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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

When Teddy Roosevelt Banned Muslims from America

The bill would prohibit the entry of the “entire Mohammedan world.”
A hundred years ago, Muslims were furious over an immigration bill whose origins lay with advocacy by a headstrong and loudmouthed Republican in the White House. 
The anti-immigration bill offended the Ottoman Empire, the rotting Caliphate of Islam soon to be defeated at the hands of America and the West, by banning the entry of “all polygamists, or persons who admit their belief in the practice of polygamy.”
This, as was pointed out at the time, would prohibit the entry of the “entire Mohammedan world” into the United States. 
And indeed it would.
Reading the Sultan Knish piece led to further exploration of Teddy Roosevelt's writings which might have been published widely via quotes from "Metropolitan Magazine". Searching a site specializing in newspaper archives for NYS, I came across this gem in:
The Malone Farmer, Sept. 29, 1915, Page 1, Image 1
(Theodore Roosevelt in Metropolitan Magazine.)
It has been the settled policy of Germany to drive all other countries out of the business of manufacturing arms and supplies, because, of course, if this were once substantially accomplished, the rest of the world would be completely helpless before Germany; and Germany has made it evident that she knows no such things as international morality and looks upon all other nations, including the United States, merely as possible prey.
The Americans who are now striving to prevent the sale of munitions of war to the countries endeavoring to secure the redress of Belgium's wrongs, that is the allied powers, are playing the game of a ruthlessly militaristic and anti-American Germany against their own country as well as against the interests of humanity at large.
It was Germany which for decades supplied Turkey with the means of keeping the Christians of the European and Asiatic provinces in a state of dreadful subjection.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:31:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more article discusses Teddy Roosevelt's consistent challenge against polygamy - albeit from the Mormon perspective.

The Malone Palladium, Jan. 29, 1903, Page 2, Image 2
United States Senators were election many States last week. . . .. There are deadlocks in Washington, Oregon and Delaware. Mr. Smook is a Mormon apostle, but is said not to practice polygamy. President Roosevelt protested against his election because he is a Mormon, and hundreds of thousands of citizens will petition the Senate to refuse him a seat for the same reason."

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:38:00 pm  

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