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.

Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli, signed by President John Adams on June 10, 1797.

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.

Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli, signed by President John Adams on June 10, 1797.

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