- Paperback: 102 pages
- Publisher: Dissident Prof Education Project, Inc. (August 14, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0986018309
- ISBN-13: 978-0986018305
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,689,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A New Beginning," or a Revised Past?: Barack Obama's Cairo Speech (Volume 1)
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About the Author
Mary Grabar earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia in 2002. She has written extensively on education, politics, and American culture for such publications as Townhall, PJ Media, The Weekly Standard, Roll Call, Minding the Campus, Accuracy in Media, and many others. She has written several reports on radicalism in education and participated in several conferences sponsored by America’s Survival. She appears frequently on radio and television to discuss issues in education. In 2011, she launched her non-profit, Dissident Prof Education Project, Inc., and writes for and edits the Dissident Prof website, www.dissidentprof.com. Mary is also a published poet and fiction writer, and currently teaches English at Emory University. Brian Birdnow earned his Ph.D. in American History from St. Louis University in 2000. His book, The St. Louis Five: The Smith Act, Communism and the Federal Courts in Missouri 1952-1958, was published by the Edwin Mellen Press in 2005. His most recent book, Gerald Ford: The All-American President (Nova Science Foundation), was published in 2011. His other publications include six chapters in the American Presidential Encyclopedia, articles in the Claremont Review and Townhall, and reviews in The Journal of American History. He currently teaches as an adjunct professor of history at Lindenwood University and at Harris Stowe State University, both in Missouri.
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The Cairo address, a major work of oratorical appeasement aimed at the Islamic world, was written by Ben Rhodes, the president's 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.
Evidence establishes that Rhodes was involved in shaping the Obama administration's official line before Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, hit all major Sunday TV talk shows on the same day a few days after the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. The administration's talking points were manipulated to disguise the obvious role that Islamic terrorists played in the assault.
Similarly, Obama's Cairo speech was rife with lies.
The oration falsely gave Islam credit for the Enlightenment and religious tolerance. Islam "carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for European Renaissance and Enlightenment," and "has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality," Obama said in the speech.
Grabar and Birdnow counter that in fact "the intellectual Renaissance began when Byzantine scholars, mostly Greek, fled the advancing Turks in the 14th century and settled in Italy. The Enlightenment was openly anti-theistic and would have been anathema to most practicing Muslims."
Moreover, they add, "Muslims wiped out Zoroastrianism, they battled Hinduism and Buddhism for centuries, and they levied a special tax on Christians and Jews in their domains."
The Cairo speech created by Ben Rhodes is a breathtaking work of fiction that whitewashes the blood-drenched, irredentist history of Islam and falsely attributes accomplishments such as printing, navigation, and medicine to the Islamic world.
And this piece of political propaganda is now being taught in schools around the U.S.