Thursday, March 3, 2016

The GOP's anti-Muslim bigotry endangers America

I have a Log Cabin Republican friend who is gay, Christian, and American. He wrote me saying, “Hey Nemat! I wanted to hear your thoughts on Hillary and islamization of America under her Presidency. Huma Abedin? She seems to be an islam sympathizer and it worries me with her and Obama being ok with Muslim Brotherhood, which I believe are more of a threat than any single terrorist group? Just curious your thoughts.”
The Muslim Brotherhood is a huge concern and we should be vigilant about what they are up to. As Sun Tzu, the brilliant Chinese military strategist said, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”
But let’s make it clear. Hillary Clinton is not going to usher Islam in America and Republicans who are making this bogus claim are obviously so desperate they need to accuse our Democratic frontrunner for being a traitor.
To accuse Huma Abedin of being an Islamist with no proof to back your claim is bound to backfire. Abedin is married to Anthony Weiner, a Jewish American politician who got caught sexting and resigned as Congressman.
Just because someone is born and raised Muslim, it doesn't make their anti-American by default. I was indoctrinated into Islam and thankfully I left the religion. But I’ve always loved America and as an American citizen will do everything to protect this country from its enemies. So let’s not marginalize all 1.6 billion Muslims and radicalize all of them into the terrorist camp.
I don’t understand why when a brown person from Muslim heritage gets a job of great influence in America, that we cannot recognize his or her talent and what they have to offer. Abedin is probably one of Hillary’s closest advisors because she has the insight and political knowledge to fill those shoes.
When George W. Bush visited mosques several times during his Presidency and repeatedly said, “Islam is a religion of peace” and tapped Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad, the highest ranking Muslim in the US government (who is originally from Afghanistan) to become Ambassador of Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations nobody dared to say Bush was a Muslim and that he was setting the stage for Islamization in America?
Republicans have spent the last eight years accusing Obama of being a Muslim. I don’t think he’s even a Christian. Both the Bible and the Quran condemn homosexuality yet President Obama's full support for LGBT equality has proven him to be a staunch Humanist. No devout Christian or Muslim would ever emerge as the lionhearted standard-bearer for Gay Marriage in America. That would be like Adolf Hitler supporting a Zionist state in Germany.
I kindly ask Republicans to stop breeding stupidity. Instead of wasting your time spreading lies, why don’t you make yourself relevant by contributing something meaningful to our humanity?

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