Monday, February 25, 2008

Muslim Americans for Obama Website

Cybernet News Network is reporting that Muslim Americans for Obama 08 and other pages related to the Obama campaign's website are stirring some controversy. You can read the article at http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200802/NAT20080225a.html.

The websites appear to be encouraged by the Obama campaign. They seem integrated well with the main Obama website. I don't know whether or not the website is truly pro Obama or is ran by his opponents who took advantage of the Obama website's features.

The website that gave me some pause was Muslim Americans for Obama 08. Among the issues that they contend should and will be addressed under Barak Obama's presidency reads as follows:


ISSUES & SOLUTIONS
QUESTION: What are issues and recommendations for solutions that are unique to Muslim Americans?

1. A Law against harrassment of a Muslim women wearing Hijab at the Airport, DMV and other public arenas.
2. Institute a Law to allow Muslim Employees to take a hours off from work for Friday Jummah Prayer.
3. Make the 2 Eid's, recognized National Holidays on Calendars with days off from work.
4. Optional Halal meals in federal buildiings, public schools and colleges.
5. Provide prayer areas suitable for Salah and Jummah, in public and private facilities. (i.e. Malls, Airports, Universities and government buildings.)
6. Organize a Muslim American group to assist in recommendations for US foreign policy affecting majority Muslim countries.


If the above issues are being contended by sincere advocates for Obama then we have a good idea of the direction the United States culture will be headed under an Obama presidency. There will be strong contentions by Muslim American supporters of Obama for his administration to circumvent the constitution to enact changes in United States law and culture.

If you doubt that, take the time to take a look what is going on in western Europe. An example that stands out is found in the case of Fortis Bank, which serves the Netherlands and Belgium. Fortis Bank is stopping its policy of giving a mascot piggy bank to children, supposedly out of not wanting to offend Muslims. Throughout Europe, the once free and open cultures face increasing pressures to censor art, political commentaries, and shift cultural norms in order to not offend Muslims.

Is the road the United States will head down in the next four years?

7 comments:

  1. You sir, are bigoted and racist. The so called constitution, written by white slave owners, should not keep our Muslim brothers and sisters from being accepted and not being offended.

    I hope Obama acts to eliminate much of the racist constitution that holds blacks of all faiths back.

    That is your constitution, not ours. We will get ours come January 2009! Praise the Lord!

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  2. 1- You are not reverend, you are a thug.
    2- Obama, nor any other president, can eliminate the Constitution.
    3- You can praise the Lord all you want, but he, most asuredly, sees through your praises and into the violent, destructive nature of your heart.
    4- It is not the color or gender that right-thinking men and women of America seek for president, but motive and sincerety.
    5- The Constitution was not written by white slave owners. You might want to read a book sometime. You might find words that describe youself such as; "...full of sound and fury, signifying nothing".

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  3. I have read a book, and not the ones in your white history classes. Madison wrote your constitution. He was a slave owner. Washington owned slaves. Your President Lincoln called us monkeys.

    Now, praise be to the one God, it is finally our turn.I am finally going to have a real black President I can call my President.

    I hope the first thing he does is ban that damn rebel racist flag from all public grounds and buildings.

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  4. Rev. Joe,

    You said:

    "I hope Obama acts to eliminate much of the racist constitution that holds blacks of all faiths back."

    I would like to know where blacks are held back. I would like to know because I would consider the following Americans to be anything but held back:

    Lorraine Hansberry, Colin Powell, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, August Wilson, Dr. Condoleezza Rice is just the short list I can assemble from the top of my head.

    Joe, two final quotes for you to ponder:

    Both quotes are from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    "I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood."

    Seems to sort of fly in the face of the hate and disinformation you are advocating. In fact, Dr. King had a quote about that. This is for you.

    "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

    Do you walk in the light or the dark, Rev. Joe?

    - SSHM

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  5. Rev Joe, you are a fool. You are just a racist in a minority group. You don't or can't understand what liberty is. The first thing you hope Obama does is "ban that damn rebel flag." Wow, that is freedom of expression right there. You want to ban something that others view as freedom of expression. Maybe we should ban all the african flags that I see blacks wearing here in atlanta.

    How about this, since minorities love quotas so much, how about we start putting quotas on sports teams. I mean they play in state funded arenas and stadiums. Maybe we should make every NBA team start having 1.5 Black players, 2 Hispanic players, one asian and the remainder being white? Does that sound like fairness.

    By the way, Jefferson wrote the Constitution you uneducated freak. Why don't you put down the Farakhan book and pick up something of worth. Praise be to the one true god...sounds an awful lot like a devout muslim terrorist

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  6. Anonymous, you call Rev. Joe an "uneducated freak". I don't know where you got your education, but I suggest that you read an American history book. James Madison is the Father of the Constitution; Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. They, along with many other Founding Fathers, were wealthy slave owners. Unfortunately, the rights and laws of these documents did not apply to the slaves. But now they do apply to all Americans--as evidenced by the many successful citizens of all races. The documents themselves were not and are not racist.

    We all have the opportunity to get an education and create the life we want. Living in the past and blaming others will prevent us from achieving our goals and will make us victims.

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  7. What gets me is how the black people jump up and down over the Confederate battle flag as being a sign of racism, but how many do you hear who pitch a fit over the Union Jack? If they were to read the history books, they would find that is was the English slave traders who went over and bartered the African folk for their kin folk. Imagine that-selling your kin for trinkets or whiskey or whatever the going rate was. The English were at fault as well as the the Southern Plantation owners, but it also seems to me that the slave's families had to share the blame as well. Imagine that, selling your family out for a worldly good. I for one am Southern born, and had family that fought and died in the War between the States, but do not pile the slave guilt upon me. It seems that the black folk were in collusion with the slave traders. So who really is to blame?

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