| No Room at the Inn for an Iftar Dinner, the real story..................
| Tuesday, June 27, 2017
|Not this politically correct bullshit.
Notice how in the Post article it is “historians” (disinterested,
authoritative, not to be doubted) who cite that 1805 meal as the first
Iftar dinner in the White House, while those who deny that the meal was
an “Iftar dinner” are described as being on the “far right,” apparently
for no other reason than that very denial.
What actually happened is clear for those without an insensate need
to make Islam, as Barack Obama has repeatedly claimed it was, “always
part of America’s story.” And you can be as left-wing as all get out,
and still recognize that Jefferson was not putting on an Iftar dinner. A
little history will help:
In fact, Jefferson had a very dim view of Islam, which came out of his
experience in dealing with the Barbary Pirates, that is, the North
African Muslims (in Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli), who attacked
Christian shipping and seized ships and Christian sailors, and then
The sums were not trivial; the American Republic found
itself spending 20% of its national budget on such payments. These
continued until Jefferson became President, stopped the practice of
paying such tribute, and instead made war on the Barbary Pirates. And
Read it all here..............
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 6:56 PM