Obama’s claim that “Islam is a religion of peace” is a fantasy

Iraqi men in Baghdad watch a live broadcast on satellite television of a speech delivered in Cairo by President Barack Obama on June 4, 2009. Obama vowed to forge a “new beginning” for Islam and America in a landmark speech to global Muslims, evoking a vision of peace after smouldering years of “suspicion and discord.” (Ahmad al-Rubaye, AFP/Getty Images)

From his first days as president, Barack Obama has stubbornly stuck to his oft-repeated mantra that “Islam is a religion of peace.”

His dogged refusal to abandon that increasingly indefensible assertion may be related to his Muslim roots and schooling as a boy while living in Indonesia.

While he calls himself a Christian, it’s easy to see why he’d choose that as his public religion to more easily advance his political ambitions. (Although the anti-America ravings of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright at Obama’s adopted Church in Chicago is a strangely perverted brand of Christianity.)

With the cancer of Islamist terrorism metastasizing worldwide, how much more torture, beheadings, bombings and mass murdering of “infidels” will Obama have to observe before ditching his preposterous premise?

None of this carnage is committed by Hare Krishnas, Buddhists, pacifist Quakers or Maryknoll nuns. No, it’s all in the name of Allah and Islam, with a promised reward to suicide bombers of wall-to-wall virgins in an eternal orgiastic paradise. This is his religion of peace?…