On Wednesday, President Obama shirked his official duties to visit an American mosque that has ties to terrorist groups. What he had to say there can only be described as sickening.
“Muslim-Americans keep us safe,” Obama said during his speech at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, Maryland, which is affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA. “They are our police. They are our firefighters. They’re in [the Department of] Homeland Security.”
According to WND, Obama claims this was his first time speaking at a mosque in the United States. Leaders at this mosque are known for their frequent use of anti-Israeli rhetoric, and Steve Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism told reporters that the president was informed of this before his visit. However, Obama decided to move forward with it anyway.
“They prepared memos for the president’s aides that specifically laid out the sordid history and nexus to terrorism of the Islamic Society of Baltimore,” Emerson, the founder and director of IPT, said. “As he has done so many times in the past, he decided to ignore this evidence and still continue his plans to confer legitimacy on a mosque that has a history of having officials connected to Islamic terrorism and to this day still has officials making outrageously pro-terrorist statements that would seem to conflict with the president’s policies.”
During his speech, Obama went on to tell the Muslims that “Islam has always been part of America” because it was practiced by slaves.
“The very word Islam comes from ‘Salam’ – peace,” Obama said. “The standard greeting is ‘As-Salaam-Alaikum’ – ‘Peace be upon you.’” Like so many faiths, Islam is rooted in a commitment to compassion and mercy and justice and charity.”
Leave it to Obama to find a way to tie his race-baiting agenda into this…
Find out more about Obama’s mosque visit in the video below.