Peace-loving, American Muslims say down with terrorism such as the actions of the Christmas Day Crotch Would-be Bomber:
Chanting “No more terrorism,” about 150 Muslim and Nigerian protesters waved U.S. flags as they rallied in the cold outside the federal courthouse during a hearing for the suspect accused of trying to bomb a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas Day.
“Muslims here to tell you: Go to hell,” read a sign held by Majed Rizki, 48, of Dearborn. “It was a sin against humanity, against civilization,” Rizki said of the attempted attack.
“Islam is not a terrorist religion,” Bilal Amen, 27, vice chair of the Islamic Institute of Knowledge in Dearborn, said while holding an American flag. “Islam is a peaceful religion.”
Amen and others said they were concerned that the Muslim suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmatallab, was giving the wrong image of Islam.
“I’m an American, born and raised,” Amen said. “Islam teaches us to abide by the laws of our land.”
I saw a clip on FoxNews that showed one of the men looking the camera dead in the eye (well, lens), and saying something along the lines of “you want to kill us, we’re right here on TV, put a bullet right there” (pointing to his forehead. I couldn’t find it online, but it was chilling and beautiful.