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Loons Unearth the Smoking Gun: Obama Really is a Secret Muslim

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by Ilisha

Just in time for the American elections, the loons have at long last unearthed the smoking gun. A poem authored by President Barack HUSSEIN Obama when he was nineteen years old, on the eve of a trip to–gasp!–the MUSLIM nation of Pakistan, provides irrefutable “proof” he’s not only a secret Muslim, but a rabid hater of Christians and Jews:

UNDERGROUND
Under water grottos, caverns
Filled with apes
That eat figs.
Stepping on the figs
That the apes
Eat, they crunch.
The apes howl, bare
Their fangs, dance,
Tumble in the
Rushing water,
Musty, wet pelts
Glistening in the blue.

Are you outraged yet? Isn’t it obvious Obama’s heart is brimming with hate, hate, hate?

If you can’t see it, you must have become lost in the murky depths of pro-Muslim propaganda spewed daily by the Muslim Brotherhood-loving liberal media. Fortunately, Jack Cashill has decoded this monstrous tribute to jihad on a far right hate site with an (unintentionally?) ironic name, the American Thinker:

…both of the poem’s most conspicuous symbols, apes and figs, are mentioned in the Qur’an.  Middle Eastern scholar Bernard Lewis has argued that although Muslims were relatively tolerant of Jews, there are at least three passages in the Qur’an in which Jews are denounced as “apes.”  In sura 5.60, for instance, the Quran reads, “[Worse is he] whom Allah has cursed and brought His wrath upon, and of whom He made apes and swine.”  “Swine” is apparently the epithet of choice for Christians, but “Underground” is not about swine.  It is about apes — belligerent, boastful apes at that.

In 1981, when Obama submitted this poem, he was plotting his forthcoming summer trip to Pakistan, a Muslim country.  By all accounts, given his education in Indonesia and his choice of friends in America, he was a knowledgeable fellow-traveler in the world of Islam.  By 1981, too, Israel had emerged as a source of evil in the eyes of both radical Muslims and the international left.

The reference to “figs” strengthens O’Hagan’s case that the “apes” refer to Jews, or at least to Israeli Jews.  He cites the 95th sura of the Quran, “At-Tin,” which translates as “fig” or “fig tree.”  It reads in part: “[I Swear] By the fig and [by] the olive/ And [I Swear by] Mount Sinai/ And [I Swear by] this secure land [of the city of Makkah].”…

Read the rest here.

Plainly, Obama is a crafty secret Muslim who, even as a teen, could obscure his true beliefs in poetic symbolism. Did you notice he also mentioned “caverns”? Cavern is another word for “cave,” and everyone knows the Prophet Muhammad used to spend time in a cave named Hira, where Muslims believe he received his first revelation. There’s even a chapter in the Qur’an entitled, The Cave.

Still not convinced? Well the poem also mentioned water, and the Qur’an mentions water too. Repeatedly. And the poem has words, and the Qur’an has words too! This is apparently the kind of “thoughtful” analysis that impresses the loons.

Sarcasm aside, the “apes and pigs” theme  (not “apes and figs”–that’s a refreshing new twist) is a common talking point for anti-Muslim loons, based on a distorted interpretation of verses in the Qu’ran. Sadly, a tiny minority of radical Muslims do use the verse in question to justify their prejudices.

Mainstream Muslims interpret the verses quite differently. Aziz Poonawalla’s City of Brass blog has provided a clear, concise explanation of verses in question in response to a previous “analysis” advanced by the ant-Muslim hate site, MEMRI:

Jews are NOT apes and pigs

I was unsurprised to read in NRO’s The Corner the entry by Kathryn Jean-Lopez about the MEMRI “analysis” which purports to demonstrate that the Qur’an calls Jews “apes and pigs”.

The verse she is referring to is 5:60 – while I do not deny that the verse has been deliberately misused to justify calling Jews “apes and pigs” – it has nothing to do with Jews. This is a group of ayats that are a kind of dialouge. It is confusing to follow but here is the general gist:

5:57 – (addressing Muslims) – do not choose as *guardians* [LW ed: or allies] (actual word used) those people who follow earlier Revelations but not Islam (ie, Jews and Christians), and people who are outright disbelievers (in Allah). The issue of Guardian goes back to 5:55, which has an extensive history in and of itself, as relates to Ali. [LW ed: See our discussion of the issue of wilaya, or 'friendship, patronage and alliance.' Also see the translation of this verse.]

