As anyone who has ever read this blog knows, I’m an implacable foe of Radical Islam. I am a supporter of Pam Geller and Robert Spencer and think they are two of the bravest and most honorable people I know. I think CAIR is a front group for radical Islam and I think everywhere it exists from Syria to Iraq it must be opposed and exposed and of course as a Catholic who has read the Koran It is my opinion that it is cheap rewrite of the Bible to and the religion based on it is to put it kindly full of holes.
All that being said I don’t have any problem with this:
Voters gave Abu Musa and Anam Miah another term in office. Saad Almasmari was elected for the first time. Now four of the six City Council members will be of Muslim faith.
It’s said to be the first majority Muslim City Council not only in Hamtramck but in the entire country.
Listen in America we have these things called elections, and if the majority of a city wants to elect Muslims to the city council it’s their call. Furthermore if a population of a city is majority Muslim and wants to celebrate their faith it’s their business.
If a local business in a majority Muslim area or has a large Muslim workforce and adjusts their schedules and even their paid holidays to accommodate their workforce I have no problem with that either.
And if a local Muslim speaker or even an Imam wants to disagree with US policy, even as it applies to radical Islam & ISIS they have the freedom to do so.
If I wish to have my religious rights protected as a Catholic or a Jew or a Protestant of any denomination I certainly can’t object to others wishing the same. If I think my religion is true I’m not going to be threatened by a Muslim else making the argument for their faith and trying to make their best case for what they believe.
Those are the rights of Americans and US muslims who live in it
That also being said rights come with responsibilities.
If a majority Muslim city council attempts to impose the jizya on Catholics, Protestants or Jews, if they want to restrict the rights of Christians or Jews to worship or even proselytize, in short if they attempt to enforce anything resembling Sharia Law, then I have a problem with it.
If a business decides they wish to accommodate their Muslim workforce, yet won’t make allowance for Catholic, Protestants or Jews then I have a problem with it.
If a local Muslim speaker or Imam chooses to offer material support to those we are fighting, if they choose to encourage their young men to fight against us, then I have a problem with it.
If Muslims wish to have their religious rights protected in America they had better not do anything to restrict the religious or non religious rights of others.
That is the bargain that (Obama administration notwithstanding) all Americans make with each other in America and if American Muslims hold up their end of it, so will I.
Update: fixed redundant sentence