All over this world, Christians are under attack and suffering persecution from the forces of radical Islam.
While you were sleeping last night, Islamic extremists were shooting, stabbing, decapitating, and generally butchering men, women, and children in Nigeria. As you rested, these animals were raping innocent women and children. They were slaughtering pregnant women and the tiny, unborn children they carried.
Moreover, while the local officials are deliberately looking the other way, these atrocities are taking place right under their noses.
You should also know that these same crimes will be repeated when you safely return to bed tonight.
And they are committing these brutal crimes against humanity in the name of Islam.
That is what Islam does to Christians.
However, despite that fact, a number of you may still believe that Christians are the ones attacking Islam, not the other way around.
After all, this is what President Obama told us when he was simply a candidate, running for the highest office in our land.
Obama lied to you.
Obama said that the eight years of the Bush presidency was the reason that Islamic extremists hated America.
Obama said that our “War on Terrorism” was responsible for the fact that Islam hated America. He implied that our largely-unwavering support of Israel was another factor that caused Islam to seek out our destruction.
He told us that America had been arrogant.
In short, Obama made it plain to the world that he believed America is to blame for the terrorist attacks on our nation.
But that is a lie!
The truth of the matter is: the United States’ first war was against the forces of radical Islam.
They drew first blood, not us!
Not long after the United States won our independence from King George, our ships were no longer under the protection of the British Empire.
The Barbary Pirates, the coasts of Northern Africa, began attacking our merchant ships. These Islamic outlaws plundered our ships, they seized our vessels, and they kidnapped our seamen. In order to get them to cease their actions, these Islamic radicals demanded we pay them a ransom, or as the Mafia might call it, “protection money.”
Thomas Jefferson, who was then the country’s Minister to France, opposed the paying of tribute by our fledgling government. Moreover, when Jefferson became President in 1801, he sent U.S. Marines to the shores of Tripoli to scuttle our captured ship and to punish these Islamic outlaws.
Israel didn’t even become a nation until 1948.
Therefore, our country’s support of Israel could have nothing to do with the Islamic attacks on our merchant ships, deliberate acts of war which first occurred almost a century and a half earlier.
After the Barbary Pirates first attacked our shipping vessels, it would be more than two centuries before the United States would start deploying our troops in places like Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Are you starting to see a pattern here?
The forces of Islam claiming that they are only defending themselves from American and Israeli aggression is like the little brother complaining to his mother that his big brother started the fight, when he hit him back first.
Many years ago, Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, and Winston Churchill warned the world about the dangers of radical Islam.
Perhaps it is time we finally heeded their warnings.
There can be no doubt that America was founded under the principles of Christianity, which is big enough to allow every citizen to worship as he sees fit.
Not so with Islam!
Islam only allows the citizen to worship as they see fit.
If you care enough to read more about this subject in our nation’s history, then you will learn that the United States is most certainly not to blame for the terrorist attacks on our nation.
That responsibility falls solely on the forces of radical Islam.
They drew first blood.
And if we don’t finally begin to see them as the threat they truly are to our nation’s life and liberty, then you can also be certain that the forces of radical Islam will eventually draw our final blood.
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