Wednesday, January 25, 2006

US vs. Moslems—circa 1805 (part 2 of 2)

It was Thomas Jefferson (the then American ambassador to France) actually who, in 1785, first spoke out against paying the Jizya tax to these war-mongering sub humans, but no one listened to him (after all, he was in France). In 1800, Jefferson was elected to the presidency and then he finally had his chance to deal with the situation properly. The pasha of Tripoli—thinking Jefferson was just another impotent infidel—haughtily asked Mr. Jefferson to pay him $225,000 in Jizya, but Jefferson refused. As a result:

“…in May of 1801, the pasha declared war on the United States, not through any formal written documents, but by cutting down the flagstaff in front of the U.S. Consulate. Morocco, Algiers, and Tunis soon followed their ally.”

This was the start of Islam’s first war against America, in what would later also become known as the ‘Barbary Wars’. But Jefferson wasn’t some chicken scared to death, and the bully of Tripoli’s posturing wasn’t going to sway him. Hence, President Jefferson:

“…sent a group of frigates to defend American interests in the Mediterranean, and informed Congress…they did authorize the President to instruct the commanders of armed vessels of the United States to seize all vessels and goods of the Bay of Tripoli and also to cause to be done all such other acts of precaution or hostility as the state of war will justify."

Realizing that the infidels were not about to promptly pay the jizya, Tripoli lost its allies (except Morocco) when they saw the American show of force. These guys kept fighting till 1805 but that’s when even the Moslems of Tripoli realized that they had to sign a hudna (truce) with the infidel Americans. Hence, the pasha of Tripoli signed a treaty—article two of which goes like this…

"The Bashaw of Tripoli shall deliver up to the American Squadron now off Tripoli, all the Americans in his possession; and all the Subjects of the Bashaw of Tripoli now in the power of the United States of America shall be delivered up to him; and as the number of Americans in possession of the Bashaw of Tripoli amounts to Three Hundred Persons, more or less; and the number of Tripolino Subjects in the power of the Americans to about, One Hundred more or less; The Bashaw of Tripoli shall receive from the United States of America, the sum of Sixty Thousand Dollars, as a payment for the difference between the Prisoners herein mentioned." (Bashaw = Pasha)

So, Americans ended up paying again even though they won the war, you know why? Because Allah still demands the Jizya tax in one way or another. They forgot to exterminate the barbarians (big mistake).

Two years after the treaty was signed, the Islamic looting of the kuffirs started again. The Americans paid Jizya for awhile, but war soon broke out once more. In 1815 the US Congress authorized the deployment of naval power against the barbarian pirates. Americans used the barbarian tactics against them and took hundreds of prisoners. Moslems, helpless (maybe because the flight of 5000 angels got delayed), lost the war again and had to pay an amount of $10,000 in damages to the Americans.

Another treaty was signed again of course, but this time, America’s victory was decisive. No longer did they have to pay the Jizya tax. Allah’s power was subdued. Soon after that the superpower Brits and equally powerful French got all brave and began attacking the sources and bases of the Moslem pirates directly. It’s another old European trick--they look for the Americans to take action, criticize them, and then proceed to do the same thing in a very bad manner.

Source: 'Barbary Wars'.

Notice that America didn’t demand any reparations or whatever in return after it won the war. America, having safeguarded its shipping interests in the area, went home. This historical event sends us a very clear message; Americans are peaceful, and Moslems were, are, and always will be sub human barbarians.

So to answer the very famous leftist question, ‘don’t you know that it was the Americans that made these peace-loving Moslems hijack their religion of peace?’ No, it was the Moslems who attacked the Americans first, way back in the 18th century. Moslems committed barbaric atrocities and made the peace-loving Americans take action against them. Who attacked who first? America is not the aggressor--it is the other way around. Leftists, you got it wrong—you had it wrong all along.


Always On Watch said...

The Adams administration did not take a strong enough stand; Jefferson, however, took a stand because he recognized that appeasement never works as appeasement only leads to more appeasement.

Adams spoke some great words about Islam. See this site for some comments about Islam in general.

The West's conflict with Islam goes way back and is not unique to the last part of the 20th Century.

"The Marines' Hymn" includes the word "Tripoli," for a very good reason.

These two posts on the U.S. vs. Moslems are excellent. The lessons of history debunk Leftists. Alas! The social studies textbooks here in the States are under the influence of Susan Douglass, a convert to Wahhabism.

John Sobieski said...

Susan Douglas is a dangerous woman. Belligerent and very pushy, she has made sure that Islam gets whitewashed in our history books. It's quite amazing and discouraging.

There is another book about Muslims raiding Europe for slaves as well.

I am currently reading Camp of the Saints, a novel about an invasion of France by illegal immigrants. It's real shocking. I can see why France tried to ban it; not sure if they succeeded.

American Crusader said...

Great post. This is where the Marine hymn get its first line....from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli...
One thing I noticed is that Muslims seem to have is a very short memory span.

The Anti-Jihadist said...

Muslims were pirates then, and they are now. The two parts of the world that have more incidents of piracy at sea than anywhere else is the Straits of Malacca (bordered by the Muslim states of Malaysia and Indonesia) and the waters off the coast of Muslim Somalia.

Muslims may have a limited memory, but they also seem to repeat the same pages in the playbook over and over.

Jauhara said...

White Gold is another book about the white slave trade conducted by Muslim raiders on the European coast lines, Britain and Ireland, included