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  • Do what we have done over here. Send them back to the middle east
  • Remember, this is America. They're allowed to do that just like everyone else.
  • I think you wouldn't be asking this question if a group of, say, feminists, Polish-Americans or gays were handing out leaflets, shouting etc. In short, sorry, but I think you are a bigot. I am not trying to offend. It just meets the dictionary definition... If you are o.k. with that, that's your decision. If you aren't, perhaps you should try to find out more about them, what they beleive and why. We tend to be afraid of that which we do not understand.
  • I didn't see this. What were they protesting?
  • It shouldn't be allowed.. damn freedom of speech people take it too far!!
  • How I feel, knee-jerk reaction? I hate it. I'm not a muslim, I know no muslims, and I know absolutely nothing about Islam, other than what I hear, so this is not based on any real, hard facts, just my gut feeling. I hear example after example of Muslims being hailed as heroes for hating Americans. Most recently Nidal Hassan, the gunman at the Ft. Hood shooting. Hassan attended services at a mosque when Anwar al-Awlaki was imam. (al-awlaki had also befriended several 9/11 hijackers) al-Awlaki posted in his blog all about how Hassan is a hero, and any Muslim who criticizes his actions is an enemy of Islam. Yes, he's just one man, and this is just one example, but my instinct tells me that this is more than the exception to the rule. So there, that's my honest feeling.
  • If they don't like it here, they can leave. I'm sick of them quite honestly. Most Muslims are peaceful, which is fine. Its the radical, violent, extremist ones that I am so sick of.
  • I don't like it however, that is the beauty of living in the good ol USA, it's your right as long as it doesn't get violent.
  • I think posting this question in the terrorism category is a real dickish move. If protesting against what the US military is doing in the middle-east is 'radical', then perhaps you should start a neo-fascist political party because it sounds like an awfully totalitarian view to hold.
  • Ingrates. They're taking advantage of our freedoms that they have no problem denying to others to protest us.
  • I didn't see that on the news, so I don't know for sure what the protest is about. I am reading a book this week about various religions, and it said that the only hope Muslims have for salvation is to die in a holy war (jihad). Now I almost feel sorry for them, so I forgive them for protesting - they must have a lot to feel bad about, and they're just venting some of the anger that their religion teaches them. After seeing the violence and corruption in the arab countries, I can see why they moved to the US in the first place, but if they are living among us, they should try harder to fit in, not to stand out.
  • I think that as long as they do so in a non-violent manner, they have every right to do what they are doing. This is still America.
  • Just be cautious of a dog that does not wag its tail and begins to make a circle around your body.
  • I don't know the context, but I think they're of the common Muslim mindset (oops, I'm stereotyping) that any force used against Muslims is unprovoked aggression against Islam, and therefore all Muslims, and Allah. They're not taking a balanced view of things.
  • Personally, I like to see them all deported. But we have this free speech thing.
  • What are they protesting? That makes all the difference in the world.
  • The fact that they can do this without any sort of government harassment demonstrates the greatness of our Country. Had this been Tehran, they would have been beaten, jailed, or worse. Tyranny fears freedom.
  • It's a positive. No one believes them and they are making themselves very visible......and targets.
  • I think free speech is the right of every citizen, however - I don't think immigrants should be made citizens until the third generation. I think they should have all the basic rights of any human being, but should not be allowed to participate in gov't. That said, it's still OK for them to speak out, and it's also OK if citizens speak out against them in return. +5
  • I'm sorry -- can you provide a link to this story? I've looked on CNN's website and done repeated google searches and I can't find any record of mass protests by radical Muslims in the United States. I live just blocks away from the White House in Washington, D.C. and I have trouble understanding why D.C. would not have been on the list of cities for such a protest. . Since you saw the story, you may be more successful in locating it. I'll be happy to look at it, but without knowing what the focus of the protest was I can't have any opinion other than that the right of the people to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for redress of grievances in enshrined in our Constitution, as it is in your Charter of Rights and Freedoms. . The most recent story about any large Muslim gathering in the U.S. was a day of prayer where they said a whole lot of very nice things about America and their fellow Americans, but that was back at the end of September. . http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/09/25/muslim.prayer.day/index.html
  • I think it is disturbing to say the least. After 9/11 and all the other terrorist acts, to read some of the comments on here agreeing with them b/c they say its their right, without really listening to their message is absolutely amazing. I do not think that all Muslims are bad or radicals, but the ones that are, are prevalent and want to destroy our country. This clip is of a protest outside a New York mosque - http://hotairpundit.blogspot.com/2009/11/radical-muslims-protest-outside-ny.html
  • This was one of the stories on the program I saw.
