The Crusades? Really, Obama?

by Candace Salima, Senior Contributor on US Daily Review

On February 5th, Barack Obama decided to invoke the Crusades in an attempt to defend ISIS, or Islam, or both . . . I wasn’t quite sure which. What I am sure of is that he did not emphatically condemn the beheadings, rapes, human trafficking, crucifixions and burning alive of the ISIS captives. He always begins to, then gets lost in the defense of Islam and the determination to show Christianity in as bad a light as possible.

At one time, prior to the 2008 election, Barack Obama said the Beatitudes were so radical that not even the American military could enforce them . . . completely missing the point that Jesus Christ never ordered anyone to coerce another into believing, let alone forcing conversion at the point of a sword. But let’s focus on the National Prayer Breakfast and Barack Obama’s remarks. In case you missed it, here is his speech in it’s entirety:

You’ll notice that Barack Obama had to go back a thousand years to bring up the Crusades (1091 A.D. to 1291 A.D.) and 800 years for the Inquisition (12th Century to the 14th Century). But let’s talk about the Crusades. What Barack Obama neglected to mention was that the Crusades were payback for the Muslim incursion, and the gross brutality, into Europe and their attempt to establish a caliphate from the Middle East to France. They were turned back in Belgium and driven all the way back to the Middle East. Coincidentally, the battle turned the tide on September 11th. The Crusades ensued not long after and the British and French took the fight to them. It was a miserable time in the world’s history, and the barbarity from both sides was completely overboard. However, the Muslim armies started it and the Crusades finishes it. And the Inquisition? I got nothing, it was horrible. I won’t defend it.

But let’s get back to Barack Obama. He has shown incredible weakness when dealing with ISIS. A video cropped up of a Jordanian pilot being burned alive. Barack Obama pretends that he doesn’t know the “ideology” behind ISIS or ISOL, both begin with the words Islamic State, so Obama is either really stupid or behaving deliberately ignorant. King Abdullah of Jordan bombed Raka, the ISIS stronghold in Syria, the morning following the release of the video of the pilot’s brutal death. Barack Obama? He danced around condemning radical Islam and brought up the Crusades and the Inquisition. He didn’t, however, mention that Christianity had a reformation and evolved to a non-violent religion. Islam? It embraces the brutality of the middle ages and has never stopped.”

ISIS executed several imams the following day for daring to disagree with the brutality of burning a man alive. Oddly, those same imams said nothing about the crucifixions of Arab Christians, Yzidis or Kurds. They are murdering anyone, and that includes Muslims, who do not not agree with their faction of Islam, in this case, Sunni. And what did Barack Obama say? He brought up the Crusades, and the Inquisition.

What it boils down to is that Barack Obama sorely lacks in the leadership arena. He can’t lead. He doesn’t like America. He doesn’t like anyone who isn’t black. He doesn’t like anyone but Marxists . . . that would be communists. He doesn’t like the U.S. Constitution. He doesn’t like our republic form of government. He doesn’t like American exceptionalism. He doesn’t like America being independent. He doesn’t like America being a super power. He doesn’t like the War on Terror and has really just twinkle toed around being forced to take a stand against radical Islam.

No one, but no one, thinks his ridiculous speech on February 5th was anything but bad and in extremely poor taste. How many days are left before Obama is no longer president, because I’m not sure America can survive Obama’s cowardice.

Candace E. Salima is an author, columnist, public speaker and political activist. A frequent radio guest on shows around the nation, she is valued for her viewpoint on a variety of subjects, particularly politics. She is co-owner and Vice-President of Marketing of Communitxt. Follow Candace on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Learn more about her on

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