September 5th, 2012
01:19 PM ET
Rising anti-Islamic sentiment in America troubles Muslims
By Moni Basu, CNN
On the program, called "The Threat in Our Backyard," is a lecture on Islam in public schools and a short film on Sharia finance.
It's a program organized by people who feel the American way of life is threatened by Islam - in particular, Sharia, or Islamic law.
Sharia would bring ruin to America, says Greg Johnson, vice president of the 9/12 Project Tennessee, a sponsor of the event that advocates for shifting government back to the intent of the Constitution's authors.
He says he has nothing against Muslims, but he takes issue with the tenets of Islam.
Sharia, he believes, would mean that practicing homosexuals would be put to death, women would not be educated and would be married off to men chosen by their fathers, and non-Muslims would become kafirs - nonbelievers - relegated to second-class citizenship.
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"And I don't want that coming to America," Johnson says.
He's not alone in his fears.
A tide of anti-Islam sentiment has been swelling across America in recent months, strong enough to prompt one imam to wish for the days immediately after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks when President George W. Bush declared that Muslims were not our enemies; that the war on terror was against a select few who acted upon their hate for America.
"In the 11 years since, we have retreated," says Abdullah Antepli, the Muslim chaplain at Duke University who likes to call himself the Blue Devil Imam.
Muslims make up less than 1% of the U.S. population. Yet, say Muslim advocates, they are a community besieged.
Hate crimes against Muslims spiked 50% in 2010, the last year for which FBI statistics are available. That was in a year marked by Muslim-bashing speech over the Islamic center near ground zero in Manhattan and Florida Pastor Terry Jones' threats to burn Qurans.
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Antepli likens the current climate to McCarthyism. Left unchecked, he says, anti-Muslim fervor, like racism and anti-Semitism, has the potential to evolve into something dangerous.
This year's holy month of Ramadan, which ended August 19, was marred by a spate of violence at U.S. Islamic centers that included a fire, a homemade bomb and pig parts. The incidents were unprecedented in scale and scope, says the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
At least seven mosques and one cemetery were attacked in the United States during Ramadan, according to the council and other groups that track such incidents.
Particularly visible on the anti-Muslim radar has been the state of Tennessee, where a mosque opened during Ramadan after two years of controversy. The new Islamic center in Murfreesboro opened a few weeks ago after delays caused by legal wrangling, community protests and vandalism.
Also in Tennessee, incumbent congresswoman Diane Black found herself publicly opposing Sharia after her opponent Lou Ann Zelenik made it a campaign issue.
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State senatorial candidate Woody Degan's website also mentions Sharia:
"VOTE CONSERVATIVE! VOTE Anti-Sharia, VOTE Against Internet Taxes, Vote FOR Gun Carry Rights! VOTE for your PERSONAL RIGHTS!"
And Gov. Bill Haslam recently came under fire for hiring lawyer Samar Ali, a Muslim woman from Tennessee, to work in the international division of the state's economic development department.
Ali's critics called her Sharia-compliant and a website called Bill H(Islam) attacked the governor for pursuing "a policy that promotes the interest of Islamist (sic) and their radical ideology."
The website links to another that discusses, among other things, Islamic infiltration of public schools.
"I cannot stress enough the seriousness of their push to spread their religion to all non-Muslims throughout our country," says website author Cathy Hinners, another speaker at next Tuesday's 9/11 event in Franklin.
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"Why? Why are Muslims so adamant that we accept their religion? The answer is simple. The answer is in black and white. The answer is in the Muslim brotherhoods "Strategic Goal for North America." It's called a global caliphate. One religion, one government, one law... called Sharia."
In November 2010, more than 70% of voters in Oklahoma approved a ballot initiative to amend the state's constitution that banned courts from looking at "legal precepts of other nations or cultures. Specifically, the courts shall not consider international law or Sharia law."
The amendment died after a federal court ruled it discriminatory.
"That was very explicitly anti-Islamic," says Glenn Hendrix, an Atlanta lawyer who specializes in international law. "It specifically referenced Sharia."
This year, 33 anti-Sharia or international law bills were introduced in 20 states, making it a key issue. Six states - Louisiana, South Dakota, Kansas, Arizona, Louisiana and Tennessee - adopted such laws prior to 2012.
Two Tennessee lawmakers attempted to pass a bill this year that would have made it a felony to practice Sharia, but it failed.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations says the anti-Sharia bills are based on draft legislation promoted by David Yerushalmi, an anti-Islamic lawyer from New York.
