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Establishment of Islam as the Religion of the USA by Islamists

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Feb 9, 2017 at 14:26

Dear Daniel Pipes,

The First Amendment (to the USA Constitution) prohibits Congress from "establishing" a religion:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is a restriction on the Legislative branch of our three-tier government. But President Donald Trump hails from the Executive branch in the issuance of Executive Orders involving seven (7) Muslim majority countries. And the purpose, we know empirically, is to prevent the "establishment" of Sharia law, and Islam, as the creeping religion of the United States: women legally wearing cloths by their interpretation of proper Muslim behavior in the Public and Governmental spaces.

So the argument should be that President Trump is defending the country against the Establishment of Islam as the Religion of the United States of America (at its earliest phases). The President may discriminate (I argue) against Islamism, an ideology among many Muslims) in order to defend the Disestablishmentarianism of the USA. President Trump has a right to be an Islamophobe - fearing creeping Islamist in the USA, as do all Americans. Foreign Muslim Subjects or Citizens not legally within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States bu not have the protection of Constitution; and even if they did, President Trump has the Constitutional power to prevent them from immigrating, or visiting, the USA, if he finds that their aim is to Establish Islam in the USA.

For the same reason, incidentally, Turkish American legal resident Fethullah Gülen may be deported, legally, if he came here not as a Scholar of Islam, but as a Preacher aiming to Establish Islam as the Religion of the United States. The Establishment Clause merely restricts Congress. But Fethullah Gülen received his Green Card on the false pretenses that he was a scholar (a secular term), when in fact his activities may have been to Establish Islamism, or Islam.

He should probably seek Political Asylum in a third country (Turkey being his prior home country).

I leave out here a discussion of the Muslim Brotherhood, which also threatens the Establishment principle; the USA is anti-Theocratic in its Founding Principles, obviously.

Perhaps President Donald Trump needs to put in a phrase against Establishment of any religion (particularly Islam) in the immigration, or visa application, papers. That would permit the future deportation of any individual who subsequently attempts to Establish a particular State Religion for the USA.

We (Americans) used to be extremely anti-Catholic when the Papacy was very assertive - there was a fear the Catholics immigrants would infiltrate our government institutions and "take orders" from the Pope in the Vatican. But this was not irrational prejudice in the past - but grounded in the Protestant Reformation which freed Europe from the "Yoke of Rome." Now we see President Donald Trump, under the partial stewardship of Stephen K. Bannon defending the country against the Establishment of Sharia law and practice. Not only is this not Unconstitutional, but it protects our 1938 Superman principles of "Truth, Justice, and the American Way." It is un-American to break the "walls" of Churches, Synagogues, and Mosques; it is within these walls where on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays, one's religion is practiced. But Islamists, and huge numbers of immigrant Muslims, will effectively disestablish our Judaeo-Christian separation of Church/Synagogue and State; not only will we have "laws" having people pray on Sidewalks throughout the United States, and Minarets blasting the call to prayer Five Times a Day, but Trumps Beauty Pageants will be replaced with women in Burqas all over the place. There is nothing illegal, unconstitutional, or un-American, in being prejudiced against a Religion which seeks to impose itself upon us Unbelievers.

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