Treaty of Tripoli – Article 11: The U.S. is not a Christian nation

Several people have sent me a link about the Treaty of Tripoli and told me to check out Article 11 which reads:

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 tranquility of Musselmen,-and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan 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.

A Google search will tell you there is some debate about Article 11 regarding its translation from Arabic and whether or not it was included with the original treaty or just came in form of a letter. 

Anywho, I just found this interesting and will let you research and come to your own conclusion.

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