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Shooting Republicans…Muslims!

This man walks on to the baseball practice field in Alexandria, Virginia and shoots some Republican Party members of Congress. Confusion and outrage rule the day, the House and the Senate call out for total unity against such actions and pray for the quick recovery for those injured. Muslims in the meantime, breathed a collective sigh of relief, thanking God the shooter was not Muslim.

Hours later, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing convened…to discuss Muslim extremism! As far as our Congress is concerned, it is still all about violence by “Muzlems” and that sums up the threat to the United States. Shooting violence by non-Muslims is not an issue because that takes the focus away from Islam and Muslims; lets keep the fires of Islamophobia stoked because Hate and Fear are what unite this great country.
Not a single Senator or Representative in Congress has spoken out against this persecution of Muslims. Continue reading

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

That gurgling sound…

That gurgling sound we hear is the sound of the last of America’s moral values going down the sewer.

 

Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed by the Senate (

That gurgling sound we hear is the sound of the last of America’s moral values going down the sewer.

 

Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed by the Senate  and will be sworn in on Monday. This judge is so pro-money, that he found against the truck driver who was fired for abandoning his cargo to find a warm place during a snow-storm to avoid freezing to death. A lot of leaders have used this example to show how blatant Gorsuch’s biases are. Hardly anyone commented in the fact that Gorsuch was one of the White House lawyers who defended the authority of the Administration, to use “Enhanced Techniques” (Torture) on prisoners. Gorsuch’s excuse is that he was merely doing what he was paid to do because he was employed by the White House; “I was only following orders” is an excuse used by many a scoundrel throughout history. Continue reading

April 8, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Vigil for the murdered Indian in Kansas

Miserable day for an open-air vigil but there was a good turnout of South Asians. Of course, there were lots of speeches and most people seemed to think they were the only ones making a speech and we were in a warm auditorium, but sadly, they were wrong.
I believe we have lost yet another opportunity for political strength and inter-faith cooperation (not the one where we read our scriptures and praise the other ones).

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March 5, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Muslim Bans, Muslim Lists…Action and Reaction

Targeting of Muslims has begun, it started with a sweeping ban on everyone from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen). Then it was drawn back to be a ban on all refugees from those countries, then “Extreme Vetting of people from these countries; all in order to stop ALL “Islamic Terrorism” of course! Presumably, terrorism by non-Muslims may continue because it is more palatable. Muslims are being harassed at US entry points (yes, even more than ever before) and some have even been pressured into signing a renunciation of their Permanent Resident status.

Let just allow that the Trump administration and his equally Muslim-hating cabinet are really concerned about “Terrorism”. The term they used was “Islamic Terrorism” which means Muslims. Continue reading

January 31, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The 9-11 Tragedy

Yes, we are almost on September 11, 2016. For those who may not be aware, this is the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy where about 3000 people were killed in suicide attacks on America. Yes, this is the day that comes every year, when America gets to rip its collective scab off the wound so it can relive the pain and bleed again and this is a day for grief.

Too many people cannot distinguish between feeling grief and feeling the need to hate and kill.

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September 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

An Explanation for “Why This Muslim Will Not Vote”

A friend from Canada wrote in response to my article (“Why This Muslim Will Not Vote“) saying it was most important for Muslims to vote. He said in Canada the system can identify who voted and how so, Muslims voting make a difference. My explanation for why I believe we Muslims should hold on to our votes  is important in the US, is below.
I cannot disagree with you much, but perhaps we differ in tactics because of the demographic identification abilities in the two countries (I don’t know how it is done in Canada).
There is no doubt that politicians even in the US, don’t pay much attention to Muslims and are actually more concerned about the opinions of the anti-Muslim mobs, because Muslims do not participate in the political process.  Actually, they do participate, but in such a fractionalized manner that they are not identifiable as participating.
In the US, one can find out who voted, but not how they voted.

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October 20, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Republican Persecution of Islam & Muslims

Right-wing groups are always looking for a threat that spreads fear and thus, causes the masses to unite behind a savior party…themselves. Throughout history, this has worked well for the right-wing, they look for a minority that has little or no political clout and then rush in for the kill…literally. Germany and Serbia come to mind immediately.

It is no different for the American right-wing today; the Republican Party, who have found their minority of choice; Muslims.

When Republican Presidential contender Ben Carson made his statements against Muslims and Islam, he was only serving as the voice of the Republican Party, which has nailed its colors on the mast of anti-Muslim hate and fear. He is not alone, there is not s single Republican party contender who does not support a platform that is hostile to Islam and Muslims.

Personally, I don’t care if he is against a possible Muslim president, plenty of people are against having a president who is form one group or another; Muslim, Jews, Atheist, Gay. Black, Hispanic…you name the group and someone will not want them to participate in the leadership of this country. It’s okay, it is their right to stand as they will.

Ben Carson and other Republican (and a number of Democrat) leaders however, are obliged to at least state their reasons for being against a group, accurately instead of fanning the flames of ignorance and bigotry. Let’s take a look at what he stands against. Continue reading

September 22, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 3 Comments