Red, White and Black


Every Muhammad is a terrorist!
3 July, 2006, 11:13 am
Filed under: general, Islam

Yes. And it happens only in the US.

Money transfer agencies like Western Union have delayed or blocked thousands of cash deliveries on suspicion of terrorist connections simply because senders or recipients have names like Mohammed or Ahmed, company officials said.

In Dubai, a Western Union branch manager said: “Mohammed and Ahmed have become problematic names because they are so common on the list of terrorists,” said Nixon Baby, who runs a Western Union franchise in Bur Dubai, a neighbourhood packed with South Asian businesses. “These are regulations that Western Union is required to obey. We do not have any control.”

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That might be one of the dumbest things I’ve heard today.

Comment by Munzareen Padela

its just tragic, thats what terrorism brings to people– doesnt benefit anyone in the long run positively except to serve the vile intentions ofa few fanatics.
however the idea is somewhat dumb dont u think? I mean does western union think terrorists are going to use them to send cash back? its like that question for US visa on the application
‘ do you plan to engage in any terrorist activity once in US’
who the hell would say yes to this question??? dummmmbbbb ideas.

Comment by maria

and thats why I said
Canada – the county above United States
https://mariamirza.wordpress.com/2006/07/03/canada-the-country-above-united-states/

Comment by maria

Look who’s talking. A dude named “Nixon Baby” 😀

Comment by Mihir

Racial profiling has become one major problem since 9/11. Ridiculous though Nixon Baby may sound, but that does happen. It is a disadvantage to have a name that fits the American conception of a middle eastern name. It desn’t stop there, sporting a goatee or a beard could also work against you, in that the ticket checker on the train may ask you, and only you, for a picture ID!

Comment by I Me My

Ayesha, you are getting away too easily with no comments. How would this adage be rated by your audience, “One countries hero is another countries terrrorist.” Does violence solve the injustice? One can answer this question without emotion and clarity of thought only with duration of time.
Question for Maria, how can this be resolved without resorting to violence? Does the community have the patience to resolve it over a long time through dialogue?

Comment by Afzaal

One Country’s Hero is another Country’s TERRORIST, any comments anyone!

Comment by Afzaal

Here are examples along similar lines:
Fidel Castro, one country’s hero is another country’s dictator.
Yasser Arafat, one country’s hero is another country’s terrorist.
Why does that surprise? It’s all a matter of perspective. You grow up on the Palestinian side and Arafat is a hero. However, just a few mile away he becomes a wanted man!
However, there are some luminaries that are heroes nowhere! Not even in their own homeland. Can you think of any?

Comment by I Me My

Not all mulims are terrorists, but all terrorists are muslims. Any comments anyone!

Comment by Junkie

I beg to differ, how about LTTE, FARK in Columbia, or how about VHP India, need I go on witht he history lesson 101,

Comment by Afzaal

I wish I could comment on this page before but *sigh* I am late enough to take a sip of this hot coffee.

@ Junkie
Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is certainly not an islamic terrroist group. CCC, AD, RAF, RB, PIRA, etc are all non-muslim terrorist organizations.

One can easily go through these terrorism attack archives and judge that not all terrorists are muslims:
http://tinyurl.com/2y2y4

Indian Terrorism
http://tinyurl.com/jfv8a

German Terrorism
http://tinyurl.com/rqi9

.. and the list goes on and on…

Comment by Najam

@Afzaal

“One Country’s Hero is another Country’s TERRORIST”

Well, in general normal people are the ones who are bound to a particular community and present their ideas that are positive to some and negative to the rest. A hero is a person who intends to make the both ends meet by being tolerant. He paves the path to peace.

Hence, a hero of one nation cannot be the villian of the other.

Comment by Najam

I suppose my name tells you a lot and I do live in US 😦

Comment by Asif M. Mohammad

Safe keeping, Asif!

Comment by ayesha

@ I,Me,My

Referring to your statements:

Fidel Castro, one country’s hero is another country’s dictator.
Yasser Arafat, one country’s hero is another country’s terrorist.
Why does that surprise? It’s all a matter of perspective. You grow up on the Palestinian side and Arafat is a hero. However, just a few mile away he becomes a wanted man!

I disagree with your somewhat subjectivist approach.

Oppression, exploitation, violence, these are all material realities, not subjective ideas.

You mentioned, among others, Yasser Arafat.

My dear sir, Israel is accused of occupying Palestinian land and wantonly violating their rights.

This accusation is something which can be proven or dis-proven objectively, and there is no need for subjectivism here.

If one can prove that Israel is indeed guilty of violating Palestinian rights, then Yasser Arafat is perfectly justified in his actions, no matter what perspective you look at it from.

If we objectively prove that Israel is guilty of violating Palestinian rights, and if the Israeli people still look upon Yasser Arafat as a “terrorist”, then we cannot consider this perspective valid any more. In such a case, it becomes nothing more than an illusion foisted upon human beings by the Israeli ruling-class.

Cordially,
Kronstadter

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