Our buddy Kevin Jackson is at it again and wants Barack Obama in addition to thanking Muslims for their contributions to the founding and making of the United States, to perhaps list just a few examples while he’s at it.
Obama released a statement thanking Muslims for their many “achievements and contributions to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”
I’d like to know what Muslims have done to improve America. It must be a secret list, kept with Obama’s birth certificate and his college transcripts!
Obama said this in Egypt:
The contribution of Muslims to the United States are too long to catalog, because Muslims are so interwoven into the fabric of our communities and our country.”
I’d like Obama to list THREE contributions of Muslims to the fabric of America. In fact, I Googled “Muslim contributions to America,” and here is an excerpt from
one website, the title of the article being, “American history incomplete without Muslim contribution”
As the Muslim population in America increases, it is especially important to look back on the history of Islam in America and to acknowledge and appreciate Muslim American contributions.
The scholarship of Dr. Sylviane Diouf of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Dr. Michael Gomez of New York University and Amir Muhammad of America’s Islamic Heritage Museum has confirmed that some of the slaves brought to the Americas from West Africa were Muslims. The transmission and sustainment of the faith over several centuries among their descendants has been documented through artifacts, paintings, writings and even gravestones depicting a connection to the religion.
Given their enslavement and heavily restricted mobility, these early believers could neither avail themselves of American citizenship nor did they have the liberty to transform their presence into communities and institutions. However, there is evidence that American leaders of the time, including the founding fathers of our nation, such as John Quincy Adams and Thomas Jefferson, were quite familiar with Islam and possessed copies of the Holy Qur’an in their personal libraries.
As you can see, there is NO real contribution mention, just the notion that a couple of presidents had Qu’rans. And in case you missed it, the Muslims are intent one thing: Expanding.
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