This Is What The Founding Fathers Really Thought About Islam
Ever heard of the Barbary pirates? If you are among the younger generations, probably not. Even if you are of the post-Boomer generation, unless you had some very good history teachers, chances are you did not learn of this time in our nation’s infancy.
Who were the Barbary pirates? Simply stated, they were Muslim pirates plundering ships off the Barbary Coast. Among those attacked were ours. We had no help from the English, naturally, and we had angered the French, so we were on our own. For “safe” passage, our nation had to fork over about 10% of our GDP, only see it quickly rise to 25%, with no end in sight and no relief of Muslim assault on our ships.
Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were sent to “talk it out” with the Muslims;
“Nor can the Plundering of Infidels be in that sacred Book (the Qur’an) forbidden, since it is well known from it, that God has given the World, and all that it contains, to his faithful Mussulmen, who are to enjoy it of Right as fast as they conquer it,” said Franklin.
Our Founding Fathers figured out quickly that Islam was not about negotiation. It was about death.
President Jefferson waged war on the Muslim pirates and chased them back across the oceans, and John Adams nailed when he said the prophet was a “military fanatic” and one who mandated his followers stop at nothing and who “…arrogates everything to himself by force of arms.”
Our current President, as arrogant as Mohammed, learned nothing, nor does he care to with respect to our Founders’ experiences when dealing with Muslims—you don’t deal with them, you rid yourself of them.
Source: The Federalist Papers