Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Obama Islam Always A Part Of America

Islam Has Always Been Part Of America

by Ronnie Spangler

According to President Obama "
Islam has always been part of America."

Is this revisionist history from our President?

The truth is Islam is relatively new compared to other religions practiced within the United States. President Obama seems to forget that the original 13 colonies were predominately Christian. Other areas controlled by Spain or France were mostly Catholic. Historians vigorously disagree on when and where Islam 1st became a religious factor in the history of America. One thing is certain, by 1776 and the signing of the Declaration of Independence Muslim influence under the Ottoman Empire had been drastically reduced. After Napoleon conquered Egypt in 1798 the Muslim culture and Islamic faith had been left behind.

Obama and some misguided historians seem to believe that it was slavery in America that brought Islam to our shores. Here again historians are divided on how many slaves actually came from Muslim countries. Some will say 10% of slaves were Muslims while others put the number between 15%-30%, truth is nobody knows. If you study the spread of Islam from the time of Mohammed until the decline of the Ottoman Empire, you will find that it never ventured farther west or south than the northeastern coast of Africa. The majority of all slave trade during this period took place along the west and southwest coast of the African continent.

Due to the way slaves were captured and sold to slave traders it is highly unlikely that the ones sold on the west coast of Africa were ever exposed to Islam. Tribes along these coast that participated in slave trade were at war with tribes in central Africa. Tribes along the coast would capture members of enemy tribes and sell them to the slave traders. As the need for slaves increased France and Spain began to colonize the west and southwestern coast of Africa and became heavily involved in the slavery business. Because each tribe in central, western and southern part of Africa had its own primitive gods and religion it leaves you to wonder how any of these people could have been Muslim.

As you look deeper into the spread of Islam in early America you find very few people actually practicing the Islamic faith. In 1915 the Albanians built a Muslim Mosque in Maine, although the accepted 1st Islamic Mosque is reported to have been built in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1934 by the Lebanese community. It wasn't until the 2nd half of the 20th century that Muslims started to immigrate into America in large numbers and Mosque construction began to explode. It is estimated there are over 2000 Mosques in America today, compared to zero before 1915.

With this information readily available I cannot understand how President Obama can say, "Islam has always been a part of America
and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country."

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Muslim Mosque Near Ground Zero

Why Worry About Another Mosque

by Ronnie Spangler

President Obama has succeeded in turning what Democrats hoped would be a local issue confined to New York into a national issue. Like everything else Obama says his remarks about building a Mosque near ground zero has left many scratching their heads. Is he for it or against it. Like most politicians he wants to please everyone especially the Muslim community.

By putting the Imam that's behind building the Mosque on the State Department payroll and sending him to the Middle East, Obama has given ammunition to those that believe he is secretly practicing the Islamic faith. Iran's President Ahmadinejad statements before the United Nations has not helped to calm people's fear of Muslims that believe in the return of al-Mahdi the 12th Imam.

Ahmadinejad and Muslims that believe in the 12th Imam also believe it is their duty to start a major war between the greatest powers on earth. Bottom line they are hoping for another World War. They believe the 12th Imam will rise up and save the world during this time of crisis. As a condition for saving the world all infidels or non-believers must be killed. Along with Jesus the 12th Imam will fight and destroy the anti-Christ

Besides all the millions that must die before the appearance of the 12th Imam and those that will die after the coming of the 12th Imam, Muslims believe all Jews and Israel itself must be destroyed. Once this has been accomplished they believe Islam will rule the world and there will be no other religions because mankind will have finally been shown the truth.

Muslims Ahmadinejad that believe in the 12th Imam have no fear of another World War because they believe they will be protected and survive to witness the final battle and victory of their al-Mahdi. In fact they think it is their duty to hasten another World War thereby hastening the arrival of the 12th Imam.

This type of teaching in Mosques has many in America worried. After all its not only Jews that are considered infidels it is also atheist, agnostics, Christians and any Muslim that does not follow the true Islamic faith.

