Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or so the First Amendment to the Constitution would have America believe. Yet Congress has now passed laws that the Presidents have used to establish Islam as a state religion, finance that religion, promote that religion, and compel people to adhere to that religion.
For 216 years the Establishment Clause had been a covenant between the federal government and the people. But the Establishment Clause is more. It was a sacred trust held by the government for the people of all religions, and no religion, to keep whatever they held sacred out of the reaches of the federal government, and that the Congress would never, under any circumstances, pass any law that would lead to the establishment of any religion anywhere. But that sacred trust went further. It applied not only to the laws passed by Congress, but also to the President and the entire federal government and "every government official, high or low," as the Supreme Court would latter state.
Over the years there were squabblings over what respecting an establishment meant, and after the Supreme Court made the Establishment Clause applicable to the states through the fourteenth amendment, the squabbling increased. Prayer in public schools, nativity scenes, crosses and religious symbols on public property were all deemed to violate the Establishment Clause, as did giving preference to one religion over another. Recently the state prohibition on religion has been questioned by some justices. But that does not matter, as it is the federal government that has established its form of Islam as the preferred religion of the United States.
That began subtly in April 1999, when President Clinton, speaking of the treatment of women and children by the Afghanistan Taliban, used the Office of the President of the United States to say:
"I think it is one of the worst examples of systematic human rights abuses in the world today, and a terrible perversion of Islam."
On July 4, 1999 I President Clinton, and made the following updated to War-Killing and Maat:
"While it might be, one of the worst examples of systematic human rights abuses in the world today, it is not a perversion of Islam. What it is, is a close adherence to Islam as it was practiced by Mohammad and the Salaf Caliphs who followed.
"What President Clinton did, in his official capacity as President of the United States, was to proclaim that it is the official policy of the United States, that fundamental Islam, Islam as it was practiced by the Salaf, and Islam as it was practiced by Mohammad, is a perversion of Islam as it is now officially accepted by the United States. But more importantly, the President of the United States has, by implication, declared that the doctrines of The Goddesses as I declared herein in August 1997, are rejected, and dismissed by the government of the United States; and, that the First Amendment is subject to subversion by the President who can, without consequences, officially prefer one religion over another and over the Religion of The Goddesses."
The subtlety of President Clinton's statement was obfuscated and complicated by the fact that few in America know what Islam is, and even fewer, in fact possibly no one except me, could see the Establishment Clause violation in that statement, that preferred the United States now officially preformed its form of Islam over other another form of Islam, and that form of Islam was preferred over the doctrines of the Religion of The Goddesses.
This was, as far as I can determine, the first time the President of the United States openly violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment by showing official government preference to any religion, and specifically showed preference over the sects of one religion - Moderate Islam over Islam. It was the first overt step toward giving preference to Moderate Islam over Islam, and all religions, and it would not be the last.
Islam is Islam. That is, Islam is unchangeable. It is the same, and can be no different today than it was when Mohammad created it. The West, however, and particularly the United States wants to believe that Islam is a peaceful religion. It is not. Therefore, to the western thinker, because some Muslims are violent and terrorists, they must not represent "true Islam," but rather, they must be a form of radical Islam, while true Islam has to be Moderate Islam.
But "radical" means its fundamental nature, that is, fundamentalism; and, fundamental Islam is Islam in its original form, as it was practiced by Mohammad and by the Salaf (the three generations after Mohammad's death). That includes war against non believers, where no non believer is innocent, and it includes not just terrorism, but everything that is being called Radical Islam, as all that practiced and taught by Mohammad, and found in the Quran or Hadith.
By calling the actions of the Taliban a perversion of Islam, President Clinton officially distinguished two forms of Islam, the form he believed was Islam, which America would be led to believe is Moderate Islam, and what he considered a perversion of Islam. But that so-called perversion of Islam, is in fact, Islam. (SEE: The Goddesses' Doctrine on the Validity of Religions, 1997)
In 2007 Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey, said of the term, moderate Islam:
"These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that's it."
And just what is Islam as Muslims understand it. America got its first glimpse of a small, but important part of what Islam teaches when it was first documented in the March 28, 1786 "American Peace Commissioners to John Jay," where Thomas Jefferson attributed the following to the Muslim Tripoli envoy:
"It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy's ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once."
The first official documentation of what is written in the Koran, and what Muslims believe and practice can be summarized as:
That is about all America knew of Muslims until recently as neither Islam nor Muslims were a problem within the boarders of what would, in two years, become officially the United States. Today, most Americans do not even know that, or if it is brought to their attention, they reject it.
