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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Monday, June 1, 2015

Thomas Jefferson’s Quran: How Islam Shaped the Founders

One of the nastiest aspects of modern culture wars is the controversy
raging over the place of Islam and Muslims in Western society. Too many
Americans say things about Islam and Muslims that would horrify and
offend them if they heard such things said about Christianity or
Judaism, Christians or Jews. Unfortunately, those people won’t open
Denise A. Spellberg’s Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders. This enlightening book might cause them to rethink what they’re saying.

Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an examines the intersection during the
nation’s founding era of two contentious themes in the culture wars—the
relationship of Islam to America, and the proper relationship between
church and state. The story that it tells ought to be familiar to most
Americans, and is familiar to historians of the nation’s founding. And
yet, by using Islam as her book’s touchstone, Spellberg brings
illuminating freshness to an oft-told tale.

Spellberg, associate
professor of history and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of
Texas at Austin, seeks to understand the role of Islam in the American
struggle to protect religious liberty. She asks how Muslims and their
religion fit into eighteenth-century Americans’ models of religious
freedom. While conceding that many Americans in that era viewed Islam
with suspicion, classifying Muslims as dangerous and unworthy of
inclusion within the American experiment, she also shows that such
leading figures as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George
Washington spurned exclusionary arguments, arguing that America should
be open to Muslim citizens, office-holders, and even presidents.
Spellberg’s point is that, contrary to those today who would dismiss
Islam and Muslims as essentially and irretrievably alien to the American
experiment and its religious mix, key figures in the era of the
nation’s founding argued that that American church-state calculus both
could and should make room for Islam and for believing Muslims.  - The Daily Beast

Masonic Presidents of the United States – Freemason Information-  (M.a.son = Muslim Asiatic Son)

believe that every U.S. President was a Freemason.  But, there were
only a few Freemason Presidents in the long line of Americas Executive
office.  Among those President’s what also wore the Masonic Apron you
will find a few familiar names among a few lesser known presidents.

with their Masonic careers, so too will you discover a few lesser known
facts that bear interesting consideration in light of their fraternal

freemason presidents, masonic presidents
American Masonic Presidents


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