Ask most Americans about the details of the Barbary wars, and you’re likely to get blank stares. But the obscure, early 19th century wars between the newly established United States and a group of north African powers has become evidence for a chain email that lectures about the present-day dangers of radical Islam. Here are excerpts from the chain email.
The Barbary Wars & US Navy and Marines | In 1794, in response to Algerian seizures of American ships, Congress authorized construction of the first 6 ships of the U.S. Navy. The United States successfully defeated Algerian in Tripoli forces with a combined naval and land assault by the United States Marine Corps.
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....."American Presidents & Congressmen put their right hand on the Christian BIBLE to swear to uphold our Constitution, NOT the Koran."!! by Paul Zahn