Void of accuracy or truth, Obama’s work in the cause of Islam knows no bounds.
Obama crossed a red line this week, when in his Eid message, he praised “contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation.” The Islamization of the American narrative. The only role Muslims played in early America are was in the first and second foreign wars. The First Barbary War (1801–1805), also known as the Tripolitan War or the Barbary Coast War, was the first of two wars fought between the United States and the Northwest African Muslim states. U.S. President Thomas Jefferson refused to pay the jizya being extorted by these Muslim countries. American merchant ships were being captured and their crews enslaved by these savage nations if the jizya wasn’t paid.
The Islamic contribution to the building of the very fabric of our great nation was the first declared war the United States fought on foreign land and seas.
Obama’s Eid message praises “contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation” (thanks to Robert Spencer):
You remember all those contributions by Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation, don’t you? Remember the Muslim signers of the Declaration of Independence? And the Muslims who gave James Madison information about the Constitution of Medina that he used when framing the Constitution? Remember the Muslims who fought so valiantly during the War of 1812 and the Mexican War? Remember the Muslim abolitionist Senators who faced down the South in the antebellum Senate, the Senate chamber ringing with their oratory about how the Qur’an says to free slaves and so the U.S. government should, too? Remember the Muslim regiments in the Civil War (all on the Union side, of course!)? The Muslim industrialists who brought us railroads, the telegraph, the telephone? The Muslims who fought so valiantly in the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II? The Muslim entertainers who kept us laughing on the Vaudeville circuit and on the home front during those terrible world wars with their jokes from the Hadith?
None of this rings a bell? Not to worry. Before too long it will be taught in all the textbooks. “Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-al-Fitr,” The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, July 27, 2014:
As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.
In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy. That is why we stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities.
On behalf of the Administration, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration. Eid Mubarak.