The following guest commentary is by Jerry Ralph Curry, a decorated combat veteran, Army Aviator, Paratrooper, Ranger and retired Army Major General. For nearly forty years he has served his country both in the military and as a Presidential political appointee, including for the Carter, Reagan & Bush 41 administrations.
President Obama wants to give up smoking, but evidently has had a difficult time doing it. This in and of itself is not a crime. Smoking is legal and many good Americans are addicted to nicotine. Whether he picked up the smoking habit from his parents or grandparents or developed it on his own is moot. Simply put, it is only one more personal challenge for him to overcome. May he be successful.
However, he does have addictions that are a serious challenge to good governance; addictions that if not defeated may destroy his presidency. Unless he successfully overcomes these challenges, a few months from now his presidency may end up in the “disastrous-experiment-gone-wild” column.
He did not become addicted to this political nicotine on his own. The die was cast for him fifteen hundred years ago when Islam’s foundation stones were laid. From birth to death, Muslims are taught that deliberate lies and deceit are preferred methods of personal conduct, diplomacy and negotiation.
Walid Shoeblat, who was born in Bethlehem and raised up to be a terrorist says, “The two doctrines that encourage this insidious form of religiosity are called Kitman and Taqiyya. The first is a command to conceal one’s beliefs deliberately. It is a particular form of lying: “Concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies … To save oneself from physical and/or mental injury. A one-word translation would be Dissimulation … Abu Ad-Darta said, ‘We smile in the faces of some people although our hearts curse them’.”
“With Islam, especially when it comes to issues of non-Muslims, it’s any end that justifies any means, even conspiracy to murder … Such is the religion of peace, like the Hitler-Jugend who would turn in their own parents; we were taught that for Mohammed’s sake we can forsake our mothers and fathers.”
In Islam the idea is not to lie by nature, but to lie by deliberate choice. Some Muslims are very sincere about this, about lying sincerely. The problem is that there is no way to tell whether at any given point in time a Muslim is telling the truth or is deliberately lying to cover up or twist the truth. So how can a Muslim be granted Top Secret security clearances when he can’t be trusted to tell the truth?
To Muslims, eternal salvation is earned through good works. If a few lies will advance the good works of Islam, then lying is good and can help the Muslim earn his way to heaven. How else can a Muslim earn salvation? By converting to Islam the citizens of the nation in which they are living and the nation itself. Or by supporting and providing aid to terrorist groups, since terrorists supposedly are on the front line of the effort to convert non-Muslims into Muslims. Therefore, when blowing up a bus full of women and children, terrorists are doing Allah’s will.
In 2004 Dr. Don Boys wrote, “How should this affect America’s war on terror? Officials must look closely at every Muslim chaplain in the military and in our prisons; also look at those involved in the CIA, FBI, and other sensitive areas, look at all Arabic translators, military or civilian, atomic power plants, and in Congress; look at all civilian Muslim pilots; (TSA employees), look at Muslim clerics in all U.S. Mosques. In other words, get serious about this war before our cities are rubble.” He is right.
What is so dangerous and scary here is that President Obama grew up in a Muslim home where Al-Taqiyya was taught and went to a school where, since he was registered as a Muslim, his Al-Taqiyya training was reinforced. That is probably why he could sign the health care bill without reading it. It doesn’t matter what the bill says according to his upbringing, if he doesn’t like it, he simply abrogates it.
This is not to say that he is, or to accuse him of being, a Muslim. He may very well be a devout Christian. Many of us hope that he is. But this is to say that his Muslim family and the school he attended in Indonesia taught him how to sincerely lie and deceive, and how not to be upset when what he maintains is the truth turns out to be a lie.
What does this mean? It means that when a Muslim or someone educated and trained to act like a Muslim – President Obama for instance — signs a piece of legislation, a treaty or an agreement of some sort, he never expects to be bound by it. That is why the Oslo Accords (The Declaration of Peace) could be praised by Yasser Arafat in an English TV interview one day, and a few days later be repudiated by him in an Arabic TV interview. Obviously when he signed the Accords, he had no intention of honoring them.
Then how is it possible to successfully negotiate or come into agreement with someone who, from the beginning, intends to lie to you and try to deceive you? For example, President Obama says he intends to run the most open and transparent Administration in the history of America. Instead he has run the most closed.
Terry Anderson, a black Los Angeles talk radio host recently pointed out that Obama says that he never practiced Islam. In reality he practiced it at school every day where he was registered as a Muslim. He didn’t change his religion to Christian until after he was thirty years old.
He maintains that he was a constitutional lawyer and a professor of law at the University of Chicago. In fact, according to Anderson, his title was that of” Senior Lecturer on Leave.”
President Obama says he doesn’t take PAC money, Anderson says he takes piles of it. He said he wouldn’t have Lobbyists in his administration. At last count he had almost 50 registered lobbyists working in his administration.
He claims his uncle liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp. The Russians liberated the camp not the British, Americans nor the Kenyans; by the way, his mother had no brothers.
Many accuse the president of being a secret Muslim. That isn’t quite fair. He says he is a Christian and there is no reason not to take him at his word. However, it would be quite difficult for him to pass my mother’s duck test: “If he looks like a duck, waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck, he is probably a Muslim.”