Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Is Islam a Religion, an Aggressive Political Movement, or Both?

Why America Must Define Religion (Previously published by Faultline USA on 10/15/07)
Does our American Constitution, which offers blanket and unquestioning protection of religious freedom, create the very means by which the destruction of American sovereignty can be accomplished?
When America was founded no one thought it was necessary to define the concept of religion. To this day America has failed to define what is or is not a religion.
We must focus upon questioning the adequacy of our American Constitution (specifically the two clauses of the First Amendment concerning the relationship of government to religion: the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause).
How can it be unconstitutional for government to establish a religion when the constitution hasn’t even defined religion? And isn’t it important to define religion so as to determine whether something is a "religion" for Establishment Clause purposes?
Read more of this article here
The following three previously published articles will shed light on the urgent need for America to finally come to terms with our failure to define religion.
Islam, Islamism, and America
The Battle for American Unity
Here's an excerpt from Our Vulnerable Religious Freedoms
Here’s why the 1st Amendment just isn’t sufficient!
Let me quote from an earlier article, An “Honest” Terrorist Writes: “No Muslim Can Pledge Loyalty to the Constitution”
Read the words of Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun in the Lee v. Weisman ruling, 1992.
When the government puts its imprimatur on a particular religion it conveys a message of exclusion to all those who do not adhere to the favored beliefs. A government cannot be premised on the belief that all persons are created equal when it asserts that God prefers some.
I submit that the corollary to Blackmun’s statement might go like this:
(1) When a government fails to define what constitutes a religion it conveys a message to all that any ideology can pass for religion, and that freedom of religious expression supercedes all other freedoms and overrules all duties of government – specifically the primary duty of government to protect its citizens from harm.
(2) When a government fails to define what constitutes a religion, any ideology with intent to destroy the very constitutional protections it enjoys can hide in plain view while actively undermining the very system of government that gives it protection.

2 comments:

  1. For some, Islam may indeed be a religion, but if so, they do not believe in Shaira, for if they do, then it is obviously a political movement.

    A political movement disguised as a religion with the avowed purpose of supplanting the Constitution of the United States is not a religion and should be stamped out within the United States.

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  2. Islam is a contagious mental illness, a mind-virus or meme - as dangerous in a man as rabies in a dog. See 'Meme' at The Islamic Index of Infamy: http://crombouke.blogspot.com/2010/01/everything-you-need-to-know-about-islam.html

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