WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE
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Submitted by DANIEL REDMOND (United States), Nov 14, 2009 at 08:13
As a lifelong Atheist and free-thinker I would like to see all religions simply disappear, as I firmly believe they account for most of the problems facing human societies today and that they are all based upon primitive and rationally discredited belief systems. But at least Christianity, although remaining a strange death cult at its core, has morphed into a relatively harmless form of social dementia wherein people wait around for the "End Times" and the "Second Coming" of an imaginary prophet. Apparently Christians have long since given up the practice of burning "heretics" at the stake, which gives me a certain degree of personal comfort.
Ditto for Judaism, Budhism, Shintoism, etc. Pretty harmless in the modern age.
But Islam is a different story. Islam is the most rabid form of religious lunacy known to Man and it is spreading like a contagion around the globe---literally a virus of the mind that causes behavior that can only be described as appearing to be the manifestation of a mental illness.
Consider the following symptomatic behaviors, all of which have been exhibited by adherents of Islam:
Sudden bursts of intense violence such as the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas recently; Premeditated attacks upon innocent civilians all across the globe, which included the hijacking of four commercial aircraft on Sept. 11, 2001 for the purpose of crashing into crowded buildings; The twisted oppression of Islamic women up to and including the phenomenon of "honor killings" wherein teenaged girls have been murdered by their own fathers for having been seen holding hands in public with a male non-relative; Edicts against singing, dancing, drinking alcohol, or reading anything that disagrees with the Koran; Sentencing a young mother to be stoned to death for the "crime" of having born a child out of wedlock; A sentence of death for any Muslim who leaves the faith.
The list of Islamic lunacies could go on all day but you get the picture. Taken out of the context of religion, how else could one view these but as manifestations of a mental disease? And perhaps the most diabolical edict imposed by this religious virus is the sweeping demand that the Koran become a map for every aspect of a Muslim's life. Period. There is no room for debate within Islam.
And this includes strict instructions that no court or legal system shall be obeyed if it is in conflict with Islam's Sharia law. It also commands Muslims to convert non-Muslims, by force if necessary, to Islam and to kill them if they resist. Islam divides the world into two areas: Dar al-Islam (the lands of Islam) and Dar al-Harb (the lands of warfare). No other areas exist under the Islamic world view.
Now considering the above referenced characteristics of Islamic mental disease, I think that here in the United States a case could be made for banning Islam (and Muslims) from our shores on Constitutional grounds. Let me explain. With their strict allegiance to the Koran they have vowed to ignore our courts and our legal system if it is in conflict with Sharia, the Islamic legal code. As Islam is completely incompatible with our own Western democratic values and concepts of personal freedom, this conflict will be continuous. So why allow such a group of people into the United States in the first place? As citizens they must swear an oath to obey the laws of our land. As Muslims they cannot and will not do so. Case closed.
Also, one of the basic rights under our Constitution is religious freedom, something that Muslims do not believe in. As stated earlier, I would like to see all religions simply disappear but I do not advocate doing that by force. Islam does advocate doing it by force and if ever given the upper hand they most certainly would persecute non-Muslims relentlessly and brutally to convert them in accordance with the dictates of their Holy book. Do we really want to allow this huge constituency of religious bigots into our midst when they have already vowed to convert the world to their own lunatic world view and have demonstrated their willingness to do this through violence if necessary? Islam may not have invented the 'suicide bomber' but they've pretty well cornered the market on them in the modern age.
Let's start a movement to ban Islam from our shores, the sooner the better!
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