Why Does Obama Refer to “The Muslim World”

We live in only ONE WORLD. Yet Obama constantly refers to “the Muslim world.”

There are Muslim countries, but there is no Muslim world, any more than there is an American world, or a Chinese world, or a Russian world.

Yet Obama uses this term a lot, and there is a reason.

In an article published in Foreign Policy by Michael Oren, Obama’s pathology with regard to Islam is outlined:

Obama’s boycotting of the memorial in Paris, like his refusal to acknowledge the identity of the perpetrators, the victims, or even the location of the market massacre, provides a broad window into his thinking on Islam and the Middle East. Simply put: The president could not participate in a protest against Muslim radicals whose motivations he sees as a distortion, rather than a radical interpretation, of Islam. And if there are no terrorists spurred by Islam, there can be no purposely selected Jewish shop or intended Jewish victims, only a deli and randomly present folks.

Understanding Obama’s worldview was crucial to my job as Israel’s ambassador to the United States. Right after entering office in June 2009, I devoted months to studying the new president, poring over his speeches, interviews, press releases, and memoirs, and meeting with many of his friends and supporters. The purpose of this self-taught course — Obama 101, I called it — was to get to the point where the president could no longer surprise me. And over the next four years I rarely was, especially on Muslim and Middle Eastern issues.

“To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward based on mutual interest and mutual respect,” Obama declared in his first inaugural address. The underlying assumption was that America’s previous relations with Muslims were characterized by dissention and contempt. More significant, though, was the president’s use of the term “Muslim world,” a rough translation of the Arabic ummah. A concept developed by classical Islam, ummah refers to a community of believers that transcends borders, cultures, and nationalities. Obama not only believed that such a community existed but that he could address and accommodate it.

The novelty of this approach was surpassed only by Obama’s claim that he, personally, represented the bridge between this Muslim world and the West. Throughout the presidential campaign, he repeatedly referred to his Muslim family members, his earlier ties to Indonesia and the Muslim villages of Kenya, and his Arabic first and middle names. Surveys taken shortly after his election indicated that nearly a quarter of Americans thought their president was a Muslim.

Contrast this with Obama’s and the Left’s immediate pronouncement of the “hate crime” in the South Carolina shooting, and you can see the dramatic difference.

Ummah is supposedly a community of believers that transcends borders, cultures, and nationalities, and you wonder why Obama does what he does in immigration, for example. There is the influx of radical Muslims to America, who are being dispersed around the country.




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