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Sunday, September 12, 2010


Well,  NOT VERY....that is, if you can trust that notorious right-wing cable network, CNN.

Two young Muslim men drove 13,000 miles across the U.S. and back during the 30 days of Ramadan, visiting a different mosque every day, and interacting with all kinds of Americans.  At the end, they said:

““After 13,000 miles, I think that America still exists, and I’m happy to know that it does,” said Tariq, a 23-year-old American of Pakistani descent. “It’s really made America feel like home to me in a way that I’ve never felt before. The America that we think about [as immigrants] is still actually there. I’ve seen it! And I’m seeing it still….

“It was really cool and refreshing to see people who genuinely love the communities they’re in and they’re there to stay,” Ali said. “They’re involved in the community, not just the mosque.”

It was also remarkable to have people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, “just bend over backwards and be friendly to us,” he said.”

In fact, the worst experience they report occurred in a mosque…although there was a rational explanation for the reception they got.

God Bless America, and keep her safe.

Posted by Earl on 09/12 at 11:19 PM
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