Religion

U.S. President George Washington – A Friend of Muslims in His Midst

By Craig Considine George Washington’s birthday, celebrated annually on Febr. 22nd, is an opportunity to reflect upon his exemplary character and the example he set for future generations of Americans. While much is known about Washington’s military service and political career, less is known about his attitude towards religious freedom and his relationships with Muslims.… Continue reading U.S. President George Washington – A Friend of Muslims in His Midst

Religion

Short biography of Sambo Anderson

Excerpt from Washington Was a Friend of Muslims in the Huffington Post – Religion The most interesting story regarding Washington’s slaves is that of Sambo Anderson. Mary Thompson suggests that Sambo, whose name was common in modern northwestern Nigeria and southern Niger during the 18th century, was likely a descendent of the West African Hausa… Continue reading Short biography of Sambo Anderson

Religion

George Washington was a friend of Muslims

This article was first published in the Huffington Post – Religion It is possible that Washington’s friendship with Muslims is a result of his adherence to the rational principles of Deism, which emphasize a belief in God and not necessarily a belief in religion. Others might argue that it is his Christian faith that encouraged… Continue reading George Washington was a friend of Muslims