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http://historyguy.com/Barbary_Wars.html The burning of the Frigate USS Philadelphia in Tripoli Harbor during the Barbary Wars.

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How Jefferson Fought the Barbary Pirates

1801-1805: The First Barbary War -- YES, the Muslims have been at their game for a very long time.

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The First Barbary War (1801–1805), also known as the Tripolitan War or the Barbary Coast War, was the first of two wars fought between the United States and the Northwest African Berber Muslim states known collectively as the Barbary States. These were Tripoli and Algiers, which were quasi-independent entities nominally belonging to the Ottoman Empire, and the independent Sultanate of Morocco.

Hey Obama! Here's How Islam was Woven Into the Fabric of Our Country - It's Called the Barbary Wars. (I think This guy is right on)

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The Barbary Wars

The Barbary Wars: In the early 1800s, the U.S. went to war against the Barbary States of North Africa. This was the first war that occurred without a congressional declaration, and it set many dangerous precedents...

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