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house Bill H.R. 5207

Keeping Religion Out of Immigration Into the U.S.

Argument in favor

Denying entry to immigrants of certain religions would go against the founding principles of the country. It is wrong to hold an entire religious group accountable for the actions of a few extremists.

Dudewizard's Opinion
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05/22/2016
Question: how do you test someone for religion? Do we really want to enable the Donald Trumps of the future to keep the American Reich pure?
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Julie's Opinion
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05/22/2016
Freedom of religion is a fundamental right provided by the constitution as well as international law and one that should be provided to any potential citizen as well
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Sarah's Opinion
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05/22/2016
Why is this even a question? What is wrong with people?
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Argument opposed

The U.S. should reserve the right to ban immigrants based on religion. The government may need to enact such a ban in response to a future acts of terror, which could save American lives.

BTSundra's Opinion
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05/23/2016
As long as the immigrants are as religiously tolerant as we are- oh wait.
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Gopin2020's Opinion
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05/27/2016
No ; their are too many radicals who use religion as a tool of hate against the United States
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operaman's Opinion
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05/25/2016
Allow me to think a moment. Seems like only Christian immigrants cause problems. Oh wait, I meant Muslins. Guess that's the logical answer. All the news reports bring us the terrible pictures of radical Muslins. Don't remember any mention of radical Christians. Muslins promise peace, but that's after Christian become Muslins. No togetherness
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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedMay 12th, 2016
    Question: how do you test someone for religion? Do we really want to enable the Donald Trumps of the future to keep the American Reich pure?
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    As long as the immigrants are as religiously tolerant as we are- oh wait.
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    Freedom of religion is a fundamental right provided by the constitution as well as international law and one that should be provided to any potential citizen as well
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    Why is this even a question? What is wrong with people?
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    Settlers came to the "New World" to escape religious persecution. The United States has been a safe haven for all religions. It goes against the morals and values of our country to discriminate against a peaceful religion. The extremists exist because America can't keep their fingers out of the oil industry in the Middle East. We have angered numerous countries by imposing our will on them. We are the cause of these extremists, not Islam. Accept these people with love. Bend over backwards for them. Let them flourish here. That's how we make America a better place.
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    First, No religion including Islam supports violence. These so called "Islamic" states only use religions as a way to legitimize there "cause". Secondly by putting religion into the politics of immigration it becomes no better than Adolf Hitler and his party putting Jews in the ghettos. This argument can go on and on, but just know if you don't support taking religion out of immigration and for not letting Muslims into the county, you are clearly a trump supporter and clearly a social bigot.
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    No ; their are too many radicals who use religion as a tool of hate against the United States
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    Allow me to think a moment. Seems like only Christian immigrants cause problems. Oh wait, I meant Muslins. Guess that's the logical answer. All the news reports bring us the terrible pictures of radical Muslins. Don't remember any mention of radical Christians. Muslins promise peace, but that's after Christian become Muslins. No togetherness
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    COUNTABLE IS CENSORING THIS POST, I think! It keeps "disappearing"! #StoptheIslamizationofAmerica #Islamicsupremacists #Jihad Saudi government funded extremism in U.S. mosques and charities: report • “Next to Iran, which is the leading state sponsor of jihad, what we call ‘terrorism,’ Saudi Arabia has spent more money funding the global Islamic movement than any other nation on the planet,” said former FBI agent John Guandolo, who runs the nonprofit Understanding the Threat website. “The U.S. State Department and our national security apparatus should see Saudi Arabia as an enemy of the United States.” • Frank Gaffney, who runs the Center for Security Policy, said: “The 28 pages make clear that the Saudis were neither reliable allies of the United States prior to 9/11 nor are they today. Rather, they are adherents to a jihadist agenda driven by the Islamic supremacists’ Sharia doctrine. To that end, they have built a vast infrastructure inside the United States, including mosques, front groups and influence operations.” • According to a 2011 survey by Islamic groups, there are now more than 2,000 mosques in the United States, an increase of nearly 100 percent since 2000. Anti-jihad scholars estimate that 80 percent of U.S. mosques are funded by Saudi money. • Writing in the New York Post in April, Fox News military analyst Ralph Peters said: “Consider how idiotic we’ve been, allowing Saudis to fund hate mosques and madrassas, to provide Jew-baiting texts and to do their best to bully American Muslims into conformity with