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Jefferson encounters Islam

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Submitted by Juith Thayer (United States), Jul 21, 2008 at 19:29

The thought that we never seem to learn from history is evident here. We are still appeasing, we are losing our national identity because we must not offend anyone, lessons from the past are no longer taught, much less learned. Where is it all leading and by whom are we being led? As Americans, fighting against oppression of any kind has always been the root of our very being. When did we lose that? We are told that Muslimd hate us because of what we have done to them and yet, we forget the Barbary pirates and the Muslim push to conquer Europe that ended at the Battle of Tours. What were their reasons then?

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