A relatively recent demographic change—a significant increase in the Muslim population—poses a severe challenge to the American system of governance—reprehensive democracy.

Historically, people from all over the world came to this land-of-take-all and made it their home. In becoming American, each new aspirant had to meet specific provisions and take the “Pledge of Allegiance” as a sworn affirmation of his highest loyalty to his new homeland. After a couple of generations, all hyphenated Americans saw themselves as Americans with a special affection for their ancestral heritage. An Irish-American, for instance, considered himself every bit as American as a German-American or a Chinese-American.

Traditionally, America did not homogenize its diverse people. The notion of the “melting pot” is inaccurate. Instead, America did one better. As it welcomed its varied people, America united them around a set of core values such as respect for human rights, democratic governance, and the rule of law. The large number of Muslims arriving in recent years poses a serious problem to this nation of all nations. Bluntly speaking, no one can simultaneously be a faithful Muslim and an American. Here are some of the reasons.

* A Muslim is, first and foremost, an Ummahist—a citizen of international Islam. So, when a Muslim takes the “Pledge of Allegiance” to serve America and protect our democracy, he is either ignorant of his pledge’s implication or lying willfully. Ignorance is never a valid reason in a court of law, and lying in the process of working for the US military or other federal agencies is a ground for denying the application and even deporting the violator and or prison terms. Sadly enough, Taqqyeh—lying or dissimulation—is not only condoned but also recommended to Muslims in their scripture. Hence, a Muslim can and would lie without compunction whenever it is expedient.

* Muslims, by belief and practice, are the most blatant human rights violators. We hardly need to detail Muslims’ systemic cruel treatment of unbelievers, women of all persuasions, and any minorities across the board. To Muslims, human rights have a different meaning, and its protective provisions are reserved strictly for Muslims—primarily for Muslim men. Just a couple of examples should suffice for now.

Oppression of women, for one, is so systemic in Islam that to this day women are, at best, second-class citizens under Islamic law. Saudi Arabia, the custodian of Islamdom, denies women the right to drive, vote or hold elective offices—the most basic rights of citizens in democratic societies.

For another, no non-Islamic literature is allowed in Saudi Arabia. A visiting Christian, for instance, is denied to enter the Kingdom with a Bible. Further, severe punishment is meted out to anyone daring to disagree with Islam or espouse a different religion. Iran’s resurgent Shi’ism often vies with Saudi Arabia in its mistreatment of religious and non-religious minorities. To the fanatical ruling gang in Iran, it is their brand of Islam or disenfranchisement of citizenship rights and even death for the “sin” of apostasy. And, of course, there is no point at all in talking about the savage Islamic Taliban.

            * Respect for the rule of law, as it is understood and practiced by civilized people, is an instrument of convenience to be used to advantage and to be violated when it is not, for the Muslim. A Muslim believes in a different law—the Shariah: a set of stone-age rules. Violation of the non-Muslim laws, therefore, is no violation at all to a Muslim.
What is incredible is the gall and audacity of Muslims in demanding that Western and other democracies legalize Shariah in their societies. Due to large populations of Muslims, mostly recent arrivals, in countries such as Canada, Great Britain, and Sweden, these countries are experiencing insistent demands by Muslims to have Shariah rule their Islamic communities. This is just the beginning, and it may seem relatively harmless to the simpletons in our midst. Yet, once Shariah is recognized to any extent, it will reach out to rule not only on matters that concern Muslims but also those that may involve Muslims and non-Muslims. Under Shariah, a Muslim man married to a non-Muslim woman can divorce the woman at will, automatically have custody of the children, and toss the wife out of “his” home with practically no compensation.

* As for democracy, the rule of the people, Muslims have no use at all. Muslims believe Allah’s rule must govern the world as a Caliphate—a theocracy. Making a mockery of democracy, subverting its working, and ignoring its provisions is a Muslim’s way of falsifying what he already believes to be a sinful and false system of governance invented by the infidels.

To Muslims, Ummah-ism—international Islamism—is the legitimate form of government. Ummah-ism is another form of despotism, such as Communism and Fascism, with the added feature of enjoying “divine” authority.

The world has sound samples of Ummah-ism in practice to scrutinize in Islamic autocracies. Khamenei of Iran is not called a “Caliph.” He is called the “Supreme Guide.” The Saudi King is just another Caliph vessel of the “divine.” These Islamic despots are every bit as vile as the Hitlers, the Stalins, the Pol Pots, and the Mussolinis. The government these Islamic autocrats head is infested to the core with the Islamic disease of oppression, corruption, and the absence of accountability to the people.

Democracies believe that government must be of the people, by the people, and for the people. Ummah-ism is anathema to this sacrosanct fundamental democratic ideal.

As more and more Muslims arrive in non-Islamic lands, as they reproduce with great fecundity, as they convert the disenchanted and minorities, and as petrodollar-flush Muslims and Muslim treasuries supply generous funds, Muslims gather more power to undermine the democratic rule. A consortium composed of pandering politicians, blinded with short-term self-interest and egoism; attention and fund-seeking self-proclaimed prima donna professors; and bastions of useful idiot liberals, universities, is Ummah-ism’s witting or unwitting promoter.

First and foremost, it is human nature to be concerned with his personal well-being. Some people evolve to a higher level of humanness and place the welfare of the general public above their own. Yet, many remain fixated on the constricted stage of “self first, self, last.” Even if you belong to this latter group, your self-interest demands that you do all you can to ensure that the disease of Islamofascism does not devour democracy. Democracy is both fragile and corruptible. It takes vigilant citizenry to protect its integrity.

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