Snopes on the Thomas Jefferson Koran seems to be true.
What an interesting story.
WHEN KEITH Ellison was sworn into office as a congressman, he wanted to swear on a Quran instead of a Bible, so they used Thomas Jefferson's Quran, which they borrowed for the occasion from the Library of Congress. The story behind
It began before
In addition, these "pirates" randomly raided towns on the coasts of Europe and captured people, bringing them back to
Many European countries wanted this to stop, of course, to which the leaders of the North African countries replied, "All you have to do is pay us a certain amount of money annually, and we will not attack ships from your country." Many European countries paid the tribute. It was cheaper than going to war. Of course, that was a short-term, self-defeating solution, since paying the tribute made the North African Muslim countries more powerful and more capable of terror, plunder, and mayhem.
The Tripoli Muslim ambassador was very straightforward. He said, basically, "That's what we do. We are commanded to do so by Allah." Jefferson later wrote that the
Completely taken aback by this revelation,
And when he became president, he formed the United States Navy, created the Marine Corps, sent them to the shores of
It's amazing what a little accurate information can do.
Read more: Thomas Jefferson's Quran.