For Obama, Islam is Third Worldism…
Sylvia Haim, our greatest scholar of Arab nationalism, knew that this ideology was simply a forme fruste (an apt medical term for the incomplete, yet still diagnostic manifestations of a disease entity) of jihad. And Haim observes that even Baath Party founder Aflaq—a Christian, or more appositely, an “Islamo-Christian”—insisted that in the end, Islam comprised the essence of this pseudo-secular political dogma:
Sylvia Haim. “Islam and the Theory of Arab Nationalism” Die Welt Des Islams, 1955, Vol. 2, pp. 124-149. See especially her conclusion on, p. 149:
Another feature of the modern doctrine which fits in with the Muslim past is the emphasis which both of them lay on communal solidarity, discipline and cooperation. The umma in Islam is a solidary entity, and its foremost duty is to answer the call of the jihad. [emphasis added}This brings us to the third feature which both modern and ancient systems have in common, to wit the glorification of one’s own group. The traditional attitude of the Muslims to the outside world is one of superiority, and the distinction between the Dar al-harb, Dar al-Islam, and Dar as-sulh, is an ever present one in the mind of the Muslim jurist. It may therefore be said in conclusion of this modern doctrine of nationalism, that although it introduces into Islam features which may not accord with strict orthodoxy, it is the least incompatible perhaps of modern European doctrines with the political thought and political experience of Sunni Islam. [emphasis added]
Also from Sylvia Haim, Arab Nationalism—An Anthology, Berkeley, California, 1962, pp. 63-64, Haim quotes the founder of the Arab Nationalist Ba’ath Party, Michel Aflaq:
Muhammad was the epitome of all the Arabs, so let all the Arabs today be Muhammad…Islam was an Arab movement and its meaning was the renewal of Arabism and its maturity…[even] Arab Christians will recognize that Islam constitutes for them a national culture in which they must immerse themselves so that they may understand and love it, and so that they may preserve Islam as they would preserve the most precious element in their Arabism.
Haim concludes (p. 164),
“ For Aflaq, Islam is [emphasis in original] Arab nationalism…”
It is now painfully apparent—witness these remarkable and distressingly stupid comments (“…if you actually took the number of Muslims Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”) that Barack Hussein Obama’s dull-witted adherence to Franz Fanon, “Wretched of the Earth”-inspired Third Worldism could be similarly described, as follows:
“ For Obama, Islam is Third Worldism…”
Perhaps that is why this Manchild Hates the Promised Land of Israel—certainly its Jewish inhabitants, and their government—Israel being the only modern, fully functioning pluralistic democracy amidst a barren landscape of Arab Muslim Turdistans and their fanatical theocratic, thugocratic, kleptocratic, and just plain lunocratic “governments.” But it is to these Turdistans that the Manchild pays homage.