All-American Muslim’s Very Special Tribute to 9/11


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Empathy is the essence of tragedy. To be able to mourn for others we have to feel their loss and make it our own. Most Americans never lost anyone on September 11. Most never knew anyone who died that day in the planes above or the buildings below. And yet we as a nation felt that blow. Their pain was our pain. And that response was not limited to the United States as millions of people beyond these shores reached out and took in the full weight of that tragedy and grief.

All-American Muslim: The Day the World Changed, an episode of the reality series that has the cast interacting emotionally with the attacks of September 11, is less about those who were murdered on that day than about the cast’s feelings and exploitation of that day. It may be unfair to criticize the cast of a reality television show for being self-centered. An obsessive focus on one’s own feelings and needs to the exclusion of all else seems to be a standard prerequisite for appearing on one of these shows. The perfect reality show performer must be a sociopath or capable of playing one on television. And yet this self-centered reaction to the attacks of September 11 is disturbingly common among Muslim leaders and activists in the United States.

Perhaps the most odious aspect of this is the incorporation of the Islamophobia theme into a day of remembrance for the dead, until the very act of remembrance becomes tarred with accusations of bigotry. Every commemoration of the day by Muslim leaders seems determined to not only foist the Islamophobia myth on us, but to also associate it with some national overreaction to that day. Like the family of a cop killer arriving at a memorial determined to make their own sense of victimization the center of attention, the need by some Muslims to turn their own sense of victimization into the focus of September 11 is inappropriate and flies on the face of what should be basic decency.

That sense of grievance is rarely if ever directed at Al-Qaeda and those Muslims who carry out terrorist attacks against Americans; instead it is directed at Americans who woke up to a day of fire and terror, and tried to understand what was going on. The All-American Muslim cast follows the political line of groups like CAIR by indicting Americans for their reaction to a terrorist attack carried out by Muslims, rather than engaging in some soul-searching about the violent roots of their own religion.

When cast members insist that the terrorists were not Muslims, or not truly Muslims, their denial echoes the collective denial of Muslim communities and leaders in America who have never come to terms with the problem because they are too busy misrepresenting themselves as the victims. They are too busy feeling sorry for themselves to understand the pain of so many Americans on the anniversary of that awful day.

But All-American Muslim’s denial that the September 11 hijackers were Muslims acting in the name of Islam, because Muslims are incapable of terrorism is blatantly dishonest. Especially when the series featured two Imams who support terrorists, Imam Abdul Latif Berry, who is quite a fan of the Ayatollah Khomeini, and Husham Al-Husainy, who supports Hezbollah. The appearance of these two men on a series which pretends to show us the peaceful nature of the real All-American Muslim demonstrates how difficult it is to detach the religious violence in Islam from the Muslim community.

When Al-Husainy signed a document which read in part, “We remind our sons to get ready to carry out their duty in Holy Jihad and continue the path which our young valiant men in Hezbollah began in Southern Lebanon” and which invoked a “Islamic nation which extends to all parts of the world”; how was this any different than a bulletin from Osama bin Laden?

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  • Alvaro

    These people are nothing but a fifth column, whose loyalty are with America's enemies. That is why they can't even dig up the decency to mourn the victims or even keep their mouths shut in respect for the victims.

    • Jaladhi

      Not just loyalties with enemies – they are the enemies!!!

    • Asher

      We know and blame the rightful recipients of the attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shankesville PA, United Flight 93, ( Radical Islam) their hatred and Jihad against Freedom, and Hope will always be resonsible no matter how they lie and try to spin their intentions!

  • Kuffir700

    Why is there even a reality show called All American Muslim?? Did we every have a show called All American Christian? Hindu? Sikh? Just by having a show named that, they are implicating themselves. The title is really saying that something is wrong with islam, if we have to make a t.v. show that proves that we are just like the rest of you…

  • Jaladhi

    Either you are Muslim or an American. For Muslims both can't be true and in the end they are only Muslims. Period. They don't want to be American or anything else besides Muslims though they pretend to be Americans!!

    Their denial of the fact that 9/11 was carried out by Muslims should be eye opener of their thinking which is to pull wool over our eyes that Islam is a religion of peace and such things are not taught by Quran and Mo/allah. The plain fact is one has to just open Quran read it's teachings where one would find verses after verses ordering Muslims to kill non-Muslims and take over their property, women and children – that is called booty for the reseved by Mo/allah for them. This is what they have done for last 1400 years and are still doing it in various parts of the world where they are in majority – Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Ira,, Nigeria, etc .What can one say to these blatant liars and hypocrites except expose them of their lies by telling the truth about them at every step of the way!!!

  • kafir

    Don't hire muslims. Don't watch their TV shows. Don't shop in their stores. Don't shop in stores that hire muslims and explain to management why. It's a safety issue. You wouldn't walk through a pack of barking dogs. There's no way to tell if any of them have rabies by looking, and you don't want to put your safety at risk. It's best to assume they're rabid since we have no way to tell which dogs are sick, and which are just barking. Just avoid the dogs.

    • jlal

      i cant believe how racist you can be. all people deserve to live work and believe in what they choose to. Its people like you that are killing other people just because they dont look like you. you should be ashamed of yourself.

      • taz

        ppl like you are going to take the U.S down.

