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2015 Has Been an Ugly Year for the Treatment of Muslims in Texas

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So far in 2015, it has been a scary year to be a Muslim Texan. That fact seems to have come to a head following the shooting of Ahmed Al-Jumaili, who was killed on Thursday in Dallas as he watched the three and a half inches of snow come down—the first snowfall the Iraqi immigrant had ever seen—around his apartment complex. 

The story attracted local attention in the days after it happened, with the Dallas Morning News reporting

Early Thursday morning, Ahmed al-Jumaili, 36, saw something new: snow in Dallas. He and his wife and her brother rushed out after midnight to take pictures, barely noticing a group of men—at least one of whom had a rifle—nearby.

“Just like all of us, a pretty snowfall brings the child out in us,” Dallas police Maj. Jeff Cotner said. “You can just imagine the excitement between his wife and his brother and himself as they were enjoying the snowfall.”

Moments later, the snow was stained by blood as al-Jumaili retreated to his far northeast Dallas apartment nursing a gunshot wound. He died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Police released new details about al-Jumaili and the slaying Friday, but they said they still have no leads and know of no motive for al-Jumaili’s seemingly random killing by two to four unidentified young men.

The story failed to garner much major national attention over the weekend, until a post from Vox attempted to shame the Internet into caring. That post recalled a shooting last month in North Carolina, when three Muslims were killed in their apartment complex by a neighbor who shot them in the head, that similarly flew under the radar until an increase in media attention raised a debate about how to determine if a triple murder is a “hate crime” or just a dispute over parking. Vox argued

This is a silence that has accompanied the recent wave of hostility against Muslims in America. Just three weeks earlier, when a man in Chapel Hill gunned down three Muslim-American college students, it took a grassroots social media campaign—#MuslimLivesMatter—to compel coverage of murders that were initially treated as a “parking dispute,” and of the growing fear that Muslims are made to feel in this country.

Yes, perhaps the murder will turn out to be unrelated to Al-Jumaili’s faith or background. It could have been a random attack, or even, as police say they are considering, an accident. But it seems odd that Americans, who pride themselves on inclusiveness and tolerance, would be so blithe and so uninterested that, in a time of increasingly overt hatred toward a minority group, yet another member of that group has been murdered for no apparent reason, in his third week in this country, while photographing snow with his wife.

The post at Vox seemed to trigger widespread interest in Al-Jumaili’s killing. You can find stories from British outlets like The Independent and the Daily Mail now, as well as countless domestic sources. (Over at conservative blog Breitbart, a writer argued that Vox’s attempt to tie Al-Jumaili’s death into a “climate-of-hate” was ill-informed, since so little is known about the shooters at the moment.) 

Indeed, unless and until the shooters are found (the Dallas Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest, with another $7,000 from the Council on American–Islamic Relations’s Dallas–Fort Worth chapter), there’s no way to know what motivated the people who shot and killed Al-Jumaili. But given the way the past several weeks have played out for Muslim Texans, speculation isn’t unreasonable.

In February the Houston Quba Islamic Institute was set on fire. A homeless man was arrested days later for starting the blaze and told police that it was an accident. Leaders at the mosque seem to be taking him at his word and have asked police to drop the arson charge against him

In Austin, meanwhile, one Central Texas representative made things uncomfortable for Muslim consituents in January. Representative Molly White, a Republican from Belton, attracted headlines on Texas Muslim Capitol Day—an event she didn’t attend—by declaring that Muslim visitors needed to pledge allegiance to be allowed into her office

“I did leave an Israeli flag on the reception desk in my office with instructions to staff to ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws,” she posted on Facebook. “We will see how long they stay in my office.”

That’s a trio of incidents within six weeks that could make anyone concerned for the safety and dignity of their Muslim neighbors. We hope that the man arrested for the fire at the Quba center in Houston did indeed start the blaze accidentally, with no intention to target the building; we can further hope that the person or people responsible for killing Ahmed Al-Jumaili did so for reasons unrelated to his religion, and that White’s humiliating demands of her Muslim constituents were a regretful blip in a career that otherwise aims to serve all Texans. But when so much happens all at once, it’s not unreasonable to hope that there are a lot fewer incidents like this in the future—and to pay close attention to these things when they do happen. 

(AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty) 

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  • PeterTx52

    so we know of no motive for the murder of a Muslim man but you want to ascribe it to anti-islamist. a mosque is burned by a homeless person and you want to ascribe to anti-islam. come on folks ever since 9-11 the press and CAIR have been pushing the Muslim backlash meme, and yet there has been no backlash against Muslims in fact according to FBI crime stats there are more crimes committed against Jews than are committed against Muslims.
    what about the various crimes attributed to anti-muslims which actually turn out to have been committed by muslims?
    sorry but this was a weak article and hopefully you only wasted electrons on it and don’t intend to actually publish it in the ODT version.

    • Cade Roberts

      If a Muslim is “randomly” killed in America in this current climate of anti-Muslim bigotry, I’m assuming it’s a hate crime until evidence has been produced to prove otherwise.

      And, yes, I know that a hate crime requires evidence that a person was targeted for his race, religion, etc. I’m a former trial attorney, so I’m fully familiar with the evidentiary requirements to prove this crime in a court of law.

      But we don’t live in a courtroom. We live in a country where anti-Muslim bigotry is thriving and going unchecked.

      • PeterTx52

        ah yes the Red Queen option. sentence first verdict later. ignore the facts, assume the worst

      • Richard Kuenstler

        Your off your rocker.

      • Fact checker

        According to FBI statistics, hate crimes against Muslims “remain relatively rare” in the United States, with gays, lesbians and caucasians more frequently a target than the followers of Islam. Jewish victims of hate crimes also outnumber Muslim victims by a ratio of almost 9 to 1, and anti-Muslim incidents only account for a tiny 1.3% of all hate crimes. Of course that’s 1.3% too many, but even anti-Christian incidents outnumber those perpetrated against Muslims in America. So in other words, your claim that there would be “climate of anti-Muslim bigotry” in America is not based on any credible evidence or facts.

      • shilohsboots

        It’s not bigotry to be anti-muslime. READ the Koran, LISTEN to their teachers! Their book IS violent, and their revered leader and “prophet” was a pedophile so of course they see nothing wrong with it. WE are not the ones cutting off heads and DEMANDING we cater to their wants. We cannot have our own flag because they find it offensive….in our own country! They “have the right” to wear full body coverings which risks our safety. No one MADE them come to our country! Any wonder American are tired of their “religion/ideology”? Use your brains and think for yourself instead of parroting that leftist propaganda. Your inability to think logically for yourself would make me reject you to be my lawyer!

        • Cade Roberts

          >READ the Koran, LISTEN to their teachers! Their book IS violent

          The Bible is easily much more violent.

          >WE are not the ones cutting off heads and DEMANDING we cater to their wants.

          No, you are just the ones burning down and vandalizing their mosques, gunning down random Muslims, and demanding they assimilate to American norms and values. (The last demand isn’t such a bad thing, actually).

          >They “have the right” to wear full body coverings which risks our safety.

          You also have that right. You even have the right to bear arms, which in a sense threatens “our safety” but it is your right as an American. Stop acting stupid.

          >No one MADE them come to our country!

          It’s a free country. They’re American citizens and they have the same rights as you. Don’t like it? YOU leave.

          • Roger Cotton

            Anyone who demands that Sharia Law be instituted in America will simply be told No.

            If no doesn’t suffice, we will use legal means to ensure that The Constitution is the only supreme law of the land.

            If anyone refuses to assimilate and abide by the Constitution only they are the ones who should have to leave.

          • Slikz

            Who wants Sharia Law?, America is predominantly Christian/Atheist where Islam and Muslims are a minority. So how can Sharia Law be established when those that supposedly want it are a minority? This propaganda of ”the Moslems are coming and they wanna put us under Sharia Law and we gotta protect our lands and our people (In the Texan accent) ”..it’s a load of peanuts. They firstly are seeking acceptance which is their main objective of which they are fighting and striving against. I just hope the legal means you speak about isn’t pulling out guns and going on a shooting spree.

          • kevin

            they were pushing for sharia law in texas till it got shot downand they deserve no better then what they get i will not raise a hand to help defend or feed a muslem

          • Spadaman

            LOL thats not even close to true

          • It is true…follow the anti sharia movement

          • JB

            Diana,

            I’m sorry to read that you are unemployed. Maybe you should spend less time spouting hatred and more time polishing up that resume?

          • Angry_American

            My unemployment is not a bad thing for me. I take care of my grandchildren. But thank you for the advice. 🙂

          • JB

            You are welcome for the advice.

          • JB

            Selzer, not Branson.

          • Angry_American

            Pay attention 🙂 You obviously are not

          • Angry_American

            JB, like I said, my employment, or non employment is none of your liberal concern. You don’t walk in my shoes, or have a clue about me. I am neither retired, or searching, and there in no other term to use. I do blog a lot, about Islam. You should research more. As I said, my employment path has nothing to do with Islamist beliefs and what I write about them So get over yourself little man.

          • Angry_American

            ANd really, what did I say that warranted your comment to me? I wrote 7 words, many others here did more than that, did you stalk them as well?

          • JB

            You are unemployed and should be working. Of course you are not looking because you are a waste on American taxpayers, people who want to work.

          • Angry_American

            Why should I have to work? What makes you think, i HAVE TO WORK? I am not looking? WHAT makes you think I have to look? What exactly do you THINK you know about me, that I am a waste? Are you just a CYBER-Bully? I am a grandmother, I worked ALL of my life, I am also a Veteran with DISABILITY. So HOW AM I and MY LIFE a waste? Because I am outspoken? You are outspoken, but because you are currently employed, that makes it OK to speak out? You are one sick son of a bitch Liberal. That is for sure. You would turn your mother over to the Nazis if you could. I see you as that!

          • JB

            Whoa, Grannie Welfare, simmer down! It seems you can dish hate and prejudice only to later show that you have a very thin skin! Relax, welfare queen. You keep sucking America dry through Social Security and Medicare – no doubt you’ve “earned it, right? A vet? Hardly.

            And yes, happily employed because I own my own business that’s pretty successful. You? Sitting around on the dole. You’re just a liberal trying to cloak herself with libertarianism. Keep enjoying those cute pictures of possums!

          • Angry_American

            Welfare Queen? I hate welfare, do not take it at all. I am a grandmother, and am with my children with my disability, both whom work, one is USAF, the other is an assistant manager. Social Security? No, not even for the disability, I can’t get it, to young. So, I help my children 🙂 Business? That is great, I have started a business, left it with my EX, he is still successfully running it. I was in the USAF, and then worked DoD for 18 years after that 🙂 Welfare is not a word my family uses or has. My father was retired Army, my son, serves the Navy. We are a hard working American family. Glad you are so successful, and you seem to have a lot of time, for it, must be doing very well. Because you are on this thread, harassing and stalking everyone. your balls must be really big there buddy. 🙂

          • Angry_American

            FYI
            Social Security is NOT welfare.
            Every working citizen works and Pays in social security, and then receives it back once retired. It is the Government whoIs the one actually stealing Social Security from its citizens because they were NEVER meant to touch it in the first place.
            It was always meant to go BACK to the people who paid into it when the time came they could no longer work.

          • JB

            Darlin’, I applaud you that you’ve moved on from your ex, and I applaud you for serving your country, but if you take anything from the government, it’s welfare, pure and simple. I encourage you to keep committed to the USA but live on your own, for yourself. You’re a feisty lady, no doubt, but you seem so full of hate. I hope that one day you’ll accept the love of Jesus for everyone. Right now, you’re not on that path, preaching hatred for others. But I’ll pray for ya.

            BTW – love the picture!

          • Angry_American

            JB, you love Jesus, but run about Texas Monthly condemning People? You should come out of hiding and do that. I am also a Christian, and I love Jesus, that is my decision. Others, may not feel the same and Not accept Jesus, but that is their choice. I am committed to my country, so much so, I speak out STRONGLY about what is destroying it. Liberals, and Islam are one in the same. We see this daily with Obama. He has his agenda and is sticking to it. He would love to see all CHristians gone. I do not hate anyone, just because I enlighten people on the truth of the Quran, does not mean I hate to poor people who are wrapped up in it. If they convert, they are the same as me. Those who follow the Quran, are following a Prophet who was a pedophile, who hated everyone and everything. There lies your hate group. No, I dont hate, I speak concern. Islam, is a concern. Now stop showing up in my email. I am tired of arguing about things that you know nothing about. You are no more than a Troll in this forum. If you like my pic, thanks, that is my Home states spring Flower. But then, you probably do not think that is truth, as you think I am not on welfare, and not a Veteran. 🙂

          • madshark

            You idiot! The muzzrats tried to set up a sharia court in Irving. That has been shot down. You are either incredibly stupid, or intentionally lying.

          • j

            You’re mental

          • V

            Ignorance at its best.

          • madshark

            You are an idiot. The muzzrats tried setting up a sharia court in Irving, Texas. Now, stupid, say they are not trying to impose their law. God you are stupid.

          • Eric Wallace

            Proven false: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/shariatexas.asp

            Voluntary arbitration panel. You’d know that if your head wasn’t so far up Hannity’s ass.

          • madshark

            Proven by the George Soros funded Snopes.com. Hahahahahahaha! You get funnier as you get stupider. You take the muzzrats’ word that it is voluntary and non-binding? You believe if a woman is not satisfied with the outcome of the sharia court, she can just turn to a real court? Without repercussions? A whole nest of muzzrats was just arrested for assassinating two people for encouraging their daughter to convert to Christianity.

            http://www.click2houston.com/news/father-son-charged-in-highprofile-murders/32510176

            You are a fucking idiot. Ever heard of Taqiyya and kitman, idiot?

          • Eric Wallace

            George Soros funds Snopes? There’s no end to the bullshit your paranoia-addled brain can produce. Taqiyya is some other bullshit concept seized upon by right wing morons like yourself to explain Muslims acting normally, in hopes of ensuring that your paper-thin logic stays intact.

            You are a walking stereotype. An old, senile, ignorant, angry, bigoted, Fox News watching evangelical with violent fantasies and a hero complex. I never knew people like you actually existed.

          • madshark

            As are you. A welffare suckled, America hating, quota graduate, low intellect, poorly educated, serially uninformed, head in the sand, racist, lost in the fantasies of your funny books, little piece of shit, who has never done anything that benefits another person since your whore of a mother shat you out upon the earth. You fall for every left wing, lunatic, conspiracy theory because you lack the intellect to understand math, science, economics, or any damn thing else of importance. You should stick to drawing funny books and leave the thinking to those of us who are qualified.

          • Eric Wallace

            Uh, the difference is, I’m right, and you’re wrong. I’m actually Caucasian from a middle class family, and part of a volunteer program that mentors at-risk youth. Incidentally, I graduated in Electrical Engineering from a top 10 engineering university, with an MBA in progress, so the idea that I don’t understand math, science, and economics is about as off base as everything else you’ve posted here.

            Also, you’re projecting your idiocy. You’re the one with the conspiracy theories: “Sharia law is coming! Soros funded Snopes! Obama’s a secret Muslim!”

            The only thing you’re qualified for is being an angry mouthbreather with no grip on reality.

          • madshark

            It must be sad, not accepting who you are. Having to fabricate a resume’, to feign credibility, on the internet. Hahahaha! Funny little man.

          • JB

            Ah, dumbshark, you back at it again? One day you’ll learn to be a real soldier by watching others fight for their country rather than just sit around and whine and whine. Not a real Marine, you! Just another low-IQ and low-informed voter.

          • madshark

            Ah look, the poorly educated, low IQ, America hating, leftist, hiding in mommy’s basement, little faggot is back. Where you been you know nothing piece of shit?

          • JB

            Madguppie, don’t be angry – turn that frown upside down! Did I tell you how much I like your shark pic? Tell your friend who caught that beast, good for him! And hey, good for you for taking credit!

          • madshark

            I do not allow mindless, moronic faggots like you, to affect me, at all. I enjoy pointing and laughing at people like you, who are so very proud of how fucking stupid you are.

          • JB

            And yet, lil’guppie, here you are! What’s it like being so angry with the world that if influences everything you are?

          • Eric Wallace

            I’m flattered that my real credentials are so awesome as to defy belief.

          • Ray1547 @ teapartyorganizers.n

            Plain and simple. Islam is Sharia law and Sharia law is Islam. They are inseparable And need to be banned in the weSt. Islam is not a religion. We need to stop treating it as such.

          • PhoenicianRomans

            Really? Explain to us why Indonesia, a country where 87.2% of the
            population is Muslim and which has the largest number of Muslims in the
            world, does not use Sharia…,,

          • Ray1547 @ teapartyorganizers.n

            Yeah they do.

          • PhoenicianRomans

            No, Ray, they don’t.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_Indonesia

            You’re lying.

            Explain to us why Indonesia, a country where 87.2% of the population is Muslim and which has the largest number of Muslims in the world, does not use Sharia.

          • junkmar91

            more u kill muslims more rising muslims….

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            My, my, my, Great excuses. First off, that Texas Congress woman had every right to demand they declare allegiance to America, I mean they are AMERICAN citizens. They should not request that AMERICAN companies advertise something they don’t agree with, I mean they are American citizens who should be supporting business. They should not request the American flag not fly in places, after all they are American citizens. We have but one law of the land, and it isn’t Sharia. Where in the bible does it say to kill all non Christians? Why did they leave their Country to come here and try to make the U.S. like their country? The right to bear arms PROTECTS OUR SAFETY. Check and see how much violent crimes is down where people are allowed to carry. If you like the Muslims, why don’t you pack your bags and go with them should they decide to go. I don’t hate Muslims, I hate Muslims that want to turn MY Country into theirs!!!

          • Spahdaman

            LOL she was demanding they pledge allegiance to Israel. So as an American, i should fuck Americans and support Israel.

          • She was wanting them to pledge allegiance to the US and had a flag of Israel on her desk because Muslims hate Jews. Read the story

          • madshark

            No, idiot, she was asking them to pledge their allegiance to America and to support Israel against the terrorists in Hamas.

          • JB

            Deuteronomy 13:6, 8-15

          • Angry_American

            You quote scripture, but harass people you know nothing about in the internet? You are nothing but a Bully hiding on keyboard.

          • JB

            Did you actually read the chapter and verse? Probably not! Talk, talk, talk!

          • V

            Bravo, Cade.

          • Debbie Sullivan

            Why do you insist on showing your stupidity? WAKE UP! They do NOT belong here. They hate everything about America and only come here to infiltrate and try to conquer.

          • Yosefa Leah

            I had something all written out, but you can’t argue with ignorance. I’ll pray for you that you find some compassion and release the hatred in your heart. You make me ashamed to be American.

          • Debbie Sullivan

            COMPASSION! YOU IGNORANT PUKE! Look what’s going on all over the world!

          • Yosefa Leah

            I don’t respond to ignorance. I am glad I’m not like you. I pity you. Also, just an FYI, it was white imperialists that have literally destroyed the world and committed genocide. Not Muslims. Read your history. And unless you happen to be indigenous, your ancestors are all illegal immigrants that committed genocide against the only REAL Americans—-indigenous peoples. Glad I’m not a white Christian American. Cheers!

          • My family did not come to this country until the late 1800’s. Do not blame my ancestors.

          • madshark

            You just get more and more stupid. There are no humans indigenous to the Americas. Keep saying stupid things. Your stupidity is making me laugh.

          • JB

            No humans indigenous to the Americas?

            Native Americans?

          • madshark

            You are stupid. They migrated here from Asia. They are not indigenous. And btw, you moron, anyone born here is a native American. You libtards cannot just hijack words to fit your racism.

          • JB

            Yes, some did arrive from Asia. But recent anthropological evidence shows that a portion are indigenous. Likely you wouldn’t know that given you low-IQ.

            Review the earlier post – “N”ative American is different than “n”ative American – you’re a bit slow, aren’t you?

            Liberals racist? Perhaps some. Conservatives racist – many.

          • Angry_American

            You are racist, and also you don’t like older people with disabilities than cannot work. YOU are a fascist!

          • JB

            No, I’m fine with hard-working Americans of any age who are doing their fair share to keep making the country great and to keep us from falling into the pit of communism. You, on the other hand…

          • Angry_American

            Me on the other hand what? I think I have shared enough. 🙂 Hell we are almost dating! Wait, you are probably just a 12 year old sitting is a basement making stupid remarks about people. Why dont you stop hiding your anonymity?

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            No nit wit, they came from Russia across a piece of land that used to connect Russia with North America.

          • Angry_American

            JB is an ignorant fool! Wrote me I needed to work, knows nothing about me, then says I am a waste to taxpayers. He knows nothing about my life, yet comments on it? Really. He is a Fool and Fascist. Here to antagonize people and bully them

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            He don’t bully me, he is taking information off of face book. He is a frikkin, joke, he acts like he knows me, he don’t want to know me. Flag him and don’t worry about his bu77 $h!t. Somebody will find him, and he will pay his dues, it’s just a matter of time.

          • Angry_American

            He just said this to me LOL I am flagging. Wish there was a better system or reporting

          • Angry_American

            Never took Welfare in my life LOL and my daughter posted in my name, Social Security is not welfare . It was set up or the people who had no pension, pain in by the people. I also love Ted Cruz! LOL No welfare here, thats why my family takes care o each other, to never take it.

