By Theodore Shoebat
Obama just said that Islam part of America’s founding:
Here in America, Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.
Islam, is in fact, a part of America’s founding, but not in the sense that Obama wants to convey to us. Islam did a very good job in deceiving some of our Founding Fathers, and once that deception lost its touch, it compelled the United States to launch its first international war.
Joshua E. London wrote a very detailed on article on the Barbary Pirate Wars and I would like to convey some of the things that he has written.
It has been stated that around 1 million European Christian sailors from France, Spain, Holland, Great Britain, the Americas, and even Iceland, were captured by Muslim pirates in between 1500 and 1800. What happened many times was that the sailors would be stripped of all their belongings, including the clothes on their backs, and forced to go into North Africa where they would be slaves to Muslims.
After the American War of Independence, the Americans lost the protection that Britain was providing for their merchant ships, thus leaving American vessels very vulnerable to Islamic attacks.
In the year 1785, two American merchant ships — the Maria of Boston and the Dauphine of Philadelphia — were captured by Muslim pirates. The United States government, instead of using military force, decided to utilize diplomacy to convince the pirates to release the poor twenty four sailors who were under their hands. Such discussions of peace were proven useless, for from 1785 to 1793, thirteen American ships, and 119 American sailors were seized by Algerian pirates.
When Jefferson and Adams were striving to solve the terrorism coming from the Barbary pirates, they apparently did not understand the religion of their enemies. This is where Islam’s involvement in America’s founding comes to mind: Islam deceived the Founding Fathers, and now Obama wants to deceive us into making the same mistakes they made.
In their meeting with the Muslim ambassador of Tripoli, the two Founding Fathers were so oblivious to the religious aspirations of the pirates, that they actually felt compelled to ask as to why they were attacking innocent merchant ships:
We took the liberty to make some inquiries the Grounds of their pretensions to make war upon Nations who had done them no Injury, and observed that we considered all mankind as our friends who had done us no wrong, nor had given us any provocation.
The fact that they had to ask to understand the purpose for their violence indicates their absence of awareness of Islam at that time. The response of the ambassador was that it was written in the 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 who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.
In the letter in which this event was recorded, Jefferson and Adams responded not with indignation toward Islam, but with thoughts on how they were going borrow the money which the North African pirates demanded for peace. If they were our leaders today and they were doing such a thing before our eyes, it would be impossible not to hear the justified protests of the American people. We would continually hear about how traitorous the two founders are, and the blogs would have been all over it. Here are their words (1):
There is but one possible way that we know of to procure the money, if Congress should authorize us to go to the necessary expence, and that is to borrow it in Holland. We are not certain it can be had there. But if Congress should order us to make the best terms we can with Tunis, Tripoli, Algiers and Morocco, and to procure this money wherever we can find it, upon terms like those of the last in Holland, our best endeavours shall be used to remove this formidable obstacle out of the way of the prosperity of the United States.
John Adams actually preferred the giving of money to the jihadists rather than extinguishing them all together; he wrote:
The Interest of half a Million Sterling is, even at Six Per Cent, Thirty Thousand Guineas a year. For an Annual Interest of 30,000 £ st. then and perhaps 15,000 or 10,000, we can have Peace, when a War would sink us annually ten times as much.
The root of Adam’s mistake was a lack of knowledge on Islam; for if money really was the solution, then why did America ultimately have to suffer two wars with the Barbary pirates?
If Adams and Jefferson truly understood Islam, with all of its lying and deception, then they would have never trusted that their money would have bought sincere peace. It was an ideology that the pirates were fighting for; they were laboring and shedding blood for a heresy which denies the divinity of Christ, and to not comprehend this will only lead to the jihadists having the upper hand.
If only they had the knowledge at the time of Adams’ son, John Quincy Adams, who once said:
The precept of the koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet, may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat: but the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.
When war was commenced against the Barbary pirates, there were many great and illustrious acts of valor done by the American warriors. For example, in 1803 Commodore Edward Preble defeated the Muslims and retook the USS Philadelphia with muskets, swords and tomahawks, thus rescuing hundreds the Americans were taken into captivity. Even Pope Pius VII said the Americans, after gaining such a victory, “had done more for the cause of Christianity than the most powerful nations of Christendom have done for ages.”
William Eaton, an eccentric and daring American fighter, defeated a Muslim force much larger than his own in the city of Derna in Libya, in 1805, and it was from this victory that the US Marines were founded, and it is also from this same victory that we have the words: “From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli.”
So yes, Islam is part of America’s fabric, from its founding: it introduced to America the deception of Islam, and the nature of Jihad.
Now Obama wants us to fall for the same deception the Muslims tried to use against the Founding Fathers. But, the biggest mistake the Founding Fathers did was declare to the Muslims after the war, in the Treaty of Tripoli:
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 [Mohammedan] 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.
By declaring itself a non-Christian nation, and not a nation against Islam, the American fabric enables Islam, and other dangerous ideologies, to inundate the society, and that is why we have Obama.
We must learn from the Crusades in order to obtain the spirit of Christendom, and how the war with Islam should be conducted: Holy War, done by Christendom.
CORRECTION: The Marine Corps was founded before the Barbary Pirate Wars. The Marines’ first most famous action after American independence, however, was done in the Barbary Pirate Wars.