As we all know, last week our President made a speech in Cairo Egypt. In that speech he made several references to the Koran, confessed his Islamic heritage in public for the first time, and to begin the speech offered the following Islamic greeting, “As-Salaam Alaikum”. In response to this, at a Republican fund raiser, actor Jon Voight (a conservative oasis in the moral desert of Hollywood, unfortunately perhapos best known by today’s movie goers as the father of Angelina Jolie) called Barack Hussein Obama a ‘false prophet’ of sorts. I’m in agreement.
The true meaning of “As-Salaam Alaikum” is not a mere “Hi,” “Hello,” or “How are you” as we are accustomed to using today in America. It has a much deeper meaning than just a standard greeting. In actuality, there are three meanings for this greeting:
- As-Salaam, as we know, is one of the names of Allah. Thus, when one says “As-Salaam Alaikum” he is actually asking that the trait of Allah (as-Salaam, or peace and tranquility, be upon you and may he protect you)
- As-Salaam is also in the meaning of submission or surrender. Thus, when one says “As-Salaam Alaikum” he is actually saying he submits to what you would like for him to do (obviously within the limits of the Shariah);
- As-Salaam is also in the meaning of protection or safety. Thus in this meaning, when one greets another Muslim with “As-Salaam Alaikum” it is actually guaranteeing a “believing brother or sister” protection from any evil and that the one addressed will not do a single thing to harm them – either physically or even spiritually. Not only would they not be harmed with the hands, but also not caused grief with the tongue….
Is this the change you wanted? Is this the kind of ‘movement in the right direction’ that you voted for? Do you still think that Barack Obama’s agenda is not one to roll over and play dead to everyone he thinks this nation might have ever offended? Should our nation be apologizing for the fact that we are a democratically elected republic and that freedom, personal, religious, as well as speech and assembly are precious to us…and bowing in submission to foreign leaders who have sworn a fatah against America, Israel, Jews and Christians?
Why are we in this hand basket? And where are we going?