The mainstream media is portraying Klayman as a nut, of course. How could any sane and rational person tell Obama to put the Qur’an down? Well, whatever is in his heart, and quite aside from the question of whether he is actually a Muslim, there is the pattern of his actions:
- The State Department had an emissary in Egypt who trainedÂ operatives of the Brotherhood and other Islamist organizations in democracy procedures.
- The State Department announcedÂ that the Obama administration would be “satisfied” with the election of a Muslim Brotherhood”“dominated government in Egypt.
- Secretary Clinton personally intervenedÂ to reverse a Bush-administration ruling that barred Tariq Ramadan, grandson of the Brotherhood”s founder and son of one of its most influential early leaders, from entering the United States.
- The State Department collaborated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a bloc of governments heavily influenced by the Brotherhood, in seeking to restrict American free-speech rightsÂ in deference to sharia proscriptions against negative criticism of Islam.
- The State Department excluded Israel, the world”s leading target of terrorism, from its “Global Counterterrorism Forum,” a group that brings the United States together with several Islamist governments, prominently including its co-chair, Turkey “” which now finances HamasÂ and avidly supports the flotillas that seek to break Israel”s blockade of Hamas. At the forum”s kickoff, Secretary Clinton decried various terrorist attacks and groups; but she did not mention Hamas or attacks against Israel “” in transparent deference to the Islamist governments, which echo the Brotherhood”s position that Hamas is not a terrorist organization and that attacks against Israel are not terrorism.
- The State Department and the Obama administration waivedÂ congressional restrictions in order to transfer $1.5 billion dollars in aid to Egypt after the Muslim Brotherhood”s victory in the parliamentary elections.
- The State Department and the Obama administration waivedÂ congressional restrictions in order to transfer millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian territories notwithstanding that Gaza is ruled by the terrorist organization Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood”s Palestinian branch.
- The State Department and the administration hosted a contingent from Egypt”s newly elected parliament that included not only Muslim Brotherhood members but a member of the Islamic GroupÂ (GamaaÂ al-Islamiyya), which is formally designated as a foreign terrorist organization. The State Department refusedÂ to provide Americans with information about the process by which it issued a visa to a member of a designated terrorist organization, about how the members of the Egyptian delegation were selected, or about what security procedures were followed before the delegation was allowed to enter our country.
- On a trip to Egypt, Secretary Clinton pressured General Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, head of the military junta then governing the country, to surrender power to the parliament dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, and the then”“newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, a top Brotherhood official. She also visited with Morsi; immediately after his victory, Morsi had proclaimed that his top priorities included pressuring the United States to release the Blind Sheikh. Quite apart from the Brotherhood”s self-proclaimed “grand jihad” to destroy the United States . . . the group”s supreme guide,Â Mohammed Badie,Â publicly calledÂ for jihad against the United States in an October 2010 speech. After it became clear the Brotherhood would win the parliamentary election, BadieÂ saidÂ the victory was a stepping stone to “the establishment of a just Islamic caliphate.”
And Pamela Geller notes that it isn’t just right-wing Islamophobes who have noticed Obama’s proclivities:
“Rallier tells Obama to ‘put the Quran down,’” by Ashley Killough, Shannon Travis and Brian Rokus for CNN, October 13 (thanks to Menis):
Washington (CNN) – Angered by the closure of national landmarks due to the partial government shutdown, a crowd of conservatives removed barricades Sunday at the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial as they rallied against President Barack Obama and Democrats for their role in the ongoing stalemate.
High-profile speakers with close ties to the tea party appeared at the event, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
The rally, billed as the “Million Vet March on the Memorials,” drew far fewer than a million people and evolved into a protest that resembled familiar tea party events from 2009, with yellow “Don’t Tread On Me” flags throughout the crowd and strong anti-Obama language from the podium and the audience.
One speaker went as far as saying the president was a Muslim and separately urged the crowd of hundreds to initiate a peaceful uprising.
“I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up,” said Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, a conservative political advocacy group….