5:58 - Some ignorant Jews and Christians mock you (as a muslim) and your Azaan (call to prayer) because they do not understand what you are doing (they do not see it as a form of worship). This should not dissuade you from doing your actions (duties to Allah).(personal comment: I have been ridiculed while praying in parking lots. My wife and I used to go to movies before Baby arrived, and sometimes the only time we could catch a show was right around sunset. So we would do our obligatory prayers in the parking lot. To be honest, we are reluctant to do that nowadays, but this verse demands that we persevere despite that paranoia)

5:59 - addressing Jews and Christians – “is the only reason you hate us (Muslims) because we believe in Allah, and the revelations that came before (which you also believe in)? Is this because most of you do not follow your own scriptures as well as we follow them (the same scriptures)? at this point the Muslim understands that they are inheritors to the same scriptures that Jews and Christians follow. However, they are a target of ridicule by some in these groups for adherence to these scriptures.

5:60 - addressing Muslims again – Do you want to know who is worse (than such ignorant Jews and Christians. Note, not ALL, see 5:58)? Those who are worse are those who Allah has cursed, had wrath upon, had damned to be apes and swine.. etc . these are far, far worse than Jews or Christians (who mock the azaan, etc.)

5:61 - The group that is discussed in 5:60 is here revealed to be those who say (on the surface) I believe in Allah but who actually do not, and seek to cause dissent and turmoil within the community of believers.

Clearly, the average Jew or Christian who follows their own scriptures, or who at least does not ridicule Muslim belief, is clearly not the target of 5:59, let alone 5:60. …

The article is worth reading in full here. The notion Jews are equated with apes and pigs is a distortion, but adding Christians into the mix and claiming Muslims view them as “swine” is even more of a stretch. It seems this new twist was added to broaden the scope of alleged hate and maximize outrage with the loons’ gullible target audience.

Just in case there are any “counter jihadists” reading this article, I’ve conducted my own analysis of Mitt Romney’s poetry, just for you. From Mother Jones:

To wit, “Baha“:

Who’s got your camera, though,

Who?

Who let the dog’s [sic] out,

Who? Who?

And here’s a bonus volley (condensed and edited), via Emily Friedman. “Unleashed”:

Oh, this is great—

Little bacon pieces keep falling out.

Today this is me,

Just raw and unleashed.

Dogs and bacon? The symbolism is clear. GOP candidate Willard Mitt Romney (who I’ve affectionately dubbed “Mitney”) is telling the world he is not a secret Muslim, and therefore he is deserving of the presidency. Savvy loons choose Mitt.

It’s amazing any credible site would publish such idiocy and present this laughable “analysis” of Obama’s poetry. What it proves is not that Obama is a secret Muslim, but that “counter jihadists” are sinking deeper into complete absurdity, and that their blind hatred is eclipsed only by their stunning ignorance.

Related stories:

More Evidence: Obama is a Secret Mooslim

This is What You Can Expect From a Mitt Romney Presidency: Islamophobia

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  • Sir David ( Illuminati membership number 5:32)

    Matt
    Who gets to decide when a “group is behaving badly ”
    You ? me ?( no thanks ) Fox news ?

    Also I enjoyed this
    “I think it’s obvious that you don’t get religion. There is not some God hovering in the sky sending down an instruction manual because he enjoys watching people jump through useless hoops. The hoops are there for a reason. Even just worshiping God has a practical reason. It helps to keep you focused on the instruction manual. It’s all about the instruction manual – a practical guide to life.”

    Yup I am an agnostic , may god strike me down with lighning.
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    Nothing happened

    I do believe that everyone has the right to believe what they like , even you . I would gladly help to campaign for peoples rights in this field . even yours ( whatever they are as you seem very unclear about this ) People have the right to their own instruction manual to use your term ;-) You have no right or any evidence to show your manual is the correct one , apart from belief that it is and your own sense of superiority backed by no impartial evidence I can see.

    Sir David

    Angers

  • Michael Elwood

    @Garibaldi

    Thanks, bro.

    @Matt

    “Islam is a problem to Conservatives, but it is not THE BIG problem. THE BIG problem is modern liberalism. It is how Liberals view the world. I wanted to explain why the modern Liberal flips the world as compared to the Conservative. So the problem is much bigger than Islam. The Liberal view of the world causes them to be sympathetic to Muslims, and this is a problem.”

