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The Innocence of Obama

The more people die of Muslim violence, the more the principle of the innocence of Muslims must be upheld, because it is no longer just the innocence of Muslims that is at stake, but the innocence of the political establishment that has looked away while the fires burned.
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And what if after all the bodies are carried out on stretchers, the man is still brought to trial for shouting fire in a crowded theater, and in his defense he points to the burnt ruins of the theater as proof that there really was a fire, only to be told that if he hadn’t shouted, then there would have been no fire. “There was only a fire because people panicked,” he is told, “and there was only a panic because you shouted. The thing to do was to remain in your seat and wait until the proper authorities had told you there was a fire. And if the authorities had determined that there was no fire, then it was your duty to remain in your seat and burn.”

Shout that Islam is violent and Muslims carry out violence and the fire marshal in charge of the tiny minority of fires arrives to inform you that if you had not shouted, they would not have turned violent. Whatever example of Muslim self-starting violence you may dig up, the fire marshal will find some first cause for it that began the violence, some offense committed by non-Muslims against Muslims, even if it was a shoving match a thousand years ago in Spain that started the whole thing.

The more fires break out, the more the fire marshal insists that fires do not begin unless someone notices them beginning and warns other people. The more people die, the more the moral authority of the fire marshal depends on perpetuating this lie that fires are fueled by the human voice. And instead of a fire department, there is a department of silencing people who warn that a fire has broken out.

This is the sad situation of our War on Terror, a war which is waged to convince Americans that there is no such thing as Muslim terrorism and to convince Muslims that they should stop being terrorists.

The more people die of Muslim violence, the more the principle of the innocence of Muslims must be upheld, because it is no longer just the innocence of Muslims that is at stake, but the innocence of the political establishment that has looked away while the fires burned. And a political establishment determined to protect its innocence will go to any length, and political prisoners are the least of it.

After the Arab Spring and the Libyan War, it has become impossible to untangle the guilt of Obama from the guilt of Islamists. That is the dirty secret that the fire marshals of the establishment are determined to protect. The cover-up of Islam’s conduct has become their cover-up of their own conduct as well. So long as Islam can claim innocence, they can claim innocence as well, and those who challenge the innocence of Muslims and by extension the innocence of the political establishment will become the first political prisoners.

Originally published at Sultan Knish.

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About the Author: Daniel Greenfield is an Israeli born blogger and columnist, and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. His work covers American, European and Israeli politics as well as the War on Terror. His writing can be found at http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/. The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of The Jewish Press.


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7 Responses to “The Innocence of Obama”

  1. Allan Enkin says:

    Well argued, I commend the clarity you have brought to the question.

  2. Gil Gilman says:

    The article is accurate in its logic, but needlessly long. It would be worth it to the casual reader to focus on paragraphs 14, 22, and 23. Number 14 deals with the purpose of governmental censureship, although I can't agree with the notion of "only" in the paragraph, certainly child pornography would come as legitimate heading under censorship. Paragraphs 22 and 23 deal with an analysis of ideas regarding free speech, and was thoroughly enjoyable, so much so that I chuckled out loud and everyone glanced my way as if to ask if I'd lost my senses. The only idea I would interject is "this is the way they treated the prophet Jeremiah, and all bearers of truthful bad tidings." It is also the reason that the at large public will not heed the warning herein presented. They have been so busy lying to and deluding themselves they are afraid to open their eyes and unstop their eyes long enough to see the calamity coming upon them.

  3. Is it not true according to the sharia laws that they will kill all lesbians and gays, well then Hillary Clinton and obummer had better run for their lives, right?

  4. Liad Bar-el says:

    Excellent article Daniel.

    There's a fire in the White House!

    As I have learned from Yehuda Cohen, the Rambam, Rabbi Mosheh Ben Maimon (Maimonides), wrote a formal didactic (teaching) letter to the Yemenite Jews in 1172 informing them that Muhammad is a false prophet and insane.

    With the establishment of the Muslim Brotherhood in America, http://www.Muslimbrotherhoodinamerica.com this criminal craziness as you have expertly written has been established as sanity and anyone who opposes it as criminally crazy.

    Before you are taken away from us by telling the truth about Islam, please inform your relatives to post your address on the Jewish Press so that we can at least send you a box of chocolates.

  5. "Under the new civil liberties, the right of a Muslim to praise terrorists, upload videos promoting terrorism and even funding terrorist charities would be sacrosanct under the Bill of Rights. But make a movie mocking Mohammed and suddenly the Bill of Rights won’t be returning your phone calls as you are being frog-marched to your new cell.

    In civil liberties circles it is claimed that the war against terrorism has deprived Muslims of their civil rights, but in reality Muslims have gained rights, while we have lost them. The balance between the civil rights of Americans and the need to avoid offending Muslims has been shifting their way and we all pay the price when we fly and soon enough we will begin paying it when we talk."

  6. It is a lie to follow muslimehoods , hogwash and buzzard bait, look even Egyptians don't like the muslim brotherhood,they protest against the brotherhood and it is good they will kill in their name,obummer is the front runner for the muslims here in USAmerica, he is despicable , nothing but lies will bring him his fate to

  7. prove that "God" doesn't like liars!!!!

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