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Letter: Muslims are not bad people




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February 29, 2012 | 1,587 views | 6 comments

Editor:

I have known some Muslim friends for over a decade -- the husband, Mondey Ssali from Africa; his wife, Khadija from San Antonio; and five children, Bilaal, Haliimah, Ya-Sin S, Madima Gali, and Anugsali.

I first met them when they lived in San Antonio. They owned convenience stores in San Antonio.

A group of Muslims bought a house and converted it into a mosque. I remember worshipping with them -- it even had a soda-pop machine. They also had a special room in their home to worship in six times a day.

They currently live in Arlington, near where I lived while working for the Aerospace company in Dallas. In a letter to them in 2010, I wrote: “I want to apologize to your family and all Americans of your faith. It appears that most American Christians are pretty stupid about Muslims and Islam. They raised quite a fuss about the mosque and worship center built near the 9-11 center. As I recall, there were many Muslims killed in those two towers.”

Also I wrote, “That preacher in Florida who threatened to burn Korans apparently wanted attention and the press sure gave him what he wanted.”

Recently, I received a get-well card from them with the message: “For I will restore health unto thee saith the Lord” Jer. 30:17, and they wrote, “Even though we cannot visit in person right now, I wanted to send you this card and photos to bring a smile to your day.”

Mondey is to my right in the photo and his wife, Khadija, is to his right. Three of their five children are shown; one took the picture, and one was visiting friends. Note: the two persons on the left are not Muslims; they confess to Christianity -- Julie and Dorothy.

This picture was taken when they visited us on the farm. They asked me to pass along thanks to Pollok’s Deli in Falls City for the excellent barbecue sandwiches -- no pork, please!

May Allah and God bless Muhammad and Jesus.

JUSTIN SZALWINSKI SR.

Falls City
 

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4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 1, 2012 2:30pm
 
It is obvious that all you have to do is create chaos, cut off a few heads, blow up a free buildings, murder a few innocent people and the Government will give you special treatment. You absolutely can not say anything derogatory ... More ›

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 1, 2012 9:51am
 
I knew we were in deep trouble when shortly after 9/11, President Bush was excoriated by the media for using the word crusade. To ignore the obvious fact that this is without question a religious war and a continuation of ... More ›

 
Russell Dickerson  
Floresville, TX  
March 1, 2012 8:11am
 
Here is how Taqiya works.. When questioned, an Imam will quote the following sura to show that Islam is tollerant. "Let there be no compulsion in religion; truth stands out clear from error" (Sura 2.256) This ... More ›

 
crenshaw.glen@yahoo.com  
Floresville  
February 29, 2012 4:10pm
 
  This is very good PLEASE read.... Thought you might like to read this letter to the editor. Ever notice how some people just seem to know how to write a letter? This one surely does! This was written by ... More ›

 
Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
February 29, 2012 2:26pm
 
What is really amazing is the people who accept the politically correct opinions of the main-stream media without doing their own research. Tell me again the religion of those who caused 9/11.

 
Russell Dickerson  
Floresville, TX  
February 29, 2012 12:29pm
 
>It appears that most American Christians are pretty stupid about Muslims and Islam. I am NOT stupid about Islam. I have studied both the Koran and the Hadith and I fully understand what Mohammed taught his followers ... More ›

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