“The ‘establishment of religion’ clause of the First Amendment means at least this” said the U. S. Supreme Court in 1947: “(N)either a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another.”
In fact, the United States government does prefer one religion over others, and that religion is Judaism. Our government is the source of billions of dollars in economic and military aid to the Jewish nation of Israel, a nation that accords preferential status to people of Jewish ancestry and maintains, on religious grounds, a permanent state of war with its non-Jewish neighbors.
The United States government also gives tacit approval to the Jewish nation’s arsenal of hundreds of nuclear weapons, at the same time as it condemns the state of Iran for developing nuclear capacities that could eventually produce a nuclear weapon. Today, the U. S. government tolerates threats of armed force against Iran by the Jewish state–adding its own threats of violence as an Israeli proxy–even as it tries to disengage from a war that killed and uprooted millions of Iraqis because of unfounded suspicions about that nation’s nuclear capacities and the potential threat it posed to the Jewish state. The U. S. government nods with approval at the murder by agents of the Jewish state of Iranian scientists, even as it entraps gullible Muslim Americans in phony plots and brands them terrorists.
Not only does our government give direct aid to the Jewish religion through the Jewish state, it persecutes people of Arabic extraction here and abroad, along with other Muslims, on behalf of the Jewish state. Members of Congress are lobbied incessantly by Jewish interest groups to adopt resolutions meant to punish and humiliate Arabs, Persians, and other predominantly Muslim ethnic groups. Candidates for high office single out the Islamic religion for condemnation.
In the aftermath of the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, the United States government rounded up Arabs, even as it arranged for the destruction of critical evidence of involvement in the attack by the Jewish government of Israel. Since 1967, out of special concern for the Jewish state, the U. S. government has been engaged in a systematic cover-up of events surrounding the attack on the intelligence vessel U.S.S. Liberty, whose crew was nearly eradicated by fighter jets of the Jewish state of Israel.
At this moment, Muslims for 100 miles in every direction are under special surveillance by the New York Police Department. Police agents have infiltrated mosques and local Muslim groups. Federal agents have targeted Muslims for phony bomb plots in cities across the country. Hundreds of Muslims have sat in U.S. captivity since 2001 without charges, and thousands have been subjected to torture. No other religious groups are represented in any numbers among these prisoners.
Does anyone doubt that there would be no conflict between the United States and the Islamic faith but for the preservation of a Jewish (and altogether European) state on the eastern Mediterranean? Does anyone doubt that our military adventures in that region are prosecuted on behalf of the Jewish state? Are we not as a government promoting an establishment of religion when we hold prisoners without charges, administer torture, subvert the rule of law, and wage war to preserve the religious identity of a foreign nation?