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Sixty Percent of US Muslims Reject Freedom of Expression
andrewbostom.org ^ | 31OCT12 | Andrew Bostom

Posted on 11/01/2012 7:53:55 AM PDT by bayouranger

After violent Muslim reactions to the amateurish “Innocence of Muslims” video, which simply depicted a few of the less salutary aspects of Muhammad’s biography, international and domestic Islamic agendas have openly converged with vehement calls for universal application of Islamic blasphemy law. This demand to abrogate Western freedom of expression was reiterated in a parade of speeches by Muslim leaders at the UN General Assembly. The US Muslim community echoed such admonitions, for example during a large demonstration in Dearborn, Michigan, and in a press release by the Islamic Circle of North America.

Now the results of polling data collected by Wenzel Strategies during October 22 to 26, 2012, from 600 US Muslims, indicate widespread support among rank and file American votaries of Islam for this fundamental rejection of freedom expression, as guaranteed under the US Constitution. The first amendment states, plainly,

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;

When asked, “Do you believe that criticism of Islam or Muhammad should be permitted under the Constitution’s First Amendment?, 58% replied “no,” while only 42% affirmed this most basic manifestation of freedom of speech, i.e., to criticize religious, or any other dogma. Indeed, oblivious to US constitutional law, as opposed to Islam’s Sharia, a largely concordant 45% of respondents agreed “…that those who criticize or parody Islam in the U.S. should face criminal charges,” while 38% did not, and 17% were “unsure”. Moreover, fully 12% of this Muslim sample even admitted they believed in application of the draconian, Sharia-based punishment for the non-existent crime of “blasphemy” in the US code, answering affirmatively, “…that Americans who criticize or parody Islam should be put to death.”

Also, consistent with such findings 43% of these US Muslims rejected the right of members of other faiths to proselytize to adherents of Islam, disagreeing, “…that U.S. citizens have a right to evangelize Muslims to consider other faiths.” Additional confirmatory data revealed that nearly two-fifths (39%) agreed “…that Shariah law should be considered when adjudicating cases that involve Muslims, ” while nearly one-third (32%) of this American Muslim sample believed “…Shariah law should be the supreme law of the land in the US.”

These alarming data remind us that despite intentionally obfuscating apologetics, Sharia, Islamic law, is not merely holistic, in the general sense of all-encompassing, but totalitarian, regulating everything from the ritual aspects of religion, to personal hygiene, to the governance of a Muslim minority community, Islamic state, bloc of states, or global Islamic order. Clearly, this latter political aspect is the most troubling, being an ancient antecedent of more familiar modern totalitarian systems. Specifically, Sharia’s liberty-crushing and dehumanizing political aspects feature: open-ended jihadism to subjugate the world to a totalitarian Islamic order; rejection of bedrock Western liberties—including freedom of conscience and speech—enforced by imprisonment, beating, or death; discriminatory relegation of non-Muslims to outcast, vulnerable pariahs, and even Muslim women to subservient chattel; and barbaric punishments which violate human dignity, such as amputation for theft, stoning for adultery, and lashing for alcohol consumption.

And the US Muslim data mirror global Islamic trends. Previously, the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (subsequently renamed the Organization of Islamic Cooperation [OIC])—the largest voting bloc in the UN, which represents all the major Muslim countries, and the Palestinian Authority—had sponsored and actually navigated to passage a compromise U.N. resolution insisting countries criminalize what it calls “defamation of religion.” Though the language of the OIC “defamation of religion” resolution has been altered at times, the OIC’s goal has remained the same—to impose at the international level a Sharia-compliant conception of freedom of speech and expression that would severely limit anything it arbitrarily deemed critical of, or offensive to, Islam or Muslims. This is readily apparent by reading the OIC’s supervening “alternative” to both the US Bill of Rights and the UN’s own 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, i.e., the 1990 Cairo Declaration, or Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Islam.

