By Alan Caruba
I really don’t care how many times Barack Hussein Obama says he is a Christian. I believe he is a Muslim and I believe he chosen to hide his true faith in the name of the jihad being waged by the militant branch of Islam through acts of terror and intimidation and the world.
Few in the West know of the doctrine of “taqiyya”, the concealment of a Muslim’s true faith. As Robert Spencer explained it in his book, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)”, there are “two enduring Islamic principles: the permissibility of political assassination for the honor of the Prophet and his religion and the allowance for the practice of deception in wartime.” Indeed, Mohammed is quoted as saying that, “War is deceit.”
Jihad is war. It is a holy war. It is central to the practice of Islam.
To put the practice of deception in its historic context, Spencer notes that, “When Shiite Muslims were persecuted by Sunnis, they developed the doctrine of taqiyya, or concealment: They could lie about what they believed, denying aspects of their faith that were offensive to Sunnis. This practice is sanctioned by the Koran warning Muslims that those who forsake Islam will be consigned to Hell—except those forced to do so, but who remain true Muslims inwardly.”
In Iraq, Sunni Muslims, fearful of being attacked by the Shiite majority, shared information about how to make themselves and their homes appear to be Shiite. The practice of taqiyya was applied and with good reason. It is worth noting that Sunnis are the majority sect of Islam, whereas Shiites are concentrated in Iraq and in neighboring Iran.
This is why Obama’s profession of faith as a Christian permits the concealment of being a Muslim in his heart. What he does not deny is that he was raised and educated as a Muslim, attended a Muslim school for four years while living in Indonesia. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the school taught Wahhabism, a fundamentalist version of Islam that has it roots in Saudi Arabia. At age 10, his twice-divorced mother moved to Hawaii.
If he were truly an apostate, a Muslim who had renounced Islam, the penalty for that is death.
The preaching of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, an admirer of Louis Farrakhan of the Black Muslim movement in America, is openly proclaimed as Afro-centric, and deeply critical of white America whom he accuses of crimes against blacks. This clearly suggests that Obama found a comfortable home within the church while being able to remain true to Islam. The church became part of his deception, a means by which to “pass” in the largely Christian community of Chicago and advance his political agenda.
His biography, “The Audacity of Hope”, makes little mention of his formative years as a Muslim, making only passing reference to having attended “a predominantly Muslim school.” He also asserts that his Indonesian stepfather, although raised as a Muslim, was “a confirmed atheist.” Having been abandoned by his African father, one wonders why he has retained his name.
Anecdotal support for the view that Obama is Muslim comes from a letter written by Norma Grooten, an American missionary to Kenya for twelve years and one who knows his tribe well. They are Muslim and a disruptive force in Kenya.
Ms. Grooten wrote, “Pray for us here in Kenya. We are still fighting for our nation to withstand the same kind of assault that every nation, including America, is fighting. Takeover from the outside to fit the new world order. As (Christian) believers, this means we will be the first targets. Here in Kenya, not one mosque was burned down, but hundreds of churches were burned down, some with people in them, burned alive.”
Americans, thus far, have seen only brief glimpses into the faith that Barack Obama keeps close to his vest. His wife, Michelle’s comment that her husband’s success in the campaign thus far was the first time in her life that she felt pride in America was far more revealing than she anticipated.
Do not expect Obama to take the oath of office on the Koran, but, if elected, his desire to remove American troops from fighting against his fellow Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere they threaten the progress of democracy and freedom, will likely be seen in the very early days of his administration. Thereafter, accommodations with Iran’s intention to acquire nuclear weapons will likely be made, along with a whole series of policies that will shift dramatically toward Islam’s spread worldwide.
He clearly does not see Muslims or Islam as a threat to the United States or the West. Few Americans would agree with that.
If elected, it will be difficult to make a case against a President Obama in order to remove him from office, but a supine and frequently traitorous Democrat Party would be counted upon to support him in the same way they want to abandon the struggle against fundamentalist Islam in the Middle East, turned a blind eye to former President Clinton’s failures to protect the security of America’s technologies and, of course, his moral lapse in the Oval Office.
I am not a believer in coincidences. Consider that on September 11, 1683, a Muslim army was defeated outside of Vienna, thus saving Europe for Christianity. The fact that America was attacked on September 11, 2001 is no coincidence. A militant branch of Islam is on the march. Barack Hussein Obama is likely one of its soldiers.