Muslim Congresswoman to be Sworn in with Thomas Jefferson’s Quran *UPDATED*
Update: Rashida Tlaib said on Saturday that she used her own Quran for the swearing-in ceremony, not Thomas Jefferson’s Quran as was reported by media outlets.
Incoming Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, will be sworn into office Thursday to serve Michigan’s 13th district using a Quran.
I used my own *personal Quran* that my best friend of 25 years gifted me to use for the ceremonial swear in (basically a photo with Speaker Pelosi).
*Note: I did not use Jefferson's Quran as reported. I wanted it to be more personal (and my own). pic.twitter.com/DRTn3EuB8y
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 6, 2019
What a disgusting mockery.
Former Minnesota Democrat Congressman Keith Ellison also used Thomas Jefferson’s Quran when he took his ‘oath of office.’
Thomas Jefferson owned a Quran not because he cherished Islam or saw ‘Mohammedans’ in a favorable light — he used it to study the enemy.
As the Washington Post reported, Jefferson’s Quran includes an opening from George Sale that says the following:
“Whatever use an impartial version of the Koran may be of in other respects, it is absolutely necessary to undeceive those who, from the ignorant or unfair translations which have appeared, have entertained too favourable an opinion of the original, and also to enable us effectually to expose the imposture.”
Rashida Tlaib echoed Barack Hussein Obama when she said Islam helped shaped the US because Muslims were ‘here at the beginning.’
“It’s important to me because a lot of Americans have this kind of feeling that Islam is somehow foreign to American history,” Tlaib told The Detroit Free Press. “Muslims were there at the beginning. … Some of our founding fathers knew more about Islam than some members of Congress now.”
Of course this is a distorted revision of history.
Thomas Jefferson studied the Quran to help him deal with ‘Mohammedan’ pirates who were seizing ships in the Barbary Coast of Northern Africa and holding US military members for ransom.
In fact, the first Barbary War was America’s first war with Islamic terrorists.
Now Muslim lawmakers are using Thomas Jefferson’s Quran to take their ‘oath’ to defend the Constitution.
The incoming Michigan Congresswoman will also wear a Palestinian gown called a ‘thobe’ for her swearing-in ceremony.
As TGP’s Kristinn Taylor previously reported, Tlaib was draped in a Palestinian flag as she celebrated her primary victory with supporters in August.
Video taken of Tlaib’s victory speech for the August 7th primary showed an emotional Tlaib being embraced by her Palestinian mother, Fatima Elabed, who took the flag off her daughter and draped it on her own shoulders.
No American flag was seen in video taken of Tlaib’s speech. Tlaib is a member of Democrat Socialists of America.
Had enough yet, America?