John Conyers, Jr,, D-MI, likely to become new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is in the pocket of the Islamists. ConyersBlog says Text of My Resolution Regarding Religious Intolerance
I received a large number of comments, and quite a spirited debate, concerning my resolution opposing religious intolerance, including desecration of the Quran. I appreciate all of the comments, both..
This is a Christian country, that is tolerant of other faiths. If you are going to be proposing any Resolution about Religious Intolerance, it should focus on the efforts of the Secular Humanists to disparage Christianity, and not focus on some third level faith like Islam.I received a large number of comments, and quite a spirited debate, concerning my resolution opposing religious intolerance, including desecration of the Quran. I appreciate all of the comments, both those supporting and opposing my actions. I continue to believe that given recent events, it is worthwhile for the Congress to actually express its support for the freedom of religion.
Does this include returning to Prayer in School, display of the 10 commandments, and lessons from the Holy Bible?The resolution was drafted to oppose all religious intolerance. To the extent it mentions the Quran and Islam specifically, that is obviously to respond to those who believe our nation would tolerate disrespect of that religion or its holy book. Clearly we should not, at least in my opinion.
The Islamists have hijacked that faith. If we are to discuss what they are up to, we must be free to show what the Quran says, and to discuss whether that is the sort of society we would like America to be.Anyway, below in the extended entry is the full text of H. Res. 288. I hope you agree that read in its totality, it is a fair and appropriate resolution.
No it is not. It just pushes a special exemption for the Quran.Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives condemning bigotry and religious intolerance, and recognizing that holy books of every religion should be treated with dignity and respect.
Only to the extent that that religion treats others with dignity and respect. What do Muslims do if one of their members wants to embracce Judaism or Christianity? They kill them?Whereas believers of all religions, including the Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, should be treated with respect and dignity;
Whereas the word Islam comes from the Arabic root word meaning “peace” and “submission”;
And whereas the writer of the Quran was a warlord who attacked other countries and imposed the Muslim faith by the sword, certainly not a man of peace, and where submission meant other religions had to submit to Islam.Whereas there are an estimated 7,000,000 Muslims in America, from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, forming an integral part of the social fabric of America;
And whereas many of them should be sent back to the country they come from, if they preach or practice violence.Whereas the Quran is the holy book for Muslims who recite passages from it in prayer and learn valuable lessons about peace, humanity and spirituality;
And taking other countries by force.Whereas it should never be official policy of the United States Government to disparage the Quran, Islam, or any religion in any way, shape, or form;
No reason to single out the Quran.Daled Amos blogged The problem is that there is no reason to single out Islam as being especially deserving of respect and tolerance.... If anything the resolution--with its call that "it should never be official policy of the United States Government to disparage the Quran, Islam, or any religion in any way, shape, or form" implies a chilling effect on open discussion and debate.
How odd that Congressman Conyers, who stages a mock impeachment of the current President of the United States, should suddenly get cold feet when it comes to discussing a religion whose more extremist followers have declared war on the West.
PJM blogged Soccer Dad takes a look at Rep. John Conyers, (D-MI) who is set to become the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Conyers—whose constituency includes the heavily Muslim-populated city of Dearborn—sponsored at bill “seeking religious tolerance for all religions while placing a heavy emphasis on protection of Islam” even though, according to FBI data, Muslims are not, by far, the most attacked religious group in the US.
Atlas Shrugs, blogged Dhimmicrats: Embracing Your Killers - America, wake up!
Robert Spencer wrote CAIR's Congress - With the Democratic victory in the midterm elections, one big winner was the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). The American Islamic pressure group now has a chance to advance its agenda in numerous ways, with energetic water-carrying by, among others, the Speaker of the House, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and the first Muslim member of Congress.
Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, who is likely to be the next House Speaker, has announced her intention to “correct the Patriot Act”
If you are going to correct it, make it stronger, not weaker.and wants to criminalize scrutiny of Muslims at airports and elsewhere:
Don't criminalize it, increase scrutiny of them.“Since September 11, many Muslim Americans have been subjected to searches at airports and other locations based upon their religion and national origin. We must make it illegal.” Since religion is the one factor that the jihadists themselves invariably point to as the motivation for their violent actions, Pelosi is calling upon investigators to ignore the single most important key to understanding jihadist strategy and goals. If she gets her way, any Muslim who is searched at an airport at any time will be able to claim that he is being illegally profiled; a law criminalizing searches of Muslims at airports would have a chilling effect upon any effort to investigate jihad terror activity in the Muslim community.
Helping pass such a law will be John Conyers, D-MI, the probable new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. “The policies of the Bush administration,” he has declared, “have sent a wave of fear through our immigrant communities and targeted our Arab and Muslim neighbors.”
Freedom Fighter blogged Conyers is one of those congressmen who consistently votes aginst Israel on every occassion, even on fairly inocuous resolutions of support.... It's also quite enlightening to google Conyers and Islam and or Muslim and observe how beloved he is of organizations like the MPAC and CAIR. I wonder how homosexuals, Jews and feminists who voted en masse for Conyers and his part feel about his shilling for jihadis?