Dear USMB/Religion posters: A friend with CAIR asked me for for specific examples of what American Muslims are doing that adds to the negative perception or fear of imposing on others. (NOT what nonMuslims are SAYING, but what Muslims are DOING in AMERICA, NOT other countries) If you have references to suggest, could you please reply here under Religion or post under Race Relations where I posted the full text of the request (copied below). Thank you very much (And yes, I did cite examples of the communcations with Sunni Man that have been taken as pursuing "unwelcome religious influence on government" which I pointed out is equally opposed when Christians appear to do this, so why make the same mistakes.) Can you please send links, articles, sources as requested below? Yours truly, Emily ======================== COPY of thread: Dear USMB: The head of CAIR in Houston asked me for specific examples of what American Muslims are doing (besides just being Muslim) that are causing threats to people. "Again, I agree but please give me examples of what American Muslims are doing that is threatening or imposing other than being Muslim?." This is a SEPARATE issue from what nonMuslims are SAYING, this is asking for what Muslims are DOING in AMERICA not other countries. I did provide an example of an online American Muslim here on USMB SAYING he supported more reforms adopted in American law that are in keeping with his standards he holds very highly. Can you give me specific examples of what American Muslims are DOING that adds to the negative perception of fear and threat of imposition. I have seen people cite cases of "honor killings" (which could be compared to criminal violence and murder by crazed parents who kill or mutilate their babies trying to "exorcise them of demons" which can be blamed on radical fundamental religion WITHOUT trying to shut down Christianity). I am also hearing contested conflicting reports about what is REALLY going on with the Shariah scare in Tennessee I think? Are there any other examples? Can you send links to articles or other sources about American Muslims? Thanks in advance! Yours truly, Emily P.S. If you have personal experiences or accounts you prefer not to post online, please email me at emilynghiem at hotmail or at yahoo. I can relay the example in general terms without using names, and delete your msg when I am done if it is confidential. Thank you!