Skip to comments.U.S. Muslims are Americans too
Posted on 11/26/2009 7:51:35 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
New York (CNN) -- The serendipitous occurrence of this year's Thanksgiving holiday on the same evening as the Muslim Eid-ul-Adha is a festive occasion to reflect on the place of Islam in American collective consciousness.
On the same evening that millions of Americans gather around their Thanksgiving dinner to celebrate this most American of holidays, even more millions of Muslims around the globe, including the growing number of American Muslims, will do the same -- celebrating as well one of the most definitive moments of their faith -- Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son for his God.
This holiday celebration comes soon after the tragic incident at Fort Hood, when the atrocious act of a mass murderer put Islam and Muslims under some pressure to either denounce or defend their faith.
For more than three decades now, I have taught generations of American students who come to college having scarce read a word about Malcolm X, and yet everything about Martin Luther King Jr.
Until Americans come to terms with the fact that they are deeply indebted to a Muslim revolutionary for the fruits of the civil rights movement they enjoy today, Islam and Muslims will continue to be seen as archetypically alien and an everlasting danger to American lives and liberties.
Americans are Christians, Jews, Hindus, agnostics, atheists, and anything else in between -- but Americans are also Muslims, millions of them, and Islam has now become integral to what the distinguished American sociologist Robert Bellah termed our "civil religion."
It is only apt that this particular Thanksgiving, Americans think about Eid-ul-Adha, as precious to Muslim-Americans as the occasion that has gathered us all "at the table." Let's make room for Muslims "at the table" because -- to quote Langston Hughes -- they "too, sing America."
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Still waiting for mainstream US Muslims to publically denounce terrorism in a meaningful way...still waiting...still waiting...still waiting...still waiting...still waiting...
Being a Muslim is being a member of a cult at best. It was and is a political movement based on submission to whatever they say the rules are. Beheadings, stoning, cutting off limbs...what an awful CULT to be born into.
To bad the muslims don’t see it that way.
our “civil religion”?? Are they nuts? I will answer my own question... YES!!!
I don't care what religion someone belongs to, as long as they aren't trying to kill me, or destroy my country. Guess I'm just a bigot in that way.
Nazis are Germans to.
Seriously what is the point of this PC crap?
This is frickin' nonsense....
Yes. This is taqqiah at its best.
Ths fruit of the civil rights movement has turned out to be communism, so take your civil rights and shove them! I’ll just hang on to my old inalienable rights!
OK, the ball is in their court so they have to prove it.
And many wonder why our country is circling the drain. This is the kind of PC nonsense that got 14 people killed at Ft Hood.
"...Islam has now become integral to what the distinguished American sociologist Robert Bellah termed our "civil religion."
Distinguised socioligist thinks Islam is civil?
I'm glad I never met him... Won't say anymore...
And, "UNTIL YOU MOOSLIMBS COME TO TERMS WITH THE FACT THAT Y'ALL SHOULD PLEDGE YOUR ALLEGIANCE TO THIS GREAT REPUBLIC FIRST AND FOREMOST--AS OPPOSED TO YOUR PSYCHOTIC, MURDERING, PEDERAST, PROPHET--AND BEGIN SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THOSE ISLAM-O-FASCIST, WHO WISH TO DESTROY EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND INSTALL "SHARIA"--AND RENOUNCE SAME, WELL, WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT, OTHER THAN "SUSPICIONS" AND "DOUBTS?"
I wonder if the early Puritans, when they finished their harvest and gave thanks to God.......were they actually contemplating Allah, and the Koran? PLS>>>>>
Oh puh_leeeeezz...he was a racist segregationists who advocated violence. We owe nothing to him.
What a bunch of BS.
If Muslims turn their back on the American way of life, then they are not true Americans. Simple as that. If their Imams preach against American, they are not Americans and need to leave.
There is simply no escaping the text of Quran. They can dodge the issue all they want but not even the finest Islamic scholars in the world can deny the calls to violence within the book itself.
If you are not killing or enslaving infidels, you are not a good muslim. Simple as that.
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