I am the son of Muslim immigrants. ...The latest monster in the news is the suicide shooter and bomber at the Constantinople airport. Most people call it Istanbul now, as the Moslem have driven out all the Christians.
Being Muslim American already carries a decent amount of baggage. In our culture, when people think “Muslim,” the picture in their heads is not usually of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or the kid who left the boy band One Direction. It’s of a scary terrorist character from “Homeland” or some monster from the news. ...
There are approximately 3.3 million Muslim Americans. ...
Any guesses on the religion of the monster? My news sources did not say, but only Moslems do stuff like that.
Ansari says that he did not cheer the 9-11 WTC attack, because he was too busy worrying about his personal safety in Manhattan.
Okay, I accept that. But he have any understanding of why Americans do not want to import people sympathetic to terrorism? Nope.
Instead, he blames Trump, white males, and the NRA.
The vitriolic and hate-filled rhetoric coming from Mr. Trump isn’t so far off from cursing at strangers from a car window. He has said that people in the American Muslim community “know who the bad ones are,” ... By Mr. Trump’s logic, after the huge financial crisis of 2007-08, the best way to protect the American economy would have been to ban white males.Does he mean Jewish males? The NY Times would not have printed his op-ed if he said that. No, they all want to blame non-Jewish white males.
Actually, there are a lot of people wanted to prosecute the bankers who could be blamed for that crisis. There are also a lot who blame the people who defaulted on their mortgages, and many of those were non-white.
Comparing terrorist killings to mortgage derivative trading is disgusting. It is just an attempt to make excuses for Moslems murdering people.
He complains that his Moslem background makes people think that he has terrorist sympathies, but if that is not true, then I suggest that he disavow terrorism and jihad. But he does not in the essay.
All I get out of this essay is that Ansari hates white males. America has treated him very well, and he has gotten rich and famous, but he is mad that American white males are not more tolerant of Moslem terrorists.
The essay is titled: "Aziz Ansari: Why Trump Makes Me Scared for My Family". But the only examples of him being scared in the essay are from Islamic terrorism, not Trump or Americans or white males.
The NY Times is trying to scare people into opposing Trump, and it publishes this essay to convince that even moderate non-religious Moslems have good reason to oppose Trump. My reaction is just the opposite. This jerk has no reason to oppose Trump except that he hates white males, and that he wants import millions of more Moslems so that America will become more Islamic.
I am sick of these arguments about how America is bad because of all the terrible things white males have done. White males built America and made it great. This guy is treated better in America by white males than he would be in any Islamic country. We do not need immigrants from Moslem countries or anywhere else. They guy should be grateful to be here, and not trying to start his own jihad against white males.
Fox News reports:
Lone wolf jihadists should target white Americans so no one mistakes their terror attacks for hate crimes unrelated to the cause of radical Islam, Al Qaeda writes in the latest edition of its online magazine.Even Al Qaeda has figured out that terrorists can target and kill white Americans without being charged with a hate crime.
In response to some geniuses who babble anti-Trump hysteria, I found this comment:
The United States faces an existential threat from a plan that is racist, criminally motivated and treasonous. The Democratic Party wants to give citizenship and the vote to millions of illegal immigrants with the selfish intended goal of capturing a block of votes and stealing elections for decades to come. It’s the same plan with convicted felons. Meanwhile vicious “progressive” bullies want to destroy free thought and free speech in universities and everywhere else. The Left has become overrun with racist sociopathic ideologies and will definitely destroy this country if it can.He is correct. Do you want to elect Trump and save the country, or instead worry about hurting the feelings of some first-generation Moslem who hates white people anyway.
I have always regarded myself as solidly left of center, and always will, but for me it is a very easy decision to vote for an only mildly conservative centrist like Trump, (and to hold my nose and vote Republican down the entire ticket despite being vehemently opposed to many of their ideals) because if the Democrats capture the presidency and both houses then this country will be destroyed. By contrast, the absolute worst case I see in a Trump presidency is is mild inconvenience.
By the way, I am a highly educated intelligent person, for the snobs keeping score.