Daily Wire: Obama Believes "Islam Is Preferable to Christianity," Explains D'Souza

Originally posted at The Daily Wire by Benjamin Shapiro.

Dinesh D’Souza, author of the new book Stealing America, has become the poster child for victims of left-wing intimidation tactics. After his massively successful documentary 2016: Obama’s America premiered, he quickly fell into the target sights of the Obama administration; in May 2014, he pled guilty to a charge of using straw donors to make $20,000 in illegal contributions to a Republican Senate candidate in 2012. D’Souza spent eight months in jail over activities pursued commonly in the political world. But D’Souza had run afoul of the Obama authorities, and so he had to pay the price.

In his new book, D’Souza spells out what he learned in prison, and applies it to the Obama administration. On Tuesday, he spoke with The Daily Wire about President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the future of the country.

I began by asking D’Souza about President Obama’s plans regarding the importation of Muslim refugees. What was driving the President of the United States to decry Republicans as bigots for wanting to protect the American people from unvetted Islamic refugees from terror-breeding countries? “In 2016, I advanced a theory about Obama that at the time was controversial,” D’Souza said. “My theory about Obama was that you can’t understand him as another Jimmy Carter. He’s not a bungler, an amateur. And yet that opinion of Obama has now persisted for 8 years; even most of the Republican candidates keep trying to lecture Obama, to educate him about the realities of the world. They tell him it’s a dangerous move to let in the refugees; they tell him the mullahs want to build a bomb; they tell him Putin used to be a KGB officer.

“This Obama educational project has completely failed,” D’Souza continued. “Obama and his allies actually have a different goal than we think. We think of American politics as two parties with the same goals, but disagree on means. Now we have Democrats in Obama and Hillary who are completely different than earlier generations of Democrats, who have a different agenda. I said Obama’s agenda is to shrink the wealth and power of the US, he’s a redistributionist on a global scale. He sees domestic enemies as more dangerous than foreign enemies; he’s more animated in denouncing conservatives and Republicans – in denouncing us — than he is in denouncing the Iranians or the Russians or the radical Muslims.

“When I said those things some people were shocked,” D’Souza explained, “because as Americas we want to believe that our president is going to look out for our best interests. But I called that assumption into question on the grounds that Obama has a different view on what the interests of the US are. He’s trying to rebalance the ship of the world. If you understand his agenda, his refugee policy makes sense. The life of a Syrian refugee counts just as much as the life of an American citizen. So Obama’s able to say they’re running from terrorism; what would allow us to say no to letting them in? And if we say his job is to protect American citizens under the Constitution, that there are needy people around the world and we wish them well, but they don’t necessarily become our responsibility, Obama would consider this not just alien talk but dangerous talk. We’re dealing with a president who doesn’t see the interests of America as special.”

I asked D’Souza if he believed, as I do, that President Obama prefers Islam to Christianity because he believes that Christianity undergirds an exploitative and colonial Western civilization. “If there were large groups of Christians in the US or anywhere in the world going around — religious people, committing heinous crimes and by their own account doing it in the name of Christianity, do you think Obama would hesitate for one moment labeling them Christian terrorists?” D’Souza answered. “This would be clinically accurate to Obama. But when very pious Muslims do these deeds in the name of Islam, Obama acts like they’re kidding, or like they don’t know what they’re doing. There’s a single standard behind this: Islam is preferable to Christianity.”

D’Souza talked at length about his experiences in prison as well. “Criminals think that human nature is not driven merely by lofty ideals,” D’Souza explained. “Those of us who inhabit the intellectual world, we think of politics as a debate, a debate between liberty and equality, for example. Criminals think human nature is driven by avarice, lust, greed, hatred, envy, revenge; they think that those are the motivations that give us a real clue how people are going to behave. And I began to see some of the progressive rhetoric, the rhetoric of social justice, as being more of a con man’s pitch. The con man’s pitch allows him to get you to open the door; then he kicks it in and steals your stuff.”

D’Souza continued, “I began to see the cleverness behind some of these progressive schemes. When you follow money and power, it’s better than following the argument.”

