The English language lacks words of sufficient power to express my contempt and hatred for the usurper who occupies the Oval Office. I am always surprised to see that he does not pause to wipe feces from his lips and chin when he spews. His desecration of the National Prayer Breakfast is no exception. I have selected 30 turds from the spew, marking them with superscripts linked to my comments which follow the transcript. Click the superscript to read my commentary, then use your Backspace key to return to the transcript.
My comments include links to pdf files and other blog posts which lay out the details with quotes from and links to Islam's canonical texts.
Remarks by the President at National Prayer Breakfast
Washington Hilton9:13 A.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Well, good morning. Giving all praise and honor to God1. It is wonderful to be back with you here. I want to thank our co-chairs, Bob and Roger. These two don’t always agree in the Senate, but in coming together and uniting us all in prayer, they embody the spirit of our gathering today.
I also want to thank everybody who helped organize this breakfast. It’s wonderful to see so many friends and faith leaders and dignitaries. And Michelle and I are truly honored to be joining you here today.
I want to offer a special welcome to a good friend, His Holiness the Dalai Lama -- who is a powerful example of what it means to practice compassion, who inspires us to speak up for the freedom and dignity of all human beings. (Applause.) I’ve been pleased to welcome him to the White House on many occasions, and we’re grateful that he’s able to join us here today. (Applause.)
There aren’t that many occasions that bring His Holiness under the same roof as NASCAR. (Laughter.) This may be the first. (Laughter.) But God works in mysterious ways. (Laughter.) And so I want to thank Darrell for that wonderful presentation. Darrell knows that when you’re going 200 miles an hour, a little prayer cannot hurt. (Laughter.) I suspect that more than once, Darrell has had the same thought as many of us have in our own lives -- Jesus, take the wheel. (Laughter.) Although I hope that you kept your hands on the wheel when you were thinking that. (Laughter.)
He and I obviously share something in having married up. And we are so grateful to Stevie for the incredible work that they’ve done together to build a ministry where the fastest drivers can slow down a little bit, and spend some time in prayer and reflection and thanks. And we certainly want to wish Darrell a happy birthday. (Applause.) Happy birthday.
I will note, though, Darrell, when you were reading that list of things folks were saying about you, I was thinking, well, you're a piker. I mean, that -- (laughter.) I mean, if you really want a list, come talk to me. (Laughter.) Because that ain’t nothing. (Laughter.) That's the best they can do in NASCAR? (Laughter.)
Slowing down and pausing for fellowship and prayer -- that's what this breakfast is about. I think it's fair to say Washington moves a lot slower than NASCAR. Certainly my agenda does sometimes. (Laughter.) But still, it’s easier to get caught up in the rush of our lives, and in the political back-and-forth that can take over this city. We get sidetracked with distractions, large and small. We can’t go 10 minutes without checking our smartphones -- and for my staff, that's every 10 seconds. And so for 63 years, this prayer tradition has brought us together, giving us the opportunity to come together in humility before the Almighty and to be reminded of what it is that we share as children of God.
And certainly for me, this is always a chance to reflect on my own faith journey. Many times as President, I’ve been reminded of a line of prayer that Eleanor Roosevelt was fond of. She said, “Keep us at tasks too hard for us that we may be driven to Thee for strength.” Keep us at tasks too hard for us that we may be driven to Thee for strength. I’ve wondered at times if maybe God was answering that prayer a little too literally. But no matter the challenge, He has been there for all of us. He’s certainly strengthened me “with the power through his Spirit,” as I’ve sought His1 guidance not just in my own life but in the life of our nation.
Now, over the last few months, we’ve seen a number of challenges -- certainly over the last six years. But part of what I want to touch on today is the degree to which we've seen professions of faith used both as an instrument of great good, but also twisted and misused in the name of evil2.
As we speak, around the world, we see faith inspiring people to lift up one another -- to feed the hungry and care for the poor, and comfort the afflicted and make peace where there is strife. We heard the good work that Sister has done in Philadelphia, and the incredible work that Dr. Brantly and his colleagues have done. We see faith driving us to do right.
