[Ed. – Huh????? A refresher: Earliest-founded European colony in what is now the USA: St. Augustine, Florida. 1515. Spain. Roman Catholic. Earliest-founded Protestant colony: Virginia. 1607. Great Britain. Every colony founded in North America: Christian. Worth noting: first Jewish congregation established in North America: New York. 1654. American colonies declared independence: 1776. United States of America founded: 1789. Emphasis added.]
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.”
That’s what the president told a White House conference on “countering violent extremism” on Wednesday.
Obama has said similar things in the past…
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.”
“Here in America, Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding. Generations — (applause) — Generations of Muslim immigrants came here and went to work as farmers and merchants and factory workers, helped to lay railroads and to build up America.
“The first Islamic center in New York City was founded in the 1890s. America’s first mosque, this was an interesting fact, was in North Dakota.” (It was established in 1929). …”
[It seems increasingly possible that the occupant of the White House is clinically insane. – Ed.]