  • What exactly makes you think that they were radical? As you said in one of the comment threads they were protesting against America's involvement in Middle East. I've seen many Christians also protest against it, do you consider them radical too? It seems that the media is so poisoned against Muslims and some people are so brainwashed that if someone reveals that he or she is Muslim they will be accused of being radical!
  • I would say that they are practicing the most American of all activities: screaming in the streets like a lunatic. That's what this country was founded on.
  • They have a right to assembly just like the rest of us. Annoying as it may be, as long as they're not breaking any laws, let people protest whatever they want to.
  • It's no trick to find angry people shouting in American cities. The trick is to get them to buy you drinks in the bar while you appear to support their cause and you actually try to pick up one of the good-looking girls who's bored with her boyfriend's shouting. Truthfully, I tend to avoid angry people who shout a lot. Twenty years of a so-so marriage will do that to a guy.
  • I apologize for answering twice, but I didn't want this buried in the comments. . Mrshinyshoes, I found the transcript of the report you saw. It can be accessed here. It was on Anderson Cooper's 360 on CNN. . http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0911/06/acd.02.html . I hope you understand my wanting to read/see the story for myself before commenting. . If you look at the transcript, this protest took place in New York City (not various American cities). It took place outside a mosque where the Imam preaches a message directly opposed to these protesters. . I also note that the protesters are both converts to Islam. (The guy standing on the American flag is a native-born U.S. citizen who was born Jewish and converted to Islam -- maybe he's overcompensating for something?) . But addressing their comments, I think they have branded themselves as completely un-American. Since they were born here, we can't throw them out of the country -- at least they have the decency to publicly proclaim the fact that they're idiots. It makes it easier to keep an eye on them. . We have freedom of religion in this country, but we have the right to expect the beneficiaries of that to respect the same principle in return. Clearly, these jackasses don't get that. . I do think it's important to keep in mind that one of the reasons they're so frustrated is that most American Muslims also think they're nuts. (And I'd bet that more than a few aren't too happy about the one guy's Jewish background.) . We're a religiously pluralistic society characterized by freedom of speech and protest. They're free to call for the supremacy of Islam under a theocratic state. Personally, I like it when people proclaim themselves to be idiots. It saves time. . These folks will never be happy here in America because we don't agree with their BS and if they ever attempt to impose it by force, we'll either throw them in jail or shoot them. . Or possibly shoot them, and then throw them in jail. . I have no problem with anyone deciding to apply his or her own religious principles to his or her own life. The instant they try to impose it on someone else, though, the gloves come off. These little gnats need to understand that they're playing with fire.
  • They have a right to equal rights under our laws. If they dislike our country they can leave. No one should be treated better or worse. All are equal.
  • I think they do this everyday in UK. They misuse the freedom of speech everywhere in the world to spread their violent views. How can someone say that "we will get Sharia in UK and USA" even though they came to that country as a fugitive and get paid by government for sitting at home and preaching hate.
  • I'll tell you, SHOES, I vehemently oppose their beliefs, but what's the USA without the 1st ammendment and the rest of the Bill of Rights? - ;-)
  • In America everyone, including Muslims, has a right to protest. That's what makes our country so desirable. Why do you care if Muslims protest? Are you afraid they'll convert you? :)  
  • I don't care you take the good with the sweet I like to see people who I agree with protesting so I have to deal with people I don't like or rarely know anything I know about protesting people complain about those individuals but to me you got to options. Debate or keep it moving. Simple as that but usaully arguing with a large group of people who misinterpert the literature they are reading won't change nothing
  • Protesting, handing out papers and shouting angrily are the hall marks of an American city. Somewhere, in every city in America, someone is protesting, handing out papers and shouting. 24 hours a day. They're scheduled. We have back ups on call in case some one sick. Protesting, handing out papers and shouting angrily: It's the American way.
  • It makes me proud to be an American if you want to know the truth. Our freedom to challenge the government is what makes this the best country going. If you it bugs you, you're free to start handing out anti-Muslim literature.
  • I think we allow for to much in many areas in this country and other countries know it.

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