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The President’s latest words about Islam

March 29, 2011

This is rather shocking, I never thought the President would be so critical of Islam: [from apologeticspress.com]

In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust, by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST: TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE.

Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. That war is yet flagrant; nor can it cease but by the extinction of that imposture, which has been permitted by Providence to prolong the degeneracy of man. While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men. The hand of Ishmael will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him. It is, indeed, amongst the mysterious dealings of God, that this delusion should have been suffered for so many ages, and during so many generations of human kind, to prevail over the doctrines of the meek and peaceful and benevolent Jesus (capitals in orig.).

The President continues, speaking to the violent nature of Islam:

The precept of the koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet, may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat: but the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.

Incredible stuff isn’t.  As I read this…wait…oops…my mistake.  These aren’t President Obama’s words.  These are the words of President John Quincy Adams, over 180 years ago.

Someone explain to me, how a President from the early 19th century can have such an understanding of the violence and privations of Islam given the understanding he was at most minutely exposed to the level of terror that jihadists have inflicted on the world in the last few decades?

Was he just an amazingly inciteful person?  Or are we, because of the overtly politically correct nature of our society, blindly sticking our heads in the sand hoping our leaders will get rid of the icky terrorists?  Terrorism is not the problem!  It is a tool, used by the very people who follow President Adams’ most astute and accurate description of their faith.  The war on terror is nonsensical – we seek to destroy the weapons of an ideology and not the ideology itself.

To be clear, the ideology I speak of is specifically that of the Islamist – the person who believes an Islamic caliphate needs to be established and the implementation of Sharia law throughout the world.  The Islamist, while not always a practitioner of violent jihad, certainly agrees with the tactic.  The Islamist believes in non-violent jihad in countries where Islam is not powerful enough for violent jihad, as in America, which manifests itself in the multi-faceted secular attacks by the many entities of the Muslim Brotherhood.

You owe it to yourself and your children to get a full understanding of the threat facing our culture from Islam.  You have no excuse to be less informed than a President 180 years ago who had nothing to fear from suicide bombers, kamikaze jet-liner takeovers or the very real possibility of Sharia creep into our legal system.

The more we know as a people, the more we can demand from our “protectors” in office.  They can afford to be useful idiots of the Islamist now because not enough of us are holding them to account to uphold an alternative stance.  This must change!

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27 Comments leave one →
  1. March 29, 2011 9:18 am

    Great, great post. JQA had a pretty deep understanding of Sharia and what it could bring.

    • March 29, 2011 10:13 am

      Yeah, I was rather surprised on his insights. I think we tend to believe Islamism is a recent trend in the world, obviously not.

  2. KingShamus permalink
    March 29, 2011 12:13 pm

    John Quincy Adams 2012!

    (His father was cooler though)

    • March 29, 2011 12:54 pm

      I’ll have to take your word for it, lol.

      Though I did learn something neat in researching this piece – John Quincy Adams served in Congress AFTER he was president. Makes you think the office of the President wasn’t considered such rarified air as it is today. Could you imagine Clinton or Obama lowering themselves to such a smallish position?

  3. March 29, 2011 5:22 pm

    Yes sir. It must change; but that is not going to happen under this President unless the right comes up with some leadership and the cajones to take this problem head-on.

    • March 30, 2011 12:37 am

      I knocked Obama a bit on this, but to be honest, practically every one of our politicians is failing America with their PC conception of Islam.

      Herman Cain and Allen West, that’s all I gotta say about folks on the right with the leadership and cajones to take this problem head-on.

  4. bunkerville permalink
    March 29, 2011 7:16 pm

    Where are the Founders of today? We keep looking, looking. More and more I have come to appreciate how special so many of them were at the time of our beginning.

    • March 30, 2011 12:39 am

      If anything, they were eloquent as hell. I am sure they weren’t coupled by the incessant shackling of Political Correctness that we all, on the right, are today.

  5. March 29, 2011 8:43 pm

    What your post makes real to me is the fact that there is no excuse for the way so many of our leaders are ignoring the threat that is radical Islam. Honestly, they should be ashamed of themselves.

    • March 30, 2011 12:43 am

      The question I have to ask is: Are they willfully ignoring the threat, or do they just not know any better? Have they bought into the revisionist history of Islam and truly believe it is a religion built on equality, tolerance and peace? A cursory look at its past can quickly dispel such myths. A cursory look at Islam’s own words will equally suffice to do the same. In fact, it takes one much more effort and mental histrionics to develop the concept the current mainstream concept of Islam.

  6. March 29, 2011 9:30 pm

    Excellent post Fleece. It seems that we’ve lost sight of the truth, and some Americans are no longer able to recognize the truth when they see it.

    • March 30, 2011 12:46 am

      I think it is fear. It is hard for humans to grasp the concept that a large group of people want to wipe their society off the face of the planet. Much easier to pretend the threat doesn’t exist and pray for deliverance than to face it and all its requisite horrors dead on.

  7. March 29, 2011 11:59 pm

    For what it worth, I think these remarks are a reaction to Barbary pirates that plagued shipping off North Africa in the early 1800’s. A quick glance at Wikipedia seems to confirm that.

    • March 30, 2011 12:53 am

      Ergo…his remarks are invalid? Or…he wouldn’t have felt this way without the Barbary Pirates? Or…my assertion he didn’t face the horrors of modern violent jihad is inaccurate? Just trying to figure out what you are getting at.

      • March 30, 2011 10:14 am

        Wouldn’t the Somali pirates be descendants of those same Barbary coast pirates?

        Excellent post, Fleece.

      • March 30, 2011 10:44 am

        Well, the Somali pirates are in it directly for the profit motive of ransoming kidnapped passengers and cargo and equipment. The Barbary pirates were interested in profits as well, but their cargo was typically Christians who they then sold into slavery in the North African slave market.

        Thanks. =)

  8. March 30, 2011 3:41 am

    You know what I think of Islam. Happy to be in the same company as John Quincy Adams.

    • March 30, 2011 5:03 am

      Yeah, its nice to be on the same page as one of our Presidents for a change.

  9. March 30, 2011 4:21 pm

    I agree, terrorism, however insidious, is not as dangerous as creeping sharia.

    • March 30, 2011 4:41 pm

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. =)

      Definitely, no amount of terror can destroy this county, but Sharia most definitely can and will if we don’t wake up soon.

  10. March 31, 2011 6:41 pm

    Is there a good, but short book on this issue?

    • March 31, 2011 9:07 pm

      Yes there is in fact. You probably won’t be a big fan of the title, but the book has some excellent analysis of the current players in the Islamist movement, and as per your request, is a nice short read, easily finished in one or two sittings.

      How Obama Embraces Islam’s Sharia Agenda by Andrew C. McCarthy

  11. just bob permalink
    April 1, 2011 9:40 am

    Jefferson had the same views.

    • April 1, 2011 12:04 pm

      Makes sense considering he was the one who dealt with the Barbary Pirates. Add him to the list then, of Presidents besides the last 5 who actually could voice the threat we are facing.

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting. =)

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