Why does the Tribune celebrate Islam on July 4?

July 4, 2016

Tribune news standOPINION by OTIS PAGE

On July 4 – a day of celebration of the Nation’s birth – the Tribune’s front page article celebrates Islam – the ending of Ramadan.

Dismissing the fact that the Nation’s founders were all Christians – the transparent editorial purpose of the SLO Tribune is to confirm President Barack Obama’s apparent support of Islam. In separate articles written by a NY Times author, the articles say Hillary Clinton’s  “first day” in office while castigating Donald Trump for an alleged “racist tweet.” Racist because like sheriff badges, it had a star with six points.

Really! It is obvious the Tribune is fully coordinated with the Democrat’s political objectives to support Obama’s pro Muslim campaign and the election of Hillary Clinton to succeed him. And at the same time to disparage the Republican candidate for President.

The July 4 article cites the Muslim celebration of the ending of Ramadan (that occurs on July 6!), that espouses the end of a month of fasting, “a tradition many religions observe… as a form of worship.” Fasting is in fact not “worship,” and is also observed in certain Christian religions.

In the 872 word article, 556 words are dedicated to fasting. The remaining 291 words attempt to apologize for Islamic terrorism with a specific criticism of Trump. That he has “encouraged suspicion of Muslims, monitoring of mosques and banning immigrants … in the wake of terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Orlando, Florida.”

While stating that the belief of peace loving Muslims is that they do not condone and are critical of Islamic terrorists, the article does not explain why certain Muslims believe that terrorist incidents are supported by the Koran.

The article does not admit that Sharia Islamic law is subordinated to the Constitution and laws of the United States. That Sharia Islamic law unambiguously specifies a war against infidels — people who does not believe in the teachings in the Koran. “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, and seize them, Beleaguer them and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war…” (Qur’an 9:5).

Further, the article does not admit that Islam universally condemns homosexuals and that women are culturally subordinated to men in all countries where Islam is the major religion. That there is a pervading sense in the world and the United States on this fourth of July 2016 that Islamic terrorism is not acknowledged by Obama, in the oblique rational of “political correctness,” as a threat to our national security.

The article does not dismiss the charge that those who are legitimately concerned with Islamic terrorism are condemned by Muslim advocates as being “Islamophobic.”

The SLO Tribunes article celebrating Islam on this 4th of July is a disparagement of the day’s celebration of the nation’s founding and, ironically, the Constitution and laws of the United States. A country where religious intolerance is condemned and the free practice of religious diversity is condoned including Islam. And where the Korans hostility against non believers is not sustained and exploited by Islamic terrorist groups.


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In all sincerity who is in charge at the Trib? Who is responsible for editorial content? It’s not living up to its community responsibility as a newspaper. I think it would also do far better from a $$$ standpoint if it stopped stepping on itself. How come the stockholders haven’t demanded reform?

Insightful analysis? Is CCN leaving the key in reach outside the cell a la The Andy Griffith Show for “Otis”, who expresses less wit and intellect than his TV namesake? Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar and “backs up” 11 days a year, 32 years to complete the cycle, this year ending July 5. The Muslims who Otis is so pissed off about have been here for decades, mostly Poly and other professionals and their families.

Thank you Otis Page. Few can provided the insightful analysis that you regularly offer up.

I recall you were considering running for mayor before Mr. Hill stepped up.

Certainly, you would have made an equally competent Mayor.

Looking forward to your views as the local elections heat up.