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            Do not let this troll get to you anymore. Let this skunk comment all he wants to, I just wish he had the [email protected] to disclose his identity, he wouldn’t have to worry about any one or thing else.

          • Angry_American

            Yep, I say what I have to say, and you know I have an account. This guys hiding. Shared his comment to my page on FB just now. Not a personal page, a Community page against Sharia law 🙂 and this article. He is only getting attention he may not want. He may be muslim!

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            Can we locate him on face book. I am illiterate when it comes to computers. Doesn’t he need a profile on face book? Keep up the good work.

          • Angry_American

            No, because he logged into chat here anonymous, he didn’t link the facebook account.

          • Mark Duncan

            Do not le the little s#itstain JB get your goat. He is a know nothing little man with a Napoleon complex. He knows if he shows himself he will be held up to public ridicule. Simply stop responding to him. He will create another fake account, probably a version of your name, because he is too stupid to think of a screen name. ignore him, he goes away. He lacks the intellect to converse or debate, so he only hurls epithets. When they just bounce off, he runs off to annoy another big person. Poor little baby.

          • Angry_American

            Yep, you are ignorant, Even the Indians that migrated here are from Asia. Wow, and you think I need a Job, YOU need an Education! Which by the way, I am doing even at my age, you can always learn. So Research it before you post it dummy.

          • JB

            Education? GRE.. Get that education that get off welfare!

          • Angry_American

            JB, where did you get the idea, I am not educated, and on Welfare? I was a Certified Dental Assistant for 30 years. No one in my family has ever taken welfare nor would they. My family was taught to take care of their own. I have become sick, so that is what is going on in my life, my daughter is my savior. The Government is not. To repay my daughter, I keep her home clean, and help her and her Husband ( Active Duty AF ) with their kids. This is how my family handles hard times. I was taught this as a child by my own parents. Welfare was never a word that would be heard of in our house. Now I am getting education in Computer Science, so when I get back on my feet, I can do something in what I really love that last years of my life. Unlike Muslim Immigrants, who are taking Government money and welfare and food pantries that HAVE to be Halal. Keep on talking. Bless your little heart, You are trying so hard. I love Ted Cruz too! Yeah, I am a closet liberal like you said hahahahaha dumb a$$

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            Dip wad, there are NO true American born people EVERYBODY came from some place else, READ YOUR DAM HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!! You know it is ignorant trolls such as you who have made a mockery of this Country. Genocide you don’t have a clue what that means. People like you make the whole world think that everyone here is as dumb and anti American as you. Don’t respond troll it will be a waste of your time, I’m glad I’m not you.

          • Angry_American

            I am reading and following many many News sources. And I dont see what you are seeing. What fairy tale book are you getting your history from?

          • madshark

            Yes, when an idiot like you uses ignorance to argue against a valid point that Debbie Sullivan made it only makes you look stupid and bigoted. Better to keep your idiotic mouth shut.

          • JB

            Valid Point? Ah, yes, typing in capital letters, “COMPASSION! YOU IGNORANT PUKE!” Valid, indeed.

            Your stomach is as fat as your head.

          • madshark

            Debbie was frustrated by the racist muzzrat’s unwillingness to concede that it is muzzrats committing terrorist acts. So yes, idiot, she had a valid point. Do you have a point, or is all you can do make inaccurate, irrelevant and inane comments.

          • JB

            Americans are eight times more likely to be killed by law enforcement than terrorists.

            Given that you have nothing to add to the discussion, you must be a troll.

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            How frikkin stupid can one person be? I want you to quote me the site that says nearly 3,000 INNOCENT men, women and CHILDREN were killed in one day by law enforcement. Take your trouble making ignorant AZZ to a site where you might find someone else who is ignorant enough to listen to you. You might try to find a site occupied by fifth graders.

          • JB

            Hey, idiot, I did – Cato Institute. Since you are too stupid to Google it, here it is for you and stupidshark: http://www.cato.org/blog/youre-eight-times-more-likely-be-killed-police-officer-terrorist

          • Angry_American

            JB, the left nut is YOU

          • JB

            I didn’t write that 3000 were killed by law enforcement, Dirkie. Things must be crazy up in Ranger for you not to get that…

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            Jug But, you wrote you are 8 times more likely to be killed by the police. How long would it take for law officers to match the death count by terrorists from 9/11, or how about the Boston Marathon bombers. How many police kills are good shoots compared to bad shoots. If that is in your figures, you are just telling half the story,just like the entertainment media.

          • JB

            You didn’t read the study, did ya? Too dumb. Can’t read? Go to the source, Dirkie. Again, if you’re IQ is low, I apologize for teasing you.

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            Jug but, intelligence is not the problem, your lack of common sense is the problem. Why do I want to read a study that is some ones opinion. Studies have been done on marijuana by professional doctors, and as I was once familiar with marijuana they don’t know what the he77 they are talking about. Many studies have been made by professionals, only to be proven wrong. Now OH intelligent one, what stupid remark have you got now?

          • JB

            Data is opinion? You never went to Cato, did you? Afraid that the data would actually add something to that dull brain of yours. Go to the site – I dare you. Pot? Maybe you have a hard time keeping up. Again, not only are you ugly, but you are not smart, either. Thankfully not everyone in Ranger is like you.

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            As I said, data is done on ALL research and some are still proven wrong. Thankfully most in Ranger are more like me than you, most of us here have a little common sense. Now there are a few like you here, but thank goodness not many. You are truly a DA when you call me ugly. One for 65 I look pretty good, two at 65 I really don’t give a ra7$ asz, what’s your excuse?

          • JB

            Overweight – big head, big body, no brains. “Little” common sense indeed! You should do more for yourself. Keep sucking America dry, baby boomer.

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            Your just an ignorant a$$. Walk the walk or STFU.

          • JB

            Walk and not waddle, right? You keep working on that.

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            Have you always been the gutless wonder you are now?

          • JB

            Dirkie, you are like a weeble – you wobble but you don’t fall down! Not because you have something relevant to add, but because of your, you know, big head and big body. Weight watchers, my friend. You can find them here in Ranger.

          • JB

            Hey, Dirkie, how’s it going?

          • Angry_American

            JB , Here again, talking about the people posting here, as if he is a fly on the wall in their homes.

          • madshark

            Apparently you are muzzrat, not American.

          • JB

            Cato Institute source – best think tank out there. You know about thinking, don’t you?

          • Cade Roberts

            In that case, please pick up a gun and go on a killing spree gunning down every Muslim man, woman, and child you come across.

            And later, when you’re convicted and being led to the electric chair and are trying desperately to keep from urinating yourself out of fear, remind yourself that it was “all worth it”.

          • Well, thats really not how revolution is, once its begun. those laws will not matter

          • madshark

            Don’t worry, muzzrat. The time is coming.

          • Eric Wallace

            The irony here is that his IQ is likely 40 points more than yours and most of the other people on here. How far in school did you get?

          • madshark

            He has a 197 IQ? I must meet this man with an IQ 40 points higher than mine!. If he had an IQ above room temperature he would be capable of critical thought. Rather than parroting burned out leftist and muzzrat talking points, stupid.

          • Eric Wallace

            Well, I wasn’t replying to you, but the fact that you thought I was disqualifies you from this obviously false high IQ claim. Using dumb-people buzzwords like “muzzrat” and “leftist” is further reinforcement.

          • madshark

            “…and most of the other people on here.” I assumed (correctly, unless you want to lie like any other libtard would when outed) that anyone who holds an opinion different than yours and your little butt buddy Cade is in the, “…most of the other,” group. That would include me. So you were talking to me. Try to keep up with your own conversation, retard.

          • Eric Wallace

            It’s “different from”, not “different than”. If your IQ is this purported 157, you would know that (without trying to attribute it to “I was in a hurry/This isn’t an essay” type excuse). But you may continue with the name calling – it makes my point for me.

          • madshark

            No. Either is correct. Different than has been accepted for several hundred years.

          • JB

            Madshark – you meant to type “100” rather than “40,” didn’t you?

          • Amen, you are so right

          • Angry_American

            I am with you Debbie. There are commenters on her, I am not sure what their agenda is. Islam is a conjuring of Satan.

          • ilovejesus

            You are absolutely right – love this picture.
            We need to add: if someone serves other gods, “you shall kill him.”
            Or, Allah “deems it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you…they shall suffer eternal destruction.” Or, “slaves be obedient to those who are your earthly masters…” Or, heck, so much else. Keep preaching the good Word!

          • EbrahimAllie

            Just saying something like that proves you don’t even understand what it is that made your country great. You don’t even understand why people looked to your country with hope. It’s people like you who will eventually turn your country into a wasteland must like Afghanistan.

          • Perfect man not mo’

            You must be another one of those dumb asses that still believes barry is a christian .

          • shlosls

            >The Bible is easily much more violent.

            Nope. It’s not: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/03/bible-and-quran-equally-violent

            >No, you are just the ones burning down and vandalizing their mosques, gunning down random Muslims

            You can’t seriously claim that this happens in America. Of course sometimes Muslims are victims of terrible crimes, but if you claim that there would be an epidemic of anti-Muslim crimes in America, you’re either out of your mind or a liar.

            >Stop acting stupid.

            Ironic that YOU say that. 😛

          • George Purdy

            BS! You have NEVER read the QUR’AN in any of the Approved English Translations as even they are not truth but cut the “bad” parts apart with spin! Get SEVERAL NON approved English versions so you can read the real POS book and also a Hadith for the instructions to understand that insanity written by a child molester and common criminal of the times!

            Then read the bible and yes the Jewish books or the book for dummies to understand islam is way more dangerous than your pathetic saying that Christians are worse. ALSO note where the Qur’an uses parts of bible and Torah verses! Yep a low life thief, even in his religions writings!

            Yeah idiot, when was the LAST TIME CHRISTIANS went to fight islam? NOT TODAY’S MILITARIZES! They do NOT count as CHRISTAN ARMYS!

            We really wish to hear this answer as many of you morons keep dragging the CRUSADES into an argument of the 21 century? WHY? idiot? Where is the connection other than the idiots of islam think WE are responsible for what our GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT (?) grandparents did? Ok moron, go eat a bullet as YOU are just as responsible as your line of DNA says you are! PLEASE go die for your families transgressions against child molesters and womanizers!

            What a fool you are for NOT reading HUMAN HISTORY but let shit flow from a non educated brain with the crap you read on your FB page!

            FYI: I am half muslim so STFU until you actually understand life!

          • The truth and very well said. Better than I say it on my anti Sharia page

          • Oh you have much to learn about Muslims. You may want to research it

          • madshark

            He is a muzzrat. Google taquiyya. You will understand the shitstain Cade Roberts.

          • Eric Wallace

            Your paranoia is hilarious. I’m embarrassed for you. While you’re locked in your basement preparing from the Muslim Zombie Apocalypse with their Sharia law invading our shores, most thinking people realize that a few bad apples are not representative of the whole group.

          • Angry_American

            Not locked in a basement. Not locked anywhere. But if they do come along, I am locked and loaded. How about you ?

          • Eric Wallace

            Your imaginary zombie invasion isn’t happening. Let it go.

          • Angry_American

            Good god another liberal. Yes masta, I will let it go jus cuz u said to.

          • Eric Wallace

            Your knowledge seems wholly gleaned from right wing propaganda sources that paint all Muslims the same way. The thing about liberalism is that we can see the world with nuance and shades of gray. I know it’s a lot simpler to just put people different from you in boxes and hate them (it’s a natural human instinct), but you ought to rise above this. You seem like a nice person.

          • madshark

            No, shit for brains, we will drag all of you out of where you hide and plot against America. And we will shoot you in the streets, like the vermin you are. Legally.

        • Maya Norma

          somebody is wearing full body coverings could risks your safety? How? Are those clothes eat you?bite you?
          If you are not muslim or even try to learn about Islam, you don’t hv any rights to judge.
          Just mind your religion and own business.

          • Non-Halal for Me!

            No, its a security risk, how dumb are you? There could be anyone from a grandmother to a male terrorist under those garments. Or would you feel safe in a shop with someone running around with a Balaclava on? And no, what I have read, seen and heard of Islam, I want no part in that, thank you.

          • spahdaman

            I can be just as scared of a redneck with with a cross around his neck, cigarette in his mouth,one hand holding a beer and other hand on the rifle, walking in walmart 😀

          • madshark

            You should be. We are coming for you.

          • Yosefa Leah

            i just reported you. To about every federal agency for hate crimes. Cheers.

          • madshark

            Of course you did. That’s what you goat fuckers do. Use the laws of the very country you are infiltrating against its citizens who resist your takeover. I don’t give a fuck, you pedophile worshipper. You followers of Satan’s death cult have about pushed the people of America too far. You are not going to like the pushback.

          • madshark

            I just checked. Hating you goat fucking pedophile worshipers is not a crime. Hahaha! Stupid muzzrat fuck.

          • Perfect man not mo’

            Lets see, how about that American woman in dubai killed by someone wearing a hijab.

          • madshark

            Stopping muzzrats is everyone’s business. Stupid muzzrat whore.

          • Eric Wallace

            What’s your plan, bro?

          • madshark

            To gird myself and my family for the coming storm. To train with a small group who will fight should it be necessary. And to form relationships with others who are like minded.

          • Eric Wallace

            That’s rich – you’ll save us all from this Sharia zombie invasion that’s only taking place in your mind. How does this fantasy unfold for you? Hordes of bearded brown people with scimitars charging at your stronghold, where you and JC are picking them off, one by one?

          • madshark

            If it were up to gutless cowards, like you, we would still be British subjects. It only took 3% of Colonialists taking up arms, to defeat the British. At any time there are approximately 20,000,000 current, ex and retired military and police, who each took an oath to defend the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic. It will only take about half of us to make that happen again. I could show you a couple hundred, just in my sphere of influence, who are resigned to the fact it will take another Revolution to restore the Constitution and restore America to greatness. And they are preparing for that Revolution. While we are praying it can be done at the ballot box, we are prepared to use more aggressive means, if it comes to that point.

          • JB

            You weren’t in the military or law enforcement – not even their standards are so low as to accept you!

          • madshark

            See, shit for brains, that is how little you know. One tour in the USMC, during which I received meritorious promotions, and an education in Electrical Engineering, which has propelled me to a very successful career. After which I started my own business and now employ several men, who are supporting their families from a business I built.

            What have you ever contributed to anything, shit for brains?

          • JB

            I doubt you’re USMC – they have class and you’re just…well, look in the mirror. Meritorious promotions? What, for cleaning shoes or pealing potatoes? I bet you’re good at that! Own business? Don’t believe it. You’re a 13 year-old kid trolling the Internet.

          • madshark

            Nope, shit for brains, I am who I say I am. That is me in my avatar with an 11′ Tiger Shark on a Florida beach. Doubt on, moron. You will be just as wrong about that as you are everything else. Btw, do you have ANYTHING to contribute to the topic, or is all you do troll your intellectual superiors?

          • JB

            C’mon, you’re 13 years old. You found a picture of someone else posing with a shark and thought, “that makes me look tough.” Speaking of contributions, what have you offered? Misspellings, stupidity, and fear. Ultimately, little boy, you are a coward. There is no way you are who you say you are; your children would be too ashamed to have you as a dad!

          • madshark

            I am not the gutless piece of shit hiding behind a fake profile. That is you, coward. Who I am is out there for every one to see. Through the discussion on this story, I have made numerous statements of fact. Just because you are too stupid to understand them, does not detract from my contribution to the topic. You are the anonymous troll, contributing nothing but ad hominem attacks. As you lack the intellect to contribute to the discussion, I will not respond to any further comments from you. Since I am more mature and far more intelligent than you, I will let your next sophomoric comment, and any which follow, go unanswered. I am done with you, gutless, little, ignorant libtard troll. Now, say something else stupid, which will go unanswered. I won, little coward.

          • JB

            You cited facts? I looked back and there were none. What are they? Remember that screaming and yelling about something you obvious have no knowledge of is not a fact. Keep working it, though; soon, you’ll get it. LOL. Probably not, right?!

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            Hey mad, he is just a dumb a$$ troll, who CLAIMS to know me, but don’t have the juevos to allow people to know him. He is just a gutless wonder, who likes to p!$$ people off. If he is in my area, I will find him, as this county is nothing but small towns. I don’t think he is he just got everything off of my facebook. But if he is this old fat man will put an A$$ whoopin on him he will never forget.

          • madshark

            He is even now using other fake profiles to try to get me yo respond. It is hilarious, and a little sad. An old, fat Marine like me can get inside his head that bad. You gotta be pretty pathetic to give someone like me that much power over you. Just point and laugh.

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            Old fat army grunt here.

          • JB

            Old fat men indeed!

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            P1ZZant indeed.

          • Dirk L. Zollinger

            p!$$ant any more communication will be just a waste of time. Just be sure you stay hidden, I would love to meet your crippled a$$.

          • madshark

            And look at this muzzrat fuck under here reporting to the fucking FBI. I am glad he let them know where he is. So in a year and a half, when we have an administration which is not determined to destroy this Republic, they will know where to find him.

          • Eric Wallace

            My hero. Except you missed the point completely. What does your defending the constitution BS have to do with this “muzzrat” invasion that has no chance of happening?

          • madshark

            Keep your head buried in the sand. A basic tenet of the muzzrat laws is to spread their death cult across the earth. To displace the host country’s laws with sharia. They have tried setting up sharia courts in the US. Now do you get it. Or are you just too damned stupid.

          • Eric Wallace

            What part of your ass did you pull that from? Give me any evidence whatsoever that sharia law is taking hold here (or is being attempted), or that spreading “muzzrat laws” is a basic tenet.

          • Angry_American

            I saw all of your remarks on your profile. Are you paid to come here to post?

          • Eric Wallace

            I wish I could get paid for this! I’m simply urging people to be sensible. The whole right wing narrative of this imminent-sharia-invasion-if-we-don’t-do-something is totally absurd and only serves to make the media more money. Most of the bigots here have never met/talked to a Muslim in their lives. 100 years ago, the same garbage being said about Muslims here was being said about black/Jewish people then.

          • Angry_American

            Eric Wallace must be a paid troll! 😀 IMO.

          • madshark

            He is an angry, failed libtard. He is a failure at his attempted profession, and can only hide in his mommy’s basement and hurl insults at those of us who are living life and producing. Since he cannot write successfully, he feels important by attacking other, intellectually superior people.

          • Angry_American

            Eric I got your response in my email. When you prove what you say, talk to me. What ever was said about blacks then? No comparison to them. Muslim people are good people, its their Quran that is evil. And until I started studying this a year ago, I was very tolerant. In fact I had a muslim friend, until she told me she is Pro Hamas. Are you too?

          • Eric Wallace

            I have also studied the Quran – extensively, I might add – and the “evil” you speak about is likely those passages that seem to endorse violence. Right? What many ignore is that those passages were directed to the early Muslims AT THE TIME (i.e. 7th century), who were warring with the other tribes. Specific instructions for that exact moment in time. It’s true that the radicals take those passages out of their intended context and attempt to extrapolate it to today. The vast majority of Muslims know the difference though. Also, nobody sensible is pro-Hamas. Are you sure you didn’t perhaps misunderstand her position of being anti-Likud as being equal to being pro-Hamas?

          • Angry_American

            Vast majority? Where? And I am Pro Israel, and for the God of the Israelites, and Christians. Not the devil of islam. What was written then, is still followed by the majority of Muslims 1400 years later. There is much evidence to support this today, from ISIS, Boko, Refugees throwing Christian off boats, only to find refuge in a Christian nation, Italy. Stop with your bullshit. You are a muslim yourself and you wont change my mind, or anyone that I follow, or that follows my page and blogs 🙂 Go and see your 72 Virgins and leave the people of this world, to live in peace.

          • Eric Wallace

            Oh okay, so you’re one of those crazy evangelicals. Noted. As in, “the Bible promised Israel to the Jewish people so that Jesus can come back and rule” type. This would explain your weak logical reasoning skills. I can see why your former Muslim friend would offend you so much by daring to question God’s decree of the Zionists’ right to Israel. I bet she wasn’t pro-Hamas at all – you just erroneously concluded she was.

            I don’t know how you concluded I’m a Muslim either. Is it because I don’t share your foaming-at-the-mouth hatred for 1.2 billion people? You really think a majority of Muslims are like ISIS, Boko, etc.? A majority of 1.2 BILLION people? If that were the case, you don’t think things would be far worse than they actually are?

            But go ahead, continue to live in fear, stupidity, and a gross ignorance of statistics. Luckily people are becoming smarter and more logical, and viewpoints like yours are becoming obsolete.

          • Angry_American

            That was the most rambling comment, I have read all day. Did it hurt your brain cells to come up with all of that?

            Anyway, 1.2 Billion People, you say? So, of those 1.2, which are the good, and which are the bad? Can you tell?

            My muslim friend stated, I am for Hamas as Israel is the terrorist. So what part of that statement did I not interpret correctly?

            Look, I am tired of coming to this site to answer you. Have more to “preach” to me just visit my page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/USA-A-No-Sharia-Nation/1534068020166531

            All my thoughts on a daily basis are there for all to see, and I share writings of others such as Brigette Gabriel, Pamela Gellar, Frankin Graham, Kevin Sorbo, and many many other like minded people. If you wish to rant at me some more, just head there. I am don with this site and shutting down the notifications of the ignorant replies here.

            I also do not live in fear. I have access to weapons if needed. I am a Veteran and know how to use them. Just because I speak out, does not mean fear.

