Witness the Tolerance of Islam

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I’d like build upon the article I wrote yesterday entitled, “Stop Making Excuses for Islam.” In it I expressed my frustration over the constant refrain from Islam apologists that “That Is Not Islam,” every time a Muslim expresses his intolerance of something outside his “faith.”

I am reminded of the idiotic remark said by president Obama in Egypt while on his infamous “Apology Tour” of 2009.  Actually, he said a lot of stupid things like, “The relationship between Islam and the West includes centuries of coexistence and cooperation, but also conflict and religious wars.” Well, he’s half right, but it certainly isn’t the “coexistence and cooperation” part.

But what should have garnered the biggest laugh was this:

“I’ve come here to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect, and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles — principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.” read more

Islam – Is it Better to Be Safe or Consistent

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I have to apologize. As conservatives, particularly social conservatives, we’ve been all wet on the topic of religion – mainly Christianity and Islam.

We say one can’t possibly be a true Christian if, for example, one appears to accept abortion, the taking of an innocent life, as just some women’s issue, or a political football.

We chide people like John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi for not living the faith they profess – saying there is no such thing as an a-la-carte Catholic. You either are or are not. It’s not a judgment – it’s just a fact. It’s like being a man or a woman. You are one or the other. It’s just fact.

We evidently want them to adhere to their faith – obey the word of their God and stop cherry picking – yet we wish the exact opposite for those of another faith – that being Islam.

I wrote in an article just the other day and in it I stated that being a Muslim is itself not antithetical to our Constitution or American Judeo-Christian values, but being an Islamist is. Well, I’m not too proud to say I was wrong.

We conservatives can’t have it both ways. The left can and does – be we can’t – or shouldn’t. We can’t complain about self-proclaimed Catholics like Kerry not living his faith but give a pass to Muslims. Worse – we not only give them a pass, but celebrate them for the courage to not adhere to their faith and to the words of their Holy book, the Quran. read more

The Muslim Brotherhood Five-Step Program to Domination

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Alcoholics Anonymous has its 12-step program to conquer the demon drink. The Black Panther Party has a 10 point program. There is a four step, five and 10 step program for quitting smoking and a 10 step program for weight loss. Everywhere we look there is a “step” program to accomplish some goal.

Religions also have “step” programs. There are the nine steps to convert to Judaism and 13 steps to convert to Catholicism. Even radical Islam has a “step” program.

Yes, the Muslim Brotherhood, the originator of modern-day terrorism, from which all modern Islamic terror was born, has a five step program, or strategic plan, to take over Western nations, including the United States, and subjugate all its citizens, for all to submit to Sharia law.

The plan is called “Civilization Jihad.” This five-step (or phase) plan was crafted by Mohammed Akram, a senior Hamas leader in the United States and board member of the Muslim Brotherhood of North America, and approved by its Shura Council in 1987.

Their mission statement is as follows:

“The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

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Sponsoring the Agents of Our Own Demise

by: the Common Constitutionalist

According to U.S. Census Data, “the United States admits roughly 100,000 Muslim immigrants legally each year, representing the fastest growing block of [legal] immigration into the United States.”

“Pew Research has estimated that immigration will cause the population of U.S. Muslims to more than double over the next two decades—from 2.6 million in 2010 to 6.2 million in 2030. This demographic change is entirely the product of legal admissions – that is, it is a formal policy of the federal government adopted by Congress.”

And over 50% of Muslims currently residing in America believe they have a choice of being governed by Sharia, instead of the Constitution and U.S. law. Their reasoning is that the Constitution was written by man, whereas Sharia is the law of Allah. As their population expands, we should expect that percentage to grow.

Similarly, National Review reported , “Dearborn, Michigan is home to just under 100,000 people, about 40 percent of whom are Muslim. In 2013, a leaked government document revealed that more people from Dearborn were on the federal terrorist watch list than from any other city except New York,” and NYC has a population of well over 8 million. read more

Prosperity Must Be Explained

from Dr. Thomas Sowell:

Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poor. We can no doubt expect more of the same during his visit to the United States.
Pope Francis is part of a larger trend of the rise of the political left among Catholic intellectuals. He is, in a sense, the culmination of that trend. read more

Obama – So What If He Is a Muslim?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So what’s wrong with being Muslim? Is there something inherently bad about being Muslim? If someone claimed I was a Jew, would I get all defensive? Or would I simply correct him or her, that I am a Christian. I certainly wouldn’t get all huffy, resentful and accusatory over it.

Would my friends and relatives come to my aid, exclaiming how dare you call him a Jew? No. Any reasonable person would merely correct the error and go on their way.

But the liberal press loudly condemns Donald Trump for not just not correcting the audience member who called Obama a Muslim, but for, by his relative silence, implying that Obama is indeed a Muslim.

