H/T Atlas Shrugs
As you may know, President Barack Obama intends to travel to a Muslim Capitol to deliver an address. Here is a modest proposal, perhaps before he travels to symbolically address the entire Muslim world, he should go to Touro Synagoge, the oldest in America, and symbollicaly address the Jewish World.
During a visit to Newport, R.I., in 1790, a year before the Bill of Rights was ratified, President George Washington received a letter from Moses Seixas, warden of the Touro Synagogue. Here is a small excerpt of Washington’s reply.
This is America’s roots and a good indication of just how far we’ve strayed off the reservation. Dr. Andrew Bostom urges Mr. Obama before his planned speech in a Muslim capital, ……” to address the world’s Jewish community, and condemn the jihad-inspired antisemitic violence fomented by esteemed Islamic religious institutions, including notably, Cairo’s Al Azhar University. And I can suggest the ideal venue-redolent with American history-where you should make this statement: Touro, America’s first Jewish synagogue, located in Newport, in my beloved home state of Rhode Island.”
..While several commentators, particularly Charles Krauthammer have noted how Mr. Obama’s self-flagellating apologetics distort and sully the actual historical record of US actions vis a vis the Muslim world over the past three decades, I was struck by another alarming incongruity: the complete absence of any comparably expressed concerns by the new President for a much more beleaguered and vulnerable people, worldwide — the Jews.