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The un-citizening of Muslims

US citizenship refused to woman who joined ISIS.
This case hinges on the State Departments argument that they did not know about Ms. Muthana’s birth until AFTER she was  born and considered her to be covered by the exception to born a citizen rule until then:
“Ms. Muthana’s father, Ahmed Ali Muthana, was a United Nations diplomat from Yemen. Children of people with diplomatic immunity are not automatically granted citizenship despite being born in the United States. But Mr. Muthana was discharged from his diplomatic post shortly before she was born in 1994.
The United States government, however, said it was notified about that change in early 1995, after she was born, and stopped considering him covered by diplomatic immunity only then.”
Pretty persuasive argument BUT…facts become facts when they occur, they do not become facts only after someone has been notified of them. The US constitution is clear about her citizenship as was the US government because they issued her a US passport.

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November 15, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Slaughtering Muslims the “Civilized Way”

The attacks on Muslims by Trump the Republican Party have echoes in the past and recent tragedies. This time, Rep Ilhan Omar is being used as the starting point for greater levels of Islamophobia.
Hitler worked on the Germans to launch his “Final Solution” against (mostly) Jews and slaughtered millions before he was stopped by Germany’s defeat. It is noteworthy that Germans were forced into silence, acquiescence or support. The “Allies” were not interested in stopping the extermination, they were interested in maintaining their empires without the growing threat of the Japan-Germany alliance.

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April 15, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Zealand Slaughter and Silent Muslims

The New Zealand massacre of Muslims leaves me dumbfounded, frustrated and angry all at once. These feelings are not towards Trump or, White Nationalists of some religion but at US MUSLIMS!

I polled a few people who had been to different mosques for Juma (congregational) prayers that Friday. I asked them what the Khutba (sermon) was about and they all reported a complete lack of the imam addressing the massacre or helping Muslims understand what happened, how it may affect us Muslims and what we can do to change the situation in which the climate of Hate and Fear has become part of the wall paint around us. Continue reading

March 18, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

Muslim Bomber suspect arrested in Florida!!

Authorities say they arrested a Muslim bomber who appears to have been living in Florida and was associated with the Mosque there“.

Oh, how everyone (but Muslims) would celebrate the “capture” of yet another ‘Muzlem‘ out to destroy the US and the West!Certainly, the Republicans The Party of Hate and Fear), Trump and his Cabinet minions would be clapping until the cows come home, they would be referring to him as “Muslim Bomber” or, “Muslim Terrorist” and they would be linking him to all kinds of other Muslim groups.

Sadly, it turns out that the man is a Trump-supporting Republican. I am betting nobody will refer to him as a “Terrorist”, not even the spineless Democrats. Democrats will also not say anything connecting the Trump Bomber to the Republicans because there IS honor among thieves. Already, “the authorities” are referring to him as “quite possibly a lone wolf, working on his own”. I will probably grow old and die before anyone calls him “The Republican Bomber” or, “The Trump-supporter Bomber”.

Here’s another interesting point, the Seminole tribe of Florida, has disavowed him, saying he is not and was not, a member of the tribe and I am sure everyone will take this disavowal as God’s own Truth. Yet, when MUSLIMS disavow a bomber or a killer who happens to be Muslim, we Muslims are accused of lying to protect themselves. Republicans have already disavowed the man saying his actions do not reflect the principles of the Republican Party and that too, is perfectly acceptable to the world at large (I believe has EXACTLY in line with the desires of the Republican Party). Yet again, Muslims can disavow violent criminals until they are collectively blue in the face but will anyone believe us? Hell, NO!

Once again, we find the FBI, ATF, Police, Congress and the White House are all marching in lock goose-step to protect their own White, “Judeo-Christians” with absolutely never a regard for “The cult of Islam”, the Trump-supporting Terrorist will be gone from the media attention faster than yesterday’s dust from a porch.

We Muslims can heave a collective sigh of relief but beware, the next time a “Muzlem” spits on the sidewalk, “they” will be screaming for our heads.

October 26, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

FATAH: Mentally ill? The media or the murderer?

