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.
Just like British Muslims are British.
... and French Muslims are French.
Islam has NO Place in any liberal, Western democratic society, none. It’s a socially and culturally retarded, violent and intolerant 7th. throwback that has never and will never advance humanity in any way.
I wonder how CNN would be with a non-Muslim group that accepted female genital mutilation, death for homosexuals and demanded blasphemy laws.
“Still waiting for mainstream US Muslims to publically denounce terrorism in a meaningful way...still waiting...still waiting...still waiting...still waiting...still waiting...
Why I have zero respect for ANY American Muslims.
so was Alger Hiss and the Rosenberg's....so what his point???
Conclusion: Muslims are terrorists too.
So let me get this straight. Malcom X was responsible for the success of the civil rights movement, and by proxy Islam gave America civil rights reform. All other faiths have committed great attrocities. Ft. Hood was the act of a madman. So on our national day of thanks we are to think of Islam and be thankful.
GO F#&K YOURSELVES!!! I WILL NOT SUFFER ONE OUNCE OF YOUR TYRANNY!
So was Timothy McVeigh.
Any Muslin who whishes to eat at my table on Thanksgiving is welcomed, But I will adhere to my family traditions and will not change them one iota for anyone. He is free to eat all of the ham, deep fried turkey (in lard), stringbeans with bacon, bisquits (made with lard), turkey giblet, ham and bacon stuffing he wants. If this clashes with his traditions or religions, he is free not to come to my table. I do not celebrate his silly holiday and take no offense if he does. He should feel the same about mine.
Muslims are NOT Americans. The goal of Islam is the Global Caliphate, a goal in conflict with America. Anyone wanting to be a Muslim is giving up the right to be American by choice. Islam is a cult of global conquest, always has been and always will be.
What an odd thing to "celebrate". But then, these are Muslims.......
US muslims are Americans too, but at the end of the day, the other Americans (the rest of us) are still infidels and we know what the great prophet taught his followers about us.
Unless your favorite facial complexion color is bright blue, don’t hold your breath while waiting...waiting...waiting...
Complete bullfeathers. This is a world-domination movement cleverly disguised as a religion that has no place in any civilized country.
If they are Americans then they should have no trouble turning in the radicals that are a threat to the rest of us Americans!
They know who they are...yet they remain silent accomplices in the ever-growing threat to our freedom and existence.
Sure they are,, they can come over and share my Christmas ham!
Seriously though,, foreigners are welcome to come to America and be regarded fully as Americans, on one condition. Serve your country, speak english, bring your cooking techniques and literature along, leave your murderous non-freedom loving government ideas there in the old country.
But don’t come here and give me these assaholic lectures about how the old country was somehow superior. If you think that, go back home. Mexicans are real bad about this. Like mslims who come here and lecture us on America being immoral.
There are some things we can thank Mohammedans for. One line from the Marine Corps Hymn and .45 ACP to name a couple.
“How can a religion that teaches that it must be spread by the sword can coexist with FREEDOM.”
Right. The very concept of ‘freedom’ is incompatable with Islam as everything which happens, down to the subatomic level, is determined by Allah. There is no such thing in Islam as freedom or free will.
Freedom of religion = national suicide.
Ah yes, a real friggin' icon of virtue there to be taught of in college.
A Texan walks into a bar, orders a beer, and sits between a muslim and an American Indian.
The Indian says, “Once my people were many, now we are few.”
The muslim looks over and says, “Once my people were few, and now we are many.”
The Texan looks at one then the other and says, “That’s cuz we ain’t played Cowboys and Muslims yet.”
Only to the strong minded.
The weak minded will believe anything.
Right. And so are Communists, satanists and serial killers.
That doesn't mean it is a good thing. A great case can be made that it is a bad thing - a really bad thing - for America!
We are headed for a war with islam. they intend to take
over America and obama is right in there with them. do
not be fooled by these haters.