The Founders, but especially Thomas Jefferson, are turning in their graves.
Ok we get it Congress is being fair and inclusive to all denominations of faith (leaders from various faiths have been invited to give opening prayer) but this country was founded on Judea-Christian beliefs not islam. Islam, a religion in which millions around the world believe in and have sworn under said faith to destroy the US! Can’t recall the last time I heard a Buddhist swear and preach “Death to America”! Clearly this is an attempt to put out an olive branch to those in the islamic faith but those who hate us couldn’t careless. As a matter of fact this will be interpreted by radical islamists as another win because it was a prayer and praise to allah on the floor of the infidels legislative body! It’s actually an insult to hear praise given to allah when we know what ISIS is doing to anyone who does not believe in islam is deemed an infidel given the choice to pay a tax(Jizya), convert or die!
The Imam prays for this country and the people in Congress but let’s be honest he represents a minority within the islamic community. The majority HATE you, me and this country they want to see the US burn! The God he refers to in the body of his prayer is not one of peace.
Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”
Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”
Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
There are many more quotes out there and most people have had their fill of this. The other concern is that we know radical islam is actively infiltrating the US govt (see The Project & Rumors of War III) so this doesn’t help! I’m sure the Imam means well as we know there are some decent muslims out there but things are too sensitive right now. Maybe that’s why Congress invited him, who knows? But IMO praising allah, which is my issue with this, on the floor of the House was inappropriate.
(I believe this was from 11/13/14)