      • VLADtheINHALER

        What race are you referring to here? Islam and it's slaves come in every flavor and color and they are all dangerous. Open your eyes and stop being a PC fool.

      • winoceros

        No, we could care less what they look like. Are you stupid? That isn't racism, fool. That's a disagreement about who gets to be free and who is oppressed. We won't put up with Islamic supremacism, and when it rears its typical head, it will get swatted down.

        Pardon us if we don't like shaved, rabidly devout Muslims mowing down our buildings and citizenry. What a fool. Of course they deserve to "live work and believe in what they choose to". It is Islam that prevents the rest of them from doing it without being oppressed and slaughtered.

        Grump at your own racist crowd. We aren't racists.

      • ZackLieberberg

        All people have whatever rights their country gives them. The United States is not your country. Go back to your Turdistan and enjoy all your rights there.

    • VLADtheINHALER

      You would certainly be a fool to eat anything they have handled. I agree, boycott everything Islamic.

  • oldtimer

    Here they go again. Twisting the truth. If my memory serves me, every one of the hijackers was a Muslim, and Al-Qada, pure Muslim, took responsibility. Liar, liar, liar. Pants on fire…None can be trusted and this show should be off the air, never should have been allowed on. But than again, they take advantage of our Constitution to worm they're way in, political correctness and all that crap. Stand up for what is morally correct.

    • davarino

      No one is watching the show and they are losing advertisers so some one is spending a lot of money to keep it going. Oh well, they arent changing hearts and minds anyway so let them spin their wheels.

  • davarino

    When telling the lie over and over again it has to be at least partially true. The lie has to be some where in the ball park. Why do you think Europe has to impose hate speech laws concerning islam, because the truth is so obvious and muslims cannot tolerate the truth about themselves.

  • StephenD

    “cast members insist that the terrorists were not Muslims, or not truly Muslims”

    Were the ones that celebrated by giving out and receiving sweets in celebration Muslim?
    Were the ones who cut the throat of a 3 month old baby girl and THEN Gave out sweets in celebration Muslim?
    Were the ones that destroyed and killed church going people on Christmas day Muslims?
    Are all the folks that remain silent or turn their heads from the ugly truth in their own house Muslims?

    Reality flies in the face of their denials. The TRUTH…still our most formidable weapon against evil.

  • cheese_burger

    Just read the Koran… pure Islamic Hatred for ALL non-Muslims, from start to finish, excluding, of course, all of the 'nicer' Abrogated verses, which Muslims all know, are no longer valid, but which remain in the Koran as simply another method of Deceit, to point to, and claim the mantle of Religion of Peace' on one hand, while the other hand of Islam is busy lying (War is Deceit), cheating, stealing, murdering, and raping little helpless girls, in the name of their Evil Master, who loved little girls in the most vile ways imaginable.

    Except for that… Muslims are just a fine bunch of… lying, cheating, stealing, murdering, rapists, who prefer raping little helpless girls, in the name of their Evil Master, who loved little girls in the most vile ways imaginable.

    • Jaladhi

      >"Except for that… Muslims are just a fine bunch of… lying, cheating, stealing, murdering, rapists, who prefer raping little helpless girls, in the name of their Evil Master, who loved little girls in the most vile ways imaginable."

      Ain't that the truth!! It is so obvious and yet the PCmedia and government just keep on lying about them!

  • Dispozadaburka

    It's like trying to put lipstick on a pig.

  • winoceros

    What's to learn here? There will always be Americans inquiring of Muslims how they "feel" about 9/11, as if they are capable of feeling anything for non-Muslims, who are the most vile of creatures, as they are taught since birth. There will always be a faux hand-wringing by Muslims who know they are expected to behave as Americans, and perform their best North Korean Actors Studios version of :"Oh, I care. I care very deeply." Then, before you can draw another breath, you will be told how it "affected" the "Muslim community." Boo hoo, they hate us just because we are Muslim!

    No, my non-thinking (and they are all non-thinking) countryman: we despise your need to continue to follow Islam. We don't hate you.

    Think for a minute about those in San Francisco who followed Jim Jones and the People's Temple who decided not to go to Guyana. Once the story came out, and the horror was revealed, did they build another congregation location? Branch out? Express their own suffering to the media? Raise their children in a "People's Temple"? No. Ashamed, they slunk away from that evil ideology, away from its chief practitioners, and embraced something more worthy of the human soul, even if it was agnosticism.

    But what do you Muslims do after watching 1400 years of vicious, Jew-hating conquest? With the most vile creatures as your leadership of all kinds? Double down. Poor me. Doesn't anybody understand?

    No. We don't. The closest we get is that you'd be killed if you tried to leave.

    Well, try harder, cowards.

  • Alb

    When is the U.S. going to wake up and send the Muslin killers back to where they came from we don't need them here trying to kill all of us.

  • ILIA TOLI

    There is an Arab "proverb" that says "slap somebody and then go first to the judge to tell him that that somebody slapped you." That's what Moslems are doing now. They 100% enjoyed the show brought upon by Moslems, the killing and humiliation of the infidel. We have pictures, films, memories from all around the World to prove that. Even from USA. And now, chutzpah, they pretend THEY were the real victims.

