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Posted on 06/20/2005 5:13:43 PM PDT by Smartaleck
Suspicions about Islam after Sept. 11 have given rise to resentment, fear and violence in Europe. But in the U.S., which has welcomed Muslims with its freedoms and opportunities, a more tolerant, open Islam is emerging and setting an example for the rest of the world, says writer REIHAN SALAM.
Because the majority of Muslim Americans emigrated from repressive countries, and because they've been welcomed with open arms, there is a pervasive sense of gratitude for American freedoms and a belief that any political grievances ought to be addressed at the ballot box. Law enforcement is seen not as an enemy by Muslim Americans, but as an ally. Suffice it to say, the United States has been very fortunate in this regard.
Consider the fate of Muslim communities in Europe, where a poisonous cocktail of ghettoization, multicultural ideology and economic stagnation has radicalized broad swaths of the population. Strangely enough, the Sept. 11 terror attacks have had far more impact on daily life in Europe than here at home. Fear is palpable, particularly in Holland, once considered a model of tolerance and now a tinderbox. There the hate campaign has taken violent form, reaching a crescendo in the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh.
Judging by the escalating threats, it seems that Mr. Van Gogh's murder won't be the last of it. Native-born European Islamists have seized the initiative, condemning the moral bankruptcy of secular Europe in fiery language. Though France hasn't yet seen assassinations on a grand scale, Muslim youths have been implicated in near-constant attacks against French Jews, ranging from petty harassment and intimidation to fire bombings and worse.
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If you wait for the MSM to publish it, you will wait a very long time. I recall several condemnations that were published on the web.
Remember, Muslims that condemn terrorists attacks and not the U.S. are verboten for the MSM.
Dream of the glassy desert where Mecca and Medina once stood.
Try google for more info on what these pathetic people represent to free people.
Well, since you asked: Cowardice, silent enabler, appolpgist, I could go on.
"I would have believed the Texans would have loaded up their six shooters and showed those muzzies what a real Jihad looks like."
Since they took the "I'm a terrorist" tattoo off their forehead it's kind of hard to ID them now. sigh
Your opinion - I live in the US, was born here and damned well know w Ghetto when I see one.
[[Because the majority of Muslim Americans emigrated from repressive countries]]
First of all, these are not ALL Muslim Americans. Half of these people are illegal aliens who have no business being in this country. Furthermore, their silence about radical islam tells us all we need to know about their loyalties.
"Half of these people are illegal aliens"
I've been wondering about that. Do you by chance have a source of such info? Thanks
you need to go to Europe.
then youll see real trouble
Since you answered, my demographic is white, male, and between 18 and 35 years of age.