“Why do Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton believe they know more about Islam than Muslim clerics?”

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Read it all. This quote though sums it up nicely:

Sharia rejects freedom of speech as much as freedom of religion. It rejects the idea of equal rights between men and women as much as between Muslim and non-Muslim. It brooks no separation between spiritual life and civil society. It is a comprehensive framework for human life, dictating matters of government, economy, and combat, along with personal behavior such as contact between the sexes and personal hygiene. Sharia aims to rule both believers and non-believers, and it affirmatively sanctions jihad in order to do so.

Even if this is not the only construction of Islam, it is absurd to claim—as President Obama did during his recent visit to a mosque in Baltimore—that it is not a mainstream interpretation. In fact, it is the mainstream interpretation in many parts of the world. Last year, Americans were horrified by the beheadings of three Western journalists by ISIS. American and European politicians could not get to microphones fast enough to insist that these decapitations had nothing to do with Islam. Yet within the same time frame, the government of Saudi Arabia beheaded eight people for various violations of sharia—the law that governs Saudi Arabia.[emphasis in original]

I would answer the question in the headline very bluntly: The modern leftwing intellectual community, often led by Democratic politicians and college professors (but I repeat myself), are generally uninterested in reality. Their ideology trumps all, which is why they were able to push through Obamacare, and have had absolutely no understanding of the violence coming out of the Middle East and are willing to allow hundreds of thousands of people from that region to immigrate here without any vetting. As Obama ludicrously declared after the Brussels bombing this week, “We defeat them in part by saying, you are not strong; you are weak.” In other words, declaring them weak will stop their violence, end the terrorism, and make whole the lives they have shattered.

Until the American people reject these head-in-the-clouds fools, we will be subjected to more terrorism, more violence, and more ludicrous and impossible laws that make our lives miserable. My chief worry, however, is that the American people might be as disconnected from reality as these Democratic leaders.


  • D K Rögnvald Williams

    My chief worry is HRC becoming President.

  • Garry

    The irony is that what Obama’s actions usually tell Muslims (and the rest of the world) is “We are not strong, we are weak.”

  • Cotour

    I will throw this article by Thomas Sowel into this mix and also cover the economic strategy being implemented by the left, especially by their most effective modern leader, B.H. Obama.


    None of this, either in our economy or in dealing with any radical has any chance of changing until Obama is out of office, he pays only lip service when he talks of having Europe’s back, or the American peoples back for that matter, or his outrage at radical Islams outrageous actions.

  • Cotour

    Follow up:

    “Sowell has said that he was a Marxist “during the decade of my 20s”; one of his earliest professional publications was a sympathetic examination of Marxist thought vs. Marxist–Leninist practice.[9] His experience working as a federal government intern during the summer of 1960 caused him to reject Marxian economics in favor of free market economic theory. During his work, Sowell discovered an association between the rise of mandated minimum wages for workers in the sugar industry of Puerto Rico and the rise of unemployment in that industry. Studying the patterns led Sowell to theorize that the government employees who administered the minimum wage law cared more about their own jobs than the plight of the poor.[10]”

    Maybe Obama should have actually gotten a real job in the actual economy instead of academia and government to put his Marxist beliefs to the test, maybe he would have come to a different conclusions.

    Feel free to read Mr. Sowels history to better understand where his perspective is derived:


    Thomas Sowel, another in the list of the very finest Americans who happen to be differently colored.

  • Wayne

    Oh yeah– plenty of solid conservative/free-market, American’s of black ancestry & Sowell is a rock-star Economist. Justice Clarence Thomas has a compelling back-history as well.

    DK & Garry: on board with both of you.

    This next few months will be increasingly weird—Obama is pretty much on full-speed craziness, while the Senate & House Republican leadership is busily maneuvering & scheming to keep a grip on their fiefdoms.

  • Frank

    Obama’s wold view is based on his Muslim upbringing and Marxist mentors, and an arrogance that he knows better than everyone about most things. He lives in a bubble and can’t see through his own belief system supported by his closest advisors.

    Hillary’s position is based on political convenience and polls. It would change tomorrow if there was an advantage to her.

  • Rocco

    This is one of the reasons I am VOTING TRUMP. Hilary da lying Ho is a known. Trump is an unknown, I will roll the dice on Trump thank you.

  • TimArth

    Cotour – Hear, hear. I am a very big fan of Mr. Sowell. My favorite points of his – that he makes quite often – is in regards to the “legacy of slavery”. I am paraphrasing, but in the 50’s or 60’s, despite racism being more rampant, black families had it much, much, much better than they do today. That demonstrates that somehow the legacy of slavery somehow decided to wait a full century before kicking in to create all the social problems that exist today. The social problems of today were created by the war on poverty, etc that began 100 years after slavery ended.

    Of course, this has nothing to do with Bob’s original post….

