The Quran is the holy book of Islam, which is often touted as a peaceful religion. However, many radicals have proven that its teachings can lead to more terror and violence than peace.
Here is a list of reasons why the Quran stands in direct opposition to the U.S. Constitution and why the two cannot co-exist on equal terms:
1. One of the main tenants of the American way is free speech. The Quran disallows this. The First Amendment of the Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law … abridging freedom of speech.”
But the Quran states: “Allah likes not the uttering of unseemly speech in public, except on the part of one who is being wronged … ” (4:49)
2. Another question is equality. The 19th Amendment of the Constitution says, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” The same principle is true of different ethnicities as well as genders.
But in the Quran women are considered second-class citizens. Many countries under Shariah law not only don’t allow woman to vote, they also don’t allow them to drive, receive an education or hold government positions.
In the Quran it is written that, “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’” (Sura 2:282)
3. The United States takes violent offenses very seriously while the Quran allows for violence against one’s fellow man in one important situation: if the victim is not Muslim, he is fair game.
The preamble to the U.S. Constitution speaks of peace: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty … ”
But the Quran instead calls for violence against unbelievers: “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.” (8:12)
I guess that explains all of the beheadings.
4. While the United States had its bout with slavery, it came out on the other side a more peaceful and accepting culture as slavery was abolished and eradicated. However, in Islam it seems as if slavery is encouraged, especially if it involves women.
The 13th Amendment of the Constitution states, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
In contrast, the Quran actually devotes a plethora of verses to let Muslim men know they can keep women as sex slaves: “O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those (slaves) whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee.” (33:50)
5. Another liberty that the United States is known for is freedom of religion. The U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment guarantees Americans this right: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
And while we allow even radical Muslims the freedom to practice here in the United States, abroad they continue to undermine it, as they uphold a different viewpoint.
“Slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush,” the Quran teaches (9:5). In fact, the Quran contains 109 passages that call Muslims to war against those who choose any other faith, according to Western Journalism.
One would be hard pressed finding a common thread between the Quran’s teachings and the ideals of the U.S. Constitutional ideals.
They simply contradict each other, and while we do allow for freedom of religion, we do not and should not allow hatred and volatile teachings to seep into the fabric of this great country.