Thursday, June 19, 2008

Barack Obama’s Islamophobia

And please note that ‘Islamophobia’ is not in inverted commas, for this is a real and genuine fear of being juxtaposed with Muslims and of being tarnished with Islam. It is an appalling act of prejudice in ‘the land of the free’, and one which all Muslim democrats must address at the ballot box in November.

It is reported that two Muslim women were removed from sitting behind the Democrats’ presidential candidate at his rally in Detroit on Monday. They were barred from sitting behind the podium in order that their hijabs would not appear in photographs or on television.

This is not only offensive; it belies any notion that Barack Obama is the ‘unity candidate’ who will ‘bring America together’. Cranmer fully understands that the human backdrop to such a high-profile political candidate is always ‘a delicate exercise in demographics and political correctness’, but he has never heard of the purposeful eradication of the visual representation of an entire faith group. Presumably, men with Islamic-looking beards or headwear would also have been ejected.

It is a good job that circumcised penises are concealed.

Of course, all of this has everything to do with Mr Obama’s sensitivity to accusations that he is a closet Muslim, although he ‘means no disrespect to Islam’ in the increasingly vehement denials.

As if to emphasise his point, Barack Obama's half brother Malik is reported by The Jerusalem Post as confirming that, if elected, his brother will be ‘a good president for the Jewish people, despite his Muslim background.’

This would be the ‘Muslim background’ that he denies ever having.


Anonymous G Orwell said...

Your grace Islamophobia is an oxymoron. It means irrational fear of Islam. Considering what Islam did to the Byzantine empire, India etc.
How can one have an irrational fear of Islam ?

19 June 2008 at 09:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a good job that circumcised penises are concealed.

Circumcision is very common in the USA, but fortunately exceptions to that rule are equally modest in their public displays.....tongohxm

19 June 2008 at 09:25  
Anonymous The recusant said...

Your Grace that would be Barack Hussein Obama to use his full name.

Barack Hussein Obama said (27/02/07) in an interview with Nicholas Kristof (The New York Times), the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth." And then Obama recited the Adhan, "with a first-class [Arabic] accent."

The opening lines of the Adhan (Azaan) is the Shahada:

"Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that Muhammad is his prophet... "

According to Islamic scholars, reciting the Shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith, makes one a Muslim. This simple yet profound statement expresses a Muslim's complete acceptance of, and total commitment to, the message of Islam.

So what is his problem with using his muddle name, George (Dubya) Bush does.

19 June 2008 at 09:37  
Blogger Unsworth said...

Your Grace,

Obama is merely responding to his own worries about being associated with a group (religion) which many/most of his electorate fear.

That is not quite the same as islamophobia. It is more a fear of the electorate - perhaps we might able to find an elegant term for such a phenomenon.

As to it being 'a good job that circumcised penises are concealed', I'd observe that there are some who might disagree.

19 June 2008 at 10:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given that Obama is an isolationist, appeaser and politically convenient "instant" convert from black liberation theology to mainstream liberalism(a true libdim), I would say anything goes in trying to keep him out of the most important job in the world...

19 June 2008 at 11:05  
Blogger Homophobic Horse said...

I've got bad news for all Obama supporters. Obama is never going to pull the troops out of Iraq. Never. Because the Iraq war of a thousand years was predicated on the multi-culti fanaticism and utopianism that Barack Obama see's himself as the personification of.

Some collected idiocy:

"“That’s in my DNA, trying to promote mutual understanding to insist that we all share common hopes and common dreams as Americans and as human beings. That’s who I am.” (Barack Obama, 4/29/08)

What a retard.

"We will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth." (That last line is taken from the plot of Babylon 5, I'm not joking)

What a charlatan.

Overall he will be the perfect successor to George Bush. The two are so alike. The charlatanism, the auto-revelatory messianism, the ideological hubris.

19 June 2008 at 11:54  
Blogger Mission Impossible said...

Why do we persist in this charade?

Why do we continue to expect statesmanship, honesty, and vision from US Presidents (or Presidential candidates)?? True statesmanship died when the British Empire began to crumble.

