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Melanie Phillips worries about Obama – Is America really going to do this?

Posted on: October 28, 2008

I have posted about Melanie Phillips, the author of Londonistan on the anniversary of the 9/11 here. She is an indefatiguable writer on all things Islamic and Jihadi. She has repeatedly warned us in the past about the increasing Islamization of Europe, England and  now possibly of America.

In a recent article in the Spectator-UK titled Is America really going to do this?    Ms. Phillips offers a comparison of McCain and Obama on their world view, attitude to middle east, and their ideas on Islamic/Jihad threats.  I thank  Jihad Watch  for featuring this article. The comments at both Jihad Watch and the original Spectator UK indicate the gravity of the article and the genuine concerns of the few that have read Ms. Phillips. My own understanding of the US media leaves me concerned that not enough has been written or understood about this issue.  Hence these bulky excerpts:

McCain believes in protecting and defending America as it is. Obama tells the world he is ashamed of America and wants to change it into something else. McCain stands for American exceptionalism, the belief that American values are superior to tyrannies. [sic]

Obama thinks world conflicts are basically the west’s fault, and so it must right the injustices it has inflicted. [sic]

McCain understands that an Islamic war of conquest is being waged on a number of diverse fronts which all have to be seen in relation to each other. For Obama, however, the real source of evil in the world is America. [sic]

McCain understands that Israel is the victim rather than the victimiser in the Middle East, that it is surrounded by genocidal enemies whose undiminished intention is to destroy it as a Jewish state, and that is both the first line of defence against the Islamist attack on the free world and its most immediate and important target.

Obama dismisses the threat from Islamism, shows zero grasp of the strategic threat to the region and the world from the encirclement of Israel by Iran, displays a similar failure to grasp the strategic importance of Iraq, thinks Israel is instead the source of Arab and Muslim aggression against the west, [sic]

Obama assumes that Islamic terrorism is driven by despair, poverty, inflammatory US policy and the American presence on Muslim soil in the Persian Gulf. Thus he adopts the agenda of the Islamists themselves.[sic]

There are, alas, many in the west for whom all this is music to their ears. Whether through wickedness, ideology, stupidity or derangement, they firmly believe that the ultimate source of conflict in the world derives at root from America and Israel, whose societies, culture and values they want to see emasculated or destroyed altogether. They are drooling at the prospect that an Obama presidency will bring that about. The rest of us can’t sleep at night

In other parts of the article, Ms. Phillips quotes Daniel Pipes to further castigate Obama’s views and pronoucements on the middleeast, and she also comes down hard on the notorious Samantha Power (of  the ‘Hillary monster’ fame), for being decidedly anti-Israel. Melanie Phillips is ringing a wakeup call, is America listening?

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1 Response to "Melanie Phillips worries about Obama – Is America really going to do this?"

The us media continue to focus on the edges of reality.

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