Questions Raised By Obama’s Mosque Speech
Speaking at the Islamic Society of Baltimore the day before the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama again sent an ideological message in need of fact-checking to Americans as he called for tolerance toward Muslims and unity of all faiths.
Obama’s visit to the U.S. mosque was controversial because its former imam, Mohamad Adam el-Sheikh, was accused of terrorist connections; and the mosque is a Muslim site with deep ties to extremist elements, including the Muslim Brotherhood. El-Sheikh formed a group whose parent organization provided funds to Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist organizations, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.
For those who are informed and understand the president’s worldview, nothing he said was surprising. He thanked “Muslim-Americans” for helping to build this country, said Islam is not to blame for terrorist attacks, and added, “We are one American family.”