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The Barbary Pirate War

Segment One

Barbary Powers WarFew today in our country have ever heard of this war. The Barbary Powers War is being swept away into America’s forgotten history, when it should not be so. This war shows how extremist Muslims and Muslim terrorists have always been the enemy of America.

This is a piece of history that is not being taught in our schools. It is an essential part of understanding one of the essential aspects of Islam. Islam is a religion of the sword. When people tell you that Islam is a religion of peace it doesn’t pass the test of historical fact. We see the violence of Islam from the time of its inception and yet we are being sold the lie that it is a religion of peace. What is amazing is that it is accepted by so many intelligent people.

Today we will be talking about some issues dealing with Islam. We had a special guest, Dr. Chuck Harding, on our broadcast this week.

We are on 40 new stations this week. We are not on the Fundamental Broadcasting Network and we have been picked up by a couple of new station in Florida also. We will undoubtedly have some new readers so I want to start out with an introduction of Shahram Hadian, my co-host for our Saturday broadcasts.

It is our hope that through the ministry of Fortress of Faith you will learn some important things about Islam. Islam is our enemy. It has declared war on the West. Note that I didn’t say Muslims, I said Islam. We need to make this distinction.

Shahram Hadian fled from Iran in 1979 and came to America to seek peace and freedom. He found more than that, he found the truth about Jesus and got saved. Today, he is a preacher and he has been running for political office as a strong conservative. His last bid was to run for Governor of the State of Washington.

Growing up as a Muslim, Shahram had no guarantee of salvation. He didn’t know a true, loving God. He didn’t know the God of the Bible. He didn’t know the Christ of Scripture.

Shahram never fails to thank the person who shared their faith with him. The message of the Gospel was offensive to him, but he praises God they this person had the courage to confront him with the message of the Gospel. The message pierced his heart and brought him to Christ.

His life was totally changed. He has been a Christian pastor for the past 13 years. He also has a ministry called the Truth In Love Project.

Shahram has become a good friend and I value his insight into Islam. You can check out his website

We need to understand that Muslims are the greatest victims of Islam. While we must resist Islam in every way, we must also love Muslims enough to make every effort to reach them for Christ. Islam is evil, demonic, destructive and is a religion of death.

When Shahram was saved 15 years ago he never imagined that we would see what is happening in the world today. As bad as things are we, as Christians, can overcome. The Word of God says that ultimately we will overcome.

I want to introduce myself to those of you who are new to the ministry of Fortress of Faith also. I am a former missionary. I grew up on the mission field as a missionary kid. I spent 29 years of my life in Europe. I grew up with Muslims.

America is not aware of how many Muslims have moved into Europe. They are not aware of the rate of growth though the high birth rate of Muslims.

I grew up around the westernized Muslims and saw how they work to change the culture and overthrow a nation from within. God has called me back to America to warn this country of the efforts of Islam to do here what it has done in Europe.

I believe that what is happening is God’s judgment because of our sin. God is using Islam as an instrument of judgment and we need to resist it. Don’t blame Muslims for Islam. Muslims are victims of Islam and they need to be rescued. They need to be brought to Christ. The answer to the problem of Islam is in the Word of God.

America is beginning to wake up to some of the issues of Islam. What started the awakening was 9/11 in 2001. Many Christians think that our battle with Islam began. Most Americans are not aware of our history of conflict with Islam.

Dr. Chuck Harding was on our broadcast today. He used to work in the government. He was the Deputy Commander for the Diplomatic Securities Service at the State Department. He now heads up a ministry called Awake America.

Dr. Harding was save at the age of 21. He was a first generation Christian. He led his dad to the Lord when he was in his sixties. His mother had been saved when she was 12 in a Baptist church but she had never been baptized. At his encouragement she did get baptized in a Baptist church and started to grow in Christ.

His father gave him a love for history. As a result he was always an avid student of history.

He had the privilege of working with what is called the Uniform Protective Branch along with the Diplomatic Security Service. We protected the physical facilities of many annexes In Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

He always wondered why God had put him in this position. Years later when he started his present ministry he understood because it had given him important insights about our government that most people don’t get.