D’Souza said that Obama has a “gangster streak”; so, he said, does Hillary Clinton. He said that Obama’s gangster streak existed to push an ideological agenda, while Hillary’s gangsterism is for its own sake: “The Clintons are a couple that want to be the Boss of America in the same way Don Corleone was the boss of a huge operation. You’re either for them or against them. If you belong to their family, you must be loyal to them. There’s omerta. They use politics to accumulate enormous wealth and power….They’ve played the system to bring hundreds of millions into their own coffers and a billion into the coffers of the Clinton Foundation. That’s something unprecedented in American politics. We’ve seen Tammany Hall – we’ve seen it at the local level. But they’re not just running a national racket, they’re running a global racket.”

The Obama-Clinton gangster mentality is forwarded by the use of Saul Alinsky’s tactics from inside the government, D’Souza averred. “Obama and Hillary have figured out inside intimidation. You get into the government; now you ally with inside and outside groups, groups like Black Lives Matter or a student activist group or ACORN. You ally with them but you also deploy the agencies of government from the inside to back them up, so the DOJ or the FEC or the SEC or the IRS or the EPA. This is a terrifying escalation of power. I don’t think Alinsky would have believed it. They know that power wielded from the inside is more powerful than power wielded from the outside.”

So, how can Republicans defeat this sort of gangsterism? D’Souza says Republicans have to stop being cowed by the alliance of “progressive politicians and powerful forces in academia, in the media and in Hollywood….We’re spending way too much time debating Obama, trying to educate Obama, trying to argue with Obama. He’s not interested in hearing from us or listening to us. He has a view, he’s going to try to put his view into action. It’s like trying to argue with Alinsky when he’s deploying a shakedown technique….All we have to ask is what are effective ways to stop him. Congress has the power to make laws and the power of the purse. Those are the most powerful things to have, but you’d never know it. You’d think that Obama is more powerful than the entire US Congress. I think that’s because they aren’t exercising their real power. Republicans need to stop talking and need to start doing things.”

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15 Comments

  • George says:

    November 18, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Why are the republicans not using the power of the purse? When we see and hear and watch what is going on in congress it leaves little doubt that the fix is in and gop blueblood elitist have already signed on with Americas downfall. Are they co-conspirators,complacent ignorant fools, or as the Clinton Crime family greedy bastards out for themselves and to hell with the world? Are these acts here and around the world True signs of the end of times. Can, Should we spend time fighting the inevitable or converting to Gods word? Thank you greatly for your leadership and insight ,a good man and friend considers you the Moses of our times. His endorsement is outstanding .

    • Henrip Magalinski says:

      November 18, 2015 at 5:36 PM

      The Republicans are not the solution. They are part of the problem. John Boehner ran the House as a mob boss. Pay fealty or else. A pox on both their houses.

    • Steven Bosarge says:

      November 18, 2015 at 8:32 PM

      I find it extremely difficult to believe Obama thinks he is representing Americans! He has ignored over half the states of our nation, that want to accept Syrian refugees based on security issues. Mr. President, stand down, that’s not who we are!

      • Anon says:

        November 20, 2015 at 8:32 PM

        Just thought I would share this:

        A German’s View on Islam – worth reading because this is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist–a man, whose family was German aristocracy prior t…o World War II, and owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

        ‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of our world had come.

        My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.’

        We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

        The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

        The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

        China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

        The average Japanese individual, prior to World War II, was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians, most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

        And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?

        History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt. Yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

        Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

        Islamic prayers have now been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord’s Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?! To whom? Not to the vast majority of Canadians!).

        The Islamic way is only peaceful until the fanatics move in.

        In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food products in your local supermarket. Foods on aircraft have the halal emblem, just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding throughout the world.

        In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of ?no-go? zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuses to acknowledge British law.

        As for we who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts — the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

        Anyone who doubts the seriousness of this issue and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand.

        So, I beg you, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on in the hope that thousands, world-wide, read this, think about it, and send it on – before it’s too late . . .. because we remained silent

        • Linda says:

          November 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM

          Truth!

    • Susie, by George! says:

      November 19, 2015 at 7:42 AM

      It’s about a one-world all-powerful all-controlling global gubmint … everything we see happening is just multiple tentacles of the same evil octopus.

  • Thomas Williams says:

    November 18, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    President Barack Obama is truly missing the importance in what he is neglecting to support because of his own political ideology, And being a strong ideologue is making him a ineffective President at best, and a hindrance to our country’s Government at worse.

