TOLERANCE??? Barack Obama Seeks Common Ground in US Apology Tour with Tolerant Muslim Islam


The Obama apology tour continues … this stop Cairo, Egypt. The naive approach to a serious Obama_inexperiencedissue continues from Obama Kumbaya foreign policy 1.0.

This morning at the Grand Hall of Cairo University in Cairo June 4, 2009, President Barack Hussein Obama called for “tolerance” and looked common ground between the United States and the Muslim world. Tolerance and common ground for how the Muslim world responded to GWB’s actions following September 11, 2001? Excuse me. Did Barack Obama just apologize for the US attempts for democracy in the Middle East and the freeing of 50 millions Muslims?

In remarks being translated live for broadcasts and Webcasts in every major language, President Barack Obama said Thursday that the United States wants “common ground” and “a new beginning” with the Muslim world, where America’s image plummeted with the Bush administration’s response to the 9/11 attacks.

President Obama, please take a history lesson or learn to tell the truth and speak the facts. The Muslim world’s opinion of us went South during the Carter Administration and the advent of radical Islam.


From Israel Matzav, Hillary Clinton and BHO

As reported at the Politico from BHO’s speech:

“I am a Christian, but my father came from a Kenyan family that includes generations of Muslims,” he said. “As a boy, I spent several years in Indonesia and heard the call of the azaan at the break of dawn and the fall of dusk. As a young man, I worked in Chicago communities where many found dignity and peace in their Muslim faith.”

The comments in what he called “the timeless city of Cairo” are by far the most extensive he has made about his Muslim roots. Obama added another personal note as he insisted on greater religious freedom throughout the world: “I saw it firsthand as a child in Indonesia, where devout Christians worshiped freely in an overwhelmingly Muslim country. That is the spirit we need today.”

Full text of speech HERE

Obama: U.S. ‘not at war with Islam’

Obama: Extremists exploit tension between Islam, West

I would ask the question when it comes to tolerance, isn’t this more a matter of one side being intolerant and the other side reacting to being attacked? This issue will not be resolved until Islam condemns and actually does something about their own radical Islam problem.

Obama called for tolerance between the US and the Muslim world while quoting the Quran and Bible. Mr. President, there is no more tolerant country in the world than the United States. There is no country that comes to the aid of others either in times of war, security or humanitarian ways than the US. Religious freedom in the United States is a pillar of our founding. Can the same be said in the Muslim world? There are mosques on every corner in America, does Christianity have the same opportunity in a Muslim country?

Obama quoted the Holy Quran as commanding, “Be conscious of God and speak always the truth.” He said he shared that conviction, as “rooted in my own experience.” The president noted that while he now is a Christian, his father had come from a Kenyan family that “includes generations of Muslims.”

It does not matter what American President is in office when you have the following: Iran’s Khamenei says US ‘deeply’ hated in Mideast. More than just sweet talk required.

His latest salvo against Iran’s arch-foe came as US President Barack Obama arrived in Cairo to deliver a much-heralded address to the Muslim world in a bid to heal a wide breach between America and Islam.

Khamenei spoke on the occasion of the 20th death anniversary of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who led a revolution in 1979 that toppled the US-backed shah and established an Islamic republic.

Obama calls for new beginning between US, Muslims.  

In a gesture to the Islamic world, Obama conceded at the beginning of his remarks that tension “has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations.”

“And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear,” said the president, who recalled hearing prayer calls of “azaan” at dawn and dusk while living in Indonesia as a boy.

At the same time, he said the same principle must apply in reverse. “Just as Muslims do not fit a crude stereotype, America is not the crude stereotype of a self-interested empire.”

UPDATE I: From Town, There are two great objections to the speech.  I am sure the fact that Obama’s policies really do not differ that much with GWB’s are not lost on the LEFT.

First is its false idea that the ideas within it represent a huge break with the Bush Administration’s policies with regard to Islam.  Of course they don’t.  George Bush said essentially the same things about the war’s non-religous character on many  major occasions.  Bush’s allies in the war are Obama’s allies, and Bush’s enemies are Obama’s enemies …

The second biggest objection is to the paragraphs devoted to Israel, which began with incomplete history and theory, and then veered off into the worst sort of moral equivalence:

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  • Comments

    18 Responses to “TOLERANCE??? Barack Obama Seeks Common Ground in US Apology Tour with Tolerant Muslim Islam”

    1. Scared Monkeys on June 4th, 2009 8:10 am

      Can you imagine what this milk toast Obama would have done in reponse to 9-11 if he had been President then?

      Good God!!!

      Barack Hussein Obama … I apologize to NO ONE for what we did in response to 9-11. You, however, owe us an apology.

    2. nurturer on June 4th, 2009 8:19 am

      I didn’t see the speech, but I’m sure it will be analysed by Orielly tonight. I’m looking forward to it.

    3. Pat in Alabama on June 4th, 2009 8:34 am

      Sounds like he is campaigning to be the leader of a new world order… but he will not be the one. Another is coming.

