Islam Does NOT Deserve Tax Exempt Status Because islam is NOT a Religion
By: Diane Sori
(Please note that in the body of my piece I deliberately do NOT capitalize islam, muslims, mohammad, or the qur’an in this paper as I believe to capitalize those words gives credence to them, and I give NO credence to islam, muslims, mohammad, or the qur’an.)
(Please note that in the body of my piece I deliberately do NOT capitalize islam, muslims, mohammad, or the qur’an in this paper as I believe to capitalize those words gives credence to them, and I give NO credence to islam, muslims, mohammad, or the qur’an.)
Our Constitution allows for freedom of religion. Along with that come all the modern perks including tax exemption and other special privileges. If it can be proven that islam does NOT qualify as a religion according to our laws, then islam will lose its religious designation, it’s very wanted but misguided protection under the guise of our First Amendment along with its tax exempt status, and thus its foothold in America. With that said, what I will try to do here is present a feasible argument that the special rights and privileges afforded islam were given in error and hopefully will be reversed, thus helping to save our Judeo-Christian nation from the islamization being forced on us by the Obama administration.
First, it must be stated how religion, in a theological sense, is defined in America. Simply, it is a belief in, and reverence for, a singular, supernatural power (or being) who is both creator and ruler of the universe and one who controls man’s destiny; what we commonly refer to as God. (Deuteronomy 6:4: ‘...Hear Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one.). Religion in America is based upon a set of beliefs, values, morals, ideals, and practices following the teachings of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Abrahamic God of the Jews; in other words a living, loving God (1 John chapter 4 verse 8 ‘He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love’) put forth as God’s word in The Holy Bible. (2 Timothy 3:16: ‘All scripture is given by inspiration of God’.) America was founded upon the holiness and supremacy of this God, thus at its inception America became a Judeo-Christian society; as in ‘One nation under God’, because of these very beliefs, values, morals, and ideals.
Legal definitions of religion usually appear in the complicated contexts of either protecting freedom of religion, or prohibiting discrimination or persecution of religion. Legal definitions do not describe the nature of religion, they establish rules for regulating social and legal relations among people who themselves may have sharply different attitudes about what religion is, and what parts of it are entitled to protection. Legal definitions, therefore, may contain serious inefficiencies when they include particular social and cultural attitudes towards ‘accepted’ religions, or when they fail to account for social and cultural attitudes against ‘not accepted’ religions.
However, legally, The Supreme Court has interpreted religion to mean a sincere and meaningful belief that occupies in the life of its possessor a place parallel to the place held by God in the lives of other persons. The religion or religious concept need not include a belief in the existence of God or a supreme being to be within the scope of the First Amendment. The Supreme Court has deliberately avoided establishing an exact definition of religion because freedom of religion is a guarantee that was written in such a manner as to ensure adaptability as the United States grew. As a result, religion is not limited to traditional denominations, and this is where islam falls for it is anything but traditional.
The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." The first part of this provision is known as the Establishment Clause, and the second part is known as the Free Exercise Clause. Although the First Amendment only refers to Congress NOT to individuals or groups, The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the Fourteenth Amendment (this amendment was first introduced to secure the rights of former slaves but has since been expanded to include other groups such as senior citizens, women, children, and people with disabilities and is the center of Equality in America) makes the Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses also binding on states (Cantwell v. Connecticut, 310 U.S. 296, 60 S. Ct. 900, 84 L. Ed. 1213 , and Everson v. Board of Education, 330 U.S. 1, 67 S. Ct. 504, 91 L. Ed. 711 , respectively). This is extremely important because each state issues tax exemptions also.
However and here is where the problem lies, some define religion as an individual or group conviction, a belief tied in with societal and cultural traditions, along with man’s impact on them. But this definition of religion is wrong, for this in actuality is the definition of a ‘cult.’ A cult’s followers and members swear an allegiance to and/or worship in total submission to an unknown deity, or to a made-up god-like figure invented to further someone’s personal ambitions (as was the case with mohammad), and add the fact that the word ‘cult’ often suggests extreme beliefs and bizarre behavior, and you have just described islam to a tee. It’s extremely important to note that one of the main things separating a true religion from a cult is that NO true religion instructs its followers to kill in God's name, but many a cult instructs its followers to kill in the name of their leader. Such is the case with the cult known as islam.
