THE BARBARY PIRATES AND THEIR
PRESENT DAY DESCENDANTS
|A Sea Fight with Barbary Corsairs by Castro, Lorenzo approx.1682 (PD)|
American Admiralty Books Safety & Privacy Policies EU VISITORS WARNING POSSIBLE COOKIES AHEADRegarding the Barbary pirates Jefferson observed in 1786 after a meeting with Tunisian diplomats:
"Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood" (Quran 9:123)
"Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them" (Quran 2:191)
There you have it Brits and Americans piracy and war making on non Muslims is a religious obligation imposed by the Qumran. This isn't an obligation only of radicals. ISIS is land based but follows the same admonition to make war on unbelievers and infidels wherever they can find them. Mostly because ships in the 17th and 18th centuries were crewed exclusively by men there is a not a lot of historical record concerning the Barbary Pirates and rape. Yet ISIS famously openly advocates rape of captive women, even video tapes it on occasion. Is this something new in Islam. No its not, it is a1400 year old tradition
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Let the words of the Koran tell it like it was:
"And all married women are forbidden unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess) of captives, even if they have husbands in the Abode of War, after ascertaining that they are not pregnant, by waiting for the lapse of one period of menstruation. (It is a decree of Allah for you) that which I have mentioned to you is unlawful in Allah's Book.Qur'an 4.24Tafsir 'Ibn Abbas.
The Islamic world has been making unceasing war on Southern Europe and India for 1400 years .There were a few relatively long pauses.These were usually after an "Islamic state", a "Caliphate" was dealt a massive military blow by Christians or Hindu forces. One such was the sea battle of Lepanto in 1571 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lepanto) in which Christian forces sank 170 galleys and killed 33,000 Muslim soldiers and sailors, or an army about the present size of ISIS. The Muslims didn't attempt a comeback for a mass conquest for quite a while after that, long enough for the West to retire the oar propelled galley and master sail, and find water routes to the East by passing the Muslims. In the process the Europeans also amassed the vast wealth of the Americas and made many advances in ordinance and gunnery.
|Battle of Lepanto (PD)|
The Islamic World settled down to picking off European ships and running a protection racket from the relative safety of strong holds on the Barbary coast. They stayed away from the more powerful British war ships and eventually even British merchant men. The Brits could have wiped the Barbary pirates from the face of the earth but then they would have opened the Mediterranean sea to their shipping competitors. Then came the independence of the Brits brash young cousins the Americans, who refused to pay protection money. To the battle cry of "Millions for defense, not one penny for tribute" the fledgling U.S. Navy and Marine Corps made industrial strength war on the Barbary Pirates. The Islamic world quieted down in terms of making war on the West after that. They would make two more real attempts to conquer Southern Europe in the 20th century by siding with allies, first the Kaiser in WWI, and Hitler's Nazis In WWII. Here is an unusual photo of Islamic SS men from 1942.
Being on the losing end of WWII kept the world conquering ambitions of the Muslims in check for a lot of the second half of the 20th century. Then on February 26, 1993, Islam declared war on the West with the car bombing of the World Trade Center in New York. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_World_Trade_Center_bombing) The action failed to bring down the twin towers and the world simply failed to notice that the Muslims were back to marauding, murdering, enslaving, raping,pillaging, and burning again. The World got the message on September 11, 2001 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks). Unfortunately political correctness and liberal ideas combined with typical modern Western ignorance of history prevented the West from responding in the only way that has ever provided long lasting but never permanent peace with Islam. We failed to recognize Islam as a single spear pointed at the heart of civilization. The so called "moderates' are the wooden shaft while the active terrorists are the steel tip. The wooden shaft is busy at work among us using our society's economies to help fund the terrorists and the steel tip is now claiming to be a nation state, in fact the nation state that they believe will inherit the earth .
