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Saturday, June 11, 2016

To Be or Not To Be is the question - Actually it's Two questions

By Miles Gray

1) What does it mean to be an American? 2) What does it mean to be a Muslim?

Being an American implies an adherence to the American way of life which is based on Judeo-Christian values and principles. As an American we have the freedom to choose how we live and what we believe as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others. Although this nation was founded on Judeo-Christian values and principles, not every American is a Christian, but they are free to choose or not to choose a religion.

To be an American is to be a citizen of the United States of America including those who are following the legal path to becoming a citizen. Also to be an American is to abide by the law of  the land – The United States Constitution. The fore-fathers of this nation designed the United States Constitution to protect our freedoms, and to protect us from a tyrannical out of control government.

Being a Muslim implies an adherence to Islam which is a theocracy; it includes both religion and government. There is no separation of “Church and State”. To be a Muslim is to believe in Islam and Sharia law. There is no freedom to choose a “religion”. For a Muslim to convert from Islam to Christianity (or any other belief) can result in a death sentence. If you are born in a Muslim country governed by Islam and Sharia law there is no choice. If you are a Christian in a Muslim country your life is in danger.

Being a Muslim or an American is not a nationality, but a way of life, which is completely incompatible with each other, thereby it is impossible to be both an American and Muslim. It goes without saying that one could not be a Christian and a Muslim. A Christian can be born a Muslim and convert to Christianity, or be American born and covert to a Muslim, but they cannot be both in practice.

All are welcome to come to this country and become an American through the legal process prescribed by law, but to be an American one must make a choice to no longer be a Muslim. Christians believe that one must accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to be saved, but they will not kill you if you don't, or if you convert to another religion.  There are many Americans who are not practicing Christians but still believe in the American way of life and are willing to fight and die to protect my freedom and yours. Muslims on the other hand do not fight to preserve our freedom; They fight to take away our freedom. Muslims believe it is their job to convert or destroy the non-believer.

Political Correctness, Tolerance, and Hate. So, as Americans, should we be tolerant of a people that is not tolerant of us? The underlying cause and common denominator in our miss-placed tolerance is “P.C.” -Political Correctness; Which is destroying our once great nation.

There are those that would call speaking the truth “hate speech”. That's because they have no logical or reasonable argument for not telling the truth.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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