Yerushalmi founded the Society of Americans for National Existence, an organization devoted to promoting his theory that Islam is inherently seditious and Sharia is a "criminal conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups.
"Ideally," says the center, "he would outlaw Islam and deport its adherents altogether."
Hendrix says anti-Sharia legislation is not necessary since U.S. courts ultimately are beholden to U.S. law.
But it sends a strong message to the Muslim community.
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The American Bar Association, which opposes federal or state laws that impose blanket prohibitions on foreign laws, says such legislative initiatives stigmatize an entire religious community and "are inconsistent with some of the core principles and ideals of American jurisprudence."
Valarie Kaur, a legal advocate and hate crimes specialist, says proponents of anti-Sharia bills are battling an imaginary threat.
"There is no push to install Sharia law in the U.S.," she says. "Anti-Sharia bills target the religious principles of Muslim Americans and fuel anti-Muslim rhetoric and bias. As a Sikh American whose community has too often become the target of hate, I believe it's time to stand against all forms of racism and religious bigotry."
An attack at a Wisconsin Sikh temple last month killed six people. Many believe the shooter mistook Sikhs for Muslims. A Sikh gas station attendant in Arizona was the first victim of reprisal after the 9/11 attacks.
Kaur blames tough economic times and an amplification of hateful speech for incidents like the temple shooting and the momentum behind the anti-Sharia campaign.
For Muslims, Sharia - which means "path to the watering hole" in Arabic - is the divine law revealed centuries ago in the Quran that governs all aspects of life. More often than not, it's the most sensational parts of Sharia - like cutting off a thief's hand - that garner the most publicity.
U.S. courts bump up against it in cases of divorces, inheritance, child custody, enforcement of money judgments and commercial disputes or tort actions.
A trial court in New Jersey, for instance, ruled that a husband, who was Muslim, lacked the criminal intent to commit sexual assault on his wife because Sharia permits a man to have sex with his wife whenever he wants.
That's the kind of ruling that fuels anti-Sharia activists.
Nashville health-care investor Andrew Miller says there's no room for democracy within Islamic ideology. All you have to do is look to any Islamic state, he says.
"If you wanted to pray to a large rock and that was your God, I could care less," he says. "But the minute you want to put a gun to my head and say you will pray to this large rock and your family will or you will pay the price, that's when I see a bully. I see an overbearing ideology that wants to force and coerce people.
Miller describes himself as a tolerant person but not when it comes to people dictating how others will live.
"That's antithetical to the freedoms that we value, the liberty we value," he says.
The message that Islam is evil has been repeated so many times - sometimes directly, sometimes in a more subtle fashion - that it has sunk in as reality in the hearts and minds of many Americans, says Antepli, the Duke chaplain.
Part of it is fear of the unknown, he says.
"I, too, would have a monstrous image of Islam if I did not know any better."
But another part of it is orchestrated, he says, referring to "well-organized and polished" anti-Islam websites that have sprouted in recent years. Marry that with ignorance and the end result is lethal, Antepli says.
The Center for American Progress, a liberal research and advocacy organization, published a report last year that attributed the rise of Islamophobia to a "small, tightly-networked group of misinformation experts."
The report called "Fear, Inc." lists seven foundations that gave $42.6 million to think tanks to promote anti-Islamic thought.
It describes "deeply intertwined individuals and organizations" that "manufacture and exaggerate threats of 'creeping Sharia,' Islamic domination of the West, and purported obligatory calls to violence against all non-Muslims by the Quran."
The issue of Sharia, say some Muslims, has become a political hot potato in an election year.
GOP candidates Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann mentioned Sharia in their campaign speeches. This year's Republican Party platform makes mention of foreign laws:
"Subjecting American citizens to foreign laws is inimical to the spirit of the Constitution. It is one reason we oppose U.S. participation in the International Criminal Court. There must be no use of foreign law by U.S. courts in interpreting our Constitution and laws. Nor should foreign sources of law be used in State courts' adjudication of criminal or civil matters."
That's the message Miller hopes people will take away from next week's 9/11 meeting; that the tenets of Islam go against the constitution of the United States.
It's diametrically opposed to what people like Antepli and Kaur will be saying as America remembers the horror of terrorism. Hateful sentiment, they say, is not the answer.
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The current state of humanity is pathetic. If we can't evolve past religion, we all deserve the death we're promising each other...
speak for yourself you moron
Wise words J. Religion is a poison upon humanity. It ruins all.
