That's terrible, but why change the locks when you can tell the police your concerns?
The article begins:
Inside a mosque in the college town of Eugene, a half-dozen men prostrated themselves on a carpet while another man led the midday prayers. Over their melodic recitation came a tapping sound as a locksmith installed higher-grade locks on the front door.
The worshippers at the Eugene Islamic Center are worried about their security. A man recently appeared outside the mosque and threatened to kill Muslims.And the article goes on to discuss the incident in which a lunatic non-Muslim stabbed two men to death and wounded a third on a Portland train, 110 miles to the north. The victims, non Muslims, were trying to protect two teenage girls, one of whom was covered in a hijab, as the lunatic shouted anti-Islamic slurs.
This is unquestionably horrible and should be condemned by all of us. But whenever there is an Islamic terrorist attack, Muslims go into victim mode. In almost every case, it's a false alarm.
Of course sometimes a crazy person will do what crazy people do. But that's the exception, not the rule.
Now Muslim leaders are worried about anti-Sharia (Islamic law) marches planned for Saturday in Seattle and about 6 other U.S. cities. The Muslim leaders are calling these marches anti-Muslim, but if you understand what Sharia calls for, you can understand that anyone who wants to live in the free society we currently enjoy would have to give that up if Sharia came to pass.
It's when Muslims demand their Sharia in the U.S. that feelings become dicey.
The entire LGBTQ community would be in danger--gays, lesbians, adulterers can be killed under Sharia. Women have half the legal rights of a man. If a woman is raped, she must come up with FOUR MALE witnesses or the rapist must confess to the crime. Otherwise, she can be charged with adultery and stoned to death. People caught stealing may get a hand amputated. Leaving Islam is a death sentence. Speaking against Islam or Mohammed is a death sentence.
And so on.
In other words, Sharia is not a good thing. It's totally against our Western values.
And while Muslims complain about anti-Muslim sentiment (which is real, but not very widespread) the one religion that experiences the greatest hatred is Judaism. It has recently become acceptable to hate the Jews, and they are physically assaulted more than any other religious group in the U.S.
In spite of Islamic terrorism.
The group organizing the rallies against Sharia is ACT for America. I urge you to find out if there's a rally in your area and go there.
Many Muslims claim that ACT for America promotes a distorted view of Islam. I say read the Quran and decide for yourself. And while you're at it, read the book all about Sharia: "Reliance of the Traveler."
Everyone likes to make all kinds of claims about Islam, but if you read it for yourself, you will know what I'm saying is real.
I believe it's a free download and it will open your eyes and increase your heart rate, but not in a good way.