Friday, December 01, 2006

PLEASE PLACE YOUR HAND ON THE KORAN AND REPEAT AFTER ME?


As a member of the 110th U.S. Congress on Jan. 4, 2007, Congressman-elect Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) will be sworn into office. Mr. Ellision is the first Muslim elected to office, and the rumor was that he would want to have his hand on the Koran and not the Bible at the swearing in. A moot point in practice as the Reps are all sworn in as a group and do not place their hands on any book. A remarkable lack of understanding and research by the many news agencies that have reported the story, but that is another topic for another time. There is a relevant question that arises from this discussion, what happens as more and more Muslims are elected to office? Is that a problem, should we see it as a problem? Clearly we have Jews, Catholics, Born Again Christians and even Mormons, (Orin Hatch, Mitt Romney ring a bell) holding office in our nation currently.Why should a Muslim holding office be a concern, or should it be a concern?

I believe it is of the greatest concern to see Muslims begin to take office in politics. The difference from all the other faiths mentioned above and the Muslim faith, is that those other belief systems do not teach to take over the world by force. They do not teach to proselytize by the sword. Of course it is a great concern to see people who are taught to hate the infidel, ie any non Muslims, take office. Of course it is a great concern to see haters of Jews take offices that could very well vote on the security of Israel. Of course we should be concerned that people who follow a belief system that encouraged lying to further the agenda of world domination, will be holding national office.

To not be gravely concerned that Muslims are now being voted into office is to be asleep at the wheel. Some would cry out, "that is profiling", to which I would reply, " it absolutely is", and it is based on the teachings of their faith. We have every right, and I would suggest are obligated to understand just what it is Muslims believe and are teaching, as we make decisions about voting for them or not. It does not take much time or research to understand it is a religion of violence that is looking to take over the world, particularly Israel and America. The next time you see a Muslim on the ballot remember this common saying among the Muslims, "first Saturday and then Sunday". The interpretation is simple, first they conquer the Jews and then the Christians. Is that the belief system you want in our Congress, in the Judiciary, or at the Executive Branch? For that matter, is that the belief system you want on your local school board?

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pastor tom
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