Rising anti-Islamic sentiment in America troubles Muslims

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    (CNN) – When the nation pauses to remember 9/11 next week, a group of Tennesseans will gather at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Franklin for a commemoration. But it will be more than that.

    On the program, called "The Threat in Our Backyard," is a lecture on Islam in public schools and a short film on Sharia finance.

    It's a program organized by people who feel the American way of life is threatened by Islam - in particular, Sharia, or Islamic law.

    Sharia would bring ruin to America, says Greg Johnson, vice president of the 9/12 Project Tennessee, a sponsor of the event that advocates for shifting government back to the intent of the Constitution's authors.

    Sharia, he believes, would mean that practicing homosexuals would be put to death, women would not be educated and would be married off to men chosen by their fathers, and non-Muslims would become kafirs - nonbelievers - relegated to second-class citizenship.

    "And I don't want that coming to America," Johnson says.

    Hate crimes against Muslims spiked 50% in 2010, the last year for which FBI statistics are available. That was in a year marked by Muslim-bashing speech over the Islamic center near ground zero in Manhattan and Florida Pastor Terry Jones' threats to burn Qurans.

    This year's holy month of Ramadan, which ended August 19, was marred by a spate of violence at U.S. Islamic centers that included a fire, a homemade bomb and pig parts. The incidents were unprecedented in scale and scope, says the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

    At least seven mosques and one cemetery were attacked in the United States during Ramadan, according to the council and other groups that track such incidents.

    Particularly visible on the anti-Muslim radar has been the state of Tennessee, where a mosque opened during Ramadan after two years of controversy. The new Islamic center in Murfreesboro opened a few weeks ago after delays caused by legal wrangling, community protests and vandalism.

    "I cannot stress enough the seriousness of their push to spread their religion to all non-Muslims throughout our country," says website author Cathy Hinners, another speaker at next Tuesday's 9/11 event in Franklin.

    "Why? Why are Muslims so adamant that we accept their religion? The answer is simple. The answer is in black and white. The answer is in the Muslim brotherhoods "Strategic Goal for North America." It's called a global caliphate. One religion, one government, one law... called Sharia."

    This year, 33 anti-Sharia or international law bills were introduced in 20 states, making it a key issue. Six states - Louisiana, South Dakota, Kansas, Arizona, Louisiana and Tennessee - adopted such laws prior to 2012.

    Yerushalmi founded the Society of Americans for National Existence, an organization devoted to promoting his theory that Islam is inherently seditious and Sharia is a "criminal conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups.

    "Ideally," says the center, "he would outlaw Islam and deport its adherents altogether."

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    Seriously Sunni, your religion wants to cut people's hands off, bury to the neck and stone rape victims, marry/sell off little girls into forced marriage and a host of other nasty stuff that we don't need to repeat. And you wonder why there is "rising anti-Islamic sentiment in America"? C'mon buddy, give us a break!
    Plus, I have to admit, you look all freaky with those women all covered up and the men with the scary beards and robes. Like you don't want to be part of our society or something?
     
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    It's always entertaining to here people complain (often correctly) about how oppressive Islam is of other religions - and then want to oppress it.

    This group seem to want to replicate Islamic extremist, rather than put an end to it.
     
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    We have freedom of religion. I wish people would respect that. I definitely dont agree with Islam. But i know not every muslim is an enemy. Even if they were, if I am to be an honest Christian, I have to love my enemies just the same. I have to pray for them. I have to turn the other cheek.

    There is power in following the teachings of Jesus Christ. Those who follow in His name need to get the power of godliness and not just have a form of godliness, but live as though we deny the power of it.
     
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    I see young men with their pants down to their knee's, underwear showing, with hats on sideways; and girl's with blue hair, tattoos, and body piercings all over.

    What makes that more acceptable in our society than the way muslims dress?? :cool:
     
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    gee imagine that, informed rational freedom loving people in western society wanting to "ban" and "outlaw" and ideology that is doing it's damnest to destroy their way of life

    what exactly is the problem here ?

    criminal law & the legal system in western society exist to protect people from predators, and islam is the worst ideology to appear on planet earth ever, in the entire recorded history (so far) of human kind - mixing the weaknesses of human nature with approval from some mythical sky fairy for the worst possible behaviors towards other humans
     
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    Because the way they dress doesn't represent beating women and covering them with a black sheet in a hot country, selling off daughters, chopping hands off, stoning or flogging rape victims because they can't find 4 witnesses, even if the 4 witnesses are the gang rapists... and all the other crap sharia and the koran hide under what you're wearing.
     
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    Americans are stupid that's why, this is a stupid "protest" and lies to stir hate... I don't know why this isn't condemned. If this happened to Jewish or Christian people the media would condemn the Muslims harassing Jews or Christians.

    But of course they think of their own tribes Jews and Christians...only
     
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    I have been to many mosques here in America where the men and women wear "Islamic" clothing and we follow sharia law within our homes and during religious services.

    And we don't of do any of the things that you have listed?? :cool:
     

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