How did that sound guys? I was kinda gunning for an Olbermann effect.
Here’s the reason for the indignation:
Back on December 5th, OOTB linked to a NYT story that Obama would deliver a major speech from an Islamic capital. Knowing that Obama would never mention honor killings and gay stonings, or remind Muslims that American blood and treasure had been recently and frequently spent in their favor, I wasn’t planning on saying anything about it.
I was prepared for placating platitudes about our aggressions and their humiliations, our selfishness and their pain. I was willing to go along for the ride in the attempt to, win hearts and minds by exaggerating the population of Muslims in America and down-playing our very obvious differences.
I didn’t even care if he credited Islam with the Renaissance (which he did).
But then he had to go and say this:
America’s strong bonds with Israel are well known. This bond is unbreakable. It is based upon cultural and historical ties, and the recognition that the aspiration for a Jewish homeland is rooted in a tragic history that cannot be denied.
The aspiration for a Jewish homeland is rooted in history, PERIOD.
It’s discussed in the Bible and fortified by archeological evidence.
Attributing the existence of a Jewish state to the infamous tragedies of the Jews, no matter how eloquently put, plays into the hands of the anti-Zionists who can henceforth relate the Holocaust to Palestinian suffering.
It is weak-minded and lazy moral relativism and I loathe it like nothing else.
- It begs the question of, why Arabs pay the price for European/Russian crimes.
- It validates the presumption that the Palestinians are native to the land, while perpetuating the notion of Jews as pathetic nomads.
- It cheapens the word, “holocaust” to the degree that Muslims believe the Jews deserve a real holocaust for imposing one and faking another. And ultimately, it does not address the issue that Islam is by nature, anti-Semitic.
- It reinforces conspiracy theorizing eugenicists like Nazis and Nation of Islamers/Black Liberation Theos, that modern Jews are fake Jews who stole Judaism.
So thanks for nothing Mr. Prez.
Atlas, who informs us that the despicable “Muslim Brotherhood” invited Obama to Egypt, has a pretty extensive post about the speech and it’s worth a look. She also has interesting news about how Obama’s keeping us safe in her highly readable stories about Eric Holder giving special protection to Muslims in America, and Obama ordering law enforcement agencies to back off counterterror investigations of Muslim-American converts.
Instapundit with a classic one-liner:
They told me that if I voted for McCain, we’d get a President whose speeches on Islam were praised at Hot Air and criticized at the HuffPo. And they were right!
The Daily Beast has a column that teaches you how to write your own Obama speech. Check this excoriating **** OUT!
And here’s a nice video with instructions on how to properly boycott Israel should you desire, brought to you by, Islam in Action: