by Smith Callen | Top Right News
Barack Obama has often claimed that Islam was admired by America’s Founders, and made “great contributions” to the nation’s founding.
President John Quincy Adams would beg to differ.
He understood what so many people are afraid to admit today: that Islam is not a “religion of peace.” Those who commit evil in the name of Islam are just following what the Koran teaches.
In 1841, John Qunicy Adams defended 53 Africans accused of mutiny aboard the slave ship Amistad. He won their case before the Supreme Court, giving them back their freedom, stating:
“The moment you come to the Declaration of Independence, that every man has a right to life and liberty, an inalienable right, this case is decided. I ask nothing more in behalf of these unfortunate men than this Declaration.”
African slaves brought to America were purchased at Muslim slave markets, where over Islam’s centuries of history an estimated 180 million were enslaved.
Quincy Adams had the example of both his father’s and Thomas Jefferson’s battles against the Muslim pirates of Libya, and also Muslim slave traders, to draw on when he made a conclusion n that sounds like he could be describing much of the Muslim world today, 174 years later:
“The natural hatred of the Muslims towards the infidels is in just accordance with the precepts of the Koran.”
He contrasted this with Christianity:
“The fundamental doctrine of the Christian religion is the extirpation of hatred from the human heart. It forbids the exercise of it, even towards enemies.”
He continued, with a historical reference to the Muslim “prophet” that could well describe ISIS today:
“In the 7th century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab (Mohammed) … spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. … He declared undistinguishing and exterminating war as a part of his religion. … The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust, to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature.”
Remember these words the next time you hear Barack Obama absurdly claim that America’s Founding Fathers admired Islam or that the religion made wonderful “contributions to American culture.”
That is, unless you call “contributions,” the capture and selling of millions of African slaves, and the Barbary Wars.
Refreshing to see a U.S. president who wasn’t afraid to speak the truth about Islam, is it not?