The plague of American conflict with Muslim nations and Islamic terrorism has been ongoing for far longer than many Americans may think. The struggle with radical Islam dates as far back as the inception of our young independent nation at the time of our Founding Fathers. [Article By AmericanGodfather]
The First Barbary War (1801-1805)
Enemy: The Barbary States [Islamic Nations and Pirates of North African states of Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers]
Purpose: American Free Trade with Mediterranean Allies
History: The Barbary Pirates had been attacking British merchant and passengers ships since the 1600’s. 
Problem: Prior to Independence The Colonists Were Protected from Free Trade by The British Crown. Now the New Young Nation looking to Grow and Pay Back War Debt was left to fend for Herself.
How Wussy Europeans Handled The Problem: England and European nations had paid “annuities”, or basically, annual ransom fees to appease the bullying tactics of the Barbary pirates [aka Islamic Terrorists of Old].
New Player: No Shit Taking (and Primary Author of the Declaration of Independence) Thomas Jefferson becomes America’s Third President in 1801.
His Stance: “Would it not be better to offer them an equal treaty. If they refuse, why not go to war with them?”3
Barbary Pirate Response: 1) Capture American Trade Brig crew (The Catharine) for Ransom against the United States in 1800.3 2) Raise Ransom Fee on U.S.
“In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with Tripoli’s ambassador to Great Britain to ask him by what right his nation attacked American ships and enslaved American citizens. He claimed that the right was founded on the laws of their prophet and that it was written in the Koran that all nations that didn’t acknowledge their authority were sinners, and that not only was it their right and duty to make war upon these sinners wherever they could be found, but to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Muslim slain in battle was guaranteed a place in Paradise.” – blogsense-by-barb [Sounds oddly familiar doesn’t it!!]
Mistake: Jefferson wasn’t about to [email protected]#$ around:
“Our trade to Portugal, Spain, and the Mediterranean is annihilated unless we do something decisive. Tribute or war is the usual alternative of these pirates. If we yeild the former, it will require sums which our people will feel. Why not begin a navy then and decide on war? We cannot begin in a better cause nor against a weaker foe.”4
Holy crap! Yes, Thomas Jefferson with a new fragile nation of loosely connected colonies and a tiny Navy, just straight up called out these “Muhammadans” for being what they still are today: WEAK Girly Men! (Of course after successfully defeating the most powerful nation in the world at the time, the British Empire, who exactly did these piddly Islamo-Nazi thugs think they were trying to bully the United States of America!)
End Game RESULT: After 14 years of Naval Superiority not backing down, The United States and Europe win control of the Mediterranean seas. “The war brought an end to the American practice of paying tribute to the pirate states and helped mark the beginning of the end of piracy in that region, which had been rampant in the days of Ottoman domination (16th–18th centuries).”5
Today our societal norm is being brainwashed into a knee-jerk politically correct sensitivity to all cultures. Especially Islam. The liberal fear-mongering basis for this cultural indoctrination is that a politically correct philosophy is somehow a moral failsafe. That is to say, liberals today think that if we regress to the Europeans practice of GIVING IN and appeasing this bullying culture, we will prevent ourselves from being ‘intolerant racists’. It goes without saying that not all muslim people are terrorists. Certainly many are not. However, the problem with this cultural brainwashing is a tolerance that demands blind acceptance. This is a highly important factor in the equation of upholding a level of intellectual discretion and integrity. ‘Equality’ without discretion has become a blinding cancer on the American mind. When you become too open-minded, brain tends to spill out. This is the plague of progressive thought. Common sense becomes less common. Much of the Islamic culture breeds a hate and unprovoked aggression with a desire to conquer, destroy, murder, and convert. This is nothing new. The spread of Islam’s global reach derived from the blade of a sword; and it continues to do so to this day. The only way to handle Islamic Terrorism is through strength and superiority. You don’t put a school bully in a corner, you discipline him and teach them a lesson. This is something that Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Reagan understood very well. This is why Islamists despise the America so much. Who better than the United States of America to put radical Islam in their place? –American Godfather