    Hurting the American people instead of helping them.

    Barack Obama mania for diversity to also share this country’s wealth is becoming a thing of ridicule and scorn with every passing day. Because the daily realities in the American people life is making Obama look stupid, and not very wise at all. Obama is nothing but a political ideologue who is not helping us the American people at all, when we need a strong leader the most.

    So it is not the American people feeling that has hurt France, but Obama neglecting sense of duty to us all, instead of only the minority.

  • BigD says:

    November 18, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Obamas plan is for nation wide uprising. If you look in Europe who the refugees are rioting take that same level and put it in cities like NYC, Chicago, LA, Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Memphis and other large cities and have coordinated riots how will those states regain control of their cities you ask! Obama will call martial law and send in troops throughout the states to regain control of them because the cities won’t have the man power and Obama will have an excuse to call it! That’s what’s happening! He wants a divided nation! The right says he doesn’t understand or know what’s really going on but he does! He knows exactly what is going on! That’s why he isn’t listening to all his advisors because they are saying what this will do to our people and our country and it is exactly what he wants to do to our people and our country! I can’t understand why the LGBT and women in the community still stands with the left! They’ll be the first attacked by the Muslims! If Muslims take over US cities and have their own patrol like they have in cities in England and even parts of different states where police won’t even go because they fear for their lives! You don’t think those Muslim patrols will target Gays, Lesbians, trains, and Bi. Women will be attacked for how they dress and even speaking out. They will be rapped with no consequences and even beaten! Everyone in this country deserves freedom! I may not agree with how people live but I still consider them equal to me and would stand beside them to defend them no matter what! We are one family Americans! If we let these refugees and you notice I didn’t say Syrians! I said refugees! Do what their leaders say they are going to do when placed in different cities! The west will no longer be the west it will be the new Middle East. Rights will be stripped sharia courts and law will be put in place women will be forced to dress a certain way and if they don’t they’ll be sharia consequences own and criminals you okay with having body parts cut off for certain crimes? and we’ll look at the countries where Muslims control Women they aren’t allowed to drive or work or be out by themselves. Is this what they want? I mean if women and the LGBT community support the left and what Obama is doing how else can you describe it. We can say they’ll be less stealing by Americans because they won’t want their arms chopped off! This is where we’re headed and the worst will be for those groups I’ve mentioned! So pick a side! Your choice of happiness or death because of the life that defines you! We need to put our differences aside and stand united against this tyrannical govt and the people that chant death to America because that is the only way the west will survive and our way of life will also!

  • snowyriver says:

    November 18, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    Who was it said “give me a child until he is six and he is mine forever”? obama was trained and educated as a Muslim until he was eleven.

  • Frances says:

    November 18, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    This is spot on. Obama’s agenda has always been to degrade the US, bankrupt it (Obamacare), degrade the military, abolish the Constitution, persecute Christians, and revoke its power. You take it from there.

  • DALE EVANS says:

    November 18, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    FRANKLIN, I AM REALLY GETTING SICK AND TIRED OF LISTENING TO THIS TALK. WE BEEN TALKING AND EVEN SHOUTING BEFORE OBUMA’S SECOND TERM. AND THOUGH WE ARE GETTING MORE FED UP AND ANGRY I STILL THINK WE DO TO MUCH TALKING AND NO ACTION. IF WE REALLY AND TRULY WHAT ALL THIS CRAP DONE IT CAN BE DONE AND IT CAN START RIGHT NOW. WHEN OUR FOREFATHERS WANTED FREEDOM FRO BRITIAN THEY DIDNT WAISTE TIME. THEY KNEW WHEN IT WAS TIME TO STOP TALKING AND SHOUTING AND SHOW ACTION. TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH I HAVENT SEEN ANY ACTION TO SPEAK OF EXCEPT FROM OBUMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION AND THOSE ACTIONS WERE NOT ACCEPTABLE BUT WE SAT ON OUR BUTS AND COWARDLY DID NOTHING AND OBUMA GETS HIS WAY. DO WANT A FREE AMERICAN LIKE WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD IT OR NOT? THAN LETS GO AFTER IT PERIOD. THIS IS MY OPINION I HAVE SAID THIS FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. I AM NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER (AND I DONT CONSIDER MYSELF OLD),, BUT I WOULD LOVE TO DYE IN A COUNTRY THAT I CALL MY HOME. THE ONE THAT IS THE HOME OF THE FREE AND THE BRAVE. THE ONE MY FOREFATHERS FOUGHT AND ESTABLISH, THE ONE MY FATHER FOUGHT IN WORLD 2 THE ONE THAT I COULD FEEL THAT ME AND MY CHILDREN AND CHILDREN’S CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN DOWN TO GENERATIONS TO GENERATIONS COULD FEEL FREE TO LIVE IN. WE ARE NOT PERFECT, BUT WE NEVER FELT THIS THREATEN ABOUT OUR FREEDOM EITHER. MAY SHE FOREVER WAVE AND GOD BLESS THE GOOD OLD USA.

