Obama’s Next Chief of Staff Tied to Radical Muslim Group

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.

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Soros Stooge “Vets” Support Ground Zero Mosque

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…

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Obama Follows Saul Alinsky, Not Saul of Tarsus

Don Feder, GrassTopsUSA.com

Obama Reading "Rules for Radicals"

This is priceless. After 19 months of sucking up to Islam – bowing to the Saudi King, apologizing to terrorist states for our “arrogance,” singing Islam’s praises, supporting the Ground Zero mosque (opposed by upwards of 70% of the public) – a growing number of Americans believe POTUS is a Muslim.

White House operatives must be pulling their hair out. The latest Pew Research Center poll shows 18% of his fellow Americans think Obama is a person of the jihad persuasion, up from 11% in 2009. Only 34% accept the media’s claim that he’s a Christian, down from 48% last year.

More remarkable yet, after Obama has been president for over a year and a half, 43% of voters don’t know what faith he follows. Even among blacks and Democrats, a majority can’t say that POTUS is a Christian.

The White House denial-machine issued frantic, if somewhat vague, pronouncements of presidential piety:

The president prays every day. (So do many non-Christians.) His faith is an important part of his life. (The same could be said of animists, Zoroastrians and members of the Church of Scientology.) Perhaps most hilariously, we are told that every day Obama gets homilies on his Blackberry from “spiritual advisors” – e-Christianity?

One of the men of faith counseling POTUS is Henry Knox (president of Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based And Neighborhood Partnerships), who once charged that Pope Benedict XVI is “hurting people in the name of Jesus,” by opposing condom-distribution to fight the spread of AIDS in Africa. Knox also described the pope and certain bishops as “discredited leaders” for opposing gay marriage. On this basis, evangelical preachers and Orthodox rabbis are equally “discredited.”

“While the president has been diligent and personally committed to his own Christian faith, there’s (sic.) certainly folks who are intent on spreading falsehoods about the president and his values and beliefs,” says faith adviser Joshua DuBois. Spreading falsehoods about the president’s values? Are they saying he’s a patriot who believes in the free market and border security?

There’s little in the president’s background, beliefs or behavior that would suggest he’s a serious Christian – or even a casual Christian, for that matter.

Obama’s upbringing was hardly church bells chiming on a Sunday morn – more the muezzin’s call to prayer on Friday eve. The president spent his formative years studying in a Jakarta madrassa.

His mother was an ex-hippy agnostic. Both his biological and step-father were Muslims. His grandparents (a lapsed Baptist and Methodist) joined the Unitarian Universalists – a denomination which proudly proclaims its rejection of Christianity.

In Chicago, Obama was a member of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Church of the Grotesque for 19 years. This was his introduction to Christianity.

The Rev. G.D. America, Wright preached Black Liberation theology – America is evil, Caucasians are evil, capitalism is super-evil, and Jesus was a Palestinian guerilla. How many churches have given an award to Nation of Islam fuehrer Louis Farrakhan? When Obama says he’s a Christian, he means in the bizarro tradition of the Trinity United Church of Christ.

“What do you believe?” Obama was asked in a Chicago Sun Times interview in 2004, when he was a candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Answer: “I am a Christian. So I have a deep faith. So I draw from the Christian faith.” (If I say I’m a Buddhist, does that make me the Dalai Lama?) What does he mean by drawing from the Christian faith – taking what he likes and leaving the rest?

If the question was posed to the Christians I know, they would say: “I believe in the message of the Gospels,” or “I believe Jesus died for my sins” or “I believe Jesus is the only begotten son of God and savior of the world.”

So what does Barack Hussein (I know, there I go again) Obama think of a certain 1st century rabbi?

“Who is Jesus to you?” The Sun Times interviewer asked.

Answer: “Jesus is an historical figure for me (so was Napoleon), and he’s a bridge between God and man (Jews would say the same of Moses or any of the prophets, as would Muslims of Mohammed) … and one that I think is powerful precisely because he serves as a means of us reaching something higher. And he’s also a wonderful teacher. I think it’s important for all of us, of whatever faith, to have teachers in the flesh and also teachers in history.” Without a teleprompter, this is the way the president babbles.

In other words, Jesus was an important teacher, a really swell guy, a cool dude, and Obama likes him – a lot. This is to normative Christianity what Cheese Whiz is to French cuisine.

If I can analogize Obama’s perspective on Christianity, it’s like asking a Jew, “What do you think of the Torah?” And he responds: “Interesting book, filled with historical figures like Moses and Isaiah. There’s a lot of food for thought there. Can’t wait for the screen adaptation.”

My friend Dr. Rick Scarborough, president of Vision America, who’s pastored Southern Baptist churches in East Texas for 25 years, is emphatic: “For evangelical Christians, our only authority is Scriptures. John 1:1-12 is clear. Jesus is not a ‘bridge to God;’ he is God incarnate. Jesus said: ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh to the Father but by me.’”

I’m a Jew. But this is always what I’ve understood Christianity to mean.

Despite avowals of commitment to his “Christian faith,” Obama’s administration is at war with Christianity. Unlike the war on terrorism, the president is deadly serious about this conflict.