But we also see faith being twisted and distorted2 used as a wedge -- or, worse, sometimes used as a weapon. From a school in Pakistan to the streets of Paris, we have seen violence and terror perpetrated by those who profess to stand up for faith, their faith, professed to stand up for Islam, but, in fact, are betraying it3. We see ISIL, a brutal, vicious death cult4 that, in the name of religion, carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism -- terrorizing religious minorities like the Yezidis, subjecting women to rape as a weapon of war, and claiming the mantle of religious authority5 for such actions.
We see sectarian war in Syria, the murder of Muslims and Christians in Nigeria, religious war in the Central African Republic, a rising tide of anti-Semitism and hate crimes in Europe, so often perpetrated in the name of religion6.
So how do we, as people of faith, reconcile these realities -- the profound good, the strength, the tenacity, the compassion and love that can flow from all of our faiths7, operating alongside those who seek to hijack religious for their own murderous ends8?
Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ9. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ10. Michelle and I returned from India -- an incredible, beautiful country, full of magnificent diversity -- but a place where, in past years, religious faiths of all types have, on occasion, been targeted by other peoples of faith, simply due to their heritage and their beliefs -- acts of intolerance that would have shocked Gandhiji, the person who helped to liberate that nation.
So this is not unique to one group or one religion11. There is a tendency in us, a sinful tendency that can pervert and distort our faith12. In today’s world, when hate groups have their own Twitter accounts and bigotry can fester in hidden places in cyberspace, it can be even harder to counteract such intolerance13. But God compels us to try. And in this mission, I believe there are a few principles that can guide us, particularly those of us who profess to believe.
And, first, we should start with some basic humility. I believe that the starting point of faith is some doubt14 -- not being so full of yourself and so confident that you are right and that God speaks only to us, and doesn’t speak to others, that God only cares about us and doesn’t care about others, that somehow we alone are in possession of the truth.
Our job is not to ask that God respond to our notion of truth -- our job is to be true to Him, His word, and His commandments15. And we should assume humbly that we’re confused and don’t always know what we’re doing and we’re staggering and stumbling towards Him, and have some humility in that process. And that means we have to speak up against those who would misuse His name to justify oppression, or violence, or hatred with that fierce certainty16. No God condones terror17. No grievance justifies the taking of innocent lives, or the oppression of those who are weaker or fewer in number18.
And so, as people of faith, we are summoned to push back against those who try to distort our religion19 -- any religion -- for their own nihilistic ends. And here at home and around the world, we will constantly reaffirm that fundamental freedom -- freedom of religion -- the right to practice our faith how we choose, to change our faith if we choose, to practice no faith at all if we choose, and to do so free of persecution and fear and discrimination20.
There’s wisdom in our founders writing in those documents that help found this nation the notion of freedom of religion, because they understood the need for humility. They also understood the need to uphold freedom of speech, that there was a connection between freedom of speech21 and freedom of religion22. For to infringe on one right under the pretext of protecting another is a betrayal of both.
But part of humility is also recognizing in modern, complicated, diverse societies, the functioning of these rights, the concern for the protection of these rights calls for each of us to exercise civility and restraint and judgment. And if, in fact, we defend the legal right of a person to insult another’s religion, we’re equally obligated to use our free speech to condemn such insults -- (applause) -- and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with religious communities, particularly religious minorities who are the targets of such attacks. Just because you have the right to say something doesn’t mean the rest of us shouldn’t question those who would insult others in the name of free speech. Because we know that our nations are stronger when people of all faiths feel that they are welcome, that they, too, are full and equal members of our countries.
So humility I think is needed. And the second thing we need is to uphold the distinction between our faith and our governments23 Between church and between state. The United States is one of the most religious countries in the world -- far more religious than most Western developed countries. And one of the reasons is that our founders wisely embraced the separation of church and state. Our government does not sponsor a religion, nor does it pressure anyone to practice a particular faith, or any faith at all. And the result is a culture where people of all backgrounds and beliefs can freely and proudly worship, without fear, or coercion -- so that when you listen to Darrell talk about his faith journey you know it's real. You know he’s not saying it because it helps him advance, or because somebody told him to. It's from the heart.
That’s not the case in theocracies that restrict people’s choice of faith24. It's not the case in authoritarian governments that elevate an individual leader or a political party above the people, or in some cases, above the concept of God Himself. So the freedom of religion is a value we will continue to protect here at home and stand up for around the world, and is one that we guard vigilantly here in the United States.
