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See: Project Rebuttal: What the West needs to know about Islam

Refuting the gross distortion and misrepresentation of the Quran, the Prophet Muhammad and Islam, made by the critics of Islam

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List of all Issues | Summary 1 | Summary 2 | Summary 3‎ — completed, 28th June 2013


July 4th, 2012

Issue 60

Issue 60 [@1:04:01]: Serge Trifkovic, Foreign Affairs Editor, Chronicles Magazine – “The spokesman for Islam in the Western world knows how to play the game. They know how to present their cause that is not only regarded acceptable by the societal mainstream, but also reasonable and one might say as just. They will appeal to democratic institutions and their human rights in the full knowledge that given the power to do so they will abolish those institutions and deny those rights to others.”

Rebuttal 60: It is quite shameful of Trifkovic to question patriotism of American Muslims (Issue 59). On the contrary, Muslims dwell as good and productive citizens and have a track record to prove both their patriotism and their good citizenship:

There are 8 million American Muslims
67% of American Muslims have a Bachelor’s degree or higher,
U.S. Average income is $42,158 per year (U.S. Census 2000)
66% of American Muslim House Hold’s (HH’s) earn over $50,000 / year
26% of American Muslim HH’s earn over $100,000 / year
1 in 10 Muslim HH’s has a doctor and 1 in 9 (approx) has an engineer.
See this link for more Muslim statistics: http://www.allied-media.com/AM/

“Gallup Poll: Most Muslim-Americans Loyal to US” (NewsMax – Tuesday, 02 Aug 2011)

With the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaching, 93 percent of Muslim Americans say they are loyal to the United States. The view of Muslim loyalty is shared by a majority of the major religious groups in the United States, a new poll examining Muslim attitudes has found.

Contrary to the efforts of the documentary, and sorry Mr. Trifkovic, the same survey found:

The poll, conducted by a Gallup-affiliated research group, found that 80 percent of Jews believed Muslim Americans were loyal, a view shared by 59 percent of Catholics and 56 percent of Protestants. It also found that Muslim and Jewish Americans had similar views on the Mideast and al-Qaeda.

Muslim Americans are also the least likely major religious group to say there is ever a justification for individuals or small groups to attack civilians. Roughly 1 in 10 Muslim Americans say such attacks are sometimes justified. “In every other major religious group except Mormons, the proportion of people who say such attacks are sometimes justified is at least twice that.”

“Jewish Americans are also among the least likely religious groups to believe that Muslim Americans sympathize with al-Qaida. Seventy percent of Jewish Americans say they do not believe Muslim Americans feel this way. The only religious group more certain that Muslim Americans do not sympathize with al-Qaida is Muslim Americans themselves, at 92%.”

With the above survey data and the decade since 9/11, it becomes obvious and using Trifkovics’s own words – “The spokesman for anti-Islam in the Western world knows how to play the game. They know how to present their cause that is not only regarded acceptable by the societal mainstream, but also reasonable and one might say as just. They will appeal to democratic institutions and their human rights in the full knowledge that given the power to do so they will abolish those institutions and deny those rights to others.” Of note is that it only needed a decade and addition of one word “anti” and the whole statement of Trifkovic fits himself fairly and squarely. He and his peers of the documentary saw the opportunity and tried to create another Japanese-American internment for American Muslims but failed.

References:

Muslim American Market – Allied Media Corp.
Gallup Poll: Most Muslim-Americans Loyal to US – NewsMax
Japanese American internment – Wikipedia

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