These 5 Responses to Islam From America’s Founders Prove THEY Would Agree With Donald Trump
Controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s comments about disallowing the immigration of anyone claiming to be a Muslim may sound strange to the politically correct contemporary American, but what about the Founding Fathers?
After the Revolution, the U.S. lost protection from the English and noticed their ships were being attacked by Muslim pirates off the Barbary Coast.
Why? Because the Quran says so.
Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams tried in 1784 to negotiate a deal with the Barbary pirates. Back then, it was communicated this way:
“(The attacks were founded) on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered 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 who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise,” Jefferson wrote to Secretary of State John Jay.
What Jefferson knew then, we debate today. He concluded there was no way to reason with those who believe they have the right to “make war” on others.
Ben Franklin agreed with Jefferson.
“Nor can the Plundering of Infidels be in that sacred Book (the Quran) 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,” he wrote.
Adams, meanwhile, reported to Jay that the Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam, was a “military fanatic” who “denies that laws were made for him; he arrogates everything by force of arms.”
So when Jefferson became president in 1801, he sent the fledgling United States Navy to make war on the Muslim pirates.
The evils of slavery are often discussed as belonging to the American colonists. But rarely discussed is the reality that it was Muslims who ran slave markets overseas.
John Quincy Adams, the son of John Adams and the sixth president of the United States, despised slavery and declared that the Muslim hatred for the United States and their culture’s belief that slavery was acceptable was “in accordance” with the Quran.
Adams also said that Muslims declare exterminating war as part of their nature, and that the essence of the doctrine prescribed in the Quran is violence and lust.
Summing up our response as Christians, Adams wrote: “The fundamental doctrine of the Christian religion is the extirpation of hatred from the human heart, it forbids the exercise of it, even towards enemies.”
John Jay, a Founding Father, called peace an impossibility also. He pointed out that Muslims were people on a mission to be slain in battle, so that they may go to paradise.
With these points completely ignored by the mainstream media, Americans will continue to struggle to understand the purpose behind the words of Donald Trump.