While many Americans of various faiths have opposed the U.S. government’s domestic and international “War on Terror,” American Muslims who have expressed their criticisms and doubts about these policies have often had their loyalty questioned.

Many Americans wonder why a large number of American Muslims oppose monitoring mosques and Muslim charities, phone wiretapping and airport profiling. Is it because American Muslims are unwilling to tolerate any personal inconvenience or intrusion on their privacy, even if it makes the country safer? Is it because American Muslims sympathize with terrorists, and they don’t want terror plots disrupted?

And many Americans wonder why many American Muslims opposed the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Is it because American Muslims put the safety of their fellow Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq over the safety of their fellow Americans here at home? Is it because American Muslims want al-Qaeda to have bases it can use to strike America again?

It’s true that American Muslims care about their privacy and about Muslims overseas. But it’s also true that they don’t want to see America attacked, because America has given them freedom of speech, religious freedom, and the opportunity to make a living and take care of their families. In addition, the safety of American Muslims is intertwined with the safety of their American neighbors; American Muslims don’t want their families and friends to be blown up, which would happen if there are future attacks in the US. Furthermore, they don’t want to be victims of a backlash (discrimination, hate crimes, and restrictions on civil liberties), which would certainly follow future attacks in the US.

So why do so many American Muslims oppose U.S. government policies described as preventive measures against attacks on the US by perpretators portrayed as Muslims?

It’s simple. Many Muslims in America don’t believe that any Muslims were involved in the 9/11 attacks. A 2007 Pew Research Center study found that 60 percent of Muslims in America are not convinced that Arabs were involved in 9/11; 40 percent do believe Arabs were involved. Pew confirmed the findings of a poll, conducted on the fifth anniversary of 9/11, at the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) annual convention, which found that 62 percent of American Muslims are not convinced that Muslims were involved in 9/11; 38 percent do believe Muslims were involved. A 2002 Hamilton College/Zogby International poll of Muslims (citizens and non-citizens) living in America found that 66% are not convinced that Al Qaeda carried out the 9/11 attacks; 34% said Al Qaeda carried out the 9/11 attacks.

The poll at the ISNA convention also showed that most American Muslims are unconvinced that al-Qaeda is a real organization, operated by Muslims who are trying to attack America. (And the poll showed that most American Muslims are unconvinced that Muslims committed the July 2005 train and bus bombings in London.)

Many also believe that alleged plots discovered since 9/11 were set-ups by government informants, entrapping Muslims who posed no real threat to America. For example, skeptical Muslims cite the case of Shahawar Matin Siraj, who was found guilty of conspiring to blow up a NY subway station. Siraj claimed that he was entrapped by a Muslim informant, Osama Eldawoody, who was being paid by the NYPD. Siraj said the informant suggested the plot and incited him to act by showing him pictures of Muslims overseas being mistreated and by saying he had received a fatwa allowing Muslims to kill American troops. Wary Muslims also cite the case of Hamid Hayat, who was convicted of providing material support to terrorists by attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan. Hayat claimed he was entrapped by a Muslim informant, Naseem Khan, who was being paid by the federal government. The informant encouraged Hayat to talk about fighting America, encouraged Hayat to attend a terrorist training camp, and cursed at Hayat when Hayat said he hadn’t yet attended the camp.

If Muslims weren’t involved in 9/11 or other plots, many American Muslims argue, there’s no need for the government to watch mosques, wiretap Muslim calls, or profile Muslims at airports. There’s no need for the government to torture alleged Muslim terrorists. And there was no need to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Pew study found that 74 percent of Muslims in America don’t believe America’s “War on Terror” is a sincere effort to reduce international terrorism. The poll at the ISNA convention showed that 68 percent of American Muslims believe the American government is at war with the religion of Islam.

American Muslims hesitate to publicly discuss their views regarding what really happened on 9/11, because they fear being further isolated and marginalized; after all, mainstream media and political leaders tend to mock anyone who questions the official 9/11 story. American Muslims also fear the government will investigate them if they speak out. (Pew found most Muslims in America say life has become more difficult for their community since 9/11, and most believe the government singles out Muslims for scrutiny.)

