Thursday, July 16, 2015

Why this has been the worst year since 9/11 for American Muslims?

published in the Washington Post 6/17/2015

Ramadan has always been a time of reflection, a chance to stop and recharge my batteries, an opportunity to take a break from the regular pace. Islam prescribes this month of fasting, and as with many, my favorite place to be during Ramadan is the mosque in the evenings. I attend iftars — “breaking of fast” — across the city in various Muslim communities. The mosque is a place of peace for me, particularly during this holiest of months for Muslims.
With fond feelings for my own mosque in mind, I followed closely the story of a group of armed protestors organizing an anti-Muslim rally outside a Phoenix mosque last month. The armed rally spurred an interfaith counter-rally that brought together people of goodwill to reject the rhetoric of hate and affirm the language of “loving thy neighbor.” Gaining national attention, it inspired a hashtag, #NotMyAmerica, for activists to speak out for interfaith solidarity. But despite positive responses, the fear that this could start an epidemic of similar protests still lingers in my heart.
If Ramadan is a time to reflect, then let us reflect on what it means to be Muslim in America today. Based on a number of events in 2015 already, our community is facing the most hostile environment since 9/11.
The number of hate crimes against members of the Muslim, Arab and South Asian communities has dramatically increased. There is a growing disconnect between freedom of speech and the freedom to practice religion without fear or intimidation: Increasingly, irresponsible and rhetorical bullying is leading to violent acts against a vulnerable minority.
Since January, we have seen a combination of anti-Muslim political speech and a tarnished law enforcement apparatus, leading to hate crimes, which range from petty vandalism to outright murder. Political candidates have created a climate of fear by warning of nonexistent “Muslim no-go zones,” using American Muslims as the new political hot potato. Elected officials have evaded their representative duty by refusing to meet with American Muslim constituents in Texas and Oklahoma. Lawmakers have held up vital child support legislation in Idaho to pass legislation banning Sharia law, in a bill similar to ones proposed in Georgia, South CarolinaNorth CarolinaTennessee and Texas. There have been countless acts of vandalism: threats to mosques and Muslim groups in San DiegoPhoenix and Ames, arson at a Houston mosque and hate graffiti on an Islamic school in Rhode Island. continue reading......

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    1. But I don't know how to sow, don't you need a needle and thread?

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  2. Unbelievable, the number of a$$holes who commented on your washington post article, having absolutely nothing up their sleeve except spitting venom at Islam.

    Anyway, you're probably right, there is a lot going wrong at times. But in the end, it is the long term vision we need to see and believe in. I don't think the violence among radical muslims is viable. They can't make the entire world believe they should give up the many connections we made with all kinds of people. The world won't give up where we have come today. At some point, all radicals will come to see they are the problem, not the solution.

    There is always hope.

    Love your writing.

    Your atheist fan ;) - or at least one of them.

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  3. bloody wicked beardless transvestite wearing makeup and a raghead.dirty muzzrat

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  4. this dirty muzzie bitch needs to taken out,pathological terrorist liar,filthy stinking raghead.

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  5. what a disgusting revolting ninja piece of shit.

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  6. what a disgusting revolting ninja piece of shit.

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  7. what a disgusting revolting ninja piece of shit

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  8. Linda, I read the muslim texts where Muhammad attacked and murdered innocent people, RAPED men's wives, RAPED LITTLE CHILDREN, and the list goes on. This is what you stand with? You know if you have read it. How would you like to have been one of the women Muhammad and his monsters attacked, murdering your husband and parents and children over puberty, and then raping you when you never did anything to him? How would you like to be the little girl who saw her parents murdered by Muhammad and then was raped by him or given to his men to rape? Why don't you put up a video of yourself opening the books, like the Sirat, and reading the monstrous crimes and sins of Muhammad? That is what you stand for? Tell us what you think that was like to be his victims. What he did is absolute evil. Will you read it out loud to us in a video and then say he was good to do it and not evil? What he did is absolutely forbidden by the Ten Commandments and by Jesus. Yet groups like CAIR have nothing to respond when it is read to them. Muslims simply get angry or try to make absurd excuses even though it is as blatant as anything could ever be in muslim texts. ISIS is doing exactly what Muhammad did and commanded. If you do not agree with the commands and actions of Muhammad then you are not muslim, obviously, and if you do agree then you are pure evil and will burn in Hell. You think attacking innocent families and murdering and raping and robbing them, raping children, thighing infants, tearing an old woman apart with camels, burning people in their houses, having sex with a dead aunt's body, having sex with animals, and so many other vile abominations that you can read out loud to us in the muslim texts you call "holy" is good and not evil? If you lived at the time of Muhammad and had believed in Jesus, having read the testimonies of the apostles, and then you saw this monster show up, do you think it would make any sense for you to follow him instead, the anti-christ? Go and read us all the quotes of murder and rape and commands to behead. If you are a muslim, that is what you are. You cannot be a muslim if you reject the commands and actions of Muhammad. That would make no sense. Read it to us and tell us what you think it was like for his victims and if you think it was good or evil for him to do that. And then read to us what Jesus says, what the New Testament says that utterly condemns the actions of Muhammad. If you lived before Muhammad and believed in Jesus and the holy upright words in the Bible, and then you saw Muhammad come and do what he did, why would you think you should reject Jesus and follow the murderer, thief, and rapist?

