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November 29, 2007

Help! We're Under Attack By Filthy Insane Barbarians!


Since declaring his candidacy for president in February, Obama, a member of a congregation of the United Church of Christ in Chicago, has had to address assertions that he is a Muslim or that he had received training in Islam in Indonesia, where he lived from ages 6 to 10. While his father was an atheist and his mother did not practice religion, Obama's stepfather did occasionally attend services at a mosque there.

Despite his denials, rumors and e-mails circulating on the Internet continue to allege that Obama (D-Ill.) is a Muslim, a "Muslim plant" in a conspiracy against America, and that, if elected president, he would take the oath of office using a Koran, rather than a Bible...

An early rumor about Obama's faith came from Insight, a conservative online magazine [owned by the Washington Times].

Just before the invasion of Iraq:

In the weeks leading up to the war, the Turkish press was filled with various articles reporting, mostly with suspicion, about the Iraqi Kurds' postwar plans.

A Feb. 17 article in the respected daily newspaper Hurriyet offered an interesting take on the situation: Massoud Barzani, leader of the Kurdish Democratic Party, one of two political factions that control the autonomous Kurdish area of northern Iraq, is Jewish and comes from a long line of Kurdish rabbis, the article claimed...

Rifat Bali, a Jewish historian in Istanbul, said the Barzani story is part of a larger theory circulating for the past few years that has particularly strong popular support in Turkey's conservative nationalist and Islamist circles...

"It's fueled, first of all, by the obsession that Jews are behind everything, and that they use in front of them a crypto-Jew," Bali said.

More recently:

According to Amin Sabooni at Iran Daily, John Negroponte, the new U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, is "Jewish and of Greek-American stock," and is better known at the "ambassador of death squads"...

MEMRI does a fantastic job picking up this stuff from the mideast, so Americans can FINALLY UNDERSTAND how everyone there is an insane filthy barbarian. What we need is a well-funded jihadist propaganda outlet in the mideast to pick up the stuff about Obama, so people there can FINALLY UNDERSTAND how everyone here is an insane filthy barbarian. Only then will humanity achieve the mutual obliteration we've been longing for for so long.

Posted at November 29, 2007 09:15 PM

Well, I've always known it. Behind every crypto-Jew lurks a real one. Diabolical.
Actually, many years ago, I dated a crypto-Jewish girl. (Woman, in todayspeak.) She was desperately trying to be a Jewish princess, but couldn't quite bring it off. Always wore the wrong shoes or chose the inappropriate handbag. Couldn't shake the crypto in her. Maybe she was part Kurd.
But then, if god didn't want us to be insane, he
would have made us rational.

Posted by: donescobar at November 29, 2007 09:36 PM

Jews are behind crypto-Jews? Oh my God!, I get it now!!

I knew the Jews controlled everything. I knew they were driving humanity off a cliff. But I never knew why. Now, I do. The Jews are driving the car BEHIND crypto-Jews. How can they see anything? I mean, have you ever tried to drive a car with a crypto-Jew between you and the steering wheel?

Posted by: Bernard Chazelle at November 29, 2007 09:41 PM

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) is a Middle Eastern press monitoring organization located in Washington, D.C., with branch offices in Jerusalem, Berlin, London, and Tokyo.

MEMRI was founded in 1998 by Yigal Carmon who was a colonel in the Israeli Defense Forces (Intelligence) and has held positions in the Israeli government.

MEMRI was involved in the mis-translation of President Ahmadinejad's supposed "wipe Israel off the map" comment, which has been repeated countless times as fact despite the fact that he never said it.

Brian Whitaker--"My problem with Memri is that it poses as a research institute when it's basically a propaganda operation.",10551,884156,00.html

Posted by: Don Bacon at November 29, 2007 10:02 PM

To be fair to Sabooni, he got at least part of it right. Negroponte, whatever his irrelevant ethnic background, really should be known as the "ambassador to death squads." Both in Honduras and in Iraq.

