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America's Perception of Muslims Needs to Change

America's Perception of Muslims Needs to Change

Oct 10, 2012

 
By Dr. Zahid Bukhari, President, Islamic Circle of North America
 
As a Muslim American, I strongly condemn the atrocious attacks on the diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which resulted in the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, and the continued violence throughout the Middle East. Contrary to the images that have been replicated around the world, Islam is a religion of peace and does not justify attacks against innocent people.

As this violence proliferates abroad we must ask ourselves a question: How is this affecting the image of millions of Muslim Americans who live here in the U.S.? The American public continues to view Islam through two basic lenses: First, there is the 9/11 lens that brings to mind images of religious fanatics and terrorism, and second, the disrespect to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) lens, in which communities throughout the Middle East have responded violently to parodies or insults of the Prophet.
The American public needs to better understand the Islamic faith and what it stands for by getting to know their Muslim neighbors, approximately 7 million of whom live in the United States. If they did, they might realize that the Islamic faith prohibits any Muslim from criticizing or making fun of any other religious figure such as Jesus, Buddha or Moses.
Like Jews, Christians and Hindus, the vast majority of Muslims in the world practice their faith peacefully while devoting their lives to worshipping God. No practicing Muslim would advocate violence in any form in response to cartoons or films, no matter how offensive. What is important to note here is that the fundamental elements of our faith are grounded in the belief and respect of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and an insult on his noble personality is injurious to more than 1.5 billion Muslims across the globe. Images of terrorists and extremists are being used by politicians and hate groups alike to misrepresent Muslims and propagate religious intolerance.
All good Muslims live their lives in accordance with The Prophet, who was known for his nonviolent compassion, even when he was faced with mobs that threw trash on him. According to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, when garbage was thrown on him as a sign of disrespect, he did not fight back. In fact he prayed for the recovery of a sick woman who was known to have been throwing garbage on his path.
It is incumbent on Muslim Americans who live in this country to correct the myths and educate our fellow citizens about who we are and what we stand for. Muslim Americans respectfully uphold the United States Constitution which guarantees the rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion, which enables every citizen to practice his or her faith freely.
Those who take offense to the film, as I do, should follow the examples of another Prophet, Jesus Christ, who is revered and respected in the Quran. Jesus practiced humility and kindness even as he was faced with those who wished harm upon him, as Prophet Muhammad did.
Let’s not forget that a handful of religious extremists here in the U.S. produced and disseminated this film, provoking religious extremists abroad. At the end of the day extremism is our enemy. A great American, Dr. Martin Luther King, once said, “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.”
Hate undermines the righteousness of our cause. Muslim Americans are devout in their faith toward God and at the same time they are good citizens who believe in and are willing to defend America and its freedoms.
In response to the recent rise in anti-Muslim hate groups and the demonization of Muslims in the media, the Islamic Circle of North America has embarked on an Islamic education campaign to explain our faith to the American public. The ongoing campaign is traveling to 36 cities with billboards, PSAs, town hall meetings, college campus seminars and a 24-hour hotline inviting people to ask questions about Islam and engage in positive discourse.
We still have a long way to go, and the violent protests in the Middle East only reinforce the need for Muslim Americans to reach out and talk to their neighbors. Our American community needs to address the elephant in the room which is that millions of Americans are being discriminated against, simply because of the God they choose to worship.
To make matters worse, extremists in the United States continue to prey on American’s Islamophobic fears for personal and political gain. As a result, we are calling on members of our Muslim community and on our fellow Americans to stand together and defend our right to religious freedom as citizens of the United States of America and as guaranteed by our Constitution.
Article Courtesy: Huffington Post

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Tanya Aziz via Facebook
Tanya Aziz via Facebook
8 years ago

And the Koch’s need to stop financing the fear.

