To be fair, it isn’t only Obama who does this, seemingly the majority of the liberal left operates like this, including a lot of people within the so-called “atheist community”. This is a complete falsehood and there is no conceivable way that he cannot be aware that he’s vomiting a load of horse shit, but I guess when you lie as much as Obama does, he forgets what it actually feels like to tell the truth.
In an interview with Fareed Zakaria of CNN, he says Lindsay Graham said that he was bothered that Obama won’t admit we’re in a religious war with radical Islam. He points out that the White House goes to great pains to never use the word “Islamic terrorists” or do anything to refer to the religion at all. Obama came back with the following statement:
But it is absolutely true that I reject a notion that somehow that creates a religious war because the overwhelming majority of Muslims reject that interpretation of Islam. They don’t even recognize it as being Islam. And I think that for us to be successful in fighting this scourge, it’s very important for us to align ourselves with the 99.9 percent of Muslims who are looking for the same thing we’re looking for. Order, peace, prosperity.
But this is simply not true. How do we know this isn’t true? We just have to ask Muslims what they actually believe! In a Pew survey of Muslims in Egypt and Pakistan in 2013, they found that 64% of Muslims polled said they supported the death penalty for leaving Islam. And before you say I’m arbitrarily picking the top numbers, I’m not. Muslims in Afghanistan top the list at 78% who want infidels killed. These three countries, Egypt, Pakistan and Afghanistan are nominally allied with the U.S., yet the majority of Muslims there think that leaving Islam, or not being a Muslim in the first place, is a capital offense. Sure Obama, tell us another one!
But, to be fair, the poll numbers show that people in these countries are also more worried about radical Muslims in their own countries than they are about radical Christians. Certainly, I can understand that radical Muslims are only too happy to kill other Muslims who fall outside of their extremist sects. However, I find it worrying that the number of people who fear radical Islam in Egypt, 67%, are almost the same number of people who want to kill non-Muslims, 64%. I guess extremist has a different meaning depending on what questions you ask.
Yet Obama is saying that it’s only a small percentage of Muslims in certain communities around the world that have “perverted” Islam. No! No they have not! In fact, there’s something that these people are really missing. It isn’t the radicals who have perverted Islam, it’s the rest of the people who are not taking what the Qur’an says seriously! It’s the “radicals” who are doing it according to their holy book. The same goes for radical Christians. Those are the people actually following their religion, not the people who pick and choose what to believe, based on their personal whims.
I’m not saying I think more people ought to closely follow these primitive religions, I think that everybody ought to grow up and give up on this superstitious nonsense, but to claim the people who barely follow the teachings of their religion are the ones doing it correctly? That’s absurd!
But what can you expect from Obama and his crew of leftists? Honesty isn’t something they’re well versed in, spinning reality to fit their agenda is part of the status quo. The rest of us shouldn’t be at all surprised.