Now however, the atrocities of ISIS have opened the eyes of a new generation who are starting to grasp before their politically correct and timid elders the truth. This is Islam, we must annihilate enough of them to give them perhaps 100 years worth of caution. If we fail to do so they will annihilate all of us forever, and without mercy, and with utmost cruelty. Without the use of deadly force we can break the portion of the wooden shaft within our reach. Boycott Muslim businesses, halal food ( which is filthy anyway) and Muslims themselves. Instead of following the various government calls to be "tolerant" even as the governments cave into Sharia go out of your way to make Muslims uncomfortable and not very confident that anyone will protect them. Arm yourselves any way that you can appropriate to your circumstances on any particular day, Muslims have already murdered people in Britain , even beheading one elderly woman. They have shot people whole sale in the U.S. while the moronic administration calls it "work place violence". Reduce Western Muslims to trade among themselves. Use the Internet to "follow the money" and when you find the evidence that supports the fact that 1/8 of their Charitable donations support terrorists , publish, eventually you may be able to embarrass governments into enforcing existing law even against the now privileged and apparently immune Muslims. Americans, never ever vote a Muslim into office ever again, especially not the office of President of the United States.
Having said all that we caution that there are "innocent Muslims". First and foremost we point to the micro states of the South China Sea such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia. These are not the proponents of a global Caliphate, and are cooperative with all nations trying to maintain freedom of the seas through the narrow straits that their nations sit upon. These states now cooperate but once fought each other for independence. Their particular brands of Islam don't prohibit being a good citizen of an affinity based nation state. Nor do their interpretations of Islam require them to impose their law upon the world. They have proven reliable guardians of the portion of the global commons now entrusted to their care. Also we have previously identified certain sects numbering about 125,000,000 members who formally disavow the Caliphate, slavery, rape, and the suppression of women, and any obligation to coerce, especially by violence other people to believe in Islam. These particular Muslims live in over 200 nations around the globe but make up small congregations where they do occur. Finally there are millions of "nominal Muslims" these folks are found all over the world, they often could care less about the five pillars of Islam much less study of the Koran, daily prayer, or ritual washing. They are totally uninterested in converting anyone but basically claim nominal identity as "Muslim" because Islam demands death for apostasy, so they nominally affiliate but are actually shocked by the brutality, dishonesty, and inhumane attitude toward all non Muslim human beings. The nominal Muslims hedge their bets. They know Islam as practiced in the Middle East with few notable exceptions,intends to rule the world with an iron fist they really don't care for its practices but don't want to be counted an infidel if the West fails to put the current crop to a bad end. Non Threatening Muslims number in excess of probably 250 million, while a significant number, a tiny fraction of the 1.3 billion Muslims on the planet.
Carry out the needed campaign of isolation and expungement of Western Muslims and these people will be hurt financially and emotionally, that is regrettable, but fail to break the shaft of the spear and civilization will die. However because this is a struggle between civilization and savagery we will deliberately fail to wipe all of the Muslims off the face of the earth. We may reduce the populations within Europe and America by deportation,conversion, arrest etc. But we will not be shipping them off to gas chambers in any sort of "final solution" as they colluded to do with the NAZIS to the Jews in WWII. Western Combat operations depending on when they commence in earnest will kill 30-50 terrorists. The "smack down" may quiet the Caliphate urge within Middle Eastern Islam for a generation. But it is inherent in the belief system, it will be back. The best gift that we can leave our children who will eventually have to face the Islamic sword again is a clear view of history. Islam is a 1400 yr old constant and permanent threat to humanity that at best goes relatively dormant after the West or India administers a major blood bath in response to their atrocities and intransigence. While we have been teaching our children tolerance, they have been teaching theirs to kill ours. End political correctness in Western education and bring back real history. Teach our kids to watch Islam constantly and to smack down forcefully the Islamofascists of the future at their first indications of reactivation. ISIS/IS, al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood et al believe that they are on the verge of ruling the world. In fact,they are standing on the precipice of hell and are about to be pushed in making many lives miserable in the process, most numerous among them, Muslim lives of those who cheered them on, silently or even inadvertently supported them , or simply were in the wrong place at the wrong time. ISIS has murdered many Christians, Jews, and Yezidis but the largest groups of heads hanging on poles within the territory they now hold are Muslims, insufficiently "Muslim" to meet the ISIS standard. ISIS will now force the WEST in self defense to add to the body count and wrecked lives. There is no generation of peace ahead, the best we can hope for is that civilization will learn how to effectively suppress and contain savagery.