Truth Zone: Is Obama Muslim?
Ye shall know them by their fruits. ~Matthew 7:16
‘I’m One of You’: Donald Trump Vows to Protect Christians, Freedom of Religion
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump appeared at the Iowa Faith and Family Coalition with his personal Bible in hand, a gift from his mother where she made special written notes to him, and a photo of his confirmation. He then went on to respond to the backlash from the media after he brushed off a supporter at a town hall who claimed President Obama was a Muslim.
He was one of several candidates to speak at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.
“I was in big trouble all over the place… Every newscast — it was the biggest story,” Trump said. “Only time I’ll ever beat out the Pope,” he joked, about having more news coverage than the Pope had on his upcoming visit to America.
Trump went on to reference his tweets from earlier in the day where he said this is the first time he has ever caused controversy by “NOT” saying anything. He tweeted more about defending religious liberty and the First Amendment, which Breitbart News previously noted.
“I’m Presbyterian, can you believe it?”
The crowd chuckled.
“I will protect… because we’re not being protected,” Trump said, referencing Christians and religious liberty.
He said his first priority if elected President of the United States would be to “preserve and protect our religious liberty.”
“We’ll be fighting as part [of a] common core, and we’re going to protect totally the First Amendment,” he vowed.
Trump was asked if he prefers executive orders or treaties when dealing with foreign relations, as well as his thoughts on the Iran deal.
He said a treaty would be his preference because it is a “much stronger agreement” because it goes through Congress and has to be approved.
“We will protect Israel,” he vowed, saying he would fix the deal with Iran. “That deal will become much much better.”
Of the other GOP presidential candidates who have said they would rip up the Iran deal, Trump said, “They don’t understand the way it works.”
“Israel is going to be safe. We’re going to be safe,” he vowed, saying Iran will never get nukes, “That I will tell you.”
He was also questioned about his thoughts on the Second Amendment.
“We need it for security; we need it for safety,” he answered, saying he would defend the Second Amendment.
He did address mental health problems, and said he would “do a lot to fund that, because we’ve got to get these people back in the hospital.”
He criticized taking guns away from the military, and referenced the shooting in Tennessee where military members were shot and killed in a gun free zone.
“If they had the guns, that wouldn’t have happened,” Trump said. “We will keep that Second Amendment.”
Trump Declines to Defend Obama’s Christianity
Last night in Rochester, New Hampshire, Q&A, an unidentified audience member and Trump had this exchange…
MAN: Okay, we have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims. We know our current president is one.
MAN: You know, he’s not even an American.
TRUMP: We need this question! (laughing) This is the first question! (laughing)
MAN: But, anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us. That’s my question.
TRUMP: We’re gonna be looking at a lot of different things and, you know, a lot of people are saying that and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening out there. We’re gonna be looking at that and plenty of other things.
Apologize for not correcting someone who called Obama a Muslim?
RUSH: Okay. So now there is a cacophony all across the American media because Trump did not correct the guy. He did not protect Obama, didn’t shield Obama, didn’t correct the guy.
RUSH: Chris Christie stepped up on the Today show today, interviewed by Matt Lauer. Question: Does Mr. Trump need to apologize to the president and to Muslims out there?
CHRISTIE: He’s gotta decide what he wants to do for himself. But I will just tell you that if somebody at one of my town hall meetings said something like that, I would correct them and say, “No, the president’s a Christian, and he was born in this country.”
RUSH: But but but but but but but, the media people say that we should defend Obama ’cause Obama has said he’s a Christian. So if we’re not gonna call him a liar, then that’s what’s on the record. Obama says he’s a Christian. He has never said he’s a Muslim or Islamist, so that’s what everybody has to go on, and given that the theory is that Trump should have corrected the audience member.
RUSH: No, no. She, Aben here, the caller and a lot of other people, have the same — it’s not whether Obama’s a Muslim or not. It’s why should we defend the guy? The answer is, “How do I know what he is?”
This is the thing that I think people misunderstand. The media gets away with two things: They act outraged when they’re really not. And then they act as though everybody in the country is outraged.
Go back to the state of Indiana religious freedom law. Remember that little inconsequential pizza shop that answered a probing question from a local reporterette saying, “No, we wouldn’t serve pizza at a gay wedding reception.” You would have thought the whole country wanted to storm Indiana, set the state on fire, and destroy that that little pizzeria. They try to create this impression that everybody is as outraged as they are, when there isn’t anywhere near the level of anger and outrage across the country as they’re trying to portray.
The Democrats are setting a trap for Trump re this whole question of whether or not Obama’s Christian or not, and it’s to get Trump to backpedal. That’s the one thing that would hurt Trump is if he backpedals on anything.
That would be Trump not being Trump, not sticking to his guns. That’s why I think if Trump’s gonna react to this, he needs to go out there and he needs to appropriate this business that Jeff Lord just mentioned. “Hey, where’s President Obama demanding that Reverend Wright stop with the anti-Semitism and the other hate? He heard it for 20 years, and he’s still his preacher.” And, “Hillary Clinton, you’re telling me I need to apologize?
