by Nonie Darwish
The only acceptable advocacy regarding Islam in America today is the propaganda that "moderate" Muslims are the real Muslims who reject Sharia and jihad. This is wishful thinking and pure fantasy.
The leftist media's uproar against Ben Carson’s personal opinion against electing a Muslim U.S. president must be met with a much stronger and direct response from mature and informed Americans.
Dr. Carson’s opinion about Islam is correct, but the lack of a supportive counter-uproar by Americans is giving power to the leftist mainstream media. The Left cannot or will not accurately and objectively determine the dangers of an Islamic president, while there are also those leftists who just don’t want to know the truth.
The media claim that the majority of Muslims are "moderate," but they ignore that fact that in the Muslim world, the "moderates" are out of power and always will be. The reason is not because they represent the true peaceful Islam, but because Islamic guides and books are not on their side. Islamic books, including the Quran, don’t support the concept of “moderation,” peace or forgiveness, but support the concepts of vengeance, retaliation and jihad. It is a fact that Islamic books have always sided with radicals, with no exceptions.
The only acceptable advocacy regarding Islam in America today is the propaganda that "moderate" Muslims are the real Muslims who reject Sharia and jihad. This is wishful thinking and pure fantasy. Meanwhile Muslim countries call Jihadists and Sharia-lovers the real Muslims.
It is a fact that wherever Islam goes fanatical, Sharia adherents take over simply because Islamic law says they must. And with them come misery, conflict, instability, strife, hatred and horrific violations of human rights that always end with huge numbers of refugees and escapees from the tyranny of Sharia. The whole world was flooded with Armenians after the Islamic Turkish genocide.
Western media have abdicated their duty to inform U.S. citizens of any ideology that threatens their way of life. The Left treats all religions and ideologies as equal, except for Christianity and capitalism. The media uses shaming to silence the natural wish of Americans to protect themselves. That is why it is in the West that the expressions of "moderate" and "radical" Muslims were conveniently coined in order to satisfy a leftist agenda -- which holds that a "moderate" Muslim is just as good as a believing moderate Christian in regards to governing with respect to the constitution.
But the truth is that the U.S. Constitution was the product of the Bible and it is, at the same time, in conflict with Islamic values.
Our mainstream media also ignores the fact that because of Islam and its laws, Muslim leaders in all Muslim countries have no choice but to rule with an iron fist because of the constant threat of assassination, coup d’états, and fear of being accused of apostasy and treason against Islam. Islamic law clearly and repeatedly states that any Muslim leader who rejects Sharia and jihad must be removed from office, violence not excluded, for dereliction of Allah’s law.
But the mainstream American media continue to shame Americans for fearing the obvious and to engage in spreading positive propaganda in support of Islam, describing it as American as apple pie.
An American Muslim president’s secret service detail will really have its work cut out for it if he (and under Islam it can only be a “he”) breaks any part of Sharia. The Muslims who would kill him will be suicidal heroes of Islam. And the story will continue repeating itself over and over again.
Islam is a dying religion that must constantly expand to stay alive and the West is giving it the much needed life-line and undeserved respectability it needs.
Religion is not and should not just be a nametag or a fad, but it is by nature a belief system that determines views and actions that should be in harmony with one’s culture and political system. A Muslim American president, if he calls himself a Muslim, will be in constant conflict between the values of his faith and the U.S. Constitution.
So it is not unreasonable to conclude that if a person states that they are Muslim, that they must then mean that they believe in Islamic books and commandments. For an American to claim that he is a Muslim but that he would rather follow the U.S. Constitution is contradictory and does not make sense. Islam unfortunately has enabled Muslim minds to incorporate two opposing ideas at the same time and feel perfectly comfortable with them. Is that what we want from our potential Muslim president?
The reason there is neither peace nor political stability in the Middle East is precisely because Sharia stands in the way between Muslim leaders who don’t want to follow Sharia 100% and those who do. Just imagine if Christian and Jewish leaders and theologians were in constant disagreements and wars over which of the 10 Commandments to follow and which ones to ignore. Then imagine them killing each other over this disagreement. That is the eternal unsolvable problem of Islam. Islamic commandments, namely Sharia, demand obedience or death. Obey or die -- and such a choice is against our Constitution, culture and Bible.
As a result of the Islamic theological mess, the political system suffers tremendously from instability and chaos. No Arab leader can survive unless he rules by Sharia and that is the crux of the problem behind the Islamic chaos.
Muslims who wish to apply Islam correctly, like the Muslim Brotherhood, threaten to assassinate the so-called moderate Muslim leaders. And they do kill the “moderates” whom they call apostates. It is not America’s job to decide what is the real Islam and what is not because even Muslims themselves are not settled over this.
By welcoming a Muslim as an American president, even if he is one by name only, Americans might as well welcome an Arab Spring right here in America to destroy the American political system, as we know it. History teaches us that wherever Islam goes, political instability, strife, demonstrations, coup d’ etats, chaos and threats of assassinations follow.
The mainstream media will most certainly enjoy reporting on the joys of a first Muslim president until a Sharia committee informs them that their services are no longer needed. They’ll also be informed that to continue will result in their death.
Dr. Carson is right because to elect a believing Muslim to the presidency conflicts with our Constitution and Bill of Rights. If that is not enough to change the minds of those who criticize Dr. Carson, then how about just a few samples of the hundreds of Islamic laws that violate our Constitution and that anyone who calls himself or herself a Muslim must abide by:
- A Muslim Head of State can come to power through seizure of power, meaning through force. This law allows for the violent removal of a Muslim head of state if he refuses to rule by Sharia. Will the leftist media object to an underground Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS-style tactics forming in every state against our newly elected Muslim leader and the U.S. government for refusing Allah’s opportunity to bring America under Allah? That has happened in numerous Muslim countries, many of which used to be Christian originally, so why not in America if it welcomes an Islamic leader to the White House?
- It is obligatory to obey the commands of the Caliph, even if he is unjust. Will the mainstream media dare to challenge an unjust Muslim leader? According to Islam they are not allowed and that is why there is no free press in any Muslim countries.
- A Muslim will not get the death penalty if he kills a non-Muslim, but he will get it for killing a Muslim. What will happen to equal rights under the law?
- Sharia dictates death by stoning, beheading, amputation of limbs, and flogging even for crimes of sin such as adultery. What will happen to cruel and unusual punishment?
- A woman’s value is half that of a man's, and that includes her testimony in court. How will those who claim America’s war on women is unjust feel about that?
- It is necessary for a Muslim to lie if the purpose is obligatory. That means that for the sake of abiding by Islam's commandments, such as jihad, a Muslim is obliged to lie and should not have any feelings of guilt or shame associated with this kind of lying. What if our nice and moderate Muslim president is practicing this principle of lying for the benefit of Islam?
Nonie Darwish is author “The Devil We Don’t Know” and president of "Former Muslims United."
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