By Karin McQuillan
As Congress is on the verge of giving President Obama his Iran Deal, including a payoff of $150 billion dollars to Iran’s terror regime, they might do well to contrast our founding fathers with the current occupant of the White House.
In the Ramadan speech in which he declared his support for the Ground Zero Mosque, Obama returned to a favorite theme of his:
Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America. 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.
You would think Obama would keep his mouth shut about this particular chapter in American history.
Yes, Mr. President, Islam was part of American history. The brutal, barbarous Islamic states of Tripoli (Tunisia), and Morocco terrorized the Mediterranean with their ‘Barbary Pirates.’ They kidnapped, enslaved and tortured Western seaman. At one time 20,000 seamen were in captivity in Algiers. Those with money bought their freedom. Seaman without money were sold as slaves who were worked to death in mines and galleys.
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