Why would an Arab Muslim serve in the Israeli military? Because he, like many Israeli Arabs, proudly defend the nation that has given them freedom and opportunity. Mohammad Kabiya, Israeli Air Force reservist, shares his remarkable story.
Drudge Report h/t about a Time article:
Opponents of the planned Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan have public opinion firmly in their corner. According to a new TIME poll, 61% of respondents oppose the construction of the Park51/Cordoba House project, compared to 26% who support it. More than 70% concur with the premise that proceeding with the plan would be an insult to the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center. Opposition to the project appears to derive largely from the conviction that the proposed site of the project — just two blocks from Ground Zero, in a building that formerly housed a Burlington Coat Factory outlet — is so close to “hallowed ground,” as President Obama put it.
Yet the survey also revealed that many Americans harbor lingering animosity toward Muslims. Twenty-eight percent of voters do not believe Muslims should be eligible to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Nearly one third of the country thinks adherents of Islam should be barred from running for President — slightly higher than the 24% who mistakenly believe that the current occupant of the Oval Office is himself a Muslim. In all, just 47% of respondents believe Obama is a Christian; 24% declined to respond to the question or said they were unsure, and 5% believe he is neither Christian nor Muslim….
Obama hasn’t given people any reason to think otherwise. Example: he hasn’t been to one Day of Prayer celebration, but he holds an Iftar Dinner at the White House for Ramadan. This doesn’t wholly make the point, but it is definitely out of step with all previous Presidents. Now, being that he was deeply involved in the Black Nationalist Movement and many Muslim (Nation of Islam people) graced his church of 20-years, there may be some affinity between the Marxist understanding of his version of Christianity and the Nation of Islam. So my official verdict is out, and probably will remain as such. However, I can say [however] with all honesty that Obama is a rabid secularist who is (through his policies and his party’s direction) hurting America and her values with egalitarian suicide. His comments at the Iftar dinner likewise smack of Taqiyya in my mind’s eye. But Michael Medved set the history straight on that. Going to the church he did for twenty years makes that caricature to the right not too far fetched… because in the liberal mind such a synthesis is possible.