Beware of Islamic Talk of Peace

What can we expect from the Arab Spring that is sweeping Islamic nations? What will spring from these supposed democratic uprisings? Will they bring peace to the region? If history is any indication, the toppling of a Libyan tyrant like Muammar Gaddafi could mean trouble as Islam extends its promise of “peace” beyond its borders. The Koran’s peace initiatives are Orwellian: “Submission to Islam is peace.” Peace is the absence of any religious or political opposition. This is the indisputable history of Islam as Paul Johnson writes:

Koranic teaching that the faith or “submission” can be, and in suitable circumstances must be, imposed by force, has never been ignored. On the contrary, the history of Islam from Arabia was followed by the rapid conquest of North Africa, the invasion and virtual conquest of Spain, and a thrust into France that carried the crescent to the gates of Paris. It took half a millennium or reconquest to expel the Moslems from Western Europe. The Crusades, far from being an outrageous prototype of Western imperialism, as is taught in most of our schools, were a mere episode in a struggle that has lasted 1,400 years and were one of the few occasions when Christians took the offensive to regain the “occupied territories” of the Holy Land.[1]

What did Thomas Jefferson learn from his study of the Koran? As early as 1786, Jefferson, who was serving as the ambassador to France, and John Adams, the Ambassador to Britain, met in London with Ambassador Abdrahaman, the Dey of Tripoli’s ambassador to Britain, in an attempt to negotiate a peace treaty based on Congress’ vote of funding. Peace would come at a price. If America wanted “temporary peace,” a one-year guarantee, it would cost $66,000 plus a 10% commission. “Everlasting peace” was a bargain at $160,000 plus the obligatory commission. This only applied to Tripoli. Other Muslim nations would also have to be paid. The amount came to $1.3 million. But there was no assurance that the treaties would be honored. In vain, Jefferson and Adams tried to argue that America was not at war with Tripoli. In what way had the U.S provoked the Muslims, they asked? Ambassador Abdrahaman went on to explain “the finer points of Islamic jihad” to the Koranically challenged Jefferson and Adams. In a letter to John Jay, Jefferson wrote the following:

The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, 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 Musselman [Muslim] who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.[2]

Abdrahaman was paraphrasing the Koran’s “rules of engagement” found in the 47 Surah: “Whenever you encounter the ones who disbelieve [during wartime], seize them by their necks until once you have subdued them, then tie them up as prisoners, either in order to release them later on, or also to ask for ransom, until war lays down her burdens.” Unless a nation submits to an Islamic nation, whether it was the aggressor or not, that nation was by definition at war with Islam. Jihad means “to submit.” A non-aggressing nation is still at war with Islam as long as it hasn’t embraced Islam. Islam’s goal is to conquer the world, either by the submission of one’s will or by Allah’s sword.[3]

When President Jefferson refused to increase the tribute demanded by the Islamists, Tripoli declared war on the United States. A United States navy squadron, under Commander Edward Preble, blockaded Tripoli from 1803 to 1805. After rebel soldiers from Tripoli, led by United States Marines, captured the city of Derna, the Pasha of Tripoli signed a treaty promising to exact no more tribute.

President Obama is not the first person who has tried to whitewash Islam’s history and try to sell us on the peaceful motives of Muslims. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), a Muslim, took his constitutional oath on Jefferson’s copy of the Koran. How ironic given Jefferson’s disdain for Islam’s double dealings.

There is nothing new in our problems with Islam. There’s a reason the “Marines’ Hymn” begins with a reference to an Islamic battle:

From the Halls of Montezuma,

to the shores of Tripoli.

The line “To the shores of Tripoli” refers to the First Barbary War, specifically the Battle of Derne in 1805. Jefferson, embroiled in a war with Islamic terrorists in his day, commented, “Too long, for the honor of nations, have those Barbarians been suffered [permitted] to trample on the sacred faith of treaties, on the rights and laws of human nature!”[4] Little has changed since Jefferson’s day.


Notes:
  1. Paul Johnson, “‘Relentlessly and Thoroughly’: The Only Way to Respond,” National Review (October 15, 2001). []
  2. Quoted in Joseph Wheelan, Jefferson’s War: America’s First War on Terror, 1801–1805 (New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003), 40–41. []
  3. Robert Spencer, The Truth about Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion (Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 2006) and Robert Spencer, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 2005). []
  4. Thomas Jefferson, congratulatory letter to Lt. Andrew Sterett (1760–1807). Quoted in Joseph Wheelan, Jefferson’s War: America’s First War on Terror, 1801–1805 (New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003), 102. []

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  • blackpowder

    peaceful huh? ask daniel pearl if they are peaceful

  • mad as hell

    Lock and load America..be prepared...

