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This blog is an honest look at what life is like for this particular American convert to Islam. We're taught in Islam to cover our sins, to not air them, for fear of lessening the severity of sinning. In this blog, I may relate past indiscretions from time to time. This isn't to make light of them, but in the interest of educating Muslims and non-Muslims alike as to the realities of life as an American convert, I present my mistakes honestly. I make no excuses for them, nor do I claim that they were okay to make. I am not perfect, and I make no pretenses as to that. If others can learn from my past, know that Islam, and religion in general, is open for people no matter what mistakes they've made, then I will gladly air my sins when needed.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Do you agree with this quote? Part 1.

Welcome to a new series I've decided to do.  Every week or so, I'm going to post a quote that I found online, just as an experiment, to see if people agree with what's being said.  Some slight changes have been made to the wording, but I'll post the full quotes, including the person being quoted, when I'm done with the series.

Quote #1

"This is the first demand we must raise and do: that our people be set free, that these chains be burst asunder, that America be once again captain of her soul and master of her destinies, together with all those who want to join America.

And the fulfillment of this first demand will then open up the way for all the other reforms.  And here is one thing that perhaps distinguishes us from you as far as our program is concerned, although it is very much in the spirit of things: our attitude to the Muslim problem.

For us, this is not a problem you can turn a blind eye to-one to be solved by small concessions.  For us, it is a problem of whether our nation can ever recover its health, whether the Muslim spirit can ever really be eradicated.  Don't be misled into thinking you can fight a disease without killing the carrier, without destroying the bacillus.  Don't think you can fight racial tuberculosis without taking care to rid the nation of the carrier of that racial tuberculosis.  This Muslim contamination will not subside, this poisoning of the nation will not end, until the carrier himself, the Muslim, has been banished from our midst."

Do you agree with this quote?


  1. Of course not!

    They want to kill the Muslims in America? What kind of freedom is a country that says you are free to practice your religion (why the pilgrims came there on the Mayflower) but then wants to stop others from practicing their religion? Huh?

    Antithesis of freedom and a messed up quote.

  2. Insha'Allah, this series will point out some disturbing similarities between current political rhetoric about Islam and Muslims, and previous governments' attitudes toward other groups.

    Hopefully, this will also be a YouTube series, and after it's done, at least some people will change their attitudes about how Muslims should be dealt with.

  3. Xenophobia is a horrible thing. People need to see the bigger picture, that most people, of whatever faith, are normal, and not extremists, even if their opinions are ultimately very different from your own.

    I have to say, I'm learning a lot about Islam from your blog. Why have people fought and died for freedom for so long if one cannot express it through a harmless piece of clothing?