Rios Will 'Not Affirm' That Obama's A Muslim, Only That His Priorities Are 'Islam First and Homosexuality Probably Second'
The right-wing media has been paying especially close attention to the trial of Nidal Hasan, the Army psychologist accused of opening fire at Ft. Hood in 2009, killing 13 people. Some on the right have gone so far as to personally blame President Obama for the shooting, but the general line is that the administration is somehow going easy on Hasan by subjecting him in a trial that will likely result in the death penalty.
American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios devoted her program on Wednesday to the Hasan trial and what she alleges are President Obama’s radical Muslim sympathies. Stating up front that she is “committed to accuracy in what we say,” Rios said she would “not affirm” that the president himself is a Muslim, but did note, “I will dispute the fact that he is a follower of Jesus Christ, or he would not embrace and advance the immorality that he does.”
I know the Left is listening to this conversation and I don’t care, it’s not going to intimidate me one bit, but I am committed to accuracy in what we say. And first, Barack Obama being a Muslim: We know that he has recited the Muslim call to prayer beautifully to a New York Times reporter, it’s Nicholas Kristof I believe, and as I understand it, when you recite that prayer, you state it over and over, that’s actually, that is how you become a Muslim.
Now, he was registered as a Muslim in Indonesia when he was a kid, through his step-father who was a Muslim, and we know that many of his family members in Kenya are Muslim. But I think, you know, he claims he’s a Christian. I dispute that claim. I will dispute that. I will not affirm that he’s Muslim. I will dispute the fact that he is a follower of Jesus Christ, or he would not embrace and advance the immorality that he does.
Rios came back to the subject later in the program, claiming that the president wrote in one of his books that if “he had to decide between the Muslim world and the West, he would choose the Muslim. He did actually write that. And I think he’s certainly shown that, in case after case.”
But her belief that the president’s real sympathies are with the Muslim world “hasn’t anything to do with race,” she added. In fact, she said, “I think many black voters were persuaded that he was elected to represent them” when really his true priorities are “Islam first and homosexuality probably second.”
We have a dangerous situation here. I think we would all acknowledge, we must acknowledge, that we are in a dangerous situation. We have a president that, and in fact, as I recall, he actually penned in one of his books-- and those of you on the Left can check me out on this – that when it came to some sort of showdown or a final decision or something he had to decide between the Muslim world and the West, he would choose the Muslim, he would favor the Muslims. He did actually write that. And I think he’s certainly shown that, in case after case.
And so, that’s what we…I, many of us tried to say this when he was running for president, but many of the American people, most of them didn’t want to hear it, did not want to hear it. And I would just like to go on record as saying, this is the fruit of electing someone with the past that he has, being the person that he is, with the philosophies and persuasions that he has. This is the result of that.
And so, it hasn’t anything to do with race. And that’s probably part of the distressing thing too, is that I think many black voters were persuaded that he was elected to represent them when really his most, it seems to me, most passionate interest is – this even sounds bizarre -- but it’s advancing homosexuality, that has been a passion of his since he’s been in office, and advancing Islam. Islam first and homosexuality probably second. And as weird and strange as that sounds, that’s been his record.
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