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BBC: United States of Hate….

I just watched the new BBC show, “United States of Hate” http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fOc56ypztRg

Interesting show. Now consider that this scenario is multiplied FIFTY times because there are 50 states and ALL of them have militarized groups like the ones shown in this show and All these groups have one thing in common; they hate Islam and Muslims.

Because their whole reason to be is so they can stoke fear of another group and fire up the hate.

Not so long ago, they hated Blacks and Jews and while they still may continue with that tradition, they don’t want to speak about it and they don’t want to be seen as preparing their weapons to kill Blacks and Jews.
Ever wondered why they no longer load their weapons and parade outside Black Churches or Jewish Synagogues? Because they know that the authorities would be on them like flies on poop and they would no longer have lives worth living, maybe they would be in jails for inciting violence and hate too.
Such a heavy reaction by the authorities is not because our Police and the FBI have suddenly developed a deep love for Blacks and Jews. It is because their bosses have been told by the political leadership that such behavior among civilians and among law enforcement will not be tolerated; Zero tolerance.
Why would that be?
Because the Blacks are finally getting their acts together enough that if one is treated unjustly, Black communities across the country start giving their heartburn. If one Jews is hurt by a civilian or by a law enforcement agent, Jewish communities across the country rise up and make lives miserable for their politicians until forceful action is taken.
Muslims, on the other hand…are not yet ready to protect themselves or their children.
We do not stand united for anything. This is the greatest irony of all because Islamophobes believe we Muslims are like a group of automatons, waiting for “The Signal” so we can rise up, take over America, rape the non-Muslim women, kill their men and install Shariah everywhere.
The reality is that there are hardly three Mosques that even speak to each other, I doubt if even two share congregational or family activities together. Each Mosque is so focused on the need to be the sole leader of ALL local Muslims that they undermine everyone else.
Almost to a man, we are so petrified of “The authorities” that we dared not give voice to our fears in front of them. It is unthinkable for our Mosques to take forceful action and demand that our politicians do more to protect Muslims and ensure equal rights. If a political or departmental leader shows up at a Mosque (after craven invitations), our brethren can be seen smiling, fawning and getting their pictures taken with the dignitaries. So why should politicians pay attention to the worsening state of affairs for Muslims?
We thrive on promoting fear and distrust amongst ourselves. It seems that the only way for us to show our devotion to God, to Islam and to the prophet Mohammed, is by showing how much we can hate other Muslims who are not just like us in their worship practices. The only time Muslims seem to stand united is when they are pointing hate-filled fingers at other Muslim groups and declaring those others to not be Muslim.
I am reminded of the sinking of the Titanic. The poor people in Steerage allowed the officials to lock the iron gates which led to the upper decks and escape from drowning, while the rich folks in the upper decks did nothing for the poor and were concerned only for their own skins. The crew were sincere people who did what they were told by the officers…who did what they were told by the civilians (the company’s Brass was on board)…who had no interest in people who could not influence the company in any way.
Thus, we continue to argue among ourselves as to who is a better Muslim and who is not, who “gets along” with the authorities and who may be “controversial” and who deserves to be “The Leader”. While we are thus occupied, our enemies, of whom the militias are only a small part (Right-wing Churches, Jewish Blind supporters of Israel and opportunistic politicians form the largest segment of Islamophobes) continue to throw more fuel into the fires of Islamophobia. It is instructive to understand that Trump does not spout Islamophobia because he might actually believe in it; he stirs it up because he knows his support base wants more hate against Islam and Muslims…and he knows Muslims aren’t worth a pile of dirt politically.
Yes, watch this BBC show friends and watch it carefully. Then try to decide if our internal divisions are helping us here or, even in Heaven for that matter (God WILL ask why we sat and did nothing). This is not something prayers are going to solve, only collective action will.
This year, will Muslims have one Eid or three? THAT will tell us whether our egos are still bigger than our faith.

May 26, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

FBI, Police, Fusion Center and Muslims Meet

I was among the community members invited to a meeting with the Seattle Police (SPD…Chief O’Toole present), FBI and Fusion Center (FC…Director, Lt. Trowbridge present) on Tuesday the 3rd of May from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event was called, “Building Communities of Trust“, there were about six of us Muslims present, the rest were from other groups and communities. The purpose was to introduce and promote the Nationwide SAR (Suspicious Activity Reporting) Initiative also known as the NSI, among the various communities. Part of this program is also the “If you see something, say something” program. Continue reading

May 17, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shia are “simple-minded”…Kuffar!

It began pleasantly enough, a Shia member of a discussion group sent their felicitations on the birth anniversary of Hazrat/Imam Ali. It was a simple sharing of joy of a certain group, that did nobody any harm and nobody was being asked to embrace the Shia school of thought Then, one rather loud member of the same group decided to take it upon himself to castigate the Shia for being “simple-minded lunatics” and then accuse them for dividing Muslims. He wrote:

  • It is a sign of simple mindedness (lunacy) to divide Muslims TODAY for things that happened some 1400 YEARS ago…………….Those who claim to love Imam Ali (May Allah Honor his face) would do well if they actually act like him for the benefit of the Ummah…………..Imam Ali would sacrifice himself for the sake of the unity and strength of the Ummah of Mohammed (PBUH)…………May Allah guide us all to what he likes and accepts and give us all sanity, reason, and wisdom

The biggest reason for Muslims to be at the bottom of the kick-pile of the world, is because we are divided, solely because of our intolerance. Each of us insists only WE belong to the group that has the monopoly on “The Truth” and everyone else is “simple-minded” and from there it is but a small step to turning them into “Kuffar!” (Unbelievers).

