Obama funds Kenya’s new constitution that pushes Sharia Law and Abortion

via Weasel Zippers

WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2010On Thursday, President Obama praised Kenya for approving a controversial new constitution that liberalizes abortion laws and that partially implements Muslim Sharia law within Kenya’s borders.

“This was a significant step forward for Kenya’s democracy,” President Obama stated, “and the peaceful nature of the election was a testament to the character of the Kenyan people.”

The new constitution was approved by about 70% of voters.  It permits abortion for the sake of the “health” of the mother – a term that opponents of unborn rights admit can be “broadly interpreted when need be” to help bring about abortion on demand.

It also carves out legal space for Muslim khadi courts, which handle family issues in accord with Sharia law. Only about 12% of Kenya is Muslim.

President Obama stated that his administration had been “pleased to support Kenya’s democratic development and the Kenyan people, including through the visit of Vice President Biden earlier this year.”

The Obama administration has spent about $23 million supporting the new constitution, a move that some congressmen have contested violates the Siljander amendment, a statute that prohibits the federal government from lobbying for or against abortion with foreign aid funds.



This is absolutely despicable. He’s spending our taxpayer dollars to help establish Sharia law instead of pushing for individual freedom. This is especially troubling to me after I watched FNC’s “Honor Killings in America” last night when on New Year’s Eve, 2008, a man gunned down and killed his own daughters in his taxi cab for dating non-Muslim men. And the man’s Muslim family seems to think the ‘whores got what they deserved.”

This is what our President has just funded and is now praising. It’s tyrannical and outlandish that an American President would support Sharia law, no matter how small a percentage of the constitution it may have been. America stands for FREEDOM, but apparently her president doesn’t.

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Kathylmlone
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Kathylmlone

People we better start praying for this President to get out of office soon before he damages us all with some stupid muslim law. HE is the not even an american citizen yet he gets in our Presidency! He has done things that we thought would never be done. He is the fore runner for the anti-christ I do believe. He has all the anti-christ way’s. Jesus is coming quickly!

Ckhjk
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Ckhjk

Obama is killing freedom in Kenya and here, etc. He is a liar, a muslim socialist, and ignorant of western civilization’s noble efforts. He has a dangerous agenda, and under him, we will witness national suicide. Wake up America.

Vote all liberals out of office on Nov. 2 and demand impeachment of B.O. He is not American-born. Demandrepeal of all the horrendous exec. directives he signed and the legislation he rammed down our throats.

Wake up America. Wake up!!!!!!!!! And pray God helps us because we said nothing while he was asked to leave our public bldgs., classrooms, etc. Being a gentleman in the ultimate, God left us to ourselves and what a sickening soup we’re in!

Wyattsmommy
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Wyattsmommy

he needs his ass kicked out of our white house and deported to kenya ASAP … hes a disgrace to our country and to our government and he can take his croneys with him ….

Anonymous
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Anonymous

When a Congress of Catholic bishops is united in promoting the abolition of capital punishment, and they’re backed up by the Pope… I take that to also be an indication of official church doctrine… just as much as statements by Congress, backed up by whoever our President happens to be, become the official positions of the American Government. (Note, I draw a distinction between American government, and American people, who as you say, are free to make their own individual statements.)

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

Catholics are free to exercise their conscience on issues Don,however my previous post was quoting official church doctrine.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I’ve read many statements from congresses of Catholic bishops that disagree. In 1999, the Pope himself intervened when he visited Missouri to get Carnahan to commute Darrell Mease’s death penalty.

Here’s a link, where you’ll find several other links to various sites and incidents.

http://www.americancatholic.org/news/deathpenalty/

williamm
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williamm

You better believe I would have a problem accepting Sharia law anyplace. Your Comment ” I can kind of understand their decision, but even if I don't, it's not my problem. ” says a lot about you. I guess if the USA voted to take away the rights of blacks, since the white people are a majority, you could accept that too. What if the majority of Americans voted to ship out all America haters? Would you just accept it and pack your bags and leave? I really like seeing people to get you to comment. It exposes you for what you are.

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

Actually,the Catholic Church's position on Capital Punishment is that it is the purview of the civil authorities to carry out “Canon law has always forbidden clerics to shed human blood and therefore capital punishment has always been the work of the officials of the State and not of the Church. Even in the case of heresy, of which so much is made by non-Catholic controversialists, the functions of ecclesiastics were restricted invariably to ascertaining the fact of heresy. The punishment, whether capital or other, was both prescribed and inflicted by civil government. The infliction of capital punishment is not contrary to the teaching of the Catholic Church, and the power of the State to visit upon culprits the penalty of death derives much authority from revelation and from the writings of theologians. The advisability of exercising that power is, of course, an affair to be determined upon other and various… Read more »

