" 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 Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ"
Barack H. Obama, National Prayer Breakfast 2015
Mr. President I think you need a history lesson on The Crusades.
Crusades, military expeditions, beginning in the late 11th century, that were organized by Western Christians in response to centuries of Muslim wars of expansion. Their objectives were to check the spread of Islam, to retake control of the Holy Land, to conquer pagan areas, and to recapture formerly Christian territories; they were seen by many of their participants as a means of redemption and expiation for sins.
Did you see that Mr. Obama? They were organized in response to centuries of Muslim Wars of expansion. In other words it was due to Muslims doing as Muhammad commanded and spreading Islam by the sword. The very same thing ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Shabab, etc... are doing now!
Quran (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"
Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"
I guess we can see where ISIS gets the idea its the right thing to do when they behead or crucify. Iran, ISIS, Al Qaeda, etc... want Israel and all the Jews destroyed. Where could they get that from?
Bukhari (52:177) - Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."
Now we see where the hatred of the Jews comes from. Still want to accuse Christians of getting on their high horse Mr. President?
Or how about the killing of innocent women and children?
Bukhari (52:256) - The Prophet... was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, "They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans)." In this command, Muhammad establishes that it is permissible to kill non-combatants in the process of killing a perceived enemy. This provides justification for the many Islamic terror bombings.
Yes Sir Muhammad gave the ok for the killing of innocent women and children too. I guess that's why ISIS and the others think its the right thing to do.
This violent extremism you and John Kerry talk about all the time, sound anything like this?
Bukhari (52:220) - Allah's Apostle said... 'I have been made victorious with terror'
The President comparing The Crusades to ISIS will come back to haunt The West for many years. It is and always has been a talking point for The Muslim Brotherhood and all their groups. ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, all use The Crusades as a rallying cry. For The President to say that anytime, but especially at The National Day of Prayer was a grave mistake. It will be used in sound bites all over The Muslim world to recruit Terrorists.
I wonder how much of this came from the meeting he had at The Whitehouse with Muslim activists within a day or two of giving that speech? We know some of the ones who attended have been linked to The Muslim Brotherhood, perhaps they gave him his talking points.
I debate Muslims often when they are on the internet trying to convince young or liberal Christians we Worship the same God and that our Holy Bible has been corrupted. That Jesus didn't really die on The Cross etc... Mr. Obama's comments just made that much more difficult. Already I have been told over and over about Obama's comments on the Crusades by angry Muslims. Of course like The President they conveniently leave out the fact that The Crusades were a direct result of 400 years of Muslim aggression.
The entire 1,400 year history of Islam has been one of spreading Islam by the sword. Mr. President try as you may you cannot rewrite History!