‘Followers of Islam cannot be trusted by Americans’

“Someone in high authority and great influence needs to sound a wake-up alarm for America. There are too many of us who do not recognize or do not accept the fact that we are in a war for our lives. America is teetering on the edge of a bottomless abyss, and the Islamic jihadists are systematically and successfully gathering the necessary strength to push us over the edge. Our complacency in recognizing this threat could be our downfall….

“We surely have learned our lesson by now about Islamic loyalty. They actually have no country to die for. Even if they did, they would quickly die for Mohammed and Islam long before they would die for the nation in which they live. In that regard, such terms as German-Islamists, British-Islamists, French-Islamists, American Islamists, etc., etc., are useful only to identify the country in which they reside.

“Also, it is extremely dangerous to try to differentiate Islamic adherents anywhere in the world by such terms as ‘radical’ or ‘peaceful’ or ‘nonviolent’ or ‘innocent’. An Islamist by any other name is still an Islamist. We are making a grave mistake to believe in a peaceful, nonviolent, innocent follower of Islam.”

News-Leader.com, 15 September 2007

Corpus Christi police and the FBI on Friday investigated shots fired at a local mosque, an incident that occurred during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Investigators consider the incident a hate crime. Imam Osama Bahloul said he was shocked and saddened to make the discovery. This is the first such incident in the estimated 10-year history of the mosque, which has about 600 members.

Bahloul said the shooting may have been spurred by any number of things, including the start of Ramadan, the recent anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks or the portrayal of Islam in the media. “We will do anything we can to find out who did this,” Bahloul said. “We want people to understand each other and be familiar with each other. We have to stop stereotypes, stop hate crimes and live peacefully.”

Corpus Christi Caller Times, 15 September 2007