9/21/2010

Islamophobia?

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In the current wave of accusations that Americans are extremists and Islamophobes, Raymond Ibrahim offers a sobering look at the question of Muslim loyalty to America. He notes:

“Prominent American Muslim jurists have … proclaimed that ‘It is forbidden to work for the FBI or for U.S. security services because these harm Muslims.’ Another Muslim jurist said it is permissible for Muslims to serve in the U.S. military — provided they are not ‘involved in fighting, harming, or even bothering Muslims at all.’ Similarly, the authoritative Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America issued a fatwa stating that it is ‘not permissible’ for American Muslims to send aid, even food, to American troops serving in Muslim countries.”
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