He resigned and went into the private sector for a while as a security consultant. God has now called him to a God and Country ministry. His ministry endeavors to accomplish five things.

1. Get people educated

2. Get people engaged with their government – This is a very biblical thing. Where people ever got the notion that the separation of church and state means to stay out of involvement with the government is a mystery. From the Bible, our Constitution, and history we see that the people of God have always been involved in government.

3. Entreat God;s mercy upon our country because we are in a judgment phase because our nation has departed from God.

4. Encourage others to do the same

5. The Bottom line is that we might have the soul liberty to evangelize. That we might have the freedom and the courage to take the message of the Gospel and our Saviour Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world that they might have the assurance that they will go to Heaven and spend eternity with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Dr. Harding has a great ministry. Visit his site using the link above and get involved with turning this nation back to God.

Dr. Harding’s ministry has produced a DVD dealing with the Barbary Pirates. SeeTrailer Below

BARBARY POWERS from Awake America on Vimeo.

The Barbary Powers War lasted 32 years, involved six years of active overseas warfare against the Muslim people, and spanned four U.S. Presidencies. In the international waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Muslim Barbary corsairs, dispatched and commissioned from the surrounding Muslim nations, attacked unprotected American shipping. They plundered our cargo and captured our crews, women, and children and sold them into horrendous slavery…never to be heard of again. America decided to put a stop to this barbarianism after four Muslim countries declared war on the United States.

Few today in our country have ever heard of this war. The Barbary Powers War is being swept away into America’s forgotten history, when it should not be so. This war shows how extremist Muslims and Muslim terrorists have always been the enemy of America.

This is a piece of history that is not being taught in our schools. It is an essential part of understanding one of the essential aspects of Islam. Islam is a religion of the sword. When people tell you that Islam is a religion of peace it doesn’t pass the test of historical fact. We see the violence of Islam from the time of its inception and yet we are being sold the lie that it is a religion of peace. What is amazing is that it is accepted by so many intelligent people.

Download the audio MP3 Here.     Below are show notes transcribed from their AFR show 12-27-2014

The Barbary Pirate War

In the beginning of our nation, import/export was a very important part of our livelihood. We had our merchant ships which sailed in international waters. Each nation owns the waters to a certain distance from their shores, but the rest of the seas are international waters and can be used by everyone.

The Muslim pirates were coming out ot the Muslim nations surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and attacking our merchant ships. They were attacking with very fast ships with a lot of fire power. There was no defense against them. They were not only confiscating our goods, they were arresting and enslaving the people on the ships.

This was something that was of great detriment to our fledgling nation because it was cutting of the lifeline of our import/export trade.

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Segment Two

The Barbary Pirate War was our first foreign conflict as a nation. Most Americans have never heard of this.

The sad thing is that, today, we see many Islamists, and even our President, distorting this history. They are telling us that Islam was an important part of our history and were involved in the founding of this nation. Our goal is to reveal the truth concerning America’s early relations with Islam.

In 1784 the Muslim nations, Algiers, Morocco, Tripoli, and Tunis, which were quasi independent states of the Ottoman Empire, sent out corsairs to attack our shipping. Even before George Washington, was was really the eighth president of our nation, there were seven under the Continental Congress and the Articles of Confederation, he was the first president under the Constitution, we sent three ambassadors to these Islamic nations to try to negotiate with them. Benjamin Franklin was one of them and Thomas Jefferson was another, the third was John Adams. These men learned something important. They found that they could not really talk to the people in charge of these Islamic nations. Thomas Jefferson said, “They don’t understand anything but gun powder and shot.”

This is a forgotten part of our history. Dr. Harding had to go back to the books of the 1800’s to find the facts and the battles and what we actuality did in this ware that spanned the presidencies of four very prominent presidents..These presidents were George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

The nation was basically broke under Washington, but Adams took some of the money in the coffers and put it toward the Navy. He knew that something had to be done about these Barbary Pirates attacks on our people. He knew that the American people were not ready for another war.

