Thursday, January 8, 2015
I know this is probably gonna cause plenty of stones to be thrown my way, but here goes: I don't trust Muslims.*
I don't know how much more evidence we need before we admit there is a serious schism within the Islamic faith. The PC position is that the overwhelming majority of Muslims "are just like us". They go to school, go to work, raise their families, and harm no one. Fair enough. I wish them well.
But increasingly, as evidenced by repeated international surveys, Muslims have no allegiance to any particular country, and by inference, those countries values. How many times have you heard of the movement within predominately Muslim areas to supplant the established law of the land with Sharia law? It's all about values.
Granted, I'm sure it's a tiny minority of Muslims who actively plot/take up arms against our society, but all too often after an atrocity such as the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris we hear ordinary Muslims on the street say "I can't condemn killing in the name of Allah." Really? *red flag*
I don't advocate discrimination against Muslims here in America....that would be against our sacred national values. Of course they can eat at any restaurant, shop at any store, go to any public school, worship at the place of their choice, etc. But for my part, I'm going to keep an eye on those around me. 'Course, I'll keep a close eye on white people wearing sheets or members of the Westboro Baptist Church, too.
I'll still smile at them, hold a door open for them, help their kids where I can, help them if they're in danger, and extend food to them from our food bank if they've fallen on hard times. By my values they're still God's children. But I'm going to keep an eye on them. I think there has been enough violence committed by extreme Muslims against peaceful innocents (and the frequency seems to be increasing) that my wariness is justified.
Agree....disagree....I don't care. I try to keep myself in Condition Yellow, "aware of what's going on around me at all times." Call it vigilance if that sounds less threatening. Have a nice day.
* I'm speaking of the average "man on the street" encounters. For those people known to me....neighbors, co-workers, childhood friends, etc, regardless of labels, my wariness meter relaxes considerably.