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  •  I remember that too. (2+ / 0-)
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    Vetwife, whatGodmade

    His claim though was that "the enemy" he referred to were terrorists, not Muslims in general, and not Islam itself.  And to be honest, as a Muslim American, I gave him credit for visiting mosques here in the United States and delivering that message.  As I've said previously on this site, it is the only thing the man ever did as President that I supported.

    President Obama, on the other hand, is another story.  I worked hard for his election, both within the Democratic Party by volunteering, and in the American Muslim community by talking to my brothers on Friday's and arguing for the election of Barack Obama.  Since taking office, however, there has actually been an increase in the discrimination faced by Muslim Americans by government officials.  The NYPD spies on us and infiltrates our mosques, while being trained with hateful Islamophobic material.  Muslim Americans are strip searched repeatedly on return from Canada, with their laptops and other electronics confiscated by the government and only returned after a waiting period of as much as six weeks.  The drone strikes have increased many fold, killing many innocent civilians including children in Muslim countries.  He has begun a program of targeted assassination against American citizens abroad...all of which so far have been Muslim Americans.

    In light of all of that, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised to learn that it was all a lie.  That the United States is, in fact, at war with Islam.  And now I must make decisions based on that new knowledge.  I don't know that I can continue to live in this nation.  It is no longer the nation of my birth.

    •  I campaigned as well in 08 (2+ / 0-)
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      downsouth, whatGodmade

      but at least knew Bush was going down this path.
      I posted the other day, I recognize the terrain but nothing that resembles America I grew up in or maybe it is the same only in the open now.  Ask any native american or African American who has been subjected to horrors inflicted on them.   We are so going in the wrong direction.  Money..Greed... Control....DEATH.

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Thu May 10, 2012 at 11:37:24 AM PDT

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