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Barbary Pirates: America's 1st Encounter with Islam


Fox News journalist Brian Kilmeade reveals the current war on terror is not the first time America has battled Islamic radicals.

Kilmeade is co-author of the new book, titled Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History.

In it, he shows how the war with the Barbary Pirates was America's first encounter with the modern-day scourge known as radical Islam.

What does that war and today's conflict with radical Islam have in common?  Kilmeade addressed that question and more on Newswatch, Nov. 9. Click play to watch.

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