02 September, 2009

Why does radical Islam hate America?

I have pondered this for quite some time.

The usual justifications for this hatred have spawned from:
  1. Americas continued support for the state of Israel
  2. Destruction of local property. Usually retaliation for terrorist acts.
These issues are at the heart of leftist arguments, but is it actually the truth of the matter? Is the blame to be put totally on the US?

To answer this we have to look back in history, to a time when the founding fathers had just won out against the imperial might of the British Empire. The great thing about the British Empire at that time is that they considered themselves infallible, and basically indestructible. The Americans proved that wrong, but they were quick to find out that the fighting was not about to end there.

At this time, when America was but a fledgling country, they had no Navy. In all respects they had no way of conducting warfare abroad. This is not a debatable topic, it is an actual fact.

At this time, the countries of north Africa came under the dominion of the Ottoman Empire. While left to govern themselves, they were deeply Islamic and their practices were that of Islamic extremism today.

These nations sanctioned piracy of the Mediterranean for wealth in any form. This included plundering merchant ships for their crew to be sold as slaves. Up until the formation of the republic these pirates were not so much of a problem as American merchants came under the sovereignty of the British Empire, but after 1776 all bets were off.

The two ambassadors to France and England at that time (Jefferson and Adams) were instructed to negotiate some form of peace with these pirates. They had even been allocated funds to "buy-off" the pirates (an idea Jefferson was very hostile towards) and unfortunately the funds allocated were not enough for these pillagers.

In 1786 Jefferson and Adams were sent to negotiate with the envoy sent to London by Tripoli. They could not understand what the US had done so wrong that could constitute such a violent response from his people. Considering that the nation of the United States of America was only ten years old.

The response will go down in history (in my eyes) as the reason we can not let Islam prosper. It is a sign of true arrogance and above all Islam's true identity as a religion of war, murder, and inability to integrate.

The exact response is as follows.

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 muslim 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.

All this from the religion of peace?

It is said that the Qur'an is meant for all time as it is the word of god. The Qur'an is the same today as it was then, nothing has changed.

This ideological mindset is the same today.

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