Obama will fight media to protect Islam from critics

By Ed Lasky, AMERICAN  THINKER

The spread of Islam apparently trumps the First Amendment in the view of President Obama.

By now, most of America should realize that Barack Obama has a special mission in life to shield Islam from criticism.

But pressuring the media should be a step too far considering the President takes an oath to defend the Constitution and thus the most important of amendments: free speech.

But, according to the president’s press secretary, Barack Obama has no such desire when it comes to criticism of Islam.

Neil Munro of the Daily Caller writes:

President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nation’s journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nation’s defenses forces, the White House’s press secretary said Jan. 12.

“The president … will not now be shy about expressing a view or taking the steps that are necessary to try to advocate for the safety and security of our men and women in uniform” whenever journalists’ work may provoke jihadist attacks, spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at the White House’s daily briefing.

The unprecedented reversal of Americans’ civil-military relations, and of the president’s duty to protect the First Amendment, was pushed by Earnest as he tried to excuse the administration’s opposition in 2012 to the publication of anti-jihadi cartoons by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The White House is spinning this policy and pressure as necessary to protect Americans abroad. Uh-huh.

Munro notes that Obama’s priorities, in fact, probably lie elsewhere and flow to others:

He also repeatedly praised Islam and Muslims, and criticized criticism of Islam. “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam,” he told a worldwide TV audience during a September 2012 speech at the United Nations. (snip)

Obama ha[s] also tried to elevate the status of Islam in the West. “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam,” he told his audience in Cairo. “It was Islam — at places like Al-Azhar — that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment. … I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”

To reduce the public’s focus on jihadis, Obama has even named the jihadi threat as a non-specific issue of “violent extremism,” and has repeatedly said jihadis have no connection with Islam. “Those who have studied and practiced this religion would tell you — Islam is a peaceful religion. … [Violent acts are] entirely inconsistent with the basic principles of that peaceful religion,” Earnest said Jan. 12.

There are many ways he has acted to promote Islam, and Ben Shapiro noted several at Breitbart. Add this plan to pressure media to his tool kit.

Barack Obama’s campaign promoted him as a constitutional scholar and professor. He was not a constitutional professor — he was a part-time lecturer. And he is certainly no legal scholar, as I have written before. He violates his promises all the time and it is clear he has violated his oath to defend the Constitution, as well. In reality, it is the Constitution that must be defended from his depredations.

The spread of Islam apparently trumps the First Amendment in the view of President Obama.

By now, most of America should realize that Barack Obama has a special mission in life to shield Islam from criticism.

But pressuring the media should be a step too far considering the President takes an oath to defend the Constitution and thus the most important of amendments: free speech.

But, according to the president’s press secretary, Barack Obama has no such desire when it comes to criticism of Islam.

Neil Munro of the Daily Caller writes:

President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nation’s journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nation’s defenses forces, the White House’s press secretary said Jan. 12.

“The president … will not now be shy about expressing a view or taking the steps that are necessary to try to advocate for the safety and security of our men and women in uniform” whenever journalists’ work may provoke jihadist attacks, spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at the White House’s daily briefing.

The unprecedented reversal of Americans’ civil-military relations, and of the president’s duty to protect the First Amendment, was pushed by Earnest as he tried to excuse the administration’s opposition in 2012 to the publication of anti-jihadi cartoons by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The White House is spinning this policy and pressure as necessary to protect Americans abroad. Uh-huh.

Munro notes that Obama’s priorities, in fact, probably lie elsewhere and flow to others:

He also repeatedly praised Islam and Muslims, and criticized criticism of Islam. “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam,” he told a worldwide TV audience during a September 2012 speech at the United Nations. (snip)

Obama ha[s] also tried to elevate the status of Islam in the West. “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam,” he told his audience in Cairo. “It was Islam — at places like Al-Azhar — that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment. … I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”

To reduce the public’s focus on jihadis, Obama has even named the jihadi threat as a non-specific issue of “violent extremism,” and has repeatedly said jihadis have no connection with Islam. “Those who have studied and practiced this religion would tell you — Islam is a peaceful religion. … [Violent acts are] entirely inconsistent with the basic principles of that peaceful religion,” Earnest said Jan. 12.

