Posts Tagged ‘islam in america’

I’ve mentioned the Ahmadiyya Muslims on my blog before, they have a mosque on main street Fitchburg and march regularly in our 4th of July parade. They are good people and they certainly mean well with this effort:

“Our hope is to emphasize to our fellow Americans,” Sayed said, “that it is the religious duty of a Muslim to be loyal to the country where he resides…Number two that there are negative influences being exerted — upon especially the Muslim youth in the United States — by people like al Awlaki on the Internet and third the press pays attention to violent acts that people commit in the name of Islam….If we just sit by, more and more these extremists will take hold the banner of Islam and say this is what Islam is.”

I’m torn by this. It’s a worthy effort and a necessary one, and Islam needs reforms from within. Unfortunately many Muslims consider the Ahmadiyya’s a breakaway sect, they have been targets of terror and murder for their peaceful views. I don’t know if western support would simply marginalize them further within greater Islam.

So as I applaud their efforts I don’t have a lot of hope that we will see more of their point of view and less of this:

An Afghan physiotherapist will be executed within three days for converting to Christianity.

Said Musa, 45, has been held for eight months in a Kabul prison

and remember this is not Pakistan, this is Afghanistan!

He claims he was visited by a judge who told him he would be hanged within days unless he converted back to Islam.

But he remains defiant and said he would be willing to die for his faith.

He told the Sunday Times: ‘My body is theirs to do what they want with.

‘Only God can decide if my spirit goes to hell.’

Defence lawyers have refused to represent him, while others have dropped the case after receiving death threats.

As long as Islam is generating these headlines it will be a tough sell.

…on This week is obscene. He is being compared to the worst of the Islamists, how many killings has he called for?

There are a lot of different voices being heard from, the show isn’t as bad as it could be but the idea that Franklin Graham is the equivalent to a those who call for suicide bombings is simply nonsense.

Furthermore we hear the cry of the Spanish Inquisition of many centuries ago, ignoring numbers a bit more recent.

Take a look at the numbers. They speak for themselves.

Via Michael Graham, remember this is a field trip of a public school:

And here is what Graham says, he is exactly right.

This wasn’t a private school trip. It’s a public school, and students are lining up to pray. Can you imagine that happening on a field trip to a church or synagogue? Then again—have you ever HEARD of a Massachusetts public school visiting a church?

The worst part to me is the “we were feminists first” nonsense. Tell that to the Muslim women in Europe today wearing burkhas and bowing to their husbands in public. As Charles Jacobs points out, it’s utter nonsense.

If they were taken to a Catholic Church and prayed (they could not be given communion under Catholic Rules btw) the MSM would be in an uproar, but then again we Catholics don’t behead unbelievers (and those on the left who scream Spanish inquisition give me some examples from the 20th century) while those who suggest drawing Islam have to change their names and run.

I can't draw but I defy you barbarian bastards!

I am outraged by this story:

[O]n the insistence of top security specialists at the FBI, she is… moving, changing her name, and essentially wiping away her identity… in effect, being put into a witness-protection program—except, as she notes, without the government picking up the tab.

I am not alone in my outrage. And I have the following demand to make of “moderate Muslims” who claim that Islam means an “internal struggle” and say they have come to America to become Americans (more…)