But Americans need to understand that Islam is Islam. It is neither Radical, nor is it Moderate. But President Clinton violated the Establishment Clause by creating a distinction between his perverted Islam, and what he believed was Islam, and in doing so, the presidency officially preferred Moderate Islam over Islam.
"Radical Islam" is Fundamentalist Islam, or Islam in its original form as it was practiced by Mohammad and the Salaf (the three generations after Mohammad's death). Moderate Islam, is any form or practice of Islam that has been modified to adapt to Western and other religious cultures; and, it is Moderate Islam, which is the Islam preferred by the United States, that has perverted what Islam was when Mohammad founded the religion.
To make the fact that Islam is Islam easier to understand, Moderate Islam is actually a protestant form of Islam. Or, by analogy, Islam is like pregnancy. A woman is either pregnant or she is not, and no woman be moderately pregnant. Likewise, Moderate Islam would be more like pseudocyesis.
On September 11, 2001 United States was attacked by Muslim Jihadists, a mujahideen, who killed and used Quran authorized terror in an attempt to force America into Submission - Islam.
Five days later, September 16, 2001, President Bush called the terrorists, "evil-doers," and said the "war on terrorism" was a "crusade". The use of "crusade" outraged the Muslim world, which does not allow free speech, and President Bush would later say he did not mean a religious crusade, and America slipped quietly into accepting that free speech did not apply to criticism of Islam or any perceived threat to Muslims.
On September 17, 2001 President Bush addressed the attack on 9/11 in which he said:
"These acts of violence against innocents violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith....The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace."
People cheered and America began it subtle embracing of the Islamification. It does not matter that President Bush was trying to calm America. What he did was repudiate Islam and validate Moderate Islam, and he presented himself, as President, as having the authority to say what Islam is. But as I stated in The Goddesses' Doctrine on the Validity of Religions (1997):
"Islam is submission. It is not peace, and the Quran demands killing and terrorism to bring about submission - Islam. Islam is therefore divided today between Islam (submission) and Moderate Islam (accommodation), which is not really Islam. In Islam, the non believer is not innocent, and cannot submit to Allah without surrendering to Allah, which is to say, the religion of the non believer cannot be Islam (submission) if it is not Islam (full submission)."
It was, again, a President of the United States who not only preferred Moderate Islam over Islam, but preferred a new religious doctrine for the United States, that makes non believers innocent, where they are not innocent in the Quran; and that the terror demanded in the Quran is not part of Islam; that the killing and terror demanded by Jihad of the Quran has been replaced by peace; and, that the official religious doctrine of the United States prefers Islam over the doctrine of The Goddesses.
That same day, September 17, a President Bush spokesperson, Ari Fleischer said, "This attack had nothing to do with Islam. This attack was a perversion of Islam…" He would be the first of numerous government officials to espouse America's new religious doctrine.
Four days later, September 20, 2001, President Bush spoke in a joint session of Congress in which he said:
"The terrorists practice a fringe form of Islamic extremism that has been rejected by Muslim scholars and the vast majority of Muslim clerics, a fringe movement that perverts the peaceful teachings of Islam. The terrorists' directive commands them to kill Christians and Jews, to kill all Americans, and make no distinctions among military and civilians, including women and children."
The Establishment Clause encompasses all religions, even a religion with only one adherent. Nor does it matter for constitutional purposes who, or how many people accept or reject religious doctrines or religious practices. Government, including the President of the United States, has no business accepting what a "vast majority of Muslim clerics" believe. Especially when it leads to the President preaching "the peaceful teachings of Islam." Islam is not peaceful, and the "terrorists' directive" comes directly from the Quran.
There are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world. The vast majority of them, 1.1 billion may very well believe as President Bush does. But that leaves half a billion Muslims who believe that the "Terrorist" are in fact faithful jihadists who are living the commands of Islam and the Quran.
However, after minimizing the small minority of terrorists, President Bush went on to say that the "terrorists" are "linked to many other organizations in different countries, including the Egyptian Islamic Jihad and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. There are thousands of these terrorists in more than 60 countries."
