Muslims in America
There is much going on in the international arena affecting Muslims. But at the same time there is also a lot happening in the US affecting the lives of American Muslims as well. American Muslims need to identify with the global war on Al-Islam and to see themselves as one with all Muslims. Rather than isolation and separation they should be unifying with all Muslims as prescribed in the teachings of Al-Islam. Today’s enemies of Al-Islam are not making a distinction and are on a violent rampage to attack ALL Muslims. Not just with armies and weapons of war but with propaganda, media, and the legal system. This section will deal with articles affecting American Muslims.
A substantial racist uproar is taking place in conservative America, particularly in right-wing radio and television. Reactionary pundits are drawing increased attention to plans to build an Islamic community center in downtown Manhattan, near Ground Zero. Republicans and conservatives have long been known to harbor racist views of Islam, although they’re hardly alone in this. Many on the right frame the entire religion as radical, fundamentalist, and a threat to national security. In light of this pattern, there’s little surprising about the right’s most recent attack on Muslim Americans as a secret, under the radar threat.
Islam has at times been portrayed on the right as the bedrock threat to American cultural values, and Muslims are depicted as uni-dimensionally set on overthrowing Christianity, enslaving the American public, and imposing “Sharia law.” The last warning about “Sharia law” – repeated by pundits like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh – among many others – comes off as extremely ignorant, considering that the term “Sharia” itself means Islamic law. One should take the warnings of those who use the phrase “Sharia law” about as seriously as someone who masquerades as a legal scholar while talking about the importance of “American law law.”
Islamic Studies Expert: U.S. Should Apologize to Muslims, Build Mega-Mosque AT Ground Zero...at Taxpayer Expense!
Lone Rock, WI - 2010 - Author and Islamic Studies expert Dr. Kevin Barrett is no stranger to controversy. He has been pilloried as a "nut" by Sean Hannity, drawn a death fatwa from Bill O'Reilly, and taken on sixty Republican state legislators who wanted him fired from his job at the University of Wisconsin. His latest proposal--that the US government should build the world's tallest mosque at Ground Zero as an apology to Muslims for falsely blaming them for 9/11--is unlikely to quiet his detractors.
July 19, 2010
AN OPEN LETTER TO BLACK LEADERSHIP
To the Spiritual, Political, Educational, and Economic Leaders and to our Sports and Entertainment Giants:
May this open letter find you well and in good spirit as we search for a solution to the many problems that we face as a people.
Most of you have benefited in some way from a relationship that you have with members of the Jewish Community. Some of you have become very wealthy and are able to live in the best manner that you choose because of this friendship. However, have you ever noticed that no matter how rich and powerful some of us have become, we have never been shown how to network with the wealthy and learned of our people, pooling our resources that we may produce for our people that which would grow us from a begging position as little children to become masters of our own destiny?
When it comes to Obama, for many, symbolism outweighs substance.
For many African Americans the only thing that matters is finally, there is a black President–Barack Obama. His policies be damned! Never mind the fact that he:
- deploys African American and other poor young minority men to be killed in unjust wars,
- he distances himself from the black community,
- ingratiates himself with Jews and Jewish appointments (with the largest number serving in his administration than any president before),
- caters to Wall street bankers,
- is a huge supporter of gays and homosexual marriage (detrimental to traditional African American family values),
- supports corporate gangsters by allowing them to charge unlimited credit card rates voting against putting a cap on those rates (84% of African American families carry credit card debts),
- supports and subsidizes corporate Agribusiness causing starvation in Africa and other third world countries,
- condemns African American leaders like Farrakhan, and even distanced himself from his own Pastor
The list goes on and on.
The Lost-Found Nation of Islam in the Wilderness of North America (NOI) was established in 1933 by two men who would make a tremendous impact upon the course of African American history. In doing so, they would in fact, change the course of both race relations and religion in America. One was an immigrant from (what is today known as) Pakistan , India , named Wallace D. Fard (pronounced “Fa-ROD”). He was also called, Wali Fard Mohammed, Professor W.D. Fard and Master Fard Muhammad, among other aliases. The other was his student, Elijah Poole.
In 1925, Mr. Poole moved his family from Deep Step, Georgia to Detroit , Michigan in hopes of better employment opportunities. However the infamous Wall Street Crash, which began in New York City in 1929 and lasted throughout most of the 1930’s, had made already bad economic conditions much worse. This event was also called “The Great Depression” because of the monetarily depleting domino effect it caused throughout the industrialized world (particularly the United States and Europe). Wealthy European Americans were found jumping out of windows and off of bridges after losing their money behind this financially catastrophic event.