The Muslims Next Door

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Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, Silicon Valley Reads is a program that encourages everyone in northern California’s Santa Clara County “to read the same book, at the same time, and talk about it.” If you think this sounds like a program ripe for abuse by progressives in our educational system promoting groupthink about a social agenda, go to the head of the class.

The program is presented by the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Santa Clara County Library and the San Jose Public Library Foundation, with funding from foundations, nonprofits, corporations, and private donors. Each year it offers several dozen free public events at libraries, schools, and other community locations. Speakers and panels, a film festival, book discussion groups, essay contests, teen book groups and children’s story times are all part of a concerted effort to focus the community on a given theme. According to their website,

between 4,000-5,000 individuals attend these events and thousands more read the featured books on their own, for high school and college assignments, and with their book clubs…

And of course, no progressive indoctrination is complete unless it targets children:

Silicon Valley Reads has also recommended companion books for children with themes similar to the featured book for adults. This allows families to read together and to discuss contemporary issues and themes.

The themes of past book selections have included illegal immigration, WWII Japanese internment, racism, and censorship. Now we come to the theme for 2012, kicking off on January 25: “Muslim and American – Two Perspectives.” If you suspect that the program will consist of the usual disinformation about Islam and whitewashing of its darker aspects, then you get a gold star.

One of the program’s two book selections is The Muslim Next Door, sporting the cutesy subtitle The Qur’an, the Media, and That Veil Thing and a disarming cover photo of author Sumbul Ali-Karamali smiling warmly. As she writes on the program’s website,

I hope this is only one step in many that will serve to erase misconceptions and build intercultural understanding.

In the ten-year span since 9/11, more non-Muslims than ever before have undertaken to learn about the Religion of Peace and are alarmed and disgusted by the totalitarianism, misogyny, violence, supremacism, and Jew-hatred that are evident in the foundational texts of Islam, in the pronouncements of its most respected imams, and in the behavior of its fundamentalist adherents around the world. And yet Muslims still insist that we’re laboring under ignorance and misconceptions; that our irrational fear, racism and cultural myopia are the problem; that if we just unquestioningly accept the vapidity of interfaith dialogue and the soothing reassurances of such non-threatening, Westernized apologists as the ones featured in Silicon Valley Reads, we’ll finally understand that worldwide jihad and all-encompassing sharia are nothing to fear.

The other book selection is The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman’s Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson, a Muslim convert who struggled to come to grips with “that veil thing” and ended by proclaiming that a woman in the Middle East “is far less free than a woman in the West, but far more appreciated.” The book comes with a front cover blurb by the rock star of academic apologists for Islamic supremacism, Reza Aslan. Ms. Wilson writes on the Silicon Valley Reads site that

the topic of Islam is loaded with emotional and political baggage, and only through open and honest communication can Muslims and non-Muslims come to a better understanding of one another.

I couldn’t agree more. Indeed Islam is loaded with emotional and political baggage, and I hope that, in the spirit of that “open and honest communication,” she will openly and honestly acknowledge the reasons why.

The 2012 Silicon Valley Reads program also features a panel discussion called “Paranoid Politics – Islamophobia, McCarthyism and the Yellow Peril,” described thusly:

Muslims are not the first group in America to be targeted by paranoid people who are afraid and looking for someone to blame. This will cover three periods in U.S. history when groups who are “different” – Muslims since 9/11, Jews during the McCarthy Communist witch hunts, and Asians during World War II – were persecuted in politics and the media.

Of course, American Muslims are not being targeted, and non-Muslims outraged about sharia and jihad are not “paranoid people looking for someone to blame.” Any reasonable person who follows the news is justifiably concerned about Islam not because Muslims are “different” but because Muslim fundamentalists have openly declared war on Western civilization and are waging global jihad, including on our own soil. Real-world Islamic terrorism and creeping sharia are the issues, not the phantom red herring “Islamophobia.”

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  • joke

    aren't you wasting your time with these articles? anyone with enough intelligence to be able to read would not be able to take this garbage seriously. May I suggest that you would better reach your target IQ range w/ something like a puppet show.

    • davarino

      exactly, you are a joke, because you have not refuted anything in the article.