    For some conservatives, especially Muslims like Richard S Voss, Robert D Crane, etc., Islam is not a problem. And for some liberals, especially atheists like Sam Harris, Bill Maher, etc., Islam is the problem. I don’t see anything problematic about liberals or conservatives being sympathetic to Islam. They know from history that there’s no way to surgically discriminate against a group in a democracy. Once one group loses their right, everyone loses their rights. If they’re sympathetic to Muslims, it’s as much out of self-interest as it is out of love.

    “We know that Islam represents a problem because few outsiders want to move to Islamic societies. Wealthy and professional Chinese and Russians are leaving their respective country in droves, but is their destination an Islamic country? No, their destination is one of the Christian countries. Even Muslims are choosing Christian countries, but you don’t see many Christians moving to Islamic countries.”

    No, we don’t know that. As Sir David pointed out, non-Muslims do move to nominally Muslim countries.

    “Islam has not propelled its societies upward toward a longer, happier and wealthier life. If that were not true, then other peoples would seek to move there. Also, tiny Israel has a much better standard of living than its neighbors. Arabs that live in Israel are not scrambling to emigrate to other Islamic countries.”

    I bet most Greeks would prefer the standard of living of the Turks over their own.

    “Just like all countries, Christian countries suffer from the “poor leader” problem. Poor leaders can still drag down the countries. The key is that over time the countries should still make more upward progress than other countries.”

    Why do you identify the causal agent in “Islamic” countries as Islam, but in Christian countries as poor leaders?

    “I would like to point out that today the Christian world is not so Christian. A majority of the peoples have stopped following the religion. Quite a few are becoming hostile to Christianity due to the spread of modern Liberalism, and becoming sympathetic to Islam. The Christian world is in trouble, because the people went on cruise control and forgot why they were Christians.”

    That sounds like the no true Scotsman fallacy to me.

    “Could you be on cruise control concerning your religion like a lot of Christians are?”

    No

    “Cruise control means going through the motions of a religion without actually thinking through things. Christians often do this, and I suspect many Muslims do this to. Just do what you need to do, but never really sitting down and thinking about why things are like they are. Why are you doing those things?”

    I do think that for a lot of Jews, Christians, and Muslims their religion has become perfunctory. For example, I’ve criticized Muslim Republicans like Dr. Mohammed Alo for the same materialism that I’ve criticized Christian Republicans:

    http://www.loonwatch.com/2012/10/this-is-what-you-can-expect-from-a-mitt-romney-presidency-islamophobia/#comment-219677

  • Christian-friend

    @Matt, well gee, I should remember that when I go to Turkey

  • Matt

    Sir David

    If you are a socialist/Liberal, then of course Liberalism is not the problem, but rather Conservatism is the problem. So no surprise that you disagree with me there.

    What’s wrong with supporting the oppressed masses? Sorry, it’s not that simple. It’s supporting groups that behave badly, like those that want to blow you or me up. If you run a society forward in time 100 years where you support the badly behaving groups and penalize the success groups, then one shouldn’t be all that surprised when you end up with a society with a lot of badly behaving groups and few success groups. However, you will probably get a revolution before the 100 years is up.

    I think it’s obvious that you don’t get religion. There is not some God hovering in the sky sending down an instruction manual because he enjoys watching people jump through useless hoops. The hoops are there for a reason. Even just worshiping God has a practical reason. It helps to keep you focused on the instruction manual. It’s all about the instruction manual – a practical guide to life.

    People do go to the Gulf for the jobs, but it’s generally not a permanent relocation. Also, it’s not exactly the land of the free. Islam is a political system and a religion. Think about who runs Iran.

    Every country has poor leaders from time to time. Most leaders are mediocre. A good system will be less affected by poor leaders, but they will be affected. That was the Christian countries, but no longer.

    The time for Christianity is over. Now it’s the time for Islam. Islam will be a major dominate force in the world in the not too distant future. You may even get to experience the joy of Sharia law. In the end, Islam wins.

  • Christian-friend

    Christianity superior to Islam? Fascist much?

  • Sir David ( Illuminati membership number 5:32)

    Matt
    Liberalism is the great problem.Sorry I dont see this and frankly would require some evidence to believe this one ,old boy.

    As a Brit and a socialist I do find your posts a bit confusing . Are you a christian ? If so what sect /flavour / group?

