Rising anti-Islamic sentiment in America troubles Muslims
The ruins of a mosque in Joplin, Missouri, after a fire last month that Muslims leaders suspect was an arson.
September 5th, 2012
01:19 PM ET

Rising anti-Islamic sentiment in America troubles Muslims

By Moni Basu, CNN

(CNN) -
When the nation pauses to remember 9/11 next week, a group of Tennesseans will gather at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Franklin for a commemoration. But it will be more than that.

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.

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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.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

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  6. Anti-Religion Feelings Flare Up in the U.S.


    It's time for the human race to advance beyond sky fairies borne of the supersti-tious imaginations of ancient peoples who had very little knowledge about their surroundings, causes for events occurring....in other words....SCIENCE!

    God of the Gaps is DEAD!

    September 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  7. Royce

    See if anyone can answer thes questions;
    Who Done 9/11?
    Who turned on American Soldiers and Shot them?
    Who shot thirteen American Soldiers in Fort Hood?
    Who calls out allah akbar after shootings?
    I could go on and on with these historic events and each time the Muslim's will try to patch things with "we are peace loving".
    If that if true, then tell it to those family were killed and see if they can follow that liberal line of thought. Muslim ideology does not belong in America. Liberal thinking is killing the American way of life.

    September 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
    • jamilahk

      Who dropped atomic bombs on the civilians of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Who massacred the civilians of My Lai and other Southeast Asian villages? Which government made up lies about weapons of mass destruction in order to justify bombing Iraq (a country that had nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11)? Which country supplies weapons to Israel so they can massacre Palestinian civilians (see Operation Cast Lead)? Why are children being born in Fallujah with severe deformities years after a particular nation dropped depleted uranium on their city? All war is wrong, especially when it targets civilians. True military jihad doesn't do that, btw. Suicide bombing is not Islam. Nuclear weapons are not allowed in Islam (no killing of civilians, no killing by fire). I'm an American born citizen who chose to become a Muslim over 30 years ago. It hurts to see my fellow Americans continue to have so much hatred.

      September 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
    • I love my country

      Humans go to war so u cant just look at what Muslims do during war. Ur retarded if u think people are supposed to act peaceful during a WAR. Muslims love peace but when they are sent to war they arent supposed to stand there and get killed. They dont go to bars and start bar fights. they dont cheat on their wives. and they dont view women as items but as people. thats why girls wear head scarves... so MEN dont look at their BUTTS but their actions.
      Why dont u look at the crusades? or the Spanish who killed the native americans if they didnt convert.
      Or why dont we all look at ourselves and try to make ourselves better instead of looking at everyone else's mistakes

      September 9, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
  8. ..

    Muslims are very peaceful

    Like the peace with the kuraysh? or quraysh.. a jewish tribe who lived close to them. ook it up.

    Like the practice of Jeziya

    read the meaning of word 'dhimmi'

    how about the practice of 'jihad'

    give me a break

    September 9, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • I love my country

      Jihad means "to struggle". Look it up
      Before U judge a religion, u need to study every part of it, not bits and pieces here and there.
      Im not going to point fingers and say "who did this..." who did that"
      cuz u cant judge a religion based on its followers. not everyone follows the rules and thats their problem.
      Not every christain is perfect. not every hindu is perfect. no one is perfect. listen to that hannah montanah lady that americans believe is the perfect role model.

      September 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
    • ..

      look up

      'peace of the kuraysh'

      I have read up.

      September 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
  9. Dirty Doggg

    It's not prejudice to say that Muslims are violent people, it's fact. Never mind killing strangers, how many times have we heard of Muslims killing a daughter or wife who dressed too immodestly or was seen in public in the company of a man other than her husband or father, and thus had to be killed to alleviate the shame she brought to her family? Or how they call for the death of anyone who depicts the prophet Mohammed? Or they bomb and kill those whose beliefs differ. They tried to make a mosque near Ground Zero to mock the 3,000 innocent people they killed. Does this sound like a peaceful religion to you? It doesn't to me.

    September 9, 2012 at 8:39 am |
  10. Pastor

    As a United Methodist Pastor, may I offer a reminder that all of the world's major religions, Islam included, are, at their core, based on the same 2 basic ideas–Love God, and love each other. Every religion follows the 'golden rule' (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.) Every religion has horribly disturbing teachings in its 'holy' books ('an eye for an eye' and 'women shall be silent' are in the Bible, too). Every religion has seemingly "good" ideas and "bad" ones, both to those who practice the religion and to outsiders. None of us are perfect. But the fact remains that loving God, loving each other, and attempting to live in harmory (peace is advocated in every religion as well) are upheld higher than the details that most adherents of religions ignore. Those who take everything word for word in their religion, regardless of which religion it is, could be called fanatics. Their numbers are very small in comparison to those who use religion to live more loving lives. And, unfortunately for me and my fellow Christians, no religion has reeked more havoc in this world than Christianity. God bless Muslims, Christians, Jews, Sikhs, and everyone else. We're all just trying to find answers to the same questions, and live life as best we know how.

