It never ceases to amaze me how people at will distort history. It is understandable that there are some who take events from the past and set those events in our era and time. They will take such events as General Jacksons treatment of the Seminoles in Florida, for example. Many who do not like Jackson, the president will use his ruthlessness toward these native Americans as proof that Jackson was a bad man. They conveniently leave out the murdered farmers and people of southern Georgia that Jackson was sent to protect.
It is worse when people take events and misrepresent them, simply for their own agenda. They not only rip them from their historical context, they repaint history. A good example of this would be the false view that the Crusades were the Christian’s idea. That one day the Pope or whoever up and decided it was time to invade Palestine and slaughter thousands of tolerant, peaceful Muslims.
This is what the president has done at the National Prayer Breakfast. Fox reports:
The president also issued a word of warning to Christians.
“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place – remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,”
This means that our President follows the Muslim accounting of the history of the Crusades. Obama is towing the Muslim line that Christians invaded Muslim lands and murdered them simply to steal the land. This is a lie. It was quit the opposite. In the 7th century, it was the Muslims who conquered Persia and parts of the Byzantine Empire.
In 1009, under the order of Caliph al Hakim, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem was destroyed. This ignited widespread persecution by Muslims against Christians. This violence was tolerated for 90 years before the church in Europe acted. Though just like with any war, there were things done that would cause us to cringe and question. Yet for the president to take these events and support the Muslim view of history says a lot.
Fox further reports:
He also chided the United States, “our home country.”
“Slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ,” he added.
Some will say that the President was simply pointing out that there are some who have even distorted Christ’s teaching. And I can see that, but it seems that as has been the case many times before, Obama sees himself as a defender Islam. And this is not being paranoid, because I have not told you the most troubling part.
Fox quotes Obama saying:
“We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for their nihilistic ends.”
Now, it is very easy to take this statement and make it say more than was intended. The President could have been simply saying that, “we all have to stop those who would distort each of our religions.” But, no matter how hard Washington and Hollywood have tried to convince America that the fundamentalist are dangerous, no one is buying it.
It seems that it is only the distorted religion of Islam, which is being practiced as it has been for 1400 years, that is nihilistic. And yes, maybe it is Obama’s religion, I can say that for sure. It does seem troubling though that he continues to carry water for the Muslim, even if he is not Muslim himself.
And more importantly, does the President think that the Crusades justify what these madmen are doing? If not, why did he bring it up. Seems like typical liberal justifying. They were victims and so now this is the outcome. As they say in North Carolina. Hog Wash!