When Thomas Jefferson became President we were giving 20% of our national GNP as tribute money to these Islamic nations. He said “not one more cent for tribute, but millions for defense. He took that 20% and put it into the Navy and established the Marine Corps to fight and stop what was going on in the Mediterranean area.

The Islamic nations said you will either pay us well or fight us well. Having been one of the ambassadors to these countries, Thomas Jefferson knew their mindset. He understood the culture. As a matter of fact, a Muslim from Minnesota named Ellison took his oath of office on the Qur’an and he said, it was Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an so he must have thought that Muslims had an integral role in the United States and the formulation of our country. When he put his hand on the Qur’an he swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States. At the time there was a big controversy because those who understand the Constitution and the Qur’an know that they are diametrically opposed one to the other. The Constitution stands for liberty and the Qur’an stands for bondage.

Keith Ellison is feeding America with disinformation. He was suggesting that because Jefferson owned a Qur’an, he was open to Islamic teaching. This is not the case at all. The reason Jefferson had a Qur’an was to learn about his nations enemy. The Muslim nations called us a weak Christian nation. He knew something that our leaders seem to have forgotten today. A basic military principle is to know your enemy.

We need to remember that the role of Islam and Muslim nations in the beginning was that of an enemy. By the time an end was brought to the Barbary Pirates they had kidnapped approximately 1.5 million people and enslaved them. Obviously all of those taken prisoners were not Americas. The attacked ships from all of the European nations. The way they treated those taken captive was almost inhuman. It reminds me of they way ISIS is treating prisoners today.

Although all of those taken were not Americans, there were enough to cause their names to be read in our churches and prayers offered for them. There is a letter from the Boston Patriot Newspaper recounting the story of one man recounting the story of when he was captured by the Algerians. He tell how they were stripped of their clothing, they under the severe lashes of the taskmaster, and kept in filth and misery. After telling the horrors of his captivity, he said that death would soon relieve him of the suffering, but his hope was the his experience would serve to help others. He told his wife that he would “die in the hope of the promises of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that He will present unspotted before the Father. Farewell all my friends, farewell all my relations, farewell Salem Massachusetts, farewell America, and last, farewell to you my dear, I remain your loving husband, Francis Garcia.” This was from a captured sailor that was imprisoned by these Islamic terrorists.

For anyone to say Islam had a pivotal role in the development of this country is unconscionable, it is incorrect, it is nothing but misinformation. It is intentional propagate to mislead the American people. What makes it even worse is that it is coming from Congressman Ellison and even the President, himself. It makes us ask if they are for this nation, or are they our enemies from within.

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Download the audio MP3 Here.     Below are show notes transcribed from their AFR show 12-27-2014

Segment Three

Today we have two Muslims serving in Congress. One is Keith Ellison from Minnesota and the other is Andre Carson from Indiana. Keith Ellison was the first congressman to be sworn into office on anything other than the Holy Bible. He put his hand on the Qur’an and swore to uphold the laws of our nation.

Those of you who follow our ministry understand the concept of taquia within Islam. Taquia permits a Muslim to lie. In this case we allowed Keith Ellison, who is openly a Muslim, to swear on the Qur’an, which then means that his allegiance is not to our Constitution, but to the Qur’an. The Qur’an says that Islamic law, Shariah law, must be superior to every other law and everyone must submit to it. This man’s swearing in, in my opinion, was invalid because he either falsely swore to uphold our laws, or falsely swore on a book that says its law is superior to our law.

It has been the precedent on our nation that all officials at the federal, state, and local level are sworn into office on the Bible. This is the first man in the history of our nation not to do this.

I learned something that startled me from Dr. Harding’s DVD on the Barbary Pirate War. I learned that Keith Ellison was not our first Muslim congressman. The first Muslim congressman was john Randolph and he was elected in the 1700’s. They refereed to themselves in those days as Muhammadans. This man was approached by the District Attorney of Washington DC at the time. This man led John Randolph to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is also known for penning the words of our National Anthem. His name was Francis Scott Key. With his own money he actually translated the Bible into Arabic so that the Arabs coming to the United States could come to a knowledge of the truth.

Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an

I would like to revisit what Keith Ellison said about the Qur’an of Thomas Jefferson being evidence of the Qur’an being integral to the fabric of our nation. Remember that in 1784 Congress dispatched three diplomats to negotiate with the Muslim nations attacking our ships, and one of them was Thomas Jefferson. After two years of talking with various people, they began to feel free to talk candidly with them. This is in Thomas Jefferson’s documents. He said we have done nothing to provoke you, we have done nothing to you, we certainly have never attacked you in any way, so he asked this Muslim why are you attacking us? Here is what Thomas Jefferson wrote as the man’s answer, “The ambassador answered us, it was founded on the laws of their Prophet Muhammad and that was written in their Qur’an that all nations that do not acknowledge their authority were sinners and it was their right and their duty to make war on them wherever they could be found and make slaves of all they could take prisoners and that every Muslim that should be slain in battle was sure to go to paradise.”

In essence, what he said was that they had no choice because heir religion commanded them to be a war with us. One of the ambassadors asked if they would consider some money in exchange for some of these American slaves. The answer was no, I want to grow my American slave numbers.

These were things that Tomas Jefferson learned that helped him understand the Muslim culture and the ideology that drives them.

In America today we are facing a foe that is very good at propaganda. They have managed to influence the reporting in our media, they are rewriting the history in our school textbooks, etc. The history we are talking about has either been whitewashed or erased from the knowledge of most Americans.

I want you to read a recent quote from President Obama.

Eid (a part of Ramadan) reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.

In the light of what we are learning from Dr. Harding today, this statement is not only factually wrong, not only deceiving, but it is pure propaganda. There are those who accuse those of us who bring these truths to light of being islamophoes. This nation was a Christian nation and all of those who deny this are just not looking at the historical facts. The Christian principles upon which this nation was founded allowed religious tolerance, but once Thomas Jefferson and the other ambassadors saw what Islam was

Thomas Jefferson got a Qur’an and read it to better understand what we were dealing with.

The Muslim ambassador that told Jefferson that they must do what they were dong is consistent with Islam. Actually, it is Islam. This knowledge led Jefferson to understand that the only way to overcome the problem of the Barbary Pirates was to defeat them. There can be no peace with Islam.

The only peace understood by is Islam is the peace that comes from submission to Islam. The Marines still have the words “from the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli” in their anthem. Tripoli is a reference to the Barbary Pirates war. The curve sword warn by Marine officers is the sword given them for having taken the violence out of the Barbary Pirates. These pirates were not operating independently, they were sanctioned by the Islamic nations surrounding the Mediterranean.

Again, anyone that says that Muslims had an integral role in the fabric of America doesn’t know their history or a purposely ignoring history for an agenda. Those who are paying attention know the intentions of Islam for our country.

The Twenty Year Plan

Islam has a twenty year plan to overthrow America. The first part of the plan is to destroy freedom of speech by getting hate crime laws passed.

Dr. Harding has gone to “meet Islam” rallies and stood up and quoted the Qur’an. He was told to sit down and that what he was saying was disinformation. Others at the meetings who had recently come from Muslim nations stood up and confirmed what he as saying to be true. One es-Muslim said that when he converted to Christianity recounted that his father told him that he must leave his nation or his father would have to do an “honor killing.”

Americans need to know these things. We cant afford to be naive. There is a very real threat upon our nation and the blood bought liberty that we have.

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Segment Four | Some of the Battles

Download the audio MP3 Here.     Below are show notes transcribed from their AFR show 12-27-2014

After studying Islam and having the experience with them, Thomas Jefferson said, “Not one penny for tribute, but millions for defense.” He had come to the conclusion that the only way we can deal with Islam is with force. We can’t negotiate with Islam because Islam has declared war on anything outside Islam. They believe that this is the commandment they have from Allah and their Prophet.

We started out by paying tribute to the Muslims. When you do this you teach that their tactics work. You encourage more of the same.