It was one thing for the President to criticize the religious motivation of the "terrorists" but the Establishment Clause does not permit any President to officially endorse a particular religion or preach its religious doctrines in a government setting. But of Islam President Bush said:
"Its teachings are good and peaceful, and those who commit evil in the name of Allah blaspheme the name of Allah. The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself. "
The First Amendment makes government neutral, and there can be no blaspheme of any god. A government official can speak of irreverence toward any god or religious belief, but blaspheme is an acceptance that Allah is "The God". But President Bush was no longer speaking just to a Joint Session of Congress (See the full speech), he was preaching Islam as the official religious doctrine of the United States, and the slide into the Islamification of America was resting on solid footing. In the months and years that followed, public schools were teaching that Islam means peace that Islam is a peaceful religion, and that Allah is god.
While that violates the Establishment Clause, because the speech is "respecting an establishment of religion," it is, after all, only speech, but speech that puts the "power " and "prestige " of government behind Islam. And, as with prayer is school, it can be argued that it really does not establish Islam at a state religion. That would come later, and on February 22, 2004, I updated War-Killing and Maat with this:
Before the United States went to war in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, President Bush told the nation, and the world, that it was a war to bring freedom to Afghanistan. The invasion was called "Operation Enduring Freedom." It was a lie ab initio (from the beginning). On January 26, 2004, after the United States had sacrificed the lives of over seventy Americans and spent hundreds of billions of dollars, the Afghanistan Constitution was signed, making Islam the official religion of the new Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
"America's military forces were sent to fight and die in defense of what is America's preferred form of Islam, and to fight against what America has called a people who have perverted Islam. What that war was, was the establishment Islam in Afghanistan, and what it is now, is the defense of Islam in Afghanistan, and the establishment of Islam as the religion of United States. It is not a war for freedom, it was, and is, a war against the doctrines of The Goddesses and The Goddesses."
The War in Afghanistan had been sold as retaliation for the 9/11 attack and the Taliban's refusal to turn over Osama bin Laden and the al Qaeda terrorists. However, what President Bush actually intended was to remove the Taliban from power and install the mujahideen leadership the US had supported against the Soviet Union, who were then fighting the Taliban. In other word, President Bush was going to replace the Sharia of the Taliban's Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan with the Sharia of a new democratic Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and do it in the name of freedom. Afghanistan is 99% Muslim, and the democracy Nation Building of the Bush Administration, assured that the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, would, as its name states, make Islam its state religion and more specifically, make Afghanistan the first literal establishment of religion by the United States. Christians had fought to make Afghanistan free, and in doing so they became soldiers of Islam.
President Bush, had, from the beginning, used the power and prestige of the Office of the Presidency to promote Moderate Islam; and, with the help of the United States in founding of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, it became clear that the financial support of the United States, was also placed behind Moderate Islam's religious belief, not only in the United States and Afghanistan, but also in Iraq.
In early January 2003, a year before the United States established its first state religion in Afghanistan, President Bush met with the French President, Jacques Chirac, to try to convince France to join the United States' invasion of Iraq. We now know that President Bush told President Chirac that the war would bring about battle of God and Magog - a biblical battle Chriac had never heard of. (500 Days, Secrets and Lies in the Terror War, Kurt Eichenwald, Touchstone p. 461.) President Bush wanted to start a religious war in Iraq, based on the bible, and the French would have nothing to do with it, and the opposed the war.
Americans were furious. President Bush had boldly announced that "Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." Conservative America saw that France was not with United States, and therefore she was with the terrorists, and to show America's hatred for France they began calling French Fries, Freedom Fries.
News of President Bush's religious war of Gog and Magog did not come to light until after President Bush left office, but the Iraqi war, like the war in Afghanistan, was as much religious as it was political, with the inevitable consequence being that the United States would establish its first state religion. Iraq, which would be next, was already being planned as an Islamic state before the war began on March 20, 2003".
Fifteen months after the invasion of Iraq, the United States Department of Defense gave its governing power to the Iraqi Governing Council, and on June 28, 2004 the interim Iraqi Government established Islam as the official state religion of Iraq. I was the only one in the United States, and perhaps the world to complain that it violated the Establishment Clause.
Six months later, on January 30, 2005 American television showed Iraqi Muslim women, covered head to foot in black burqa, holding up the purple finger of their right hand to show that they had voted for a new government. President Bush told the American People the war had made the people free and had created a democracy. But democracy is not freedom. It is the rule of the majority, and in Iraq, where 99% of the people are Muslim, the Muslims had already reduced the Christian population from 1.4 million before the war to less than half a million at the time of the vote. The 60% Shia Muslim majority took control of the government, and on October 15, 2005 Iraqi constitutional referendum approved the Constitution of the new Republic of Iraq making Islam its official state religion.
