Obama: “When Politicians Insult Muslims … That Doesn’t Make Us Safer”


obamaPresident Obama took thinly veiled shots at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s extreme rhetoric and plan to keep Muslims out of America during his State of the Union on Tuesday.

In the speech, the president called for America to “reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion” to a boisterous standing ovation from lawmakers in both parties.

“This is not a matter of political correctness,” he claimed. “It’s a matter of understanding just what it is that makes us strong.

“When politicians insult Muslims, whether abroad or our fellow citizens, when a mosque is vandalized, or a kid is called names, that doesn’t make us safer,” Obama added. “That’s not telling it like it is. It’s just wrong.

“As frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into our respective tribes, to scapegoat fellow citizens who don’t look like us, or pray like us, or vote like we do or share the same background. We can’t afford to go down that path.”

The comments come as a rebuke to Trump, the billionaire who has stuck to the top of Republican presidential polls. The GOP front-runner called for the U.S. to bar Muslims from entering the country until officials can “figure out what is going on.”

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. when a president doesn’t do anything in two terms other than weaken the country in every way conceivable (economically, militarily, geopolitically etc.) that makes the citizens of this country unsafe. He may be a wonderful politically correct, citizen of the world, who says all the “good things” the religion of the left believes in, but no one could’ve guided him to be more destructive to the infrastructure of this country, than the job he’s done.

  2. eved ki yimloich a muslim and contradicting the safeness of his country and its citisens and giving pride to terrorisim and freedom of his country.