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paulie
12-21-2008, 01:34 AM
Hi, I am relatively new here and have not really posted, but I have a question for any American Muslims.
You see, I am thinking about writing a story about how Muslims and people who look like they are from the middle east are discriminated against and hated since September 11th, 2001. I have seen it personally, but I would like to know other people's stories if it is not too much to ask.
I have a copy of the Koran, and I brought it with me to school so that I could try and read it (since that is the only time I ever have to read). But as soon as people saw it they changed the way they looked at me. Some kids said if I converted, I would lose their friendship. (Because, "Muslims kill thousands of people without reason..." that is what he said, I do not feel that way.)
A lot of people would not even touch the Koran (like if I needed them to hold my books). I was appaled.
I would like to hear what, if anything, has happened to Muslims who live or lived in America after 9/11. If possible I would like to hear if there was any change in attitudes towards you after that fateful day.

I am sorry about such a long post. You do not have to do this. I may or may not right this story, but if I did, I, not being a Muslim, would need more to go on than my single experiance.
Thank you all in advance.
Paulie
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paulie
12-24-2008, 02:54 AM
:bump1:

I'm sorry if this is a personal question, but I am just wondering if anyone has ever experianced some form of discrimination because of your religious views.
Thank you
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Yanal
12-24-2008, 02:56 AM
Yes some a Sikh calls me "muzzy" everytime he sees me and throws stuff at me.
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wth1257
12-24-2008, 02:56 AM
Originally Posted by paulie
:bump1:

I'm sorry if this is a personal question, but I am just wondering if anyone has ever experianced some form of discrimination because of your religious views.
Thank you

perhapse you should put it in a different secion. Try general
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Yanal
12-24-2008, 03:07 AM
I don't think she can't , she's a limit member, we might need a Staff member.
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paulie
12-24-2008, 03:59 AM
Originally Posted by Yanal
I don't think she can't , she's a limit member, we might need a Staff member.
I'm a He, haha... Sorry about posting in the wrong section... this thread can get deleted if any staff members want, I wouldn't object...
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Yanal
12-24-2008, 04:00 AM
Paulie you can ask me any questions about people calling names, I won't mind.
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Woodrow
12-24-2008, 04:19 AM
:w:

It depends on where you live in America. I travel a lot and have not faced any discrimination or name calling in Texas or Minnesota. I have faced some in South Dakota, but more so because my wife is Native American Cheyenne tribe, not because we are Muslim. I have experienced people who feared me in Connecticut, but they soon found that I was no danger to them.

My youngest Daughter did face some problems in Dallas shortly after 9/11 and had some people spit at her and call her names.
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YusufNoor
12-24-2008, 01:57 PM
Originally Posted by paulie
Hi, I am relatively new here and have not really posted, but I have a question for any American Muslims.
You see, I am thinking about writing a story about how Muslims and people who look like they are from the middle east are discriminated against and hated since September 11th, 2001. I have seen it personally, but I would like to know other people's stories if it is not too much to ask.
I have a copy of the Koran, and I brought it with me to school so that I could try and read it (since that is the only time I ever have to read). But as soon as people saw it they changed the way they looked at me. Some kids said if I converted, I would lose their friendship. (Because, "Muslims kill thousands of people without reason..." that is what he said, I do not feel that way.)
A lot of people would not even touch the Koran (like if I needed them to hold my books). I was appaled.
I would like to hear what, if anything, has happened to Muslims who live or lived in America after 9/11. If possible I would like to hear if there was any change in attitudes towards you after that fateful day.

I am sorry about such a long post. You do not have to do this. I may or may not right this story, but if I did, I, not being a Muslim, would need more to go on than my single experiance.
Thank you all in advance.
Paulie
Peace be upon those who follow the guidance,

thank you for your interest in Islam little brother. the 1st thing that i would do [which, actually, i didn't!], would be to look into 9/11 and see if the govt's story holds water, which, it doesn't!

check these vids:

911 Mysteries Part 1 - Demolitions (Full - 1ed.)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...71955308136871

^^notice the Firemen describing how they felt that the towers were brought down by controlled demolitions. 27 minutes or so in, pay attention to William Rodriguez as he [and others] describe all the explosions in the basement, ESPECIALLY the one HUGE one BEFORE the 1st plane hit^^

9/11 Contradictions - David Ray Griffin with VC Citizens for Impeachment Patriot Series
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...32398046778047

^^just enjoy this one. and then google David Ray Griffin and watch his vids on google^^

