I missed this quote from President Obama yesterday regarding the Islamofascist thugs who murdered 3,000 innocents on 9-11:
President Obama stressed that America was not at war with Islam as he decried the “sorry band of men” who attacked the nation nine years ago in memorial ceremonies at the Pentagon on Saturday.
“The perpetrators of this evil act didn’t simply attack America; they attacked the very idea of America itself — all that we stand for and represent in the world,” Obama said. “And so the highest honor we can pay those we lost, indeed our greatest weapon in this ongoing war, is to do what our adversaries fear the most — to stay true to who we are, as Americans; to renew our sense of common purpose; to say that we define the character of our country, and we will not let the acts of some small band of murderers who slaughter the innocent and cower in caves distort who we are.”
“Sorry band of men”? As Doug Powers rightly points out, 19 radical Islamic plane hijackers on a jihad mission to kill thousands warrant a little bit more of a strong description than that:
Only Barack Obama could make a murderous global Islamic terrorist organization sound like the Bay City Rollers.
That’s just one step away from “wascally wabbits” isn’t it?
I remember some people (mostly on the left) slamming Bush over his intial comments when news of the terror attacks first broke across the country. He called the terrorists “folks.” But Bush was and is a plain spoken man. His remarks were not exactly “prepared.” He knew after that what to call the 9-11 hijackers and the thugs who share their sick ideology, and it wasn’t “folks” and it wasn’t a “sorry band of men.”
President Obama, on the other hand, is supposedly “very well-spoken” and, as our liberal friends like to remind us so often, he was educated at Harvard, which means he’s supposed to be smarter than everyone else (I guess?). Not only that, but President Obama’s remarks WERE prepared. I would say his speechwriter deserves a reprimand but I’m sure the President doesn’t read anything off the teleprompter he hasn’t approved first.
But what struck me more than the “Sorry band of men” nonsense was how he described the hijackers’ motivations:
“They may wish to drive us apart, but we will not give in to their hatred and prejudice,” he said. “For Scripture teaches us to ‘get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.’
“They may seek to spark conflict between different faiths, but as Americans we are not — and never will be — at war with Islam. It was not a religion that attacked us that September day — it was al-Qaeda, a sorry band of men which perverts religion. And just as we condemn intolerance and extremism abroad, so will we stay true to our traditions here at home as a diverse and tolerant nation.”
Spoken like a bonafide ignorant liberal who clearly has no idea what the Koran actually calls for. Here are a more than a few hints, President Obama. Don’t wanna read it? Ok. Here are a couple of clues: It calls for the subjugation of women. It preaches violence against any woman who “disobeys” her husband and/or male relatives. It is intolerant of of non-believers to the point it advocates an “any means necessary” approach to make them submit – or die. Don’t believe me? Ask the few surviving victims and the thousands of families of victims alive or dead courtesy of the “religion of peace” about how “peaceful” a religion Islam is.
Manda Zand Ervin
And there are others here.
For a brief time long ago, I used to subscribe to the belief that there was a “moderate” element to Islam. I don’t anymore. Yes, there are Muslim Islamists out there who are not hateful, who are respectful of the religous beliefs and faiths of others, etc, but my opinion is that these Muslims are not full-fledged Islamists – and that’s a good thing. There is hope for that minority of Islamists that they can turn away from the evil “religion” we know as Islam.
That is, if they’re not murdered first.
No, Mr. President – I will not be “tolerant” of this religion, not in any way, shape, form, or fashion. Doesn’t mean I’ll get violent, but it DOES mean that I will speak out strongly against it, loudly and often. Islam, which is the law of the land in many Muslim countries via the use of the Koran as their “standard,” stands for everything we’re supposed to be against. Secularists and non-secularists alike can see this. It’s a crying, outrageous shame that you and so many of your fellow “enlightened” liberals do not.