From ‘Progressive’ to ‘Racist’: The Islamo-Left’s exploitation of Thomas Jefferson

Article Link: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/07/progressive-racist-islamo-lefts-exploitation-raymond-ibrahim/

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

Before the “progressive” Left began tearing down American monuments, they tried to use the Founding Fathers’ names to their advantage. Thus, for Barack Obama, “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” The main “proof” of this dubious claim is that Thomas Jefferson, whose statues are being torn down, owned a Koran. This simple fact supposedly “demonstrates that from the very beginning of our country, we had people who were visionary, who were religiously tolerant, who believed that knowledge and wisdom could be gleaned from any number of sources, including the Qur’an,” exulted Keith Ellison, before being sworn into the House of Representatives on Jefferson’s Koran.