  • mrbean

    ABC’s Christiane Amanpour used Sunday’s This Week awhile ago to again shame Americans for their presumed irrational intolerance and Islamophobia as she railed against the ignorance of too many Americans, provided a friendly forum to Iman Faisal Abdul Rauf, whom she prompted to ridicule Sarah Palin , and then brought aboard a group of three “leading thinkers on faith” to “discuss religious tolerance and Islamophobia in America.” Amanpour’s show tally included six guests in favor of the Ground Zero mosque versus zero opposed. Unmentioned by Amanpour or her guests: A report presented by former 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton about, according to Reuters, a needed “wake-up call about the radicalization of Muslims in the United States.” The report warned: “The U.S. is arguably now little different from Europe in terms of having a domestic terrorist problem involving immigrant and indigenous Muslims as well as converts to Islam and the Nation of Islam as racist cult.

  • Marty

    I admit to watching this badly produced program for several minutes before developing nausea. It would have been much more impressive to observe z million muslim march on Washington to denounce islamic terrorism, demand the deletion of violent passages from the koran, and voice support for moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Such actions would encourage belief that a moderate islam really exists. Apparently, it doesn’t.

  • Jim Vinny IV

    Political correctness, and denial of the root cause of this issue will be the DEMISE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION. Also, democracy does not work in Molem countries. It is Sharia Law. Period. No amount of nice talk will change this. None.

    People – Western civilization needs to wake the **** up before its too late. it may already be too late.

    Requisite reading on the subject of Islam:

    1-WHY WE WANT TO KILL YOU by WALID SHOEBAT (Ex-terrorsit turned Christian and US Citizen) &
    2-THE LOOMING TOWER – ROAD TO 9/11 by LAWRENCE WRIGHT

    Surely then you will realize the grave predicament we are in. Western civilization is doomed. 100% doomed. It may take hundreds if not 1,000 years, but they will win in the end, unless you smarten up – RIGHT NOW!

  • James

    I saw no anger toward the Muslim terrorists by them. Only toward Americans who were upset and fearful after the attack. There was no mention of the horrible persecution of Christians in Muslim lands.

    • randy

      What about the persecution of native americans by christians when north america was stolen.

      • CJK

        So your philosophy is "two wrongs make a right"?

        • James

          So your philosophy is "when a Muslim wrong is mentioned obfuscate immediately and avoid confronting it?"

      • Jye

        Thye typical libtard will always use past wrongs to Justify and defend Islamic terrorism.

      • James

        Native Americans are mostly Christian. So you don't care that Muslims soldiers drove tanks over Copts last week. How about Islam give up all its stolen lands and go back to Saudi Arabia.

        • randy

          A few natives were brainwashed or forced to that so called belief.

          • James

            Not really. Soon there will be the first Native American, Kateri, who is declared a saint. But consider the millions who were given the choice between becoming Muslim or losing their heads? Even today, not in past ages, Muslims force conversions. Is there a reason that you want to avoid the issue at hand, which is Muslim ongoing persecution and murder of Christians? When was the last time a group of Methodists decided to go out and behead someone? Give it a rest Randy and deal with the real threat.

  • R_not

    Acting the victim is just one strategy of a stealth jihad. There are other strategies such as the taqiyya we all know so well, but also the giving of their wealth (part of zakat is required to fund the violence – and I wonder if they go into that on the show?!?!), etc.

    moslems wailing and whining that they are the victims instead of caring about the real carnage – they only focus on themselves. Look at the definition of sociopaths and start putting together the ideology of islam that teaches sociopathy. I have done that a long time ago… lack of empathy, liars, manipulative and conning, contemptuous of those who want to understand them, etc – there is a long list and it overlaps with narcissists, psychopaths and paranoids. All things that their perverted thuggish prophet exhibited and all things they try to emulate in that same person they call their 'perfect example'.

  • joy52

    After you said Christiane Amonpour, everyone here knew it was the usual lefty whitewash. Try again.

  • Ghostwriter

    I watched that episode and boy oh boy,the pity party was on full display. No discussion of the TRUE victims of 9/11,the men and women who died that day. They wallowed in victimization throughout the show. It was ridiculous and stupid. It's no wonder the ratings for that show are low.

  • VLADtheINHALER

    Muslims do not come to the west to assimilate. They are here to colonize. And when their numbers are great enough, they will try to dominate. That is all they do, that is all they know. To ask empathy of a culture that is immune to it shows how little is known about Islam in the west.

    • randy

      Did not the christians steal north america from the natives?

      • Jye

        Again, the libtard will use past wrongs to defend Islamic terrorism. Stealing is against Christianity for starters, so your argument is flawed on all counts.

      • al-Mohareb

        Malaysians stole land from the Orang Asli. Indonesians stole land from Negritos. Moros stole land from the Lumad. Arabs stole land from the Assyrians, Kurds, Copts, Nubians, and Berbers. Turks stole land from the Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, and Bulgarians. Tatars stole land from the Udmurts, Mordvins, Chuvash, Samoyeds, and Khanty. Kashmiris stole land from Pandits and Ladakhis. Need I go on?

        • Roy

          Pandits are Kashmiris. They are Hindus, they are Indian. Kashmir is part of the Indian subcontinent. What happened to the Indian land of Kashmir to the Indian Hindus of the Indian land of Kashmir is the same thing that happened to other parts of India to Hindus elsewhere in India, Muslims jihading. Muslims invaded India, in regions like Kashmir and persecuted the Hindus, and Buddhists, and Jains there. One of the Sikh great leaders was tortured and executed when he came to the defense of Hindus of the Indian land of Kashmir who were suffering greatly under cruel brutal Muslim occupation.

