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Manar Hijaz We've had this conversation... multiple times, David. Nothing you say will make me agree with you..and nothing I'll say will make you agree with me. So, let's respectfully agree to disagree. Always a pleasure, sir. Joshua, I have looked about both sides and to me the picture is clear. I've sided with the UN, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch (to name a few)...they are quite convincing. But again, we will have to agree to disagree. Have a good day, gentleman.
Manar Hijaz David, no matter how many times you post this link (I would say this is your 6 or 7th time) doesn't make your accusations true. Prosecutors found NO evidence that linked HLF with Hamas. Nice try...but it's about time you came up with something new.
Manar Hijaz Hi David, If in fact that is true (all though my cousin who works for UNWRA in the West Bank and was present says it wasn't "hundreds" and it was only a few rock throwers) it's nothing tear gas couldn't have clearned. Instead of randomly shooting and killing people and then saying they were "caught between stone throwers and the Israeli military." Imagine being provided that excuse after a loved one is killed?!
Manar Hijaz You have already said this (under a different PM account) so I don't have time to repeat myself. You are welcome to believe what ever you want. BTW, I have plenty of friends who were Muslim and converted to Christianity. They have no problem with me choosing to be Muslim and I have no problem with them choosing not to be. Respect goes a long way. You should try it.
Manar Hijaz Proud Kafir, I don't think people think I'm "lovely" but many do know I'm honest. Notice, I haven't once mentioned a so-called "message of Islam." My article merely highlights the religious and ethnic profiling of American citizens at the airport. Many other writers (who are NOT Muslim) have highlighted this same issue. Are you going to say they are trying to spread an Islamic message even though they are not Muslim? Open your eyes when you read and don't hurt yourself by over-thinking it.
Manar Hijaz I just realized I've had this discussion with you previously. I'm not sure why you changed your name and picture on PolicyMic. Or perhaps created a new account. In any case, everything you have said is NOT true. I'm a proud American citizen who is more than satisfied to live by the U.S Constitution and I DO NOT push others to accept Islam. Islam works for me but I realize it doesn't work for others and I respect that. Unfortunately, Muslim's constitutional rights are trampled on everyday which is why I feel the need to speak up. But feel free to continue with your creative stories. Take care.
Manar Hijaz What prophet (or religious figure) an individual chooses to follow should have nothing to do with their traveling abilities. This article isn't about the "Muslim world" it's about American citizens who happen to be Muslim and how they are being profiled.
Manar Hijaz You're completely right, Rich. It's extremely difficult to get to the reality of things with all the misinformation provided by the media..for most people it's easier to stereotype and assume then actually approach a Muslim and talk to them. But I haven't lost hope because you're one example of someone trying to engage people who are different from you :D
Manar Hijaz They sure do, Rich. You are one of many great people who are willing to sit down and have a conversation with people before passing judgment or making a judgment about who they are. I applaud you for that.
Manar Hijaz That is why I said "racist" (to address Usaid's comment) and "prejudice" to address anything else. The point is, I don't think anyone should ever be refused service because of who they are whether that be religiously, ethnically, racially, sexually, culturally...you name it.
Manar Hijaz hahaha, thanks for the comment Barbara. I totally and completely agree with you. If someone wanted to commit it a crime the smarts thing to do would be NOT to stand out. I don't understand the logic behind profiling..honestly it's ridiculous.
Manar Hijaz haha. Miles, you said it not me ;D I have a white friend who's always sweating (literally) and he jokes that he would be the first person they would arrest if he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It always makes me chuckle.