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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pakistani Minister calls for Obama to become “Caliph of Muslims”
from The Betrayal by David-Crockett

The Post & Email

by Sharon Rondeau

This photo appears beside the assertion on Obama's "Fight the Smears" website that he is a "committed Christian(Sept. 3, 2010) — An online Pakistani newspaper is reporting that a government minister has asked that Barrack (sic) Hussein Obama be named “Caliph of Muslims.”

The minister reportedly wants Obama to “offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero Mosque,” the construction of which, several blocks from where 2,972 people were incinerated by two airliners on September 11, 2001 when they were deliberately flown into the World Trade Center Towers, Obama has openly supported.

The same Pakistani story was published on a site which appears to be operated by MSN in India.

The report quotes the government minister as having said, ““The coming Eid would expectedly be observed on 9/11, this a golden opportunity for President Obama to offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero and become Amir-ul-Momineen or Caliph of Muslims.”

Eid is a festival which marks the end of Ramadan, which includes daily fasting.

Because the festival of “Eid” coincides with September 11 this year, Muslims are reportedly worried that it could invoke “the potential for misunderstandings or worse in a year when American Muslims are already confronting a spike in assaults on their faith and protests against new mosques.”

An online dictionary defines “caliph” as a noun derived from the word “successor,” a “successor of Muhammad as temporal and spiritual head of Islam.” A second dictionary concurs.

According to Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs, “The caliph in Sunni Islam is the successor of Muhammad as the military, political, and spiritual leader of the Islamic community.”

Wikipedia defines the term “Caliph” as “the head of state in a Caliphate, and the title for the leader of the Islamic Ummah, an Islamic community ruled by the Shari’ah” and claims that it is a “constitutional republic.”

The minister, Ayatullah Durrani, was reportedly a member of the Pakistan Ideological Council. A website states that he or she is “Minister of State” within the “Ministry of Indusrtires (sic) and Production.” While some of the links are non-functional, the link labeled “Politics” brings up a history of Pakistan.

A second website depicts Dr. Ayatullah Durrani as a male and a member of the “Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians.” The political party is described here.

After conducting a search for the term “Muslim Ummah,” as it appeared in the Pakistani article, a warning about an “attack page is displayed. Why has Google blocked the site with a warning? The same thing happens when trying to access the website for “Muslim Ummah of North America.”

Wikipedia states that “ummah” is “an Arabic word meaning “community” or “nation.” One source states that it is the “community” which includes “Mauritania to Pakistan.”

A search for the term “Ameer-ul-Momineen” yields an Islamic website depicting books which can be downloaded as well as at least one video and a chat room. Another definition is “Leader of the Faithful.”

How can a man who professes to be a Christian be a Muslim Caliph? Obama claimed he was a Christian on his campaign website. Or was he simply confused? He has hosted Iftar dinners and spoken about “Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings. Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality. And here in the United States, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country.”

But what has he said about Christianity and Jesus Christ?

The prophet Muhammad was born in Mecca, where the last Friday of Ramadan was recognized today. One Muslim says that Ramadan is the best time of the year for her personally.

A note at the end of the Pakistani article states that it also appeared in their print news edition.

Update: When Obama addressed the “Muslim world” last summer, he said he was “interested in working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill “Zakat,” which he stated is an “obligation.” Zakat is defined as “one of the five pillars of Islam” and involves the redistribution of wealth to the poor. “It is obligatory upon all Muslims to give 2.5 % of wealth and assets each year (in excess of what is required) to the poor.”

Is Obama’s “Muslim faith” the reason he advocated “spreading the wealth around” to Joe the Plumber in 2008?

Did Americans simply accept that Obama was a Christian during the campaign because his surrogates said so? The evidence says otherwise.

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