Capitalizing on his address during his first visit to an American mosque as president, Barack Obama continues his campaign to quell any idea that doesn't accept Islam as a religion of peace. In Obama's view, he must drive out what he considers Islamophobia so that American Muslims can be viewed as he sees them: "some of the most resilient and patriotic Americans you'll ever meet." What Obama refuses to reconcile is the Koran's call for violence against any and all non-Muslims, as well as how Islam views and treats women -- as witnessed during his mosque visit as the women peered down from a segregated balcony away from the men.
And so the agenda continues with the White House heralding the Muslims who work in the Obama administration through an online feature entitled, "Muslim and American: Voices From the White House:"
The Muslim community is a relatively small one in America. For many people, the only ways they hear about Muslims and the Islamic faith is from the news, often after a terrorist attack, or from derogatory political rhetoric that blames the entire Muslim-American community for the violent acts of a few.
But that is not who Muslim Americans are. They helped build our nation. They teach our children, they take care of us as patients, they keep our homeland safe. They are laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery after they've given their very last to defend the country they loved.
Today, they work for President Obama in the White House. These are the stories of dedicated public servants who have faced discrimination and found hope in the people they work alongside and the work they do every day on behalf of the American people.
Those employees featured work as healthcare advisors, in science and technology, national security, and immigration. Each has a similar experience to share about discrimination and having their dedication to America and the Constitution they have sworn to uphold questioned.
When President Obama spoke to the Islamic Society of Baltimore, he said: "At a time when others are trying to divide us along lines of religion or sect, we have to reaffirm that most fundamental of truths—we are all God’s children, all born equal with inherent dignity. So often we focus on outward differences, we forget how much we share.”
We believe good people of all races and creeds exist, but it would be prudent for the President to recognize the anti-American sentiments in the hearts of those Muslims, here and abroad, who seek our total annihilation.