    • Demand justice

      I don't think taking up arms will do any good. The Muslim population in this country is increasing at an alarming rate. They will soon take over this country with out ever firing a shot like they did in Europe. The politically corect approach to this increasing threat will be to pretend that Islam is a peaceful religion and should be protected under our constitution until it destroys America. In the near future the Muslim population will be large enought to vote in hard liner Islamis to office and begin dismanteling the constitution and replace it with sharia law. Maybe we deserve that for being so stupid and unwilling to face the threat.

      • http://yahoo.com Thomas Martin

        We good old boys here and we love our guns and will use them to protect our country here and abroad. Seems you must be talking about them anti American democrat who appeases the enemy.

        God Bless America.

      • wolffb

        not on my watch or the watch of millions of armed American patriots.

      • Amen

        foundation for moral restoration Richard Enrico says we aborted millions

        Lots of luck America

    • DudeinTX

      People, we have to stand up to this NOW! We have to stop the infiltration of our country, stop any mosque plans in your area, however you have to. These people cannot be given an opportunity to spread their filthy "religion".

      We are the only ones who can stop it. Our PC govt won't do it and "freedom of religion" was intended for freedom of protestant/Christian religion, not ANY religion. We have every right to refuse this false religion in our country.

  • screw osama obama

    The only good one is a dead one!

  • Scarface

    THE THIRD JIHAD----------Wake up America

    This may well be the most alarming and important video you will ever see.
    Just keep in mind that a non-radical muslim is one that hasn't attacked you publicly -- yet!

    "The Third Jihad" at http://www.aish.com/jw/s/48969486.html.

    • http://yahoo.com Thomas Martin

      They attack and they be some dead SOBs, there are plenty of men in the USA who are vets like myself and were willing to die to defend America, that still stands. We don't run from no one, only democrats run, of course they are all a hole babies anyway.

    • floyd

      your so right Scarface

      Please send this around to ALL your friends and neighbors

      http://obsessionthemovie.com/clips.html

  • Lloyd Revalee

    Those who have any faith whatsoever in the Islamic talk of peace, should study history of the World. Some might recall, the younger ones may have read, how Prime Minister Chamberlain, of England, said "There will be Peach in Our Time", after getting such a promise from Adolf Hitler. Shortly thereafter, Hitlers troops invaded Poland, and we were on our way to a World War. Those in the world that hate Christians will lie, murder, or anything else that they think will aid their cause. To them, nothing is a sin, if it is for the good of their efforts to convert the entire world to the Muslim belief. If you read the Koran, you will find that there is nothing in it that is so much different from our bible. Some of the Chapters, 144 in all have very little to say about anything. But the Islamic people, at least their leaders, are not guided by the Koran, but by the Sharia law. If they were guided by the Koran, they could not have such a law. It si the most inhumane law ever drawn up by an inhumane group of rulers.

    • Christine

      BOY ARE YOU WRONG. THE KARAN AND THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE ARE NOTHING ALIKE. REMEMBER MUSLUMS DO NOT BELIEVE JESUS WAS THE SON OF GOD AND THE ENTIRE NEW TESTAMENT IS FOCUSED ON THE LIFE, THE TEACHINGS, AND THE EVERLASTING SALVATION BECAUSE OF JESUS WAS THE SON OF GOD. THE MUSLUMS CLAIM TO BELIEVE THE FIRST 5 BOOKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT BUT THE REST OF THE OLD TESTAMENT I SUPPOSE THEY DISREGARD. THEY USE THE ARGUMENT THAT WE BOTH SERVE THE SAME GOD BUT THATS NOT TRUE. MY GOD HAS A SON NAMED JESUS. THERE GOD DOESN'T. JUST REMEMBER MOHAMMED NEVER HAD EVEN ONE WITTNESS TO BACKUP HIS RIDICULOUS STORY OF BEING VISITED BY AN ANGEL. HE WENT OFF ALL BY HIMSELF AT DIFFERENT TIMES, CAME BACK HOME AND ANNOUNCED TO EVERYONE WRITE DOWN WHAT I HAVE TO SAY BECAUSE IT CAME FROM AN ANGEL SO IT WILL BECOME LAW OF THE LAND.

