Bilal Elcharfa was pouring cereal for his children before school this month when his 7-year-old daughter, Maaria, walked into the kitchen, calling for him.
“Baba, I had a scary dream,” she said, hugging him tight. “About Donald Trump.”
“He was so mean to us,” she said. “He had a scary face, like a zombie or something.” In the dream, Maaria later said, Mr. Trump came to the home of every Muslim family in the country and put each one in jail.
Realistically speaking, don’t you think Mr. Trump would vet them first before taking them to jail? Also, the zombie comment is totally unwarranted. Zombies are white, not orange.
Many Muslim parents fear that the tensions could push their children away from the faith entirely. “We don’t know how to handle it sometimes,” Mr. Elcharfa said. “Maybe someday they won’t believe in anything.”
Oh-oh. The Times article had photos of Bilal’s smiling wife, looking so happy in her hijab, and little Maaria covered from head to toe in an open faced burka. If Maaria gave up sharia law, what kind of life would she have?
Many of the family’s Muslim friends have pulled their children out of public school and put them in private Islamic schools. When she turned 7 a few weeks ago, she began to pray multiple times a day with her parents, in exchange for a $10 allowance.
A kitchen clock marks the Islamic call to prayer. Their children speak fluent Arabic and have taken Quran classes.
Sitting in the family’s living room one recent morning, Ms. Elhamoui asked one of her daughters why she liked being a Muslim. The 9-year-old said she felt proud thinking about the Prophet Muhammad and the way he led his friends and followers in spreading peace.
Supreme irony alert!
Here we have an article blaming Donald Trump for terrorizing children for something he has never said or even intimated. He doesn’t want to put all Muslims in jail, he just wants to reduce immigration from countries that are un-vettable in the Middle East. One does not translate into the other.
But the Times is so busy writing its standard “Muslims are victims” piece that they inadvertently expose a larger truth, that many Muslims who emigrate here to escape their hostile culture are inculcating the very same hostile culture in their children.
Maaria’s family are truly radical Islamists–not only is the mother a Hijabi, but their young 7 year old daughter is made to cover up as well. That exceeds even what is required in many fundamentalist Middle Eastern countries. It’s radical even for Islamic radicals, which is saying something.
We should be more concerned about Maaria being indoctrinated into following sharia law, than that liberal propaganda that is giving her bad dreams. But the Times has different priorities.
Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.
Thomas Lifson adds:
It sounds like Donald Trump is a Jinn. Wikipedia summariazes:
Jinn (Arabic: الجن, al-jinn), also romanized as djinn or anglicized as genies (with the more broad meaning of demons), are supernatural creatures in early Arabian and later Islamic mythology and theology. An individual member of the jinn is known as a jinni, djinni, or genie (الجني, al-jinnī). They are mentioned frequently in the Quran (the 72nd sura is titled Sūrat al-Jinn) and other Islamic texts. The Quran says that the jinn were created from a smokeless and “scorching fire”, but are also physical in nature, being able to interact in a tactile manner with people and objects and likewise be acted upon. The jinn, humans, and angels make up the three known sapient creations of God. Like human beings, the jinn can be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent and hence have free will like humans. The shaytan jinn are akin to demons in Christian tradition, but the jinn are not angels and the Quran draws a clear distinction between the two creations. The Quran states in Sūrat al-Kahf (The Cave), Ayah 50, that Iblis (Azazel) is one of the jinn.
I would certainly settle for a variant of this popular Anerican version of a genie to clean things up in Washington: