29 Jun '18, 12pm

#FlashbackFriday: Islamic Terrorism and America’s First #Military Victory - The Barbary States https://t.co/0GbinvtXhu

#FlashbackFriday: Islamic Terrorism and America’s First #Military Victory - The Barbary States https://t.co/0GbinvtXhu

Back in Congress, some agreed with Jefferson that “it will be more easy to raise ships and men to fight these pirates into reason, than money to bribe them”—including General George Washington: “In such an enlightened, in such a liberal age, how is it possible that the great maritime powers of Europe should submit to pay an annual tribute to the little piratical States of Barbary?” he wrote to a friend. “Would to Heaven we had a navy able to reform those enemies to mankind, or crush them into nonexistence.” But the majority of Congress agreed with John Adams: “We ought not to fight them at all unless we determine to fight them forever.” Considering the perpetual, existential nature of Islamic hostility, Adams was probably more right than he knew.

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