On November 12, the very day the U.S. joined the military coalition Operation Free Sinjar against ISIS, Iraq enacted a law that will further victimize religious minorities, who have already endured horrific atrocities as the victims of ISIS genocide.
The National Card law’s Article 26 states: “Children shall follow the religion of a parent converted to Islam.” This applies to children if their mother marries a Muslim man or if either parent converts to Islam.
Leaders representing the Assyrian, Yezidi, Mandean, Kakai, and Bahai religions suggested this logical addition: “Minors will keep their current religion until the completion of 18 years of age; then they have the right to choose their religion.” These religious leaders walked out of Parliament in protest after Article 26 was passed without their change, 137 to 51.
For more: Read the entire Op-Ed published in The National Review
Washington, DC – Patriot Voices is pleased to announce it is joining efforts with Hardwired Global in support of legislation being introduced today in the U.S. House by Representatives by Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) that would require the U.S. Attorney to investigate and prosecute Americans who are found to be involved with ISIS.
Fourteen years ago — on September 11, 2001 — America was blindsided by the forces of radical Islam. Pre-9/11, American leaders rightly understood that the vast majority of the world’s Muslims were generally peace-loving people who posed no threat to our homeland. But they failed to adequately comprehend, much less counter, the theology, political ideology, and operational strategy of men like Osama bin Laden.
The results were devastating. The attacks against the World Trade Center, against the Pentagon, and over Shanksville, Pa., killed nearly 3,000 Americans, along with individuals from 93 other nations, in the most devastating sneak attack since we were blindsided by the Imperial Japanese at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
For more: Read the entire article published in The National Review
Following the Supreme Court ruling redefining marriage and the assault on our religious liberties, Patriot Voices is calling on our members to support the First Amendment Defense Act.
In 1776, Philadelphia was witness to something never seen before. A people came together to birth a nation, not based on an ethnicity but on an ideal. The ideal was that we are created equal. That our rights come from God, not from a king or from society. That those rights include “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Other nations were built around their ethnic ancestry or geography, but we would be built around a set of common values. It is those values woven throughout the Declaration of Independence that make us distinct. Those values were so compelling that our founders made this pledge, “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”