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.