Is America for you, Muslims?

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Is America for you, Muslims?

Red Oak MosqueBy John Ruberry

Mus­lims, many of them refugees from war, keep com­ing to Amer­ica. Other than for the obvi­ous rea­sons, the oppor­tu­nity for a much bet­ter stan­dard of liv­ing than what is expected in their home coun­tries and the oppor­tu­nity to col­lect gov­ern­ment ben­e­fits, who have to won­der why this is happening.

I have some things to say to the Mus­lims who want to emi­grate here.

If you believe in theoc­racy, in other words, sharia law, as many Mus­lims do, then Amer­ica, with its long his­tory of sep­a­rat­ing reli­gion from gov­ern­ment, is not for you.

Although this very recent devel­op­ment is still very con­tro­ver­sial, in the United States, men can marry men and women can marry women, and yes, they have sex with each other. Mil­lions of unmar­ried Amer­i­cans, regard­less of their sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, are sex­u­ally active. If this both­ers you, then Amer­ica is not for you.

Women and men in Amer­ica, and teens too, often where next to no cloth­ing. If this angers you, then Amer­ica is not for you.

Dogs are beloved ani­mal com­pan­ions for many Amer­i­cans. If you believe that Islam teaches you that dogs are unclean and that they should be avoided, then the United States is not for you.

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While not as pop­u­lar as beef or chicken, pork is a pop­u­lar meat choice for many Amer­i­cans. If this dietary selec­tion gives you anguish because of what is writ­ten in the Quran, then Amer­ica is not for you.

About three-​quarters of Amer­i­can adults drink alco­holic bev­er­ages sev­eral times a week. Beer com­mer­cials are a sta­ple of sports tele­vi­sion and are com­mon fare on many other TV pro­grams. If you don’t approve because Islam teaches that alco­hol is for­bid­den, then Amer­ica is not for you.

Of course in this ver­bal exer­cise I could eas­ily sub­sti­tute France for the United States and make the same point.

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And yes, to be fair, there are mem­bers of reli­gious groups who have lived in the United States since before its found­ing, such as Ortho­dox Jews and the Amish, who feel uncom­fort­able with some of these Amer­i­can mores I just pointed out. Mor­mons too. But there is a big dif­fer­ence in regards to Islam. The first two I just men­tioned don’t pros­e­ly­tize – although Ortho­dox Jews preach to other Jews – they are what I call bee­hive reli­gions. You don’t bother them and they don’t bother you.

But Islam – read your his­tory, naysay­ers – is not only a pros­e­ly­tiz­ing faith, it is a con­quer­ing one. But three or four mil­lion Mus­lims can’t over­throw America.

Yet they keep coming.

Why?

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Dia­logue from the oth­er­wise worth­less Jeff Bridges film Wild Bill may shine some light on this para­dox. John Hurt’s char­ac­ter remarks to Wild Bill Hickok as they arrive in hedo­nis­tic Dead­wood, “This town… I really think it’s like some­thing out of the Bible.”

Which part?” Hickok replies.

The part right before God gets angry.”

Is this how Mus­lims view our country?

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

Red Oak MosqueBy John Ruberry

Muslims, many of them refugees from war, keep coming to America. Other than for the obvious reasons, the opportunity for a much better standard of living than what is expected in their home countries and the opportunity to collect government benefits, who have to wonder why this is happening.

I have some things to say to the Muslims who want to emigrate here.

If you believe in theocracy, in other words, sharia law, as many Muslims do, then America, with its long history of separating religion from government, is not for you.

Although this very recent development is still very controversial, in the United States, men can marry men and women can marry women, and yes, they have sex with each other. Millions of unmarried Americans, regardless of their sexual orientation, are sexually active. If this bothers you, then America is not for you.

Women and men in America, and teens too, often where next to no clothing. If this angers you, then America is not for you.

Dogs are beloved animal companions for many Americans. If you believe that Islam teaches you that dogs are unclean and that they should be avoided, then the United States is not for you.

Porky's Rib Fest
Porky’s Rib Fest ad, Bridgeview, IL

While not as popular as beef or chicken, pork is a popular meat choice for many Americans. If this dietary selection gives you anguish because of what is written in the Quran, then America is not for you.

About three-quarters of American adults drink alcoholic beverages several times a week. Beer commercials are a staple of sports television and are common fare on many other TV programs. If you don’t approve because Islam teaches that alcohol is forbidden, then America is not for you.

Of course in this verbal exercise I could easily substitute France for the United States and make the same point.

Amish wagon in Michigan
Amish horse carriage in Michigan

And yes, to be fair, there are members of religious groups who have lived in the United States since before its founding, such as Orthodox Jews and the Amish, who feel uncomfortable with some of these American mores I just pointed out. Mormons too. But there is a big difference in regards to Islam. The first two I just mentioned don’t proselytize–although Orthodox Jews preach to other Jews–they are what I call beehive religions. You don’t bother them and they don’t bother you.

But Islam–read your history, naysayers–is not only a proselytizing faith, it is a conquering one. But three or four million Muslims can’t overthrow America.

Yet they keep coming.

Why?

John "Lee" Ruberry
John “Lee” Ruberry

Dialogue from the otherwise worthless Jeff Bridges film Wild Bill may shine some light on this paradox. John Hurt’s character remarks to Wild Bill Hickok as they arrive in hedonistic Deadwood, “This town… I really think it’s like something out of the Bible.”

“Which part?” Hickok replies.

“The part right before God gets angry.”

Is this how Muslims view our country?

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.