Obama Praises Muslim Cleric Who Backed Fatwa on Killing of U.S. Soldiers

Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, September 24, 2014

President Barack Obama favorably quoted and praised on Wednesday in his speech before the United Nations a controversial Muslim cleric whose organization has reportedly endorsed the terror group Hamas and supported a fatwa condoning the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

Obama in his remarks offered praise to controversial cleric Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah and referred to him as a moderate Muslim leader who can help combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL or ISIS) radical ideology.

However, Bin Bayyah himself has long been engulfed in controversy for many of his views, including the reported backing of a 2004 fatwa that advocated violent resistance against Americans fighting in Iraq.

This is not the first time that the Obama administration has extoled Bin Bayyah, who also has served as the vice president of a Muslim scholars group founded by a radical Muslim Brotherhood leader who has called “for the death of Jews and Americans,” according to Fox News and other reports.

The State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau (CT) was forced to issue multiple apologies earlier this year after the Washington Free Beacon reported on its promotion of Bin Bayyah on Twitter.

“This should not have been tweeted and has since been deleted,” the CT Bureau tweeted at the time after many expressed anger over the original endorsement of Bin Bayyah.

However, it appears that Obama and the White House are still supportive of Bin Bayyah, who, despite his past statements, is still hailed by some as a moderate alternative to ISIL and al Qaeda.

“The ideology of ISIL or al Qaeda or Boko Haram will wilt and die if it is consistently exposed, confronted, and refuted in the light of day,” Obama said before the U.N., according to a White House transcript of his remarks.

“Look at the new Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies–Sheikh bin Bayyah described its purpose: ‘We must declare war on war, so the outcome will be peace upon peace,’” Obama said, quoting the controversial cleric.

Concern over the administration’s relationship with Bin Bayyah started as early as 2013, when outrage ensued after he was reported to have met with Obama’s National Security Council staff at the White House.

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Additionally, the notorious 2004 fatwa permitting armed resistance against U.S. military personnel in Iraq reportedly stated that “resisting occupation troops” is a “duty” for all Muslims, according to reports about the edict.

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  • MekongDelta69

    Would you expect any less from this black muslim Marxist dictator?

    • Oil Can Harry

      How dare you question Bathhouse Barry’s deep Christian faith!

      Obama must love praying; after all, back in the 90s many of the customers at Chicago’s all-male baths said that he and Rahm Emmanuel spent lots of time on their knees.

  • dd121

    Of course he did. His communist father hated the English colonialists. His other father was a muzzie who sent him to the Madras. He’s been nursing his resentment toward the USA his whole life and now he’s getting even.

    • propagandaoftruth

      “God DAMN America!”

      See, he’s really a Christian. His pastor said so.

      God damn America indeed!

      • WR_the_realist

        His “Christian” pastor also gave a lifetime achievement award to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who in a youtube video can be heard calling Jesus “that hook nosed blonde”. Can you imagine a white politician with associations like that getting a pass from the mass media the way Obama did?

  • OS-Q

    Asking your followers to behead and mutilate American soldiers is moderate and forgivable.

    Asking your mistress not to post pictures of her with Magic Johnson online is evil incarnate.

  • Diversity Fatigue

    A few quotes from the Satanist in the White House:

    “In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

    “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”

    “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”

    “Islam has always been part of America.”

    “Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”

    “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.”

    “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.”

    “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer.”

    “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”

    “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”

    “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”

    “We will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities.”

    “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”

    “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”

    “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”

    “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed.”

    “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”

    “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality.”

    “The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.’”

    “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”

    “We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.”

    “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”

    “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”

    Oh, yeah, and its all Bush’s fault.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Great post.

      And consider the bribe Senator Hussein took from Tony Rezko, the Arab financier of international terrorism who is now serving a lengthy stint in a federal prison.

      Hussein should have been in the dock with Rezko and should be in the jailhouse, not the white house.

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”

      “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”

      Has President Hussein Odoacer ever once touched upon, or even alluded to the inordinate contributions both to America and to civilization in general made by European Christendom? Why would he try so hard to downplay the threat posed by this hostile culture if he were not a Muslim himself?

    • ghettovalley

      “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”

      LOL

      • Periapsis

        Islam has a proud tradition of genocide, rape, murder, destruction, oppression, backwardness, greed, corruption, savagery, terrorism and totalitarianism.

  • JohnEngelman

    As long as Muslims are in a lethal mood it is in our interest to support those who dislike us if they are willing to fight those who hate us.

    During the war between Iraq and Iran the United States supported the side that was losing. When it began to win, we shifted our support to the other side.

    That is not the kind of foreign policy one would want to announce in a speech before the United Nations. Nevertheless, it kept two dangerous countries occupied, and weakened both.

    • NoMosqueHere

      As long as muslims are in a lethal mood let’s not fall for this good cop/bad cop, moderate/radical nonsense

      The so called “shiek” Abdallah Bin Bayyah is moderate compared to whom? The Charles Manson wing of Islam? Muslims that don’t post videos of decapitations on Youtube but call for jihad and the imposition of sharia are just as dangerous as ISIS, albeit a bit more clever. They all share the fervent desire to impose sharia on the infidels and destroy western societies. The “peaceful” muslims are the truly dangerous ones.

    • LHathaway

      Ouch. George Bush Senior or Reagan?

      All the talk about self-interest, I would like to imagine our leader is guided by principles. Then I remember Obama is actually an Atheist, or at least I would guess he is. I shouldn’t have said that. What if it’s true?

  • ATBOTL

    The neocons are behind this recent fedgov support for jihadists. We need to publicize this as much as possible. Neocons are supporting al-qaeda to undermine Iran.

  • One more first to add to an already long list;

    Obama has done more than any other President before him. Here is a list of his impressive accomplishments:

    First President to negotiate with terrorist for a deserter and traitor.

    First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

    First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

    First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.

    First President to violate the War Powers Act.

    First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

    First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

    First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.

    First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

    First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

    First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.

    First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

    First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.

    First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.

    First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

    First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

    First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

    First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.

    First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

    First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

    First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

    First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

    First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

    First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

    First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.

    First President to golf more than 150 separate times in his five years in office.

    First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.

    First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

    First President to go on multiple “global apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.

    First President to go on over 17 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.

    First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

    First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

    First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.

    First President to repeat the Holy Quran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

    First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).

    First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”

    Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion. (Thank God he didn’t get away with THIS one).

    How is this “hope and change” working out for you?