Thursday, May 1, 2008

"Minarets are our Lances, mosques are our barracks"

Sedition and Terror from the Mosques

From Vanishing American blog:
Vanishing American: Jefferson and the 'Religion of Peace'


. . . . what would Jefferson make of the present-day Moslems who have entered Western countries, only to plot sedition and terror from within their 'places of worship'? Would he have taken the liberal view, which sadly prevails in our Western countries, that we cannot interfere if they are plotting violence via religion? He said this:

If anything pass in a religious meeting seditiously and contrary to the public peace, let it be punished in the same manner and no otherwise than as if it had happened in a fair or market."
--Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Religion, 1776. Papers 1:548

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