NEVER TOLERATE TYRANNY!....Conservative voices from the GRASSROOTS.
We had a REAL PRESIDENT then.
Muslim pirates of the past: Most Americans are unaware of the fact
that over two hundred years ago, the United States had declared war
on Islam, and Thomas Jefferson led the charge!
At the height of the eighteenth century, Muslim pirates were the
terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic.
They attacked every ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitant
ransoms. Those taken hostage were subjected to barbaric treatment
and wrote heart breaking letters home, begging their government and
family members to pay whatever their Mohammedan captors demanded.
These extortionists of the high seas represented the Islamic nations
of Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers – collectively referred to
as the Barbary Coast – and presented a dangerous and unprovoked
threat to the new American Republic.
Before the Revolutionary War, U.S. merchant ships had been under the
protection of Great Britain. When the U.S. declared its
independence and entered into war, the ships of the United States were
protected by France.
However, once the war was won, America had to protect its own fleets.
Thus, the birth of the U.S. Navy.
Beginning in 1784, seventeen years before he would become president,
Thomas Jefferson became America’s Minister to France. That same year, the
Congress sought to appease its Muslim adversaries by following in
the footsteps of European nations who paid bribes to the Barbary
States, rather than engaging them in war.
In July of 1785, Algerian pirates captured American ships, and the
Dye of Algiers demanded an unheard-of ransom of $60,000. It was a
plain and simple case of extortion, and Thomas Jefferson was
vehemently opposed to any further payments. Instead, he proposed to
Congress the formation of a coalition of allied nations who together
could force the Islamic states into peace. A disinterested Congress decided
to pay the ransom.
In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with Tripoli’s
ambassador to Great Britain to ask by what right his nation attacked
American ships and enslaved American citizens, and why Muslims held
so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no
previous contacts The two future presidents reported that Ambassador
Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam "was founded on
the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran, that
all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were
sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them
wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could
take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in
Battle was sure to go to Paradise."
Despite of this stunning admission of premeditated violence on
non-Muslim nations, as well as the objections of many notable
American leaders, including George Washington, who warned that
caving in was both wrong and would only further embolden the enemy,
for the following fifteen years, the American government paid the
Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships
or the return of American hostages. The payments in ransom and
tribute amounted to over twenty percent of the United States government
annual revenues in 1800.
Jefferson was disgusted. Shortly after his being sworn in as the
third President of the United States in 1801, the Pasha of Tripoli
sent him a note demanding the immediate payment of $225,000 plus
$25,000 a year for every year forthcoming. That changed everything.
Jefferson let the Pasha know, in no uncertain terms, what he could
do with his demand. The Pasha responded by cutting down the
flagpole at the American consulate and declared war on the United
States. Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers immediately followed suit.
Jefferson, until now, had been against America raising a naval force
for anything beyond coastal defense, but having watched his nation
be cowed by Islamic thuggery for long enough, decided that is was finally
time to meet force with force.
He dispatched a squadron of frigates to the Mediterranean and taught
the Muslim nations of the Barbary Coast a lesson he hoped they would
never forget. Congress authorized Jefferson to empower U.S. ships
to seize all vessels and goods of the Pasha of Tripoli and to “cause
to be done all other acts of precaution or hostility as the state of war
When Algiers and Tunis, who were both accustomed to American
cowardice and acquiescence, saw the newly independent United States
had both the will and the might to strike back, they quickly
abandoned their allegiance to Tripoli. The war with Tripoli lasted
for four more years, and raged up again in 1815. The bravery of the
U.S. Marine Corps in these wars led to the line “to the shores of
Tripoli” in the Marine Hymn, and they would forever be known as
“leathernecks” for the leather collars of their uniforms, designed
to prevent their heads from being cut off by the Muslim scimitars when
boarding enemy ships.
Islam, and what its Barbary followers justified doing in the name of
their prophet and their god, disturbed Jefferson quite deeply.
America had a tradition of religious tolerance, the fact that
Jefferson, himself, had co-authored the Virginia Statute for
Religious Freedom, but fundamentalist Islam was like no other
religion the world had ever seen. A religion based on supremacism,
whose holy book not only condoned but mandated violence against
unbelievers was unacceptable to him. His greatest fear was that
someday this brand of Islam would return and pose an even greater threat to
the United States.
This should bother every American. That Muslims have brought about
women-only classes and swimming times at taxpayer-funded
universities and public pools; that Christians, Jews, and Hindus
have been banned from serving on juries where Muslim defendants are
being judged, Piggy banks and Porky Pig tissue dispensers have been
banned from workplaces because they offend Islamist sensibilities.
Ice cream has been discontinued at certain Burger King locations
because the picture on the wrapper looks similar to the Arabic
script for Allah, public schools are pulling pork from their menus,
on and on in the newspapers….
It’s death by a thousand cuts, or inch-by-inch as some refer to it,
and most Americans have no idea that this battle is being waged
every day across America. By not fighting back, by allowing groups
to obfuscate what is really happening, and not insisting that the
Islamists adapt to our own culture, the *United States is cutting
its own throat with a politically correct knife, and helping to
further the Islamists agenda. Sadly, it appears that today’s America
would rather be politically correct than
just Google Thomas Jefferson vs the Muslim World
The muslim world has been at war my entire life. Could it be the muslims are wrong and the rest of the world is right?
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