What did the swearing in of Democrat and Muslim Keith Ellison to the US House of Representatives back in 2007 have to do with Thomas Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates?
Democrat Keith Ellison was officially sworn in as the first Muslim United States congressman (Minnesota’s 5th Cong. Dist.) in

Keith Ellison

Keith Ellison

January of 2007. Just as expected, the event drew more media attention than had ever occurred in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives. Not only was he the first Muslim to be sworn in, but he broke with our long-held tradition by placing his hand on the Quran, not the Bible. This was not just any Quran. It once belonged to Thomas Jefferson. Ellison borrowed it from the Rare Book section of the Library of Congress, claiming that it showed that “a visionary like Jefferson” believed that wisdom could be gleaned from many sources. Ellison’s “stunt” was an attempt to show that Islam’s great holy book had Jefferson’s blessing and, therefore, could rightfully be used during his swearing in ceremony.

KoranTrue to the deceptive nature of Islam and its followers, Ellison’s charade was played out in the hopes that the American people would not connect the dots and see the real picture–one that showed anything but support for the Qur’an or Islam. Jefferson obtained the Qur’an so he could learn everything he could about Muslims. Why was he so interested in Muslims? He was about to advocate war against the Islamic “Barbary” states of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Tripoli.

Why was he considering going to war? Because over the past ten centuries Muslim pirates hadBarbary pirates slave enslaved millions of Africans and tens of thousands of Christian Europeans and Americans in the Islamic “Barbary” states. They had cruised the southern Mediterranean coastline, pillaging villages and seizing slaves in pre-dawn raids on unsuspecting coastal villages. Typically, the Muslim raiders executed as many of the “non-Muslim” older men and women as possible so the preferred “booty” of young women and children could be collected. Young non-Muslim women were targeted because of their value as concubines in Islamic markets.

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Barbary Coast

Muslims present Islam as a morally advanced religion and cultural system, eclipsing Christianity and Judaism in beliefs and practices. Just as Democrats capitalize on and perpetuate the “low information voter,” Muslims rely on short memories and ignorance of history to perpetuate their myths. A little research would have revealed the well documented slave trade among Muslims pirates and the obstacles they presented to law-abiding merchant ships in the Mediterranean in Jefferson’s day.

A little research would also reveal that Islamic law provides for the sexual interests of Muslim men by allowing them to take as many as four wives at one time and to have as many concubines as their fortunes would allow. Boys, as young as 9 or 10 years old, were often mutilated to create eunuchs who would bring higher prices in the slave markets of the Middle East. Muslim slave traders created “eunuch stations” along major African slave routes where the necessary surgery could be performed. It was estimated that only a small number of the boys subjected to the mutilation survived after the surgery. The brutal history of Islam reveals its true nature and it’s anything but advanced.

Returning to the Ellison story, I find it appalling that the only writers who dared to tell the truth behind the Ellison stunt wereBarbary pirates war bloggers, informed veterans, and conservatives. As expected, no such story ever saw the light of day in the mainstream media circles. That’s one reason we bloggers exist. Somebody has to get the truth out, and I’m grateful for some awesome sources and the research they do. It led to a previous article that tells the rest of the Jefferson story. Click here to discover how Jefferson’s search ended. My thanks to The Valley Patriot (valleypatriot.com) for much of the historical background for these articles.


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