November 27, 2010

Language Help Needed

The Google search polls US President Barack Obama’s grandmother has admitted praying for him to convert to Islam results in 972,000,000 hits. It is this, which confuses me:
Obama, whose middle name is Hussein, has always maintained he is a ‘committed Christian’. But the news of his grandmother Sarah Omar’s wish to convert to Islam follows a poll, which found one in five believes he is a Muslim.
To me, "to follow a poll" seems to mean "to confirm the results of a poll". That would make sense had the news snippet said: "...the news of his grandmother Sarah Omar’s wish to convert to Islam follows a poll, which found THAT ONLY one in five believes he is a Muslim." In that case, Grandma (Gosh, another disgusting Americanism!) Sarah asking him "to convert to Islam", and specifically the media hype about it, could be seen as one of the smokescreens put up to conceal that he is, in fact, a Muslim. As it is, I'm just befuddled.

Notabene that Grandma Sarah is not his biological grandmother, but one of several wives of his Muslim grandfather and yet how everybody seems to accept her role, fully aware of that fact and in spite of the implications.

Hat tip: Gudrun Eussner!


hank_F_M said...

I think it would be best to let the President
explain himself.

An interesting comment

From the Westminster Shorter Catechism (Calvinist):
Q. 14. What is sin?
A. Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God.

From the Baltimore Catechism (Catholic):
Q. 278. What is actual sin?
A. Actual sin is any willful thought, word, deed, or omission contrary to the law of God.
From Senator Obama:
Q. Do you believe in sin?
Q. What is sin?
OBAMA: Being out of alignment with my values.

Bruce Church said...

Hi Editrix, Your English is marvelous, and you even use uncommon words. English is not the problem, though.

The information you are missing, and what makes sense of this article, is that the MSM reported all during the presidential campaign that Obama's grandmother (or whatever she is) was a Christian. Then she went to the Hajj a year ago, and everyone knew that the American people had been "had" by the MSM and Obama's handlers. So then there was speculation "grandma" wavered between Christianity and Islam, but now it appears that she's a solid Muslim, not only going to the Hajj twice with several family members, but wishing Obama would revert to Islam. (See Spencer article on that below.)

The poll is brought up because at the rate Obama is going, soon 2 out of 5 Americans will think he's a Muslim. For instance, he said that America is not a Christian nation, but then said it was a Muslim and Buddhist etc nation. So he denies to Christians what he gives to Muslims and Buddhists! He also came out in favor of the Ground Zero Mosque. On his trip to India and Indonesia, he only stopped in mosques and in India's "9-11" hotel in Mumbai, which is kind of creepy. I don't believe he's Muslim, but he surely is pro-Muslim.

Obama's "Christian" grandmother in Mecca for Hajj

Bruce Church said...

I finally found out why Germany is aging, while other countries are not. Compare these two excerpts from two articles:

France plans to pay cash for more babies, 22 Sep 2005

excerpt: France's family policy, launched in the 1970s, aims to improve the country's birthrate and keep as many women in work as possible. "The main point is that women here no longer stop working when they have children: the majority work, even those with three kids," said Ms Meda

Europe’s shrinking giant, Nov-Dec 2009

excerpt: The seeds were sown for this development during the 1970s, when more and more German women began to work. But family policy remained bound to the idea that mothers of small children should stay at home. The state saw no reason to provide childcare or even organise school hours so that both parents could go to work. Forced to choose, many women opted to work rather than have children.
It is only since 2000 that politicians have become aware of the looming demographic catastrophe. Family benefits have been greatly improved and childcare expanded.
But now the country is stuck in what demographic experts call a fertility trap: birth rates have been so low for so long that having few or no children has become the social norm.