people think there is no war against Islam and we should all hold hands
and sing Kumbaya. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
conflict has been going on for centuries and will probably continue
until one side wins over completely. Even in the middle ages there was
conflict, the Knights Templars came into existence in order to provide
protection to the christian pilgrims who wanted to visit the holy land.
Before the Knights Templars came into being, the christian pilgrims were
continuously beaten , raped,robbed and killed by the Turks and other
the 15th century, the Ottomans were close to controlling most of
Europe. The European nations were in desperate need of money to finance
the continuous holy wars. The prime reason for the voyage of Columbus
was to find new found gold and wealth to boost the coffers of Spain. Did
Columbus not have crosses on his sails?
becoming a nation, the first war the United States engaged in was a war
with Muslim pirates off the coast of Africa. The pirates were
continuously raiding our ships and robbing them of all their cargo, we
as a country was paying them for so called protection money, to no
avail, the raids continued.
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 mussulman 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
one period 25% of our national budget was going to the pirates to
supposedly protect our ships, but they never stopped attacking us.
Finally, then President Thomas Jefferson had seen enough and launched an
attack against the Barbary Pirates, defeating them and returning peace
to the Mediterranean Sea.
a result of this ,trade resumed and the Marine Hymn , the oldest
military hymn in the country came into existence with the lyrics , “From
the shores of Tripoli”, written into it.
It would be great if the conflict would end peacefully someday, but don’t hold your breath.