In private discussions in mosques and Muslim homes, American Muslims often argue that no “real Muslim” would have carried out such attacks against civilians. Furthermore, they say, the 19 young Muslims accused of being the hijackers could not have pulled it off. They could not have snuck knives onto four planes, successfully hijacked four planes using just those knives, and then flown three of the planes — unchallenged by US air defenses — into three buildings including the military headquarters of the US. Many American Muslims believe someone else, someone better connected, hijacked the planes, or that the planes were crashed into buildings by remote control. They also believe the World Trade Center was ultimately brought down by explosives.

The poll at the ISNA convention showed that most American Muslims believe the US government had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks and allowed the attacks to occur. The poll also found American Muslims almost evenly divided about whether the US government actually organized the 9/11 attacks, and also about whether the tapes of Osama bin Laden — claiming responsibility for the 9/11 attacks and threatening future attacks — are real or fake.

Angered by the American government’s perceived political and religious hostility towards Islam and Muslims before and after 9/11, skeptical American Muslims believe the government allowed 9/11 (or orchestrated 9/11) to justify greater domestic control over Muslims and invasions of Muslim countries.

This belief that the US government framed Muslims on 9/11 in order to justify further oppression of Muslims (including shutting down major American Muslim charities which used to benefit the poor in the Muslim world, and high-profile prosecutions of Muslims like Captain James Yusuf Yee who was wrongly accused of spying), creates significant tension and depression in the American Muslim community at the grassroots.

While the general public has never been polled about whether Muslims were involved in the attacks, many Americans have questions about 9/11. A 2004 Zogby International poll showed that 49 percent of New York City residents (whose city was attacked on 9/11) and 49 percent of New York State residents believe the US government had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks and allowed the attacks to occur.

A 2006 Zogby International poll showed that 42 percent of Americans believe that the US government and the 9/11 Commission concealed or refused to investigate critical evidence about 9/11, and 45 percent of Americans want Congress to re-investigate the attacks and whether any US government officials allowed the attacks. Ironically, few American Muslims are actively involved in the growing, self-proclaimed “9/11 Truth Movement.”

A 2006 Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll showed that thirty-six percent of Americans believe it is “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that federal officials either participated in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon or took no action to stop them “because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East.”

Does it matter that so many American Muslims, and other Americans, have such basic questions about such a significant event? Should the rest of the country care?

Our country generally marginalizes conspiracy theorists who reject the official story about any national tragedy, like the assassination of JFK.

So should America just write most American Muslims off as a bunch of kooks?

That would be risky.

After all, American Muslims are an important community when it comes to the “War on Terror.” Government officials often speak about the need for American Muslims to monitor their community and mosques for suspicious activity. And American Muslims can serve as an important bridge between America and the Muslim world, where anti-Americanism is growing. So it’s in America’s interest for American Muslims to feel like they are part of the American family, rather than outsiders.

But is there any common ground between American Muslims and other Americans on security issues? Is there any reason to think that American Muslims might be inclined to help protect America? Or are American Muslims innately hostile to America for religious and political reasons? Pew found that 61 percent of Muslims in America are very concerned or somewhat concerned about the possible rise of Islamic extremism in the US, and 76 percent are very concerned or somewhat concerned about the possible rise of Islamic extremism around the world. In addition, the poll at the ISNA convention found that the vast majority of American Muslims oppose attacks within the US, and they would report plots if they learned about them.

If these American Muslims had believed that some Muslims were involved in 9/11, and if they had believed that there are some Muslims who continue to pose a genuine threat to everyone in America (including a threat to American Muslims), they may have actively supported some domestic and international security efforts after 9/11.

To bridge the gap between American Muslims and other Americans, Muslim organizations (local mosques as well as national organizations) around the country can provide public forums encouraging American Muslims to openly discuss 9/11. Thus far, these organizations — concerned about political correctness and fearful of government investigations of those who take unpopular views — haven’t facilitated such discussions.

Why would American Muslim groups benefit from hosting such discussions? Depending on these Muslim organizations’ perspectives, such discussions would either help American Muslims understand the truth about what really happened on 9/11, or such discussions would help the rest of America understand the truth about what really happened on 9/11. Such discussions would also be good for the mental health of many American Muslims, who keep their tensions hidden.

Of course, fearful American Muslim organizations will not take these steps unless the mainstream media and political leaders permit a safe space for discussion about these issues without marginalizing doubters as “kooks” or investigating them. The mainstream needs to “legitimize” the discussion for it to occur.

So what would these discussions, facilitated by Muslim institutions, involve? The same thing that segments of the country have already been discussing since 9/11.