            You my friend are very pathetic in thinking you are the only one who can have thoughts, and others are ignorant for theirs.

          • Eric Wallace

            The irony of drawing attention to my superior brain cells lies in the fact that scientific studies have shown that conservatives consistently have lower IQs (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/millennial-media/201304/do-racism-conservatism-and-low-iq-go-hand-in-hand), because the conservative mind can’t handle complexity and nuance. I know you guys don’t like science and “book larnin'”, but the evidence is there.

            Can you tell who’s good or bad for any group of people? The fact is, Muslims represent almost 25% of the world’s population (the number is actually 1.6 billion). If 25% of the world was evil, NOBODY would be safe. The truth is – terrorists represent maybe .01% of all Muslims. The rest are just trying to live their lives in peace. There are about 20 million Muslims in America, most of whom are productive members of American society. Facts are pesky things.

            If you’re quoting nutjob extremist hate profiteers like Brigitte Gabriel (whose credentials were proven fake), Geller, etc., then you’re more lost than I ever thought. That would be like liberals quoting the New Black Panther party or something. This also calls into question the idea that you “studied” about Islam and then started hating it. No, what really happened is that your bigot friends put you on to these far-right publications with their spin, and you decided that that was the truth, since you wanted to hate Muslims anyway.

            Maybe you don’t live in fear, but these imagined threats occupy your time. There is no sharia zombie apocalypse coming – stop being dumb.

          • Angry_American

            Come out of your little hiding place Eric, if that is truly your name, and call me dumb. You wont, you are an anon poster, who likes to harass people.

            Well, you comments here, that I skimmed through because of the nastiness of it all, feel on deaf ears. See, I don’t Fucking care what you think, you are an asshole.

            You know nothing about me, who I am, where I stand in life or how I came to decide what is right, or what is wrong.

            Now, take your little ball, or balls and go home. Or come out and play with the real you. For right now, you are fake and a troll.

          • Eric Wallace

            Nastiness? No, the commenters’ disgusting bigotry is what caused me to post in here. Normally I never do.

            You don’t care what I think because you are entrenched and galvanized in your hatred and bigotry. And yet, I’m the bad guy because I have an issue with people hating 1.6 billion people, 99.99% of whom have done/will do nothing to us.

            Wallowing in hatred and ignorance is your choice though – I never said it wasn’t.

          • ErostratusInMaximosMansion

            Sadly, Islam is so [email protected] conservative that the current adherents still believe it to be true.

            Ever wondered why the great Arab mathematicians and philosophers of the eighth and ninth centuries died out? Don’t suppose you even know about them, you really don’t seem to know very much at all, except how to antagonise people. Oh yes, I like ot know who I’m dealing with, and now I do. That makes you a grade a jerk, btw, not a grade a debater.

            Well, where was I? Oh yes, they finally got around to exploring the concept of infinity, which, if you have a halfway decent understanding of meta-physics, also requires one to examine in great detail the concept of free will. And so the mullahs (they had another name in those days but I’ll keep it simple for you) decided this was verging on apostasy, and so science was denied in the name of God.

            As I said, they were very conservative, primitive compared to Byzantium.

            Now, the concept of free will is something that I do understand, so explain to me how this

            It’s true that the radicals take those passages out of their intended context and attempt to extrapolate it to today. The vast majority of Muslims know the difference though.

            can be true, let alone justifiable.

            Because if they know that their faith is being perverted in such a fashion, then why do they not speak out against it? You would, surely? You sound like an Xtian (I’m an agnostic existentialist myself, like to run my own life, thank you very much) and while you obey your beliefs I’ll lay my last Euro on the fact that you’d speak out against your church if need be in a similar situation. So why try to defend the indefensible? Being a liberal doesn’t require you to prostitute your brain, does it? Like you, they have free will, but their religion precludes them from exercising it.

            You see, until I hear the so called moderate muslims, (I assume they are both still alive?) speak out against apostasy, then I’m afraid they the only good Muslim is one who lives somewhere else.

            Have a good day now,

            lesson over.

            Ero

          • Eric Wallace

            Thanks for the reasoned discussion.

            There is a common assumption that Muslims don’t speak out against extremism. But that is false. Muslims very often denounce ISIS, Al Qaeda, etc., but it usually goes under the radar:

            http://mediamatters.org/research/2014/08/21/muslim-leaders-have-roundly-denounced-islamic-s/200498

            http://foreignpolicyblogs.com/2014/10/10/moderate-muslims-speak-out-against-terrorism/

            There is even a movement to do away with outdated religious laws:

            http://www.thenational.ae/uae/outdated-religious-laws-must-be-changed-uae-forum-hears

            There are plenty of other examples. There will be some here who will attribute that to “Taqiyyah”, so in their eyes, there’s nothing that Muslims can ever do to not be hated.

            You are correct that Arab-Islamic scholarship died out because of religious forces. Basically a sect of the puritanical Muslim literalists won out over the Muslim critical thinkers of the time (I’m simplifying for brevity). These literalists formed the basis of how much of Islam is propagated today (becoming Wahhabism, which influences Al-Qaeda and ISIS). This happened because the literalist groups became rather rich and powerful and was able to propagate its ideology around the world, hence the mess.

            As debate goes, if I’m addressed civilly, I will match it. As for madshark and others, they’ve continually called names and displayed their bigotry, to which I have responded forcefully. I admit I have little tolerance for unwarranted bigotry.

          • ErostratusInMaximosMansion

            Sorry, I was a bit sharp. I just came across the thread and, being a UK ex-pat, the problem I described was very real there. and we have pro rata a much higher Muslim minority, maybe 5.5-6 %, than the US. .

            For the most part they are not reasoning professionals, but ordinary West Africans, Pakistanis, Somalians Afghani’s, all plucked out of the third world and deposited in a G7 country. The only real welcome they receive is at their local mosque, and we have unfortunately, as you know, more than our fair share of troubles with radicals. Still, our security boys are pretty good, and apart from the 7/7 bombings we’ve got away with isolated killings.

            And I think it’s the fact that Islam won’t change that is the major problem; I’ve spoken to a few visiting Islamic scholars about this, and they all seem to agree, but when you ask how to change things they all point to the lack of any central Islamic leadership.. Oh, there are various ‘authorities’, but it is not like Catholics following Rome, or the Anglicans Canterbury.. ‘The book ‘ is meant to be the authority, but the Christian churches have remained far more relevant by slowly evolving, whereas there is no such mechanism to revamp the Quran.

            And so, with thousands of individual fiefdoms emerging, it is very easy for the message to become corrupted, especially in France and the UK. I’ll always reject that message anyway, because I think it crosses over from religious to secular, and for me as a democrat that is a big no-no; I worry about Turkey for precisely that reason.

            The prognosis was not good, so as I’d retired I decided a warmer climate was best, and Italy is the one place where the migrants don’t stay; they all want to be in Northern Europe.

            I’ll close if I may with a link to something way back, 2006, which was published in Charlie Hebdo at the time of the protests about he cartoons depicting the prophet. I’ve also appended a list of the signatories with their then current occupations, taken from a blog I wrote at the time. Note that Maryam Namazie was at the time a practicing Muslim and, as far as I am aware, still is.

            http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4764730.stm

            Signed by:

            Salman Rushdie – Indian-born British writer with fatwa issued ordering his
            execution for The Satanic Verses

            Taslima Nasreen – exiled Bangladeshi writer, with fatwa issued ordering her
            execution

            Ayaan Hirsi Ali – Somali-born Dutch MP

            Bernard-Henri Levy – French philosopher

            Chahla Chafiq – Iranian writer exiled in France

            Caroline Fourest – French writer

            Irshad Manji – Ugandan refugee and writer living in Canada

            Mehdi Mozaffari – Iranian academic exiled in Denmark

            Maryam Namazie – Iranian writer living in Britain

            Antoine Sfeir – director of French review examining Middle East

            Ibn Warraq – US academic of Indian/Pakistani origin

            Philippe Val – director of Charlie Hebdo

          • Eric Wallace

            No worries – I’m glad we can carry on pleasantly.

            In theory, there is no central authority in Islam, but when one takes a closer look at all of the Sunni terrorist groups (AQ, ISIS, BH), a pattern emerges. All of these groups have roots in Wahhabi/Salafi ideology. This cancer was able to spread throughout the world through Wahhabi madrassas and propaganda – BILLIONS of dollars are pumped into these schools throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa, and they are spreading. Saudi Arabia is the main backer of this ideology, and with their vast oil riches, they export their way of life to expand their influence, and these groups are often the result.

            However, I don’t see why Islam can’t change. The article I linked earlier (http://www.thenational.ae/uae/outdated-religious-laws-must-be-changed-uae-forum-hears) is already calling for Islamic reforms. As people become more educated and gain the ability to think for themselves, the hold of religious puritanism will weaken. This has happened in all of the major world religions – there was a dark period, followed by enlightenment, and then a reformation. As I’m sure you know, Islam is about 1400 years old and undergoing the same growing pains that other religions did 14 centuries in.

          • Eric Wallace

            No worries – I’m glad we can carry on pleasantly.

            Sorry if this is short – I had replied thoroughly, but for some reason, it disappeared.

            While there is no central Islamic leadership, the roots of terrorist groups (AQ, BH, ISIS, etc.) can be traced to the Wahhabi/Salafi ideology, which is predominantly practiced in Saudi Arabia (the rulers had allied themselves with the Wahhabis when they were fighting for control of the peninsula).

            The Wahhabis spend BILLIONS of dollars worldwide on schools and propaganda, and the disaffected youth/sociopaths/etc. of many different countries buy into their ideology. This is why certain secular nations are starting to become more radicalized.

            I don’t see why the Muslim world at large can’t reform though. Every religion had its dark age, followed by a critical thinking/enlightenment period, and then finally a reformation.

          • Angry_American

            I recently made a comment to a new Video by Cat Stevens. Not so sure who he became, but we all know the story. I loved his music then, and still do. He is trying to show a different side of his “religion”. So I posted to YouTube: When there is world peace, I will accept what the moderates say. That world peace has to be lead by Islam.

          • Eric Wallace

            The biggest problem is the propagation of Wahhabism – a puritanical and literalist ideology. Billions of dollars are being spent by the Saudis to spread this throughout the world. This gives rise to groups like AQ, ISIS, and BH.

            The House of Saud – when they were fighting for control of the Arab peninsula – allied themselves with the Wahhabi adherents. When they won, their alliance solidified, and once the Saudis discovered oil, they (and thus the Wahhabis) became richer than they ever imagined.

          • Eric Wallace

            The current issue in the Muslim world is the spread of Wahhabi ideology. Wahhabism is a puritanical and literalist form of Islam, practiced primarily in Saudi Arabia. Their teachings form the basis of groups such as AQ, ISIS, BH, etc.

            The House of Saud had allied themselves with the Wahhabis when they were fighting for control of the peninsula in the early 1900s. When they won, Wahhabism was established at large. Right around that time, oil was discovered, making the Saud House extremely rich. And then in order to establish influence around the world, they started propagating Wahhabi ideology all around the world. They have pumped billions of dollars into schools and propaganda campaigns, attracting the disaffected people/bad apples/etc. of many different countries.

          • Angry_American

            I also NEVER said Sharia is coming. I am here and on my pages to spread awareness, to keep it from ever coming. Sadly, there have been rapes, murders, FGM in the USA. They get off for these atrocities, because they cite, we didn’t know, we follow Sharia.

          • Eric Wallace

            Proof?

          • Eric Wallace

            Proof?

          • madshark

            We have learned about the muzzrat laws. They are on display every time a terrorist act occurs. That is why we are fighting you pedophile worshiping goat fuckers.

        • TheSlag

          So incredibly uninformed, hateful and ignorant. America will collaps from within because of ignorant venomous people just like you. We really don’t need enemies with “friends” like that.

          • johnz96

            Islamic indoctrination spawns disgustingly stupid people. How stupid do you have to be to believe that god would choose a sadistic, pedophile warlord to be his great messenger and claim that it is a religion of peace when he spread it through violent conquest and it has caused strife all over the world ever since???

          • Mohammed was a charismatic person, probably because he has Satans glow coming off of him. The God I worship, would not kill his son for us, then turn around and bring Mohammed into the picture. Only one creature would do that, Satan.

        • EbrahimAllie

          What do you know? It is in the quraan that Muslims are to protect the followers of Abraham, i.e. Christians and Jewish people. Mohammed drafted a constitution that protected both Jewish and Christian people. Whether things always panned out that way is another matter, but everything is not black and white.

          • George Purdy

            That’s working out real well isn’t it? ROFL at morons who live the quran!

          • EbrahimAllie

            Well your conservative Christians are no better. Preaching for the execution of gays. Wanting Christianity to trump the constitution. Wanting to ban science from the classroom. ROFL at religious idiots…whatever their religion.

          • George Purdy

            They PREACH for, but they damn sure are coward enough in America to know that jail is around the corner when they DO start to kill. Smart HUMANS are what they are. Following their countries laws.

            Why do you think cry baby muslims cry the way they do and try like hell to get their “religion” authenticated so they can practice it freely and COMPLETELY in every country where the countries laws and morals and ethics do NOT allow most of the crap found in the quran and the ideology!
            The morals of those countries outweigh the immorals found in the quran and to humans with real HONOR other than the fake honor found in islam!

            When you have to FORCE a human to believe in a god then it is NOT a god nor religion as a real god will only want those who are not faking it to stay alive! That is why man made up gods are stupid as the original finder of both of the major “gods” . only ONE human says he met a entity and it said it was god.

            Try that today and you go to a mental ward! So we believe a mentally deranged human (by Today’s civilized and scientifically proven in courts of law world wide) from how many years ago in both cases?

            The world is going to hell in a hand basket all over crap invented by nomads in deserts OR uncivilized humans just crawling out of caves and now civilized man still believes in that god story stuff?

          • madshark

            It is also in the quran that moslems are to kill Christians and Jews. So which command do you follow?

          • EbrahimAllie

            Yes it’s also in one verse in the quraan in a single verse about a wife obeying her husband, though the interpretation is debatable. Yet there are several passages about love and respect between a husband and wife. My point is extremists grab onto things they feel will justify their extreme views. It happens in all religions.

            The bible is full calls for people to be put to death. And it wasn’t that long ago that many of those rules were still being implemented in one form or another.

          • madshark

            You might get by with your taquiyya on someone who has not read your death cult’s guiding document. But I have read it. I have found 109 passages demanding violence against non-muzzrats. That is only in the quran, not to mention the hadith.

            I guess, if you want to call 500-600 years, “not that long ago.” The fact is, it is muzzrats killing in the name of your death cult and it’s pedophile prophet, today. Not Buddhists, Sikhs, Taoists, Christians, or any other real religion. Nope. Only your death cult is killing innocent people, all over the world.

            So you may take your lies, fold them into a neat package, and shove them up your ass.

          • EbrahimAllie

            Firstly I’m an atheist. And not 500 to 600 years ago try less than 100 years ago. Remember witches burned at the stake? Remember how even Western societies had a distinctly sexist flavour? What about Catholics and protestants killing each other? Hey didn’t American Evangelicals try to get a bill passed in Uganda that would have given gay people the death sentence? Oh there’s also a preacher currently in the US talking about death for gays.

          • madshark

            I am not familiar with the vast majority of what you reference. Please provide sources, so we can determine context. I can comment on the Northern Ireland issue.

            That is an entirely different situation. Terrorist acts were being committed because of real or perceived wrongs one group committed against another (Protestant against Catholic, and vice versa).

            I can also speak to the Sal witch trials. Those girls were not killed because of pro-Christian actions. But rather as a result of anti-witch actions. That had nothing to do with Christian faith.

            While both of these were atrocities, committed by Christians, their actions were not directed by their Christian faith. I.e. just because an atheist gets drunk and kills someone in a traffic accident, I cannot say drunk driving deaths are a part of the atheist faith.

            It is muzzrats who are killing innocent men, women and children in every corner of the globe. And they are doing it because their laws, quran and hadiths order them to. You use very small, isolated incidents where Christians have committed atrocities, not in the name of Christianity, to defend muzzrats killing innocent people on a widespread basis. And, unlike those atrocities committed by Christians, the muzzrats are doing it in the NAME of their “religion.”

          • EbrahimAllie

            Well lets see, groups like the taliban have taken over mostly other Muslim territories. Approximately 8x more Muslim have been killed by such terror groups than any other group. This really does seem more like a civil war between more secular Muslim and those who would follow more right wing conservative beliefs. Using words like Muzzrats paints you as nothing but an ignorant racist.

            Right now there are Muslim women fighting for their freedom in places like Syria. They want to follow a more liberal version of the religion. They want to have the same rights and freedoms as men. Do they also count as Muzzrats?

          • madshark

            Calling islam a race demonstrates your ignorance. Islam is a system of government hiding behind a false religion. There are muzzrats of all races. Therefore, hating muzzrats is not racist. Besides i do not hate them. I actually love them, as children of God. I will also gladly kill them to protect my family, myself and the Western way of life..

            Anyone fighting for women’s freedom is not a muzzrat. They are not followers of the pedophile, false prophet, mohammad. They may call themselves moslem, but they are not.

            So, you see, I am not racist. Oh, and btw, I seem to remember all those “good” muzzrats dancing in the streets and passing out candy when the World Trade Center was attacked. There are not “good” followers of the quran. If they are following every dictate of the quran, they need too die. If they are not following evey dictate of the quran, they are not moslem.

          • madshark2

            “I am not a racist.” “Muzzrat.” You, sir, are a genius!

            Did you know that Jesus was likely gay?

          • madshark

            Every one is racist. However, calling someone a racist because he is against islam is the height of ignorance. It is the same as calling a communist a racist because he disagrees with Democratic Republicanism. So, while I certainly am racist, and so are you, my objection to islam is not indicative of that racism.

            As you have proven you are an idiot, you will have to excuse me for laughing at your assertion Jesus was a faggot. Or were you saying he is carefree and happy.

          • JB

            No love for gay people, dumbshark? Only Muslims? Lots of evidence that Jesus was gay…

          • EbrahimAllie

            Hmmm…how many Amrican Mulsims did you see dancing outside that day? I didn’t see any where I live. Maybe the people you saw dancing were from the countries America so happily invaded in their hunt for oil. Remember those places that had democraticly elected leaders who were then replaced by despots because it suited the American government?

        • madshark

          Cade is a muzzrat. He is not on the side of America or Americans. He only supports the goat fuckers taking over America. His lies are called taquiyya in muzzrat lingo. Google it. You will understand where this scumbag comes from.

        • Naghma Husain

          “Our country”? Only the American Indians have the right to say that.

          • madshark

            No stupid, I was born here. It is MY country. Fuck you., muzzrat.

          • Eric Wallace

            What if she was born here too? It’s her country as well, Mr. 157 IQ.

          • madshark

            if she was born here, she is a traitor. She can either follow the Constitution and the laws of our country, or take her muzzrat ass to some 3rd world shit hole where they practice Shariah.

          • Eric Wallace

            A traitor? For saying that only Native Americans have the right to call this their country (something our constitution happens to allow)? I see senility has set in – you should go back to scheming your awesome revolution.

          • madshark

            No, stupid fuck, for supporting the implementation of her islamic death cult’s sharia laws over the Constitution of this Republic. If she is muzzrat, she demands the implementation of sharia, worldwide. Because lie as you and she wish, but a basic tenet of the muzzrat death cult’s bible, the quran, is spreading the muzzrat filth across the earth. I would say around the earth, but these backward idiots still believe the earth is flat.

          • Eric Wallace

            She did no such thing, Smartacus. The rest of your post is just your usual right wing propaganda points that you dug right out of some moron’s blog. But go ahead, keep pissing yourself over the bogeyman under your bed – I’m pretty sure you’ve never met any Muslims anyway.

        • Ray1547 @ teapartyorganizers.n

          Agreed

        • Mirza Mujadzic

          Bigot , Islamophobe , shame on you. Dont hide yourself behind pseudonym. Have you ever read Kuran. Can you really confirm in actual verses what you talking about, or you are just joining deja vu NAZI type propaganda seen against Jews in pre WWI in Germany.

      • gary

        Cade, I do agree with you that there is a lot of anti-muslim sentiment in this country. But I wouldnt call it “bigotry”. People dont just wake up one day and decide they hate muslims. If you have children you know that they arent born hating anything. Hate is learned. Its important to ask yourself “why” this hatred exists in the first place. You cant just slap people down with name calling and legal mumbo jumbo and expect the problem to go away. That only makes things worse. Even our kids history books dont call the 9/11 hijackers “islamic terrorists” anymore; despite the fact that is exactly what they were. This hatred is fueled by many other factors. When we see muslims cutting heads off christians in the middle east, it pisses us off. BIts on the other side of the planet, and while we despise it, we really cant do much about it. Now that culture starts moving into our back yard. And while the people may not actually commit acts of terror, they dont assimilate well either. And with them comes their ilk and their traditions that are not compatible with Western society. They tell Christian and Jewish kids, “you cant pray or bring the bible to school”, but then they set aside prayer time for muslim kids. They reform the school menu as to not include pork because it isnt Halal in some places all while Michelle Obama trys to revamp school lunches for everyone else and no one likes it. Hell the one thing that “would” bind us all together is that we used to pride ourselves in being “Americans”. But now we’re told we shouldnt be so proud. Being proud of your culture makes you a right wing nut today or a Nationalist. We dont even say the pledge of allegiance any more in schools because it might offend someone. There is also a lack of muslim outcry against terrorism. Instead we have marches in NYC where they rally for the implementation of Sharia Law. Or we have “Sharia courts” where muslims are told not to call the police but to settle their differances in sharia court according to sharia law which is against American law. Add all this up and top it off with a president who we all KNOW is a muslim while pretending to be a Christian who slams down every jew and Christian every chance he gets and you know what you end up with? A simmering cauldron of Americans who are TIRED of being stepped on, who are tired of electing officials who pander their way into office and then reneg on their campaign promises and clearly do NOT represent the will of the true American people. Anti Muslim Bigotry as you put it? Seriously Cade, I think Americans deserve GREAT credit for the tolerance we’ve shown to a group of violent extremist invaders who refuse to become one of us yet take adavantage of our good nature on a daily basis. Honestly, from the people I talk to, I am seriously shocked that we are not in the midst of a serious civil war right now where the government has not been overthrown and muslims are either being killed, deported or hoarded into concentration camps.