      If you read all he said there were some good things, but also some things that are very alarming. Foremost in my mind is that “we are not at war with Islam”. That is true, but Islam is at war with us. This business about a peaceful religion is a ruse. If you were in a minority in a country would you advertise that the premise of your religion is to kill all non-believers who will not convert? Perhaps you wouldn’t teach these things at all until you had a majority and had power on your side. If you read the Quran you will find many references to killing those who will not submit…

      Also, I think part of what has infuriated people of other countries at times is our tendancy to arive on the scene and think we can fix it because we know what is right. While I think Obama was attempting to dispell this somewhat, the very fact that he did this is a demonstration of what I’m talking about. There are so many ways to look at the world, we don’t have a clue as to the perception of others, and to think otherwise is arrogant. I’m sure his message will resonate with some, but others will hate us just because we are breathing – and they aways will.

    4. Michelle Smith on June 4th, 2009 9:42 am

      Why does this fool think that we can befriend the enemy? They hate us and will always hate us as long as we are Christians and do not convert to Islam. Anyone that is not blind can see that.

      Instead of running around all over the world trying to make nice he needs to be worrying about trying to fix the problems we have here in our own country. He is not the President of the World and can’t fix the worlds problems with nice little speeches. He is not on the campaign trail anymore and needs to stay home and do what he was elected to do.

      What an arrogant punk.

    5. Brenda in Virginia on June 4th, 2009 9:57 am

      Is Hillary braying?

    6. Brenda in Virginia on June 4th, 2009 10:01 am

      You know? Pat raises a perfect fact. Islam has stated they are at war with us/infidels…anyone non-Muslem. To be honest, ANY Muslem who doesn’t wish to uphold the death to infidels thing is considered a traitor to Islam.

      That said, my husband and I received death threats once over a tresspasser on our land who was poaching and hunting out of and in season. When we found he had put up yet another treestand on our land…we took it down (he even put his name on it stating “Keep out”…on OUR land!). So, death threats came over the phone. We swore out a warrant against him and although we are NOT at war with him…we KNOW he means us bodily harm to this day. Are we to say “we aren’t at war with you?” NO! We are inprotective mode and will do what we deem necessary should he show up on our doorstep. Obama knows exactly what he’s up to and yes…probably has aspirations of being a “fine” world leader one day. (Please God don’t let it come to that!)

    7. Scott on June 4th, 2009 10:29 am

      He actually thinks he is the President of the world, why else would he say something so arrogant and aloof as:

      “I’m the LYNCHPIN…”

      He actually believes his hype and that will doom him soon. He actually believes he is the messiah.

      Unreal and scary.

      If I were in Israel, I’d leave. Obama has made them unsafe and Obama, being a Muslim, does not like Israel.

      Our economy is in the sh*tter and he’s over there kissing people’s a$$es who could care less what he has to say…..they hated us before GWB and they STILL hate us after the CHOSEN ONE’s speech!

      They are laughing at him behind his back!

    8. nurturer on June 4th, 2009 10:35 am

      I also think it’s revealing that Obama tries to appease a society whose law enforcment sanctions the whipping of rape victims.

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    11. Jason on June 4th, 2009 1:24 pm

      How dare he make a speech to those nasty Muslins.We need a president who will alienate the United States and invade countries unilaterally. We do not need a president that wants to appease our enemies and talk with brutal dictators like Chavez and Castro.

    12. Patti on June 4th, 2009 1:49 pm

      You live in a country who’s boys put their lives on the line for our freedom. You applaud it, memorialize it but don’t quite get it. Freedom of Religion is our greatest gift. Let them worship their gods… for the day that He is taken away, the evil one is sure to find us… and, then, the end will come.

      Ghandi said it best when he eluded to what the blessings would be if each man learned to live by the principals set out in the sermon on the mount.

      Praise Jah, My People upon His Holy Mountain!

    13. on June 4th, 2009 10:53 pm

      No problem with them worshiping their gods. Our problem with Islam is that they have declared a jihad to kill us instead of allowing us to worship our God.

    14. Carpe on June 5th, 2009 6:46 am

      Ya know, after looking at that pic of Hillary, I am feeling Bill’s pain a bit more. She looks like some comical Carol Burnette character with a toothache with that scarf wrapped around her head.

      I imagine working up a chubby wumba while staring at that takes some real doin’!!!!

      close eyes: angie harmon, cindy crawford, pam anderson!!!!

      open eyes: nope, still Hillary. Bloooooooop:(

    15. BUN on June 5th, 2009 8:07 am

      Carpe…I am thinking she is looking a bit like “winnie the pooh bear”…lol

    16. Dolf on June 15th, 2009 9:38 am

      The Islam is not the enemy. those lunnies that explain the Quran so it suits their believes are the enemy.

      Islam is a religion with a lot of different sekts

      (the most violant 1 is sponsered by…..Saudi)

    17. USS Yorktown on July 4th, 2009 8:36 pm

      So clueless and naive. Islam is in need of change like what Christianity went through during Reformation.

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