Start with his bitter-clingers comments during the 2008 primary campaign. Speaking off the record (so he thought) to members of his church – Democratic donors at a San Francisco fundraiser – Obama tried to explain what’s wrong with Middle America.

People in rust-belt towns have been losing jobs for 25 years “and nothing’s replaced them.” So, “it’s not surprising that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain (he probably meant express) their frustrations.”

In Obama’s worldview, what do religion, guns, “anti-immigrant sentiment,” “anti-trade sentiment” and “antipathy to people who aren’t like them” have in common? They’re all bad things – the result of ignorance, malice or right-wing indoctrination. This is what Obama thinks of the Christianity practiced in fly-over country, where they take the New Testament seriously.

As president, Obama has shown his contempt for normative Christianity – the Christianity that thinks of Jesus as more than a community organizer from Nazareth.

Atheists and agnostics have been warmly received in the White House. In his inaugural address, along with various faith communities, Obama paid homage to “non-believers” (the first president to do so) as one of the groups that made America great. Exactly how non-belief inspired the pioneers, settlers, soldiers, statesmen and industrialists who built this country, the president did not say.

Muslims are also a favored minority. Why the White House has practically become their second home. Obama has hosted several ceremonial meals for Muslims. In the latest Iftar dinner (marking a break from the Ramadan fast), the messiah held forth in the usual fashion: “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”

Okay, all kidding aside, try to imagine Obama hosting a Christmas party for Southern Baptists at which he praises Christianity’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings. Now, picture the president cutting the ribbon at a Jewish housing project in East Jerusalem.

Besides telling us that America is not (or no longer is) a Christian nation – a distortion of history and reality that defies description – unlike his predecessors, Obama has yet to honor National Day of Prayer with a White House ceremony.

While Bush had an interfaith service in the White House for eight straight years, Obama grudgingly signed a presidential proclamation. He was also a no-show at Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day, where he might have encountered the type of Christianity practiced by bitter-clingers.

Obama’s political appointees have a special animus toward Christianity.

One of his first judicial nominations was Judge David Hamilton for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. As a federal district court judge, Hamilton ruled that it was unconstitutional to offer a prayer in Jesus’ name before sessions of the Indiana legislature. The ruling was overturned by the same circuit court Obama appointed him to.

In explaining his injunction, Hamilton said that, in the same circumstances, prayers in Allah’s name passed constitutional muster – Allah being a generic name for God, in Hamilton’s opinion. Further, because there are so few Muslims in Indiana, invoking the Muslim deity can’t be considered an establishment of religion, unlike praying to Jesus.

Like Hamilton, Obama worships at the altar of political correctness, America’s established church, and has worked diligently to advance its creed.

Other than signing a new hate-crimes law making homosexuals a protected class (which will be used to censor religious speech), the two clearest indications of Obama’s distance from the Christianity practiced by most Americans is his devotion to abortion and the gay agenda.

Facilitating abortion is an article of faith for the man who once said that having an opinion on when life begins was above his pay-grade.

As a member of the Illinois Senate, Obama voted for infanticide (against a born-alive bill). As a presidential candidate, he boasted, “Throughout my career, I’ve been a consistent and strong supporter of reproductive justice (apparently, a step or two beyond mere ‘reproductive rights’), and have consistently had a 100% pro-choice rating with Planned Parenthood and NARAL,” the Vatican of Obama-style Christianity.

As president, on his third day in office, he canceled the Mexico City Policy (which denied foreign-aid grants to groups that perform or promote abortion), sent $50 million to the UN Population Fund for these purposes, picked a Secretary of Health and Human Services who was tight with the king of partial-birth abortions in Kansas, and illegally spent $27 million in tax-dollars to assure the passage of a pro-abortion constitution in Kenya.

Obama Care will inevitably lead to the rationing of medical services for the elderly and euthanasia.

Other than performing a partial-birth abortion himself, on live TV, on Margaret Sanger’s birthday (with an in-studio audience of NOW and NARAL members), it’s hard to imagine what more the president could do to promote abortion on demand.

But that’s nothing next to the presidential embrace of the gay agenda.

Obama was bursting with pride when he told a homosexual gathering that he was the first president to invite gays, lesbians and the “transgendered” to the annual White House Easter egg hunt in 2009 – a very traditional way to celebrate this most important of Christian holy days. Perhaps next year they could hunt for multi-colored condoms.

He wants to repeal don’t-ask-don’t-tell and the Defense of Marriage Act, which will open the door to the federal judiciary mandating same-sex “marriage” nationwide.

His Safe Schools Czar, Kevin Jennings, (who once neglected to report an incident of pedophilia) is the founder of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (Indoctrinators R Us) who calls Bible-believing Christians “hardcore bigots” who should all “drop dead!”

Speaking to the homosexual Human Rights Campaign last fall, Butch Obama promised: “We will see a time in which we, as a nation, finally recognize the relationships between two men or two women.” Would that be before or after we close most evangelical churches, outlaw Catholicism and tear pages out of Bibles?

“This fight continues now, and I’m here with a simple message: I’m here with you in that fight,” Obama told the wildly cheering crowd. That makes him against the voters of 30 states who’ve enacted defense-of-marriage amendments to their state constitutions, the homophobes!

