November 17, 2015

ROGER SIMON: If You Like Your Islam, You Can Keep Your Islam:

[Obama’s] not a Muslim himself.  He claims to be a Christian (in the Reverend Wright tradition) and is actually a post-modern agnostic who almost never goes to church, except for political purposes.  But he is a Muslim by emotion, by childhood attachment to his days in an Indonesian madrassa when his father, and later his mother, abandoned him.  The morning cry of the muezzin, he has told us, is the most moving sound on Earth to him. It undoubtedly reassured him.

Unfortunately,  what soothed Barack as a youth turns out to be a death scream of Seventh Century tribalism for the rest of us. He can’t countenance that, so he has to disconnect the carnage of ISIS, etc. from the ideology that drives it.  It can’t be that the Islamic State is Islamic. That would mean there is something wrong with him.  But it is.  Indeed it is an orthodox form of Islam with roots going back to the Medina Koran.

Most Muslims know this (and Obama undoubtedly knows it too on some level); so when these Muslims hear the president deny that ISIS is Islamic, they know he is lying and dismiss what he is saying.  He isn’t fooling anybody except his liberal/progressive clientele at home.  It’s a form of taqiyya for local consumption — permissible lying in defense of the faith — one he doesn’t actually believe, but identifies with.

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