Muslim Americans fear demonization of Islam after mass shooting

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The Washington National Cathedral invited Muslims to lead their own prayers at the cathedral for the first time Friday (Nov. 14, 2014). Photo courtesy of Lisa Helfert/Washington National Cathedral

The Washington National Cathedral invited Muslims to lead their own prayers at the cathedral for the first time Friday (Nov. 14, 2014). Photo courtesy of Lisa Helfert/Washington National Cathedral

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Some Muslims are concerned that politicians will use the mass shooting as a way to further demonize Muslims.

  • DrExCathedra

    When a tiny minority of Catholic priests were found to have been abusing young people, they and their whole religion became a target for contempt. After an unfortunately long time, the authorities cleaned up their act. 96% of priests were never involved and 75% of the cases took place over 30 years ago. Yet the stigma remains and a field day may still be had without repercussions to the critics. Any Catholic complaint is seen as pitiful whining.

    Yet when Muslims kill and maim innocents precisely in the name of their religion –which they are still doing as I write– it’s the Muslims and their religion who are the special snowflake “victims” of “intolerance” and the Alice-In-Wonderland condition of “Islamophobia.” Their co-religionists kill our people and we are supposed to worry about their feelings.

    Let the Muslims clean their house –including renouncing violent jihad–the way the Catholics did and maybe then, maybe, they’ll get an ounce of sympathy from me.

  • Jay

    Trump is not lying. Muslims were celebrating the attack of 9/11. That is a media buried FACT!

  • There is an easy solution for any of their fears. Simply announce to the world that they are joining the NONES and back it up by cutting all mythology contacts and financial support.

  • Loren Haas

    You misrepresent the issue of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
    Any large organization will have some members that act criminally. The horror is when the leaders of the organization cover up the crimes and blame the victims to escape responsibility.
    Please explain that.

  • Larry

    In the West Bank and Gaza. Trump was lying when he claimed Muslims in New Jersey were doing so.

  • Larry

    http://boingboing.net/2015/11/25/tom-the-dancing-bug-meet-isis.html?utm_source=moreatbb&utm_medium=nextpost&utm_campaign=nextpostthumbnails

    “Do you share the goal of creating a war between Western Civilization and all Muslims? Then you can join us in accomplishing that dream!”

  • JOSE M VEGA

    Clear that we should not demoninize al Muslims, but the fact that the HATE is coming from Saudi Arabia with the Wahhabism the least we should do is NOT TO LET SAUDIS’ to pray in Mosque in USA soil.

  • JOSE M VEGA

    Yes, there was celebration in New Jersey that was denounced by the neighbors and when the police caught up with them in a bridge the showed their ID and proved they were from Israel and told police: We are Israelis look for the Palestinians they did it.

  • Sunny Davis

    “Ninety-nine percent of Muslims are hardworking, good people.” True, true. Let’s say if you live in a neighborhood with 100 Muslims, what is the mathematical probability of one of your neighbors will start a killing spree?

  • larry

    “what is the mathematical probability of one of your neighbors will start a killing spree?”

    About the same for anyone living in San Bernadino, regardless of religion/ethnicity. It was a pretty rough place before the shooting.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/san-bernardino-struggled-hate-groups-shooting-article-1.2453422

    Crazy white Christians still perform 200x more terror attacks than muslims do in the US. Those people still scare me

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  • William Deitenbeck

    This is the response of Muslims to Islamist attacks: whining about being discriminated against, hoping shooters are not Muslim just so they won’t be blamed. No concern for those murdered in Islamist terror attacks. If they don’t want us to destroy Islam, they need to stop their fellow Muslims in their tracks.

    “Religion of Peace”? Blood-stained hypocrites.

  • Fran

    There are apparently many “religious people” today who have an appearance of godly devotion but are proving false to its power (2 Timothy 3:5) in these last days of a wicked era.

  • Rochelle Levy

    Unfortunately, I agree. There is enough in the Koran that can easily be assessed as supporting violence against all non-muslims in the course of jihad. There was a time , the middle ages, in which Christians murdered non-Christians for their disbelief and yes there were uses of Christian belief to harm or murder non-Christians even in the 20th Century sig. Hitler’s perversion of Christian faith and the perversion of the faith by the hooded men of the clan but fortunately, Christianity has cleaned up its act. In the name of the God of Abraham my Jewish ancestors of the years before Christ fought enemy nations for the right to practice their religion or at worst for space on which to live. Other than a few radical Jewish orthodox, Jews don’t fight the other because they are” other” and Jews have never proselytized. This is not the case with Islam.
    We have reason to ask the adherents of Mohammed who wish to deal with the West to give up world Jihad or suffer our suspicions.

  • BEN IN OAKLAND

    It’s a media buried fact, and yet you know it, Donald trump knows it, millions of other people know it, and yet there is no video to show it.

    IT’S A MIRACLE!

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