When a muslim declares that islam is a religion of peace, he is either ignorant of the qur'an or is deceitfully (taqiyya) thinking of this ‘peace’ as it applies only to those within the muslim community. (According to the qur'an Surah 48:29: "Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah. Those who follow him are merciful to one another, but ruthless to unbelievers." Surah 9:5: "Kill the Mushrikun (unbelievers) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush..." Also see Surah 9:29: PICKTHAL: "Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture (Christians & Jews) as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.") Remember, there is NOT a single verse in the Old or New Testaments that contains this command to kill unbelievers.
It must also be noted that religion does NOT suppress or stop free speech and dissent, but cults do. Again, such is the case with islam. If islam really holds the ‘Ultimate Truth’ (Koran 4:82: Do they not consider the Qur'an (with care)? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy.) and ‘Final Revelation’ as it claims (islam teaches that the qur'an is the final revelation from God), then islam should not fear challenge, questioning, or free speech. islam’s leaders should be able to defend islam with only words, because its appeal should be evident to everyone.
Therefore, people should want to come to islam willingly and without fear of violence. If some choose to leave this so-called faith, then they should be allowed to leave without persecution or worse…..death. But that is not the case. (Hadith Al Buhkari vol. 9:57: ’Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him.’) This command from the Hadith is practiced in almost all Islamic countries today, and just reeks of being a cult NOT a religion.
It must always be remembered that islam came into existence thousands of years after the birth of Judaism, and 600 hundred years after the birth of Christianity. Was islam the answer to those who doubted the living, loving God as set down in the Old and New Testaments? Was islam the antidote to the harsh instructions and rules that both Judaism and Christianity demanded of its followers? Or was islam nothing more than the mad rantings of a Bedouin sheepherder who had visions of grandeur and immortality and thus NOT a religion at all? I believe it is the later, and I will explain why.
islam literally means submission. And herein lays a very crucial deviation from what religion is supposed to commutate. True religion worships a living, loving God and allows for the free will of man, (Deuteronomy 30:19: ‘I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.’), (Joshua 24:15: ‘And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.’), (Proverbs 3:3: ‘Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.’) however, islam by its very name does not. Tawhid, the oneness of allah, is an essential belief for all muslims. Without the free will to either follow Tawhid or leave the so-called religion of islam, islam becomes nothing more than a cult where one must follow blindly or pay severe consequences. (Qur'an 8:12: ‘I shall terrorize the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them because they oppose Allah and his Apostle’).
Remember, anyone can join islam, but the only way one can ever really leave islam is by death NOT by one’s free will to do so. (Sura 5:33, commands mutilation and crucifixion for striving against Allah and Muhammad)
muslims erroneously claim their religion to be the oldest and the only truth, and that all human beings are born muslim, but practice religion according to their upbringing. (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6426: mohammad said "No baby is born but upon Fitra (as a Muslim). It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Polytheist.") Because islam means complete submission to the one and only ‘true god’ allah, muslims believe that anyone who is truly submitting himself to god (allah), according to what has been revealed from god (allah) and not simply according to his own whims, is a muslim. muslims believe that islam is the religion of all Prophets, Adam to muhammad, and that children are not born out of any sin, original, inherited or derived, so therefore, they are born of the religion of their nature…islam. muslims claim all people eventually revert back to islam and, therefore, are not converted to it, so if one does not follow islam and abide by its rules during their lifetime, then they must be killed. A simple premise yes, but one upon which muslims use to justify jihad upon non-believers (Qur'an 8:39: ‘Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah’), and lends more credence to the fact that islam is a cult NOT a religion of peace, as all religions are supposed to be.
