So, much ado has been made over the years of the possibility that President Obama might be a secret Muslim. Various writers have explicated various reasons for believing this, some more convincingly than others. Having observed President Obama’s lifestyle I would have to surmise that if he is a Muslim, he’s not a very good one. I rather suspect he’s agnostic and most likely atheist, but he proclaims himself a Christian although he doesn’t seem to be any better at that religion than he is at Islam.
At any rate, I believe that I can make a better case for President George W. Bush being a secret Muslim than I could for Obama. In my previous article I explored the constitution of Iraq and contrasted the embrace of Islamic Nationalism contained therein with the hullabaloo that our “elites” on both sides of the dual ruling party class make over any mention of Christian Nationalism. Yet as bad as the comparison to the Iraqi constitution may be, the Afghan constitution is even worse.
The Afghan constitution came to be in 2004, three years after the 9/11 attacks on our country. Allow me to say at this point, although it will be offensive to some, that I firmly believe that Al Qaeda did indeed carry out the attacks, and that the initial military response of the U.S. was legally and morally justified. That is not to say our intelligence agencies did their jobs properly before or after the attacks, but that is a discussion for another post.
At any rate, after U.S. forces invaded Iraq and successfully uprooted the Taliban and Al Qaeda, we decided it was time to do some nation building. Never mind that we had not yet taken care of Bin Laden, or that Al Qaeda was regrouping across the border with aid from Pakistan’s ISI, our fearless leaders bravely decided it was time to make Afghanistan safe for democracy…. As long as it would be Islamic Nationalist Democracy. After all, what could go wrong with that.
So, a few excerpts from the Afghani Constitution put in place by the U.S. and its coalition allies….
Believing firmly in Almighty God, relying on His divine will and adhering to the Holy
religion of Islam; Yep, that’s right there in the preamble. Can we put this in the U.S. Constitution and replace “Islam” with “Christianity?” Remember, this is the constitution that the U.S. put in place under the leadership of W., just as was the Iraqi constitution. Seems odd for a Christian president to go to war against muslim nations and then declare Islam the supreme law of the land.
Article 1: Afghanistan shall be an Islamic Republic, independent, unitary and indivisible state
Can you imagine the shrieking from the Bush/Cheney crowd if we were to replace “Islamic” with “Christian” and put it in place in this country?
From Article 2: The sacred religion of Islam is the religion of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Would George W. Bush be willing to affirm that the sacred religion of Christianity is the religion of the United States of America? Oh no, there is no way that’s going to happen. Please, feel free to correct me if you can offer any evidence whatsoever that I am mistaken on this one.
No law shall contravene the tenets and provisions of the holy religion of Islam in
How about “No law shall contravene the tenets and provisions of the holy religion of Christianity in
the United States”? Would that be allowable?
The state shall adopt necessary measures to foster education at all levels, develop
religious teachings, regulate and improve the conditions of mosques, religious schools as
well as religious centers.
Okay seriously, U.S. soldiers were forced to build and protect madrassas with constant prayer and study of Sharia and Jihad, while their own children in U.S. schools were not allowed to pray and taught their fathers were filthy murderers. Separation of mosque and state anyone? No? This was written by the same people who assure you that if we allowed prayer in public schools the world would come to an immediate end. It’s not prayer they’re against, it’s Who you’re praying to that they oppose.
Okay, now this one is REALLY interesting….
Foreign individuals shall not have the right to own immovable property in Afghanistan.
Under the 2004 Constitution, a U.S. citizen could not own property or fixed structures in Afghanistan, nor could any other foreign national. All real property within Afghanistan is to be owned only by Afghanis. Now personally, I believe this is a good and just law. That being said, how many foreign entities and citizens own vast swaths of land in the U.S.? For that matter, how much farmland is owned by nations who are undeniably hostile to the U.S.? Why does our government deny us the same level of protection it provided to the Afghani people?
From Article 62:
The individual who becomes a presidential candidate shall have the following
- Shall be a citizen of Afghanistan, Muslim, born of Afghan parents and shall not be
a citizen of another country;
Okay, if we straight up enforced this in the U.S. then Obama could never have been President, as it is not disputed that his father was a Kenyan citizen.
Since George W saw this implemented in Afghanistan, what might his opinion be of stating that the U.S. citizen must be a Christian? If you are going to mandate a Muslim president in a nation you just conquered, yet call yourself a Christian, why should you oppose a mandate for a Christian President in your own nation? There are only so many possible answers for that question.
This document, along with the Iraqi constitution, make it clear that the GOPe of the Bush/Cheney clans were never on the side of American Christians. It would be as if, after successfully winning World War II, Truman had announced we were enshrining Shinto as the official religion of Japan and the Nazi party as the official rulers of Germany. What would the response of Americans in 1945 have been to such an outrage? Why are we so different?
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