Monday, June 19, 2006
Okay, normally I am able to make my own mind up about most things but with this one I am having a bit of trouble and could really use your advice. Please read the email below that was sent to me by a real person (who obviously doesn't know about my blog):
Can Good Muslims be Good Americans? Can a devout Muslim be an American patriot and a loyal citizen? Consider this:
Theologically, no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, the moon god ofArabia.
Scripturally, no. Because his allegiance is to the five pillars of Islamand the Quran (Koran).
Geographically, no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
Socially, no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.Politically, no. Because he must submit to the mullah (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America,the great Satan.
Domestically, no, because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34).
Religiously, no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256)
Intellectually, no, because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
Philosophically, no, because Islam, Mohammed, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist.Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
Spiritually, no, because when we declare "one nation under God," the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as our heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran's 99 excellent names.
Therefore after much study and deliberation....perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both good Muslims and good Americans. Call it what you wish...it's still the truth. The war is bigger than we know.
P.S. Unless you pass this email on to at least 10 people in 10 minutes, then 10 Muslims will gang up on you and beat you senseless.
Just kidding on that P.S. you guys. I made that one up. LOL!
So...... umm.....what do YOU think? When I first read it I was astounded at the sheer mean-ness of it all. I LOL'ed at the "no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam" and three words came to mind.....Pot. Kettle. Black.
But you know what? I am not so naive that I believe we can all co-habit the planet peacefully, exchanging recipes and braiding daisy chains. I realize that we have to be cautious...especially after 9/11.
However, I still believe this email is doing nothing but spreading some hate around. What do you think about this email? Eagerly awaiting your reply.
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