Muslim Congresswoman Starts Off 2019 with a Bang
Palestinian Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has been sworn in with much fanfare from the media, especially after the video of her “we’re gonna impeach the motherf****r” speech went viral.
The impeachment-at-any-cost (and without any evidence) crowd inside the beltway was delighted with this vulgar outburst. She simply said what everyone in her base was hoping for.
Aside from the nastiness of Tlaib’s language, the bigger concern for Americans should be the danger of the historical revisionism that’s taking place over her election and swearing-in.
The media hails Rep. Tlaib as the “first Palestinian Arab in Congress.” Like everything the media says these days, this is of course a total lie.
That distinction actually goes to the libertarian-leaning Republican Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI). Amash was first elected to Congress as part of the 2010 Tea Party wave.
He’s the son of a Christian Palestinian businessman and a Christian Syrian mother. Hence, the media classifies Congressman Amash as a “white guy,” while touting Rashida Tlaib as the first Palestinian in Congress.
Unlike Ms. Tlaib, Congressman Amash does not proudly display a map in his office that has Israel erased from it and replaced the a “Palestinian state.”
As part of its ongoing effort to poke normal Americans in the eye, Rep. Tlaib insisted on being sworn in to Congress on Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the Quran.
If Jefferson had only realized how the enemies of America would one day use that book as a political prop, he probably would have burned it.
Tlaib opined to the Detroit Free Press, “Muslims were there at the beginning. Some of our founding fathers knew more about Islam than some members of Congress now.”
Ironically, that is a true statement! Just not in the way that Tlaib intends.
Many of the founding fathers found Islam to be abhorrent and recognized it as a threat to humanity. Thomas Jefferson purchased his copy of the Quran not because he was interested in it for spiritual reason, but to understand the alien threat it posed the young United States of America.
The “Barbary Pirates” – slaver ships from Algiers, Morocco, Tripoli and Tunis – were capturing American merchant ships at an alarming rate. The crews were being killed outright or pressed into slavery.
Jefferson’s predecessor, President John Adams, likewise owned a copy of the Quran. President Adams, who understood much more about Islam than many current Members of the US Congress, wrote the following in his analysis of the “prophet” Mohammad:
“He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust: to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature.”
Hey! Does anyone know why Muslims never ask to be sworn in to office on a copy of John Adams’ Quran? Just curious!
But back to Jefferson and his “understanding” of Islam.
By the time Jefferson was in office, the Barbary Pirates had spent more than two centuries capturing and enslaving Europeans and Americans.
The most accurate historical accounts indicate that as many as 1.5 million Americans and Europeans were snatched from their homelands and enslaved in Muslim nations.
For comparison purposes, only 388,000 slaves captured from Africa during the same period ended up in North America, according to researchers at PBS News. (The vast majority of African slaves ended up in China, the Caribbean and South America – largely courtesy of Muslim slavers.)
Jefferson sought to understand Islam because the Barbary Pirates were extorting tribute payments from America, to the tune of nearly 10% of the US government’s annual budget.
The Muslims told America, “Pay up, or we’ll continue capturing your peaceful merchant ships.”
America paid and of course, the Muslims lied and continued capturing our ships.
After years of dealing with subterfuge and broken agreements, and finally coming to an understanding of what Islam truly is, thanks to reading the Quran, Jefferson settled on a different solution.
That’s why we now have the United States Marine Corps and the Barbary Pirates no longer exist.
Our apologies if all of this history sounds familiar to you. But every time that a Rashida Tlaib or a Barack Obama lies to the American people and tells us, “Islam has always been a part of America,” we will continue to publish the truth.
Thomas Jefferson owned a Quran because he wanted to understand an existential threat to America. If only the current Congress were as diligent in trying to understand Islam!