Switzerland Bans Islamic Minarets

November 30, 2009

In a recent vote, Swiss voters decided to ban construction of new minarets. In Islam, the minaret is a tall tower that usually is higher than surrounding buildings that sounds the call to prayer for Muslims five times a day. The blaring call to prayer has caused anger among many Europeans as their daily routine is interrupted by the loud calls.

This is a surprise victory for many in the country that oppose further Islamification of Europe. Many see the increasing Islamic minorities as threats to traditional European culture and religion. Halal food shops are springing up, and many restaurants are caterinng to Islamic customers by taking pork and other ‘unclean’ food out of their menus.

An Informed Mind has no animosity towards Muslims. However I do think that Islam is a religion of war and it should be treated as such since it has basically declared war on western culture and countries. Muslims should be treated with respect and not harassed. However we cannot act as though Islam is a peaceful religion like Christianity. Turkey’s Prime Minister even said, “Minarets are Islam’s bayonets.” Peaceful? Methinks not. I applaud the Swiss for standing up to those who would cry intolerance and realizing that Islam is not as peaceful as they claim.

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Obama Adviser Supports Sharia Law!

October 22, 2009

She describes her role in the Obama administration as a communicator to the president and other public officials of “what it is Muslims want.” But Dalia Mogahed has garnered negative attention when she stated on a British television show hosted by an extremist that Sharia (Islamic) law is ‘gender equality’. The hijab laden female adviser to the president states that Islamic women are satisfied by Sharia Law.

Says Steven Schwartz, a prominent American Muslim and outspoken critic of Islamic fundamentalism, “…while Muslims around the world are increasingly turning toward civil society, Dalia Mogahed offers the retrograde fantasy of Shariah as liberating, even as comparable with the principles of the Declaration of Independence.” Excuse me, an adviser to the president is saying Sharia, that required women to be covered hair to heel, that a person can have his right hand cut off for stealing, that says that a woman can be lashed for being found with her hair uncovered, is equal to the Declaration of Independence. Is anyone else finding something wrong with this?

In the United States, we pride ourselves on freedom and keeping government and church separate (often to the point of idiocy). But Islamic countries abide by Sharia and have NO secular law. With the exception of a few more moderate countries, Saudi Arabia, Iran etc. all follow strict Sharia and the people are some of the most oppressed in the world. Why would we have an adviser to the president who has such views on the place of a violent, oppressive religion in government.

Also, since Muslims make up between 1-5% of the population, why does the president need a special adviser for Muslim concerns? Does he have a Christian, Hindu, Buddhist or Confucian adviser? What about for the disabled? Anything special like that for other groups? I didn’t think so. Now, I’m not attacking Muslims or anything, but Obama has a history of cozying up with Muslims to the detriment of other groups. He refused to participate in the National Day of Prayer, yet he had a special Ramadan dinner with Islamic leaders from around the country.

America, we need to fight the growing undermining of our nation and our foundation. We are based on Judeo-Christian values, not Muslim ones. Islam, though I love it’s people, is a religion of war and violence. We need to keep America based on the Constitution, not on Sharia or other international laws. Stay tuned.