Saturday, August 13, 2016


Submitted by: Kurt J Wagner

 From The Shores Near Aleppo,... A must read of our history!-

Thought you might find this read very interesting. Especially in the  
world we live in today. 

An Interesting piece of forgotten U.S. History..

God Bless America...

Those who fail to learn the lessons of history, are bound  to repeat  
its failures.

     When Thomas 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.

That's 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  

  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  
Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to 

  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.  
Didn't know where the leatherneck term came from!

  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 the Arabic 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!

If you have any doubts about the above information, Google "Thomas  
Jefferson vs. the Muslim World."

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