    September 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
    • Hello

      the christian myth was created from the Jewish one by the Roman Caesar Flavian family to convince the Jews to worship the Roman ruler as a god. It is a fraud... likewise the muslim myth was also rooted in the Jewish myth and mentions mythic characters from the christian myth as being legitimate. therefore it is a fraud too.

      To learn more about the who wrote the bible and why read Caesar's Messiah by Joseph Atwill.

      The bible was written as a Roman joke... and to control the Jews....

      September 9, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  11. Ishmael137

    The rise of anti-American sentiments among the Muslim population is disturbing. When they assume the manufactured mantle of "victim" they also acquire a justification for all the violence and intimidation they inflict. When Muslims killed 3K people on 9/11, there was no round-up an internment of American Muslims, no actions by the American government to take away their rights; if anything, the government went overboard to show that we are not at war with Islam, even to the point of partnering with Muslims who would later be proven traitors and enemies. While the pro-Hamas group CAIR labels all actions against Muslims as "Islamophobia," they ignore the actions of Muslims that have resulted in 35K deaths worldwide, and they stoke the fires of hatred by vilifying anyone eho even frowns at a Muslim, even as they own members call for the destruction of Israel and an overthrow of the American government. Just as Muslims have yet to accept any responsibility for their actions on 9/11, so too do they deny that they sow the seeds of their own treatment...push and you will be pushed back: it's not just a part of the American spirit of freedom and rugged individualism, it's human nature. If Muslims want to be part of American society, they should stop whining like sissies and squealing like stuck pigs every time they get called out for acting like they're not in America.

    September 8, 2012 at 10:34 am |
    • tallulah13

      Islam is a very peaceful and beautiful religion founded by prophet Mohammad(RIP).Do yourself a favor and lookup the number of peace treatise signed by our founding fathers who were all Muslims. allah akbar!

      September 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
    • William

      islam is not a peaceful religion, and 'allah' is a pagan Arabian moon god and the self-proclaimed 'prophet' mohammed was delusional.

      September 9, 2012 at 8:36 am |
    • Hello

      none of the US founding fathers were stupid muzzys.. most were deists.... who did not claim to be Christians.

      September 9, 2012 at 9:42 am |
    • ..


      Like the peace with the kuraysh?

      Like the practice of Jeziya

      read the meaning of word 'dhimmi'

      how about the practice of 'jihad'

      give me a break

      September 9, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  12. Steve the Pirate

    Koran 4:23 Is your wife disobeying you? Scold her. Still? Make her sleep on the couch. Still? Beat her. We DO NOT want a religion or its laws to ever be in place that encourages domestic violence!

    September 8, 2012 at 8:12 am |
    • tallulah13

      As a grandma, I have never witnessed a Muslim man hit his wife or any woman. My current husband is also a devout Muslim and we live by the five pillars of our faith, the five pillars do not teach our men to hit woman.My husband has never once raised his hand on me. No, not once and our woman have equal right in Islam. Stop getting all this nonsense from fox news.

      September 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
    • liberal


      September 9, 2012 at 7:29 am |
    • Hello

      grandma muzzy... perhaps you might read your insane muzzy book so you know just what your insane myth says about women.

      The bible is no better for that matter... they both are anti female hate books.

      September 9, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  13. tuvia



    September 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
    • old ben

      This Jonathan Pollard is a traitor to the U.S. And a highly unstable lout to boot. Keep him locked up.

      And just google Richman and "red cow" to read more about this nutball.

      September 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  14. Hal

    I'm a Jew and I find this anti-Muslim hatred disturbing. This is the same type of fear mongering and hate speech that put Hitler in power. They are not our enemy, just as Jews and Christians are not their enemy. The terrorists who subvert the Muslim religion to support their twisted ideology are.

    September 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • Social Capitalist

      And the Islamaphobes who subvert the Muslim religion to support their twisted ideology are enemies of American ideals also.

      Thank you for speaking up Hal. Maybe things will be different next year in Jerusalem.

      September 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
    • kittencarpathia

      As a Jew, you should be ashamed of yourself for being so ignorant about the true nature of Islam. You dare to bring up the Nazis? Do you know who inspired the Nazis? Do you know what ideology Hitler admired? When you compare anyone to Nazis it damn well be the ones who still revere Hitler to this day – ISLAM and Islamists. I can't say "Muslims" because too many of them have no clue what their "religion's true nature is. It IS a fascist, totalitarian, system of government that promises to overthrow all others. It also promises to wipe out all Jews. And there are far more voices saying "Death to all Jews" than were ever involved in the first holocaust. WAKE UP!

      September 7, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
    • kittencarpathia

      You believe that terrorists subvert the Muslim religion? Really? Look at the life of the prophet. He was a terrorist. He is held as the role model for all. You need to read the Qu'ran Hadith and Sirah. You will be shocked.

