The essay points out that, in 2004, Obama added a new preface to his 1995 memoir Dreams from My Father.
Excerpt from the above article (emphases mine):
That President Obama won’t call it Islamic terrorism; that he believes we shouldn’t be on a “high horse” because America and Christians have done bad things; that Muslims are victims of “bigotry and prejudice”; that his State Department says it’s the lack of jobs, not religion, that fuels ISIS, should come as no surprise.Read the entire essay HERE.
After all, he said the same thing about 9/11.
In 2004, Obama released an update of his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, with a little-noticed new preface about the attacks.
“This collective history, this past, directly touches my own,” he added. “Not merely because, as a consequence of 9/11, my name is an irresistible target of mocking websites from overzealous Republican operatives. But also because the underlying struggle between worlds of plenty and worlds of want…is the struggle set forth, on a miniature scale, in this book,” which at its core is an indictment against Western imperialism, racism and colonialism.
Obama goes on to say he identifies with the “desperation and disorder of the powerless,” and how they can “easily slip into violence and despair.”
Had the media examined Obama’s ideology a little more closely in the 2008 election, perhaps we wouldn’t have a president who holds the US to equal scorn as its enemies.
“The Muslim world has suffered historical grievances,” Obama last month asserted while hosting his “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.” He blamed the rash of global terrorism in part on “a history of colonialism” in the Mideast, Africa and South Asia....
I shall soon have in a hand a copy of the 2004 edition of Dreams from My Father. I want to see that preface with my own two eyes!
Obama doesn't see Islamic terrorism as terrorism at all, but rather as postponed, long overdue justice? Is that it?
If that preface is as Mr. Sperry as described in his essay, then we have written evidence from which we may be able to discern on the basis of Obama's own words why he plays such word games with regard to Islam.
I managed to access a portion of the preface at Amazon, but not the entire preface. However, I did notice that Obama used the phrase "my brethren" in reference to the ummah in general.
ADDENDUM: This comment at Infidel Bloggers Alliance provides more of the aforementioned preface. Please take a look.