          "Aurangzeb, being clever, decided if he could convert the revered Brahmin Pandits of Kashmir that millions of followers would then easily be converted. Threatened with conversion or death, the Pandits overcome by panic, came in a delegation to Chakk Nanaki, Pargana Kahlur (from a contemporary entry in the Bhat Vahi (diary) of the purohit of Talauda in Jind Pargana) and requested Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji’s help.

          Hearing the serious nature of the conversation, Guru Ji’s 9 year old son Gobind Rai Ji told his father what the problem was. The Guru told his son of the Pandits dilemma and said that it would take a holy man literally laying down his life to intercede. Gobind Rai responded “Who would be better than you to defend the poor Brahmins”. Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji decided to stand up for the right of freedom of worship and told the delegation to tell Aurangzeb that if he could convert Guru Tegh Bahadur they would gladly convert.

          Gobind becomes 10th Sikh Guru
          He had his son, Gobind Rai consecrated Guru and successor on 8th July 1675. The ceremony that had taken place seven times before was repeated: The Guru place five coins and a coconut before his son as a symbol of the Guru ship passing from him to his son; Gobind Rai was now the Guru of the Sikhs at the age of 9 years.

          Guru tegh Bahadur then left Anandpur for Delhi with 3 other Sikhs who knew as well the danger they were to face, Bhai Sati Das, Bhai Mati Das and Bhai Dayal Das.

          Journey to Martyrdom
          It seems orders for his arrest had been issued by emperor Aurangzeb as soon as he received reports of his declared intention, because he was arrested four days later. An entry in Bhatt Vahi Multani Sindhi reads:

          Guru Tegh Bahadur, the Ninth Guru,… …was taken into custody by Nur Muhammad Khan Miraza of Ropar Police post, on Savan 12,1732 /12th July 1675, at Malikpur Ranghran, Pargana Ghanaula, and sent to Sirhind.

          Along with him were arrested Diwan Mati Das and Sati Das, sons of Hira Nand Chhibbar, and Dyal Das, son of Mai Das. They were kept in custody at Bassi Pathana for four months. The pitiless captors imposed much atrocity on the Guru. He was then cast into an iron cage and taken to Delhi, where he arrived on 4th Nov. 1675.

          Guru's welcome in heaven
          Guru Ji was beheaded on 11 November 1675, Bhai Jaita consecrated Guru Ji’s severed head to Anandpur Sahib were it was cremated by Guru Gobind Singh. A severe storm had come up after the execution and Bhai Lakhi Shah carried Guru Ji’s body to his nearby house, which he then set on fire to conceal the cremation of his Guru's body. It is said that Bhai Jaita's own father volunteered to be beheaded to cover the loss of the Guru's body. Many of the Pandits became Sikhs their leader Kirpa Ram was baptised as a Sikh and died fighting the Moghuls with Guru Gobind Singh's older sons. " http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Guru_Tegh_Baha

          • Roy

            More on this story in Kashmir:

            "Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur is a religious observance for the Sikhism followers. Sikhism followers remember the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur on November 24. He was beheaded as he refused to be forced to accept Islam as his religion and now stands as an example of freedom of choosing each one’s religion. Guru Tegh Bahdur Martyrdom Day is one of the ten most important festivals observed by all Sikhs. Like in the other festivals it is custom for all Sikhs in a community to organize a procession, a Prabhat Pherys, where the Panj Pyares lead the procession and are followed by musicians, dancers and gatka teams performing martial arts.

            Guru Tegh Bahadur became the 9th Guru of Sikhi on 20 March 1665 , following in the footsteps of his grand-nephew, Guru Har Krishan. Guru Tegh Bahadur was executed on the orders of Islamic Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi

            In 1675, some Kashmiris sought Guru Tegh Bahadur’s help. The Mughal emperor was forcibly converting them to Islam under the threat of torturous death. Even though the Guru followed a different faith than many other Kashmiris, he believed in everyone’s right to practice one’s own religion freely, a core principle of his Sikh faith. The same principle is now espoused in the First Amendment (1791) to the U. S. Constitution, allowing free exercise of religion.

            The Guru advised theKashmiris to tell the emperor that they would embrace Islam if the Guru did so. He also encouraged people of all faiths to stand up to oppression and practice their faiths freely without fear. One of the Guru’s hymns says: Neither frighten anyone, nor be frightened (translated from Siri Guru Granth Sahib).

            As anticipated, the Guru was arrested. When lavish incentives and extreme threats failed to sway the Guru and his companion Sikhs, the Sikhs were burnt alive, boiled alive and sawed alive in front of the Guru by Muslims. On still refusing to waver from his principle, the Guru himself was martyred." http://www.chakranews.com/the-martyrdom-of-guru-t

          • Roy

            More details. He is a martyr not because he killed anyone along with himself which is the Muslim idea of a martyr, but because he died for someone else to be free and killed no one himself.