  • dragonfFIRE01

    don't try to white wash this trash. there's no sich thing as a peaceful muslim

  • Demand justice

    Islam is the worship of satan, evil is what evil does. They cannot show the face of Mohamman, Why? Because it would be the face of satan and their cover would be blown. The federal government's primary purpose is to defend this country from all threats yet it chooses not to with the greatest danger facing the citizens of this country. The first step would be to recognise Islam for what it is, a political agenda and remove it's tax exempt status and stop granting special priviledges and consessions to the muslim community. Next deport all non citizen muslims to their country of origin and offer one way visas to any legal alien who does not want to assimilate into our culture to any country of their choosing. Any muslim citizen caught commiting any crime against this country should do prison time and loose their citizenship immediately deported. Purge this country of the islam threat by getting of the trash and have stiff laws on the books preventing any incrusion of sharia law.

  • Rusty Hanes

    I said it then, and will continue until the muslim in the whitehouse has me put away: "on the night of 9/11 every mosque in our country should have been burned to the ground".
    muslims are all liers, they lie to themselves that their "religion" is peaceful and that their glorious prophet mohammad was something more then a warmongering, demon filled pedifile. WAKE UP AMERICA, mOSLEMS DO NOT BELONG HERE.

  • ARMYOF69

    Why should we believe any Muslim on anything? The kuran tells them to lie , cheat, do whatever it takes to bring Christianity down, including condoned MURDER.
    Their leader muhanned, is nothing but, a murderous, pedophile, with homosexual tendencies. All this is history.

  • billie

    behead those who insult Islam - this is clearly an admission that Islam can be insulted, because it is weak! A judge in Florida say's sharia law can be used in the USA. Seperation of church and state.... is this the Judges way of clearifing that Islam is NOT a religion.

  • http://yahoo.com Thomas Martin

    I find that all muslims are good only when they're dead, they sure ain't worth a crap living.

  • SEAN MURRY

    i dont like them or do i trust them after 9/11.

  • wolffb

    people. i agree with you.islam is a satanic death cult. BUT PLEASE, IF YOU ARE GOING TO POST, LEARN TO SPELL OR USE SPELL CHECK. dont give the lefties a chance to call us ignorant red necks. there is a built in spell checker. use it.

    • SEAN MURRY

      Look here jack i am an older american if you dont like the way i spell or write go to hell.

  • Amen
  • Amen
  • GDC

    ALL Muslims MUST be killed. There will NEVER be peace as long as even one Muslim is alive.

  • Carolyn

    Great article and so true! Islam teaches dominance over all mankind all over the world by destroying within and killing those that will not become Islam followers. Go to u-tube and watch video "Islam Beast of Revelation" that tells us the truth about this so called religion founded on the writings of a deranged lunatic to take control of his people and the world. Most muslims in third world countries are uneducated and ignorant and have no idea about any doctrine but muslim. Even if they did and wanted to convert, they would be killed by their own people. Wake up America and stop catering to these monsters.

  • tncdel

    The only way to have peace with Islam is to eliminate it.

  • Sonny

    Look what they are doing in France and England. No matter where they go, it is turmoil.

  • floyd

    Muslim leaders urge DOJ to criminalize criticism of Islam!

    Please sign the petition to protect your state from sharia law
    http://tool.donation-net.net/public/ACT4A/signup/...

  • Dale

    lets see now there are about 80 million of them, and about 6 billion or more people on earth, so if we made just a small conccerted effort we could take and illiminate all the believers in that devil religion known as islam, kind of a moden day version of the crusades. Theese morons accept a vile pagan as their allah, which in my belief is some half assed johnnie come lately about 700 or so years after the birth of CHRIST, to be the god of the world and an even bigger moron as their suppossed prophet obomma--oops mohommed, who is probabally the most vile creatures to be put on this earth. READ the quaran folks their suppossed holy book is nothing but pure and simple hate mongering against any normal person that can see through allas, and mohammmed`s blatant hate, greed,perversion, lunacy,incestous inbreeding. go to unholy quotes from the qyaran, and read the real idea of their heaven, have a barf bag ready though. GET YOUR QUARAN TOTEING SELVES OUR OF MY COUNTRY

  • http://yahoo.com Thomas Martin

    muslims suck and so do the democrats that appeases these murdering SOBs.

  • Ranchman

    Actually, there are 1.2 to 1.8 billion (est.) practicing muslims in the world. But the point that we outnumber them is well taken. We COULD simply conquer them if we so desired. But the politically correct muslim apologists in DC and elsewhere won't let that happen...ever. Therein, as the bard says, lies the rub.

  • LiveFreeOrDie

    "Peace" is just an excuse for a Muslim to re-group and figure out how to destroy the infidel.
    There is no "peace" in Islam.