their misogynistic, 500-lashes worldview. Our leaders and legislators have betrayed our fellow citizens who happen to be Muslim, making it more difficult for them to integrate fully into our society.” • The King Fahad mosque in Culver City, California, "was built in 1998 from funding provided by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Abdelaziz. The mosque is reportedly attended by members of the Saudi consultant in Los Angeles and is widely recognized for its anti-Western views.” -- 9/11 Commission's declassified 28 pages • The Ibn Tamiyah mosque in Culver City. The report called it “a site of extremist-related activity.” This mosque appears to be associated with the King Fahad Mosque. • The Al Haramain Islamic Foundation opened a U.S. office in Oregon and received about $700,000 from its parent organization in Saudi Arabia. The FBI was alarmed by its ties to the Saudi kingdom and terrorists. Said the report: “Intelligence reporting suggests it is providing financial and logistical support to al Qaeda.” The U.S. Treasury Department subsequently cited Al Haramain several times for ties to terrorism. • “According to the FBI, the Islamic Assembly of North America's mission is to spread Islamic fundamentalism and Salafist doctrine throughout the United States and the world at large. The IANA solicited funds from wealthy Saudi benefactors, extremists Islamic Sheikhs and suspect non-governmental organizations,” the report said. The New York Times reported that half its budget came from the Saudi government. Its phone number in Michigan has been disconnected. • The World Arab Muslim Youth Association and the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America are both based in Riyadh. The report: “There is reason to believe that WAMY is closely associated with the funding and financing of international terrorist activities.” • Omar al-Bayoumi met two of the hijackers, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, in San Diego in 2000. He helped the two find an apartment and obtain driver’s licenses. He managed a mosque in Cajon, California. • Osama Bassnan, an associate of Bayoumi’s, praised Osama bin Laden and talked by phone with his family members. Bassnan worked at the Saudi Arabia Education Ministry in Washington. He later moved to San Diego. He hosted a party in 1992 for Egyptian Omar Abdel-Rahman, the “Blind Sheikh,” a convicted plotter in the World Trade Center attack in 1993. Bassnan also stated to an FBI asset that he heard that the U.S. government had stopped approving visas for foreign students. He considered such measures to be insufficient as there are already enough Muslims in the United States to destroy the United States and make it an Islamic state within ten to fifteen years.” • “In approximately 1998, the FBI became aware of millions of dollars in wire transfers from the #Somali community in San Diego to A Bazakaat Trading Company and other businesses affiliated with Osama Bin Laden. At the time, the funding appeared to be originating from the local Somali community in the form of donations to various Somali non-profits. However, the FBI now believes that some of the funding actually originated in Saudi Arabia and that both the Ibn Tamiyah mosque in Los Angeles and the Islamic Center of San Diego were involved in laundering the money.” • An employee of the Islamic Center of San Diego helped Hazmi and Mihdhar attend flight school and served as their translator. Read more at: http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/19/911-report-details-saudi-arabia-funding-of-muslim-/
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    This seems like a way to just have our congress practice islamaphobia
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    We need to start protecting our families from extremists coming into our country with intentions to harm.
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    Islam is an extremely dangerous and cancerous religion in these days. It vastly overshadows the negatives of Christianity. Massive third world immigration from Islamic countries has brought rape, violence, and economic collapses to Europe, and taxpayers are spending their hard earned money on them. In order to prevent ISIS members and those who want Sharia Law to be the law of the land out of our sacred country, we have to do this. National security doesn't care about your feelings. This is opportune value.
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    Freedom of Religion is a fundamental right under our Constitution. The fact this is considered an issue reflects very poorly on us and our Congressmen. All religions have extremists within them including Christianity. Should we also then discriminate against Christians? This shouldn't be a topic of discussion for it goes against the very grain of everything our country has stood for.
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    Until they can get their act together and accept that their "religion" is nothing more than a cult that demands infidels be murdered they should not be allowed in this country.
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    Until I start seeing attacks by radicalized Mormon Missionaries, or "Lone Wolf " Catholic Nuns, perhaps we should restrict entry to members of "The religion of peace".
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    Freedom of religion should apply to all potential inhabitants of the country. Anything else is discrimination.
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    The no religious test standard for political office would be good to adopt for immigration.
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    A ban on immigration based on religion enflames conflict and is counterproductive to counterterrorism.
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    America is about freedom of religion, and to deny someone because of their religion is wrong. We wouldn't do that to them when they're an American.
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    Terrorism caused by religious extremism is a clearly viable reason to implement more strict immigration standards
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