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Submitted by Nabil Ahmad (United States), Aug 31, 2006 at 19:40

You're kind here.

When a host country invites outsiders to gain citizenship, it should not change to suit its newcomers' needs. The USA currently faces problems with people from certain countries to our south (and one in particular) who come in here illegally and then demand that we all learn to speak in their language, give them free healthcare and education and fly their flag! I feel like herding them together and giving them the boot ASAP, as the government here seems to be too passive to do what I want to have done to them. President Eisenhower knew how to deal with these types of people and did just that in the 1950s. And for this I would be considered to be a "sellout to whitey" and a "self-hater".

Truth be told, immoral activities are not uncommon in our home countries...I know this for a fact. I am a much better Muslim today because of the liberties that I have experienced here in the USA. I went to school with kids who smoked and refused to do the same. I have never slept around outside of marriage. When I came to the USA, I was shocked to find that young people in the USA appeared to be even more moral than my own fellow countrymen and women. That was when I realized that people are generally good here and learned to get along with them very well. Some of my best friends are Christians and Jews, and I also have Muslim, Hindu and Atheist friends.

At the same time, I've come across quite a few people from our countries who go completely wild after they come here, even far more so than the most of the natives themselves. They're like cattle let loose. That's probably why they become so closed-in later on in life...they're haunted by their own hideous faults and shortcomings and are afraid that their children may follow in their footsteps. They just don't know any better and are unable to shed their 3rd World mentality...they tried to be "modern" in their minds by cussing, swearing, drinking, partying, fornicating, etc. and then decided that modernity is "evil", but they have absolutely no clue as to what being "modern" really is. It's more of a state of mind that governs one's actions and being able to tell right from wrong...exactly what Islam is all about!

Those Mulsims in the West who refuse to integrate into the larger society need to either open up and get along with their neighbors and at the same time grow in faith and prayer or go back to their home countries where they would be more secure among people who share their culture and values. Otherwise, at best, they'd be running around in circles. And I would never have a mullah come close to teaching MY children when I get to have them, God be Willing. They would be better off learning from their parents and from knowledgable, qualified teachers in good schools.

"I really wish the majority of Muslims held the same values."

So do I.


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