    • Crossbow87

      Nope, not a waste of my time, but thanks for your concern. And I plan on having my children read these articles too. Can't over-educate my children about the truth of the world they live in.

    • sideline

      Yes it's absulutely a waste of time since it's no use to reason with Muslims because they won't understand.

      Only when All Muslim countries openly accept other religions to be able to preach freely in the Islam world will there be no misconceptions and true intercultural understanding.

    • http://frontpagemag.com Francisco Bravo

      liberals convert to Islam to openly discriminate against Christians and Jews.and that is no joke.

  • kafir

    As a safety issue, we don't hire muslims. We don't shop in their stores. We don't shop in stores that have muslims working in them, and we let management know why. Of course not all muslims are terrorists. Some are. We're not allowed to differentiate between them, so for safety reasons, it's best to assume that any given muslim will become a splodeydope at any given time.

    • Bill

      More of we westeners should do the same–One never knows when one of them will start shouting allah uakbar–If you hear that you better get your butt down on the floor real quick–Something is gonna blow

      • KarshiKhanabad

        When & if you hear the scream "Allahu akbar!!" the effective response is to draw, identify the source, and start cranking off rounds. Works in Israel.

        Time to think about survival in a jihadi world.

    • Arius

      I have been doing the same for the last several years.

  • oldtimer

    Mat. 23:24….Whitewashed graves, beautiful on the outside, but inside hold bones , etc…..

  • Maher

    The only appropriate answer is RECIPROCITY!

  • davarino

    If mooslims dont feel welcome here why are they coming in droves (for those of you fresh from the middle east, droves means a lot). If they dont like it here why are they coming? Could there be some ulterior motive (again, ulterior motive means you have a secret plan)?

  • davarino

    Oh how bout that mooslim family arrested in Canada for honor killings. Lovely religion. I'm sure it was all a complete misunderstanding, now lets all start reading our book.

    • BIG IRISH

      the lovely family from Montreat who decided to send their van into Lake Ontario with their 3 teenager girls and the fathers second wife!…they just got found guilty of First Degree murder – life with no parole for at least 25 years – another wonderful muslim family of the religion of peace – and it will continue on and on and on…religion of peace?….hahahahah.

    • intrcptr2

      Convicted, you mean.

      Notice the defense attorney is disappointed in the verdict. Odd that even Canada has so many misunderstanders of the "prophet".

  • Dispozadaburka

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

  • Marty

    islam is neither peaceful nor a religion. Its history includes the relentless slaughter of approximately 280 million non-muslims over 14 centuries. And it is no wonder. islam was established by a rapist, mass murderer, plagiarist, pedophile, bandit, and racist. Three fifths of the koran discuss what muslims should do to non-muslims (and none of it is pleasant). The rest of it and sharia law prescribe how everyone should live. islam has no concept of individual freedom or mutual toleration. islam is despicable.

    • Questions

      Islam is a religion; unfortunately, it is a rotten religion. Islam, like Christianity and Judaism, rests on the belief in a transcendant divine force capable of granting an afterlife to those who merit it. But unlike Christianity and Judaism, it has no moderating forces, no humanistic tradition. The worst always get on top. To grow up Muslim is to be denied access to any dissent against it.

    • Georgina

      Correction – Islam is a Religion of [Rest-In] Peace!

      All those 280 million (includes muslims of different slant), are now resting in peace – or can you hear them complaining?

      That's the trouble with religions – theocracy or not – they can tell you anything knowing that the proof will come too late for you to do anything about it.

  • Red Maryland

    Reminds me of a confrontation I had a few months ago, with a local librarian.
    This county library had about 20 books on Islam on display, right inside the front door.
    A few, perhaps five, were legitimate reference books. The rest were like the one described above. I"ve visited that library perhaps 20 times in the past year or two; and I''ve never seen any books praising America or Western civilization, on display. I engaged the librarian in a conversation, during which I pointed out a few of the less pleasant aspects of "The Religion of Peace," and I also told her that I had never seen
    a book praising America on display.. She became agitated and told me that the library had the right to display those books. I said I wasn't questioning THAT; but the display might be more even-handed.. As an example, I showed her the book I was carrying,
    Joshua London's "Victory in Tripoli."

