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Saturday, June 6, 2009
OBAMA DOESN'T KNOW SQUAT ABOUT ISLAM
Educating "America's Savior," the "Czar of Czars" also known as Barack Hussein Obama, who currently occupies the office of President of the United States
Obama Has a Lot to Learn About Islam's Contribution to Civilization
In his Moslem education during the mysterious "early years," Obama was taught to recite koran,delighted to the yowling of muezzins from minarets, and probably thought himself as quite an informed little Moslem.
. . . now as holder of the highest office in the United States, he still thinks himself as such--albeit no longer "little."
Granted, he's "big" now, as big as you can get to be here in this land of opportunity. He got himself a good education--Occidental College, Columbia, Harvard Law--whether Affirmative Action--racial preferences--helped or not is beside the point for our purposes here--his knowledge of history--including the history of Islamic "civilization"--is as deficient as that of any other "believer" --in the superiority of Islam, in its contributions--zero, algebra, astronomy, etc., everything that led to the "rebirth" of white Europe from the savagery it supposedly had sunk to.
The following is . . .
[From the] text of President Obama's prepared remarks to the Muslim world, delivered on June 4, 2009, as released by the White House. (New York Times)
[Comments on the text are mine--Leslie White]
The attacks of September 11th, 2001 and the continued efforts of these extremists to engage in violence against civilians has led some in my country to view Islam as inevitably hostile not only to America and Western countries, but also to human rights.--Obama
If Obama believes that Islam is not "hostile" to human rights, then he is a worse intellectual clown (a$$-clown) than he appears and sounds. Need I repeat the lack of rights for "unbelievers,' for women, for belly-crawling "dhimmis" --those non-Islamics who live under Islamic domination?
America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles – principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.--Obama
Justice, tolerance, and dignity under Islam apply only to Moslems. If you do not believe me, read or listen to news reports of what goes on in Islamic countries and/or read the koran. As for "progress"--there has been none springing from Islam since its unfortunate inception in the 7th Century C.E.
Progress has been purloined by Islamics from the civilizations it ruined and tossed by them into the future, claiming it (progress) as its own.
And now comes the crux ("heart" so as not to offend non-Christians) of the matter:
As a student of history, I also know civilization's debt to Islam. It was Islam – at places like Al-Azhar University – that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe's Renaissance and Enlightenment. It was innovation in Muslim communities that developed the order of algebra; our magnetic compass and tools of navigation; our mastery of pens and printing; our understanding of how disease spreads and how it can be healed. Islamic culture has given us majestic arches and soaring spires; timeless poetry and cherished music; elegant calligraphy and places of peaceful contemplation. And throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.--Obama
OK, he qualifies or thinly coats his lauding of "Muslim communities" NOT the Moslems themselves for developing algebra, navigation tools, medical knowledge, etc. with the facts: that these advances if civilization were not developed by devout Mohammedans who were bound by the nonsense spouted out by Mohammed in what became the koran, but passed on after translation by Moslems who dared go outside of the restrictions choking their culture and keeping it some 13 centuries behind civilizations. He does, however sing the praises of arches (not invented by Moslems but by Romans), soaring spires (perches for muezzins and not much use to civilization), "timeless poetry"--often by the denizens of Moslem-subjected previously formed civilizations--music, I can't recall world-wide-appreciated Moslem music at this moment, and "places of peaceful contemplation," that are when under Islamic rule, for Muslims only--Juden verboten! and Christians not welcome either. Of course, he, Obama, qualifies as one who would be welcome into these places of peaceful contemplation.
The final sentence of this outpouring of admiration for Islam's accomplishments, " . . . throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality," makes one want to retch with disgust at Obama's tail-wagging approach to Islam (as he did in demonstrating fealty to the king of the Saudis).
"Religious tolerance?" What was he thinking of? Pagans are kufar and killed if they did and do not accept Allah and its "prophet." And "racial equality?" For the abd (the blacks, abd means slave)? Equality on the slave trails that the Arabs used from Zanzibar to capture or buy blacks for pleasure and profit?
Back to the Obama's praise of Islamic Civilization.
As concerns the existence of such a civilization, let us turn to one surely better qualified than I am to discuss the contribution of the Arab-Mohammedan caliphates to what is accepted as "civilization" on this world.
