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An Historical Perspective on a Muslim Being Sworn into Congress on the Koran

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by 2 Timothy2:1-4, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. 2 Timothy2:1-4

    2 Timothy2:1-4 New Member

    Dec 22, 2006
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    The Barbary Powers conflict began during the American Revolution when Muslim terrorists from four different Islamic nations (Tunis, Morocco, Algiers, and Tripoli) began making indiscriminate attacks against the property and interests of what they claimed to be "Christian" nations (America, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, etc.).
    The Barbary Powers (called Barbary "pirates" by most Americans) attacked American civilian and commercial merchant ships (but not military ships) wherever they found them. Prior to the Revolution, American shipping had been protected by the British navy, and during the Revolution by the French navy. After the Revolution, however, America lacked a navy of her own and was therefore left without protection for her shipping. The vulnerable American merchant ships, built for carrying cargoes rather than fighting, were therefore easy prey for the warships of the Barbary Powers, which seized the cargo of the ships as loot and took their seamen (of whom all were considered Christians by the attacking Muslims) and enslaved them. 15
    In 1784, Congress authorized American diplomats John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson to negotiate with the Muslim terrorists. 16 Negotiations proceeded, and in 1786, John ​
    Adams and Thomas Jefferson candidly asked the Ambassador from Tripoli the motivation behind their unprovoked attacks against Americans. What was the response?
    The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the laws of their Prophet [Mohammed] – that it was written in their Koran that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners; that is 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. 17​
    Given this "spiritual" incentive to enslave and make war, the Muslim attacks against American ships and seamen were frequent. In fact, in the span of just one month in 1793, Algiers alone seized ten American ships and enslaved more then one hundred sailors, holding them for sale or ransom. 18 Significantly, when Adams and Jefferson queried the Tripolian Ambassador about the seizure of sailors, he explained:

  2. angelfire

    angelfire New Member

    Sep 18, 2007
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    Koran used to swear a congressman

    Should we be surprised? Since George washington and the founding of America. the "power" has always been in the hands of the basically FREEMASONIC members .PRESIDENTS THAT WERE NOT FREEMASONS ALWAYS HAD MORMONS OR POWERFUL MASONS ON STAFF --dont blame ME , they admit it on TV. The Koran is used to swear in Muslim temples of freemasonry , so why not in congress ?? What really matters is wether or not they get enough backing to bring in their Shariah law. If they DO --- LOOK OUT!
  3. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

    May 16, 2005
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    Discounting for a moment that this is another load of you know what from David Barton's site, what does it have to with Ellison. Law prescribes NO holy books for oaths into office, therefore if the Quran is prohibited, then you must also prohibit the Christian Bible. Otherwise it is government favoring one religion over another.

    People, this is old news. Time to get the wad out of your panties and move on.
  4. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
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