Jefferson and the Jihad

Thomas Jefferson, Patron Saint of American Liberals, would not recognize his spiritual offspring in today’s liberal President Obama and his handling of the Middle East.

Jefferson, as a trade commissioner and then ambassador in Paris for six years (1784-90), faced almost daily the tragedy of American hostages enslaved by violent Muslims and his own frustrating inability to liberate them.

However, what he learned served him well as the leading hawk for war a decade later when he became president and went to war against belligerent Islam.

  • ontario john

    Well I’m certainly glad that the mother in the states accused of terrorism was allowed to wear a hijab covering her face in court. This certainly dispels that her rights as a muslim is not infringed upon while being tried for terrorism.

  • The American Thinker article details America’s first dealings with Islam.

    Obama was right. America does have a long history with Islam.

    But contrary to the picture painted by Obama, it started out bad and continues to get worse.

  • Waffle

    plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

  • Everyone Else

    Alexis de Tocqueville said as follows:

    “I studied the Quran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad. As far as I can see, it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world …”

    “I would never regard Islam with anything but horror and fear because it is fundamentally committed to conquering the world for Islam…”

  • Dana Garcia

    Meanwhile, the poseur in the White House has totally misrepresented Jefferson’s relation to Islam, claiming that he was a fan rather than the first anti-jihad president.