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Obama’s Constant BS About Thomas Jefferson and Islam
CFP ^ | 8/20/12 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 08/20/2012 2:56:50 PM PDT by Nachum

Every year he’s 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 it’s been utter hogwash. This year’s speech was no different in that respect.

For the 2012 iftar dinner celebration. Obama said the following:

As I’ve 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 that’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barbarypirates; islam; jefferson; jeffersonkoran; obamas; presidents
Jefferson had an Iftar dinner... yeah, that's the ticket. Yeah, and he wore a turban, and bowed to Mecca too.... yeah... that's the ticket
1 posted on 08/20/2012 2:56:59 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 08/20/2012 2:58:36 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

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.


3 posted on 08/20/2012 3:01:51 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Nachum
Last paragraph of the article:BUMP!!
4 posted on 08/20/2012 3:11:47 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Nachum

First Barbary War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War


5 posted on 08/20/2012 3:19:53 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: Nachum

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?


6 posted on 08/20/2012 3:21:30 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

“guess who won?”

the United States Marines??

;)


7 posted on 08/20/2012 3:25:37 PM PDT by sdpatriot (Rush:" the media didn't make her, so they can't control her")
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To: Nachum

hahhaaha what a stretch for even Obama ...how dumb is this guy.


8 posted on 08/20/2012 3:28:37 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Nachum

The Barbary Wars: American Independence in the Atlantic World, by Frank Lambert (2005)

Jefferson’s War: America’s First War on Terror 1801–1805, 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 America’s 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.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 3:31:59 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: dalebert
Very, very, very dumb...

He's functionally a nine year old kid, sitting in the Oval Office.





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10 posted on 08/20/2012 3:32:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: barmag25
Jefferson and others were not to fond of muslims.

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.

11 posted on 08/20/2012 3:46:29 PM PDT by x
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To: Nachum

Get out of the White House, you closet raghead, you and your ifart dinners.


12 posted on 08/20/2012 3:54:14 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Shadow44

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.


13 posted on 08/20/2012 4:08:06 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Nachum

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.


14 posted on 08/20/2012 4:45:34 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: x

just google “thomas jefferson and islam”.

great history lesson.

the obamanation remains a liar.

blessings, bobo


15 posted on 08/20/2012 4:47:47 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: txrefugee

should be: “he never attends worship services...”


16 posted on 08/20/2012 4:50:32 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Nachum

Jefferson’s “Muslim legacy” = U.S.M.C.

Semper Fi!


17 posted on 08/20/2012 5:59:09 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: Nachum
And that’s a reminder, along with the generations of patriotic Muslims in America, that Islam — like so many faiths — is part of our national story.

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

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Great because you did it.
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18 posted on 08/20/2012 6:00:01 PM PDT by JCG
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To: Nachum; upchuck

“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.”

perfect!

that lying jerk should learn to sthu...but NO! he thinks he is an admirable fellow. feh.


19 posted on 08/20/2012 7:19:52 PM PDT by bitt (These Commies are making it impossible to stick to my self-imposed moratorium on foul language)
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To: barmag25

“Obama doesn’t 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.


20 posted on 08/20/2012 7:57:59 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Where ia Lt. Presley O’Bannon when we need him ?


21 posted on 08/21/2012 3:15:09 AM PDT by Einherjar
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