Oso_Politico • a day ago
I am an atheist and a libertarian. It may well be that there are minimal numbers of terrorists among the Syrian invaders, and in spite of what some leading libertarian voices are saying, I don’t believe we need to commit cultural suicide in order to accommodate a foreign virus. I lived almost 15 years in Saudi Arabia. Islam is a virus.
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And while Majewski advocated to allow mosques to issue calls to prayer, she understands why some longtime residents are struggling to adjust to the sound that echos through the city’s streets five times each day.
“There’s definitely a strong feeling that Muslims are the other,” she said. “It’s about culture, what kind of place Hamtramck will become. There’s definitely a fear, and to some degree, I share it.”
She thinks not wanting to hear the call to prayer on speaker five times a day is fear of the “other”? That is ludicrous.
The call to prayer could be 3 minutes or as long as 8 minutes. Let’s say 5 minutes and 5 times a day. That is 25 minutes of listening to islamic doctrine every single day. It is having to hear Allahu akbar — Allah is greater — 25 times a day. I don’t see any other religion getting to use speakers to announce their doctrine for 25 minutes day. That is just not right.
Obama says the new refugees will be vetted. But top security officials say the Syrians can’t be vetted because the U.S doesn’t know what they were doing in Syria before they applied for refugee status.
Besides, many of the jihad attempts in the United States are launched by the children of Muslim refugees and migrants. That list include the two Chechen brothers who bombed the Boston Marathon, and Anwar al-Awlaki who was killed by a U.S missile strike when he fled to Yemen after the 9/11 atrocity. That means the Americans’ federal government is actively importing national-security problems that will eventually cost billions of dollars to manage, but cannot be eliminated.
KG33 • 4 hours ago Without proper leadership we are all doomed. I feel that the same people who defend Islam and say they are not bad people are equivalent to the mom of a local thug who shoots up a place in broad daylight and says her son is “A good kid who would never do that” .
American Muslims are the new faces of the American reality, and they are not going anywhere.
Mohammed (saw) said: “The whole earth has been shown to me until I saw the east of the east and the west of the west and I saw the authority of Islam ruled all that I saw” [Musnad-Imam Ahmed]
avery1122 7h ago
Mr Alikhan, I just went down the entire east coast, through out every state, and mostly in the north, I saw Muslims as I saw all different ethnic groups. However, while all other groups were intermingled, the muslims were all huddled together in cafes, in diners, in restaurants, in malls. They weren’t speaking English, I even had a’ problem’ in Nordstroms with a sales clerk, when I was trying on clothing, I had a woman wearing a hajib telling me, while I was reviewing the shirt I was trying on in a mirror, that I should try one with long sleeves to be more modest. You tell me what my response should have been. Can you possibly put yourself in my heels??? WELL, I was insulted since her opinion was not asked for, nor was I seeking hers. I walked away and out the store without a sale . OH by the way, I’m from the south, wearing long sleeves would not get much mileage in my wardrobe. It’s called ASSIMILATING, both my parents were immigrants, they assimiliated and insisted we learn English, we went to public schools. We were poor, but we never took a handout, and the little clothes we had, were always clean. While my parents English was flawed, the neighborhood kids and their parents were more than helpful with helping them with words. They assimiliated. They celebrated all American holidays with more furor than generational Americans. They were grateful to be here. I haven’t seen any Muslims in NYC at the Macy’s day fireworks celebrations, nor any block party Fourth of July cookouts. So tell me why would I want to bring more immigrants from this part of the world here, when the ones I have met here have been rude and un-inclusive!!!
rebel7 @ avery1122 6h ago
Islam appears to be evolving along with the Muslim population here and overseas. (My wife is from the middle-east and has a large circle of friends here in Northern California of both Muslim and Christian heritage)
Recently one of her friends (a middle-age Muslim male) posted a few photos of his parents on Facebook. The photos included the parents friends and acquaintances on family outings such as at the beach, etc. Photos were from Egypt circa ~1955. All subjects in the photos were in western-style dress, some in swim suits, etc. Poster posted his own quiz: Guess which in the photo were Christian and which Muslim? (All were Muslim)
Several Muslim Facebook friends posted back, “There were NO Muslims. No good Muslim woman would appear in public without at least hair covered and NEVER in a swimsuit.
In the 50′s and 60′s Syria and Egypt along with Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon were flirting with a very open, secular, and socialist society. Why are you allowing your Mullah’s to take you backward? And why should the US allow those traveling backward in time into a free and open, secular society?
