“In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birthplace or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an America and nothing but an American.
"There can be no divided allegience here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room but for one flag, the American flag...we have room but for one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one loyalty and that is the loyalty to the American people.
"If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American.”
The Old Rough Rider, Teddy Roosevelt, knew a thing or two. The American Muslim Alliance (AMA), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Student Association-National (MSA-N), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), Project Islamic Hope (PIH), and United Muslims of America (UMA) have each rushed to the defense of Sami Al-Arian, an admitted member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
In the plea agreement, Al-Arian admits conspiring to help people associated with Palestinian Islamic Jihad and covering up his knowledge of the PIJ associations by lying to Harper and others. He also admits that he had been associated with PIJ during "the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s."
For this guilty plea, Al-Arian, who has already spent three years in prison before and during his trial, will be deported, after possibly serving a prison sentence of several more months, to be determined by a federal judge May 1...
Al-Arian pleaded guilty to knowing that his brother-in-law Mazen Al-Najjar and two other colleagues, Bashir Nafi and Ramadan Shallah, were associated with the PIJ leadership and covering this up. He also admitted helping Nafi and Al-Najjar, after 1995, when it became illegal to do so because, according to evidence, they kept communicating with PIJ leaders.
And he says in the agreement that he knew of the group's violent acts.
As every American Muslim group in the West steps forward to defend every prosecuted terrorist there is not only a need to visit this link, read and comprehend what Roosevelt rightly believed, but there is a need to comprehend what it means when these so-called moderate Islamic groups rally around one of their fallen.
Roosevelt's words still hold true today. These Muslim groups violate every thing he warned against from top to bottom. And the West continues to fight this war against Islamic aggression with anything but one arm tied behind our soldiers' backs.