Forgotten History!

Published Date Author: , July 5th, 2016

History has > a strange way of repeating itself > > An > Interesting piece of forgotten U.S. History worth your time for a > quick read. > When > Jefferson saw there was no negotiating with Muslims, he formed what is > the now the Marines (sea going soldiers). > These Marines were attached to U. S. Merchant vessels. When the > Muslims attacked U.S. merchant vessels, they were repulsed by armed > soldiers, but there is more. > The Marines > followed the Muslims back to their villages and killed every man, > woman, and child in the village. It didn’t take long for the Muslims > to leave U.S. Merchant vessels alone. > English and French merchant vessels started running up our flag when > entering the Mediterranean to secure safe travel. > Why the > Marine Hymn Contains the Verse “… to the shores of Tripoli.” This is > very interesting and a must read piece of our history. It points out > where we may be heading. 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 18th century, Muslim pirates (the “Barbary 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 North African 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, 17 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 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 would not > acknowledge 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 Mussel man > (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 20 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 right 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. In fact 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 supremacy, 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 concern 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 theArabic script for Allah; public > schools are pulling pork from their menus. But in turn several > American companies have placed the Muslim symbol on their products in > the name of Allah; on and on and on and on. > 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 > America’s leaders would rather be politically correct than victorious!


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