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Published:April 7th, 2009 13:38 EST
Obama Shamelessly Panders To The Muslim World

Obama Shamelessly Panders To The Muslim World

By Robert Paul Reyes

With his charisma, intelligence, optimism and eloquence President Barack Obama is uniquely qualified to unite Americans at this critical juncture in history.

Obama`s sterling qualities have served him well abroad, he is greeted like a rock star by foreign audiences.

Obama doesn`t have to resort to pandering to win over an audience, his easy smile and his quick wit wins them over every time.

But in an address to the Turkish Parliament Obama made a fool of himself, brazenly pandering to his Muslim audience.

"Barack Obama used his address to the Turkish Parliament yesterday, marking his first visit to a Muslim nation as president, to reject contentions the U.S. is at war with Islam - a contention former President George W. Bush also made.

`Let me say this as clearly as I can. The United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. In fact, our partnership with the Muslim world is critical ... in rolling back a fringe ideology that people of all faiths reject.`

`We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over so many centuries to shape the world for the better, including my own country.`"

America has never declared war with Islam, but a significant segment of the Muslim world has not only declared war against us, they are doing everything they can to destroy us. Crowds numbering in the tens of thousands in Gaza, Lebanon, Iran, Syria and Iraq frequently shout "Death to the Great Satan." The idea that non-Muslims are infidel dogs is not a fringe belief in the Muslim world, it`s an article of faith. Most Muslims, not just a fringe element, support suicide bombers who kill innocent civilians. It`s the head of state of Iran and not a radical shopkeeper who calls for the destruction of Israel and America.

I wonder is Obama referring to America`s partnership with Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich kingdom that supports terrorist networks throughout the world? Or perhaps its our partnership with Egypt, the impoverished dictatorship that we prop up with billions, that allows weapons to pour across its border to the Hamas terrorists in Gaza?

Islam has shaped the world for the better? What parallel universe is Obama living in? Islam has brought the world nothing but misery and bloodshed. In every Muslim country women are treated like chattel, citizens don`t enjoy freedom of speech, and followers of minority religions are persecuted and murdered.

Contrast the Muslim dictatorship with the tiny democratic state of Israel. With their vast oil wealth the Muslim world`s contribution to the realms of science, medicine and technology has been negligible, while on the other hand, Israel has had legions of Nobel Prize winners in every field.

Islam has changed America for the better? Islam played absolutely no part in the establishment and incredible growth and prosperity of our democracy, for the simple reason that there were no Muslims in this country to speak of until fairly recently. I challenge Obama to name one good thing that Islam has done for America.

Obama`s pandering to the Muslim world will only serve to infuriate patriotic Americans, the vast majority of Muslims will still pray to Allah for the destruction of our great democracy.