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Muslim in America
Dallas Morning News ^ | June 18, 2005 | Reihan Salam

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: culture; europeanmuslims; foreign; goaway; muslimamericans; muslims; propaganda; religionofpeace; religionofpieces; theovangogh; trop
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To: atlanta67

No Ghetto? ! D E T R O I T


51 posted on 06/20/2005 6:01:43 PM PDT by A.B.Normal
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To: atlanta67

Just about ghetto in Europe and the US is probably a step up?

I felt the point was/is Democracy yields a different mindset and hope.


52 posted on 06/20/2005 6:03:08 PM PDT by Smartaleck
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To: A.B.Normal

if you think Detroit is a muslim ghetto you know nothign about Marsaille, Malmo and Paris.


53 posted on 06/20/2005 6:04:03 PM PDT by atlanta67
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To: konaice

Thank you very much


54 posted on 06/20/2005 6:08:11 PM PDT by since1868
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To: atlanta67

And they know that Americans are not Eurosponges. Cross us and they know that they will have hell to pay.

England is so terrified of Muslims that they are creating a law to forbid criticism of religions (and you know the religion they mean is Islam because Muslims kill and Christians don't). Americans, who own plenty of guns, will not accept living in fear. If Muslims get out of line they will be smacked down hard and they know it.


55 posted on 06/20/2005 6:21:18 PM PDT by Sam the Sham
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To: Sam the Sham

100% correct


56 posted on 06/20/2005 6:24:00 PM PDT by atlanta67
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To: konaice
>"Silent is exactly my point. Not a word of condemnation from ANYONE in the Muslim community."

Out of all the Bowzton Mooslimes 0 NONE NADA ZIP spoke up to prevent 9-11.
Guilt by association, guilt by silently enabeling an attack to occur.

2 people can keep a secret maybe. 20???? Come on,,.. some of these silent majority must have known, and did nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let em allah rot in hell with their god. Yes allah lives in hell, and torments the sinners with fire. That aint my God!

57 posted on 06/20/2005 6:27:29 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Man, You should have seen them, kickin Edgar Allen Poe! Koo Koo Kachoo)
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To: atlanta67

Think Lodi, CA......


58 posted on 06/20/2005 6:44:13 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Yo! Cowboy! I'm praying for a LoganMiracle! It CAN happen!!!!)
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To: Voice in your head
There are a fair number of Muslims here and abroad who do not want to kill us.

That's right. They want to convert us, but if we refuse then...?

What do their books say?

59 posted on 06/20/2005 6:53:59 PM PDT by houeto ("Mr. President , close our borders now!")
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To: houeto

My book says, "Smith & Wesson beats four aces."


60 posted on 06/20/2005 6:57:41 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: konaice
Silent is exactly my point. Not a word of condemnation from ANYONE in the Muslim community.

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.

61 posted on 06/20/2005 6:58:44 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Dream of the glassy desert where Mecca and Medina once stood.


62 posted on 06/20/2005 6:59:21 PM PDT by ReadyNow
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To: Smartaleck
The only difference between America and Europe is the numbers. When America has 20 or 30 million Muslims, you'll see the same problems here. Look at the number of terrorism charges the tiny number of Muslims already here have produced. America isn't a blank slate where all cultures are equally legitimate, that is a hate myth invented out of whole cloth in the 1960s, it had an identifiable culture and what is happening to that culture and people through immigration is a tragedy.
63 posted on 06/20/2005 8:33:40 PM PDT by jordan8
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To: SheLion
The Fruit of Islam is a paramilitary group of African-American guards who protect and serve the Nation of Islam.....

Try google for more info on what these pathetic people represent to free people.

64 posted on 06/20/2005 8:43:08 PM PDT by squirt-gun
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To: Voice in your head
Not publicly. I did not support the 9/11 attacks, but I did not speak out publicly against them. What does that say of my demographic?

Well, since you asked: Cowardice, silent enabler, appolpgist, I could go on.

65 posted on 06/21/2005 1:51:59 AM PDT by konaice
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To: softwarecreator

"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


66 posted on 06/21/2005 4:38:54 AM PDT by Smartaleck
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To: atlanta67

Your opinion - I live in the US, was born here and damned well know w Ghetto when I see one.


67 posted on 06/21/2005 9:50:35 AM PDT by A.B.Normal
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To: Smartaleck

[[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.


68 posted on 06/21/2005 9:54:32 AM PDT by JarheadFromFlorida
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To: JarheadFromFlorida

"Half of these people are illegal aliens"

I've been wondering about that. Do you by chance have a source of such info? Thanks


69 posted on 06/21/2005 1:45:26 PM PDT by Smartaleck
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To: A.B.Normal

you need to go to Europe.
then youll see real trouble


70 posted on 06/21/2005 3:21:00 PM PDT by atlanta67
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To: konaice

Since you answered, my demographic is white, male, and between 18 and 35 years of age.


71 posted on 06/23/2005 3:51:26 PM PDT by Voice in your head ("The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage." - Thucydides)
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