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Frank Gaffney: Obama is a Muslim, while maybe not a Muslim But a Kind of Make Pretend Muslim who is a Secret Make Believe Muslim or something"

In Foreign Affairs, neoconservatives, stupidity, War on the rational/ logic on June 9, 2009 by Editor Z

Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense and noted neo-conservative Frank Gaffney proves once again in the pages of the Washington Times why he is such a tool.

Gaffney is one of the incompetent fools, who may have a load of academic credentials, but poor organizational skills and impractical ideas, as well as an obsession with neoconservative colonialism that would make Rudyard Kipling roll his eyes. Amongst other things Gaffney has been against the abolition of nuclear weapons, been one of the principle disheveled “intellectual” forces behind and defenders of the disastrous and wasteful invasion and occupation or Iraq, and has asserted that Saddam Hussein had ties to not only Al-Queda but Okalahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, despite the fact that McVeigh was a Veteran of the First Gulf War in which he fought against Saddam Hussein. His credo seems to be “give war and fantasy a chance”.

In his latest screed, Gaffney goes ballistic over Obama’s Cairo speech, anything even resembling taking the position of an honest stately arbiter in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict, and just expresses his hate of Islam in general. Oh and let us not forget it wouldn’t be an effective neoconservative diatribe without comparing Obama to Hitler.

This is not to say, necessarily, that Mr. Obama actually is a Muslim any more than Mr. Clinton actually is black. After his five months in office, and most especially after his just-concluded visit to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, however, a stunning conclusion seems increasingly plausible: The man now happy to have his Islamic-rooted middle name featured prominently has engaged in the most consequential bait-and-switch since Adolf Hitler duped Neville Chamberlain over Czechoslovakia at Munich.

What little we know about Mr. Obama’s youth certainly suggests that he not only had a Kenyan father who was Muslim, but spent his early, formative years as one in Indonesia. As the president likes to say, “much has been made” — in this case by him and his campaign handlers — of the fact that he became a Christian as an adult in Chicago, under the now-notorious Pastor Jeremiah A. Wright.

With Mr. Obama’s unbelievably ballyhooed address in Cairo Thursday to what he calls “the Muslim world” (hereafter known as “the Speech”), there is mounting evidence that the president not only identifies with Muslims, but actually may still be one himself. Consider the following indicators:

Yeah because doing nothing accept bombing the hell out of the Arab world has worked so well. Here is Gaffney’s looking glass view:

• Mr. Obama referred four times in his speech to “the Holy Koran.” Non-Muslims — even pandering ones — generally don’t use that Islamic formulation.

I suppose going before an audience of young Muslims and trying to convert them to the ways of white western style Christianity would have been a much better tact. Unsucessful, illogical, and stupid; but hey remember this is Frank Gaffney were talking about here, the guy who sees the Iraq War as a great victory in American Foreign policy and is a self- described member of “the Dick Cheney Fan Club”.

• Mr. Obama established his firsthand knowledge of Islam (albeit without mentioning his reported upbringing in the faith) with the statement, “I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed.” Again, “revealed” is a depiction Muslims use to reflect their conviction that the Koran is the word of God, as dictated to Muhammad.

God forbid (no pun intended) if we have a president who has an articulate understanding of Islam, rather then a black and white comic book view of it. Gees Frank, your an academic with a “think tank”, nuance should be your area of expertise, but I repeat this is Frank Gaffney were talking about here. He makes Curtis Lemay look like Mohandis Gandhi. Then there is this harsh indictment that proves absolutely that Obama is an evil Muslim Arab socialist communist celebrity who hates America; he actually looks forward to a day when there is a two state solution and that the violence to end. An end to violence between Muslims and Jews, sounds like Hitler to Me!

• Then the president made a statement no believing Christian — certainly not one versed, as he professes to be, in the ways of Islam — would ever make. In the context of what he euphemistically called the “situation between Israelis, Palestinians and Arabs,” Mr. Obama said he looked forward to the day “. . . when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them) joined in prayer.”

UPDATE: (5:51PM/ET)- As usual as time goes by the more ridiculous the reasoning becomes behind the thought process and reason of Frank Gaffney. Accusing President Obama of being a “secret Muslim” for referring to the Koran as “the Holy Koran” it turns out Obama may not be in the words of Gaffney “The First Muslim President”. It turns out George W Bush may very well have been just masquerading as a Christian and himself was really a covert Muslim lurking in the background, as he also referred to the Koran as “the Holy Koran”. Gaffney was a staunch supporter of the Bush/Cheney administration and since now according to Gaffney logic since Bush is a secret Muslim that means Gaffney was supporting a secret Muslim, which by extension of Gaffney logic where Muslim=terrorism, that Gaffney was supporting terrorism. One now has to ask why Gaffney would support “secret Muslims”?

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