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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Investor's Business Daily On Obama's Church

From IBD:

Obama's Church
By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted Tuesday, January 15, 2008 4:20 PM PT
Election 2008:

Since we first drew attention to Barack Obama's Afrocentric church a full 12 months ago, other media have weighed in.

And additional disturbing information has come to light.

At the core of the Democratic front-runner's faith — whether lapsed Muslim, new Christian or some mixture of the two — is African nativism, which raises political issues of its own.

In 1991, when Obama joined the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, he pledged allegiance to something called the Black Value System, which is a code of non-Biblical ethics written by blacks, for blacks.

It encourages blacks to group together and separate from the larger American society by pooling their money, patronizing black-only businesses and backing black leaders. Such racial separatism is strangely at odds with the media's portrayal of Obama as a uniter who reaches across races.

The code also warns blacks to avoid the white "entrapment of black middle-classness," suggesting that settling for that kind of "competitive" success will rob blacks of their African identity and keep them "captive" to white culture.

In short, Obama's "unashamedly black" church preaches the politics of black nationalism. And its dashiki-wearing preacher — who married Obama and his wife and now acts as his personal spiritual adviser — is militantly Afrocentric. "We are an African people," the Rev. Jeremiah Wright reminds his flock, "and remain true to our native land, the mother continent."

Wright once traveled to Libya with black supremacist Louis Farrakhan to meet with terrorist leader Muammar Qaddafi. Last year at a Chicago gala, Wright honored his old pal Farrakhan, who's fond of calling whites "blue-eyed devils," for lifetime achievement.

It comes as little surprise then that Wright would think Israel a "racist" occupier of Palestinians, while describing the 9/11 attacks as a "wake-up call" to "white America" for ignoring the concerns of "people of color."

Wright makes the Rev. Jesse Jackson look almost moderate and patriotic. Yet this is whom Obama picked to baptize his daughters, plus to act as his "sounding board" during his presidential run.

The candidate already has heeded his church's "nonnegotiable commitment to Africa," spending an inordinate amount of his campaign time on the Kenyan crisis, for one. Obama has close family ties to Kenya, and even founded a school in his ancestral village — the Senator Obama School.

In the bloody conflict there, which already has claimed some 700 lives, Obama appears to have sided with opposition leader Raila Odinga, head of the same Luo tribe to which Obama's late Muslim father belonged.

Obama's older brother still lives there. Abongo "Roy" Obama is a Luo activist and a militant Muslim who argues that the black man must "liberate himself from the poisoning influences of European culture." He urges his younger brother to embrace his African heritage.

Beyond family politics, these ties have potential foreign policy, even national security, implications.

Odinga is a Marxist who reportedly has made a pact with a hard-line Islamic group in Kenya to establish Shariah courts throughout the country. He has also vowed to ban booze and pork and impose Muslim dress codes on women — moves favored by Obama's brother.

With al-Qaida strengthening its beachheads in Africa — from Algeria to Sudan to Somalia — the last thing the West needs is for pro-Western Kenya to fall into the hands of Islamic extremists.

Yet Obama interrupted his New Hampshire campaigning to speak by phone with Odinga, who claims to be his cousin. He did not speak with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki.

Would Obama put African tribal or family interests ahead of U.S. interests?

It's a valid question, and one voters deserve to have debated regardless of the racial and religious sensitivities. Thanks to a media blackout of these issues, the electorate has yet to benefit from a thorough vetting of Obama.

We have to wonder how much of the national agenda Africa would consume under an Obama administration. Of the six "world threats" Obama lists in stump speeches, at least half of them concern that chronically troubled Third World continent.

Yes, some of his African priorities are noble, such as fighting AIDS and genocide. But how much U.S. aid, resources and presidential time would he devote to them? How much is enough? If Bill Clinton was America's "first black president," would Barack Hussein Obama be our first president for Africa?

Then there is the issue of his Muslim past. Obama, 47, was raised by two Muslim fathers and attended Islamic classes in Indonesia.

He denies being Muslim, however, and says he "embraced Christ" while answering the altar call 20 years ago at Trinity. (Contrary to anonymous e-mail rumors circulating, Obama never took the oath of office on the Quran. He used a Bible, and Vice President Dick Cheney swore him in during his Senate ceremony.)

This merely raises another concern, beyond that of the controversial church he chose to baptize him. If Obama were ever Muslim, even as a youth, he would now be viewed as an apostate, which in radical Islam is punishable by death. As Mideast expert Daniel Pipes has noted, a President Obama could be the target of a fatwah.

Still, his Muslim heritage is not the signal issue before the electorate. It's his Afrocentric church, which preaches black socialism and black nativism, and his family ties to an African tribe that's fanning the flames of Marxism and militant Islam in a country once considered strongly democratic and a friend of the U.S.

"I believe in the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change," Obama has asserted. He also says his faith has led him to question "the idolatry of the free market."

If a President Obama's foreign and domestic policies are anything like the Afrocentric doctrine he's pledged to uphold, Americans will pay a hefty price, including those among the growing black middle class.

Ethnic Nationalism is, at its core, a racist philosophy. It is evil coming from the BNP and the Vlaams Belang, and it is evil coming from Barack Obama and his church.


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Blogger Eyes said...