  • mgoldberg

    "…but only if interfaith dialogue stops being a monologue that runs in one direction only: from Muslim to non-Muslim. Only if Muslims stop slapping a smiley face on Islamic theology, and stop blaming the media and non-Muslim ignorance/prejudice for Islam’s bad reputation."
    And I find this disturbing because we're 25 years past this necessity. We are now at the point of experiencing the utter denials of responsibility of the islamic teachings, the utter denials of the broad swatch of homicidist, slaughterers, and their enablers who are from all of Islam, not the 'poorest' or the arabs of 'palestine' but the entirety of the believing community's across each and every muslim land, immigrant and expatriate populous.
    Remember when such as the General of the army base at Ft Hood, who's commentary after the slaughter of his people, by a muslim army major, who screamed allahu akbar, and who announced it in oh so obvious ways many times for the two years prior to his slaughtering- that he was a believing muslim. And the General's comment was- that it would be a tragedy if the diversity of the army were sacrificed because of the events.
    Trajedy? A trajedy is a bloody slaughter that could have been prevented if mind numbing propaganda had not been enforced by the government, our own culture, and reinforced so vulgarly again, a few months ago when it was declared that the slaughter at Ft Hood was a 'workplace' incident.
    We are long long past the time when we meow about how we should be 'open, and honest' and a dialogue that goes only in one direction.
    For even suggesting the contrary will bring massive denouement, denial, calls of racism, hatred, bigotry, and worse to the 'offender' And the slaughters continue, and the imposition of sharia, continues, and the appeasement continues…. without any intension of 'dialogue'. We have the imposition by Obama ( hell, GW Bush might have similarly allowed this too for what it's worth) of the muslim Brotherhood and Hamas across north africa, and now anointed them as partners in democracy. And the author thinks we can suggest honest dialogue from all of this???

  • Red Maryland

    ….She became even more agitated, and I suggested two or three others the library might display. The next time I went there, there were more books about Islam on display, but none about America, or Christianity or Judaism. A call to the library director's office produced similar results.

  • oldtimer

    Where is her burka? Fear Islam, no. Hate Islam, yes. And any organization that promotes hate. Honor killings in Canada, quilty, but they are apealling. Also, I noticed this book was on Oprah's book club list. No wonder her network is in bad shape.

  • John Saunders-Smith

    Muslim next door?

    Time to move.

    • Nakba1948

      Too late. I'm already outside your window mowing my lawn, and my nefarious Muslim children are riding their bikes down the street. Somebody call David Horowitz!!

      • zionista

        be grateful you are allowed to live here and practice your faith – something many Jews and Christians can't do in most muslim lands

        • Nakba1948

          I am grateful. And I actually put America first, not Israel or any Arab country.

          • zionista

            you have exposed yourself many times by demonizing one country – Israel, but you lack ANY credibility because you don't have the guts to call out the many muslim cesspools and their atrocities.

          • zionista

            besides, you avoided my remark – go ahead and tell us all about how Jews and Christians are treated in muslim places – start with Nigeria you clown

          • Anonymous

            Here's a joke for you:

            Man gets out of the plane in Riyadh, walks through the airport terminal to the street outside, goes to the taxi area, gets in a cab, says to the driver:

            "Take me to the Jewish neighborhood."

            Get it, anus face?

      • FriendofGaryCooper

        No, your Muslim children are saying nefarious things about Jews; in U.S. schools.

        • Nakba1948

          Yes, you got me. I put my children to sleep every night by reading them an excerpt from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Idiot.

          • FriendofGaryCooper

            You don't stand up to the extremists in Islam; thus you have no credibility to call names.

          • Boo

            They don't stand up against extremists because they secretly agree with them, while shouting from the rooftops that Islam is the religion of Peace.

          • KarshiKhanabad

            Why indoctrinate your kids with the "Protocols"? Your username screams that the founding of the Jewish state in 1948 was a "disaster" and that it has been the duty of every Muslim ever since to exterminate Israel and drive the Jews into the sea! But I'm sure you're much more creative than using a 19th century Russian forgery. Try youtube; there's lots of hate filled vids of bearded imams preaching death to the Jews. And don't forget that cute little Muslimah three year old calling them "monkeys and pigs".

            Happy Taqqiyah!

