“Im not going g to defend the Koran, any more than Id defend every word in the Bible.”
Are you comparing the koran with the Bible? HAVE YOU READ EITHER?
“Im saying that not all Muslims, especially, perhaps, American Muslims, follow a strict interpretation of the Koran and thus do not deserve hostility.”
Fine, then let them stand up en masse and demonstrate their antipathy towards those who do “follow a strict interpretation of the Koran and thus DO deserve hostility.”
The fact that we have virtually NEVER SEEN THIS HAPPEN IN AMERICA tells us that there are very few muslims who feel as you say they do, or they are EMBARRASSED by what they know is their weak adherence to their own religion and culture.
Compare this to the JINOS AND CINOS in America who PROUDLY screech how they don’t stand with the traditional teachings of Judaism or Christianity.
“Then you suggest that these friends of mine somehow arent authentic Muslims. Do you see the trap this puts you in when faced with vast numbers of people who look like Muslims,”
I am not in any trap, sir. You are.
First of all, aside from women wearing a hijab or burka or mean wearing dishdasha and/or headgear we have NO WAY to know who “looks” like a muslim.
...” behave like Muslims, and consider themselves Muslims - but love this country and the freedom it offers?”
If they consider themselves muslims AND love this country then they have AN OBLIGATION to expose / destroy the anti-America and anti-Christian and anti-Jewish jihadis in their and our midst, otherwise they are muslims first and only using America’s freedoms to destroy us.
” If you claim they are not true Muslims, then you must consider them worthy of your respect! To do otherwise would simply render you a bigot!”
Yes, thats right, I support muslims who will help the West exterminate jihadic islam, and I condemn those and their useful infidel friends who help jihadis infiltrate and destroy America.
With all your “exposure” to your muslim friends, I doubt you have read anything of the history of islam and how it has been trying to take over non-muslim lands WORLD WIDE for over 1300 years.
Your ignorance is the true bigotry: AGAINST THE NON-MUSLIM WORLD.
70% of U.S. muslims support Øbowmao:
70% of Muslims support Obama? And this makes them an enemy? I guess you must feel even more strongly against blacks, since 90% of them support Obama!
Also, not one single American Muslim is obligated to prove his or her patriotism to you. Yet even if I gave you a list of 50 Muslims who opposed violent jihad, you would reject it and go on believing exactly the same way you do now.
I’m thankful that you are part of a fringe minority.