Opinion

Trump’s Muslim ban is an affront to American values

Zainab Chaudry, from left, Zainab Arain and Megan Fair with the Council on American-Islamic Relations stand outside the Supreme Court for an anti-Muslim ban rally as the court hears arguments about whether President Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries violates immigration law or the Constitution, on April 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(RNS) — We might seem like an unlikely pair — one of us is the Jewish head of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the other is a Christian ethicist and president of the American Academy of Religion. But we are united in our concern about the grave harms caused by President Trump’s Muslim ban. On Wednesday (April 25), the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case challenging it. The ban should be overturned.

On Dec. 7, 2015, then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign posted that Trump was “calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

On March 10, 2016, Trump clearly stated his assumption that “Islam hates us.”

Days after his inauguration, Trump signed a poorly drafted executive order that immediately barred people from seven overwhelmingly Muslim countries from entering the United States.

After courts blocked this Muslim ban, Trump tried again, and courts blocked his effort a second time. He’s now on his third version of the ban. This week, all eyes will be on the U.S. Supreme Court, which will be considering whether the ban can remain in force. So much hangs in the balance.

President Trump signs the original travel ban at the Pentagon in Washington on Jan. 27, 2017. Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters

The Muslim ban is an affront to our very identity as a country. America protects religious freedom for all, not just for some.

As colonial-era Baptist minister John Leland, one of the foremost advocates for our First Amendment’s religious-freedom protections, wrote: “Government should protect every man in thinking and speaking freely, and see that one does not abuse another. … (A)ll should be equally free, Jews, Turks, Pagans and Christians.”

Our First Amendment promises that no one’s freedom of conscience takes precedence over anyone else’s. This protection differentiates us from many countries around the world. It was designed to shield us from the often-violent religious battles that others have endured. The Muslim ban is in direct violation of core American principles.

Behind every principle there are real people and institutions whom those principles are meant to protect. In our legal challenge to the Muslim ban, Americans United showed that among the people directly harmed by it are an elderly couple in poor health who live in Maryland. They desperately want their son in Iran to be able to care for them, but he’s blocked from coming to see them. This makes no sense.

We also represent a husband and wife who work in service of the federal government itself. This Maryland couple is devastated not to be able to receive a visit from the wife’s mother in Iran.

The harm also extends to our religious institutions. At the American Academy of Religion, our scholars are affected directly by the travel ban. Some have been invited to speak but are not granted access to our country. Others are members who have been blocked while traveling or are afraid of the ban and are therefore not coming to meetings here.

A woman exits the closed international arrivals hall during protests of President Trump’s travel ban outside Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Jan. 29, 2017. Photo by Charles Mostoller/Reuters

Aside from those most directly harmed by the ban, countless other Americans are endangered because of the anti-Muslim sentiment that the ban has emboldened. Hate crimes and acts of intimidation against Muslims reached a modern high last year, easily surpassing the previous record year following 9/11.

Both American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim have spoken up about the fear the ban has engendered. An Afghan-American described her family’s feelings: “My family and I have never felt more unsafe.” An American Hindu explained, “I’ve noticed heightened hostility towards my community.” An Iraqi-American Catholic said, “I feel like I did not belong here, that this is not a place for me anymore.” The ban has made many Americans question not only their place in this country, but their very security.

The Trump administration has justified this immoral policy with an assertion that it serves our national security interests. Yet a bipartisan group of national security experts concluded that the ban “would undermine the national security of the United States, rather than making us safer.”

Trump has steadfastly refused to produce evidence to support his assertion in the courts, much less in the court of public opinion.

Do not be fooled. The Muslim ban’s true intent is to narrow the space for religious diversity in our country and please those who seek to re-establish Christian hegemony in American religious life.

The Muslim ban is emblematic of the struggle over the direction of our country. We choose the path that affirms the human dignity of every person, embraces diversity, welcomes the stranger and reflects American constitutional values. We sincerely hope the Supreme Court will be on the right side of history and uphold the Constitution’s promise of religious freedom for all.