      • John Saunders-Smith

        Will you let your daughter or sister marry a non-muslim without suitors not being forced to convert to the cult of Mohammad – otherwise known as islam?

        I feel sorry for your real non-muslim neighbours, unless you haven't got any, which is probably the a case 'cause they've probably already moved out.

        • Nakba1948

          I'm in no position to dictate terms to anyone else about whom they should or shouldn't marry. And most American Muslims feel similarly. Those who don't are no different than Jewish Americans who have strong feelings about marrying within the faith. Where's your criticism of them? And no, my neighbors aren't hateful extremists like the Ziocons who post on this websites. We live together amicably.

          • Boo

            The difference is Jews don't "honor kill" their children if they marry outside the faith. You hate Jews because you're a brainwashed zombie who is told to.

          • IAMone2

            muslims are people. The Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for all so that they may live forever with Him in peace and happiness and joy.
            I am sure your children are precious as anyones elses.
            Jesus says to let the child come unto Him and not keep them away.
            That is saying to teach your children the Truth which is the Bible the Living Word of our God Jesus Christ.
            Jesus is the Truth.
            Believe on Jesus's name not allahs and you will be saved.
            The muslim brotherhood isn't any diff than the nazis or the romans .
            They all want to use a false religion to control and to promote their wicked evil ideas.
            People tend to look at the people, and not the real cause which is satan(lucifer)
            I am hoping you are a Christian and if not will soon be.
            To be saved by the Lord Jesus Christ is everything!
            There is nothing more beautiful than to be filled with His precious Holy Spirit.
            peace be unto you

  • ObamaYoMoma

    In the ten-year span since 9/11, more non-Muslims than ever before have undertaken to learn about the Religion of Peace and are alarmed and disgusted by the totalitarianism, misogyny, violence, supremacism, and Jew-hatred that are evident in the foundational texts of Islam, in the pronouncements of its most respected imams, and in the behavior of its fundamentalist adherents around the world.

    Of course, Jew hatred is rampant in Islamic society but also so is all Christians and other non-Muslim unbelievers alike as well, as all of them living in the Islamic world today as less than second-class dhimmi citizens are violently oppressed and systematically persecuted when not outright slaughtered altogether throughout the Islamic world today. Hell, even all devout mainstream orthodox Muslims living in the Islamic world must also strictly adhere to the draconian totalitarian laws of Sharia (Islamic law).

    The topic of Islam is loaded with emotional and political baggage, and only through open and honest communication can Muslims and non-Muslims come to a better understanding of one another.

    Sure they want to convince us that the draconian totalitarian laws of Sharia are far superior to freedom and liberty because they emanate directly from Allah and therefore they are perfectly just and infallible.

    Any reasonable person who follows the news is justifiably concerned about Islam not because Muslims are “different” but because Muslim fundamentalists have openly declared war on Western civilization and are waging global jihad, including on our own soil.

    Actually, that is 100 percent totally incorrect and PC multicultural gobbledegook. It's not just a few Muslim fundamentalists that advocate war on Western civilization and who are waging a global jihad, including on our own soil. Instead, it is MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX ISLAM.

    Indeed, the sixth and most important pillar of Islam, which is fighting jihad in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme, is an obligatory duty for all MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX MUSLIMS ON EARTH. No exceptions.

    Hence, ALL MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX MUSLIMS ON EARTH are jihadists. A tiny minority of them are violent jihadists, while the vast overwhelming majority of them are non-violent jihadists, and the few of them that are not jihadists are not Muslims at all, but instead blasphemous apostates that per the dictates of MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX ISLAM must be executed.

    Furthermore, Muslims are different. Indeed, they are very different since they see the world very differently from the way we see the world. In fact, a Muslim's worldview is totally antithetical to the way that non-Muslim unbelievers view the world.

    As a matter of fact, because of the way that Muslims have been inculcated to see the world, they are totally incompatible with Westerners and all other non-Muslim unbelievers simply because they are brainwashed to subjugate and dominate all non-Muslim unbelievers per the texts and tenets of Islam.

    –continued below

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Real-world Islamic terrorism and creeping sharia are the issues, not the phantom red herring “Islamophobia.”

