Obama's Lies About Islam And American History
(With a hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance)
Do Americans know enough of their own nation's heritage and history to have picked up on Obama's lie that Thomas Jefferson held the first iftar dinner at the White House?
Or do Americans suck down Obama's lying swill (aka revisionist history) and believe it because Obama is a slick package and looks good in a well-tailored suit?
From Ace of Spades:
A snippet of his speech that deserves to be singled out for special scorn.Read the entire essay at Ace of Spades HERE.Obama said that Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America.How very disingenuous. We have here a fact presented not merely out of context, but so deceitfully as to be a laughable fraud.
"The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia, was hosted by President Jefferson, who arranged a sunset dinner for his guest because it was Ramadan [,] making it the first known iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago."
First of all, the term 'a part of America' needs some thoughtful defining. I think we can mostly agree that the implication is that the mere act of feting the Tunisian envoy during his diplomatic mission to the US is some sort of general inclusion of Islam into the American experience at that early date.
How? Merely through his temporary presence in our country? Even though we were in conflict with his state at the time?
[Obama said:] "Islam has always been a part of America's story."
That would be the same Treaty of Tripoli that was essentially a protection racket against the United States, requiring that tribute be paid to avoid being the victim of piracy.
That would be the same John Adams who reluctantly figured that bribing the pirates of Barbary was cheaper than military engagement (out of an understanding that the political will and money for creating the necessary naval force was out of reach for the time being).
And that would be the same Thomas Jefferson who, with his great knowledge and understanding of the Koran, reversed our course and decided that military engagement against the various Muslim states engaged in piracy was the only sensible way to proceed.
And then bombarded their coastline, invaded them, and persuaded them to find a new hobby....
Maybe I've missed it, but I have yet to hear the mainstream media call Obama out on his misrepresentation of the fact about Thomas Jefferson and his dealings with Moslems.
And, as I queried at the beginning of this post, how many Americans actually believe Obama's lies about Islam and American history? This most recent lie isn't the only one. Not by a long shot.