        • Patrick P. Stafford

          What we need is more anti-lawyer bigotry!

          • Silver dawn

            I agree. They suck us dry with forced insurance premiums skyrocketing due to sue me lawyers advertising everywhere. One of the biggest scams we face. Lawyers need to be forced into labor camps and stripped of their ill gotten gains.

          • watcherofolde

            There needs to be tort reform that’s for sure! But when our govt is made up of lawyers, that is one reform not likely to happen.

          • wishonastar

            We had a great country when politicians were merchants soldiers, farmers, etc…now we got a bunch of lawyers97 of 100 in Senate the azzwipe in the White House and 60% of the House…therin lies the problem…time to cut them down to size….

          • madshark

            Now there is something I can get behind.

        • Silver dawn

          Yeah we don’t wake up automatically hating rug heads. But after a huge list of them killing Americans keeps getting longer, then it’s back at cha time.

          • gary

            Precisely my point! ; )

          • Jed

            i know, those toupee killers really get my goat.

        • Robert Ratzell

          VERY WELL SAID GARY !!!!!!!!!!!

        • Jeremy Hall

          I’ll be honest, I learned what hate was on 9-11. I remember how it felt, I believe it was hate anyway. Mixed with Greif and shock. I was 13 when I saw the towers go down. All those people who never hurt anyone, dead. I wanted justice, I wanted those responcible’s heads on stakes. My girlfriend suggested I read the koran to get a better understanding of who muslims are. That did nothing to improve my opinion. There is a resentment for muslims here in the USA, but its kinda hard not to resent someone one their culture is screaming “death to america” every day.

          • gary

            I couldnt agree more. I never hated anyone of any race or religion before that.

          • Nor have i

          • And Iran is screaming Death to America just as they negotiate a nuclear deal. WHy do they hate us, they hate democracy, freedom, and our way of life, Why…because Mohammed said kill the non-believer. Just as ISIS is doing now, Boko Harem, all of them, wiping out Christians, that is what Mohammed taught them. Slavery is ok too, even infants for sex. I follow this cult, it makes me sick, I was once tolerant, no more.

        • slizk

          What about the kilings of Bush in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the killngs of children in Palestine in Israel who America is a big ally of and the use of chemical weapons by Israel considered illegal by the United Nations and its’ continued assault aganst the Palestinian people?, are these guys not terrorists?? or is that term only reserved for Islamic/muslims?, Just because something is not reported regularly on your local news station does not mean it does not happen in other parts of the world.

          9/11 was a tragedy and all Americans suffered not just you. Muslims suffered, your average Muslim cab driver who was working on a normal day to feed his family suffered, they could no longer drive passengers for fear of being attacked especially if his name was Muhammed or Ahmed or he had a beard. Muslim mothers who went to pick up their children from school were spat on. Muslim Women could no longer wear their headscarves for fear of it being taken forcefully off their heads with even with physical force ,All of these people were traumatised for an attack that they did no carry out or had no control over and were completely unaware of. Oh and Muslims also died in the twin towers, which is similar to the London (where I live) train bomb attacks that were carried out by extremists where Muslims were also killed as passengers in the train. These extremists don’t even realise they are killing people of their same religion just like ISIS, which is contradictory to the teachings of Islam where a believer is not supposed to kill civilians/innocents let alone his fellow brother/sister in faith.

          Even Sikhs wear attacked as their attackers thought they were Muslims and did not know the difference between Muslims and Sikhs considering how long Sikhs have been in America you would think there would be some understanding between people, or maybe the hate and anger got the better of them or maybe these were just racist fascists out to cause mayhem of which exist in every country.

          Before 9/11 there wasn’t much problem with Muslims but after it America was it’s own enemy, it turned on it’s own citizens i.e. fellow Americans who had no part in 9/11 but somebody HAD to be ,the ”war on terror” i.e. Afghanistan, Iraq by the Bush administration may have been a catalyst to this depicting Al-Qaeda (so called) as these Islamic/muslim terrorists that behead people and have no human values (btw a lot of Muslims are against ISIS and the things they are doing and depicting a false image of Islam) as these barbaric backward Muslims with an ancient violent religion etc. and then the average American was sold the idea that Muslims worship Allah and their prophet is Muhammad ”hang on a minute I heard of Allah and Muhammad wait I think that place at the back what’s it called? a mosque? waaait these guys are actually Muslims living in our country!!!, if they did 9/11 they could also be planning something right next door to us, we gotta do something!!!!”. The Bush administration were too busy on the war on terror while terror loomed on its own streets against a minority and muslims became the enemy of America. Considering how long Muslims have been in America surely some Americans would have at least some idea on their religion/beliefs ?? the years 1970,80,90s didn’t Americans know about Muslims and Muhammad, Quran, teachings of Islam or is it just after 9/11 they began paying more interest? and if Muslims are a threat to the US then why didn;’t the US do something in the last 20-30 years to those Muslims living in the states. Or is it after 9/11 they suddenly became the enemy that now was the time to do something and save the country by the average Americans seen as their government was too busy fighting abroad.

          The fact is America failed, it failed in terms of unification of different races, religions,cultures,. There was no understanding between people even though there should have been especially of the Muslims since muslims have been around for the last 40 years or so in US MAYBE MORE and the Bush administration failed to try and improve relations between different colours/religions for co-existence especially at these distressing times when unification was necessary especially when the common American did not even know what a Sikh is but believed Sikh to be a Muslim; but rather made the muslims the enemy with the war on terror/war on Islam. There should have been more of an understanding of different faiths,cultures etc.
          Also It was the average Muslims that had to come out themselves through scrutiny,fear to show their fellow Americans they were not terrorists etc. and to invited them to mosques to show them what goes on and that they did not make bombs in there.
          Muslims need to accept American cultures/customs if they want to live in US, but are they not already? having been living for 40+ years they surely would have accepted the customs or they would no be living there?
          America is a free country which why people love to come there for liberty, freedom to do what you want (even shoot someone and then end up in jail -Joke!), dress how you want.
          Overall Understanding between different peoples is necessary to eradicate hate/prejudice/insecurity/misconception. The fact is some people will never accept you and always treat you as an alien regardless of what you try to do.

          • kevin

            i dont see none of then san crabs protesting what their kind is doing they read the koran it reads the same for all so till they denounce islam in my country they will be looked on as trash

          • Yosefa Leah

            Your grammar is so foul I can’t even respond because I have no idea what the hell you’re saying.

          • Concerned

            Are you the King of Stupid DumbFuck Assholes ?????

          • TomasdeTorquemada

            Submit your short story to Random House.

          • However, the teachings the killers went by, come from the same book they read and worship out of. Kill the Infidel, the non believer, inflict Sharia. That is why the towers fell, to inflict terror, Mohamed wrote ( or dictated ) so. Because he was a raging lunatic!

        • Maya Norma

          They were not Islamic terrorist, they were terrorist who said they religion is islam.
          Indonesia is a country with the most muslim citizens in the world. but we don’t kill people because they are not-muslim.
          Islam is not terrorist, people is.

        • Eric Wallace

          Hate is learned through the propaganda churned out by conservative media. You’re shown the “Muslim” beheadings in the ME, but not shown the “Christian” beheadings in Africa. I’ve also never heard of Muslims complaining about people bringing their Bibles to school; must be more imagination from the right wing. Muslims are constantly protesting terrorism, but the media never shows it, and a minuscule number of Muslims are trying to implement Sharia law – probably a fewer percentage than Christians in the KKK. So if you want to hate Muslims, go ahead – you’re doing so as a result of your own bigotry and using slanted and flimsy evidence.

          • gary

            Eric, show me a video of a christian kid in a madrasa. Then lets see what they do with his bible. Christian beheadings in Africa? The Christian Africans should receive such an angel of mercy to be beheaded! Have you forgotten what happened to the coptic christians in egypt when the muslim brotherhood was running game there? Africans have been raped, tortured, and entire villages BURNED ALIVE by muslims because they wont convert. https://unsealedprophecy.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/christians-burned-alive-by-sunni-muslims/ Jesus told his disciples to turn the other cheek. But we only come equipped with two cheeks. After that, its payback time! So If some Christians cut off a few muslim heads, I say “SO BE IT!” Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire, and a muslim being beheaded is NOTHING compared to what I would do to them if we were without the rule of law!

          • gary

            Hows that for “flimsy evidence” you f&*kin a$$hole!

          • Eric Wallace

            https://thetaleofbittertruth.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/suspected-witches-burned-alive-by-christians-in-kenya/

            Suspected witches burned alive by CHRISTIANS in Kenya.

            As for you, I never knew people could be so stupid until they started letting readers make comments.

          • Eric Wallace

            Oh, so you’re a psychopath too? Good to know.

            Lord’s Resistance Army:

            The idea that Islam has some inherent monopoly on violence is hilarious, given that Christians still have a commanding lead as far as history goes. That Muslims are closing the gap in the 4th quarter means that something new happened in the 4th quarter, which is rampant colonialism, political instability of various causes, and the funding of radicals.

            Things like this require a deeper look, but I suppose it’s far easier to live in the “dey b diffrint and i hate em” bubble.

      • disqus_khiD4yhUiu

        It’s not bigotry or hate when they really do want to kill you.

      • anita

        True, could one reason be that muslims dislike non muslims and have made that clear. It goes both ways. Its well known and I have been told by Muslims they believe they are better than anyone non muslim. Should we assume every kafir, jew, hindu etc killing in America is because of Muslim bigotry towards non muslims, every gay killing because muslims are homophobic. Muslims as well are going uncheck for the hatred they preach. Have you seen/researched any other countries? The people who identify as muslims choose not to integrate, display intolerance to everyone that is not muslim, sexual assault /crime rates have skyrocketed in many countries statistically associated with immigration of muslim men one man even said I did not know I was not supposed to rape my religion teaches me its ok after raping a 14 year old. These are the countries they choose to immigrate too they create no go zones where police dare not tread. They march the streets screaming kill the infidel, kill the cops. Anjem Choudary advocating that it should be legal to have sex with 9 year old girls .Why is this behaviour acceptable? These countries I speak of are UK ITALY SWEDEN DENMARK NORWAY AUSTRALIA GERMANY FRANCE BELGIUM. to name a few.

        • slikz89

          Well if you knew about Islam it clearly is against unlawful sexual intercourse unless couple are married in that case it would be lawful…..so rape would count as being unlawful. I don’t know if you have met any Muslims to say they don’t integrate etc. you make them seem arrogant. I suggest you go somewhere to the Middle East (but if your scared to go there then I suggest Turkey; closer to Europe so you should feel safer and see that they are the nicest people around. Oh and I live in the UK and there aren’t any no go places for non-muslims that;s rubbish so don’t know where you got that from

          • gary

            Yeah, sexual intercourse in Islamic tradition is unlawful between unmarried persons, but it does permit you freaks to marry a 9 year old, have up to 4 wives, honor rape your neighbor, and if the woman cries rape, then she goes to jail unless there are at least 4 male witnesses (which there never is, cause theyre all getting a piece of the action), and of course the koran doesnt consider sticking your penis in an animal “intercourse” but it does command that the animal be slaughtered afterwards for being unclean. I dunno, I guess mohammad was afraid the sheep might learn to talk one day! And in case you didnt know, “Baaaahaaaa” means “Noooooo!” The world is not asleep to islamic barbarity. You koranderthals are two models behind modern man on the evolutionary chart! Im impressed you can even use the damn computer for something other then a friggin IED timer!

      • Raymond of Canada

        You said all this to let us know you are a former trail attorney? Most crimes committed against Muslims in America are committed upon themselves, but I see they have succeeded in convincing you of their victimhood.

      • Delta Rain

        The same Cade Roberts in Face Book that matches your picture? Used to be a trial lawyer? How old are you? You do realize the fact that you being a Muslim who posts victimization propaganda makes your comments here very slanted and uncredited. Just as the author to this story is also a Muslim and creating the same ol’ PLO and HAMAS one-sided view. And that is why I refuse to discuss any of this with you in any form of reasonableness. Because you have already disgraced this forum with your deceit.

        • gary

          Nice homework Delta!

        • slikz

          SO this post is supposed to be an all one-sided narrow view where there is 0% possibility of an attack against a Muslim (minority) being classed as a racist attack and is only by chance? and anyone posting something that believes it was a racist attack automatically becomes a sympathesizer according to you?? where’s the logic in that? I guess all the black people in the US who believe the shooting unarmed black people by the cops must also be sympathesizers…..or maybe the holocaust was not real and the jews must also be sympathesizers? you also think that?
          There’s always 2 sides to a coin and two sides to a story maybe more, so I suggest you look at all possible angles before coming to a conclusion just like the Hamas and PLO one and not your one sided view as you mentioned the guy above has one so im guessing you must have your own.

          Now he’s probably gonna accuse me of being a Muslim and be judgemental or discriminate and be as if my comment does not hold weight and is valueless and discredit my speech too Senator!!

      • LibertyDwells

        As a 20 year student of the Muslim cult allow me to say without equivocation; people like you are almost as much of a danger to this Constitutional Republic as are the Muslims themselves.

        Have you ever even cracked open a Qur’an? Don’t tell me you’ve studied it, because those who have don’t spew absurd PC tripe like “anti-Muslim”. EVERYONE who understands the cult and has not been sucked into it is anti-Muslim. Only the ignorant serve as their lapdogs. You are an example thereof.

        You, “sir”, are ignorant.

        While these cases are nothing but random events, YOUR paranoia and weak-minded willingness are an important subject. The Mulsim cult wants you to die. Or at the very least, convert. Then, later, if you don’t become Muslim enough, they’ll kill you, anyway. That’s what the cult *IS*, and every single Muslim who actually practices their “faith” knows that. Some are just more willing to get their hands dirty.

        The “Religion of Peace” means there will be peace when every single person on the planet is not merely Muslim, but Muslim enough to satisfy the most virulent of the breed. You need to learn that absolute fact, because clearly you don’t get it. That’s what their peace is. They’ll tell you. Their book and hadiths will tell you…if you can tune out the leftist indoctrination long enough to learn.

        You need to sit down and educate yourself about your subject before you prattle on again. At this point, if this is what you imagine was your due diligence, then it’s no wonder you are a *former* attorney.

        • madshark

          He IS a muslim.

        • Cade Roberts

          Have you read the Bible?

          “If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or the wife you embrace or your friend who is as your own soul entices you secretly, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which neither you nor your fathers have known, some of the gods of the peoples who are around you, whether near you or far off from you, from the one end of the earth to the other, you shall not yield to him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him, nor shall you conceal him. But you shall kill him. Your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. You shall stone him to death with stones” (Deuteronomy 13:6-11)

          It calls for the death (by stoning, no less) of anyone who refuses to convert to their cult and believe in the Christian God.

          “But that whoever would not seek the Lord, the God, should be put to death, whether young or old, man or woman.” (2 Chronicles 15: 13)

          According to the Bible, all infidels and heathens who refuse to submit to the Judeo-Christian cult should be killed outright, even the women and children, even the old and infirm.

          “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” (Leviticus 20:13)

          It even calls for the outright murder of gays and lesbians.

          “Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.” (Corinthians 14:34)

          Women are forced into submissive and subservient roles by the Church according to the Bible.

          “I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.” (1 Timothy 2:12)

          Women are to submissive to men and cannot hold authority over them; they cannot even teach according to the Christian cult.

          And I haven’t even mentioned the injunctions justifying/calling for slavery, rape, and mass genocide, all found in the Bible.

          If Islam should be banned, Christianity and the Bible should be banned right along with it.

          • Beren Dausinger

            Welcome to 2015 … In present time, how many beheadings by Christians have you heard of, twatwaffle?

          • Cade Roberts

            Plenty.

            Go look up what’s happening in Africa right now. Christian militias and terror groups like the Lord’s Resistance Army slaughtering non-believers (animists, Muslims, other Christians) in several states and regions in the name of Christ and the Bible. Of course, you won’t hear any coverage of this by the media because it doesn’t fit the “narrative”.

            And let’s not forget the full scale religiously motivated genocide and systematic mass rapes carried out against Muslim civilians by the Orthdox Christians in Bosnia during the Yugoslav Civil war during the late 1990s; the worst atrocities seen on the European continent since WWII.

          • Beren Dausinger

            You should consider medication or moving to Iraq.
            You’re delusional .
            There’s nothin the west can offer a mental midget like yourself
            Find yourself a goat in the hills of Afghanistan that you can romance and settle down with..
            You’re a complete idiot

          • Yosefa Leah

            wow………….Fundamentalist Christians are the most frightening, delusional people I have ever encountered. Actually, you’re not Christian because, from what I understand about Jesus, he was a compassionate man and he didn’t call for genocide. You people are straight up fascists, not Christians. May G-d have mercy on your souls. I’ll pray you gain compassion. Again, glad I’m not one of you.

          • Non-Halal for Me!

            WHAT African country precisely are you talking about? Give me an exact example of the “Plenty” too please. You are more than intellectually handicapped it seems!

          • Cade Roberts

            The Central African Republic and the Republic of South Sudan, just to name a couple.

            And I notice you didn’t even address what happened in Yugoslavia. Nice.

          • Michael Brink

            oh shutup you stupid brain dead cunt.

          • kevin

            must be bliss to be so young and yet so fucking retarded

          • Non-Halal for Me!

            How many modern day Christians, Jews, Sikhs, etc have you seen lining up Muslims, again and again and cutting their heads off?

          • Cade Roberts

            There is a mass-scale ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Burma right now being carried out by Buddhists, of all people. The Rohingya have been a historically oppressed minority in Burma going back centuries. Go look it up.

            Israel, a Jewish state, has been censured by both the UN and the US again and again for war crimes against Palestinian civilians, including the wanton killing of women and children and using white phosphorous bombs (banned according to UN conventions).

            Christians have been and are currently carrying out full-scale slaughter of Muslims that ranges in the tens of thousands to the hundreds of thousands in the Central African Republic and South Sudan. Go look it up.

            Sikhs are mostly peaceful right now, although they did carry out violent mass killings against Muslim migrants in India during the 1947 partitions, which saw over a million Muslim civilians slaughtered by Sikhs and Hindus.

          • TomasdeTorquemada

            Medication won’t help you. I’m afraid you’re another lost Muslim male. Now go kill yourself. You’re delusional.

          • Yosefa Leah

            This is absolutely disgusting. Do not EVER use language like this. “go kill yourself.” What the hell is wrong with you? What if someone said that to a family member of yours? You people are seriously sick.

          • TomasdeTorquemada

            You can go kill yourself too. If someone tells you to jump off a bridge, do you do it?

            Muslims can’t handle free speech. Don’t like something someone says? Don’t listen or scroll on by. Get over it.

          • Yosefa Leah

            Did you suffer trauma as a child? Where does this lack of empathy come from? Did someone hurt you?

          • TomasdeTorquemada

            Get lost.

          • Yosefa Leah

            I work with Refugees and I can definitely provide support for this as well. Cade, thank you for providing facts. It’s deeply troubling that, despite facts, these individuals cannot recognize truth.

          • Yosefa Leah

            How about the genocide Israelis enforce on the Palestinians? I’m Jewish and have Israeli family, so be careful when you answer here.

          • Mars

            This is probably going to fall on deaf ears but here goes. Deuteronomy Chronicles and Leviticus is God dealing with the tribes of Israel. This was to deal within the people of Israel only. The 12 tribes were to have nothing to do with gentiles. Do you see anywhere in the Old Testament the word Christian.
            Being a port city, Corinth was a bustling commercial city, and also was wicked and grossly immoral. There were one thousand sacred prostitutes at the temple of Aphrodite at Corinth that would come to town and talk loudly selling their wares. The Christian church in Corinth at that time was small and the people hearing the Word were used to their old ways. So Paul would be telling women not to be like these aphroditites. To keep quiet in the church. Paul was not anti woman by any standard either.

            No one is going to force Christianity on you, nor kill you if you refuse to accept that Jesus Christ the begotten son of God died for the worlds sins, rose from the dead and sits at the right hand of the Father.
            The Quran is a completely different ballgame.

          • Eric Wallace

            Interesting that you’re so willing to provide context in this case. Context is required in the Quran passages too. Some were directed to the early Muslims of the day, who were engaged in a war against the other Arabian tribes. It was seen as instructions to the fighters and was not meant to apply for all time.