Last year, we joined together to pray for the release of Christian missionary Kenneth Bae, held in North Korea for two years. And today, we give thanks that Kenneth is finally back where he belongs -- home, with his family. (Applause.)
Last year, we prayed together for Pastor Saeed Abedini, detained in Iran since 2012. And I was recently in Boise, Idaho, and had the opportunity to meet with Pastor Abedini’s beautiful wife and wonderful children and to convey to them that our country has not forgotten brother Saeed and that we’re doing everything we can to bring him home. (Applause.) And then, I received an extraordinary letter from Pastor Abedini. And in it, he describes his captivity, and expressed his gratitude for my visit with his family, and thanked us all for standing in solidarity with him during his captivity.
And Pastor Abedini wrote, “Nothing is more valuable to the Body of Christ than to see how the Lord is in control, and moves ahead of countries and leadership through united prayer.” And he closed his letter by describing himself as “prisoner for Christ, who is proud to be part of this great nation of the United States of America that cares for religious freedom around the world.” (Applause.)
We’re going to keep up this work -- for Pastor Abedini and all those around the world who are unjustly held or persecuted because of their faith. And we’re grateful to our new Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Rabbi David Saperstein -- who has hit the ground running, and is heading to Iraq in a few days to help religious communities there address some of those challenges. Where’s David? I know he’s here somewhere. Thank you, David, for the great work you’re doing. (Applause.)
Humility; a suspicion of government getting between us and our faiths, or trying to dictate our faiths, or elevate one faith over another. And, finally, let’s remember that if there is one law that we can all be most certain of that seems to bind people of all faiths, and people who are still finding their way towards faith but have a sense of ethics and morality in them -- that one law, that Golden Rule that we should treat one another as we wish to be treated. The Torah says “Love thy neighbor as yourself.” In Islam, there is a Hadith that states: "None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.25” The Holy Bible tells us to “put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Put on love.
Whatever our beliefs, whatever our traditions, we must seek to be instruments of peace26, and bringing light where there is darkness, and sowing love where there is hatred. And this is the loving message of His Holiness, Pope Francis. And like so many people around the world, I’ve been touched by his call to relieve suffering, and to show justice and mercy and compassion to the most vulnerable; to walk with The Lord and ask “Who am I to judge?” He challenges us to press on in what he calls our “march of living hope.” And like millions of Americans, I am very much looking forward to welcoming Pope Francis to the United States later this year. (Applause.)
His Holiness expresses that basic law: Treat thy neighbor as yourself. The Dalai Lama -- anybody who’s had an opportunity to be with him senses that same spirit. Kent Brantly expresses that same spirit. Kent was with Samaritan’s Purse, treating Ebola patients in Liberia, when he contracted the virus himself. And with world-class medical care and a deep reliance on faith -- with God’s help, Kent survived. (Applause.)
And then by donating his plasma, he helped others survive as well. And he continues to advocate for a global response in West Africa, reminding us that “our efforts needs to be on loving the people there.” And I could not have been prouder to welcome Kent and his wonderful wife Amber to the Oval Office. We are blessed to have him here today -- because he reminds us of what it means to really “love thy neighbor as thyself.” Not just words, but deeds.
Each of us has a role in fulfilling our common, greater purpose -- not merely to seek high position, but to plumb greater depths so that we may find the strength to love more fully. And this is perhaps our greatest challenge -- to see our own reflection in each other; to be our brother’s keepers and sister’s keepers, and to keep faith with one another. As children of God, let’s make that our work, together.
As children of God, let’s work to end injustice -- injustice of poverty and hunger. No one should ever suffer from such want amidst such plenty. As children of God, let’s work to eliminate the scourge of homelessness, because, as Sister Mary says, “None of us are home until all of us are home.” None of us are home until all of us are home.27
As children of God, let’s stand up for the dignity28 and value of every woman, and man29, and child, because we are all equal in His eyes, and work to send the scourge and the sin of modern-day slavery and human trafficking30, and “set the oppressed free.” (Applause.)
