FOX NEWS AND MIKE GHOUSE | www.TheGhouseDiary.comA bold statement from a moderate Muslim.
I appeal to my fellow Muslim Americans to reconsider their stance towards Sean Hannity and Stuart Varney, it does not mean they have to love them, but simply means they don’t have to dislike them, and consider their point of view.
I've been with Sean Hannity on Fox News in over 110 shows in six years, and innumerable times on his syndicated radio show. He did not rid me because I differed with him, however, I have agreed with him on many occasions including his plan about creating safe zones for Syrian refugees, a brilliant plan that preserves their dignity to live on their own land.
I could have easily taken the Zuhdi Jasser and Tarek Fatah path to bash Muslims, creating an impression that they are the defenders of America and others are not. That is non-sense, all of us are very patriotic Americans, and none of us will stand anyone messing with our freedoms and our way of life, the American way. We do have our proportionate percent of bad guys among us, like 1 in 355 mass murderers this year, and we are proud to be the first ones to turn those traitors in.
A few conservatives will be appeased by their (Jasser -Fatah) stance on issues, and give them a lift for taking that road, but in the long run, it's not good for America. Not only have they alienated fellow moderate Muslims, but have become fringe and ineffective. They can bash Muslims all they want, but to row the boat to safe waters, they need to be in the boat.
Our efforts should be to build a cohesive America where no one has to live in apprehension or fear of the other.
Contrary to Muslim misunderstanding that Stuart Varney and Sean Hannity are Islamophobes, they are not. Indeed, they are genuine critics of Radicals who are maligning our faith.
Had it not been for their persistent call, the call from Hannity and Varney and a few others, we would not have woken up to see our real enemies- radicals among us, the Muslims.
Thanks to Stuart Varney for promising me not to use the phrase Muslim Terrorist, thus making a clear distinction that together, we are against radicals and not Muslims.
Hannity has made that point clear many times, he had also said that to honor me, his only Muslim friend at that time (Jasser came in late) he will not use the phrase radical Muslims or radical Islam, and instead use radicals among Muslims or radicals in Islam... He has kept up his word 50/50 on this.
I appeal to my fellow Muslims to watch them, they are not against Muslims, they are with us, Americans against the radicals.
I'm blessed to resonate with the voices of millions of moderate Muslims. Indeed, 12 million have visited my google Profile, and the support continues to grow. Thanks to Stuart and Sean, as Muslim Americans we are committed to safety and security of every American.
We will agree and vehemently disagree on our approach, but our intent and effort is for a safe America. We are in this together and we will announce major initiatives on Hannity and Varney shows. Watch us, and thanks for many for seeing us with clarity.
God bless America
Mike Ghouse,(214) 325-1916
Dr. Mike Ghouse is a community consultant, social scientist, thinker, writer, newsmaker and a professional speaker on Pluralism, Interfaith, Islam, politics, human rights, and foreign policy. Mike is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. More about him in 63 links at www.MikeGhouse.net and his writings are at TheGhousediary.com