        • slikz89

          HAHAHAHA…….you clearly had ISIS influenced teaching even before ISIS…..are you sure they didn’t try hire you before They took over Iraq?? it seems you get your information from FOX News so I highly doubt your credibility on the Muslim cult.Every Muslim knows that ISIS are no following the teachings of Islam which is love and submission to god.Islam is not violent, if you read the quran there are more verses teaching love and submission (by worshipping god) and does not teach to behead people etc. Th bible itself has much more violent verses you would consider ordering to kill do we say Christianity is violent and they wish to take over the world??? (no disrespect to the bible but just trying to make a point) but you just get your version of Islam from Al-Qaeda and ISIS which is why I think they tried hiring you…..

          • kevin

            submission you said it there we in the west will not submit

          • TomasdeTorquemada

            You’re crazy too. So many crazy Muslims, so little time…..

      • Richard Devine

        Fort Hood, Texas 2009… Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan walks into a medical building for soldiers. yells “Allahu Akbar!” and start shooting soldiers… but this was just work place violence… right??? it had nothing to do with him being Muslim, nothing to do with his radical beliefs. just some normal guy who snapped… BS!!! people have to walk on egg shells around Muslims so they are not thought of being bigots… they can’t saying anything bad about radical teachings, get outraged over sharia law, and courts in our own country. if Muslims want to show us the difference between them and those radical shit bags…. shout out against them… condemn this barbaric ideal that is spreading all over the world. where are they… ooww yeah they never do it!!! CAIR the suppose to be “good” Muslim group standing up for there religion is a terror group in every other major country but ours!!! i don’t give a shit who people pray to… fk i am Wiccan… you allow the rap of children “child brides”, stoning, killing because they have a different god, or the same god but in a different light… fk that. people need to get off this fking PC mentality and stand up for morality… you think it is good to kill innocent Americans. get the fk out of my country and go find some cave in Afghanistan…

        • usa

          thanks

        • Eric Wallace

          Buddy, your ancestors probably owned slaves and hated black people. Don’t try to weasel out of the bigot label with crappy rationalizations. Muslims are always condemning these acts. You just don’t see them because you choose to keep your eyes closed.

      • Tony Valachi

        What about anti Christian bigotry in mosques and your bedrooms in the US?

      • Silver dawn

        id like to see it stepped up.

      • watcherofolde

        Excuse me? When visiting our hospitalized dying infant grandson in a muslim section of Minneapolis, we went to a market to get a sandwich and were told to LEAVE -it was dangerous for ”whites” there.(yes it is dangerous there but neither did they want to sell us anything) This is what Minnesota’s experiment in ”diversity” has led to. Don’t try and tell me about ANTI-muslim bigotry! Minneapolis is the next Dearborn. If they weren’t a million times better off here, they would go back to their homelands.Most of these ”incidents” will be proved to have been self-inflicted

        • Eric Wallace

          The only place this happened is in your mind.

      • MrBillinTX

        So Mr. Roberts, why are you a FORMER trial attorney?

        • madshark

          He is not going to reply. He is only here to spread his muzzrat propaganda.

      • madshark

        You are also currently an idiot.

      • wishonastar

        It was a racist black thug that shot this man…tell the truth… an attorney, that makes you lower than scum!

      • Dwayne Jackson

        Look at all the whites killed, raped and assaulted by blacks on a weekly basis. Do you consider these hate crimes too?

      • Susan Reap Scott

        ” I’m a former trial attorney” your a bleeding idiot, you know nothing, 1 muslim is killed and its obviously a hate crime, thousands of Christians have been murdered muslims and this is not a hate crime, you left wing moron, your type make me sick, time to wake up, “ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION OF PEACE” ITS A BARBARIC CULT FOLLOWING THAT WANTS TO KILL YOU, YOU BLEEDING FOOL

      • robert

        cade…… we wouldn’t have ” anti Muslim bigotry” if the were not sawing off heads all over the world and killing there OWN people for not being “Muslim” enough! in Richardson the mosque there put a pro bin laden message on there bill board after he was killed. they will tell you if you ask them(and I have) that jehad is there holly duty. im sure there will be some anti Christion retort from you in witch you will bring up something from the crusades(witch was a VERY long time ago) to validate what you multicultural study’s prof. told you about all cultures are equal but some just ain’t. every woman in your life would be in a burka, with out a clitoris and with no legal protection from rape or assault if this was a Islamic society. so next time you think were being to hard on this “poor put apon minority” understand we don’t have pissed off groups shooting up mosque’s 5 min. after there service starts…… yet. and if and when that starts, they will have earned it. you look like a young man from your pic. that means you still have time to see the world as it really is. but if not, im sure they would be happy to take you in and even let you be the guest of honor at the next torch lighting ceremony. good day silly libtard!

      • Austin

        A good example of why lawyers are universally hated by most good people.

    • Mirza Mujadzic

      How sad, Whatever religion you are, even if you are atheist, you should have shown more self consciousness about a human being killed. By ignoring that fact and nodding your head just because it is a Muslim gives a lot of ammunition for hose who claim there is bigotry against Muslims and Islamophobia in this country. People like you are just spoiling and spotting image of this country as a tolerant and free country. These values are some what every American should fight for. You are obviously not quite American.

      • PeterTx52

        ????

  • Thom

    Lets us take a look at this situation. First, we call a group of people by their religion and not their race or nationality. Right now, I would be an Episcopal-American but, I am categorized as a White-Non-Hispanic. Not sure how that fits in since I am really, White. These folks are middle eastern or from that region of the world. However, an American of the muslim faith now becomes a muslim-american instead of just an American. Is their faith more important than the allegiance to their country and history? As for the man who was killed while enjoying the snow with his family. I am sorry that happened. There is no reason why it should have. He was just enjoying snow instead of sand. As for people of the muslim faith being treated ugly, is something I must question. I have been in Costco many, many times and have seen middle easterners and people of the muslim faith all over the store, going about their business, speaking their language, following their tradition and so on, in our country. All Christian denominations, have traditions which have carried on for many generations and all faiths should be able to follow traditions as long as no child, adult, animal or living creature are harmed. But when the muslim followers begin to complain, as I have heard in the stores and in my business, about how things are done in America, I have a problem. If they don’t like it here, go right on back to where you came from. They came to America and to Texas and, we in Texas are conservative for the most part, and don’t put up with America being knocked down. Learn to understand and speak our language and our traditions and I am sure the problems will decrease.

    • Judge urself

      you are white and what else. Where are you from. Do you know? Were your forebears driven out of Ireland and treated like dogs. Or maybe you are one of the children of whores and theives released from London prisons and sent to the new world. Which of the European wretched refuse were you. Did I you arrive with gifts of leprosy infected blankets. Or did your lack of hygiene spread disease to Native Americans before they ever saw your white face? Many have been plundered raped And ruined by Christian and Muslim alike. Evolve. Rise above. Be more. Be better.

      • Steven Dawson

        Evolve, Rise you say? ? Rather a tall order for someone or a whole society experiencing or witnessing decapitation. When faced a life or death survival situation, will you naively waving your EVOLVE flag with your last breath ? ?

      • gary

        I find it funny that you just insulted someone you know basically nothing about and then told THEM to evolve. The only thing you know about him is he is male and white, White people have been evolving steadily for a very long time if you havent noticed. Its the Koranderthals that still live like they did when they invaded Israel under Saladin. Although I admit, they have evolved slightly to using AK;s and RPG;s more then swords……………….

      • slikz89

        The best and most wise comment I have so far seen on this damn article….Thanks dude wish there were more open minded people like you rather than these scared narrow minded inferiority complex suffering peeps……..seriously these comments have depressed me but yours has given hope………

    • Jameika

      We don’t get to define ourselves. Society defines us. We make groupings and it’s very difficult to fight against the categories. Right now if people are targeting them for their religion, that is the dominant category that they get to be regardless of their race. It’s not a choice.

      I’m going to ignore the do-it-like-me-or-you’re-wrong speech because the first part is too important.

      • PawneeBill47

        NOT RELIGION, CULTURE OF HATRED AND VIOLENCE.

        • SarahBJones

          Look at your own comments. All they are is spewing hatred. YOU are full of hatred yourself. Check yourself, kid.

          • PawneeBill47

            Look at your politically correct ignorance, stupidity and total lack of understanding of Islam. Stupid bitch. I bet you watch the news once a year and the last book you read was 50 shades of gray. Moron.

          • SarahBJones

            I read about 100-120 books a year. I’m a phd student with a top national scholarship.

            Suck it.

          • PawneeBill47

            And that teaches you a LOT about real life I bet. Can you tie your shoes yet?

          • SarahBJones

            Let me teach you something.

            If in one comment you write, “I bet you watch the news once a year and the last book you read was 50 shades of gray. Moron,” this means that you are using not reading a lot or watching the news as an insult.

            I reply – that I read quite a lot of books a year. Most of them academic books. I am vetted, by both my friends, family, & community – and by some of the top scholars in the country.

            Then – you reply saying that reading doesn’t teach me about real life.

            In one breath, you hold up reading and following the news as a measure of smartness. In the next breath, you say “OK, you’ve read a lot, but you don’t know about practical things.”

            So which is it? Which do you want?

            And what will you do when I tell you that I have worked on farms, I can fix a car, I can cook almost any meal, I can do basic carpentry, I am an excellent book-keeper, and I can make my own clothes and quilt? That I’ve had service jobs, manual labor jobs, as well as ones that demand my intellect? What then, Mr. Angry-face?

            What if people can be smart, experienced AND hold different views about the world than you? That shouldn’t rattle your cage. It is how the world works. If you want to start engaging in real discussion – and learn things, you’re going to have to realize this. Until then, you will only be spewing meaningless vitriol.

          • PawneeBill47

            Paragraph1: Your elitist attitude cannot recognize and insult. Let me teach you something. That was meant to explain your mentality.

            Paragraph 2:You continue to not see the forest for your bulbous nose so you post how many books you have read. GEEK ALERT!!

            Paragraph 3: You really read your own interpretation of everything? You must be pasty white, glasses and never get asked out.

            Paragraph 4: Yeah, sure you have. And I am your uncle.

          • SarahBJones

            You call me a geek like it’s an insult? I wear that tag loud and proud.

            You…a mysoginist…calling me elitist? You’re a joke.

            I spend lots of time in the mountains – hunting, etc. And I’m not a white person to begin with.

    • Cade Roberts

      I sincerely doubt you’re sorry that young Muslim man was gunned down while taking pictures of his first snowfall with his wife.
      You come off as the person who smugly smiled to himself and silently approved of the murder.
      “One less sandn***er in Texas!”

      • ROT_SOLDIER

        Closet racist Cade? Sincerely? That I doubt. Once again the liberal a$$hat tries to determine what another is thinking and push that belief on to everyone else. You come off as the person who smugly smiled to himself and openly approved of your dumba$$ statement. You’re an idiot Cade. So your dumba$$ is perfectly fine with foreigners coming to the US and not only refusing to assimilate, but want YOU to assimilate to their way of life. You truly are a moron. I sure hope your mental midget self is not a resident of Texas, but if so, please take the necessary steps to rid us of your presence. You are single-handedly bringing down the educational system in Texas. And for the record, Cade the Closet Racist, I’m not white.

        • Beren Dausinger

          He’s prolly signing up with ISIS as this exchange takes place… He’s a hate-filled loser.

      • PawneeBill47

        And your point is what?

      • Non-Halal for Me!

        I sincerely doubt that you are sorry about the thousands of little girls that are raped and being married off by the so-called religion of “Peace” I am sure you are quite smug about that too.

    • Kay Thompson

      Yes their relegion is more important than anything or anyone for that matter. I personally don’t know why they are here except to try to take over MY country. If they don’t like the way we do things here they can go home to wherever they came from to start with and I will shed no tears.

      • Rich Meyer

        Exactly!

      • disqus_khiD4yhUiu

        Kay, they are here for few reasons, they are protected, we have a legal framework that gives them extra rights above others and most of all, Firearms are legal and they want them to kill us with.

    • PawneeBill47

      Islam is NOT A RELIGION. Islam is a CULTURE with it’s on system of banking, laws, punishment and “religion”. It is lived 24/7 and they USE the religious aspect of Islam to piss on our laws and people. Get over the religion issue.

  • Terry W. Elwell

    ISLAMOPHOBIA: A phobia is an abnormal fear of something, person, or situation. I am not afraid Muslims…I just believe they are the scum of the earth. I have read the Qur’an from cover to cover. It is a book written by ONE man, Muhammad, who was a war-mongering pedophile that killed Christians & Jews for the fun of it. It is a creation of a Devil like man that should have never been born.

    • Annita JoyCann Livezey

      I’m not afraid of them either. I don’t agree with their lifestyle or their faith. I was raised to respect everyone having their own rights, their own way of feeling or believing. I am starting to think that is what our first mistake was. We are taught to believe in freedom of religion and freedom of rights in America. Other countries are taught that ONLY their faith and rights are the right way….so it’s easy for them to come over here and bully us into thinking their way. Taking over our government and threatening Americans if we don’t start serving their beliefs. We are raised to allow everyone to have their own thoughts and beliefs…. in the end, that is what will destroy our country. We are too polite to people.

      • Terry W. Elwell

        I agree with you….except…I have read the Bible & I try to understand and follow all it teachings. The jist of the Bible is love & peace. I have also read the & studied the Qur’an. The jist of this book is evil hatred of all non-believers of Islam. Either convert people , or kill them. Sorry…but I have no respect for serial killers. That is exactly what Muhammad and his followers were and are.
        PS: Islam is not a belief of God…it is pure evil purported by an evil man. Study the origins and commandments of Islam……then decide.

        • scottindallas

          You’re so ignorant. You know what the people in Bethlehem, the original Christians call God? Allah. You are a moron.

          • Christina Thundathil

            No stupid, Allah means “Moon God”..no where in the Greek or Hebrew translations does it say God = Allah. You are the moron.

          • Jean J. Stuart

            Christians have no shame in spreading lies. Open up any Arabic Bible the word Allah is in there. And your moon-god theory was borowed from Morey which Academics have thoroughly debunked him over the years:

            http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Quran/Sources/Allah/moongod.html

          • slikz89

            loooool you seriously watch too much FOX News. Allah means god. Islam is clearly strict in associating partners with God. Allah means (One God, the True god). In Bethlehem, the Christians used to call god Allah, or Elahi or something similar, when the Crusaders marched into Bethleham they were shocked to see Muslims,Christians living together they had this perception that muslims were blood thirsty barbarians and hated Christians. Muslims even allowed the Christians to pray in their churches and churches were built for Christians. there have even been writings found with the words Elahi written by Christians at that time and when the crusaders stormed in they even killed their fellow Christians as they saw them as enemies that had sided with the muslims when in fact they were just practising their faith in the holy land.

          • 2197_uxo_1

            Really, the original Christians were Jewish and Islam did not exist until 600+ years after Christianity was founded. Also Yahweh would be the word for God.

          • Rodney Mayberry

            You are correct, Jahweh is the word for God and is according to all I have been taught or read the word used in reference to God. I also understand there are wrongs being done to people of every faith and nationality around the world. I have not read of or heard of anyone being beheaded here in the US. I have traveled around the world a few times and believe that we as a nation would benefit from seeing first hand how the rest of the world lives (save a few exceptions). I do not have a problem with people wanting to come to this country. What I do have a problem with is people coming here and not following the same steps each of our ancestors did when they came. Become a citizen, learn about their new home and learn the predominant language. When ever I went to any other country I needed to learn how to communicate in their language, learn to read their road signs. Helping someone to become an American is not the same as helping someone visit our country. Yes I am a white guy who served in our nations military for over twenty years. I am a college graduate from the University of Maryland and a Christian as well. During my time serving our country I served with some of the greatest men and women I have ever known. They were of all races and various religions and even non believers. The one thing they all had in common is that they were Americans. Every time we place something in front of American we begin driving wedges between all of us.

          • Allotta_Tepes

            “Here are just a few cases of beheadings in the U.S. in the past decade:

            Ariel Sellouk – Houston, Texas: August 2003: throat was slit and beheaded.

            Hossam Armanious, Amal Garas, Sylvia Armanious, and Monica Armanious, – Jersey City, NJ: January 2005: necks, throats and bodies stabbed, mutilation of Coptic tattoo.

            Aasiya Hassan – Buffalo, NY: 2009: Beheaded by her husband Muzzammil Hassan

            Brendan Mess, Erik Weissman, and Raphael Teken –
            Waltham, Massachusetts: September 2011: throats slit, probably by
            Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombers.

            Hany F. Tawadros and Amgad A. Konds – Jersey City, NJ: February 2013: shot, decapitated, hands severed.”

          • Allotta_Tepes
          • disqus_khiD4yhUiu

            Allah was a stone God long after the God of Israel , Allah referred to a Moon God and later was changed into as a Generic term for a God.

          • Non-Halal for Me!

            Think the Moron is you Scottindallas…. the original Christians never called God Allah, for Allah is the moon god, or Baal. What fairytales do you read or do you make this nonsense up yourself?

        • Annita JoyCann Livezey

          I actually agree with what you said, which is why I said we are too nice. We are going to have to fight, that’s inevitable in my opinion, and we aren’t going to win if everyone is fighting nicely. I will fight for my country when the time comes, in the meantime, I will pray for peace.

        • Cade Roberts

          The Bible is love and peace? Are you kidding me?

          “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.” (Leviticus 20:13)

          The Bible literally commands homosexuals to be put to death. It literally commands people to behave like ISIS. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

          • sweetqueen777

            That is actually the Old Testament. Jesus paid for our sins, so there is not ANY command to kill people for their sis anymore. And the earlier writer was wrong. The “gist” of the Bible is God’s Holiness, and that we are to trust and obey Him. When God’s people, the Jews, obeyed and trusted Him, everything went well. Then they would get complacent, and take matters into their own hands, and everything would go wrong. In their miserable times, then they would turn back to God and His ways, and things would go back to good times, and God’s provision for them. The Bible tells this story, repeated over and over, for thousands of years.

          • Rose Reese

            Amen sister!

          • Jean J. Stuart

            When Christians get cornered with Bible passages they respond by saying, ‘This is Old testament’, in a way trying to divert attention from the evil of the Bible.

            Your God who is Jesus, who you worship made these Laws in the Old Testament. So the Bible is evil. The Bible also teaches Christians to lie to non-believers:
            http://discover-the-truth.com/2015/01/22/holy-bible-allows-lying-deception/

          • Non-Halal for Me!

            Where in the Bible does it say that Christians should lie to non-believers? Just interested, because it says so in a few places in the Quran.

          • Jean J. Stuart

            These are the verses in the Bible where it encourages Christians to deceive non-Christians:
            http://discover-the-truth.com/2015/01/22/holy-bible-allows-lying-deception/

          • SweetMarmot

            A lot of sins required the death penalty in the Old Testament. But most of that was recinded in the New Testament, when Jesus died for our sins. The sins that required death and now no longer do are mostly sexual and occult sins. Homosexual sex is one of those. But now God doesn’t expect death for that any more. Now He wants them to live long enough to repent.
            But there is one sexual sin that Jesus added the death penalty for, child sexual abuse. Jesus would have wanted Mohammed executed for having sex with Aisha when she was only nine years old.

          • Jean J. Stuart

            The God you worship who is Jesus allowed pre-pubescent marriages in the Bible:
            http://discover-the-truth.com/2013/11/14/bible-does-numbers-3118-sanction-pre-pubescent-marriages-child-marriage-2/

          • Carol Chang

            Yet people say there is nothing in the Bible about homosexuality. What “people” say is uninformed.

          • Chatter Box USA

            Try reading the New Testament dumbass. If you understood the Bible, you would see the evolution of the Jewish commandments & why they were the way they were. Killing is not part of the sacred ten commandments, which never change!

          • Eric Brown

            Another theological scholar…it’s obvious why you are a “former” trial lawyer. You probably sucked at it.

          • disqus_khiD4yhUiu

            Your lack of education of the Bible amazes me, when you refer to the historical content in the Bible, also known as the Old Testament that mentions the history of a people that made laws that never came from god, you just sound stupid.

          • yt1300inhtown

            I see someone has been brushing up on his liberal bible talking points.

          • ROT_SOLDIER

            and yet, for some reason, Christians aren’t killing homosexuals. I wonder why. Again, Cade, not only the closet racist, but white apologist, liberal a$$hat speaks again and proves to the residence of Texas that he needs to leave asap.

          • Non-Halal for Me!

            Oh? And in Islam and in the Quran its permitted? So why do they crucify, stone and throw homosexuals off buildings then?

        • Mayeen

          I invite you to Islam, You should learn more ;comment might make you superior among some people but knowledge will help en light
          your self. Without proper Knowledge you should not saying anything! Read http://quran.com/2 and think ,

      • scottindallas

        Islam respects Christians and Jews, but Jews respect no one else, and Christians, Jews only

        • Annita JoyCann Livezey

          Show me where Islam respects anyone…much less Christians.

        • borgerboy

          and that respect is shown through kidnapping and beheading Christians??

        • gary4205

          You moron! Muslim animals are SLAUGHTERING Christians all over the Middle East, and elsewhere. Islam is a religion of hate and pure evil. It’s a vile 7th Century death cult that needs to be wiped from the face of the earth, once and for all.

          • Carol Chang

            Actually is seems to be a sesx and death cult.

