I agree: even one case of bullying, violence or workplace harassment against an innocent person goes beyond what Americans should accept. But apparently it is not also true that even one case of jihad terrorism or Islamic supremacist bullying and demand for accommodation of Sharia goes beyond what Americans should accept. When Muslims commit acts of jihad terrorism or demand that non-Muslims change the way they do business in order to accommodate Sharia, if non-Muslims complain, that becomes blaming all Muslims for the evils done by a tiny minority.
“Senators decry anti-Muslim violence,” by Kelly Kennedy for USA Today, March 29:
WASHINGTON “” Republican and Democratic senators at an anti-Muslim discrimination hearing Tuesday agreed on one point: Even one case of bullying, violence or workplace harassment goes beyond what Americans should accept.
“Those who use this type of rhetoric, who burn Qurans and who engage in other forms of bigotry and discrimination may be few in number, but their bigoted conduct and remarks violate the spirit of our Bill of Rights,” said Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights.
But while commitee [sic] Democrats said special attention should be paid to hate crimes committed against Muslims in the USA, Republicans argued that Muslim Americans have not done enough to fight radicalism in their own communities.
“Get in this fight,” said Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C. “You’re going to have to help your country. You’re probably uniquely qualified, compared to anyone else, to understand what’s going on and fight back.”
We’ve been waiting almost ten years for this, since 9/11. How long?
The hearing comes two weeks after Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., conducted a controversial House hearing looking into how extremist groups lure American Muslims to become violent. A number of Muslim Americans felt their community was singled out for the terrorist acts of a few….
A lot of non-Muslim Americans feel their communities are singled out by the terrorist acts of a few Muslims that the other Muslims don’t seem interested in reining in or teaching against or resisting in any way. Indeed, they grow offended when one asks them to do so.