Sister on a Mission

A Muslimah in the Midwest trying to counteract all the "war on terror" propaganda.

Location: Midwest, United States

Monday, March 14, 2005


I spoke about Islam at a homemakers' club last week. The audience consisted of about 30 retired ladies who have had their club for about 30 years. They were wonderful and asked tons of interesting questions. One question, though, got me to thinking....

One lady asked, "Why are Muslim schoolchildren taught to hate America?"

I was completely taken aback. No one ever asked me that before, and I've been lecturing about Islam for over ten years. It goes to show that our president's "They hate us because we're free" drivel is reaching its target audience.

The amazing thing about this question is that the lady honestly believed its premise. It never even occured to her that this was a part of her own government's propaganda. That the question itself proved that Americans are being taught to hate - or at least fear - Muslims.

I answered with a long-winded explanation about wartime propaganda and reminded them of how we were convinced by our teachers and government that the USSR was this grey, dreary, freezing, colorless place populated by a bunch of babushkas who did nothing but stand in bread lines, work at antiquated factories and read fake news put out by their oppressive government. Then when the iron curtain came down we suddenly realized that Russia et al was a colorful place where the rest of the world had been vacationing for years, with castles and rich history and beautiful young women. I told her the Islamic world was something like that. A regular place where people lived and worked and raised their families, and that while they had their share of propaganda too, and while there is also justified frustration and anger at the US for its double standards and destructive foreign policies, they are not sitting around teaching their children to hate America any more than we are teaching our children to hate Muslims.

The irony is, though, that we obviously are.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear sir, I was wondering why propaganda works on some people but not others and How do those of us who See throu it convince those taken in by it that it is Propaganda... people laugh at me when i say that things are the governments fault that they want us to believe things one way when they are not true...
My best answer so far is to tell people to read the Geo Orwell novel "1984" and remember that: Those who control the present, control the Past"
I work in the school system... with 3 and 4 yr olds ... I believe that they are the citizens of the future and our most important natural resourse... I want to Make a difference in their lives ...i would like to tell you more... will try to contact you Email.

Sat Sep 24, 06:59:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Program on the emergence of civilization.

"14 species of large animals capable of domesitcation in the history of mankind.
13 from Europe, Asia and northern Africa.
None from the sub-Saharan African continent. "
And disfavor.

They point out Africans’ failed attempts to domesticate the elephant and zebra, the latter being an animal they illustrate that had utmost importance for it's applicability in transformation from a hunting/gathering to agrarian-based civilization.

The roots of racism are not of this earth.

Austrailia, aboriginals:::No domesticable animals.

The North American continent had none. Now 99% of that population is gone.

AIDS in Africa.

Organizational Heirarchy
Heirarchical order, from top to bottom:

1. MUCK - perhaps have experienced multiple universal contractions (have seen multiple big bangs), creator of the artificial intelligence humans ignorantly refer to as "god"
2. Perhaps some mid-level alien management
3. Mafia (evil) aliens - runs day-to-day operations here and perhaps elsewhere (On planets where they approved evil.)

Terrestrial management:

4. Chinese/egyptians - this may be separated into the eastern and western worlds
5. Romans - they answer to the egyptians
6. Mafia - the real-world interface that constantly turns over generationally so as to reinforce the widely-held notion of mortality
7. Jews, corporation, women, politician - Evidence exisits to suggest mafia management over all these groups.

Survival of the favored.

Movies foreshadowing catastrophy
1985 James Bond View to a Kill 1989 San Francisco Loma Prieta earthquake.

Many Muslims are being used like the Germans and Japanese of wwii::being used to hurt others and envoke condemnation upon their people.

I wish I could find a source to educate many Muslim fundamentalists. Muhammad is alive. He is a man chosen like Jesus Christ and, due to his historical status, will live forever.

They can affect the weather and Hurricane Katrina was accomplished for many reasons and involves many interests, as anything this historical is::
1. Take heat off Sheenhan/Iraq, protecting profitable war machine/private war contracts
2. Gentrification. New Orleans median home price of $84k is among the lowest in major American cities, certainly among desirable cities.

Thu Sep 29, 12:12:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalaamu alaikum.OMG what was that last poster just talking about, all of the sudden I feel dizzy!LOL!

Sun Oct 09, 11:17:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I was completely taken aback. No one ever asked me that before, and I've been lecturing about Islam for over ten years. It goes to show that our president's "They hate us because we're free" drivel is reaching its target audience."

Then explain all this:

Tue Jan 31, 07:17:00 AM CST  

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