Watch: 7 Words Obama Just Said At National Prayer Breakfast Is Catching People’s Attention

Barack Obama, while setting an ecumenical tone at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, none-the-less professed that Jesus is a source of strength for him.

Shortly into his remarks, the president stated that he has been reflecting on the verse 2 Timothy 1:7 recently.

“On this occasion, I always enjoy reflecting on a piece of scripture that’s been meaningful to me or otherwise sustained me throughout the year, and lately, I’ve been thinking and praying on a verse from 2 Timothy: ‘For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind,’ he said.

Obama observed there is much to be fearful about in our current times, but noted in times gone by there has been too, including wars, famine, economic depressions.

“Fear does funny things,” he said. “Fear can lead us to lash out against those who are different or lead us to try to get some sinister other under control. Alternatively, fear can lead us to succumb to despair or paralysis or cynicism.”

“It is a primal emotion — fear — one that we all experience. And it can be contagious, spreading through societies, and through nations. And if we let it consume us, the consequences of that fear can be worse than any outward threat,” he stated. 

The president said there is a remedy for fear, and that is faith.

“For me, and I know for so many of you, faith is the great cure for fear. Jesus is a good cure for fear [emphasis added]. God gives believers the power, the love, the sound mind required to conquer any fear, and what more important moment for that faith than right now?” Obama asked.

“What better time than these changing, tumultuous times to have Jesus standing beside us, steadying our minds, cleansing our hearts, pointing us towards what matters,” he said, drawing applause from the audience.

Earlier in the program, House Speaker Paul Ryan addressed those in attendance saying, “I want to welcome all of you to Washington. You could not have come for a better reason. This breakfast is a national tradition because prayer is a part of our national heritage. It all goes back to the Declaration of Independence. We believe our rights come from God, and our job, as officeholders, is to protect those rights. So it is only natural we should ask for His guidance as we seek to do His will.”

The audience was also treated to a moving rendition of Amazing Grace by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.

Watch: Trump Just Described Obama’s Mosque Visit With 5 BRUTAL Words, Sets Off A Firestorm

Donald Trump dismissively denigrated President Obama’s visit to a Baltimore-area mosque on Wednesday by saying, “maybe he feels comfortable there.”

Trump was making an appearance Wednesday on the Fox News program On the Record when host Greta Van Susteren asked the Republican presidential candidate about Obama’s visit to the mosque.

“I don’t have much thought. I think he can go to lots of places. I don’t know, maybe he feels comfortable there,” Trump replied.

“We have a lot of problems in this country, Greta. There are a lot of places he can go, and he chose a mosque. I saw that just a while ago. That’s his decision. That’s fine,” Trump said.

Trump, in the past, had hinted that he thought Obama was a Muslim. He came under criticism in September when he did not correct a man who publicly claimed, at a New Hampshire rally, that Obama is Muslim when the president has said he is a Christian.

In a December, speech noting Obama does not use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism, Trump said “There’s something going on with him that we don’t know about.”

On Tuesday night, when was talking about Obama’s vacations, he mentioned him getting into Air Force One to celebrate Christmas “or whatever he celebrates” in Hawaii.

Trump’s most recent comments brought out readers who took both sides of the issue, as shown by these samples from commentary on Mediaite.

“… Obama no doubt felt comfortable visiting there, a place under surveillance by the FBI for terrorist possibilities. His administration has made such a wreck of the economy that he needs all the votes he can get. There are plenty of other places he could have gone to address real issues but he’s a politician after all, not a problem solver,” wrote Roy Thomas.

Some defended the president.

“How can such an insensitive and nonsensible idiot (Trump) be considered for president? It was a civil event with fellow civilized Americans, AND it was peaceful and successful. Obama’s message to Muslims who are under attack by American trouble-makers was reassuring, constructive and presidential. Something Trump, and other Republican candidates, are incapable of doing, apparently. Like sore-losers, Republicans first inclination is always to attack and criticize. There is no place for logic and reason,” wrote manofmystique.

Presidential candidate Marco Rubio also responded to the president’s visit, saying actions like these are divisive to the American people. “I’m tired of being divided against each other for political reasons like this president’s done,” Rubio said. “Always pitting people against each other. Always.”

He added, “Look at today – he gave a speech at a mosque,” Rubio continued. “Oh, you know, basically implying that America is discriminating against Muslims. Of course there’s going to be discrimination in America of every kind. But the bigger issue is radical Islam … [I]t’s this constant pitting people against each other – that I can’t stand that. It’s hurting our country badly.”

h/t: The Gateway Pundit

GOP Candidate Just Said 6 Surprising Words About Obama’s Mosque Speech – Outrage Ensues

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told radio host Hugh Hewitt Wednesday that he stood solidly behind President Obama’s trip to a Baltimore-area mosque, saying “it was appropriate to do it.”

