For religious freedom advocates, a 'Muslim registry' is inconceivable [CNA]


#1

Washington D.C., Nov 24, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The incoming Trump administration’s immigration policy must avoid a religious registry or any “stigmatizing” of religious groups, religious freedom advocates insist.

“It is morally wrong, strategically unwise and, frankly, un-American to attempt to identify potentially dangerous immigrants based solely on their religion,” Dr. Tom Farr, president of the Religious Freedom Institute, stated to CNA.

However, he added, “a vigorous vetting can and should be done by applying sensible criteria, such as a history of violence, expressions of violent intent, or intentional association with terrorists.”

Full article…


#2

The article contains contradictions that makes it useless.

“But he has also made it very clear that we don’t believe in religious tests, and that we are not blanketly judging an entire religion, but in fact we will try to pinpoint the problems and temporarily suspend those areas from coming into the United States until a better vetting system is in place,” he continued."

Starting sometime after World War II, my father filed an Alien Address Form every year at the US Post Office. It was in the shape of a computer punch card. Even though he was married to a US Citizen, his country was now part of the Soviet Bloc. He never became a Citizen.

The government cannot reveal fully to the public their method for “vetting” anyone.

Ed


#3

It is possible that the courts would reject such a move. However, he could avoid this by having a registry of people from Syria, and perhaps one or two other countries.


#4

Religious Freedom ain’t needed. Catholic Power!!!


#5

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.