Recently, at the White House Iftar dinner, (to celebrate the end of the daily Muslim Ramadan fast), President Barak Hussein Obama praised "Muslim Americans" for their service to the country during and since the attacks on September 11, 2001.
I've heard of Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, and even a tongue-in-cheek description of ghosts as "apparition Americans" but what is this "Muslim American" thing?
I've not heard of Catholic Americans, Baptist Americans, Christian Americans, Buddhist Americans, or even Mormon Americans. Why Muslim Americans?
In fact, why Native Americans, African Americans and Mexican Americans and not just Americans???
Obama said at the Annual White House event (another "why?") “...an America where we treat one another with respect and with dignity,”
he continued, “remembering that here in the United States there is no
‘them’ or ‘us;’ it’s just us.”
If that is indeed the case, then why did he refer to Muslims as Muslim Americans? Sounds like he is perpetuating the "them" and "us". It just makes me wonder which side he's on when he talks about such things....
We are NOT learning from what is happening in Western Europe. British Members of Parliament who are Muslim are excited that Islam is spreading across Europe and that soon, there will be a Muslim majority in many areas of Great Britain and that Muslims will one day be a majority in Parliament!
Islam is NOT a religion of peace. In fact, I would go so far to say that it is an ideology parading as a religion. The ultimate goal of Islam on earth is to rid the world of infidels and convert everyone to Islam so that the earth is essentially one large mosque.
To call Americans who are Muslims "Muslim Americans" is a slap in the face of American decency. It is personally offensive to me.
What's next, "Homosexual Americans?"
Gimme a break!
It seems most logical that Obama referred to them as "Muslim Americans" because he was specifically addressing Muslims in America. That's all. This is just a description of a type of American, like "young Americans," or "disabled Americans" or "married Americans," not a label. Obama singled them out because Muslims have often been the victims of prejudice since 9/11, regardless of the fact that a vast majority of them simply want to live their lives and worship their god peacefully. He was trying to say that no one should be treated badly because of what they believe, and that a religion as a whole should not be discriminated against because of what a very small group of extremists did.
From your reaction to this and every other thing Obama says and does, it seems that you WANT to dislike him. I understand disagreeing with his political views or his decisions, but this is clearly an instance of him trying to unite a country that too often tries to point fingers at each other and divide into the "us" and "them."
Anonymous, or Alex,
Thank you for taking the time to express your personal opinion about my personal opinion.
It appears you are enjoying your Kool-Aid......
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