Loose Change Final Cut
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...59008768610598

a newer film:
ZERO.Investigation.Into.911.av

and an interesting one about Peak Oil:
Oil, Smoke & Mirrors
http://www.islamicboard.com/newreply...eply&p=1066036

after learning what's REALLY going on in the world, then i would recommend some translations and websites to learn about Islam

what translation of the Qur'an are you using?

btw, i was one of the right-wing FOX News fanatics until just under 3 years ago :D

:w:

Yusuf
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Zamtsa
12-24-2008, 02:04 PM
Muslims Condemn Terrorist Attacks
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Muslims Condemn Terrorist Attacks
Sh. Abdul Muhsin Al Abaad: With What Rationale Are Explosions and Destruction Jihad?
Saudi Grand Mufti Condemns Terrorist Attacks in U.S., by Shaikh Abdulaziz Al-Ashaikh
Scholars' Statements Regarding The Attacks In The United States, by Shaykh Abdul-Aziz Aali-Shaykh, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and President of the Committee of Senior Scholars, and Shaykh Saleh Al-Lehaydaan, Chief Justice Of The Saudi Arabian Judiciary, and Shaykh Dr. Saaleh Ibn Ghaanem As-Sadlaan, Pres. Higher Studies Dept. Al-Imaam Muhammd Ibn Saud Islamic University
The Myth of Islamic Terrorism Exploded, by Shaykh Abdul Azeez bin Abdullah bin Baaz and Shaykh Muhammad Bin Saalih al Uthaymeen
Top Saudi Cleric Says Attacks on U.S. a Terrible Crime in Islam, by Shaykh Salah al-Lahidan, head of the Islamic Judiciary of Saudi Arabia
Top Saudi cleric condemns terrorism
Saudi Clerics Condemn Terrorism, by Sheikh Abderrahman al-Sudayes
Saudi Grand Mufti Condemns Terrorist Attacks in U.S., by Shaikh Abdulaziz Al-Ashaikh
Scholars' Statements Regarding The Attacks In The United States, by Shaykh Abdul-Aziz Aali-Shaykh, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and President of the Committee of Senior Scholars, and Shaykh Saleh Al-Lehaydaan, Chief Justice Of The Saudi Arabian Judiciary, and Shaykh Dr. Saaleh Ibn Ghaanem As-Sadlaan, Pres. Higher Studies Dept. Al-Imaam Muhammd Ibn Saud Islamic University
Spanish Muslim Clerical authorities Issue Fatwa against Osamah Bin Laden, by Spanish Muslim leaders
What is jihad? What is terrorism?, by Statement by Muslim scholars
High Mufti of Russian Muslims calls for Extradition of Bin Laden, by Russian Muslim leaders
Terrorism Is at Odds With Islamic Tradition, by Khaled Abou El Fadl
Special links
A Country United- Poem by a Muslim woman about September 11
Islam Denounces Terrorism- Site of Muslim scholar Harun Yahya
Muslims Against Terrorism- An organization founded by Muslims who stand against the hijacking of Islam by extremists and terrorists
Report: Muslim Celebrities Condemn Attacks- Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Muhammad Ali, Hakeem Olajuwon of the Houston Rockets
Muslim charities who solicited donations to help victims in New York City:
• Global Relief Foundation
• Islamic Relief
• Mercy USA
Muslim Leaders
A Message from the Council on American-Islamic Relations
American Muslim Leaders Condemn Attacks
American Muslims and Scholars Denounce Terrorism on Anniversary of 9/11
Australian Muslims Condemn Terrorist Attack
Bin Laden Distorts Islam, Islamic Scholars Say
Bin Laden's Idea of 'Jihad' is Out of Bounds, Islamic Scholars Say
British Muslim leaders condemn terrorism
British Muslims Condemn Terrorist Attacks
Canadian Muslims Condemn Terorist Attacks
Islamic Statements Against Terrorism in the Wake of the September 11 Mass Murders
Islamic World Deplores U.S. Losses
Looking for Answers in Islam's Holy Book: What Islamic Scholars Have to Say
Muslim Reactions to Sept 11
Muslim World Condemns Attacks on U.S.
Muslim rulers condemn WTC attacks
New Zealand Muslims Condemn Terrorism
Organization of the Islamic Conference Foreign Ministers Condemn International Terrorism
Quran a Book of Peace Not War, Islamic Scholars Say
Scholars of Islam Condemn Terrorism
Some American Muslims Take a Look at Their Communities' Shortcomings
U.S. Muslim Scholars Condemn Attacks
UK Muslim Leaders Condemn 'Lunatic Fringe'
When is jihad OK? Muslim Perspectives

