A real and present threat to the West, albeit a distant second to Iran's nuclear program, is the Muslim world's call to make criticism of Islam a crime. Those calls have increased ten fold in the wake of riots throughout the Muslim nations, nominally in response to the "Innocence of Muslims" film trailer. Obama has been serially apologizing for that film trailer since it came out. And now, what does he say at the UN yesterday, addressing those rioting nations?
The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.
Really???? Of all the things Obama could have said, that was the most insane. It is an affirmation of Muslim outrageous outrage at any perceived slight and an agreement that any criticism of Islam is misplaced. Good God, nothing in this world is more in need of criticism than Islam as practiced in the Middle East, whether Salafi's would consider it "slander" or not. And indeed, no religion is more deeply involved in "slander" towards other religions than are the Muslims.
You can read Obama's full remarks at the UN here. He simultaneously tried to present a luke warm defense of America's First Amendment protection while condemning the "Innocence of Muslims" video. Disgusting.
Compare and contrast the response of Rep. Allen West. This from Politico:
Florida Rep. Allen West ripped President Barack Obama’s United Nations speech Tuesday, saying he would have told the U.N. that America would be an “Angel of Death” that wreaks “havoc and destruction” on anyone who attacks the U.S.
“My statement to the United Nations would have been, ‘The future does not belong to those who attack our Embassies and Consulates and kill our Ambassadors. The Angel of Death in the form of an American Bald Eagle will visit you and wreak havoc and destruction upon your existence,’” the Florida congressman wrote in a Facebook post.
He criticized Obama’s U.N. speech for linking recent attacks on U.S. posts overseas to a trailer for the anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims.” West said terrorism, not a video, sparked the violence.
[Obama] continues to offer up apologies instead of defending our hard earned First Amendment right to freedom of speech and expression,” he wrote. “There is no message to this silly video trailer, and it is beneath the dignity and esteem of the Office of the President of the United States to mention it at all. When tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide. I shall not be tolerant of the intolerant. I know about the UN Resolution 1618 which would make any statement deemed by the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) ‘offensive’ to Islam a crime…..NOT ON MY WATCH FELLAS!”
Those are the messages Islam needs to get - clear, concise, and unyielding - if we are to stop an existential conflict with these radicals. The messages of Obama will lead to war with the West.
Why isn't West running for President?