(Rachel K. Laser is executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. David P. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University and president of the American Academy of Religion. Americans United, along with Muslim Advocates and the law firm Covington & Burling LLP, represents the plaintiffs in Iranian Alliances Across Borders v. Trump — one of the cases challenging the Muslim ban. The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect those of Religion News Service.)

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  • I predict the Supreme Court upholds the law and Constitution and allows the travel ban. Congress has delegated its Article I powers over immigration to the President, and Trump’s travel ban is a fully legitimate exercise of his Article II authority.

  • Because it is under Article I, Section 8, clause 4 of the Con­stitution

    It entrusts the federal legislative branch with the power to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.”

    A ban based on the class of people or religion violates such principles.

    BTW if you support it for being a Muslim ban, then you have already made the case for the plaintiff’s. As the government is trying to deny that was the intention.

  • The travel ban violates the Constitution. Especially the federal power to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization”

    https://www.shmoop.com/constitution/article-1-section-8.html

    (See Clause 4)

    It also violates the Immigration and Nationality Act which forbids discrimination based on a person’s race, sex, nationality, place of birth or place of residence.
    https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/1111-overview-discrimination-laws

    It violated the 1st amendment Establishment Clause as well by being an official sanction against people on the basis of their religion. Showing official favor/disfavor on such a basis.

  • There is no evidence of Trump /Russia collusion. There is no Muslim ban. Keep smoking your CNN dope.

  • Why the so-called Muslim ban? Some reasons why:

    As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue:

    The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century

    ■”The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. ”

    and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims.

    and more recently

    1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

    1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

    2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

    3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action,  and 928 in non combat roles. Iraqi civilians killed as of 05/10/2013/, 113,249-123,978 mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

    4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

    5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

    6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

    7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

    8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

    9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

    10) – Afghanistan: US troops  killed in action,  killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

    11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

    12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

    13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

    14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane’s wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

    15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam.

    16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

    17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

    18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011.

    19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country’s controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011

    20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011

    21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan.

    22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) — Hena Akhter’s last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh’s Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later.

    23) “October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. ”

    o 24) Mon Jun 4, 2012 10:18am EDT
    o
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi’ite Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq’s al Qaeda affiliate.
    The bombing on a Shi’ite religious office comes at a sensitive time, with the country’s fractious Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs locked in a crisis that threatens to unravel their power-sharing deal and spill into sectarian tensions.”

    25) BURGAS, Bulgaria | Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:27am EDT

    (Reuters) – A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame.

    26 ) September 12, 2012
    U.S. AMBASSADOR KILLED
    Envoy to Libya dies in rocket blast

    27) Boston Marathon horror – April 2013, four dead, hundreds injured and maimed for life.

    28) San Bernardino massacre, December 2015, 14 dead, 22 seriously hurt,

    29) Orlando Massacre- June 2016, 49 killed, hundreds injured by radical, koranic Muslim.

    30) October 14, 2017 Suicide truck bombing Mogadishu, Somalia bombings: At least 587 people were killed and 316 wounded in a suicide truck bombing in Mogadishu.[7] Al-Shabaab (

  • you need to balance this against the violence, deaths, and suffering, caused by Christians and the military forces of Christian Nations, especially the USA, and going back 2000 years.