Hon
Hon
5 years ago

Lay off the hashish Habib.

abdul basit malik
abdul basit malik
8 years ago

you have given examples of prophets life in makka . After that when sora hujrat came , it was even said by ALLAH to the muslims , as not to be loud , may be their disrespecting attitude will destroy all their deeds . So respect of the HOLY PROPHET is part of our eeman and any disrespecting act pinches us too much , .what is hurt ? a trauma , physical or psychological which is giving pain , is hurt in usa there are rules and courts for such hurts , and if a persons act is hurting 1`5 billion ppl , there is no rule to contain him right of freedom of speech does not allow me to abuse you if one abuses the other in usa , does it comes under act of freedom of speech ? what is abuse ? an insulting word purposely said for hurting the others?there comes law to stop it / if there is no law ? people will go fighting and killing each other just for an abuse . what we muslims are saying to usa they must make a law for such bad acts which is more than an abuse to a muslim to disrespect our prophet .in absence of such law muslims want to kill such person by them and they kill or hurt americans as symbols of such a state who is protecting thes people , now who is the beginner ? muslims or the person who makes movie ? this is not so simple there is war mafi behind this who wanted to make justification of their killings in iraq afghanistan pakistan and tell americans that all muslims are terrorist / , lets see what happens ?

Hon
Hon
5 years ago

It is fiction, choose to believe if you wish, but religion is just made up lies used to control ignorant people. Islam is the most oppressive of these lies.
No law should outlaw free speech, even if it is offensive to some.

Hafiz Abdul Basit Malik via Facebook

the act of movie was to provoke muslims responce and to tell americans that all muslims are violent so kill violents in iraq afghanistan and pakistan by drones is justified this is game of war lords , weapon manfacturers

Jason
Jason
8 years ago

With all respects, i wish to know how and when the Muslim community will handle this extremism. I don’t care what governments and nations plan to do, i want to know what muslims plan to do. I think must people would like to have a different opinion. It just seems there is a lot of emphasis on separation from the situation, i.e. “they aren’t real practicing muslims”. Try telling extremists that. They think the same way about you. If you aren’t fighting you’re not a real Muslim. Only politicians care if you condemn attacks, the rest of us want to know what you plan to do about it.

Tyr
Tyr
5 years ago
Reply to  Jason

There’s no such thing as Muslim extremism. It’s just Islam as a whole. Sure they’re not ALL blowing themselves up, but they all support sharia and that’s bad enough.

Mushtaq Hussain via Facebook
Mushtaq Hussain via Facebook
8 years ago

sorry

tim
tim
8 years ago

I think all Muslims should be erraticated as stated by my God in the old testament. They are the devil in disguise! Try to push your pathetic religion on the world . If it was a good religion you would have the support of God’ witch you do not. God ordered all of you destroyed without mercy. But they failed God and Islam we allowed to exist. Now we have to deal with Muslim garbage destroying this planet. I will vow to uphold Gods will and destroy Islam and e pose it for the scum that it is! God bless!

imheretoteach
imheretoteach
6 years ago
Reply to  tim

Tim, first of all I think you need to get back to bagging groceries. all religions at one point were pushing their believes on people, yes that means Christianity as well as Islam. The difference is that at the beginning unlike Christians Muslims did not force everyone to covert or die. And what is this “support of god” that you’re talking about? Christians, Muslims, and Jews all believe in basically the same god. The only exceptions are that Jews did not see Jesus as the son of god, and Muslims did not see him as divine. This does not mean that they did not see Jesus as a prophet because they did. Another thing the destruction of our planet is caused by all humans dumbass, religion doesn’t play any part in that. I highly doubt that you know what “gods will” is, your mongoloid minded self probably has a hard time upholding a single though so I don’t know how you’re going to uphold anyone’s will. So please do the world a favor and close your mouth so that shit won’t spill out every time you open it.

