In that speech, Senator Obama expressed his intention to address a major Islamic forum "to redefine our struggle". Jack Miles indicates that the speech is to be delivered to the Turkish Parliament Monday, April 6, 2009.
I have selected some of the most egregious idiocies from the prepared text, including them here ( in block quotes) differentiated from my comments by font style.When President Obama addresses the Turkish parliament on Monday, he will have the chance to fulfill a campaign promise. Before the secular legislature of a Muslim-majority country -- and with the entire Muslim ummahummah listening -- he can state plainly that the United States is not at war with Islam.
[...]We did not develop new capabilities to defeat a new enemy or launch a comprehensive strategy to dry up the terrorists’ base of support.[...]There is no new enemy; we are assailed by an old enemy, one which attacked our commercial shipping in the 18th century: Islam. When Thomas Jefferson and John Adams asked Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman by what right the Barbary Pirates attacked our ships, he gave them a clear answer, one which should be taken to heart by our present leaders.
Their "right and duty" to attack us is written in the Koran. Who will bother to read 8:39, 8:60, 9:29 and 9:123? Not our President, neither our legislators, nor our military officers; they can't be bothered with reality, preferring to live in fantasy land.The ambassador answered us that [the right] was founded on the Laws of the Prophet (Mohammed), that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman (or Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to heaven. [Wikipedia]
The "terrorists' base of support" is the Ummah al-Islamiya, ordinary Muslims who contribute Zakat toward their support. Those who stay at home are required to contribute to the support of the Mujahideen at the front.
[...]Just because the President misrepresents our enemies does not mean we do not have them. The terrorists are at war with us. The threat is from violent extremists who are a small minority of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims, but the threat is real. They distort Islam. They kill man, woman and child; Christian and Hindu, Jew and Muslim. They seek to create a repressive caliphate. To defeat this enemy, we must understand who we are fighting against, and what we are fighting for.[...]Presidents Carter, Clinton Bush & Obama all misrepresented our enemy, claiming that we are assailed by a "tiny minority of extremists" motivated by legitimate grievances. Islam is the enemy, driven by immutable intrinsic doctrines enshrined in the Koran and exemplified in Moe's sunna. Casting terror into the hearts of Islam's enemies is an intrinsic sacrament, clearly established by 3:151, 8:12, 8:60, 33:26 & 59:2 and confirmed by Bukhari 4.52.220 & 1.7.331.
Islam is at war with us, and all non-Muslims not under a treaty of protection imposed upon victims of Islamic intimidation and conquest. The war is dictated by Allah's commands in 8:39 & 9:29, which Moe confirmed in Bukhari 1.8.387, saying "I have been ordered to fight". It is Shari'ah, codified in Umdat as-Salik O9.8.
The "terrorists" do not "distort Islam"; they obey Allah who ordered them to "strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies" and emulate Moe, who said "I have been made victorious with terror". Islam is fighting against us, and we should be fighting to secure life & liberty.
[...]But America must be about more than taking out terrorists and locking up weapons, or else new terrorists will rise up to take the place of every one we capture or kill. That is why the third step in my strategy will be drying up the rising well of support for extremism.[...]"Extremism" is a shibboleth which must be exposed. The founder of Islam bragged about winning with terror. Allah commanded it, Moe exemplified it: it is the standard, unexceptional. Terrorism's well of support is the Koran, its support flows through the family, Mosque and every structure of Islamic society.
[...]We know where extremists thrive. In conflict zones that are incubators of resentment and anarchy. In weak states that cannot control their borders or territory, or meet the basic needs of their people. From Africa to central Asia to the Pacific Rim – nearly 60 countries stand on the brink of conflict or collapse. The extremists encourage the exploitation of these hopeless places on their hate-filled websites.[...]That paragraph alludes to and reinforces another shibboleth: "terrorism is grievance driven". Numerous splodydopes were from middle and upper class families, students of law & medicine, with promising careers in prospect. They chose to end their lives in an effort to kill Kufar, please Allah and gain admission to the Celestial Bordello.
Their "hate-filled websites" reflect the contents of their hate-filled Koran, hadith & Shari'ah. Those Muslims are not hopeless, they hope to conquer and dominate the entire world, as Allah promised they will.
[...]America is at war with terrorists who killed on our soil. We are not at war with Islam. America is a compassionate nation that wants a better future for all people. The vast majority of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims have no use for bin Ladin or his bankrupt ideas. But too often since 9/11, the extremists have defined us, not the other way around.[...]Islam is at war against us, a war declared in 623 and re-affirmed in 2001, 2002 and 2003. If they had no use for "bankrupt ideas" of world conquest, they would be Apostates, not Muslims.
Their future, promised by Allah, is total world conquest and domination. The Prophet of "hate and violence" was Moe, who revealed Allah's conquest, genocide & terror imperatives. "Your future is our future. And our moment is now." President Barack Hussein Obama is one of them. You fools, what have you done!
[...]As President, I will lead this effort. In the first 100 days of my Administration, I will travel to a major Islamic forum and deliver an address to redefine our struggle. I will make clear that we are not at war with Islam, that we will stand with those who are willing to stand up for their future, and that we need their effort to defeat the prophets of hate and violence. I will speak directly to that child who looks up at that helicopter, and my message will be clear: “You matter to us. Your future is our future. And our moment is now.”[...]