Mr. Obama, Speak First at Touro

Touro Synagogue 



This morning at The American Thinker, I urge President Obama to acknowledge the contemporary plight of Jews beset by resurgent jihadism, and traditional Islamic Jew hatred—before he makes his widely ballyhooed conciliatory speech in a Muslim capital. And I have the ideal venue for Mr. Obama’s address to Jews—an iconic American symbol of freedom of conscience, and freedom from persecution, which President Kennedy characterized thusly, on September 15, 1963:


It [Touro] is not only the oldest Synagogue in America but also one of the oldest symbols of liberty.  No better tradition exists than the history of Touro Synagogue’s great contribution to the goals of freedom and justice for all.


Andrew G. Bostom is the author of The Legacy of Jihad (Prometheus, 2005) and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism " (Prometheus, November, 2008) You can contact Dr. Bostom at

3 responses to “Mr. Obama, Speak First at Touro

  1. You are absolutely right!
    What is it about islam, that makes people so inclined to appease it?
    I have been giving this some thought lately, but haven´t been able to come up with an answer. It is as if they have some kind of ancient psychological trick in their bag, which nobody has figured out yet.

    Allegorically, It seems as if people confronted with islamic ideology act as if they for the very first time looked into a mirror, where everything is upside down.
    Their natural response being either to fumble around on their own body to make sure everything is in the right place, or simply stand on their heads in order to make things fit.

    I don´t know if you heard obamas speech the other day, but to me it seemed obvious, that he was trying to regain his senses after some gobschmacking briefings by the CIA.

    “There is no religion whose central tenet is hate. There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being.”
    Shouldn´t this be obvious? a lot of people thought so, untill recently

    On another note, I remember reading somewhere that the art of deception was one of the few truely developed islamich sciences. Does this have any merit?

    Thank you for your all your efforts and wonderful writings…

  2. we really need to hear more lies from Nobama?

    let him show the Jews who voted for him, what he really is


  3. yah, after the 1st call to the minimizer, and the 1st interview with racist Al Arabiya .. I think I’d have to view such an event, EVEN IF HE USED HIS BRAIN TO DO IT, as the height of cynical manipulation