SuperMichael
SuperMichael
5 years ago
Reply to  imheretoteach

Imheretoteach Perhaps you better sit down learn something first if you want to teach. And if you are going to call out a Christian that wants to eliminate a Islam because they see everyday in the news the cancer of Islamism and Jihad has murdered more innocent people please don’t lie and pretend like Islam has nothing to do with it. They don’t believe you. They think you are a useful idiot because you are. Of course Islam has something to do with this death cult. The adults are going to acknowledge there is a death cult within Islam and we are not going to pretend that by acknowledging this that millions of Muslims will decide to take a Jihad against the West because if that were true then cancer within Islam is far worst than we all imagined and Tim is absolutely right there is no realistic other option than the abolishment of Islam through force. However I don’t think that is the case because once we recognize that Islamism is the problem and we understand how people are radicalized and recruited so we can target the problem at the source. Once Muslims in the west and around the world recognize that Islamism ( the ideology that promotes forcing any version of Islam upon society) cannot be tolerated in the civilized world only then do we start to eradicate the problem. We have to make the idea of imposing your religious views upon society extremely taboo. As for ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban, well, we have to send them to Hell because there is no coming back for them. At moment the problem is that too many Muslims have this tribal attitude of us versus them. They too often protect the faith and other Muslims from Western criticism even when the actions of the other Muslim are absolute unconscionable. They will shut down conversation by accusing us of Islamophobia and force us to blame the game of saying “of course, I’m not saying that all Muslim are bad”, which should be a given. This is the main problem they still trying to protect themselves from criticism instead they should be criticizing those that try to impose their beliefs and saying we have no right in civilized society to impose our beliefs on others. Additionally they are still trying to white wash their history and they have this victim mentality which leads to a grievance mentality which leads to angry young Muslim that are recruited up like whores to a pimp for a life of Jihad. It’s really not that complicated. Muslims need to lose the victim mentality, stop insulating themselves from criticism, and acknowledge the problem of violence Jihad and make Islamism ideology extremely taboo within their own culture.

noel wideberg
noel wideberg
5 years ago
Reply to  SuperMichael

you hit the nail right on the head…God bless

Reynauld
Reynauld
5 years ago
Reply to  imheretoteach

Dhimmis like you will be the death of western civilzation

ort
ort
5 years ago
Reply to  imheretoteach

You know nothing. Therefore, quit pontificating.

Nur Mich
Nur Mich
7 years ago

Now that I have said that, look into history and see what other cultures have left as legacy on this little pebble floating through space. Odd, isn’t it, that humans are at war with themselves, but most of the other living creatures seem to exist peacefully, just trying to survive winter? God, I hate humans.

countrynewsman
countrynewsman
7 years ago

Dr. Bukhari, your writing is frankly offensive to me. Rather than the American Muslims educating us, how about you educate American Muslims? Why have we seen no large protests from your millions of “peaceful” Muslims against the radicals who terrorize so many? I submit their silence is tantamount to approval of what is happening. Further, you are wanting to force Sharia law on us, much like what you are doing in France right now. Look at the violence in that country! We have our own laws in the United States and do NOT want your sharia laws.

Sam Rinne Hooker
Sam Rinne Hooker
5 years ago
Reply to  countrynewsman

I agree with countrynewsman.
Let’s extend the analogy of an abused girlfriend, shall we? Suppose you are a potential new boyfriend of someone actively being abused. In fact, you even saw him do it once. So you’re like “you don’t have to put up with this! Throw this ***hole out! I can love you better than that.” Instead of believing you however, she instead says “He’s just going through rough times at work, blahblahblah (excuses). He’s just sensitive.” Next he hurts the kid or the dog. How much is it gonna take?!? How much are you going to put up before you realize that this guy is a little sociopath, and you need to have him arrested for cruelty to whatever? How much before you leave him. How much before you notice that you could have someone who could love you better?
And you’ve got one. His name is Jesus. Rather than tell you, “you need to submit to me,” he tells you “lay your burdens on me.”
Islamic Circle of North America? Nevermind, this comment is never getting approved.

Tiger
Tiger
5 years ago
Reply to  countrynewsman

They need stopping and they need it yesterday. O is not going to do anything but keep um coming. Trump is the answer.

steve
steve
6 years ago

I think that any non ignorant, non Muslim American, knows that the majority of Muslims do not support these kinds of attacks but unfair or not I think Muslim Americans need to get out in numbers and show that they disapprove of this behavior publically and together. You state No practicing Muslim would advocate violence in any form but every act of violence whether it be in the US or around the world is claimed to be in the name of Islam. Again, any non ignorant person knows this is not the case, but when you hear it so many times and see so many people die many people start to believe it. I know its not fair that your community should have to go out and protest something you obviously are not supporters of or have any connection to but In my opinion until large numbers of US Muslims get together to protest violence in the name of Islam, this stereotype will continue to grow.