  • Dave says:

    November 18, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    What we are seeing is Chicago style politics at the national level for the first time in our history and Clinton and Obama are the best at it in the country. Obama learned from the Illinois and Chicago gang of Democrats who learned from Al Capone and the Daly family.

    Intimidation and whatever necessary to stack the deck against anyone not falling in line with their wants and desires is in play, and our Congress and especially the Republicans have never had to deal with this before in Washington and do not know how to deal with it. Obama has taken control by stacking the deck in the Executive Branch with those that are trained to do what they are told inspite of established norms, policies, and laws. They just will continue to do whatever they want and challenge anyone to stop them.

    When the Supreme Court was stacked with two more liberals like Kagan and Satomayor it was over to a large extent. One would hope the Supreme Court would help to stop the dictatorial methods of Obama but they have cowered and caved on the important things like Obamacare which they could have stopped and which would have made a huge difference.

    It remains to be seen if anything can be done to turn around what has happened to our country even if the Republicans are lucky enough to win in 2016 which is not going to be easy. Hillary Clinton truly believes she will be our next President because of the electoral college control the Democrats now have in this country.

    The question is whether or not enough Americans wake up to what is happening and vote accordingly.

  • Edward Quinones says:

    November 19, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Very well written.

  • xiao says:

    November 19, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Read the Article This Reply Was Written For

    Ms Mendoza, you’re just as totally unqualified to speak with the sound of authority on the Bible as the Pope who is totally illiterate. He is so ignorant of the nature of authentic Christianity that he believes it’s a sin for Christians to own guns or manufacture weapons of war. What a clueless idiot! The golden rule that authentic Christianity is founded on requires Christians to use whatever means they can to defend and protect people being abused and mistreated by people that act as if they never heard of the golden rule and will just do whatever they have to do to get what they want no matter who or how many people get hurt or killed.

    Obama, being the Muslim that he is, argues exactly like every Muslim and seems to think that Christians are supposed to let the enemy just have his way when nothing could be further from the truth. He’s pulling the Muslim trick trying to shame Americans who don’t want to let dangerous Muslims into the country (actually they’re all dangerous because they’re all totalitarians) saying that it “isn’t who we are as Americans.” It’s just like what Muslims say when it’s pointed out that Muslim countries won’t let non Muslims do there what Muslims do here. They’ll say that’s because it’s because it’s the law in their countries as if that made them right and that they can take our country over because our laws allow them to do that. Actually, our laws do not allow that. It’s people that do not understand our laws that allow them to do that.

    A perfect example of this is the way the 2nd amendment is understood which plainly states that it’s the right of “the people,” not the government, to form militias and bear arms. The Federal government is not supposed to have a militia nor is the president supposed to be the commander in chief of one. Otherwise, the people would not be able to maintain their freedom. Chairman Mao said it well. “Political power grows from the barrel of a gun and the party must control all the guns so that guns can’t be used to control the party.”

    Another great example is that the word “all” as used in our pledge of allegiance is taken to mean everyone no matter what they believe. However, the word is taken out of context. It actually isn’t all inclusive at all but is rather exclusive because it was only meant for “all” the people who support freedom and that excludes totalitarians like Marxists and Muslims.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/angie-mendoza/why-jesus-wants-everyone-_b_8595680.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

  • Clyde says:

    November 21, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    Arrest President Obama put in prison for life.