Muslim community wins day off of school on major holiday next year
The only opinion that matters
11/10/2015 12:58 AM EST
What’s the Muslim patron saint of bombs? Bill Maher is right. Islam is the problem.
11/10/2015 11:38 PM EST
Good heavens, my Small City did this a couple of years ago. It’s no skin off your nose to be vaguely polite to another. Let your kids stay home, they won’t care.
11/10/2015 10:23 PM EST
So we close schools on Sept 12th but not Sept 11th?
11/10/2015 8:33 PM EST
The surrogates of dead civilizations have managed to get their hands in the governance of America.
Just what the founding fathers feared.
11/10/2015 4:00 PM EST [Edited]
I’m not a big fan of Islam, or frankly any religion. But I’ve been in Europe enough times to see what alienating the Muslim community in the U.K, Germany and especially France has done. The suburbs north and east of Paris are horrific. The French refuse to employe them for the most part, and the Muslims have no great desire to assimilate. Around Paris it is estimated there are 2 million Muslims. The French essentially enable Muslims to do nothing. There is no such enabling here, and we’re lucky enough to be able to screen who comes in much more carefully. The result is the Muslim community is far better positioned – the average Muslim family has a household income slightly higher than average. They have a piece of the pie, and so have far less desire to blow it up. We on occasion do things right around here… This seems ok to me.
11/11/2015 3:16 PM EST
There are many Orthodox Christian families in Montgomery County. They will celebrate Christmas on January 7, 2016. Will their children be able to celebrate their Christmas at home like Muslim children will now be able celebrate Eid? If not, why not?
BTW, March 13, 2016 will be L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday. This is a very important holiday in Scientology. Will that be a Montgomery County Public Schools holiday?
11/11/2015 7:59 AM EST
This holiday celebrates farm animal sacrifice for Allah. It’s a bloody horror in the Muslim world. The farm animals must be conscious when they are slain (halal). Whatever decision people make about eating meat it shouldn’t be endorsed by a God. Montgomery County was supposed to be a progressive county. But the school board there is taking it back to the dark ages. Not only the farm animals were thrown under the bus but those who are vegetarians or vegans as well. Islam is what it is. What next? No dogs in apartment buildings in Montgomery County because Mohammed said they are harem (unclean). No pet therapy in nursing homes.
Islam is the only religion that is brought into the school on a daily basis through dress and boys all being Mohammed. Do we need to keep pandering to them over everything. This is a religion that is in desperate need of a reformation. How is this barbaric holiday encouraging that.
11/10/2015 6:57 PM EST
I sure wish we’d had the MoCo Board around when serving in a foreign country ruled by the Muslims as a US soldier some years ago. We could not have any sign of Christianity where we lived; a priest came in two to three times a year literally under cover of darkness and the service was closed and carefully guarded. Yep, that’s the way the Muslims treated us as soldiers in their country trying to help them. But, then, we never asked to have Christmas set aside as a day off over there. And, of course, there were no Jews serving with us since the country forbade them altogether.
FBI: Middle Eastern Men Intimidating U.S. Military Families In Colorado & Wyoming
Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, has been charged with felony murder, carjacking, robbery, multiple weapons offenses and even New Jersey’s first terror charge for the alleged murder of 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin in West Orange on June 25, 2014.
I was born and raised here. This is my land. I’ll raise my children here, Insha’allah [God willing] and probably be buried here as well. I knew that by accepting Islam I was declaring that America needed to do so too. America, my home, would naturally become an Islamic country one day. There is no other way to think if you are a truly conscientious believer in Allah.
What can Muslims do to improve their chances in the West? Some answers are provided by a sympathetic Christian scholar in the USA (Poston 1991). He believes that five main actions are crucial for the future well-being and expansion of Islam in America: (1) The need to develop an indigenous American leadership: American converts should be trained quickly and thoroughly for positions of leadership in order to avoid the categorization of Islam as a foreign ‘cult’. (2) The stereotypical negative image of Islam must be transformed through proper use.of the media. (3) Provocative anti-Christian polemics should be avoided lest they provoke a strong reaction among Christians (whether practising or non-practising). (4) Muslims should attempt to reach more achievable goals by promoting co-operation among themselves instead of focusing their concern on homogenizing diverse Muslim ethnic groups. (5) Muslim individuals should become involved in dawah (social welfare and missionary) activities in order to overcome the powerful assimilative influence of the American mainstream. These are practical and sensible suggestions, and most Muslims will find little to argue in them. Many Muslims may have reached these conclusions themselves but as communities they are still some way from implementing them. Unless they do so, strife will result from their minority position. Muslim leaders and writers need to do more serious thinking.