Reynauld
Reynauld
5 years ago
Reply to  steve

There should be NO Muslims in America or any decent western country

Monty
Monty
6 years ago

Muslims are Garbage, Refuse from an another era that is incompatible with modern Humanity, where individual freedom, Trumps that of Religios Dictates!

Proud muslim
Proud muslim
5 years ago
Reply to  Monty

You need to get life, im sure you always wake up with a hang over, and you mother had sex with the mail man, brought you to life as useless bastard. You are blind and your ears are full of wax, you will never see the truth nor hear it. Continue on this path, lets see who will win at the end.

Epie
Epie
5 years ago
Reply to  Proud muslim

“lets see who will win at the end” exactly why you are dangerous.

Hon
Hon
5 years ago
Reply to  Proud muslim

Your insulting words prove Monty’s point. Islam is self pity. It is a petty, intolerant violent and angry “religion”.

Vlad Tepes
Vlad Tepes
6 years ago

You just do not seem to understand. Your unwelcome,unwanted and never will be embraced. We hate you. go back to where you came from. No one cares how you feel or about your child molesting prophet who could not even write his own name. Frankly the tide is turning and soon it will be the blood of your women and children running in the streets for a change. get out while you can scum. your days are numbered.

Ggrieser
Ggrieser
6 years ago

Muslims just need to keep their mouths shut and obey the laws of the countries they pollute. Just another dumb American Muslim who doesn’t understand their religion.

Ggrieser
Ggrieser
6 years ago

Not to mention muslims lie to advance their agenda anyway. Shut up, enjoy your religious freedom granted to you by a superior modern society. Arrogant moron, haha “everyone else needs to learn”. Yes, you’re being discriminated against. Muslims are lucky they’re not considered enemies of the state for constantly trying to trump American law with their self absorbed idiocy.

grieser
grieser
6 years ago

Islam needs to change. Then perception will follow. Arrogant idiot.

grieser
grieser
6 years ago

Religion is inherently ignorant since its not based on reality. There’s nothing enlightened about any of them. And Islam is arrogant on top of ignorant. It’s no closer to God than murder, prostitution or anything else it hates. No, nobody needs change their perception of this cancer on humanity. It’s nonsense for losers, and American Muslims are the dumbest anywhere. Nobody should have to deal with this evil backwater nonsense.

grieser
grieser
6 years ago

Dr Bukhari thinks he really has his finger on the pulse of existence, …through the arrogant sixth century ramblings of a narcissistic, God wanna be warlord. Nobody would be a Muslim if they were required to keep their faith to themselves. It spreads through the loser males of any given society and is forced on weak minded women. It can’t handle any type of criticism and it ruins entire societies. I’d say Muslims are the weakest minds on the planet today. Like somehow Islam will conquer the world and everyone will be a good Muslim. What a joke.

Goat man
Goat man
5 years ago

“Islam is a religion of peace and does not justify attacks against innocent people” the problem with that is…who is innocent? The people who oppose your sharia law are not innocent to you-your people are not interested in mingling into a existing population. Your people seek to destroy culture of countries you invade-basically you suck-and only the weak pathetic politically correct far left weirdos will protect your views- and they are a dying beast. you will lose in America bc we are bad asses and y’all are weak

Rohger
Rohger
5 years ago

Yeah well let’s see what the French might say about “peaceful” muslims.

Rick
Rick
5 years ago

What a joke. Muslims need to take back their so called peaceful religion before 21st century thinking people turn the entire Middle East into a giant glass parking lot.

