Can a Good Muslim be a Good American?

Can a good Muslim be a good American?

This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years.

The following is his reply:

Theologically - no. . . . Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon god of Arabia.

Religiously - no. . . . Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256) (Koran)

Scripturally - no. . . . Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran (Koran).

Geographically - no. . . . Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.

Socially - no. . . . Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.

Politically - no. . . . Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America, the great Satan.

Domestically - no. . . . Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34)

Intellectually - no. . . . Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.

Philosophically - no. . . . Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression.
Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.

Spiritually - no. . . . Because when we declare 'one nation under God,' the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The Quran's 99 excellent names.

Therefore after much study and deliberation. . . . Perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. - - - They obviously cannot be both 'good' Muslims and 'good' Americans.

Call it what you wish . . . it's still the truth.

You had better believe it.

The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future. The religious war is bigger than we know or understand. . . .

And Barack Hussein Obama, a Muslim, wants to be our President?

You have GOT to be kidding!

Wake up America !

Obama even says if he wins the election, he will be sworn in on the Quran---not a Bible!

Footnote: He was sworn in on the Quran for his current office and he refuses to pledge allegiance to the United States or put his hand over his heart when the National Anthem is played!!!

The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within. . . .

Hello!!!! Is anyone listening?

Having a Muslim president would seem to fit the bill!

Would you trust this man with our national secrets?????

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Obama Denies Being Muslim
by: Janet

Rumors that Barack Obama is Muslim have been around for a year.

Obama's father and stepfather were Muslim. Barack attended a Muslim school in Indonesia for two years.

Obama denies being Muslim. He is a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. That is scary enough, for its commitment to AFRICA, not America. If this man's allegiance is to Africa, then let him run for President there, but NOT here!

I am not an expert on Islam, but I will take exception to two of the writer's points.

One: A Muslim cannot "make friends" with Christians or Jews. I have traveled to the Middle East on several occasions, specifically to Abu Dhabi, one of the United Arab Emirates. My husband has traveled there many times, on company business. He has seen Muslims and Christians and Jews who are friends. The company has a local agent who is Muslim, and both my husband and I would call him our friend. We believe he would call us his friends. My husband has been a guest in his home. We have met his wife and one of his daughters. We've had lunch and/or dinner with them many times, and these were "friendly" dinners, not exclusively business dinners.

Two: Muslim men are "instructed to marry four women."

I asked our Muslim friend about the "four wives" thing, and he explained that not all Muslim men have more than one wife. He explained that one must have a good reason to take another wife -- for example, if the first wife becomes ill or is unable to bear children, those would be reasons to take another wife. He also explained that if a man does have more than one wife, he must treat them equally -- if he builds a house for one, he must build an equally nice house for each one. He laughed with our American friend who jokingly said, "Who could handle more than one wife?"

(In a separate conversation, this man's wife winked and told me she was making sure she spent all his money so that he couldn't afford another wife! I'm not sure she was joking.)

You've seen Michelle Obama on the campaign trail. Do you think Obama would even consider striking that woman?

If Obama is not Muslim, then the writer's statements do not apply to him.

It has been reported in other sources, that in the world of Islam, if your father is a Muslim, you are automatically a Muslim. There is no other choice.

If that is the case, it makes a very interesting point. Although Obama denies that he is Muslim, other Muslims will see him as Muslim because his father was Muslim. In Islam, there is no such thing as converting to Christianity.

So, even though Obama denies that he is Muslim, other Muslims will see him as Muslim. If the American people elect him as President, they will claim that we have elected a Muslim, and they will claim victory.

Then there's this . . . "The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within."

And Obama has said, "Should things turn ugly, I will stand with the Muslims."

Can America afford to take that chance?

Of Course A Good Muslim can be a Good American
by: Anonymous

This article claims that a good Muslim can't be a good American because of allegiance to Allah & to Mecca.

The same argument can be made of any good Christian. A Christian's ultimate & first allegiance is to Christ. We also have a "Holy Land", but that does not mean we are loyal to Israel, Jerusalem or Bethlehem over the United States.

Many of the so-called requirements of being a good Muslim stated in this article are incorrect. There are many different sects of Islam, just as there are many different types of Christianity. Each believes it is the only one that is right. Each has different interpretations of the rules of being a good Christian or Muslim, as stated in the Holy Bible or in the Koran.

Also, the statement that every Muslim government is dictatorial - that is true of any form of government that is an oligarchy, that is, ruled by any one religion. The Catholic church was not democratic when it ruled Europe hundreds of years ago. The Puritan (protestant Christian) government of the early American settlers was anything but Democratic.

This merely speaks to the fact that power is a corrupting influence on any religion, because power is corrupting, period.

In a sense, all of this is a moot point in any case, as Obama is not a Muslim, did not swear the oath of office on the Koran, does not have 4 wives or beat the wife he has, or in any way follow any of the other supposed requirements to be a good Muslim listed in the article.

