Yesterday, Mark Spahn of West Seneca, New York, asked for the hundredth time where all these American apologists for Islam—particularly Barack Obama—find reference to the Islamic Golden Rule.
|Greetings from deep inside the deep blue enclave of Chapel Hill. With regard to your correspondent Mark Spahn’s inability to find the source of BHO’s shoutout to the Islamic version of the Golden Rule, he needs to update his search engine. It is, apparently, a quote from Sahih Muslim (صحيح مسلم), one of the main repositories of Hadith, as you doubtless know. It is also a chestnut regularly decontextualized and trotted out by apologists for Islam.
Very good work, Remsleep, although to be strictly fair, Mark Spahn (of West Seneca, New York) was looking for the exact quote. And the closest the Sahih Muslim gets is “Whoever wishes to be delivered from the fire and to enter paradise should treat other people as they wish to be treated themselves.” That’s the literal translation, and not exactly what President Obama said—and thus was Mark’s further point that the President is misquoting Islamic texts, which is a big no-no for anyone of any faith.
So you’re both right.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.