Let us review Obama's Ramadan endorsement of a mega-mosque at Ground Zero:
"As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America. Our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country and that they will not be treated differently by their government is essential to who we are."
Now here's my question: It would seems as if Barack Obama is making a principled stand here - that no matter how offended ordinary Americans are, morality dictates that we must allow a Muslim mosque to be built on sacred land, land that was already defiled once by...Muslims.
But apparently, this "principle" of the president is only contingent on one issue: Muslims being the ones to enjoy property rights. Because if it is Jews trying to build on land they rightfully own, well - forget it. Only one group needs to apply for privileged status in Obama's world, and they are not Jews - or Americans:
...for Obama, there are some groups who must be denied the same civil rights he upholds as absolute in his defense of the plan to build a mosque at Ground Zero. As Obama has made clear since his first days in office, he believes that Jews should be denied the right to their property in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria simply because they are Jews.
OBAMA IS so firm in his belief that Jews should be denied civil rights in Israel's capital and in the heartland of Jewish history that he has provoked multiple crises in his relations with Israel to advance this bigoted view. Almost from his first day in office Obama has struck out a radical position in which he has insisted that Jews must be prohibited from building anything - synagogues, homes, nurseries, schools - in Judea, Jerusalem and Samaria on land they own.
Jews - Israeli and non-Israeli - should be barred from exercising their property rights even if their construction plans have already been approved "in accordance with local laws and ordinances."
At the same time, Obama has insisted that Israel take no action to enforce its "local laws and ordinances" against illegal structures built by Arabs in Jerusalem, Judea, or Samaria.
Next month the deeply discriminatory and legally dubious 10-month moratorium on Jewish building in Judea and Samaria that Obama coerced Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu into instituting is set to end. So now Obama is putting the full weight of the White House on Israel to again coerce Netanyahu into prolonging the discriminatory ban that denies the civil rights and property rights of Jews simply because they are Jewish.
So what is the principle Obama is standing up for here? The right for Muslims to deface sacred ground in America, and the right for Muslims to strip Jews of their rightful property in their eternal capital of Jerusalem. Americans have no right to their holy land, and the Jews, well - it doesn't seem as if Obama grants them any rights at all.
But what did you expect when you elected a president named Barack Hussein Obama?