Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Obama: ‘The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam’

President Barack Obama addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2012. (AP)

A year ago the Washington Post published a quote from President Obama while addressing the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, speaking out against violence towards the Islamic faith.

Fast forward… A year later he’s deciding to wage war (commit violence) against Syria?!  I don’t get it?!  Either you are for violence (war) or against it, plain and simple!

 Here's an excerpt from his speech:  The impulse towards intolerance and violence may initially be focused on the West, but over time it cannot be contained. The same impulses toward extremism are used to justify war between Sunni and Shia, between tribes and clans. It leads not to strength and prosperity but to chaos. In less than two years, we have seen largely peaceful protests bring more change to Muslim-majority countries than a decade of violence. And extremists understand this. Because they have nothing to offer to improve the lives of people, violence is their only way to stay relevant. They don’t build; they only destroy. [...] The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. But to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated, or churches that are destroyed, or the Holocaust that is denied.”

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