Daniel Pipes: U.S. Vowed Friendliness With Islam
November 9, 2006 § 4 Comments
Daniel Pipes tells a tale about a little known treaty between the United States and Muslims although unbeknown to Muslims. This “treaty” was drafted by Joel Barlow the American consul-General of Algiers from 1795-1797. The obscure treaty is not a treaty at all but a pledge as it is not signed by any Islamic authority from Algiers or otherwise. And so I will not call it a treaty but refer to it as the “Promise of 1796” and the promise states,
“As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, – as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen, – and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”
This promise is such *BS* … but this is what Dan “the Pied-Piper” Pipes has to say about it,
“In June 1797, the Senate unanimously ratified this treaty, which President John Adams immediately signed into law, making it an authoritative expression of American policy.
In 2006, as voices increasingly present the “war on terror” as tantamount to a war on Islam or Muslims, it bears notice that several of the Founding Fathers publicly declared they had no enmity “against the laws, religion or tranquility” of Muslims. This antique treaty implicitly supports my argument that the United States is not fighting Islam the religion but radical Islam, a totalitarian ideology that did not even exist in 1796.” (Daniel Pipes)
This “Promise” doesn’t prove a thing nor does it support Pipes’ argument that the United States is not fighting “Islam the religion”. Pipes’ says that the U.S. is fighting “radical Islam” and not “Islam the religion”. What a crock, anyone can see through his forked-tongue rants of double-speak and hypocrisy. Furthermore it should be noted that on the very same blog that published this condescending drivel is a quote by the president saying,
“They will pursue their goal of a radical Islamic empire that stretches from Spain to Indonesia. … If I did not think our mission in Iraq was vital to America’s security, I’d bring our troops home tomorrow.” (G.W. Bush)
I’m tired of these con-men, I am grouping Bush, Blair, Rumsfeld and journalists like Pipes in the same category as Churchill, Kitchener, Enver, Djemal, Hussein and the rest of those bumbling morons that ruined the lives of so many at the end of the Great Game and during WWI.