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Islam, the American Way - Yahoo News


Society & Culture  (tags: religion, usa, americans )

Glenn
- 193 days ago - news.yahoo.com
It just goes to show that Muslims can be good Americans too.



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Natasha Salgado (519)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 10:33 pm
Non radical Muslims must become more vocal against the extreme violent fanatic and disrespectful Muslims around the world--especially in Europe. Their silence lends to acceptance of the many evil deeds. Simple they must be more accepting/tolerant of other cultures+religious beliefs.
 

Syd H. (48)
Monday February 17, 2014, 12:25 am

Non radical Christians must become more vocal against the extreme violent fanatic and disrespectful Christians around the world--especially in Europe. Their silence lends to acceptance of the many evil deeds. Simple they must be more accepting/tolerant of other cultures+religious beliefs.

 

Syd H. (48)
Monday February 17, 2014, 12:26 am

Non radical Jews must become more vocal against the extreme violent fanatic and disrespectful Jews around the world--especially in Israel. Their silence lends to acceptance of the many evil deeds. Simple they must be more accepting/tolerant of other cultures+religious beliefs.
 

Syd H. (48)
Monday February 17, 2014, 12:32 am

Non radical Buddhists must become more vocal against the extreme violent fanatic and disrespectful Buddhists around the world--especially in Asia. Their silence lends to acceptance of the many evil deeds. Simple they must be more accepting/tolerant of other cultures+religious beliefs.

Why are Buddhist monks attacking Muslims?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22356306
 

Syd H. (48)
Monday February 17, 2014, 1:00 am

Hmmm... I guess the best part of the article I linked just above is who wrote it:

"Alan Strathern is a fellow in History at Brasenose College, Oxford and author of Kingship and Conversion in Sixteenth-Century Sri Lanka: Portuguese Imperialism in a Buddhist Land"

We really should look within... especially those in the Americas since they were occupied before the Europeans arrived. :(


 

Syd H. (48)
Monday February 17, 2014, 2:10 am

Thanks Glenn for standing up; you inspired me:

The Slaughter of Muslims
http://www.care2.com/news/member/491567770/3734890

How Millions of Violent Muslim Deaths Feed the Cycle of Terrorism
http://www.care2.com/news/member/491567770/3734833

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Wish the hate-mongering would stop on this site of "CARE" :(
 

John Holton (359)
Monday February 17, 2014, 4:50 am
S and N
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 5:45 am
I fully agree with that statement Syd of the hate-mongering on the C2 site. It leaves a very bitter taste in one's mouth and has no place being here.

Thich Nhat Hanh wrote a poem in it there are three people: the twelve-year-old girl, the pirate, and me.

Can we look at each other and recognize ourselves in each other? The tide of the poem is "Please Call Me by My True Names," because I have so many names. When I hear one of the of these names, I have to say, "Yes."

Call Me by My True Names

Do not say that I'll depart tomorrow
because even today I still arrive.

Look deeply: I arrive in every second
to be a bud on a spring branch,
to be a tiny bird, with wings still fragile,
learning to sing in my new nest,
to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower,
to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.

I still arrive, in order to laugh and to cry,
in order to fear and to hope.
The rhythm of my heart is the birth and
death of all that are alive.

I am the mayfly metamorphosing on the surface of the river,
and I am the bird which, when spring comes, arrives in time
to eat the mayfly.

I am the frog swimming happily in the clear pond,
and I am also the grass-snake who, approaching in silence,
feeds itself on the frog.

I am the child in Uganda, all skin and bones,
my legs as thin as bamboo sticks,
and I am the arms merchant, selling deadly weapons to
Uganda.

I am the twelve-year-old girl, refugee on a small boat,
who throws herself into the ocean after being raped by a sea
pirate,
and I am the pirate, my heart not yet capable of seeing and
loving.

I am a member of the politburo, with plenty of power in my
hands,
and I am the man who has to pay his "debt of blood" to, my
people,
dying slowly in a forced labor camp.

My joy is like spring, so warm it makes flowers bloom in all
walks of life.
My pain if like a river of tears, so full it fills the four oceans.

Please call me by my true names,
so I can hear all my cries and laughs at once,
so I can see that my joy and pain are one.

Please call me by my true names,
so I can wake up,
and so the door of my heart can be left open,
the door of compassion.

Thich Nhat Hanh

All of us are to some extent responsible for the state of affairs that exist around the world. Until we can start to realize that we are all connected and we all deserve dignity and respect this violence will continue on. It all does begin with me. We do not improve anything when we feed the flames of hate.
 
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