The “Obama is Muslim so watch out” email, and my response!
I am sure this email has crossed your inbox before, but I was requested by someone to respond to it. Obviously it is by someone who hasn’t got a clue. Here goes…(the light script is the text of the email, the bold is my response)
CAN MUSLIMS BE GOOD AMERICANS?
This is very interesting and we all need to read it
From start to Finish and send it on to anyone who will read
it. Maybe this is why our American Muslims are so quiet and
Not speaking out about any atrocities. Can a good Muslim be
a good American? This question was forwarded to a friend
Who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years. The following is
Theologically – no. . . . Because his allegiance is
To Allah, The moon God of Arabia .
This is the biggest myth invented my right-wing christian zealots. Allah is simply the Arabic name for God. Just like the French say Dieu, and the Germans say Gott. In fact, Arab Christians call God Allah! Even the Arabic bible uses the word Allah!
Here’s food for thought…in Aramaic, the language that Jesus spoke…do you know what the name for God is? Aalah or Aaloh! See for yourself http://www.peshitta.org/cgi-bin/lexicon.cgi .
As for Allah being a moon-god, that’s another fabrication that has no basis. The crescent moon that is used on the flags of many Muslim countries is simply an adopted icon by Muslim countries, maybe because we start the Islamic months following a lunar calendar, just like orthodox Jews.
Religiously – no. . . Because no other religion is
Accepted by His Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)
Officially, there is a separation of church/religion and state in this country. And we have freedom of religion. So any religion can exist in this country. In fact you can exist in this country even if you DON’T have a religion, and if you don’t believe in God, or an Agnostic, or even a devil-worshipper!
Scripturally – no. . . Because his allegiance is to
The five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.
We are taught by Muslim scholars that when we take the oath of allegiance to this country (when we accept citizenship/apply for permanent residence/visa), we have made a contract with this country to abide by its laws, to pay our taxes, and to be citizens of good standing. In no way does our belief in the Quran and the five pillars contradict this.
Geographically – no . Because his allegiance is to
Mecca , to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
We only pray facing Mecca for a total of an hour a day. This is to show unity as Muslims, and in no way degrades the geographical location that we live in and respect twenty-four hours a day.
Socially – no. . . Because his allegiance to Islam
Forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews ..
The verse forbidding friendship with Jews and Christians was directed at those hypocrites who tried to ally with the Jews and Christians of the time against the Muslims of the time. It is not a universal rule for all times. In fact, Muslim men can marry Jewish or Christian women….a little impossible if we are not supposed to befriend Jews and Christians!
Politically – no. . . Because he must submit to the
Mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of
Israel and destruction of America , the great Satan.
All muslims are instructed by their community leaders to be part of the political process. There are many Muslim groups and organizations that are actively pushing for this. See this as an example http://www.americanmuslimvoter.net/
Domestically – no. . . Because he is instructed to
Marry four Women and beat and scourge his wife when she
Disobeys him (Quran 4:34)
The marrying of up to four wives is an ALLOWANCE, not an instruction. You would be hard-pressed to find Muslims with more than one wife, let alone four. The allowance is there simply because of the results of wars there were many women widowed, and to help maintain them and provide for them, people who were well-off were encouraged to marry these widows. Remember prior to Islam Arabs were used to having an unlimited number of wives.
As for the issue with beating wives, the meaning of “beating” is not in a literal sense, rather for the “beating” a small tooth-stick is to be used, meaning it is not a physical “beating”, rather a reprimand.
Intellectually – no. . Because he cannot accept the
American Constitution since it is based on Biblical
Principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
Please refer back to the answer about separation of church and state, and about the oath of allegiance.
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 either dictatorial or autocratic.
History will prove you wrong many times over. Under Islamic rule, Jews and Christians lived unharmed and protected in Spain for 800 years, similarly in Jerusalem for many centuries. In Spain, it was the Spanish inquisition led by the Christian Queen Isabella that killed Muslims and Jews or forcefully converted them, and it was the Christian Crusades that butchered Muslims in Jerusalem. If you go to Muslim countries today you WILL find churches and synagogues.
Spiritually – no. . . Because when we declare
‘one nation under God,’ the Christian’s God is
Loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as
Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The
Quran’s 99 excellent names.
I beg to differ:
Al-Ghafoor-The forgiving….for more see http://www.islamicity.com/Mosque/99names.htm
Therefore, after much study and deliberation….
Perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS
In this country. – – – They obviously cannot be both
‘good’ Muslims and good Americans.
Call it what you wish it’s still the truth. You
Had better believe it. The more who understand this, the
Better it will be for our country and our future. The
Religious war is bigger than we know or understand. .. ….
And Barack Hussein Obama, a Muslim, wants to be our
President? You have GOT to be kidding! Wake up America !
Obama even says if he wins the election, he will be
Sworn in on the Quran—not a Bible!
Footnote: He was sworn in on the Quran for his
Current office and he refuses to pledge allegiance to the
United States or put his hand over his heart when the National Anthem is played! The Muslims have said they will
Destroy us from within. Hello! Having a Muslim president
Would seem to fit the bill! Will you trust this man with
Our national secrets?
SO FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.
The contents of these last few lines basically say it all, that how ignorant this person is, and how he uses fabrications to smear 1.2 billion Muslims of the world. There is no need to respond to such ignorance. Obama is not a Muslim, and he hasn’t said any of these things.