The Navy and the Marines were finally sent in. Here are some of those battles:

One very interesting battles was fought on October 31, 1803. The Philadelphia, a war ship with 307 sailors was forced to surrender when it floundered on a reef close to Tripoli. The ship became part of Tripoli’s navy as a prize of war. February 16, 1804 Steven Decatur with 67 volunteers aboard a ship called the Intrepid attack in a very daring way the former Philadelphia as it is at anchor in the harbor and set it ablaze. Britain’s Lord Nelson call the attack the most bold and daring act of the age.

On April 25, 1804 William Eaton acted without authority saying he would ask for forgiveness later, began a military campaign against the Barbary regime by demanding the surrender of Darna with the second largest port after Tripoli. The Marines then attacked by land and won one of the decisive battles of the war.

Every time we would get a treaty with one of the Muslim nations around the Mediterranean they would break it at the earliest convenience. The last time they broke a treaty the British helped us out and bombarded them into submission.

It is humorous to not that the USS Bainbridge was dispatched to take care of some modern Muslim pirates a few years ago. It was named after a very noted commander named Bainbridge during the Barbary Powers war.

Some of the battles with the Barbary Pirates began with some of our most famous ships. The US Constitution, the USS Constellation, the USS Enterprise, got their commission at this time and their first battles were in the Barbary Pirate war.

Something of note is that the Muslims would make treaties and then break them. This has been a common theme with Islam since the beginning. They are following the example of their Prophet, Muhammad. This should lead us to the understanding that treaties don’t work with Islam. This comes from the teaching of the Qur’an and from the example of history. Islam has a long line of deception, lies, and the breaking of treaties. Treaties are something they do to try to gain the advantage by getting the enemy to drop his guard.

I might point out that it is Hamas that has broken the cease fire agreements with Israel every time. Knowing the history of Islam, this should not have been a surprise to us.

It is sad that most Americans don’t know that our first battles were against Islam. We are still struggling with the issue of Islam. We had success back then because our leaders were willing to study the enemy and learn how it thinks. Today we are unwilling to do this and we may win some battles, but we are losing the war.

We are not being honest about our enemy and until we do, until we admit that the enemy is Islam itself, we will not and cannot win. Our founders understood and sent in the Marines to deal with the problem.

Concluding Thoughts

One thing we have learned from history is that we are not students of history. If we are not students of history, if we don’t study the successes and the failures of history, we are doomed to failure.

We must understand the history is His Story. It is Jehovah God’s story. In history we learn how god has raised up and cast down nations. To refuse to learn the lessons of history is stupid. We must not be stupid people.

Islam has been at war with America since our founding. We, as Christians, realize that Islam is an antichrist spirit, a spirit that denies Christ. It denies the Father, it denies the Holy Spirit and there is not common ground between Islam and Christianity. They are complete opposites.

Islam is a threat to the very fabric of Christianity and, therefore, must be defeated. At the same time we must understand that Muslims are victims of Islam and we must have the courage to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them that they might be saved. This is where our churches are failing. This is where many of our missionaries are failing. They are trying to embrace and love Islam instead of loving the Muslim enough to bring him out of this demonic religion.

Our nation is off course because our leaders refuse to understand the treat. Many of our churches and missionaries are off course because they don’t understand the threat and don’t want to engage it. There are many pastors who will not say anything negative about Islam thinking that this is the way to reach them.

Muslims cannot be reached until we wake them up to the errors of Islam and to the truths of the Christian message. If, as many are teaching, Allah and Jehovah are the same God, why would they need to leave Islam an embrace Christianity?

When we speak out against Islam, or any other false teaching, we are accused of being divisive. Listen to Luke 12;51:

Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

It will surprise some of you to learn that Christ came to bring division. John 7:43 tells us:

So there was a division among the people because of him.

Again, in John 10:19 it says:

There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.

What were these saying? One of them is found in John 14:6 which says:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Light separates from darkness, salt separates from purification. The world says there are different ways to reach God. It says there is truth in all religions. God says there is one way, and that way is Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh.

Although it is not a perfect reflection, the liberty we have in America is a reflection of the heavenly liberty we have in Jesus Christ. It is this heavenly liberty that is the basis of our national liberty. Any affront to our civic liberty is an affront to our God.

If we don’t learn from history we are doomed to repeat it. It is time to wake up.