Muslims find Bay Area leans toward tolerance / But even here, many experience some 9/11 backlash
This article goes on about Muslims feeling singled out after 9/11, as if it were illogical to assume that an internationally traveling observing Muslim might not have some small link to international Islamic terrorists. Does it surprise anyone that a customs agent might ask a few extra questions? I seem to recall being subjected to an intestine search of my baggage and a long interview in customs after a returning from France. It seems I fit the drug smuggling profile (fat white guy with minimal baggage?). If it is reasonable to suspect me of drug smuggling, it is reasonable to subject anyone to a higher level of scrutiny.
You've got to ask, is there a reason people are looking harder a Muslims? Hmm… How about the Beslan massacre, or that latest car bombings in Iraq or murder bomber in Israel, or how about 9/11. Do any of these people forget that the key take away from the 9/11 attack was it was MUSLIMS attacking America?. Come on! Get some common sense! As long as Muslims are killing Christians (and anyone else) in the name of Allah, then Muslims are going to be suspect here in America. Perhaps it's time for the “religion of peace” to practice what it preaches?
Then there is Hatem Bazian. Does anyone remember his call for bringing the Intifada to America? Bazian made this call for violence at a large public rally in San Francisco earlier this year. Why would any reporter in his or her right mind use his comments in an article about intolerance? Could it be that highly visible Muslim public figures (he lectures at UC Berkeley), contribute to the perception problem when they seek to incite violence here in America? Watch this man close…. He is dangerous.
Hatem Bazian can be reach by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org give him your thoughts, or drop Jonathan Curiel, the reporter who wrote this crap, a line at email@example.com