I just read an article on DRUDGE about a Texas fire arms instructor who refuses to teach Muslims how to fire weapons. I did this on a break from unpacking from our recent move.
My first reply was "Yes, I agree!". But on second review, I have questions about that emotion. Yes, the Muslim faith seems to be at the center of every war, insurrection, and massacre in the world. And yes, their religious writings, the Koran, does state that anyone who will not convert to the Muslim faith must be killed. But, does that mean we should treat everyone of the Muslim faith as the enemy?
I have lived for a long time by the mantra that everyone is my friend until they prove otherwise. This is not a good mantra for those in combat. But as a civilian, dealing with mostly civilians and feather merchants in uniform, (ie the ED Community) it has served me well. Just the same, it seems that every Muslim Nation is trying to destroy America. The results of the supposed Muslim Spring is a number of nations under new leadership swearing allegiance to Sharia Law! Egypt has recently stated that their laws will be based on Sharia law and have already legalized polygamy!
But, back to the question, should we Americans treat ALL Muslims in our country as our enemy? I remember what William Randolph Hearst and the Hearst Newspapers did to the American Japanese population during World War Two. His premise was all Japanese are the enemy and even tough they are American citizens, some of them second and third generation Americans, since they are of Japanese decent, they are a threat to our security and henceforth, they were interned in camps! We can see, with the 20/20 hid sight afforded by history, that the internment of these Americans was wrong.
So, using history as our teacher, my answer is; We should treat everyone who lives in America LEGALLY, as loyal residents of our country. Until an individual, not a group, shows us otherwise. To do less would go against the moral fiber of our country.