I have seen and heard much about the comments made by Ben Carson and Donald Trump over the issue of supporting a Muslim for President. First, this is currently a NON-ISSUE, put out there to distract people for the current campaign, and the guy should have been called on it right away. As he wasn’t and a truthful answer to the question was given, then blown out of proportion by the left and now left leaning FOX News anchors, it’s time for Sarge to weigh in.
Let’s start with this, the Oath of Office all Government officials should be taking, and all Military and Elected officials ARE required to take. “I do solemnly swear to protect and defend the CONSTITUTION of the United States against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic….”
Now, what does that mean to you? I took that oath in 1976 for the first time, and many times since, and to me it means I owe my faith and allegiance to the founding document of this country, to it’s people NOT to the Government, NOT to some special interest, NOT to others who try to usurp the rights listed within it. My first thought and action MUST be, by virtue of that oath, the preservation of that document, the ideals and rights encompassed within, and to pass it, in tact, to my children and grandchildren.
Ok, now people on the left, as well as some running on the GOP ticket say that Dr. Carson’s and Mr. Trumps stances run afoul of that very same Document. To not put too fine of a tip on my opinion here, I say BULLSHIT!!
IF you know anything at all about the founding documents of ISLAM, i.e. Qur’an, set out certain things that are allowed and certain things that are forbidden, all wrapped up nicely in Sharia Law, the one law all practicing Muslims are required, under pain of death, to adhere to. So right away you run into a conflict between a MUSLIM’s philosophy (because Sharia is a law, not a Religion) and the oath of office that must be taken.
Why? Let’s compare and contrast just one of the CONSTITUTIONAL rights within our founding documents with Sharia. The very same one that people are accusing Trump and Carson of violating.
1st Amendment) Prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
Sharia ) Apostasy in Islam (Arabic: ردة riddah or ارتداد irtidād) is commonly defined as the conscious abandonment of Islam by a Muslim in word or through deed. It includes the act of converting to another religion, by a person who was born in a Muslim family or who had previously accepted Islam. Apostasy in Islam includes in its scope not only former Muslims who have renounced Islam to join another religion or become non-religious, but Muslims who have questioned or denied any “fundamental tenet or creed” of Islam such as the divinity of Allah, prophet hood of Muhammad, or who have mocked Allah, worshipped one or more idols, reject Sharia courts, or knowingly believed in an interpretation of Sharia that is contrary to the consensus of ummah (Islamic community). The term has also been used for people of religions that trace their origins to Islam, such as Bahá’ís in Iran, and Ahmadiyya Muslims in Pakistan and Indonesia.[unreliable source?] Apostasy in Islam does not include acts against Islam or conversion to another religion that is involuntary, forced or done as concealment out of fear of persecution or during war (Taqiyya or Kitman).
Ok, you make the call. Can someone who, by virtue of being a practicing MUSLIM, and under the penalty of death for APOPTOSY uphold his or her oath of office AND this tenant of SHARIA at the same time? No, they can not, the two mutually rule out one another!! To say you can, as a practicing Muslim is a bald faced lie, as allowed in Taqiyya (research it people).
Any questions? A MUSLIM CAN NOT, UNLESS THE OATH OF OFFICE IS CHANGED, PERFORM HIS/HER DUTIES AS POTUS, OR ANY OTHER ELECTED AND APPOINTED POSSITION IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND ADHERE TO THE SHARIA AS REQUIRED OF ALL MUSLIMS. Therefore I submit that MULSIMS are disqualified from service in the US Government that requires an Oath to be sworn to.