The Mosque at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

8/21/2010 – Pat Boone –
This isn’t easy to write. It’s not fun to say. It’s virtually unthinkable to realize and acknowledge.

While the controversy still rises and rages on, around the proposed “Cordoba House” mosque and Muslim cultural center right on the edge of Ground Zero, where the World Trade Center stood till Sept. 11, 2001 – there is a world-famous building, dedicated by its current residents to similar purposes, in the middle of Washington, D.C. We call it the White House.

Some liberal, “change happy” Obamaphiles will instantly call me names for even thinking what I’ve just said, but I want you and any objective reader to look at the following facts. Then see if you can come to a different conclusion.

We are all, to a great or lesser degree, the inevitable product of how we were raised, what we were taught and experienced as children. Barack Hussein Obama was born to an 18-year-old Caucasian woman and a Kenyan father. Virtually all his early influences, including his biological father and his Indonesian stepfather, his mother and grandparents – were socialists, atheists, and/or Muslims.

He went to two schools in Indonesia as a young, impressionable boy. One was Catholic, the other Muslim. In both, he was identified as a Muslim, and in the latter he was of course indoctrinated in the Muslim faith. Other students and several teachers who remember him during that period say he was attentive, studious and better than average in his Muslim studies.

During the presidential campaign, he said publicly he “still love(s) the sound of the Muslim evening call to prayer,” and could still recite the appropriate prayers.

In his autobiographical book, “Dreams from My Father,” he volunteered that an older man, Frank Davis, was a sort of substitute father and mentor to him as a teenager in Honolulu. The man was a serious dissident and socialist, and the young Barack credits him as another strong influence.

Then, he relates that at Occidental College, student Barack “sought out” other dissidents, political activists and outright Marxist professors. Is there a discernible pattern here?

One of his close friends took him on a prolonged visit to Pakistan during those years, and the question remains about Obama’s passport. If it was American, he would not have been allowed in Pakistan – so what was it?

We are being prevented from knowing trivia like that, as well as his records at all three colleges he attended, his college papers and almost all records of his childhood and young manhood, up to the time he began his political career.

His support team has spent close to $2 million suppressing all that information. Why? Does anybody spend millions to hide personal and college records … if there’s nothing damaging to hide?

He began his political life as a community organizer in Chicago. He soon learned that much of the life of the lower economic community centered around church. By his own account, he knew little about Christianity – because of his Muslim upbringing – but he saw that if he were to be effective, he ought to associate himself with a local church.

So he chose the Trinity United Church of Christ, whose pastor was the now-notorious Jeremiah Wright, the “GD America” ranter, a long-time proponent of “Black Liberation Theology.” Young Obama sat under this man, hearing his sermons whenever he was in attendance, for 20 years. He said later, when Wright’s rants were front-page news all over the world, including the Middle East, that he never heard words like that from the pastor. Curious, isn’t it? Young organizer Barack recounts that he became a Christian there, influenced by Wright, and remains one today.

He was elected president, as we know, having promised: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America!”

Almost immediately upon assuming the presidency, he began to make statements claiming America was no longer a Christian nation and that America might be considered a Muslim nation.

This president has consistently sought the goodwill of all Muslim nations, even our most virulent enemies – while steadily undercutting the security and sovereignty of our staunchest ally in the Mideast, Israel.

On Friday the 13th, ironically, the president hosted his second Ramadan dinner at the White House. He was not the first to do so; Hillary Clinton did the same in 1996, and a Ramadan occasion has become an expected annual affair since. But this one became especially memorable, when President Obama spoke about the proposed mosque at Ground Zero … and endorsed it firmly.

The next morning, he backpedaled, saying he wasn’t endorsing the wisdom of placing the mosque in that outrageous location, but simply the Muslims’ constitutional right to do it. However, individuals in attendance that night heard it differently, and said so when asked.

More tellingly, the invited guests included representatives of the most prominent Muslim Brotherhood front organizations and well-known campaigners for Shariah law in the United States. These weren’t accidental invitees. No, these were the people the president wanted to be among.

For two years, the president has scarcely noted the National Day of Prayer nor participated in it at all. You’d think a Christian president would be motivated otherwise. Muslims and homosexual activists have been invitees at the White House more than any Christian or Jewish representatives have; odd for a Christian, isn’t it?

Though the name may be changed, the “Cordoba House” is clearly a clever, intentional reference to the almost four-century conquest of formerly Christian Spain by the Muslims who established the Caliphate of Cordoba and instituted the Shariah society they intend for America. This society gives citizens three choices only: 1) convert to Islam, 2) become subjects of the state, second-class citizens who pay a heavy jizya or tax, or 3) be killed.

In the Muslim world, “Cordoba” signifies successful conquest, pure and simple. But Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Muslim founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, says: “For us, a mosque was always a place to pray, to be together on holidays – not a way to make an ostentatious architectural statement. Ground Zero shouldn’t be about promoting Islam. It’s the place where war was declared on us Americans.”

Besides, why spend 100 million on that place, when the 2010 White House is already serving the purpose?