A group called G/O Media is teaming up with Smartypants Pictures to premiere the second season of The Secret Life of Muslims — a video series with a (fantasy) view on modern Islam you’re not getting on cable news. (Probably because even cable news stations understand they would be a laughing stock if they dared to air some of this nonsense)
Lifehacker (h/t Edmund L) From the video below: In addition to the outrageous claims that Muslims helped discover America because they were on the same ship as Columbus; Muslims helped build the White House; the Statue of Liberty was based on an Egyptian Muslim woman, and Thomas Jefferson hosted Ramadan dinners for Muslim diplomats, where he allegedly said to them:
“We will know that the American experiment is a success when a Muslim becomes president.”
But this one takes the cake: In the video below, Muslims claim that the US and Libya were close allies in the battle of Tripoli helping Muslims get rid of the Barbary pirates who were attacking and hijacking sea vessels.
Problem is, the US Marine Corps did NOT help Tripoli “with a piracy problem.” They, along with Algiers and Tunis and other cities/states along the North African coast, WERE the pirates. They ran a protection racket on shipping in the Mediterranean, extorting nations for safe passage and attacking ships from those countries refusing to pay.
The US paid the ransom demands under the Washington and Adams administrations, but Jefferson said no and sent in the Navy. That’s where the “to the shores of Tripoli” comes from: the Marine Corps’ various exploits in the war, from capturing Derna to the raid on Tripoli and destruction of the captured USS Philadelphia.
Muslim claim that the Mameluke Sword given to the Marines by Ottoman Empire viceroy, Prince Hamet during the First Barbary War, in Libya, was a gesture of respect and praise for the Marines’ actions at the Battle of Derna (1805), The sword, which became part of the USMC was NOT a gesture of gratitude, but a symbol of surrender, after the Marines’ victory in Tripoli. (Read more below)