Muslims are not a Nation, they are a Religion

Repeatedly we read about the USA approach to Muslims.  Well, we need to get over THAT foolishness.  There is no Muslims.  Such a simplification is dangerous to USA health.  Like all other religions Islam is broken into national, ethnic, cultural, historic and denominational factions.  Just as there is no Vatican for Islam, so too there is no one Muslim group that can credibly represent the feelings and aspirations of all Muslims.  A far better approach is for our President, who himself comes from a background highly influenced by Islam, to approach the national aspirations of persons within well-defined specific nations.  Therefore, our approach should be toward all Egyptians and not just the Muslims.  We need to remember that Coptic Christians are a persecuted minority in Egypt and that our President is not being true to American Freedom of Religion if he panders to the so-called Muslim majority at the expense of the Coptic Christians.  This is also true of the Chaldean Christians of Iraq, and the Orthodox Christians of Tunisia and other middle Eastern nations.


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Retired army chaplain, Rotarian, moderately right of center on most issues, big on self reflection and self analysis.

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