Police detective Lt. Joe Kenda-having solved over 400 murder cases during his career-has a hit television program, “Homicide Hunter.”
The real-life Kenda narrates cases as a young actor portrays him in re-enactments. Kenda’s dead-pan narration has popularized the phrase he often uses, “Well, my, my, my…” whenever a new piece of evidence suddenly leads to a suspect. Confident of this new lead, Kenda finishes with, “you are the guy I’m looking for, aren’t you?”
The first part of the Kenda phrase immediately came to mind earlier this month when President Barack Obama said something in an interview, bringing into question a party line to which he has adhered his entire time in office. Why, into his eighth and final year in office, would he suddenly offer up a statement making that party line suspect?
To better understand Obama’s “Aha” Kenda moment, we need re-visit his party line about Islam.
Ever since taking office, Obama has assured us, as one who grew up learning Islam, it is a “religion of peace.” He has described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.” He has refused, any time an act of terrorism is committed by one who is Muslim and may even have shouted “Allah Akbar” during an attack, to recognize any linkage to Islam. Obama’s rationale is such a perpetrator-by virtue of committing an act of violence-could not be a true Muslim; he is one who has hijacked Islam. Such is the case because “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
Not only are we to accept these assertions, but Obama warns us, “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” Thus, non-believers questioning Islam slander its prophet.