“They came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me and by that time no one was left to speak up.” Pastor Martin Niemoller as quoted by Keith Olbermann
Attention, all dip shits!!!
Muslims have been kickin’ it in America since before America existed.
In the 1700’s, Muslims spent a lot of their time gettin’ their asses kicked for being brown and they spent a lot of time in agribusiness…
….AS FUCKING SLAVES!!!
Remember Kunta Kinte??
Total Muslim…before falling under the whip of his Christian master in Virginia.
(And yeah, I already know that maybe Alex Haley didn’t get his historical genealogical record straight, but that doesn’t change the fact that Kunta Kinte existed and was a Muslim from the village of Juffure in Gambia before being OWNED in Virginia.)
Moving ahead to our VH-One’s I love America in the 1800’s: Where were the Muslims? edition…
More fucking slavery.
But read the history of the Gullah Islands (particularly Georgia) and you’ll find Muslim slaves and a notable Muslim slaveowner.
A really kick-ass Muslim named Abraham first came to Spanish Florida as the slave of a Spanish doctor, served as an interpreter for his owner, and eventually became a leader among the Seminole Indians when America was conspiring to make Shit Hole, Oklahoma a holding pen for all native Americans.
God! We bring the awesome! U-S-A! U-S-A!
In 1856, the U.S. Calvary hired Hajj Ali to experiment with raising camels in Arizona. Ali became a folk hero in Quartzsite, AZ. People referred to him affectionately as “Hi Jolly!”
…which I’ve passed through Quartzsite. It’s American Retiree City living in a bazillion trailer homes during the winter, squaredancing, and doing crafts.
I love the Hi Jolly nickname!
Who invented the ice cream cone? Yeah, a total Muslim. While at the World’s Fair in St. Louis in 1904, Ernest Hamwi was ingenious enough to bend a waffle into a cone at the waffle booth he worked. The ice cream booth was right next to him!
The history is SO much more rich than the bits I’ve touched on!
Fast forward: the 2000’s
Park 51 is no more a mosque than a homeschool living room during Bible study hour is a cathedral! (But so the fuck what if it was a mosque!!!!!)
Hating on Muslims is the new hating on gays with the continuity being hate (and fear) and ginning up the idiots!
What’s next? Putting microchips in all the Muslim cab drivers in New York, then zapping ’em with a volt of electricity if they get too close to Ground Zero????
That’s really gonna suck for the Muslims who have been living in Lower Manhattan for a long ass time!