I continue to see and have good, well-meaning folks come up to me and talk about President Barack Obama being a Muslim. I have many close friends, and faithful readers, who also believe that he is Muslim. It is invariably a topic that comes up during the discussion time when I speak on the subject of Islam. I have studied this issue quite in depth and have come to the following conclusions.
Technically, by parentage, Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim because in Islam if your father is Muslim, you are Muslim. It’s just the opposite of Judaism where if your mother is Jewish then you are Jewish. That makes sense because Islam, contrived by Satan himself, inverts everything.
You see, according to the fundamentals of Islam, Allah is not simply another name for God such as YHWH, Hashem, Elohim, Adonni for the Jew, or Jehovah, Creator, Almighty, or Yeshua or Jesus for the Christian, or follower of Christ. The character traits are different for Allah, than for the Creator God of many Names. The difference is really quite simple: Creator God of the Bible/Tanakh is the God of Light, Love and Life. His “type” in Scripture is the Sun, “the Bright and morning Star”, Giver of Life, God of grace and redemption. Allah is the god of Darkness, Damnation, and Death. His “type” is the Moon, the Ruler of Darkness, Dictator of Law (Sharia) and purveyor of Death.
However, technicalities aside, Obama is not a practicing Muslim. He is not a Christian either, though he does profess to be so. Neither do I believe him to be a Muslim practicing Taqiyya, or deception, in order to advance Islam. (Taqiyya is a tactic used where lying is permitted, even commanded, in order to advance the cause.)
Yes, I know that much of the Islamic world believes he is Muslim. Many Americans believe he is a Muslim and this story about Obama’s “shahada” ring from World Net Daily gives a convincing argument. Further, I do agree that he seems to favor Islam in both his foreign and domestic policies. [However, in all fairness, his policies dealing with Islam, both at home and abroad, are not unlike his predecessor, George Bush's. I remember post 9-11 that President Bush was the one who said that Islam was a peaceful religion that had been hi-jacked by extremists. (That statement was the impetus which prompted me to begin my study of Islam.) In fact, it was President Clinton, (not Thomas Jefferson) who held the first White House Iftar Dinner to celebrate Ramadan. Bush continued that tradition, bringing more importance to it in the aftermath of 9-11.]
No, Barack Obama is neither Christian or Muslim. Those both require faith in a deity more powerful than one’s self. He is a Narcissist and believes that he, Barack Obama, is the smartest, most eloquent, and best looking guy in whatever room he occupies.
He is a Marxist, no doubt. As such, he is atheist, which is at odds with Islam or Christianity in any form, his ring notwithstanding. As a Marxist, he believes that Socialism/Communism will work – it just hasn’t been tried by the right people yet. He, and his Progressive/Socialist/Communist (ProgresSoComs) cronies are the “right people”.
Saul Alinsky is the closest thing to deity that this man trusts in. Alinsky’s tactics of smash and burn down the status quo and all supporting structures, divide and conquer, and politics of personal destruction, is not much different from the Islamic tactic of Jihad. The end justifies the means.
The basic principal of Socialism/Communism is redistribution of wealth, with the governing power in the hands of a very few elite. For this reason Muslims vote Democrat. Fear of the governing structure, and intimidation, along with hyperbolic misinformation are used as tools to keep people divided and ensure they will not unite against the authority, whether that authority is Islam or any other authoritarian governmental structure. The old Arab proverb, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend”, is brought into play.
This is why Barack Obama has allied himself with Islam. The principals are parallel. The tactics not dissimilar. The objective is the same. The only practical difference is that Islam is “Theistic” wherein they believe they are on a mission from a god. Obama and his fellows believe the state is god. Both entities are fundamentally at odds with America as she has historically existed. This is what Obama meant by “fundamentally transforming America.” Both parties want America to fall. Both parties believe after it does, they will be able to overcome their expedient ally.
It would be interesting to know who will win in this scenario – Obama and the Progressocoms, or Islam. Nevertheless, I hope I do not see it…