American Muslims who have immigrated to the United States and became citizens have come to America for the same reasons as many immigrants from around the world before them. They come for the opportunities and the freedoms. Just like many other immigrants they have come to America and retained their faith. Within their home and community they also retain their customs – just like many other immigrants. At the same time, they also adapt and embrace their new country and gift of citizenship.
The following words were not written by me. They are controversial and insulting. Yet they are a perspective that has reverberated among many Americans in the United States. How do WE, yes, all of us, rebut and change the remarks of individuals who are biased, ignorant and/or afraid? When I read the words I see pieces and/or fragments of truth when twisted together create a “slanted” story. I see much fear targeted at Muslims because of a lack of understanding about them or Islam. I challenge American Bedu readers to take each statement and respond.
Subject: Can Muslims Be Good Americans???
Is anybody listening?
This is very interesting and we all need to read it from start to finish. And send it on to everyone. Maybe this is why our American Muslims are so quiet and not speaking out about any atrocities.
Can a good Muslim be a good American?
This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years. The following is his reply:
Theologically – no… Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon god of Arabia .
Religiously – no… Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam. (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)
Scripturally – no… Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.
Geographically – no… Because his allegiance is to Mecca , to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
Socially – no… Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.
Politically – no…. Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America , the great Satan.
Domestically – no… Because he is instructed to marry four Women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him. (Quran 4:34 )
Intellectually – no… Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
Philosophically – no…. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran does not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
Spiritually – no… Because when we declare ‘one nation under God,’ The Christian’s God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran’s 99 excellent names.
Therefore, after much study and deliberation… Perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. – - – They obviously cannot be both ‘good’ Muslims and ‘good’ Americans. Call it what you wish it’s still the truth.. You had better believe it. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future.
The religious war is bigger than we know or understand!
Footnote: The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within.
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