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Founding Fathers real attitude to Islam

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Submitted by Paul Gooch (United Kingdom), Jul 13, 2008 at 22:25

On the contrary, the Founding Fathers despised `Musselmen', or those who practised Islam, as they despised `Papists', or those who practised Catholicism.

We - or at least the Islamo-grovellers among us, would call this attitude towards Islam `bigotry', but at least the Founding Fathers had certain convictions, a sense of purpose and identity. Too often Western political leaders, especially my own British political leaders, are willing to abandon these convictions, and dilute this sense of identity and purpose.

(`....stated that the very foundation of democracy laid by America's founding fathers was based on Islamic influence essentially from the Middle East.')

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