Here is the text of the email titled “Can a good Muslim be a good American” that has been making the rounds since roughly the beginning of August. The first part of the email is the same but there is some slight variation of the ending–here are both endings.
(got this in a email)
I sent that question to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years.
The following is his reply:
Theologically – no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, the moon god of Arabia.
Religiously – no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256)
Scripturally – no. Because his allegiance is to the five pillars of Islam and the Quran (Koran).
Geographically – no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
Socially – no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.
Politically – no. Because he must submit to the mullah (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and Destruction of America, the great Satan.
Domestically – no. Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34).
Intellectually – no. Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
Philosophically – no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist.
Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
Spiritually – no. Because when we declare “one nation under God,” the Christian’s God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The Quran’s 99 excellent names.
Ending variation #1:
Therefore after much study and deliberation…. perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both “good” Muslims and good Americans. Call it what you wish…. it’s still the truth.
If you find yourself intellectually in agreement with the above statements, perhaps you will share this with your friends. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future.
Pass it on Fellow Americans. The religious war is bigger than we know or understand.
Ending variation #2
Therefore after much study and deliberation…perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both “good” Muslims and good Americans. Call it what you wish…it’s still the truth. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future. The war is bigger than most Americans know or understand.
I suppose we can never know who really wrote this or why. My first reaction is that the question was supposed to be about American Moslems, but the person asked was an American who supposedly lived in Saudi Arabia for 20 years, and therefore could have had little or no contact with American Moslems. I have not personally received this in an Email, but have only heard about it second-hand. Has anyone else received it and is anyone taking it seriously?
If you don’t take it seriously, how would you reply to it?
Update: This piece was migrated from a different website. The comments appeared there and have been shortened. I first heard of this from a friend who had just returned from the Middle East and had a great deal of trouble at the airport, which she attributed to her point of origen coupled with this email piece which was making the rounds at that time. I hadn’t received the email in question but was able to track down several copies on the web.