Sean Hannity, David Horowitz & Mike Ghouse Scuffle at Playland Park
The talk was about the row at Playland, where Muslims celebrated Ramadan festival and it ended up being a sour event. David Horowitz needs to stop making things up and the police needs sensitivity training. Minorities are sensitive to being singled out - Jews are ready to invoke Anti-Semitism, African Americans are eager to call it Racism and Muslims have a stock answer because we are Muslims. No one needs to be singled out.
The police needs sensitivity training as well – all minorities are sensitive to being singled out and opt for the group blame – Jews are ready to invoke Anti-Semitism, African Americans are eager to call it Racism and Muslims have a stock answer because we are Muslims. Not all Jews, African Americans or Muslims do that, but a few who do get highlighted on the media.
Individuals should be treated as individuals and no affiliation needs to be given and even if they proclaim it - because I am Black, Muslim, Hindu, Jew or whatever.
The Muslim girl was wrong on three counts; 1) arguing with the police, 2) arrogance over safety issue and 3) claiming because she was Muslim.
We are all in this together and historically and psychologically, the ones under the gun (under the gun) find easy answers in assuming it is their heritage that is being attacked. The larger society needs to be sensitive to build a cohesive society. No one needs to be apprehensive of the other.
David Horowitz has a habit of cooking up, among other things he said “Muslims are indoctrinated to play victim” and “Muslims are geared up for war” I have jumped on him three times on the program to prove it and admonished him not to make up things.
I challenged him, “No Muslim is indoctrinated to play victim, you are making this up, there is no proof and no evidence and no basis for your statement” and “David, where did you find the Muslims are geared up for war?” - David did not admit he was wrong, but did not argue either and was shooting his mouth on other issues; a typical right winger attitude.
The girl had said, “It is clear this happened because we’re Muslims” It is a bait, why play it up as a Muslim issue? It was a security issue.
David Horowitz attacked CAIR – I argued it was civil rights organization just like ADL and other groups to defend the rights. He said they are a hate group, I retorted, what hateful thing have they done? What have they done to you?
Sean Hannity cannot leave me alone without talking about my support for Ground Zero Mosque and Imam Feisal, whom I defend.
I believe it was a good program, where I was able to be objective to acknowledge the mistakes of those few individuals who were attempting to label it as a Muslim issue. Thank God, Sean finally introduced me correctly and has promised to call me “Mike” from here forward.
God willing next week we will be talking about the Unity Day USA, a 9/11 Memorial.www.Unitydayusa.com a Muslim initiative to bring Americans together for the safety and security of America.
Indeed, I have been working on making this a national day and have spoken with several congress persons. Nancy Pelosi was excited about the idea and Republican congressmen Pete Session, Ralph Hall, Sam Johnson and Kenny Marchant had agreed to sponsor the bill in a luncheon with me a couple years ago. Unity is about bringing the Republicans and Democrats together for common good of our nation. If you are in Dallas, please join us at 5:00 PM, Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the Unity Church in Dallas. Details are at the site www.UnitydayUSA.com
Mike Ghouse is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day to the media and the public. He is a speaker thinker and a writer on the topics of pluralism, cohesive societies, Islam, interfaith, India and Peace. He is available to speak at your place of worship, work, school, college, seminars and conferences. . Mike's work is reflected in 4 website's and 27 Blogs indexed at http://www.mikeghouse.net/ and you can find this article atwww.TheGhousediary.com