What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur’an
-A History of Islam & the United States
By William J. Federer
"CONSTITUTION & QUR’AN
President Barack Obama stated in
Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009:
“When the first Muslim American was recently elected to Congress, he took the oath to defend our Constitution using the Holy Qur’an.”
The dilemma is, how can one swear to defend something upon a book that promotes the opposite?
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion,
yet Mohammed said
“Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him.”
(Hadith Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 9, Book 84, No. 57).
Islamic law relegates non-Muslims to “dhimmi” status, where they are not to propagate their customs amongst Muslims and cannot display a Cross or Star of David.
The First Amendment states Congress shall not abridge “the freedom of speech,” yet Islamic law enforces dhimmi status on non-Muslims, prohibiting them from observing their religious practices publicly, raising their voices during prayer or ringing church bells.
The First Amendment states Congress cannot take away “the right of the people to peaceably assemble,” yet Islamic law states non-Muslims cannot build any new places of worship or repair any old places which Muslims have destroyed, they must allow Muslims to participate in their private meetings, they cannot bring their dead near the graveyards of Muslims or mourn their dead loudly.
The First Amendment states Congress cannot take away the right of the people “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” yet Islamic law states non-Muslims are not to harbor any hostility towards the Islamic state or give comfort to those who disagree with Islamic government
The 2nd Amendment states “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” yet Islamic law states non-Muslims cannot possess arms, swords or weapons of any kind.
The 3rd Amendment states one cannot be forced to “quarter” someone in their house, yet Islamic law states non-Muslims must entertain and feed for three days any Muslim who wants to stay in their home, and for a longer period if the Muslim falls ill, and they cannot prevent Muslim travelers from staying in their places of worship.
The 4th Amendment guarantees “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures,” yet Islamic law states if a non-Muslim rides on a horse with a saddle and bridle, the horse can be taken away.
The 5th Amendment states that “no person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime...without due process of law,” yet Mohammed said “No Muslim should be killed for killing a Kafir (infidel).” (Hadith Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 9, No. 50).
The 6th Amendment guarantees a “public trial by an impartial jury” and the 7th Amendment states “the right of trial by jury shall be preserved,” yet Islamic law does not give non-Muslims equal legal standing with Muslims, even prohibiting a non-Muslim from testifying in court against a Muslim.
The 8th Amendment states there shall be no “cruel and unusual punishments inflicted,”
yet the Qur’an states:
'Cut off the hands of thieves, whether they are male or female, as punishment for what they have done—a deterrent from Allah.' (Sura 5:38)
A raped woman is punished with the man:
The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication-
Flog each of them with a hundred stripes. (Sura 24:2)
The 13th Amendment states there shall be no “slavery or involuntary servitude,” yet the Qur’an accommodates slavery as Mohammed owned slaves.
The 14th Amendment guarantees citizens “equal protection of the laws,” yet the Qur’an does not consider non-Muslims equal to Muslims.
The 15th Amendment guarantees “the right of the citizens...to vote shall not be denied...on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude,” yet strict interpretation of Islamic law does not allow voting, as democracy is considered people setting themselves in the place of Allah by making the laws.
The 16th Amendment has some similarities with Islamic law, as “Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes from whatever source derived.” Mohammed said
“Fight those who believe not in Allah...until they pay the jizya [tax] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” (Sura 9:29)
The 19th Amendment allows women to vote, yet in strict Islamic countries women cannot vote.
The 21st Amendment allows for the sale of liquor, yet Islamic law states non-Muslims are not to sell or drink wine and liquor openly."