Ongoing: The Council on American-Islamic Relations
In an effort to show that Muslim activism against terrorism didn't stop after 9/11, this section contains press releases and statements by the Council on American-Islamic Relations condemning terrorist attacks. This is a resource in development. Subscribe to CAIR's mailing list to keep up with their latest statements and releases.
American Muslims Condemn Riyadh Bombings - May 23, 2003
CAIR Calls for Release of All Hostages in Iraq - Tuesday, September 21, 2004
CAIR Condemns 'Barbaric' London Terror Attacks - Thursday, July 07, 2005
CAIR Condemns Attack On Seattle Jewish Center - Saturday, July 29, 2006
CAIR Condemns Attack On U.S. Medical Personnel In Yemen - December 30, 2002
CAIR Condemns Attack on US Diplomatic Convoy in Gaza - October 15, 2003
CAIR Condemns Haifa Suicide Bombing - 10/04/2003
CAIR Condemns Hariri Assassination - Monday, February 14, 2005
CAIR Condemns Iraq Church Bombings - Sunday, August 01, 2004
CAIR Condemns Killing of British Hostage in Iraq - Friday, October 08, 2004
CAIR Condemns Murder of American in Saudi Arabia - Friday, June 18, 2004
CAIR Condemns Murder of Margaret Hassan - Wednesday, November 17, 2004
CAIR Condemns School Killings in Russia - Tuesday, September 07, 2004
CAIR Joins 'Call to Action' on Darfur Crisis - Tuesday, August 03, 2004
CAIR condemns Istanbul bombings - Thursday, November 20, 2003
CAIR condemns attacks on civilians - Thursday, March 28, 2002
CAIR condemns hostage-taking by Iraqi insurgents, calls for release of hostages - 4/9/2004
CAIR condemns killings in Iraq, Pakistan - Tuesday, March 02, 2004
CAIR condemns murder of American in Iraq - 5/11/2004
CAIR condemns mutilation of bodies in Iraq - Wednesday, March 31, 2004
CAIR statements on the events of September 11 - (various dates)
CAIR welcomes capture of Saddam Hussein - Sunday, December 14, 2003
CAIR-CAN Condemns Anti-Semitic Graffiti - August 25, 2004
CAIR-CAN Condemns Vandalism of Jewish Homes in Toronto - Friday, March 19, 2004
CAIR-CAN condemns Daniel Pearl killing - Friday, February 22, 2002
CAIR-CAN condemns bomb attack on Passover celebration in Israel - Thursday, March 28, 2002
CAIR-CAN condemns firebomb attack of Jewish school - Tuesday, April 06, 2004
CAIR-CAN condemns gang-rape of woman in Pakistan by tribal court - Friday, July 05, 2002
CAIR-CAN condemns hate graffiti on Edmonton synagogue - Wednesday, December 28, 2005
CAIR-CAN condemns killing of innocent Christian worshippers in Pakistan - Tuesday, October 30, 2001
CAIR-CAN: There is no justification for attacks on innocent people - Thursday, November 14, 2002
CAIR-NJ Offers Condolences to Coptic Community - Monday, January 17, 2005
CAIR: American Muslims Condemn Sectarian Mosque Bombing - 07/05/2003
Canadian Muslim scholars reject Bin Laden's calls for jihad - Monday, October 15, 2001
Canadian Muslims Condemn Recent Khadr Comments That Excuse Terrorism - Friday, March 05, 2004
Canadian Muslims condemn 9/11 terrorist attacks - Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Canadian Muslims condemn anti-Jewish article - Monday, January 12, 2004
Canadian Muslims condemn church attack in Pakistan - Sunday, March 17, 2002
Canadian Muslims condemn vandalism of synagogues - Friday, April 12, 2002
Muslims Condemn Philippines Airport Bombing - Tuesday, March 04 2003
Muslims Offer Help for Victims of Terrorist Attacks - 9/11/01
Muslims condemn anti-Jewish article - Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Muslims condemn anti-Semitic article - 11/8/2002
Muslims to hold 9/11 vigil at U.S. Capitol - Thursday, August 28, 2003
Muslims urged to donate for D.C. sniper victims - Wednesday, October 16, 2002
U.S. Imams Say Iraq Hostage-Takers Violate Islamic Beliefs - Friday, October 29, 2004
U.S. Muslim Group Condemns bin Laden Videotape - 09/11/2003
U.S. Muslims Condemn Madrid Bombings - 03/11/2004
U.S. Muslims call for 9/11/02 "Day of Unity and Prayer" - Tuesday, July 23, 2002
US Muslims Condemn Terrorism in Ad Campaign - March 8, 2003
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