The qur'an asserts that the god of islam is the God of Christians and Jews. (Sura 29:46: “Do not argue with the people of the scripture (Jews, Christians, & Muslims) except in the nicest possible manner—unless they transgress— and say, "We believe in what was revealed to us and in what was revealed to you, and our god and your god is one and the same; to Him we are submitters.") Nothing could be farther from the truth. About 578 years before islam began, Christians were warned against islam by both Jesus and the Apostle Paul. In Matthew 16:11-12 Jesus warned about many false prophets who would follow Him.
Paul also warned of this when he wrote in Galatians 1:8: “But even if we (or an angel from heaven) should preach a Gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be condemned to hell!” muslims claim, without providing proof positive, that Christians and Jews have corrupted the Scriptures, and teach that everyone must instead accept the teachings of the qur'an. However, the Christian Bible predates muhammad and islam by more than 575 years and the Jewish Torah predates muhammad and islam by 1,000 - 3,000 years. muhammad said for muslims to read the Bible for ‘Guidance and Light’ (Surah 29:46 Muslims are told by Allah, not to question the authority of the scriptures of the Christians, saying, "And dispute ye not with the People of the Book, but say, "We believe in the revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you; Our Allah and your Allah is one”), so for islam to say that the Bible is corrupted, is to call muhammad a liar for recommending it, therefore taqiyya is being practiced here also.
In addition, islam teaches that only muslims will be admitted to Paradise or what we refer to as Heaven (Sura 5:72: Unbelievers are those that say: "God is the Messiah, the son of Mary." For the Messiah himself said: "Children of Israel, serve God, my Lord and your Lord. "He that worships other gods besides God, God will deny him Paradise, and the fire shall be his home. None shall help the evil-doers.), even though Jews and Christians are considered 'People of the Book' (5:68 AYA).
And when compared with the Jewish and Christian scriptures, islam teaches that ‘Unbelievers’ are those that say that allah is not the true and only god (Sura, 14:9: Has not the news reached you, of those before you, the people of Nuh (Noah), and 'Ad, and Thamud? And those after them? None knows them but Allah. To them came their Messengers with clear proofs, but they put their hands in their mouths (biting them from anger) and said: "Verily, we disbelieve in that with which you have been sent, and we are really in grave doubt as to that to which you invite us.” [islamic monotheism]), thus proving that allah is NOT the same god worshiped by Jews and Christians because allah is strictly a vengeful god, while the God of the Bible is a living, loving, and forgiving God (2 Corinthians 6:16: As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.") The bears out the premise that the true God strives to be one with man, while the false god allah wants all men enslaved to him. NOT the premise of a religion…most definitely the premise of a cult.
muslims claim the qur’an is the verbatim word of God, and that muhammad is the last prophet of God (Quran, 33:40: ‘Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Apostle of God, and the Seal of the Prophets: and God has full knowledge of all things’ and is also stated in the first of the Five Pillars of islam: I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and that Mohammed is His messenger’), and according to mohammad himself the first muslim, (Al-An’am, 6:162,163: “Say (O Muhammad): ‘Verily, my prayer, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allâh alone, the Lord of all that exists. He has no partner. And of this I have been commanded, and I am the first of the Muslims.’”) They also believe in the authority of the sunnah—the examples and teachings of mohammad (Yusuf 12:108 : “Say (O Muhammad) : ‘This my way; I invite unto Allâh ...”). Add to that their belief in the hadith, the record of the prophet’s actions and statements relating to life, personal conduct, morals and manners, and you have one vile contradiction to the definition of a religion. muslims believe their sole purpose in life is to worship allah that nothing else matters (qur’an 51:56: "I have only created jinns and men, that they may serve Me."), while Jews and Christians believe in the sanctity and purpose of life while at the same time serving the living God’s will (Job 19:25: ‘I know that my Redeemer lives’).
Again, the free will to serve or not serve is laid upon the believer in a true religion but is demanded of people in the cult known as islam (qur’an 2:155-156e: "Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits, but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere—who say when afflicted with calamity: 'To ALLAH we belong, and to Him is our return.' "). And remember, the living, loving God wants man to be happy in this life (Ps37:4: Delight yourself in the Lord; 1Thesilonians 5:16 Rejoice always; Jm1:3: Consider it all joy my brethren when you encounter various trials...), NOT to be a blind following, unquestioning servant.
