Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Claim: Scientologists, Amish, Christian Scientists, and Muslims will be exempt from requirements to obtain health insurance

Today I received an email from a family member asking if it is true that certain people of faith will not be required to comply with the healthcare mandate.  Since this was the first time I'd heard this rumor, I went to Snopes.com to see what they had to say.  So far, they claim that the answer to this question is "undetermined".  That's not very comforting!  Read on.

This is the email forwarded to me.  I have attached links for further clarification.

Had never heard the word until now---Type it into Google and start reading…Pretty interesting. Note that Muslims and certain other religions are exempt from the Obamacare penalties and it is supported by law. We are surrendering from within!

Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to islam.

The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia muslim diktat in the United States. Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking" and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this. How convenient. So I, Ann B......, a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude.

Dhimmitude serves two purposes: it enriches the muslim masters AND serves to drive conversions to islam. In this case, the incentive to convert to islam will be taken up by those in the inner-cities as well as the godless Generation X, Y and Z types who have no moral anchor. If you don't believe in Christ to begin with, it is no problem whatsoever to sell Him for 30 pieces of silver. Lots of people will say "Sure, I'll be a muslim if it means free health insurance and no taxes. Where do I sign, bro?"

According to Snopes.com, the recent healthcare legislation signed into law "does not include language which specifically exempts members of any particular religion from health insurance requirements. It includes a general "religious conscience" provision which may exempt some Americans from health insurance requirements if they are members of religions which have established objections to certain forms of insurance."  See Internal Revenue Code Definitions

See Religious Conscience Exemption, section 1311(d)(4)(H).
        (H) subject to section 1411, grant a certification attesting that, for purposes of the individual responsibility penalty under section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, an individual is exempt from the individual requirement or from the penalty imposed by such section because--
          (i) there is no affordable qualified health plan available through the Exchange, or the individual's employer, covering the individual; or
          (ii) the individual meets the requirements for any other such exemption from the individual responsibility requirement or penalty.
Snopes further states:
Whether Muslims would qualify for an exemption from the health insurance requirements is a tougher call.  Although Islam does have a tradition of barring conventional insurance products because they "involve an element of uncertainty, gambling and the charging of interest, which are prohibited by the Koran," it does not have a tradition of spurning Social Security [like the Amish], which is viewed more as a form of caring for those who are unable to meet their own needs than as something which involves elements of uncertainty, gambling, and interest payments.
If the courts do not find the health care mandate to be unconstitutional, and if large numbers of people in religious groups are indeed exempt from the mandate and fines, America will experience a ferocious rift between its peoples.  Obama will always be remembered as The Divider in Chief.


  1. First, I want to say that I enjoy your blog. Second, I am astonished at how uneducated you are about Islam. How is it that you know nothing about Dhimmitude. Actually, I noticed yesterday that you had a website noted as a "hate-blog" - Jihad watch. I would encourage you to familiarize yourself more with Islam. Mr. Spencer, Director of Jihad Watch is by far the most freedom loving Jeffersonian I have had the pleasure of finding online.

    I am astonished that you have failed to look through the "third lens" of ideology, in that this is truly a worldwide war of ideology. Take a step out of the forest and look at the trees - each conflict that we are seeing - WORLDWIDE - has its fundamental roots in ideology and more specifically Islam's attempt to subdue others with Sharia.

    Again, this is the first time that I have felt compelled to write - on any blog, and I will continue to read yours as it is fairly intelligent and well researched...just sophomoric in education.

    Kindest Regards,
    K. Doss

  2. Katrina,
    You are correct to point out that the way the list was created, it gave the impression that the sites listed as “Jihadi websites” were themselves hate sites. Indeed, they are not! I attempted to indicate this by simply mentioning that they were counter-terrorism links. Clearly, that was a failure on my part to communicate. Thanks to your remarks, I have gone back to the list and added this comment, which I hope will clarify my intent:

    "Jihadi websites: When I searched for actual Jihadi sites, I could not find a specific site to link to, which I thought odd. Perhaps I used the wrong keyword. In any case, we are told that these sites are abundant. In lieu of linking to Jihidi sites, I found instead these counter-terrorism sites. These people or organizations watch Jihadi sites and report on them. In short, these are the "good guys" in the war on terror."

