The other day, Sultan Obama held his annual Iftar feast to celebrate Ramadan. This isn't really new, since GW Bush did it too. However, I think this guy, unlike his predecessor, not only understands these Islamic holidays, he embraces them.
Well, during his TelePrompter Wordfest (what Presidents used to call a speech), Imam Obama broke loose with the following:
"And tonight, we are reminded that Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity. And Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been a part of America. The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia, was hosted by President Jefferson, who arranged a sunset dinner for his guest because it was Ramadan —- making it the first known iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago. (Applause.) "
Well....could it be that Jefferson never thought they were giving an "Iftar dinner" but simply having a dinner, at a time convenient for this envoy (yeah, an envoy, not an ambassador to an embassy), accommodating him because he represented a backwater on the coast of North Africa that was one of several Ottoman Muslim states attacking American shipping and seizing American ships and seamen. Pharaoh Obama's attempt to rewrite history here is typical.
Jefferson was outraged and appalled by the demands of ransom for sailors captured from American vessels and the Barbary states’ expectation and demands of annual tribute to be paid as insurance against future seizures. He took an uncharacteristically hawkish position against the prevailing thought that it was cheaper to pay tribute than maintain a navy to protect shipping from piracy. Hell, the Muslims had been attacking American shipping since the Revolutionary War...
From 1801 to 1805 Jefferson fought against the Barbary pirates, attacking their strongholds in Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria. President Madison had to further deal with more crap from them in 1815 after the conclusion of the War of 1812. (Hey, how about those Marines and the shores of Tripoli, huh? Try looking up Stephen Decatur and the term "leatherneck").
So yeah...you were rigt in a roundabout way; we've had to deal with Islamic violence from the very beginnings of our nation. And we're still dealing with it, even from your beloved Muslim Americans like Nidal Hasan and Naser Jason Abdo...