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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

CNN's W. Kamau Bell: Islam Part of America’s Founding - Breitbart

CNN's W. Kamau Bell: Islam Part of America’s Founding - Breitbart:

Image result for Flicker Commons Images Barbary Pirate Ships"To the extent that Islam was a part of early American history, it was a negative force, an external enemy. The predations of the Barbary pirates prompted the U.S. to build a world-class navy and deploy the fledgling Marines. As Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger recall in Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History, Jefferson was shocked when, at a meeting in London with the Tripolitan ambassador and John Adams in 1786, the Muslim envoy declared that American Christians were fair game for piracy: “… all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of faithful persons to plunder and enslave.”"