President Obama meets with King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during a bilateral meeting at Rawdat Khuraim in Saudi Arabia, where the official state religion is Sunni Islam. The president has called Islam a “religion of peace” and said he will stand with Muslim Americans “should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
In his book The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama stated of Muslim Americans, “I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
With Islam now at open war with the West, the winds have, indeed, shifted, and Obama’s pledge is being tested. Stunningly, despite multiple beheadings of civilians by Islamic terrorists, the murder this summer of a 19-year-old New Jersey man by an Islamic jihadist, and the beheading in Oklahoma just last week of a woman by a man who purportedly was trying to convert co-workers to Islam, the president still refuses to call Islam anything other than a religion of peace.
In a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday, the president admitted his administration had “underestimated” the threat from the Islamic State terrorist group, but instead of accepting responsibility, he laid the blame at the feet of his director of national intelligence, James Clapper. The White House quickly attempted damage control, claiming that the president was not seeking to lay the blame elsewhere.
Author and apologist Alex McFarland says the president’s failures in leadership pose an extreme danger to the United States.
“Wise leadership is correctly perceiving what you’re engaged in and having the courage to identify the enemy,” noted McFarland, director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at the Christian Worldview Center of North Greenville University in Greenville, South Carolina. “Are there Muslims who are not terrorists? Absolutely. But where are those peaceful Muslims, raising their voices en masse around the globe and denouncing terrorism? They are largely silent. Why? Because the core of Islam is not peace but jihad and the eradication of all those who do not follow Islam.”
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