Islamophobe: Muslims Can’t Assimilate to American Society

Brigitte Gabriel, one of the most absurd and inane voices on the Islamophobic right wing, went on Newsmax TV and declared that it was impossible for Muslims to assimilate into American society, no doubt because only Christians could ever be considered “real Americans” to her.

Why is it that the Muslim community is not blending in with the rest of American society?” he asked.

“Because this is what they are being told in mosques across the United States,” Gabriel responded, claiming that American mosques are “instructing their people not to shake hands on Christmas or Easter or wish the Americans a happy holiday.”

“Is there any chance that the Muslim community will ever turn it around?” Lynch asked.

“No,” Gabriel responded, “there is no chance, we are seeing a reverse, actually, instead of a blending in, instead of assimilation.”

Apparently 2-3 million American Muslims who actually are blending in have magically disappeared off the face of the earth. Apparently my old boss Hanaa, who is so much a part of mainstream American culture that she had her wedding catered by a taco truck, has been whisked away to another country without my knowledge. And the thousands and thousands of Muslims who are working with the FBI, the military and the intelligence services to stop terrorism committed by Islamic fundamentalists don’t actually exist. They must be animatronics. The next time someone tells you there’s no such thing as actual Islamophobia, keep this in mind.

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  • fmitchell

    Well, Muslims are brainwashed by their mosques, whereas Christians arrived at their opposition to the existence of homosexuality, insistence on marking public property as theirs, and tendencies to vote Republican through the exercise of pure reason.

  • Chiroptera

    Well, fundamentalists evangelical Protestants don’t seem to be able to assimilate into American society either.

    Just sayin’!

  • hunter

    Chiroptera: Close to my own reaction — it appears that American Muslims have assimilated better than Ms. Gabriel.

  • Sastra

    Gabriel responded, claiming that American mosques are “instructing their people not to shake hands on Christmas or Easter or wish the Americans a happy holiday.”

    Wait, what? This is what it means to “blend in” — wish people a “happy holidays?” I thought that made them go ape bananas. Same with nonchristians celebrating Christmas or Easter without Christ. Secularizing holidays.

    They apparently have no consistent idea of what they want. Other than “everyone becomes Christian” and no, that’s never going to happen.

  • D. C. Sessions

    They apparently have no consistent idea of what they want. Other than “everyone becomes Christian” and no, that’s never going to happen.

    That’s not true. There’s also “drop dead,” “vanish from the face of the Earth,” and of course “leave and don’t come back.”

    If they can’t have those, most of them would settle for us becoming dhimmis. Under some other name, of course.

  • outraged

    No, no, no. You’re missing the point. Only REAL muzlims are being talked about here. You know, the ones that hate us for our goodness and freedom and puppies. Those other ones aren’t counted since they don’t exist in their world.

  • Silent Service

    I’m sure she just means that they can’t assimilate to Christian culture. I really doubt that she knows that there’s a difference.

  • Sastra

    D.C. Sessions #5 wrote:

    That’s not true. There’s also “drop dead,” “vanish from the face of the Earth,” and of course “leave and don’t come back.”

    No, it’s still true. That’s just one way to actualize “everyone becomes Christian.”

  • matty1

    I actually have come across the idea of Muslims not being meant to shake hands with non Muslims, though not the Christmas and Easter variation. It was in the context of some Muslims mocking their co-religionists for adding requirements that have in their view no basis in the religion and only serve to make them look bad.

  • magistramarla

    In real life, my favorite sandwich and coffee shop in Monterey, Ca is owned by a very sweet Muslim man. I loved the ornately decorated sign on the cash register that read “Allah is the true owner of this business. I only manage it for him.” My friends and I used to meet there for “fiber therapy”, which meant that we sat there drinking coffee and knitting or crocheting. He obviously realized that most of his customers were xtian. He decorated the shop with garlands and always greeted us with a hearty “Happy Holidays!”

    He was wonderfully tolerant. I had more problems with a lady who worked for him who was an obnoxious xtian who often asked our group to pray to Jesus with her. She was the total opposite of her Muslim employer.

  • caseloweraz

    Well, she’s right. Muslims only blend in when they hide in the forest.

    /sarc