    More PC multicultural gobbledegook and positive reinforcement of the false ideology of PC multiculturalism by Mr. Tapson again ad nauseum, as he can't quite seem to get over his own nonsensical PC multicultural hangover.

    Nevertheless, the reality is there are no terrorists in the Islamic world, as terrorism isn't an Islamic manifestation and in fact is considered to be blasphemy, which is a capital offense in Islam. Muslims instead fight jihad and jihad is holy fighting in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme and in stark contrast to terrorism can be both violent, as in the 9/11 violent jihad attacks, and non-violent, as in mass Muslim immigration to the West for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme.

    While terrorism and violent jihad appear for all intents and purposes to be virtually identical, the way to distinguish between the two very different and distinct manifestations is to notice if it is perpetrated by Muslims in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme, then it is violent jihad, and if it is perpetrated by non-Muslims for causes other than making Islam supreme, then it is terrorism.

    I know it may seem to be nitpicking, but it is nevertheless very important that the West distinguish between the two very different and distinct manifestations. For instance, the 9/11 violent jihad attacks were actually de facto acts of violent jihad, since the 9/11 violent jihad attacks were perpetrated by Muslims in the cause of Allah. While the Oklahoma City Bombing, on the other hand, was a de facto act of terrorism, since the Oklahoma City Bombing wasn't perpetrated by Muslims and also wasn't perpetrated in the cause of Allah.

    In addition, non-violent jihad relative to violent jihad actually constitutes an exponentially far greater threat to the continued peace, prosperity, freedom, and security of the West relative to violent jihad because it is employed by the Islamic world astronomically far more prevalently against the West.

    In fact, unless something drastic occurs, it is impossible for the Islamic world to ever conquer the West via violent jihad because the West relative to the Islamic world is far too rich, powerful, and advanced for that to ever happen. However, via non-violent jihad, such as mass Muslim immigration to the West for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme, the Islamic world can conquer the West.

    As a matter of fact, it is already happening throughout the world including in Europe and America today. As Muslims never ever migrate to the West or anywhere else for that matter to assimilate and integrate, but instead to eventually subjugate and dominate via the eventual imposition of Sharia for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme.

    Only if it includes panel discussions and documentaries on the tsunami of Islamic Jew-hatred swelling in the wake of the “Arab Spring,” or on the genocide being intensified against Christians anywhere that Muslim fundamentalists hold sway, or on the war being waged on freedom of speech by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in collusion with Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.

    More PC multicultural gobbledegook! It is not anywhere that Muslim fundamentalists hold sway. Instead, it is anywhere and everywhere MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX MUSLIMS hold sway.

    • Arius

      You are right. You could also say Muslim fundamentalists and Orthodox mainstream Islam is one and the same.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        You are right. You could also say Muslim fundamentalists and Orthodox mainstream Islam is one and the same.

        No, not really….Muslim fundamentalists implies Muslim extremists, and that is a false PC multicultural myth. Indeed, per the sixth and most important pillar of Islam, it is an obligatory duty in Islam for every Muslim on earth to fight jihad in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme. No exceptions.

        Thus, ALL MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX MUSLIMS ON EARTH as opposed to only Muslim fundamentalists, are jihadists. A tiny minority of them are violent jihadists, while the vast overwhelming majority of them are non-violent jihadists, and the few that are not jihadists are not Muslim at all, but instead blasphemous apostates that per the dictates of MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX ISLAM must be executed.

    • Larry

      Islam is not a religion it is a full tenured political system.
      allah is a false god.
      The radical Islams have brought their hellish ideas to America so now they shall feel the wrath of the one true God Jesus Christ!
      Woe unto the ones who hurt my little ones and cause them to stumble and fall.
      Islamics have already failed!

  • http://bulletinoftheoppressionofwomen.com/ Asma Marwan

    for ObamaYoMama: Terror in the Quran of Islam

    3:151
    We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they set up with Allah that for which He has sent down no authority, and their abode is the fire, and evil is the abode of the unjust.

    8:60
    And prepare against them what force you can and horses tied at the frontier, to terrorize thereby the enemy of Allah…

    8:12
    I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.

