Here’s a story that ought to get the political world in an uproar: A former congressman, Joe Walsh, Republican from Illinois, took to Twitter to add his two cents on the passage of the U.N. resolution demanding Israel stop building in settlement areas and put out this thought, sure to prompt discussion: “I think Obama is Muslim” and that’s why he’s been so anti-Israel during his administration.
His comments come as Obama told his U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, to abstain from voting on the U.N. resolution against Israel – an abstention that was seen by Israel and supporters of the Jewish state as a betrayal. Obama could have halted the resolution with a U.S. veto.
Here’s the train of Walsh’s tweets:
“For the past week, everybody has been asking again why Obama hates Israel,” Walsh wrote. “The answer is simple really: I think Obama is Muslim.”
“For better or worse,” Walsh tweeted, “I’m not afraid to say it publicly. I think Obama is Muslim. I think in his head and in his heart he has always been.”
“And I think it explains Obama’s hatred toward Israel and explains his weakening of America these past 8 years. It’s not complicated,” he wrote.
Walsh also said that many in his fellow Republican camp agree Obama’s Muslim, but won’t state so publicly out of fear of political backlash.
“I’ve been saying that for awhile now,” he tweeted. “It makes the GOP uneasy when I say he’s a Muslim. It makes my radio stations uneasy when I say it.”
So why’s he say it? Do tell – and he does.
“I say it,” Walsh tweeted, “because I believe it. Look, I know there are many other radio talk show hosts, many other members of Congress …”
The thought continues in a separate tweet: “… many other Fox News personalities who privately believe Obama is Muslim but are afraid to say it publicly in fear of losing ratings.”
Good points. There are in fact whole segements of America’s population who believe similarly, but are shouted down by mainstream media types and cast as crazies if they dare say or suggest. First Amendment, anyone?
Kudos to Walsh for standing firm in his views, political correctness be hanged.
U.S. relations with Israel under the Obama administration have been cool, at best. And that’s no secret: In a 2015 analysis, entitled “Why Obama Hates Netanyahu, and Vice Versa,” the Times of Israel gives readers a point-by-point account of Obama’s dealings with the Jewish prime minister, and how their political leanings are so very different, to put it mildly.