The following pictures show the graves of young Muslim-Americans who died in Iraq (2 of them are buried at Arlington National Cemetery) And yes, they died for THIS COUNTRY:
Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!
Here are some words of wisdom (from our Founding Fathers) to chew on:
"We have abundant reason to rejoice that in this land the light of truth and reason has triumphed over the power of bigotry and superstition and that every person may here worship God according to the dictates of his own heart. In this enlightened Age & in this Land of equal liberty it is our boast, that a man's religious tenets, will not forfeit his protection of the Laws, nor deprive him of the right of attaining & holding the highest offices that are known in the United States."
~George Washington, Letter to the Swedenborgians, 1793.
"The Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion."
~John Adams, Article XI of the Treaty of Tripoli, June 7, 1797.
"No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."
~Article IX, Section III of the United States Constitution.
"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries."
~James Madison, Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments.
So, the next time you decide to go off on some stupid, ignorant rant about how evil Muslims are, keep one thing in mind: Muslim-American troops played a part in giving you that freedom!
Former Secretary of State and General Colin Powell gets it right in the following clip: