Caller: Isn't he (Obama) a Muslim?
Host: Well he is not an admitted Muslim, but he is a Muslim sympathizer.
So Obama sympathizes with Muslims....OK, and as our President this is somehow seen as bad because....???
So what does it mean to "sympathize"?
- to be in keeping, accord, or harmony
- to react or respond in sympathy
- to share in suffering or grief : commiserate
; also : to express such sympathy
- to be in sympathy intellectually
I'm sorry, I just don't get it. How one behaves is what's in question here. Because some Muslims want a jihad is no different than some Christians wanting to kill abortion doctors. I should not paint everyone with the same brush. And the President has not only a moral but a constitutional obligation to do the same. As Thomas Jefferson stated:
"Believing that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship......" (Letter to the Danbury Baptists, 1802).
To be critical of the President for being in "keeping, accord, or harmony" with all religions is not very American like. Come to think of it, it's not very Christ like either.