Not at all – democracy has been chased away from the US political system. Both the Democrat and the Repulican politicians are mere puppets while the strings are in the hands of Jewish lobby groups working for Israel.
On the other hand – Muslims do have every right to hate the anti-Muslim actions of the successive US administrations. The 10 million out of 100 million African slaves who made to the US – more than 20% among them were Muslims.
During United States’ occupation of Philippines – the US soldiers killed thousands of Moro Muslims.
In 1953, the US, Britain and Israel brought a military coup against the elected government of Dr. Muhammad Mossadegh, a secular nationalist politician. As the result of the coup, the self-exiled King Reza Pahlevi was put back on the Peacock Throne and the deposed Prime Minister Dr. Mossadegh was sentenced for three years in jail. In the aftermath of the coup – tens of thousands of pro-democracy activists were put to death by Israeli-trained SAVAK security forces.
Washington’s involvement in regime-changes in the Muslim world; Syria (1949, 1957), Albania (1950), Egypt (1952, 1957), Lebanon (1952, 1958, 1980s), Iraq (1958, 1960, 1963, 1968, 1991, 2003), Sudan (1958), Indonesia (1958, 1962, 1965, 1998), Turkey (1960, 1971, 1980), Bangladesh (1975), Pakistan (1977), Iran (1982), Libya (1986), Afghanistan (1992, 2001), Somalia (1993), Bosnia (1996), and so on.
On August 20, 2010 – William Rivers Pitt in Mosques, Muslims and America in Darkness wrote:
His (Bush) rhetoric regarding Islam and Muslims after 9/11 was uniformly conciliatory, couched as it was between his WMD fabrications and pro-war grandstanding, and as the leader of his party, he kept the lid on an explosion of virulent hatred against fellow citizens who prayed to Allah instead of Jesus or Yahweh. It was bad enough after 9/11, with many assaults on Muslims and mosques to go around, but it could have been far, far worse had Bush not spoken as he did.
Well, he’s gone now, and the dogs are off the leash. The proposed construction of the Cordoba House two blocks from the World Trade Center site has given the far-right the opportunity to unveil the one flag they really salute: hatred, divisiveness and fear. For whatever reason, Mr. Bush has chosen to remain silent while his former minions drag the GOP and the country even further into darkness – his spokesman issued a “no comment” on Tuesday regarding the matter, in fact – so it falls to cooler heads to try and prevail. The problem is, my head isn’t all that cool. I’m furious and disgusted over this situation, over the fact that once again, the far-right media establishment has successfully dragged us all to the edge of a cliff, over the fact that too many of us are wallowing in our worst selves.
So let’s get a few things straight.
First of all, the Cordoba House is not a “Ground Zero Mosque.” It is a Muslim community center, it is two blocks away from the site, and in a neighborhood that already has a mosque…and a strip club, and a lot of other stuff that makes talk about “desecrating hallowed ground” sound like the nonsense that it is.
As for the idea that the Cordoba House is going to be a nest of radicals, well, the Imam in charge of the project – Feisal Abdul Rauf – is as sensible and progressive and sane as anyone you know. For God’s sake, Mr. Bush hired the man to help America try to treat with the Muslim world, and Rauf advised the FBI on counter-terrorism tasctics, which are a pretty interesting couple of line items on the resume of a so-called fanatic. I’d like to thank The Rude Pundit for putting together a collection of Imam Rauf’s observations on women’s rights, terrorism, and murder. Because he’s a Muslim, too many people will immediately expect his views to be along the lines of those seventh-century lunatics who give Islam the bad name it enjoys……..