News and Analysis (12/11/15)

“Yes. A Muslim man blew me up, and I lost my leg. A Muslim man also lost his arm that day wearing a British Uniform. A Muslim medic was in the helicopter that took me from the field. A Muslim surgeon … saved my life” …

… while “roughly 5,900 U.S. service members who self-identify as Muslims … are finding a climate that is significantly worse than anything they experienced after the Sept. 11th, 2001, attacks”:

MuslimGirl’s founder knows that “the headscarf is a symbol of resistance: against Islamophobia, against the imposition of societal expectations, against the violent erasure of our bodies” and she’s grabbed businesses’s by their profit margins:

“Muslim leaders are ‘concerned about radicalization like any other community,” but shouldn’t “be singled out as the go-between between government and law enforcement efforts to stop radicalization,” according to ADL’s Oren Segal:

Identifying himself “as someone who has never been accused of political correctness,” Muhammad Ali reminds us that as “a man of truth, I wouldn’t be here to represent Islam if it was really like the terrorists make us look” …

… now, meet your Muslim neighbors …

… and your Muslim doctor:

“Five schools were hit between August and October 2015 in aerial bombardments that killed five civilians and injured 14, including four children, said the rights group”:

Sen. “Leahy said afterward that he was ‘amaze’ that four Republicans voted against barring religious tests, adding that he believes such a standard for entry could have prevented his grandparents from getting into the country”:

What? Not a single beheading??? What kind of Muslims are these? …

But surely the Founding Fathers didn’t intend to include Muslims when they called for religious freedom…! Well, actually, they did — explicitly, and whether they liked them or not:

In “the Bible: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.’ Or the Quran: ‘… [W]e all are Allah servants, make and spread peace….’ The message is the same. God wants us to live together in peace”:

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