Islam is not simply a religion, it's a totalitarian political construct with religious aspects. Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and most other religions do not impose their laws on non-believers, unless they are within their jurisdiction. The last time that Christianity attempted this en masse was during the religious wars of the Renaissance. Islam seeks to impose itself on all people, even those who are nowhere near a mosque or Islamic state. Imams routinely issue fatwas calling for the deaths of individuals outside of Islam, and these fatwas have the force, not just of law, but of divine law.
Originally Posted by Lanie
The closest that the US has come to dealing with this issue was during the early days of the Church of the LDS, which also tried to set itself up as a law unto itself. One of the requirements for Utah statehood was that the church renounce polygamy and declare that it would obey the laws of the United States. Muslims refuse to do this, and seek to impose Sharia on non-Muslims, even here. The issue is not that we are infringing on their freedom of worship, but that their freedom of worship cannot infringe on our rights.
Before we do anything else, we should look into the ownership of the mosques in the US. The North American Islamic Trust is a subsidiary and front for the Islamic Society of North America, which is itself a Muslim Brotherhood front. The following comes from http://www.strategycenter.net/docLib..._and_ISNA.pdf:
According to the current website, the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) explains itself as follows:
“The North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) is a waqf, the historical Islamic equivalent of an American trust or endowment, serving Muslims in the United States and their institutions. NAIT facilitates the realization of American Muslims' desire for a virtuous and happy life in a hari'ahcompliant way. NAIT is a not-for-profit entity that qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. NAIT was established in 1973 in Indiana by the Muslim Students Association of U.S. and Canada (MSA), the predecessor of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). NAIT supports and provides services to ISNA, MSA, their affiliates, and other Islamic centers and institutions. The President of ISNA is an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees of NAIT.”
The NAIT website goes on to explain:
“NAIT holds titles to mosques, Islamic centers, schools, and other real estate to safeguard and pool the assets of the American Muslim community, develops financial vehicles and products that are compatible with both the Shari'ah (Islamic law) and the American law, publishes and distributes credible Islamic literature, and facilitates and coordinates community projects.”
The NAIT website states that it “holds the title of approximately 300 properties” a figure consistent with a LEXIS/NEXIS search showing 332 properties in the real-estate related database and with a report by the Council on American Islamic Relations which says that NAIT owns about 27 percent of the estimated 1200 mosques in the United States. In a hearing before the United States Senate, witness testimony shows that NAIT holds the deeds to between 50% and 79% of American mosques.
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NAIT and ISNA were both cited as "unindicted co-conspirators" in the Holy Land trial, in which they were confirmed to have knowingly provided funds which were raised on behalf of terrorist groups. What we have, then, is a Muslim Brotherhood front group, which is seeking to undermine the United States through what the Brotherhood refers to as a "civilizational jihad" (i.e., infiltration and subversion) and which has used its properties to raise funds for terrorists while using the protections of the First Amendment. This is an obvious RICO case.