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Sorry, but I’m not feeling very sympathetic

12 Aug

I’m having an R. Lee Ermy GEICO, “Tissue?” moment after reading this opinion piece on CNN.

Apparently, life has been hell for this muslim since 9/11.  He feels that people eye him suspiciously.  Sure, he admits that 9/11 was a terrible thing, but he’s in the camp that calls the hijackers a crazed minority.  Missing from his storyare any references to the Fort Dix 6, Christmas Day Bomber, Daniel Pearl’s beheading, the incineration of the American contractors in Iraq, Major Hassan and the Ft. Hood massacre, and numerous other terrorist incidents carried out or attempted by more than just a few extremists.

Some people have clearly decided that 9/11 gives them the right to persecute Muslims. And as a result, we are all collectively paying for the sins of terrorists — a radical, crazy few who just happen to share the same religious background.

I’m sorry, but I don’t recall any stories about muslim persecution, or if there were any, they are very few and isolated.  Considering what some muslims have done to us, brutal, heinous things, that Americans’  restraint can only be characterized as remarkable.

He’s clearly uncomfortable in America and the only thing we can do is for the other 300 Million of US to change. 

Most Muslim men do not have beards and most Muslim women do not wear the hijab. But, if you see one on the street who does, please change your reaction from suspicion to openness, from judgment to acceptance. Reach out to them. Ask them questions. Engage as human beings, not as stereotypes. Simple acts of goodwill would change far more hearts and minds than any gun-fueled campaign or international policy.

Well, since he feels that he can offer unsolicited advice on CNN, I also feel that I have the right, no, the duty to offer some unsolicited advice in return.

Stop killing our people and expose the radicals in your  midst.

 
3 Comments

Posted by on August 12, 2010 in politics

 

3 responses to “Sorry, but I’m not feeling very sympathetic

  1. Pedro

    August 12, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I suggest building a mosque at ground zero wherein you Muslims can welcome Christians and Jews to feed at the trough of diversity and acceptance. Do we need to leave our shoes at the door?

     
  2. Saddlesore

    August 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Liberalism is basically self-destructive and unwilling to face reality. Hence, the essential “blame the victim” mentality we see over and over again.

    We were attacked on 9/11, therefore it is our fault and not the fault of jihadists. We just need to reach out and be more tolerant. Of course, it was OUR fault that we were attacked.

    Business people struggle to stay afloat and create jobs and they are attacked (verbally by the administration) and punatively with endless taxes, regulations, etc. that make business and prosperity more difficult to achieve.

    Advocates of free speech, if they are conservative, are at risk of losing their rights in the new era of Kafkaesque Obama enlightment and have to be put down as racists, tea baggers, etc. Pick your trendy epithet du jour.

    Supporters of the military and a strong national defense against the same wackos who attacked us on 9/11 have to be accused of war crimes. After all, isn’t our military specifically trying to kill innocent Afghan children?

    Do you see a pattern here? Liberalism is a greater threat to us than the terrorists. The terrorists know this, too. Liberals are really the ones who are undermining the country from within. Regime change can not come soon enough.

     

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