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Native Americans are very angry to learn that Muslims in the United States of America are being touted as “indigenous”, a complete falsehood. The fact is, American Indians are the indigenous people of North America, as Hawai’ians are to Hawai’i and the Aborigine to Australia. Organizations like BIMA marginalize native Americans in favor of Muslims, and Indians are not pleased. Speaking with many tribal friends and associates here in northeast Oklahoma, it is clear that the support Obama received from native American Democrats in 2008 is waning. They can see that the hope and change Obama promised four years ago was not what anyone expected. Especially not these people, with their deep Christian beliefs and rolls filled with veterans of foreign wars.


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Twenty-thousand Islamists and their sympathizers are expected to attend the opening of the Democratic National Convention on August 31 to focus on Islam with Jumah[sic], the Friday prayer, to draw in Muslims to the DNC. The important prayer and two days of events are being coordinated by the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), a national Muslim non-profit claiming that the event is non-political. Being a part of the actual convention makes it pretty hard to claim that it isn’t a political event.

The initials BIMA quickly caught my attention because I’m keyed in to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the agency that my husband works closely with in his capacity as Director of Security for an Indian casino. I was appalled when I went to the BIMA website and saw the words “Indigenous Muslim.” THERE’S NO SUCH THING IN THE UNITED STATES! Imagine my horror when I read their mission statement:

THE BUREAU OF INDEGENOUS MUSLIM AFFAIRS (BIMA) IS A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION SEEKING STATUS WITH THE UNITED NATIONS AS A NON GOVERMENTAL ORGANIZATION (NGO). BIMA WAS FOUNDED IN 1992 BY THE LATE HAJJ HESHAAM JAABER. THE OBJECTIVE OF BIMA IS TO PROVIDE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO INDIGENOUS MUSLIMS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Is it possible that whoever came up with the name BIMA simply doesn’t know the meaning of the word “indigenous”? It is possible, because their culture is twisted and their educators willfully ignorant. But seeing what the Muslim usurper in the White House has done to elevate Islam throughout the world, I’m convinced it’s purposeful. The name of the organization plays off of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, equating Muslims to native Americans and spreading the propaganda necessary to keep our tax dollars flowing to fund the Islamic onslaught of our dying country.

I live in Wyandotte, Oklahoma, home to the Wyandotte Nation. I can recite the seven other tribes that have their tribal headquarters here in northeast Oklahoma, and I don’t even need to “google” or “bing” them: Eastern Shawnee, Miami, Modoc, Quapaw, Cayuga-Seneca, Peoria, and Ottawa. The Cherokee Nation is the largest tribe in Oklahoma, headquartered in Tahlequah. Many Oklahomans are part Cherokee, descendants of the indigenous tribes from the southeastern United States that were forced to relocate to what was then Indian Territory, the eastern sections of Oklahoma. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 left a “Trail of Tears”, the name given to the 2,200-mile-long trek on which 4,000 of the 15,000 mostly Cherokee died of exposure, sickness, and starvation on their way to Oklahoma.

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