    As for my knowledge of Dhimmitude, you are also correct that my familiarity with the term is limited. As I stated in my opening remarks, this was the first time I had heard the term. Whether or not the word itself had meaning for me, I am fully aware that Jihadists wish to convert or destroy us.

    You are mistaken to say that I know nothing about Islam. To begin with, my brother lived and worked in the Middle East in the 70s. In addition to his day job, he was a freelance journalist. There was much about the Middle East he loved, but he also wrote to his family with comments about Islamic beliefs and behaviors that troubled him. Furthermore, he was undercover on the streets of Tehran during the Iranian Revolution. He barely got out of the country alive. As I write this, his documentary lies next to my keyboard. My brother died in 1988. I grieved for so long that I couldn’t bring myself to read his writings, until recently. Now the memories are flooding back. Amongst the personal painful memories of his life, his comments remind me constantly of the dangerous ideology we face. What he witnessed in the 70s, has grown like a cancer across the world.

    While I may not express my own thoughts perfectly, I am certainly cognizant of the dangers ahead of us.

  3. Erica:

    It's good that, through Katrina and others, you are becoming more aware that "Islam" is not really a religion so much as a political philosophy os Sharia law intended to subjugate all who do not ascribe the the Koran and other Mohammedic "principles" that decree murdering of those who have3 differing views of what a religion might be.

    A more accurate description of Islam is really Sharia law domination of the world intended to implement the barbaric pagan principles and praactices on which "Islam" was founded. The fact that Obama's entire Kenyan family has been described as one of the few Muslim families in the village area where his father grew up plus his Islamic connections via the Soetoro link in Indonesia makes it clear that he is truly an IslamoCommunist intending to destroy every vestige of freedom that we now hold dear through subterfuge and eventual dictatorship.

    Make no mistake the man is not only a Communist in the worst Stalin-like sense of the word but is also a lover of "Islam" who believes that Sharia law should be, will be, and is being pushed upon the US.

    He's wrong as well, as indulging in taqquiah - BIG TIME - and the Beltway Bastards are either too dumb or too gullible to grasp that ... or perhaps wish the same thing!!!

  4. jtx,

    You have also introduced me to a new term. I did a little research and found a different spelling (Taqiyya) which yielded more information. Thanks! Watch my next post because this needs to be more widely known.

  5. Erica,

    "A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel."

    Get wisdom! Get understanding!

    Keep going, keep learning. Keep digging. Here are some other resources for you:

    Nonie Darwish
    Tass Saada
    Book - Once an Arafat Man: the story of how a PLO sniper found a new life
    Joel Richardson
    Greet Wilders
    Book - Epicenter, by Joel Rosenberg
    Book - Inside the Revolution, by Joel Rosenberg
    Book - The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran, by Robert Spencer

    Israeli News sites:
    Arutz Sheva

    "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you."

  6. The spelling of the term of note, like many other things in the "religion" Islam, varies all over the map so it's not the spelling of the term but it's reliance of the principles of deceit, lying, and other deceptive concepts that is of import. In some parts of the "Islamic" world there is even a different term, kitman, that is used for the same Islam-acceptable dishonesty (aka "holy hypocracy"). It all fits in with the idea of subjugating the world under Sharia law ... and you can believe that Barry ascribes to that. Look as his family background!

    And considering his "Islamic" background and professed love for same you can believe - and easily see examples of - Obama practicing that sort of duplicity all over the map. Can you spell DESPOT???

  7. Not only is she smart, she is cute also

    C. Doss.