posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 07:18 PM
Well, THEY say they are above the law.
However, others have a different opinion - myself included.
Let us not fall on the other side of the horse though...
Why is this hate speech? Or... exactly how?
Though avowed terrorists also belong to Islam, I have known quite a few black Americans who belonged to Islam - all except one were extremely nice to
non-Muslims and non-Blacks, us included. They gave us food, watched our kids, and over the years usually did not hate anyone or any group in
particular. The one guy that was a counter-example came from a very stressed family and I pointed out to him that his ideas were racist in reverse.
(My peaceful Muslim friend agreed.) He was constantly angry at someone, but he did agree to talk to me at length about how the white race was bad. I
agreed to a certain extent on historical grounds, but I pointed out that he crossed a certain line. Since it was not dangerous - and his type suffered
more frequently in that society than mine - I did not mind in particular. He kept on explaining to me that Blacks came from Egypt and that the white
birth rate was going down (indeed I only had one daughter at the time)... He was a funny person but not at all dangerous, all in all, he seemed to
lack a sense of humor more than anything else.
I knew a Black woman raising several kids on her own - baking sweetbread all night and selling it all weekend on the market. "Ma Brown" always
helped us - and at a certain point she confided to us that she was a Muslim. (I say "us" because I used to work at this farmer's market with my
first wife). She is the best example to me of an extremely powerful yet peaceful Black Muslim. But there are also males.
An elegant Black man in the town I first arrived in America (it was a Navy base) always invited us for tea and coffee. Amongst a heated Southern
population, he could always show an example of a cool head, politeness, letting others speak, impeccable dress, great scents, and he had a quiet
authority like a Zen master. Even when the temperatures soared in the hundreds. No air conditioning, not much money either. For him being a Muslim was
a mystical call, an invitation to exert super discipline over himself. He could expound upon Sufism which is as different from radical militant Islam
as Padre Pio from the medieval inquisitors.
He did not try to convert us either, though he obviously did like to discuss the cultures and the values of faraway Muslim lands as well as mysticism.
No drugs, no alcohol of course. He did not look like someone who even owned a gun let alone blow some civilians up... That was the farthest in our
minds when we saw him. (Matter of fact, he was closest in demeanor to the local Rabbi.)
One reason why I am careful of sweeping judgments touching Muslims within America is simply knowing these two great counterexamples to extremist