June 04, 2009

Obama defends the rights of American Muslims

Unlike the evil Booooooosh, who persecuted Muslims and shredded the Constitution...

In today’s speech in Cairo, the President outlined his personal commitment to engagement with Muslim communities, based on mutual respect. He also emphasized that Islam and America are not competing identities and that the U.S. has a long history of defending freedom of faith, including going to court over it if need be. All of these aspects of the American tradition are woven into the story the President referenced of our Justice Department arguing for the right of a Muslim student to wear the hijab to school:
Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one's religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That's why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it. (Applause.)
Yeah, except that he had nothing to do with that. The White House website goes on to mention that the case he's referring to took place in 2004.

Who was president back then? Aw, who cares. That's ancient history.

(Unless he can use that ancient history to score points against a certain someone, that is.)

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