This election cycle, Muslims in Puget Sound are going through Phase One of self-assertion. We are requiring any politician who ants our ballot support, to pledge s-he will guarantee equal protection under the constitution for ALL, including Arabs and Muslims.
This should not be such a difficult issue for any politician since, their oath of office includes swearing to uphold the constitution of the United States and THAT guarantees equal protection for all. It is a sad comment that most politicians are afraid to use the “A”-word (Arab) and the “M”-word (Muslim) Continue reading
“I wish I were fighting for Pakistan rather than for the US and I would like my son to be fighting and killing for Pakistan in the Pakistan Army“.
I can already see at least one hysterically paranoid person getting ready to string me up from the nearest lamp-post and a Hell of a lot of other REAL Americans getting mad at me. I can also see a lot of very sincere Americans…reasonable people all, wondering if I have taken leave of my senses and then, wondering what I am doing in the US.
Let’s add the the mix….
What if I then contributed $1000 to Jay Inslee or his opponent-to-be, Rob McKenna. Any bets that my money would be thrown back at me faster than a red-hot brick? they would also condemn my stand and tell me unequivocally, that I should leave this country if my heart and loyalties are so passionately with the country of my birth, Pakistan.
At the same time, I would be pilloried for being an untrustworthy “Muzlem” and I would be used to point out how Muslims are here to undermine this, so free, land of “Judeo-Christian values”. Continue reading