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News 6.4.09—President Obama and Cairo University

Much is being reported in regards to President Obama’s speech at Cairo University—a bold outreach to “the Muslim World.” Unfortunately, not being  factually explained.

Quoting from the Koran four times, the President said, “Islam has always been a part of America’s story. The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco…let there be no doubt, Islam is a part of America.” Actually, it was Holland. On November 16,1776, officials at Saint Eustatius in the Dutch West Indies fired “the first salute” to a warship bearing the American flag.

President Obama also cited John Adams’ words when second president signed the Treaty of Tripoli in 1796. Adams stated we had “no enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims.” This presented a problem as the Barbary Pirates operating out of Tripoli continued to prey on American shipping. John Adams attempted to buy them off and failed. By 1800, nearly one-fifth of the federal budget was consumed in trying to pay off predatory rulers in North Africa. When Thomas Jefferson succeeded Adams in 1801, he dispatched warships and U.S. Marines “to the shores of Tripoli” to fight for American rights. Jefferson was determined not to pay tribute to the Muslim rulers of North Africa and to stop their seizing U.S. Merchant ships and selling American seamen into slavery. That effort succeeded.

Yes, Jefferson did own a copy of the Koran as President Obama stated in his speech. But the reason he read it when he was serving as our ambassador in Paris was to see if it could really be true–as Arab diplomats were telling him–that the Koran gave them the right to attack and enslave Americans and all other “infidels.” Jefferson concluded from his reading that America must fight–not pay tribute–to protect its citizens.

Koran: When the sacred months have passed away, THEN SLAY THE IDOLATERS WHEREVER YOU FIND THEM, AND TAKE THEM CAPTIVES AND BESIEGE THEM AND LIE IN WAIT FOR THEM IN EVERY AMBUSH, then if they repent and keep up prayer [become believers] and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them (9:5)

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The Koran—more quotes:

As for those who disbelieve in Our communications, We shall make them enter fire; so oft as their skins are thoroughly burned, We will change them for other skins, that they may taste the punishment (4:56)

And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah (8:39)

 
FIGHT THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN ALLAH, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Messenger have prohibited, NOR FOLLOW THE RELIGION OF TRUTH, OUT OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE BOOK [Christians and Jews], until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and THEY ARE IN A STATE OF SUBJECTION. (9:29)

I WILL CAST TERROR INTO THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO DISBELIEVE. THEREFORE STRIKE OFF THEIR HEADS AND STRIKE OFF EVERY FINGERTIP OF THEM. THIS IS BECAUSE THEY ACTED ADVERSELY TO ALLAH AND HIS MESSENGER; AND WHOEVER ACTS ADVERSELY TO ALLAH AND HIS MESSENGER – THEN SURELY ALLAH IS SEVERE IN REQUITING (EVIL). THIS – TASTE IT, AND (KNOW) THAT FOR THE UNBELIEVERS IS THE PUNISHMENT OF FIRE. O you who believe! When you meet those who disbelieve marching for war, then turn not your backs to them. And whoever shall turn his back to them on that day – unless he turn aside for the sake of fighting or withdraws to a company – then he, indeed, becomes deserving of Allah’s wrath, and his abode is hell; and an evil destination shall it be. So you did not slay them, but it was Allah Who slew them and you did not smite when you smote (the enemy) but it was Allah Who smote, and that He might confer upon the believers a good gift from Himself; (8:12-17)

And that you should judge between them by what Allah has revealed, and do not follow their low desires, and be cautious of them, lest they seduce you from part of what Allah has revealed to you; but if they turn back, then know that Allah desires to afflict them on account of some of their faults; and most surely many of the people are transgressors. Is it then the judgment of the times of ignorance that they desire: and who is better than Allah to judge for a people who are sure? O YOU WHO BELIEVE! DO NOT TAKE THE JEWS AND THE CHRISTIANS FOR FRIENDS; THEY ARE FRIENDS OF EACH OTHER; AND WHOEVER AMONGST YOU TAKES THEM FOR A FRIEND, THEN SURELY HE IS ONE OF THEM; SURELY ALLAH DOES NOT GUIDE THE UNJUST PEOPLE. (5:49-51)

The punishment of those who pit themselves against Allah and His Messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement, except those who repent before you have them in your power (5:33-34)

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Please read 1 John 5:10-13—the Bible

(Photo by Val Lee—Antigua)

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June 5, 2009 - Posted by | Islam, Israel, Muslim, News, Obama, Politics, President Obama, Uncategorized | ,

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