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What is it we owe Islam again?


D.C. Watson 
2006/03/20 

Recently, Parvez Ahmed, Chairman of the Council on American Islamic Relations wrote an op-ed column in the San Francisco Chronicle entitled "Dubai Ports Fallout Islamophobia on the rise"  

From his column: "The recent hysteria surrounding the approval of a Dubai firm to manage parts of several American ports demonstrates how fear of Islam, or "Islamophobia," can overpower rational discourse and harm our nation's true interests."  

"Indications of how politicians from both major parties were able to exploit the Dubai ports deal appear in two new polls on attitudes toward Islam. These troubling poll results should serve as a wake-up call for all Americans who value our nation's traditions of religious tolerance and who seek to improve our sagging image in the Muslim world."  

Troubling poll results?  

Like this one?

Negative Perception Of Islam Increasing 

Sorry, Ahmed, but the protection and security of the American people comes first. Sorry if we Americans have failed to be gullible enough to believe that opposites always attract. And, in the case of Islam and Western culture, it just isn't working out.  

If you and your associates can't understand why more and more people are waking up and finally realizing that the 'religion of peace and tolerance' isn't so peaceful, or tolerant, I've included a few  examples  that should demonstrate to you that if you truly believe that Americans are afraid of anything, let alone Islam, you really don't know us at all, and you really never will. Americans aren't fearful of Islam. Fed up with it may be a more fitting description: 

September 11, 2001
U.S.S. Cole bombing
U.S. Embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya
Beirut
WTC bombing 1993
Khobar Towers
Beheadings of American citizens

Kidnappings of American women

Hundreds of Muslims in the United States , involved in terrorist related activities, have been arrested, indicted, convicted, deported, are on the run, or are now deceased.

Several Muslim "Charities" in the United States: Shut down for funneling "donations" to terrorist networks.

Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, a Muslim born in Iran , a current resident of Chapel Hill , NC , and recent UNC graduate, plows a rented SUV into a crowd of pedestrians at the UNC at Chapel Hill , injuring nine people. Did his brakes go out? Did he fall asleep at the wheel? No. He stated that he was "seeking retribution for the treatment of Muslims around the world", and "to spread the will of Allah."

Despite Saudi Prince bin Talal's attempt to hide the fact that the rioters in France were Muslims by prompting Fox News to change its news ticker from "Muslim riots" to "civil riots", the fact remains that the rioters were in fact, Muslims. And, and although these riots were supposed to have been over poverty and joblessness, the rioters were heard yelling 'Allahu Akbar.'

Ali Warrayat, a Muslim, and student at Arizona State , with a Qur'an and a Palestinian flag in his trunk, rams his car through the doors of an Arizona Home Depot store, drives his car through the store to the section that stocks the flammable liquids, and sets it ablaze. Why? He was unhappy with his raise. Also noted in police statements was that Warrayat had referred to his religion on several occasions.

A Muslim driver refuses to haul beer, and then sues his former employer after his insubordination got him fired.

Two Muslim firemen stationed in Florida , their salaries paid for by Florida taxpayers, refuse to ride on a fire engine that was decorated with the Stars and Stripes." 

Ahmad Abdelmomen, a Muslim living in Madison Heights , Michigan , is charged with assaulting his fifteen year old sister, breaking her back, and leaving her wheelchair bound. Why? Because she was dating a non-Muslim. She told her parents, who didn't bother to call a doctor because they felt the beating was justified.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (that's you) calls for billboards in California deeming Osama bin Laden "the Sworn Enemy" to be removed. Why? For "being offensive to Muslims."

A female convert to Islam sues the Florida State Highway Department for not permitting her to keep her face covered in her driver license photo.

Muslim cab drivers ignore posted signs prohibiting anyone from exiting their vehicles in restricted areas, lay out their prayer mats and pray, are ticketed, and then are upset about the tickets.

Muslim workers walk off the job at Dell over prayer time. 

A Muslim, and company Vice-President files, and loses "wrongful termination" lawsuit against Advanced Micro Devices Inc. 

Lina Morales, a non-Muslim, and an administrative assistant at a Florida company with Muslim ties, was fired for eating a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich in the lunchroom. 

Americans are being falsely accused of committing 'anti-Muslim' hate crimes by Muslims and Islamic groups. In these cases, investigation by law enforcement revealed that the crimes, including arson and fire bombings, had either been committed by the Muslims who had reported them, or there was no evidence that a crime was committed at all. 

"We must not forget that Allah's rules have to be established in all lands..." ~ Imam Muzammil H. Siddiqi, Islamic Society of North America

"Ultimately we can never be full citizens of this country. . . because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions and ideologies of this country" ~ Ihsan Bagby.

"To permit Islam to attain its rightful place requires that the ideology of Islam prevail over the mental horizon of the American peopl" ~ Shamim A. Siddiqi 

"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran "should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth" ~ Omar Ahmad, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). 

"I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future." ~ Ibrahim Hooper, (CAIR). 

"The first principle is that terrorism, and terrorism alone, is the path to liberation. . . . If what they mean by jihad is terrorism, then we are terrorists." ~ Fawaz Damra, Convicted Imam, Ohio

"Muslims cannot accept the legitimacy of the secular system in the United States, for it "is against the orders and ordainments of Allah . . . the orientation of the Qur'an pushes us in the exact opposite direction as the forces that are at work in the American political spectrum." ~Zaid Shakir, former Muslim chaplain at Yale.

Do you feel like you're swimming upstream? You should. Americans didn't create such a negative perception of Islam, Muslims did. From a public relations standpoint, working for CAIR must be simply dreadful right about now. What a mess your co-religionists have left you with.  Good luck trying to mop it up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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