Tuesday, May 22

Muslims in America - Are they in denial or are we?

Read about a recent PEW survey of American Muslims in the Free Press today - the findings were pretty scary. Sure, the Muslims here aren't as down with suicide bombings as they are in Europe and the rest of the world. But then there were these points:

Twenty-six percent of young Muslims living in the United States say suicide bombings in the defense of Islam can be justified

•Only one in four consider the U.S. war on terrorism a sincere attempt to curtail international terror. Only 40% said they believe Arab men carried out the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Wow- Um, didn't we all see the surveillence video? Don't we have their voices on record? How about the phone calls from the murdered passengers identifying the Muslim terrorists? (Yeah, and the Holocost was a myth, too...)

Then there's this one:

•Just over half [of those surveyed] said it has been harder being a U.S. Muslim since the 9/11 attacks, especially the better educated, higher income, more religious and young. Nearly a third of those who flew in the past year say they underwent extra screening because they are Muslim.

Here's my advice to Muslims living in the U.S. - If you don't want your life to be "harder" and you'd like to avoid some extra profiling, try following these simple steps:

-Acknowledge factual information, like who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks

-Teach your children it's not OK to strap a bomb to yourself and kill innocent people (yes, even innocent Israeli people)

-Instead of suing frightened airline passengers and whining about being profiled, start showing your outrage against Islamo-facsism

Until you do, I hope more than 1/3 of you undergo extra screening at our airports in the next year.

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