- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Unlike Daniel Pipes, I couldn’t care less whether President Obama is Christian, Muslim, Jewish or Hindu (“Obama: ‘My Muslim faith,’” Commentary, Wednesday). My major concern is whether his religion governs his actions in domestic and foreign policy. Undoubtedly the president’s pronounced hostility toward Israel and its leaders does not prove that Mr. Obama is a Muslim, nor does it disprove that contention.

Instead, Mr. Obama’s marked disregard for the future security and survival of the Jewish state should be considered to be a flaw in the moral and ethical character of our president. He insults our allies and coddles our enemies. According to him, the Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is even-handed, Hamas is not a threat, and Hezbollah and Iran have committed no acts of terror or violence against the United States.

This is his dream world, but as president, he is bringing that dream into reality. Only a change in White House leadership will reinforce the security of the United States and its longtime allies.

NELSON MARANS

Silver Spring