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The Ghouls Begin to Lurk

Reader comment on item: Spreading Islam in American Public Schools

Submitted by (name withheld) (Saudi Arabia), Apr 15, 2005 at 19:14

"Do we like to be straightforward, or circumventive in our thinking?" is, I think, the most important question that should deal with Islam in the American public sphere. That Islam is being given a two-hand-greeting-red-carpet treatment in middle schools doesn't bring much surprise to me. There are all too many uninformed people in the US (and the world) for the history curriculum to have been otherwise. Muslims in this country--as well as non-Muslims-- who have any sense of integrity should lobby with full force against this oversensationalized portrayal of Islam in middle schools and universities, and push for a more middle-ground, stabilized look at this religion, which like all others, is arbitrary, neither "angelized" nor "demonized", so to speak. It's human--human-made, human-sought. Dissenters of Islam, all throughout history, all throughout continents, have been socially ostracized, executed, torn apart, tortured in the vilest ways, and on and on.

Would I like to believe that America is safe from the radical views of a number of Muslims that draw sustenance from their sacred scripture? You bet; of course I would. I also would like to believe that I won't grow an oversized paunch from stuffing myself with 50 Big Macs each day. You bet. To be straighforward about this would entail that certain people might hate your ideas. Good. This is natural. It's damned if you do, and damned if you don't. Being circumventive and assuming Islam is only a religion of peace without some scriptural errors and shrouds of harmful invective can only be foolish; such a stance, I think, in the long run, will only push our great country farther out to more turbulent waters. We can see that our stand cuts both ways: It could either evoke hatred from politically correct-minded individuals, or allow leverage for greater troubles in our homeland in the future. Political correctness must be some kind of disease eating away at good, sensible thinking.

Out of the one and a half, thousand million or so Muslims, about 5 million live here. That's just an infinitesmal tip of the iceberg. But they are empowered beyond belief. Indeed, if any "reformation" is to ever take place within the Islamic fold, it will necessarily spark off at this land so distant from its native Middle East. Well,....the reasons....how many do you need? Muslims here will have to show more love for their country, stop living so outside the main sphere of society, and allow for open dialogue--and, yes, possibly even a revision of the Qur'an, the book "wherein there is no doubt". (Astaghfur-il-lah).

I don't mean any hate toward Muslims with my flippant tone, but understand, I think this is pivotal, in that it could make the world a more no-nonsense place. I don't want future generations of American children living in their country where they are seen as nothing but dhimmis or infernal infidels unknowingly awaiting the Hell-fire to swallow them up whole... What a depressing concept. ...

This story has happened before...Where have we heard it? When some see their position in society deflated and open to inspection, when the waves of unrelenting conquerors of other peoples spread out to new lands in the 7th century, turned the first page of a hitherto, unfinished story. The ending has not been told, but so far being seeped into, incrementally...very, very slowly. The great many who look around the scorch of hatred have too strongly deluded us; with their unfair, politically correct, pacts with what we are going against, they have circumvented the human cause, the one so straight ahead at the horizon of the human future. And right now emotions run high with what is needed to be inveighed against.

The door of the mortuary creaks open. The neon light flickers above our heads. The shuffle of something nears close to the moonlight. The ghouls begin to lurk.

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