Obama: ‘Islam Has Been Woven Into the Fabric of Our Country Since Its Founding’


obama1We 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” last week.

Obama has said similar things in the past:

“I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story,” Obama said in a June 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt. “Islam has always been part of America,” he said in a 2010 statement marking the start of Ramadan. And in a 2014 statement marking Eid, Obama said the holiday “also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

In his speech last week, 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).

Both of those milestones happened well after America’s founding, however. In fact, the new nation’s first dealings with Islam were tense and unpleasant.

According to a Heritage Foundation paper, shortly after America’s founding, the United States “was dragged into the affairs of the Islamic world by an escalating series of unprovoked attacks on Americans by Muslim pirates, the terrorists of the era,” who looted American ships and captured American sailors, holding them for ransom or selling them as slaves.

The paper notes that America’s struggle with Muslim pirates from the Barbary States (modern-day Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) began soon after the 13 colonies declared their independence from Britain in 1776 and continued for roughly four decades.

In his remarks, President Obama said Muslim Americans now serve as police officers, firefighters, soldiers, “and in our intelligence communities and in homeland security.”

He said Muslim American heroes are buried at Arlington National Cemetery, “having given their lives in defense of all of us.”

“And, of course, that’s the story extremists and terrorists don’t want the world to know — Muslims succeeding and thriving in America. Because when that truth is known, it exposes their propaganda as the lie that it is.

“It’s also a story that every American must never forget, because it reminds us all that hatred and bigotry and prejudice have no place in our country. It is not just counterproductive. It doesn’t just aid terrorists. It’s wrong. It’s contrary to who we are.”

Read more at CNS NEWS.



  1. “It’s also a story that every American must never forget, because it reminds us all that hatred and bigotry and prejudice have no place in our country

    so why does He hate israel and

  2. What will happen when Obama is no longer the president? Will we have another pro-islamic regulated good cheerleader? Create a mess for the future and you will surely be lost on a generation who never thinks you have another plan to improve our future.

    This is a president without a good compass and without a good deal.

    Living through these days is like asking myself “Do I feel Healthy enough to smile”.

  3. This is typical of Moslems, to rewrite history retroactively. I grew up in America and Islam was NOT part of it. (America is part of the Edom exile, not Yishmael.) Obama is mixing in Islam (~Ismael), but only from this time on, BHO, not always “part of America’s story.”

  4. Thank you once again for your words of wisdom o wise and aloof President. I can actually feel my dark, shriveled and bigoted soul unclenching under the benevolent sunlight and nourishment of your magnificent, splendiferous oratory. I am a Jew, yet under your gentle yet firm and persuasive rebuke I am ready to pen an apology for the Crusades.

    P.S. You’re right – the “P” in AIPAC stands for “Pollard”.

  5. Islamic enemies have confronted America from the time of the famous Barbary Pirates.

    Many of the black slaves sent to the Americas in colonial times were from groups initially enslaved by Muslims or their allies!

  6. Well, now we know that after a glorious presidency, Obama can be an American history professor at any revisionist institution of higher learning that he chooses.

  7. Which islam/moos limited movement or branch was fighting in the revolutionary war? Which Arab helped draft or sign the Constitution?
    Which of these Camel Jockeys ever served as Statesmen, Champions of Peace, or even Keyholders in any local government? (Other than Dearborn,MI. If even that).
    I could even find any reference to Muslim groups in any WWII faction such as with doses of groups like Jewish War Veterans et al.

  8. and a muslim now serves as (read impersonates) the president of the United states. Now aren’t muslims (or at least a picture of one) woven into the fabric of (a picture in) the white house

  9. This president has been a Phoney Faker and a fraud ever since taking office. It is truly Yad Hashem that he ever was elected or lasted so long, because it is obvious he couldn’t have been voted in otherwise.

  10. Well I live outside of the U.S and have read extensively about U.S history.Islam never started with this country, When new found world was discovered by Columbus, America has been shaped by a series of wars between French, Spanish Conquistadors, English, Americans and the bringing in of slaves to work on plantations. Islam slowly crept into America through trade and human transport (transatlantic slave trade, immigration from the Ottoman empire, etc). But the world changed after 9/11, Muslim radicals running here and there causing mayhem. They are not going to stop at anything so Mr. president lets call a spade a spade, who knows when the Muslims in your country would be radicalized?