For one thing, American Muslims (like many other Americans) need a history lesson. Many American Muslims are not well informed about the history of al-Qaeda and various attacks and plots around the world before 9/11. They don’t know about statements issued by al-Qaeda listing its grievances regarding American foreign policy. Nor are they familiar with the violent history of “jihadis” like Ayman al-Zawahiri. Many American Muslims had never heard of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Ladin, or Zawahiri before 9/11. So it looked to many American Muslims like 9/11 came out of the blue, and it looked to many American Muslims like the US government had simply created a Muslim bogeyman. Second, American Muslims need forums where they can raise all their technical and logistical concerns about 9/11, and get their questions answered. How did fires high above the ground cause the massive World Trade Center Towers to collapse? Why was the hole in the Pentagon wall apparently so small, and why is there no clear video footage of a plane hitting the building? Why didn’t fighter jets intercept any of the hijacked planes? Of course, many Americans have been publicly discussing these issues since 9/11, but American Muslims and their institutions have stayed out of these public discussions thus far.

Bringing these discussions into mosques and Muslim conventions will not erase all doubts. But it’s certainly much healthier for all doubts to be expressed openly rather than for them to be hidden, so that American Muslims can be exposed to various perspectives and new information. Regardless of how many minds are ultimately changed, American Muslims will feel more comfortable knowing their country is willing to hear them out. These discussions will be a useful outlet for letting out steam. And American Muslims may become more willing to go to bat for America, here and in the Muslim world.

And questions raised by American Muslims may encourage the country to further investigate nagging questions about 9/11, to help get the country on the same page.

Many other Americans may dislike the idea of letting unpopular American Muslims air their concerns about an issue as emotion-laden as 9/11. But it’s in America’s interest to bridge the gap between American Muslims and the rest of the country.

NOTE: Most Muslims living in the Muslim world are not convinced that Arabs were involved in the 9/11 attacks.
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KAMRAN MEMON, a Chicago-based civil rights lawyer, is the founder of Muslims For A Safe America. Muslims For A Safe America encourages honest and informed discussion about how to make Muslims and America safer. He can be reached at kamran@muslimsforasafeamerica.org

This article was originally published by Islamica Magazine in 2007.

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18 Responses to Can American Muslims Talk About 9/11?
  1. You have asked the right questions but the answer has nothing to do with Muslims…they just happen to have gotten in the way…it is the oil.

    The American Indians had the same misfortune for similiar reasons.

  2. I’m surprised at the questions asked about the “size of the hole in the Pentagon” (aircraft wings tend to break off when they hit something solid, as has been seen repeatedly in incidents where aircraft encountered buildings, highway overpasses, etc.); how the buildings fell (gravity, removal of fireproofing because of new environmental laws, the heat of the flames bending the columns – after all, buildings are only 40% overbuilt which explains a lot – and the calculations for aircraft impact were based on the much smaller 707); the death toll, which was caused in part by security ordering early evacuees to return to their offices to “avoid panic” (panic these days seems far less fatal than misguided efforts to prevent it); etc.

    As for hijacking planes, for several years – in the late 1960s to 1970s – it appeared to be the national sport – Castro had a whole fleet of US airliners; and the news has repeatedly pointed out that the TSA screeners miss a very large percentage of items on test runs – and this even though airports are being told in *advance* that test runs are going to be made.

    I guess I’m part of the 40% that believes people who considered themselves to be extremely devout Muslims committed the attacks – and that their notions of how to demonstrate devotion to Allah (SWT) and that their notions and the notions of the vast majority of the Ummah on the subject are completely unrelated – for the vast majority of us murder is a forbidden sin, not a virtue, after all. What part of the notion that if one kills one person it is as if one has killed the entire world is difficult to understand?

    I think we caused more harm to ourselves by embracing conspiracy theories and attacking anyone who suggested the terrorists were Muslims than the terrorists caused to us. I’m sure some of my mail is being opened and read because of the odd little tears in the envelope flaps; probably because I once wandered by mistake onto a mailing list run by the lunatic fringe -although I quit I’m sure that some confused and unaccountable bureaucrat added my name to some idiotic “enemies list.” I know that many people, including quite a few Muslims like myself, were absolutely horrified when our supposed “religious leaders” ran around telling Muslim police officers that they had to leave their jobs because it was “haram” for them to help the non-Muslims allegedly oppress us. It was a terrible, terrible, terrible mistake – and it meant that at a time when bridges between us and government were most needed, we ran away – which in American culture suggests that we were somehow in tacit agreement with murderers.

