from someone as accomplished as Hungar, as he prepares to argue for his 26th time before the Supreme Court. 
A total of 25 amicus briefs (“friend of the court” briefs) were filed supporting ADF and the town of Greece. Among them is a brief by Indiana Solicitor General Tom Fisher on behalf of 23 states nationwide, a brief by Steffen Johnson representing 34 U.S. Senators, and the brief that I authored on behalf of 85 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Then came a welcome surprise for those on side of Greece in the case when Solicitor General Don Verrilli filed a brief for the United States strongly supporting the town and opposing liberal arguments that courts should bar “sectarian” references such as mentioning Jesus or quoting the Bible. 
This is ironic, in that President Obama’s typical judicial nominees are “separationists,” who take a very restrictive view that the Establishment Clause does not allow “sectarian” prayers and allows courts to purge the public square of most traditional references to religious faith. But Verrilli’s brief takes a very different position, and with its filing, it becomes extremely likely that the prayer-givers will prevail in this case before the Supreme Court.
The real question will be how broad the Court goes. The Hungar/ADF brief thoroughly discusses how the lower court in this case (and a few others) got this case wrong by applying the “endorsement test”—a standard the Supreme Court adopted in 1989, saying that government action involving religion is unconstitutional if it gives someone the impression that government is endorsing religion.
This was Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s pet theory on religious liberty, and is completely divorced from the First Amendment’s original meaning and 200 years of precedent. The endorsement test has been a train wreck since the Court narrowly adopted it by a 5-4 vote, setting a very hostile obstacle in the way of countless peaceful and longstanding expressions of faith and history.
This is why many of the briefs filed in this case encourage the Supreme Court to take this opportunity to overrule the endorsement test. These briefs argue it should be replaced by the “coercion test”—under which the Constitution does not allow the government to coerce any citizen to participate in a religious activity that violates their conscience, or officially create a national religion (such as passing a law declaring that we are a Southern Baptist nation). So long as there is no coercion, the First Amendment allows all manner of peaceful expressions and passive displays of faith in the public square.
The brief I filed for Members of Congress makes this argument, as does Fisher’s brief for 23 states. Similar arguments regarding this point, or the related argument that courts are not able to draw lines telling citizens what they can and cannot say during prayers, are also made by briefs for constitutional scholars, theologians, Orthodox Jews, and many others. 
This is the biggest religious-liberty case to go before the Supreme Court in years. If the Court agrees on a majority opinion siding with the town and prayer-givers, it will be the biggest religious-liberty win in at least 20 years. And if the Court goes the distance and returns the Establishment Clause to the coercion standard that was the rule under the Constitution for most of America’s history, this will be the biggest religious-liberty victory in at least half a century.
This is a case worth watching. Oral arguments will be in November or December, with a decision by next July.
Breitbart News legal columnist Ken Klukowski is senior fellow for religious liberty at the Family Research Council and on faculty at Liberty University School of Law. Follow him on Twitter @kenklukowski.