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Banning muslim is workable, and is not unconstitutional

Reader comment on item: Trump: You Should Ban Islamists, Not Muslims

Submitted by Bill Pike (United States), Jan 4, 2016 at 22:21

I disagree with Daniel on these points.

First, Islam is not a religion, it is a way of life. There is nothing unconstitutional about banning a way of life.

Second, here is how it is workable. Example: if an immigrant is posing as a Christian, the US immigration service can ask a few questions like "What is the address of your church?" "Name the minister" "Describe the inside of the church with a few details" Ask a few basic questions about Christianity. Finally, go back and re-ask the initial questions. if the answers don't match, he is obviously lying.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

1. Islam is, by any definition of the word, a religion.

2. Real-fake conversions are taking place, so the immigrants can supply the church, minister, and interior, as well as basic information about Christianity.

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