I watched the Nevada debate - although it was difficult to endure - and I think maybe people are starting to see through this fluff ball. He has a slew of slogans and doesn't back anything up with past history or future plans. He's basically a black 'airhead'.... Maybe that's why hillary won in MI.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 11:15:00 pm  
Anonymous revereridesagain said...

He's no airhead, that's an act. What we are seeing is a hybrid of takiya in action, and we can only hope that the pressure of exposure like the IBD's will force the MSM and the other candidates into confronting this soon. In his afterword to the softcover edition of "Future Jihad", Phares notes that "[Another] major question facing security strategists concerns penetration of U.S. security and defense systems: How deeply have the Jihadists infiltrated the agencies that protect national security -- the FBI, DHS, DOD, military and other institutions?" When I first read that about 2 years ago I thought, well, that's probably not a serious problem yet. So now, you want the Muslim aide who had Coughlin ditched by the Pentagon, or the ex-legislator they just indicted for jihadist money laundering, or the apostate Muslim black nationalist who's a front runner in the race for President? We can't count on Hillary to drag this stuff into the daylight because she's afraid of losing her black voting base.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 1:50:00 am  
Blogger BobbyV said...

The reason HRC won in Michigan is that she was the only major Democratic candidate on the primary ballot. The only choices available for Michigan Democrats were HRC or uncommitted. This fact contributed to a rather low voter turnout.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 2:12:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to point out your arrogance, stupidity, and complete lack of competence, but I feel like someone needs to. It is clear that you do not have a clue about what you are saying and that you are instead only interested in practicing childish behavior: inventing the truth based off what you want to be the truth. It’s hard to understand why someone can’t deal with true change in a country that wouldn’t be here, if it were not for change. Had you done your research, you would know that Obama is Luo name from the western part of Kenya. This name is not a Muslim name (not that it should matter). Also he was raised by his white grandmother and mother. It is people like you that make the prospect of change with a leader who don’t stoop to your level, so appealing. It will be a sweet day when Obama leads this country to its greatest potential and reestablishes a positive leadership role in the ever globalizing society that we live in today. Why are you scared of something different? Look at your own heritage and learn about yourself, because unless you are Native American, your story and family linage may not be all that different than Obama’s. We are all immigrants or sons and daughters of immigrants. This is America. Wake up. Times are changing and we HOPE it is for the better because things have not been going so well. Do you really think Bush has been good for the US in the last 7 years? Have you ever taken time to read Barack’s website? He spells out detailed plans and visions for a great nation. Take time to think. Allow yourself to learn and you might be surprised the next time you look in the mirror and realize that you have grown as a person. Your hate rhetoric will not be tolerated in Obama’s America, which in case you were wondering is OUR America.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 2:28:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

I didn't say Obama's last name is a Muslim name. He was born to a Muslim father however.

Did you know that?

And, he does go to a church who that praises Farrakhan. The American Black Muslim religion believes that white people are the devil. Farrakhan believes that.

Did you know that?

Honestly, dude, you sound like you don't know much. Either that or you are filled with hatred, and you think I don't know about the hateful tropes of nationalism and the black Muslims.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 3:12:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

I agree with RRA. I think Obama is practicing a kind of taqiyya.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 3:12:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

I think Obama is tremendously intelligent, and tremendously charismatic. I think it is very possible he will be our next President.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 3:13:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous 2 said...

Anonymous 1 states that unless we are native Americans we show fear of 'change'.

Irony in that concept is clearly lost on him/her as it's clear he/she hasn't thought through whether the Native Americans welcomed all that 'progressive' change that came their way.

-Anonymous 2

Thursday, January 17, 2008 4:30:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Yep, and let's be clear about this. Native Americans (who insist on living on reservations) are friggin' racist Ethnic Nationalists too.

Ethnic Nationalism is a backwards worldview. It's disgusting.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 4:41:00 am  
Blogger Epaminondas said...

The best thing in the world to be is underestimated.

Obama may be a naif, and a lightweight in his 'there is no such thing as false hope' haram baloney, but he is no idiot when it comes to finding the right message to get votes without telling the fooled what he will do.

If he gets elected people who oppose his feel good shit, and the 'hope' line will be Scrooge.

Those who oppose him will be 'fearmongering reactionaries' unable to break free of the past.

Just watch

Thursday, January 17, 2008 11:48:00 am  
Anonymous revereridesagain said...

"Your hate rhetoric will not be tolerated in Obama's America", is it, Anonymous 1? Oh yes, I bet the majority of free speech will not be tolerated in America if your little Louis Farrakhan understudy gets elected. But of course Rev. Wright's rantings will be more than welcomed, won't they? No one who criticizes it will be "tolerated", after all.

Thursday, January 17, 2008 12:06:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have witnessed all the Democratic debates and I have come to conclude that Barack Hussein Obama does not have definite plans for the country. He is full of rhetorics with really nothing to support his words. True, he may be charismatic, but what would that bring us? Our country needs someone who can DO what he is saying, not words. We need ACTION. We need someone who is experienced, not someone who is just a FRESHMAN in the Senate. Do you want our country continue to decline and perish into oblivion, only because someone PROMISES CHANGE? Examine the actual performance of the candidates. Who perfomed well during their term in office? Who shows strong leadership and decisiveness in issues? Just do your research. Think. The country needs you to do so.

Thursday, February 07, 2008 2:03:00 am  

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