Dear Mr. Obama
During your Cairo speech on June 4th 2009, you said:
"I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America 's story."
Let’s examine this statement, I really need to understand it.
Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed?
Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.
Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving day?
Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians.
Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United States Constitution?
Can you show me one Muslim signature on the Declaration of Independence ?
Can you show me one Muslim signature on the Bill of Rights?
Didn't think so.
Did Muslims fight for this country's freedom from England ?
In 1805, American MARINES marched across the desert from Egypt into Tripolitania, forcing the surrender of Tripoli and the freeing of all Muslim held American slaves.
Were there Muslims with those MARINES?
Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America ?
No, they did not.
In fact, Muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human slavery.
Your own half brother, a devout Muslim, still advocates slavery himself, even though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black Muslims as "pug nosed slaves."
That says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your family's " Rich Islamic Heritage," doesn't it Mr. Obama?
Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this country?
There are no pictures or media accounts of Muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr. or helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.
Where were Muslims during this country's Woman's Suffrage era?
Again, not present.
In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture. So much so, that often they are beaten for not wearing the 'hajib' or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband.
Yep, the Muslims are all for women's rights, aren't they?
Where were Muslims during World War II?
Weren’t the Ottoman Muslims aligned with Adolph Hitler?
Didn’t Ottoman Muslims fight along side the Nazi's against America and the Allies?
Wasn’t it the Muslim Grand Mufti of Jerusalem himself that met with Adolph Hitler, in Germany, and reviewed the Nazi troops?
Didn’t the Muslim Grand Mufti accepted support from the Nazi's in killing Jews?
Finally, Mr. Obama:
Where were the Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001?
If they weren't flying planes into the World Trade Center , the Pentagon or a field
in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the Middle East, dancing in the streets, literally. No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other cable news networks that day.
Where were the voices of the immigrant Muslims and the American born children of the immigrant Muslims who came to this country and found religious tolerance, opportunity and a better life?
They have been conspicuously quiet since that day to say the least.
Oh sure there are diffuse voices with their meager exhortations, 9 years later.
Not to mention, as of late, they have been busily engaging themselves in traveling to Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia to enrich their education. A religious education.
An education they use to join the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabaab in killing Americans, even returning to America to attack us from within.
Or maybe they’re trying to build a Mosque next to “Ground-Zero”, upholding the one of the oldest and finest Muslim traditions of building a Mosque on or near conquered territory. Funded by the usual cast of “Moderate Muslim” countries.
I find it just as strange, the very "Moderate Muslims” who's butts you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th 2009 were stone cold silent post 9-11. Where that positive response and spirit of co-operation?
To many, or dare I most Americans, the Muslim silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.
This, Mr. Obama, is the "Rich Heritage" Muslims have here in America .
Oh, I'm sorry, I almost forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates. They were Muslim
Lest I be remiss, I shouldn’t forget the Somali Pirates either. They are Muslim too.
Let’s not leave out Muslims that believe “Islam was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in the Quran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Muslim who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise."
Could it be Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who on November 5, 2009 slaughtered of 13 American soldiers at Fort Hood? A Muslim major born in Arlington, Virginia, raised in Roanoke, Virginia and educated at Virginia Tech. A doctor and a psychiatrist who was supposed to be counseling soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Or is it Anwar al-Awlaki, an American born Muslim Cleric born in Las Cruces, New Mexico who holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University? The same al-Awlaki that met privately with at least two of the 9-11 hijackers and then moved to Yemen after the September 11, 2001 attacks. The Imam who provided “Spiritual Guidance” to, and later called Major Hasan “a hero”. Anwar al-Awlaki, one of the al-Qaeda trainers, involved in planning and preparing the attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab the "Christmas Day bomber".
Maybe it’s Muslim John Walker Lindh, American, born in California. Who ended up training in Al-Qaeda camps and fighting on the Taliban front lines in Afghanistan?
Or could it possibly be Adam Gadahn, known as Azzam the American. The American born in California and the self-described American Al-Qaeda who threatens to kill thousands of his countrymen.
Could it be the Saudi funded Mosques that teach the intolerance of Wahabism?
I submit to you Mr. Obama, THAT, is your illustrious "Muslim Heritage" in America.
An American Veteran
“Non Sibi Sed Patriae”