Some of Barack Obama's opponents accuse him of being Muslim, his supporters vehemently defend his Christianity. Me, I think he is a practicing narcissist. That being said, I do believe he sympathizes more with Islam than Christendom, in fact there are dozens of examples of his fondness for the Muslim faith that are part of the public record on the subject. The one that I feel is most damning is when he stated, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."
This statement by Barack Obama as President of the United States is telling in so much as it is not something that any other president has said, or would say. It is also interesting that he chose the expression must not instead of should not, as the former denotes action to prevent, and the latter is just a statement of wishful thinking. President Obama, as president, is stating that action must be taken to prevent the future from belonging to those who slander the prophet of Islam.
Another truth about Mr. Obama's statement is what it does not say. He did not say that the future must not belong to those who slander any faith, only Islam. So apparently in the world of Barack Obama, slanderers of Jesus Christ, Buddha, or any other religious icon can own as much of the future as they wish as long as they leave Mohammed alone. This is probably because the practitioners of these other faiths have thicker skins and do not go around beheading those who do not believe as they do.
Barack Obama's statement is also interesting as it relates to the Lefts preaching the gospel of separation of church and state, which does not exist anywhere in the U.S. Constitution. One could argue that what President Obama did in the officiousness of his position was directly in violation of the constitution's establishment clause of the First Amendment. He singled out Islam, not only for special mention, but since he denoted action with the phrase must not, he singled out the faith for special protection from those practicing their First Amendment right to free speech. There is no bigger violation of the concept of separation of church and state, and the First Amendment, than for the President of the United States to single out a particular faith for special protection.
The Left does not give special attention to Islam out of fear as much as it does so out of a kinship of ideology. It is no coincidence that the largest Leftist organization in the world, i.e., the United Nations, is also the most anti-Semitic. And anti-Semitism is not the only sacrament that the Left shares with Islam. The Left hates Western culture almost as much Islam does, and in so doing works to reduce its power and influence in the world at large. The Left also aims to keep women subservient as does Islam. The former accomplishes this goal through dependence on government, the latter through obedience to a male-dominated ideology.
Mr. Obama's aforementioned statement about the prophet of Islam also shows a defense of a brutal and intolerant enemy of Western values and culture. There is no more intolerant statement than to say, in no uncertain terms, that free speech against religious doctrine and icons must not be allowed. And in this way, President Obama's statement is analogous to if President Roosevelt would have said, "The future must not belong to those who slander Adolf Hitler." What Barack Obama does not seem to understand is that the First Amendment of the constitution that he took an oath to defend and protect, not only acknowledges the right of free people to advocate for a particular faith, but it equally protects the right of those people to advocate against any faith by practicing their right of free speech.