I think the real question is: Can people who write crazy, unproven, inflammatory & politically & religiously bigoted rhetoric on the Internet, or the people who read & buy into it unquestioningly, be Good Americans?

You make some interesting points. Thank you for joining our conversation.

What is your qualification to make this dogmatic judgment, "Many of the so-called requirements of being a good Muslim stated in this article are incorrect." How do you know?

Are you Muslim? Are you a scholar of Islam? What is the source of your knowledge about Islam?

An oligarchy is not necessarily "ruled by one religion." An oligarchy is a political system in which power is concentrated in a few, usually with royal, family or religious ties, or military control.

Do you "unquestioningly buy into" this statement, "Obama is not a Muslim?"

Obama himself told Muslim leaders that he is Muslim. So he clearly lied, either when he claimed to be Christian, or when he claimed to be Muslim. Which is the lie?

My question for you: Can voters who unquestioningly buy into campaign rhetoric and fail to question the qualifications of those for whom they vote be good Americans?

I submit they cannot. Our system of government, as established by our Founding Fathers, requires an educated electorate who checks into and questions those running for office.

Barack Obama was elected by voters who unquestioningly bought into his campaign rhetoric and failed to question his background. Many now regret their ignorance.

Muslim Election Voting
by: Anonymous

In 1980, I worked as an Election Official. There was a Muslim man, married to a Catholic woman in our district.

Every time he came in to vote, he made a mockery of the voting system, and we all wondered why he even wanted to vote. He would let everyone know that he would put in a write-in vote, for either his friend's name or Mickey Mouse, Captain Kangaroo, or whatever.

We had to write down all the write-in names, so we would know who he voted for, but we never looked at the rest of the ballot, so wouldn't know what he voted for otherwise. But we really didn't appreciate him making fun of our country.

I had moved away from that city, so don't know what he is doing or voting for now, but we did not appreciate it then, nor would we now.

by: Anonymous

Muslims attack America --- SEPT 11--

We have and are under attack by another Muslim Obama -- from 2009 over 752,000 muslims have settled in the USA and most of them are on the government support WELFARE --

Obama & Kerry Iran Agreement were unable to answer the questions on Iran Nukes; Tom Cotton makes fools out of them ----

STOP THE IRAN DEAL --- IF NOT THIS WILL SET IN MOTION WORLD WAR III ----History lesson -- given Nukes to Iran will complete the Bible prediction--

To understand how the Islam ideology fools Americans -- there are 3 moves ongoing:
1. lie and deceive the NON Muslim is demand in their laws
2. World donations of Islam kill the infidel & Jew the only allegiance is to the law of Islam
3. Obey the Sharia law, the first part of the book written by one man that took a 9 year old child for his bride is peaceful; however, the 2ND part trumps the first part - violence - kill everyone that does not comply with Shari law --



The mosques are sanitary for hate and the destruction of this nation or any western Nation

Anti Obama the Muslim --- Because of his actions and behavior's why - Obama is the most pathological lying, arrogant, feckless, vacuous, narcissistic, integrity-stricken, petulant, anti-US constitutionalist, anti-military, spineless, nefarious, vile, evil, loathsome, insidious, deviant, racist, despicable, delusional, detestable, inept depraved, malicious, heinous, morally corrupt, divisive, destructive sociopathic, megalomaniac to have ever soiled OUR Oval Office!

We are being invaded! From 2009, over 752,000 Muslims have settle in the USA ....35 terrorist camps here on USA soil Obama ignores.

He armed the Muslim Brotherhood and we get ISIS, refuses to engage the enemy, Our military is ALL TIME LOW in personal numbers and equipment need replacing. And now he give Nukes to Iran funding the terrorist and news media says nothing....

I think not
by: Anonymous

They voted for Obama. Then the answer is NO.!!!!

Hell no!!!
by: JoeD12

If you are a Muslim you practice Islam, if you practice Islam you are a Muslim. There is no inbetween with this hate filled militant intolerant Islam. Muhammed the pedophile was inspired by Satan when he spoke the verses written in the Quran. And I can't believe any educated Muslim could be so ignorant to believe in it.

They believe it because that is what they have been taught as children, and throughout their lives. They don't get the opportunity to learn about and see the works of our loving God.

Absolutely not.
by: Anonymous

No. Only having faith in the one true God, the Lord Jesus Christ can make you a good American. Our faith in Christ is what protects our land and our people. If you do not believe that, look at what is HAPPENING in Islamic nations.

