“What contributions have Muslims made to our nation? They’ve spurred advances in airport security, to be sure, but what else? As long as he is celebrating these contributions, could the President kindly give us a list?” asks Jihad Watch founder and journalist Robert Spencer.
The Obama White House released a statement on Saturday heralding President Barack Obama’s first official visit to a mosque. The visit scheduled for February 3 is being touted as a means of promoting religious tolerance.
President Obama and the Democrats in both houses of Congress seek to combat what they fear is the anti-Islamic rhetoric that links the “religion of peace” to terrorism. The president and his entourage will be visiting the Islamic Society of Baltimore, one of the nation’s largest Muslim religious centers. The visit was confirmed by an announcement on their web site.
Obama White House spokesman Keith Maley sent out an email announcing that Obama — who up to 33% of the nation believe is a Muslim himself — is making the visit “to celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans made to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life.”
“The President believes that one of our nation’s greatest strengths is our rich diversity and the very idea that Americans of different faiths and backgrounds can thrive together – that we’re all part of the same American family. As the President has said, Muslim Americans are our friends, and neighbors; our co-workers, and sports heroes – and our men and women in uniform defending our country,” said Maley.
“And what contributions have Muslims made to our nation? They’ve spurred advances in airport security, to be sure, but what else? As long as he is celebrating these contributions, could the President kindly give us a list?” asks Jihad Watch founder and journalist Robert Spencer.
The Baltimore mosque President Obama chose to make his first U.S.-based mosque visit is deeply tied to extremist elements, including the Muslim Brotherhood, according to the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross.
While Obama has in the past visited several mosques overseas as POTUS this is the end of his resistance to visiting one in his own country. The purpose of the trip, according to the White House, is to “celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life.”
Unfortunately, whenever a person asks Obama to articulate those contributions, they are met with accusations of Islamophobia or of being a bigot, claims a former counterterrorist.
“It almost make you want to laugh and cry at the same time the way Obama — our Commander in Chief — talks about police officers with such vitriol but talks about a religious movement whose practitioners have killed millions of people throughout the world including more than 3,000 Americans,” said former police counterterrorism unit commander James Hollbrooks. “I can cite hundreds of actions by cops that have contributed to America. Can Obama cite any contributions from the Muslims?” Hollbrooks asked.
One of the Baltimore Islamic center’s imams has been outed as a leading member of the Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood and worked for an Islamic group that was designated as a terrorist organization by the Treasury Department in 2004, according to journalist and Islamist terrorism expert Robert Spencer, who until recently trained FBI and other law enforcement agencies in anti-terrorism tactics.
Spencer was fired by a number of agencies at the request of the Islamist front group Center for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Obama’s minions. In one incident, a U.S. Army officer was fired from the War College because of his training program.
While in Baltimore, el-Sheikh served as a regional director for the Islamic American Relief Agency. That group’s parent organization is the Islamic African Relief Agency, which the Treasury Department says provided funds to Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist organizations.