“The only news is that it’s no longer news that a Republican lawmaker spews anti-Muslim bigotry,” said Ibrahim Hooper, communications director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
This is from an article published yesterday (9 June 2012) in The Colorado Independent by John Tomasic.
“Hooper was referring to the fact that state Senator Kevin Grantham, a Cañon City Republican, recently said he saw merit in a proposal put forward by lightning-rod Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders that lawmakers should ban any future mosque construction in the state,” Tomasic reported.
Here’s what Ernest Luning of the Colorado Statesmanreported:
“Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders brought his crusade against the Islamic religion to Denver last weekend, warning an audience at the Western Conservative Summit that Europe and the United States are vulnerable to an insidious takeover by what he termed a ‘dangerous, totalitarian ideology’ masquerading as a religion.”
Wilders continued: “We should forbid the construction of new mosques. There is enough Islam in the West already.”
According to WND News, a U.S. lawmaker – who prides himself on being only the second Muslim elected to Congress – has declared that America “needs Muslims” and U.S. public schools should be modeled after Islamic madrassas, “where the foundation is the Quran.”
Watch the video of his remarks:
What do you think?
Hold Pakistan Accountable One of the reasons Islam has such a bad rep in the United States is the behavior of Muslims in other countries.
As Doug Bandow, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, writes, "Religious persecution is a global scourge. Many of the worst oppressors are Muslim nations. Iran, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia,
Generations Rise: Elevating Muslim American Culture The 51st annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America is set for August 29 through September 1, 2014 (Labor Day Weekend).
It will be held in the Cobo Center, 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan.
Meriam Ibrahim Ishag Released on Bail Press Statement
Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
June 26, 2014
The State Department has received confirmation that Meriam Ibrahim Ishag has been released on bail and is no longer being detained at a Sudanese police station. She and her famil
"Honor" Killing in Pakistan Are we mired in the past? Do we condone "honor" killings, such as this one in broad daylight in front of a courthouse in Lahore, Pakistan?
A pregnant 25-year-old killed by her father and brothers for marrying for love?
The father's justification for the stoning? "I killed my daughter as she ha
Condemned to Death? In the 21st Century? Really? Here we go again. Yet another idiotic decision by a court that causes Americans to consider Islam a barbaric religion.
How can it be possible in the 21st Century that a personal belief merits the death penalty in a country that officially recognizes freedom of religion?
Sure, as it's reported