Monday, June 20, 2005

Where Do You Think This Picture Was Taken?

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Well, it's in Bridgeview, IL. That in itself isn't a problem. From Daniel Pipes on the Times Magazine article:
I finished Marguerite Michaels’s article doubly dismayed. First, that a veteran Time journalist cannot see an American madrassah before her very eyes, replete with the alienation, resentment, supremacism, and isolation that feed the Islamist temperament. Secondly, that this “model school” quietly and openly churns out graduates hoping they will create an Islamic States of America.

Another snippet from the article:
A preoccupation with foreign policy rounds out the picture:

·“They are obsessed with foreign politics,” says Steve Landek, the mayor of Bridgeview. “I come to talk to them about better sidewalks. They want to know how to run for Congress so they can change America’s Israeli policy.”

·Assigned in English class to write about his American Dream, a 15-year-old wrote that the territories under Israeli control should be returned to the Palestinians and "the Jews should be left to suffer.”

FrontPage :: A Madrassah in Bridgeview, Illinois by Daniel Pipes

And my point in focusing on this article? The melting pot concept is missing with the Islamic/Muslim culture in America. This is why there are Muslim's who are either Naturalized Americans or by birth Americans who do not act or think as Americans. They think as Muslims.

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