Tyr
Tyr
5 years ago
Reply to  Rick

Well they’re so ingrained in our own country now that even if we got rid of the hive they’d still be spreading.

dusti hutchins
dusti hutchins
5 years ago

I refuse to be offensive like these other Americans I understand Muslims are being betrayed wrongly but I don’t understand why they won’t fight and speak up against the radicals. America got where it is by standing its ground and fighting for freedom why won’t you people do the same. If every peaceful Muslim stood up against the extremist the country can be safe and peaceful I just don’t understand why that hasn’t happened

Reynauld
Reynauld
5 years ago

THe only disease I see is Islam

American Dox
American Dox
5 years ago

Here is the problem as I see it. I have worked with African refugees for over 15 years, in countries with a mix of Muslim and non-Muslim populations. These Africans saw their NEIGHBORS betray them, attack them with machetes, turn on them, betray them to terrorists. These Africans experienced genocidal jihad from their own countrymen. These Africans were doing nothing to hurt anyone, and lived at peace. They thought the Muslims were their friends until the very last day. The attacks were unprovoked. Also, I know that the desire of the Muslim population is to institute Sharia law. Even American Muslims also believe this. I know Africans and WHAT HAPPENED to them after Sharia law. Poisoned beer, chopped off hands, students not allowed to practice minority faiths, students forced to memorize Koran, and stoning punishments. My African friends are extremely wary of “Muslim neighbors” as you can well imagine. We also are AWARE OF TAQIYA which is the doctrine of LYING to non Muslims in order to advance your agenda. We know that most American Muslims would not approve of terror, but we also know that most would be thankful and glad to see Sharia (THEOCRACY) instituted here in the US. It is ALREADY HAPPENING in places like Dearborn, MI. Yes, I have many colleagues and friends who are Muslim. Most of them are quite liberal and don’t actually read Arabic. Many of them simply follow the five pillars. I have no problem with that and we share many values. However, the truth is that using the word “islamophobia” to describe those of us with a clear eyed view of the risks that you bring to our country is insulting.

Bandini
Bandini
5 years ago

Wake up people, we are at war. And like we did with the Japanese in WW2, all Muslims living in America need to be rounded up and placed into internment camps until the threat in the middle east is neutralized – no one can be trusted. The “refugees” as well as all of those Islamic cockroaches with their Visas need to be locked up until we end this thing. How will it end? Rather, how SHOULD it end…. total annihilation of every major and minor Islamic gathering place in the middle east – city or village – it really doesn’t matter. And yes this includes George Bush’s pals the Saudis. Yes innocents will die: that’s collateral damage brother. Enough innocents have died in the US and in Europe. Eye for an eye, blood for blood. Let’s take a page out of their shit book and decimate these towel wearing, barbaric, foul smelling people once and for all. Bomb the ever-living shit out of them! They’re animals, nothing more, nothing less. The sand-people need to learn to fear the West and only then will they stop their cowardly tactics and scuttle back into their hidey holes and never re-emerge.

Bandini
Bandini
5 years ago

Grammar and poor spelling aside, the anti-Islam comments on this page are justified. It is an outdated, obsolete, primitive religion that needs to be sponged out of existence forever. Wake up, we are at war, and like we did with the Japanese in World War 2, all Muslims living in America need to be gathered up and placed into internment camps until the threat in the middle east is neutralized forever. Finish the Holy Crusade. The barbarian horde – these sand-people – need to be shown zero mercy. Every Islamic gathering place in the middle east, large and small, needs to be brutally and mercilessly bombed from afar. (Unfortunately this includes George Bush’s best buds the Saudis) Will innocents die? Yes they will. But in war there is always collateral damage. Enough innocents have already died in Europe and in the States. An eye for an eye, blood for blood. If this is the only language the Muslims will understand, then so be it. These foul-smelling, uncivilized, uncouth animals will not stop unless they fear the West, otherwise they’ll keep on coming. Only through complete annihilation will they scuttle back into their hidey-holes and never re-emerge out of fear. Of course this is all a fantasy as our Illuminati puppet masters will never allow this to happen for obvious reasons.

ort
ort
5 years ago

Complete nonsense! As I write this, another 2 followers of your “prophet” have murdered 14 innocent people in California! islam and muslims are incompatible with civilized society.

