CAN A DEVOUT MUSLIM BE AN AMERICAN PATRIOT AND LOYAL CITIZEN?
1. Theologically, no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, the moon god of Arabia.
2. Scripturally, no. Because his allegiance is to the five pillars of Islam and the Quran.
3. Geographically, no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca for he turns toward it in prayer five times a day.
4. Socially, no. Because his allegiance to Islam demands that he make no friends of Christians and Jews. Q. 5:51
5. Politically, no. Because he must submit to the mullah who teaches annihilation of Israel and destruction of America, the great Satan.
6. Domestically, no. Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him. Q 4:34
7. Religiously, no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam-intolerance. Q.2:256
8. Intellectually, no. Because he cannot accept the American constitution since it is established on Biblical principles, because he believes the Bible is corrupted.
9. Philosophically, no. Because Islam, Muhammad and the Quran does not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is dictatorial or autocratic except Turkey.
10. Spiritually, no. Because when we declare “one nation under God” the Christian’s God is a Triune God while the Muslim’s is one entity called “Allah”, who is never a Heavenly Father, nor is he ever called “Love” in the 99 excellent names.
We are urged by the media and pluralists to avoid intolerance and yield to religious pluralism. If we do it, it will destroy us. If Christ Jesus is not the only Way, the Truth and the Life, then the Gospel is not really good news to the peoples of the world. We are under orders from our great Commander in Chief through the Great Commission to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations. Our commission is irreversible, irrepressible, irresistible and incredible. We do it or die.
WHAT CAN MUSLIMS DO TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR LOYALTY TO AMERICA?
We are not exaggerating when we declare that Islamic organizations in America have failed miserably in convincing the American public of the outrage that they claim most Muslim Americans felt over the horrors of 9/11. No unified statement ever came condemning the terror to this date? Individuals, yes. But no national voice, yet!
1. The numerous Muslim organizations along with Muslim intellectuals, doctors and business men should sign a statement condemning terrorism in the harshest terms and proclaim it through the media for at least 30 days.
2. Muslims should establish a taskforce which can provide the Federal government information and assistance which will help prevent further attacks or help the arresting of anyone participating in future attacks.
3. Muslims should raise funds to help the sufferers of 9/11 as well as to assist the government in the war against terrorism. When India was in a war with their neighbors, a number of years ago, loyal Indians gave of their silver and golden jewelry to support the war effort. A recent survey revealed that the average Muslim in the U.S. makes $50,000 a year.
4. Muslims should join the armed forces to fight in the war on terrorism, thus giving visible evidence they are loyal citizens and not by-standers.
5. Muslims should organize a massive demonstration to march to ground zero, in N.Y. to publicly repudiate Islamic terrorism. Each marcher could deposit a postcard or a flower at the site of the murders. A recognized Muslim leader could read a poem dedicated to the memories of the nearly 3000 victims, then everyone sing “America the Beautiful” and the National Anthem.
6. Muslim organizations should send a letter of condolence and apologies to the families of each victim. They should explain clearly that terrorists do not speak for them and the 100 Quranic verses which teach killing are not applicable to the 21st century as they were to 7th and 8th centuries.
7. If they are truly sincere, Muslim organizations and Mosques may print and distribute bumper stickers to their people which declare, “Muslims for America and against Islamic terrorism.”
Let us read Romans 10:1-17 because it presents the real solution to the entire world.
By Dr. Anis Shorrosh
Reprinted with permission.