by Beth Callen | Top Right News
A mere two days after posting an “Open Letter to Barack Obama”on his personal Facebook page, a Maine lacrosse coach was forced to resign.
Scott Lees, who was the head coach of the Fryeburg Academy boys lacrosse team for four years, said he shared the letter — , which questioned Obama’s false assertion that Islam has always been part of the “fabric of America” — because he thought it was “interesting,” and to provoke discussion among his family.
The letter, written by “An American Citizen,” was in response to Obama’s speech given in Cairo in 2009. In that speech and in another made last month, the president said Islam has long been a part of American history. that assertion has since been debunked by numerous historians.
“I thought it was an interesting letter to President Obama and his current administration who are not paying attention to Israel and focusing on Iran,” Lees told the Conway Daily Sun.
Sent to him by a friend, he shared it on Facebook to invoke discussion about it but after word got back to school officials, his job was gone only two days after the original posting.
Lees said the post didn’t get much response. Not a single student “liked” the post — or even saw it. Only four friends he knew liked it, with just one who commented. “It’s not like it went viral,” said Lees. “It’s not like everyone and their brother saw it.”
But it still got him canned. Criticism of our Dear Leader is simply out of bounds. If you do it, regardless of the truth of its content, you must be a racist.
Here’s the letter:
Dear Mr. Obama:
Have you ever seen a Muslim hospital?
Have you heard a Muslim orchestra?
Have you seen a Muslim band march in a parade?
Have you witnessed a Muslim charity?
Have you seen Muslims shak[ing] hands with Muslim Girl Scouts?
Have you seen a Muslim Candy Striper?
Have your seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life????
The answer is no, you have not. Just ask yourself WHY???
Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims first landed? Funny, I thought they were Native American Indians.
Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving day? Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and Native American Indians.
Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United States Constitution? Declaration of Independence? Bill of Rights? Didn’t think so.
Did Muslims fight for this country’s freedom from England? No.
Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the slaves in America? No, they did not. In fact, Muslims to this day are still the largest traffickers in human slavery. Your own half-brother, a devout Muslim, still advocates slavery himself, even though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black Muslims as “pug nosed slaves.” Says a lot of what the Muslim world really thinks of your family’s “rich Islamic heritage,” doesn’t it Mr. Obama?
Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this country? Not present. There are no pictures or media accounts of Muslims walking side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr. or helping to advance the cause of Civil Rights.
Where were Muslims during this country’s Woman’s Suffrage era? Again, not present. In fact, devout Muslims demand that women are subservient to men in the Islamic culture. So much so, that often they are beaten for not wearing the ‘hajib’ or for talking to a man who is not a direct family member or their husband. Yep, the Muslims are all for women’s rights, aren’t they?
Where were Muslims during World War II? They were aligned with Adolf Hitler. The Muslim grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler, reviewed the troops and accepted support from the Nazis in killing Jews.
Finally, Mr. Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th, 2001? If they weren’t flying planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon or a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on our own soil, they were rejoicing in the Middle East.
No one can dispute the pictures shown from all parts of the Muslim world celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other cable news networks that day. Strangely, the very “moderate” Muslims who’s asses you bent over backwards to kiss in Cairo, Egypt on June 4th were stone cold silent post 9-11. To many Americans, their silence has meant approval for the acts of that day.
And THAT, Mr. Obama, is the “rich heritage” Muslims have here in America…
Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates. They were Muslims.
And now we can add November 5, 2009 – the slaughter of American soldiers at Fort Hood by a Muslim major, a doctor and a psychiatrist, who was supposed to be counseling soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.
That, Mr. Obama is the “Muslim heritage” in America!
P.S. Now, you can add the Boston Marathon bombings, too…
Lees said he has never been fired in his life and has been coaching since 1992. He reportedly asked the school if they would consider allowing him to resign rather than putting the firing on his record, a request they apparently granted.
Lees also defended himself against claims that he is a bigot, noting that he once let a Muslim student stay in his home for nine days because he had to appear in court for a minor offense.
“If I had a problem with people who are Muslim, then why would I have allowed a Muslim to stay in my home?” he said.
Head of Schools Erin Mayo confirmed to the publication that “Scott Lees did post a message on Facebook regarding Muslim people last week that was negative and, of course, public in nature.”
“When it was brought to my attention, I requested that he remove it, which he did. Charlie Tryder and I then made an appointment to meet with Scott last Thursday morning. When he asked, (Thurston) recommended resignation. He did then resign, and the meeting didn’t happen,” Mayo said.
CONTACT INFO for Fryeberg Academy:
Head of Schools Erin Mayo: EMAIL, 207.935.2001
Dean of Student Life Charlie Tryer: EMAIL