    You say ” The Liberal view ( leftwing ,one assumes )of the world causes them to be sympathetic to Muslims, and this is a problem.”
    So its wrong to be sympathetic to the opressed masses ? Obviously you dont see yourself as one of the masses Therefore you must be one of the 1% or hope to be one of them soon if you lick enough A$$.

    You go on to say
    “We know that Islam represents a problem because few outsiders want to move to Islamic societies. Wealthy and professional Chinese and Russians are leaving their respective country in droves, but is their destination an Islamic country? No, their destination is one of the Christian countries. Even Muslims are choosing Christian countries, but you don’t see many Christians moving to Islamic countries.”

    Sorry you seem to confuse economics and religion, one of them is a belief system and the other is involved in worshiping god .
    Look at all the foreigners working in the gulf states and saudi I am reasonably sure these are states with a muslim majority . Eire is a country loosing people in there droves at the moment . Is Eire an Islamic country ? I can save you the time of looking in Wiki or asking the Pope and advise you it is not . Its about money not religion.

    You then go on to say
    “Islam has not propelled its societies upward toward a longer, happier and wealthier life. If that were not true, then other peoples would seek to move there. Also, tiny Israel has a much better standard of living than its neighbors. Arabs that live in Israel are not scrambling to emigrate to other Islamic countries.”

    mmm how much has the USA subsidised Isreal since 1950?
    I wonder how Jordan would look if it had been given this money .

    You go on to say
    “Just like all countries, Christian countries suffer from the “poor leader” problem”
    So you admit its not a religious issue then but economic .
    If so what is the point of your post ?

    Sir David
    Vice Chair leftwing Mooslim Alliance
    West Anjou Branch
    France

  • Matt

    @Michael Elwood

    Islam is a problem to Conservatives, but it is not THE BIG problem. THE BIG problem is modern liberalism. It is how Liberals view the world. I wanted to explain why the modern Liberal flips the world as compared to the Conservative. So the problem is much bigger than Islam. The Liberal view of the world causes them to be sympathetic to Muslims, and this is a problem.

    Religion is practical. It is a set of rules to live by that will propel society in an upward trajectory to a better life over time. A better life means a longer, happier and wealthier life. If the religion fails to do that, then there is a problem.

    We know that Islam represents a problem because few outsiders want to move to Islamic societies. Wealthy and professional Chinese and Russians are leaving their respective country in droves, but is their destination an Islamic country? No, their destination is one of the Christian countries. Even Muslims are choosing Christian countries, but you don’t see many Christians moving to Islamic countries.

    Islam has not propelled its societies upward toward a longer, happier and wealthier life. If that were not true, then other peoples would seek to move there. Also, tiny Israel has a much better standard of living than its neighbors. Arabs that live in Israel are not scrambling to emigrate to other Islamic countries.

    What about Christianity in the developing world?

    Just like all countries, Christian countries suffer from the “poor leader” problem. Poor leaders can still drag down the countries. The key is that over time the countries should still make more upward progress than other countries.

    I would like to point out that today the Christian world is not so Christian. A majority of the peoples have stopped following the religion. Quite a few are becoming hostile to Christianity due to the spread of modern Liberalism, and becoming sympathetic to Islam. The Christian world is in trouble, because the people went on cruise control and forgot why they were Christians.

    Could you be on cruise control concerning your religion like a lot of Christians are?

    Cruise control means going through the motions of a religion without actually thinking through things. Christians often do this, and I suspect many Muslims do this to. Just do what you need to do, but never really sitting down and thinking about why things are like they are. Why are you doing those things?

    All of my comments in the original post were generalities – dominate forces. I have to keep things reasonably short, so I can’t go into every exception. However, there are always exceptions.

  • Matt

    @Garibaldi

    I agree with a lot of your post. Conservatives come in different flavors, just like liberals. Chris Christie is another Conservative who has angered other Conservatives with his views on Muslims. The ideas I listed represent more of a dominate force rather than the only force.

    Muslim terrorism has focused the attention and intensity of Conservatives. So your comment is true. The combination of poor outcome for Muslims in Muslim controlled lands coupled with the export of terrorism pretty much means Conservatives don’t like Islam. It doesn’t help that Muslims want to cut off your head at the slightest offense. It also doesn’t help that Muslims want to take over the US and install Islamic sharia law world-wide.

  • Garibaldi

    @Michael,

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. Great comment. Thanks!

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