You remember those Muslim Pioneers, the ones who built this country?
You remember them landing at Plymouth rock, and fighting the Indians, and slowly moving with their Conestoga wagons across the Great Plains?
Like so many other immigrants, generations of Muslims came to forge their future here. They became farmers and merchants, worked in mills and factories. They helped lay the railroads. They helped to build America. They founded the first Islamic center in New York City in the 1890s. They built America’s first mosque on the prairie of North Dakota. And perhaps the oldest surviving mosque in America —- still in use today —- is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Today, our nation is strengthened by millions of Muslim Americans. They excel in every walk of life. Muslim American communities —- including mosques in all 50 states —- also serve their neighbors. Muslim Americans protect our communities as police officers and firefighters and first responders. Muslim American clerics have spoken out against terror and extremism, reaffirming that Islam teaches that one must save human life, not take it.
Yeah, you remember the Six Imams and their shenanigans aboard that airliner, right? Here is what they preach about.
And Muslim Americans serve with honor in our military. At next week’s iftar at the Pentagon, tribute will be paid to three soldiers who gave their lives in Iraq and now rest among the heroes of Arlington National Cemetery.
These Muslim Americans died for the security that we depend on, and the freedoms that we cherish. They are part of an unbroken line of Americans that stretches back to our founding; Americans of all faiths who have served and sacrificed to extend the promise of America to new generations, and to ensure that what is exceptional about America is protected -– our commitment to stay true to our core values, and our ability slowly but surely to perfect our union.
Has he ever said anything about the 4,000 Christian soldiers who died in Iraq to protect Muslim lives? I don’t think so. And how about that Muslim that rolled a grenade into the tent of his fellow soldiers? That guy killed 1, and injured 15. And how about the Muslim that killed 14 of his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood? I’d say the record shows that Muslims soldiers tend to be killing more American soldiers than end up dying for this country. They are at about -12 right now.
Not that there aren’t lots of great American Muslims. There are. The vast majority are. But please don’t whitewash every thing you come in contact with, Mr. President. Don’t pretend that everything is just fine.
Does anyone remember the unbroken line of Muslim Americans that stretches back to our founding?
Islam however was almost completely absent in the United States until the 20th Century. The oldest Muslim community to establish in the country was the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, in 1921, which pre-dates Nation of Islam
What is wrong with Obama? Why does he constantly lie and imagine a history that just isn’t there? What is it about him that refuses to recognize the real founders, but then makes up imaginary Muslim founders of this country?
His whole presidency is built on fantasy.