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Islam: The Dangerous Truth

 (This article appeared in Biblical Insights, February 2008)

“If you alienate the Muslim young people from America, that is dangerous,” said Fareed Siddiq, a Muslim father of two, living in Ohio. He told Newsweek he was concerned that anti-Muslim sentiment in America was getting worse. He said, “I’m not so much worried about myself. It’s the young people I’m concerned with. Those are the people we need to try – not only as Muslims but as Americans – to make them feel part of America. If you alienate the Muslim young people from America, that is dangerous.”[1]

            Dangerous? Siddiq’s choice of words is telling. Surely it is regrettable, unfortunate, and frustrating when minorities feel estranged fromAmerica’s “melting pot.” But Siddiq warned that alienated Muslims are “dangerous.” Why would that be? Read more…

          

 The Threat of Militant Islam

(This article appeared in Biblical Insights, July 2007) 

            Islam has been hijacked! We have heard that catchphrase often since 9/11. From politicians to reporters to daytime talk show hosts, we have been told that a quiet, peace-loving, Middle Eastern religion has been kidnapped and corrupted by radicals who hate freedom.

            In 2002, President George W. Bush said, “Islam is a vibrant faith. Millions of our fellow citizens are Muslim. We respect the faith. We honor its traditions. Our enemy does not. Our enemy doesn’t follow the great traditions of Islam. They’ve hijacked a great religion.”[i]

            This idea has been repeated… Read More…

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