As with Afghanistan, President Bush never intended Iraq to be secular. Rather, under his authority and the laws passed by Congress, the United States had spent nearly a trillion dollars and sent over 1,900 American warriors for Islam to their death to establish Islam as the state religion of Iraq. And, as with Afghanistan, Americans had never been fighting, dying and being wounded to make a people free. Americans were fighting and dying to create and support Islam as the state religion of both Afghanistan and Iraq.
The First Amendment Establishment Clause could not be more clearly violated than with the actual physical establishment of Islam as the state religions in Afghanistan and Iraq. But the Establishment Clause also prohibited Congress and the President from passing laws that placed the power, prestige and financial support of the United States for Islam or any Islamic state governments. Thus, the establishment of religion continued in both of those Islamic states, and over the next three years from the founding of the Islamic Republic of Iraq October 2005, the United States would send over 2,300 of America's finest to their deaths as soldier of Islam in Iraq, which would be added to the nearly 650 mostly Christian soldiers of Islam the United States had sent to their deaths from the beginning of the war in Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama took the office of President of the United States in January 2009 and while claiming he had inherited the two wars, he gave America what it wanted, which was ending the war in Iraq; and, he gave them what America did not want; continuing the war in Afghanistan where he would send over 1,700 American troops to their death supporting Islam.
But what he did not do, and what both he and President Bush would not do, was tell the Iraqis and Afghans that the Constitution of the United States prohibited any support for Islam or their Islamic states. Instead, President Obama increased US financial support for the Islamic states with what will, by the end of Obama's eight years in office, be over six trillion dollars, and it is being done ostensibly to keep Muslims from attacking America.
It does not matter for the Establishment Clause that Al Qaeda Jihadists attacked the US on 9/11. Islam is more than a religion. It has its own Sharia law, Sharia social life, Sharia economic, Islamic government, and Mujahideen-army of Jihadists, all of which are claimed by Muslims to be religious.
But America has always turned a blind eye to Judeo-Christian religious laws which are justified for every imaginable reason except religion, and America had no problem taking sides with the Jews against the Muslims of Palestine, after the Jewish state of Israel was founded in 1947. But Christian America did not see Israel as being in a religious war against Muslims, but rather as the fulfillment of biblical prophesy, with which the Palestinians Muslims must surely agree if they were true believers in The Book. But the Bible gave the Jews not just Palestine, but Zion, which is all of the Mid East from Southern Turkey to Gaza, on the coast and as far a Baghdad in the East. Still, the United States has continued to support Israel as a Jewish state, by claiming that it is not religion that makes one a Jew, but birth, and that Jews are descendants of the biblical Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It does not matter that the biblical Abraham and the so-called Patriarchs never existed, or that most Jews are genetically not Jews at all.
For Christians, the genocides and killing mandated by the god of the Old Testament ended with Jesus. But it did not end for the Jews, and for some reason nothing the Jews do is religious, while everything Muslims do is.
Islam has the Quran, which along with the Hadith and Sharia Law makes virtually every act of a Muslim religious, and that is a concept to which the West has capitulated. And with every act of a Muslim being a religious act, calling Jihadists terrorists, is now seen by Muslims as an offense and denigration of Islam. After all, Jihad is mandated by the Quran, as is terrorism which is not only condoned by the Quran, but encouraged. Muslims have thus shamed America into accepting that any criticism of Islam makes one Islamophobic, and that the world must ignore the reality of Islam and accept Islam to be Moderate Islam. It is for this reason that President Obama and his administration have refused to use any term that would equates Islam with terrorism.
That, however, makes the presidency prefer Moderate Islam over Islam, and to prefer Islam over all other religions; and it prefers President Obama's concept of Islam over those whom he claims have hijacked Islam. It also puts President Obama and his administration in opposition to the Religion of The Goddesses, and prefers the doctrines of Islam over the doctrines of the Religion of The Goddesses
America has spent trillion of dollars on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, where it promotes and defends their Islamic governments, while thousand of Americans have been killed and seriously wounded believing they were promoting freedom and democracy. But democracy is not freedom. It is rule of the majority, and in the Americam Islamic states of Iraq and Afghanistan, democracy means rule by the tyranny of Islam, which is defended by American Soldiers of Islam, without their performing Jihad.
And I, The High Priest of The Goddesses, am the only one to complain, even though no one listens, especially not Christians. After all, when Christians came to power, they killed the priestesses of the Goddesses, or drove them from the lands they controlled. Christians were followed by the Muslims who began killing the priestesses of the Goddesses in the lands they controlled of the Mid East. Muslims also killed Christians and Jews, but unlike the Christians and Jews who could bribe the Muslims - pay tribute - the priestesses and their followers either fled or were killed.