  • Even today, Arab Muslims continue to enslave African Negroes. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/may/13/modern-slavery-african-migrants-libya

    France calls for UN Security Council meeting on Libya slave auctions. https://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/22/africa/french-president-libya-slave-auctions/index.html

    People for sale. Where lives are auctioned for $400. https://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/14/africa/libya-migrant-auctions/index.html

    The French president, Emmanuel Macron, will start a four-day visit to Africa on Monday amid growing anger across the continent about politicians’ collective failure to do more to clamp down on human trafficking, and even slave auctions, in Libya. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/26/emmanuel-macron-visits-africa-human-trafficking-slavery

  • Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) sent out a tweet that linked to an article by the Voice of Europe Friday that quoted Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban saying that cultures shouldn’t be mixed, arguing that it’s “against common sense.” https://twitter.com/SteveKingIA/status/939117527375990790

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) are correct, diversity is NOT a strength, e.g. mass 3rd world Islamic immigration into European countries, has resulted in violence all over Europe. Below are some of the Islamic terrorist attacks that have taken place on European soil since January 2015. President Trump warned the American people, and the people of Europe, about the horrors of Islamic immigration and the terrorism that comes with it.

    Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, 12 DEAD (January 2015)
    Paris Bataclan theatre terrorist attack, 137 DEAD (November 2015)
    Brussels airport bombings, 35 DEAD (March 2016)
    Nice, France, terror attack, 86 DEAD. (July 2016)
    Berlin Christmas Market attack, 12 DEAD (December 2016)
    Westminster terrorist attack, 5 DEAD (March 2017)
    Stockholm, Sweden terror attack, 5 DEAD, (April 2017)
    St Petersburg, Russia, train bombing, 15 DEAD, (April 2017)
    Manchester pop concert terrorist attack, 22 DEAD, (MAY 2017).
    London, terror attacks, 6 DEAD, (JUNE, 4, 2017)
    Barcelona terror attack, 14 DEAD, (AUGUST, 2017)
    Kizlyar, Russia, Muslim shoots up a church, 5 DEAD (MARCH, 2018).

    Donald Trump Reads THE SNAKE Lyric At Campaign Rally Referring To 3rd World Immigration. https://youtu.be/qXIJTa5G2CI

    YOU KNEW DAMN WELL I WAS A SNAKE BEFORE YOU LET ME IN !!!

  • Let the balancing begin:

    WHERE WAS YOUR GOD(S) WHEN THE FOLLOWING TOOK
    PLACE:

    The Twenty (or so) Worst Things GOD’S CREATURES Have Done to Each Other:

    M. White, http://necrometrics.com/warstatz.htm#u
    (required reading)

    The Muslim Conquest of India

    “The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric
    mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. ”

    Rank
    …..Death Toll ..Cause …..Centuries……..(Religions/Groups involved)*

    1.
    63 million Second World War 20C (Christians et al and Communists/atheists vs.
    Christians et al, Nazi-Pagan and “Shintoists”)

    2. 40 million Mao Zedong (mostly famine) 20C (Communism)

    3. 40 million Genghis Khan 13C (Shamanism or Tengriism)

    4. 27 million British India (mostly famine) 19C (Anglican)

    5. 25 million Fall of the Ming Dynasty 17C (Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism,
    Chinese folk religion)

    6. 20 million Taiping Rebellion 19C ( Confucianism, Buddhism and Chinese folk
    religion vs. a form of Christianity)

    7. 20 million Joseph Stalin 20C (Communism)

    8. 19 million Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C (Islam)

    9. 17 million Timur Lenk 14C-15C

    10. 16 million Atlantic Slave Trade 15C-19C (Christianity)

    11.
    15 million First World War 20C (Christians vs. Christians)

    12.
    15 million Conquest of the Americas 15C-19C (Christians vs. Pagans)

    13. 13 million Muslim Conquest of India 11C-18C

    14.
    10 million An Lushan Revolt 8C

    15. 10 million Xin Dynasty 1C

    16. 9 million Russian Civil War 20C (Christians vs Communists)

    17. 8 million Fall of Rome 5C (Pagans vs. Christians)

    18. 8 million Congo Free State 19C-20C
    (Christians)

    19. 7½ million Thirty Years War 17C (Christians vs Christians)

    20. 7½
    million Fall of the Yuan Dynasty 14C

    *:”
    Is religion responsible for more violent deaths than any other cause?

