Thursday, April 16, 2009

5 Pillars according to Islam?

Obama's Five Pillars of ............ April 14, 2009 | Pamela Geller

If any of you watched Obama's propaganda speech earlier today, did you find it as shocking as I did when he described his plan for America in the context of "five pillars"?

Last month Obama revealed his Five Pillars of Education ...............

Today he declared his dedication to what he called the "five pillars" of his new "house upon a rock".

Obama pledged "an unrelenting, unyielding, day-by-day effort from this administration to fight for economic recovery on all fronts." Unrelenting indeed. Dear leader is on our TV screens every day.

He is looting our wealth, our children's wealth, and the country's future wealth to the tune of nine trillion dollars............. and he speaks of recovery. And as scary as that is, that is not what is so unnerving.

President Obama's speech called "A New Foundation" and his five pillars. Obama says it's meant to explain his economic strategy "as clearly as I can."

There is a parable at the end of the Sermon on the Mount that tells the story of two men. The first built his house on a pile of sand, and it was destroyed as soon as the storm hit. But the second is known as the wise man, for when “…the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house…it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.” We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand. We must build our house upon a rock.

[...]. It’s a foundation built upon five pillars that will grow our economy and make this new century another American century: new rules for Wall Street that will reward drive and innovation; new investments in education that will make our workforce more skilled and competitive; new investments in renewable energy and technology that will create new jobs and industries; new investments in health care that will cut costs for families and businesses; and new savings in our federal budget that will bring down the debt for future generations. That is the new foundation we must build. That is our future.

Obama ends the speech by noting the Biblical story again:

It is that house upon the rock.

Read the complete excerpts here.

Just for knowing:

In Islam, the Five Pillars of Islam (Arabic: أركان الإسلام) is the term given to the five duties incumbent on every Muslim.

These duties are Shahada (Profession of Faith), Salat (Prayers), Zakat (Giving of Alms), Sawm (Fasting during Ramadan) and Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca).

From Dhimmiwatch The Five Pillars of Islam

The five pillars of Islam constitute the most basic tenets of the religion. They are:

1. Faith (iman) in the oneness of Allah and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad (indicated by the declaration [the Shahadah] that, "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah").

2. Keeping of the five scheduled daily prayers (salah).

3. Almsgiving (zakat).

4. Fasting (sawm).

5. Pilgrimage (hajj) to Mecca for those who are able.

The five pillars in and of themselves do not tell us a lot about the faith or what a Muslim is supposed to believe or how he should act. The second through fifth pillars -- prayer, almsgiving, fasting, pilgrimage -- are aspects shared by many religions. The finality of the prophethood of Muhammad, however, is unique to Islam. To understand Islam and what it means to be a Muslim, we must come to understand Muhammad as well as the revelations given through him by Allah, which make up the Quran.

President Hussein gives the lone jihadi syndrome a whole new meaning.

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