Separation of Church and State?
Representative John Conyers (D-MI) doesn’t seem to
believe in it.
He is the sponsor of House Resolution (HR) 288
condemning religious bigotry. It contains four points – and Islam is mentioned
specifically in each of them. I find it very odd, and offensive, that no other
religion is mentioned for protection.
Muslims desecrate the Christian bible on a daily
basis, as well as other symbols of Christianity and other religions. Where are
Conyers’ protestations and Resolutions about that?
Arabia bibles are banned. Visitors to the
kingdom have all non-Muslim religious symbols confiscated upon arrival by the
Saudi religious police and are then destroyed.
This is official government policy under the Wahhabi
theocracy. Saudi police routinely raid private gatherings of non-Muslims
arresting all present for conducting non-
Muslim religious services. In September, 1993, a
23-year-old man named Sadeq Mallallah was beheaded on a charge of apostasy –
for merely owning a bible. All TV programs that show Christian clergy, or any
non-Islamic religious items, are censored.
In October 2004, in Riyadh, protestors for reform carrying the
Koran were charged by riot police. In the ensuing melee hundreds of Korans were
knocked from the hands of the protestors and trampled by the police.
Apparently, respecting the Koran applies only to non-Muslims. It is perfectly
acceptable for Muslims to trample their own holy book into the ground; but even
a rumor of disrespect for the Koran by an infidel is enough to spark rioting
and killing all over the Muslim world. Saudi
Arabia was the first Middle Eastern country to officially
denounce the alleged desecration of the Koran at Guantanamo and demand an investigation. That
investigation, of course, proved the desecration claims were false as Newsweek
printed a retraction of the article on this non-existent incident, backed by
the admission of their sole source that he was wrong.
Arabia apologized for jumping the gun on an
unverified rumor that caused 17 deaths? No. Have they apologized for the
thousands of arrests of non-Muslims over the years for practicing their
religion? No. Have they apologized for the confiscation and destruction of
hundreds of Christian bibles and religious symbols of all faiths each year? No.
Maybe Rep. Conyers can define “religious bigotry” for
the rest of us who are apparently missing something. He may even be able to
explain just what is meant by the separation of church and state.
The Supreme Court ordered a federal courthouse to
remove the Ten Commandments from federal property because some found it
A federal court in California sided with an atheist to have the
words “under God” removed from the Pledge of Allegiance.
Numerous schools and districts have been forced to
allow Muslim girls to wear the hajib because it is an outward sign of their
Therefore; it is completely acceptable for Muslims in
our public schools to openly display signs of their faith – but totally
unacceptable for Christians to do so.
This is not only an erosion of the separation of
church and state concept, it is also showing favoritism toward one religion
over all others.
It is true that a Resolution does not carry the weight
of law – but it is a step in that direction.
Perhaps not very strange is that the Council for
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has fully backed Rep. Conyers’ resolution.
That should guarantee Conyers’ re-election, since his Detroit-area constituency
has one of the country’s largest Muslim populations.
So why would Congressman Conyers worry about little
things – like CAIR being heavily funded by the Wahhabi government in Saudi
Arabia, or that numerous members of it’s board of directors, executives and
rank and file members have been indicted and charged with supporting and
financing international Islamic terrorism, or that its
Canadian branch (CAIR-CAN) is being sued by the
families and survivors of 9/11 for 1 trillion dollars for its part in
supporting and funding the 9/11 hijackers.
Come on, Congressman, explain your concept of the
separation of church and state?