    Moreover Allah says of those who reject him. Because, Allah has already sentenced them to death.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      for ObamaYoMama: Terror in the Quran of Islam

      Try reading the Koran in classic Arabic. You are reading instead what are English translations. Scholars that have studied classic Arabic and are able to read the Koran in the classic Arabic will tell you that the Koran in classic Arabic reads far more cruel and brutal than any of the English translations.

      Terrorism is not an Islamic manifestation, instead it is blasphemy, which makes it a capital offense in Islam. Indeed, produce a comparable word in Arabic for terrorism. There aren't any.

      Instead of perpetrating terrorism, Muslims fight jihad in the cause of Allah against non-Muslims unbelievers to make Islam supreme and jihad can be violent, as in the 9/11 violent jihad attack, or it can also be non-violent, as in mass Muslim immigration to the West for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme. Do you want to call non-violent jihad terrorism too?

      Terrorism, which is what jihad in the West is routinely conflated as being thanks to the dictates of PC multiculturalism, as its name implies can only be violent, even though jihad, in stark contrast to terrorism, is both violent and non-violent, and this mistake in perception, caused by the false ideology of PC multiculturalism, enables non-violent stealth jihad, such as mass Muslim immigration to the West for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme, to manifest itself throughout the West totally unopposed and without resistance.

      Indeed, if it isn't construed as being violent, and non-violent jihad by design isn't violent, then it isn't construed as being terrorism, and if it isn't construed as being terrorism, then it isn't opposed or resisted thanks again to the false ideology of PC multiculturalism.

      Therefore, that's why proliferating and reinforcing PC multiculturalism the way that Mr. Tapson routinely does on a regular basis, which leads to conflating all civilizations, cultures, and societies together as all being equal and the same and at the same time also to conflating jihad and terrorism together as being equal and the same as well is so self-destructive, because it inadvertently enables non-violent jihad, such as mass Muslim immigration to the West for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme, to manifest throughout the West today completely unopposed and without resistance.

      Of course, if you believe in fantasy based PC multicultural myths such as Islam is a so-called Religion of Peace™ being hijacked by tiny a minority of extremists, then I can understand that you are more than just a little confused about Islam. In that case, for be it for me to try to enlighten you.

      In addition, we must also look at the context at which the word terror is being used in each of the verses you referenced. In each verse is it used in the context of violent jihad as in total warfare or is it used in the context of fear or striking fear? Lets see:

      3:151
      We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they set up with Allah that for which He has sent down no authority, and their abode is the fire, and evil is the abode of the unjust.

      Therefore, 3:151 is: We will cast fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they set up with Allah that for which He has sent down no authority, and their abode is the fire, and evil is the abode of the unjust.

      8:60
      And prepare against them what force you can and horses tied at the frontier, to terrorize thereby the enemy of Allah…

      Therefore, 8:60 is: And prepare against them what force you can and horses tied at the frontier, to strike fear in the hearts thereby the enemy of Allah…

      8:12
      I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.

      Therefore, 8:12 is: I will cast fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.

      Indeed, in every verse that you referenced above, the word “terror” was being used in a context altogether different from violent jihad. Thus, the Koranic verses you cited above do not even apply.

      In any event, even if it did apply, they are still nonetheless English translations and we are still at the mercy of the translators and their specific understanding of Islam. Indeed, there is no comparable word to jihad in the English language and any words that would be used would be dependent upon the context of its usage and the knowledge of the interpreter.

      Moreover Allah says of those who reject him. Because, Allah has already sentenced them to death.

      Where did I contradict or deny the above? Indeed, what is your point?

  • RoguePatriot6

    Indoctrination of kids.

    Smart villains secure their future of evil by starting at the roots. By indoctrinating and polluting thie minds our your youth they are securing a future for themselves and there hateful ideology. It's up to us to start voting these goons out that promote this garbage out of office. It's up to us to start teaching our kids the truth. It's up to us to become more involved with the workings of our laws both federal and state. It is up to us to vote, come this election.

  • RoguePatriot6

    I can't believe that their are those who are trying to compare the hatred against the Jews in Europe during the rise of the Nazi Party and the resentment towards Islam nowadays.

    Really?