        • Sun

          Islam respects Christians and Jews-? Really thats why thousands of Christians are being killed in many countries by Muslims(Islam)They respect no one, no little children, they behead little children all the time, and women are considered so low that Muslim men won’t even say their mothers name? Islam is a cruel and uncivilized religion( it shouldnt even be called that)

        • nanaTo5

          Oh really??? Death to America! Death to Israel! They slaughter Christians! Look what happened in Kenya! Don’t you read the news? Look at what happens to non muslims in islamic countries.

        • disqus_khiD4yhUiu

          They do, just yesterday Boko murdered 132 Christians,

        • Tim_the_Bald

          Is that why the third largest political party in the Israeli parliament is the Arab party?

    • scottindallas

      you didn’t read the Quran. And, you haven’t read the Bible. There is nothing in the Quran that compares to the outright celebration of genocide that is the Book of Joshua. Terry, you’re ignorant

      • sweetqueen777

        I have read BOTH, and you are the one who is wrong. I feel badly for the man who was shot while enjoying the snow, but, how many more of “our people” have “his people” killed, so it is not hard to understand, that at some point, there are going to be those whose patience is at an end. They should be arrested, and jailed, as we in America do not condone killing of others. This will get worse,, until the muslims can learn to police their own, ,just ass Christians have policed our own…those wackos who kill abortionists. That is wrong, but we don’t get to kill them, because we do not agree with their politics or religion. The wackos in EVERY religion must be controlled. Including Muslim foreigners who think their religion supercedes our LAWS.

    • disqus_khiD4yhUiu

      I’m not afraid of them, I just refuse to tolerate those that hate me more than they love life.

    • Jean J. Stuart

      Just reading your comment shows that you have never read the Quran. Most you have read is few Anti-Islam articles and made yourself to be an expert when you’re not.

      As for peados, I believe such ruling is sanctioned by YHWH in the Bible:
      http://discover-the-truth.com/2013/09/14/bible-child-marriage-in-ancient-israelite-times-paedophilia/

      And here:
      http://discover-the-truth.com/2013/11/14/bible-does-numbers-3118-sanction-pre-pubescent-marriages-child-marriage-2/

  • Indiana Pearl

    The posts here so far prove the point of the article. Hillbillies . . .

    • Annita JoyCann Livezey

      Why? Because their opinions are different from yours? What makes a person a “hillbilly”? Are you saying they are ignorant because they speak their opinion? You spoke your opinion…. that gives you something in common. Does that mean you are a “hillbilly” too?

      • Terry W. Elwell

        Annita have you read the Qur’an?

        • scottindallas

          you haven’t Terry, nor the bible. Terry, square Joshua with the Golden Rule.

        • Annita JoyCann Livezey

          I will not read the Quran

          • Ray

            “I will not read the Quran…. but I will judge it” “My god is bigger than yours because I was born into a special religion, I am special, I am better than you!”…. Your a bigot!

          • Annita JoyCann Livezey

            I said that I don’t want to read the Quran… Where did I judge it? There are a lot of books I don’t want to read….guess I’m judging them all. Dang me, I’m a book judge! 🙁

        • disqus_khiD4yhUiu

          I have and sad to say, I know most of it by heart and almost became a convert in 1978.

    • Jed

      not enough hills for that.

    • disqus_khiD4yhUiu

      Sorry, we are not from Kentucky.

      • Jed

        just billies.

  • Annita JoyCann Livezey

    I think they should move out of Texas. Doesn’t sound like Texans want them there. That being said… is it possible that the man was targeted by his own country? It wouldn’t be the first time someone was killed for leaving their native country. And I want to say… way to go Molly White… I love when politicians go against the “grain” and stand up for what they believe.

    • scottindallas

      Oh, so nice, since we’re telling people where to go… You’re totally ignorant, and stupid to boot.

      • Annita JoyCann Livezey

        I’m not telling them or anyone where to go. I simply made a statement that meant if they don’t feel welcomed in Texas, they might want to consider leaving. There is absolutely no reason the people of Texas need to change who they are for others to live here. Either like it..or don’t. No one invited them to move here.

        • Christina Thundathil

          Nicely said. Why did they come to USA anyway? B/C their 3rd world country sucked.

          • Sun

            And they want to come here to get out of their 3rd world country that sucked,but they want to change our laws so they can have their shitty Sharia law? Well that makes alot of sense. to somebody maybe but not me.

    • Greg Hill

      so people born and raised in texas should move out of texas because we have one or more bigoted legislators? you are brilliant.

      how about this … my family was among the first white settlers in texas. i don’t like having bigots in my state, so why don’t you and ms. molly white take a hike?

      • Annita JoyCann Livezey

        I didn’t say Texans should leave… I said non-Texans should leave if the don’t feel welcomed. There is absolutely no reason the Texans should change who they are. I am a Native Texan by the way…and my people were here before the first “white man” settled here.

        • Greg Hill

          your statement assumes that the muslims aren’t texans. i know dozens native texan muslims who don’t like your brand of bigotry.

          • Annita JoyCann Livezey

            Dozens? Wow…I’m impressed. Go you!!!

          • Greg Hill

            what a moronic reply! go bigoted fools!!

          • Annita JoyCann Livezey

            I didn’t have anything else to say to your comment. I can’t say you’re wrong, because I don’t know the people you know. I can’t say you’re wrong, because I don’t know if there are native Texans that are of the Muslim faith… I will look into it. And you keep calling me names, and I don’t like to call names… So, there’s not really a response to your comment. What would you have rather my comment be?

          • Greg Hill

            lol. you don’t know if there are native texans that are of the muslim faith??? do you live in a trailer in 1950s texas? i live in an area with a huge muslim population.

            i’m so sorry i called your comment moronic and you a bigoted fool for saying that muslims should move out of texas … oh, that’s right … i’m not sorry. those are moronic, foolish, bigoted statements. if that makes you uncomfortable, maybe you should move out of texas.

            btw, when you run out of things to say you can always stop replying.

          • Annita JoyCann Livezey

            #1. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with admitting you don’t know something. I stated that I was willing to find out for myself. I’m sorry if it offends you that I don’t just take your word for something.
            #2. I don’t live in a trailer in 1950. Not that there is anything wrong with living in a trailer even in 2015. Do you live in Texas? You know we have streets and cars now right? We don’t all just ride horses everywhere.
            #3. I live in an area with a lot of everyone. A perfect mix of all races that have chosen (either years ago or just yesterday) to live here together. I even live with a Mosque only 2 blocks away. They have never bothered me… I’ve never bothered them. We live peacefully in the same town, same area, sharing the same streets and stores.
            #4. I’m also sorry that you can’t seem to make a reply to anyone who doesn’t agree with your opinion without calling them names. It must be sad sometimes to be you.

          • Greg Hill

            you are right. there is nothing wrong with saying you don’t know anything about a subject, but if there’s a mosque only two blocks from your home do you think those people don’t reproduce? you don’t think anyone willingly converts to islam? think.

            instead of keeping your head in the sand, go down the street and meet those people. just about every mosque these days has a website. find out when they do community events. tour their mosque. ask questions. be a neighbor.

            yes, i am a native texan, living in texas. there are two mosques within 10 minutes of my home and i’ve heard rumors that another will open soon.

            my daughter attends a school that is majority muslim. her best friend is one of nine children in a muslim family. her mother once asked me about people like you who scream “go back to where you are from!” she asked, “why would i sell my home, uproot my family and move back to tyler? or should i, as a good muslim wife, follow my husband back to his homeland? well, i don’t really like virginia.”

            i have no problem engaging in conversation without name calling until someone spews bigotry. you are a bigot, and i’ll call you out on it every time. don’t want to be called a bigot? stop being a bigot.

          • Annita JoyCann Livezey

            My head isn’t in the sand. I didn’t say you were wrong… I just said I would find out for myself. That’s a good suggestion; I just might do that (go tour the mosque). I like what your daughter’s friend’s mom said. I’m sure she’s not at your house or school trying to convert you to be muslim or threatening your life if you don’t. I never said that there aren’t good people in the muslim faith. There are good people everywhere. Just like there are bad people everywhere. I don’t know how I’m a bigot in this situation. But I’m willing to hear how you feel I am if you think you can do it without calling me names. My mind isn’t closed… I’m willing to learn and listen. But you’ll never hear me say it’s ok for anyone to come into this country and make me serve them or their beliefs simply because I’m a woman or I have a different God.

          • Greg Hill

            “I don’t know how I’m a bigot in this situation.”

            when rosa parks refused to move to the back of the bus many people said things like, “if she doesn’t like it here in the south, she should move to up north.” you mirror their words.

            of course some people didn’t think less of “those people.” “why we get along with them just fine, but i sho’ don’ want one of them comin’round raping my daughter.” you just echo their bigotry.

            you endorsed the disrespectful statements and actions of the state rep. beyond her offensive and disrespectful statements above, she also stated, “Muslims cannot be trusted no matter how peaceful they appear.” this is who you have associated yourself with.

            you wrap up your previous comment with “… you’ll never hear me say it’s ok for anyone to come into this country
            and make me serve them or their beliefs simply because I’m a woman or I
            have a different God.” now you stated earlier “They have never bothered me… I’ve never bothered them. We live
            peacefully in the same town, same area, sharing the same streets and
            stores.” why would the people who never bothered you before suddenly force you to serve them or their beliefs? why would you even think of saying that?

            below, your list of “facts” about muslims would be akin to quoting the kkk and saying that is representative of all christian belief. you admit you’ve never read the quran, but you seem to think you know what it says because you have bought into the bigoted mentality peddled by professional islamophobes.

            finally, do you realize that muslims make up less than 2% of the total population of texas and approximately 1% of the total US population? they are here. many are native texans. many have been here for generations, but they make up 0% of our state legislature, 0% of our state executive branch, 0% of our state judiciary, less than 1% of our national congress, less than 1% of the federal judiciary and less than 1% of the executive (unless you buy into the silly theory that barak obama, an avowed christian married to an avowed christian with two baptized children, is a muslim). 2% of the population in a democracy cannot change the laws.

          • SweetMarmot

            Your daughter’s best friend probably comes from a very nice family. Many Muslims are nice people. Unfortunately many are not, as news of ISIS and Boko Haram, and (dis) honor(able) killings, and FGM proves.
            Sadly, for good decent Muslims, the cruel, evil, despicable, violent, islamo-fascist, jihadis types give all Moslems a bad name.
            It’s this latter type of Moslem that is responsible for the increasingly negative public view of Islam. They are at fault for much the islamophobia, and it’s their fault that ordinary Moslems have trouble getting accepted in society.

        • Cade Roberts

          So innocent Muslims are getting gunned down and murdered in the streets, their mosques are being burnt down, their kids are being harassed in schools, state representatives are openly calling them ‘cancers’ and ‘traitors’ and your response is “hurr durr just leave durr”?

          You sound like someone telling the Jews in Nazi Germany to just “buck up and leave” if they “don’t feel comfortable there.”

          • sweetqueen777

            Sounds a lot like what Christians are enduring in many places. I haven’t seen any muslims in America being beheaded on TV. We are not stealing their children, and then selling them as sex slaves. We are not expecting everyone in the world to yield to our religion..

          • Jed

            um, no just shot and killed.

            you are aware of the article at the top of this comment thread, right?

          • jdcochran1959

            lighten up….the whole muslim population wasn’t killed. This was a random murder and may well have been a hate crime. I don’t think anyone should come to conclusions until the evidence is shown.

          • Jed

            i was responding to the point above about beheading americans, all of whom have not yet been beheaded, either, i notice.

          • Annita JoyCann Livezey

            There is NO one holding them against their will…how dare you compare the two situations. There are no camps in Texas. And I have never said they had to leave. I said that if they didn’t like it here…..leave! No one is forcing them to stay. How do you know the man was innocent? You didn’t know him. How do you know he was killed by a Texan? A homeless man started the fire…..even the people who own the place agreed it was an accident and didn’t press charges. And hello? A LOT of kids are being harassed in school….not just Muslim.

          • gary4205

            None of that is happening, idiot! HOWEVER, Muslims are carrying out jihad world wide. Muslin animals are SLAUGHTERING thousands daily.

            Islam is NOT compatible with civilized human society. It is the personification of evil, which, I guess, is why democrats love them so much. They are BOTH tools of Satan and enemies of the human race.

            Muslims have SLAUGHTERED Jews and Christians for centuries. I’m glad we are fighting back. Send those pigs to hell!

        • Jean J. Stuart

          Annita Why dont you completely move out of Texas? You’re not a Native Indian. What do you mean non-Texan? What a bigot, they’re most probably born and bred in America.

    • gary4205

      Very proud of Molly White! We had a milquetoast “moderate” Republican as our rep before her. Totally useless and spineless man. Thank GOD for Conservative women! They FIGHT!

      And I say this as a very strong man!

  • Brian Werkheiser

    Looks as though the Lone Star State had to lead the way in sending a message to the savages that in no place are they welcome !

  • Rep. Molly White did what she did because she thought she had the support to get away with it. That tells me there’s probably some truth to the suspicion that Muslims who are also members of ‘visible minorities’ are being targeted in Texas, which remains obdurately red-necked, no matter how much its more enlightened residents try to civilize it.

    • Annita JoyCann Livezey

      What is red necked or hillbilly have to do with it? I haven’t called anyone names on here. I haven’t said “Yankee” or “northerners”. But seriously, if you want them here so badly…let them live in the north.

      • I didn’t say ‘hillbilly,’ you did. Red-necked means ignorant and prejudiced up here, and it applies to quite a few people in Texas; I lived there for four years. Let me add a new word to your vocabulary: Troll. It means people who live to trash other people online, and have nothing of substance to say themselves.

        • Annita JoyCann Livezey

          An earlier person said hillbilly not you. I haven’t trashed anyone on here, which means I’m not a troll. Go me! I know what the words imply… Trust me, I know the words. I just don’t understand why anyone feels it’s ok to use them. I wasn’t mean or rude to you…why do you feel you should be rude to me?

      • Larry Gainor

        Your ignorance and bigotry is what’s “red necked.” You and your family are 100% Native American? Because, historically, most of the people who killed native americans have identified as Christians. I’m sure there are plenty of “your people” who wish that Christians of European descent would return to Europe.

        • Annita JoyCann Livezey

          Ok, you aren’t worth talking to. You’re not nice! You shouldn’t attack a person for making an opinion even if you don’t agree with the opinion. Everyone is allowed to have one here in the States. Which is why people want to move here.

          • Larry Gainor

            You are attacking Muslims for having different religious opinions. My opinion is that you are a hypocrite.

          • Annita JoyCann Livezey

            I did not attack Muslims at all. I said…if they aren’t comfortable living somewhere, they should move. Not expect the people to change who already live there. That goes for everyone in the world…not just Muslims.

          • Larry Gainor

            You said “There is absolutely no reason the Texans should change who they are.” Since some Texans are attacking Muslims, you clearly think that shouldn’t change – but that the Muslims should leave. I think that Texans who are ignorant bigots *should* change who they are.

          • sweetqueen777

            They can have all the beliefs they want, just don’t cram them down our throats, or behead us for having them. It is simply bad form to go to another country, and then try to fundamentally change that place to be like the Hell-hole you left behind.

          • Larry Gainor

            Nobody is ramming Islam down your throats – it is Christians who violate the law by (for example) school administrators leading Christian prayers in public school. The closes beheading to me was in Oklahoma, by a Christian. http://www.salon.com/2015/01/07/the_christian_beheading_conveniently_ignored_by_fox_news_partner/

          • borgerboy

            think you better re-read the story concerning the okie muslin that tried t behead a lady there….proven to be a muslim….

          • SweetMarmot

            I know about that case. And the perp WAS a Moslem. He had recently converted to Islam and had pro terrorism stuff on his Facebook page. He was suspended from his job for poor performance. So he took a large knife and beheaded a female coworker. He was trying to behead a second female coworker when someone stopped him (how islamophobic and bigoted of them).
            Why do you lie and attribute atrocities committed by Moslems to Christians?

          • Annita JoyCann Livezey

            I am not attacking Muslims. Show me where I have.

      • “I think they should move out of Texas. Doesn’t sound like Texans want them there. ” And that’s your real response to people getting killed. The rest of ‘their kind’ should just move out. You say you’re a “Native Texan.” If that’s true, you’re a damning indictment of the failure of the government of Texas to bring its educational system and its people out of the Dark Ages.

        • Annita JoyCann Livezey

          Fact: Muslims behead Americans… I’ve seen it on T.V.
          Fact: Muslims kill “their” women who don’t follow their beliefs or have the strength to try to go against the grain.
          Fact: Muslims have come out to say that American women must like and want to be raped, because we drive our own cars.
          Fact: Their religion teaches them to kill anyone who doesn’t believe and worship their god.
          These are just a few of the things I don’t want here in Texas. I don’t want them anywhere. I can’t believe there are people on this page that are fighting FOR this. I am not ok with anyone coming into our country to tell me that women have no rights when the women of THIS country fought so hard for those rights. I am not ok with anyone coming into our country to tell me that one religion or “race of people” are better than any others, when the people of THIS country fought so hard to be able to have freedom of religion so that everyone can worship what they believe. I don’t care about whether they worship or just sit around watching T.V. all day… that’s their choice and it’s between them and their god. What I do care about is that they are coming over here and stating that the women of THIS country offend them because we uncover our hair and go “naked” in public and our men do nothing about that. That OFFENDS me! I’m not asking or telling them to believe what I believe….

          • Substitute the word ‘Jew’ for ‘Muslim’ and you would have done well in Nazi Germany.

          • Annita JoyCann Livezey

            Because I don’t want to be treated like LESS than I am just because I was born a woman? Because I don’t want to be beheaded because I chose my own religion? Because I don’t want to be raped just because I chose to drive a car? Nothing I’ve said would compare me to a Nazi. I’m not trying to control anyone…just the opposite; I’m saying everyone should be free… free to live where they are happy… free to walk around and not be treated less than someone else…free to grow up and live in a place where someone else doesn’t tell them how to worship or behave. Not one time in any comment have I ever said anyone HAS to do something. You need to read up on the Nazi. They controlled, they killed, they forced their will on others. That’s not me…. but thanks for being rude AGAIN!

          • There is no point in trying to reason with you, because you cannot be reasoned with. I could give you proofs until the longhorns come home that what you say about Muslims is in general untrue, and you would not believe. It is all the same to you what others say. You have chosen the way of hate. I bet you feel exactly the same way about blacks. People like you, full of hate, are an ongoing source of merriment for the Antichrist. Inciting humans into hating other humans is a joke the devil never tires of. But you won’t be happy until you have the last word. It’s the trollish way. 😉 So go ahead and take it with one last rant. I won’t reply.

          • gary4205

            Hey stupid, Muslims TEAMED UP with the Nazis in WWII, and are the modern day equivalent to the Nazi Party. Learn some history, idiot! They are nothing but savages who MUST be wiped off the face of the earth for civilization to survive.

            Muslims SLAUGHTER innocent people daily. More so than the Nazis ever did. Only someone who, is themselves pure evil, would support a Muslim in any way. It is a 7th Century death cult and nothing more.

          • You missed the point entirely. And unsurprisingly.

    • gary4205

      We had the largest military base in Texas [and the free world] shot up, not once, but TWICE by Muslim savages. Muslims animals have killed Texans. They are the enemies of the human race. If some of those pigs get their feelings hurt, so what!

      There is no room in civilized human society for Muslims. They are not, nor do they want to be, compatible with the human race.

      • I just heard a loud snicker from the Anti-Christ somewhere….

      • slikz89

        Muslims fought in WW2 against the Nazis………….so what you on about???

        http://www.juancole.com/2014/06/remembering-muslim-fought.html

        • gary4205

          Muslims TEAMED UP with the Nazis, dumb ass! Do some research on the Grand Mufti. Muslims were quite happy to join the Nazi movement. They fought with the fascists in WWI as well. Any time the savage is at war with the civilized man, the Muslims side with the savage, because they, themselves are savages.

  • D Truth

    This article is a S-T-R-E-T-C-H; the headline is so misleading. No proof in either case. Give the media some theoretical red meat to chew on against any group they’re sympathetic to and Boom – headlines – this is more an editorial than a news story and a bad one at that…come back with proof and then start the bleeding heart sympathies…until then, shuddup!

  • G Dalton
  • Madrigalian

    Islam is evil. Evil in the truest sense of the word. To be clear, I am not saying every Muslim is evil or even that every Muslim practices Islam in an evil manner. There are certainly “moderate” Muslims who desire nothing but to live in peace and raise their families. So what? That doesn’t change the basic and depraved tenants and teachings within Islam. Moderates are the minority precisely because their interpretation of a “peaceful” religion is not the norm. Phobia’s are irrational. There is nothing irrational about fearing Islamic immigration into Texas. (US)

  • Sick and tired of muslims

    They should be treated like the fifth-column invaders that they are. They are not here to make nice or assimilate into American culture and values. Nor are they here to achieve anything we might call equality. They are here to dominate, to engage in Jihad against the west; the Great Satan; the United States. They are enemies of everyone and everything non-islamic. They are OUR enemies!

    This article is typical liberal clap-trap trying to make all muslims into victims to garner support for the enemies of America. The beliefs they have speak for themselves. Their acceptance of child-rape, bestiality, beheading of so-called infidels, mass-murder on a horrific scale as well as their historical allegiance with the NAZI’s in WWII should say enough about these ‘poor immigrants.’

