Saturday, January 06, 2007

What Thomas Jefferson Really Thought About Islam and the Koran

Slow jihadist Keith Ellison believed he had a publicity stroke of genius by using Thomas Jefferson's copy of the Koran. It's an absurd presumption. I would expect FDR had a copy of Mein Kamph as well. Of course, the mainstreem media, in their utter laziness and brain addled dhimmitude, did not bother to look any further to see what Jefferson thought of Islam. Mustn't do that. Makes the brain hurt, and you might not like what you find. It's pathetic all right.

Islamic Threat has recently posted what Jefferson and Adams both wrote about Islam. What is particlularly striking to me is how utterly clear and complete their understanding of Islam is compared to ANY politician today. We desperately need another Adams or Jefferson to arise from the infidels to save our country from this plague called Islam.

From Islamic Threat - Founding Fathers on Islam

Adams on Jesus Christ and Christianity, Relative to Muhammad and Islam

"And he [Jesus] declared, that the enjoyment of felicity in the world hereafter, would be reward of the practice of benevolence here. His whole law was resolvable into the precept of love; peace on earth – good will toward man, was the early object of his mission; and the authoritative demonstration of the immortality of man, was that, which constituted the more than earthly tribute of glory to God in the highest… The first conquest of the religion of Jesus, was over the unsocial passions of his disciples. It elevated the standard of the human character in the scale of existence…On the Christian system of morals, man is an immortal spirit, confined for a short space of time, in an earthly tabernacle. Kindness to his fellow mortals embraces the whole compass of his duties upon earth, and the whole promise of happiness to his spirit hereafter. THE ESSENCE OF THIS DOCTRINE IS, TO EXALT THE SPIRITUAL OVER THE BRUTAL PART OF HIS NATURE." (Adam's capital letters)….[pp. 267-268]
“In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar [i.e., Muhammad], the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST: TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE (Adam's capital letters)….Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. The war is yet flagrant…While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men.” [p. 269]

Then here is what Jefferson said about Islam, thanks to Daniel Pipes who provided this quote on his website

From AMERICAN SPHINX The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis

"Several muslim countries along the North African coast had established the tradition of plundering the ships of European and American merchants in the western Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic, capturing the crews and then demanding ransom from the respective governments for their release. In a joint message to their superiors in Congress, Adams and Jefferson described the audacity of these terrorist attacks, pirates leaping onto defenseless ships with daggers clenched in their teeth. They had asked the ambassador from Tripoli, Adams and Jefferson explained, on what grounds these outrageous acts of unbridled savagery could be justified: "The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the laws of the prophet, that it was written in their koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their [islams] 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...."

This event occured between 1784-1789 while Jefferson was ambassador to France and Adams (2nd president) was ambassador to England.

When Jefferson became President he proceeded to send the US Navy to Tripoli defeating the terrists and saving Americans who were taken into slavery under the able leadership of Commodore Stephen Decatur whose name I use with pride.


Melissa in Texas said...

Thank you so much for finding and sharing this with the rest of us.
I had a difficult time believing that one of our founding fathers would have fallen for the lies printed in the Koran.

Always On Watch Two said...

Too bad that this list wasn't broadcast right after Ellison's little show with the Koran.

Teabags said...

Wasn't this about the "Barbary Wars?"
I note that USA merely rescued their prisoners of war and dealt with the limited military threat.
Far too fair perhaps?
If only more stringent action had been taken then, then perhaps todays problems would not have been. ho hum.
Just shows what sound and decent standards and statesmen were at the heart of the foundation of America.
You must not march backwards to the tin-drum of backward Nations.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Wasn't this about the "Barbary Wars?"

My post last year on the Tripolitan War(s)