• The Chattanooga Gunman’s Sister Has Some Nerve With THESE Comments

    The sister of Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the Muslim man who shot up two military offices leaving four U.S. Marines dead in Chattanooga, has complained about society’s misconception of Islam.

    “Do you really know what Islam is?” Yasmeen Abdulazeez told the Chattanooga Times Free Press  back in 2010. “There’s this misconception that Islam is a violent religion. Muslims are actually peaceful.”

     She’s among several Muslin teens voicing concerns over anti-Muslim sentiments they believe are rising as controversies surrounding Islam capture national attention.

    Abdulazeez Complained About the ‘misconceptions’ of Islam to The Chattanooga Times Free Press in an article entitled “Muslim teens seek acceptance, understanding” :

    “University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshman Yasmeen Abdulazeez, 17, was told by a professor that he would lower her grade when she asked to miss class for a religious holiday. She dropped the class instead.

    Abdulazeez, who has worn the head covering since she was a child, said she has experienced many problems as a result. A referee during a volleyball tournament refused to allow her to play because of her headscarf.

    Chattanooga’s Muslim teens said they feel a responsibility to help dispel the negative stereotypes of their faith.

    Before graduating from Red Bank High School, Abdulazeez said some of the students would harass her. She said she saw that as an opportunity to dispel misconceptions about her faith.

    I’m not afraid to go straight toward them and ask them, ‘Do you really know what Islam is?’ Abdulazeez said. “There’s this misconception that Islam is a violent religion. Muslims are actually peaceful.”

    Apparently her murderous brother voiced similar complaints.

    He posted this in his yearbook at Red Bank High School:

    “My name causes national security alerts. What does yours do?

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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