Barack Obama is not a Muslim, said Hillary Clinton during the 2008 campaign, adding slyly, “as far as I know.” Reeling from losses that followed this whispering campaign, Obama denied its implication and faked up an eager interest in Christianity. “I was sworn in with my hand on the family bible,” he pouted.
But once safely ensconced in the presidency, he renewed his Islamophilia. Last year in Cairo, he tried to wow his audience by saying that he hails from “generations of Muslims” and that he had marinated for “several years” in Islamic Indonesia, where he “heard the call of the azaan at the break of dawn and at the fall of dusk.”
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By secularist standards, Obama’s Islamophilia constitutes a blatant violation of Church and state. His presidency largely exists for the benefit of one religion, the only religion he appears to consider blameless and holy — Islam, and not even its moderate variant.
Last October, the Washington Post ran an intriguing story about the U.S. government’s unwillingness to help moderate Muslims lest that offend the hardline imams who actually run the religion. The story’s title was, “As Indonesia debates Islam’s role, U.S. stays out: Post-9/11 push to boost moderates gives way,” and began with an anecdote about a scholar in the early 1980s seeking funds to promote moderate Islam who got rejected by a Ford Foundation employee.
Read More: By George Neumayr, American Spectator