    Yeah, it hasn’t exactly been warm and fuzzy since 9/11 – but I *still* get treated better by the average American as a Muslimah in hijab than I did as a random off-breed Indian in “Western” clothing.

  3. I appreciate your article and research. I must say, I am astounded by your research about what Muslims believe or question about 9/11. This does explain to me why, in spite of the good the Muslim community could gain by outing terrorists, the Muslim community has never had a Million Man March for True Islam and come to the support of America.

    The real question your article raises for me, is how do we educate each other about each other…and that, I think, is your conclusion.

    How many Muslims in the interview get Cable t.v. or have available to them multi-media resources like PBS, History Channel, Internet, etc.? Do they speak English? Are the able to go on line and research issues for which they have questions?

  4. Greg Brown,

    Are you aware of the many non-Muslims who question the official 9/11 investigation? Like these seven CIA veterans
    http://www.opednews.com/articles/genera_alan_mil_070922_seven_cia_veterans_c.htm

  5. Thank you for this very interesting article. I am surprised to find that most Muslims in America knew nothing about al quaida, terrorism, etc. before 9/11. It takes some courage to say they need a history lesson..but you may be correct.

    Let me suggest though that Muslims should not blame the attacked (the U.S.) for being suspicious of the attackers’ fellow Muslims. Yes it’s guilt by association – that’s just the way of the world – and it’s up to the “moderate” Muslims to distinguish themselves publicly..loud and clear..that they do not support such acts of terror.

    They should further affirm their allegiance to this country that they have come to.

    I still believe in the age old rule “when in Rome, do as the Romans” don’t you?

    When we go to Muslim countries we expect to follow your/their customs..we take great pains to do so and are still hated and reviled simply because we are “infidels on their holy soil.” OK so wouldn’t you agree that when in the U.S. others should adopt our customs and honor our country…? Shouldn’t that be the custom among Muslims here?

    If you agree, if you believe that when you come to our country you should honor our country..then do so loudly – publicly – courageously. Otherwise it just looks like more “taqfir.”

  6. Elias Davidsson May 22, 2009 at 1:54 pm Reply

    Dear Mr. Memon,

    i read your fine article “Can American Muslims Talk About 9/11?” posted on the website of Muslims for a safe America.

    I fully agree with you that Muslim communities should speak openly and ask questions about what actually happened on 9/11, learn about the collusion between the CIA, MI5 and AL Qaida, understand that the Western alliance needed, after the demise of the Soviet Union a new enemy that would secure Western unity and corporate profit for at least a century (and that enemy was found in the guise of a “global islamic terrorist conspiracy” led by Osama bin Laden.

    By tackling rationally these issues, and basing themselves on solid historical and forensic evidence, Muslims in the US could general goodwill, trust and help the American people more generally to engage with these issues in order to protect the democratic system and the rule of law.

    By the way, I am Jewish and was born in Jerusalem, Palestine, in 1941.

    With my kindest greetings,

    Elias Davidsson
    Alfter, Germany

  7. GOOD RESEACH AND GOOD ARTICLE. I AGREE WITH YOU WHOLE HEARTEDLY AND APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORT TO KEEP AMERICA SAFE. FOR THE SAKE OF OUR OWN CHILDREN. BUSH WAS A TERRORIST IN THE SENSE THAT HE TERRORIZED HIS OWN PEOPLE TO WIN THE SECOND TERM OF PRESIDENCY. HE ALSO BETRAYED THE AMERICAN SAFETY FOR THE SAKE OF ISRAEEL.

    OBAMA IS A DIFFERENT STORY AND I FEEL MUCH SAFER NOW THAN BEFORE.
    WHEN I WROTE THE ARTICLE ” ON BEING A MUSLIM IN AMERICA” IN SEPTEMBER 2001 AND FOUR YEARS LATER CONFIRMED THAT NOTHING HAD CHANGED.

    SULTAN REZA

  8. Muslim-Americans are AMERICANS after all. I think it is insane for some people to negate our voices on this matter.

    First and foremost this affects us directly as Americans; our security and safety and way of life was shaken and disrupted 8 years ago today and for us to not have a voice in the debate is a denial of our constitutional rights.

