OK, there is a link called Islamophobia Today, and having the need for such link is deserving of attention as I think Americans, me included, need a better understanding about the Muslim faith.
I am not a religious person. I accept that people have religious beliefs and in America everyone is entitled to their creeds so long as this is done without trespassing on others. That is my interpretation of “don’t tread on me.”
In my view of the world, religion was born to put some structure into governing how people live. It provided a basis for community values and defined civil behavior. Religion contains the element of mythology and spirituality that some find rewarding, but I don’t.
I have moved on. I must work to be tolerant of religions as I don’t particularly respect them, not any of them.
I have much trouble with the notion of religious states and nations bound by religious zeal. I don’t like any notion if mixing religion and government. That is my starting position.
“Protest outside NY Rep King’s office
MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. — Opponents and supporters chanted outside the district office of Long Island Congressman Peter King, who plans hearings on radical Islam.
About 200 noisy but peaceful protesters — split about evenly “for” and “against” — were watched by at least 30 police officers in Massapequa (mas-uh-PEEK’-wuh) Park.
Christian, Jewish and Muslim opponents of the hearings had billed their event Tuesday as an interfaith “pray-in.”
They’re urging the House Committee on Homeland Security chairman not to hold controversial hearings on what he calls the “radicalization” of some American Muslims.
Some protesters held up crosses or Muslim crescent symbols.
King supporters carried signs that read, “Don’t Tread on Me.”
It wasn’t clear whether the Republican lawmaker was at his office.
—Copyright 2011 Associated Press
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