  • Lo! This is an admonishment, that whosoever will, may choose a way unto his Lord. (76:29)

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April 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 1 Comment

The Tsunami is Coming at Muslims Please Join the Boycott!!

We need to speak up and speak out and we need to support the boycott against United…Loudly.

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Since United Airlines removed an entire family for the crime of being Muslim, there have been THREE other incidents where Muslims have been removed from airlines for the crime of being Muslim. The latest was where a young man was removed because he dared to speak in Arabic to his family on his cell phone; the passenger in front of him said he believed the young man made threats to the flight in Arabic with words such as “Jihad” (which he said he never used) and “inshallah” (“God willing” which Muslims always use). “Why would you speak in Arabic on the airplane?” the employee asked… Continue reading

April 18, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

It Happened Again… Join the Boycott!!

Remember my call to Boycott United Airlines because they removed an entire family for security reasons? Well it’s happened again.

This time a woman asked her fellow passenger if she could trade seats with her (they were sitting side-by-side) and the man agreed. Apparently the move to sit by the window for a hijab-wearing woman was enough of a threat that the Southwest Airlines stewardess had her removed from the plane…”in an abundance of caution” of course.

 

Folks, we need to get the boycott started and we need lots of people signing on to it and fast! Here are the steps everyone needs to follow: Continue reading

April 14, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Action! Stop United Removal of Muslims…Boycott!

imams sued and won…but Congress passed a law Okay, how many times do Muslims have to be removed from airlines for no reason other than their being Muslim, before Muslims and non-Muslims join efforts to teach airlines a lesson that our Congress is unwilling to teach?
It is time people of good will gathered their efforts and launched a boycott of the latest airlines to inflict their bigotry on Muslims…BOYCOTT UNITED AIRLINES!

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April 13, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

Should our attitude towards ISIS fighters change?

Should we be punishing people who defect from ISIS or should we be encouraging them? The answer is the difference between stupidity and intelligence, between bigotry and open-mindedness.

 

On March 16th, news emerged that an American ISIS fighter was captured by Kurdish forces in Iraq. He turned out to be an American youth who went to join ISIS last December but was disillusioned and was trying to return home to America.

 

Judging from the comments that usually follow any news about Muslims or Islam, far too many Americans cannot wait to have themselves a lynching party if he should actually return. The law is also on their side, anyone who fights the US or any of our glorified allies (even the ones who are extremely tyrannical), anyone who supports fight against the US or any of our allies, anyone who sympathizes with fighters against the US or any of our allies, is subject to prosecution and imprisonment…for a very long time. Continue reading

March 18, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 5 Comments

Urgent Political Action for US Muslims

Remember I said Muslims must not vote until we get organized and can vote as a bloc? Well, they say a wise man reserves the right to change his mind while a fool never does.

 

Every Muslim citizen MUST register to vote in their state and then we must ALL vote…against any Republican who is running for any office in these elections.

 

Things are changing fast in the US and the future does not look too comfortable for us Muslims, the Republican Party has nailed its colors to the hate-Islam mast. Tragically, it appears that the only way they can bring voters together is by stoking the flames of hate and fear against a group that has no political power…us Muslims these days. Continue reading

March 16, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

America, Christians and Muslims

Last week we had an excellent gathering at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood with speakers and covered by the press. The event was organized in response to the hate and violence being promoted by the Republican Party Presidential candidates and by many others around the country. While they gave me undeserved credit, the evening was conceived and executed by the Lutheran Pastor Terry Kyllo.

Speaking at the event were:

  • Opening: Lutheran Pastor Terry Kyllo
  • Welcome: Church Pastor Paul Sundberg
  • Lutheran Bishop Kirby Unti
  • Sheikh Ismail Ahmed
  • CAIR-WA Director Arsalan Bokhari
  • Author Lesley Hazleton  (The First Muslim and After the Prophet and many others)
  • Imam Benjamin Shabazz from the WD Mohammed Muslim community
  • Refugee Resettlement John Forseth

There were over 350 people present including a fair number of Muslims, it was a fabulous success!

If you would like to view the event or just listen to it, please check out the Catacombs Church link  where you will also find some of the coverage from the Press. Scroll down towards the bottom to see “Audio of the event” and “Complete video of the event“.

 

I would like to share two thoughts with you, one about Christians and America and the other (towards the end) about Muslims… Continue reading

December 21, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Snoqualmie WA Rep J Rodne shows his bigotry

Of course, now that elections are over, there is even less to fear by bashing Islam and Muslims. Republican State Rep Jay Rodne represents the Snoqualmie 5th district…those who are not Muslims of course! He does not even regard us Muslims as being Americans in fact, he wants “America” (the non-Muslims of course) to solve the Muslim problem by getting guns.

Under the cover of the Paris slaughter, the bigots WILL show their patriotism by demanding that “Muzlems” and Islam…and “A-rabs” of course, be “stopped”. For those who are clueless about such code words, try to figure it out, how does one “Stop” a population of this country that is anywhere from 2 million to 4 million?
Ultra-Patriot Rep (R) Jay Rodne helpfully provides the answer by saying “Islam is incompatible with Western values … America, arm yourself“.

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November 18, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments