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Submitted by moderate Muslim 1 (United States), May 11, 2007 at 19:11

Most Muslims, have many non Muslim friends. Who are these Muslims. They volunteer at CAIR. They work at ICNA and ISNA. Are you really telling me that a woman wont be friends with you because al qaeda told her not to? Wow, that is really stupid. You should tell that woman how stupid she sounds. Ridiculous.Sadly, I'm just saying it like it is, I know a some Muslims who smoke or drink, and party. They arent really that religious obviously but they don't get flak from others when they come to the mosque. The leaders of the mosque welcome them.

Muslims arent crazy. There is one reason I know this. I am a Muslim. I know Muslims. They are not crazy. they dont make women wear hijab, in fact, some expressly ask women not to wear it, weird i know. They dont advocate the destruction of the constitution. They dont advocate the supremacy of Muslims over anyone else. They are, with some exceptions, but surely not many anti-semetic. Many who do not like Israel are not like this because they are Muslim but because they are Arab. Why do you have to be a terrorist if you dont like Israel? I do not break a law when I wake up everyday. I do not cause any problems. I do not do anything which would undermine the country. I do not say things against Jews, God knows I do not hate anyone based on their religion or ethnicity. The average Muslim does not do anything wrong in America. Sure every once in a while someone in the American Muslim community says something really stupid (and not even violence, those were foreigners, im talking about American Muslim) and I tell them that. But, I as a Muslim, know first hand that Muslims are not inherently evil. Also, I used to get terrorist jokes after 9/11, but I dont from people who know me, why, because they know that I am just as American as them.

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