“I think it’s important for the president to lead in this regard,” said the former Florida governor, noting his brother, former President George W. Bush, also reached out to American Muslims.

“I’m not quite sure he avoided doing this, but it was appropriate to do it,” Jeb Bush said Wednesday. “And sometimes, you have to give someone credit for a job well done. I haven’t seen the speech, but it’s important.”

Bush said Obama’s speech was a vital contrast to fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for a temporary ban on allowing Muslims to come to America.

“Look, when you have a candidate for president that says we’re going to ban all Muslims coming into the country, the implications of that are horrific as it relates to our national security. But it also sends a signal to the millions of peaceful Muslims that are as American as you and I. And I think it’s important for people to know that they have worth, that they have value, that we’re all, you know, we’re all American,” Bush said.

“And we should target our energies to defeat radical Islam and the radicalization of people. We need to be kept safe, but you can do that by being respectful of people of the Muslim faith as well,” he said.

Some Breitbart readers were less than pleased with Bush’s position.

“Jeb goes along thinking it’s great. This PC GOPe nonsense is exactly what many many people are getting sick of and can’t stand any longer,” wrote MaximusBraveheart.

“If Jeb keeps talking, his poll numbers are going to be below zero,” posted Salida Sam.

“If you wanted to lead, you wouldn’t go to a mosque that had terror connections,” noted a poster named a40.

h/t: Breitbart

Revealed: 1 Disturbing Fact About Islamic Mosque Obama Visited That’s Raising Eyebrows

The Baltimore-area mosque that hosted President Obama on Wednesday had been placed under surveillance by the FBI since 2010 due to the activities of one of its members, according to a published report.

“President Obama is conferring legitimacy on a Baltimore mosque the FBI just a few years ago was monitoring as a breeding ground for terrorists, after arresting a member for plotting to blow up a federal building,” wrote Investors Business Daily in an editorial.

“The mosque that is hosting the commander in chief, while receiving his historic benediction graduated a terrorist who plotted to blow up a local Army recruiting station, hired an imam who condoned suicide bombings and blames American ‘foreign policy’ for terrorism. Obama has to be willfully blind not to see all these ties to terror,” IBD added.

“Or maybe he knows all about them, and just doesn’t care — or even actively favors this activity,” added commentator Pamela Geller. “Those are the choices: he is either stupid, which he isn’t, or willfully ignorant, which he is unlikely to be, or simply outright traitorous.”

According to the IDB editorial, the FBI began surveillance of the Islamic Society of Baltimore since around 2010 when Antonio Martinez, also known as Muhammad Hussain, and others discussed bombing an Army recruiting center.

“He indicated that if the military continued to kill their Muslim brothers and sisters, they would need to expand their operation by killing U.S. Army personnel where they live,” IDB quoted FBI special agent Keith Bender as writing. Martinez was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2012.

“It’s now abundantly clear the White House failed to properly vet the venue. Reportedly, it let the Council on American-Islamic Relations choose the site, even though the FBI has banned CAIR from outreach because of known ties to the Hamas terrorist group,” the IBD editorial said.

 

Saba Ahmed: “President Obama came to this mosque to cultivate Muslim-American voters for the upcoming presidential election.”Brooke Goldstein: “Speaking at a terror-affiliated mosque is not how you cultivate the Muslim-American community, unless you think all Muslim-Americans are sympathetic to terror.” bit.ly/1X4Bl9O

Posted by The Kelly File on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

h/t: Fox News

Presidential Proclamation: Light & Darkness Must Fellowship

Speaking from a mosque today, President Obama was again preaching at the altar of political correctness, sharing the bad news of secular humanism and universalism, insisting you can be a Muslim and a good American simultaneously.

Someone ask him to tell us how Sharia and the Constitution are compatible.

How is it Muslim women are treated like cattle, and how is this part of Americanism?

Under Sharia there is no due process, no presumption of innocence, the right to a fair trial, no right to adequate representation, no right to appeal, no right to a trial by jury of one’s peers. How is all this compatible with Americanism?

Substantial majorities of Muslims here and abroad support the notion that Sharia is supreme, and that Jihad in the name of imposing Sharia worldwide is a holy quest, even by violence if necessary. How is that supportive of Americanism, lending support to the notion of a free and open society?

Islam is a totalitarian theocracy in the main. In America there is separation between church and state. In Islam, there is no separation. Good Muslims support that totalitarian theocracy. How on earth can a person be supportive of such a system and likewise support our constitutional republic?

It is impossible, for one has absolutely nothing to do with the other, and indeed they are contrary and hostile toward one another, by nature and practice, by philosophy and culture.

Obama knows all this full well.

He also knows the installation of Sharia is one of the best ways to destroy our constitutional republic and so he encourages our embrace of our own demise.

Liar. Traitor. Enemy.