            "…Even though Guru Nanak had refused to wear the sacred thread when he was young, the Gurus still believed in the freedom of religion and the right of the Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs to live in peace and practice their own religions. With this Guru Tegh Bahadur laid down the gauntlet in the fight for freedom of religion and told the Pandits to inform Aurangzeb that the Brahmins would gladly accept and embrace Islam if Guru Tegh Bahadur can be convinced to do so. Guru Tegh Bahadur made preparations to leave for Delhi. he bid farewell to his family and followers and dictated that his son Gobind Rai should be installed as the next Guru. Accompanying the Guru on his journey and also prepared to accept the consequences of whatever happened were Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Dyala and Bhai Sati Das. As soon as Aurangzeb heard the news he ordered the immediate arrest of the Guru. Guru Tegh Bahadur and his party were arrested soon after they left Anandpur Sahib and taken in chains to Delhi.

            When brought before Aurangzeb, he was asked why he was hailed as the Guru or prophet and called 'Sacha Padsah' (the True King) and if he really believed in his being one he should perform a miracle to justify his claim. Guru Tegh Bahadur reprimanded the emperor for his blind orthodoxy and his persecution of other faiths, "Hinduism may not be my faith, and I may believe not in the supremacy of Veda or the Brahmins, nor in [image] worship or pilgrimages and other rituals, but I would fight for the right of all Hindus to live with honour and practice their faith according to their own rites." The Guru answered further, "Every ruler of the world must pass away, but not the Word of God or His Saint. This is how people not only call me a True King but have done so through the two centuries before me in respect of my House and also in respect of others who preceded them and identified themselves not with the temporal and the contingent, but with the eternal and the ever dying." The Guru refused to perform any miracles saying, "this is the work of charlatans and mountebanks to hoodwink the people. Men of God submit ever to the Will of God." Guru Tegh Bahadur refused to embrace Islam, saying "For me, there is only one religion – of God – and whosoever belongs to it, be he a Hindu or a Muslim, him I own and he owns me. I neither convert others by force, nor submit to force, to change my faith." Aurangzeb was enraged and ordered Guru Tegh Bahadur to be forced to convert to Islam through torture or be killed.

            Guru Tegh Bahadur was subjected to many cruelties, he was kept in an iron cage and starved for many days. The Guru was made to watch as Bhai Mati Das the devoted Sikh was tied between two pillars and his body split in two by being sawn alive. Bhai Dyala was boiled alive in a cauldron of boiling water and Bhat Sati Das was wrapped in cotton wool and set on fire. The Guru bore these cruelties without flinching or showing any anger or distress. Finally on November 11, 1675 Guru Tegh Bahadur was publicly beheaded with the sword of the executioner as he prayed. The Gurus body was left in the dust as no one dared to pick up the body for fear of the emperors reprisal. A severe storm swept through the city and under the cover of darkness a Sikh named Bhai Jaita managed to collect the Guru's sacred head and carried it off to Anandpur Sahib to the Guru's son. Another Sikh Bhai Lakhi Shah who had a cart, was able to smuggle the Gurus headless body to his house. Since a public funeral would be too dangerous, Bhai Lakhi Shah cremated the body by setting his house on fire. Meanwhile the head was taken to the grief stricken young Guru Gobind Singh and the widow Mata Gujari. On November 16, 1675 at Anandpur Sahib, a pyre of sandalwood was constructed, sprinkled with roses and the head of Guru Tegh Bahadur was cremated by young Guru Gobind Singh.

            Thus ended the earthly reign of the ninth Nanak, Guru Tegh Bahadur. Never in the annals of history has the religious leader of one religion sacrificed his life to save the freedom of another religion. " http://www.sikhs.org/guru9.htm

          • Roy

            The story of the Indian land of Kashmir, the home of Hindu Pandits, the original inhabitants:

            "Human Rights Violations of Kashmiri Hindus – An Appeal

            This is an appeal by the intellectuals of a small yet distinct ethno-religious community, the Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus) who have a history of more than five thousand years of a rich cultural tradition and a unique religious philosophy of the universality of man, peace and amity amongst peoples. Down the ages, this aboriginal community of the valley of Kashmir has readily opened itself to foreigners of all faiths, creeds and professions who came as travellers and settlers. However, it has repeatedly been the tragic victim of religious persecution, forcible conversion, violence and brutal massacre at the hands of invading muslim zealots and religious fanatics leading to repeated exodus of the community, rendering it a minority in its own land.

            This appeal gives a brief outline of the barbarities that the community faced at the hands of the despotic muslim rulers since the heydays of Islamic fundamentalism, as it made inroads into Kashmir after the 13th century. It traces the present escalation of human rights violations amounting to genocide of this community to a cruel and criminal conspiracy by the fanatical and fundamentalist forces which gained ascendency and got fresh impetus during the last four decades. It also provides a bird’s eye-view of the sprouting of dormant forces of Islamic Fundamentalism during these years in the religious schools that mushroomed in the valley and became nurseries for the growth of religious hatred, militancy and terrorism. This indoctrination prompted and incited young cadres to cross over to Pakistan and Pakistan-held Kashmir so as to receive arms training and carry out the diabolical plan for the muslimization of Kashmir as a prelude to its secession from secular democratic India. The hounding out of more than three hundred thousand Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus) from the valley from 1989 onwards was the first phase of this sinister operation.