Posted by: Rojo at November 29, 2007 10:13 PM

What do you expect from an organization that names itself after a song from CATS?

"Memri, all alone in the moonlight/I can smile at the old days/I was beautiful then/I remember the time I knew what happiness was/let the Memri live again..."

Posted by: En Ming Hee at November 29, 2007 10:21 PM

Three things asserted on the internet about Negroponte:

1)With regard to his ethnic background, the article in Wikipedia states that his father was a Greek shipping magnate, and that he (Negroponte the son) graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and Yale University. No mention is made of Jewishness.

2)You, the blog reader, have likely heard of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, formerly known as the $100 laptop project - the founder of that project is the subject person's younger brother, Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the Media Lab at MIT.

3)A Google search combining the terms "ambassador", "Negroponte", and "death squads" returns about 46,700 results.

Posted by: mistah charley, ph.d. at November 29, 2007 10:56 PM

Obama and the United Church of Christ

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Washington Post has a horrible article on the rumors circulating around the internet that Sen. Barack Obama is really a Muslim. Rather than dispelling it, the article in effect just recirculates old news that will do little to clarify that Obama is a member of the United Church of Christ. From the article, apparently voters don't know that Obama is a member of the UCC:

A CBS News poll in August showed that a huge number of voters said they did not know Obama's faith, but among those who said they did, 7 percent thought he was a Muslim, while only 6 percent thought he was a Protestant Christian .

Back in February when broke the story that there were negotiations to have Obama speak at the General Synod, part of the political strategy for Obama in giving the speech was to give him a platform to make it clear that he was a Protestant Christian. Even then, Obama was quoted by the Associated Press as saying "I think the majority of voters know that I'm a member of the United Church of Christ, and that I take my faith seriously."

According to the poll cited in the Washington Post article, voters don't know his faith. From the CBS poll:

Sometimes, voters misperceive a candidate’s religion. In August, CBS News asked registered voters what they thought Barack Obama’s religion was. Most of them - 84 percent - said they didn’t know. But the largest number of those who thought they did know - nearly half of those who guessed any religion at all - thought Obama was a Muslim.

Clearly the publicity Obama received from his speech at General Synod did little to help him clarify what his faith is. Although I still believe Obama's speech before the General Synod violated IRS rules prohibiting political campaign intervention, I don't think any other Presidential candidate has done more to fuse faith and politics than he has... and, at this point, I don't know what more he could do to clarify his faith.

Posted by: Drew at November 30, 2007 12:03 AM

I don't think any other presidential candidate has done more to fuse faith and politics than he has ...

Obama still trails Huckabee and Romney in that department, but he's done enough to guarantee my opposition.

Posted by: weldon berger at November 30, 2007 01:11 AM

Let's face the FACTS on what Barack Obama REALLY is--an AMERICAN TAXPAYER.

En Ming Hee: CATS---I loved that show, dreamily wonderful.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at November 30, 2007 03:43 PM

Let's face FACTS on what Negroponte is---a brutal MASS MURDERER. He should be TRIED where he committed his crimes---Honduras.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at November 30, 2007 03:48 PM

mistah charlie, ph.d. -

I have been trying for many years not to realize that Nicholas Negroponte, whom I admire, is related to John Negroponte, the evil dude. I now have to split my brain further into distinct, non-communicating pieces in order to quarantine this information.

Thanks a lot!

Posted by: Aaron Datesman at November 30, 2007 04:20 PM

Is crypto-Judaism transmitted matrilineally? I'd better check if I've got it.

Posted by: StO at November 30, 2007 05:52 PM

i'm a filthy insane barbarian and i'm not attacking anybody. this is just another example of the all-consuming matricidal bestiality that is your tax dollars at working girls' expense behind the wood shed!!!!! don't even go there! evil evil!!!!!!

Posted by: hapa at November 30, 2007 07:22 PM