History of the War On Terror And Radical Islam - Dates back to 1778!
I was having a debate with my friend about NDAA. She said that we have to adjust the constitution with the times. That terrorism doesn't go back to 1700's. I found this and thought I would share it with you all. It was a good article.
"You know the Marine anthem.. From the Hall of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli? Do you know how Tripoli got into that song? The first war against radical Islam... yep that's right. For those people out there who think Radical Islam has only recently been in existence since we "controlled their region for oil", they have got what little history they know WAY wrong."
In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went to negotiate with Tripoli's envoy to London, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman or (Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja). Upon inquiring "concerning the ground of the pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury", the ambassador replied: It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy's ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.
When you choose to stand up for truth it will make most people uneasy, because it contradicts their own wisdom and mindset, and most people do not like it when this happens. Truth will rock the boat, it will force changes, it will purge everything that is not rooted in [and founded on] truth, but it is always for good. Regardless of the opposition and short term setback that truth may suffer, and whether or not it can find someone who is willing to stand up for it, truth will ultimately win.