            This appeal brings out in vivid detail persecution of the minority community followed by threats, abductions, extortions, tortures and killing by brutal means of its members from all walks of life which led to exodus. A virulent disinformation campaign was started before the mass exodus against this community and followed up with fanatical zeal, after the exodus, in order to secure total ruination of the community. The present plight of the community, once given to academic, philosophical and spiritual pursuits, and now rootless and without identity, is given in some detail. Over one thousand members of the community have been killed by the terrorists and the thousands are dying in the miserable camps for want of basic amenities, shelter, medicare and family support; and thousands of its youth are getting scattered in search of livelihood. It is feared that at the present rate of dispersal the community is disintegrating beyond redemption and facing total extinction.

            This appeal invokes the conscience and compassion of the civilized world to grasp the grim tragedy facing the Kashmiri Pandit community and to stand up and speak for it and help it regain its lost status and get rehabilitated once again, with honor and dignity in its own homeland." http://www.panunkashmir.org/humanrightsviolations

      • Western Canadian

        In a word, no.

      • RecklessProcess

        Did not the Mongols take North America from the natives? 12,000 years ago? Did not the Germans take germany from Rome? Did not Rome take the Celtic lands? Did not the Europeans end the slavery practiced by the natives? Did not the Europeans end the Indian wars and bring peace among all the tribes? Did not indians serve in the Civil War?Are not Indians equals to anyone with an equal right to vote, serve, and defend?

        Randy you are an idiot. We got the Louisiana Puchase from the French. The western seaboard we got from the Spanish. How much other history are you completely unaware of? Care to demostrate some more of your lack of history knowledge?

      • Kerry R Jennings

        No they did not and what natives you mean the ones who?? look at all the nice toy's you got can you use em on our enemy's LMAO . How do you think Mexico was conquered LOL you do know do you not it was not guns and cannons there was not enough of them it was the other tribes who did it LMFAO

  • eoin

    In the north of Ireland islam sucks my big kuffar balls we got a mosque free zone in my part of the world and long may it continue :-D

    KEEP THE BURKA BAN THE MUSLIMES

    • randy

      U should ban the pediphile chatholic church, like north america should ban christian religions for the harm done to the natives.

      • http://Thereligionofpeace.org Sue
      • Western Canadian

        I have no love for the catholic church, which may be what your screaming hate filled rant may be targeting (you really can’t even manage spelling at a grade 4 level?? How sad for you. But then your thinking is even less developed.). But i have no use for lying scum like you, either…. the attacks on male teens were not ped, they were homosexuals. And if the church had done the right thing, and prevented them from joining the priest hood, they would have been attacked for that as well, as have been the boy scouts.

      • RecklessProcess

        Union run schools in the US have far more pedophilia in a single year than the church ever had. Randy, why do not know how to spell the words in your own language? Are you lazy or stupid?

  • lalalalala

    Islam is the OLD Nazism.

  • LindaRivera

    On Christmas Day, I went to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. I was overcome with grief as I thought about the dreadful suffering and deaths of our cherished 3,000. I wept. Someone left single pink roses on some of the names of the victims.

    How could Muslims be so ruthless and cruel to seek a 9/11 victory mosque to honor Islam at the place where our brothers and sisters were murdered by their fellow Muslims? It is extremely painful.

    We will never forget our 3,000. NEVER. We will always remember with pride, our brave heroes, the policemen and firemen who gave up their lives seeking to save the terrified victims. Dear brothers and sisters, rest in eternal peace. All of you are always in our hearts.

    • randy

      How come christians put up victory churchs as they murdered they native people when they were stealing north america.

      • Western Canadian

        Sad that people raised on howard zinn or the koran are so full of ignorance and hatred, that they will never be fully alive or aware.

      • RoguePatriot6

        We immigrated to North America and yes, some of the colonization was forceful and brutal. Do we continue to exploit and brutalize them? Do we still chant "death to the infidel indians"? Are we still declaring jihad on people based on the teachings of Jesus. Oh…ooops….wait a minute….Jesus never teached conversion or spreading the gospel through violence, did he? Hmmmmm….so it seems that those who "put victory churches as they murdered natives and stealing north america", were actually going against the teachings of Christianity.

        Now let's flip this, when the Islamic Crusades took place and they raped, pillaged, burned and enslaved, were muslims going against the teachings of Muhammad? Absolutely NOT. They were acting in exact compliance to what he told them to do, as they continue to do this very day.

  • jake

    damm muslims… bastards all.

    • KarshiKhanabad

      You are exactly right I don't care what the trolls say. Every Muslim is taught to be a walking time bomb for Allah and hates all "infidels". Their book even tells them to put on a smiley-face for those whom they curse in their hearts. And every time they lift their arses and pray, they are cursing the Jews and Christians. Check it out.

      Deport all muslims now! Nuke the filthy city "Makkah" now! Liberation for all mankind!

  • tanstaafl

    Read the Qur'an. "I have become victorious through terror." The prophet said that and Mohammed is the Messenger of Allah for both Sunni and Shia. Make no mistake, they will set aside their differences to slaughter the infidel.