Does Obama secretly believe in this type of teaching, I haven't the foggiest idea. Has Obama read or does he secretly follow the Koran, again we don't know. Could he secretly be following the teachings of the Koran while he orders the killing of Muslims in other countries, yes. For the greater good of the Islamic faithful and to hasten the arrival of the 12th Imam, killing of Muslims is permissible to fanatics like Ahmadinejad.

Since all of the attacks (9/11, Ft. Hood, Christmas Day and Time Square) were carried out by Muslims or Islamic jihadist it is no wonder Americans are concerned. Knowing what is truly in the heart and mind of a leader is of paramount importance to those that follow. Also what is being taught inside a Mosque especially near Ground Zero is especially important to Americans.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Blame Bush or Democrats

Who Is Really To Blame

by Ronnie Spangler

With the elections drawing near the Democrats have become desperate. The blame game was going on long before and ever since President Obama took the oath of office. Until this point in time it has worked well for him and his Progressive friends. Unfortunately for the President and members of Congress the American people have become more engaged and they are at the point of rebellion. Maybe now is the time to look back and remember what really happened to our economy and who is really to blame.

Think back to 2006 when the Democrats took control of Congress and ask yourself who controls the spending in our government. Now remember who controlled the committees in Congress that were supposed to be watching over people like Fanny Mae and Freddie Mack. Who was it that said, after being warned by the White House, nothing was wrong with Fanny and Freddie?

Did President Bush veto any bills that had Congress spending like drunken sailors, no. Ask yourself why. Maybe because he needed all the support he could get to fight the 2 wars we were in then and are still in today. Think about how every time a defense bill came before him Democrats added pet projects that had nothing to do with fighting these wars. To veto any added earmarks he would have had to veto the entire bill. Remember in 2007 the Dems (Harry Reid and Barack Obama) were proclaiming the war in Iraq is lost and did not want to fund the surge. After they added all of their pet projects the funding was approved. Surge worked out pretty well.

Now remember what happened as the Presidential elections started to gain speed heading into 2008. Everyone seems to have forgotten how the price of oil and gas began to rise and as the elections neared, all of a sudden they skyrocketed. What happened to average working people and small business? Workers found themselves having to decide whether to pay their bills (rent/mortgages) or buy gas to get back and forth to work. Due to the high increase in fuel prices transportation fees went through the roof. Business at 1st passed these increases on to the consumer. The result was consumers cut back on buying their products. Then business began to cut back on employees, unemployment began to rise.

Remember scenes and stories like this:

Why did the price of oil go so high? No valid reason was ever given but the impact on families and business around the country was devastating to some. Did the high cost of oil and gas contribute to the housing decline and eventual burst of the housing bubble? I believe the answer is yes. If a family has to decide whether to buy food and clothing for their kids or pay their mortgage they may decide to let a payment go for one month thinking they may be able to pay it the next. Some folks even used mortgage money to buy gas in order to keep their job. Employers didn't want to hear, I couldn't come to work because I didn't have gas money.

Some people speculated that investors like George Soros was using oil for political gains. Since there was no shortage in oil production around the world people believed the market was artificially high but Congress refused to act. Regulators did next to nothing to investigate hedge fund investors even after some were caught illegally buying and selling on the market.

All of this played well for the Democrats since there was a Republican President to blame. Throughout the Presidential campaign Democrats beat the Republicans for letting prices get so far out of hand. Their big complaint and answer to the problem was not enough Democrats controlling Congress so voters needed to elect more. The voters did and for some unknown reason the price of oil and gas miraculously started to decline after the November elections.

By this time the damage had been done. People were so far behind in mortgage payments they couldn't catch up. Consumers had stopped buying resulting in employers laying off employees. Like dominoes everything started to crash and to this day all we hear from Democrats is blame George Bush and the Republicans. I just don't buy what they are selling and I believe most Americans are not buying it either.

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