In an effort to reconcile his alleged Christianity with his homosexual advocacy, in 2008 Obama told voters that he follows the Sermon on the Mount (which contains no reference to men who lie with other men), instead of “an obscure passage in Romans.”

That “obscure passage” – Romans 1:26-27 – is crucial to Christian teaching. (“For this cause God gave them unto vile affections …. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another: men with men working that which is unseemly….”) Our president is quite the Bible scholar.

For the record, I do not believe Obama is a Muslim. Where are the gay-friendly imams and mosques that support Planned Parenthood?

It’s true: Obama is inordinately fond of Islam. But so are leftists who didn’t have Muslim fathers and step-fathers and weren’t educated in an Indonesian madrassa.

Islam has become the left’s pet religion. It’s unremittingly anti-American, which trumps every other consideration in their minds. Leftists view Islam as the religion of the dispossessed, like all of those oil-rich Saudis.

Jihad is seen as a war of liberation against the arrogant, colonial West. Thus the Taliban, al-Qaeda and Hamas become inheritors of the mantle of the Viet Cong, Sandinistas and Khmer Rouge. Leftists who gag at the sight of a Ten Commandments monument find the prospect of a mosque at Ground Zero utterly charming.

It’s a mistake to think of Obama’s belief system in the context of traditional religion. The president of the United States is an orthodox, dogmatic, doctrinaire, devout leftist.

Leftism is modernity’s most popular heretical religion. It has a rigid belief system which is impervious to reason and science. It offers a secular vision of heaven (confiscatory taxation and the abolition of private property) and hell (the free market, Sarah Palin and Global Warming).

Its sacraments are income redistribution, distributing condoms to third-graders, surrender in the war on terrorism, and destroying industrial civilization to fight carbon-emissions. Its priesthood includes Michael Moore, Oliver Stone, Al Gore, George Soros, Barney Frank and the Unabomber.

This is the faith of Barack Obama. It speaks with the prophetic voice not of Saul of Tarsus but Saul of Alinsky.

This column originally appeared on GrassTopsUSA.com and is published with permission. Visit the author’s website, DonFeder.com.

Everyone Hates Chris Barack

Michael Reagan, Floyd Reports

It’s almost as if President Obama’s agenda includes provoking anger at himself.

And it’s not just Republicans he’s provoking. It’s just about anybody who crosses his path, even his party’s deranged left-wing.

Long-time liberal Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel is a case in point. The veteran Harlem congressman reacted to criticism from the president, who called on him to “end his career with dignity,” by remarking that Obama hasn’t “been around long enough to determine what my dignity is.”

He added sarcastically that it’s more likely to be the other way around over the next two years, predicting the time will come when it will be Rangel who will have to protect the president’s dignity.

Taking opposite sides over a two-day span, Obama first indicated support for the building of a mosque on the edge of Manhattan’s Ground Zero, and the next day opposed the idea.

After voicing his support Friday night, he reversed himself after his remarks sparked a firestorm of criticism, saying that he was merely noting that the Mosqueteers had a right to build there.

“I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there,” Obama said. “I was commenting very specifically on the right people have that dates back to our founding. That’s what our country is about.”

Having taken both sides on the issue he managed to anger both supporters of the mosque and its opponents.

Hungry for all-out support from the Left, he managed to alienate them when he failed to get the so-called government option that would have created a full socialistic health care system in the final version of the health care reform bill.

His continued support for the war in Afghanistan is angering the anti-war segment of the Democratic Party’s left-wing, which wants the U.S. out of there, period.

For their part, the White House spokespeople adamantly deny that they are angry at leftist criticism, denying liberal claims that the White House is angry over their claims that President Obama is more worried about making deals than adhering to liberal ideological purity.

According to White House press spokesman Robert Gibbs, liberals would never admit that anything Obama does is good enough to satisfy them.

“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush,” Gibbs said, adding that such people ought to be tested for drugs. “I mean, it’s crazy.”

He dismissed what he called the “professional Left,” adding, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.”

His final shot: “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”

Needless to say, conservatives are bristling with scorn over the president’s continued attacks on former President George W. Bush, who has been out of office for more than two years.

Insisting that the current recession is Bush’s fault, the president and his fellow Democrats blatantly ignore that the Congress, which controls spending and the passage of all economic legislation, was in the Democratic hands during the final four years of the Bush administration.

Noting that “[w]ith unemployment sky-high and the country sinking deeper into debt every minute, it’s clear that the last 19 months of ‘government-as-community-organizer’ hasn’t worked,” said GOP House minority leader John Boehner.

“You know it. I know it. The American people know it. The only ones who don’t seem to get it are the Democrats running the White House and Congress.”

Zeroing in on unemployment, Boehner said, “We’ve exposed debacles in places like my home state where our Democratic governor sent ‘stimulus‘ tax dollars to El Salvador — yes, El Salvador — as Americans continue to ask ‘Where are the jobs?'”

And the top Democrat is Barack Obama. Is it any wonder he’s on top of about half of everyone’s list of most unpopular politicians?