Having examined his "inner self" and finding nothing, it begs the question; is Barack Obama real or merely a meaningless dot in the shifting sands of nihilistic solipsism?
Understandably, most of us have not examined ourselves in this way because we were afraid that we would find nothing. Of course, this would be worrisome to some degree if it were true. And even if it were, the good in finding this out about oneself far outweighs the fact that you have no meaning or reason to exist.
If you have been able to follow this thinking process, you might possibly have reached an area of self examination that has become uncomfortable. Understanding the philosophy of nihilistic solipsism may not ease your consciousness, but if you have a constipation problem, it could provide relief.
In a nutshell, this form of solipsism holds the philosophic view that only the self exists or can be known to exist. Therefore, reality exists only in the mind of the beholder. It specifically denies the existence of an outside world if it is perceived either directly, by involuntary experiences, or indirectly, through vicarious experiences.
Therefore, in denying that Islamic terrorism exists, could President Obama possibly be motivating Muslims to resort to terrorism to prove him wrong? This because of the futility of their existential status? From the viewpoint of a casual observer who doesn't know whether he exists either, I believe it is worth contemplating, at least abstractly.