I just ran across this story:
“I want to take this opportunity to stress one key point and that is that religion is not driving extremist violence either in Jos or northern Nigeria,” proclaimed Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson on Monday. “While some seek to inflame Muslim-Christian tensions, Nigeria’s ethnic and religious diversity, like our own in this country, is a source of strength, not weakness and there are many examples across Nigeria of communities working across religious lines to protect one another.”
If you follow the news, you’re no doubt aware that Obama and his Administration have been accused of pandering to Muslims. Whether or not you agree with that take many have asserted as the reason for it, you should at least acknowledge what is — by now — an established pattern of Obama and his Administration making comments and setting policy that can at least be described as “friendly” toward Muslim nations and the religion of Islam. On the surface, this story would appear to be just another in the growing list of such comments and policy statements. However, it should also be a giant signal flare in regards to Obama and his Administrations treatment of racial tensions in this nation.
Whenever an issue is connected to Islam and Muslim violence – especially when that violence is directed at Christians – both Obama and his Administration are quick to claim there is no connection, or that the incident in question is isolated and not indicative of the majority of Muslims. The pattern is clear: Obama has set a policy to do whatever his Administration can to sooth religious tensions between Christians and Muslims. But when it comes to matters of race, he has done everything possible to fan the flames. Fellow blogger and friend to the RNL, Tangible Soul, posted on this very issue some time ago:
Obama’s comments about “If I had a son” in regards to the Martin shooting is just the latest in what appear to be deliberate comments calculated to incite racial hatred in this nation. Many disagree, but – if these comments are not intended to cause racial tension – then how is it we should also accept the unfounded assertions of Obama’s intelligence? Wouldn’t such a pattern of misspeaks indicate a much lower level of intellect than we’re told Obama supposedly has? It would, and an intellectually honest person knows that. However, I do believe Obama is intelligent, but even more than that, his handlers are brilliant. I also believe this means these comments and these trends are intentional. After all, Obama is from the same school of thought as FDR, and FDR once said:
“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happened, you can bet it was planned that way.“