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Dear President-Elect Trump,
As American Muslims committed to the values of our faith and the principles that underpin our country's democracy1, we write to express serious concerns about policies proposed during your campaign as well as announcements regarding appointments to your upcoming administration.
Muslims have been an integral part of the United States since its founding2 when the first slave ships arrived on its shores. Today, millions of American Muslims are among the country’s most diverse faith groups, representing seventy-seven countries, with African-Americans, South Asians and Arab Americans making up three quarters of our community. Muslims have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice in every war since the American Revolution with more than 3,939 Muslims serving honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces, today and many more in law enforcement.3
In fact, Americans who are Muslim contribute positively to every aspect of our society4. Representative examples include U.S. Congressmen Keith Ellison and Andre Carson; U.S. Olympian medalists Ibtihaj Muhammad and Dalila Muhammad; Fazlur Rahman Khan, an engineer who designed the world’s tallest skyscrapers in Chicago; Ahmed Zewail, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; and Shahid Khan, owner of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. We serve our nation as teachers, business owners, factory workers, cab drivers, doctors, lawyers, law enforcement and firefighters.
The values we hold align with those of the overwhelming majority of Americans. According to a recent study by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), Muslims are as likely as Protestants to have a strong American identity. American Muslims who view their faith as important are more likely to say being American is central to their identity. And, those who regularly attend mosques are more likely to be civically engaged.
Like other Americans, we love our country and are committed to preserving religious freedom5, equal opportunity and equal protection under the law for all. As our President-Elect, one of your duties is to ensure our collective safety and security. This includes protecting the First Amendment rights of all Americans to freely practice their faith, without fear, intimidation or reprisal. This is a particularly critical duty now as the FBI recently reported a 67 percent increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2015.6
During and immediately following this year’s presidential election cycle, American Muslim organizations received more reports of anti-Muslim hate crimes than any other period of time since 9/11. Your recent denunciation of such behavior on 60 Minutes was a positive first step, and we urge you to clearly and strongly condemn bigotry, hate crimes and bias-based school bullying directed at any American, including American Muslims. We call on you to make mutual respect7 and acceptance a hallmark of your presidency.
Furthermore, along with many other Americans, we are deeply troubled by reports that your team is actively considering proposals that would target Muslims based on religion and violate their Constitutional rights8. Advisors and members of your transition team have proposed a registry of Muslim immigrants and visitors to this country. Shockingly, an advisor cited the internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II - one of the most shameful moments in our nation’s history - as precedent for targeting Muslims.
We call on you to appoint individuals who have a demonstrated commitment to serving and defending the Constitutional rights of all Americans9. It is deeply concerning that you have announced the appointment of individuals to your upcoming Administration with a well documented history of outright bigotry10 directed at Muslims or advocating that Muslims should not have the same rights as their fellow Americans. We urge you to reconsider and reject such candidates.
Just as with previous administrations, we will continue to engage all levels of our government to make America great. As engaged citizens, we also pledge to holding you and all elected officials accountable for upholding our Constitution and the equal protections it guarantees. We will raise our voices together with all Americans who share our concerns to protect these values.
We wish you success in upholding our country's founding principles and for a future of progress for all Americans.
"supreme success". Jihad is the admission ticket: 9.111, 61.9-12..
Our Declaration of Independence accepts from Deity and seizes for us the right to pursue happiness. Islam denigrates it, subordinating temporal success, wealth and family life to admission to Allah's celestial orgy. 9.38, 9.69.
The first amendment guarantees to citizens the right to choose their own religion or none and forbids establishment of a national religion. Islam denies freedom of religion, 3.85 declares that only Islam will be accepted. 3.110 derclares that Muslims are the best of peoples as they bring us to Islam with chains on our necks.
Our system is designed to secure persons and property. Islam requires Muslims to wage war on the nearest disbelievers 9.123.
Our system is one of representative self government, neither a tyranny nor a mob rule. Islam is a theocracy, only Allah and his Messenger having the right to rule, their decision not being subject to question 33.36.
Who attacked, conquered, enslaved and sold those slaves? Please frame your response in the context of 33.26, Sahih Bukhari 5.59.447 and Reliance Of The Traveller Book O, Chapter 9.13. For extra discredit, read Sahih Bukhari 4.53.386. the pertinent part of which is quoted below.
Sgt. Hasan Akbar & Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan: such great honor!! /sarc.
Muslims are forbidden to fight with infidels against Muslims. Enlisting them in law enforcement and military services is the height of insanity.
What Muslim contributions to our society result from the contributor's Islamic identity? What would be different if they were Christians or apostates?
- Only Allah has the right to be worshiped. 3.2
- Only Islam will be accepted. 3.85
- Fight them until only Allah is worshiped. 8.39
- Islam demands Jizya and does not allow Jews & Christians to:
- build or repair places of worship
- display or sell wine or pork
- ring bells
- pray aloud in public
- Reliance Of The Traveller o11.5
The practice of Islam requires obedience to Allah and his Messenger 3.32 and emulation of Moe 33.21.
Allah commanded Jihad, genocide & terrorism. Moe exemplified them.
3:151, 8:12,39,57,60,65,67, 9:5,29,38, 39,111,120,123, 33:26,27, 47:4,49:15, 59:2,13, 61:10-13; Sahih Bukhari 1.7.331 & 4.52.220.
You will find the right to manifest, practice and propagate Islam in the same constitutional article and clause where you find the right to do those things which Islam entails. The second attack on the WTC was an Islamic act of worship according to Khalid Sheikh Mohammad: http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/gitmo20090310.pdf read the second page of that short document and curse islam if you have a soul.
When anyone commits an assault or malicious destruction of property, he is a criminal, liable to prosecution and punishment without regard to his religion or that of the victim.
His duty is to American citizens in establishing and maintaining national security. That includes removal and exclusion of persons inimical to us; that includes Muslims.
President Elect Donald J. Trump does not know enough about Islam to properly guard against terrorism. he does not know that terroristic Jihad is a communal obligation undertaken on Islamic initiative. He does not know that when we retaliate the obligation becomes individual: binding on every Muslim wheresoever dispersed over the face of the earth.
Past Presidents failed their duty to exclude subversive persons under the 1952 McCarran-Walter Act. They are responsible for the deaths of the terror victims in New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Fort Hood, Chattanooga, San Bernardino & Orlando.
are commanded to do in 9.29. There is no right to plunder us, rape our widows or enslave our orphans Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387. Everything Allah commands you to do to us is wrong, not a right!
mutual respectRespect is like credit: "Credit is given where credit is due: we pay cash and so will you!" So long as Islam is perpetual war against Christians 9.29, you get no respect or tolerance from those who are aware.
When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman's previous marriage is immediately annulled.
*If you do not believe me, buy a copy from Amazon and see for yourself.
Our Prophet, the Messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you till you worship Allah Alone or give Jizya (i.e. tribute); and our Prophet has informed us that our Lord says:-- "Whoever amongst us is killed (i.e. martyred), shall go to Paradise to lead such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and whoever amongst us remain alive, shall become your master."
Such non-Muslim subjects are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they:
-1- are penalized for committing adultery or theft, thought not for drunkenness;
-2- are distinguished from Muslims in dress, wearing a wide cloth belt (zunnar);
-3- are not greeted with "as-Salamu 'alaykum";
-4- must keep to the side of the street;
-5- may not build higher than or as high as the Muslims' buildings, though if they acquire a tall house, it is not razed;
-6- are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, (A: to ring church bells or display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays;
-7- and are forbidden to build new churches.*If you do not believe me, buy a copy from Amazon and see for yourself.