There is an apocryphal story about the young George Washington that as a child he ‘could not tell a lie’. When he chopped down his father’s cherry tree the story says that he said: “I cannot tell a lie, I did it with my little hatchet”. Although this story was made-up by a preacher who wrote this story down in a biography of George Washington, it cannot be denied that Washington did indeed grow up to be a great man and the first ever President of the United States of America.
The current incumbent of the White House, Barack Obama, is not as honest as the young George Washington was said to have been and sometimes crosses the line from small dishonesties into great big whopping lies. Sometimes I look at President Obama and it seems that he’s producing more outragous porkies than a pie factory would do. Barack ‘porkie pies’ Obama has told some corkers of lies over the years such as ‘if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor’, or his outright refusal to name the jihadist enemy. However his latest bit of outright lying really does take the biscuit. It was so blatant, so easily revealable as a lie that it beggars belief.
In a recent speech President Obama stated that Islam has been a part of America for centuries, something that anybody with an internet connection could check and find false. Islam has not been a part of the building of America and the oldest mosque in the USA only dates from 1929. There was no Islamic input to the American Revolution, nor in any other of the great events that have helped to shape the United States.
President Obama’s dishonesty has not only been noticed by yours truly but also by the writers of Front Page Magazine who have produced a very scholarly, comprehensive and unlike Obama’s words, truthful, history of Islam in the United States.
Front Page Magazine said:
“President Barack Obama spoke for the first time as president at a U.S. mosque on February 3, 2016. His choice was the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque, where he portrayed Islam as having “always been part of America.”
The Islamic Society of Baltimore was established in 1969. If Obama had wanted to speak at “the oldest purpose-built mosque that is still in use today” in the United States, in order to try to demonstrate that Islam has “always been part of America,” he would have found it in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It would not have helped his cause, however. This mosque, known as “the Mother Mosque of America,” dates way back – drum roll, please – to 1934. The oldest mosque in the U.S. was built in North Dakota in 1929.
To provide some perspective on how short a time it has been since the first mosques in the United States were built, the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America, was completed in 1763.
Nevertheless, in making the case that Islam has “always been part of America,” Obama noted that Muslims were arriving on our shores as far back as colonial times.
“Starting in colonial times, many of the slaves brought here from Africa were Muslim,” Obama declared.
It is worth recalling the National Prayer Breakfast about a year ago, when Obama charged that “Slavery…all too often was justified in the name of Christ.” He evidently believes that the early waves of Muslims coming to America as slaves were entirely the victims of a Christian-based slavery system. He won’t admit the truth: that their Muslim brethren in Africa had sold some of “the slaves brought here from Africa” in the first place. These Muslim slave traders were jihadists operating in West African territories that had been forcibly taken over by Muslim warriors and turned into Islamic theocracies.
Muslims brought to America as slaves, approximately 10 to 15 percent of the overall slave population, carried with them the attitude of Islamic supremacy that they had grown up with in Africa.
“To live as a Muslim in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century West Africa was to live in an increasingly intolerant society,” Michael A. Gomez wrote in his article entitled ‘Muslims in Early America’ (Source: The Journal of Southern History). “This was the period of the jihad, of the establishment of Muslim theocracies, of self-purification and separation from practices and beliefs that were seen as antithetical to Islam.”
Some Muslim slaves – “professors of the Mahomedan religion,” as a slave owner described them – were placed in positions of authority over their fellow slaves and helped put down slave insurrections. One of these “professors of the Mahomedan religion” referred to non-Muslim slaves as “Christian dogs.”
Perhaps such loathing in general for the majority Christian colonial population explains why only four or so Americans with Muslim-sounding names fought for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. By contrast, more than 100 Jews served on the American side, 15 of whom served as officers.
In any event, America’s first war against foreign states since achieving its independence was against Muslim powers. Muslim potentates from the Barbary States – Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripolitania – were plundering American commercial vessels and holding Americans hostage for ransom in the years beginning shortly after the United States won its freedom from Great Britain. They went to war with the United States when their demand for tribute was refused by President Thomas Jefferson. It took two Barbary Wars to defeat this Muslim threat.
Both Jefferson and John Adams had confronted the theocratic ideology of Islamic jihad first-hand years earlier, when they sought to negotiate an end to attacks by the Muslim Barbary Coast pirates and the holding of American captives for ransom. While Jefferson was serving as ambassador to France and Adams was serving as ambassador to Britain, both men met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the ambassador to Britain from the “Dey of Algiers.” They wanted to know why the Muslim rulers were sanctioning attacks on American merchant ships and taking Americans hostage when the young United States had done nothing to provoke any of the Muslim Barbary States.
As Jefferson and Adams described in a letter to John Jay on March 28, 1786, the Muslim ambassador explained that the conduct of the Barbary Coast pirates “was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”
In short, when the newly independent United States was at its most vulnerable, our country faced Muslim enemies animated by jihad. “
I was really impressed with this article and I would urge readers of this blog to give the Front Page Magazine article a read. It’s well worth it firstly to be informed and secondly to see just how blatantly the current President of the United States lies once, lies twice and lies again.
Click here for the full article.
If a President is lying about how long Islam has been established in the USA then what else is he lying about when it comes to Islam?