Muslim Controversy at the Democratic National Convention
August 1, 2016
Donald Trump has caught a lot of heat for his criticism of the showcasing of a Muslim couple, Mr. and Mrs. Khan, at the Democratic National Convention.
Is he right? Are the facts being presented fairly?
Let us begin by the waving of a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution at the DNC by Mr. Khan. Great performance. But does Mr. Khan really believe in the U.S. Constitution?
As a practicing Muslim, which he claims to be, he would have to admit that the Constitution is man-made law, and therefore inferior to the supposedly God-given law set forth in the Koran and Sharia. Did anyone in the media ask him about this?
Waving the Constitution is a vacuous misrepresentation when one's religion teaches that it (and all other man-made laws) are to be removed and superseded by the Koran.
So let us look at the Koran and what it teaches Muslims: "You shall rule among them (i.e. Christians and Jews) in accordance with God's law given to you." (Sura 5:49)
Does this not confirm that God's law - in other words Allah's law as set forth in the Koran - supersedes U.S. law? So why doesn't anyone in the media ask Mr. Khan if he places the U.S. Constitution, which he so vigorously waived around at the DNC, above the Koran?
This is a dilemma faced by every practicing Muslim. Which comes first? The Koran or the Constitution?
By the way, Christians do not face the same dilemma. Why? Because the Constitution is based on Biblical principles, from the Ten Commandments to the principle of God-given rights to every human being. Our Constitution is the child of the Old and of the New Testament.
So it appears to me that the media should not be criticizing Trump for continuing to advocate a temporary ban in Muslim immigration into the United States. Rather, the media should be focusing on exposing the contradictions between the Constitution and the Koran. That is how the Media should fulfill its duty to inform the public.
One last point: It is not realistic to use the "Gold Star" parents of a Muslim officer of the Armed Forces to make a generalization as to the admissibility of Muslim immigrants into the U.S. How many Muslims who live in the U.S. are parents of servicemen or women who served the U.S. in Muslim countries? What is the percentage of such parents out of the total number of Muslims living in the U.S.?
It should be clear to any fair-minded person that using a very rare example of "Gold Star" Muslim parents to make a generalization about all Muslims trying to come into the U.S. (including unvetted Syrian "refugees" which ISIS has admitted they will infiltrate) is not a convincing argument at all.
Nicholas Papanicolaou was educated at Williston Academy, Easthampton, MA where he graduated cum laude in 1967. He then earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics at Harvard University from where he graduated with advanced placement in 1970; a Master's degree in Business Administration from Columbia University in 1972; and A Doctor of Ministry degree from the Phoenix University of Theology in 2014.
He was vice president of the Onassis Organization in New York in 1973-1975, and then joined his family business interests in shipping and other investments. In 1983 he became controlling shareholder and co-Chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda in the United Kingdom, maker of the famous Aston Martin and Lagonda motor cars. Under his watch, the factory was re-opened and the company was returned to profitability. It was subsequently being sold to Ford Motor Company. He currently serves as president of Lion Finance SA, a family investment vehicle.
Nicholas is the international leader of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, a Christian organization that for almost 1,000 years has defended the faith and provided humanitarian aid to the less fortunate of the world.
He is also a co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations". The WPF brings together each year on the island of Rhodes, Greece some 700 important officials and representatives from more than sixty countries for four days of open and frank deliberations on cross-religious and cross-cultural issues.
Nicholas is the author of two books. Bring Down that Wall presents a strong and coherent case that the historical, political and legal evidence shows clearly that the the so-called separation of Church and State is a falsehood created by people who ignore our nation's Constitution and history because they oppose the Christian religion upon which the United States was founded. His other book, Islam vs the United States, examines the historical, Koranic, cultural, political, and all-conquering character of many of the followers of Islam. It also exposes the strategic plan of the Muslim Brotherhood for the domination of the USA.