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Mohamed Omar Debhi, 'U.S. citizen'
In this story, Mohamed Omar Debhi is described by AP as "an American" and a "U.S. citizen". He was born in Algeria, and arrested in Spain for financing the group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
As Hugh has asked in past similar cases, in what sense is Mohamed "an American" or a "U.S. citizen"?
Yes, apparently Mohamed has paperwork that describes him as a "U.S. citizen". But there is much more to citizenship than having a piece of paper. Here is the oath to which prospective citizens must swear:
"I hereby declare, on oath,
that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen;
that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;
that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law;
that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law;
that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God."
Does Mohamed swear, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, to support and defend the Constitution of the U.S.? The same Constitution that requires a separation between state and religion, and that guarantees the right to change one's religion without interference? The same Constitution that enforces equality of the sexes when voting?
Does Mohamed swear, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, to bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law? Note that this does not say "bear arms against the United States", that wouldn't really count, and it does not include a clause, "...except when the arms are being borne against Muslims".
I think Mohamed clearly did have mental reservations, and did intend to evade his sworn oath. I think it self-evident that his oath was made in bad faith, and his citizenship is invalid.
Mohamed is no more a "U.S. citizen" than I am a medical doctor, even if I have a diploma of Medicin� Doctor from an online diploma mill. We both may have a piece of paper confering upon us some title or honor, but they would have been obtained through fraud and deception.
Mohamed is no more qualified to be a U.S. citizen than I am qualified to practice medicine. He does not have the capacity to understand our form of government, other than as some twisted and corrupt kufirocracy that is in opposition to the will of Allah, let alone the ability to swear allegiance to it. He feels no more connection to the people of the United States than he feels to a piece of faeces, for that is how Islam characterizes the filthy, najis non-Muslim.
Mohamed has nothing to offer the United States and its citizens, no knowlege or skills or creativity to benefit the nation. We gain nothing of value by granting him citizenship. If anything, we put ourselves at greater risk by even allowing him within our borders for a temporary visit.
Mohamed does not deserve the protection of our Bill of Rights. He does not deserve the protection of our legal system. He does not deserve a long process before his citizenship can be revoked.
We do not have an obligation to allow him to immigrate here, we do not have an obligation to grant him citizenship. We owe Mohamed absolutely nothing.