There has been a good row over the President keeping certain individuals out of America based possibly solely on their religious beliefs. Are these people’s first amendment rights being violated? Is this a slap in the face of freedom of religion, our first amendment?
Earth to cream puffs, professors, and every garden variety liberal; these are foreigners living on foreign soil, the constitution doesn’t extend to them, that is fact one. Fact two is that they can be turned down for any reason. Ellis Island was a place of vetting, the doors to America were not just thrown open willy nilly.
But in all fairness, ethically speaking, is it right to turn down a person based solely on the fact that they belong to a certain religion? Emphatically yes. Let me repeat that, a thousand times yes. For a Muslim not to kill and maim means that they are not faithful to their religion. A devout Muslim should not be allowed to immigrate to our country.
Let’s just look at one aspect of Islam, or should I say one command of Mohammed. Does the word decapitation mean anything to anyone? Mohammad, who’s word cannot be changed, put a duty upon every Islamist, throughout every century to exterminate every jew, so that the “last day” can come. There is celebrating in the streets of Muslim countries when things like the Twin Tower attacks happen.
But you might say; do I not know that there have been great atrocities carried out in the name of Christianity? My answer to that would be, unfortunately, yes. But you do not judge a religion by its abuses but by its teachings. Jesus taught his followers to love your enemies, exchange good for evil and do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Here is my point; do you remember reading about the cult group in Japan referred to as Aum Shinrikyo? They released sarin gas in a Tokyo subway, killing numerous people, and this was not their first attack only their most publicized and deadly.
That religion still boasts over 2100 devoted members. Raise your hand if you’re in favor of letting those members immigrate into the U.S. Don’t you think that those devotees should be told “no way, stay out, you’re not welcome”? Besides their methodology, can you tell me how a practicing Muslim is any different?
I personally do not want to let devout Muslims into America to freely act out the tenets of their faith. To the liberal women who are proud of their tolerance; turn on the news, get your head out of the sand, it’s time to throw aside those rose colored glasses and take a good look at what is going on in the world where Muslims have a good toe-hold.
If you feminists are so sure, you need to go to Iran or Saudi Arabia and stay covered from head to toe and walk everywhere you go (because you’re not allowed to drive) and watch your married friends get beaten half to death by their husbands with no reprisal. Or worse yet, while you’re walking, have to dodge those throwing acid. Live there for a while, and if you survive, come on back home and tell us about how nice it was to live under Sharia law. If Muslims have their way, the whole world will be chanting “allah akbar.”
One last point concerning Islamists in the U.S.; should a devoted Muslim be allowed to stay here? Wouldn’t that be a violation of the first amendment? No, deport him or her if they are dedicated to Islam. A devotee will act out their faith, and we should expect nothing less.
We have the right of free speech but cannot yell fire in a crowded theater. My right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins. I can legally bear arms but I cannot target practice on Main Street. There are limits to our rights and the primary limitation must be the safety of others. Our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is paramount. A true devotee to Islam is a dangerous creature and for the sake of the lives around him or her, that person should not be tolerated by the U.S. government, because the right to life is our most precious right.