Islam Under Obama: Guns & God Revisited

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    President Obama endorsing the building of a mosque near Ground Zero this week came as no surprise to anyone who has watched his opinions and actions regarding religion. Make that, his opinion and action regarding one religion: Islam.

    Barack Obama’s views on freedom of religion appear to depend on which religion is under attack. Americans were shocked when, during his first and very symbolic foreign trip as president, he told an overseas audience of Muslims that “I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.” A review of his famously lengthy list of political promises yields no such promise when he was on the campaign trail, and there was no precedent from prior presidents to make such a claim. That he first chose to visit not nations, but followers of a religion, is telling. He frequently refers to outreach, tolerance and commitment to people based on their religion, rather than their nationality. There is no such thing as a “Muslim world”, but rather a world made up of nations. Singling out followers of a religion as some sort of international coalition is odd, and troubling.



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