Thursday, June 21, 2007

The more things change...

Here's the scene: people are being attacked and enslaved by Muslims. Why?
  1. The Koran says that anyone who does not acknowledge their authority are sinners.
  2. It's their right and duty to make war upon whoever they can find.
  3. It's their right and duty to enslave whoever they can imprison.
  4. Every Muslim killed in battle will go to Paradise.
No, this didn't happen recently; it was 1785, and Presidents Adams and Jefferson were dealing with the piracy of the Barbary States.

Read more of Christopher Hitchens' article here.

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