      September 7, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
    • Social Capitalist

      The taliban wishes to thank you for betraying America and insisting that their position is correct. They appreciate all the new recruits and hope you will succeed in turning American Muslims against the great satan. Satan wants to know if you would like to buy the franchise to evil rather than just dabbling in it. He is ready to retire and says he thinks you would make a splendid successor. Alice wants to know when you are coming back to Wonderland, the Mad Hatter is lonely. You people would just be jokes if you weren't so bloody dangerous to America, and American ideals.

      September 7, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
    • Ishmael137

      The extremists upon whom you settle blame and, by definition, the "good" Muslims. Individually, Muslims are no more dangerous than any other animal, but unleashed upon humanity as a directed horde they do what they are told. Being "of the Book" will not save our neck.

      September 8, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  15. fiftyfive55

    people here are not just beginning to dislike muslims,they have always disliked muslims,seems the only ones who like them are the people that dont have to live around them

    September 7, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
    • common sense

      excuse me, but who made you a speaker for "The People"? I personally have no qualms with muslims and have lived around them for years. Your opinion is your own, along with the arrogance that comes with it, dont project it on to me. Bigot

      September 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
    • tallulah13

      You are a bigot. Muslims are the kindest people to live with. Have you ever lived with one? Without having lived in muslim countries where freedom of religion is the fundamental courtesy extended by our people to others how can you accuse muslims of being intolerant, bigot!

      September 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  16. Omar

    And here's an in depth video, if you're interested in learning more:


    September 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  17. Omar

    Well, if you're going to rant about our supposed islamophobia, you might as well learn what we're concerned about. Here's a short, 8 minute video that will give you the essentials:

    "Three Things About Islam"


    September 7, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
    • Social Capitalist

      You can tell this is pure propaganda because none of the claims made about what the Koran teaches is backed up by references to verses. Malaysia is 90% plus Muslim and shariah law is forbidden in criminal cases, and only permitted in civil cases where all parties to the case agree to it. Turkey is 95% Muslin and does not allow shariah law at all. Of course such facts will not phase radicalized Christians or Islamaphobes. They are blissfully unaware that their grubenfurers are playing them for fools to further their own agendas.

      September 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
    • kittencarpathia

      This is an excellent video and for the person who wants qu'ranic verse, here is another

      September 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
    • Hello

      islam = garbage

      September 9, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  18. Sal

    Well this is the way I feel about muslims.......their allegiance is to that damn religion of theirs and not to this country! 

    September 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
    • Adam

      You could say the same thing about and theism. If you believe that this world is some fleeting waiting room which, in the grand and universal scheme of things means next to nothing compared to the eternal glory of the Next World, then how can you be fully vested in making this world better?

      September 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
    • Greg

      Sal, I served 20yrs in the military and did so along side of Muslims, some of whom deployed to Desert Storm with me. There are Muslims serving in the U.S. military that are deployed to Afghanistan. You and all of the other Islamophobes need to read some books. I imagine you probably call yourself a Christian and probably don't know what your own Bible contains. (Check out Deuteronomy 20:10-17.) I strongly suggest that you do some reading. Peace!

      September 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
    • fiftyfive55

      @greg-tell that to the families of those were shot by that muslim army officer in Texas,Id bet they have a different opinion than you

      September 7, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
    • Observer

      Greg, you should consider yourself fortunate that you weren't shot by your Muslim parters as many of your brothers have in Afghanistan.

      September 7, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
    • Social Capitalist

      55 and Observer, The taliban want you to know they appreciate your support, and Satan is so pleased he is doubling your drug ration. Hitler thanks you for carrying on his legacy so splendidly! I'll bet you are ever so proud of yourselves!

      September 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
    • LetsStopTheLies

      I feel pity against you people who spew nothing but hatred. Have you even researched before doing this hate/fear mongering? Just go read your own books before you blame others!

      September 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
    • Observer

      Social Capitalist, the loony bin appreciates all your support and the doctors, whom you refer to as Satan, have your meds waiting.

      September 10, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  19. maltytasker

    Intolerance is not unique to America. It occurs all over the world. It is a condition of mankind, especially among those who are poorly educated.

    September 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • Observer

      America is the most tolerant place in the world.

      September 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • kittencarpathia

      Intolerance is the very nature of Islam. Point the finger where credit is due.

      September 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
  20. Socrates

    The US and the West have been anti-Islamic all their lives, since the crusades 1000 years ago. It is a matter of insane religion. The Christians against the Muslims, both insane people. There is no hope when insane people fight among themselves.

    September 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
    • kittencarpathia

      I agree that all religion is insane and to blame for most suffering but when the prophet of one religion is a rapist, warlord, Pedophile, slave trader, torturer, Liar and thief AND is held as the supreme example of moral behavior, I think that religion (Islam) deserves a special status.

      September 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
    • Social Capitalist

      Which biography's of the Prophet have you actually read kittencarpathia? Point me to them. Perhaps they will enlighten me.

      September 7, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
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