In Obama’s recent Middle East speech he discussed several major issues including Israel, Jerusalem, and the proposed two-state solution. There were, however, several other comments in his text that warrants scrutiny along with their intended and unintended consequences.
“…we know that our future is bound to this region by the forces of economics…”
The ‘forces of economics’ relates to the oil reserves held by Middle Eastern countries that the United States will rely on in the future. While Saudi Arabia has unquestionably the most oil reserves in the world, the United States has the most total fossil fuel reserves of any nation in the world. There is little logic to continue to rely on hostile countries for our economic wellbeing.
“Bin Laden and his murderous vision won some adherents. But even before his death, al Qaeda was losing its struggle for relevance…”
While many label Bin Laden as a ‘radical’ and as such believe his efforts appealed to a distinct minority, the truth is any true Muslim must support jihad in whatever form that will achieve their goals of world domination. We would be fools to let our guard down at this point. The leading and highly respected authority for Sharia-compliant finance, Sheik Mohammed Taqi Usmani in his 2006 book entitled: Islam and Modernism tells it like it is. He stresses that it is a present obligation for Muslims to engage in violent jihad against non-Muslim states. He further states “Aggressive jihad is lawful even today for the purpose it was lawful in ‘the past.’”
Obama continues, “…two years ago in Cairo, I began to broaden our engagement based upon mutual interests and mutual respect…”
President Obama needs to be more specific as to what he means when he refers to mutual interests and mutual respect. The average student of history and current events is hard pressed to find much mutual interest, let alone any mutual respect on the part of Islam towards the West.
“But after decades of accepting the world as it is in the region, we have a chance to pursue the world as it should be.”
If Mr. Obama was serious about his professed Christianity, he would have said, “…we have a chance to pursue the world as it will be.” One of the biggest mysteries of the day is why we as a nation are not aligning our priorities according to what the Bible clearly states will occur in the future.
“We support a set of universal rights. Those rights include free speech…freedom of religion…”
Then why Mr. President did your administration join in the efforts with the United Nations Human Rights Council to draft resolutions making it a hate crime to make statements that put Islam in an unfavorable light even if such statements are true? And why Mr. Presidents is it required to remove or hide such symbols as the Cross from public display?
“We will continue to make good on the commitments that I made in Cairo—to build networks of entrepreneurs, and expand exchanges in education; to foster cooperation in science and technology, and combat disease. Across the region, we intend to provide assistance to civil society…”
What this simply means is that we will borrow more money from China and give it to those who seek our demise.
Perhaps the overriding premise in his address was the virtues and superiority of democracy and his intent to install this form of government in the Middle Eastern and Northern African countries which are predominantly Islamic.
The highly esteemed Muslim scholar and author referenced earlier also stated in his recent book:
“…the aim of Muslims… ‘To take out people from the rule of people and put them under the rule of Allah.’”
Is there a conflict in ideologies here?
Presently there are several ‘Islamic Monarchies’ in the Middle East including Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qutar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. It’s very ironic that while we are attempting to convert these countries to democracies, the future government of the region, in fact the entire world will be a Monarchy with headquarters in Jerusalem.
The president ended his speech with the following:
“But the United States of America was founded on the belief that people should govern themselves. Now, we cannot hesitate to stand squarely on the side of those who are reaching for their rights, knowing that their success will bring about a world that is more peaceful, more stable and more just.”
Let it be simply said, democracy will not bring peace, stability, or justice to the Middle East.
Many pundits have expressed opinions that Mr. Obama is the least qualified in history to hold the office of president of the United States. One impression he definitely leaves is that either he doesn’t read his Bible, or he chooses to ignore its contents.
When President Obama delivers a state of the union speech he closes with ‘God Bless America.’ Wouldn’t it have been wonderful if he had ended his speech addressing the Middle East with the same words? Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu raised the bar when he ended his speech to our congress with those wonderful words.