Obama A Muslim?

Maybe John Adams was Muslim too.

At WorldNetDaily, Pieder Beeli, in an article entitled Obama’s faith: Christianity or Islam? writes:

Central tenet of the faith

When speaking of the origins of Islam, why does Obama use the word “revealed”? In his Cairo speech, Obama said, “I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed [emphasis added].” One does not expect a Christian to suggest that God revealed Islam to Muhammad for the simple reason that if God did such, then Christianity is wrong.

Why would not Obama instead choose to say, “when Islam was invented” or “fabricated – or at least use the more equipoise “when Islam began…”?

I find this especially telling in that I have not been able to find Obama use the term “revealed” to speak of God’s doings in a Judeo-Christian context. For example, I have not heard Obama affirm the central Christian tenet, “The love of God was revealed to us on the cross of Jesus Christ.”

Taking score so far, concerning the depictions of the origins of Islam and Christianity (Obama’s professed faith), the score is Islam +1, Christianity 0.

Foundational book

Similarly, when referring to the foundational book of Islam, why does Obama regularly and forcefully append the word “holy”? Obama calls the Quran, “the holy Quran.” Again, one does not expect a Christian to suggest that the Quran is holy, because the Quran and the Bible contradict each other. If the Quran is holy, it should also be true – and if the Quran is true, then the Bible is incorrect.

Let’s ignore for a moment the falsehood that Obama has never affirmed his belief in Jesus dying on the cross; he has. There is no question that Obama doesn’t endorse the kind of Christianity that holds either Christianity is true or Islam is true; the two contradict one another. In that sense he is no different than the first five American Presidents; they didn’t believe in that kind of “Christianity” either. And like Obama, they considered themselves “Christians” not Deists or Muslims.

As John Adams put it:

“It has pleased the Providence of the first Cause, the Universal Cause, that Abraham should give religion not only to Hebrews but to Christians and Mahomitans, the greatest part of the modern civilized world.”

— John Adams to M.M. Noah, July 31, 1818.

So Obama doesn’t seem “Christian” enough to satisfy certain kinds of “Christians.” But is he really “Muslim” enough to satisfy the kinds of “Muslims” we are afraid of? Puleeze. This “Muslim” just got in trouble with religious conservatives for affirming families on Fathers Day headed by two fathers. Some “Muslim.” If only the entire Muslim world were “those” kinds of “Muslims.”

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2 Responses to Obama A Muslim?

  1. the innominate one says:

    Jon, good post, but I think you missed the mark slightly with this sentence:

    “Let’s ignore for a moment the falsehood that Obama has never affirmed his belief in Jesus dying on the cross; he has.”

    I don’t think Beeli is claiming that Obama has never affirmed his belief in Jesus dying on the cross, rather, Beeli is claiming that Obama has never used the word “revealed” while affirming his belief in Jesus dying on the cross, or used the word “revealed” in other, Christianity-affirming contexts. Beeli’s complaint is stupid, mind you, since U.S. politicians should only be affirming their belief in the one, true god: Thor, the Thunderer.

    Oh, and welcome back PL v2.0

  2. Jennifer says:

    Sigh. I’m an atheist, but if I had to speechify to a bunch of Christians I’d still refer to Christmas as “a celebration of the birth of Jesus” rather than “a day which is nothing special but you little sillies are clueless enough to believe otherwise.”

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