Can a devout Muslim be an American patriot and a loyal citizen?

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    Muslims' allegiance is to Islam only

    Due to the recent events at Tri-State Airport, I know some were thinking "racial profiling." Consider this: I asked a question of a friend who's worked in Saudi Arabia for over 20 years: Can a devout Muslim be an American patriot and a loyal citizen?

    His reply: Theologically, no. His allegiance is to Allah. Religiously, no. No other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256).

    Scripturally, no. Allegiance is to the five pillars of Islam and Quran. Geographically, no. Allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day. Socially, no. His allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.

    Politically, no. Some spiritual leaders (mullahs) teach annihilation of infidels (Jews and Christians). Intellectually, no. The American Constitution is based on Biblical principles believed to be corrupt in his view.

    Philosophically and spiritually, no. Islam and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist because every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic. Declaring "One Nation Under God" refers to a "Heavenly Father," which is never related to as a "Loving God" in the Quran's "99 Excellent Names."

    I know this article will upset a lot of people, but not nearly as many as the good folks who waited in line for canceled flights in the United Kingdom and the United States.


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    No religious zealot can be an American patriot and a loyal citizen. They adhere only to the law handed down in their religious doctrine...to the exclusion of all others. But America is a nation founded on the rule of law...Man's laws, not God's. For the laws handed down from on high are capricious and dependent upon the whims and vagaries of an unknowable, supernatural entity relying upon a dedicated all too human priesthood for their interpretation. Talk about subjectivism!
     
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    So what's yer point dearie? All your response shows is your own intellectual bankruptcy and inability to articualte a rational response. Tch...Tch...Tch...
     
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    Actually, since the US was founded on Christian principles, any relogious person (other than a Muslim, as pointed out in post 1) can easily be a loyal citizen.
     
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    I'm a religious Zealot, and I'm a FANTASTIC US Citizen.
     
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    Actually, Jesus cleared this up for us 2,000 years ago, when he told us to: "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." Mark 12:17
     
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    You are simply marvelous, sweetie. :beer:
     
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    /me bows... :)

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