If you want to kick Islam out of America, you're the one who's un-American.
What the hell is with this intolerance toward Islam? Honestly, I don't get it. I was watching a preview for the upcoming CNN program Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door, a documentary about the fight in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to build a mosque, and I found myself dumbfounded. I’m a child of the internet, so few things shock me anymore. But people outright burning mosque construction sites really throws me for a loop. As do malicious maniacs calling American Muslims “pedophiles” in front of their young children.
As it turns out, according to a new CNN poll, most Americans are totally fine with a mosque in their city, and that’s great news. But more than quarter—28 percent—aren’t fine with it. In the CNN video, a lawyer in a Murfreesboro courtroom even asks a man testifying if Islam is a religion at all, because of how they “blow themselves up.” In fact, Islam is the second-largest religion in the world. There are more than 1.5 billion Muslims in the world. Needless to say, only a vanishingly small minority of them—often manipulated by terrorist organizations for political ends—blow themselves up. For an accredited lawyer entrusted with protecting our basic rights to suggest that suicide bombing is pervasive among Muslims is outrageous.