And here is another premise allowed for in a religion but NOT in a cult, that is the right to question. True religions allow for questions, a cult does not. The punishment for questioning in the cult of islam is death, there is NO punishment for questions in the religions of Judaism or Christianity, in fact, questioning is encouraged for through questions comes understanding and acceptance, something NO cult, especially the cult of islam, accepts or allows.
muslims also mistakenly believe that islam is the only true version of faith (Qur’an,112: ‘In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Say (O Muhammad) He is God the One God, the Everlasting Refuge, who has not begotten, nor has been begotten, and equal to Him is not anyone’.), and that it was revealed many times before there was an actual islam, including to Abraham, Moses and Jesus (whom muslims do consider prophets, however, Jesus is NOT recognized as the Son of God nor is the Trilogy given any credence), but was not heeded by those men (qur’an 4:171: O people of the scripture, do not transgress the limits of your religion, and do not say about GOD except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was a messenger of GOD, and His word that He had sent to Mary, and a revelation from Him. Therefore, you shall believe in GOD and His messengers. You shall not say, "Trinity." You shall refrain from this for your own good. GOD is only one god. Be He glorified; He is much too glorious to have a son. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. GOD suffices as Lord and Master.).
muslims say that past revelations, as for example those in the Holy Bible, have been changed, corrupted, or compromised, thus their belief that the qur'an is the unaltered, untouched, and final revelation of God, (allah promises in the qur'an, in Surah Al Hijr, chapter 15 verse 9: "We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption) something we know not to be the case. To them The Holy Bible is nothing more than a fairy tale.
The qur'an teaches that islam is the continued faithful religion in the same line as the Prophets who were before muhammad (42:13 AYA: the same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah ... and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus). The result of this view is that the scriptures given by these prophets are considered to be genuine scriptures from God (29:46 AYA: ‘We (Muslims) believe in the Revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you (Jews & Christians); our Allah and your Allah is One’.), and that allah and our Lord are the same but we know this to not be the case, because muslims believe the qur’an is the word of their god allah, when in reality The Holy Bible is the word of God.
While the hadith acts as a supplement to the qur’an, it still demands that sharia be followed. Sharia literally means ‘way’ or ‘path’ and is the code of conduct and religious law of islam. Most muslims believe sharia is derived from two primary sources of islamic law: the precepts set forth in the Quran, and the example set by the Islamic prophet muhammad in the sunnah. Sharia deals with many topics addressed by secular law, including crime, politics, and economics, as well as personal matters such as sexual intercourse, hygiene, diet, prayer, and fasting. Sharia is applied by Islamic judges, or qadis. The imam has varying responsibilities depending on the interpretation of sharia. While the term is commonly used to refer to the leader of communal prayers, the imam may also be a scholar, religious leader, or political leader. And herein is the sticking point. Because the imam is both a spiritual and political leader, and because sharia is applied by islamic judges, sharia itself becomes a political system instituted as the definitive way of existence touching upon virtually every aspect of daily life and society. Since sharia is indeed a political system then islam, what sharia is part of, therefore becomes a political system, as well as being a cult.
While sharia may have been inspired by the qur'an, it has developed and evolved through the efforts of mortal men. Sharia wraps its tentacles around every fiber of its followers being until life’s choices we take for granted are forbidden to islam’s followers. This is something a true religion does not do. While the ‘Golden Rule’ (Matthew 7:12: ‘Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them’.), or some derivative of said Rule, might be the hoped for basis for daily living, it is NOT demanded of a true religion’s followers, because of free will to either follow or not follow its tenets. Yet, islam demands sharia law be followed with NO exceptions. Sharia law denies the right of muslims to leave and thusly, is in contravention of one of the most fundamental principles of human rights (free will to leave a group of one’s own volition). But on the other hand, one of the reasons for the growth of islam has been that becoming a muslim is a one-way street. Whether by birth or conversion (likely to have been a forced conversion) once you are a muslim the only way out, under sharia law, is death.
