In the wake of 5 days of violence in Afghanistan leaving two U. S. military officers killed Saturday. It all has stemmed from U. S. personnel placing copies of the Koran in the “burn pit” at the Bargram air base north of the capital, Kabul.
Many of the Muslims were so enraged that the week long chaos that erupted injured several. A gunman acting on his own killed the two US officers who were advising the Interior Ministry. A New York Times story even indicated that a Afghan policeman was involved. Mohammed Anwar, an off-duty police officer, had joined the protesters on Friday and seemed barely able to contain his fury. “I will take revenge from the infidels for what they did to our Holy Koran, and I will kill them whenever I get the chance,” he said as he walked with crowd of protesters wielding rocks and sticks. “I don’t care about the job I have.”
President Barack Obama sent a three page letter on Thursday to Afghan President Hamid Karzai apologizing for the burning of Korans at the NATO air base. He promised in that letter “The error was inadvertent; I assure you that we will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible.”
Obviously the President has an issue there. Since the soldiers were only doing what they were ordered to do, then he would obviously have to deal with their superiors and since they are under authority, he would have to deal with their superiors. Isn’t President Obama the one that had to over and over tell us,when he took office, that he was the Commander in Chief? So how bout it? Does the buck stop with you Mr. President or does it get passed down to the guys who actually burned the books? Furthermore, who leaked this out to the Afghans?
What is simply amazing is that back in 2009 the Obama administration didn’t even make a peep at the burning of Christian Bibles by US forces in Afghanistan. A CNN article says the Bibles were provided by a church in the United States and were confiscated at the same air base that the Korans were burned at.
According to Lt. Col. Mark Wright, “military rules forbid the troops of any religions from proselytizing while deployed there.” He then went on to say, “The decision was made that it was a ‘force protection’ measure to throw them away, because, if they did get out, it could be perceived by Afghans that the U. S. government or the U. S. military was trying to convert Muslims.” But you guys didn’t think anything about burning Korans?
So let’s get this straight burning Christian Bibles is ok by American troops and apparently supported by the current occupant of the White House but burning Korans is atrocious and has to be apologized for by America’s President. How far we have come from the days of men such as Thomas Jefferson, who many would say was not a Christian, yet he approved several measures appropriating federal funds to pay for Christian missionaries to the Indians.
One thing to note here, the Christians were upset and let it be known, however there was no violence that erupted and do you know why? Because Christianity is the religion of peace. However, contrast that with Islam and how the Afghans reacted to the burning of a few Korans. They created total chaos and one man even killed two US soldiers. Are we supposed to take them at their word that they are a religion of peace? Really?
An article in 2010 contrasted President Obama’s quotations concerning Islam with quotations about Christianity. These are very telling:
10 Quotes By Barack Obama About Islam
#1 “Islam has always been part of America”
#2 “we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities”
#3 “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”
#4 “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”
#5 “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed”
#6 “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality”
#7 “As a young man, I worked in Chicago communities where many found dignity and peace in their Muslim faith.”
#8 “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”
#9 “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
#10 “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”
10 Quotes By Barack Obama About Christianity
#1 “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”
#2 “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”
#3 “Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith?”
#4 “Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in Christ’s divinity – are central to Christian faith, while others are more culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life.”
#5 “The American people intuitively understand this, which is why the majority of Catholics practice birth control and some of those opposed to gay marriage nevertheless are opposed to a Constitutional amendment to ban it. Religious leadership need not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they should recognize this wisdom in their politics.”
#6 From Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope: “I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are of the same sex—nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount.”
#7 “I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell. I can’t imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity. That’s just not part of my religious makeup.”
#8 “Those opposed to abortion cannot simply invoke God’s will–they have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths.”
#9 On his support for civil unions for gay couples: “If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount.”
#10 “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.”
True Biblical Christianity has been under attack for a long time. President Obama claims to be a Christian. I think anyone who has heard him speak who has any sense of discernment knows otherwise. Is a closet Muslim? I don’t know. But one thing is for sure the man is much more sympathetic to his Muslim heritage than to anything Christian.
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