The Muslim Controversy

Essay by Jelena Anderson

The Muslim Controversy

Watching the news last week, it seemed like there was one common subject tied into the top news stories – American Muslims and Islam.

We heard about the genius Muslim boy, who turned out to be more of a fraud than a genius; Ben Carson came under attack for not wanting to advocate a Muslim for president; and even Donald Trump got attacked by the media for not answering the question as to whether or not President Obama is a Muslim.It seems like a strange topic to be dominating the news in a Judeo-Christian country like America; but watching the decline of our nation over the last few decades, it certainly doesn’t come as a surprise.

So let’s start with “Clock-Boy”; and I’m sure you’ve already heard or thought the very same points I’m about to make but just in case some of this is new to you, here is what seems to be going on:  A kid gets arrested for bringing a clock inside a briefcase to school to impress his teacher. The boy is Muslim and even his name makes most people instantly connect him to Islam. The way he put the clock together made it look like a bomb, which is why he was arrested; but, since we live in a politically correct nation, the boy’s arrest was a big no-no, and media as well as the President jumped to the conclusion that an injustice was done to this “genius”.

Ok, he tore up a clock and put it back together in a briefcase; not really a genius move right there. The record of his arrest has not been released, even though city officials have begged the parents to do so, so they can show their side of the story; which is that the boy was very passive- aggressive and not forthcoming with any information about his clock, which ultimately led to his arrest. It’s not like anybody would arrest a child for no reason.. Questions were asked but the kid didn’t cooperate, so the safety of the other kids was at stake.

At this point, we’ve also heard that his sister had been suspended for a bomb threat a while back and his family is connected with CAIR, the Council for American-Islamic Relations, which, on its own, has some questionable connections; but let’s not get into that right now.

Mayor Van Duyne of Irving, Texas, has reached out to the family several times, but instead of a response or a meeting with the mayor, the family sought the media, and held press conferences; also, nobody from the White House has contacted the city officials yet to find out the other side of the story, according to Mayor Van Duyne.

Irving, Texas, was also the city in which a group of Muslims wanted to enforce a Sharia Court and Mayor Van Duyne put an end to that. You can find more on both of these stories here.


Dear Ahmed Mohamed and family, instead of getting outraged over the reaction your clock caused, maybe you need to be outraged over the behavior of your own people who have by now created a stereotype that leads to panic and fear when a Muslim carries a briefcase that ticks! You want to get mad at somebody? Get mad at them!

As a German, I know how hurtful these stereotypes can be. When I first came to the US as a 16-year-old, I was greeted with “Heil Hitler”. Not very nice, but my countrymen have done despicable things in the past and, mind you, only about 7%-10% of the Germans were actual Nazis. So you see how a small part of your people can ruin things for everybody?

If you are a moderate Muslim, unfortunately you still have to deal with the issues created by those that have a more radical approach; just like I have to deal with the evil things people of my home country did decades ago.

So if you want to complain about Islamophobia in America, go and complain to those Islamists that created it! But since you probably won’t do that, we now get to thank you for creating such an uproar that next time a kid brings a real bomb into a school, nobody will speak up for fear of the same stupid reactions these school and city officials have received. So thank you for making our schools less safe for our children!

Next, we had Ben Carson and his comments. Seriously? I don’t see anything wrong with what he said. He never said a Muslim couldn’t be president, he simply said he wouldn’t advocate it, unless that particular Muslim would renounce Sharia Law and declare that the Constitution of the United States of America and American Law is ALL we will have in the United States of America. (I’m paraphrasing here.)

How is that wrong exactly?

Again, let me use my own heritage as an example. Let’s say a Neo-Nazi was running for President. How would that make you feel? He might even say “Hey, I don’t agree with all the things that the Nazis did but some of it was pretty good and I want to implement that here in America.”

I don’t think that would go over well, and I wouldn’t blame anybody who would speak out against that type of candidate. If you want to be President of the United States of America, you should be a patriot. You should love this country above all except God. You should uphold what this nation was founded on. It started out great and then we lost our way somewhere; so go and fix the mistakes we made, not the foundation!

And finally; President Obama:  Is he a Muslim or a Christian?

First off, let me say this: No matter what a person might appear to be on the outside, we don’t know the heart of that person; only God does. That person might not be a Witness because of their actions or inactions, but we don’t know if that person is on their hands and knees every night, crying out to God for help. It is not up to us to judge anybody on their Faith or their relationship with God.

That being said, the Bible clearly tells us that we can tell a tree by its fruit. Even if you don’t recognize the leaves or the size or shape of a tree; when you see apples on it, you know without a doubt that it is an apple tree.

So is there any fruit that tells us that President Obama is a Christian? (And I’m not talking about the Fruits of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance as seen in Galatians 5:22-23)

Me, personally, I don’t see it.

This is not about whether or not President Obama goes to church every Sunday or how many times a day he prays. This is about him having a Christlike character or not.

President Obama could have advocated for traditional marriage, the way God intended it to be when he gave Adam a wife and told them to be fruitful and multiply. I’m sorry, but to this day you need a male and a female to reproduce another human being (and let’s not even go into attempts to clone humans, because we simply can’t clone God’s work, no matter the outcome, it won’t be the same!)

Could President Obama have stepped up and done something to preserve the marriage between man and woman and preserve and protect the traditional family? Absolutely! But instead we saw the White House lit up in rainbow colors to celebrate same-sex marriage.

What about Planned Parenthood? Is it not our job, our duty, to protect our unborn, our most innocent and helpless? Did President Obama do anything to help? Did he step up and say “What you are doing at Planned Parenthood is an abomination and needs to stop right now because we all have the blood of those you murdered on our hands”?

Yes, he could have done that. But he didn’t.

What about the refugees from Syria and other troubled nations, seeking help from America? Has Obama helped the Christians or the Muslims? Who is being prohibited from entering the US and who is getting deported?

What about the Christians in America, the bakers, the photographers, the flower shop owners, the fast food restaurants, the clerks? What about them? Did Obama help them when they stood up for their beliefs?

How about race issues? Does President Obama bring peace? Does he try to unite the nation over these issues?

What about God’s chosen people, Israel? What has President Obama done to help them? Did he strengthen the relationship with our allies or did he put them in danger with the Iran Deal?

With great power comes great responsibility and Mr. Obama wanted to be the most powerful man on earth; but did he take care of his responsibilities? Did he do it in a Christian way, according to God’s will?

Ultimately President Obama’s Christianity is between him and God, but just as a word of caution: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV).