My heart sank when I heard president Obama’s recent statement at the UN: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” It was difficult to hear the president of the United States declare to the world that critics of Mohammed are wrong, don’t have a cause, must not be heard, respected, taken seriously and will have no future in America.
I lived 30 years of my life hearing similar threats from Islamic sheikhs across the Middle East, telling us “You insult the prophet Mohammed, you die,” which is the law of Sharia. There are sharia books bought and sold in America that clearly state that “the penalty for insulting the prophet is death even if one repents.” What constitutes an insult of the prophet could be something minor, such as saying Mohammed married a 9-year-old, which is a fact, but if it is stated in a critical way, it is considered an insult. Sharia law condemns those who leave Islam to death, or to use Obama’s parlance, to “have no future,” for simply stating they have left Islam and why. Islam considers stating why a person left Islam to be an insult to Islam and subversion of the Islamic state, which constitutes a capital crime.
Even though Obama’s threat was subtle and he did not use the word “death,” his message sounds just as threatening, especially to former Muslims, who often get death threats from members of the “religion of peace.” After Obama’s UN speech, I talked to several former Muslims like myself and we all concluded that we do not feel safe under this administration. We are being told by the President of the United States to be silent about the religion we were born in and escaped from.
A former Muslim friend of mine who wishes to stay anonymous went as far as saying that he was afraid the Obama administration could leak information on us, such our addresses, because he senses a lot of hostility to outspoken former Muslims in America. I do not believe that my friend is paranoid; leaks by the Obama administration have hurt many. There have been many leaks regarding Israel, the navy seals, and even the Pakistani doctor who is now in jail for helping the U.S. find Osama Bin Laden. Political power to the Obama administration has become more important than the safety and security of the American people and the Libya terror attack has proved this to be true.
We were also alarmed to see the producer of the video “Innocence of Muslims” being dragged in the middle of the night by American police, conveniently after Muslim riots, for so-called “parole violations.” The shameless Obama administration needed that photo-op of the producer in handcuffs to show and tell the Muslim world, “I am tough on those who insult Mohammed.” The truth regarding that low-budget amateur video is that all the stories in it were taken out of the Islamic books on Mohammed’s life like “Sirat Rasul Allah,” as well as Islamic quotes called “Hadiths.” The stories were not the invention of the producer of the film; they were tasteless and unholy, but they are all found in Muslim scriptures. The problem with Islam is that Muslims riot, burn and kill those who repeat what already exists in Muslim scriptures.
Now Obama has announced to the world that our constitution comes second to speaking the truth about a prophet. Obama is catering to a culture desperate for respect and legitimacy from the rest of the world; a culture that kills its own children, men and women in order to protect the shady reputation of its prophet. When the life and acts of Mohammed were written and documented by Muslims, it was a source of pride for them, but in the 21st century it has become a source of shame, and now they cannot go back and remove what they have already written about the actions of Mohammed. All they can do is riot, burn and kill anyone who speaks about it. Their prophet has done a lot of unholy acts but speaking about Islam and Mohammed’s actions analytically has become a crime.
The scary part now is that the U.S. president agrees with Islam’s dysfunctional dilemma and I hope in the next debate, he will be asked: What did you mean, Mr. President, by saying, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet Mohammed?”
Obama should have learned the hard way from the events in Benghazi (incidentally, the word “benghazi” in Arabic means “sons of invaders”). He should have learned that the Muslim world will never love him just because his father was a Muslim, even if he declares that he himself is a Muslim. It won’t matter to the Islamists because what they want is world domination, and anyone or any Muslim leader who stands in the way of the Ummah will be taken out. Sadat, Mubarak, the Shah of Iran, and Gaddafi, were all Muslims, and we all know how they were treated. Now many Muslim leaders are dragged in the streets of Islamic capitals by Muslim rioters if they deviate from Sharia.
For 4 years the Obama policy was not on the side of America as it should have been. Unlike any American president, Obama spoke softly to enemies of America while holding a stick to the American people. He has been experimenting with the devil, appeasing and pleasing the Muslim world while gambling with the safety and security of America. He believed that his unique background would make Muslims love him and perhaps love America, but the Muslim world did not love neither. He told us that only he understood what the Muslim world needed; simple respect, we were told. Obama’s actions told the Libyans that he trusts the lives of the U.S. embassy staff to the Libyan people and refused to show serious visible security in an al-Qaeda infested area of Libya, the country he helped liberate. But the terrorists in Benghazi lived up to their name and told Obama, “Thanks but no thanks. We would rather be the jihadists we are meant to be.”
Obama’s legacy will be empowering radical Islam, both in the Middle East and inside America, at the expense of freedom of speech and American power. Future generations will suffer to get back what America has lost under Obama. He never even achieved the love and harmony he had hoped for from the Arab street, which was recently found chanting “Obama, Obama, we are all Osama.”
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