69 million page views

Wake up America

Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam
in response to reader comment: Wake up America

Submitted by Azeez Ali (United States), Jun 16, 2008 at 00:08

Sadly your confessions of open mindedness contradict your comment about "a religion" that promotes hatred. The Islam that I practice encourages peace and dialogue, it discourages violence and wars. As any reasonable human being would agree - it does permit and encourages struggle against oppression and oppressors regardless who the oppressors are.

I am a Muslim that grew up in this country and I love my country for the beacon of hope it offers the world; however there are still some remnants of prejudices based on color and religion in my country. Obama offers my country and the world greater hope to overcome the scourge of racism and blind prejudices. The many whites in Iowa and around the country that looked past his race proved that America has evolved closer to the ideal society the founding fathers envisioned. My constitution is clear that no religion was to be established by the state - the separation of church and state is one the greatest ideas to promote greater unity based on the face that we are all "one" human family.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Wake up America by Azeez Ali

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)