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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:20 PM
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Bryan Fischer: Muslim Immigrants Must "Convert To Christianity"
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 06:22 PM by alp227
Allowing Muslims to immigrate into the United States, a Christian nation by origin, history and tradition, without insisting that they drop their allegiance to Allah, Muhammad, the Quran, and sharia law, is to commit cultural suicide. We believe in freedom of religion for Muslims like we do for everybody else. But if they insist on clinging to their religion, they will need to exercise their freedom of religion in a Muslim country which shares their values: death for those who leave Islam, the beating of wives by their husbands, and the labeling of Jews as apes and pigs.

Immigration is a privilege, not a right, and our policy should be to admit to our shores only those with a commitment to a full assimilation to American culture, adopting our faith, our heroes, and our history. Someone with a Muslim background who wants to become an American had best be prepared to drop his Islam and his Quran at Ellis Island.


So ancient Israel offers a paradigm of what a sensible and sane immigration policy looks like. Its simple: dont break the law (that is, come in through the front door instead of breaking in through a window), convert to Christianity, fully assimilate (become an authentic American, not a hyphenated American), and support yourself.


--Bryan Fischer, director of issues analysis, American Family Association (via Right Wing Watch)

"We believe in freedom of religion for Muslims like we do for everybody else. But if they insist on clinging to their religion, they will need to exercise their freedom of religion in a Muslim country which shares their values..." What? The? Bleep? And that Christian nation argument is just so stale: if America really is a Christian nation, why does the Constitution have an amendment stating "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" and that President John Adams stated in Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli "the government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion"? If our constitution does not designate Christianity as the official religion of the US but rather grants the freedom to believe or not to believe, how can America really be a Christian nation? "In Philadelphia, numerous private schools with no religious affiliation taught languages, mathematics, and natural science," states the US Dept. of State Outline of US History.

Fischer's citation of ancient Israel as an ideal of a decent society is really revealing of his view of America. According to the Encarta encyclopedia, during colonial times, "the diversity of religious belief among the settlers gradually eroded support for an established church and promoted a new ideal of religious toleration."
In the past, Fischer has advocated banning Muslim immigration and deporting Muslims and has claimed that Muslims do not have First Amendment protection.

Conservative contempt for non-Christians even stretches towards a certain golfer: in January 2010, Brit Hume said on Fox News Sunday that Tiger Woods should convert to Christianity (Woods is a Buddhist) after his extramarital affairs were revealed.

Despite all these outrageous statements, 2012 Republican presidential candidates will still happily appear on Fischer's radio program. (Justin Elliott expands on this on Salon.com: "The Muslim-baiting radio host the GOP can't resist")
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Skip_In_Boulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:25 PM
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1. The American Taliban strikes again.
It's hard to understand how they think there is something different about them as opposed to radical Islamic fundamentalist. All religious fundamentalist are brutal authoritarians.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:28 PM
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2. Nailed it. n/t
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:29 PM
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3. He should commit himself for tests to see if his brain is working or just his mouth
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:07 PM
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6. Fischer has appeared on the Thom Hartmann shows regularly
for example: about Don't Ask Don't Tell where he said: "the only distinguishing characteristic of the homosexual population is that they want to use the anal cavity for sex." (4:10) Thom's reaction: "Shock language isn't gonna get us anywhere"

Or this interview from February about a Texas school plan to teach Arabic language classes. He ended the interview linking the few Muslims who've won non-peace Nobel Prizes to inbreeding in the Arab world; Thom responded: "That sounds so much like bigotry...I'm astounded," and hung up without saying thank you.

I'd like to hear Fischer get demolished on Hartmann's program sometime soon regarding Fischer's newest outrageous statements including his claim that welfare encourages people to "rut like rabbits".
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:30 PM
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4. How about we just deport Xians that can't abide by the constitution...
I'd welcome most of the Muslims I've encountered across the globe. Radicals of either stripe are not welcome.
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hayu_lol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:34 PM
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5. Obviously this guy has never read...
the Treaty Of Tripoli...1797 written by the founders of this secular country.

Disgust at these freaks.
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