Unfounded fears about Muslims on the net

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I have been responding to mass hysteric emails in circulation from time to time.
Indeed, it is a business to the few who have found gains by the anti-Islamic
rhetoric, and as a peace maker, my role is to mitigate conflicts and nurture
goodwill and continue to separate the myths from reality.

is one from PAB with a comment and six questions. I
have dealt with Robert Spencer, Ali Sina, Nonie Derwish, Wafa Sultan, Geert
Wilders and several others and will be happy to take on any

I believe our country has 2 great dangers that we have to face. One is the
devaluation of our currency. The other is the Islamic/Muslim religion. Muslims
will take over the world by sheer numbers. PAB

Muslims have no desire to take over the world, a few radicals do, for every
damned radical Muslim; there is an equal and matching radical Christian, radical
Jew and a Radical Hindu. The problems are between the fear mongers and the
radicals, and not between Muslims and Christians, Jews and Christians or Hindus
and Muslims or any other combination. No
group is free from men choosing to malign others.

overwhelming majority of any group of people want to get along with everyone and
mind their own business; work, family, education, home and retirement. They have
no time to mess with other people’s lives. The extremists are driven by phobias,
nightmares and insecurities, and they are in every race, religion and ethnicity
and fortunately these potent few are less than One tenth of one percent of each

someone is willing to put all these phobias together, we can have a conference
to address them all instead of living in

anything you want, you will find the answers.

you ever been to a Muslim hospital?

Although Muslims have been around in the states much before Columbus, most of
them (2/3rds) are here in less than two decades, and less than a few thousand
have been around for a long time as slaves.

immigrants are still trying to get established, once they reach that point, they
will contribute more than their share to the well being of this nation as an
expression of gratitude. However, in
Dallas, where I am from, there are three free clinics run by Muslims for
Americans (open to all Americans without discrimination) who do not have
insurance. Similar clinics are in Houston and other Cities.

They also
hold free mammograms and other health screening services in neighborhoods for

year 11,880 Pints of blood was donated by Muslims on the anniversary of

PAB: Have you heard a
Muslim orchestra?

There are two country singers who are Muslim. However India’s or Bollywood’s ace
music directors are Muslim. The most Indian Classical Music Maestros are again
Muslims. Muslims will do their share of contribution in America, as the
2nd generation finds their way out. I know many young Muslims who are
teaching Music.

PAB: Have you seen a
Muslim band march in a parade?

Not yet, but there are no Sikh, Hindu, Baha’i, Zoroastrian bands either. I am
not sure if there is a Jewish band. Why do the bands have to carry a religious
banner? Have you seen a Catholic Band, Baptist Band or an Evangelical Band? If
there is high school band, there Muslims as well people from all

PAB: Have you witnessed
a Muslim charity?

There are many, IRF – Islamic Relief Fund is one of the biggest one, they were
given the full status to serve along Red Cross in Katrina and Tsunami, and they
have earned high ratings among charitable institutions. Humanity First and Aga
Khan Foundation and several other Charitable institutions operate.

One of
the things about Muslims is that they believe Charity is not for display, when
you help someone, you do it quietly. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) shared the wisdom
of this idea; when you give charity to someone, let no one know about except
you, the recipient and God. It will humiliate the recipient, if you tell someone
that you helped him, preserve the dignity of the man. It’s
not only Muslims; there are donors in every faith tradition, who do not want to
be known.

Have you seen
Muslims, shaken hands with Muslim Girl Scouts?

If you come out of the shell, you can see. They are working towards it, but if
it is their tradition not to shake hands with another man, let them, learn to
respect their tradition. Orthodox Rabbis don’t shake hands with women, just as
the Imams don’t do it. It’s a tradition one must respect. I am sure you and I
have some practices that may be considered uncouth by others, but you and I
don’t mean to be uncivil.

PAB: Have you seen a
Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of

Ghouse: Absolutely, how big a record do you

There are many major donations at the Universities to further
education. Volunteers from the groups I have mentioned can be deployed in
emergencies at any given time; they will travel with their own

will list a few that I am involved with, but if you combine the list of all
Muslims, you might be surprised and eliminate this question from circulation.
I am providing the links; you can open
and read the work Muslims are contributing towards the well being of

Unity day USA a 9/11
event – http://911unitydayusa.blogspot.com/

Reflections on Holocaust
and Genocides – www.HolocaustandGenocides.com

celebrations http://thanksgivingcelebrations.blogspot.com/

Memorial Day – Muslims
visiting cemeteries to pray for the veterans

Standing up for
Christians – http://nabsites.net/demo/standing-with-christians/

Standing up for Hindus

Workshops in
understanding every religion, so Americans can have the least conflicts among
them. 26 workshops including two for Atheism.

520 Hours of Radio Talk
show to promote understanding of all religions bar none.

I can add a whole lot
more… but I hope you get the drift.


American has to live in apprehension or fear of the other.
We have systems
in place to safeguard that.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMXsTo4VYh8&feature=youtu.be

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