These are the thoughts running through most minds in America, Muslims included. Yes, we Muslims were praying for the perpetrators to not be Muslim, but deep in our hearts, we had a suspicion that the chances of the perpetrators being Muslim were pretty high. Most of us are worrying about reactions from non-Muslim Americans who range from impressionable (by bigots), neutral folks to those who want us all out of our country, to those who would rather just pick up their guns and “get rid” of us…thanks to self-promoting fear-mongering bigots like Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, Stephen Emerson, Pamela Geller, Bridgette Gabriel and scores of others.
The two Muslim boys/men are from Kyrgyzstan, originally part of Chechens who had been mass-deported there from Chechnya by Stalin. They had grown up in the US and were quite the normal kids, good students with friends. So, what happened? Obviously, we will not find out unless the younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (probably derived from ‘Jauhar’…Jewel) is captured alive and decides to talk, but I can speculate.
The following is a generalization and does NOT cover all Muslims or, ALL non-Muslim Americans, but part of the reason is that Read more »
Below is the cover letter I sent to the members of the House Congressional Asia Pacific American Caucus, along with an overview of the documents that I included in the CD that went with the letter..
The plan is to get members of congress aware of the hostile climate created against Islam and Muslims with funding from the Federal Government and with luck, they will then start inquiries as to why our government should be so deeply involved in creating and promoting hate against their own citizens.
Muslims should be paying attention to the hate being cultivated against them and should be thinking of collective actions against such hate. tragically, what divides us (sectarianism and apathy) appears to be stronger than what should be bringing us closer (anti-Muslim hate-promotion). Read more »
A few days ago, some people sent out e-mails amongst Muslims, with a link to a WIRED magazine article headed, “Report: U.S. Muslim Terrorism Was Practically Nil in 2012“. Accompanying comments noted how Muslims were really not violent despite current perceptions. The e-mails did nothing to please me because I saw that the focus was still on us Muslims. To me it should not be a matter of note if Muslims were less violent than expected; a matter of general note should be the state of terrorism or, of violence across the board, without a “Muzlem” sub-category…and no other faith sub-category.
Imagine reports from prestigious institutions that are headed:
“Blacks are less sub-human and less prone to mindless violence in 2012“.
Heads would roll all over the country and the outrage would not subside probably for decades.
However, we get a report headed:
“And the Triangle study (below) tracks indictments, not convictions. “
I believe it is important to keep in mind that our “War!” against “trrrrsm” is aimed at Muslims and has nothing to do with actual violence against a civilian population; if this report showed ZERO accusations of terrorism, the US and the West, would still be on a bender against Muslim “trrrrsts” because Read more »
I take no pleasure in reporting further developments and more information that I have learned about what went on behind the scenes in the aftermath of that event.
To recap, someone e-mailed the following message to Zainab Center, a Muslim Mosque and community center in Lynnwood:
“Kindly move the f**k out of Lynnwood before more bombs go off, please.”
The congregation, quite rightly, got worried and called the Lynnwood Police and the FBI and there the matter died.
What were Muslims in the area supposed to think? As most Muslims see it, since the targets were us “trrrsts” and since the authorities are being paid to nab us and not the nice “Judeo-Christian” members of this civilized nation, it should not be surprising that crimes against Muslims would not be treated with the same seriousness as crimes against other minorities, such as Blacks, Jews, etc.,
Weeks passed as we waited for some developments or, some updating from the Lynnwood Police or, from the FBI or, the local Prosecutor…or anyone, really.
It appeared that our protectors all believed the right thing had been done and there really was nothing to act upon and nobody to report to except for the people at the Zainab Center.
Finally, I started to make a few inquiries. Read more »
The Grand Reduct:
Screw Muslims and A-rabs and everyone else, let’s protect Jews and Israel!
That’s what the state of California is saying as they get organized to pass a resolution that will turn all school and college campuses into pro-Israel platforms where any speech criticizing Israel will be met with strict disciplinary action…how strict? Eleven Muslim students have been kicked out of UCLA for daring to call the speaking Israeli Ambassador, a liar AND they have been criminally charged for “disrupting” his speech.
It appears that the “Jewish Lobby” (which of course, does not exist!) is effecting a resolution of the California State Assembly that specifically targets anyone who should dare to criticize the state of Israel or its policies, as “Anti-Semitic”.
This action would be bad enough if it were limiting expressions against any minority, but it is specifically protecting Israel and Jews, which of course, leaves the field wide open for “experts” such as Daniel Pipes, Shoebat, Hirsi Ali, Emerson and all other Islamophobes have a clear field to whip up more and more anti-Islam, anti-Muslim fears among the youngest and most impressionable population of California; its students. Read more »