August 10th 2012 06:12:23 PM
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday she was deeply hurt by charges that the United States was biased against Muslims, adamantly defending America’s record in protecting minorities.
Clinton, visiting the world’s third largest Muslim-majority country Bangladesh, was asked by a student at a public forum about perceptions that the United States was against Islam, the AFP reported.
“That hurts me so much,” Clinton said. “It’s a painful perception to hear about and I deeply regret that anyone believes that or propagates it.”
Clinton said that the decade of U.S.-led war on terror was “self-defense” after the September 11, 2001 attacks by al-Qaeda, and she said extremists “perverted” the teachings of Islam….
Ever notice how the less we respond to jihad, particularly on our own shores, the more Muslims repeat the question: ‘Do you hate Muslims?’ or ‘Are you at war with Islam?’ I think what they’re actually asking is what the Muslim comedian below was asking:
“I mean, what do we have to do?!”
(To get you to give us a fight/To get you to hate us/To get you to turn us into actual victims of something.)
Charting their progress: Fear of Islam on Rise in US, Says CAIR Report (June 17, 2007)
A prominent US Islamic civil rights group has released a study showing a significant increase in the total number of complaints of anti-Muslim bias in the United States between 2004 and 2005…[CAIR] said the increase is due to…a general increase in anti-Muslim sentiment in American society.
According to the study, called “Presumption of Guilt,” that total is a 25.1 percent increase over the preceding year’s total of 1,972 cases. One of the most significant increases is in the category dealing with government agencies, which rose sharply from 19.22 percent of total reports in 2005 to 36.32 percent in 2006. This increase, said CAIR, was due primarily to the number of cases related to immigration issues such as citizenship and naturalization delays.
“These disturbing figures come as no surprise given growing Islamophobic sentiments and a general misperception of Islam and Muslims,” said CAIR Legal Director Arsalan Iftikhar, who wrote the 62-page report.
Robert Spencer: “The astonishing thing, really, is the restraint shown by Americans following 9/11. I heard a Muslim comic put it this way: after 9/11, ‘hate-crimes’ against Muslims went up one-thousand percent — which puts them fourth behind blacks, Jews, and gays. Hurt, he scratches his head and wonders aloud, ‘I mean, what do we have to do?’”
p.s. I think that the more they hear politicians saying that the terrorists pervert Islam, the more likely we are to soon see a politician get called out by a Muslim somewhere, for being a liar, and finally be told: “You know damn well they don’t; it’s right there in the book. What’s wrong with you?”