Wilson caved in to the Banksters ... the Federal Reserve began on his watch. Roosevelt was a pink Communist, and presided over a financial debacle that was ended only by the Second World War. Truman recognized the State of Israel within just 11 minutes of the illegal declaration of Jewish statehood because he'd been threatened "they" would withhold most of the finance necessary to fund his re-election campaign. Eisenhower's administration stuck the knife into the back of our country in order to kill off the Empire, and lady's man JF Kennedy was all rhetoric but little action. Lyndon Johnson was in the pockets of those who wanted to change America from a predominantly Christian and ethnically European nation into a minestrone soup of perpetually warring ethno-centric lobby groups supervised by the ADL and AIPAC. About the only Presidents with remotely statesman-like qualities were Nixon (because of his China visit) and Reagan, because he faced down the USSR, supplied essential equipment for our Falklands campaign, and lusted for Maggie's English Rose demeanour.

Ever since I was in my early teens, I have had a jaundiced view of the "Land of the Free" simply because I've always had an inherent ability to see through fancy packaging. It was Hollywood, Gangsters (both Italian and Jewish) and Robber Barons who made America, not statesmen! The country is a psycho-analyst's dream: did you not watch the movie "American Beauty?" America is completely bankrupt. Its international influence is in freefall, and would have collapsed already if not for its bully-boy and grossly oversized military.

The Capitol in Washington DC is an entirely Masonic creation, and certainly not a Christian one. Can this simple fact not cause you to suspend your idealized image of that country? For example, the outline of, and inner paths within, the gardens adjacent to the White House faithfully trace a representation of the God Molech (in the form of an Owl) ... the god of the Canaanites and Phoenicians to whom parents sacrificed their children.

This is the same Owl deity as the one worshipped at annual 'faggy' gatherings held in Bohemian Grove, California, which all US Presidents, past and present, are expected to attend. The press is normally excluded, but intrepid reporters have succeeded in capturing images of the Western World's leaders (both corporate and political) paying homage to a giant statue of Molech whilst dressed in satanic robes and performing strange rituals. If you gentlemen (and ladies) have still not heard anything about the weird goings-on at Bohemian Grove then may I ask what planet you have been living on these past few years?

If you think Obama has skeletons in his cupboard (yes he does - why has he so successfully appeared from nowhere?) then I advise you to look more closely at John McCain. He is the total idiot responsible for the fire and explosion on the USS Forestal in 1967. War Hero? His daddy was an US Admiral. The man is a total bl**dy idiot. Read ARTICLE to get the full story.

When incarcerated in the 'Hanoi Hilton' McCain was known by the nickname "song-bird" ... meaning he told the Vietnamese interrogators whatever they wanted to know without too much encouragement, and consequently received many perks in return.

John McCain is another lying creep like John "Five Purple Hearts" Kerry was/is during the 2000 campaign.

During the political lives of Bill and Hillary Clinton, about fifty persons (former associates, former assistants, political opponents) have either been financially ruined, or have died under mysterious circumstances; even including a member of their administration, the Trade Secretary Ron Brown, who was quietly bumped-off over the Balkans.

Washington DC has become little more than a modern-day Babylon, with all the same evil trappings of moral decay the Mesopotamians authored all those years ago. That country has been under the control of trash people for far longer than the television age, and I guess we are obliged to continue with the charade of being an ally because we hold about 10% of America's total assets ... in increasingly worthless dollars.

When I first travelled to the Gulf Region in the early 1980s, we used to use this metaphor: on a weigh scale of ability, acumen, integrity, and bravery, you'd need three Yanks for every Englishman in order to see it balance. The truth of the matter (the inconvenient truth) is that we British are in a mess thanks largely to a steady, post-war stream of cultural poison imported directly from the United States of America ... it certainly didn't come from China!!!

19 June 2008 at 13:52  
Anonymous edward tattysyrup said...

'Of course, all of this has everything to do with Mr Obama’s sensitivity to accusations that he is a closet Muslim'

Which of course would have nothing to do with right wing bloggers gleefully stirring the prejudice pot for all it's worth, would it?

Thought not...

19 June 2008 at 14:24  
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19 June 2008 at 14:26  
Anonymous John said...

Obama, he will, just as those who have gone before, pledge to please one group then concede to please another.......

Your Grace, he is not displaying "Islamophobia", just the same old hypocrisy. We find it under every political rock, with slime mostly.

19 June 2008 at 14:32  
Blogger SACKERSON said...

Muslims believe in the existence of God, in Jesus as a prophet of God, and in the virginity of his mother Mary (since God can accomplish anything).

