Politically correct “Religious discrimination is wrong” is wrong

Politically correct “Religious discrimination is wrong” is wrong

Here is a typical politically correct statement from the news media:

Religious discrimination is wrong — a simple statement; and yet despite its simplicity, discrimination against Muslims in the United States is becoming increasingly acceptable.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump recently called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” What makes statements like Trump’s possible is that our society is becoming way more accepting of systemic anti-Muslim discrimination. According to FBI statistics, the number of annual anti-Muslim hate crimes has increased by about 500% — with the number of 2014 hate crimes against Muslims increasing 14% over the 2013 total.

This politically correct statement is twice wrong.

It is wrong since there are religions, sometimes called ideologies, which should be discriminated against, since they are trying to eliminate the Torah/Bible-based morality, which is the moral foundation of our civilization. It is wrong since the quoted anti-Muslim hate crimes are not the crimes at all but the people’s resistance to the Quran-inspired battle against our way of life.

To understand all that, we have to define the religion even if it is in the form of ideology.

A religion is the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. This superhuman controlling power is believed guiding the people on how to define “good” and “bad” for their behavior in family and community, in social and political spheres. This controlling power guides the people on how to treat the outsiders, and the treatment of the outsiders might be friendly and hospitable or hostile and even murderous.

An ideology is a sort of religion where a human, or a group of humans, has elevated him/it-self, or has been elevated by the faithful followers, to a position of a superhuman controlling power. Here are just a few examples – the Nazism ideology with Hitler, the Communism ideology with Stalin, or the ideologies of two American political parties with their establishment rulers (of course, of not murderous nature as is the case with Nazism and Communism).

The politically correct statement that “religious discrimination is wrong” is based on the belief that if all the humans have ONE GOD, they have to define “good” and “bad” in the same, God-guided way. If it is so, the difference between different religions comes down only to different rituals and prayers that enable different peoples to communicate with ONE GOD differently while receiving the same guidance. Therefore, all religions are ONE-GOD-guided and discrimination against any religion should mean sinning against ONE GOD.  However, this reasoning is wrong since all religions has their own interpretations of the God’s guidance. On certain issues, those interpretations are hostile to each other. Here is just one example. The Judeo-Christian religious movements are trying to treat the outsiders as equals – “you should love your neighbor as yourself”, while the Islamic religious movements consider the outsiders as the infidels who should be fought and spiritually eliminated – “Allah is an enemy to those who reject [Islamic] Faith”.

If it is so, the Western civilization with its Judeo-Christian interpretation of God’s guidance has to discriminate against and resist to the Islamic civilization, which considers the Judeo-Christian world an enemy of Allah – an enemy to be defeated.

It looks like the political, social and news-media establishment operates in an artificial politically correct world while real Americans live in the real Judeo-Christian world, and those two worlds have completely different criteria on what is “good” and what is “bad’. The politically correct establishment believes the religious discrimination is wrong against any Islamic religious movement while the American majority is for a sort of limited discrimination as overwhelming support of the Donald Trump’s proposal to stop Muslim immigration to the USA demonstrates.

So what to do? It looks like the following three steps should be implemented:

  • Yes to individual Muslim immigration to the countries of Judeo-Christian Western civilization for the Muslims willing to follow the Judeo-Christian morality in public life.
  • No to mass Muslim immigration to the countries of Judeo-Christian Western civilization – that is not “islamophobia”, that is the recognition of Quran-based Islamic hostility toward the Judeo-Christian world.
  • Yes to Torah/Bible-guided actions in protecting and assisting the suffering Muslims in various places of Islamic world.

The American majority should empower the next year those non-establishment, non-politically-correct leaders who may implement those steps.

Published by Vladimir Minkov

Vladimir Minkov Ph.D. is a nuclear scientist, published author and writer. He is the co-author of "Nuclear Shadow Boxing", a scientific history of the nuclear confrontation between the Soviet Union and USA during the cold war and is the author of many books on the Jewish identity in the Judeo-Christian civilization. Having lost much of his family in the Holocaust and finding his search for spiritual development stifled in the Soviet Union, Vladimir migrated to the United States in the late 1970s. Here in the USA Vladimir work as a scientist on various peaceful applications of nuclear energy together with American and Soviet/Russian scientist. After his retirement, he concentrated his efforts on the study of the morality of the Judeo-Christian Western Civilization connecting the morality of public life with the morality of religious life with the emphasis on the USA and the State of Israel.

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