    A:
    No, of course not – unless you define religion so broadly as to be meaningless.
    Just take the four deadliest events of the 20th Century – Two World Wars, Red
    China and the Soviet Union – no religious motivation there, unless you consider
    every belief system to be a religion.”

    Q:
    So, what you’re saying is that religion has never killed anyone.

    A:
    Arrgh… You all-or-nothing people drive me crazy. There are many doc-umented
    examples where members of one religion try to exterminate the members of
    another religion. Causation is always complex, but if the only difference
    between two warring groups is religion, then that certainly sounds like a
    religious conflict to me. Is it the number one cause of mass homicide in human
    history? No. Of the 22 worst episodes of mass killing, maybe four were
    primarily religious. Is that a lot? Well, it’s more than the number of wars
    fought over soccer, or s-ex (The Trojan and Sabine Wars don’t even make the
    list.), but less than the number fought over land, money, glory or prestige.

    In
    my Index, I list 41 religious conflicts compared with 27 oppressions under
    “Communism”, 24 under Colonialism, 2 under “Railroads” and 2 under “Scapegoats”. Make of that what you will.”

  • Even today our Christian government is engaged in an alliance with Saudi Arabia and the UAE which is currently guilty of genocide in Yemen. It is assassinating “terrorists” with drone and military strikes throughout the Muslim and 3rd world.

    This country is partially responsible for the situation in Libya, as we created enough destruction there to cause a collapse of order.

    If you make a comparison of the body counts of Muslim deaths by American and Israeli forces and American and Israeli deaths currently I think we would find that more Muslims are dying.

  • LOL, that is why there are so many indictments and people turning states evidence.

    My
    Attorney
    Got
    Arrested

  • Agree about Yemen. Disagree about Libya.

    Kadaffy was going to live forever? That regime was going to collapse with or without our help. There was not even a clear line of succession like North Korea. The factions and divisions were already there.

    Our failure has been lack of follow up after the ouster. Flooding them with aid to quickly rebuild and reshape a modern state.

  • But none of it has anything to do with the Trump campaign colluding with Russia. Name the law Trump was supposed to have violated?

  • This is just a another talking point of the anti-Trump, liberal/leftist “movement”. I am want to catagorize it in such stark terms but the phenomenal ill-logic of what has now become a polarized America is a very real thing. It is true that we think of ourselves as a country that offers freedom of religion to all its residents but the notion that we offer it to every single person in the world is wild-eyed crazy. If the President has the authority to institute this travel ban (which includes only a remarkably small number of the “Muslim” countries across the globe and also included countries where there are few or even no Muslims) then the incessant whining by authors like this reveals itself to be nothing more…or less…than just that…whining.

  • Suuuure. Pitting on a brave face there. If you didn’t have denial and rationalization, you would have to face the moment of clarity when you realize you support an incompetent dumpster fire of a leader.

    Silly Fox News talking point.
    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/07/12/what-is-collusion-215366

    Collusion is the perfect word to cover such crimes’
    John W. Dean was Richard Nixon’s White House counsel. He served a four-month sentence for his role in Watergate.

    It was the fake legal analysis by Fox News in June—claiming that “collusion” with a foreign government violated no law—that prompted me to look. Surely Fox knows it fooled only fools. Collusion is the descriptive word the news media has settled on to cover many potential illegal actions by the Trump campaign, which could range from aiding and abetting (18 USC 2) to conspiracy per se (18 USC 371) to conspiring to violate several potentially applicable laws like: 18 USC 1030—fraud and related activity in connection with computers; 18 USC 1343—wire fraud; or 52 USC 30121—contributions and donations by foreign nationals. Also, 18 USC 2381—for, contrary to a widespread belief that there must be a declared war, the Justice Department as recently as 2006 indicted for “aid and comfort” to our enemies, the form of collusion better known as treason. Collusion is the perfect word to cover such crimes, pejorative and inclusive

    Who better to know about presidential criminality then a former Nixon staff member.