Only Logic and Reason, based in evidence will set us free from it.
Atheists are far more moral and decent than any religion.
Wise words ??? " we all deserve the death we're promising each other ". You can keep your perverted logic to yourself dude. Go read a book, maybe you will learn something. If you are what it means to be an atheist, then I am running off to join the next door church, at least they serve donuts and coffee on Sundays. It sounds safer than your stupid logic. Don't forget, "America runs on Dunkin..."
If muslims don't like it in America...feel free to leave and go where your beliefs are the prevalent ones...but don't think for a nanosecond that you will be allowed to impose your beliefs in America...it's just not going to happen. Jews and Christians have lived side by side in peace and harmony with no problems since the inception of this country. Muslims feel a need to impose their religion on others and they really do have to understand that Americans after 9/11 don't particularly like them or trust them...that's a fact of life and nothing can change that!!!
What about those of us who just want to live a peaceful life, raise our kids, watch college football (roll tide) and worship our religion peacefully.
Adherents to belligerent, confrontational religious cults are not happy unless they are actively trying to convert infidels to their belief system!
Really? Have you the opportunity to read any American History? Your reflection defies what you say about religious tolerance...
People, just remember that in Mr. Scott's 'logical and reasonable' morality we all deserve to die. Just buy life insurance before you go to the next local atheist meeting.
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When Atheists pose the best moral arguments against Islam, maybe the Christians and other religious should start taking notice. Maybe just maybe the atheists really are onto something with this logical and reasonable morality.
Talk about your own religion before talking about Islam. Remember the time when Galileo discovered that the earth revolved around the sun? What did the church do then? Remember time when your ancestors tried to kill the Jews? Now you are trying to kill the Muslims in Palestine by 'protecting' the Jews... You guys are all hypocrites. There is a difference between a radical muslim extremist and a law-abiding Muslim. Try and understand the difference and STOP HATING!
them stop persecuting Christians in your 'tolerant' Islamic caliphates you hypocrite
Palestine???? OHHH you mean that name you made up for Judea?
Tell me, when was there this land called palestine? I remember it as just another province spoiled by Muslims under the Ottomans, a Catholic Kingdoms during the crusades, I remember it as the Roman province of Judea, and the Jewish kingdom before that, than the Assyrians, Canaans, and so on.... When was this 'palestine' you speak of?
when a 'law-abiding' muslim beats his wife senseless in the name of his law, you are not a law-abiding muslim, you are a criminal
What about then a Christian does it to his wife or kids based on the Bible? Are they now criminals and not law abiding Christians?
who told you I am defending Christianity?
I'm not referring to Palestine as in a place, but the people. It's the people that make a place or country, not the other way around. The US did NOTHING to help those people, just helped to KILL them. BTW – I'm not a Muslim. I was born a Hindu, but I'm an atheist. I have many muslim friends who are really great people and great American citizens. But I HATE people harming or insulting my friends, no matter what religion they are. It is outright disgusting and inhumane to thing hating Muslims will 'fix' everything. It is also immature and idiotic. If you thing all muslims are terrorists or think that all muslims should suffer, you guys are DEMENTED and if I did believe in God, you would definitely BURN in HELL!
Don't guve me crap like if muslims don't like that, they should leave the country. Who the hell are YOU to say that?? They are also citizens/residents of America. Your ancestors also migrated to the US. What give you the right to say that??
thing = think
guve = give
Wake up Americans, do not deceive yourselves. Muslims are taking over Europe without violence because the only thing that could have stopped them, without violence, and the only thing, no longer exists there: a strong Christian society. In Europe, the relative majority could care less about living the Christian faith in any form. It’s total freedom from the ‘Christian freaks’. In the United States, the Christian faith and population are under open and constant attack by the perverts and hypocrites promoting gay marriage, abortion, lawless public schools, an insane love for violence, guns and money. The perfect formula to open the way for Islam: do away with the Christian freaks. No better way to leave the door open to the Islamic invasion, quietly, and surely. Way to go America, you’re doing great. Just keep at it and in the not so far future you will achieve just what you wanted: no more annoying Christians telling you how to live your life, total freedom!!! Enjoy it while it lasts, very soon you will see a mosque where you previously had a church. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.
Most NRA card carrying member and gun nuts are Christians.
ja ja ja, don't kid yourself Shakira, those are HYPOCRITES. Does calling yourself a Muslim make you a Muslim while you insult the Quran in your mind? It doesn't does it?
I don't insult the Qu'ran in my mind nor would I insult any other Holy Book. That is wrong.
