That Would Be Young AMERICAN Muslims

…Muqtedar Khan, an assistant professor of political science and international relations at the University of Delaware, said it’s important to consider how the question was framed: whether suicide bombing could be justified “in defense of Islam,” a powerful phrase for a community that believes the West is waging a war against Islam.
“When you ask people these questions, people are not just answering, they’re answering to suit their politics,” Khan said. “They do not want to extend any legitimacy to the U.S. war on terror.”

he’s talking about. They just need to explain what is rational about three suicide jetliners or a suicidal Ryder truck bomb in the basement or(fill in the blanks). How your religion trumping your citizenship goes hand-in-hand with being AMERICAN. Maybe it goes with being the citizen of some sh*thole, third world, misogynist cave society. Or a Somali cab driver in Minnesota. But it sure as HELL doesn’t go with AMERICAN. (I also notice no Catholics were polled: “Can suicide bombing ever be justified in defense of fish on Friday?” Nor were evangelicals: “Can suicide bombing ever be justified in defense of Jesus when he fights with Santa on South Park?” No one would DARE ask those questions.)
On a lighter note, as of late April, New York City is forging ahead with it’s first state sponsored madrassa. Yes, you heard me right ~ an Arabic speaking public school, which will help reinforce the all-American ideals of…well..being AMERICAN before being…um…anything else. It will, right?

Come September, an Arabic-language public secondary school is slated to open its doors in Brooklyn. The New York City Department of Education says the Khalil Gibran International Academy, serving grades six through 12, will boast a “multicultural curriculum and intensive Arabic language instruction.”
…Franck Salameh taught Arabic at the most prestigious American language school, Middlebury College in Vermont. In a column for the Middle East Quarterly, he wrote: “even as students leave Middlebury with better Arabic, they also leave indoctrinated with a tendentious Arab nationalist reading of Middle Eastern history. Permeating lectures and carefully-designed grammatical drills, Middlebury instructors push the idea that Arab identity trumps local identities and that respect for minority ethnic and sectarian communities betrays Arabism.”

And dang if the new principal of this school isn’t out testifying that Muslims distrust the AMERICAN legal system!

Many New York Muslims are deeply distrustful of the American legal system, three local Muslim leaders said at a panel discussion yesterday in Brooklyn.
During the hour-long event, sponsored jointly by the Kings County Courts Community Outreach Program and the Interfaith Center of New York, the panelists said Muslims here, fearing government and press scrutiny, frequently fail to report domestic abuse and hate crimes.
This is a serious issue based on a lack of trust and fear that exists in the community,” a Yemen-born public schools educator, Debbie Almontaser, told several dozen judges who attended the discussion.
Ms. Almontaser, who has been named principal of the city ‘s planned English-Arabic secondary school, the Khalil Gibran International Academy in Brooklyn, said she participated in the panel as a Muslim American, not as a representative of the Department of Education.

Well, when Paris Hilton gets to go home after only 3 days in the cooler, I think we all distrust it to a certain extent. But I’m still not gonna vote in a poll that suicide bombing is justified in defense of the heiress, no matter what her mother or US Weekly says is cruel and unusual.
How does your religion trumping your citizenship goes hand-in-hand with being AMERICAN? ‘A lack of trust and fear that exists in the community’ ~ oh, yeah it does ~ because Islamics feel I’m inferior in my own country and seem willing to overlook the occasional bomb burst defensive Muslims set off when they’re feeling…defensive. What will be the question on the lips of all those elitest, leftoid parents who send their children off to serve in The Silky Pony’s Army of AMERICAN Love…?

Senator Edwards is outlining a new national security strategy that hinges on the creation of a 10,000-person civilian peace corps to stem the tide of terrorism in weak and unstable countries.
Mr. Edwards’s plan, which he presented in Manhattan yesterday, comes less than a week after he called President Bush’s war on terror a “bumper sticker slogan” and said the current national security strategy has not made America safer.

You know ~ when they wind up getting snatched up off those same unstable, weak, third world sh*thole streets like the hot light’s on at the Krispy Kreme and sawed off heads’re rolling like so many donut holes on a conveyor that YouTube seizes? Do you wave your cancelled check to the Khalil School building fund in outrage?
Nah. I’m dreaming. It won’t be Al Franken’s kid The Silky Pony’s Army of AMERICAN Love left unprotected in Khartoum. Or any of the Jolie-Pitt’s. Not the ones who send money enabling others to do the WORK of their ’causes’ for them. You could call the concept the ‘conscience offset system’…if they had one. It’ll be the same kids from the same families that are serving and dying now ~ the ones who believe in something.
And what happens when the guy in the video holding the head turns out to have graduated from a NYC public madrassa?

8 Responses to “That Would Be Young AMERICAN Muslims”

  1. John says:

    Let’s contrast the attitude of the vast majority of highly visible Christians to the bombing of abortion clinics, to the attitude of the vast majority of highly visible Muslims to suicide bombings. I don’t think that anything produces a clearer view of why our culture is better than theirs.

  2. That’s EXACTLY what major dad and I were just saying, John. Abortion motivated murders have been few and far between, and roundly and immediately CONDEMNED by every legitimate leader of the Christian faiths. And the poll results, were similar questions asked of Christian, Buddhists, Venusians…~ EVERY faith but Islam ~ would speak volumes to that difference.

  3. nightfly says:

    THS – nobody asks those groups those kinds of questions because they already know the answers – overwhelming rejection of murder/suicide as a tool of persuasion. Asking ONLY Muslims lets the cat meat right out of the bag.
    This madrassa thing is a howlingly bad idea. There are Islamic private schools in Jersey, but at least it’s someone else’s own money and time, which is theirs to spend as they please in a free country. (And hopefully those places aren’t little fifth column generators, although I’m probably too optimistic on that score.)

  4. mojo says:

    How much is NYC paying for the new State-sponsored Catholic seminary?
    … What?

  5. The_Real_JeffS says:

    And what happens when the guy in the video holding the head turns out to have graduated from a NYC public madrassa?
    There’ll be dancing on the streets in certain parts of New York City.

  6. John says:

    Where the hell is the ACLU? Can you imagine public support for a Fred Phelps academy?

  7. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Or the “Jerry Falwell Middle School”?

  8. How ’bout just “Jesus Christ ‘Cademy” and remember, it’s not just the name that’s bullsh*t, it’s the frickin’ curriculum! I think (if they could pull their head out their asses long enough) NYC taxpayers should sue the beejeebus out of the school board, while simultaneously proposing any number of religious/cultural academies to be funded if they pay for this one. Or make it a requirement that all religious/cultural education paid for by the taxpayers of NYC be offset by service in The Silky Pony’s Army of AMERICAN Love for at least two years. Like Israeli conscription, only more dangerous.

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