    Turn about is fair play. If they are being ‘oppressed’ in Texas by simple questions of their allegiance then they are faring far better than would Christians or Jews in ANY muslim country who routinely face execution, dismemberment, rape, torture, beatings, and beheadings for the ‘crime’ of not belonging to the world’s bloodiest death cult – islam.

    Shame on the author of this column. Muslims have much to answer for and have so far failed to do so nor do they contribute anything of value to our society. Where are the muslim orchestras? How about a muslim hospital or orphanage? Any muslim charities catering to non-muslims? Anything at all? Of course not because they are not here to assimilate or to become good Americans! They are here to be muslims and as such SHOULD be made as uncomfortable as possible. When muslims are getting their heads sawed off in public while the rest of us stand around and cheer, then maybe they can complain about the hostility they receive here in Texas. Until then they should STFU and be grateful for the charity, national hospitality, and welfare they receive at OUR expense – all while they work against us.

    Don’t like it here? Feel free to head back to whatever third-world sand-hovel you slithered out of and don’t let the Texas door hit you in the ass on your way out!

  • Zuzanice

    ….excuse me but LIVES MATTER. Followers of death cult otherwise known as islam do not.

  • Zuzanice

    heartbreaking narrative with a picture from Afghanistan? For the gullible only.

  • earnest.roberts

    folks, we “infidels” out here are the truly hunted by the likes of these.. the tables are turning.. this is exactly what I think.. and is exactly what Americans should do to preserve “our way of life”.. illegals coming here in droves hell-bent on our destruction.. do not allow some article to pull the rug out from under you… imho.

  • Warren Gacsi

    It’s been a DEADLY YEAR for Christians being slaughtered by muslims, so if Texas mosk-rats are having a bad year, nope, I don’t feel compassion for those intolerant vermin.

  • Truth Speak

    No feeling lost here. Muslims are told over 100 times in their holy book to kill Infidels, that is you and me Americans, Over a billion stand silent while thousands of people are murdred by their “brothers” in Blech Allah’s name. Tortured, abused and beheaded… is it no big deal because it isn’t here? How come the stories of their child rape here in America go under the radar? how about the mentally handicapped woman a year or so back in Colorado raped by four of them, then fisted and ripped open bleeding, told to get the “f” out she was stinking up the place as she leaked blood and feces? How about the man in Ohio that raped and starved his baby to death and raped and starved two other kids and his wife whom was down to 65 pounds, and his accomplice was his “other” wife, his daughter? How about the horrific Muslim sex torture ring broken up in Sioux Falls South Dakota? How about the Muslim gangs in Dearborn Michigan beating up people? How about the three arrested for plotting to bomb in New York for Jihad? How about the woman beheaded in Ohio, called work place violence? Shall I go on? sorry but, I don’t care what happens to these demanding, infiltrating devils of Satan. Convert or die is the Islam way. People better get smart about what these people are doing, learn about their lies. Kitman, Muruna, Taqiyya, Tawriya. Learn about their pedophilia, it’s called tafkiz, allows them to have sex with babies as young as a day old. Get your selves educated about Sharia laws that allow acid attacks, beatings, whippings, Cutting off hands and feet and more. Learn about honor killings, they will kill a Girl if they think she isn’t a virgin or for dating an infidel, sex outside of marriage and more. Wake up people. More and more are moving in and if you trust them, trust me, they use lies to deceive for they are NEVER to MAKE FRIENDS WITH AN INFIDEL.

  • Savetheanimals

    I’m not surprised. As long as they remain silent to the extremists and the hatred Islam teaches they will be targets in this country.

  • wri7913

    “If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land,” said Mustafa Carroll, executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth CAIR branch.

  • wri7913

    “Ultimately we (Muslims) can never be full citizens of this country… because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions and ideologies of this country” – Ihsan Bagby, a National Board Member of the controversial Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)

  • wri7913

    “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future…But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote
    that. I’m going to do it through education.” Ibrahim Hooper Cair Spokesperson

  • wri7913

    “Islam is not just a religion; it is a political ideology.”– Ibrahim Hooper, official spokesman of CAIR

  • wri7913

    “Our job is to change the Constitution of America.” – Sayyid Syeed – Islamic Society of North America

  • wri7913

    “If only Muslims were clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate. If we were united and strong, we’d elect our own emir and give allegiance to him. Take my word, if eight million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us,” -Sirhaj Wahhaj

  • wri7913

    “The trap we fall into is having a premature discussion about Sharia when we are not
    there yet,” Wahhaj said at the 2011 annual Islamic Circle of North America-Muslim American
    Society convention.

  • wri7913

    “The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers…”

    “[W]e must possess a mastery of the art of ‘coalitions’, the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of ‘cooperation.’”

    “Enablement of Islam in North America, meaning: establishing an effective and a stable Islamic Movement led by the Muslim Brotherhood which adopts Muslims’ causes domestically and globally, and which works to expand the observant Muslim base, aims at unifying and directing Muslims’ efforts, presents Islam as a civilization alternative, and
    supports the global Islamic State wherever it is.”

    “…the Movement must plan and struggle to obtain “the keys” and the tools of this process in carry out [sic] this grand mission as a ‘Civilization Jihadist’ responsibility.”

    – From the Muslim Brotherhood’s Strategic Goals
    memo seized by FBI during the investigation into the Holy Land
    Foundation Trial. Federal investigators found the document in the
    home of Ismael Elbarasse, a founder of the Dar
    Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church,
    Virginia, during a 2004 search.

  • Mike Suhor

    Since it is so unsafe for Muslims to be in America, especially Texas, perhaps it would be best if they all moved to those countries where they would be protected by Sharia law.

    I hear the great caliphate of ISIS is looking for Muslims to join in their jihad against all the unbelievers in the world….

  • Chatter Box USA

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6863290
    All three have been determined to be UNRELATED TO RACE HATE crimes

  • sherry1053

    Hey, Texas Monthly! Thank you for the news article and for supporting the innocent moslems .
    of Texas. Its a shame we cant all live together in peace and harmony..”.allah” the god of the moslems wants to take over not Only Texas but the World as well….did you mention the beheading of a texas grandma by an innocent moslem in a past publication..are you catering to Islam?
    I hope your next issue is about all the hundreds of CHRISTIANS slaughtered by innocent moslems in Kenya this past Resurrection Sunday…because our leader ( a sunni innocent moslem ..didn’t mention it at their Easter Egg hunt and dance at our White House.

  • USPatriot2011

    Muslims consider it ugly when people don’t bow down to their false teachings, muslims hate it when people share the truth about how vile and evil islam is. Muslims demand special treatment and favors just because they worship a demon. Muslims are offended at everything except when other muslims kill non-muslims. They were treated ugly compared to their standards, but not to true American standards.

  • AlanfromNY

    I can assure everyone that I am as concerned about the shooting of the snow-fall observing Muslim, as the Muslims were concerned about the 3,000 Americans who were killed by Muslims on 9/11; or by the Boston Marathon Bomber, or the Fort Hood Psychiatrist-Terrorist.

  • Rich Meyer

    If a group of people migrate to a new country, refuse to assimilate, acclimate …. whatever; and actually insist on foisting their laws and customs onto their hosts they are going to have problems. Big problems.

    Tell me again why you came here in the first place? Don’t like it here? Great. Feel free to gtfo.

  • The three Muslims killed in their apartment was a parking spot dispute. It was nothing more. It was indeed a triple murder – but NOT a hate crime fueled by race, but you folks can’t seem to let it ago even after “police in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, said the Tuesday evening shooting
    appeared to be fueled by rage over a parking space. Hicks’ wife said it
    was a dispute between neighbors.” (From the CNN article you referenced above).

    Where the hell is your outrage over the beheadings of coptic Christians in New Jersey? How about an article on those?

  • shilohsboots

    THEY bring the anti-muslim anger upon themselves! WE aren’t the ones chopping off people’s heads, marrying little girls, spreading the teachings of a violent pedophile. They want THEIR laws in our country! No one MADE them come here! If they don’t like it they should move back to their own countries, not demand WE change our ways, or take down our flag because it offends them!

  • nanaTo5

    Poor muslims & their feelings. How about Texas Monthly doing an article of the constant slaughter of Christians at the hands of muslims? Or better yet, please explain to everyone how on EARTH islam has fallen under the umbrella of political correctness & liberalism? How is that liberals claim republicans or Christians hate gays, yet give islam a pass, when they KILL people just for being gay? How can liberals claim republicans are waging a ‘war on women’ when in islam, a woman is only worth 1/4th of a man?

  • conservative patriot

    The only hate crimes I’m seeing is the ones against Christians both in this country and the rest of the world.

  • Guest

    What a biased piece of leftist trash! No one MADE them move here! Our flag offends them, they demand their own laws, their mosques teach hatred and revere a violent pedophile, and if we say anything against them WE are the mean ones! A LOT less attacks in our country are against them than what THEY commit! We are merely sick and tired of what they say and do, the demands they make, the hate they shout.

  • Tim Stack

    it is terrible to single out innocent folk of any faith/color/creed etc. the push of hate by groups such as cair and individuals such as al charlaton shrpton and jesse jackeson toname a few. condolences to this gents fam . rip sir

  • Hallett Newman

    It’s been an ugly year for muslims? Wow. Why don’t you write about the UGLY LIFE non-muslims suffer in muslim countries? Or would that put the wrong people in the wrong light for you?

  • Renee Amber Hollister

    Oh Well… I’m Not Going To Loose ANY Sleep over people Who are saying
    “Death To Americans”

  • Renee Amber Hollister

    KARMA

  • ROT_SOLDIER

    and yet, when a Florida Christian church is burned with “Allah Akbar” written on one of the buildings, no one blinks an eye. http://www.westernjournalism.com/florida-church-burned-vandalized-islamic-phrase/

    • Jed

      you appear to be blinking away just fine.

      • ROT_SOLDIER

        Well I wish everyone else would blink, take a step back and take a real look at what’s going on. No one blinked in the UK, no one blinked in Norway, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, etc…

        • Jed

          now you’ve got ME blinking.

  • Spyder_Jack

    If Muslim lives matter then why did CAIR only offer $7000 for information leading to the arrest of the killer(s)?

    For a cancer to spread there must be a compromised infection. Everyone knows that Islam is the infection so we must cut it out. We do that through prayer, loving our enemies, and by force if necessary. I am not sure which they respond better to but God does.

    • Jed

      like that.

  • Jed

    the difficulty with fascism is not just that the fascists are unrepentant, but that basically it flourishes where the people are so ignorant that they don’t even recognize their behavior as fascist. hate and fear are normal modes of interaction for them. they may even think the other side are the culprits.

  • KenSterling

    S0Ooooo….they went out shortly after mid-night to see the snow and there was a group of men nearby, at least one of which had a rifle … . . . What group of men is out on the streets with a rifle after midnight in the city of Dallas ? ? ? . . . I’m thinking it was some HoodRats, very likely Black and quite possibly counting a member who might even consider himself a Muslim. . . . Was it an ‘Anti-Muslim’ attack ?. . . probably not !

  • Holli Snider-Feeley

    So far I don’t see any hate crimes. An accident by a homeless man, a random shooting that can’t be proven otherwise, and a mayor/ city council that refused to allow muslims to make legal rulings based on foreign laws. If the muslims have concerns about being treated with dignity that’s their own fault. Their religion has proven to be much worse than undignified. Don’t attempt to shame Texans into allowing the gradual take over of our state that has happened in Britain, France and other European nations. They want conquest, not coexistence.

  • disqus_khiD4yhUiu

    I’m sorry, but I will never feel sorry for Muslims, they want us all dead, period and that’s the entire goal of their religion. One day when they grow in population we will be forced to fight for our lives against them,.
    I have already fought them in 2 gulf wars and in Kosovo and I know what their motivations are.
    I befriended a family and they used to ask me over for dinner and they would look at me with a big smile and say ” You know, one day we are going to kill you all, it is written we must”.

  • Texan2

    Most of their whining has been determined to be fake hate crimes too.. they try their best to play on the sympathy of the American people. Its been a bad year for Texas because of them too. Do your research. Islam is not a religion of peace. Its a political ideology and their daawa (goal) is to rid the world of infidels and force everyone to Islam. They will lie to your face. Its called Taqiyya and they are allowed to lie to non-muslims if it will benefit and promote their political ideology. You want to see what they are really about? Watch this video..
    https://youtu.be/7HlNzEA9R_4

  • Gramma76

    Beginning to think the only good muslim is a dead one! With the way they want Americans to cater to them and to bow to their every whim–it is disgusting!! If you muslms don’t like the way we do things in America and our way of life–please go back to where you came from! We do not want you here anyway!

  • miLadyM

    how about the thousands of christians being killed in the middle east right now by muslims I guess that doesn’t count.

  • PawneeBill47

    Those among you who are calling others racist. Don’t get in the way when the shooting starts or better yet join your Christian hating, America hating, sheet wearing assholes in THEIR country. I’m sick over what they have done and are doing to our nation.

  • JimSherwood3

    There has been absolutely no reported motive for that shooting so far….other than that he WAS THERE. So stop this crap.

  • JimSherwood3

    This is not a trick question. How many of the murders in the Dallas area do you suppose during the past year involved victims who were Christians….?

  • Raymond of Canada

    another case of backlashophobie (fear of a backlash that never happens)?

  • PatRicNasty

    First of all there is NO SUCH THING as a ‘muslim’; they are called ‘MOSLEMS’; and the definition of ‘moslem’ is “evil oppressor”. IAlso, if your ‘prophet’ is a 50something year old bandit who kidnapped a 6 year old girl, waited until she was 9 and then repeatedly raped her over and over then tried to ‘justify’ it by saying ‘she’s my wife’; means you are probably worshipping SATAN!!!

  • Rob Mason

    When the Moderate Muslims start speaking up against the Radical Islamist, I might start to give a shit.

  • Frank Rinchich

    We go there we
    are prisoned or beheaded, they come here and get special treatment, they are
    allowed to roam the streets and harass women for not adhering to Shari law. BS
    let them go home where they don’t have to change anything. funny they leave
    that and come here and try to change our way of life and our religious beliefs,
    they truly want to be Americans let them live the American way. Worship the way
    they want but stop trying to get special treatment and trying to change us to
    them.

  • Ben King

    Do they really think Texas gives 2 shits about a muslim ?!?!?!?!… i would love it to see some of these sons a bitches hang !!!!, i dont care about their fuckin feelings or their laws or their fake child molesting prophet or them… i give a damn roach more respect than i ever will them

  • MikeRios

    So what’s the point? We don’t know why this guy is shot so because he was Muslim it makes it a bad year for Muslims in Texas?
    Why don’t you report on the Muslim crowds who stoned Christians at a fair in Dearborn, Mich.? Or why don’t you cry about the Muslim father in Houston who murdered his teenage daughters “for honor” according to their Sharia law? Not politically correct enough? Give us a break. This is just another group crying for extra pity because they think it’s the American way to be pitied for hard times anymore.

  • Dayle McQueen

    You have no idea why the man was killed but blame it on the fact that he was Muslim. I think you need to realize the displeasure that Americans have for Islamic people at this pont in time is because of their intolerance and hatred toward anyone who isn’t Islamic. I have worked with people of the Muslim faith. they are not allowed to eat with us because we are unclean and because they consider us infidels. really don’t want to hear about their problems if they cant assimilate into America they need to go back to the Middle East!

  • TxPatriot

    This certainly wasn’t a very good year for Christians either. So we should feel sorry for the Muslims that are beheading Christians just because they are Christians. The biggest myth of all is that Islam is a religion of peace. Islam is a religion of murderers, pedophiles, rapists, and torturers. If the Muslims don’t like this country they can feel free to leave at any time. They come to our country and expect us to cater to their way of life. If they want to live here they should obey our laws and respect our flag and our way of life.

  • offended

    I find it is all this political correctness that is causing most of this nations problems! Muslims beheading people then complaining about seeing a sign selling bacon. a white person killed by a minority and the press can’t even report the race of the person if they might be a minority yet if the suspect is white that’s what the story leads with, ” white male sought in connection with this killing” Well I find it offensive that no matter what you do or say now you are offending some one or group! Do people come here for a better life or do they come here to turn our country into the same hell hole they were trying to leave behind?

  • Scruffy Scirocco

    I look at what’s happening in England and France and Sweden right now, and as far as I’m concerned if Muslims feel uncomfortable in this country, then they’re welcome to leave, and good riddance. Is that hateful? No, I feel it’s prudent. The main purveyors of hate in the world today are the followers of the mad pedophile prophet Muhammad. Islam and western civilization are mutually incompatible. I see no reason to adulterate our culture to a barbaric, intolerant cult in the name of “diversity.” Islam is a cancer on civilization, and should be stopped before it metstasizes.

  • AMERICAN PATRIOT

    This country was founded on freedom of religion not from religion. my personal feelings, if your religion teaches to kill innocent people just because they do not want to convert, your religion should never be allowed in this country period !!!! i have a friend from India and his people have been fighting muslims for over a thousand years. he tells me, with their religion you have no choice. you convert or die thats is tought in the koran. he said what he loves about being a christain is that god gives you freedom to choose to accept or not, its up to you. he said that India history has tought them that islam has never been nor will it ever be about peace. ! it is about converting the world to that religion through force and deadly violence. i am not saying that people have a right in this country to shoot those people but people in this country have a right to voice their opinion and feelings if they want without being called a racist just because sum sissyfied idiot dosent wanna hear it.Mrs white is right in saying that if they are in this country they should have to pledge their allegiance to America ! correct me if i am wrong but when you become a naturalized citizen are you or are you not suppose to pledge your allegiance to the UNITED STATES !?! i know when my friend from india went to his ceremony he had too recite the pledge of allegiance . i was there and witnessed it.SO to satisfy all the cry babies no us citizen has the right to say anything about islam ? even though that religion chants death to this country!?! the day 9/11 happened, one of my good friends of many years that is a veitnam vet living in Mobile Al.told me this … he was in his house watching the news on that fateful day as all was unfolding. 8 houses on his street are owned by muslims,he herd a loud noise outside like people yelling. he went outside and at every one of those houses the people were outside celebrating, and dancing and yelling death to America! and ahlla is grate and doing their islamic yell . what ever that is. anyways, him being a vet and served 3 tours in veitnam and having so much patriotic love for this country he went in his house and grabbed his shot gun and went outside and fired it in the air several times yelling ! do you wanna meet ahlla today ?!!!!!called them every name in the book as they ran in fear. the next morning each one of them had a dead slaughtered pig in their yard. i know because the night of 9/11 he brought 8 hogs from my uncle! then on top of that our dear commander and chief says its ok for them to build a mosque right down the street from where the attack on this country took place! he slaps all the victims in the face and Americans by doing this .On top of that he criticizes Americans for speaking out against islam and labels anyone that dose a racist ! that term is thrown around by people that have no idea what it is. i know what a racist is because i grew up in the 60″s and & 70″s in poor neighborhoods white and black and i learned that racism knows no color, and just because you have and opinion and you do not agree with a person of another race dose not make you a racist ! a racist believes that their own racial group is superior or that a particular racial group is inferior to others. Now being prejudice means, unreasonable feelings,opinions,or attitudes, especially of a hostile nature, regarding an ethnic, racial,social,or religious group. IT also means an unfavorable opinion or feelings formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason. i dont know about you but i believe if islam is a peaceful religion then why dont the so called peaceful muslims speak out against the ones that are doing all this? i have heard the crying…i will be killed booo hooo. not if you are in America and
    stand togeather on Americas side if you are really against it. so in conclusion i will say this…. dont you get it ? after all this, it is no wonder Americans are against muslims. not one of them stands up for the country that took them in and gave them a free life that we Tax paying Americans so willing gave them. no they should not be just shot for no reason. but if you support the radicals and dont speak out against them then you need to be deported just like other countries are doing. if you have the nerve to come here and get all this free shit from us that even our own citizens cannot get, and yell death to America then yes you need to be tried as a traitor and shot with no appeal!

  • Allotta_Tepes

    An arrest was made

    “A 17-year-old male fatally shot an Iraqi man watching his first snowfall
    in his new American hometown, targeting him and then continuing to fire
    as the immigrant rushed to get inside, Dallas police said Friday.

    Authorities
    don’t believe the suspected shooter knew the victim, Ahmed Al-Jumaili,
    Dallas Police Maj. Jeff Cotner said reporters, nor do they believe he
    knew Al-Jumaili’s ethnicity.”

    What say you Dan Solomon? Are you ashamed as you should be for your presumptuous “journalism”? You remind me of someone…

    • Allotta_Tepes

      And there’s this.

  • gestr

    Oh, my my my! Why would anyone look askance at a religion that allows lying to infidels (taqueyia) and the temporary suspension of Sharia so that the infiltrators can appear to be moderate (muruna)? This same religion commands their adherents to kill the infidel (non-muslim Americans), and is responsible for horrific slaughter of infidels, including noncombatants, around the world. They are the avant garde of an invading army that will not relent until America is part of the one world caliphate. When will you media stooges wake up? What has happened to Muslims in Texas pales compared to the blood shed by Muslims around the world.

