What happens if we come to the conclusion that we, the United States and our Western allies, are under direct and indirect attack by Islam? What happens if we realize that we are at war with a “religion” that is hell-bent on destroying everything that is not Islam?

America was set up on the principle of religious freedom. Our founding fathers clearly, though, did not envision an entire religion being violently opposed to us as a nation and a free people. Do we weakly succumb or do we say enough, recognize that Islam is a threat and act accordingly?

And how should we respond? Ban Islam? Demand repudiation or conversion?

Every religion has its fanatics. Let’s not forget that Hitler was a Christian, specifically Roman Catholic. Each religion also have their well-meaning disciples. Aside from the question of who is a Christian, a follower of Islam, or a Jew, what about the very values of their respective religions?

Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all have violent pasts, tell of and even demand violence against those who do not follow their respective teachings. Christianity and Judaism have evolved into more peaceful religions while Islam has not.

Islam demands the death of the infidel and anyone that might offend its teachings, even to show a picture of Mohammed. At every turn it is characterized, fairly or not, as violent. And women? It subjugates women beyond anything even the most fanatical Christians and Jews might attempt.

Now, in America, our constitutional right to exercise religion of our choice is predicated on the peaceful practice of our religion. Our nation strives for neutrality and respect. But, what about Islam? How do we and can we co-exist with a religion that actively demands death to others for even the slightest offense?

Coexisting is like treating all animals the same and putting the fox in the hen house. It won’t work and as we see with Islam, we cannot treat it the same as we do other religions.

Now, the challenge, how do we and can we have an intelligent, reasonable, and mature discussion on the topic without discussion-ending comments, insults, and threats?

Can we truly separate peaceful and violent factions of Islam? Should we even bother? Do we instead simply accept that Islam cannot co-exist with us? Do we then ban it? Do we openly fight it worldwide? Do we revisit the crusades of centuries ago to eradicate Islam wherever it might exist? And, finally, how do we reconcile any and all of this with our constitutional right to practice religion of our choice?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”—First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Matthew Weaver is president/CEO of Project Weavers, which offers project management training and PMP exam prep courses.

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  • http://www.theindependentview.com/ Matthew J. Weaver

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    • lola828

      You are a funny guy. Your immature comments say more about you than me.

  • HObama HObamanana

    It seems that there are a few cracks in the Obama/Clinton/Rice/Carney lying armor. One media outlet, obviously loyal to The One, has come out suggesting that maybe the attack in Libya wasn’t a spontaneous accident that got out of hand. Believe it or not, NBC is reporting that U.S. Officials are reporting (anonymously of course) that the attack is likely the work of Al Qaeda.

    I don’t think Prezzy Obama is going to be very happy about this. And what is Chris Matthews going to do about his tingle?

  • http://www.facebook.com/adrienne.d.wilson Adrienne D. Wilson
  • http://www.facebook.com/adrienne.d.wilson Adrienne D. Wilson

    In the initial research, I remember thinking, WTF? But, really since Malcolm X this has been preached. I have not seen the poverty at levels I looked at the other day in the northern states — especially cities like Detroit. Watching the videos was just unbelievable. Somebody has got to address the poverty in the country. Soon. Anyway http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02x8EHXPfB0

  • http://www.facebook.com/adrienne.d.wilson Adrienne D. Wilson

    I had some research 4 years ago post-Wright on various ideologies at work that we might not have known about? This is part of that research I did. Only now it is four years later. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/farrakhan-releases-militant-video-featuring-solders-of-muhammed-teaching-children-to-march-sing-about-nation-of-islam/

    • HObama HObamanana

      These people teach hatred of whites. I’ve had a few run ins with them over the years and each time I’ve reached out with a hand of friendship seeking understanding and unity it was shoved away and spat upon. I can only handle being called a “white devil” so many times before my compassion and empathy takes a hike.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adrienne.d.wilson Adrienne D. Wilson

    I’m glad you wrote this. I remember 2008, well, post-Wright and I began to research — anyway this was part of that. Uppity was writing about Sharia so I began to look into that a bit as well — I wish now I had read the book I was writing about, because today these ideas? Here was my blog, back then. http://vbonnaire.wordpress.com/2008/12/28/2012-the-book-all-people-should-read-now-to-end-war-the-clash-of-civilizations-and-the-remaking-of-world-order/