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American Muslims aim their animosity at Trump, not radical Islam


The striking thing about the series of American Muslim viewpoint articles published recently is that we see Muslims complaining vociferously about the election of Donald Trump while at the same time being completely silent about the dangers of radical Islam.  It causes me to think that too many American Muslims have a bigger problem with Donald Trump than they do with radicalized Islam.

On Slate, one Muslim proudly announces that he is not shaving his beard and that his hijabi wife will continue to comply with sharia law, even though Donald Trump has never asked him to shave anything.

Tuesday was a slow-dawning personalization of the election for me. First came a wave of anxiety at the thought of Trump in the Oval Office. Then came the nausea, realizing what it means for our nation’s moral compass.

What about the moral compass of Islam?  The writer talks about fictionally being forced to shave his beard and remove the hijab.  Does he realize that in many Muslim countries, people are killed for not wearing a beard, for not wearing a hijab?  Does he realize how he sounds?

… we have someone who has made it abundantly clear that he believes Islam is at war with the United States and that regarding your neighbor with suspicion (and perhaps even hostility) is not just a protected right but a moral imperative. Why wouldn’t his supporters lash out at us? Who is protecting us?

Radical Islamists are massacring Americans, and this arrogant, self-absorbed Muslim is worried about himself.  Last I checked, no Muslims were being killed in America for being Muslim.

You can read the same thing in the New York Times, where another Muslim fears for his safety now that Trump has been elected president.

As Mr. Trump’s base rejoices, American Muslim parents are furiously WhatsApping and texting one another about how they’re terrified for their children’s safety. Does my 2-year-old son, Ibrahim, and 3-month-old baby girl, Nusayba, deserve to be bullied at school for simply having a Muslim name? Do their mosques deserves to be vandalized?

Hate crimes against Muslims are quite rare in America – actually, four times rarer than hate crimes against Jewish people.  The writer of the Times piece worries about his baby girl being bullied in school, but he doesn’t have anything to say about the fate of baby girls in Islam – the child marriages, the rape, the clitorectomies.  This double standard makes me wonder if the writer is not only hostile toward Trump, but sympathetic to sharia law and radical Islam.

In the WaPo, another Islamic writer states:

In addition to his blatant misogyny and anti-immigrant xenophobia during his presidential campaign, we have also seen Donald Trump’s political campaign successfully normalize Islamophobia as part of the current national Republican Party platform as it exists today.

How can Donald Trump be Islamophobic?  To have a phobia is to have an irrational fear.  But people acting in the name of Islam have been murdering tens of thousands of people every year, all over the world.  That’s not a phobia; that’s reality.  The writer of the WaPo article didn’t stop to examine the causes of Donald Trump’s concerns about Islam, because then he would have to address all the horrors of radical Islam.  His failure to address such an obvious point makes me wonder if he is sympathetic to it.

Lastly, on Vox, Farhar Tahir, a “foreign policy professional” (whatever that is) in Washington D.C., says:

For the first time in my very privileged life, I felt a deep sense of fear for myself as a scarf-clad American Muslim woman and the many I love, whether they’re Muslims …

“Scarf-clad” (funny she didn’t use the word hijab) people have nothing to fear in the United States, but they do fear being sold as sex slaves in Muslim countries.  It is curious that Farhar would choose to live in a country where she has such fear rather than living in the safe Islamic country she came from.

Sarina Bajwa, another Muslim quoted in Vox, states:

As a Muslim, I am hurt and in fear for my physical safety and for that of my loved ones.

As a woman, I am horrified that the first woman candidate has conceded to a man that embodies everything that has hindered women throughout history.

Where do you think Muslim women have greater cause to fear their safety: in America or in the slave markets of Raqqa?  In the United States or in the execution platforms of Mosul?  Where are Muslim women “hindered” more throughout history: America or Muslim countries, where they can’t even walk outside without permission?

When I repeatedly read about American Muslims condemning those of us legitimately concerned about radical Islam while staying completely silent about radical Islam themselves, it puts the American Muslim community in an unattractive light.  If a rogue group of Baptists were murdering people, you wouldn’t see most Baptists being silent about it.  If a movement of evangelicals were committing mass murder, you wouldn’t see most evangelicals blaming people for wanting evangelicals under closer scrutiny.

But American Muslims are different.  Their attitude of victimhood and entitlement makes them less sympathetic.

Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.

Donald Trump accused of stalking Muslim kids in their dreams


Donald Trump is now invading the dreams of Muslim children and driving them mad. He’s just like Freddy Krueger, only with smaller hands.  The New York Times reports:

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.[3] 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,[4] 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:


When you find yourself running into trouble with your Facebook account, remember these are some of the people making the crucial decisions about your account.

Facebook rejected complaints from employees who argued that controversial posts by Donald Trump about banning Muslims should have been taken down because they violated the company’s policy on permitting hate speech.

Ultimately, Facebook decided against removing any of Trump’s posts, though the issue made it all the way to the desk of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The company has recently tightened its policy on hate speech and removes posts by users that discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Trump posted in December, calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” He has since backed away from the blanket ban on Muslims entering the country, instead saying he would ban immigrants from countries with a record of terrorism.

Muslim employees at Facebook argued Trump’s statement violated the company’s terms for religious discrimination.

Ultimately, Facebook’s head of global policy management Monika Bickert said removing Trump’s post would be tantamount to censoring a presidential candidate and would violate the company’s pledge to remain neutral in the election.

More so than it already has. But at least there are still currently some limits to Facebook’s arrogance. But we can also see how Islamic censorship can come in unexpectedly through the back door.