They do not accept the Resurrection, because they so respect Jesus that they believe God would not have permitted Him to die on the cross, so according to them, He ascended to Heaven (as had two other Bible prophets before Him), and another took His place on the cross.

If only we could get some Anglican clergy (naming no names) to go as far as that, we would have made an improvement in their theological fervour. I am still stunned by the way Cranmer and other could go to the fire for their beliefs - can blog-Cranmer think of many bishops who would do so today?

19 June 2008 at 14:36  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms Sackerson,

As His Grace has observed elsewhere, they do not make martyrs like they used to.

19 June 2008 at 14:52  
Anonymous billy said...

Does anybody seriously believe that Americans are going to vote a black man with a muslim name in as President? Are Americans really that ready to confront their demons.

Soon to be President McCain must be thanking God, as do I, for the Democrats masterful choices for presidential candidate.

19 June 2008 at 17:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wise of Obama to have Muslim women "re-positioned"..... terrible to have them explode in full view of the camerasyohisiek

19 June 2008 at 17:24  
Anonymous hear o israel said...

interesting post misson impossible ,readable even !!

i might go along with the idea that osama bin ladens war was a bit fake , and let us not forget that post USSR pull out of afghanistan there were moves to good business with the taliban , however this did nothing more than empower the warlords , some of whom still wheald the poopy as an effective and cheap weapon of destruction. Just how has all that chap smack got into this country , why is it so cheap??

whilst i see a few signs of repentence within the great muslim councils , that this war and its complict supporters , regret the bloodshed , and would now wish for a more settled arrangement, the obama issue is important, in as much as the land of free think that it may bring about some peace and dialogue.

hear o israel is for that , but it is the stubborn nature of islam , its hatred and desire of conquest of anything that isnt "it" that seems to not of any method of internal resolution . it continually promotes warlords into positions of power and never seems to find diplomatic and sincere peace , because of certain tracts of the quoran.

they can off course use interpretations , but the text is very clear, and it being the word of god , to ignore these bits punishable. in the christian gospels , there are instructions about removing the sin from within , and to bare these as the christ showed us.

i can appreciate that the muslims do not wish to rewrite the quoran , nor it seems can they find the best interpretations to make islam an international respectable faith, until they can sort out there own medieval problems , post enlightened and renaisance christians will doubt there offers as genuine , if only they had stopped bin laden earlier instead of cheering , the west would have never been opressive if islam had developed an more thoughtful and joined up dialogue .

there is a seduction in T Blairs efforts , that there is only one God , i cannot disagree , it must be so . if there is one god there must also be one peace attainable by all.

however poor theology insisting that 7 virgins are waiting in heaven , does make islam at times a bit crude , but again no muslim can speak out , until that day comes when the great scholars find a way of changing there quoran , mr obama is as stuck , as the proverbial ostritch s head in the sand , i doubt even he can change the quoran

19 June 2008 at 18:04  
Blogger Mission Impossible said...

hear o israel ... good to hear you might be someone with the capacity to pick up the scent and run with it.

Power isn't money -- that's a smoke screen -- real power is knowing how to operate behind the scenes, behind a veil, with full deceit ... knowing how to employ others to do the dirty work for you.

Most ordinary people are deceived into thinking all's well, because they don't have the time to spare to do the research necessary to immunize you against the devious strategies, spin, and camouflage thrown out by the very social & political structures we mistakenly and reflexively try to defend. The guilty guard their positions as if their lives depended on them doing so ... a wise strategy as I expect they'll be torn to shreds once enough of us wake up to what has really been going on.

I read in the non-UK news earlier today that a US Rendition plane crash a few days ago ... it was found full of cocaine (or some other recreational narcotic)

I don't have any evidence which proves certain personages within the US Administration are involved in Drug Running, but you will no doubt remember Oliver North, and the Iran Contra affair (smoking gun precedent?). Funny coincidence that the US builds one of its biggest overseas military bases in Kosovo, which is the very gateway being used to bring illegal narcotics into Europe (don't mention the trafficked women!).

The US economy is essentially bust, finished, over, dead. They have outsourced about 75% of their manufacturing capacity, so what's left to fall back on? A large swath of the US education system offers only a curriculum full of political indoctrination. Marcuse would be very proud of his legacy. Remember the Harvard professor (Sumner) sacked a couple years back for simply suggesting women might be inferior in mathematics because of biological factor? Sacked no less!