  • CARMEN L CLUCK

    WELL, ISN’T THAT JUST TO SAD FOR WORDS… AND HOW DO YOU THINK ALL THOSE CHRISTIANS FEEL, BEING BEHEADED OR JUST MURDERED FOR BEING A CHRISTIAN… .. GET OVER IT.. OR GO BACK TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY WHERE YOUR LIFE STYLE IS ALREADY IN THE WORKS FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS…

  • Harley_Driver

    So they go outside at midnight to watch and Take Pictures of the snow. There is a group of Armed Men, outside, After Midnight. I doubt they were trading cake recipes. Might they be up to no good and worried that maybe these three innocents were taking their pictures and took a shot at them. Not because they were Muslim, simply because they were in the wrong complex taking pictures of the wrong people.

  • Grn Eyes

    I am disappointed in you Texas Monthly, Shame, shame when there are now connections to either of these being a ‘hate’ crime. You are stirring up trouble where there isn’t any.

  • Offer Binshtok

    1,400 years’ war

    Offer binshtok, 02/01/15

    “the 1,400 years’ War”, the First World War – Islamic extermination war against non-Muslims, in order to Islamize the all world.

    The real First World War, 1,400-year-old – continues.

    Throughout history of about 1,400 years Islamic culture has conducted a global cultural war which continues unabated since the year 610 or so to this day.

    A war which was declared and started by the founder of Islam, war against the world of non-Muslims, jihad, holy war against the infidels, which is Performed by jihadists, according to the Islamic ideology. This war will come to its end, and peace will prevail in the world, only when, Islam will dominate worldwide through Sharia law, until then Muslim warriors will be conducted a global war and it will not end before.

    All the wars that we experience includes the conquests of the Islam in the Middle East (forced Islamization through Sharia law and the sword, the Islamization of the Middle East the Christian, Jewish and the all other non-Muslims), in Africa and Europe, and the counter reaction of the Christians, who only asks to defend the holy places, by Crusades, including all the wars which took place between the Western world to the Islamic world, including the war of the ISIS which performs the ‘final solution’ of the Ethnic cleansing of all non-Muslims from the Middle East region, including all the wars of the Jewish state of Israel. All of these wars and more wars those that were not mentioned, all those wars these are a big battles and the a small battles in a big war who belong to “the 1,400 years’ War”, the first world war – Islamic extermination war against non-Muslims, Which are carried out under the shadow of the during World War, war which was declared by the founder of Islam, a war between those who believe in him against those who do not believe in him. According to the Islam, the world divided into two parts, those who believe in Islam and those who unbelievers. According to the Islamic ideology this global war will come to end, and peace will reach into the world just after that Islam will dominate all over the world. Until that time the Muslims are commanded to fight against the nonbelievers by all means (the means include, among other things: deception, terrorism, war of armies, a political war, a culture war by applying laws by means of which are taking over the non-Muslim population groups, Sharia law, war on women and more) without any limit, in one way or another.

    Islamic wars against Israel are actually small battles, in historical terms, in “the 1,400 years’ War”, the First World War, the Islamic war against non-Muslims, which was imposed by the founder Islam on his own believers, to do it continuously until the victory is achieved. Until that Islam will dominate in the world and just then will be peace in the world. Anyone who does not supports in Israel and those who supports its enemies ( in a militarily, politically and moral support), each one of these is essentially a soldier in the armies of Islam which is in a world war, “the 1,400 years’ War”, the First World War – Islamic extermination war against non-Muslims, in order to Islamize the all world.

    Offer binshtok

    http://www.apartheidsharia.com

  • Offer Binshtok

    P.a.a.o.s.l

    Social Network, “People against the apartheid of Sharia laws”, goals:

    We are for democracy, freedom and equality, our sacred values.

    We are for the purpose of education for the masses about apartheid of Sharia laws.

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    We are for the purpose of to outlaw anything that related to ideologies that seek to destroy the sacred values of our, of the West.

    This Social Network was created in order to create a global awareness of the content and meaning of the culture of the apartheid, of Sharia laws and political Islam, through information and news related, no rant, just in a polite and friendly manner. We have here almost everything you need to know about culture of the apartheid, of Sharia laws and political Islam.

    This Social Network was created to not being dependent on madness of Facebook, without being dependent on the jihad warfare, which Facebook is conducting against those who fight against this apartheid culture, and not being dependent on Facebook’s rules, which are related solely to make money, and not to any other social issue.

    This social network is an alternative network, to the existing networks of mainstream, social networks that fight against those who fight against the apartheid culture of Sharia law.

    http://www.apartheidsharia.com

  • Marty Winski

    yet they remain blissfully unaware evidently of the way their brethren in their countries of origin treat Christians/Catholics, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Atheists. Hell even gays, but vthat doesn’t matter, make themselves the victims. Wake up America before we are all required to attend a mosque, this “religion” is nothing more than a death cult. If it is truly a religion of peace,as they claim, why are we no longer horrified at their latest massacres and why does c.a.i.r. never feel they have to reject terrorism?

  • HLH

    muslim lives dont matter so much. look at the middle east. they are slaughtering men women and children just becuase they are Christians. When they start believing Christian lives matter then i might change my tune. until then they are the enemy. there are no “nice” muslims.

  • TOMIAS

    If the Muslims are treated so bad let them leave and go to their own countries.

  • Tom Petty

    Kill more muslims.

  • Bishop Robert Paris

    Whereas the Muslims have a way of life that is in clear conflict with the way of life of Americans (Americans love freedom, Muslims are restricted in every area of life) I propose that they should seek out their own kind, go to a land that accepts Shariah Law and get the heck out of Texas.

  • Green Lama

    Is this a joke???

    Is this from The Onion???

  • Bruce Keyes

    Actually Americans fare far worse in Irag. There are far more attacks on Whites in America these days than any other group, it is in fact a sad day when anyone is killed but the attempt to make this into an anti Islam thing is just BS

  • wishonastar

    Print the whole story if you are going to print anything….the man was shot by one of ‘obama’s sons’ So if you are going to lie in your article, I will tell the truth…another of the criminal thugs that obama, holder and the rest of the racist pigs support shot this man….Tell the real story…just like in most other cases…this is not Americans killing muslimes, it is african killing them and not a word from the racist obama, holder, jackson, black panthers and the rest of the murdering criminal minded thugs ruining America!

  • Watson

    The shooter was a black teenager. Now let’s see if the coverage continues, since a white man didn’t committ this murder.

    http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/crime/2015/03/07/dallas-police-release-video-of-murder-suspects/24569061/

  • kbs55

    Outside with a camera and NO PHOTOS?

  • lirissa

    So, did any one of you who believe that islam is violance, ever has evidence about it? Where did you get your sources about those horrible stories that you judged over muslim? So which one is reasonable? Is it casual there for killing people just because you hate them ?

    Good idea mentioning why do some of you guys hate islam, I wonder who told you such horrible lies? That makes you people hate muslims? Did some one keep telling you tantrum stories about islam and you never even want to know the truth?

    Why is that? Is the sory teller is some one who you blindly adore?

    Or is it casual to you just believe in some one because you love that person?

    Try to find evidences, truth and fact so that you may see what you are believing all this long, and decide for your self, wether is convenient for you or not in doing so

    • Allotta_Tepes

      Words are just words but the actions of moslems worldwide speaks very loudly on the true nature of islam. Look to any of the thousands of barbaric acts committed by moslems worldwide since 9/11 and long before 2001 for your evidence. Ask the millions of victims of islam if it’s “casual” for moslems to kill someone because they hate them. Of course I would bet the farm that you already know all of the answers that you seek.

  • Li li

    so maybe…….a pedophile warlord that demands terrorism and torture and hatred for more than 1400 years…….the fact that these people do NOT TOLERATE anything or anybody who don’t either perform vicious and hateful acts in every aspect of life or succumb to their demands, especially their own wives who are treated beyond inhumanely……the fact that these people who call themselves “moderate” and do not actually behead people, never protest it or publicly oppose it…….. just may cause a backlash to those who not only want to stay alive but care about the life their children would have to live in if these people accomplish their goal to control everyone through fear and torture.

  • Jim. D.

    Here’s a beer and a bacon sandwich…you whiny little bitch.

  • Stop the Magnet

    yep…it sounds dangerous. Perhaps returning home will solve the problem?

  • junnex

    INNALLILAHA HI WA INA I RAJUUN. who ever the suspect peace be with U…

  • Neil E. Wright

    Islam Delenda Est!

    REFUSE. RESIST. Do NOT Submit! ★ FREEDOM! ★

    • Eric Wallace

      Submit to what? How many Muslims have knocked on your door? You right wingers crack me up.

  • Andy Einsamer Wolf

    Time to play Cowboys and Muslims, And not just in Texas, but everywhere on American soil.

  • Marie

    Sucks to be a Muslim, sucks to be a Christian, sucks to be a Coptic Christian……sucks to be an infidel…

    Sorry, don’t give a shit…………and let me add, fuck these heathens…

  • Suzanne Davis

    Oh please- all lives matter, give the race card a freakin rest.
    But ___ if they cannot, will not assimilate into the American culture and insist on continued efforts to change us into them. The hell with Islam and those who follow it.
    that is the bigger problem.
    Pay attention to what these islam followers are doing to Christians in other countries_ and in ours like in Dearborn, MI.

    • Eric Wallace

      What are they doing in Dearborn, MI?

  • melissatx

    Prime example of manure.

  • Bruce Welty

    Islam is ugly. Islam is violent. They came, they can leave. They will not be missed. If they stay and start Islam stuff, then there will be issues.

  • Word

    random…quit trying to stir ethnic tensions.

  • moslem pigs

    Go home moslem and take your pigs with you…………

  • Susan Reap Scott

    Its been an uglier year for Christians at the hands of muslims all over the world

  • Perfect man not mo’

    Whoever shot him probably didn’t like being told all the time about the religion of peace.

  • If I were in a foreign country of my own choosing, Simply to receive Hand-outs from that Government! While Burning their Beloved Flag, And Disgracing their Beliefs! And other Americans were being killed around me, I Think I would choose to go back Home, Alive!

  • disqus_WuPzApr22D

    2015 has been an ugly year for the world because of the way Moslems treat everyone else. Think about this: If it weren’t for Islam, right now, the world would be, for the most part, at peace. Almost every conflict going on in the world is because of Moslems.

    • Eric Wallace

      That’s some impressive shallow analysis there. Did you graduate elementary school?

      • disqus_WuPzApr22D

        Jealous because you never made it past Kindergarten?

        • Eric Wallace

          Well, I have an advanced degree from a top 10 university. But I guess I am jealous of the simple-minded, which most wingnuts are. Ignorance is bliss, in which case you must live in abundant bliss.

          • madshark

            The problem with many people is they confuse education with intellect. You are proof that the two do not equate. An idiot with an advanced degree.

          • Eric Wallace

            No, they equate. Stupid people make excuses for why they aren’t educated. There’s a reason that academics, scientists, and other intellectuals lean liberal – it’s because they’re smart, and you’re stupid. Truth hurts.

          • madshark

            No. My degrees actually have a body of knowledge behind them. But you go ahead and keeping kidding yourself, cupcake. I am sure mommy shouts down to the basement what a big, smart boy you are, several times per day.

          • Eric Wallace
          • madshark

            Awwww, look at that. Someone gave the moron something to type. Sorry son, I suffer from exactly the opposite.
            I had a psychiatrist explain it this way. I have a hard time remembering that everyone does not have my intellect (IQ measured three times, between 152 and 157), my critical thinking skills, or my ability to research topics. So when some idiot says that President Shitstain has improved the employment situation, I point out that;
            1) In 2012 the administration changed the way unemployment numbers are calculated. That if we used the same method of calculation, today, as was used prior to that date the number would be over 11%.
            2) The workforce participation rate (the real measure of the health of the jobs market) is worse than it has been since Jimmy Carter.
            I lose site of the fact that the vast majority of folks do not understand what I am saying. The libtards controlling the education system have dumbed down our society to the point we are turning out sheep, they can control with handouts. That is the source of my frustration.
            You keep applying your limited intellect, Eric. You will never get it figured out. Better for you to stick to writing funny papers.

          • Eric Wallace

            I want to believe you, but what you say/how you think contradicts that completely. There is no evidence of you thinking critically and independently – you only seem to parrot far-right talking points, complete with clever (and by “clever”, I mean “not clever”) little nicknames. Calling cards of the uneducated trailer trash infesting the American South. Also, the expression you’re looking for is “lose sight”. Further, I don’t doubt that you think you do independent research, but that research seems to drive you straight into far-right literature, from which you mine far-right talking points. You ignore everything that contradicts the position you’ve already taken, and dive headlong into that which supports it.

            The vast majority of liberals are well-educated academic types, not requiring any handouts. It is also worth nothing that the majority of those receiving welfare are from Red states. I agree that society is getting dumbed down, but that’s because the right wants to destroy education (e.g. resistance against evolution being taught in school), in order to control people with their fear-mongering. A tactic you seem to have fallen victim to, with you shitting your pants about this creeping sharia zombie invasion nonsense, for example.

            If you were as smart as you say, you’d see that the world is a business, and everyone is motivated by how much money they can make. Fear generates clicks, and thus ad revenue. Wars generate money for defense and building contractors. And so on. Your obsession with “libtards” and “muzzrats” keeps you entrenched in low-level thinking, and with your high IQ, I’m surprised you haven’t figured that out yet.

          • madshark

            When I research topics, I look for original source data. For instance, we cannot trust NOAA’s claims of global warming because now they are changing historical temperature data in an effort to make the present day look warmer. How do we prove this. A climate scientist working at University of Alabama, by the name of Dr. Roy Spencer, is the first to report it. He assembled graphs a couple of years ago, based on their data. When he checked his data against current data, they published, he noticed the 1930’s which had been the hottest decade on record, was now significantly cooler than the 1980’s and 1990’s. When queried, NOAA said they “corrected” the historical data to more accurately reflect what their climate models say should have happened. How does one verify this. Check the EPA’s historical data. It has not been changed and still matches Dr. Spencer’s data collected originally from NOAA.

            I say libtard, because you and your ilk will simply call everyone who pursues this evidence “crazy” or “climate deniers” or “flat earthers”. You and the balance of the libtards get a simple idea pounded into your heads “man is causing the earth to get hotter and it will be a disaster, so we need to tax everyone making more than us to make it fair”. And lacking the critical thinking to support your argument, you attack the messenger for presenting uncomfortable facts.

            Just as you went on the attack when I said muzzrats were attempting to subvert our Republic’s Constitution with their sharia. If one read their governing documents, I have,, one would learn the quran and hadiths command them to supplant the nation they are invading’s laws with theirs. I point to their attempts to set up sharia courts in Irving, Georgia, Alabama and Michigan, all of which is out there on this wonderful research tool called the World Wide Web, which by the way, Al Gore did NOT invent. Rather than check this for yourself, you spend weeks attacking me. You are a libtard, because you choose liberal ideology over educating yourself on the truth. You choose to stay retarded in your knowledge of those things you disagree with. Thus you are a libtard. Every liberal idea tried has failed. To continue to pursue those failed liberal ideas is a mental disorder. Again, supporting the term libtard. I use the words I do for very specific reasons. Because you lack the critical thinking to understand those reasons makes you the retard, not me.

            So Eric, you can continue to attack. I really do not care. I do not give a damn about anyone’s feelings. I will continue to post truth to the lies of the left. And you will continue to personally attack anyone who uses facts to disprove your feelings.

          • madshark

            And, Eric, I am done with you and your lack of knowledge. I will not respond to any more of your ad hominem attacks. I will however, present facts to counter any libtard lies you present. So say something else stupid. My silence does not indicate agreement.

          • Eric Wallace

            I looked up the EPA temperature data (http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/weather-climate/temperature.html) and it looks to me that the average temperatures in the lower 48 states are on a definite upward trend.

            I also read up a bit on Dr. Spencer, and while his comments are interesting, it is worth noting that he’s part of conservative thinktanks (why should his science be partisan), and also that he’s quite religious (which would also imply a lean towards conservatism). I tend to believe the numerous scientific studies that evidence the existence of manmade climate change, but I’m skeptical that anything can be done about it at this point.

            This climate change battle is another money-making scheme, with conservatives against it because corporations won’t be able to produce and manufacture with impunity, and the liberals are for it, because their green initiatives and its architects can cash in as well.

            Your shallow reading of the Quran and hadiths ignores the background context, which seem to show that those commands were given to the early Muslims of OF THE TIME (i.e. 7th century), and there is no evidence that such passages were supposed to be extrapolated for all time. Do radicals do it? Yes they do, but they do so as tools of manipulation, because people who don’t/can’t think critically won’t care to investigate the proper context and thus become easy to control.

          • madshark

            Hahahahaha! You’re funny.

          • Eric Wallace

            Oh, also read up on this “sharia courts” nonsense. The Muslims in Irving only set up a VOLUNTARY religious mediation/arbitration group to settle family disputes and the like (Christians and Jewish people have this too). They made no attempt to supplant US law and say so explicitly:

            “These proceedings must be conducted in accordance with the law of the land; local, state and federal within the United States.”

            http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/shariatexas.asp

            For all your patting yourself on the back for doing independent research, maybe you should’ve done it here.

            And as for liberal ideas, we have black people’s/women’s voting, interracial marriage, child labor laws, the 40 hour work week, desegregation, and on and on. To say that liberal ideas have failed is an absurd reading of history. In fact, conservatives at various times opposed all of the things mentioned, and have been on the wrong side of history forever. Today is no exception.

          • madshark

            Hahahahahaha! As Bugs Bunny would say, “What a moroon!”

          • Eric Wallace

            Well, looks like you finally have no answer for the facts that just obliterated your argument. Bugs Bunny has displayed more intellectual depth than what I’ve seen here.

          • madshark

            Hahahahahaha! Stick to funny books, stupid. News flash, stupid. Any time you begin a statement with, “it looks like,”, “I think,” or, “I believe,” what follows is an opinion, not a fact. Hahahaha! You are too stupid to be taken seriously. HHahaha! All you have earned is to be pointed and laughed at. Hahahaha! Hey everyone, loik at funny book boy trying, and failing to make an argument. Now I understand why you are so easily fooled by the fantasies of the left. Your mind never developed past funny books. Hahahahaha!

          • Eric Wallace

            “Looks like” is a simply stating a formality. It’s evident you’ve officially gone insane though. Maybe you think you’re smart because you’re surrounded by morons.

  • Yosefa Leah

    This just reaffirms my need to get out of Texas as soon as possible. Wow! So much ignorance.

    • madshark

      Go, bitch, go.

  • Tasha

    I’m a little disgusted by the responses on this thread. I was born in the US, my parents were LEGAL immigrants, and THREE of my siblings are active duty military (deployed more than 10 times collectively). I’m a doctor and I save lives every day. My siblings have sacrificed for this country, fighting for the essential freedoms that mean so much to us as Americans. Together, we have probably contributed more directly to the welfare of Americans than many of the people on this board bashing Muslims. I’m an American, I’m a Muslim, and I would be just as likely to be killed by extremists as you are. Being Muslim doesn’t equate to being a horrible person. Look into your hearts, read the Bible and see how you too can love thy neighbor. There IS a wave of seemingly random attacks that just somehow seem to all have Muslims as their targets. But unless you wear a hijab, you could probably never understand how scary it is to not even want to go to church for fear of someone shooting you on the way out.

    • Madrigalian

      Islam is evil. Period. You and yours may be great people. Honest, caring, devoted and compassionate people who want nothing more than to be good community citizens. I get that. And for that you have my respect. That doesn’t change the fact however, that your religion is evil. You may claim to be a moderate. You may claim that Islam is being misused and maligned by extremists. You may even choose to interpret Islam in a different manner than it was written. Good for you. It’s still evil. And while I bear you personally no ill will, I do not want your religion anywhere near me or mine. And I don’t apologize for being very clear on that point. Islam is evil.

      • madshark

        What he said^^^

  • budabobnu

    Typical Texas Monthly tripe. It just can’t wait for facts to become known before condemning and or incorrectly assuming the worst. But the Texas Tribune is know for jumping to conclusions.

  • an impartial atheist

    Yes this is the difference between an islamophobe and an islamophile: the islamophobe kills innocent muslims by the unit (one in Dallas, three somewhere else), while the islamophile kills innocent non-muslims or even muslims by the hundreds (150 christians in Kenya, hundreds of killins in palestinian camps by ISIS, etc).

    • madshark

      There has not been a case of muzzrats being killed because of their participation in islam’s death cult. Look at where they have been killed. It was for many other reasons, not islam.

  • Robin

    No republican politician “aims to serve all Texans”. They serve the oligarchy.

  • Bridges Hague

    Are you kidding me? This is what you write about? Austin and Texas Monthly are OVER.

  • Yosefa Leah

    So reporting men who say “I’m coming for you” and use racial slurs. And by reporting, I mean to the FBI. There’s a whole task force for white supremacists who threaten to kill people.

    • madshark

      Fuck you, muzzrat whore. Report away, bitch. We have something called free speech in our Republic. If you want to go somewhere where muzzrats run the show, go. Or STFU.

  • Angry_American

    Hey Disqus! I love how JB is posting here, anon, and gets to bully and berate everyone on this thread that posts a thought, even stalking their Facebook pages! Yet NOTHING can be done!? Get a way to stop anon posters like him. He is a Cyberbully and needs to STFU

    • madshark

      Yep. That’s JB. Or madshark2. Or whatever anonymous profile he is posting from.

  • Austin

    Oh boohoo.
    Hasn’t been a very good year for Christians in the middle east, what with ISIS slaughtering them for not submitting to islam..
    When is TM going to write a tell-all about that?
    Makes me ashamed that the name of your disgusting rag contains “Texas”.