So what if Obama were a Muslim? How would that change anything? It was 4 1/2 years ago, in an early 2011 speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Obama recounted working with churches in Chicago in his days as a community organizer and how he “came to know Jesus Christ for myself and embrace him as my Lord and Savior. My Christian faith then has been a sustaining force for me over these last few years, all the more so when Michelle and I hear our faith questioned from time to time. We are reminded that, ultimately, what matters is not what other people say about us, but whether we’re being true to our conscience and true to our God.” As far as I can find, this is the last instance of Obama affirming his Christian faith.

So I ask again – what if Obama were a Muslim? Would it matter? Would it make any difference to his policies?

He sure does have an affinity for Islam, which, by all accounts, is pretty odd for a Christian, particularly these days. read more

The Case of the Irving Islamaphobes

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So there was an incident at an Irving Texas high school the other day. Apparently it ended up being much ado about nothing. It seems a 14-year-old boy built a clock from scratch and brought it to school to impress his teachers.

Evidently, Ahmed Mohamed, who is a bit of electronics whiz, built the digital clock from parts he bought and had lying around. He then brought the clock into school and showed one of his teachers who thought it was pretty cool. The next teacher he showed, however impressed, was also a bit alarmed.

See, the “clock” didn’t look like any clock you, I, or the teacher had ever seen. In fact, the “clock” looked more like a bomb than a clock. That’s when things got a little dicey.

Evidently, the teacher confiscated the “clock” and someone called the police, who showed up, handcuffed the kid, and took him to a room inside the school to be interrogated.

The police told him that he was being detained and questioned over what they described as a “hoax bomb.” Shortly thereafter the cries of racism and Islamophobia began.

One of his older sisters began a Twitter campaign entitled “#IStandWithAhmed.” It has picked up over 500,000 mentions and re-tweets. If I were to guess, I’d say virtually none of these twitter followers have any clue about what happened, and are just typical liberal lemmings looking for the latest cause. read more

Is the Pope, like Barack, Trying to Change Tradition and History?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

What would you think if Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and former President Jimmy Carter all came out and proclaimed their love for Ted Cruz? Would you think – Wow – three out-of-control leftists love Ted Cruz. Maybe they’ve seen the light? That’s great news! They must’ve seen the error of their ways and come over to our side.

Of course not! These three are committed leftists. What you should be thinking is what the heck happened to the poster boy of conservatism, Cruz.

So when we see Jane Fonda, Jim Carrey, Bill Maher, Russell Crowe and John Stewart tweeting that you, “Gotta love new Pope – He cares about the poor – Unlike U.S. Congress…,” or, “He’s changing the tone of the way you regard the Pope,” or, “That’s it – I’m converting – I love this guy,” you have to know these people are not going to convert to Catholicism. We also must conclude there is something not quite right (literally) with Pope Francis.

None of these lefties have seen the light and suddenly found religion, so it leaves us with but one sad conclusion. The Pope is no conservative – and I don’t mean politically.

Yet we can’t put politics aside when the leader of the Catholic Church is a redistributionist and a global warming nut. I’m sorry to all you Catholics, but facts are facts. I know this will not win me many friends, but you have to admit – there is something not quite right.

Now, not being a Catholic, I cannot speak to the tenets of the religion, but it certainly appears to me that Pope Francis is treating Catholic traditions and doctrine the way Obama treats our Constitution and laws. He appears to just be making wholesale changes to centuries of tradition. To what end, I do not know. read more

The University of Intolerance

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Imagine you are a “Black Lives Matter” student organizer at a university. Let’s just pick any college – say – Boise State University in Idaho. And just say you are organizing a two day “Black Lives Matter” event and wish to get the word out to other students and faculty.

You contact the student newspaper, the Arbiter,  to advertise the event. You’re not looking for a handout – you’re willing to buy ad space, but the school paper refuses to sell the ad space to promote the “Black Lives Matter” event. They claim the content is not acceptable.

Now does anyone think we wouldn’t hear about this on every national news broadcast, every morning program, the View, etc.? There would be such an outcry; you would think someone had been murdered.

But we didn’t hear about this, because I made it up, but it would be the same scenario if it were regarding same-sex marriage or an LGBTQIA, E-I-E-I-O event. The outrage over the intolerance of the school paper and the small minded bigoted student editors would be cacophonous!

There would be no where you could go without hearing the cries of hatred and prejudice. read more

Podcast Shorts – Saudis Sign on to Support Iran Nuke Deal – How Many Trees Are There – The Persecution of Kim Davis

On the following episodes of the Common Constitutionalist Podcast Shorts, I discuss the sudden shift of the Saudis from Opposition to support of the Iran nuclear deal – Just how many trees are on the planet?  Are they all going away due to evils of man? Will there be any left? – And the jailing of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis. Is this justice or persecution? read more