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Monday, September 21, 2015

US Muslim group launched to reflect ‘moderate’ Islam - Amusing Media Report

Here is one of the many reports in the media, and this one is little amusing.   

The report mentions that we served alcohol, and before our Muslim friends worry about this,  we immediately wrote our first comment on 17th evening, and it still shows as pending posting, which I can see, but not the public.  Our response was,   “Dear Drew, we appreciate your report, and as fellow Americans we need all the help and support we can get, to allow moderate Muslim voices to be heard. However, I would like to make a small correction, there were no alcohol or pork products served.”

We appreciate the excitement of Mr. Drew Parker to find "Moderate Muslims" and say Eureka! Indeed we are Moderate Muslims, and an overwhelming majority of Muslims are moderates by nature and by faith. Meaning we want to get along with every one, and live our lives and let others live theirs, we are contributors to the peace, prosperity, safety and security of fellow Americans with all our heart mind and soul.  America is our home, and enriching it is our dream and our efforts. When we are visiting other nations,  the only thing we brag about is America and its freedom besides the achievements and contribution of our kids towards her well being. .

Mike Ghouse


US Muslim group launched to reflect ‘moderate’ Islam

– American Muslim Institution seeks to change perceptions of Islam, Muslims by advocating a “more secular” Islam
WASHINGTON – A new American Muslim group said Thursday that it wants to change Americans’ perceptions of Islam and Muslims by “proactively engaging” to reflect a “moderate version” of Islam.  
Part of that moderate version was on display during the group’s launch at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., where the American Muslim Institution created a decidedly secular environment where some female members gave up their head coverings, and an open buffet complete with available alcoholic drinks.
The group of thinkers and activists will follow an unconventional path for Muslims as they reach out to American political leaders in advocating a “more secular” Islam to fight discrimination against the Muslims.
Executive Director Mike Ghouse, said the organization’s efforts would be directed “towards justice and equality to attain peace for Americans with a firm grounding in commonly held values”.
Ghouse would like to work with other groups in the U.S. to “make America a better and safer place for each”, and he said he believes Islamic and American values are compatible and founded on common principles.  
In order to find solutions to current and emerging problems that stems from misperceptions and misinformation about Islam and Muslims, organization president Islam Siddiqui said American Muslims need to speak up.
Muslims should tell U.S. decision makers, especially through the use of media, that the negative portrayal of Islam that is currently being put forward is not Islam, said Siddiqui. 
Islamophobia and a false perception of Muslims and their faith has been a highly charged issue throughout the U.S. since the 9/11 terror attacks. 
Earlier this week, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested after a teacher said she mistook his homemade clock for a bomb.

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    Dear Drew,
    We appreciate your report, and as fellow Americans we need all the help and support we can get, to get the moderate Muslim voices be heard. However, I would like to make a small correction, there were no Alcohol or pork products served.
    Mike Ghouse

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