Friday, February 6, 2015

Obama, the Islamophiliac

I do not believe, as some do, that Obama is a Muslim, for the simple reason that I do not think he has any deeply-held religious beliefs at all (he claims to be a Christian, of course, but I assume that is one of those “If you like your doctor…etc.” inexactitudes he is so famous for).

But he is obviously favorably disposed toward Islam, partly for sentimental reasons (his stepfather was an Indonesian Muslim, and he, himself, attended a madrassa in his youth), and partly for ideological ones having to do with Islam’s incompatibility with Western ideals – which dovetails nicely with his own hostility to many of those same ideals.

Hence, his ridiculous speech at the National Prayer Breakfast which I mentioned yesterday. Jonah Goldberg has a fine piece on that same event at NRO. A sample:
When Obama alludes to the evils of medieval Christianity, he fails to acknowledge the key word: “medieval.” What made medieval Christianity backward wasn’t Christianity but medievalism.

It is perverse that Obama feels compelled to lecture the West about not getting too judgmental on our “high horse” over radical Islam’s medieval barbarism in 2015 because of Christianity’s medieval barbarism in 1215.


bruce said...

There are journalists and there are motor-mouths who call themselves journalists. They diverged generations ago.

bruce said...

Oops, I was talking about Brian Williams but maybe it fits here too.

rinardman said...

Truth be told, I suspect the only messiah in Obo's mind, is the one he sees in his own mirror.

RebeccaH said...

That's a very good article by Jonah Goldberg, right on target. If Obama believes in God at all, it's only a superficial calculation about how God relates to Obama's own magnificent self. His reality is a very different thing from the reality the rest of us live in.

Paco said...

Maybe he believes in God and Obama...not necessarily in that order.