Shakira, do I need to explain it in detail? That someone calls himself a Christian, or was born and baptized a Christian does NOT make you a Christian if you do not ACT like one. Same goes for a Muslim, a Jew, an even an atheist.
I pray 5 times a day, the morning prayer is a killer, I fast in Ramadan, inshallah I will be able to go to Mecca one day. I give to charity, live a modest and happy life. I force no one to convert to Islam. I know what you are saying, I see many up here who are Easter and Christmas Christians while doing drugs, having as many kids as possible by as many people as possible. I try to live a good Islamic life while living an American one too. On Saturday's my husband knows not to interrupt an Alabama game unless the house is on fire lol
Shakira, good for you. I admire bravery and discipline. For my part, we believe in and live a simple life. Very few pleasures if any. Mostly work and family. No alcohol. No expensive things. We believe in sacrifice, hard work, and that 1 can fight a 100. Above all, we believe in God.
Alot of people dislike Muslims simply because of the news. When we are constantly hearing how bus loads of children are getting blown up and people are getting beheaded, it is hard for a person with any morals to support/tolerate such a vile religion. Their religion has no toleration for anything so my opinion is they should go back to their country and leave the country that supports toleration.
Um one flaw in that, many Muslims here in the US like myself were born here.
Islam is the perfect religion...the ONE TRUE religion....unlike others. Its just been misrepresented by people from primitive cultures and is currently suffering a campaign of calumny by western bigots, warmongers and neocons. If you were to see the true face of Islam you would question your own beliefs I assure you.
and yet you live here..hypocrit
dude, have a beer and stop deceiving yourself
bwaaahaahahahhaahhahahah!!!!!! NOT LIKELY!
and there you have it...... Islam is incompatible with any other belief....they have a superiority complex..
That's exactly what so scary and objectionable about Islam. It doesn't live and let live. Oh, no, it's the one, the only religion. And once Muslims reach a certain number, they make Islam the only allowable religion.
its just too bad no one in Islam can question it and keep their head from being chopped off.
it's okay Kevin, I will buy him the beer... it's worth a try
You just said it all about your "perfect" religion: it's the only one and the best and the only right one, all others are just garbage. That's exactly the reason people hate you because you consider yourselves above others, totally not accepting that other people think the same about you...
hey, how about Rum maybe ??? Beer to sour for you?
I will pray that your hatred will pass through you like the water down a stream and into a sewer – your ego is obvious. You judge others – you are not a prophet – and a prophet is not God. We all have one God – don't judge others because they don't believe in Mohammed the messenger and Islam. Being forced to believe in any religion is not what God wants – God knows who is being forced to believe Mohammads words and so called laws, and who's heart is truly with him, not Mohammed. No one can force a mans heart to change – Many have been murdered because they don't believe in Islam, and in Jesus. Jesus and Mohammed want Love and caring for the world – not murder, pain, hate and war. In Jesus's Name Amen.
"Torah, he believes, would mean that practicing ho.mose.xuals would be put to death, women would not be educated and would be married off to men chosen by their fathers, and non-Christians/Jews would become Pagans- nonbelievers – relegated to second-class citizenship."
Feeling troubled? Move back to whichever Muslim craphole you crawled out from.
That would be the great state of California I come from.
@Shakira Nope. Sorry. In order for you to have been in California, either you had to move from an Islamic craphole to CA, or some Muslim a-h0le who came from an Islamic craphole had to pop you out there. Either way, move back to the Islamic craphole. CA aint it.
Sorry to burst your bubble but I was born and raised in California, Modesto to be exact. My mom is from San Francisco, my dad from Fresno. I chose Islam on my own when I was 19. However if you are so full of hate you can't understand that many Muslims here in America were born and raised here then that is your loss and shows your ignorance.
@Shakira Women who WILLINGLY convert to Islam are a special category of stupid: CATEGORY 5 M0r0ns. To willingly reduce yourself to a lower life form, to CRAP (as viewed by Islam), dressed as a mobile tent, requires intelligence slightly below that of mold. Sounds like you qualified. Congratulations. Now move your worthless a s s to an Islamic craphole to really enjoy the experience.
Shakira – if you converted you must have found Islam very appealing. Why are you still living in the West? Why not live in a place where Islam rules? That is after all a goal of Islam and all Muslims.
