February 27, 2008, - 6:14 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE: Here’s a quick video summary of the whole thing (the whole thing is at the link below). The man who mentioned that Jews and Christians never blew anything up was NOT shown on ABC, last night. Gee, I wonder why. ****
I’ve written about CBS’ attempts to get Muslims to go to various places and show how “Islamophobic” Americans are. NBC and other networks–yes, including your precious FOX News–have tried the same. So it was with no surprise that, last night, I watched ABC News “reporter” John Quinones (who seems more interesting in manufacturing news than in reporting it) set up Southerners at a bakery, blaming them for “not intervening” while an actor posing as an employee refused service to an actress in a headscarf (hijab) posing as a Muslima (female Muslim). The report was called, “Primetime: What Would You Do?– Islamophobia.” The video is on the upper right-hand corner.
But, in fact, he got it wrong on all counts. While several of those at the bakery did stand up for the woman they believed was a persecuted Muslim, the ones who did not had far better reasons. The fact is that a phobia is an irrational fear or hatred. How unreasonable is it to hate or fear those who who’ve repeatedly fomented terrorist attacks on Americans and other innocent Westerners? How irrational is it to worry about this religion that is more cult than faith and which is imposing its intolerance all over America and the rest of the world?
I’ll tell you the ABC “Primetime” “What Would You Do?” report that I’ll never see, but would love to: A non-Muslim posing as a Muslim–as I regularly do–in a majority Muslim environment. I guarantee you won’t see any Muslims helping such a woman, only viciously attacking her. Or a secret camera showing what Muslims think of us when they don’t know we’re watching. That’s what all Americans need to see, especially the crybaby Americans who cried and bitched over the treatment of the hijab-encrusted woman. They will be the first ones slaughtered in an Islamic society.
And their statements were ignorant. One man shouted that a hijab is a “necessary religious item,” but it isn’t. The Koran says nothing about wearing a headscarf, nor does Islamic law. Many religious Muslim women do not wear one. It’s a sign of extremism and oppression, nothing more, in Islam. Oh, and “modesty” (a big joke for the many Islamic women who wear one and then cheat on their husbands or wear low-rise jeans–we have plenty of those here in Detroit).
I’ve posed in a hijab in many locations, on my way to going undercover at mosques or other Islamic events. And my experience is not the persecution that CAIR and John Quinones and ABC and “Primetime” claim that there is. On the contrary, I was treated far better in my hijab than I was as a normal person. People smiled at me and fell all over themselves to tell me the time and/or wait on me at stores and service-oriented businesses. “Look at me, I’m helping the Muslim girl. What a great American I am.” It was sickening.
If there’s any prejudice toward Muslims in America, it is mostly on the other side–that is, it’s about how Americans go overboard to bend over backward . . . and forward for these people, whose religion wants us dead.
And it’s not Islamophobia to take note of that.
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