I just don't understand not taking a job because someone is Muslim. I used to work with this awesome guy named Adil.. DEVOUT Muslim. The kind of Muslim that would stop work, throw out the prayer rug and pray 6 times a day (or however many times they do it).
Supported the Iraq war, Supported the Afghanistan war, Thought it was bullshit that the Terrorists used Islam as an excuse to attack people, thought Saddam needed to be taken out because he was killing his own people.
Not all Muslims want to blow you up.
Okay, you guys that are high and mighty.. Just what's the point of this thread then? Why even point it out that it's such a popular name now? I don't remember seeing a story that David or Mike is the most popular name.. Damn...
Obviously the name being so popular concerns people.
I will always question where a man named Muhammed's loyalties lie. Non-muslim Americans are loyal to their country, but Muslims are loyal to their religion.
I never said they all want to blow you up, but the fact is that we're at war with radical Islam right now, and that job that I turned down was 6 months after 9/11, and I was still not right in the head.
You will miss some good people and, likely, pass on some good opportunities taking that kind of blinkered view of what's going on around you.
I had a guy called Mohammed (last name, not first) work for me four or so years ago (since 9/11, gettit?). He was a top geezer, one of my better staffers, a very bright bloke, and ethical with it. He also was completely non religious, despite the name, which no doubt helped inform my opinion of him, but it was a while before I got to know that. If he'd been a full on 5 times a day prayer-mat type, it might have become a problem, but even then I doubt if it really would have.
I don't believe, but if I did, I'd probably figure that god gave us Teh Brane to figure such stuff out for ourselves.
And don't even get me started on those bastard Krauts...
You cant judge all Christians by the crazies who bomb abortion clinics and you cant judge all Muslims by their terrorists.
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