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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What has Islam done for America?

In America, everyone has a right to practice the religion of their choice. It's one of those things that we take for granted. There is not one Muslim country where that is true. 
(Breitbart) On Sunday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” 
The comments were made to mark the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, a time of spiritual renewal for Muslims which comes at the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. The Obamas said in their statement that Eid “celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity” and “welcomed their commitment to giving back to their communities.” The International Business Times reports that during Eid, Muslims join in Islamic prayer, while saying "Allahu Akbar," or "God is Great," and feasting. 
The statement further reads that the administration “wishes Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration.” The letter ended with salutation of “Eid Mubarak,” which roughly means “blessed celebration.”
I too celebrated Eid Mubarak by eating a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich (on whole wheat bread).  Actually, I think that it was just lunch on that blessed day. But that's not my point. What has Islam done for the United States of America?  On first blush, I couldn't think of a single thing, besides our First Post-American President. Yes, Islam gave us Obama. They can have him back. 

I "Googled" <what has Islam contributed to american culture>. Can you guess what I came up with?

Nothing.

Only news stories of Obama talking about everything that Islam has done for America without identifying anything.

America's first war was with Islam - the Barbary Pirates, who kidnapped Americans and took American merchant vessels in acts of piracy on the high seas. That may be what Obama referred to because the war with Islam caused the US to build a Navy that was useful in our second national war -- with the British in 1812.

Here is your chance to sound off on all the things that Islam has done for America.

I'm going to start the list:

(1) By attacking America, they provided me with a living for part of my life - so killing Muslims for a living did provide me with means, that I in turn used to buy goods and services in America, thus boosting the economy and benefiting the man-on-the-street to some small degree.


15 comments:

  1. Libertarian AdvocateJuly 30, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Razed the world trade center for free, so that Larry Silverstein could put a new building up?

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    1. And isn't there a victory mosque somewhere in there too?

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  2. They did transmit the concept of the zero from India into Western Civilization. And they created Barack Obama. It amounts to the same thing.

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    1. They may have invented the chair - empty though it is.

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  3. All of those checkpoints and body scanners and pat-downs at airports. I remember being able to arrive at the airport and going directly to the plane at the last minute before scheduled take-off, landing, and then grabbing my take-on luggage and proceeding to the taxi to my destination. And I remember helping my grandmother carry her take-on luggage into the cabin of the airplane, and then wishing her goodbye and walking off the plane, all under the approving eyes of the stewardess.

    The whole airport screening routine in America is a gift from Islam.

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    1. Wow, you're absolutely correct. They did give us something substantial.

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  4. My wife used to knit when we were on airplane flights. When she'd get to rockin' I always was a little concerned about my eyes. My Vision is a gift from Islam.And having the capacity to increase the revenue of the Airport Vendors by buying water at $5 a bottle is a gift from Islam also. Gee Thanks!

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    1. They do what they can to make your life meaningful. After 9/11 there were a lot of people talking about how precious and fragile life is. We owe that "pivot toward faith" to Islam.

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  5. Does he really doubt that the Muslims will dump him in a hole, in a second?

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    1. They could then claim to have done something for America...?

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  6. Wandering neuronsAugust 1, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    The Muslims did, in the early 1600s, come up with the idea of using a sheep's intestine for a condom.
    But it took the British to improve the idea by removing it from the sheep.

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  7. Let's not forget the contribution to women's clothing fashion...
    (burka bag...)

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  8. and another: Halal meats....

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  9. nice post i like this post.

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