Sunday, February 24, 2008

Wolf Howling: The Barbary Wars, Islam in American History & Churchill on Wahhabism

Wolf seems to have found a bunch of great articles lately, not that he misses much normally.

Wolf Howling: The Barbary Wars, Islam in American History & Churchill on Wahhabism: "One historical perspective of Islam concerns the very first war America fought after its Independence from Britain. It was a 32 year war against the Muslim Barbary pirates who believed their religion justified attacks on the shipping of non-believers and enslaving all Christians they could take prisoner. A second perspective that we get is through the eyes of Winston Churchill, who wrote of his observations of Islam in the Sudan and Afghanistan, and warned against the Wahhabi Islam of the Sauds. Had we but listened to Churchill, our world would be very different today.

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There are a couple of fascinating posts that I have stumbled across today. The first, with a hat tip to Red Alerts, is a very good article on the history of Islam in our nation and the first war that our nation ever fought against the Muslm pirates of the Barbary Coast. This from Wallbuilders:"

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