In very supportive and revealing remarks to the Muslim community, the “president” said he is standing with all Muslims during his statement on the “Occasion of Ramadan.” He demonstrated his thorough knowledge of the religion many still believe he practices, if not publicly, in the deepest recesses of his heart.
He began, “As another new moon heralds the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslims across the United States and around the world.” He again pointed to the Muslim heritage “traced back to the very beginning of our nation.” But there is one revealing statement that proved the intent of his heart and perhaps solves the hidden mystery of his true belief.
Underscoring the Constitutional right to religious freedom, the “president” said, “As Muslim Americans celebrate the holy month, I am reminded that we are one American family. I stand firmly with Muslim American communities in rejection of the voices that seek to divide us or limit our religious freedoms or civil rights. I stand committed to safeguarding the civil rights of all Americans no matter their religion or appearance. I stand in celebration of our common humanity and dedication to peace and justice for all.”
Did you catch the revelation? He said, “I stand firmly with Muslim American communities in rejection of the voices that seek to divide us or limit our religious freedoms or civil rights.”
Again—he stands firmly with the Muslims in rejection of the voices that seek to divide the U.S. or limit OUR religious freedoms or civil rights. This sentence grammatically links the words “U.S.” and “OUR” to “Muslim American Communities.” This is from the official White House transcript on the White House website. It’s not an oversight.
The opening phrase of that paragraph in context also suggests the use of “WE” as referring to “Muslim Americans.” In the ten years I have covered this person, this is the first time I have seen him directly identify with Muslims by using “we,” “us,” and “our.” He mistakenly referred to remarks about his religion once during an interview as “My Muslim faith,” but nothing ever this direct.
He ended the statement with: “I can think of no better way to mark my administration’s last celebration of Ramadan as president, than to honor the contributions of Muslims in America and across the world for Eid. Ramadan Kareem.”
Sounds like a victory lap to me. Three insights here: 1) Islam’s role in early America was one of slavery and hostility. 2) The “president” is distinctly using “we,” “us,” and “our” in speaking of the Muslim community. 3) The Koran, in the strongest possible terms, does not support religious freedom, especially for Christians and Jews.
Jeremiah 51:14 says, “Surely I will fill thee with men as with locusts and they shall raise a battle cry against you.” The “president” has left no doubt.
Have a blessed and powerful day!