  • Just remember that Barack Obama was as much an unknown as Donald Trump. Obama’s past record told us what he really believed in, despite the high-minded words said by him during the 2008 campaign. Similarly, Trump’s past record suggests, like Obama, that he isn’t the unknown that you imagine, and that once elected he very well could be as liberal as any Democrat.

    I am still hopeful that Cruz will win the Republican nomination. Not only is he a known, he is also a known conservative.

  • Cotour

    In the past days Trump reveals a weakness (I have observed it before), when insulted in some way he retaliates in a known and predictable way. For a man who’s strategy is to reveal as little as possible during negotiation this is a manipulatable trait, telegraphing your next move. Push button A and C happens. Not good.

    And to be fair, I would tend to put the word conservative in parenthesis regarding Cruz. he is also a known “conservative”.

    I believe that Cruz is in general a conservative but as I look closer at him I see that he is a political technician and much of what he has built his career on is designed as an architect designs a building. Taking that into consideration and the fact that he is an “acceptable” alternative to Trump for the establishment that means that they believe that they can “redesign” his building.

    Both of these guys at the moment are not instilling confidence in me, neither of them. They are actually pissing me off. Trump comes off as petty and petulant and Cruz comes off as being too young, he appears as having no real weight behind his persona, other than his sharp, nerdy rhetoric.

  • Michael G.Gallagher

    The people may need to get what they deserve good and hard for the next four years before they reactivate their brain cells-or maybe activate them for the first time.

  • Rocco

    The problem I have with any of these people running for the presidency is we have little choice. I end up picking one of the two nitwits in November. Right now I see Binden/Waren v. Trump. Hilary Clinton will be charged before the Dem Con in July and Obama will slip in the current VP.
    As a disclaimer I did drop my 8 Ball and the little window is cracked.

  • Ron

    Cotour said:

    “Thomas Sowel, another in the list of the very finest Americans who happen to be differently colored.”

    Differently colored from who?

  • Cotour

    I use the term “differently colored” when indicating a person of African American heritage specifically, and anyone other than “white” in general. I attempt to depolarize the conversation using it because the other terms used are tools of racism and division used by the political class which desperately needs racial upheaval and contention.

    We are all Americans, differently colored or not.

  • Cotour

    A real world example of how the 5% minority controls and terrorizes the 95%.


    This example illustrates the reason that this forced integration of East and West by the powers that be over the past 30 or so years must be reversed and seen for what it is, fastastical and existentially dangerous to the West.

  • Cotour

    Kasich panders to who?


    Maybe a good Governor, but he is disqualifying himself from the presidency or vice presidency. There must be reasonable profiling and qualifying of ANYONE who comes into the country. He is apparently for open borders? Does he also consider the entire population of the entire world just undocumented Americans like Obama and most of the Democrat leadership? They are bare naked willing to trade America way for their dream of controlling government in perpetuity.

    America is about immigrants, legal immigrants, all day long, 24 / 7 / 365, that come to America to become American and enjoy true freedom and not for those who are fleeing what oppresses them in their home country, only to recreate what they are fleeing from there, here. America is NOT about open borders where anyone can come here without any scrutiny to exercise their political opposition to this country through terrorism.

    That is just taking “freedom” a bit too far. I am sooo sick of these kinds of pandering politicians who say things that are just not reasonably sustainable and in fact are quite un American and dangerous to us all.

  • Edward

    TimArth wrote: “the legacy of slavery somehow decided to wait a full century before kicking in to create all the social problems that exist today. The social problems of today were created by the war on poverty, etc that began 100 years after slavery ended.”

    It is no coincidence that the social problems were created by the war on poverty. That was the intention of LBJ’s supposed “war.” He was not creating a war *on* poverty so much as working to keep black families from succeeding in the US, while at the same time getting them to vote Democratic. It worked like a charm.

    “Welfare” system requirements have caused an almost complete breakdown of the classical nuclear family in the black community, a system that has been shown over centuries to work very well. Thus, social problems have blossomed into a viscous weed sucking the nutrients from the black community and poisoning the rest with vitriol, including an insistence that only black lives matter.

    Getting free stuff under the guise of “entitlement” has caused black voters to flock to the very Democrats who keep them poor — especially since the requirement for the free stuff is remaining poor. The aspiration to success and prosperity has literally been stripped from most of the black community and has been replaced by hopelessness and despair. Obama complains about the high rate of dropouts in America’s high schools, but it is his own party’s policies that cause it.

    Are you really complaining that someone has a career path? That he knows what he wants and follows his dream? It is not the age that matters so much as it is the experience.

    Trump’s experience is less than Obama’s, and we ended up with a disastrous tyranny with him — and Trump has even less concern for and experience with the Constitution and its insistence that We the People desire to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” He would eliminate the First Amendment where it is most convenient for him. What else would he eliminate for his own convenience?

  • Wayne

    Well said.

  • Cotour

    If you didn’t get it from my post, I am not happy.

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