Discussion in 'Education' started by JBeukema, Sep 27, 2010.
The true history of the Koran in America - The Boston Globe
Is there a Jefferson Koran?
If not, he didn't read it.
I have read parts of it in English online. Though I am not sure of the accuracy of the translations.
Yes, there is a Jefferson Qur'an. In fact, I believe Keith Ellison used Jefferson's Qur'an when he was sworn in to Congress.
There is some debate as to what Jefferson's intentions were for owning and reading the Qur'an. Some say he was a visionary while others believe he was looking for insight into what motivated the Barbary Pirates, with whom the U.S. was engaged in what might be called an 18th Century War on Terror.. Either way, it is my understanding that he did not own a copy until sometime after he was elected President.
You do0n't even know what I am talking about, do you?
Jefferson went through the Bible and edited it to suit his personal beliefs, removing what he considered to be obvious errors, and concentrating on the life and teachings of Jesus. He did not do this with the Koran. You are free to consider why this is, but the reason is pretty obvious to most people.
He knew what motivated the pirates.
Townhall - Jefferson's crisis
Unlike modern politicians, Jefferson had no problem looking at something and seeing it for what it was.
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