Yet another Jefferson quote
- From: "1MAN4ALL" <forahmad@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 10 Mar 2006 11:42:01 -0800
Richard Dell wrote:
The Chozen Few wrote:
"The whole history of these books [the Gospels] is so defective and doubtful
that it seems vain to attempt minute enquiry into it: and such tricks have
been played with their text, and with the texts of other books relating to
them, that we have a right, from that cause, to entertain much doubt what
parts of them are genuine. In the New Testament there is internal evidence
that parts of it have proceeded from an extraordinary man; and that other
parts are of the fabric of very inferior minds. It is as easy to separate
those parts, as to pick out diamonds from dunghills."
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Adams, January 24, 1814
That's what we Muslims have been saying about the Bible all along! If
Jefferson had been exposed to the purity of Islam, he might have
Seeing as Jefferson conducted the first war on terror against the
Muslim Barbary pirates I don't think that would have been very likely.
Jefferson may have been disenchanted with Christianity, but on hearing
the justification for Muslim piracy on Mediterranean trade, he was
disgusted with Islam.
Adams and Jefferson explained, when asked on what grounds these
outrageous acts of unbridled savagery could be justified: "The
Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the laws of the prophet,
that it was written in their koran, that all nations who should not
have acknowledged their [Islams] 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...."
Own goal again, Ahmad.
All that it proves is that ignorance of Islam and bigotry against
Muslims go back to Jeffersonian times!
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