Thursday, August 11, 2011

THE FIRST WAR AND THE LAST WAR - by Pamela Geller/Atlas Shrugs

  "Islam Has Always Been Part Of Our American Family," Barack Hussein Obama's taqiyya at black-tie Iftar dinner at White House(here).
BarbaryBurning_of_the_uss_philadelphiaPainting: Burning of the USS Philadelphia, Barbary war
Yes, indeed, Mr. President (always taking a free hand with history).
The first war the United States of Anerica had to fight was against the Muslims, not one but two wars, in fact -- the first was the First Barbary War (1801–5), also known as the Barbary Coast War or the Tripolitan War. Most Americans are unaware of this salient fact, but that's a fact. Truth does not change, just the narratives do.
[It] was the first of two wars fought between the United States and the North African Berber Muslim states known collectively as the Barbary States. These included the quasi-independent Sultanates in the middle and western coastal regions of North Africa—what is now Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya.
And of course, the last war.
911 last war

Obama at White House Ramadan dinner: “these are quintessentially American celebrations”

Not. Excerpts via the LA Times:
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you so much. (Applause.)  Everyone, please have a seat, have a seat.
Good evening, everyone, and welcome to the White House. Tonight is part of a rich tradition here at the White House of celebrating the holy days of many faiths and the diversity that define us as a nation. So these are quintessentially American celebrations — people of different faiths coming together, with humility before our maker, to reaffirm our obligations to one another, because no matter who we are, or how we pray, we’re all children of a loving God.
To the millions of Muslim Americans across the United States and more — the more than…. …one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time of reflection and a time of devotion.  It’s an occasion to join with family and friends in celebration of a faith known for its diversity and a commitment to justice and the dignity of all human beings. So to you and your families,Ramadan Kareem. 
Sharia justice?
“This evening reminds us of both the timeless teachings of a great religion and the enduring strengths of a great nation. Like so many faiths, Islam has always been part of our American family, and Muslim Americans have long contributed to the strength and character of our country, in all walks of life.This has been especially true over the past 10 years.
There’s that pesky non-truth again. Maybe Islam has always been a part of Obama’s American family, but hasn’t been a significant part of most of American history. When it has, especially true over the past ten years, it has been in an overwhelmingly negative light. Even the Associate Press has backed off on repeating Obama’s ‘Thomas Jefferson’ tradition lie.
“An America that doesn’t simply tolerate people of different backgrounds and beliefs, but an America where we are enriched by our diversity. An America where we treat one another with respect and with dignity, remembering thathere in the United States there is no “them” or “us;” it’s just us. An America where our fundamental freedoms and inalienable rights are not simply preserved, but continually renewed and refreshed…
Renewing and refreshing inalienable rights? Or creating new ones?

Read the full transcript and check the guest list at the link above.
What you might note is that the only time Obama seems to speak highly of America is when he is speaking to and referring to Muslims in America.
Why he chose to this Ramadan (month of jihad) dinner to preempt 9/11 by focusing on Muslims as victims is not clear.
What is clear is that not once did Obama mention that those who perpetrated the horrific, intentional, mass killing of Americans on 9/11 were Muslims – who also celebrated Ramadan and were acting on behalf of the Muslim world. Be sure he won’t dare mention that if he addresses Americans on 9/11.

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