Mr. Simmonds appears to believe that he knows what he is talking about but what he says actually shows that he doesn't. The American constitution was drafted by Christian men,in the main,and it advocates freedom of religion within the laws and ethics of the New republic. They envisioned a Christian Nation,under God, that would be largely self governed by a moral,educated,self disciplined and independent people.Much ,or most ,of what the American left advocates today would have appalled the founding fathers.
Mr. Simmonds should be aware that a true Muslim rejects all forms of secular government believing that Allah alone has the right and authority to make laws which man kind MUST follow.I don't know if Obama is a Muslim,although if his father is/was a Muslim Obama would automatically be a Muslim also. If this is the case, and he now professes to be a Christian , he is an apostate according to sharia .What ever his religion I would say that Obama is most definitely the most left wing president in the history of the U.S.A.
A pious Muslim believes that humanity can only achieve peace and happiness when the whole world accepts Allah as God and Muhammad as his messenger and the sharia is universal. Islam rejects any concept of rights that is not compatible with the laws of the sharia. To state that Christianity did not care about humanity some years ago is to show complete ignorance of Christianity,it's history and it's teachings.The whole thrust of Christianity is God's care and love for mankind and His plan for our salvation through Jesus ,Christ.Through the years people professing to be Christians ,or genuine Christians, have done ,still do,bad things. The important distinction between Christianity and Islam is that when Some Muslims commit acts of terrorism,murder and torture they are following certain parts of the Koran,the ahadith and the sunna;when a Christian commits wicked acts he is acting contrary to the principles of Christianity and the words and teachings of Christ. A so called extremist Muslim is an extremist according to Western Judeo-Christian values only. As in all extreme ideologies,most people do not get directly involved with the actual mechanics of extreme actions.This is the same for most Muslims and jihad, most do not involve themselves with it;a fairly large minority do however.
The original concept of "human rights" was based on Judeo -Christian values and morality. If Mr. Simmonds is going to make such comments he should at least do some research into the subjects he wants to comment on.