Obama’s Mosque Speech Vs. History: Has Islam “Always Been Part Of America”?
Certainly not. When someone like President Obama is living in his own world, don’t be surprised when it also has its own alternate history ...
Proverbs 14:8, “The prudent understand where they are going, but fools deceive themselves.”
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By Joseph Klein, FrontPage Mag – “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.” Read more.
President Obama’s Speech At Islamic Center of Baltimore: A Fact Check – “Perhaps it’s because he was making faces in Qur’an class instead of paying attention to his teacher. Or maybe he just has a selective memory about what he was taught as a young Muslim student in Indonesia. Whatever the reason, President Barack Obama got a lot of things factually wrong in his 3 February 2016 speech at the Islamic Center of Baltimore. Things that are basic to doctrinal Islam are not only knowable because they are readily available in English but, it might be argued, obligatory that an American commander-in-chief should know in fulfillment of his oath to defend the Constitution against ‘all enemies foreign and domestic.’ First, Mr. President, a mosque is not simply the Muslim version of a church, synagogue or temple. Because of the example of Muhammad, who is called the perfect man in the Qur’an (believed by Muslims to be the exact words of Allah), we know that mosques are established not only as places of prayer and worship, but also as centers for indoctrination, the dispensing of shariah justice, the stockpiling of weapons, and the launching of jihad. If in doubt about any of this, please check with the French police …” Read more.
Flashback: See How The Founding Fathers Truly Felt About Islam (Hint: It Wasn’t Warm And Fuzzy) – “Correspondence from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson on July 16, 1814, reveals John Adams’ true feelings about Islam: Adams states that Mohammed is ‘a military fanatic’ who ‘denies that laws were made for him; he arrogates everything to himself by force of arms.’ John Adams did indeed own a Quran — the copy he owned contained the following in the preface: ‘This book is a long conference of God, the angels, and Mahomet, which that false prophet very grossly invented …’ […] Thomas Jefferson? Like John Adams, he did own a Quran, one translated by George Sale. Here are some of Sale’s comments on the Quran, included by Sale in his introduction: ‘It is certainly one of the most convincing proofs that Mohammedism was no other than human invention, that it owed its progress and establishment almost entirely to the sword.’ […] [I]n a letter dated June 26, 1822, Jefferson had this to say about Islam in a passage regarding Calvinism: ‘Verily I say these are the false shepherds foretold as to enter not by the door into the sheepfold, but to climb up some other way. They are mere usurpers of the Christian name, teaching a counter-religion made up of the deliria of crazy imaginations …'” Read more.