President Barack Obama, relying on messaging that blames an obscure private filmmaker for eruption of protests and violence in North Africa on the significant date of September 11, asked Google to “review” the film very few knew existed until Obama and media talked about it repeatedly.
Do Americans realize what Obama’s request actually means to the rest of the world, especially in countries where law is based on the Koran?
Obama’s request is in conflict with the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. Never mind apologetic media like Politico who followed the White House talking point that “their inquiry was not a removal request, simply a review.”
Obama apparently doesn't realize that even if we're outside his political class, we're not stupid.
Politico noted that after the request, Google did block the video in countries like Egypt. Many Muslim-ruled countries have blasphemy laws protecting Islam from insult or negative statements.
The White House did (finally) acknowledge the First Amendment, after Romney pointed out its relevance in his own statements.
Numerous media, Democrats and a few empty-headed Republicans completely missed the significance of Romney’s original statement. His statement was the only one that placed U.S. values and standards at the front of the issue.
Romney took a position of strength while the Obama administration relied on what amounted to apology.
After reading a bizarre article at NBC, I wrote a column in rebuttal to a U.S. based Islamic organization’s claim that the Muslims’ prophet won over his enemies by “compassion.”
The NBC reporter didn’t even know enough history to call the spokesman out on that ridiculous claim.
In my article, I shared a statement from a favorite book by John Keegan (The History of Warfare), adding boldface here:
There could be no territoriality in Islam, because its destiny was to bring the whole world to submission to the will of God. Islam means submission and ‘Muslim’, formed from the same word, someone who is under it.
As protests escalated in North Africa and most media yapped at Romney’s heels, calls in Egypt arose for prosecution of the maker of the video, a Florida pastor and Coptic Christians whose persecution in Muslim-ruled lands is known but rarely mentioned by media.
Islamist hardliners have long sought to punish anyone for criticizing their faith and most countries in the world have submitted to their demands, sometimes with legislation.
Seems to me Obama technically submitted our country to the tenets of Islam without even thinking about the consequences or the legality.
Don’t look to media to bring this up. They’re too busy trying to resurrect hope and change, selling our country out along the way.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Sept. 18, 2012)