Skip to comments.America's Muslims Aren't as Assimilated as You Think
Posted on 08/26/2006 9:55:51 AM PDT by quidnunc
If only the Muslims in Europe with their hearts focused on the Islamic world and their carry-on liquids poised for destruction in the West could behave like the well-educated, secular and Americanizing Muslims in the United States, no one would have to worry.
So runs the comforting media narrative that has developed around the approximately 6 million Muslims in the United States, who are often portrayed as well-assimilated and willing to leave their religion and culture behind in pursuit of American values and lifestyle. But over the past two years, I have traveled the country, visiting mosques, interviewing Muslim leaders and speaking to Muslim youths in universities and Islamic centers from New York to Michigan to California and I have encountered a different truth. I found few signs of London-style radicalism among Muslims in the United States. At the same time, the real story of American Muslims is one of accelerating alienation from the mainstream of U.S. life, with Muslims in this country choosing their Islamic identity over their American one.
A new generation of American Muslims living in the shadow of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks is becoming more religious. They are more likely to take comfort in their own communities, and less likely to embrace the nation's fabled melting pot of shared values and common culture.
Despite contemporary public opinion or perhaps because of it Muslim Americans consider Islam their defining characteristic, beyond any national identity. In this way, their experience in the United States resembles that of their co-religionists in Europe, where mosques are also growing, Islamic schools are being built, and practicing the faith is the center of life, particularly for the young generation.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
A while back I saw an interview with Walid Shoebat and two other former terrorists. One of those former terrorists was born and raised in Dearborn Michigan and he said it's where he learned extremism.
Religion?? The correct term is "cult".
"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant...The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth,"
Why should we expect anyone to assimilate anymore when the multiculturalists among us, who run the education "schools" in this country, actively fight against making anyone assimilate and against asserting that the US is good or unique?
There is a malignant entity residing amongst us. It will be a matter of time until events push this malignancy to spread and attack the general population. Being armed, ready and capable of defending our nation, society and culture is imperative and the surest way to survive in the dark days ahead.
Best tagline ever.
Ah, yes, 911 was great assimilation... Cow Boy style, they say (/sarcasm off)
This article isn't a surprise - the surprise is that it's in the Washington Post.
When muslims reach a critical mass is when they start the violence. They are biding their time before the butchery starts.
Just sharpening their swords and waiting for Mad Moe's call to jihad.
Their distrust of this country and its leaders gets fostered by the news and entertainment media. Here's something from an article on playwright Harold Pinter:
"He was too ill to attend the Stockholm ceremony to collect his award last November, but used yesterday's sell-out event to launch a blistering attack on British and American policy in Iraq, arguing that suicide bombers' attacks were "acts of retaliation against western domination of the world""
When muslims reach a critical mass is when they start the violence. They are biding their time before the butchery starts.Very true.
just drove through dearbornistan michigan and all you see are lebanese and other arab flags flying from the windows and NO AMERICAN FLAGS!!
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