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Descendants of Slaves, Forerunners of Justice: American Muslims Must Stop Apologizing


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Descendants of Slaves, Forerunners of Justice: American Muslims Must Stop Apologizing

Ramzy Baroud

I had recently been asked to give a talk about “being an American Muslim in the United States.” Although wary of the uses and abuses of the term, I obliged.

Islam is a religion propelled by values, not race nor, theoretically, by blind tribal allegiances, I explained.

The 'American Muslim' identity which has been under constant investigation in US media, politics and society is completely different from what American Muslims associate themselves with.


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American Muslims have absolutely nothing to apologize for, considering that if the religious affiliation of all those who have committed cimes in America, violent, white collar, or otherwise were taken into consideration, it would overwhelmingly be Protestant, as our current President is.

Walk a mile in a Muslims' shoes.


#3

As a Jewish person, I have been asked what my race was numerous times. My answer is usually the human race!