[quoting Andre Sevier from his Ch. I ( 1) Mind of the Musulman ]
. . . historians have been deceived by appearances. The rapid expansion of Islam, which, in less than half a century after the death of Mahomet, brought into subjection to the Caliphs an immense empire stretching from Spain to India, has led them to suppose that the Arabs had attained a high degree of civilization. After the historians, the contemporary men of letters, in their fondness for exoticism, contributed still more to falsify judgment by showing us a conventional Arab world, in the same way as they have shown us an imaginary Japan, China, or Russia. (1)
1 Dr. Gustave Le Bon, "La Civilization des Arabes.'
It is in this way that the legend of Arab civiliza-tion has been created. Whoever attempted to combat it was at once assailed with Caliph Haroun-al-Raschid's presents to Charlemagne-that wonderful clock that struck with astonishment the contem-poraries of the old Emperor with the flowing beard. Then so many illustrious names are quoted: Averrhoes, Avicenna, Avenzoar, Maimonides, Alkendi, only to mention those best known. We shall show later on that these names cannot be invoked in favour of Arab civilization, and that moreover that civiliza-tion never existed.
There is a Greek civilization, and a Latin civiliza-tion; there is no Arab civilization, if by that word is meant the effort personal and original of a people towards progress. There may, perhaps, be a Musul-man civilization, but it owes nothing to the Arabs, nor even to Islam.
Nations converted to Mahomet-anism only made progress because they belonged to other races than the Arab, and because they had not yet received too deeply the impress of Islam. Their effort was accomplished in spite of the Arabs, and in spite of Islamic dogma.The prodigious success of the Arab conquest proves nothing. Attila, Genseric and Gengis Khan brought many peoples into subjection, and yet civilization owes them nothing.A conquering people only exercises a civilizing influence when it is itself more civilized than the people conquered. Now, all the nations vanquished by the armies of the Caliph had attained, long before the Arabs, a high degree of culture, so that they were able to impart a little of what they knew, but received nothing in exchange. We shall come back to this later. Let us confine ourselves for the moment to the case of the Syrians and the Egyptians, whose Schools of Damascus and Alexandria collected the traditions of Hellenism; to North Africa, Sicily, and Spain, where Latin culture still surVived; to lPersia, India, and China, all three inheritors of illustrious civilizations.The Arabs might have learnt much by contact with these diff'erent peoples, It Was thus that theBerbers of North Africa and the Spaniards very quickly assimilated Latin civilization, and in the same way the Syrians and the Egyptians assimilated Greek civilization so thoroughly that many of them, having become citizens of the Roman or of the Byzantine Empire, did honour in the career of art or letters to the country of their adoption.In striking contrast to these examples, the con-quering Arab remained a barbarian; but worse still, he stifled civilization in the conquered countries.
Read the rest--read it all--at WHEN YOU HEAR SOMEONE SHOUT "ALLAHU AKBAR!" Shoot the Bastard.
And note this:
From ANDRE’ SERVIER’S ISLAM AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE MUSULMAN (Translated by A. S. Moss-Blundell, with a preface by Louis Bertrand; Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York; 1924)
"Islam is Christianity adapted to Arab mentality, or, more exactly, it is all that the unimaginative brain of a Bedouin, obstinately faithful to ancestral practices, has been able to assimilate of the Christian doctrines. Lacking the gift of imagination, the Bedouin copies, and in copying he distorts the original. Thus Musulman law is only the Roman Code revised and corrected by Arabs; in the same way Musulman science is nothing but Greek science interpreted by the Arab brain; and again, Musulman architecture is merely a distorted imitation of the Byzantine style." (Servier, page 61)
NOTES ON ISLAM'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE UNITED STATES
By the way, dear friends, you readers of these posts here, there is more in that Obama in Cairo speech, especially that regarding Islam's contribution to the United states, starting with Tripoli (pirates) and their "contributions" to America (Yes, they did us a service by forcing the birth of the United States Navy to stop these Mohammedan Barbary pirates):
[t]he first nation to recognize my country was Morocco. and "the Treaty of Tripoli in 1796"--Obama
. . . but that's another story and the main one posted above these NOTES contains the flavor of what I wanted to say here.
"Civil resistance is a horrid alternative, but so is a socialist-fascist dictatorship--or Islam"