Another example of sharia is shown in how muslim men are instructed to practice the total subjugation of women, who are viewed as property and in reality as slaves, to be disposed of at will at the whim of their husbands. They are, for all intents and purposes, actually lord and master over both their wives and their children, with the authority to actually take their lives if they feel the need to do so under the guise of ‘honor killings,’ something a true religion would never allow nor condone.
Also used by the followers of islam is the practice known as taqiyya, which is basically the obligation to lie and cheat if it promotes the spread of islam. The word ‘taqiyya’ means to protect against or conceal. Taqiyya is the islamic justification for lying and deceiving. (qur'an 66:2: "Allah has already ordained for you, (O men), the dissolution of your oaths") Taqiyya is drawn explicitly from the words of muhammad, and from the examples he and his successors set. muslims are actually instructed and encouraged to lie, and told to lie to all non-believers just to spread islam. (qur'an 16:106 - establishes that there are circumstances that can "compel" a muslim to tell a lie.) Due to this fact alone, islam removes all integrity from its followers. Once again, this is a tactic used by a cult to obtain blind, unquestioning followers NOT by a religion trying to secure followers to the way of the living, loving God.
In addition to taqiyyqa, ‘kitman,’ known as lying by omission, is also allowed and encouraged. An example would be when muslims quote only a fragment of a verse (qur’an 5:32: that if anyone kills "it shall be as if he had killed all mankind") while neglecting to mention that the rest of the verse, (and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind. Our messengers came unto them of old with clear proofs (of Allah's sovereignty), but afterwards lo! Many of them become prodigals of the earth.") and those that come after (qur’an 5:36: "As for those who disbelieve, lo! If all that is in the earth were theirs, and as much again therewith, to ransom them from the doom on the Day of the Resurrection, it would not be accepted from them. Theirs will be a painful doom.") mandate murder in undefined cases of ‘corruption’ and ‘mischief.’ Again, lying by omission is another tactic used by cults to gain followers by concealing the whole truth of what they are or do.
To understand the true nature of the cult of islam you have to understand the beginnings of islam and hopefully this will show why islam is NOT a religion. muslims believe that in the beginning their god (or allah as muslims call him, which comes from the Arabic word ‘elah’ meaning 'a god' or something that is worshipped) sent prophets to all nations to tell the people to worship Him and Him alone. Abraham called upon his people to reject the worship of idols. muslims claim their god called Abraham and his people to islam, but the people rejected islam, becoming the Children of Israel (Jews) instead. God put Abraham through many tests, and he passed all of them. For his many sacrifices, God proclaimed that he would raise from amongst his progeny a great nation. Whenever people from his progeny started to stray away from the Truth, which was to worship none but their god alone and to obey His commandments, their god sent them another prophet steering them back to his will.
Many prophets were sent amongst the progeny of Abraham, for example his two sons Isaac and Ishmael, along with Jacob, Joseph, David, Solomon, Moses, and of course, Jesus. Each prophet was sent to the Children of Israel (the Jews) when they went astray from the true religion of the god (allah), and it became obligatory for them to follow the messenger who was sent to them and to obey their commandments. All of the messengers came with the same message, to reject worship of all other beings except the god (allah) Alone and to obey His commandments. Some disbelieved the prophets, while others believed. Those that believed the prophets became followers of islam and allah, henceforth to be known as muslims. This goes against everything Jews and Christians believe in.
The made-up concept of allah is really just a bastardized version of the pagan moon god, Hubal, and as such the word ‘allah’ is simply a title. It means ‘the god’. It can be any god, and since muslims claim allah is the same as Yahweh (one of the Hebrew names for God), why is there no mention of allah in the Old or the New Testaments? It is ridiculous to believe that the biblical prophets were muslims and believed in allah, yet that is what muslims believe. When the Arabic Bible mentions allah it is referring to al lah Yahweh but when the qur’an talks about allah, it is referring to al lah Hubal. While Christians and Jews are mentioned in the qur'an as the custodians of scripture, they are believed by muslims to be the custodians of the qur’an’s scripture NOT the scripture of The Holy Bible, because muslims do NOT believe The Holy Bible to be the word of God (5:47 AYA/44 MP: ‘For to them was entrusted the protection of Allah's Book). islam teaches that their god (allah) gave the scripture to the Jews and Christians so that they could make known to the whole world the true knowledge of their god, being allah, not the living, loving God the Jews and Christians believed in. And remember allah took a Covenant from the ‘People of the Book’ (an islamic reference to Jews and Christians), to make the qur’an known and clear to mankind, and not to hide it (3:187 AYA). muslims also believe the unbelieving behavior of so-called unfaithful is to conceal the truth of the qur’an’s scripture (2:140 AYA: ‘Who is more unjust than those who conceal the testimony they have from Allah?').
