• I’m sure Teddie the dominionist subscribes to the notion that “religious freedom” doesn’t apply to Muslims in the US. He wouldn’t be the first Religious Rightist to go along with that; it certainly is not a new idea.

    For that matter, some in the R.R. have stated that only Christians have “religious freedom” in the US. Not just Muslims, but presumably Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, etc. as well as non-believers have no “religious freedom” rights, by that scheme. Pretty dangerous thinking, if you ask me; but then, Teddie and his ilk don’t really care what a cynical, cold-hearted, godless agnostic heathen like myself thinks about anything.

  • Juanito Ibañez, TopCop1988

    “He said Cruz, who has offended Muslims with his call for surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods, could have used the opportunity to show that he can represent all Americans.”

    Could it be because these “constituents from his own state” have, thusfar, failed to denounce terrorist acts committed by Daesh (Dawlat al-Islamiyah f’al-Iraq wa al-Sham), aka: ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) & ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant)?

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    Warriors/Soldiers of and for Islam, want special “religious” disposition to effectively and affectively practice their “religion” with-out interference from law enforcement. This would allow them to carry out beheadings, bombings and other killings, along with female mutilations, and their new sport of throwing gays from roof-tops, which if done correctly could become an Olympic Sport, and Cruz had the audacity to ignore them and their pleas, geez Ted, that is not very Christian of you. The Hilda-Beast and Commie Bernie will have something to say about that.

  • Spuddie

    Nope. In fact such denunciations are pretty common among American Muslims. But it is inconvenient to acknowledge such things when you demonize an entire religion for political gain.

  • Spuddie

    And yet there are no instances of any of that in American Muslim communities. Go figure. Somehow people here don’t act like those in THE WORST DICTATORSHIPS IN THE WORLD. Who would have thunk it?

    “and their new sport of throwing gays from roof-tops, which if done correctly could become an Olympic Sport,”

    I know. American Christians are so jealous they didn’t think of it first. Many of Cruz’s supporters have no problem with stuff like that provided that it is Christian Dominionists who are doing it, not Muslims.

  • Re: “Warriors/Soldiers of and for Islam, want special ‘religious’ disposition to effectively and affectively practice their ‘religion’ with-out interference from law enforcement.”

    Right. Precisely the same as warriors/soldiers for Jesus demanding to be exempted from discrimination laws, so they can be free to ostracize and oppress gays and other “undesirables.” There’s absolutely no meaningful difference between them.

    But even with that said, I’ve never heard of Muslims in the US demanding any such thing. So put away your “straw man.”

  • G Key

    Of course, the great majority of Christians are not anti-otherbelievers like Ted Cruz — just like the great majority of people in general, regardless of their beliefs, do not subscribe to Cruz’s so-called “morality” (i.e., the kind that confuses moral superiority with elitist ignorance).

    However, I do note that, so far, the only commenters here who are standing up to Mr. Cruz’s brand of self-righteous vilification are an agnostic, an atheist (myself), and a third person whose beliefs are unstated. I would really like to see respectful Christian commenters join us.