The Daily Caller's Guns and Gear section recently featured two op-eds authored by retired Major General Jerry Curry. In previous statements Curry has raised questions about President Obama secretly being a Muslim, demanded that Obama release his long-form birth certificate or resign, and derided Muslims as inherently violent.
Daily Caller's Guns and Gear Section Ran Two Curry Op-Eds
The Daily Caller's Guns and Gear Section Published Curry's "Who Will Meet The Challenge Of World Leadership?" Op-Ed. In his January 9 piece, Curry criticized Obama's defense policy:
Is now really the right time to cut over a hundred thousand soldiers and Marines from our armed forces, especially considering our nation's current unemployment problems? Is the federal government forecasting similar reductions in its civilian work force?
Why aren't Obama's handpicked generals, admirals, intelligence, and defense officials publicly speaking out in opposition to these risky and dangerously unjustified cuts in America's armed forces? Is their oath of loyalty sworn to the White House, or is it to the Constitution of the United States?
So the presidential election of 2012 is not just of vital importance to this nation, it is also of vital importance to the world. [Daily Caller, 1/9/12]
The Daily Caller's Guns and Gear Section Published Curry's "Time To Move Past The Urination Incident" Op-Ed. In his January 18 piece, Curry criticized the Obama administration for condemning an incident in which U.S. Marines apparently urinated on the bodies of dead Afghans:
A terrorist's body getting urinated on rates a phone call from the Secretary of Defense and an apology from the Secretary of State. An American killed by an IED rates a grave at Arlington National Cemetery. What does this tell us about America's current leadership? [...]
Urinating on dead bodies may be reprehensible, but it is not a war crime, nor should it be portrayed or pursued as such. Karzai and the Taliban got it right. The corpse desecration issue is an aberration that needs to be put behind us as quickly as possible so we can focus our energies and efforts on the more important work at hand, the drafting of a workable peace treaty which Karzi, the Taliban and U.S. forces can honor. [Daily Caller, 1/18/12]
Daily Caller: Other Media Don't Have A Guns And Gear Section Because "They Are Hopelessly Out Of Touch With American Values." From a Daily Caller press release announcing the section's launch:
The section [Guns and Gear] will include everything from the latest news about armed citizens defending themselves and their property, to coverage of Second Amendment policies and politics, to reviews of the latest guns and gear. [...]
"The millions of Americans who own and are interested in guns are currently without the sort of daily news coverage that is allotted to most other American interests," said Neil Patel, publisher and CEO of The Daily Caller. "Most of the media would never consider publishing a guns and gear section because they are hopelessly out of touch with American values and interests. This is a sad statement about the media. It's great news for The Daily Caller," Patel continued. "As the booming audience for our political coverage has proven, millions of Americans are hungry for new sources of news. We are confident that our Guns and Gear section will receive a similar welcome."
The section will be comprised of eight subsections; Ammo & Gear Reviews, Black Rifles & Tactical Guns, Concealed Carry & Home Defense, Gun Laws & Legislation, Gun Links, Handguns, Military, and Sporting Arms. [Daily Caller press release, 12/14/12]
Curry Has Suggested President Obama Might Secretly Be A Muslim
Curry: "Obama quacks like a Muslim, waddles like a Muslim and acts like a Muslim, so is he a Muslim?" From a Curry blog post titled "Obama the Muslim" in Human Events:
My mother believed in "common sense" testing. She said if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck and acts like a duck; it's a duck. She believed that actions speak louder than words and that only a liar said one thing and then did the opposite.
Would President Obama pass my mother's "is he a Muslim" test? Let's see. President Obama says there is nothing more beautiful than the Muslim call to prayer in the evening. He says that the United States was not founded as a Christian nation.
Obama's father and step-father were Muslims and he spent his childhood living in a Muslim country where his school enrollment records say his religion is Islam. As President of the United States he genuflects to the Muslim King of Saudi Arabia but not the Christian Queen of England. He thumbs his nose at America's friends and bows to its enemies. In short, Obama quacks like a Muslim, waddles like a Muslim and acts like a Muslim, so is he a Muslim? My mother would say, "Yes! He's a Muslim through and through."
Growing up as a Muslim, Obama must have learned that according to the Qur'an it is acceptable to lie, deceive and live by a double standard provided in so doing one advances Islamic goals. Muslims only pretend to trust and be friends with non-Muslims; in the deepest of their Muslim hearts they have been taught that all non-Muslims are infidels. [...]
Is it because President Obama is secretly a Muslim that he can so sincerely pretend, like Arafat, that his actions and policies have never put a strain on U.S. Israeli relations? [Human Events, 7/27/10]
Curry Suggested Obama Had Not "Clear[ed] ... Up" Questions About His Citizenship
Curry: Congress Should Demand Obama Release His Long-Form Birth Certificate Or Resign. From the Talk To Solomon Show:
SCOTT [CALLER]: Hello, General. I want to ask you, what are your thoughts on Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin's stance that he has taken on Obama's eligibility?
CURRY: I think he's a very brave man. I hope he's got good counselors because you know they are going to try to destroy him personally in this process and I just hope he's prepared to stay for the long term.
STAN SOLOMON (co-host): Do you, General, have a opinion, I think is Scott's interest, on whether or not this President, A) should show his long-form birth certificate so that people know that in fact he was born in America and do you think that he should show his passport records to see whether or not he left the United States to go to Pakistan and do you think he should show that he is in fact a natural-born citizen and therefore eligible to President of the United States?