However, like the followers of The Goddesses before me, I stand in defiance of Islam, and declare that Islam is a man-made religion that submits to the man-made-god, Allah, whom Mohammad created (See: The Goddesses' Doctrine on the Validity of Religions) while Christians and Jews are powerless to complain. Nor do they have standing to complain, as they all claim to worship the same god, the god of The Book, (Old Testament). But the Old Testament is a fraud, a Pious Fraud, created by the Jews, and is believed by Christians and Muslims, which they use to justify their laws and their punishments as being god-given, and now used for the Islamification of America, which began when President Clinton sided with the Muslims in the 1995 Bosnia War.
America's intervention in the Bosnian conflict was promoted as a prevention of genocide. But it was a war of Muslims against Christians, with Christians performing the genocide - much as Muslims had been doing for 1,300 years. And while every act of a Muslim is religious, the religious aspect of the war was dismissed. The effect was for America to prefer Islam over Christianity in the Balkans.
The Bosnian war was far off, and America fought from the air with no battle deaths, so it was not perceived as "respecting an establishment of religion" but only as a "Peace Mission." However, as the Supreme Court pronouncement in 1962
"When the power, prestige and financial support of government is placed behind a particular religious belief, the indirect coercive pressure upon religious minorities to conform to the prevailing officially approved religion is plain." (Engel v. Vitale)
And while America paid no attention to the impact of Islam in the Bosnian War, the Muslim world did; and, what they saw was their god, Allah, using the United States to fight on the side of Muslims.
The following year, 1996, the Taliban (Islamic students) established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, and instituted Sharia law. This drew international news attention over their harsh treatment of women and children. In August 1997, I wrote of The Goddesses Doctrine on the Validity of Religions, which is encapsulated in the first sentence.
"It is a doctrine of The Goddesses, that all are free to worship whatever gods they create, but that no religious leader can lay claim to his or her religion unless it fully embraces the fundamental principles from which it developed."
This applies to all religions, and as I explicate in the Validity of Religions, while it is impossible for Judaism and Christianity to be in their original forms, Islam has the potential of returning to a fundamentalist form that could be essentially the same as Islam as it was practiced immediately after the death of Mohammad. And with regard to the Taliban, specifically, that they were close in trying to impalement Sharia law and practice Islam as it was originally practiced, but that there was no fundamental basis for calling themselves an Emirate, or having any fundamental authority to rule.
In essence, the doctrine of The Goddesses as it applied to the Taliban is that the Taliban is very close to fundamental Islam as a religion, or "true Islam," as is Wahhabism, while most other forms of Islam are religiously Moderate, and are politically and socially far from original or true Islam as they have adapted their religion to accommodate other religions and customs.
The Taliban is an adjunct of the Pakistan government that appeases the Islamists majority who, like most Muslims believe in some form fundamentalists Islam. Its rise and fall, and rise again is of no consequence, for as I stated in my 1997 Validity of Religions, "Islam must adhere to the Quran and Hadith; and in order for Islam to be a true religion (even of a man), it must be ruled by a Caliphate."
That, of course, could not exist as the Caliphate at the time rested Ertugrul Osman V, who was the last legitimate heir to the Ottoman Caliphate. That changed with his death on September 23, 2009, as I stated the following day in a War-Killing and Maat update.
It only takes a single charismatic believer to enthuse the masses, just as Islam emerged from a single man, Muhammad; and, as history has shown, time and again, it only takes a single Muslim to ignite the flames of Islam, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is that one. ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is not only the closest Caliphate to the original Salafi, it mirrors it even to al-Baghdadi taking Aub Bakr as a nominative. This make ISIS, the Islamic State, True Islam, and all other sects are without a valid claim to being Islam, except as to the individual's belief.
That puts not just the President, but Congress, most government officials, from agency heads, to government employees in support of a form of Moderate Islam as a preferred religion of the United States. And they defend the religious beliefs of their preferred Moderate against, not just "Radical Islam," but against True Islam, as it is embodied in the Islamic State ISIS. To make it more offensive to the Establishment Clause, the United States government is financing and promoting its government sponsored Moderate Islam, by opening the nation to Muslim whose religion is supported by the United States in their home countries. Further, the government policies that support Moderate Islam also encouraged those Muslims to bring their US sponsored religion to America, where their beliefs will not only be given deference, but be officially preferred over the Nefer Kari Religion of the Goddesses, and The Goddesses.