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Islamic Leadership in the United States

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Submitted by Professor Nitza Nachmias (United States), Nov 27, 2003 at 03:47

The issues of "Nationalism", "National Identity" and "patriotism" has been raised for decades criticizing of American Jews for being Jews first and American second.

The Jewish American community has proved its utmost loyalty to their country. Why aren't we hearing the same criticism concerning American of Arab decent, when dozens of them are arrested for acts of espionage, betrayal and support of terrorist organizations?
Why aren't the Islamic leadership in the US come out clear and loud against acts of terrorism anywhere in the world?

Why are we hearing from the Islamic American leadership excuses for terrorism? Justification of terrorism and statement blaming the US government for acts of terrorism?

Why don't we demand of the Islamic leadership in the US to stop "blaming the victim"?

The FBI published a report stating over 900 racial attacks last year on Jewish targets, and 121 racial attacks on Islamic targets.
This was mentioned once on the media, and no reaction came from any Jewish organization.
Had the statistic been reversed, "One million Muslim" March would have taken place and it would have been announced in all the printed and electronic media!!!

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