|Bloomberg delivers his freedom of religion speech in front of Statue of Liberty ~ question is do Muslims see freedom of religion as a route to overturning it?|
"Permits should not be granted to build even one more mosque in the United States of America, let alone the monstrosity planned for Ground Zero. This is for one simple reason: each Islamic mosque is dedicated to the overthrow of the American government. Each one is a potential jihadist recruitment and training center, and determined to implement the 'Grand Jihad' of which Andy McCarthy has written.
"Because of this subversive ideology, Muslims cannot claim religious freedom protections under the First Amendment. They are currently using First Amendment freedoms to make plans to destroy the First Amendment altogether. There is no such thing as freedom of religion in Islam, and it is sheer and utter folly for Americans to delude themselves into thinking otherwise." - AFA radio host Bryan Fischer.
Presented as far fetched ~ but the freedom of religion is an agreement to practise one's beliefs within the law. It is right that Muslims are not free to practise their religion as freely as they would like ~ or as they do in the Islamic world ~ as this would infringe upon the rights of others. For example Ramandan will begin today or tomorrow for many Muslims around the world. But for those who do not abstain from food and liquids during the day will in the majority of Muslim nations be arrested ~ charged with the crime of offending Islamic law. Many Muslims have made it clear in the west ~ that they wish to govern or be governed by Islamic laws. Which would mean a return to the bad old days ~ of religious repression in the west/ in Europe. Something Muslims don't seem to fully grasp ~ that is how much the restriction on freedoms by the church ~ forms a part of the western psyche. The Inquisition. The Islamic world is in full Inquisition mode at the moment. And for a growing number the mosque will represent an effort to drag the west back into it.
It is also worth mentioning ~ it is extremely difficult ~ if not impossible in some places to build and operate churches or other non-Muslim places of worship in the Islamic world. All while Muslims take full advantage of rights laws to build mosques in the west. This will need to be addressed ~ if we are to have an honest discussion about Islam.
Joe My God