Those with political power (including factions within the US Military) are into drug running (I'd wager a handsome sum they are) because that is one of the few avenues left open to them to make a killing. Many have speculated that easy access to poppy cultivation is the real reason why the US Military went into Afghanistan. The irony is that since the fall of the Taliban, poppy cultivation has increased by something like 500%.

PS. Most Muslims do not read the Qu'ran. Few Muslims understand it because it is written in old or classic Arabic; therefore I expect it would be rather difficult to find a religious scribe with the nous to change any part of it for that simple reason. Another reason to leave things well alone is that fiddling with the Qu'ran's content would attract the attention of Muslims to its internal irrationality and contradictions.

An all knowing God isn't irrational and by definition, 'he' can never contradict himself.

To get back to the main article posted by His Grace ... just look closely at the final three characters in the nominee race, and then compare their backgrounds and speeches with George W. Bush. Not much to choose between them. This suggests (surely) they are being selected by people who operate behind the scenes. Ever since Slick Willey Clinton, the first, second, and third priority of every US President (and nominees) has been the "protection" of Israel. In other words, Washington DC is now an implementation agency for those strategic policies being formulated by the Knesset and Mossad. If the USA invades Iran, that will effectively be the start of World War III.

Incidentally, it would appear George W. Bush's mother is Jewish. Cannot be 100% certain, but that information has recently come to light from what are normally reliable sources. I do laugh when people question why I must flag the "Jewish" issue whenever I believe it is relevant. The penny will drop with them one day. If it doesn't then the chances are they will wake up one day, to find their status is now officially "Serf" ... they'll be stamped with a number (read your Bible ... the allegorical Beast and the number 666).

19 June 2008 at 19:33  
Anonymous hear o israel said...

dear misson impossible , i would apply to fort lauderdale asap , i think you are just the man they need another of !!

blog abuse ??

as for most muslims dont read the quoran , what do you think madrasas
do ??

formulate curry recipes for waitrose??

19 June 2008 at 21:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The USA may have its first Muslim President sure he says he is not Muslim but he really is one. I bet Osama Bin Ladin is laughing his Ars off he got one of his own in the White House.

19 June 2008 at 23:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'all sure are skeert of there being a black man in the whitehouse. The Age of Bubba is over.

19 June 2008 at 23:32  
Anonymous judith said...

As I recall, Christian crusaders did a fair amount of damage to the Byzantine Empire.

'God cannot contradict himself'? So what about the bits in the OT where you are told you MUST wed your brother's widow, and that you MUSTN'T marry your brother's widow?

I seem to remember that set off quite a train of events that His Grace can testify to.

19 June 2008 at 23:50  
Blogger Mission Impossible said...

It's OK ... hear o israel ... during these past 10 days I seem to have accidentally exposed a degree of ignorance and immaturity on your part.

I suspect few people are benefiting from your posts as they generally lack substance and you seem a bit too ready to throw ad hominem pebbles at those you find disagreeable. If you had the talent to impugn contributors with humour, then you might get applauded, but I fear you lack the necessary humour and modesty.

Let me clarify a little further. The Qu'ran is recited, by rote, in the Madrasas you are referring to. The Madrasas you have in mind are those the Western media typically prefer to portray. These are usually located in the northern territories of Pakistan and are run by ideologically extreme sponsors, such as the Wahhabis. The student intake is predominantly young male orphans, and they are being taught to simply memorize the Qu'ran, by rote, but not to engage in any critical understanding of its content, and thus its meaning. They are being groomed for the Jihad.

I say to you again, the average Muslim does not read or properly understand the Qu'ran. Even learned persons require vast volumes of official exegeses to help them understand it. Indeed, there exist few Christians who know the origins of the Old Testament and why the Gospels are ordered in the way they are. And lastly, the majority of Jews have no real idea what the Talmud (the book of, and for, the Rabbis) contains. So I am not stating anything radical here.

Oh, and by the way, the vast majority of Muslims do not eat curry. And what the English think is curry bears little resemblance to real Indian food. To underline the ignorance of so many English, the vast majority of chefs and waiters employed in Indian Restaurants up and down the country are Bangladeshi (i.e., Muslims) and not post-1947 Indians. Don't choke on your Onion Bhajji!

