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Submitted by Doug Mayfield (United States), Dec 12, 2015 at 13:38

The issue of immigration by Muslims or Islamists is a difficult one but I strongly differ with you.

First of all, in my view, Islam is not just a religion. It is a complete belief system with a strong political component which includes commandments which are directly inimical to our constitution, the American rule of law, and freedom and individual rights.

I see nothing unconstitutional about barring those who refuse to hold the constitution as the highest law of our land and instead would replace it with Sharia.

Further, testing to try to distinguish between Muslims and Islamists is doomed to failure because of the moral imperative embedded in Islam that lying to non-believers is not only acceptable but part of being a true follower of Islam.

Finally, it is clear based on literally hundreds of years of history that the beleief system, Islam, contains a command to all its followers to murder or enslave anyone who diagrees with them. This command extends even to those within Islam, which explains why the Shiites and Sunnis have been slaughtering each other for hundreds of years over trivial details of Islamic beliefs.

We ban obvious criminals from entering this country. I say flatly that anyone who is a follower of Islam, is so likely to be a criminal that allowing such immigraiton is a disastrous error which will not only put American lives at risk and but lead directly to the deaths of many Americans who are so unfortunate as to be present when followers of Islam carry out their chosen beliefs.

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