  • Ashley

    As Americans sadly the majority of our nation is ignorant and cloistered in a bubble. The majority of people in this country are completely oblivious to life outside of this country yet we want to term ourselves 'world leaders'. Just what are we the 'world leaders' of? IGNORANCE? INTOLERANCE? RACISM? When we attack individuals and groups like everyone on this forum seem to be doing I stop and wonder, 'if we think and behave in this manner is it then ok for the rest of the world to see us as moral-less, low life drunks, people who have no respect for anyone except those directly related to themselves? people who insist of living in ingorance because we are scared of what is different? What exactly do we mean by all muslims are terrorists anyway? Are all christians decendants of the KKK? I think not.

  • Ashley

    As for the show itself. it's a completely inaccurate portrayl of an American Muslim in my opinion. As someone who has lived in very diverse cultural and religious societies both in and outside of the USA I can positively say that not all American Muslims are Arabs like the ones dipicted on this show. I'd like to see the african muslims, the asian and south asian muslims on the show. They are a big part of the immigrant population of America that are now either 1st, 2nd or 3rd generation American Muslims and their culture as muslims does differ from the ones on this show. My questions to the community of Deer Born is this? Do you think you are the only valid All American Muslims out there? What gives you the right to speak for the minions of other American Muslims out there?

  • Ashley

    There is a vast deal of good out there is the wide US of A and they are made up of all kinds of religions, cultures and skin colors the sooner we learn to accept that fact the easier all of our lives will be. As a caucasian American I am ashamed on a daily basis by the ignorance and intolerance of some of my fellow Americans. Doesn't give me the right to attack them over it. That's what the constitution was for: to give each person the right to freedom of speech and religion.

    • Roy

      Except that Islam does not allow freedom of speech or religion with true equality and respect. You should read Bernard Lewis "The Multiple Identities of the Middle East."
      "Atheists, idolaters and polytheists are not allowed the tolerance of the Muslim state. For them it is converstion or death (which can be commuted to enslavement)." Two religions are given second class status "dhimmi" status – Judaism and Christianity – in an Islamic state. Other religions the choice is conversion or death or enslavement. Some other religions eventually got to be admitted into dhimmi status along with the Jews and Christians, but not all. Read that book.

      He is a professor from Princeton University. Being opposed to the cruelties of Islam is to maintain the values of free speech, and religion.

    • Roy

      Ashley please open your eyes to the suffering of non-White, non-Christians, non-Europeans at the hands of Muslims that has been going on for the last 1,000 years and counting. Not all religions are automatically tolerated in Islam. Read Bernard Lewis book I mentioned above and read this: "Negationism and the Muslim Conquests by Francois Gautier" http://www.saveindia.com/gautier.htm

      • Roy

        A little history in India and the suffering of Hindus in India at the hands of Muslim who do not tolerate polytheists. This Sikh in the story is a martyr not because he killed anyone along with himself which is the Muslim idea of a martyr, but because he died for someone else to be free and instead he was killed. He stood up to Islam's intolerance of other religions existence, particularly non-Abrahamic religions. You need to do that to preserve religious tolerance in the land, to preserve freedom of speech.

        "…Even though Guru Nanak had refused to wear the sacred thread when he was young, the Gurus still believed in the freedom of religion and the right of the Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs to live in peace and practice their own religions. With this Guru Tegh Bahadur laid down the gauntlet in the fight for freedom of religion and told the Pandits to inform Aurangzeb that the Brahmins would gladly accept and embrace Islam if Guru Tegh Bahadur can be convinced to do so. Guru Tegh Bahadur made preparations to leave for Delhi. he bid farewell to his family and followers and dictated that his son Gobind Rai should be installed as the next Guru. Accompanying the Guru on his journey and also prepared to accept the consequences of whatever happened were Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Dyala and Bhai Sati Das. As soon as Aurangzeb heard the news he ordered the immediate arrest of the Guru. Guru Tegh Bahadur and his party were arrested soon after they left Anandpur Sahib and taken in chains to Delhi.

        When brought before Aurangzeb, he was asked why he was hailed as the Guru or prophet and called 'Sacha Padsah' (the True King) and if he really believed in his being one he should perform a miracle to justify his claim. Guru Tegh Bahadur reprimanded the emperor for his blind orthodoxy and his persecution of other faiths, "Hinduism may not be my faith, and I may believe not in the supremacy of Veda or the Brahmins, nor in [image] worship or pilgrimages and other rituals, but I would fight for the right of all Hindus to live with honour and practice their faith according to their own rites." The Guru answered further, "Every ruler of the world must pass away, but not the Word of God or His Saint. This is how people not only call me a True King but have done so through the two centuries before me in respect of my House and also in respect of others who preceded them and identified themselves not with the temporal and the contingent, but with the eternal and the ever dying." The Guru refused to perform any miracles saying, "this is the work of charlatans and mountebanks to hoodwink the people. Men of God submit ever to the Will of God." Guru Tegh Bahadur refused to embrace Islam, saying "For me, there is only one religion – of God – and whosoever belongs to it, be he a Hindu or a Muslim, him I own and he owns me. I neither convert others by force, nor submit to force, to change my faith." Aurangzeb was enraged and ordered Guru Tegh Bahadur to be forced to convert to Islam through torture or be killed.

