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American Muslims stand against terrorists, thoughts?

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/muslim-americans-plan-peaceful-protest

Muslim-Americans Plan Peaceful Protest


By AMY LANGE
myFOXDetroit.com

DETROIT (myFOXDetroit.com) - The scene at federal court on Friday is likely to be a media circus, but there are a number of other people who plan to be there, as well. Many Muslim-Americans who want to send a message to the world.

"This is serious. We're putting our faces in front of the world. We're telling the terrorists we're Americans. If you want to kill Americans come kill us," said Majed Moughni with the Dearborn Area Community Members.

Moughni says it's time for Muslims to stand up against the terrorists. He says hundreds, even thousands, will be joining him outside the federal courthouse in Detroit on Friday for a peaceful protest with a strong message.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:17 PM on Jan. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • "This is people from all over Southeast Michigan coming together and saying we're against terrorism. Our message is going to be louder than the message the terrorists have sent. The masses will be speaking," Moughni said.

    It's happening Friday afternoon as Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is charged with terrorism and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. The 23-year-old Nigerian is accused of trying to blow up a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day.

    The foiled attack has prompted a review of terror watch lists, intelligence sharing and airport security. News outlets from all over the world are expected at Friday's hearing, including Al Jazeera.

    The courthouse is getting a thorough cleaning in time for the guests as parking lot attendants prepare for the crush.

    "They don't care how much money they spend, they just want to get a spot right up front by the courthouse," said parking attendant
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:33 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • I think it's a wonderful idea. Not only to send a message to the terrorists (who, I'm pretty sure, don't really care WHO they kill), but maybe then the more ummm, how do I put this nicely, ignorant people in this country will finally get it through their thick skulls that NOT every Muslim is a terrorist, sigh... You'd think they would know better after realizing how atrociously they treated Japanese-Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 1:33 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • All those news outlets will be joined by Muslim-Americans taking Islam back from the terrorists.

    "We're going to send you back to the caves of Afghanistan because you don't belong in a civilized society. Islam is a religion of peace, and you don't represent Islam. Stay away from us," said Moughni.


    I heard this guy Moughni talk this morning on the radio he raised some interesting points...
    He said Islam is under attack by Terrorists and that the attempted bomber would have killed 27 Muslims had his attack been successful. Apparently there were 27 Muslim Americans on that flight
    He also said that these Terrorists were planning on blowing up a plane over the heads of the largest population of Middle Eastern Muslim people in the world outside of the Middle East. And literally dropping a Terrorist bomb in the laps of fellow Muslims
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:34 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • I think its a great idea as well Anouck
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:34 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • i think its great! there are so many muslims that are american, this is their home and they want to protect it too, and even the muslims over seas dont want to harm us, its just the "bad seeds" if you will that give muslims a bad name. this peaceful protest should have more media coverage, we hear so much about the bad, they should show some good on the news!
    beachmom0703

    Answer by beachmom0703 at 1:35 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • That s really encouraging. Thank you for posting this. Most of us already know that there are millions of good Muslims, peaceful Muslims who are happy to be here in AMerica but this is a "must read" for those who want to pigeonhole and lable all Muslim. Too many are prejudiced and panic when they hear the word MUSLIM,unfairly discriminating against all,and putting them in a bad light.
    Lindalu2

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 1:42 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • It's a very good idea. I think it's important they speak up.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 1:50 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Great idea! As I have said from the beginning.. it isn't the Muslims as a whole, but a few individuals who are wrong.
    RutterMama

    Answer by RutterMama at 1:51 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • WONDERFUL !!

    I fervently hope that the media give their protest the same amount of air time as Tiger Woods' personal stuff ! It would help SO much if this were to make a BIG splash.

    If the media is backward about broadcasting it, I will be forced to suspect them of REAL sympathy with the terrorist campaign to kill Americans and topple American liberty.
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 2:12 PM on Jan. 8, 2010

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