  • Didn’t you realize having sex with a porn star was not on your list? Meuller is supposed to be investigating Russian collusion for almost 2 years now and all he has is sex with a porn star from 12 years ago.

  • I agree that their situation was very tenacious and Ghadafi deserved to die. I also agree that we should always take responsibility when we interfere in other countries to improve rather than destroy the lives of the inhabitants. Making fewer enemies would improve our national security.

  • Nope. It wasn’t the sex that is the issue. It’s the illegal campaign contributions to cover it up which is. 🙂

  • Who said it was?

    Cohen seems to be involved in a lot of nasty business.

    My
    Attorney
    Got
    Arrested.

  • You did. The conversation was about collusion. The Mueller probe is about collusion. You interjected that Trump’s laywer got arrested by Mueller. That has nothing to do with Russia but this isn’t about Russia but that you hate Trump.

  • I didn’t bring Stormy into it. That was all you. You can’t even follow your own argument. Oh well.

  • Yes, you did when you interjected Cohen, Trump’s attorney. That FBI raid was all about Stormy.

  • You Trump haters are just writhing on the ground foaming at the mouth with hate that you don’t care what is going on just as long as you can get Trump on something on anything…Russia, Stormy, obstruction, on, and on

  • Explain in simple English how a restriction on travel from certain countries known to harbor terrorists violates “”establish(ing) an uniform Rule of Naturalization”, particularly since this involves travel, not naturalization.

    Obviously since it is by country, not by religion, it does not sanction people on the basis of their religion.

    Also it is the intrinsic nature of immigration laws to discriminate on the basis of nationality, birth, place of residence, sex, age, and so on. But again, this Executive Order deals with travel, not immigration.

  • Always with the foam and the oral fixation with you guys. If it isn’t foaming at the mouth, it’s having things crammed down your throat. According to another article here, conservatives also seem to support buggery. You guys are strange.

    By your rant, it is obvious you concede the facts and are left with gibbering personal insult

  • We should not use religion to determine immigration. If we could create a just, compassionate and peaceful society here, we may require immigrants to have similar behavior.

  • This ban does not use religion to determine who may travel to the United States.

    Since it is a travel ban, it has nothing to do at all with immigration.

  • No-one denies Muslims should be able to speak freely but when that speech is animalic howling about everyone bowing to the imaginary god allah or else being beheaded then some speech needs blocking.
    You have only to look at videos of Christians trying to speak in Speakers Corner over the howling of Muslim baboons to see ‘free speech’ in action.

  • Leftists get a s*xual satisfaction out of being cuckolded (as husbands, boyfreinds, wives, girfreinds or as citizens) hence leftists enjoy, indeed they do everything possible to support open border immigration policies, that will fullfil their desires to get cucked as citizens. Leftists want the citizens of their country to be replaced by foreigners. Quite simply, border protection and enforcing immigration laws hinder their cuckolding desires. Doubt what I’m saying? Look no further than CNN’s audience, who are all leftists.  Liberal corporate network CNN knows how to cater to their fetishes, i.e. cuckoldry, hence the CNN article, published March 9, 2018, By Ian Kerner, CNN, entitled: Cuckolding can be positive for some couples, study says. https://edition-m.cnn.com/2018/01/25/health/cuckolding-sex-kerner/index.html

  • Liberals are not the one who uses such sexualized terms like “cuck”, “rammed down our throats” or obsess over the acts of certain classes of people.

    Nor do they oppose laws against bestiality
    https://pantheon-live.religionnews.com/2018/04/26/bid-to-toughen-louisiana-anti-bestiality-law-draws-pushback/

    Evidently the same conservatives who oppose marriage equality also want to make buggery legal!

    “support open border immigration policies”

    No such policies exist or are advocated. Conservative nativists always scream “open borders” to characterize opponents when they start losing arguments on the subject of immigration. One they are to a man intentionally ignorant about.

    “Leftists want the citizens of their country to be replaced by foreigners.”