        Guru Tegh Bahadur was subjected to many cruelties, he was kept in an iron cage and starved for many days. The Guru was made to watch as Bhai Mati Das the devoted Sikh was tied between two pillars and his body split in two by being sawn alive. Bhai Dyala was boiled alive in a cauldron of boiling water and Bhat Sati Das was wrapped in cotton wool and set on fire. The Guru bore these cruelties without flinching or showing any anger or distress. Finally on November 11, 1675 Guru Tegh Bahadur was publicly beheaded with the sword of the executioner as he prayed. The Gurus body was left in the dust as no one dared to pick up the body for fear of the emperors reprisal. A severe storm swept through the city and under the cover of darkness a Sikh named Bhai Jaita managed to collect the Guru's sacred head and carried it off to Anandpur Sahib to the Guru's son. Another Sikh Bhai Lakhi Shah who had a cart, was able to smuggle the Gurus headless body to his house. Since a public funeral would be too dangerous, Bhai Lakhi Shah cremated the body by setting his house on fire. Meanwhile the head was taken to the grief stricken young Guru Gobind Singh and the widow Mata Gujari. On November 16, 1675 at Anandpur Sahib, a pyre of sandalwood was constructed, sprinkled with roses and the head of Guru Tegh Bahadur was cremated by young Guru Gobind Singh.

        Thus ended the earthly reign of the ninth Nanak, Guru Tegh Bahadur. Never in the annals of history has the religious leader of one religion sacrificed his life to save the freedom of another religion. " http://www.sikhs.org/guru9.htm

        • Roy

          The tragic plight of Hindus in the Indian land of Kashimir. The 1,000 year jihad against the Hindu civilization of India is ongoing. It never ended. And when you read Lewis's book you will know as long as Islam exists jihad is perpetual until the whole world is conquered by Islam.

          "Human Rights Violations of Kashmiri Hindus – An Appeal

          This is an appeal by the intellectuals of a small yet distinct ethno-religious community, the Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus) who have a history of more than five thousand years of a rich cultural tradition and a unique religious philosophy of the universality of man, peace and amity amongst peoples. Down the ages, this aboriginal community of the valley of Kashmir has readily opened itself to foreigners of all faiths, creeds and professions who came as travellers and settlers. However, it has repeatedly been the tragic victim of religious persecution, forcible conversion, violence and brutal massacre at the hands of invading muslim zealots and religious fanatics leading to repeated exodus of the community, rendering it a minority in its own land.

          This appeal gives a brief outline of the barbarities that the community faced at the hands of the despotic muslim rulers since the heydays of Islamic fundamentalism, as it made inroads into Kashmir after the 13th century. It traces the present escalation of human rights violations amounting to genocide of this community to a cruel and criminal conspiracy by the fanatical and fundamentalist forces which gained ascendency and got fresh impetus during the last four decades. It also provides a bird’s eye-view of the sprouting of dormant forces of Islamic Fundamentalism during these years in the religious schools that mushroomed in the valley and became nurseries for the growth of religious hatred, militancy and terrorism. This indoctrination prompted and incited young cadres to cross over to Pakistan and Pakistan-held Kashmir so as to receive arms training and carry out the diabolical plan for the muslimization of Kashmir as a prelude to its secession from secular democratic India. The hounding out of more than three hundred thousand Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus) from the valley from 1989 onwards was the first phase of this sinister operation.

          This appeal brings out in vivid detail persecution of the minority community followed by threats, abductions, extortions, tortures and killing by brutal means of its members from all walks of life which led to exodus. A virulent disinformation campaign was started before the mass exodus against this community and followed up with fanatical zeal, after the exodus, in order to secure total ruination of the community. The present plight of the community, once given to academic, philosophical and spiritual pursuits, and now rootless and without identity, is given in some detail. Over one thousand members of the community have been killed by the terrorists and the thousands are dying in the miserable camps for want of basic amenities, shelter, medicare and family support; and thousands of its youth are getting scattered in search of livelihood. It is feared that at the present rate of dispersal the community is disintegrating beyond redemption and facing total extinction.

          This appeal invokes the conscience and compassion of the civilized world to grasp the grim tragedy facing the Kashmiri Pandit community and to stand up and speak for it and help it regain its lost status and get rehabilitated once again, with honor and dignity in its own homeland."
          http://www.panunkashmir.org/humanrightsviolations

  • curmudgeon

    america is divided. we have on the one hand, islamophilic bush, islamic obama, islamic media, islamic academia, islamic media, and islamic liberal fools, all agreeing that islam is wonderful, and should be imported into our country to establish sharia, and genocide us all. then there is the rest of us, who know that islam is our mortal enemy, and bushobamamediaacademialiberals are vile traitors.

    • Roy

      You also have Islamic conservative fools like Romney who said Jihad is not a part of Islam, and Perry with his shady connections in texas

      • Roy

        And another Islamic conservative fool, Ron Paul

  • digdigby

    My bumper sticker says it: "All I Need to Know About Islam, I Learned On 9/11"

  • Western Canadian

    Isn’t he(?) a riot? Totally incoherent, staggeringly ill informed, and yet the centre of the universe….. he thinks. Your post on his psyc state was on the mark, by the way. After dealing with (in the role of their instructor) a couple of people with the same affliction, i had noticed that their behaviour/attitudes have a remarkable similarity to the extremely young…. immaturity on steroids, so to speak. Or another noticed parallel, a similarity to what I refer to as ‘middle eastern male disorder’. Skippy, by arguing two or more mutually exclusive positions, would be able to function at a very high level, as a jihadist…