Religious Freedom, or Religious Treason?

If you watch the news, you’ve no doubt heard about the raging controversy over the proposed thirteen-story Islamic cultural center and mosque, which if constructed will tower over ground zero. You haven’t heard this perspective.

Mayor Bloomberg claims that to prohibit the building of that Mosque is to sacrifice our cherished Constitutional freedoms – namely Freedom of Religion. I say by prohibiting the building of that Mosque, we are protecting our Constitution – especially Freedom of Religion.

At the height of the cold war, would America have allowed experts in Communism erect a world-class training center for Communist operatives a couple of blocks from the White House? And why not? TREASON.

The Constitution of the United States, Art. III, defines treason in part to consist of “… adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort.[1]

If Islam was limited to our conception of religious practices like prayer and encouraging good behavior, Freedom of Religion would apply to Islam and there would be no objection to the proposed Manhattan Mosque. Unfortunately, prayer and morality describe only a part of Islam. There is a very strong political component to Islam, the doctrines of which amount to treason.

Syrian native, Dr. Wafa Sultan, migrated to the US and later became an outspoken critic of Islam. Sultan stated in a public debate, “I don’t believe Islam should be treated as religion.” She explained, “Muslims look to live under Sharia, not under the American Constitution…Trust me… I was very involved with the Muslim community in my first ten years here in the United States. I heard a million times that we are here to eventually replace American constitution with Islamic Sharia.”[2]

Imam Fiesel Abdul Rauf, the leading force behind the Manhattan Mosque, has defended his project as being a place where mutual understanding and respect can develop between Muslims and members of other faiths. Anyone knowledgeable of Sharia will recognize this lie. All four schools of Sunni Islamic law and the main schools of Shia Islamic law agree that a male former Muslim (apostate) should be executed.”[3] How can a Muslim ever find understanding and respect for a Christian when becoming one makes him deserving of the death penalty?

Interestingly, the ‘upstanding’ Imam Rauf has refused to sign a pledge issued over nine months ago repudiating authoritative Sharia on the required killing of X-Muslims.[4]Neither would he condemn Hamas.[5]

Typical of Muslim leaders in non-Muslim countries, Imam Rauf exercises a form of jihad called “taqiyya” (lying to deceive the enemy) when speaking to an American audience. Speaking in Arabic to a Muslim audience, Rauf said recently, “… an Islamic state can be established in more than a single form…a kingdom or a democracy. The important issue is to establish the general principles of Sharia that are required to govern.” He continued, “Current governments are unjust and do not follow Islamic laws.”[6]

The accusation of treason expressed in this piece is understandably hard to swallow. I ask skeptics to consider the honor killings, the execution of Dutch film-maker, Theo Van Gogh, the attacks of 9/11, and that terrorist acts committed by Muslims since 9/11 has topped 15,800. We cannot relate to Islamic ideology, but we must become educated. I could fill an entire page of this news paper with theological justification for treasonous behavior from authoritative Islamic sources and examples from Islamic history. Interested readers can peruse my blog at

Americans understand the evil of violent jihad – terrorism. We are still blind to other forms of jihad, which some have called, “stealth jihad” or “creeping sharia.” Stealth jihad is not fought with militant methods, using guns and bombs to cause terror among the enemy. Methods used by these Islamists include: infiltration of government, political activism, threatening law suits, public demands for special treatment, providing revisionist Islamic history for textbooks, the televised lies of self-proclaimed moderate Muslims, and so on. The ultimate goal of stealth jihadists is the same as the terrorists – the overthrow of the American Constitution. It’s treason.

We must wise up, get fed up, and then stand up against the advance of political Islam. Allowing the Manhattan Mega Mosque to tower over the sacred Ground Zero is to unleash the hellish cry over our great nation, “ALLUHA AKBAR!

[1] The Lectric Law Library’s Lexicon – Treason.

[2] Video file:

[3] A total of 8 sources in the freedom pledge confirm the truth of this statement:

[4] New York Post. Behind the Mosque: Extremism at Ground Zero.


[6] posted on the prominent Arabic website, HadielIslam.com


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