FW: Back to the Future with the Islamists

Subject: FW: Back to the Future with the Islamists
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:03:20 -0600
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 8:17 PM
Subject: Back to the Future with the Islamists

History repeats itself…;and every American should really be upset at our do nothing congress !!.

Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago, the United States had declared war on Islamic States, 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
U.S. 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 Dey 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 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 it 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 would justify”.

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, 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 the Islamists 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 victorious.

Any doubts, just Google Thomas Jefferson vs the Muslim World

Happy Remembering!    Have a peaceful holiday.


Anonymous said...

Those who wish to blame a religion for all of its adherents' actions should take care, lest the same happen to them.

gruaud said...

Ok, we get it. Worst problem ever.

Just curious: how will you achieve your "victory"?

Mass deportation? Re-education centers? Indefinite stay at internment camps? Slavery? Gladiatorial games? Perpetual war vs the rest of the world?

Come on, rightwing dad...just come out and tell us exactly what you want and the lengths you're prepared to go.

Schitzengiggles said...


That would assume that RW'ers actually have a solution for ANYTHING. Not their MO. MO us just to incessantly bitch about something, pining for a 1950's 'Murica when white men ruled, women's place was in the kitchen and minorities minded their place. They're relegated now to just bitching and whining about how bad the Liberals are screwing up the REAL 'Murica and how they need to "take their country back".

ferschitz said...

Barbary Pirates! Oh My! Run for your lives! EEEEK a mouse!


Perhaps we can consult with Native Americans and Africans brought in slave ships to America during the time of the Barbary Pirates to see how THEY fared under the aegis of Lily WHITE founding "father" slave-owner Thomas Jefferson and all the other WHITE MEN who ruled this nation then (as now).

And yes: what is the Final Solution of rightwingers? Other than to be complete utter jerkwad racist *ssholes, of course? What's the frickin' alternative or objective?

Buehler? Buehler?????

Randall said...

“And yes: what is the Final Solution of rightwingers? Other than to be complete utter jerkwad racist *ssholes, of course? What's the frickin' alternative or objective?”

Apparently the solution is to place piggy banks on everyone’s desk, serve pork at every public school function and every fast food restaurant should have “Allah” in Arabic printed on their ice cream wrapper.

If they want to talk about history repeating itself why don’t they point out that every time in U.S. history that we have a large group of immigrants come to this country, there has always been some blowhards yapping about how they are taking away “American” culture and values and they are flushing the country down the toilet.

See: Irish, Italians, Germans, Chinese, Mexicans, Polish, Lebanese, etc.

Hooray4US said...

I think, Randall, that you forgot:

Bury pigs under every single solitary inch of US soil so that Muslims will be prevented from building Mosques, etc., on red-blooded, lily-livered, white bread 'Merkan land.

Reminds me of the classic line in the movie Deliverance where the white trash racist cracker tells the other white guy he's raping: "Squeal like a pig."


Thx 4 Fish said...

The chicken hawks who scream for blood are never satisfied. There is no final solution, just a desire to have someone, somewhere killing "enemies" in the name of the USA.

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