The conference on ‘countering violent extremism’ is actually fostering violent extremism.
On February 18, President Barack Obama told an audience at a conference on “Countering Violent Extremism” that “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.”
The president continued: “Generations of Muslim immigrants came here and went to work as farmers and merchants and factory workers, helped to lay railroads and build up America.”
This is a lie. Islam was not woven into the fabric of the United States anywhere near its founding. The first mosque in America wasn’t even built until 1915—after the commencement of World War i, about 140 years after the nation was founded, 308 years after the colony at Jamestown was established.
Sure, there may have been some Muslims who traveled to America during those early years, but to suggest they had a major role in shaping America is a lie. Even today, only 0.6 percent of the population is Muslim.
In reality, the major contribution of Muslims to America has been profoundly negative.
Immediately after America gained its independence from Britain, the Barbary States, located in North Africa, attacked American shipping. Hundreds of American sailors were captured and sold into slavery by these Muslim nations beginning in 1784. In 1795, the U.S. government paid $1 million—one sixth of its entire budget—to ransom captured crews and ships.
When Thomas Jefferson went to negotiate with one of the Barbary States’ ambassadors, he asked why the Barbary States made war on nations that had done them no injury. Jefferson recorded the ambassador’s response (“Making of America,” Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 30):
It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.
To that point in America’s history, extortion is the most significant Muslim contribution toward America.
It wasn’t until 1801 that America finally stopped paying tribute to Tripoli. That was the year America struck back with force—sending its newly constructed navy and a message that targeting Americans would no longer be tolerated.
According to historian David Barton, the only other major contribution Muslims made to early America was selling slaves to American slave traders.
But many Americans refuse to accept facts, especially when they contradict their world view. Americans want to believe that people are inherently good and peaceful. But goodness is not the natural state of mankind. What these people don’t understand is that the concept of goodness in the West is based on Judeo-Christian ideals of what is good.
Most people refuse to accept that the human heart is inherently evil. That evil is the base line condition of all humanity. Thus so many people continue to believe obvious and increasingly apparent lies.
And thus America’s acceptance and willingness to cooperate with people who want to both destroy our way of life and our life itself.
But there is another, far more dangerous reason the White House refuses to confront radical Islam.
Consider the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism hosted by President Obama. There were so many radical, hateful anti-Americans present that it should have been called the Summit for Legitimizing and Empowering Violent Extremists.
President Obama said the conference would build upon his strategy of “Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States.” Problem is that many of these local partners are the extremists. Here is how Breitbart described the Boston delegation of Muslim leaders:
So why is the president so set on working with and even empowering the very people who want to destroy America and Western civilization in general? Why won’t the president label radical Islam for the threat that it is? Why is he perpetuating lies about America’s history with Islam? Is he really that naive, or is there an agenda at work behind the scenes that most people don’t recognize?
To understand why President Obama seems to side with America’s enemies, read America Under Attack. ▪
Full article: Lies About Islam and Destroying America From Within (The Trumpet)