Ben Johnson, Floyd Reports
Although he would not say a word about Iran’s human rights violations after Mahmoud Ahmadinejiad tortured protesters of the stolen presidential election last summer, Barack Obama brought the full weight of the presidential bully pulpit down against 50 people planning to burn the Koran this Saturday. Obama told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America this morning the would-be Koran-burners’ “stunt” is “completely contrary to our values of Americans…this country has been built on the notions of religious freedom and religious tolerance.”
That is an interesting about-face on the right of religious people to exercise the First Amendment. Less than a month ago, he declared his support for the Ground Zero Mosque, telling Muslims at an Iftar dinner:
Let me be clear: As a citizen and as president I believe that Muslims have the right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances.
He later said he was only reiterating their constitutional rights and “will not comment on the wisdom” of planting a victory mosque atop the graves of 3,000 jihad victims. But he felt no constraint commenting on the “wisdom” of a tiny Christian church burning the Muslims’ “holy” book. Although he showed enthusiasm for the First Amendment rights of Muslims, he tried to sic the local police on Pastor Jones, stating that he found the Dove World Outreach Center’s rights “frustrating”….
Ben Johnson, Floyd Reports
The woman who may be Barack Obama’s next chief-of-staff has ties to radical Muslims, radical leftists, and potentially illegal government propaganda.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s decision not seek re-election all but ensures that Rahm Emanuel will throw his hat in the ring. Emanuel currently serves as chief of staff to President Obama, the man who controls who gets access to the president. Politico.com reports that Rahm has told sources his likely successor is Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s long-term friend and Chicago confidant.
Anyone familiar with Jarrett’s record should be concerned.
To pick but one underreported example, Valerie Jarrett gave the keynote address at the 46th annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) last July. ISNA was an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation’s financing of terrorist organizations, particularly Hamas. ISNA is a byproduct of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that formed the worldview of Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden.
Although Jarrett was the highest-ranking government official at the meeting, she was hardly the only VIP. Cat Stevens, now Yusuf Islam, addressed the same gathering. Stevens is the “Peace Train” folk singer who defended the Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa against Salman Rushdie after the latter dared criticize Islam.
Another of the speakers, Imam Warith Deen Umar, has a long history of Islamic extremism. He reportedly hailed the 9/11 hijackers as martyrs, a remark that got him banned from the New York State Department of Corrections, where he served as a chaplain. In another instance, Umar urged Muslims to:
Rise up and fight. And fight them until turmoil is no more and strike terror into their hearts…[T]he kuffar [unbeliever] was not afraid of the Muslims up until a few days ago now they frightened to death. Green alert, red alert, orange alert. The Muslims are praying. They getting on our planes, they may shoot us down. They scared to death. Alhamdulilah. [Thanks be to God.]
Jarrett has kept tight company with ISNA literally since day one of the administration.
Kevin “Coach” Collins, Coach Is Right
Again we get a clearer picture of things by following the money. It rarely fails to show us when to trust, and when to be suspicious. Since the issue of building a mosque practically on the grounds of the hole that used to be the World Trade Center has arisen, those who have never really had America’s best interests at heart have been forced to take a stand and show their true colors. The most recent “American” group to show its “love” for the Constitutional rights of our enemies is VoteVet.org.
VoteVet.org’s statement of support for the construction of a mosque just two blocks from Ground Zero can be traced back to the dedicated America hater George Soros by way of the America hating MoveOn.org. Soros gives millions to MoveOn, which in turn funds phony left-wing fronts like VoteVet.org. (VVo) It really isn’t very complicated.
In part, VVo’s statement of support to those seeking to build the victory mosque said, “In fact, building your community center is about as pro-America as one can get.” Who could make such a foolish statement?
Who is connected with VVo?
The magnanimous nature of VVo’s statement of support begs some questions about who these people are. Here’s a list of some of those involved in this phony group.
- Founder Jon Soltz was a YearlyKos convention panelist in 2007.
- Board member Jason Flom, no record of military service but is a board member of George Soros’ Open Society Institute.
- Douglas J. Band, Board member connected to Hillary Clinton through his close relationship with Bill Clinton…