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Muslim U.S. Congressman says 9/11 was hard on Muslims. Is this incredibly insensitive?

☆ElenaDiamond☆ 2012/07/12 14:18:24
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Congressman Andre Carson Talks About Islam in America

In a speech to the Icna Mosque in Hartford, Connecticut, last month, Congressman Andre Carson (D-IN), one of two Muslims serving in congress, empathized with fellow followers of Islam over how difficult life was for them after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11th, 2001. The congressman cited racism and Muslims losing their jobs as a direct result of how “tough” life was after the terror attacks.

“It is very true that all of us are under tremendous strain right now -- 9/11 was tough on Muslims. Those of us who were in the workplace faced exacerbated prejudice, unrelenting bias, and in many cases, some of us were terminated from our jobs. It was tough to be a Muslim in the workplace.”

Congressman Andre Carson Talks About Islam in America

The congressman followed up the statement, noting that America’s 11-year “War on Terror” will never be won unless the country receives assistance from followers of Islam.

“America will never win the war against terrorism without help from the Muslim community.”

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  • serethiel 2012/07/16 22:22:02
    No
    serethiel
    some people seem determined to see every Muslim as a criminal, or inferior, and it makes me sad.
  • Arianne 2012/07/13 07:53:02 (edited)
    No
    Arianne
    +1
    Its fact isn't it? 9/11 was bad on everyone, and the Muslims suddenly became the scapegoats and targets of hate.
  • observer 2012/07/12 23:07:39
    Yes
    observer
    +1
    America should have celebrated the 9/11 terrorist attack, along with the Muslims all over the world. Instead of going after the Muslim terrorists in Afghanistan and elsewhere, America should have let the Muslim terrorists pound America at will.
  • Lina Blub 2012/07/12 20:38:16
    Yes
    Lina Blub
    +1
    i scoffed at the "9/11 was hard on muslims"
  • ☆ElenaD... Lina Blub 2012/07/12 20:47:42
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    +1
    Me too.
  • ehrhornp 2012/07/12 20:01:05
    No
    ehrhornp
    +1
    He is just speaking the truth as he sees it. Muslims have been given a bad rap and there is a lot of hostility and hatred directed towards them. It is like all whites should be held responsible for racism and stupidity based upon the actions and teachings of that wacko church in Wyoming that pickets military funerals as there are gays in the military.
  • Swan Eshdeh 2012/07/12 19:56:52
    No
    Swan Eshdeh
    +2
    the man is right ..Muslims suffer more than you think

    and to you Elena ...i thought you are better than that.sorry
  • RasHooD 2012/07/12 19:24:55
    No
    RasHooD
    +2
    thats true but history is going to write that : "the muslims are the terrorests"but not all of them are.
    you people are just looking to the negitave side of the muslims.....the muslims are very kind, the aribic people are very good in treting others, my country is very nice place to visit..my family are so genries.
    islam is the symbol of peace
  • Outta' Here. 2012/07/12 19:03:40
    Yes
    Outta' Here.
    +3
    It wasn't as hard as it SHOULD have been.
  • Red 2012/07/12 17:28:43
  • Swan Es... Red 2012/07/12 19:52:48
    Swan Eshdeh
    +1
    agree !
  • Diane Spraggs Yates 2012/07/12 16:43:33
    Yes
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    +4
    What about the people who died that day in the hands of Muslims !!!!!
  • Red Diane S... 2012/07/12 19:54:19
  • Diane S... Red 2012/07/13 11:40:23
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    All is usually a false statement but the muslims that planned and exacuted it was muslims!
  • Red Diane S... 2012/07/13 17:51:35
  • Diane S... Red 2012/07/13 19:02:11
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    You are a muslim? Those crazy Baptist that bother military funerals is not me either !!!!
  • Red Diane S... 2012/07/13 19:58:32
  • none 2012/07/12 16:36:07
    Yes
    none
    +5
    Ignorant Muslim, he should say good bye to Congress for good, the United States does not need men like him representing us. 9/11 was hard on the people in the Twin Towers and their survivors.
  • observer none 2012/07/12 23:13:44
    observer
    He is not ignorant. Why would he say good bye to Congress? He and others like him need to be inside the body of the country which they are trying to destroy.
  • none observer 2012/07/13 00:42:49
    none
    +1
    Then I guess he's in the right place.
  • mwg0735 2012/07/12 16:20:58
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2012/07/12 16:15:29
  • Dickens 2012/07/12 16:13:26
    No
    Dickens
    +4
    ...well, how many muslims, including non-combatants, died at the hands of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, even though neither nation, nor any of either nations' people, had anything to do with 9-11?..yeah, I'd say it's a pretty fair statement...
  • whitewu... Dickens 2012/07/12 16:20:50
  • ☆ElenaD... Dickens 2012/07/12 16:22:25
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    What in the heck does that have to do with anything?
  • Q 2012/07/12 16:07:07
    No
    Q
    +5
    Not really in the sense that many low information people in America want to condemn all Muslims not just the radicals who follow a perverted radical version of Islam as the 9-11 terrorists did. They all too often lash out at any Muslim and still do to a lesser extent as shown by the Islamaphobes on this site who constantly rant about Islam and how Sharia law will be coming soon to America...as if we would ever that would ever happen? Please...