“Have you apologized to the parents of the men killed at Benghazi for your general incompetence? President Obama, you got a kid who made a clock in Dallas coming to the White House. You’ve got the pope coming to the White House who’s gleefully taking on America. You haven’t had the parents of Kate Steinle to the White House, Mr. President.” I’d fire both barrels it all these people. But I sure as heck would not backpedal. Trump can’t be held to account for somebody in his audience, anyway.
But now CNN is trying to say that Trump is ducking the issue now, and this is why. There’s a story here from CNN. Headline: “Trump Cancels South Carolina Trip.” From the article: “Just hours before he was expected to speak…” There’s a presidential forum in South Carolina. “Just hours before he was expected to speak, GOP front-runner Donald Trump canceled a trip to South Carolina for the Heritage Action Presidential Forum because of a ‘significant business transaction’ that is delayed, his campaign said in a statement.
What is wrong with being a Muslim?
“‘He sends his regrets and looks forward to being with the great people of South Carolina,’ the campaign said. The cancellation comes as the billionaire businessman faces widespread criticism for failing to correct an audience member at one of his town hall meeting on Thursday, who falsely said President Barack Obama was a Muslim and not an American citizen.” By the way, what is so wrong with being a Muslim? What’s so bad about that? Why is everybody saying, “No, no, no, no! He’s not a Muslim!”
Is there something wrong with being a Muslim? Why do you have to make tracks correcting that? I thought it’d be an honor if you’re a Muslim! We do business with them, we defend them, we bomb other people for them. What’s the deal? What’s so embarrassing about being a Muslim, I wonder? Anyway, the main thrust here of the CNN story is Trump did not cancel his South Carolina trip because of this.
History of Obama Actions
RUSH: Take a look at this, folks. The media’s more worked up over something Trump did not say than Obama going out and playing golf right after ISIS had beheaded an American journalist, or all those Christians on the beach. They’re more angry over what Trump did not say than anything Obama has ever said or has done. They’re not mad! They haven’t been mad about what happened at Benghazi. They’re not mad! They’re not demanding that Obama explain himself on any of his policy failures.
How about the boondoggle that’s Obamacare?
But they’re all upset about Trump. By the way, if I might ask the question: Why is it Donald Trump’s obligation to tell everybody who Barack Obama is? Why isn’t that Obama’s responsibility? There are a lot of people out there who believe it, and the polling data shows a lot of people think that he is Muslim. Why is it not his responsibility to clarify this?
2008 Interview—Obama: “My Muslim Faith”
George Stephanopolous corrects Obama’s reference to “my Muslim faith” during an ABC interview.
Obama: “my Muslim Faith”
We’ve got a sound bite in our archives. George Stephanopoulos… Obama’s on a George Stephanopoulos show and he cites, quote, “my Muslim faith.” He misspeaks. He’s rattling on about something and says, “My Muslim faith,” and Stephanopoulos gets all nervous and says, “Uh, uh, uh. You you you you you mean you mean Christian?” “Uh, yeah, yeah! Right, right, right! Christian. Christian faith.
This happened on September 7, 2008 (seven years ago, folks) on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He said, “The McCain campaign never suggested you have Muslim connections. John McCain said it’s wrong.
OBAMA: Let’s not play games. What I was suggesting… You’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith, and you’re absolutely right that that is not —
STEPHANOPOULOS: Christian faith!
OBAMA: My Christian faith.
“McCain said that’s wrong for people to call you a Muslim.” (replaying of sound bite) Right. Stephanopoulos says, “Christian faith! Christian faith!” Yes, yes, yes.
CALLER: So it occurred to me that it is very controversial to call ISIS Muslim.
He says, “They’re not Muslim. This is not Islam,” even though they say they are. So, if it is a minefield to question or discuss people’s religion, I think perhaps Trump could just say, “I don’t discuss that. I don’t know. Obama says that people who say they’re Muslim aren’t Muslim. This man says that someone who says he’s Christian isn’t Christian.
Obama has gone out of his way to try to tell people that ISIS is not Islam and they’re not Muslims. Nah, he doesn’t want anybody making that connection! Don’t be confused. They’re not the same thing. He’s hell-bent on people thinking that.
I could tell you, according to a lot of polls out there… I’ve seen them; you’ve seen them. I don’t know what the percentage is. A sizable number of Americans still believe Obama’s a Muslim.
Actions Speak Louder than Words . . .
Obama set to deport 12 Iraqi Christian refugees
Detained for 6 months while criminal illegals allowed to stay
Iraqi Christians have been forced out of their homes by ISIS, and many have died rather than agree to forced conversions to Islam.
More than half of the 27 Iraqi Christians the Obama administration has been holding for the past six months at an ICE detention center in Otay Mesa, California, are set to be deported in coming weeks, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced earlier this week.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/obama-set-to-deport12-iraqi-christian-refugees/#IBqQlPKgPQTDqqHu.99