Muslims and people of conscience we have to fight against this "Obsession"


In the name of God, The Beneficent, The Most Merciful

What we are witnessesing once again is the repeated attempt at distorting the truth at the expense of innocent Americans in order to propragate a hate-filled agenda for political purposes.  American Muslims we have to join together along with other Americans of conscience to ensure that these wicked actions are not allowed to prosper.

What various American newspapers have in essence stated by their distribution of bigoted material against American Muslims is that they not only do not care about us as consumors and citizenry, but that the promotion of hate is good for business.

We have seen this many times throughout history.  We have witnessed how the distribution of such material is intended to breed, fester, and create discord, mistrust, and fuel the hearts and minds of hate.  We have witnessed in modern times how people have been allowed to stir the pot in order to promote a particular agenda or a political ideology.

These arguments against various groups have been used in many a campaign and policy discussion.  Whether it was integration, interacial marriage, a Catholic President, Gay marriage, or now Muslims, there have always been bigots who have leveraged the fears of other bigots in order to raise the bar and pull the strings of discord that promote disunity among diverse Americans.

Americans of conscience Muslims and non-Muslims alike, we have to say together loud and clear that enough is enough.  We have to stand together as one voice that is ready to turn the page and do away with the hate of the past and move forward to the cooperation of the future.

This is why I call upon all of you out there to raise your voice against “Obsession” and similar attempts to distort and promote bigotry against entire groups of people leveraging that hate to win an election and join me in writing, boycotting, and protesting against all distribution channels like newspapers until they retract their distribution, and formally apologize for being agents of intolerance that promote hate against fellow Americans.

What I ask all of you to do is to encourage the cancellation of any subscription or membership of any newspaper local or nationwide, who have shared in this un-patriotic and un-American act.  We have to be firm and consistent in our denunciation of these practices and let these groups know that we will not tolerate the continued manipulation and attacks against certain groups of Americans.

We must commit ourselves to struggle and work together regardless of background to ensure all of our children live in an America where they will not be advocated against because of how they were raised, what they believe, or the community in which they were born.

Join me to boldly declare that we have had enough of the hate.

RS

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2 Comments

  1. We watched “Obsession” last evening and found it to be quite mild. I was in NYC on 9/11/01. I saw first hand what folks on the wrong path can do. And yes, I have read the Qu’ran. I have no problem with any major religion on this planet as long as the adherents are true to their “book”. Radicals of any group tend to have their own agendas having nothing to do with religion at all. That’s the case in the world today with Islam. Obsession DOES show what goes on within these splinter groups.

    It’s not enough for Muslims to say “we do not accept these activities as valid”. True Muslims should be ACTIVELY trying to supress these groups who are the enemy within their ranks. Lip service means nothing when people are being killed for no good reason. The USA has not taken a logical (to me) approach to eliminating terrorism. I would have taken stronger action and far more quickly. In the long run, far less innocent people would have been harmed or killed.

    Please stop blaming the Jews for everything. Start blaming those that do not follow their “book’s” guidelines and do something about it before it’s too late. Blessed be.

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  2. I haven’t had the pleasure of watching this DVD although I would love to. I saw clips of it and I went to their website and from everything that I saw and heard from people who have seen it is that it speaks of RADICAL Islam. It is a deadly mistake to try to ignore that it exists and it is dangerous.
    The mainstream, average Muslim should be blogging about that and what they can do to try to stamp these radicals out rather than trying to shut out the messenger.

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