resident Barack Hussein Obama said that Islam is one of America’s founding religions, one that has been “woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” This is an outrageous lie. Islam had no part at all in the founding of our nation. In fact, some of the founders spoke out against Islam and it was one of our country’s earliest military enemies.
Obama’s outright lie was uttered this week in a White House conference on “countering violent extremism.”
Here is what the liar in chief said on Wednesday…
“I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story,” Obama said in a June 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt. “Islam has always been part of America,” he said in a 2010 statement marking the start of Ramadan. And in a 2014 statement marking Eid, Obama said the holiday “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.”
This is outrageous. The founders were against Islam, not in favor of it. And not one tenet of the murderous “religion of peace” has found its way into American law or tradition.
Not only that, but one of our earliest experiences at war was against Muslims who were murdering people near the Barbary Coast.
It is true, of course, that the founders did intend that Americans could practice Islam if they wanted to. There was no thought that it would be outlawed. In fact, some even wrote that Muslims should be allowed to attain political office. After all, we did start the country on the ideal of religious freedom. But no founder felt that Islam was something that should be emulated. None felt that Islam had ideas that should be incorporated in the USA. And Islam played no part in our founding. Those who say it did are bending over backwards—and illegitimately so—to try and shoehorn Islam into our founding.
As to the founders, John Adams, his son John Quincy (both of whom became presidents) and Ben Franklin all criticized Islam as a doctrine of war, not a religion.
In fact, the father of American jurisprudence, Justice Joseph Story, throughly slammed Islam.
Mahomet aimed to establish his pretensions to divine authority, by the power of the sword and the terrors of his government; while he carefully avoided any attempts at miracles in the presence of his followers, and all pretences to foretell things to come. His acknowledging the divine mission of Moses and Christ confirms their authority as far as his influence will go while their doctrines entirely destroy all his pretensions to the like authority…. And now, where is the comparison between the supposed prophet of Mecca, and the Son of God; or with what propriety ought they to be named together?…The difference between these characters is so great, that the facts need not be further applied
Since our Muslim-loving president attained office, some have become fond of claiming that Thomas Jefferson was the first to celebrate a Muslim holiday in the White House. This is also a lie.
President Obama himself has advanced the lie that Thomas Jefferson celebrated the Muslim holiday of the Iftar diner. This characterization of what Jefferson did in 1801 is actually a mischaracterization of what he actually did. Jefferson did not host any Iftar dinner.
So, no, Barack, the USA is not “woven” with Islam. Islam is an enemy to the founding and runs counter to our American ideals.