If we are properly humble, if we drop to our knees on occasion, we will acknowledge that we never fully know God’s purpose. We can never fully fathom His amazing grace. “We see through a glass, darkly” -- grappling with the expanse of His awesome love. But even with our limits, we can heed that which is required: To do justice, and love kindness, and walk humbly with our God.
I pray that we will. And as we journey together on this “march of living hope,” I pray that, in His name, we will run and not be weary, and walk and not be faint, and we’ll heed those words and “put on love.”
May the Lord bless you and keep you, and may He bless this precious country that we love.
Thank you all very much. (Applause.)
9:37 A.M. EST
- There is only one: Yaweh or Allah?
They are not the same. Yaweh sacrificed his son for our salvation.
Allah hates us and wants Muslims to kill us.
- Islam, when used for promoting conquest, rapine & plunder, is neither twisted nor misused, it was designed for that purpose: its mission is mercenary.
- Offensive conquest and terrorism are intrinsic sacraments of Islam. Allah commanded them, Moe exemplified them. Its Islam, Stupid!
- Its Islam, Stupid!!! All the named Islamic
terror organizations are
fronts erected to shield Islam from exposure as a war cult; an Arab
Mafia deriving its income from plunder and extortion. There is a reason
why all those groups are composed exclusively of Muslims.
- Moe falsely claimed the mantle of religion when he contrived Islam for the purpose of perpetuating war for his personal emolument through plunder and extortion. They are Muslims. When they shout "Allah Akbar" they act in the name of Allah.
- Its Islam, Stupid! A continuing criminal
enterprise disguised as a religion.
- Islamic mercy & charity are for Muslims only, with the temporary exception of prospects for conversion whose hearts they hope to soften.
- Nobody has hijacked, perverted, twisted or distorted Islam; it is what it is: an Arab Mafia created for Moe's personal emolument through the professional practice of extortion & plunder.
- The Crusaders were fighting back against Islamic conquest of the Levant, interference with pilgrimage and invasion of Europe. Their massacre of Jews was wrong. Their massacre of Muslims was insufficient. But Jesus Christ did not issue Jihad, genocide and terror imperativesfunctionally equivalent to those issued by Moe, speaking for Allah. I defy doubters, deniers & dissenters to find the New Testament [Red Letter Edition] functional equivalents of these accursed nuggets of Islam: 3:151, 8:12,39,57,60,65,67, 9:5,29,38, 39,111,120,123, 33:26,27, 47:4,49:15, 59:2,13, 61:10-13; Sahih Bukhari 1.7.331 & 4.52.220. Show me commands, neither metaphors nor parables; show me imperatives wherein Jesus Christ orders Christians to fight those nearest them, fight disbelievers and make great slaughter.
- In which New Testament Book, Chapter &
Verse did Jesus Christ command Christians to purchase slaves? In which
Book, Chapter & Verse did Jesus Christ enslave anyone? Did he sell
any slaves? Did he receive any as gifts? Did he give any away as
presents to his friends? Did Moe? Do your own research. Read Sahih
Bukhari and The Life of Muhammad to find out. And how did he get
Miriam, Hafsa's slave girl whom he knocked up? When did the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia officially abolish slavery? Where on the fertile
face of the earth is slavery still being practiced? Who recently sold a
large number of girls as sex slaves?
- Obamination is using argumentum Tu-Quoque, a logical fallacy. Nothing done or undone, said or unsaid by anyone else subtracts anything from the deliberate evil of Islam. Christianity was co-opted by the Roman Empire and corrupted by venal Bishops. It had a reformation. Islam was contrived for its founders personal empowerment and can not be reformed.
- Islam is neither perverted nor distorted, it was contrived for its founder's personal emolument and empowerment; he got his income by the tip of his spear.
- Tolerance?! The AssWhole spews feces, expecting us to be ignorant of the facts. There is nothing less tolerant than Islam. Allah commands war against pagans until only Allah is worshiped on a global scale and against Chistians until we are subjugated and extorted. Islamic law declares that disbelievers must be killed or converted.
- The starting point is belief. Are the tenets
of your faith believable? Are they consonant with morality?
