Skip to comments.American Muslims Strive to Become Model Citizens
Posted on 10/01/2007 3:35:30 AM PDT by america4vr
After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Muslim immigrants were seen as a potential threat in the United States. They have since become model citizens -- and now they want a greater say in politics. Why shouldn't we wear head scarves?
It is almost 1 p.m., time for noon prayers, and Abdul Malik Mujahid, 55, is in his office on the second floor of Chicago's Downtown Islamic Center, preparing for his sermon. On his desk are a Koran, a pad of paper and a Blackberry. A telephone rings in the next room as people hurry through the corridors.
Soon Mujahid takes the elevator to the fourth floor, carrying the text of his sermon under his arm. The 200 men waiting for him in the prayer room are dressed in jeans and in suits. They have slipped away from their offices for lunch, removed their shoes and staked out their spots on the carpet. Now they want to hear Mujahid's Friday sermon.
He nods to the congregation. Mujahid is a short, elegant man. His gray beard is carefully trimmed and he has a smooth voice. He turns toward Mecca and recites the Fatiha, the opening Sura in the Koran. Then he quickly gets to his point: "My brothers, we can all contribute to reducing our energy consumption," he says. "That must be your very own jihad, your fight against global warming." When he speaks he sounds like Al Gore, the former vice president of the United States and the man who is now leading America in the battle against climate change. "This wonderful country," says Mujahid, "depends on its immigrants. Show that you are good Americans and good Muslims."
(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...
ping for future.
Probably went from 2 to 32, in a country of 300 million.
Of course, this is Der Speigel, which paints our troops as war criminals.
This is all BS.
The part in question here is what model are they following? Since the child molester walked the earth, there has been only one allegiance that a muslim will die for, the cult of islam. This is the same cult that teaches that non-cult folks are given two choices, become slaves or die. This is a totally unacceptable belief system in thw 21st century. I suggest that followers of islam also be given two choices; leave this continent or leave this earth.
Stiving to be model citizens huh? More like taking over this country, starting with the schools. Demanding foot baths, prayer times, controlling the food, no jello, or bbq, and holidays.
Be afraid of any Muzzie, be very afraid.
Oh yes, that's what a "model citizen" does, trash the American way of life and try force it to become the same as the crap hole they came from. what a joke this article is. Since 9/11, "muslim "model citizens have been committing- or attempting to- acts of jihad at an alarmingly increased rate, 3200% !!!!!
You're probably right that the increase is insignificant relatively, which is why the author left out the basis for the statistic and just cited the percentage.
Then there's also the fact that sensitivity toward hate crimes toward Muslims probably increased and many crimes involving Muslim victims may have been classified as a hate crime today, whereas previously it may have not been.
However, given the civil rights record in Muslim dominated countries, it should always be noted in any article about hate crimes involving Muslim victims in the United States, that Muslim terrorists commit hate crimes against non-Muslim civilians on a daily basis throughout the world without there being any repercussions for the perpetrators, and often state sponsored hate crimes in those nations is recognized by parades and celebrations.
As a demographic, Muslims have a long way to go before they can fully rehabilitate their public image, and just being model citizens is NOT sufficient. If Muslims want to fix their public image, they have to start by being the first in line to openly and rigorously reject Extremist and violent Islam. Until they do this as a group, merely pretending to civil activism isn't going to do much.
The plural is "mujahideen".
All muslims in the west are mujahideen.
This Mujahid fellow is brazen enough to adopt a name descriptive of his role in life.
They're a cancer. Deport them.
Also, while the United States has 300 million people, and 150-470 people out of a population of 300 million is tiny, you could also write that the Muslim population of the United States is around 3%, or about 9 million. So, using that, you could write 150-450 crimes out of a population of 9 million, which remains a minuscule amount, but not quite as small as writing 150-450 out of 300 million.
If that doesn't raise a red flag, nothing will.
That just means more fabricated complaints were made.
I'm not totally convinced as to what their ultimate aspirations are. Just as Jews are portrayed as being duplicitous about their loyalties to Israel versus the USA, so, too, Muslims might always be regarded with suspicion as a fifth column.
I don't know. The lack of any emphatic, enthusiastic denouncement of terror, the ubiquitous statement of but, under certain circumstances that always rears its ugly head whenever a Muslim condemns terror but never does so unequivocally, without qualification, remains a sore point in embracing Muslims as fellow citizens.
Do they really support the concept of democracy, of religious tolerance towards others? Their record across the globe proves otherwise.
When all things are considered I’d just as soon not have a mooselimb living next door, or even in the same city.
Especially when you consider the percentage of terrorists that are mooselimb (nearly %100), as opposed to say Hindus or Christians where there is nearly % 0.
It would be trashing the American way of life to insist that American have to put on headscarves. However, individuals have the right to dress as they choose, as long as it is legal.
(P.S. They should not use headscarves, just arguing with the idea that it is trashing the American way of life).
Not possible to be a member of a totalitarian fascist death cult and an American citizen.
It is early, not enought coffee yet.
So far the model muslims I come in contact with and see in media demand we conform to them:
2)Head scarfs and facial covering in photo id's
3)Isolated prayer rooms and breaks
4) Refusal to perform jobs because of pork, seeing eye dogs or suspicion of alcohol ( either consumption or possession)
5)attempts to bring sharia law to certain communities and areas
Yeah Model Citizens
Never mind that. What did he say in Arabic?