    In using this asinine comparison there are those who are trying to say there’s some similarity between the people who have this “irrational fear” of those imposing Islamic shariah law on their way of life and the Nazi’s persecution of the German Jews in Europe. Well those who are not too sharp on history would be very gullible to this ploy. The difference between the two was a man driven by mad hatred and a few other personal mental issues sparked a viral storm to rid their society of people who they were told were the cause of their decline. The difference is the Jews didn’t violently protest and threaten other citizens. The difference is the Jewish leaders didn’t impose Jewish laws and Jewish culture on the societies of host nations. The difference is Jewish activists and leaders didn’t think it was their right to subjugate and demean women. So those of you, who are sympathetic towards the Jews in that very horrific event named, “The Holocaust”, don’t let this ploy use your good natured heart and lack of knowledge to manipulate you.

    • jacob

      ROGUEPATRIOT6 :
      Your really make me laugh with your claims….
      Then what is it that you know about the Holocaust that we don't know ??
      Because as EISENHOWER foresaw and that is why he ordered recorded all
      what was found at the concentration camps, is because it wasn't taking long
      for people to deny it ever happened.
      And as to your warning people not be fooled by the Holocaust history, Israel
      and the Jews there do not need the sympathy of people like you….
      After all, if some Jews still believe they are fully accepted in the "gentile" world
      allow me to tell them we Jews are at best just tolerated but we have managed
      to survive for over 5,000 years without your conmiseration which all of you who
      think this way, can put it in your pipes and smoke it…

  • Ewm

    If only Muslims could see that Allah does not exist, they could just get on being normal human beings instead of being the most morally and intellectually stunted people on the planet

    • Nakba1948

      Do you believe the G-d of Abraham (Ibrahim) exists? Allah is simply the Arabic name for the one true G-d, no different than the G-d worshiped by Jews and Christians. If you're actually an atheist, then your comment should draw the ire of the Jews and Christians who post here. Of course, the FPM crowd would rather continue to wallow in ignorance, treating Islam as if it were some fleeting cult.

      • Ewm

        Having no particular religious persuasion but having studied both Islam and the Christianity I find it hard to believe that the cruel and merciless Allah could be the same God of love and forgiveness we find in Christianity. When senior Muslim figures preach a continuous stream of non Muslim (and especially Jew) related hatred then far from "wallowing in ignorance" the true faith stands revealed and I don't need a Muslim scholar to explain to me that this is not the true Islam in English while cursing the Jews and kuffar in Arabic. As to drawing the ire of Jews and Christians. These are people with whom I could have a safe and sensible debate and still part friends. We can agree to disagree. Not so Islam which simply seeks to dominate not integrate and as I stated, whose intellectual and moral bankruptcy stands revealed in the worlds media every single day. Just ask the Copts of Egypt or just the women of Afghanistan (or it seems now Canada). Where Islam flourishes, innovation and advancement falter and basic human dignity seems to vanish.
        As for the book at the top of this article defending Islam, well, to quote President Obama among others "You can put lipstick on a pig but its still a pig"
        Instead of being angrily defensive, perhaps you could step up to the plate and personally denounce the anti Jew, anti Kuffar, anti women garbage that pours from the muslim world daily, but I won't hold my breath.

  • maria

    Muslims ordained by Mohhamad to lie and use deception toward non-muslims to promote Islam. Their goal to coquer all non-muslims country and set up Caliphat. "Convert or die" will be our choice. Millions non-Muslims/unbelievers will be killed. Good perspective! We should stop islamization of our country to vote Patriots, the Republicans. Stop stealth jihad here. We should complain to our local representative that on our tax-payer money libraries promote jihad.

  • DrBukk

    Would the Left dialogue with a faith built around priests selecting the prettiest and most handsome teens and tossing them into cenotes or raping them for a few weeks then ripping out their beating hearts and tossing it down the steps of their pyramids to a cheering crowd? I don't see a whole lot of difference between Aztec and Islam.

  • trickyblain

    Mr. Tapson,

    It seems you, and your fellow hacks here at FPM, already have your minds made up. The only way you would agree with Muslims is if they come out and denounce everything they hold dear ("Yeah, you're right. we're evil.").

    I'm not a Muslim; I mostly find organized religion silly. But if I were, and I were looking at the comments section here, I don't think I see much room for civility and understanding from the ranks of the psychotically paranoid. Nor would I really care. The ideolougues posting here don't reflect any sort of maintream thought and, at best, would only be good for a few isolated hate crimes.

