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SearchBoth.com have officially launched their long-anticipated Muslim
Heritage Video Program. The three-minute emotional rollercoaster takes you
through the trials and tribulations of Muslim-Americans before leading into
the vast contributions Muslims from around the world have made.
Emotional rollercoaster? Yes. You see, since 9/11 people have gotten the crazy idea that some Muslims are terrorists, and Muslims are facing worldwide persecution as a result. But this persecution is unjustified, you see, because — well, just look at prominent Muslims such as Donna Shalala, Edward Said, Senator John Sununu, Frank Zappa, George Mitchell, and Spencer Abraham! They’re all listed, along with others, in this video for the program.
One of the many problems with this scenario is that none of the people I listed above are actually Muslims. I am fairly certain that several others listed in the video aren’t either — Michael DeBakey and George Maloof, among others also. Muslims don’t have names like Michael and George, but Lebanese Christians and other Arabic-speaking Christians do.
It’s fairly pathetic when an initiative boasting of one’s achievements has to borrow those of other people.
UPDATE: The video has been pulled, but Bryan of Hot Air has it — with an addendum pointing out some of the errors.