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Thursday, December 11, 2014 

Another reminder of what the Founding Fathers thought of Islam

A writer in the Gaston Gazette of North Carolina reminds everyone what America's Founding Fathers said about the Religion of Peace, in response to an apologist who'd written for them earlier:
[Dustin] Barto wants you to believe that the Founders of this great nation were just fine and dandy with Islam and Muslims. In his article he cites a 1739 quote from Benjamin Franklin about interfaith cooperation, however, he doesn’t give you the true understanding of what Franklin actually knew about Islam. Perhaps time and experience made Franklin a lot wiser:

In a March 23, 1790, letter to the editor of the Federal Gazette, Franklin wrote:

“Nor can the Plundering of Infidels be in that sacred Book [the Quran] forbidden, since it is well known from it, that God has given the World, and all that it contains, to his faithful Mussulmen, who are to enjoy it of Right as fast as they conquer it.”

John Adams, John Quincy Adams and Thomas Jefferson all warned Americans of the deceitful nature, the warring inclinations and the subjugation of other peoples that the Quran teaches its followers.

John Quincy Adams also described the Quran in one of his essays as follows:

“The precept of the koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet, may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat: but the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.”

As for Thomas Jefferson, in a letter dated June 26, 1822, Jefferson had this to say about Islam in a passage regarding Calvinism:

“Verily I say these are the false shepherds foretold as to enter not by the door into the sheepfold, but to climb up some other way. They are mere usurpers of the Christian name, teaching a counter-religion made up of the deliria of crazy imaginations, as foreign from Christianity as is that of Mahomet.”

As for Mr. Barto’s assertion that the mosques celebrate Veteran’s Day “going as far back as World War II, I wonder if he is aware that Islamic leadership allied with the Nazis in WWII. You can find evidence of Muslims fighting on both sides of that war, but the Grand Mufti at the time was allied with Hitler on the eradication of the Jews.

“The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was a very influential Muslim leader at the time, almost equivalent to the Pope for Catholics. The Grand Mufti was one of Hitler’s strongest allies and actively recruited Arabs and Muslims across the world for the S.S. So “Palestine” and the Arabs were not innocent for the many atrocities of world war 2.” I would ask, veterans of which army is Mr. Barto celebrating on Veteran’s Day?
His responses in the comments section were obnoxious, attacking not only the author, but also Pamela Geller and Daniel Pipes. It makes me wonder why they took the man's article in the first place. It's clear he made up his mind from the start.

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