writing in the Washington Post, employs Saul Alinsky's Rule 5, to
tamp down the discussion about Obama and Islam. He rails:
"God help us. Could so many Americans
really be that dumb, ill-informed, paranoid, gullible and goofy?
It must be tricky being Barack Obama, winding down the U.S. presence in
volatile Iraq, trying to keep Afghanistan from degenerating, pondering
war with Iran, even as, according to the latest bulletin, one in five
Americans thinks he is a Muslim."
"Why not just believe he's an
alien from outer space? Or a Manchurian Candidate, programmed by,
say, the Chinese to bring America to ruin?"
Alinsky's rule 5 is, "Ridicule is man's most
There is no defense. It's irrational. It's infuriating.
It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into
But, in actuality, it is Achenbach who is really dumb, ill-informed,
paranoid, gullible and goofy.
Here is The New York Times telling us that
Obama is a Muslim. Actually, The Times describes Obama as an
At birth, Barack Hussein Obama II, was, according to
Islamic law, a Muslim. The New York Times explains that Islam is
patrilinear. As the son of a Muslim father, Obama was born a
Muslim under Muslim law as it is universally understood. It makes
no difference that, as Obama has written, his father said he renounced
his religion [Senior was buried in the Islamic
rite]. Likewise, under Muslim law based on the Koran
his motherís Christian background is irrelevant.
Press reports that "documents showed he enrolled as a Muslim" while at
the Franciscus Assisi school during
first through third grades, and three of his teachers the Besuki school
have said he was enrolled as a Muslim.
In an April, 2007,
interview with the New York
Times, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obamaís younger half sister, told the Times, "My
whole family was Muslim, and most of the people I knew were Muslim." I
assume Maya thinks of her brother, Barack (aka Barry), as a member of
her family? (Alternate
In an interview
with Nicholas Kristof, published in The New York Times, Obama recited
the Muslim call to prayer, the Adhan, "with a first-class [Arabic]
accent." According to Islamic scholars, reciting the Shahada, the
Muslim declaration of faith,
makes one a Muslim.
Obama has referred to his faith as, "my
Muslim faith" publicly.
Nobody, except Obama
knows if his alleged conversion to Christianity is real or not.
Although some reports, and even Obama have referred to a "baptism,"
there is no record of a baptism -- and the
Trinity UC Church, under its
pastor, the ex-Muslim Jeremiah
Wright, didn't profess Christianity as its theology -- its theology
was/is Black Liberation Theology
-- a Marxist corruption of Christianity.
Cathleen Falsani, religion columnist for
the Chicago Sun-Times,
writes, "He (Obama) described his conversion experience in
his mid-20s, how he walked the aisle at Trinity United Church of Christ
one Sunday in a public affirmation of his private change of heart."
wonders, "What kind of faith is it that is growing in Barack Obama?
Is it the historic Christian faith? Not according to the good senator,
who describes his faith as: (1) Suspicious of dogma (2) Without any
monopoly on the truth (3) Nontransferable to others (4) Infused with a
big healthy dose of doubt, and (5) Indulgent of and compatible with all
Unlike traditional Christianity, which Obama
bemoans for its "call to evangelize and proselytize," the good senatorís
faith is strictly a personal and private affair. Although he has no
qualms about parading it in public in hopes of bolstering his political
career, he would never dream of preaching it to others in hopes of
converting them to Christ -- he's far too busy telling Americans how
valuable Islam has been to the growth and development of the United
record of a baptism, anywhere, and strolling down the aisle of a
black-nationalist church and pledging allegiance to the
System does not a Christian make. At the core of Obama's faith --
whether lapsed Muslim, new Christian or some mixture of the two -- is
African nativism. In the paperback version of "The Audacity of Hope,"
in the chapter entitled "Faith," beginning on page 195, and ending on
page 208, Obama is telling us that he doesnít really have any profound
religious belief, but that in his early Chicago days he felt he needed
to acquire some spiritual "street cred."
There is plenty of hard evidence to suggest Obama is a
Muslim. Whether he is, only he knows, but it is the
Achenbach, who are really that dumb, ill-informed, paranoid, gullible
They'll believe anything Obama says.