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Islam: Religion is Government

Updated on April 3, 2017

The United States

Is it legal?

The recent firestorm which resulted from Donald Trump's statement about banning Muslims has led to a "Ban Trump" mantra.

The White House -- Obama -- even went as far to say that Trump has essentially disqualified himself from ever becoming President. Politics. He became the president anyway.

As always, such rhetoric from the Office of the President is mere propaganda. People, even mouthy billionaires like Trump, are free to speak their minds.

But does a sitting President have the authority to do such a thing? To "ban" Muslims? To prohibit groups of people -- even citizens -- from entering the U.S.

It turns out that he/she does.

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"Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period, as he shall deem necessary suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate."

U.S. Code: 8 USA, 1182

Brief History

Historically, according to Ben Swann, news personality ( 12/10/2015) this sort of thing has happened before. During the 1800's Chinese immigration was restricted, but this was related to "laborers." This restriction remained on the books until 1943.

In the 1900's there were actually quotas on immigration, related to "race" and "national origin." It was not until 1965 that these restrictions were lifted.

Again, also according to Swann, there has never been a restriction placed against any particular "religion."


The Bill of Rights -

The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not specifically prohibit "banning" a particular religion.

Amendment I:

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.

Free exercise of religion is not at issue here. As an American Citizen -- in America -- one has these rights. As a Foreign National, does this apply? As a potentially radicalized Muslim bent on the destruction of "infidels" -- does this still apply?


Islamic Law, i.e., Religion Based Laws

Religion and Government

Certainly, as our Founders looked at it -- at least Thomas Jefferson -- Church and State must remain separated. The United States is failing at this, but by and large, there in no dominant religion, only majorities of believers.

This is different in "Islam." Islam is more than a "religion." In fact, it is both "Government" and "Religion" combined. Naturally, when Muslims immigrate to the U.S., many still favor this "Church and State" union -- and are constantly pushing for just that. In a sense, this new immigration of Muslims and the slow assimilation into the ideal of Islam, is a national threat to the United States' core philosophy.

Christianity also carries the same "threat" if it is allowed to violate that "wall of separation."


We've all read the stories. How Paris was "invaded" from within. How Muslims of the radical bent, trained in Syria or other hidden Middle Eastern locales -- and even within the target countries themselves -- and then killed innocent civilians.

They blame America. America should never have armed Saudi Arabia. America should distance itself from Israel. America should close her Middle Eastern Embassies. She should stop buying oil from those countries -- which govern harshly -- keeping those Princes of Sand in power. All of these are "gamed" excuses.

And it is all designed to grow Islam. It is meant to make the "West" scared. And now, the terrorists, failing to convince the world that they are serious, have engaged it at the only level that works: they kill -- repeatedly. They strike fear into the heart of Western Cities, detonate bombs at random, maim and then, in act so alien to the civilized world -- they take their own lives.

They have and are "embedding" the fear, day by day, hoping, but calculating, that the world will wait -- and do nothing. And by doing nothing, it is meant that no country will actually make the decision -- the decision to fight radicalism with massive destruction, before it is too late. Before the "embedding" process spreads like a cancer and the tumors begin to fester, not in the Middle East, but in our own back yards. If this occurs and it's very possible, the battle for our freedoms will meet a more sinister thing: a war for our National Identity.

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

A radical jihadist, ready to detonate explosives in a shopping mall or spray bullets into a theater, is a far cry from the U.S., when it dropped nuclear bombs on Japan or fire-bombed German cities -- during World War II. The former is pure depravity, not in the pursuit of preventing more death and the latter was designed to save lives and to end the war.

Radical Islamists don't wish to live in peace, but rule with fear and kill all others -- or enslave them -- if they don't convert or become subjects. They are no different than the Nazis in this respect, but with the loyalty of the Kamikaze.

Bad and Good Muslims

Just as all Christians are not "bad" -- all Muslims do not concern themselves with the Shariʻah Laws. They do not wish to enslave the "infidels" -- at least outwardly. And it can even be argued that the Bible is just as violent as the Quran -- but all of this is immaterial today.

What matters now is how one reacts to the onslaught. Wolves are hiding within the "Muslim" population. Islam is sending terrorists abroad. They are "coming to America."

To do nothing invites more death. And the world has not yet begun to "fight."

Trump's call for the restriction of "Muslim" immigration is nothing compared to what will come next -- if the U.S. -- if the West in general -- fails to stand up to the Iranian financed war of attrition, against non-Muslims.

Israel still stands alone -- regarding its defiance against Iran's obvious development of nuclear bombs.


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      Jack Shorebird 8 months ago from Southeastern U.S.

      Thanks Martie Coetser. We live in dangerous times.

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      Martie Coetser 8 months ago from South Africa

      You have explained this issue of Muslims being banned to enter the USA perfectly. Whether the president has the right or not, something has to be done to keep radicals from entering our countries. I do believe that we should not rake all Muslims together as radicals. It is very important to distinguish between innocent and potentially guilty terrorists. The question, however, is how does one distinguish between an innocent Muslim and a brainwashed Kamikaze?

      There is nothing good to be said about any of the terrorist organizations in the Muslim countries. I am so sorry about all the innocent people who are suffering the consequences of terrorism.

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      Jack Shorebird 21 months ago from Southeastern U.S.

      Appreciate your input, Alexis.

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      Ashley Cogdill 21 months ago from Indiana/Chicagoland

      Heavy topic, but well-written. Thank you for shedding some light on this issue and giving us some history about it. It's a touchy subject, but it does need to be addressed as the terror rises in the world.

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      Jack Shorebird 22 months ago from Southeastern U.S.

      Thanks, Ms. Dora.

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      Dora Weithers 22 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing information and views on this topic. Both you and you alancaster enlightened readers with important historical events that help put things in perspective.

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      Jack Shorebird 24 months ago from Southeastern U.S.

      alancaster149 -

      Thanks for your response.

      Surely the radical elements are growing within the Muslim world, but in my mind, all that was needed was tiny flame to reignite what is quickly becoming an unusual conflagration -- historically speaking.

      The Koran or Quran -- reminds me of the Bible, but combined with Mein Kampf. Some historians even argue that it was the Turkish Empire of the 1890's -- with the promise of atheist "Young Turks," who then butchered over a million Armenians (many of them Christians, if memory serves), using the Muslim hated to do so -- who then inspired Adolf Hitler.

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      Alan R Lancaster 24 months ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      It's a thorny issue. Many of the Muslims who've come here are from the tribal lands in Pakistan, or Bangladesh. The Bangladeshis are no threat, nor are many of the Muslims who came here in the 1970s via East Africa, where they'd settled until being thrown out of Uganda or Kenya amongst others.

      The threat is in the radicalised young hotheads. A number of 'hate preachers' who came here to escape prison in Middle Eastern states have sown a culture of hate for non-Muslims in a non-Muslim state (Britain). You'll only see them in the big cities where they can take shelter amongst their own kind, a disenchanted minority whose parents came here to better themselves at the invitation of the government in the 70s, with the offer of British passports made by 'rivers of blood' MP Enoch Powell. He didn't spend a lot of time thinking about repercussions, even after his own radical speech-making about the hazards of unchecked immigration.

      Does that sound familiar to you? We see more and more Muslim women wearing hijabs and so on. They're not as good at blending in, or adapting to the British 'psyche' like their Sikh or Hindu neighbours, who understand not to 'rock the boat'.

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      Buildreps 24 months ago from Europe

      Good article on this issue. You've also included a very good (short) video about the rise of ISIS. I think it's an important message to know. I'll share your Hub on Twitter. Thanks!