CURRY: Listen, we shouldn't be playing any games with this man at all. He wanted to be President. He ran a very good campaign. He is President of the United States. He's been called into question about all of those things that you mentioned and if he had anything going for him at all in terms of decency and honesty, and the kind of whatever it takes to be a good American and to be a good public servant, if he had any of that stuff he would throw it all out of the window and say "Look folks I am an American citizen. I am native born. Tell me what you want to prove it and I will give it to you."
SOLOMON: Obviously he hasn't done that. Now because he hasn't done that do think action should be take by the Congress? Action should be taken by the people? Action should be taken by the Supreme Court? What should be done?
CURRY: Action should be taken by the Senate and it should be taken by the House. And they ought to serve notice on him and say "Mr. President we love you, but we want to tell you something. You're under a cloud of suspicion and we can't continue running this country with you in charge under this cloud. Now, either you clear it up or you resign from office." [...]
JESSICA BRADSHAW (co-host): Us questioning whether President Obama was born in this country or not, it's not that we doubt him or that it makes us bad people, it's just like you said, we need to have that truth out, and if there is truth and if he really is eligible to be president, then there shouldn't be an issue, whether it's the Senate asking him or the Supreme Court or the people asking him, the problem is that he's been so hidden about it and he doesn't give us an answer, and that's what has everyone upset.
CURRY: I agree with you, Jessie. [Talk To Solomon Show, uploaded to YouTube.com 7/22/10]
For more on Lakin, the birther Army officer who was dishonorably discharged for refusing deployment because he did not believe President Obama was born in the United States, click here.
Birther Websites Cited Curry's Comments To Advance Validity Of Birther Conspiracy Claims
WND: Curry Says Congress Should Tell Obama, "Prove Your Eligibility Or Quit." From an August 10, 2010, WND article:
A retired major general who is a decorated combat veteran and ran an abbreviated campaign for the presidency in 2008 says Congress should deliver an ultimatum to President Obama: Prove your eligibility or quit.
The comments come from Maj. Gen. Jerry Curry, who served in Vietnam and commanded the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground during his long military career.
ObamaReleaseYourRecords.com Listed Curry As Part Of "Long List" Of "People Speaking Out On Obama's Eligibility." From an ObamaReleaseYourRecords.com blog post on July 22, 2010:
Retired Army Major General Jerry Ralph Curry appeared on the Talk to Solomon Show and was questioned about Obama eligibility challenger LTC Terry Lakin and Obama's eligibility. During this exchange MGEN Curry says that LTC Lakin is a very brave man but they will try to destroy him personally. He goes on to say we shouldn't play games with Obama. The MGEN then says the House and Senate need to serve notice on Obama to clear up his eligibility or resign [...]
The long list of other people speaking out on Obama's eligibility here. [ObamaReleaseYourRecords.com 7/22/2010]
Pro-Lakin Group Noted Curry Speaking Out On "Obama Eligibility Issue." SafeguardOurConstitution.com, a birther site which supports Lakin, embedded video of Curry's interview on The Talk To Solomon Show and stated:
Major General Jerry R Curry (retired), a combat veteran, former paratrooper/Army Ranger (http://www.jerrycurry.com/militarycareer.html), speaks out on the Obama eligibility issue, praises LTC Lakin. [safeguardourconstitution.com, accessed 1/25/12]
Curry Has Attacked Muslims As Inherently Violent
Curry At Daily Caller: "If You're A Muslim, Desecrating The Bodies Of Dead Americans After IED Attacks And Then Doing An Islamic Dirty-Double-Standard Dance Is Just Fine." From Curry's op-ed headlined "Time to move past the urination incident" in The Daily Caller's Guns and Gears section:
We are told that showing disrespect for the dead violates Islam. What this means is that if you're an American you shouldn't desecrate the bodies of dead Muslims. But if you're a Muslim, desecrating the bodies of dead Americans after IED attacks and then doing an Islamic dirty-double-standard dance is just fine, and merits no apologies from Karzai, Clinton or Panetta. [...]
Supposedly the recent incident involving the four Marines in Afghanistan and other similar incidents have turned Arab public opinion in the Middle East against the United States. That's absolute nonsense. Muslim public opinion is turned against America in the Middle East because we are not Muslims. [The Daily Caller, 1/18/12]
Curry: "No Other Religion Encourages, Rewards, And Condones The Wanton Slaughter Of The Defenseless As Does Islam." From a Curry blog post titled "Freedom and Islam: compatible or contradictory?" at Human Events:
And when the muted protests and criticisms of so-called Muslim moderates come, they are hard to accept as real displays of public disgust or anger. Since the Koran approves of lying for the sake of Islam, these so-called moderate Muslim protests could be nothing more than strategically placed lies planted as part of a scheme to divert the public's attention from what is really happening toward what they want the public to think is happening.
No other religion encourages, rewards, and condones the wanton slaughter of the defenseless as does Islam, which also abhors freedom of religion and speech. Its actions are patterned more on the Mafia than on freedom, except that the Mafia seldom kills innocents without a good reason. [Human Events, 8/31/10]
Curry: "For Muslims This Fake Peace Is Only A Subterfuge For So-Called Moderates To Hide Behind." From a Curry blog post titled "Islam is a violent religion":
For Muslims this fake peace is only a subterfuge for so-called moderates to hide behind, those who supposedly eschew violence yet break out into spontaneous, joyful celebrations worldwide whenever Muslims murder innocent Americans. Such people are devoid of integrity, honor and nobility. [...]
For Muslims peace is only a subterfuge for so-called moderates to hide behind. The implication is that Muslims can lie whenever they want to. So when a Muslim says that Islam is a religion of peace; he or she may be lying. Peace is only a pretense. [Web Today, accessed 1/25/12]