Muslim leaders have given us reason to be wary

Rachel Airey's letter to the editor ("Disgusted by anti-Muslim bigotry" May 16 ) says this "ignorance and prejudice sickens her and makes her ashamed of this country." She says "It's even more sad when polls proclaim that many citizens are wary of Islamic people even though they probably know next to nothing about them." And "People in the U.S. need to learn to accept people for who they are, instead of cowardly attacking them for the actions of one man who happened to share the same religion."

The truth is: There is more than just one Muslim man (Osama bin Laden) who shares the al-Qaida brand of religion that instructs its followers to do evil in God's name. These men and their followers belong to Hamas, Fatah, Hezbollah, the so-called Muslim Brotherhood and a mix other terror groups that honor death more than life, that is, death of Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and other non-Muslims.


The Arab press watchdog MEMRI has released a video that places the Arab claims in perspective. The video depicted a 92-year-old Arab woman, originally from Hevron, who "glowingly recalls on a Hamas-Gaza TV how the Arabs of Hevron, including her father without provocation, massacred the peaceful Jewish neighbors they had lived beside for years in 1929." (This was almost 20 years before the 1948 war of Independence). He stated: "In an orgy of sadistic violence — the Arabs murdered children in front of their parents, severed limbs, raped and burned the people alive." Maybe this is something Ms. Airey is not aware of.

Let's not forget what happened in Egypt to American TV reporter Laura Logan who was molested (gang raped) because they thought she was Jewish. If this is not bigoted brutal evil, what is? Are these the people we want to give billions more of our tax dollars to achieve their so-called goals for peace and democracy?

Al Astal, Hamas MP (Member of Parliament) has also recently boldly announced: "Jews ingathered for us to annihilate them." This sounds like a modern day Arab Nazi's dream. This Hamas leader "described the ingathering of Jewish people in the Land of Israel in terms of a divine plan that would give the Arabs 'the honor' of annihilating them." My husband said the MP should be "MT" for Member of Terrorism.

This is just a few out of hundreds of examples that certainly should give any reasonable person of true peace and goodwill a cause to be wary of Islamic people when many of their leaders are promoting the genocide of the Jewish people again in the name of their religion. Judaism teaches us to love all mankind as ourselves. We can kill animals to eat if we are hungry or kill to defend ourselves if someone is attacking us or calling for our destruction; but murder is forbidden. However, this is unfortunately, what most of Israel's Muslim enemies have come right out and proudly announced what they want to do to us, and that is to make a mockery of the words "Never again." They are calling for genocide and our president wants to reward them with another Arab state right in the heart of Jerusalem. What's wrong with this picture?

How can our country and our president be silent and so complacent about this? Yes I too am ashamed of the bigotry, ignorance and indifference going on in my native-born beloved country by so many Muslim activists who are spreading lies and Nazi like hate in our universities. This appears to be for the purpose to create division and unrest here in America just as they have been doing throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

This is what they call their "Caliphate" agenda. Notice the word hate at the end of the Arabic word. Anyone who rewards land to "cutthroat" terrorists, be they Jewish or otherwise, will bring on Israel's and America's demise. It's happening again but this time in America under the Obama administration, which has embraced rogue Islamic leaderships and has abandoned its closer ties to Israeli leaders. Shame! No wonder God has cursed us with so many wildfires, floods, droughts and economic failures. Our leaders have put their trust in the Arafats of the world instead of God.

Barbara A. Bloom. Owings Mills