It is difficult to give an exact date when Muslims first declared war on the United States. Some would trace the first occurrence to the actions of the Barbary Pirates. Founding Father Thomas Jefferson was the first American to research the “why” of he Islamists.
In 1786, Thomas Jefferson, then the ambassador to France, and John Adams, then the ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the ambassador to Britain from Tripoli. The Americans asked Adja why his government was hostile to American ships, even though there had been no provocation. The ambassador’s response was reported to the Continental Congress:
That it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged 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 Musselman [Muslim] who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise
Fast forward two century’s and we witness almost daily attacks at the hands of Islamists. In the United States the World Trade Center was attacked twice and destroyed on the second attempt. Sixteen different plots to attack the country have been thwarted in recent years. Britain has suffered train and bus bombings and outrageous attacks against innocent civilians have been planned, prepared, and; except for the failure of timing mechanisms, would have enacted horrific consequences. Spain suffered a train bombing days before a major election. The list of countries with conspiracies, protests, murder, arson due to the Islamists is greater than the number of countries that do not experience such acts. Attempts to contain the problem in most countries rely on intelligence gathering, eavesdropping, and anonymous tips. The root cause is known; an ideology wrapped up and disguised as a religion. Nations have adopted a defensive posture to the threat within their borders. United States Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo feels that it is time to consider another option; striking at the heart of the ideology.
I believe the threat is real. I believe that unless you can think of a deterrent the threat will become a reality. At the present time, you have to deal with this reality. I know what I’m going to tell you is controversial, but again if somebody can show me an alternative to what I’m going to tell you, then I’m happy to listen. But right now, there is no deterrent to the commission of that crime – that act of terror. There is no negative consequence to the perpetrator. His death is not a consequence, from his or her position, point of view. What possibly can deter them, if it is not some threat to take some action that would threaten [what] their belief system tells them. What I mean by that is this: People who are committed to conducting an act of terror on the United States, and I mean something huge, nuclear devices going off in this country, if they’re driven by religious principles, if their modus operandi, their purpose, their raison d’etre, is to do what they believe their god is telling them, how do you deal with that without reacting to it from a standpoint of a religious response?
When I say a religious response, what I’m saying to you is doing what I said earlier when I talked about threatening the holy sites as a deterrent. Now that was a very controversial statement and everybody went ballistic about it, but again, if that isn’t a deterrent, fine. I’m more than willing to listen to anyone who tells me what a deterrent will be. Because you’d better find one. That’s my point, you better find a deterrent, because if you don’t have one, I guarantee you, you will have the event.
So I’m more than willing to listen, to have anybody tell me, Tom that won’t work because of X, Y or Z, but here’s what will be a deterrent. I’m willing to hear it. So far, nobody’s come up with anything, period. There’s nothing. Nobody has suggested a deterrent. What we do is try and stop them before they do it. Well, thank God we have been able to do so. But do you want to bet your life, your children’s lives on the fact that we always will be able to do so, we always will be one step ahead of them? I’m not willing to bet mine on that, and so I’ve got to figure out, and any president has to figure out, what is the deterrent. From World Net Daily