"In 1785 Jefferson reported to congress Tripoli's envoy saying"The ambassador answered us that [the right] was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered 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 Mussulman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise""
Tags: Militant Muslims, Thomas Jefferson, terrorism, democracy, Christopher Hitchens, islam, us, navy, marines, american revolution, barbary states, koran, superpower, slaves, Tripoli, religion, atheism,
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