Obama Prays With Saudi King (With Addendum)
Diplomacy or an expression of Obama's faith?
With a hat tip to UK author and blogger Mark Alexander, who commented as follows:
"If B. Hussein Obama prayed together with King Abdullah, you can be sure that they prayed together in the Islamic way. Many Americans will surely find this act very offensive."
More information below the fold, including precise information about the photo.
From this source:
ALL HEADLINE NEWS: Washington, DC, United States (AHN) - U.S. President Barack Obama and visiting King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday prayed together for the serenity of the media at the White House meeting.Please note that the photo in this posting was taken during Obama's April 2009 trip to the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Turkey (from Cao's Blog):
"I want to also thank our friends, the American people, and I also would like to thank our friends here in the media," King Abdullah said at the end of his statement. "May God spare us from all of the bad things they can do to us."
As Obama laughed, Abdullah added, "And may God bless us with all the positive things they can do for us and for humanity."
Obama added: "Well, that is an excellent prayer. Thank you."
According to a White House communique, the two leaders “met and reaffirmed the strong, historic ties between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America.”...
It is a historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire (from 1453 to 1923). The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior….and it is the same Blue Mosque that the bluetiled minaret of the Flight 93 Memorial is modelled after. That mosque is under construction in Pennsylvania right now- over the bodies of our dead heroes as a tribute to the 19 Islamic terrorist hijackers of 9/11.BHO is fine and dandy with saying Islamic prayers, even in the White House, as evidenced by his recent offering Islamic prayers with King Abdullah. Islamic prayers, of course, voice Islamic supremacism, a supremacism which is the antithesis of everything America stands for.
And remember this, too: BHO was fine and dandy with canceling the Christian National Day of Prayer at the White last May.
Over at Infidel Bloggers Alliance, where I crossposted the above, Anonymous commented as follows
Obama and Saud praying . . .hmmmm.This is the kind of prayer an American President offers in the people's house, i.e., the White House?
See Robert Spencers “Blogging the Koran” :
The Fatiha (Opening) is the first sura (chapter) of the Qur’an and most common prayer of Islam. If you’re a pious Muslim who prays the five requisite daily prayers of Islam, you will recite the Fatiha seventeen times in the course of those prayers (per day).
From Wafa Sultan’s book “A God Who Hates” pg. 168:
“A Muslim prays five times a day, and on each occasion he recites the Fatiha, the first verse of the Koran, a number of times. This verse describes Christians as “those who have gone astray” and Jews as “those who have incurred Your wrath.” We see from this that Muslims execrate Christians and Jews a number of times in the course of a single prayer, which they repeat five times a day.