Skip to comments.Obama’s Constant BS About Thomas Jefferson and Islam
Posted on 08/20/2012 2:56:50 PM PDT by Nachum
Every year hes been in office, President Obama has hosted an iftar dinner to honor Islam in the White House. The President has also each time led his speech with the outlandish nonsense that Thomas Jefferson held the first iftar dinner in the White House. And every time its been utter hogwash. This years speech was no different in that respect.
For the 2012 iftar dinner celebration. Obama said the following:
As Ive noted before, Thomas Jefferson once held a sunset dinner here with an envoy from Tunisia perhaps the first Iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago. And some of you, as you arrived tonight, may have seen our special display, courtesy of our friends at the Library of Congress the Koran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. And thats a reminder, along with the generations of patriotic Muslims in America, that Islam like so many faiths is part of our national story.
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Jefferson and a lot of other Enlightenment eggheads got caught up in Islam because they saw it as a “rationalist” religion that was Anti-Clerical.
Of course, people like Voltaire more or less projected their own ideals onto Islam than actually appreciating its actual teachings.
First Barbary War
That was no Iftar dinner at the White house when Jefferson hosted Abd Al-Rahman from Tunis. He was an Ambassador for the Barbary states and their pirates. Jefferson wanted a stop to the capture of ships by pirates such as the US frigate Philadelphia.
Abd Al-Rahman wasn’t there to negotiate. He told them that the pirates demanded money for protection of the US ships, much like modern mafias or they would continue to disrupt shipping.
At that moment the US declared war on Muslims and the Barbary states and their pirates.
Guess who won?
“guess who won?”
the United States Marines??
hahhaaha what a stretch for even Obama ...how dumb is this guy.
The Barbary Wars: American Independence in the Atlantic World, by Frank Lambert (2005)
Jeffersons War: Americas First War on Terror 18011805, by Joseph Wheelan (2003)
To the Shores of Tripoli: The Birth of the U.S. Navy and Marines, by A. B. C. Whipple (1991, republished 2001)
Victory in Tripoli: How Americas War with the Barbary Pirates Established the U.S. Navy and Shaped a Nation, by Joshua E. London (2005)
Good Books to read on the subject. Jefferson and others were not to fond of muslims. Obama doesn’t know this or is lying. Jefferson had a koran because he wanted to know why these people were savages and barbaric.
Because he fought against pirates?
By that logic, Obama and the Bushes, who also fought wars against Arabs weren't too fond of Muslims either.
Get out of the White House, you closet raghead, you and your ifart dinners.
No, the reason that Jefferson had a copy of the Koran and read it was “know thy enemy”, in this case the Barbary pirates. Opposition research, not enlightenment.
Strange that this “Christian” never celebrates Christmas in the White House, and he attends worship services, not even at Christmas and Easter. All we see is him and his family cavorting on the beach in Hawaii on yet another holiday vacation.
He is a Muslim.
just google “thomas jefferson and islam”.
great history lesson.
the obamanation remains a liar.
should be: “he never attends worship services...”
Jefferson’s “Muslim legacy” = U.S.M.C.
Oh yeah? A few recent "patriotic Muslims" for your consideration...
Sgt. Ali Mohamed - exposed as Al Qaeda traitor, copped a plea which is sealed, presumably still in jail
Sgt. Hasan Akbar - fragged his officers in Kuwait
Spc. Ryan Anderson - serving life for attempting to provide aid to the terrorist network al-Qaeda
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan - Ft. Hood assassin
Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo - sentenced to two consecutive life prison sentences for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and 60 years for attempted murder of officers or employees of the United States
Send treats to the troops...
Great because you did it.
(An entirely free service)
“Further, there is no long tradition of Muslims having an impact in America. The only real impact that Islam has had on America occurred on September 11, 2001.”
that lying jerk should learn to sthu...but NO! he thinks he is an admirable fellow. feh.
“Obama doesnt know this or is lying.”
I’d say lying. It’s what he does more than anything else except perhaps golf.
“Jefferson had a koran because he wanted to know why these people were savages and barbaric.”
Precisely. Right on the mark. Good post.
Where ia Lt. Presley O’Bannon when we need him ?