The Washington, D.C.-based, think tank Cato Institute, in its latest project, Libertarianism.org, just concluded that Islam is consistent with many core American principles of freedom, including the right of property ownership and the right to self govern.
Let the laughter begin.
Cato’s finding, of course, may come as a shock to Islam watchers who point to case after case and belief after belief that highlights just how incompatible the Muslim faith is with the U.S. Constitution.
Take honor killings, for example — or the whole very basic Islam concept that those of other faiths ought to convert, be killed or pay a tax.
Yet Cato has found otherwise — that Islam and the Constitution are compatible?
Anyhow, Cato announced its findings it a tweet.
Islamic teachings are consistent w many libertarian principles, such as tolerance, property rights & individualism. https://t.co/pyA5SbeZvB
— Libertarianism.org (@libertarianism) September 5, 2017
And it wasn’t long before the backlash quickly began.
Breitbart has more:
Libertarianism.org, a project from the Cato Institute, claimed “Islamic teachings are consistent [with] many libertarian principles, such as tolerance, property rights & individualism” in a tweet on Tuesday.
In the post linked in the tweet, Libertarianism.org also praised Ibn Khaldun as a libertarian hero, describing him as “the most consistent of the many free-market economists in Islamic history,” despite the fact that Khaldun promoted slavery.
“Therefore, the Negro nation are, as a rule, submissive to slavery, because [Negroes] have little [that is essentially] human and have attributes that are quite similar to those of dumb animals, as we have stated,” Khaldun previously claimed.
After tweeting the post, Libertarianism.org received a large amount of criticism.
The tweet received nearly 2,000 comments compared to just 152 likes, while some followers started to unfollow the account.
Here’s a sampling of some of the angry responses:
You got rightfully ratio'd and unfollowed for this one.
— Braves Fan In NJ (@exiledbravesfan) September 7, 2017
LOLbertarians never fail to disappoint https://t.co/K4O55UsvNK
— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) September 7, 2017
Liberty and islam? Are you kidding us?
— Tarky (@Chippewa2017) September 7, 2017
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