David F Mayer
David F Mayer
5 years ago

If Muslims want to earn respect and acceptance, they must first halt violence. Muslims are responsible for 95% of all of the terrorism on Earth. It is the responsibility of the Muslims to halt these activities, and then Islam will instantly gain respect and acceptance.

John Frank
John Frank
5 years ago

Listen you fool, your religion is filth to the average American who holds you in no more respect and probably much less than the common swine. Americans do not have to change their perception of Islam to better accommodate the barbaric savages of the middle east (muslims). Muslims need to change their perceptions to better understand that America is not the place for them. Every group of people who have ever migrated to America in the past had to adjust their customs and compromise certain aspects of their lives because living in America is a privilege NOT a right. Do not come here if you think that the average American citizen will politely allow you to project your garbage religion onto them no matter how much the politicians and American media will have you think that.

Ali
Ali
5 years ago

Most of you are a disgrace for writing a disrespectful post on someone’s website. I understand why you don’t like Muslims because of what is seen on the media and the news,but not all Muslims are like that. The fact that you are willing to discriminate someone because of what of their faith is so stupid. To base your judgement based on a small portion of their people and believe in the sterotypes that Muslims fall into. You can not think that the millions of Muslims that are silent are due to approval for the action of others. Muslims are already afraid to be in “their country” and came here to be in peace or any other reason but not to harm someone. Some probably chose not to get involved because of fear. It’ll show that they are not real Muslims and are a traitor which can result in something more lethal for them.

Ali
Ali
5 years ago

And for those who Gave a thumbs up for the disgraceful comments by prejudice people I applaud you for hiding behind someone else’s opinion. Such cowards and if you hate Muslims then why are you signed into an organization based for Islamic purposes. If all Muslims were all terrorist then why hasn’t there numerous attack in America. NOT ALL MUSLIMS ARE WHAT YOU THINK THEY ARE OR SUPPOSE TO BE. They are just people who have a religion were unfortunately certain people will go to the extreme measures for their belief.

Hon
Hon
5 years ago
Reply to  Ali

We do this to undermine and degrade Islam as much as possible. Humanity cannot coexist with a militant murderous religion. People hate Islam because it only merits hate…. you know you reap what you sow, The main people who are suffering because of Islam are Muslims themselves. How ignorant and blind can they be? How cruel can you be to follow a faith which harms women and children, enforces ignorance, murders innocent with no conscience.
I do not want Muslim people to suffer and die, but I do want Islam to die out… completely.

Bond Summers
Bond Summers
5 years ago
Reply to  Ali

The more muslims there are, the more oppressive and typically more squalid/unpleasant the living conditions become. Hence why so many muslims leave islamic government countries for western countries. Potentially peaceful jihad with taqqiya, to take over western cultures.

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Roxanne
Roxanne
5 years ago

The only thing that needs to change is the fact that Muslims are in America. Regardless of what they say or claim they have proven to be a threat to national security in every country they invade. History has proven this time and time again! You have no right to try and enforce your barbaric Sharia laws or impede on a countries freedoms and way of life. Muslims and Islam are a disgrace to all of mankind and for the sake of humanity should be banned in all civilized societies. Stay in the middle East in the hell that you and Islam have created! You have never been and never will be welcomed.

abe
abe
5 years ago

Is this a joke? Its terribly amusing how you cherry pick the Quran and look at some garbage verse to absolve Muhammed of his murderous, sexually immoral and
Heretical deeds, Muhammed unified the middle east and brought death, rape and destruction in his wake.

Hon
Hon
5 years ago

Notice how every Western nation is required to accomodate Islam? Instead of assimilating with a countries culture, muslims remain seperate by choice. Why should an entire nation change its culture to please a bizarre religion? When christians or muslims move to an islamic country they are forced to conform or die.

kinghawg
kinghawg
5 years ago

thank you lord for making me not a muslim

Hon
Hon
5 years ago

Absolutely wrong, the only thing that needs to change is Islam.
Breeding violence and enslaving over a billion people is not something we need to “change our perception of”.
A tide is coming… it will wipe the slate clean.