No sir, I am not going anywhere. I enjoy living here in America where I have Freedom of Religion, college football and can raise my son. My husband does not do anything to oppress me, is supportive of me having a job, hates my college football team. I also don't have to call names or insult people to have a discourse, sadly it seems you do. I am the bread winner of the family while my husband is a stay at home dad and he has no issue with it what so ever. In fact he wants me to NOT wear the hijab actually.
@ dano- I know the difference between culture and Islam and many Islamic countries have blended in cultural practices which are not Islamic and called them such. I am proud to be an American and enjoy living here and see no reason to leave. I work at the local Junior College and help people there and I love doing it. Why would I leave if I am happy here?
don't listen to the bigot you welcome in my state
Ha ha ha, 4 guys ganging up on one girl ??? You suckers are behaving exactly like muslim radicals do: 4 guys attacking 1 girl. You are damned cowards! How many guys does it take to take on a girl, I guess lots of weak dorks like you. Way to go Shakira, I do not like Islam but this time you win.
LOL!!! So you married some lazy freeloader Arab who has "no issue" with you working while he lays around the house all day, watching TV and doing whatever the crap it is Muslim Arabs do all day long, other than plotting the next bombing or beheading. Sorry, but you're dumber than I thought. I live in CA. I don't want my state polluted with worthless ret@rds like you and your offspring.
not a guy and i'm on her side and since i am California i get last word on whether or not she is from Cali which she is
yeah kick Christians out
@Shakira you said your husband is "supportive of you having a job" – are you kidding? Is he doing you a favor? You freaking must work to support yourself and your child, not relying on welfare so do not consider you are a hero. You work to support yourself!!!
Well Major, I am white, my husband is white and our 3 year old son is white. He is no arab and neither am I. Other then when I went to college in Tennessee I have lived in CA my whole life. I hate to see there intolerant bigots like you here but I don't care. You are a sad little man filled with hate and I pity you.
Shakira, don't waste time arguing with morons. And do not say much more about yourself. That is not safe. Just my advice.
Shakira – sorry to say this but I think you've made some really bad choices inn your life. And also sorry to say that I think you're being a bit of a convenient hypocrite, not unlike most Christians. You're writing off all the bad, undesirable parts of Islam (and there are many) to "culture", and picking out what you consider the "nice" parts and calling those "Islam". Deep down you know that is only your own version of Islam and that's the real reason you won't consider living in a place where Islam is the law of the land.
@ElCodobes Mexicans who have trouble counting to really high numbers like 3 and 4 don't get to share opinions on thing they understand even less. You may GTF out now.
in that sense hey Christians Jews and Muslims how does it feel to live in the Pagan part of the world,.. that right secularism is a pagan value and you live in a secular nation were every one is equal
and seriously every were yo go in the united states you see pagan gods
check out the mall next time your there take a look and the Zoroastrian monolith
or when your in Sacramento see the great statue of Athena
New York more like New "liberty"
flip over the dollar ops eye of Horus
Abraham Lincoln sitting like Zeus
hell were founded on the Athena principal of freedom do what you want harm none all your right end at the end of some one nose
Religion is the parasite and atheism is the cure.
You know how the saying goes..Gold is the root of all evil. Well I say Religion IS the root of all evil.
We have every reason to fear them. We have every reason to drive them from our country. Common sense prevails here. We all know how violent this religion is and most of us can't be convinced otherwise by liberal morons and CNN.
Logic an reason are the cure for religious insanity. Atheism can defeat it.
Hey, Jerry! You know what else common sense dictates? Acceptance and willingness to learn. Just by refusing to even accept the fact that there might just be peaceful, kind Muslims shows that the joke's on you. I'm a Pakistani Muslim who speaks English, and hopes to work for the government once I finish school. Many people, like me, are looking to make YOUR life better. But why should we do it when you clearly have no intellectual capacity left to fit in "Hey, there are many, many nice people!" ? It's so weird to think that in Pakistan trucks drive around constantly, emblazoned with the message of, "Long Live USA! Good Luck Brothers! May GOD BE WITH YOU!" Islam holds both Judaism and Christianity in very high regard.
So where is the SPLC or ADL in this matter – don't see them speaking up against injustice against our arab-amer minority.
they are part of hinduism, terrorism against Muslim's and Islam, expect not much from hindu's criminals, they love their hindu criminal partners in their hinduism, criminality, TRUST ALLAH, TRUTH ABSOLUTE.
You know what happens when America becomes an Islamic caliphate.....no more stinking Islamophobia!
It will never happen. We are prepared to throw out all religion rather than let Islam in.
