The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. ~ Barack Hussein Obama
Full text of Obama’s speech to the Ummah at NYTimes.com.
Mediate reaction to the free speech issue:
Obama’s speech to the United Nations was a dereliction of duty. The president swore to protect and defend the Constitution, but the Obama’s address contained only the occasional, perfunctory gesture towards the importance of uninhibited political speech. The president failed Americans in that moment.
“Let us heed the words of Gandhi,” Obama continued. “Intolerance is itself a form of violence.”
The nation’s founders would be mortified by this defining down of violence and the legitimization of stifled speech contained within this supposedly enlightened statement. The American people should be deeply concerned about a future governed by the principles voiced in Obama’s address.