How to be a (CAIR) Muslim
(The Council on American-Islamic Relations)
There are some Muslims who do interpret Islam differently from how we see the Wahabbi-funded lobbyist group, CAIR, and so many like-minded others practicing their faith. So, please don’t draw too much from this. Everything we know about being a Muslim, we learned from watching the Council on American-Islamic Relations and then looking into Islam to find out what compels the group to act as it does.
So, You Want to Be a Muslim
So, want to be a Muslim.
Perhaps you are experiencing a craving related to self-actualization, such as the desire to belong to something larger than yourself. Being a Muslim, after all, gives you an instant sense of community (and instant status as a victim), even if it is with a petulant group that contributes little more to the world than temper tantrums and sporadic terrorism.
Perhaps you’ve been raised without a religion, suddenly realized that there is a God, and happen to know Muslims who seem satisfied and happy with their faith (as if that is what determines religious truth). We’re willing to bet, however, that you’re getting fed a version of Islam that is quite a bit rosier than reality. In fact, the Muslims that you know may not understand the dark corners of their own religion and the life of its prophet as well as they think.
Or maybe you just want to be different. After all, with the many incidents of Islamic terror around the globe these days, becoming a Muslim is fast surpassing tattoos and nose rings as the most effective way of shocking friends and family. So is that it? You just want to stand out in the crowd… make people feel a little uncertain around you… make them think that there is something mysterious about you?
Terms and Conditions
Well, the first thing you should know about being a Muslim is that it is a permanent choice. Unlike every other religion in the world, only Islam proscribes the death penalty for anyone foolish enough to leave the Religion of Peace. Tony Soprano’s famous statement, “Once you enter this family, there’s no gettin’ out,” sounds like a euphemism compared to Muhammad’s blunt command: “If anyone leaves his religion, then kill him.”
If you realize your error after the fact, then there is the option of keeping your personal beliefs to yourself, as millions of apostates in the Islamic world have learned to do. But, losing the freedom to speak truthfully about your convictions will be a sacrifice that may become more meaningful to you as you mature.
Also, be forewarned that accepting Islam means learning to think differently about your non-Muslim friends and family – and not in a good way. More on this later.
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