Two more Muslim majority countries just implemented bans on Christmas: Somalia and Brunei. The fact that Christmas has been outlawed in these countries may shock Americans, because here in the U.S., we celebrate the rights of every person to practice their faith without fear of interference from the government. We certainly would never support Sharia law and it’s oppressive brutality toward women and non-Muslims…
Or would we?
According to the Washington Times:
The sultan of Brunei has issued an edict that threatens Muslims with five years in prison if they celebrate Christmas. Christians are told that their celebrations must remain secret or they can be jailed as well.
Brunei is an oil rich nation, next to Indonesia. If it weren’t for oil and gas, no one would really care about Brunei. Brunei is 65 percent Muslim and the rest of the nation is made up of other religions, including Christianity. In 2014, Brunei implemented sharia law in the nation. Offenses such as conversion to another religion from Islam are now punishable by religious courts. Next year, Brunei will introduce Islamic punishments of whipping and amputation for some offenses and, finally, Brunei will join Afghanistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia as nations that stone people to death for adultery or insulting Mohammad or the Koran.
Most people don’t really care what happens in Brunei. Indeed, most Americans have probably not heard of Brunei, and even those who might have probably couldn’t find it on a world map.
But while most Americans don’t know about Brunei, the Obama Regime does know about Brunei. Members of the Obama Regime loves Brunei. In fact, they love Brunei so much, they included Brunei in the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade deal.
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is called a free trade deal. It is nothing of the sort. It gives foreign nations and foreign corporations the greatest gift they could ever get. Not only do they get access to American markets, they get access with advantages over American businesses.
Do you want to buy American? Forget about it. Under this deal, there can be no labeling to tell you a product is made in America. Do you want to boycott Brunei because of the way it treats Christians and because it is implementing Islamic law? Good luck finding labeling that tells you products were made in Brunei. Under the TPP, it is even arguable that citizen boycotts of the products of a certain nation could open the individuals up to litigation.
So, the Sultan wants to take his country back to the 7th Century and President Obama wants the American people to support him. We should all just sit back and ignore the stonings, amputations and whippings that will soon commence — just as we ignore them when our ‘ally’ Saudi Arabia does it. Maybe Brunei will start crucifying Christians just as our friends in Saudi Arabia do. But hey, free trade!
What do you think of Obama supporting a nation like Brunei with a leader who so openly despises Christians?