Islamic Terrorism and Call for Banning Muslims
Nearly fourteen months ago, on 2 December 2015, a pair of Muslim terrorists murdered and injured three dozen people at a social services facility Christmas party in San Bernadino California. On 7 December 2015, Republican Presidential front-runner Donald J Trump called for a complete ban against Muslims immigrating into the United States until government can figure out what's happening. That backed up his earlier call for surveillance of mosques and other Muslim hangouts.
The Ban is Constitutional because...
The call for a ban put Democrats into a tailspin of course. Trump's leftist detractors tried to shame him, but he told them he didn't care what they say. They claimed a religious test for entry into the USA constitutes a violation of the US Constitution's 1st Amendment, which provides this:
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.Banning Muslims has nothing to do with establishing a religion. Anyone who can read should know that. Apparently America's leftist and Muslim US citizens and others who find a ban on Muslims illegal obviously cannot read or cannot comprehend what they read.
Furthermore, Congress has already given the President the power to impose such a ban. See 8 U.S.C. § ll82, which provides this:
"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 shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate. Whenever the Attorney General finds that a commercial airline has failed to comply with regulations of the Attorney General relating to requirements of airlines for the detection of fraudulent documents used by passengers traveling to the United States (including the training of personnel in such detection), the Attorney General may suspend the entry of some or all aliens transported to the United States by such airline."
Islam is a Political System, Not a ReligionBut most importantly, Islam is not actually a religion, even though it bears many of the trappings of a religion. It is, in fact, a POLITICAL system diametrically opposed to the US Constitution-based republics of the USA and of its several states. It operates behind the DISGUISE of a religion.
Begun in the 7th century C.E. in Arabia, Islam's political system known as "Shari'ah" includes taxation, waging war against infidels, slaughtering apostates, and regulating society with laws permitting rape (unless three males attest to having witnessed, but not participated in, the rape), vaginal mutilation to prevent women from enjoying sex to the extent that they would run off with man other than husband, polygamy, and regulating many things such as executions by beheading, punishing robbery by chopping off the right hand, cleansing the body, praying 5 times a day in a public display, giving of alms to widows and orphans and the poor, "Ramadan" fasting during daylight hours for a winter month, making a pilgrimage to Mecca, and many other rules.
Islamic Law Diametrically Opposed to US ConstitutionShari'ah law also mandates a system of public education of males (but not females) centered on the Qur'an (or Koran), its supporting Sunna, or oral traditions of Muhammad which include the Hadiths (his practices) and Sira (his biography). Muslim centers of worship are called mosques. The clerics, known as Imams, interpret the law for less learned Muslims.
Shari'ah does not respect individual liberties, so it does not comport with the liberty guarantees of the US Constitution.
And interestingly, most Islamic governments are monarchies, theocracies, or other dictatorships. Of the approximately 50 Islamic majority states in the world, only five are republics.
The Bloody, Criminal History of Islamic ExpansionHistorically, Muslims entering a land not governed by Shari'ah have become committed to use warfare or lawful but underhanded methods to alter the form of government to a Shari'ah-dominant government over everyone, making Islam the state religion and treating all non-Muslims as third-class citizens. That explains the propensity for Muslim thugs to turn the government into a dictatorship.
Generally, the Muslim population starts growing through immigration and missionary or proselytizating efforts, remaining peaceable and subservient to the laws of the land, but as their population grows, they request or demand the right to govern their own community affairs under Shari'ah and under the religious leadership of their clerics known as Imams. And as their population becomes closer to a majority, Muslims engage in political activities intended to convert the government to one practicing Shari'ah over the entire land. Usually such conversion necessitates insurrection, terrorism, and out and out warfare such as we see in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.
India, the birthplace of Bhuddism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, became an early target for Muslims. Arab traders settled in western coastal areas in the 7th century, but invasion of Turkic-Mongols and their Muslim mughal leaders in the 12th century caused a Muslim population explosion. In time the Muslim population caused such unrest with other religious groups, principally Hindus, that the British separated coalesced India's many mughal satrapies into a fledgling nation, and then separated off Pakistan and Bangladesh as Muslim lands. India suffers constant violence and unrest because of conflicts between Muslims and non-Muslims there.
In the 7th Century Muslims took over North Africa. They expanded into Spain in the early 8th century and sent armies to within 90 miles of Paris before Charles-the-Hammer's forces defeated them in the Battle of Tours in 732. Muslims ruled most of Spain until Ferdinand and Isabella expelled them in 1492, but the Spanish did not eject the last of the Muslim civilians until 1614.
In the past century, the foolish European, British, and Scandinavian governments have invited Muslims into their lands, believing they could absorb them with no damage to local culture. The recent waves of so-called refugees contain many Islamic jihadists and terrorists bent on rape and plunder of those lands, and of course, converting the governments into Islamic oligarchies in due course.
During the years of the Ottoman Empire in the 14th through the 19th centuries, Muslim pirates and raiders from Turkey and North Africa terrorized coastlines of non-Islamic lands around the Mediterranean, the western Coast of Africa, eastern coast of South America, and as far north as Iceland. Muslim Berber pirates became the USA's very first enemies after the US gained independence from the British monarchy. Only the power of American and European Navies finally quelled the Islamic piracy in the Mediterranean around 1830. But Muslim pirates still represent a dire threat to voyagers near the Philippine island of Mindanao, and in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, the Persian Gulf, and anywhere else where Muslims predominate in the population.
Furthermore, Islamic militants have done their best to slaughter Americans in the USA, Philippine Islands, Libya and other African nations, Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and Syria in the past 120 years. The USA has suffered at least 11 serious Islamic terrorist attacks including a variety of shootings and stabbings and the devastations of the Murrah bombing in 1995, World Trade Center in 1993, and the 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center and part of the Pentagon by Muslim airplane hijackers on a suicide mission.
Islam Endangers American and Western CivilizationThus, NO sentient, informed being can have any question whatsoever as to whether Islam is a religion or a political system with religious trappings. It is not a mere religion. It is a political system inseparable from its religious trappings. And one cannot help but conclude that Islam as a political system and its Muslim adherents present a clear and present danger to the government, people, and property of the United States of America, and to Western Civilization in general.
Wherever Islam grows as a religion, intense and violent conflicts ultimately develop between Muslims and the natives.
Islam at its core has a distinctly ANTI-American nature. Therefore its adherents should be banned from the USA forever, or until sensible governments forcibly separate the Shari'ah law and social regulation from Islam to make it into a religion of peace and good will.
The Ban on Muslim Immigration is JustThe United States Government should put Muslims in the same classification as Communists. But it should label Islam as more dangerous owing to the deceptive nature of its religious trappings. Both endanger the sovereignty of our nation and style of our national, state, and local governments. Therefore, Congress should not permit them have employment in municipal, county, state, or national government, including educational institutions and the US military, and Congress should not allow them to vote in any elections.
Possibly, the US Congress can devise a method of requiring all Muslim US citizens to forswear loyalty to Shari'ah law and repudiate all Muslim requirements to obey social regulations. But until then, the US Congress should enact a law banning Muslims from immigrating, revoking the citizenship of naturalized US citizen Muslims, canceling residence permits of all alien Muslims, ejecting all alien Muslims from the USA, and putting all other Muslims in the USA, particularly their clerics and private school teachers, under continuous surveillance for evidence of subversive activities.
We should not allow our state and national leaders to ignore the lessons of history. Islam endangers the American republic and civilization, so federal law should ban its adherents from the land.