I found this incredibly interesting posting by 2008Voter.
He had graciously allowed me to share it in its entirety below:
I do not read Newsweek, but thanks do DR Bulldog and his article I paid attention to this piece. As you read my notes below, please understand that my notes are addressed not against Muslims, but against Newsweek and its interpretation of problems of Muslims in America.
“After the attacks “our responsibilities changed,” says Mohiuddin, who emigrated from India when he was 17. “It forced people to say, ‘Where do I stand? Either I walk away from the faith or I become more involved in defending the faith, which [is] under assault’.”
Defending the faith, which [is] under assault????? Wait a second, it was us who were attacked!!!!! And, correct me if I am wrong, all those who attacked us were Muslims!! I am not saying that Muslims in general attacked us, but I am stating the simple fact — those who attacked us on 911 were in fact Muslims.
“The Council on American Islamic Relations, an advocacy group, counted nearly 2,500 civil-rights complaints by Muslim Americans in 2006, a dramatic increase over the previous year.“
It may mean that there are more violations, but it may mean that there are more complaints (including these which were inspired by propaganda of Newsweek).
“These are the kinds of stories that make news—women who sue for the right to wear the hijab in their driver’s license photo”
Wait a second: the right to have a driver license without showing a face on the license is a civil right??? Why Muslim have to have more rights than me? Nobody would allow me to have a license without my face on it.
Are Muslims, according to the author, better than me, more special??
“The six imams who were pulled off a US Airways flight last fall after praying openly at a Minneapolis airport gate have sued the airline and the airport commission for civil-rights violations.”
Nobody argues that Muslims do not have right to pray — nobody! It does not mean, however, that they have special right to pray anywhere, anytime, with disregard of others. If I would start praying, for example, on sidewalk of a highway, a trooper would be interested in me in the very same moment. You want to pray? Go to mosque, church, synagogue, your home — somewhere private! End of story.
“I think the poll miscaptures what’s being said,” he says. “There is such a thing as legitimate resistance to oppression, and there is terrorism on both sides. It’s wrong, but there’s also the right to resist.”
Who said that ? Operative of Hamas? Leader of Hezbollah? None of the above. Those are words of executive director of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services in Detroit.
I am not going into whole Israeli-Arab question for right now (that is totally different conversation) but the message of Mr. Director of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services in Detroit is until Israeli issue will be not resolved (and we all know what that means) USA cannot rely on its own Muslim citizens. Is that a message? Give us Israel to pacify us?
“The poll numbers, in his view, don’t point to a threat of homegrown suicide bombers, but to a passionate defense of a resistance movement—the way, 30 years ago, an Irish-American teenager would have supported the IRA.”
IRA did not present the global religion which is in state of holy war with my country.
Did I miss something or we are still talking about religion which, under flag of Jihad, is calling to kill Americans everywhere? You want a fair comparison ? The fair comparison with IRA would be adequate only if IRA would declare holy war on all non-Catholics around the world.
“For him, the bombing of Afghanistan that followed was much more tragic and painful.”
Just one question: was bombing of Belgrade similarly painful to him ? When Americas were bombing Serbs to protect Muslims in Yugoslavia?? Or this particular bombing was OK?
If indeed “the Lackawanna Six were vulnerable boys seduced by a charismatic radical.”
First of all, it is the executive director of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services in Detroit who is saying that violence against Israel “legitimate resistance to oppression” is an excellent inspiration for these “boys” as well.
Second of all, if charismatic radical is to be blamed, then why instead of condemning “charismatic radical” (sounds like a honorable title in this context) they are running stories about alleged anti-Arab racism like an excuse for terrorism? If you are so understanding to your “vulnerable boys,” have some understanding to our “vulnerable boys” who may be “frustrated” with 9/11 and with Jihad declared against their country, together with anti-cartoon paranoia and beheading of infidels.
May be our “vulnerable boys“ are as “vulnerable” as yours? Did you ever had this thought??
Article ended with a statement which in this context sounds like a chilling threat :
“Losing Jamil Ahmed and Autri Sajedeen would be the worst thing in the world—not just for them, but for all of us.”
Meaning, if Muslims in USA will not be happy we all pay the price??