Should it surprise anyone that our president, Barack Hussein Obama has given his endorsement to the building of that Muslim community center three blocks from ground zero in lower Manhattan. This is the same American president who offered a deep bow to the King of Saudi Arabia suggesting submission in the eyes of many. And now once again he is showing just how out of touch he is with the American public, or, showing his utter contempt for them. And the arrogance displayed during the prepared speech that he gave during an iftar dinner held at the White House.
Oh, and by the way iftar refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. Iftar is done right after Maghrib (sunset) time. Traditionally, a date is the first thing to be consumed when the fast is broken. Why would such a dinner be held at our White House by a non-Muslim president? Or is he non-muslim?
Here are some excerpts from his speech and my comments in parenthesis:
"we must all recognize and respect the sensitivities surrounding the development of lower Manhattan" (ground zero)
"The pain and experience of suffering by those who lost loved ones is just, unimaginable. (Just as unimaginable as our president's endorsement of the mosque) So I understand the emotions that this issue engenders. (The mosque going up near ground zero) And ground zero is indeed hallowed ground."
(The nice talk ends, and the arrogance begins) "But let me be clear. As a citizen, and (More importantly) as President, (he didn't bother say American citizen or American president, both givens, but then so is religious freedom in this country!) I believe that Muslims have the right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country, and that includes the right to build a place of worship and community center onprivate property in lower Manhattan in accordance with local laws and ordinances. (Sure but 1)I thought it WASN'T going to be a mosque?!? It only suppose to be a "community center" with a "place for worship"?? 2) What happened to understanding the pain and suffering of those who lost loved ones on Sept. 11 yadda-yadda-yadda? And 3) Don't you wish that Obama would stand up for Christianity like that!)
This is America. And our commitment to religious freedom must be (said with force) unshakable! The principle that peoples of all faiths are welcomed in this country (Not Christians it seems) and that they will not be treated differently by their Government. (No to a nativity scene on the White House lawn, but yes to a dinner commemorating iftar?) The writ of the founders (founding fathers) must endure.
Are you outraged by the president endorsement, or, do you feel that he is representing your feelings on religious tolerance in America? Or what opinion DO you have?