If they want to fix their public image, they are going to have to write a new koran, and invent a prophet who wasn't a mass murdering, baby raping pedophile, thief, and rapist.
“He nods to the congregation./.../ He turns toward Mecca and recites the Fatiha, the opening Sura in the Koran. Then he quickly gets to his point: “My brothers, we can all contribute to reducing our energy consumption,” he says. “That must be your very own jihad, your fight against global warming.”
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(wipes a tear from eye) Sorry if I cannot believe this made up story. This is too...too...PC. The religion of peace is only concerned with a harmless global warming sermon?
1) either the reporter just made this up. or,
2) The sermon was for the reporter’s benefit with the real sermon delivered in arabic after the fool left.
This is just too happy-happy-joy-joy to be believed.
I read the barf alerts here, but this is projectile quality!
Try reading their Koran and hadith. Listen to what's being preached in Mosks, read the declaration issued by CAIR.
And if you still aren't convinced, God help you.
It’s quite funny indeed as it is a topic of their sermon directed only for the coterie of FBI agents scattered throughout. They know very well that the slightest inflammatory rhetoric secures them a one way ticket back to the middle ages courtesy of the US Govt.
To quote David Dvorkin once again: “If Western civilization has made one single important contribution to the world, it is the concept of individuality: the idea that a man is what he chooses to be, not what his community ordains him to be; that each of us represents only himself and is not a mere cell in some familial or ethnic organism.
from “Why I am not a Muslim..” here...
Yeah, model citizens...of what country...?
all I want to know is how many of them enlisted in the U.S. military since 9/11...
I’m striving to become a model Muslim.
...ah, miss...carnitas, please. Oh, and another Cadillac Margarita. Thanks.
“they know that the slightest inflammatory rhetoric secures them a one way ticket back...”—
Oh really??? Where have YOU been living??
I (partially) disagree with this, if carried to its logical conclusion.
I am an individual, but I am also a member of my family and country. I choose to put the welfare of these entities above my own in certain circumstances.
Any society in which all members viewed themselves only as individuals could not survice for long, as none of those individuals would be willing to fight and die for the society, and it would be conquered by a society with less extreme individualist views.
Of course. Anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-individual, anti-life collectives are the clear and present danger to our country, our family, our selves.
Democracy and religious tolerance are antithetical to Islam. Islam, with Shari'a law, is governance unto itself. All Muslims must strive via jihad to establish total Islamic belief in their community. Non muslims are infidels to be slain or subjugated; peaceful coexistence is NOT an option for a Kuran believing Muslim. Sunnis Muslims must slay Shiite Muslims, and vice versa, since the opposite members are heretics.
The patience of the Muslims is tempered by their escalating "reasonable" demands for capitulation, e.g., head scarves followed by full body and face burkas, elimination of pork products, foot baths, community calls to prayer over public address systems, and finally adoption of Shari'a.
Muslims do not adapt to the community. It is the Terminator Cult - you cannot use logic or reason with it, and it will not stop until you and your heathen culture are DEAD!
That logic makes no sense. Why only 9 million? The constituents of the group include those of the general population as well.
Overall, this hate-crime figure pales in comparison to what the Muslims have in store, and written in stone, in places where they have reproduced enough to become a majority.
From LGF re: Holy Land Trial . Very interesting read. Shows how they work with deception to ingratiate themselves with US Gov, politics etc.
This link includes government wiretapes that uncovered a lot of their plans.
First of all, your son as your hero makes you a very special dad.
Thank you very much for the link to LGF.
Believe me, nothing in the article surprises me in the least as I harbor no illusions whatsoever regarding the mentality and thought processes those of this ilk are beholden to.
You forgot the “Hurl Alert”!
Poor things. They just want what everyone else wants. A home, a lawn, a white picket fence and all Christians and Jews dead.
But you know, several times in the past when posting bona fide 'hurl alerts', describing and tagging it as such I've had it removed by moderators/others for whatever reason. But you are definitely right on about it.
Huh? CAIR gets lunch in the White House.
Entire title of this post is an oxymoron.....
Yes, you are quite correct to express incredulity in regards to what I said, especially in lightof what has transpired since 9-11.
I meant to say they may have chosen sermon subject matter such as global warming for fear they might attract the attention of the government.
The most desirable answer to your question is, zero.
They are a fifth-column. We do not want them in the military at all.
“US Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., whose roughly 4,000 cadets include 32 Muslims, 12 of whom are foreign students.”
Apparently, the US military does not agree with your assessment. An education at West Point is paid for with taxpayer money, and paid back by mandatory military service.
If that group has a much larger effect that their numbers reflect- watch out. Tragically the real test, is one that would be enacted if this group became a majority. Even to some extent a much larger minority.
How would these persons THEN, behave toward non-muslims? There are virtually few instances where such people will still declare the multi-cultural dogma, that all cultures are equal.
We are seeing a lie. If the proof comes that it is a lie, then it will be too late.
i think they should. Makes them easier to identify.
To become a model American citizen, muslims must reject the koran, as it is a war manual that is directly at odds with a free people and a free will...