via Weasel Zippers
WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2010– On 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.