Saturday, November 21, 2015

Thanks! to TPM (click on "TPM", above)

History, redux. (Gee, I wish I'd found this!):
For More Than 200 Years, America Has Shunned A 'War On Islam'
In 1796, the Washington administration sent his old Army colleague David Humphreys and other ambassadors to North Africa to negotiate a treaty with the Barbary States; the resulting document came to be known as the Treaty of Tripoli, and was sent to the Senate by new President John Adams and unanimously ratified in the summer of 1797.
As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen, and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
(emphasis added.)
The GOP?
Xenophobia: it's not just for breakfast anymore.

1 comment:

  1. A friend wrote that If America ever decided to register all it's Muslims she would feel morally obligated, as a Jew, to register as a Muslim.