Simply, the Bible (from the Greek: Biblos meaning 'books') was given by God to man. The Bible writers were inspired by God in their writings. Thus Christians refer to the Bible as the ‘Word of God’. (2 Timothy 3:16) The Jewish and Christian religions are based on legitimate, proven historical events of divine intervention and revelations from God. Jews and Christian's believe The Holy Bible is the word of the living, loving God, (Exodus 34:6: the real God revealed Himself as "merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth". He is the Creator of the Universe, the God of Love, and Lord of Life. The God of Israel is this true God. He insists "Thou shall not kill the innocent and just".) while muslims believe the qur’an (Arabic meaning 'recitation'), revealed to mohammed over a period of about 20 years, to be the final revelation given by allah to mankind.
In reality, the qur’an is the rantings and writings of a mortal, mad man (mohammed), nothing more, nothing less. The Jewish and Christian religions teach us to peacefully spread God's word. muhammad taught his followers to murder people who refused to follow him, a characteristic of a cult NOT of a peaceful religion. (Qur'an 9:5 – ‘Fight and kill non-muslims wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every strategem of war.’). Also, only a cult would instruct people to hide the truth about themselves and not spread that truth, because the foundation of a true religion IS to spread the ‘Good News’ to everyone.
And lastly, The Holy Bible speaks of, ‘A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.’ Jesus Christ, (John 13:34-3). This is truly what the definition of religion is, and that is love (Romans 5:5: Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.) NOT hate, NOT subjugation, NOT blind allegiance, NOT fear of leaving, NOT torture, NOT perversion, NOT murder…for those are the makings of a cult, and those describe islam to a tee.
Based on the premise that the so-called religion of islam is nothing but a totalitarian political cult, along with being an economic, social, and legal system hiding behind religious garb, it should then NOT be allowed tax exempt status under our laws. Many states, in addition to the federal government, give exemption from taxes for certain recognized organizations, like ‘churches’ (under which falls synagogues and mosques) and charities, but all applying for exemption must serve public purposes, and what purpose can a cult, as I’ve shown islam to be, possibly serve…the answer is NONE!
To show why mosques, and hence islam, do NOT meet the criteria for tax exemption we must start at the legal beginning, and that is with the fact that many people make the interpretative mistake that the First Amendment grants us individual or group rights. As written, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” the First Amendment doesn’t grant any rights to anybody. All the amendment does is prohibit Congress from making laws about religion, speech, the press, or assembly. Therefore, muslims do NOT have a First Amendment ‘right’ to build mosques, proselytize, or implement sharia anywhere in our country; therefore, islam is NOT protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.
This leads into the actual rules that a religious entity has to obey in order to become a tax exempt entity under our laws, thus gaining a 501-C-3 status. To qualify, the church, synagogue, or mosque, must be in operation for a specific purpose (see below). This is where the problems with mosques come into play, because as of this date our government still deems islam a legitimate religion, which I have proven it is not.
So, as of now, to qualify for tax-exempt status a mosque must meet the following requirements:
1. a mosque must be organized and operated exclusively for religious, educational, scientific, or other charitable purposes
2. net earnings may not inure to the benefit of any private individual or shareholder
3. no substantial part of the mosque’s activity may be attempting to influence legislation
4. a mosque may not intervene in political campaigns
5. a mosque’s purposes and activities may not be illegal or violate fundamental public policy.
