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Pirates prowl the seas again, challenging the world’s strongest navies – just as they did when President Thomas Jefferson ordered America’s first marines to the shores of Tripoli to fight the Barbary Pirates.
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Published on Oct 9, 2014 by Simon’s Cat
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Here is a little history for you. Including how the term ‘Leatherneck’ came to be.

Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago, the United States had declared war on Islam, and Thomas Jefferson led the charge!

At the height of the eighteenth century, Muslim pirates were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic. They attacked every ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitant ransoms. Those taken hostage were subjected to barbaric treatment and wrote heart breaking letters home, begging their government and family members to pay whatever their Mohammedan captors demanded.

These extortionists of the high seas represented the Islamic nations of Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers – collectively referred to as the Barbary Coast – and presented a dangerous and unprovoked threat to the new American Republic.

Before the Revolutionary War, U.S. merchant ships had been under the protection of Great Britain. When the U.S. declared its independence and entered into war, the ships of the United States were protected by France. However, once the war was won, America had to protect its own fleets. Thus, the birth of the U.S. Navy.

Beginning in 1784, seventeen years before he would become president, Thomas Jefferson became America ‘s Minister to France. That same year, the U.S. Congress sought to appease its Muslim adversaries by following in the footsteps of European nations who paid bribes to the Barbary States, rather than engaging them in war.

In July of 1785, Algerian pirates captured American ships, and the Bey of Algiers demanded an unheard-of ransom of $60,000. It was a plain and simple case of extortion, and Thomas Jefferson was vehemently opposed to any further payments. Instead, he proposed to Congress the formation of a coalition of allied nations who together could force the Islamic states into peace. A disinterested Congress decided to pay the ransom.

In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with Tripoli ‘s ambassador to Great Britain to ask by what right his nation attacked American ships and enslaved American citizens, and why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.

The two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered (please pay attention to this) that Islam “was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran, 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.”

Despite this stunning admission of premeditated violence on non-Muslim nations, as well as the objections of many notable American leaders, including George Washington, who warned that caving in was both wrong and would only further embolden the enemy, for the following fifteen years, the American government paid the Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships or the return of American hostages. The payments in ransom and tribute amounted to over twenty percent of the United States government annual revenues in 1800. Jefferson was disgusted. Shortly after his being sworn in as the third President of the United States in 1801, the Pasha of Tripoli sent him a note demanding the immediate payment of $225,000 plus $25,000 a year for every year forthcoming. That changed everything.

Jefferson let the Pasha know, in no uncertain terms, what he could do with his demand. The Pasha responded by cutting down the flagpole at the American consulate and declared war on the United States. Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers immediately followed suit. Jefferson, until now, had been against America raising a naval force for anything beyond coastal defense, but having watched his nation be cowed by Islamic thuggery for long enough, decided that it was finally time to meet force with force.

He dispatched a squadron of frigates to the Mediterranean and taught the Muslim of the Barbary Coast a lesson he hoped they would never forget. Congress authorized Jefferson to empower U.S. ships to seize all vessels and goods of the Pasha of Tripoli and to “cause to be done all other acts of precaution or hostility as the state of war would justify”.

When Algiers and Tunis, who were both accustomed to American cowardice and acquiescence, saw the newly independent United States had both the will and the might to strike back, they quickly abandoned their allegiance to
Tripoli.

The war with Tripoli lasted for four more years, and raged up again in 1815. The bravery of the U.S. Marine Corps in these wars led to the line “to the shores of Tripoli” in the Marine Hymn, They would forever be known as “leathernecks” for the leather collars of their uniforms, designed to prevent their heads from being cut off by the Muslim scimitars when boarding enemy ships.

Islam, and what its Barbary followers justified doing in the name of their prophet and their god, disturbed Jefferson quite deeply. America had a tradition of religious tolerance, the fact that Jefferson, himself, had co-authored the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, but fundamentalist Islam was like no other religion the world had ever seen. A religion based on supremacism, whose holy book not only condoned but mandated violence against unbelievers was unacceptable to him. His greatest fear was that someday this brand of Islam would return and pose an even greater threat to the United States.

This should bother every American. That the Islams have brought about women-only classes and swimming times at taxpayer-funded universities and public pools; that Christians, Jews, and Hindus have been banned from serving on juries where Muslim defendants are being judged, Piggy banks and Porky Pig tissue dispensers have been banned from workplaces because they offend Islamist sensibilities. Ice cream has been discontinued at certain Burger King locations because the picture on the wrapper looks similar to the Arabic script for Allah, public schools are pulling pork from their menus, on and on in the newspapers.

It’s death by a thousand cuts, or inch-by-inch as some refer to it, and most Americans have no idea that this battle is being waged every day across America. By not fighting back, by allowing groups to obfuscate what is really happening, and not insisting that the Islamists adapt to our own culture, the United States is cutting its own throat with a politically correct knife, and helping to further the Islamists agenda. Sadly, it appears that today’s America would rather be politically correct than victorious.

Any doubts, just Google Thomas Jefferson vs the Muslim World or click this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War

Happy Remembering!

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”
― Edmund Burke

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What makes a homegrown jihadi?

