Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain was not “Tone Deaf”, it was Pitch-Perfect…
…to the Cordoba Initiative.
Many in the media are calling Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain “Tone Deaf”, but consider how Michelle was Pitch-Perfect when it comes to her intended audience, and meeting the following two objectives:
1) A distraction from Barack’s trip to Chicago.
2) An endorsement of the Cordoba Initiative.
We may not like either one of those objectives, but she accomplished them.
Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain was not “Tone Deaf”, it was Pitch-Perfect…
…to Marxists and Islamists…
First: Michelle’s travels as a distraction from Barack’s trip to Chicago.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s latest overseas jaunt is getting all the headlines. But President Obama’s money-grubbing junket to Chicago may cost taxpayers far more in the long run.
Who else did Barack Obama meet with in Chicago? Inquiring minds want to know…
It’s interesting that while Barack Obama may or may not have met with a “person of interest” in the Blago trial, Michelle Obama did in Spain! More on that further below.
Second: Michelle’s travels as an endorsement of the Cordoba Initiative.
More and more people are starting to stand up to the Ground Zero mosque, which even some courageous, truth-telling Muslims admit:
Who is behind the Ground Zero mosque?
The “Cordoba Initiative”, whose stated mission is (or was, until they scrubbed it! See update below)
to achieve a tipping point in Muslim-West relations within the next decade, bringing back the atmosphere of interfaith tolerance and respect that we have longed for since Muslims, Christians and Jews lived together in harmony and prosperity eight hundred years ago.
“Eight hundred years ago” was 1210. What were things like in Cordoba in 1210? It was part of the Almohad Dynasty, a Muslim dynasty which conquered all of northern Africa as far as Libya, together with Al-Andalus (Moorish Iberia, now southern Spain and Portugal).
The Cordoba Initiative’s stated mission is “to achieve a tipping point in Muslim-West relations within the next decade, bringing back” the conditions of Cordoba during the period of Muslim domination, when they “coexisted” with Christians and Jews who lived in a condition of Dhimmitude.
On the Cordoba Initiative’s “About Muslim-West Engagement” page, they state:
Despite what many think, Islam and the West have a long history of coexistence and harmony. For nearly 800 years, the city of Cordoba in Spain endured as a shining example of tolerance among the three monotheistic religions. Muslim, Christian and Jew cohabited in prosperity during a period known for its outstanding literary and scientific productivity.
Also misunderstood is the nature of religious warfare. Many so-called religious conflicts instead result from wealth inequality, tribalism, politics, or other non-religious issues. Conflicts such as these develop a religious appearance only when extremists hijack religious terminology to justify violent acts.
“For nearly 800 years” refers to the period 711–1492, when Muslims invaded and occupied the Iberian peninsula and called the occupied land “Al-Andalus“.
(There’s a reason for the name of the Spanish Reconquista… it was the re-conquest of lands that had been conquered by the Muslims.)
“Many so-called religious conflicts instead result from wealth inequality”. For those with eyes to see, this is a Socialist/Communist statement, that blames the 9/11 attack on capitalism and “wealth inequality”. I believe the World Trade Centers were targeted in both 1993 and 2001 because they were arguably the most globally recognized symbol of U.S. Capitalism. Supposedly, if we “spread the wealth around”, then the “so-called religious conflicts” wouldn’t happen. That is absurd. ‘There Is No Islam Without Jihad’. And the connections between Jihadists and Marxists are clear to those with eyes to see:
“Only a coalition of Marxists and Islamists can destroy the United States,” the communist revolutionary and convert to Islam wrote in his book.
See also: A Different “9/11 Truth”.
Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain may have been “Tone Deaf” to non-Muslim Americans, but it was Pitch-Perfect to many (if not most) Muslims… it was an extremely symbolic trip to areas of former (and intended future) Muslim conquest.
BOTH of these are very significant to Muslims. Especially when it comes to the topic of Muslim vs. Christian conflict and conquest.
Michelle’s trip was an endorsement of the Cordoba Initiative. And to that audience, her trip was Pitch-Perfect.
