By Aftab Borka
Special to The Oakland Press
A local imam and the executive director of Council of American-Islamic Relations in Southfield has rejected a recent study that says more than 80 percent of mosques in America promote moderate to severe violence.
“The report is a bunch of rubbish” said Dawud Walid of CAIR about the study Continue reading
By Dawud Walid| Executive-Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations- Michigan.
I believe in “keepin’ it real,” and I cannot help but question why in the heck are we, in 2010, recognizing Columbus Day in America.
FACT #1: African Muslims reached the Americas prior to Columbus. Columbus even stated in his diary that he spotted a mosque when reaching the so-called New World.
FACT #2: Columbus was not even the first European to have reached America. Ever heard of Leif Ericson who reached the Americas about 500 years before Columbus?
FACT #3: Columbus was trying to reach India; he was LOST when he reached America!
FACT #4: Columbus’ “discovery” in 1492 was sanctioned by the royal family of Spain, the same government that presided over the Spanish Inquisition against Muslims and Jews in 1492.
FACT #5: Columbus’ “discovery” paved the way of European colonial conquest of the Americas and the ethnic cleansing of the Native (not Indian) people.
Based upon these facts especially #5, what were the founders of Columbus Day in America trying to convey?
via Weblog of Dawud Walid
Today I was watching Youtube videos of Al Hajj Malik Al Shabazz- Malcolm X that I was referred to by a friend.
Below is the short interchange today that I “UmerSultan” on youtube faced with this person “Ishhkabibble” at the video “Martin Luther King on Malcolm X.”
I just realized while writing this post that my comment response was with the intention of defending Malcolm X. I didn’t realize that the video is actually of Martin Luther King. I mixed it up with another video I had open.
However, that doesn’t matter, it still is…
WOW just WOW
The comments can be seen somewhere here.
Knock yourself out please:
Rep. Trent Frank: (R-AZ) In this country, we had slavery for God knows how long. And now we look back on it and we say “How brave were they? What was the matter with them? You know, I can’t believe, you know, four million slaves. This is incredible.” And we’re right, we’re right. We should look back on that with criticism. It is a crushing mark on America’s soul. And yet today, half of all black children are aborted. Half of all black children are aborted. Far more of the African American community is being devastated by the policies of today than were being devastated by the policies of slavery. And I think, What does it take to get us to wake up? (video)
In order to watch the video and the source please do refer here Daily Kos
This guy is insane. Arguing for Abortion while demonizing African Americans saying that they are worst now than they were in slavery and Mr. Franks is the United States Representative from the State of Arizona from the Republican Party.
These days GOP has an abundance of racist and bigotted politicians, whats up with that!