I wrote a little bit about the Hamas-backed “Ground Zero mosque” over at Michelle’s place (here and here) this past weekend.

Some people were actually surprised that Obama didn’t ask the Park51 group to show more sensitivity to the situation, but why? There’s nothing in Obama’s past that would indicate that he’ll ever to anything but back the Muslim point of view on any issue — or the radical point of view on any issue, for that matter.

As a reminder of why the mosque shock should be minimal, here’s a New York Times article from 2007:

Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

I’m sure that hearing it while standing where the World Trade Centers once were will be very moving indeed.

And after the news of the past three days, in hindsight, the George Stephanopoulos interview where Obama said “my Muslim faith” and then Steffy kick-saved it for him doesn’t seem to be a simple slip-of-the-tongue anymore, does it?

And of course the absolutely endless praise for Islam over the years:

Couldn’t Obama have said, “The developers of the mosque so near the hallowed ground of the 9/11 attack would be showing great compassion for the feeling and emotions of the families of victims of the attack — compassion that the holy Koran instructs its followers to practice — if they would find another location for their place of worship”? I know — not a chance in hell.

Given Obama’s no-win on the question of his faith (being a Muslim vs. being a Christian who was a member of the racist Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years), he’d almost be better served politically to give atheism a try heading into the 2012 race.


3 Responses to “Obama’s Position on the Ground Zero Mosque: Why is Anyone Surprised?”

  1. Trencherbone on August 16th, 2010 7:20 pm

    Does any politician seriously think that allowing the Muslims to build this Victory Mosque will pacify them or prevent further attacks? In fact, it will only encourage them, in the same way that allowing Hitler to occupy the Rhineland led to his occupation of Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland and then the whole of Europe.

    The politicians should read the links under 'Appeasement' at EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ISLAM

  2. SignPainterGuy on August 16th, 2010 8:46 pm

    Thanks for the link Trencherbone; very informative !!!

    Last week I read comments from some Turkish high-up, "There is no moderate Islam, there is no radical Islam ; Islam is Islam." Hhhmmmmm !!!!!

    Then again last week on Rush`s show, an ex-muslim terrorist who`s now a christian talked about the standard teachings in muslim schools which veryfied that Turk`s statement.

    Yesterday I saw the YouTube video, "3 things you should know about islam." If you haven`t , watch it ; EYE-OPENNING !!!


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