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The Problem Before Us

by Joe Kirkpatrick

For many years, I admit I leaned toward liberalism. Several years ago, I woke up. There were many things that factored into my "awakening," but the most predominate were the moral decay or our society, along with the permissiveness that most parents, along with our school systems, extend to their children. Since 2001, another form of liberalism has evolved I never thought I would live to see: Islam making a very predominate and rapidly growing presence in our country. We have all read about the controversy concerning the construction of a mosque within two blocks of the former location of the World Trade Center, but haven't seen near as much about sizable mosques being constructed here in Tennessee in Nashville and Murfreesboro. In Murfreesboro, there is reported to be 200 Muslims attending the current mosque, but they are constructing a new multi-million dollar 50,000 sq. ft mosque. On one news report I watched, it was reported from the time the building permit was filed, it was approved and issued in 17 days. It was also reported a large Christian church there spent over a year jumping through various hoops to get their building permit approved and issued.

It's time to WAKE UP, AMERICA!

I received the following from an e-mail from the Internet. The author is unknown, but I thought it states some issues better than I could have said myself.

Barack OBAMA, during his Cairo speech, said: "I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America 's story."


"Dear Mr. Obama:

Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed? Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.

Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day? Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians.

Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United States Constitution?

Declaration of Independence ?

Bill of Rights?

Didn't think so.

Did Muslims fight for this country's freedom from England? No.

Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America? No, they did not. In fact, Muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human slavery. Your own half brother, a devout Muslim, still advocates slavery himself, even though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black Muslims as "pug nosed slaves." Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your family's "rich Islamic heritage," doesn't it Mr. Obama?

Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this country? Not present.

There are no pictures or media accounts of Muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr. or helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.

Where were Muslims during this country's Woman's Suffrage era? Again, not present. In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture. So much so, that often they are beaten for not wearing the 'hajib' or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband. Yep, the Muslims are all for women's rights, aren't they?

Where were Muslims during World War II? They were aligned with Adolf Hitler. The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler, reviewed the troops and accepted support from the Nazi's in killing Jews.

Finally, Mr. Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001? If they weren't flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon or a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the Middle East. No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other cable news networks that day. Strangely, the very 'moderate' Muslims who's asses you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11. To many Americans, their silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.

And THAT, Mr. Obama, is the "rich heritage" Muslims have here in America .

Oh, I'm sorry, I FORGOT to mention the Barbary Pirates. They were Muslim. And now we can add November 5, 2009 - the slaughter of American soldiers at Fort Hood by a Muslim major who is a doctor and a psychiatrist who was supposed to be counseling soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan... That, Mr. Obama is the 'Muslim heritage' in America."



Joe Kirkpatrick

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