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Back then, Muslims were often called Mahometans. And Thomas Jefferson explained that the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom he wrote was designed to protect all faiths -- and I’m quoting Thomas Jefferson now -- “the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mahometan.” (Applause.)
Virginia StatuteSlick kitman, Traitor! The statute is a state law, not federal. It does not modify the first amendment.
copiesAdams & Jefferson bought Korans for study: to learn the enemy's motivation. The founders were not Islamophiles. See what they said about Islam.
American Annual Register - Years 1827-1829 (pg. 274)
Adopting from the sublime conception of Mosaic Law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indisputably with, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and a future retribution, he humbled it to the dust, by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of sexual passion.
He poisoned the source of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind.
THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST; TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE. (emphasis not added)
American Annual Register - Years 1827-1829 (pg. 269)
Nor can the Plundering of Infidels be in that sacred Book [the Quran] forbidden, since it is well known from it, that God has given the World, and all that it contains, to his faithful Mussulmen, who are to enjoy it of Right as fast as they conquer it.