No such thing!
by: Anonymous

There is no such thing as a "good" Muslim!! All follow the concepts of their religion which means that all Christians are infidels and must be killed!! Bring it on -- and we'll see who is killed first!!!!

good verse bad
by: Anonymous

The bible says thou shall not kill; the Koran says kill all people that don't believe in Islamic ways. Now tell me, which does a Muslim live by???????

by: Anonymous

No one can prove Mohanned was a pedophile. They were not there at the time. Now for yourselve and those you are tring to contaminate. do this: look up Aisha's age when she first accepted Islam. Then look up her age when she was given her own property as dowry. Look up her sister's age when she, AISHA, was married. Look up what Arabic word was applied to her during these YEARS - it meant "young unmarried adults woman", not "child". Put it all together and you will find she was no child. A lot of you have filthy minds. She was well educated and even led troops in battle - could a child do that? If you look up aoll these things by yourself, it will stick in your mind better than if someone just told you, so JUST DO IT.


How lucky that you were there at the time, so you can tell us what really happened!

Aisha herself is quoted as saying she was six years old when she was married, and nine when the marriage was consummated. I have no idea what Arabic word you refer to, but I would think Aisha would know how old she was.

Why would you assume anyone has a filthy mind? We're not the ones making this claim - Aisha herself made it.

Pork on your Fork
by: Anonymous

Pork On Your Fork
Well Said Mayor!
Dorval, Quebec mayor.



Muslim parents demanded the abolition of pork in all the school canteens of a Montreal suburb.

The mayor of the Montreal suburb of Dorval has refused, and the town clerk sent a note to all parents to explain why.

"Muslims must understand that they have to adapt to Canada and Quebec, its customs, its traditions, and its way of life, because that's where they chose to immigrate.

"Muslims must understand that they have to integrate and learn to live in Quebec.

"They must understand that it is for them to change their
lifestyle, not the Canadians who, so generously, welcomed them.

"Muslims must understand that Canadians are neither racist nor
xenophobic. Canada accepted many immigrants before Muslims showed up (whereas the reverse is not true, in that Muslim states do not accept non-Muslim immigrants)."

"Just like other nations, Canadians are not willing to give up their identity or their culture.

"And, if Canada is a land of welcome, it's not the Mayor of Dorval who
welcomes foreigners, but the Canadian-Quebecois people as a whole.

"Finally, they must understand that in Canada ( Quebec ) with its
Judeo-Christian roots, Christmas trees, churches and religious festivals, religion must remain in the private domain."

The municipality of Dorval was right to refuse any concessions to Islam and Sharia.

"For Muslims who disagree with secularism and do not feel comfortable in Canada, there are 57 beautiful Muslim countries in the world, most of them under-populated and ready to receive them with open halal arms in accordance with Sharia.

"If you left your country for Canada , and not for other Muslim countries, it is because you have considered that life is better in Canada than elsewhere. We will not let you drag Canada down to the level of those 57 countries.

"Ask yourself this question - just once: "Why is it better here in Canada than where you came from?"

"A canteen with pork on the menu is part of the answer."

If you came to Canada with the idea that you will displace us with your prolific propagation and eventually take over the country, you should pack up and go back to the country you came from. We have no room here for you and your ideology.

If you feel the same, forward it on. If not, hit the delete, and prepare
to be displaced.

Your Everyday Freedom is Not Free, Your Military Paid For It!"

This is a widely-circulated hoax that first appeared about a town in Belgium. It has been changed now to Canada, but is not true.

Here is the statement from the town of Dorval, on their web site:

"The City of Dorval Denounces False News Circulating on the Internet

Dorval, January 27, 2015 – For a number of weeks now, false news has been circulating on social networks, as well as via a string of emails, about the Mayor of Dorval having allegedly refused to follow up on a request from Muslim parents asking him to remove pork from the City’s school cafeterias. The story also quotes speculative comments from the Mayor in regards to Muslims.

The City of Dorval wishes to denounce this false article and resents this identity usurpation. Internet users across the world have published this false news as it was true, and the Mayor would like to set the record straight by saying that, on no account, he, nor any the City’s representatives, have made such comments.

Albeit difficult to track the origins of this hoax, our research has led us to believe that it started in the United States. A similar hoax about a Mayor in Belgium had traveled the Web in 2013."

You had me until calling the President Muslim
by: Anonymous

Come on, truth is important in argument.

Yes, and so is recognition of reality.

Obama's (claimed) father and his step-father both were Muslim. Therefore, according to Muslim tradition, he is considered a Muslim by other Muslims.

He himself is quoted as saying, "Should the winds shift in an ugly direction, I will stand with the Muslims." And he is.

He is clearly aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood, who has infiltrated the White House and every branch of government. All his actions favor Muslims to the exclusion of everyone else. That is not an accident.

What other explanation is there for his overwhelming bias in favor of Muslims?

"If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck . . . "

I should clarify that I did not write the original article - it was submitted by a reader. My response, posted in 2008, is in the first comment.

However, now, in 2016, all of my above comment is more appropriate. You will see that I elected to give him the benefit of the doubt, but sadly, there is no longer that doubt.

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