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Submitted by Ms.Gotchet (Kuwait), Apr 18, 2005 at 11:58

This is a welcome site, American Muslims speaking out against terrorism. It amazes me, residing in the Middle East of all the complaints on security checks, etc, in America, when those of us living in the Middle East endure this daily, and never complain! Unless the American Muslims are going to speak out on terrorism, or any violent ideology displayed by some Muslims, how are people supposed to feel they are sincere in their peaceful religion? One must be outraged at any crime committed that harms innocent humans, regardless of how, when, or who. I hope this rally brings out some more peaceful demonstrations.

We have an international issue, and until the Western Muslims realize the seriousness of this, and speak out, we are doomed.

I am in the process of compiling a book, of the normal procedures we gladly go through to keep the country safe. These procedures include:

1. Women are not allowed to drive with their faces covered, or will be stopped, and ticketed, and run the risk of a serious security check. I recall the case of the Florida female Muslim, and we were all stunned at her outrage. It's called: SECURITY. Women are not allowed to take I.D. photos or driver license photos with the face covered at all here. Guess she wouldn't like residing over here.

Again, security for all.

There have been actual cases of men, covering their face for suspicious reasons. Americans residing in the U.S. please respect the laws, as we do in a 99% Muslim country.

2. All Government buildings for years now, have required X-Ray machines, for all, items and person included. The same applies for an official building. Again, we never complain. The time allotted for security is for the entire country to live safely. Checkpoints are also for our security, due to recent terrorist threats. We have had several a day for a time period, quite normal, and makes us feel safer.

3. Travelling from the Middle East to the U.K. or the U.S. is now full of security, for those of you who have travelled beyond your country. Women upon departure from this country alone, are required to go through 2 X-Ray machines, and be checked thoroughly by a woman in a private room. Women also check us in Gov't buildings.
Extra time, hours on long distance flights at times, however, we comply. Better safe, than sorry. I often read articles and wonder what these western muslims would do if they had to live over on this end of the world? You can hardly use the "prejudice" excuse, since fellow Muslims would be searching or questioning you.

Muslims in the Middle East speak out daily here on terrorism, read the daily newspapers.

American Muslims: Time to speak out, too.
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