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[…] didn’t spark it, Dr. Zahid Bukhari, President of the Islamic Circle of North America, wrote, “No practicing Muslim would advocate violence in any form in response to cartoons or films, no matter….” After the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Piers Morgan wanted Muslims “To denounce [the attackers] as […]

Bond Summers
Bond Summers
5 years ago

Why do some people have faith in Islam? Why do some people have faith in Christianity?
Why do those faiths create opposition with each other?

Tiger
Tiger
5 years ago

We as Americans owe nothing to any immigrant that comes here. But due to 9/11 and continued attacks on our country Muslims owe Americans much. They are to become Americans, dress like Americans, act like Americans, share our ideals or get out because nobody is going to change us and that is a fact pure and simple.
Muslims better get on the ball and show Americans how faithful they are and thankful for being here and then they need to march in the millions against all acts of terrorism the way they do when Muhammad insulted etc. We don’t need to make them feel comfortable or safe it is on them to make us feel comfortable with them here and to make us feel safe.
They don’t, there are too many of them now, O has brought them in to the tune of 100,000 a year since 2008 and they are not from countries in danger. He has brought Somalis, Iraqi, Afghani and Pakistani and men by the thousands. He has placed them around the perimeter of our entire country and in major cities, he has them in our interior in mass in tiny towns and hamlets. We are suffering an infestation of them, they are becoming more vocal everywhere and more demanding like in Europe.
Europe has gotten smart, they are deporting them, refusing them and the Slavic countries not taking them. Japan takes none of them and has strict laws where Islam concerned. O is bringing this country to a point that it is going to take a Trump to deport and to stop them from immigrating here and yes until we get rid of those who are not citizens.

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Nur Mich
Nur Mich
7 years ago

Sad that humankind is dissolved into a contest of competing diseases.

309virginia
5 years ago

Tripe.

callingyouout
callingyouout
5 years ago

I find this amazing. How the author can not see that it is the responsibility of Muslims to demonstrate their abhorrence of those who murder and rape in the name of Allah. Their concern should not be in educating the west. It should be in educating their brothers in faith. I see complicity in the pregnant silence of Muslims. Where is the strength of their convictions, if they really believe the behavior of fellow Muslims is wrong, the alleged 80% should be stamping out the criminals who are defiling Islam through their actions. But they remain silent, so I say they are guilty as well. Words are cheap. Solve this problem of this alleged minority, and earn the trust of the west. Otherwise stop complaining.

Triple J Jackson
Triple J Jackson
5 years ago

Look it’s been 2 years and you Muslims are still killing people by the hundreds. No you need to have this understanding of America this is a free country not a Muslim country! And we are SICK of being told WE NEED TO CODDLE TO YOUR RELIGION! How about stop murdering and raping and hurting people. Because poor little Muslim don’t like the way the flag looks or they don’t like America. Well go The Hell home. Don’t try to come here and turn America in to that sinkhole you left. Now I doubt this will be posted because liberals would assume have their heads cut off than hurt the Muslims feelings. Well I’m not a liberal and I don’t care about you or your religion or your feelings. Why should I You animals don’t care about ours. And just stop with the Islam is peacefull that’s been proven to be a lie. And sad thing is the stupid fools believe it well until one of you blow them up. Remember Benghazi before you vote !

