Monday, January 30, 2017

A wee small voice of dissent concerning Trump and immigration

It seems that Trump's immigration restrictions have received near universal condemnation. I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the article below, but it has a different viewpoint. I will now duck my head beneath a newly built cyber wall :-) And I await the USA legal battles. That is one of their national sports. Personally, a blanket ban on Islam would I am sure be unconstitutional, But why not a religious test which allows non-muslims in from the six banned counties? Why not allow Middle Eastern Christians in? At least one European country has done this.

"I am not going to dwell on the legality of Trump’s statement because it is already established. Apart from the fact that the American Constitution does not give any rights to foreigners, according to the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, “Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he deems necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens.” 

The point I want to make is that by allowing Muslims to enter the country and granting them citizenship and naturalization the American government is violating the Constitution. 

Let us read the 45 words that constitute The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and see how not only it does not protect Islam, it actually requires its total ban. 

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances“. 

This amendment protects freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition. These are inalienable rights of the citizens and it is the responsibility of the government to protect them. 
Islam is opposed to all the above. Not only no Islamic country tolerates freedom of speech and press, Muslims, even when they are a minority in a non-Muslim majority country, demand to curtail the freedom of speech of others and want the death penalty for those who criticize Islam and its inhumane teachings. 

In Iran, several members of the Bahai community are rotting in jail for the crime of assembling to discuss their religious matters and Christian pastors are jailed for preaching the Gospels to Muslims. In Saudi Arabia, Christians can be put to jail if they meet in each other’s homes to pray. Under Islam religious minorities have little rights, and sometimes they don’t even have the right to live. This is the religion Muslims want to bring to America and impose on others through terror. 

Coming to the United States is not a right of the seven billion inhabitants of this planet. It is a privilege that can be given only by the government of the United State. And the government must exert due diligence that those who enter the country pose no threat to the people and the Constitution. 

There have been dozens of terrorist attacks on the Americans by people who call themselves Muslims, resulting in thousands of death and injuries. So it is undeniable that a certain percentage of Muslims do pose a threat to the lives of Americans. 

Islam is also a belief system that opposes the American Constitution and strives to overthrow it. If a Muslim wishes to be faithful to his or her religion he must not accept the rule of non-believers (Q.9:23). 

They are ordered to “not obey the disbelievers and strive against them with the utmost strenuousness (Q. 25:52) because Muslims are made an exalted nation that they may rule over others (Q.2:143). 

Muslims are, therefore, required to “fight the unbelievers, and kill them wherever you find them until there is no more fitnah (dissension, resistance, disbelief) and until religion is for Allah” i.e. Islam and “unbelievers desist in their unbelief.” (Q. 2:191-193) 

It is clear that Islam is not just incompatible with the American Constitution, but antithetical to it and it is the duty of every Muslim to strive, with their words, wealth and body to overthrow any system of government that is not Islamic and establish the Islamic rule. 

Consequently, it is the responsibility of the US government to ban Islam altogether. The government is obliged to protect the Constitution and the lives of the Americans, not the sensitivity of a foreign group of people who wants to destroy the constitution and kill Americans. Why is this not clear to everyone?"

- Said Abdullahi (Ex Muslim)

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