Mission Creep: Start with a plan to do something and before you know it, the mission has ballooned to include all sorts of other things.
These days, Muslims are being persecuted to greater and greater degree, in many cases, harkening back to the “good old days” of the Hitlerian Final Solution, which is an example of another Mission Creep (See Action plan at the end). Continue reading
It began with a story of a young Muslim lady who was removed from her Southwest Air flight by a paranoid stewardess in San Diego in March 2011. In May 2011, two Muslims were removed from their Atlantic flight because the pilot refused to take Muslims on his plane.
Following the second event, 58 leaders and heads of Churches, Synagogues and Mosques wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to instruct the Secretary of Transportation to inform all airlines of serious consequences if they arbitrarily removed people from their flights; we got a form-letter from the White House in reply.
In the meantime, stories of Muslims suffering humiliating and terrorizing treatment at the hands of Customs and Border agents at entry-points like the Blaine (WA) had also been piling up for years…again with letters to the regional head of ICE/CBP/USCIS and to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security that I refer to as, “Fatherland Security”. Continue reading
Southern Poverty Law Center just released their Summer 2011 Intelligence Report with a leading report on “http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2011/summer/jihad-against-islam”>Jihad Against Islam“. A bold issue that tackles almost all the Fear- and Hate-mongers against Islam and Muslims in America, including the very powerful and famous…including the bogus, self-promoting “experts on Islam and Terrorism” like Pipes, Gaffney, Horowitz, Hannity, Fox “News” etc.,
It is very encouraging to see a report by an organization that is much respected in the US, for its stance against hate. We hope this is the first step in America, of the awareness and actions against the anti-Muslim hysteria being promoted at all platforms.
There are a few things I would have changed in the report. Continue reading
Today, in America the privileged are those with closed minds, who drive Americans to the verge of hysteria with fearful images of Muslims gone wild, determined to slaughter every “Unbeliever” they can find…WE can find; I am a Muslim AND an American, so I switch from one identity to another, which can sometimes, confuse the reader. Rest assured, I am both and there is no contradiction in that.
The Hate-Islam industry is vast and growing, some leaders of this industry are sincere if misguided Christians who believe any perception of challenge to their faith, must be met with an assault on that challenge. Other leaders in this industry are sincere if misguided Jews who believe any defense of Israel, by definition, includes destroying Muslims and Arabs wherever they can be found.
Then there are leaders of the Hate-Islam industry who can feel the pulse of fear and ignorance in the general population and they know that if they can stoke those fears, then the leaders will become greater leaders, richer and more popular. These opportunistic leaders include politicians and “experts” on Islam and “terrorism”, they are fully aware that their fostering of hate and fear of Islam and Muslims is based on false presumptions, but they do not care, as long as their goals are furthered.
Back on February 11, 2011, General William G. Boykin wrote an article on The Texas Insider, entitled, “Shariah Law or Constitution? America Must Choose“. This is the same general who toured churches and heaped scorn in Islam and Muslims, saying things like, “My God is Jesus while theirs (Muslims) is Satan”. Continue reading
April 4, 2011
President Barack Hussein Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear President Obama,
We the undersigned represent a cross-section of faith communities, particularly in the Northwest (Puget Sound) area. Among the signatories are leaders from Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths, representing a large number of organizations in the region.
We are taking this unusual step of jointly writing to you in hope that our letter will move you to take some affirmative action to stop one aspect of a growing problem of increasing persecution and harassment of Muslims in the United States. Continue reading