Now, returning to something I touched on above:
It’s interesting that while Barack Obama may or may not have met with a “person of interest” in the Blago trial, Michelle Obama did in Spain!
This does not appear to have been reported in the American media, but the Spanish media reported (translated):
First Lady also could meet with another American politician, which these days is hosted on a private house in Marbella: Jesse Louis Jackson Jr., D-member House of representatives from U.S., son of activist and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson and also national coordinator of Barack Obama presidential campaign.
Several Arab Royal houses also spend their summers in Marbella for years. Thus, there will be an encounter between Michelle Obama and Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Riyadh and brother of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia; … another meeting of the first lady with … son of the Interior Minister of Qatar and member of the Royal family Qatari, Abdullah Al-Thani.
Again, to her intended audience, her trip was Pitch-Perfect. Michelle is not “Tone Deaf” to them.
Rather, it is many Americans who are “Tone Deaf” to past, present, and future Muslim conquest and subjugation of Christians and Jews.
The Cordoba Initiative has scrubbed their web site, and now their stated mission has been reduced to just the following paragraph:
Gone is the prior language which included
I’m kicking myself for not capturing a WebCite of that page as I did with others, such as with the “About Muslim-West Engagement” page… a page which while still exists on the Cordoba Initiative site, but all menu paths and links to that page have been removed.
While I didn’t capture a WebCite of the mission page before the scrubbing, I have now captured a WebCite of what the Cordoba Initiative site looked like in 2008, which includes the following:
The Cordoba Name
For hundreds of years during the middle ages, Cordoba was the capital of Muslim Spain. During much of its “golden age” from the 8th to 12th centuries, the Cordoba Caliphate witnessed a great flowering of culture, art, and philosophical inquiry amid a remarkable climate of religious tolerance. Religious freedom, while not perfect, was sufficient that many Jewish and Christian intellectuals emigrated to Cordoba, where they lived, wrote and flourished side by side with their Muslim counterparts in a strikingly pluralistic society. The Cordoba name reminds both Muslims and non- Muslims that a great Islamic civilization was once the most open and tolerant of its era.
The Cordoba Caliphate operated under Sharia Law. Jews, Christians, and other non-Muslims were not treated as equals with Muslims. Rather, under Sharia Law, they had to pay a special tax that Muslims did not pay. At least it was “tolerant” in that the “infidels” were not murdered!
This is the world that the Codoba Initiative seeks… a world-wide Caliphate. Perhaps you don’t believe me? Take a look at this other activity of the Cordoba Initiative:
In addition to producing The Shariah Index book, comprised of the essays and deliberations of these scholars, and which provides the Index’s theoretical foundation, Cordoba will present the Annual State of the Muslim World Index. This index, which involves a partnership with the Gallup Organization, polls people from 44 Muslim-majority nations (and members of the Organization of Islamic Conference) on how well their nations comply in practice with this Islamic legal benchmark of an Islamic State.
They seek a worldwide Muslim nation.
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the main organization representing the whole Muslim Ummah. It consists of 57 member states.
What would someone say if they wanted to publicly say that they intend to make the United States the 58th member state of the OIC, but do it in a “coded” manner, such that Muslims “in the know” would get the message, but most Dhimmis would not?
I think it would go something like this…
Posted by Pamela Geller on Friday, September 03, 2010…
I have been able to isolate the window of time when the Cordoba Initiative changed the outward-facing text of their Mission.
Our Mission: Cordoba Initiative aims to achieve a tipping point in Muslim-West relations within the next decade, bringing back the atmosphere of interfaith tolerance and respect that we have longed for since Muslims, Christians and Jews lived together in harmony and prosperity eight hundred years ago.
They had removed the text about their aim to “achieve a tipping point in Muslim-West relations within the next decade“, but their mission has not changed. They want to see the Caliphate re-established by 2019 (“within the next decade” starting April 2009, or earlier.)
So, while Muslims want to re-establish the Caliphate in the next 5 years, the U.S. Commander in Chief is someone who repeated the Islamic confession of faith in Arabic and is now significantly cutting our military to pre-WWII levels.