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
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
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
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
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
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
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.