Let's treat each individual-Muslim, Catholic, atheist, Baptist on their own merits or shortcomings, not as a group, OK? Just my opinion....
You know what? Putting yourself in the mindset of 1942-not 2007- Japanese internment made sense .It was a protective measure. Rights were TEMPORARILY abridged for the good of the nation. They didn’t know who could be trusted among the Japanese here, and we had been ATTACKED by Japan.
Bottom line- there were no Japanese ‘terrorist’ attacks on American soil during WW2. And don’t believe for a minute that there weren’t any Japanese here who would have acted against the US.
The internment worked, it protected us from internal attack. When Japan was defeated, those internment camps closed.
When the enemy is among you, and you can’t tell friend from foe, it is suicidal to trust blindly rather than ‘offend’.Would you rather offend several million Muslims in this country, or prevent more 9-11’s?
I will treat every Muslim according to their beliefs. And they- by identifying themselves as Muslim- tell me that they believe every word in the Koran INCLUDING THE WORDS THAT THREATEN MY LIFE AND MY CULTURE.
Theirs is an ENEMY IDEAOLGY. Identify with it and you are my enemy.
I believe a Marine walking down the street believes in the Marine Corp creed. I believe that a member of NAMBLA believes in sex with boys. I believe people who call themselves Klansmen hate blacks and Jews.I believe that every human can expect to be judged by the organizations and groups to which they belong. Why belong to them otherwise?
Islam is a world thug-gang that is earning it’s bloody reputation every day. I would no more consider treating a Muslim as a kindly individual than I would a member of the Bloods or the Crips.
To call oneself a Muslim is to say they believe in the Koran.
The Koran is the evil handbook of an evil belief system. You cannot believe in evil, hold it holy and defend it, and claim any sort of goodness.
Angels do not dance with Satan.
With all due respect- I am really trying to understand something here.
WHY the insistence that individual Muslims be separated from their ideology? Its pretty plain that Islam is anti every other religion. Why may we not assume that individual Muslims believe what their religion says?
We don’t challenge/disbelieve that an atheist does not believe in a deity. We don’t try to convince ourselves that Baptists, Catholics, Jews, etc do not believe what their religion preaches.
Why are Muslims exempt from being judged by what they believe, and what their religion admits to?
Is it the numbers? Is it that it is easier to imagine millions don’t believe the basic directives of Islam than it is to face it? Because facing it would mean we have millions of mortal enemies- and then the only decision left is what to do, fight or surrender?
Honestly- anyone- I am really trying to understand the reasoning that goes into the almost desperate insistence that we NOT judge Muslims according to Islam, when we judge every other being on the planet according to the belief system and groups to which they belong.
But, did that action save any lives?
We could never know.