Letter To The Editor: What Has Islam Done For The United States

Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for 
comma, as sent to this newspaper. 
- All submitted letters must be 600 words or less -

Some time ago, Obama read from his teleprompter telling us all of the good things Islam has done in the forming of the United States. I’ve always tried to keep up with what is really going on in my Country. I’ve read it’s History many times, I couldn’t remember anything that Islam had done in forming this Country. I decided to send some of Obama’s speech out to people that write me nearly everyday on some article I may have written, or something they find dear to their heart. The question was “what has Islam done for the United States”? I couldn’t think of a thing but one. The following in my opinion are four of the best I received, the last is mine having just flown to Texas and Back to Florida I felt I should write this. 5- How we Got here. The United States would not exist as we know it today, were it not for the Islamists. Most of us know, that in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue and discovered America while searching for a new route to Asia. The reason they were looking for a new route to Asia is because Constantinople fell to the Islamist Muslims in 1453, closing the trade routes to the East. This was devastating for Europeans, who traveled to Asia for spices and other stuff they didn’t have at home. Columbus’s trip was to ease the pain of the Europeans merchants by messing with the Muslims and making it easy for Europeans to reach India by sea. 4. Slavery I hadn’t thought of this angle, but it is true. Slavery is approved of in the Qur’an’s and has been taken for granted throughout Islamic history, as it was in the West until the abolitionist movements in the U.S. and Britain. The opening of the slave trade provided Muslim slave dealers in Africa with a whole new market. One consequence of this are claims by the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other Islamic bunches in the U.S. that the first Muslims in the U.S. were slaves imported from Africa. That my friends, is a bunch of hooey. However, it makes them feel like a victim that CAIR so likes to act out for the political power it offers. The slave traders who sold slaves to Europeans, and Americans, were Muslims, operating with the sanction given by Muhammad and the Qur’an. Therefore, if it weren’t for the Islamic slave industry on the African continent, there would have been no slavery in the New World, and none of the traumas that we have today. 3. The Marines “From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli…” The line from the Marine Corps hymn commemorates the Marines’ actions during the Barbary War (1801-1805), the first war the United States fought against Islamic jihadists. That war came around because Thomas Jefferson wouldn’t succumb to the Barbary Pirates demands for bribery, made of course in accord with the Qur’an’s dictum that the “People of the Book” must be made to “pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (9:29). The Barbary pirates, acting according with Islamic law kidnapped, enslaved and ransomed non-Muslims, they were seizing American ships and enslaving the crews, then demanded ransoms for their release. The Marines put a stop to all that stuff, and the line from the Marines’ hymn shows how their actions on the Barbary Coast helped in forming the Marine Corps. So for the Marines also, we have Muslims to thank. 2. A weakened economy Osama bin Laden explained that he mounted the 9/11 jihad terror attacks in order to weaken the American economy. In October 2004 he said: “Al-Qaeda spent $500,000 on the event, while America, lost more than $500 billion, wasted on the nation-building in Iraq and Afghanistan by not finishing the job. Were bin Laden alive today, he could look at America with satisfaction we have a weakened economy, high unemployment, and no prospects for real recovery. America is poorer, less productive, less efficient than it was on September 10, 2001. A contribution from Islamists. 1. The TSA Air Travel: Once a romantic and even a glamorous way to travel, air travel today is an uncomfortable, uncertain, unpleasant, inhospitable, cramped affair involving inefficient security procedures that annoy and humiliate travelers. Passengers are poked, prodded, threatened, herded like cattle, beleaguered with delays, and treated as though they are criminals in a politically correct attempt to avoid focusing on the real problem. Today, the TSA and the Department of Homeland Security are two bloated and ever-growing bureaucracies, draining the coffers of the already depleted American taxpayer. And that my friends, is the crowning contribution that Muslims have made to the “building of our nation”. No need to thank me, I enjoyed doing this.

George Pouliotte
Share Button

Written by admin