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The challenge to Islam in America

Reader comment on item: [Brandon Mayfield Case:] "If You Are Muslim, You Are Suspect"

Submitted by steven bowman (United States), Jun 11, 2004 at 01:18

Sometimes people tend to believe [Abraham Lincoln] what individuals say - whether in public or in their religious institutions. If mullahs call for jihad and some Muslims obey this call, then non Muslims tend - and are justified - in suspecting Muslims of terrorist acts or of supporting them. America abhors such a condemnation of religious sects on principle [Reference the Muslim tradition that any ten men can form a recognized religious group.] However, American citizens should be aware that terrorists will take advantage of our naivite and innocence. Muslims in America must publicly condemn such actions; however, this speaking out may challenge their religious identity within the framework of the Unted Staes Constitution that guarantees freedom and protection of all American citizens.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
How to plug evidence to make it becomes true! [57 words]SuccotOct 15, 2012 06:49199833
My view on the matter... [195 words]LuposianNov 29, 2006 23:3967818
1Yet another misleading article [202 words]ASRUL AKMAL SHAFIEJul 15, 2005 16:5123515
Circumstantial evidence [119 words]Lynda ChristianJun 12, 2004 11:4515652
The challenge to Islam in America [123 words]steven bowmanJun 11, 2004 01:1815642
How did the terrorists get here in the first place? [277 words]RussJun 7, 2004 17:4215564
this is why [344 words]political PC has to stopMar 25, 2006 10:5615564
Rightly so [139 words]JaniceJun 4, 2004 20:1015545
Great article. [22 words]MichaelJun 4, 2004 20:0815544
If.... [16 words]Richard CookJun 4, 2004 14:4515541
Right on! ISLAMIC ACTIVISM = "Victims R Us"! [96 words]John BrockJun 4, 2004 13:1415540
call a spade a shovel [33 words]Jonathan SilvermanJun 3, 2004 22:0615534
Why isn't this OUT THERE? [52 words]ChavaJun 3, 2004 15:2915528
Muslims are suspects ? [41 words]Bobby LoJun 2, 2004 20:3015519
Illuminating [15 words]ferederick I Kaplan Ph.DJun 2, 2004 20:1415518
We'll see him again [38 words]Hal ByrdJun 2, 2004 10:4515511
In agreement [80 words]acmJun 2, 2004 10:1215509
The truth shall prevail [121 words]David NurNov 29, 2006 18:2415509
Quote out of context [119 words]Ben KurtzerJun 2, 2004 09:5715508
Mr. Mayfield- to Raj [244 words]RGJun 2, 2004 08:1515505
Kevin Bacon quote [202 words]Richard WhittenJun 2, 2004 01:4415503
"Saudi Specialist" [213 words]Carool KerstenJun 1, 2004 22:1515499
Tip of the iceberg [82 words]Darwin BarrettJun 1, 2004 18:2915491
weak ending [67 words]floydJun 1, 2004 15:2315486
3Islamic Danger [314 words]Dan RusenJun 1, 2004 13:5815484
If you are muslim you are suspect [272 words]Derek JohnJun 1, 2004 13:3615483
well done [177 words]John W. McGinleyJun 1, 2004 13:0215481

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