    That makes about as much sense as calling all Christians evil like those who murdered abortion doctors or even the idiots at Westboro Baptist church who protest at US soldiers funerals.

    And he's right when he said that many Muslims are working with us providing vital intelligence on Al Qaeda's top leaders whereabouts. It was that sort of Muslim supplied intelligence that gave us the locations of Al Qaeda's top leaders so that our drone attacks decimated over twenty of their top leaders in Pakistan, Afghanistan and even in Yemen and Somalia.
  • Roger 2012/07/12 15:35:34
    Yes
    Roger
    +2
    Another dumbocrat gee.....
  • Space Invader 2012/07/12 15:17:15
    Yes
    Space Invader
    +3
    Muzzie-Land is coming to your neighborhood... Muslim States of America
  • ♣Tanor Zeta Faux♣ 2012/07/12 15:06:33
    No
    ♣Tanor Zeta Faux♣
    +5
    No, I believe that many muslims didn't support the 9/11 move. While the select number did, there were opposing muslims. There's always the opposition to every move a faction, militia, & otherwise makes. You learn this in chess, chess has real world analogies, personifications and teachings in it. I think Carson had some right words in his speech and he's right.

    If the US can stop invading other countries and keep their hands to themselves, they'll do just fine. Get your butts out of the middle east and go home. You do not know what you are doing and you might get some people angry.
  • mich52 2012/07/12 14:54:47
  • ☆ElenaD... mich52 2012/07/12 15:18:07
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    +2
    And it is all unearned?
  • mich52 ☆ElenaD... 2012/07/12 16:16:22
  • ☆ElenaD... mich52 2012/07/12 16:23:12
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    +1
    I disagree entirely. Muslims in many nations celebrated the fall of the towers and their holy book instructs them to kill non muslims.
  • mich52 ☆ElenaD... 2012/07/12 16:45:31
  • ☆ElenaD... mich52 2012/07/12 16:49:39
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    Quran specifically calls for violence against non-Christians.
  • mich52 ☆ElenaD... 2012/07/12 17:20:36
  • ☆ElenaD... mich52 2012/07/12 20:48:06
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    They are instructed to by the holy Quran.
  • mich52 ☆ElenaD... 2012/07/12 21:00:23
  • ☆ElenaD... mich52 2012/07/13 19:03:23
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    They are instructed in the bible not to.

    yes many fail. They are not encouraged to do so.
  • Swan Es... mich52 2012/07/12 19:53:44
    Swan Eshdeh
    +1
    thank you.you are right.

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