When Teddy Roosevelt Banned Muslims from America

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.

  • Maggat

    And so?

    • He was ahead of his time.

      • WalterBannon

        or perhaps our so called progressive politicians have devolved to a state of ignorance

      • V10_Rob

        No problems due to islam for a century.

  • ontario john

    Teddy has always been one of my heroes. As well as being tough on socialists, he was also tough on large corporations and robber barons. He also wasn’t afraid to send ships and troops to confront muslims in the Med.

    • P_F

      He also had some major personal accomplishments like: Leading his Rough Riders up Kettle Hill during the Battle of San Juan Hill, Creation of National Parks/Refuges for wildlife, and many more. He was a true ‘Cowboy’.
      Only a couple of other US Presidents have so many accomplishments.

  • truthdareisay

    and I thought Farah Fawcett had a lot of teeth 🙂 🙂

    • Slickfoot

      I always thought he had too many.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Teddy is the fourth face on Mount Rushmore. Our most recent presidents form a Mount Rushmore of incompetence.

    • Zaba

      and things are fairly rocky, eh?

  • vwVwwVwv

    he was a geniouse

  • Canadian Born

    Does he not any relatives that could carry on his beliefs or are any of the politicians of this time have the balls to stand up and say enough is enough? I know that in Canada we don’t have one responsible politician that will say enough is enough because these inept politicians want to turn Canada into Canastan which is happening right now. Shame on this government.

    • Zaba

      but trudeau is so…..handsome……

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I think you meant vacuous.

      • ontario john

        Teddy went blind in one eye boxing. I would have loved to see him in the ring with feminist Trudeau.

  • Dana Garcia

    Like Trump, TR had his detractors in the Washington establishment.

    Upon hearing the news of McKinley’s assassination, political boss Mark Hanna declared, “Now that damned cowboy is in the White House!”

    • ontario john

      He also helped create the national park system there.

  • freakypete98

    Is there any chance of bringing Teddy back from the dead?

    • Daviddowntown

      Along with Winston.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      No, because then he wouldn’t vote Democrat anymore.