Islam or Liberty?

An editorial in the Wall Street Journal raises critical issues. Lets examine them carefully.
Geert Wilders
‘Our Culture Is Better’
Champion of freedom or anti-Islamic provocateur? Both.

Mr. Wilders is right to call for a vigilant defense of liberal principles. A society has a right, indeed a duty, to require that religious minorities comply with secular rules of civilized behavior. But to demand that they renounce their religious identity and holy books is itself an affront to liberal principles.

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.

Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion. Laws prohibiting the free exercise of Islam are unconstitutional. Congress can not outlaw:

  • Jihad: [Translator’s footnote to 2:190.]
  • holy fighting
  • in Allah’s cause
  • with full force of arms
  • Jihad means to war against non-Muslims [Reliance of the Traveller: O9.0 (Islamic law.)]
    • against pagans
    • 8:39 And fight them until there is no more Fitnah…and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone
    • Reliance of the Traveller O9.9
      • The caliph fights all other peoples until they become Muslim…
    • against Jews & Christians
      • 9:29 Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah,…among the people of the Scripture…until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
      • Reliance of the Traveller O9.8
      • The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians…
    • Genocide:
      • 8:67. It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war (and free them with ransom) until he had made a great slaughter (among his enemies) in the land. …
      • 47:4. So, when you meet (in fight Jihad in Allâh’s Cause), those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity (i.e. free them without ransom), or ransom (according to what benefits Islam), until the war lays down its burden. Thus [you are ordered by Allah to continue in carrying out Jihad against the disbelievers till they embrace Islam…
      • Abu Dawud Book 38, Number 4390:
        Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi:
        I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown hair.
    • Terrorism:
      • 3:151. We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve,
      • 8:12. … I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.
      • Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220:
        Narrated Abu Huraira:

        Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy),…

    • Rape of captive women:
      • 4:24. Also (forbidden are) women already married, except those (captives and slaves) whom your right hands possess.
      • Bukhari 5.59.459

      Jihad, genocide, terrorism & rape (of captives) are intrinsic sacraments of Islam; religious practices under the umbrella of first amendment protection. That does not square with liberal principles:

      • right to life
      • liberty
      • freedom of religious belief & practice.

      If Muslims have the right to practice Islam, then you do not have any rights.

      • life
    • liberty
      • Pagans & atheists must be killed, converted or enslaved.
      • People of the Book may be converted or live as less than second class citizens under a “treaty of protection“.
      • Dhimmis may not:
      • pray or recite scripture aloud in public
      • build new churches
      • repair existing churches
      • own or carry weapons
      • testify in court against a Muslim

      Muslims can not renounce the Qur’an or any part thereof without becoming apostates subject to the death penalty.

      • Reliance O8.7.7 to deny any verse of the Koran or anything which by scholarly consensus (def: b7) belongs to it, or to add a verse that does belong to it; [Acts which entail apostasy.]
      • O8.1 When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.
      • O8.2 In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph (A: or his representive) to ask him to repent and return to Islam. If he does, it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed.

      The Qur’an can not be edited to render Islam anodyne.

      • Allah has perfected it. Perfection can only be defiled, not improved.
      • 6:115. And the Word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and in justice. None can change His Words. And He is the All­Hearer, the All­Knower

      An irreconcilable conflict exists between the imperatives of Islam and the rules of civilized behavior & rights of man enshrined in the Declaration of Independence & guaranteed by the Constitution. The preservation of our lives & liberties requires the removal of Islam from our society.

      • Close the Mosques.
      • Close the Madrassahs.
      • Close the Islamic Cultural Centers.
      • Deport the Muslims already here.
      • Prevent the entry of Muslims.

      None of those necessary actions can be taken without first amending the Constitution to recognize the fact that Islam is a war machine, not a legitimate religion worthy of first amendment protection. Pedestrian Infidel has posted a proposed 28th amendment. An on line petition calling for a generic amendment is explained here and is posted at petition on line.