The Declaration

I DECLARE THE FOLLOWING.  I DO SO UNDER THE NATURAL LAW OF LIBERTY, THE FREEDOM OF RELIGION, AND THE FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND SPEECH.  I SO ACT AND DECLARE:

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  • That Islam is not an Abrahamic Religion.
  • That Islam is, in fact, a double heresy: Jewish and Christian.
  • That Allah is not the God of Jews and Christians.
  • That Allah’s oneness is not that of the God of Jews and Christians.  That Allah’s sovereignty, such as it is, is without grace.
  • That Allah does not participate in Being (Personhood).  Therefore ‘his’ character, such as it is, and ‘his’ will, such as it reveals, is arbitrary and totalitarian.  Allah’s does not give of ‘himself’; ‘he’ only dispenses law which, reflecting ‘his’ character, is also arbitrary and totalitarian.
  • That Allah seeks no intimacy, fellowship, with men and women – ‘he’ takes no joy in their prayers.  Allah only watches out for the doing of his will, to obedience to his arbitrary and totalitarian law.
  • That much about Muhammad’s life is legendary:  the sources cited for his words and deeds are late and, in addition, have been corrupted over time.  Muhammad is, based on critical/historical/source analysis, a constructed figure.
  • That the Archangel Gabriel did not reveal to Muhammad.  Impossible as an event within history; impossible theologically.  Any claim to authentic divine communication is both unprovable and internally contradictory.
  • That the Quran is a corrupted text; that its “Mecca” portions, for instance, are pre-Islamic, located in oral and/or written  Jewish, Christian and pagan sources.
  • That Jew-Hatred is integral to Islam’s self-understanding, to its theology, its history, and its ways and means of building the Ummah (the grand collective).  Without Jew-hatred Islam looses its place within the world and ceases to be a force in history.
  • That the Quran must be subjected, as all literature, to the canons of critical/textual/historical analysis.
  • That Islam does not acknowledge separate “spheres of sovereignty”, especially that between the religion and the state; that, under Islam, the state is subservient to the religion.  Therefore, Islam, as a movement in history and within societies, tends towards totalitarianism, towards the subjection of every aspect of society, of all individuals (in their persons, property, and relations) to the will of the religion.  That the female sex must always be subjected.  That non-Muslims must always be subjected.  That lands and peoples not subjected must be pressed into submission by all acts of Jihad
  • That if Islam, as a political religion, does not aggressively subject societies and individuals – in short, to do Jihad – the religion has failed and stands condemned before Allah.

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AS A FREE PERSON UNDER THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, I ASK:

  • Should the above Declaration, its contents and act, be criminalized?
  • Should all public statements about Islam be in conformity with Islam’s own self-definition?  Should all books, commentary, and images regarding Islam be first approved by an Islamic authority?
  • Should all laws (Constitutional and administrative) first pass an “Islam Test”?
  • Should the author of the above Declaration be compelled by law to make a public apology and issue a capitulating statement that he will not hold in mind and heart a belief that it is contrary to Islam?
  • In short, should Islam’s doctrines, and the testimony of its Jihadist gains throughout history, subject and override the Constitution of the United States?
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About stephengolay
Painter. Original works in oils and graphite drawings. Subjects: Historic California and Native American Chiefs. War & "The Provocatives".

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