by John Hawkins | May 20, 2008 8:35 am
From the Washington Times,
“Osama bin Laden must be chuckling in his safe house,” wrote Shireen Burki in the Christian Science Monitor yesterday.
“The 2008 campaign could very well give Al Qaeda the ultimate propaganda tool: President Barack Hussein Obama, Muslim apostate. The fact that Sen. Obama — son of a Muslim father — insists he was never a Muslim before becoming Christian is irrelevant to bin Laden. In bin Laden’s eyes, Obama is a murtad fitri, the worst type of apostate, because he was blessed by Allah to be born into the true faith of Islam.
“Should Obama become U.S. commander-in-chief, there is a strong likelihood that Al Qaeda’s media arm, As-Sahab, will exploit his background to argue that an apostate is leading the global war on terror (read: attacks against fellow Muslims). This perception would be leveraged to galvanize sympathizers into action.
“Al Qaeda, though, has struggled recently to recruit volunteers for this jihad. While bin Laden retains significant support as someone willing to stand up for Muslim concerns, most Muslims abhor Al Qaeda’s terrorist methods, whose primary targets are innocent noncombatants.
“But an apostate as head of the United States could change this equation. It would be a propaganda boost for Al Qaeda’s mission. All one has to do is read Al Qaeda’s public statements to recognize how frequently it makes baseless apostasy accusations against fellow Muslims who challenge its message or actions.
“That’s why Obama is bin Laden’s dream candidate.”
First of all, after reading an article from Daniel Pipes, I do believe that Obama was a Muslim as a child which, since he is not a Muslim now — let me repeat that — SINCE HE IS NOT A MUSLIM NOW — means he is an apostate.
There will be Muslims that this upsets and Al-Qaeda may be able to use it as a propaganda tool against us.
But, so what?
Since when do Americans sit around and go, “Oh gosh, what if people in other countries don’t like whom we pick as our President?” If people in other nations don’t like whom we choose as a President, they can turn it sideways and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine because it’s none of their business.
We pick our own Presidents, for our own reasons, and if they don’t like it, then that’s a problem for them, because we’re the world’s only super power and like us or hate, they’re going to have to deal with us in one way or the other.
So, should you not vote for Obama because Al-Qaeda may be able to use his background as a propaganda tool or because, falsely, you think he’s a Muslim? No. Those are, in my humble opinion, the wrong reasons to oppose Barack Obama.
Instead, you should oppose Barack Obama for President because he’s a naive, arrogant, out-of-touch, ultra-liberal, tax-raising, abortion-promoting, gun-grabbing, appeasing, tin god with delusions of grandeur, who’s not even qualified to be President of the United States in the first place.
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