The opening of the preamble to the Cairo Declaration repeats a Koranic injunction affirming Islamic supremacism (Koran 3:110, “You are the best nation ever brought forth to men . . . you believe in Allah”); and its last arti­cles, 24 and 25, maintain [article 24], “All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Sharia”; and [article 25] “The Islamic Sharia is the only source of reference for the explanation or clarification to any of the articles of this Declaration.” The gravely negative implications of the OIC’s Sharia-based Cairo Declaration are most apparent in its transparent rejection of freedom of conscience in Article 10, which proclaims:

Islam is the religion of unspoiled nature. It is prohibited to exercise any form of compulsion on man or to exploit his poverty or ignorance in order to convert him to another religion, or to atheism.

Ominously, articles 19 and 22 reiterate a principle stated elsewhere throughout the document, which clearly applies to the “punishment” of so-called apostates from Islam, as well as “blasphemers”:

There shall be no crime or punishment except as provided for in the Sharia. Everyone shall have the right to express his opinion freely in such manner as would not be contrary to the principles of the Sharia. Everyone shall have the right to advocate what is right, and propagate what is good, and warn against what is wrong and evil according to the norms of Islamic Sharia.

Information is a vital necessity to society. It may not be exploited or misused in such a way as may violate sanctities and the dignity of Prophets, undermine moral and ethical values or disintegrate, corrupt or harm society or weaken its faith.

Institutional Islam in North America—epitomized by the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA)—also endorses and promotes this Sharia supremacism. AMJA’s mission statement maintains that the organization was, “founded to provide guidance for Muslims living in North America. . . . AMJA is a religious organization that does not exploit religion to achieve any political ends, but instead provides practical solutions within the guidelines of Islam and the nation’s laws to the various challenges experienced by Muslim communities. ” It is accepted by the mainstream American Muslim community, and regularly trains imams from throughout North America. Notwithstanding this mainstream acceptance, AMJA has issued rulings which sanction the killing of apostates, “blasphemers,” (including non-Muslims guilty of this “crime”), and adulterers (by stoning to death); condoned female genital mutilation, marital rape, and polygamy; and even endorsed the possibility for offensive jihad against the U.S., as soon as Muslims are strong enough to wage it.

Finally, it should be noted, 81% of this sample of Muslim Americans were either “definitely for Obama,” or “leaning Obama”.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: filthykoranimals; infiltration; islamicjihad; sharia
Let's not forget about the 95% of Egyptian "Americans" who voted FOR the moslem brotherhood either. The same moslem brotherhood that calls for jihad against the US & Israel.
1 posted on 11/01/2012 7:53:59 AM PDT by bayouranger
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To: bayouranger

how many are working or sponging off their women?


2 posted on 11/01/2012 7:55:25 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

They hate the West.
Why are they here ?


3 posted on 11/01/2012 7:57:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: bayouranger
 Sixty Percent of US Muslims Reject Freedom of Expression,
 
Uhuh -- and that's because:

 


"...who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, and through all time;
 
...
 
 that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government, for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order; and finally, that truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them. "
 
"I HAVE SWORN UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL HOSTILITY TO EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN"
--The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom
--Thomas Jefferson, 1786
 

4 posted on 11/01/2012 7:57:19 AM PDT by TArcher
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To: bayouranger

War with Islam.

It’s in the future, guaranteed.

So, do we wait as they grow more powerful....or.....?


5 posted on 11/01/2012 7:59:07 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: bayouranger

This isn’t just Muslims. Its the entire freakin LEFT.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 7:59:29 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: bayouranger

My comment to this “story” would get me banned from probably all of the internet, so I will tame it down. NO ISLAMIC LAW IN THE UNITED STATES! If you don’t like our Constitution, LEAVE!!!!!


7 posted on 11/01/2012 8:00:00 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: dalebert

Well shit howdy...There’s a shock!!!


8 posted on 11/01/2012 8:01:57 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: bayouranger

One needs to deal with reality. All over the world people report muslims are a problem in their societies. In addition to terrorism, they are behind the drug trade and other crimes. These are a very two faced people who do not respect their home nations.

