In addition to NASA chief’s “compliment Arabia” mission, and the ground zero Mosque controversy, the Muslim groveling has penetrated high school football—the coveted, sacred ground of Americana.
When and where will it end?
Judging by the latest antics, it seems Obama and his government focuses too much on Muslims and not enough on Americans. This sets a dangerous precedent and one that implicates a national security threat.
This mindset, combined with incessant news coverage disgruntles Americans, emboldens radical Islamists and fuels terrorism.
Indeed, “Islam Phoebia” has trickled down to high school football in Dearborn, a Detroit suburb—also known as the capital of Arab-America. Fouad Zaban is the football coach at Fordson High School, an upscale secondary school in a town named after Henry Ford and his son Edsel. The football team captured four state titles and three runner-up seasons since its beginning in 1928.
Coach Zaban proposed a modified practice schedule to accommodate Ramadan, which is a Muslim practice of fasting and praying from dawn to sunset, including abstinence from smoking or having anything of excess. Since the religious procedure falls squarely during hot and steamy summer training, Zaban wants to facilitate Ramadan by altering the football practice schedule. The coach tailored the moonlight sessions specifically for the majority of (Muslim) players, citing health issues, since Muslims fast even without water, which sounds plausible.
The fact remains, however, if allowed, the school is favoring a particular religion over all others. Where is the separation of church and state? And where are the progressives who want religion out of our schools and our lives?
Being hypocrites, liberals have yet to condemn Zaban’s proposal, but over the years, have effectively blocked Judeo-Christian practices from public schools and federal buildings.
In a time when liberal-progressives demand the removal of prayer from schools, the word “God” from our vocabulary, and denying Christmas decorations and display of the ten commandants and more, our President panders to Muslims and the Islamic faith. Furthermore, despite the fact that we are predominately a Judeo-Christian nation, attention given to Islam distracts us from the basic principles of our country and the problems we face today.
This politicized spiel, shrouded with adjectives such as “diversity, understanding and tolerance,” has become excessive and threatening to the solidarity of our culture. It fosters confusion, whereby it is difficult to know what our elected leaders stand for. Perhaps this is by design, not by chance.
Regardless, Obama shows his true colors in his thoughts, actions and words.
In a statement issued by the White House, Obama said, “We all must remember that the world we want to build, and the changes that we want to make, must begin in our hearts, and our own communities.” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also said, “Ramadan is a time for self reflection and sharing. American Muslims make a valuable contribution to our country every day and millions of people will respect this month, with the act of serving and doing for their community.” Both Clinton and Obama hosted an Islamic “iftar” (fast-breaking dinner).
Then of course, Obama’s political orders to the newly assigned NASA chief, Charles Bolton, speaks volumes. According to Bolton,
“. . . he (Obama) charged me with three things: One was that he wanted me to re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, that he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.”
Another case in point is the ground zero Mosque debate, which has occupied news channels far too long. I believe most are sick of hearing about this one, but here is one man’s opinion.
It would be wrong to build a Mosque at the 9/11 site. It does not make good sense.
If Muslims had one ounce of sensitivity, understanding, tolerance and respect for the families of 9/11 victims, they would choose another site. As the liberals would have us believe, it is not about freedom of religion. It is about the site and disrespect for innocent Americans who lost their lives there (at the hands of radical Islamists). Besides, this is not the first attempt to build a Mosque at a “sacred” site. It is part of their agenda.
In 2005, they tried to buy a church in Palos Heights, Illinois and build a mosque in its place. There was a strong public backlash, so the Muslims opted for a financial settlement to cease the project; but also went to court charging the community with “open racism and discrimination.”
So, why do Muslims insist on selecting sites of prophetic significance? More importantly, why do we continue to placate Muslims and Islam in America? This is another riddle with few, if any, logical answers.
According to the U.S. State Department, there are an estimated 5 to 7 million Muslims (three-quarters of whom are African-Americans), which roughly represents a measly 2 % of the total U.S. population of over 300 million. Islam, however, is also one of the fastest-growing religions in the U.S. In fact, forecasts indicate Muslims may surpass the U.S. Jewish population this year.
The above facts hardly justifies special treatment for Muslims, particularly when this country is a Judeo-Christian majority, as ranked below.
• Fifty-six percent of the population is Protestant.
• Twenty-eight percent of the population is Roman Catholic.
• Two percent of the population is Jewish.
• Four percent of the population is in the “other” category.
• Ten percent of the population does not follow a religion.
Despite the demographics, Obama insists on pandering to Muslims; but in stark contrast, in March of this year, he shockingly snubbed Benjamin Netanyahua of Israel—a member of NATO and a staunch U.S. ally. In part, a Washington Post article stated,
“Obama has added more poison to a U.S.-Israeli relationship that already was at its lowest point in two decades.”
When are we getting back to the basics, with a focus on the welfare of Americans first, practicing astute governance of our business and supporting our true allies?
Why are we spending so much time pandering to Muslims and not enough time solving critical problems?
Many questions are unanswered, which leaves room for plenty of conjecture.One thing certain though, while we wallow in conjecture, confusion and nonsensical debates, our enemies are busily devising new ways to attack—threats that are not measured by Homeland Security’s color-coded, “National Terror Alert” chart.
Newsflash: Pandering to Muslims is not a countermeasure to radical Islamic terrorism.