Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Jefferson’s Quran

When Keith Ellison was sworn in last January as America’s first Muslim congressman, pledging his allegiance to the United States, he did so with his hand on a Quran—and his fingers crossed behind his back.

It was not just any Quran; it was the property of Thomas Jefferson, our third president, borrowed from the Library of Congress archives for the occasion. Ellison asserted that the “visionary” Jefferson esteemed the Quran as a source of wisdom. Those who fell for that whopper are simply ignorant of history.

The real truth is that Jefferson owned a copy of this sorry tome for one reason only—to know his enemy. For the truth is that Jefferson was preparing for war against the Barbary pirates and the Muslim states of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Tripoli. Remember the famous cry, “Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute”? That was Jefferson, who ended the practice of paying off these Muslim thugs to assure safe passage of America’s ships in that part of the world.

He knew appeasement wasn’t working, and that brute force was the only thing that would. That’s where the Marine Corps anthem commemorates in the line, “From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.” Read the rest here.

The other thing that Ellison and his ilk don’t want you to know is the dirty little secret that it was these same Muslim folks who were doing all the slave trading in those days. Perhaps we’ll explore that a bit further another time.

Speaking of Muslim racism

Oh, this is rich: Yesterday we suggested that those wascally Iwanians were so overwrought with outrage about the gorefest movie 300 because of the unpleasant reminder of their ignominious defeat by the Greeks in the battle of Thermopylae. Well, there may be another reason, too. This historically inaccurate flick also depicts the Persians as black. Think David Duke and his attitude toward blacks and Jews, and you’ll have a pretty good idea about how that plays in Tehran.

Read more here.


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