Islam is catnip for angry people in general, and for crazy angry people in particular, without regard to national origin or ethnic heritage. In addition, Islam holds a particular attraction for convicts and for those who pursue a criminal lifestyle. Both mosques and online jihadi recruitment sites (including social media) are quick to take advantage of this. We must recognize that mosques are not normal houses of worship in the sense of a church or synagogue. Instead, mosques are outposts of Islamic expansionism and of jihadi recruitment, training, and indoctrination.

Bloomberg News: Canada Gunman Was Convert to Islam With Criminal Record

The gunman involved in a shootout in Canada’s legislature yesterday was a native-born Canadian with a history of drug and robbery charges who had recently converted to Islam.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, has been identified as the man who shot and killed a soldier standing guard at an Ottawa war memorial, according to a U.S. law enforcement official who spoke on condition he not be identified. After shooting the soldier, identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, Zehaf-Bibeau made his way into the country’s main legislature across the street, where he was shot dead by security officials. Witnesses said they heard at least a dozen shots in the building.

Zehaf-Bibeau was known to authorities and had his passport seized because he was considered a high-risk traveler, according to the Globe and Mail. Zehaf-Bibeau had been born Michael Joseph Hall but had changed his name, Reuters has reported. Sherley Goodgie, a spokeswoman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, declined to comment on the identity of the suspect.

“Fellow Canadians, in the days to come we will learn more about the terrorist and any accomplices he may have had,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a televised address to the nation last night. “This week’s events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world.”
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According to the Postmedia news agency, Zehaf-Bibeau was born in Quebec but had a history of moving in recent years, including a stop in Vancouver. He also had a long criminal record, charged with possession of marijuana and phencyclidin and a robbery in Vancouver in 2011, the news agency reported.

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BBC News: As it happened: Ottawa shooting

Key Points

  • There have been two shooting incidents in Ottawa – at the National War Memorial and inside parliament
  • A soldier guarding the war memorial was shot and later died of his injuries
  • A gunman has been killed in the parliament building, it is not clear if other gunmen are at large
  • Several buildings are on lockdown and residents have been told to stay away from windows and roofs
  • PM Stephen Harper says “Canada will never be intimidated” and will “redouble our efforts” in fighting terrorist groups

Timeline here.

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Answering Muslims: Muslim Convert Martin Couture-Rouleau Shot to Death after Hit-and-Run on Two Canadian Soldiers

This is a photo of Martin Couture-Rouleau:
Martin Couture-Rouleau pre-Islam

And here’s Couture-Rouleau after his conversion to Islam:
Martin Couture-Rouleau in jihadi garb

Notice a difference?

Once he had converted to Islam, Couture-Rouleau somehow got the idea that Islam commands him to wage jihad against unbelievers (perhaps by reading the same Muslim sources I quote daily). He is now dead, after running down two Canadian soldiers with his car, and charging at a female police officer when his car flipped over.

French sites are reporting that Couture-Rouleau called 911 and said he was “acting in the name of Allah.”

How many more Western converts need to die waging jihad before we’ll finally be allowed to have an honest discussion about Islam?

Daily Mail—A radicalized Muslim convert ran down two soldiers in his car in an apparent terror attack Monday, before being shot dead by police.

Martin Couture-Rouleau, 25, sped into the two young soldiers – one uniformed and one not – around 11.30am in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, not far from Montreal.

After the impact he sped off, but was chased down by Canadian police, who shot him dead.

Both soldiers survived the attack, but one is now in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Published on Oct 21, 2014 by Coffee with Sr. Vassa
Subtitles: ENGLISH. Access all these videos on your MOBILE device on the “Podcasts” page of Ancient Faith Radio! A brief reflection on the Church Calendar, hosted by Sr. Dr. Vassa Larin of the Univrsity of Vienna, Austria. This episode is on St. John Chrysostom.

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Published on Oct 15, 2014 by SciShow
People ask Google everything under the sun. One of the most commonly searched questions in the world is “How do I get rid of hiccups?” Allow us at SciShow to explain.

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Published on Sep 5, 2014 by Simon’s Cat
“A sleepy cat gets a rude awakening!”

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Inadequate protective gear for Ebola
Ordinary hospital personal protective equipment is inadequate for Ebola

Once again, the US government is responsible for another complete fiasco.

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Published on Oct 12, 2013 by Coffee with Sr. Vassa
Captions available in RUSSIAN, GREEK, SERBIAN, ROMANIAN, GERMAN/Deutsch, BULGARIAN, HUNGARIAN, SPANISH, ENGLISH. Theology with a bit of humor. The 7th episode. St. Paraskeva/Petka. A brief, weekly program discussing the Church Calendar. Hosted by Dr. Sr. Vassa Larin of the University of Vienna in Austria. Please SUBSCRIBE here on Youtube, and follow us on Twitter!

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Published on Oct 15, 2014 by Coffee with Sr. Vassa
Subtitles will be available soon. Coffee-mugs are available at www.vassamugs.com. A weekly, brief reflection on the church calendar, hosted by Dr. Sr. Vassa Larin of the University of Vienna, Austria. This episode is on St. Maximus the Confessor (+662).

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Ebola carriers, ISIS recruits - didn't they used to call it ARRIVALS and DEPARTURES?

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Putin-backed Sergei Aksyonov elected head of Crimea

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Published on Oct 9, 2014 by Alfonso Salazar
Crimea’s parliament elected Sergei Aksyonov as head of the annexed peninsula in a unanimous vote today. Aksyonov was one of three candidates nominated by Russian President Vladimir Putin to head the republic.

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