    • Arius

      Most of the comments are much closer to the truth than you are. You either know nothing about Islam or are its agent.

      • trickyblain

        Right. I'm an agent for Islam.

        And you have no idea why folks think posters here are psychotically paranoid?

        • KarshiKhanabad

          Which folks? Specifics and not invective, please.

    • sideline

      Probably we don't need to pay any attentions for readers who don't care about this topic since the response from those readers will most likely related to something else.

      Again, when some psycho constantly threaten to genocide or kill or destroy a person and that person don't pay any attention, the person is probably a psycho or has being educated by the psycho. Of course a nomal and sane person would be psychotically paranoid.

  • sidefillippe

    Looks like the auther of 'The Muslim Next Door' is enjoying greatly the freedom that our Constitution granted her.

    Unfortunately when people are used to something good like personal freedom, they forgot it's not them who earned it, it's the soldires and our founding fathers who died to win our freedom from the agreesors and tyrants.

  • hammar

    the only truth in the World is Jesus Christ. All world views are wrong..and their worldview of violence and rage
    will one day bite them in the ass, just like muham the phony prophet who been dead
    some 15 centuries…and rotting in hell…and the guy writing above me…he thinks he's so smart he's a jack ass as well.. probably a liberals momma's boy.

    • trickyblain

      I'm sure Jesus Christ would get a big kick out of your judgmental hate-filled thoughts. While, at the same time, evoking his name!

      Rotting in hell? Wait for it…wait for it…

  • Ghostwriter

    For me,if Muslims want to pray,that perfectly alright with me. Don't try to force your religion on me. And that goes for you,Nakba1948,you Jew-hating swine.

    • Nakba1948

      Why on earth would we want a racist mental defect like you in the Muslim community? We unfortunately have some number of those already.

      • http://callofthepatriot.blogspot.com HermitLion

        Yeah, they have you.

      • Ghostwriter

        Yeah,people like you who hate Jews and want Israel destroyed. I agree with HermitLion. You are a Jew hater who wants Jews killed. Your posts prove that repeatedly.

  • Gwawr

    Try reading "A god who hates" by Wafa Sultan. A true eye opener as to why muslims are here. And it's wrote by a woman that grew up in this "religion" and how badly women are treated. I'm only a 1/3 of the way through the book, but I do recommend it.

  • Larry

    Well I have read all the comments and I am still shaking my head.
    I love black people, alot of my friends are black but muslim is not even mentioned or entered into our relationship.
    Cassius Clay the legendary Heavyweight boxer of all time presented himself to be a muslim and he was respected and loved by all Americans.
    The only difference is none of the blacks in America although muslims condisered us as infedels or jews.
    This has been borne out of strategic warfare.
    We are not against the families that love America and raise their families here.
    We are against the damned brotherhood muslims who smell and are worthless pigs!
    If there are any of you out there I have a world of hurt to say to you!
    You stupid morons! Best leave our country or suffer the Christian Gods wrath!
    This war is against the brotherhood muslims not innocent people who have been scared into believing nonsense.
    Let's here it you cain worshipping dead heads.
    All brotherhood muslims start talking now!!

  • nesamone0001

    I'm sure it was all a complete misunderstanding, now lets all start reading our book. http://www.keiksmazodziai.lt

  • http://www.themuslimnextdoor.info john

    It is very interesting that Ali-Karamali has simply said what most of the western Muslims have been saying since 9/11. However I have came across a new book with the same title but different author. The author was born and raised in Pakistan same culture as Ali-Karamali comes from, he was educated in Pakistan (Masters in Science and Masters in Business Administration) and in the US he started his education all over again from undergraduate degree-PhD in leadership from Liberty University, VA. themuslimnextdoor.info

    Dr. Alfonse Javed provides a wonderful analysis of the Western Islam and the Eastern Islam.

  • annymous

    I think it is very critical to understand Islam but i consider it more effective if one look into other resources other than Muslim writer who supposed to be writing positively about his or her religion. I would recommend checking out another book with the same title The Muslim Next Door by Dr. Alfonse Javed http://www.themuslimnextdoor.info