An Islamic charter drafted by Islam's Mohammad is consistent with the religious freedom provisions enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, a senior official from the terror-affiliated Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) argued before a House panel.

"The essence of Islam can be summarized as those who protect and promote religious freedom," asserted Dr. Sayyid Syeed, a senior advisor for ISNA's office of interfaith and community alliances, in written testimony provided under oath to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Global Human Rights during a hearing Wednesday.

He later added:

[Mohammad] chose to move to a city where he invited representatives of different tribes, Aws, Khazraj, immigrants from Mecca, and several different Jewish tribes and jointly with all of them drafted a constitution of [the Medina] state where all the participating entities were given freedom to practice their religions and collectively be responsible for the welfare, safety, [and] security of the new state.

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