He has announced that today should be, not only a Day of Remembrance, but "the First National Day of Remembrance AND SERVICE. His words sound wonderful. His message is wonderful. If it was any president but him, I would take his words at face value. But his background makes me distrust him and look for ulterior motives. He seeks to organize the citizens and private enterprise to serve the state. Oh! Look! There it is. Look at this:
The administration's plans were outlined in an Aug. 11 White House-sponsored teleconference call run by Obama ally Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus, and Liv Havstad, the group's senior vice president of strategic partnerships and programs.
Yearwood, who uses the honorific "Reverend" before his name, has been in the news in recent years, usually for getting arrested. After Democrats took back Congress, the rowdy activist was handcuffed outside a congressional hearing in September 2007 when Gen. David Petraeus was to testify. Yearwood told the "Democracy Now" radio program that he wanted to attend the hearing to hear Petraeus give his report. "I knew that when officers lie, soldiers die," he said.
On the Aug. 11 call, Yearwood and other leaders kept saying repeatedly that they wanted 9/11 to be used for something "positive," "forward-leaning," and "productive," said a source with knowledge of the teleconference.
The plan is to turn a "day of fear" that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.
"They think it needs to be taken back from the right," said the source. "They're taking that day and they're breaking it because it gives Republicans an advantage. To them, that day is a fearful day."
A coalition including the unsavory left-wing pressure group Color of Change and about 60 far-left, environmentalist, labor, and corporate shakedown groups participated in the call. Groups on the call included: ACORN, AFL-CIO, Apollo Alliance, Community Action Partnership, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs, Friends of the Earth, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Mobilize.org, National Black Police Association, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Council of Negro Women, National Wildlife Federation, RainbowPUSH Coalition, Urban League, and Young Democrats of America.
He wants to rebrand 9/11 into a day that helps the Left by changing the meaning of the day. His ilk believe that remembering the attack and honoring the victims "helps" the Republicans. They can't believe that Americans look upon this day with respect and wish to only honor the dead and remember why we are at war. They don't seem to understand that it IS a day honoring service. Those who served, saved others, and DIED. Not a day of "service" where one volunteers to "green" a community. THIS IS ABOUT THE START OF A WAR!
Furthermore, Obama has instituted in the State Department, a newly declared "Interfaith Day of Service." State employees are to plan "outreach" to Muslims and to support local mosques. When has the State Dept. ever been told to support any other religion? Any "interfaith" dialogue should be a programs encouraging the Muslim countries to, you know, ACTUALLY RESPECT OTHER RELIGIONS!
In fact, why is the State Dept. "reaching out" at all? Shouldn't the Muslims "reach out" to us? We've done more for the Muslim world than any other country combined. Except build Wahhibiist mosques.....
Pamela Geller, at American Thinker:
Why does the State Department have such a focus on "outreach" to Muslims at all - especially on 9-11?
Why does Obama have the same focus? Did the ummah (the worldwide Muslim community) ever apologize for 911? Did the ummah apologize for the Madrid train bombings, the London bombings, the Mumbai bombings, the Bali bombings, the many homicide bombings in Israel, the jihad in Thailand, the slow Hezbollah takeover of Lebanon, the Darfur genocide, the Beslan massacre, or for any other jihad activity?
For his part, Obama said at his White House Ramadan dinner: "Islam, as we know, is part of America. Together we have a responsibility to foster engagement grounded in mutual interest and mutual respect." He said that this was one of his "fundamental commitments as president both at home and abroad. That is central to the new beginning that I've sought between the United States and Muslims around the world and that is a commitment that we can renew once again during this holy season.""Islam is part of America"? In what way? If the immigrants to our shore respect our culture and follow our laws, then yes, MUSLIMS are part of America.
But ISLAM is antithetical to all that Americans hold dear. The followers of Sharia law do not believe in human rights or any of the freedoms we hold dear. Submission to God is the whole of the law, in a nutshell. Free will does not exist under Sharia.
This day is about WAR. And honoring those victims of murderous, fundamental Islamists that think jihad will spread Islam throughout the world.
Why should we reach out to these murderous bastards? The Islamic world is at war with the west. The west just isn't paying attention. We don't want to believe that this is so.
From a commenter at American Thinker:
Every aspect of Islam is organized to wage war, convert, subjugate or kill. The mosque is the command post, the imam the field commander, the ayatollah the general, and every Muslim a potential foot soldier in Islam's global campaign.Not to mention the different muslim against muslim conflicts around the world. Wahhabis murder girls that flee a burning building with the "proper coverings". Sunnis fight Shia and they both kill Sufis. Madrassas are established with oil money to spread Wahhabiism, teaching innocents that anyone, not exactly like them, is the enemy. Madrassas that teach children to read. But they read only the Koran. No science. No arts. Nothing that does not pertain to religion.
They abide by no civilized rules of engagement, wear no uniforms, and respect no borders, intentionally slaughtering civilians, raping, brutalizing, and intimidating, in addition to using guns, suicide bombers, and airliners to kill. 9/11 was no "terrorist attack", but an Islamic blitzkrieg against America's economic, political and military centers. It was an attempt to collapse the free world in three strokes of the sword of Allah.
We must also face the fact that the Islamic diaspora (the ummah) is engaged in a "HOT" war, killing and advancing their agenda around the planet:
- Islam against the Hindus in India
- Islam against the Catholics in the Philippines
- Islam against the Buddhists in Thailand
- Islam against the Jews in Israel, Yemen, Iran and even S. America (wherever Jews exist)
- Islam against the Coptic Christians in Egypt
- Islam against the Christians and animists in the Sudan
- Islam against the Christians in N. Nigeria
- Islam against the Chaldean Christians in Iraq
- Islam against the Zoroastrians In Iran
- Islam against the athiests in formerly Christian Europe
- Rising Islamist movement in "secular" Turkey
- Rising Islamist movement "democratic" nuclear armed Pakistan
- Rising Islamist movement in "modern, moderate" Malaysia
- Rising Islamist movement in Algeria
- Islam against the Christians in Indonesia
- Islam against infidel schoolchildren in Beslan, Russia
- Islam against infidel Australian tourists in Hindu Bali
- Islamic religious apartheid in Saudi Arabia
- Islam against the train commuters in Spain
- Islam against tube riders in London
- Islam against the "infidel" U.S. Embassies in Kenya & Tanzania
- Islam against office workers in New York
- Islam against freedom of speech at the U.N.
- Islam against schoolgirls in Afghanistan
- Islam against Christian schoolgirls in Indonesia (ambushed and decapitated)
- Islam against homosexuals in Iran, Iraq and everywhere they exist
- Islam against women
- Islam against Polish & Korean engineers (beheaded)
- Islam against authors (Salman Rushdie & his death fatwa)
- Islam against movie producers (Theo van Gogh brutally slaughtered)
- Islam against parked cars in Paris
- Islam against everything we stand for
They need to demonstrate that THEY should be worthy of an extended hand of peace. Why extend a hand if one draws back a nub.