What President Obama Just Said About Islam And America Will Make You Sick
President Obama further incited his critic’s rage regarding his rhetoric concerning Islamic extremism. The president has taken heat over his downplaying of Islamic terrorism and his referencing of the Crusades, attempting to compare the crimes of ISIS to Christian wars nearly 1,000 years ago. Now the president has rewritten American history to accommodate Muslims.
“Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding,” Obama told a White House conference on violent extremism Wednesday.
It isn’t the first time Obama has insinuated that Islam had a significant influence on the founding and shaping of this country. “Islam has always been part of America,” the president said in Cairo in 2009.
The truth is far from what Obama states. The founders of this country were almost all influenced by Christianity. Islam played no significant role in the founding of the United States.
In fact, the first real interaction the new nation had with Islam was when Barbary pirates began attacking American shipping vessels, leading President Thomas Jefferson to wage war on them.
Other than providing our nation’s first non-British enemy, Islam had no real influence on early America. The attacks on US vessels began soon after Independence was declared, and last nearly four decades.
“The first Islamic center in New York City was founded in the 1890s. America’s first mosque, this was an interesting fact, was in North Dakota,” Obama said.
So, according to the president, Islam was integral to our founding, yet the first Islamic center wasn’t opened for over 100 years, and the first American mosque almost 40 years after that in 1929.
“Generations of Muslim immigrants came here and went to work as farmers and merchants and factory workers, helped to lay railroads and to build up America,” said the President.
While it is not out of the question that some of the many immigrants who came to this country seeking freedom and work could have been Muslims, there is no evidence that these people had any large impact. in-Chief.