If Islam could be in someone’s DNA, it’d be in Barack Obama’s. Both his father and grandfather were Muslim. According to Islamic law, Barack Obama is necessarily a Muslim himself. That is not where the bone of contention should lie. For the left in America to deny that would actually be an act of disrespect against Islam itself.
Raymond Ibrahim picks up on this theme in the wake of Rev. Franklin Graham’s appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe last week, during which Graham was pelted with questions about whether he believes Barack Obama is a Christian or not. Ultimately, Graham hit on two indisputable facts that the panel didn’t seem to like hearing. Specifically, Graham said that Obama is a Muslim according to Islam and that he seems to have more concern for the Muslims in the world than for Christians being murdered in Muslim countries.
After referring to that exchange, Ibrahim writes at Stonegate Institute:
Because of this automatic passage of Islam from father to son—with the death penalty for those seeking to apostatize, the condemned Iranian pastor being just the most visible example—and because Obama attended a madrassa (a Muslim religious school) during his youth in Indonesia, many Muslims are convinced that Obama is a “secret” Muslim.
Another reason why many Muslims believe Obama is Muslim (a reason Ms. Hasan’s article understandably omits) is that, under the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya, Muslims are permitted—in certain contexts even encouraged—to deny being Muslim, if so doing secures them or Islam an advantage. Accordingly, Islamic history is full of stories of Muslims denying and publicly cursing Islam, even pretending to be Christian, whenever it was strategic.
In other words, if an American president was a secret Muslim, and if he was lying about it, and even if he was secretly working to subvert the U.S. to Islam’s advantage—not only would that be justified by Islamic doctrines of loyalty and deception, but it would have ample precedents, stretching back to the dawn of Islam. Such as when Muhammad commanded a convert from an adversarial tribe to conceal his new Muslim identity and go back to his tribe—which he cajoled with a perfidious “You are my stock and my family, the dearest of men to me”—only to betray them to Islam’s invading armies.
As we’ve learned, Muruna is even more deceptive than taqiyya because it allows Muslims to violate tenets of their religion that taqiyya does not, in order to achieve a greater good.
After you read Ibrahim’s article, check out Rev. Franklin Graham’s exchange with the apoplectic panelists on MSNBC.
h/t Jihad Watch