Blog abuse? Now you are sounding like a Liberal-Fascist who typically threatens to throw his dummy out the pram the moment he or she finds out people actually exist who do not share his/her artificial and ill-informed worldview. This is why, for example, Universities across the length & breadth of the United States have felt the need to impose speech codes.

I have never shopped at Waitrose. Here's a thought. If you shopped less, would you find the time & energy to shake of your apparent addiction to pettiness?


Judith ...

Whilst what you say ... Christian crusaders did a fair amount of damage to the Byzantine Empire ... is historically "not wrong," you have nonetheless failed to identify which of the many Crusades your zealous demonization of Christians applies to.

How many books by Karen Armstrong have you read? May we know?

Your middle paragraph shows you are missing my earlier point entirely. If God exists (he almost certainly does, but we keep attributing the wrong form to 'him') then he is an absolute. He is not like us ... rather it is we who are like him.

So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:27 [NIV]

Judith, God did not author the Holy Bible. It is a mundane document. You are mistakenly attributing the contradictions it contains to God, when they are of course the responsibility of those ordinary humans who wrote and translated the scriptures.

The attributes that are contained within, and expressed by, God represent the ultimate spiritual goal for every human, although few of us get beyond the preliminary stages in that journey. If you are living your life by showing resentment to 'God' because you erroneously believe he is full of contradictions, then you are condemning yourself to a life of spiritual infertility.

No matter what I write, I nor anyone else can force truth into your mind; only you have the power to allow truth into your soul.

Truth (and by truth I don't mean a blind acceptance of the scriptures) heals everything. It not only heals individual people, it also has the power to heal groups of people, political parties, economic systems, and whole nations.

Without our own search for and our own acceptance of truth, no matter how unpalatable it may be, we doom ourselves. By putting trust in others to define a truth for us, we invite (and perhaps deserve) totalitarian control, as delivered by our New Labour government.

Without our own search for and our own acceptance of truth, no matter how unpalatable it may be, we fall prey to those who wish to exploit us. In other words, we shall become slaves, even though some of 'us slaves' are allowed --- by those who manipulate us ---- the means to enjoy some of the material things in life as an inducement. The promise of status has corrupted many a good man and woman.

This observation helps to explain why and how Freemasonry has prospered so: it consists of 33 levels, and only the top 3 levels (31st to 33rd) know the true goal and raison detre of Freemasonry. Most members advance no higher than the 3rd level, because they are the "cattle class;" the duped fools being exploited to mask the activities of those at the top by providing a false sheen of respectability.

As Mahatma Gandhi once said:

"A person cannot do right in one department whilst attempting to do wrong in another department. Life is one indivisible whole."

20 June 2008 at 08:33  
Blogger Mission Impossible said...


"There is no god higher than truth."

Mahatma Gandhi

20 June 2008 at 09:00  
Blogger Snuffleupagus said...

Your Grace
It is entirely a PR move. One that only a person with a minority background would have to make. It is exactly the same as Whites who seek out Muslims, Blacks, Chinese, to put in their photos.

It is about making oneself appealing. It has nothing to do with either a love or hatred for the Other.

20 June 2008 at 22:16  
Anonymous USpace said...

People are hypnotized with Obamamania and his Obammunism. Good fodder for Obama posters here. 'NO VEILS' makes a great one. Posters about him reflect this puppy dogs, doves and rainbows feeling. The Obama Utopia.

If Obama can stay pretty clean, do some good things as Senator, and then become Governor of IL, he could be unstoppable in 2012 or 2016. Scary stuff.

I would dearly love to see a Jewish, African-American woman as POTUS. It's not race or gender that makes it for me though. It's political beliefs that matter, and socialism is bad for everybody, (accept those high in government or high-level academia) especially poor people, of all races. Obama is a dyed-in-the-wool Marxist, no thanks.

His 'Change', 'Hope' and 'Progress' mantras are actually somewhat self-mocking. Making your own Obama posters is totally addicting.
I laughed so hard I almost had a breakdown. LOL!

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
befriend a bomber

pushing for change at all costs
sacrifices must be made

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
only feel and hope

please force people to change
change can only be good

All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. If there is no freedom of speech, then there can be no real freedom.
Make Some Obama Posters NOW!
Che Makes Money for Capitalists
Help Halt Terrorism Now!


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