It may just be a soundbite… or maybe he really believes what he says. Regardless, he’s as ridiculous as he is inaccurate.
I know we like to stick (mostly) to Canadian topics, but this one hails from the US.
Thank you, also, to “I believe class warfare exists” for posting it here. As well as this excerpt from the treaty of Tripoli, signed in 1796:
As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen [Muslims],—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Muslim] nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.