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    1. You didn't read the muslim texts, you cherry-picked them to find material to support your already strongly biased state of mind. You also have no clue how to interpret historical reports and do this in context of situations in other parts of the world at the time of the events. You certainly don't understand warfare from a political philosophy point of view - you even ignore the fact that in our very 21st century modern governments are doing things far worse yet cover it up or call it 'collateral damage'. You ask hypocritical questions like "This is what you stand with" as if others have to reply with either Yes or No to your deeply confused misapprehension of historical events, of cultures, of religions. You pretend "belief in Jesus" being the solution, ignoring the cruelties done in the name of Jesus. Your entire rant is a mess, dishonest, and you come here with a pretty much anonymous account "givemealogin" you created pretty much on the day you posted this, with no information where to find you, trace your social networking efforts etc. But you want your rant to be taken seriously, right?

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  9. Here lets take a look at some search results on Muhammad to get you started:

    http://schnellmann.org/sex-with-animals-allowed-in-islam.html

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b98_1361749909

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/025-Muhammads-sex-life.htm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TkV5clbokQ

    https://www.youtube.com/user/IslamForBeginners/videos

    http://schnellmann.org/the-child-bride-of-muhammad.html

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8c7_1255186188

    http://www.muhammadanism.com/Islam/islam_beheading.pdf
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=Muhammad+beheaded&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

    http://www.wvinter.net/~haught/Koran.html

    http://quotingislam.blogspot.com/2011/06/muhammad-orders-people-burned-up-in.html

    http://quotingislam.blogspot.com/2011/06/muhammad-orders-torture-of-man-in-order.html

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Muhammad/myths-mu-home.htm

    And compare that to the commands of Jesus and the Ten Commandments.
    Linda, make us a video where you read the evils of Muhammad out loud to us and tell us what you think it was like to be each of his victims and why if you were there you would get rid of any belief in Jesus to follow that monster instead.

    It is as obvious as anything could ever be, blatant evil vs Jesus Christ, and you choose which side? Because of some self identity you have built up? Stop being deceived and go back and look objectively. Jesus did not lie to us. Muhammad, the rapist of men's wives and young children, he lied.

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  10. This upcoming year of 2016 will be the worst year for Muslims in America, there is NO SUCH THING as an American Muslim. The Muslim religion doesn't allow American ideals and way of life. Linda Saraour speaks with the mouth of an Asp, forked tongue flickering poison from both side of her mouth. However, this year will se changes as we run your blood cult religion straight to hell where you Linda, and others of your Murder cult belong. Like the song says : your not the first to try to kill us, you wont be the last to try to kill us either, we will endure long after your charred body and that of your fellow cult members are fed to good American Pork. The only cure for the disease know as Islam, is the same as the cure for cancer, . It must be removed from the body by chemicals, and radiation. And so shall you be.

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  11. JCM your a fool, you can't be both an Atheist and a defender if Islam. Your conflicted in an internal battle of evil vs nothing , you end up with both and nothing good. Your writing sounds as if you've arrived at that stage, "nothing but evil."

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    1. Cavetroll, being called a fool can be a honor, depending on who said it.

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  12. Linda say's her favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption, Just like the demon she worships, she loves to see a good rape story, Makes her feel all Islamic and warm. Hope it happens to her but if it did, she would probably like it and ask for more.

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    1. Cavetroll, actually Shawshank Redemption is a good movie that speaks of the need of something to believe in and to go on and work hard for refinding your freedom. Given your easy method (if it can be called method at all) of trolling a blogger because you cannot grasp the meaning of what's being said, I can understand why you don't like that movie.

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  13. Listen Ms Linda I married a muslim from Tunisia we met in Paris 27 yrs ago We have one son 24 my ex started getting into his religion islam around 15 yrs ago after that things were hard on me and my son no physical violoence but he was always angry that we were not muslim last summer he went home met a 24 yr old got engaged came back to nyc and told me to get lost Thank God we have laws and he could not throw me in the street we divorced and he ran back to marry her this past summer My son is devastated his stepmother is his same age My ex's defense we can do this in islam have 4 wives marry young women because there are so many of them its disgusting the arab communities have to do more and teach these men that they can't do whatever they want Now my son hates him and does not talk to him Its hard enough in this society to be 1/2 arab and now a father with a wife that does not speak english high school drop-out

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  14. Fact:mohammed was no prophet. You cannot proclaim your own prophecies for one, prophecy comes from God not from man. Muslims lust for blood and death. That is not from God or Our Savior Jesus Christ who is Lord of all. Mohammed was having sex with a baby six year old girl...that is sick mohammed was a sick man.

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    1. Now it is clear even muslim woman lust for death by the killings of murder in California the other day. This is islam's glory to kill. The cock-ran is nothing of faith or wisdom. It is a complete sham. Oh how dumb art thou O muslim warrior of satanic faith. Where is thou wisdom? Can one muslim proclaim. Of course because it doesn't exist.

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    2. Only Jesus Christ is Lord of All. Our Father who art in heaven, hallow be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespass as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil (evil is islam faith) Amen.

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  15. Go away, trolls. If you don't have anything of substance to contribute to the discussion, and don't even have the modicum of guts required to disclose your name, then just go to right-wing creepland where you belong. Full solidarity with sister, Linda (from a Mexican dude)!

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