I was sent a link to this (headline) article from the Toronto Sun questioning whether the media were mentally ill because they were soft on Muslims. It was sent to me by a dear friend who, as a Hindu from Pakistan has (sadly) good reason to be mad at Muslims persecuting minorities like him in the name of Islam. Pakistan’s twisted system of law, what they call “Sharia-based” law gives cover to the monsters who take part in murders and persecutions of religious minorities. (https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/fatah-mentally-ill-the-media-or-the-murderer?video_autoplay=true)

My friend’s e-mail was in response to him originally referring to “Radicalized” when talking about violent Muslims. I pointed out that the term “Radicalized” is not a hole lot different from “terrorist”, “fundamentalist” and “home-frown” in that they have become slightly civilized code for Muslims. I asked him to not use such terms and to be against violence and injustice no matter who committed it.

He replied by telling me there are Muslims who go to becoming Martyrs and killing people so when they go to Heaven, they will have “a gaggle of virgins”. That as guests in this country, we should refrain from “complaining and bitching at home and in Mosques” about the US and the West because it contributes to Muslim violence.

He closed by telling me that as “A Muslim leader”, it is my job to speak out against violence. This was my response: Continue reading

July 26, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

Kill all Muslims…and why not?

When leaders speak or promote hate speech, they embolden the existing bigots and they recruit the undecided-and-ignorant, to the ranks of Hate. This emboldens more people to join the hate-noise and before we realize it, Hate, anger and violence become accepted norms that are then available to be aimed at targeted communities, Muslims, in today’s world.

Today, we have the Chief Executive of the United States promoting hate against Muslims. Trump has tried to pass across-the-board ban against Muslims coming to the US from Muslim-majority countries (he has said Christians from the same countries would be okay), he has regularly said things against Muslims (“Islam hates us”) and today, he forwarded a Tweet from a British anti-Muslim hate-monger. Continue reading

November 29, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

Republican Party, the New American Nazis?

Republicans, the Party of Hate.
What next? Brown shirts, Jack-boots and a hunt to cleanse “our White, Christian, Fatherland”?
 
NO. I refuse to accept that ANYONE is out there, not supporting the hate platform of the Republican Party and still calls himself/herself a Republican. If you are a Republican, you are a party to the hate against Muslims and Islam, you are a party to the hate against Hispanics, Blacks, LGBTQ and everyone else that the party of “Grab ’em by the p***y” hates.

November 17, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Ethical Dilemma and a Legal Problem…for Muslims!

You have a friend who was planning to join ISIS. You find out and talk with him and finally dissuade him from his plans. With your help he is now on the right path in life.

Should you tell the FBI even though he no longer has those plans?

What if you know that telling the FBI will only destroy the young fellow who is no longer a threat to anyone?

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October 31, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Barcelona Murders and Trump

I am seeing lots of messages (mostly by Muslims) on Facebook that are condemning the Barcelona murders and of course, everybody should be condemning this horror perpetrated against innocent people by mindless beings.
I also note that politicians are lining up to have their voices added to the condemnations of the Barcelona murders and that too, is a good thing…even V-P Pence threw his voice in.

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August 18, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Try This! Ramadan, Fasting and Self-improvement

The month of Ramadan (Muslim year 1438 AH) and fasting is expected to start on the 28th of May 2017. Expected because it is calculated according to the sighting of the moon.

First Published August 24, 2008

The Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during this, the ninth month of the Muslim Lunar calendar, making it one of the holiest months for Muslims. This is the month for not only physical, but even more importantly, spiritual cleansing for Muslims.

The Muslim calendar is about 10 days shorter than the Common Era (Gregorian) calendar, thus, Ramadan begins about ten days earlier each C.E. Year, cycling through every season, over a period of about thirty-three years…including Summer! For those living in mild climates like the North-West United States, summer fasting is not a problem. However, in the heat of the Middle-East, Africa or Asia, fasting is a major test of endurance as well!

Observed with great ceremony, Muslims may not eat or drink from dawn to dusk each day, but there are exemptions. Under-age children, the infirm, the elderly and the ill, are exempt from the requirements of fasting while those who are traveling and  menstruating women, may make up afterwards. Some schools of thought allow for medications that do not provide nutrition, such as insulin, heart medications etc., while other schools believe nothing may be ingested during the fasting period. Continue reading

May 23, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment