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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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