|Home | Articles | News | Blog | About | Mailing List | Resources | Prominent Islamists | Middle East Forum | Keep Us Informed | Donate|
Muslim Religious Freedom vs. Catholic Religious Freedom
by Joseph Klein
In his June 2009 Cairo speech to the Muslim world, President Obama declared that "it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit." However, when it comes to Catholics and other persons of faith who object to being forced to pay for their employees' birth control against their core religious convictions, Obama's answer is that they are to practice their religion as he sees fit.
On the campaign trail, Obama proudly points to his Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Obamacare regulation requiring virtually all health-care plans to provide women with cost-free sterilization, contraceptives and abortifacients.
At a rally in Virginia last week, for example, Obama must have been summoning the spirit of Georgetown Law School graduate and free birth control activist Sandra Fluke with whom Obama campaigned last August on this very same issue and who spoke at the Democratic National Convention.
Note: The content of external articles does not necessarily reflect the views of Islamist Watch.