i've also been experiencing never before suspected levels of racial bias among people that i thought i knew for years.
ya i am too. i just proceed to tell them I married a black woman. usually shuts them up quickly. then they are embarrassed. I dont really encounter too much at work because I work among alot of muslims. one of my best friends is a muslim and I love it. ive learned soo much from him and just turn all my bullsnot emails to him. he picks them apart and then i return them. just like this one i received this week. my friends repsponse is quoted:
This is very interesting and just a bit scary ...
The Muslim religion is the fastest growing religion per capita in the United States , especially in the minority races!!!
Allah or The Lord Jesus Christ? ... By Rick Mathes
Last month I attended my annual training session that's required for maintaining my state prison security clearance. During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths, who explained each of their beliefs.
I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say. The Imam gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam, complete with a video..
After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers.
When it was my turn, I directed my question to the Imam and asked: 'Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand that most Imams and clerics of Islam have declared a Holy Jihad [holy war] against the infidels of the world and, that by killing an infidel, (which is a command to all Muslims) they are assured of a place in heaven. If that's the case, can you give me the definition of an infidel?'
NOT TRUE: Islam is a religion of peace. There is NO MERIT for killing someone because their beliefs may be different. I (Muslim) am unaware of any such Holy Jihad. The term Jihad is taken out of context more than any other term I've ever heard. A "Holy War" can mean something as little as standing up for a belief. For example: My response to this email can be considered "Jihad" as I am taking a stand by saying what you are preaching is wrong. Someone saying that Jihad means "to kill an infidel" is the most absurd thing I have ever heard. The path to heaven is simply achieved by doing simple little things such as: say your prayers, respect your parents, teachers, neighbors and the elderly. Don't lie, don't steal. If you are blessed with an abundance of something (this could be anything. Money, food, clothes, whatever the case may be) share it with less fortunate. None of that involves killing an infidel... or anyone for that matter.
There was no disagreement with my statements and, without hesitation, he replied, 'Non-believers!'
I responded , 'So, let me make sure I have this straight. All followers of Allah have been commanded to kill everyone who is not of your faith so they can have a place in heaven. Is that correct?'
Open a book, open the Qur'an, read a little bit. If you have such passion about this subject, research it and find your own answers. You are acting exactly like an illiterate person that goes to a so called Imam and learns that such things are a part of his faith. He can't read or write, all he knows is the 'Imam' always tells him the truth and follows it blindly. Don't even bother reading further and finding out what I think, find out for yourself. The Qur'an is the only book of faith that you will find unaltered though time. There are no testaments, there are no revisions. Every copy you pick up will have all the alphabets, spellings, EVERYTHING the same, so you can't confuse a real copy with a fake one.
The expression on his face changed from one of authority and command to that of 'a little boy who had just been caught with his hand in the cookie jar.'
He sheepishly replied, 'Yes.'
I then stated, 'Well, sir, I have a real problem trying to imagine Pope John Paul commanding all Catholics to kill those of your faith or Dr. Stanley ordering all Protestants to do the same in order to guarantee them a place in heaven!'
Again, killing DOES NOT guarantee you a place in heaven by any means. If that were true, you (the person asking these questions) would not be alive. That Imam would have finished his job and found his place in heaven.
The Imam was speechless!
I continued, 'I also have problem with being your 'friend' when you and your brother clerics are telling your followers to kill me! Let me ask you a question. Would you rather have your Allah, who tells you to kill me in order for you to go to heaven, or my Jesus who tells me to love you because I am going to heaven and He wants you to be there with me?'
Let me be the first to inform you, the majority of people that take care of you personally, are in fact Muslim. Your doctors and engineers that look after your health and your buildings you live in are Muslims. I would love to know how you live with yourself knowing that there is a good chance you will be TREATED by a Muslim if anything were to happen to yourself or your family member rather than killed. Need I say more?
You could have heard a pin drop as the Imam hung his head in shame. Needless to say, the organizers and/or promoters of the 'Diversification' training seminar were not happy with Rick's way of dealing with the Islamic Imam and exposing the truth about the Muslims' beliefs.
In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. To elect the President! I think everyone in the U.S. should be required to read this, but with the Liberal justice system, liberal media and the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized.
Let me add some humor to this junk mail: at least you will have some smart, educated people voting and electing the right person for the job.
If you think we can be nice to Muslims and they will be nice to us in return: THINK AGAIN!
I have been living in USA for 8 years now, and I can guarantee you that you will not find anyone that hates me for any of the reasons you listed above. This email basically tells me: The Muslims are here to take over and become the ONLY religion and anyone that doesn't follow it must die. By sending this email out, you are doing EXACTLY the same thing by preaching "In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. To elect the President! I think everyone in the U.S. should be required to read this, but with the Liberal justice system, liberal media and the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized." THE SAME THING. Congratulations, you are now just as ignorant as anyone willing to blow himself up for 72 virgins. What a crock.
This is a true story and the author, Rick Mathes, is a well-known leader in prison ministry.
Please pass this on to all your e-mail contacts.
The Man who walks with God always gets to his destination.
If you have a pulse you have a purpose.