Don17000
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Don17000

What gives Obama any right to campaign with and give American taxpayer financial support to Odinga ? The same thing that has given all of his predecessors leave to give taxpayer money to any other country… including Israel, Nicaragua, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Bosnia… it's a time honored tradition. And as to your second comment… It isn't imposing Sharia on those who don't want it. If two orthodox Jews in Brooklyn have a dispute, and rather than take the matter before a New York Judge Harrigan, they agree to let their Rabbi mediate… who else's business is that? Likewise, if two Muslims in Mombasa have a dispute, and rather than take it before a government judge (you know how corrupt they can be, right? Had any African emails lately?) they take it instead to an Imam, who goes by Sharia law that they understand just as thoroughly as the Imam… Read more »

williamm
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williamm

You are correct that it's Kenya's constitution so what gives Obama any right to campaign with and give American taxpayer financial support to Odinga ? There is more than enough proof that Obama supported a system that allows Sharia law. I find it difficult to believe that you would be OK with Sharia law anywhere in the world.

Don17000
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Don17000

First, it's the Kenyan Constitution, not ours.

But if they want to carve out an alternative Sharia-based system for those who have always governed themselves so… I see no reason why that is any worse than allowing American Indians to settle their disputes in their own tribal courts, if all parties thereto are agreed.

Don17000
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Don17000

I had doubts about that quote, too. It seemed to me there would have been a much bigger kerfuffle about it, had it really happened. I would have expected to see at least a couple of public resignations from WH staff present at the time.

Although, given a choice between following his interpretation of the Constitution and of Scripture… I've no doubt Bush, in half a heartbeat, would abandon the Constitution and follow Scripture, and never look back.

Don17000
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Don17000

The Founders expected us to take no sides? Ummmm… The Monroe Doctrine didn't involve any part of the United States. But by that, Monroe apparently always expected us to take the side of the non-American colonist against the non-American colonizer.

As for why we're getting involved in Kenya… it may be a matter of promoting stability in the region, which prior Presidents have also done. Kenya does share a border with Somalia, also with Ethiopia and Sudan. Promoting stability in Somalia is currently an exercise in futility… and Darfur is still at war.

Orange Shaman
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Orange Shaman

Point made. I'll retract that portion of my post only because there's no evidence of him having actually said it, but his actions over his 8 year presidency and the obvious insincerity of his “good ol' boy” posture makes me believe that there might have been a private meeting somewhere that reporters weren't allowed into where he would have said something similar if not along those lines.

My original point anyway is that radical Islamic groups aren't the only ones out there who seek to take over the current system and implement a different form of government.

Orange Shaman
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Orange Shaman

I don't see why it wouldn't be. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of money to fly or drive to D.C., so I hope it will. I enjoy watching Beck's speeches.

xlogic1013
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xlogic1013

What Obama has done makes no sense. Why is he so interested in Kenya? He should not have gotten involved, and he should not have used our tax dollars to help endorse their Constitution involving abortion and Sharia Law. We don't have money, thus the $23 million is more wasted money. I am curious if our country is going to be scolded for violating that foreign law involving pro-abortion stances.

Don17000
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Don17000

Probably the most vehement anti-abortion group in the world, is the Catholic church. They oppose capital punishment on the same grounds… they are pro-life.

It's known as the “consistent life ethic.”

Is it the “consistent” part, or the “ethic” part that you take issue with?

B-Funk
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B-Funk

My Kenyan Bride is beside herself with anger at Obamao. Her Parents are thinking of leaving Kenya, which they love, for someplace better. I'm not sure that's gunna be the U.S. for much longer if we don't stop these radicals.

Arthur Autrey
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Arthur Autrey

amazing stuff. thanks!

CM Sackett
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CM Sackett

…no, it doesn't. NOT AT ALL.

There you go Don, dribbling out more of your 'salsa'?

CM Sackett
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CM Sackett

Tyler,

FACTS Rule… BS drips and dribbles.

…you might want to check your “sources” for that quote. Here's one place to start (the background sources on the 'author's proven DIScredibility are rather extensive… for starters): http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/did_presi

CM Sackett

pparsealot
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pparsealot

Spreading the wealth around, and it's going all over the place! Your tax dollars at work! We've been doing this for decades, and you'd be surprised at what We The People have supported without even knowing it. I don't know which is worse, those who sent the money, or we the fools who gave it to them to begin with!

