Did Islam influence Jefferson's writing the Declaration of Independence?

Did Islam influence the writing of the Declaration of Independence?

“The bosom of America is open to receive… the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions, whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges… They may be [Muslims], Jews, or Christians of any sect, or they may be Atheists.”First President George Washington

“… neither Pagan nor Mahomedan nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion.”Third President Thomas Jefferson

“As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.” – Treaty of Tripoli (1796), signed by President John Adams

“All sober inquirers after truth, ancient and modern, pagan and Christian, have declared that the happiness of man, as well as his dignity, consists in virtue. Confucius, Zo- roaster, Socrates, Mahomet, not to mention authorities really sacred, have agreed in this.” – “Thoughts on Government” by President John Adams

“… even if the Mufti of Constantinople were to send a missionary to preach Mohammedanism to us, he would find a pulpit at his service.”Statesmen and philosopher Benjamin Franklin

“In a free government, the security for civil rights must be the same as that for religious rights. It consists in the one case in the multiplicity of interests, and in the other the multiplicity of sects.”President James Madison


2 thoughts on “Quotes

  1. Thirdegree Burns November 17, 2015 at 6:09 am Reply

    Mohammed is “a military fanatic” who “denies that laws were made for him; he arrogates everything to himself by force of arms.” ~John Adams correspondence to Thomas Jefferson July 16, 1814

    “Nor can the Plundering of Infidels be in that sacred Book [the Quran] forbidden, since it is well known from it, that God has given the World, and all that it contains, to his faithful Mussulmen, who are to enjoy it of Right as fast as they conquer it.” ~Benjamin Franklin (in a letter to the editor of the ‘Federal Gazette, March 23, 1790)

    “The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet, may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat: but the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.” ~John Quincy Adams (included in one of his essays)

    “It is certainly one of the most convincing proofs that Mohammedism was no other than human invention, that it owed its progress and establishment almost entirely to the sword.” ~George Sale (translator of Qurans including Thomas Jefferson’s’, This was written in the Sales introduction to the translation)

  2. Khalid Halipoto February 6, 2017 at 10:38 am Reply

    I have had many discussions with Christians and Jews about the JINN and they had no idea what i was talking about at all. That showed us all that Islam was not a copy or borrowing of Judaism or Christianity. Jesus never said a single word about the Jinn because God did not send him to deliver any message to them. However, Islam is the final law, final book and complete message from the Lord of Abraham sent through the Ishmaelite “Prophet like unto Moses”. The depth of Islam is beyond what most Christian and Jewish scholars could ever imagine. Islam is the continuation of the Abrahamic Covenant and the natural path for those who worship the one God and sincerely follow the message he sends even if it isnt through their tribe or race. Moses and Jesus were only sent unto the Jews but Muhammad was sent for all the world because he is the last one, the seal of the Prophets, a blessed paraclete for not only mankind but also the Jinn. The Lord of Abraham would never end the line of Prophets without mercifully giving the world a divinely perfected and protected message of success.

    Every Muslim in the Ishmaelite covenant is now chosen by God to continue the job of the Prophets and strive around the world to deliver the message of truth so that everybody amongst mankind and the Jinn can get success on the day of Judgement and enter Heaven and be protected from the hellfire. Every Prophet had a miracle and the Muslims who continue the job of Muhammad, the seal of the Prophets, have the Quran as their miracle to show all the world till the last day.

    Islam is not a competitor or nemesis to Judeo-Christianity… it is the continuation and completion of the divine Abrahamic message. The Christians or Jews who accept the final message will get a double reward.

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