    Secondly this affected us indirectly since the ones blamed/accused/taking responsibility for/arrested in relation to this incident are supposedly claiming to be doing these deeds in the name of our religion. When KKK members were killing minorities in the name of Christianity, it was white Christians who stood up and said “This is not right, this is not us!” Why are we, as Muslims, not allowed that same voice?

    Third, it impacts our community because the backlash is as xenophobic as the Japanese concentration camps of WWII. Removing American rights and freedoms from any group of the citizenry reduces America on the whole and crushes the society’s primary values. It removes from America what makes it a great nation and brings to question the very nature of what America means. It is a slap in the face and a violation to the memories of those who fought, suffered and perhaps died to preserve this nation.

    Lastly, I agree that we should not polarize to radical conspiracy ideas but I also feel that it is our duty as leaders of the community to demand clarity and full disclosure on the events of 9/11/01. There are details missing that have never been filled in and it would be the duty of ANY citizen of the USA to demand full disclosure from the US government. The Pentagon is covered in cameras, and yet we are to believe that three poor images from an angle obscuring the actual site of impact are all that was recovered? Terrorist activities are intended to cause the maximum amount of damage possible; why then did the “terrorists” strike the twin towers at the exact frame of the day when they were the least populated? Why did the impact happen to strike the pentagon on the one side which was under construction and therefore not occupied?

    Minimal casualties compared to what could have been orchestrated with only a one-hour time difference or the adjustment of a few degrees for impact. Some say it is divine providence that no more were killed. I think it is cold, calculated planning.

    Too many unanswered questions that the American people deserve to know.

    When my ancestors came to America in the 1600s they were fleeing an oppressive government which cared nothing for its people. Now, nearly 400 years later has America become the place to flee from rather than toward?

  9. We all know that te Israelis were behind the attacks and try put the blame on muslims who have weak governments to defend them
    it was done by thier agents NOT muslims
    any sane muslim would not commit an act like that
    well we will always face descrimination because we are not united when we have a hidden cast system based on madhabs and different interpretation ( like sunni shia nonsence and loyalty to thier nations/countries not Islam as thier true religion
    we all condemn the stupid and unwarranted acts of terrorism that happenn then and any time before or after
    yes I hope we can put a stop to this by uniting and living in peace . Afterall only Allah (swat) will protect us all and I pray we all respect the differences we have and look at our common denominators in life
    wasalaam
    Hajj habib

  10. Please don’t forward such crazy articles which only encourage among the Muslim community, paranoia, self delusion and a mentality of blaming everyone else except ourselves. We have greatly prospered in this country, having taken advantage of every facility it offers, but don’t really belong to it.

  11. LT Phillips wrote: “When we go to Muslim countries we expect to follow your/their customs..we take great pains to do so and are still hated and reviled simply because we are “infidels on their holy soil.” OK so wouldn’t you agree that when in the U.S. others should adopt our customs and honor our country…? Shouldn’t that be the custom among Muslims here?

    Muslims are from all walks of life with a huge dichotomy of cultures and ethnicities. You are confusing faith with culture in your comments.

    Muslims in America follow the laws of the country to no less degree than any other group, and one would daresay they are far more law abiding than average Americans. We have a right to freely practice our faith and value our own “customs”, which by the way are closer to “old fashioned American values” than most Americans hold dear today as our country moves closer and closer to a materialistic and hedonistic society.

    Sadly, some Americans expect people to immigrate to this country and then become homogenized into the American culture, Muslims are Americans and we value and uphold the Constitution, its Amendments, and the Bill of Rights, including the parts regarding freedom of religion, right to privacy, and freedom of speech. Those laws apply to all us, not just folks who consider themselves “real Americans”. Frankly, if you paid closer attention, you’d find us all “honoring the country “loudly – publicly – courageously” It’s difficult to hear if you have your hands over your ears.

    My family has been in America since before there was a Constitution, and I am a Muslim. And I defend my right to privacy, free speech and freedom to practice my faith.

  12. Suicide is unforgivable,and murdering men women and children.
    Those who commit these crimes are ignorant of what the Prophet
    taught (SAW)

  13. Even if Mosques and Muslim organizations provide forums, will we be subjected to monitoring by authorities and other groups like jihadwatch, campuswatch and the kind of Mcarthyism and witch hunt they are promoting. These kinds of conversations could end up impacting our businesses, careers, etc. I really think the environment in USA for open debate is slowly turning now into a witch hunt.

