Well… “the more things change, the more they stay the same!” Yes, there is a reason that ‘to the shores of Tripoli‘ is the second line in the Marine Corp Hymn.
Lets review the words written by Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, dated March 28, 1786, to U.S. Minister of Foreign Affairs John Jay, reporting on their meeting with the Ambassador of Tripoli:
“We [Adams & Jefferson] took the liberty to make some enquiries concerning the ground of their pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury, and observed that we considered all mankind as our friends who had done us no wrong, nor had given us any provocation. [Note they clarify “nations who have done them [i.e. Muslim Barbary States] no injury”] The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the laws of their prophet [i.e. Mohammed]; that it was written in their Koran; 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 Mussulman [Muslims] who was slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”
And from the Headlines today: The Islamic State terror group has come out publicly to reject Pope Francis’ claims that the war being waged by Islamic terrorists is not religious in nature, assuring the pontiff that their sole motivation is religious and sanctioned by Allah in the Qur’an. (source Breitbart News)
The fact is, even if you were to stop bombing us, imprisoning us, torturing us, vilifying us, and usurping our lands, we would continue to hate you because our primary reason for hating you will not cease to exist until you embrace Islam. Even if you were to pay jizyah [tax for infidels] and live under the authority of Islam in humiliation, we would continue to hate you.
Then there’s this little jewel : Khizr Khan enjoying his now 15 minutes of fame for bashing Donald Trump, made his money by selling U.S. citizenship to Muslims. As an immigration lawyer for Muslims, Khizr Khan specializes in highly controversial visa programs that sell U.S. citizenship to Muslims by letting them buy their way into the U.S. (source: Bare Naked Islam).
So smack dab at the intersection of a Muslim lawyer’s avarice and quest for personal profit, the legacy of the Arab Slave Trade and the recent repudiation of Pope Francis’ claims; “that Islam is peaceful”; by the Islamic State, we are finding the callous threads Political Islam. Political Islam has been subjugated civilizations for 1,400 years – we, in the west, ignore this at our own peril!