The Detroit Free Press informs us that you claimed that President Jefferson's possession of a Qur'an shows "that from the earliest times of this republic, the Koran was in the consciousness of people who brought about democracy."
Our Declaration of Independence, written by Jefferson, speaks to the founder's belief "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed".
What does Jefferson's beloved Qur'an say about human equality, dignity and rights? [George Sale's translation, the same version used by Jefferson.]
98:6 Verily those who believe not, among those who have received the scriptures, and among the idolaters, [shall be cast] into the fire of hell, to remain therein [for ever]. These are the worst of creatures.Jews and Christians who do not accept Islam are "the worst of creatures". And what are Muslims to do to them?
9:29 Fight against them who believe not in God, nor in the last day, and forbid not that which God and his apostle have forbidden, and profess not the true religion, of those unto whom the scriptures have been delivered, until they pay tribute by right of subjection, and they be reduced low.How did Muhammad interpret that command?
Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387: Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.' And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah." Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, "O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?" He replied, "Whoever says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah', faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have."Our blood and property are not sacred to Muslims until we submit. We are targets of open season. Were those mere lofty words, or were they backed up with actions on the ground?
33:26 And he hath caused such of those who have received the scriptures, as assisted [the confederates], to come down out of their fortresses, and he cast into their hearts terror [and dismay]: A part [of them] ye slew, and a part ye made captives;Islam demands imposition of Sharia: Allah's law, not man made law. No man made law can supercede Allah's law.
33:27 and [God] hath caused you to inherit their land, and their houses, and their wealth, and a land on which ye have not trodden; for God is almighty.
33:36 It is not [fit] for a true believer of either sex, when God and his apostle have decreed a thing, that they should have the liverty of choosing a [different] matter of their own: And whoever is disobedient unto God and his apostle, surely erreth with a manifest error.For example, Allah allows a Muslim to beat his wives. [Emphasis added.]
4:34 Men shall have the pre-eminence above women, because of those [advantages] wherein God hath caused the one of them to excel the other, and for that which they expend of their substance [in maintaining their wives]. The honest women [are] obedient, careful in the absence [of their husbands], for that God preserveth [them, by committing them to the care and protection of the men]. But those, whose perverseness ye shall be apprehensive of, rebuke; and remove them into separate apartments, and chastise them. But if they shall be obedient unto you, seek not an occasion [of quarrel] against them; for God is high and great.
Why then did you seek a seat in Congress, which creates man made law by consensus, in direct contravention of the requirement of Islam? If you are a lover of peace; if you reject Allah's commands to fight pagans until only allah is worshiped, to fight Jews & Christians until they pay extortion, to cast terror and make a great slaughter then I invite you to endorse and promote the Moderate Muslim Majority Rejecting Terrorism Petition.