George Washington: Allies in Allah


“Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”-George Washington

I have a tremendous fascination for the terms conveyance and agenda, as I find both to be extremely vital instruments when the topic of communication is at the forefront of discussion. What I have learned is that they are both intricate, as well as, delicate entities; whose coexistence are dynamic when it comes to delivering the informative truth to the table. The truth will indeed set you free, however, a lie has been known to incarcerate and damage integrity; leaving us with a tumultuous trail of ignorance and destructive fallout. It was Kris Parker (KRS-ONE) who stated: “We’ve found a place to bury the lies and the false histories…..Where is this place? What shall it be called? It’s in every inner city “We’ll call it a library…where we will bury the lies”. Well his premise was not farfetched, as I have learned that knowledge is obtained by the archaeological type of personality versus that of those who accept what is given as the gospel truth. This is indeed an era of the “sheeple” and not an era of the “people”. An era marred in propaganda and sensationalism; constantly revolving instead of evolving into a heightened being of greater intelligence. As a society, we are on the cusp of barbarianism, appearing to lack the humanistic integrity that looks to preserve life instead of destroying it. I continue to believe that this type of behavior has elevated during the scientific phenomenon I deem as the Barack Effect. The Barack Effect, much like its predecessor the Butterfly Effect, has caused a ripple current that has resulted in a disturbance of the proverbial “norm”. In other words, his name, his ethnicity and his purported “hidden religious beliefs” have upset many in this country who are used to having someone who looks like them, talks like them and dare I say, acts like them in charge of our nation. To believe that ethnicity, in a country that has “white washed” its foundation so much that the original natives are more noted for their casino rights as opposed to them being celebrated as the actual forefathers of this great nation, all but tells us that people are more occupied with the preservation of their ethnological supremacy, more so than preserving the veracity of truth. There is no surprise that today’s social climate is marred in police brutality, camouflaged bigotry and riotous upheavals in urban areas similar to that of the 1960’s; whereas the Civil Rights Movement was then the controversial straw stirring up an elixir of unrest for those who were unwilling to accept a change within the class system. I return back to the Barack Effect theory once again, as his name alone (Barack Hussein Obama) is polarizing in itself, as the idea that he’s a closet Muslim who has a Muslim agenda and not that of a Christian agenda have been suggested due to his name alone. The controversy in Christians denouncing Muslims or persons of Middle Eastern decent is the fact that their prophet (Jesus) is believe to hail from that same region they often condemn. The term Islam in itself simply means: “submission to the will of God”, which is the same foundational premise that a vast majority of mainstream religious groups subscribe to. Many tend to link terrorism to the Islamic faith, as if Christianity in America has not had its share of radical groups of individuals who have committed domestic acts of terrorism (see Lynch Laws, see Black Wall Street, see Internment of Japanese Americans, see Trail of Tears etc.). So as I douse myself in the flames of social media, I notice posts containing doctored pictures of Barack Obama in Muslim attire and people declaring him to be aligned with the Muslim terrorist and numerous other fallacious proclamations about him opening up the borders the people of Syria. This prompted me to delve into my research, as I was given a bit of information surrounding one of our supposed “founding forefathers” George Washington and his affiliation with Muslim people during his term as the first reported President of the United States. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington’s army saw the presence of several Muslim comrades in Bampett Muhammad, Yusuf Ben Ali and Peter Salem (a.k.a. Peter Buckminster). Peter Salem (Peter Buckminster) had a significant impact on American history as it was his lone shot that would kill Great Britain’s Major General John Pitcairn. George Washington would also secure the services of another Muslim man named Sultain Sidi Muhammad ben Abdallah of Morocco, to help bolster his Army after suffering multiple defeats against the British in 1777. This alliance also led to the ratification of the Treaty of Marrakech, prompting George Washington and Congress to enter into a trustworthy alliance with Muslims. It is believed that this act alone, showed that George Washington was willing to judge foreign leaders not on their religious beliefs, but to judge them on their character and conduct. In 1783, George Washington penned a letter to America stating: (the United States) is “open to receive the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions, whom we shall welcome to participation of all our rights and privileges. They may be Mahometans [Muslims], Jews, or Christians of any sect.” One would presume that George Washington was a tolerant president, which many attribute to his belief in the principles of Deism. We find ourselves watching a 14 year old young man in Texas, Ahmed Mohammad, get handcuffed for bringing a homemade clock to school in what was deemed as a terrorist threat by school officials. One would have to believe that more than science played a part in this assessed threat, as I would gather that his name played a part in that decision making process as well. Perhaps Texas, as well as America as a whole, are not as tolerant as two of our elected leaders: George Washington and Barack Obama. We as a whole tend to convey history with an agenda, instead of conveying history with truth. Today’s America is doing exactly what yesterday’s America did. The unfortunate thing is that America has brought along both its good luggage and its damaged baggage on a trip to the future that is the now. I have long felt that America is immature and has yet to address its adult issues in therapy. Our decline is not in immigration influx or religious choices, our decline is due to the fact that we continue to repeat an abusive tendency that has torn apart the fabric of our flag and most importantly the fabric of our people. Until we address the baggage of racism, wealth distribution and family; there is no nation, there are only people with agendas waving flags speaking at podiums. There has always been a solution to overcome divisiveness; however the problem lies in the fact that unlike George Washington who decided to be in alliance instead of defiance, our country would rather point fingers instead of dealing with our own reflection in the mirror. We are #Murica

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