NOT true! The blessing of the United States was given by promise to Manasseh (Genesis 48:19-20). The Muslims had nothing to do with the founding or the greatness of this country or the United Kingdom which is descended from Ephraim. If you read through the article you see that Islam played the opposite role as it does today contrary to Mr. Obama’s penchant for believing and stating the opposite while at the same time failing to support Christianity.
We hear a lot about the United States’ Judeo-Christian heritage, but according to President Obama, “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.”
Obama has said similar things in the past:
“I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story,” Obama said in a June 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt. “Islam has always been part of America,” he said in a 2010 statement marking the start of Ramadan. And in a 2014 statement marking Eid, Obama said the holiday “also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”
In his speech on Wednesday, Obama was making the point that Western nations must show that they “welcome people of all faiths,” at a time when “extremists” are saying that Western nations are “hostile to Muslims.”
In fact, the new nation’s first dealings with Islam were tense and unpleasant.
According to a Heritage Foundation paper, shortly after America’s founding, the United States “was dragged into the affairs of the Islamic world by an escalating series of unprovoked attacks on Americans by Muslim pirates, the terrorists of the era,” who looted American ships and captured American sailors, holding them for ransom or selling them as slaves.
The paper notes that America’s struggle with Muslim pirates from the Barbary States (modern-day Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) began soon after the 13 colonies declared their independence from Britain in 1776 and continued for roughly four decades.
via Obama: ‘Islam Has Been Woven Into the Fabric of Our Country Since Its Founding’ | CNS News.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON: We in the administration and the government should give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they face. And so I personally have committed to speak out about the situation that very often people in the Muslim community in this country face.
via Jeh Johnson: The Administration Must “Give Voice To The Plight Of Muslims” | Video | RealClearPolitics.
Speaking at the White House summit on preventing violent extremism, President Obama defended the peaceful nature of the Muslim faith, in spite of terrorists using tenets of the religion for their own ends.
“No religion is responsible for violence and terrorism,” Obama asserted. “People are responsible for violence and terrorism.”
Obama pointed out that, although the leaders of ISIS like to portray themselves as religious leaders, they are mistaken.
“They are not religious leaders, they are terrorists,” Obama said. “And we are not at war with Islam, we are at war with people who have perverted Islam.”
Obama pointed instead to Islamic religious leaders who cited the Koran to prove that Muslims were committed to a religion of peace.
“These religious leaders and scholars preach that Islam calls for peace and for justice and tolerance toward others, that terrorism is prohibited, that the Koran says, ‘Whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind.’” he said. “Those are the voices that represent over a billion people around the world.”
The Muslims see anyone outside of their faith as infidels and those that are classified as Crusaders automatically incur the death penalty. See the above quote in it’s full context in the next paragraph.
via President Obama: ‘No Religion is Responsible For Violence and Terrorism’ – Breitbart.
Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.
Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment,
via Surat Al-Ma’idah [5:32] – The Noble Qur’an – ال and [5:33]
The Obama administration was given multiple chances Wednesday to endorse a longtime ally’s airstrikes on America’s biggest enemy at the moment, the so-called Islamic State. Over and over again, Obama’s aides declined to back Egypt’s military operation against ISIS.
via U.S. Won’t Back Egypt’s Attacks on ISIS – The Daily Beast.