Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Islam and the West
27 Sep 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com
Islam in the US: The Trials of Being Muslim and American

By Christina Bergmann

The "All Dulles Area Muslim Society" (ADAMS) is the spiritual home for more than 5,000 families in the Washington DC area, and as such one of the largest mosques in America. DAMS, which claims on its website to have "an excellent relationship with the FBI, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of State, and various state and local law enforcement agencies," is keen to let everyone know that it rejects extremism and terrorism, and it also supports gender equality, co-operation with other religious communities, and charity work. On the very night of the attacks, people broke into the mosque used by ADAMS at the time, and set fire to property inside. "In the beginning, they vandalized our family cars, they slashed the tires, they broke our patio door, our front door, back door," she said. "We were insulted, humiliated, called names, we had trash thrown at us, dead birds ... you name it we experienced it."-- Christina Bergmann


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