Are the sources of your faith credible? Doubt will sink you. I
want you to read pages 58-60 of "The Quranic Concept of War",
a Pakistani strategy manual. I want you to read page 60 and re-read it
until the truth sinks in. Those whose faith is weak are susceptible to
terror. What must we do to defeat Islam?
- What does God command you to do? Allah commands Muslims to wage perpetual war on pagans and "people of the book" starting with those nearest them, until the entire world is conquered and controlled by Islam.
- This is how I speak up, by exposing the
lies told by defenders of Moe's war cult. I tell the truth about a
false religion: Islam. #ISpeakOutBecause Islam must be exterminated to
restore and preserve peace.
- Allah sanctified and commands
Muslims to engage in terrorism, promising a great reward for acts of
terrorism. Allah is no god, Allah is
- Islam is doctrine driven, not grievance
and alleged grievances may be used as recruitment tools in rousing
rabble, but the root cause of their evil actions is belief in Allah,
his imperatives, threat and promise.
- Is anyone trying to distort Christianity to propagate war, genocide and terror? Which religion do you refer to, do you accept as your own? Damned Muslim Liar!!! Islam is intrinsically evil, by design, not hijacked, distorted nor perverted; operated by believers, not extremists.
- freedom of religion is for religions, not crime syndicates. Islam entails war, genocide and terrorism. They can not be separated from it. The practice of Islam is incomplete and imperfect without them. Allah curses Muslims with a blanket of disgrace and humiliation when they abandon Jihad. If there is a right to manifest and practice Islam, then we have no rights at all, they are all abrogated.
- You falsely blamed the Benghazi attack on "Innocence of Muslims", which accurately depicted Muhammad's evil character and the war cult he founded. You had the producer arrested and imprisoned in an attempt to appease Muslims. You agreed to the content of HRC16/18, as a substitute for international blasphemy laws to protect Islam from blog posts such as this one. We must be fully free to identify, criticize and warn of the enemy, even when the enemy is disguised as a religion.
- A "religion" whose scripture commands perpetual war until "only Allah is worshiped" and "they pay the Jizya with willing submission" , which command is confirmed by its tradition & jurisprudence, has no standing to invoke freedom of religion. Islam entails conquest, the practice of Islam is incomplete and imperfect without it. Islam entails plunder. Islam entails rape. Islam entails terrorism. Those practices are not and can not be rights protected by the free exercise clause. https://snooper.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/islam-no-right-to-practice/ .
- There is no separation of
mosque and state. The caliph was supreme
in religion and government. Islam demands that all government be
Islamic, governed by Shari'ah and declares war on un-Islamic
governments. Global imposition of Shari'ah is Islam's prime directive.
- 3:85. And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.
- Obamination did not quote the
Qur'an, because it has no equivalent of the Golden Rule. Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 12:
Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, "None of you will have faith
till he wishes for his (Muslim)
brother what he likes for himself." I added bold face emphasis to
the word Obamination omitted which informs us that the rule is only for
Muslims. Using my God given right of free speech, I now quote a
relevant verse from the damned Qur'an which exposes Obamination as a
damned liar. 9:123. O you who believe! Fight those of the
disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you,
and know that Allâh is with those who are the Al-Muttaqûn (the pious -
- Yeah, right. Muslims, commanded to fight us until we are subjugated and extorted are instruments of peace. In a pig's anus! Guess what Moe said? "I was sent with the sword just before the Hour so that Allah be worshipped alone without partners. My provision was placed under the shadow of my spear, and those who defy my order were disgraced and humiliated, and he who imitates a people is one of them." http://www.islam-universe.com/tafsir//57.52680.html
- Obamination is a hypocrite, confusing religion and
government. He is preaching Socialism.
- Dignity?? Not with Muslims!!! Islam denies the sanctity of our blood and property, in effect, declaring open season on us. Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387: Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah." Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, "O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?" He replied, "Whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah', faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have."
- In Islamic law, the indemnity for accidental death of a Muslima is half that of a Muslim and the indemnity for an infidel is one third that for a Muslim. http://www.shariahthethreat.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/reliance_of_the_traveller.pdf#page=608
- How will you end slavery and human trafficking without ending Islam? Moe did it. He attacked and enslaved people. He even sold a slave who had been emancipated in his owner's will. Its Sunnah, a permanent part of Islam.