    If they are immigrants, they are no longer foreigners. If you are not a Native American, you are a foreigner by heritage.

    BTW I wouldn’t worry about the CNN article. One cannot be cuckolded unless one is capable of adult relations with others to begin with. As the rhetoric from your crowd about “White Genocide” indicates, you guys are far too inadequate to mate in the first place. Somehow minorities are to blame for the inability of white racist guys to procreate. 🙂

  • National borders are anathema to leftist internationalists, that’s why they voted for Hillary Clinton! WIKILEAKS: *HILLARY CLINTON SAID: “MY DREAM IS a hemispheric common market, with open trade and OPEN BORDERS, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” ~ [05162013 Remarks to Banco Itau.doc, p. 28] https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927

  • New evidence suggests Stone Age hunters from Europe discovered America. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/new-evidence-suggests-stone-age-hunters-from-europe-discovered-america-7447152.html

    Scientists have mapped the genome of a four-year-old boy who died in south-central Siberia 24,000 years ago. It is the oldest modern human genome sequenced to date, researchers report in the journal Nature. The results provide a window into the origins of Native Americans, whose ancestors crossed from Siberia into the New World during the last Ice Age. They suggest about a third of Native American ancestry came from an ancient population related to Europeans. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-25020958

    In January of 1982, the ancient remains of the WINDOVER BOG PEOPLE were discovered during the construction of a new road near Titusville, Florida. The discovery yielded the skeletons of 168 men, women and children dating back over 7000 years ago. DNA testing indicated these people were of European descent indicating some of the first peoples in America were White. http://youtu.be/vbayBEbIEwc

  • The “performance” took place at the Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo and at the German Goethe Institute in Bahia. — This is what happens when society rejects, forgets, abandons Christianity, and transitions into a secular “tolerant, anything goes” society. https://twitter.com/HenryMakow/status/913838293762048000

    Contrast the sexually degenerate, anti-family secular society of “western Europe” with Christian society in Russia. In 2013 Moscow passed the “anti-LGBT propaganda law” which punishes the distribution of “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships” among minors. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/30/russia-passes-anti-gay-law

    How Russia Became the Leader of the Global Christian Right. The World Congress of Family’s (WCF) listed Russia’s emergence as a “Pro-Family Leader” as one of the “10 best trends” of 2013. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/02/how-russia-became-a-leader-of-the-worldwide-christian-right-214755

  • Godless leftists have no bounds in their drive to promote and normalize all sorts of degeneracy, and sick criminality, the leftwing “Green” party in Germany even tried to legalize pedophilia! https://newrepublic.com/article/120379/german-green-party-pedophilia-scandal

    Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Romans 1:26-27 define homosexuality as a sin, an abomination, stating that those who participate in homosexual acts won’t inherit the kingdom of God.

    Leftist Atheist, anti-Christian, homosexuals insist on having gay and lesbian mardi gras where they prance around semi-naked in public, wearing g-strings, “celebrating their sexuality.” http://thegrandadmiral.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/faggots-at-pride-parade.jpg

    Leftist atheists insist on teaching schoolchildren about LGBT lifestyles, drag culture, etc. i.e. the predatory, brainwashing of children. e.g. From the Leftist Huffington Post: Here’s An Amazing Way To Explain Drag Culture To Kids. http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/queer-kid-stuff-drag_us_594d8816e4b05c37bb768284

    From the Leftist Washington Post: How to know if your child is transgender: What experts say. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/wondering-if-your-child-is-transgender-here-are-some-tips/2017/08/07/1d655ef8-7b49-11e7-b2b1-aeba62854dfa_story.html?utm_term=.0848c85fd5b0

  • It is odious and bigoted but it can’t be a Muslim ban since it’s limited to a handful of Muslim-majority countries and doesn’t stop Muslims from countries not on the list.

  • Excuse my intrusion but you may wanna be in the know re:

    (1) Sarah Jones, “Inside the Spectacular Implosion of Religion News Service: The country’s leading religious news wire hired a new publisher in 2016. Then it all fell apart”, The New Republic, April 27, 2018.