I agree, when will we learn.

pparsealot
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pparsealot

I wish I could be! Do you know if it will be televised?

pparsealot
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pparsealot

Tyler, I hope you're right, I truly do. I have always said on this blog that George Bush and Barack Obama are opposite sides of the same coin. I am not going to judge his personal beliefs, that's for God alone to do. But as far as “missing him yet” slogan – no I don't. Both Repbulicans and Democrats are leading us down something that in all liklihood is irreversible. But I just cannot sit idle and complacently do or say nothing. Really the American people are to blame for the mess we're in, because we've permitted this to perpetuate. That's why I'm just sending out a warning call regarding Sharia. There has been so many changes in this country in this past decade, and the Patriot Act was a big one. To think that there could not be a change (or additions) to our legal structure as well….I guess… Read more »

Michael_rhea
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Michael_rhea

Don't pin your hopes on Republicans. Look at John McCain. Lindsey Graham, etc. Progressives are Republicans too. I have concerns about a lack of action on their part. Wimps.

M.

Michael_rhea
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Michael_rhea

“But do you think the American people would stand still for such a thing? “

Are you serious? What has Obama not been able to do so far? The man is a tyrant.

M.

Politicalpony
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Politicalpony

Betts, I can understand your fears. He very well might try something so stupid, for he is ignorant. But do you think the American people would stand still for such a thing? Just watch and see what happens if they allow this Mosque to be built in NYC. I am of the mindset that this will play out extremely ugly in the end. These elitists live under the pampering protection that the rest of us can't afford, so there for we will have no choice but to protect our own rights, and salvation. Our “government personal” really do seem to think they are our leaders rather than our representatives. They have become confused as to what their actual rolls are.

Politicalpony
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Politicalpony

I want to know why in a time that we in America are in need of jobs and fiscal responsibility at all levels, are sending money to any country for any other reason than to save them from starvation or annihilation through slaughter. But most of all to construct a constitution? OK 23 million is a drop in the bucket to our problems, but why are Americans carrying everyone else's water! The Founders expected us to take no sides and stay out of other countries business, when will we learn.

Bruce Hedrick
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Bruce Hedrick

AUG 28th Washington D.C.- be there!

Don17000
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Don17000

They attach it… or the media does? My wife is anti-abortion. She does not call herself not pro-life, because she believes in the death penalty. I am both pro-choice and pro-life. I oppose abortion, but I recognize that such is my choice. I don't see where I have any right to impose it on others. I also believe that people should be permitted to choose suicide, if they think that's their only alternative and can't be convinced otherwise… but I think they need to go through some psychological testing, counseling, and it must be established that their estate is in order, etc. (I'm not talking about just the terminally ill, either. Suppose there was a child molester who didn't think he could keep his urges in check any longer…. Any objection to such a person deciding to take his own life rather than risk losing the struggle?)

Don17000
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Don17000

Agreed. Pro-Life also means anti-capital punishment.

Orange Shaman
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Orange Shaman

I don't seriously see Sharia Law actually being implemented on America. I'm sure there are Islamic entities that are seeking to destroy the Constitution, but there are also non-Islamic entities seeking to do the same and have not succeeded either.

Even the last president who CLAIMED he was a Christian (look at his Bohemian Grove days to see why I doubt his Christianity) sought to destroy the Constitution which he himself stated was “just a goddamned piece of paper” when responding to people questioning the constitutionality of The Patriot Act.

Orange Shaman
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Orange Shaman

Also…the true Muslims…ya know…NOT the terrorists…ARE pro-life because they will not attack unless they are attacked on first. It's commanded in their own “Word of God.”

Orange Shaman
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Orange Shaman

Last time I checked, everyone who argues against abortion attaches “pro-life” to their viewpoint.

Robert Smith
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Robert Smith

NOt doubting just like the actual press release so as to post on Facebook.

pparsealot
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pparsealot

I agree, but you know what really upsets me is that Americans themselves are NOT doing something about these attrocities this president is committing against the United States, and now he is spreading his evil influence throughout the world! WAKE UP AMERICA! Our day of reckoning is at hand. And it's not just the Progressive/Socialist/Democrats – the Republicans are in on this too! That's why we're not hearing from them! Who is going to stand up for America? Who will be a true patriot? Need more proof. Look at the recent Congressional votes, and the successful nomination of Kagan to the Supreme Court, with not one notion of a Republican filibuster to stop this “fundamental transformation.” And get ready, they're coming back for more, with the “emergency session” being called by Pelosi, but you'll just have to wait until they pass the bills in order to know what's inside. If… Read more »

CM Sackett
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CM Sackett

muslims are NOT 'pro-life'… they're just anti-abortion.

There is a MASSIVE difference.
Sackett

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

You may have nailed it. We may want to stand by for an influx of Kenyan refugees in the near future.

Orange Shaman
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Orange Shaman

I'm wondering what part of sharia law and if it's actually being referred that way…especially if it allows abortion since Muslims are pro-life. Hm…

Khyron's Gundam
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Khyron's Gundam

And people wonder why Washington was against the party system or why Andrew Jackson governed in his second term as a member of no party.Or as my dad would say ,”One is a party of Tom Fools and one is a party of damn fools”

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