Americans who spew hatred of Muslims are aiding the cause of terrorism



Whenever anyone like me argues against Islamophobia or points out that most Muslims in America and the rest of the world are not terrorists, Donald Trump and others of his ilk dismiss us as foolish advocates of political correctness.

But the reality is not that simple.

The fact of the matter is that hatred of Muslims, especially here in America, only aids the cause of terroristic Islamic extremists. Muslim crazies are telling their more moderate and peaceful brethren that Americans hate Islam and want to destroy it. The bigoted political rhetoric among some American right-wingers tends to justify that notion.

But don’t just take my word for it.

In a column published today in The Washington Post, retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus says THIS:

 I have grown increasingly concerned about inflammatory political discourse that has become far too common both at home and abroad against Muslims and Islam, including proposals from various quarters for blanket discrimination against people on the basis of their religion.

Some justify these measures as necessary to keep us safe — dismissing any criticism as “political correctness.” Others play down such divisive rhetoric as the excesses of political campaigns here and in Europe, which will fade away after the elections are over.

I fear that neither is true; in fact, the ramifications of such rhetoric could be very harmful — and lasting.

As policy, these concepts are totally counterproductive: Rather than making our country safer, they will compound the already grave terrorist danger to our citizens. As ideas, they are toxic and, indeed, non-biodegradable — a kind of poison that, once released into our body politic, is not easily expunged.

Read the whole thing.









  1. Neftali

    Always hilarious to hear liberals defend a religion that does not think women are equal to men. Such hypocrites.

  2. Steverino

    Actually Nef Islam does define men and women as equal. They understand that it is the responsibility of the man to provide and women to care for the children and run the household. It’s not recognized as inferior or superior. Just think of the Cleaver’s.

  3. Robert

    I wouldn’t want to be a woman, a homosexual, an atheists, a Christian, a Jew, an unbearded man, anywhere in the middle east. Would you Steverino?

    If its such a great place and a religion of peace, why has that region of the planet Earth been a powder keg of hatred between the Shia and the Suni’s for centuries, not to mention the Wahabi sect and their role in the current strife and probable role in 911.

    Have you ever listened to a sermon by Farrakhan? How about this one, and Breitbart didn’t put those words into Farrakhan’s mouth:

    “Farrakhan: We Must Rise Up and Kill Those Who Kill Us; Stalk Them and Kill Them”.

    If Farrakhan isn’t a major voice of Islam in the USA, who is?

    Christianity modernized itself long ago. The process wasn’t pretty. The goal of the Neocon agenda is to modernize Islam. How’s that been working out for us since 2001? How’s Iraq these days? How about Syria? How about Libya? How about that deal to give Iran nuclear technology to make energy, yeah right. And soon Africa will be lit up too, from I’m reading.

    And people wonder how someone like Trump can get as far as he has and quite possibly will reach.

    Why won’t the liberal media mouthpieces address what I’ve noted and why the American people of all persuasions shouldn’t be alarmed? Especially after reading about the assimilation issues that Europe is having? Why? What are our politicians going to do better than Europe did, to avoid those issues? Maybe those same American politicians and policy makers can point to the gains we’ve made in race relations over the past 5 decades here in the USA. Maybe they can invite the Black Lives Matter movement to speak of those achievements. Just saying. But I digress.


  4. Robert

    This past week I was listening to NPR. They had on a bank owner/mgr in the USA who provided banking services to a large Muslim community. It may have been a private bank, I don’t know. It’s in Michigan or Minnesota. Their customers were asking for Muslim based banking services. Particularly no interest loans. The story was about how this bank is accommodating those religious requirements. The product they created isn’t really interest free but does work around the interest problem that some Muslims honor. I thought how long before law suits are filed against mainstream American banks claiming USA banking methods discriminate against Muslims? You know that’s the next logical step this will take. Then watch the Christians make the same claims, especially as they relate to baking cakes and renting halls for Gay weddings and other areas of interest. Where will it go from there? Religious rights to not rent to certain people? You know that’s coming. Once one religion is accommodated, all will want to be.

    Also was talking with some friends who work in retail sales environments. They sell items that the woman/wife of the house is usually involved in the sales process. Items like kitchen appliances, furniture, cars… anybody in sales knows that wives plays a large role in the sales and decision making process. Well, not in some Muslim family structures. I had a story related to me how a Muslim family came in to buy some items. The normal sales process involves talking to the wife, but not this time. The husband made it well known upfront, he was the only person to be spoken to. The woman was silent. It was quite an eye opening experience, especially considering the equal role that most men and woman play in what is the normal (for now) way of selling goods and services in America.

    Just wait till all the other differences in cultures show themselves. I just gave you two very big differences. Will people of a totally different faith have to be accommodated?

    Just wait till the Christian religious right starts saying, if you honor their religious norms, you have to honor ours too.

    Are we all going to have to start wearing a sign as to what our religious affiliation is so people will know how to react? What about Atheists? If we start honoring religious dogma in everyday business transactions, what all will be affected.

    The thing that struck me most about the NPR conversation, about creating new business products that accommodate religious values, was how the talk show host was so excited about this new idea… and not how its opening up a very disturbing direction.. no baking wedding cakes or other accommodations for Gays and Lesbians, no interest loans? What’s next?

  5. How about Muslims who spread lies and deliberate hoaxes claiming prejudice and bigotry and hate crimes? What are they spreading and what are they doing to increase terrorism? Just last week another claim made by a young Muslim woman was discovered to be a lie, when she claimed to have been attacked by white people who pulled her hijab(sp) off and made derogatory comments against her. She later said she made up the story, but not until it went viral for days. Her parents shaved her head after the incident.


  6. And what about this story about another fake claim of intimidation? What are these fake stories doing to increase terrorism? How many of the USA news outlets give as much coverage to these phony claims as they do before they are found out to be hoaxes?

    If harassment, prejudice and bigotry were as common as some are claiming, why do they have to promote false claims? Is it a tool for recruitment to make these claims up and then make them go viral?


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