All mosques are in violation of our tax laws, and actually violate the public policy of our country that assures Americans that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Let me go over this point by point. 1. a mosque must be organized and operated exclusively for religious, educational, scientific, or other charitable purposes. muslims, while inside mosques, engage in recruiting terrorists and jihad training within their confines, and none of this is for religious purposes or for charity but is for the singular purpose of killing or hurting those they consider infidels. 2. net earnings may not inure to the benefit of any private individual or shareholder. muslims, while inside mosques, raise monies to bail terrorists out of jail, and to send monies overseas to support recognized terrorist organizations like The Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. 3. no substantial part of the mosque’s activity may be attempting to influence legislation. muslims, while inside mosques, hold meetings to organize, push for, and write papers and such to prepare their case for sharia law to be implemented in this country. 4. a mosque may not intervene in political campaigns. muslims, while inside mosques, actively work for, and campaign for, muslim or pro-muslim leaning candidates so they win their elections and thus can infiltrate our government and influence legislation in their favor, and 5. a mosque’s purposes and activities may not be illegal or violate fundamental public policy. And here in number 5 is the hoped for sticking point, for a mosque to openly speak out, or organize in opposition to anything that our government declares ‘legal,’ that mosque has jeopardized its tax exempt status.
Once again, American mosques are actively preaching jihad in violation of their tax-exempt status and, a direct violation of public policy guaranteeing our right to ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’ in our daily lives.
Here’s an interesting fact that some might not know, there are over 3000 mosques, each granted tax exemption, in American today, and to me there is something inherently wrong with that. Since islam is NOT a religion (it is a cult) how is this being allowed to happen and what are our rights as Americans that the intrusion of islam into our society is not allowing us to have? Our rights come from the living, loving God of The Holy Bible, the book our nation was founded upon, NOT upon the false god allah, and NOT upon the vile book known as the qur’an. And our rights, spelled out in our Declaration of Independence, are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, the very things islam goes against. islam is a cult of oppression and death, instead of a religion of life, as noted in its oppression of women, its condoning of murder and its honor killings for even the most mild of transgressions. The qur’an actually instructs muslims to torture (Sura 4:56: Surely, those who disbelieve in our revelations, we will condemn them to the hellfire. Whenever their skins are burnt, we will give them new skins. Thus, they will suffer continuously. GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.), and kill non-believers. islam allows NO liberty for its followers for it is a cult of slavery and submission.
Women are forced to cover their faces and bodies (qur’an: 24:31: And tell the believing women to subdue their eyes, and maintain their chastity. They shall not reveal any parts of their bodies, except that which is necessary. They shall cover their chests with their ‘khimar’, and shall not relax this code in the presence of other than their husbands, their fathers, the fathers of their husbands, their sons, the sons of their husbands, their brothers, the sons of their brothers, the sons of their sisters, other women, the male servants or employees whose sexual drive has been nullified, or the children who have not reached puberty. They shall not strike their feet when they walk in order to shake and reveal certain details of their bodies. All of you shall repent to God, O you believers, that you may succeed.), and are at the total command and will of their husbands.
Children are often raped and molested, homosexuality is not frowned upon, especially with young boys (Sura LII:24 "And there shall wait on them [the Muslim men] young boys of their own, as fair as virgin pearls." - Sura LXXVI:19: "They shall be attended by boys graced with eternal youth, who will seem like scattered pearls to the beholders."), and conversion to another religion, if caught, ends in death. Islam allows no happiness because it is an all-consuming way of life that does NOT allow for any individuality or free will at all. You either follow its tenets to the letter, you NEVER question or speak out against islam or you will die. So how can anyone be happy under islam…they can’t.
So, if islam goes against our inalienable right to ‘Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happines,’ guaranteed to us under our Constitution and Declaration of Independence, if islam goes against what God the Creator has set down for us, how can islam be what our Founding Fathers meant by religion…it can’t be. And if it’s NOT a religion as set down by the writings of our Founders, no matter what The Supreme Court says (remember they must uphold the Constitution), how can it be given religious tax exemption status…it can’t! It really is that simple.