Will never happen! But if it did, then America would no longer exist, because America would become one HUGE RIOT!!! And the Islamo-Fascist gov't would FALL!!!
Islam will be eradicated from the face of this planet before that happens. I can guarantee you that.
It won't happen. Christians, Jews and Atheists will team up to defeat Sharia if it ever came to that, which it won't.
Totally the contrary of what you suggest will happen: the Christians are disappearing, the Jews don't do anything and the atheist are useless to stop Islam. It is going the other way: more atheists, less Christians, more "total freedom" (read: to do whatever in hell people want) = fertile ground for Islam
Islam does NOT belong to the west and in the U.S.
Islam = CULT!
Muhammad was a false prophet who was nothing but a retarded pig
and Evangelicals want to bring out WWIII you are dangerous
All faith based religion is a cult. Christianity as well, irrational and not rooted in a single piece of evidence. Islam is just a more dangerous form of insanity in its current evolutionary state.
Just as it is insanity to believe in the 6ft tall green monster in my closet without reason, so is it insanity to believe in god without evidence.
There is no one, Democrat or Republican who would support Sharia Law in the U.S. or any country. However, just because someone is Muslim doesn't mean they subscribe to those beliefs. Just like not all Christians are snake handlers.
Would you please stop spamming this.
Most Muslims are moderates and are against terrorism. But Question....How many Moderate Muslim rallies have you seen denouncing radical sharia Islam?....I say none. And if there are any, the media is not doing enough to show it.
So, if moderate Muslims dont rally, protest and denounce the few radicals that have defamed Islam, you better believe others WILL take the lead to denounce them. If more moderate Muslims stood up against radical Islam, I bet many of us would be helping them in this fight. But that is not happening is it? For the record, I was a compassionate for Muslims. I even recognize that their teachings were inspired by Christianity. Until I realized that the majority of "good" Muslims do not do enough to denounce the few "bad" ones.
I have denounced such acts but seeing as I am one of two Muslims in my entire county its hard to do much else other then speak up at work and at school.
They probably don't organize rallies to denounce radical Muslims for the same reason regular men don't organize rallies to denounce rapists; they're busy working, mowing the lawn, going for bike rides and spending their lives doing something other than rallying against something that won't be changed by rallies in the first place!
Just anti-Islam? How about ANTI_RELIGION? PERIOD! ALL RELIGIONS!
We are tired of this phoney baloney, make-believe bull$h+|! This is the 21st century! We don't need fairy tales to guide us or make us feel comfortable about or mortality any more.
Religion is a relic! Only for those that are destined to be phased out by the advancement of mankind! Now let us advance, for once in human history, you religious retards!
One day America will be an islamic state. Your children and grandchildren will day embrace islam sooner or later. No hatred or bigotry can deny America its destiny. If you are in doubt check out this state which werent remotely Islamic before: Egypt, Iran, Ethiopia, and Cyprus. Yes we are 1 % of America's population but that is increasing rapidly. Take a cue from Europe, we were no where couple of years back but we are now the fastest growing population and by 2030, Muslims will be 50% of France, Netherlands and Sweden. 40% of UK and Denmark, 40% of Germany, Spain and Norway.It is inevitable even if you lock your doors and throw away the keys. When we dominate you know what happens; We will demand SHARIA and get it Insha Allah. Islam is the answer to the world's problem not Capitalism and Atheism/Idol Worship.
Up yours Moe! Atheism, agnosticism, non-belief, etc. are on the rise here and everywhere. You will NOT overtake our rising trend!
OK... F=U=C=K Muhammad
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Over my dead body
It will be hard to multiply that fast if you keep honor-killing your daughters.
False logic. Muslim 'growth' in these countries is due to migration not expansion. The current growth rate will collaps as soon as those countries close their borders to North Africa and the Balkans, which they will with the economy sputtering.
Additionally, every time Europe starts feeling threatened by a religion, they tend to deal with it less 'nicely' than the US ever has, just as the Jews (holocaust), Catholics/Protestants (30 years war, european crusades) and your fellow muslims in Spain (Reconquista).
You are the reason I enjoy reading these blogs
I'm pretty sure the Roman Catholic Mexicans have you guys beat when it comes to expanding populations, by birth or migration
@Dennis....get your facts right. Migration and expansion its like geometric progression – compounding at its finest. Hint: France. There are now third generation turkish germans in Germany. In malmo, sweden's largest city, muslims play a decisive role in local politics. Its only a matter of time. We are very patient people believe me. If you still question the probability take a look at your 'latino situation' past and current.