Perhaps by now, news viewers have become aware of the ISLAMAPHOBIA issue engrossing the Ground Zero area in Manhattan and much of mainstream media following the announcement of the construction of a Mosque at the heart of the 911 attacks.
Suffice is to say, the current polemic is challenging the fundamental perceptions of religious diversity long-held by most Americans. What I’m about to bring your attention to may very well come as a shock to people of the Catholic, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths.
Most Americans are currently under the impression that America is, was, and always will be a Christian nation. In fact, so widespread is this largely unchallenged notion that I’m willing to bet that most Americans would wager their life’s earnings on it being one.
Unfortunately for many, it’s NOT! America was not founded by WASPS or Christians. But don’t take my word for it. There’s a little known and seldom referenced document called…
TREATY OF PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE BEY AND SUBJECTS OF TRIPOLI OF BARBARY, authored in 1796 by an AMERICAN diplomat by the name of Joel Barlow…you can read it in its entirety using the link below.
This treaty was sent to the floor of the Senate and read aloud. Then President John Adams ‘proudly signed it into law and proclaimed it to the nation.
Article 11 clearly states
Art. 11. 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 tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan 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. (Emphasis mine)
Now, next time you hear your poorly informed country-men, ranting and raving over the devilish Moslems, and threatening to burn Qurans in the street, have them read the intelligent brotha’s blog entitled….ISLAMAPHOBIA: Setting the record straight!!1
Sincerely yours….BJ aka Theintelligentbrotha’