Obama’s and Clinton’s ‘Religion Czar’ Likened Evangelicals to Islamic Terrorists
To many conservatives who are Catholics or evangelicals it has become abundantly clear that the upper-echelon members of the Democratic Party — including President Barack Obama and his wannabe successor Hillary Clinton — have low regard for Americans who follow Jesus Christ. In fact, a recent Wikileaks document dump provided evidence of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and staff members at the Democratic National Committee having disdain for devout Catholics and evangelical Christians.
For example, One of the saddest moments for conservative Christians was when U.S. News & World Reports chose the administration’s religious adviser, Eboo Patel, as one of “America’s Best Leaders” during President Barack Obama’s first year in office..
Islamic cleric Patel, who Obama appointed as the nation’s “religion czar” and spiritual adviser, has likened evangelical Christians to radical Islamists such as al-Qaida. He has also been heard comparing Rev. Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network to Osama bin Laden.
Obama’s prized advisor, Eboo Patel, is a Muslim who is described by the White House as a moderate. However, Patel is known for making derogatory statements about Bible-reading Christians and Talmud-observing Jews.
“Don’t forget: When the Muslim Brotherhood came to power in Egypt, both Obama and Secretary of State Clinton called the group ‘moderates’ despite the Brotherhood being included on several terrorist watch lists and later having members arrested and executed by the Egyptian military,” said former police counter-terrorism expert Scott Ahearn.
In 2010, when Obama named Patel to his Advisory Council on Faith-Based Initiatives, he immediately drew a line in the sand, according to political strategist Mike Baker. For example, Patel discussed Christian “totalitarians” in the United States and Jewish “totalitarians” in Israel, according to Baker.
Obama met Patel when they both lived and worked in Chicago. Patel was well-known locally as a Muslim activist and a friend to Rashid Khalid, a Palestinian historian of the Middle East who left Chicago to become the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University in New York City. Khalid was also linked to the Holy Land Foundation which was prosecuted by the Justice Department during the Bush administration.
On one occasion, according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Patel stated in a speech:
“The problem is that we live in a time when the Muslim totalitarians are dominating. Why? Because they are building powerful institutions that propagate their interpretation of Islam – just as the Christian totalitarians in America have powerful institutions; and the Jewish totalitarians in Israel have powerful institutions; and the Hindu totalitarians in India have powerful institutions.”
“What do I mean by institutions?” asked Patel. “Lobbying groups that pass policies, political organizations that get people elected, television and radio and magazines and publishing houses which articulate ideas, schools and universities, youth organizations and women’s groups, bodies which raise and distribute money.”
Surprisingly, Patel then stated, “Al-Qaida is a network of institutions. Schools and mosques which teach 8-year-olds a certain ideology; organizations which lead them to Afghanistan; training camps which make them soldiers; manuals which offer advice on the prayers to whisper while engaging in violence. The religious identity — which is to say, the ways of being, believing and belonging in relation with the transcendent — of too many young Muslims is being shaped by these institutions.”
“Religious totalitarianism is not just the belief that one religion is right,” added Patel, “but also that there is only one correct interpretation of that religion and everyone should practice it or else.”
“Patel failed to explain that so-called Muslim totalitarians, like al-Qaida, use terrorism to spread their belief system,” said Baker.
“When was the last time you saw Christians proselytizing with guns and bombs?” Baker asks.
Aside from his attacks on Christians and Jews, Patel often refers to the “myths” of America –- describing them as beliefs that the country is “a land of freedom and equality and justice.”
It’s obvious Patel has a problem with anyone who claims the United States, its Constitution and laws is based on Judeo-Christian principles. Patel is an associate of Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers and like Obama worked with Ayers, who served as a bomb maker for the Marxist group that created havoc in the 1970s.
While many Americans question President Obama’s religious beliefs, he has a history of gravitating to the most extreme elements of Islam.