The funny, stupid, and irreverent
Americans on Vacation and Muslim Extremists
Over the last year and one half, I developed a close
relationship with a Brit who had never known an American personally. One of her
first comments was to ask me why all Americans are so loud. My only response was
how would she know who the quiet ones were. That paradox that confronts
Americans confronts the Muslims today. Are the majority of Muslims that we hear
on television representative of the Muslim faith? Are their beliefs universally
held within the community of faith?
As I understand it, Muslims, Jews and Christians are distant cousins. The God of
the Jews and the God of the Christians is the Allah of Islam. If that is the
case, then it would seem to me that the Allah of these militant Muslims is not
the Allah of true Islam. True worshipers of Islam don't drink Stoli and orange
juice prior to spending a few hundred dollars for lap dances prior to killing
thousands of people. Their movement is not a spiritual movement. It's a
political movement. The name they use and you use, Allah, might be the same
however, they don't seem to be the same God. Is Allah proud of their actions?
How do we prevent further destruction and terror? It seems to me that our bombs
and guns can only stall acts far more frightful and terrible. I'd go so far to
say that the fate of the world in many ways lies in the hands of Muslims, but
not the ones in Afghanistan or the ones with malicious intent. It is with the
ordinary and true Muslim that lives in America, in Indonesia, in sub Saharan
Africa and throughout the Middle East. This is a fight for the survival of
Islam. The terrorists are hell bent on hijacking Islam and defining it for the
world and for themselves in a very different manner. Will you allow them to
define your Allah to the rest of the world as they do today? Is their Allah,
your Allah? Will they ultimately accept moderate Muslims just as they are if
they prove to be ultimately successful?
The most effective anti-terrorisim device is not bombs and bullets. Its their
fellow Muslims. Will they have a change of heart if they listen to the West? Not
a chance. But as fellow Muslims, will they listen to you? Maybe not, but maybe
you sway some of the not so hard core and some of the youth. Are you called by
Allah to witness truth and expose evil? Hearing from a caucasian ex-CIA
terrorism expert that the spirituality they live is not the spirituality
Mohammed preached has far less impact on the terrorists and far less impact on
the infidels than the same message coming from you. Some of the greatest
political movements were led by peaceful spiritual leaders like Ghandi. The
world needs a great Islamic spiritual leader besides Bin Laden to step up to the
plate. That will do far more for the cause of Palestine and for the protection
of Muslims worldwide than any march on the US Capital Building or a plea at the
not so United Nations or car bombs at embassies.
If their religion is not true Islam, then hold fast to the truth and turn them
out, denounce them and if you have already been doing that, please forgive our
news media for not covering your efforts more. Make a human ring around the
Empire State Building protecting it and proclaiming that they are attacking
fellow Muslims when they attack the US. Demonstrate on the lawn in DC that their
Islamicism is no more true Islam than the militant Christians or the militant
Jews are practicing their true faiths. That's what America needs to see. We want
to believe in you!
America once said, give us your tired, your hungry and your poor. If you believe
in hard work, family and faith, we want you here. You are the American dream.
Its in being more American than being more hyphen that defines us as who we are.
While I pray to God that he show mercy to the men who committed these evil
atrocities, I pray much harder for the souls who have departed and the souls
they left behind due to these evil acts of cowardice. And I pray that true
Muslims everywhere take up the true cause of Allah and expose them for what they
To anyone in the media who reads this, I pray that you too will help trumpet the
true voice of Islam. Allow yourselves to be the microphone of the quiet Muslims.
Just as all Americans don't need to be known by our loud and rude citizens, the
real Muslims don't need to be known by their cousins. And who knows, maybe the
media and the true followers of Mohammed will do what our bombs and planes will
never do. Save the world. To the Muslims and the Media, we're thirsting and
could soon be dying to hear from you.
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