That’s fine. Free speech, y’all. And while we’re at it, let’s mix in loads of hate speech as well.
In the wake of all this, my friend posted an article via CAIR telling a story about one district that ended field trips to mosques in Nashville, TN when a group of parents objected. We all commented: some expressing regret, some joking and rolling their eyes and moving on, others hoping for better times when this dude decided to leave his mark:
- You’re writing, not screaming above a noisy crowd so go easy on the CAPS LOCK. We would still read and laugh at your comment with or without the use of that particular key.
- “Just us INFORMED Americans who understand the Muslim Movement…”
First of all, if you’re going to shout at me, I insist upon being thrashed in proper English. It’s your mother tongue. Don’t shame it. And secondly, there’s a Muslim Movement? Where do I sign up?
- “SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE YOU MUSLIMS!”
Sigh. My eyes.
But to reply – Yes, I Muslim. So, you go separate church from state. I won’t say a word. Promise!
Till then, let me introduce you to your new friends, Mister Comma and Miss Sentence Case.
- “Go back to the deserts in the Middle East and continue killing each other!”
I’m not from the Middle East (though Jesus was), and my friend is a Caucasian American so I seriously think the guy needs an atlas. And some history books, a dictionary – okay, let’s face it – an education.
- And lastly - Lord knows, I pay my taxes to run this country!
(Just thought I'd make that clear.)
He didn't stop at this. He privately messaged my friend who obviously looked American (white skin, blonde hair), while I looked like the cover of my book. No, seriously. Look at my DP and buy my book (available at Amazon). Anyway, apparently, our guy felt the need to inform her that Muslims beat their wives into submission and teach their children to hate. And he called her Sweety.
Oh, you done it now bud!
If she wasn't turned off by the fact that he was so excruciatingly ignorant that he’d tell a Muslim what Islam is (I mean did he not read her name?!), his lack of respect for women and spell-check surely did the job.
But to be fair, I can relate to this guy’s fear of the unknown. What I can’t comprehend is why won’t he turn the unknown into known?
Before you grab for hate, grab a Muslim and ask him what his freakin’ problem is – and then listen to him. Chances are he’ll make sense. Chances are that the bigot Muslim cleric who freaks you out is the same one he wants to push over a cliff as well. But if you’re the bigot, then IMHO you need to follow the cleric down the cliff.
I recently read somewhere that Bill Maher blames poverty for hate. He may be right though I’m more intrigued than ever as to what his excuse is, but his theory may hold some water. May be it is the growing divide of the haves and the have-nots. May be that’s why the poorer countries hate America. They are the have-nots while we here have everything. Quite justified, yeah?
I don’t think so.
But I’ll willingly give you a Snickers bar any day :)