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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 http://harrisonburg-VA.actforamericachapters.org.

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.  http://www.lectlaw.com/def2/t103.htm

[2] Video file: http://www.meforum.org/2534/moderate-islam-western-ally-myth

[3] A total of 8 sources in the freedom pledge confirm the truth of this statement:http://formermuslimsunited.americancommunityexchange.org/the-pledge/cover-letter-pledge/

[4] New York Post. Behind the Mosque: Extremism at Ground Zero. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/behind_the_mosque_yXUJDCpszRLF9dG1heLU1H?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME

[5] http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/06/imam-of-islamic-supremacist-mega-mosque-at-ground-zero-refuses-to-condemn-hamas.html

[6] posted on the prominent Arabic website, HadielIslam.comhttp://www.hadielislam.com/arabic/index.php?pg=articles/article&id=12025

Give Islam Freedom of Treason?

I happened to catch a Fox News contributer this morning stating his opinion about the NYC Mega Mosque.  In essence, he said we cannot forsake the Constitution and Freedom of Religion and that’s why we shouldn’t forbid the building of the 13 story Mosque near Ground Zero.

While we should never abandon the principles of our Constitution and Freedom of Religion, we should never permit organized treason to operate freely on our soil.  Missed on many loving, tolerant Americans is that Islam contains doctrines, which mandate the overthrow of non-Muslim governments and the imposition of sharia (Islam expressed in a set of laws).

If Islam was limited to religious beliefs and behaviors surrounding prayer and good moral character, there would be no objection to the NYC Monster Mosque.  If Islam were so limited, it would be true that a very small number of radicals have taken over a world religion.  Unfortunately, Islam is not limited to piety as we understand it.

From the primary sources of Islam, the Qur’an (statements by Allah)  & Hadith (records of Islamic history, including the teachings and example of Muhammad) come principles, or doctrines, which radically differ from the typical Western understanding of religion.  The prophet Muhammad is the highest example for Muslims to emulate and his example included prayer, but also militant conquest of people groups and the subjugation of the conquered to Islamic rule.

The political nature of Islam is missed on the vast majority of Americans.  The political nature of Islam is the reason why there have been bloody boarders around Muslim controlled land for Islam’s 1400 year history.  We oppose the political side of Islam, which cannot be divorced from the whole of Islam without severe damage to the example of the revered prophet and the supposed commands of Allah.

You cannot change the Qur’an and authoritative Hadith.  You will never see the eradication of fundamentalist Islam so long as these books are preached.

We recognize and loath “terrorist groups” like Hamas, Hizballah, Al Quaeda, the talaban, …  We do not yet recognize the larger number of like-minded Muslims, who use politics and the courts to wage the same war for the same ultimate objectives – imposing sharia on non-Muslim nations.

Leading Muslims like Imam Fiesel Rauf, who is spearheading the NYC Monster Mosque, do not use bombs as terrorists proudly do in the name of Allah, but they are engaged in the same jihad, and are inspired by the same Qur’an.

It is critical that we learn that Muslim leaders like Rauf are skilled at deceiving the societies in which they fight.  Rauf and his ilk speak soothingly about mutual understanding, reconciliation and peace, while concealing the fact that they strive for Allah and the establishment of sharia in the USA!

The more we understand about the political side of Islam, and especially the theologically justified tactics for conquering non-Muslim lands, the more we will resist Islam as we would resit Nazism, or any other ideologically driven political movement that seeks to overthrow our government and our freedoms.

Freedom of religion? Yes! Freedom of treason? NO!

See a Collection of Articles on this blog, explaining the Need to Refuse the Proposed 13 Story Mosque at Ground Zero and why your won’t have the least bit of guilt for denying the ‘Freedom of Religious Expression’ to committed political jihadists.