    (2) Stephanie Russell-Kraft, “As EIC of Religion News Service is ousted, staff fears loss of editorial control”, Columbia Journalism Review, April 27, 2018.

  • Muslims say non-Mus and Negroes are animals so of course they can be sold as chattels or killed for meat.
    I haven’t seen a report on the Muslim slaughterhouses where they butcher non-Mus carcases the way we butcher cows and pigs?

  • though I seem to remember th eRussians had one of their homosexual agents seduce a British embassy man some time back?

  • They share a mindset: “If we can’t detect it, it doesn’t exist.” The idea that something we can’t detect, much less measure, can act in ways we can’t comprehend, much less control, is utterly horrifying to them. The very concept makes them recoil. Too bad.

    That, plus they’ve overdosed on self-esteem.

  • hi Otto,
    this morning a friend took me to a distant church andafter service I was chatting to one person whosaid she was on various church committees.
    I asked if she believed Creation or evononsense. She said she though evononsnese was truth.
    I said a Christian by definition should believe the entire Bible.
    She was most offended.
    With people like that running the churches it is no wonder there is the great falling away in favour of Planet of Apes beliefs.

  • This is not a religion; it is a cult political ideology opposed to the Judeo-Christian ideology that this country was founded.
    It is also not a race as explained by people far more intelligent than myself. While their quote “religion” professes “peace” and many may be peacefull people, they cannot escape the % who want to dominate the world with sharia globally and have seemingly have done very little to challenge their comrades in “peace” to adopt, and assimilate into the many opposite cultures they perpetually invade including the newest Philippines.
    They are a political ideology intent on world domination against anyone who disagrees with sharia. This is not a peaceful movement as evidenced by all the attacks since 911, and their “illustration” of POWER as exampled by the EID demonstration taking place in Minneapolis Aug 21, 22, 2018. If this is their illustration of integration-then the people of the US (not the Gov’t) should send all of them back to a place where they can be a “religion of peace”.
    Otherwise their evidence of taqyiya is the their evidence of guilt- and so the ban (and eventual deportation) of said members of islam should serve as a defense of American security. The ban on importation is a necessary tactic is stopping the islamization of America.

    The chance of deporting or voluntary extradition of such threats to American security is of vital importance to the people of the US who oppose sharia. Start with Michigan and Minnesota to the end that they may live in peace if they willingly stop their expansion into American communities who do not welcome their “religious habits”, ie sterling heights. Otherwise leave while you can.
    To the American politicians who support the presence of the islamic expansion in the US; such as Mark Dayton-you have launched your own political assinination. And to those who agree with you: “His judgement cometh-and that right soon”.

  • That is a big pile of bigoted garbage. It’s a religion. As ridiculous and arbitrary as your own. With the same excuses used to act badly to others

    “Judeo-Christian ideology” doesn’t exist. That is a term Christian Fundamentalists use to try to glow fro. accomplishments and concepts they had nothing to do with. Taking credit for the work of others.

    If you want to prevent a religion from dominating our country, then you would uphold our Constitution and religious freedom. But given your nonsense, it is clear you have the same theocratic goals as ISIS. You just want your religion to be the one in control. You are the sane thing. An anti American freedom hating autocracy loving shill.

    You are a terrorist supporter. You are parroting Islamicist rhetoric and pretending it is the belief of the 1.3 billion Muslim. Just like what ISIS wants people to say. You are attacking people who are trying to flee islamicist terror. You are doing the work of ISIS but are too thickheaded to realize it.

    I can’t even pretend you have a clue here. Get bent. This country doesn’t need garbage like you destroying it from within.

  • That “‘Judeo-Christian ideology’ doesn’t exist.” is approximately as supportable as the contents of “Chariot of the Gods”.

    Get bent. This country doesn’t need garbage like you destroying it from within.

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