Friend in the military has been throughout the world and Middle East. He says when you ask a muslim about their country they will tell you “I am a muslim” before identifying as an Egyptian, etc. Their whole aim is the destruction of the state to replace it with theocracy.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 8:02:53 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: bayouranger

If you don’t like American Laws and Constitution get the hell out and go back to whatever land you used to squat on.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 8:05:41 AM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

In 1492 Spain finally completed its expulsion of the last of the “moors” after 600 years of subjection. Unfortunately, they also expelled the Jews, which gives the left a club to beat us over the head with when we admire the fortitude of the Spanish people in ending the tyranical rule of sharia law.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 8:05:46 AM PDT by Zippo44 (Liberal: another word for poltroon.)
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To: bayouranger
WATCH THIS AND BE WARNED AMERICA!!!

A Brilliant living-room dissertation on Islam

12 posted on 11/01/2012 8:08:24 AM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: bayouranger
Sixty Percent of US Muslims Reject Freedom of Expression

One Hundred Percent of US muslims should be sent back To their fly-blown, mideast sandpiles.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 8:14:04 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then." -- Philip K. Dick)
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To: bayouranger
100% of tomkat couldn't give a flyin'damn for 'US' muslim opinion about our Constitution .. abide by it or get the F OUT !



             

And take your pedophile lunatic sand maggot with ya !

14 posted on 11/01/2012 8:16:31 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: bayouranger
Mohammed was a Child Rapist.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 8:18:43 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0BAMA CHOSE to watch a MUSLIM SNUFF FILM rather than a HEROIC AMERICAN RESCUE FILM)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Three BIG AMEN!


16 posted on 11/01/2012 8:19:10 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Three BIG AMEN!


17 posted on 11/01/2012 8:19:30 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: bayouranger

If they don’t like it, then they can leave.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 8:19:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bayouranger

The other 40% are muslim women.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 8:19:52 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
They hate the West. Why are they here ?

To destroy it.

20 posted on 11/01/2012 8:20:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bayouranger
thxs, for the excellent post. :-)

21 posted on 11/01/2012 8:20:37 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: Zippo44
In 1492 Spain finally completed its expulsion of the last of the “moors” after 600 years of subjection

Coincidence that in 1492, a Spanish Armada sailed the open seas not knowing what they were going to find, only knowing that whatever they found was BOUND to be better than living next to the Islamists!!
22 posted on 11/01/2012 8:38:38 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: bayouranger
There is no such thing as a "US Muslim". They are either Muslim or American but they cannot be both, and we all know Muslims serve their moon-rock god in the golden vagina in Mecca. This is the direction they pray to in Mecca, their moon rock god.

That building in the middle of the stadium contains this black stone they pray to. This is the direction all Muslims bow and pray five times a day. They pray not to God, but to Allah, their moon-rock.


23 posted on 11/01/2012 9:10:44 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: CodeToad

Now that's what I call a "Target-Rich environment."

24 posted on 11/01/2012 9:13:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bayouranger

If those sixty percent don’t like Freedom of expression they should move to a country where the people believe the same thing.

They should get the hell out of here.


25 posted on 11/01/2012 9:14:53 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: bayouranger

Sooner or later we’re going to have to take these bastards down, or be consumed by them.


26 posted on 11/01/2012 9:21:55 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: bayouranger

Then they can all leave and go live in that Dog Feces they call the Middle East Arab Lands.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 9:56:06 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: crosshairs

I really wanted to avoid that %age since I have encountered moslem women who wouldn’t/didn’t hesitate in a moments notice to assist their husband in acts of violence against kafirs here in the US with a complete disregard of our laws as they see themselves as jihadists as well, especially the “Palestinian” women. They look like Mohamud Atta in drag...their eyes are rotten with evil intentions.

I would put the # at 25-30% of the women support Freedom since it’s their “get out of jail free” card. AND I would help them all doing it before they become “Perished” by way of “honor”.


28 posted on 11/01/2012 2:16:09 PM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger

Why can’t we just deport these Muslim fifth columnists to the third world dung heap they came from?


29 posted on 11/01/2012 3:10:21 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

moo0zlum credo: I love you...I will kill you and your family...Boom! Slash!


30 posted on 11/01/2012 3:23:26 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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