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How Thomas Jefferson Responded to Islam in 1801 Should Be A Model For All Leaders of America
By Geri Ungurean
We have heard and seen so much lately about “Fake News.” But there is something called “Fake History” also known as revisionist history. Liberals take parts of history and rewrite it to fit their own narrative.
I’ve read that liberals insist that Thomas Jefferson was a “closet” Muslim because he had a Qur’an in his vast library. The reader can discern the truth in this piece about Jefferson. Truth is not factored into liberal writing. Truth gets in the way of their agendas.
From conservativetribune.com (This article was written when BHO was still in office)
The current War on Terror isn’t the first time that America has battled Islamic fighters overseas. During the Jefferson administration, the United States went to war with the so-called “Barbary states” – Morocco, Tripoli, Tunis, and Algiers. It was the first declared war on foreign soil in U.S. history (H/T YoungCons).
These four Muslim states controlled much of the Mediterranean, engaging in piracy on the high seas against ships from “infidel” countries. They would demand large tributes from a nation in exchange for “protection” from the caliphate as their ships passed through. If the nation refused, state-sponsored corsairs (think: pirates) would capture the ships and enslave the sailors.
This was a problem long before Jefferson became president. In 1786, Jefferson and John Adams met with the Tripoli’s ambassador to Great Britain to demand to know by what right the Muslim states could attack another nation’s ships and enslave the sailors. The response is revealing.
Jefferson recorded the ambassador’s response, in which he said that Islam “was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Qur’an, 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.” (emphasis added)
In other words, the Muslim ambassador openly proclaimed that the Qu’ran teaches that Muslims have a duty to wage war against those who have not accepted the authority of Islam (by paying the tribute), enslave the infidels, and if they were killed in the process they would go to heaven. Sound familiar?
Doubtless his experience with the extremist ideology of militant Islam while a diplomat strongly influenced Jefferson’s later decision as president in 1801 to go to war with the Barbary pirates when the Pasha of Tripoli asked for a new, massive sum as tribute. Jefferson refused, and war ensued. (emphasis added)
Jefferson saw that negotiations weren’t going to work with these radical ideologues who found a divine right in the capture and enslavement of those who don’t follow their religion. The only thing these people do respect is brute force. (emphasis added)
As Barack Obama continues to sympathize with Islamists like the Muslim Brotherhood, quote with admiration clerics who demand the death of U.S. soldiers, and go out of his way to make sure Muslims’ feelings aren’t hurt when one of their own attacks innocent Americans, Jefferson’s blunt admission about Islam and later actions in taking the country to war should serve as a lesson for our dealings with Islamic radicals today.
Please share this article on Facebook and Twitter if you agree that brute force is the only way to deal with the danger of militant Islam. – source
So there you have it. Jefferson a “closet” Muslim? I think not. Just more FAKE history from the leftist Marxist/Socialist segment of our society. Jefferson purchased a Qur’an in English to understand where the violent actions of Muslims originated.
Thank you, President Trump, for being on the side of Truth. Thank you for your heart for America, and wanting to do everything possible to keep us safe! We pray for you and your family every day.
Please pass this on to any of your liberal friends who insist that Thomas Jefferson was a Muslim. As usual, they have no morals or values, and they rewrite history to further their agenda. Their followers believe anything and everything written or said by the left wing liberals.