In 1786, Jefferson, then the American ambassador to France, and Adams, then the American ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the “Dey of Algiers” ambassador to Britain. The Americans wanted to negotiate a peace treaty based on Congress’ vote to appease.
During the meeting Jefferson and Adams asked the Dey’s ambassador why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.
In a later meeting with the American Congress, 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.”
from What Thomas Jefferson learned from the Muslim book of jihad
Political correctness has simply gone too far. Nina Totenberg recently apologized during a TV show for using the word Christmas.
Whoopie Goldberg and the acid tongued Joy Behar walked off The View because of comments made by Bill O’Reilly about Muslims and 9/11.
Katie Couric is convinced that Islamic bigotry is so pervasive in this country that she has gone on record suggesting a Muslim ‘Crosby Show’ as a way of fighting this “seething hatred.” Ah yes, Katie, that should do it.
I’ve got another suggestion, far out I know … almost radical. How ’bout we start telling the truth about Islamic terrorists and Jihad, and the world wide Islamic assault we are under.
First Katie, you might want to take a look at this slide show on training Islamic Jihad Kids. Or possibly you might visit a site called Islam Religion of Peace where they keep a body count of all the worldwide Islamic terrorists attacks on a DAILY basis.
You might also want to talk to the family of the 9 year old Catholic girl that was recently raped by a Muslim or possibly you’d like to take a look at what happens in countries when the Muslim population exceeds 1 or 2% . Possibly you’d like to explore the numerous stories that are detailing how Christians are fleeing the Middle East fearful of displaying a cross even in Bethlehem during the Christmas season. You could even head over to France and talk to French Archbishop whose church keeps getting vandalized by Muslim youth. These are but a few of hundreds of stories the media outside the US are reporting!
Now Katie, I know these stories don’t fit your narrative about peace loving Muslims but never the less they are true and easily found. The truth is if this country were faced with a majority of Muslims your sweet life as a non-believer would be over.
Is every Muslim to be feared or hated? Certainly not! Many Muslims are truly peace loving; however until the voices of moderate peace loving Muslims drown out and destroy the malignancy of Islamic Terror, realism is a necessary prerogative for keeping this country free.
BTW, you might ponder the words of these other world leaders concerning Islam. These quotes are from The Winds of Jihad.
John Quincy Adams who wrote in 1829
“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.”
John Wesley (1703-91) who wrote
“Ever since the religion of Islam appeared in the world, the espousers of it have been as wolves and tigers to all other nations, rending and tearing all that fell into their merciless paws, and grinding them with their iron teeth; that numberless cities are raised from the foundation, and only their name remaining; that many countries, which were once as the garden of God, are now a desolate wilderness; and that so many once numerous and powerful nations are vanished from the earth! Such was, and is at this day, the rage, the fury, the revenge, of these destroyers of human kind.”
“Will not perhaps the temporal power of Islam return and with it the menace of an armed Mohammedan world, which will shake off the domination of Europeans still nominally Christian and reappear as the prime enemy of our civilization? The future always comes as a surprise, but political wisdom consists in attempting at least some partial judgment of what that surprise may be. And for my part I cannot but believe that a main unexpected thing of the future is the return of Islam.”
“Today the hatred of the Muslim countries against the West is becoming hatred against Christianity itself. Although the statesmen have not yet taken it into account, there is still grave danger that the temporal power of Islam may return and, with it, the menace that it may shake off a West which has ceased to be Christian, and affirm itself as a great anti-Christian world Power.”
The Patriarch Cyrus of Alexandria said while negotiating the surrender of Alexandria to the Muslims in 640 AD, “I am afraid that God has sent these men to lay waste the world.”