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"Tradition of Piracy"? Sorry, Marie-Claude, that won't cut it

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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Apr 24, 2008 at 05:01

In 1786, Jefferson, then the American ambassador to France, and Adams, the ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the "Dey of Algiers", over the issue of these "pirates".

The "Dey of Algiers" reply to Jefferson and Adams -

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".

Just a bunch of pirates, in the "tradition of piracy".

Yeah, right.

Wake up, Marie. http://www.usvetdsp.com/jan07/jeff_quran.htm

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