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is a vacuous misrepresentation when one's religion teaches that it (and all other man-made laws) are to be removed and superseded by the Koran.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.