Steven Waldman

Religious conservatives have been attacking Obama for referring to the Islamic sacred text as the “Holy Koran.”
Robert Knight of Corald Ridge Ministries says Obama’s speech in Cairo proved he has a “low view of Christianity” because, “If you’re a Christian, you don’t regard the Koran as a holy book of any sort. You regard it as springing out of the Old Testament, because it incorporates a lot of the Torah, as does the Christian Bible — but then it goes off into a false religion.”
Putting aside the notion that Presidents often use the language preferred by the practitioners of that faith, I wonder what Knight thinks of George W. Bush’s disdain for Christianity.
On December 12, 2002, Bush said:

“Ramadan commemorates the revelation of God’s word in the Holy Koran to the prophet Mohammad”

On November 15, 2001, Bush said:

“The Islam that we know is a faith devoted to the worship of one God, as revealed through The Holy Qur’an. It teaches the value and the importance of charity, mercy, and peace.”

On November 19, 2001, Bush said:

“According to Muslim teachings, God first revealed His word in the holy Qur’an to the prophet, Muhammad, during the month of Ramadan”