I never thought I’d hear those words from an American President.
Let’s put the paragraphs up:
The future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt – it must be claimed by those in Tahrir Square who chanted “Muslims, Christians, we are one.” The future must not belong to those who bully women – it must be shaped by girls who go to school, and those who stand for a world where our daughters can live their dreams just like our sons. The future must not belong to those corrupt few who steal a country’s resources – it must be won by the students and entrepreneurs; workers and business owners who seek a broader prosperity for all people. Those are the men and women that America stands with; theirs is the vision we will support.
The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support.
What Obama did say:
The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.
What he didn’t say:
“The future must not belong to those who slander Jesus Christ.”
Obama singled out the prophet of Islam specifically for protection. Oh sure, he made a reference to the “image” of Jesus but Jesus himself was not accorded the same cushy treatment as Allah.
And there was no “terrorism” mentioned. Probably because Obama was afraid that mentioning terrorism would cause more terrorism. You know how sensitive some people are.
“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
What if I feel like slandering Allah? What if all of America feels like slandering Allah? Our Constitution gurantees us that right. Obama differs. He would take that away from us.
Tapxpayer money is used to slander Jesus- e.g. “Piss Christ”
Yet we must not be allowed to slander Allah? Even on our own dime?
If I am Romney, I run this as an ad every day.