  14. NO MATTER HOW YOU LOOK AT IT I THINK WE ARE IN A WAR OF RELIGEION WITH MOST MUSLIMS AND THIS WAR WILL NEVER END>>> >>>THERE ARE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF MUSLIMS IN THIS COUNTRY OF WHOM MANY MANY THOUSADS OR MORE HATE US AND OUR WAY OF WORSHIP.>>>>>>
    >>>>THIS LAST 4TH OF JULY AT THE PARADE IN OUR HOME TOWN MY.FAMILY OF 6 WAS STANDING BEHIND A MUSLIM GROUP OF 5 PERSONS WHEN THE VFW BAND STOPPED IN FRONT OF US TURNED AND FACED US AND PLAYED OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM>>><<><>>> THE 6 MUSLIMS DID NOT CROSS THERE HEART OR SING DURING THE PLAYING OF OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM AT OUR LOCAL 4TH OF JULY PARADE. ITS NOT HARD TO UNDERSTAND THEY HATE US. BECAUSE WE ARE IMFIDELLS .>>BUT IN TURN THEY USE AND ABUSE THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND RELIGION TO PROMTE AN DRAFT THERE RELIGION IN OUR COUNTRY .>>>IF AMERICANS ATEMPTED THIS IN THERE HOME LANDS.>>>>> WE WOULD BE STONED BEHEADED ECT ECT ECT.>>> WE INCARSERATED ALL OF THE JAPENESE AMERICANS IN THIS COUNTRY DURING WORD WAR 2. WE SHOULD DO THE SAME THING WITH EVERY SO CALLED AMERICAN MUSLIMS .>>>>BECAUSE THE DANGER FROM THE MILLLIONS OF THEM IS FAR GREATER THEN THE THOUSANDS OF JAPENESE THAT WERE INTURNED. >>>AN ORGANISED ATACK FROM WITHIN OUR BORDERS WITH PREPLACED REMOTE CONTROLE BOMBING OF ,>BRIDGES< LOCKS>>THIS PUT OUR COUNTRY ON ITS KNEES AND POSSIBLY DESRTOY US FOR EVER. I SHURE WOULD LIKE A REPLY FROM EVERY ONE OF YOU . >PS> WAKE UP AMERICA<<< . THEY CONDONE DEATH MURDER ECT. WE BELIEVE IN GOD. PLEASE ANSWER < clarencemoe@msn.com

  15. Clarence, I agree with you! You are exactly right in everything you said! America needs to wake up, but more importantly the church of America needs to wake up and we need to hit our knees and seek God’s guidance in these turbulent times. People need to have their eyes open to the lies that are being hurled at them.

  16. Yo.. Clarence I disagree with you in every way possible except one. Yes America needs to wake up, watch the godfather and you will see how our true system works. And the so called “Muslims” that “Bombed” the twin towers aren’t considered Muslims ’cause we don’t hate or kill, we love. It’s like saying that one white guy that got upset with the IRS and he flew his plane into the IRS building, no one considered him a terrorist,’cause that shit would scare me, but no they said he was crazy or something. Or like the incident in New York when that Jewish man killed that innocent little Jewish boy, no one considered him a terrorist or when rapers rape people outa the blue no one says they’re terrorist, ’cause all of that stuff terrorizes me and I’m sure to many other Americans, but when a Muslim does something bad they put all the effort into making Muslims look bad, am I wrong? And no not every Muslim disagrees with the form of Christianity, yes some would say “blah.. that’s the wrong religion or some crap” but who cares what they say man.. Just live your life. >_< And no you shouldn't even think about killing every American Muslim, 'cause that could take you to hell and even if you went to church and prayed to Jesus for forgiveness.. I'm quite sure he won't answer your call. And right now even if I'm angered by the way Americans treat us (Muslims) in a terrible way, I'll still forgive yall. I'm not a hater, I'm a lover. Even if someone did give an effort into wanting to kill me I'd just forgive them and let God handle the rest. Is he not the one that passes judgment? ok.. well then.. im goin to bed G'night yall! ^.^

  17. Of-course Muslims can talk about 9-11, especially here in America because of freedom of speech. But I believe we (Muslims) should stop apologize about 9-11 because we did not start it. A so called ‘Muslim extremist’ did. He might label himself as Muslim but in our eyes isn’t one. Jihad doesn’t work that way. Allah/God would not make a human just to kill his own creation. Its common sense, but unfortunately ignorant people don’t understand.

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