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Submitted by Frank Livingston (United States), May 19, 2012 at 08:39

This is a great discussion for us to have, including our politicians.

We need more on the hearings that have been held on the letter from John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. We need to know why Islam and the Koran have not been discussed by our politicians!

Politician from both parties have been kicking the Shariah/Islamic law/finance can down the road for 226 years now and has never faced what is happening when it comes to Shariah/Islamic law/finance, the Koran, and the development of a worldwide caliphate by global jihadists. Don't you think it is time for our politicians from BOTH political parties face the issue? Please go to YouTube and watch an excellent short video that explains the "peaceful religion of Islam": Three Things About Islam.

Have you ever read what the Tripoli ambassador told John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in 1785 when they asked him why his Muslim pirates/terrorists hijacked our ships before this nation was formed and became the United States of America? Would the ambassador be considered a terrorist or just a main stream thinking Muslim? (NOTE: After reading the quotes link to the handwritten photocopy of the letter, along with the transcribed version.)

Here is just a part of the March 28, 1786 letter to John Jay, the United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Continental Congress, signed by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson concerning their conversation with the Tripoli ambassador. (Thomas Jefferson. "The Papers of Thomas Jefferson". Princeton Univ. Press. pp. 9:358.) As you read the entire letter keep asking yourself if you see any similarities between 1786 and today's challenges by what the Muslim Brotherhood and their affiliates such as CAIR, ISNA and other unindicted co-conspirators of the Holy Land Foundation terrorist funding trials are trying to force upon us? Why did the Bush and Obama Department of Justice refuse to prosecute them? Here is a part of the 1786 letter from Adams and Jefferson:

"The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their prophet, that it was written in their Koran, 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 who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise."

I suggest you read the entire letter, ask yourself some questions about Islam, the Koran and the development of a worldwide caliphate.

The actual letter has been photocopied and it is here: http://memory.loc.gov/master/mss/mtj/mtj1/005/0400/0430.jpg

The typed version is here: http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~argyll/From%20JOHN%20ADAMS%20And%20THOMAS%20JEFFERSON.pdf

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