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We can stop the mosque at Ground Zero if we exchange the multicultural point of view for a culturist point of view and prosecute the mosque’s primary backer, Imam Rauf, under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
Passed in 1938, FARA initially focused on “subversive” political propaganda. The purpose of FARA is to insure that the U.S. Government and the people of the United States are informed of the source of information (propaganda) and the identity of persons attempting to influence U.S. public opinion, policy, and laws. Upon registering as a foreign agent, the public has access to the foreign agent’s records concerning the publicity campaigns, lobbying expenditures, funding flows, offices activities and disbursements in support of those activities. In addition, the Act also requires that informational materials (formerly called propaganda) be labeled with a conspicuous statement that the information is disseminated by the agents on behalf of the foreign principal.
The act was passed in response to German propaganda in the lead-up to World War II. Unfortunately, persons whose activities are of a purely commercial nature or solely of a religious, scholastic, academic, scientific or fine arts nature are exempt. CAIR Unmasked, an organization dedicated to getting the Council of American – Islamic Relations, registered as a foreign agent, does not think religious status excuses Islamic organizations from compliance with FARA.
The problematic distinction between religious and political activities in our law stems from our confusing our culture with supposed global culture. We assume a separation of church and state. But this is a very western notion based on Jesus Christ’s order to “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21). Muhammed, the founder of Islam, was both a political, religious leader, and a warlord. Islam has no separation of church and state or mosque and state. In order for us to properly enforce FARA we must recognize that Islam is both a religious and a political system.
Two pieces of evidence underlay this contention. The first is the existence of Sharia courts. Sharia courts are Islamic religious courts. In Islamic jurisprudence, they decide civil as well as religious disputes. So when advancing Islam, foreign agents are also advancing a legal system. This proves that Islam is inherently political. Secondly, we must know that Islam is an expansive political system. Much like NAZI and Communist systems, we must recognize it as a competing aggressor. As evidence, we should remember that Islam nearly conquered Spain and Eastern Europe. They were only stopped from taking all of Europe by defensive military action. The very existence of the large “Muslim world” is evidence of successful military expansion.
The proposed mosque at Ground Zero of the 9 – 11 attacks is to be named “Cordoba House.” Cordoba was the capital of Spain under Muslim domination. This is an overt reference to a desire to re-establish hegemony over western lands. The fact that it is at the site of an Islamic attack on our greatest symbols of economic and military might, confirms this assertion. Multiculturalism tells us that we have no core culture. Furthermore its directive to “celebrate diversity” assumes that no cultures are aggressive or un-American or anti-western. We must take a culturist point of view that recognizes cultural diversity and competition. We, the West, have a non-Islamic culture to protect and a right to protect it from aggressors. We need to replace the multicultural point of view with a culturist point of view.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is the head of the effort to build a mosque at Ground Zero. He refuses to say where the $100 million for the mosque’s construction is coming from. We can only speculate that it must derive from Malaysia or Saudi Arabia. Were a brave politician to demand it, we could force him to register Imam Rauf as a foreign agent under FARA. This would mean that his books would be open and he would have to label his mosque as propaganda! Strengthened, FARA could then be used to forbid the mosque and the Saudi’s relentless building of mosques across America. The New York Post reports that the Kuwaiti born Rauf who is based in Malaysia has ties to the flotilla of jihadis that caused conflict with Israel. He provides a fantastic opportunity for a culturist application of FARA.
We need to reverse our multicultural blindness to cultures in general, we need to take a culturist approach to Islam and recognize it as a hostile political system. From this vantage point we need to get disclosure from the Islamic propagandist Imam Rauf under FARA in order to stop the travesty of a mosque being built at Ground Zero.

Dr. John K. Press is the author of Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future. has more information on culturism.

About Dr. John Press

Dr. John Kenneth Press is the author of "Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future." He most recently designed curriculum for Empire State in the area of the History of Education. Dr. Press spent 8 years teaching history, psychology, and philosophy at the high school level. He has written four book-length manuscripts including culturism, and studied furiously his entire life.


  1. Tom White says:

    Although I was aware of the political aspect of Islam, I had not considered that it is, as you say, not only a religion, but a form of government. I would also have to believe that, in this light, Islam is not a religion as Westerners see it, but an invading government.

    In the same way that you cannot be a little bit pregnant, Islam can’t be a little bit government.

    We need to drive that point home in the west.

  2. John Press says:


    I like your pregnancy analogy! That is great.

    I tried to include footnotes and spaces between paragraphs, but was unable to. But I love the new format of VARight. it looks great.

  3. Tom White says:

    Well, I also thought ‘a little bit dead’, but went with pregnant instead.

    You should be able to either cut and paste from Word, or enter it directly into the blog. Although I have not tried Word with this Theme.

    Another option is to ‘Disable the visual editor when writing’ in the User setup. You might need to check that box when pasting from Word. I usually just write in the WordPress Editor.

    Great post. 265 reads so far today.

    Feel free to post video as well. You have done some awesome video work. A lot of what you have access to locally is totally ignored by the media.

  4. John Press says:

    265 YES YES YES !!!

  5. chae s. sone says:

    The conflicts between the west and Moslems are the culture conflicts – conflicts of the value system based upon the two faiths. It is surprising to hear any viable voice from the Christian side against the ground zero mosque. Americans are the very targeted victims. But as a culture group, no Christian group actively
    come up with its own plan for the victims. Why they could not say anything?
    American churches are very much senseless to reflect their own values. Why the church group could not initiate its own valued shrine to awake brotherhood of mankind beyond the hatred, that hatred even destroys their own brothers and sisters in hatred.

    Where are the American Christians


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