Go over to Front Page Magazine. Jamie Glazov interviews me on my just-released book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America. Excerpt:
GELLER: The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War On America
is the product of three years of research I’ve done on Barack Obama:
his socialist internationalism, his ties to America-haters and
anti-Semites, his race-baiting, and more. As president, Obama is
presiding over America’s decline, and is in many important ways the
apostle of that decline. He is betraying Israel; warring against free
speech; refusing to take real steps to stop Iran’s nuclear program,
despite the many genocidal statements Ahmadinejad has made against
Israel, and the open contempt the mullahs have shown for his efforts to
reach out to them.
Obama is turning allies into enemies and enemies into allies; submitting the U.S. to international law;
bankrupting us with socialist schemes both domestically and
internationally; bypassing the democratic process and the system of
checks and balances by governing through a proliferation of “czars”; and
using global warming as a pretext to redistribute wealth from the First
World to the Third World.
He has appointed numerous proponents of the primacy of international law
over U.S. law, including Harold Koh, legal adviser for the State
Department; Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and now Elena Kagan;
John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology,
Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and
Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and
Technology (PCAST) – that is, the science czar; Carol Browner, Assistant
to the President for Energy and Climate Change
– that is, the global-warming czar; and Cass Sunstein, Administrator of
the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, or
Obama has never demonstrated any respect for the freedom of speech, the fundamental protection the Bill of Rights
gives us against tyranny. He has appointed a proliferation of officials
who have in various ways advocated restrictions on the freedom of
speech: Kagan, Sunstein, Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal
Communications Commission; and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Obama comes from a Muslim background, as detailed in the book, and
has numerous friends and associates who are inveterate foes of Israel.
Not just Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan, but also
Samantha Power, the National Security
Council’s Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights;
Robert Malley and Zbigniew Brzezinski, two key foreign policy advisers;
Rosa Brooks, advisor to the undersecretary of Defense for policy; and
Chuck Hagel, co-chair of the Intelligence Advisory Board.
The book details all this and much more, including Obama’s betrayal
of the freedom movement in Iran and of the democratic forces in
Honduras, and his attempts to use climate change to destroy American
sovereignty. Everything flows from his core beliefs, which were shaped
by some of his earliest experiences and confirmed by his later
The book also makes some shocking new revelations, including details of how Obama took campaign money
from Gaza, in violation of federal law; how ACORN, with which Barack
Obama has been deeply involved for years, destroyed Republican voter
registrations; the full truth about how making America safe for Sharia
is not incidental, but is a cornerstone of Obama’s presidential program; and about how Obama is consistently, not just occasionally, anti-democratic and favors authoritarian regimes and measures.
FP: How come Obama’s Muslim background is never discussed in our media? And Obama camouflages it as well, even though it is a fact. Explain to us why this matters.
Geller: Jamie, the media doesn’t discuss it
simply because it would reflect poorly on Obama. Yet it matters because
Islam has since its inception had a political and expansionist
character, and that that would mean that ties to Islam had a greater
significance than simple allegiance to this or that religious group.
And Obama himself, with his Muslim father and stepfather and Muslim
upbringing in Indonesia, knows the stakes involved. It is impossible in
our post-9/11 world to be a leader and not know what Islam means, or at
the very least know the hell being wreaked upon the free and
not-so-free world by the warriors of Islamic jihad. And Obama has
already told us which side he will be on when the lines are fully drawn:
“In the wake of 9/11,” he wrote in The Audacity of Hope, “my
meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more
urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and
hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and
belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in
this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that
their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the
right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and
that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly
In the first year of his presidency, he showed in numerous ways that he would indeed stand with them.
FP: Tell us a bit about how anti-Semitism plays into all of this. We know Islam’s disposition to Jews and so, perhaps, Obama’s bullying of Israel is no coincidence at all?
Geller: Indeed Jamie, Islamic
anti-Semitism is part of the Koranic imperative and the pervasive
influence of Islamic Jew-hatred cannot be ignored when assessing the
impact of Barack Obama’s early life experiences upon the later
trajectory of his career. If a devout Muslim prays the obligatory five
daily prayers, he will repeat the Shehadah, the first chapter of the
Koran, seventeen times; that chapter concludes with prayers that Muslims
generally understand as asking Allah not to make the believer like the
Jews (“those who have earned Allah’s anger”) or the Christians (“those
who have gone astray”). The prayers generally conclude with the dua qunoot, a prayer that Allah’s wrath would overtake infidels.
Imagine the influence that all this – inculcating contempt for Jews
and Christians seventeen times a day – might have on a young mind and a
future president. Troubling psychological wiring might have been set in
place for a lifetime.
Yet Obama has never spoken about the influence his early experiences
with Islam had upon his mind and heart – in sharp contrast to others who
were raised in Islam and left the faith. Obama would have had to make a
decision to reject Islam.
If so, when did he make that decision? How?
Muslims who have left Islam are generally vocal about why they left:
Wafa Sultan, Ibn Warraq, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Walid Shoebat, and others have
spoken out fearlessly on these issues. Obama may not wish to engage in
critiques of Islam, but if he left Islam, he must have very definite
thoughts about it. And even if this is simply not an important issue to
him, then he can still appreciate how important it is – knowing what he
knows about Islam and apostasy.
Apostasy is punishable by death in Islam. Yet there have been no
calls for Obama’s death from the Islamic world. Why is this? Islam gives
no free passes.
Obama’s posture on this is hard to define or understand – all the more so because this is a critical issue.
Transformational issues facing this nation and the world at large –
the world at war, creeping Sharia, the perversion of the rights of free
men – hang in the balance during the Obama administration as never
before. The stakes could not be higher.
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