Muslims don’t get it. 

And they don’t even listen. 

Nor, when they do appear to listen, do they actually pay attention and try to process and understand what is being said.

And over and above all that, they are Shaitan’s Prime Target for all kinds of harm and jeopardy: physical; spiritual; psychological; material; financial; political; and all other kinds of harm.

Usually, instead of the heights and expanses you want them to explore, and to which they are not generally accustomed, Muslims reflexively tend to drag you to the depths that form their traditional comfort zones.

So, in any age and place, dealing with Muslims is the Challenge of the Century.

All this is prelude to one simple personal statement — and all statements are personal statements: 

“I AM, AMONG ALL THE THINGS THAT I AM, AN AMERICAN PATRIOT!”

Now, can we talk?

But before you go any further, let me add this part-rhetorical question:

“CLAIMING TO BE A MUSLIM, AS I DO, WHAT ELSE CAN I BE?”

And then let me add this comment:

“IF WE UNDERSTOOD ISLAM FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS, THIS SHOULD BE CLEAR AS DAYLIGHT!”

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If people ask you who we are, tell them we are Patriots – with the capital letter “P.”

If they ask you what do you mean tell them we are loyal and devoted to every square inch of land on this earth: every country; every continent; every place everywhere.

And if they ask you what we do, tell them we love everybody.

Tell them love is our job; tell them love is our mission in life; and tell them love is our modus operandi – meaning that is how we operate in this world.

That is how we do things: love.

And if they ask you how is that possible for anyone to love everyone, and in effect hate no one, tell them to roll back history and look at the life of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, who is our Guide and our Role Model.

Tell them how he loved all and hated no one. Even though so many people, who had unreservedly loved him only days ago, had now come to hate him fiercely, with some of them even wanting to kill him.  

All this, not for anything bad he did, mind you, but purely on account of the message of “No God but God!” that he preached and would not stop preaching even when they begged him to do so.

Tell all those who ask about us that we are nothing but an infinitesimally faint reflection of that most glorious and most perfect human life on earth: Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

Tell them that we are merely a most distant shadow of a pure and shadowless light on earth.

END

Sherlock Holmes would have had no difficulty in saying: “Elementary, my dear Abdullah!”

And it is: I mean “elementary” indeed.

I am referring to the fact that every Muslim man, woman and child must love the land of their birth and domicile.

That means the place they are born as well as the place where they live.

And they must love every piece of God Almighty’s earth, which he, explicitly and with great pomp and publicity, created for them.

The Qur’an makes it repeatedly clear that God created the earth and everything in and on it for them: for the entire human family.

So being good stewards and custodians of this earth and all things in it is a basic human requirement. […]