Freedom of Religion in this country means we do not have a nationalized religion that we subscribe to. Americans are very tolerant of all faiths. Indeed we have the Signs Followers of West Virginia, thousands of other Christian variations, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and the occasional outer space alien followers. The beauty of it is practiced all around the nation in various places specifically set aside for those religious denominations. This also includes Islam. There are mosques throughout the country and no law banning your clothing as they have in France. So, tell me then, why you would attend a Roman Catholic University and be offended at their Religious Symbolism. I know that Muslims believe in Jesus and recognize that he was crucified, so why does the cross offend you? In other words, what gives you the right to dictate to another religion what they can and can not do in their own house.
How about this. There is a Muslim school in Virginia called the Islamic Saudi Academy. What if I send my child to your school and then complain that he is learning about the Koran. And then I tell the Principle or Head Master that I want a chapel so that my child can attend Mass and take Communion everyday. Pretty silly isn’t it? The same holds true for the Catholic University. Freedom of Religion ends were my nose begins. There are plenty of schools all across this nation that have Muslim Student Associations and they have places of worship on campus to honor the five times a day prayers. So, why are you shaking the tree of a PRIVATE SCHOOL with a radically different denomination than yours? Why must they give you special privileges when it is YOUR CHOICE to go to a CATHOLIC SCHOOL?
This is certainly a case of shoving your religion down our throats. And this is when we get upset. We have dealt with the shooting at Ft. Hood, the shooting at the Little Rock recruiters office, Anwar Al-Awlaki and other American Muslims who somehow became radicalized and began murdering people. We also have to listen to Louis Farrakhan tell us that there will be a blowback over Kaddhfi’s death. Yet, you all wonder why we are nervous around you. Isn’t it obvious, these people are Americans too who are killing us and wishing us death in the name of Islam. Juan Williams, a journalist, was fired from NPR for speaking the truth:
“I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they’re identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”
I think overall most Americans understand that. Who would have thought a Major in the United States Army would become radicalized and murder other servicemen. Who would expect a child to grow up here in this country and become one of the biggest Al-Qaeda terrorists? And then, I think the greatest insult of all was building a Mosque at Ground Zero coupled with the burning of the American Flag at the US Embassy in London. That sure wasn’t very sensitive. Once again, we are being bullied to accept your religion. We are not bullies in this country and we resent those that are. We get especially upset when we are told that those that are in this country are just like everyone else when they pick up guns and start shooting. And then they FORCE their religion or agenda at traditional Catholic Schools and at Ground Zero.
The biggest problem is that the Muslims in this country who are here to build a better life and to just live their lives stay silent when outrageous things happen. Stand up and condemn the actions of those who are ruining your reputation. Take to the streets and have marches condemning the violence here and abroad. Your silence keeps you lumped in with the radicals. TLC is premiering a new show called “All-American Muslim.” My hope for them, is that they do stand up and say no to the radical agenda that they have been swept up in.