Thomas Jefferson Tripoli

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Thomas Jefferson Tripoli

Post by Darth Yan » 2014-08-14 12:18am

An argument I've seen recently by groups such as renew america. Basically they claim that Islam has been the enemy since the founding of america due to some meeting with the ambassador of tripoli in which the ambassador said

Jefferson reported the ambassador's response to Congress: "[That right] was founded upon 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 Musselman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise."

How much accuracy is in this claim?

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Post by madd0ct0r » 2014-08-14 02:44am

more accurate then their claim this motivates their dislike of islam.
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Post by Thanas » 2014-08-14 03:27am

It is fucking hilarious to anybody who knows anything about 18th century politics and how tripoli worked.
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Post by FTeik » 2014-08-14 02:02pm

Wasn't Tripoli a huge pirate-base at that time?
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Re: Thomas Jefferson Triploi

Post by Dr. Trainwreck » 2014-08-14 02:24pm

Yeah, no. Some people don't know what piracy means.

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Post by K. A. Pital » 2014-08-16 06:46am

Fixed. You may go on. :)
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