The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support.We use bold to put President Obama's comments in the actual context in which they will be received.
Does anyone think that appeasing words will be placed in a reasonable context as they are transmitted around the Islamic world? Of course not.
Islam is unlike western religions because it is a theocratic political system. Because it is a political system, war is one of it's tools. Right now Islamic leaders in the United Nations are defining the violent political doctrine of Islam as equivalent to the horrors of the Holocaust committed against Jews.
“I am the prime minister of a nation, of which most are Muslims, that has declared anti-Semitism a crime against humanity. But the West hasn’t recognized Islamophobia as a crime against humanity. It has encouraged it,” Mr. Erdogan told reporters last week.Anyone who appeases the idea that fear of political terrorism is "Islamophobia" is unthinking.
Turkey heads the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a body of 57 nations, which has long pushed for a U.N. resolution condemning the “defamation of religion.”
We have enclosed a transcript of President Obama speech and another version of the transcript is available online from National Journal.