Sarah T.
Sarah T.
5 years ago

Hi, I’m an atheist and I view all religions basically the same…I do not discriminate, I want absolutely no part of any of them personally. I support the freedom of speech and the freedom to worship…but I also expect that theists respect my decision to NOT worship.
I am very tolerant of different races, nationalities, and cultures…do what you want in accordance with the law. If I saw a woman in a full body burka at the grocery store… I wouldn’t give her a second look, because she can dress however she wants, and it’s not that strange anyway…and better than some of the revealing clothes some trashy Americans wear.
I also know that there are specific groups that do the actually terror violence…and those are the people I hold responsible as well as their warped religious views. What I’m basically saying is I’m very accepting, and terrorist attacks are not why I criticize Islam.
What I am most worried about is people trying to introduce religious doctrine (Sharia) into our relatively secular state….That Is something I will tolerate from no one. Separation of church and state is the most important thing to me in this country…and it seems to me that in the US and UK there are several groups that are lobbying for this…claiming its discrimination, and against freedom of religion. It’s not…. NO religion is allowed to do this…as it is completely against every thing democratic nations are founded on, and against the basic civil rights of the people. In a democratic state ….everyone gets the same rights, regardless if they are a minority. The US Christian majority is very vocal about making religious based laws…but guess what? They are NOT going to get their wish no matter how popular it is……what makes you think Islam is any different?
THIS is the problem I have with Islam… The majority promote the ideal as being a theocracy…which to me is the WORST form of government that there is…worse than communism…worse than dictatorship…the worst hell that could befall anyone who values individual freedom. Now…if you do understand that religious states and laws are not acceptable in these countries….and you lose that part of Islam…then I have no problems with you at all.

Guest
Guest
5 years ago
Reply to  Sarah T.

Thank you for your stand against Sharia Law, which has no place in public life in America, or anywhere in the free West. This is very important. Many people, uncertain about what they believe, would accept Sharia in small things, thinking it’s the nice thing to do for Muslim neighbors, while this insidious doctrine worms its way further into our free culture.

MXFoX408
MXFoX408
5 years ago

If they want our perception to change then change it for us by stopping the radicals. Muslims are Garbage, Refuse from an another era that is incompatible with modern Humanity.

CK
CK
5 years ago

I am all for the muslims and the muslim brotherhood going back to the middle east. They seem to have no other purpose but to hurt and terrorize Americans. GO HOME ARABS, MUSLIMS, RADICAL iSLAMISTS. i PERSONALLY WILL DO WHATEVER THE FUICKIN’ MISLLIMS NEED TO GET THE FUCK OUT OF AMERICA. hOW CAN OUR RADICAL MUSLIM ISLAMIST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES GET AWAY WITH LETTING THEM KILL OUR PEOPLE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. iF THEY WANT TO KILL EACH OTHER AT HOME, I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT. GO HOME NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nO AMERICAN THAT LOVES THEIR COUNTRY WANTS YOU HERE.

Nicki Calif
Nicki Calif
5 years ago

“Mobs throwing trash on him”? “discriminated against, simply because of the God they choose to worship”? “demonization of Muslims in the media”
When I was burying my friend in California, all I saw was CAIR defending the family of the 2 Terrorists. When I saw the innocent people brutally murdered last night, while just having a meal in Israel, all I saw were praises and cheers coming from Muslims on Twitter and Facebook. I think it is safe to say, the “demonization of Muslims in the media”, is not America’s doing, but those doing the killing.

Rachel
Rachel
5 years ago

Bless you for trying to explain. I was not offended by your writing. I hope you and all peaceful practices of every faith feel welcome in our country. many of us do not old your faith accountable for the acts of a few. I hope you do not hold all non Muslims American by the acts or words of those on here.

Jen
Jen
5 years ago
Reply to  Rachel

Rachel…your name is from the bible & referenced in the Quran. In Judaism, Christianity & Islam, Rachel was a woman of honor. From your comment, you ARE A woman of honor.

John Dishman
John Dishman
5 years ago

Well, I work with a muslim woman from Libya. She is ruthless, evil, uncaring, disrespectful, bold faced liar and abandoned her three young children. She covers and prays, yet I have not seen evil like this before. Snake in the grass, an evil amongst us. I wish she would go back to where she came from. Sadly, there are likely good muslims, but people like this who pray on the floor, and ruthlessly lie and manipulate any form of truth – are opposite to good. They are a poison to all that is good and decent. Our country should have a muslim pole, because there are evil ones like N. Omar and then there are good , caring and respectful ones, who should be allowed to stay in the country. Love is not selfish, Love does not lie, Love does no wrong. Love is equal to truth. Where you find truth – you find love.