Don’t ask don’t tell Muslim policy
If you live in a major metropolitan area anywhere on the USA, having Muslims as a part of the community is common. They work at banks, department stores, in medical offices, grocery stores, just like everyone. That’s no big deal.
How does one know a Muslim? Muslim women may dress differently with a scarf or more elaborate garb. As Larry David made humorous, Muslim men wear bow ties.
In mature communities, how people appear doesn’t really matter.
What matters in the in the USA, religious beliefs are protected by government, but at the same time, they are subordinated to government when it comes to enforcing the law for all people.
American law ensures freedom and liberty and equal protection for all people.
Separation of Church and State
While in some parts of the world, Islam is attributed to describing a government as governments may have close affinity with religion. That is a contradiction with American law.
The conflict between Muslims and Americans is about the concern that Muslim loyalty to their religion might subvert their loyalty to their country and fellow citizens.
Terrorism and Radical Muslims
Evidence is bountiful that a significant part of the Muslim world population is inclined to support religious statehood and Muslim governments. Perhaps what Americans are seeking is assurance from the Muslim population about where their loyalty lies.
Don’t ask don’t tell
The “don’t ask don’t tell” logic doesn’t really resolve uncertainty about where people stand and how people should be treated. It doesn’t work for gender and it doesn’t work for religion either.
“Obama Calls Efforts to Improve Relations in Muslim World 'Incomplete Project'
Published November 09, 2010
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- President Obama, speaking Tuesday in the heart of the world's largest Muslim nation, called his efforts to improve relations with the Muslim world an "incomplete project," as concerns about volcanic ash from Indonesia's erupting Mt. Merapi caused the White House to expedite his takeoff Wednesday for the G-20 summit in Seoul.
Obama said policy differences with Muslim countries will linger, but that building better ties between the people of the United States and the Muslim world will foster improved overall relations.
He voiced support for Indonesia's President Suslilo Bambang Yudhoyono's efforts to nurture a rapidly growing society even in a time when Indonesia has been hit by earthquakes, a tsunami, and now a volcanic eruption. The volcano began erupting two weeks ago, unleashing a flood of volcanic gas, rock and debris that smothered whole villages and cut down people who tried to fleeing. More than 150 people have died.
As scheduled, the trip was less than 24 hours, with Obama arriving late afternoon Tuesday and leaving midday Wednesday. The trip was shoehorned into a jam-packed 10-day Asia trip, between three days spent in India and economic meetings in South Korea and Japan that start Thursday.
Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrived on a gray, humid day in Indonesia's capital, and were greeted by dozens of dignitaries at Istana Merdeka, a white columned presidential palace reminiscent of the White House. Obama greeted some of the officials in Indonesian as he shook their hands.”