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    Too many mosques in the US... Maybe I need to get new glasses, because I don't remember the part of the Constitution which set limits on the number of mosques.

    The right gets too much mileage out of claiming that American Muslims do not denounce the Islamists to deal with facts. The media gives no airtime to American Muslims who denounce terrorism, which is the way the right wants it.

    Here's some quotes about Islam from that well-known leftist George W. Bush:

    "Islam is a vibrant faith. Millions of our fellow citizens are Muslim. We respect the faith. We honor its traditions. Our enemy does not. Our enemy doesn't follow the great traditions of Islam. They've hijacked a great religion."
    Remarks by President George W. Bush on U.S. Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan
    Presidential Hall, Dwight David Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C.
    October 11, 2002

    "Islam is a faith that brings comfort to people. It inspires them to lead lives based on honesty, and justice, and compassion."
    Remarks by President George W. Bush on U.S. Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan
    Presidential Hall, Dwight David Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C.
    October 11, 2002

    "All Americans must recognize that the face of terror is not the true faith -- face of Islam. Islam is a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world. It's a faith that has made brothers and sisters of every race. It's a faith based upon love, not hate."
    President George W. Bush Holds Roundtable with Arab- and Muslim-American Leaders
    Afghanistan Embassy, Washington, D.C.
    September 10, 2002

    "America rejects bigotry. We reject every act of hatred against people of Arab background or Muslim faith... America values and welcomes peaceful people of all faiths -- Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and many others. Every faith is practiced and protected here, because we are one country. Every immigrant can be fully and equally American because we're one country. Race and color should not divide us, because America is one country."
    President George W. Bush Promotes Compassionate Conservatism
    Parkside Hall, San Jose, California
    April 30, 2002

    "According to Muslim teachings, God first revealed His word in the Holy Qur'an to the prophet, Muhammad, during the month of Ramadan. That word has guided billions of believers across the centuries, and those believers built a culture of learning and literature and science. All the world continues to benefit from this faith and its achievements."
    Remarks by the President George W. Bush At Iftaar Dinner
    The State Dining Room, Washington, D.C.
    November 19, 2001

    "The Islam that we know is a faith devoted to the worship of one God, as revealed through The Holy Qur’an. It teaches the value and the importance of charity, mercy, and peace."
    President George W. Bush’s Message for Ramadan
    November 15, 2001

    "I have assured His Majesty that our war is against evil, not against Islam. There are thousands of Muslims who proudly call themselves Americans, and they know what I know -- that the Muslim faith is based upon peace and love and compassion. The exact opposite of the teachings of the al Qaeda organization, which is based upon evil and hate and destruction."
    Remarks by President George W. Bush and His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan
    The Oval Office, Washington, D.C.
    September 28, 2001

    "I've made it clear, Madam President, that the war against terrorism is not a war against Muslims, nor is it a war against Arabs. It's a war against evil people who conduct crimes against innocent people."
    Remarks by President George W. Bush and President Megawati of Indonesia
    The Oval Office, Washington, D.C.
    September 19, 2001

    "The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don't represent peace. They represent evil and war."
    Remarks by the President at Islamic Center of Washington, D.C.
    Washington, D.C.
    September 17, 2001

    When wingnuts want to rant and rave against Islam just throw these in their faces. Make them decide whether or not they want to agree or disagree with their Dear Leader. The wingnuts have a few options when presented with these quotes. They can change their minds, they can take a different stance that Bush, they can say it is OK because Bush is lying when he claims to hold Islam in high regard or they can cover their ears and yell "I'm not listening!"

    Of course, I don't take Bush seriously on this. He's eagerly embraced people who are 180 degrees away from his alleged views. He's never uttered a peep against the right-wing radio hosts, and instead has invited them to the White House.

    It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.

    by A Citizen on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 09:02:25 PM PDT

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