There are many ways he has acted to promote Islam, and Ben Shapiro noted several at Breitbart. Add this plan to pressure media to his tool kit.

Barack Obama’s campaign promoted him as a constitutional scholar and professor. He was not a constitutional professor — he was a part-time lecturer. And he is certainly no legal scholar, as I have written before. He violates his promises all the time and it is clear he has violated his oath to defend the Constitution, as well. In reality, it is the Constitution that must be defended from his depredations.

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  1. George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action
    Liberal billionaire gave at least $33 million in one year to groups that emboldened activists.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-soros-funds-ferguson-protests-hopes-to-spur/#ixzz3OtZwcDYF

    the nazi kapo nemesis is everywhere with his tax free funded NGO militias of agitators. He funds chaos with tax free dollars and then profits in the resulting economic downslides by betting on falling currencies whose drops he creates. he funded obama and jstreet. he is the global purveyor of chaos.

  2. What I wrote above would never be printed or said in any official Canadian media where it had a significant audience even as an “alternate” opinion or an op-ed. If it was the writer would be charged by the HRC or some official legal agency and face imprisonment do jail time or pay a fine and be forced to write an apology and a retraction.

    In Toronto Islamic barbers are refusing to cut women’s hair – we are being forced to Isalmicize. Some guy in the same city is spending a year and a half in jail for mouthing off about Islam on a subway. We have already lost our freedom of speech – so beware and be careful – fellow people they already got us pinned to the ground.

  3. Yeah, well when I saw the latest – that Obama was having a conference on terrorism instead of “Islamic Terrorism” the denial which has always been clear now seems officially codified.
    o that’s it – America is finished for this stage. This stage will be the complete deterioration of the inner defense of America. The next stage will be the civil war between those representing Western Democracy and the Islamists. In the second stage or between the first two Israel will be annihilated while America is too weak or too distracted to pose much of a responsive threat.
    The third stage the last surviving elements of Western democracy might or might not nu the planet. This might be the best possible outcome leaving the survivors to be those with advanced technology. But unfortunately that might not happen because those with the power to do so might have their hands stayed by corruption or personal threat against their families.
    ..
    So that’s pretty sad when the best possible case for the future is global nuking or some other kind of WMD and there is no guarantee on that best possible case.

    One thing is that the denial of the ongoing oppression on North Americans by “moderate” Islam will ultimately force radical conflict between these “moderates ” and Western Civilization representatives. If at the present time the existing oppression against Americans in America was acknowledged then the situation could be reformed and the “moderates” brought in line. However, whine America reaches the second stage there will be no ability for any peace with any faction of Islam.
    ..
    The same sad fate awaits Canada. Even as Harper was announcing a War against radical Islam, ordinary Islam was prominently waging , unopposed jihad in Canada.

    Even as the Charlie Hebdo victims where as yet unburied an Ottawa Imam was openly advocating that our laws be changed to make satirical depictions of Islam illegal. This is obvious jihadist , seditious activity yet he was completely ignored by Canadian authorities,

    As a result of the Hebdo attack , many stories surfaced in online comment sections depicting how ordinary Islamists have already repressed Canadian culture forcing Canadians to obey the tenets of their religion. eg at a Christmas office party where alcohol had been served for many many years, suddenly a group of four Muslims in a company forced the party of the company (100’s of people) to go dry – they also forced other restrictions on the Xmas party claiming “they were “offended” by these customs.
    ..
    One good thing of Islamic terrorist Attacks is that it is forcing attention on ordinary Islamic repression of our culture. Unfortunately this oppression is still officially protected by both Canadian and American authorities and this is the core of our undoing.

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    The obvious thing that Muslims do not have the right to be offended by anything we do because of the simple obvious fact that we are not Muslim and we are not obliged to follow the Islamic religion and Islamic culture. In fact being here , they are obliged to tolerate our differences instead of being offended by them. This simple obvious fact is lost upon a confused generation made confused by incessant politically correct pro-Islamic propaganda. The fact is that even “ordinary Islam” is “Other-repressive” and unless reformed or legislated against will destroy us,

  4. A bit repetitive (;>)but as obvious as this thesis is, the real question that should be asked is why hasn’t be been tried for treason or in the very least impeached? That he’s been elected not once (anyone can make a stupid mistake) but twice and his overwhelming support by Jewish Americans is what is inexplicable.