Islam: Myth Vs. Fact

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In the wake of President Trump’s proposed immigration ban targeting largely Muslim countries, The Onion separates myth from fact regarding the religion of Islam.

MYTH: Donald Trump wants to personally see to it that all Muslims are barred from coming into the United States


FACT: This desire is the collective will of the millions of Americans who voted for him based on this promise

MYTH: Americans should be afraid of Muslims

FACT: Americans should be afraid of golden poison dart frogs

MYTH: The word “jihad,” though misunderstood in the West, means an “internal struggle” in pursuit of a goal

FACT: The word “jihad” means that the news article will require a moderated comments section

MYTH: The Catholic Reformation would likely not even have occurred without the Ottoman protection of Martin Luther


FACT: You’re upsetting your mother. Just drop it.

MYTH: “Islam” refers to the religion itself, and “Muslim” is the term for a follower of that religion


FACT: The terms are interchangeable when screamed outside a courthouse in a cloud of red-faced anger

MYTH: The Quran is 90 percent bomb schematics

FACT: Rush Limbaugh walked back that statement somewhat in a later segment

MYTH: Islam explicitly condones violence and aggression

FACT: Like all other major religions, Islam offers a hopeful message promptly corrupted by a reliable handful of assholes


MYTH: Muslims hate America

FACT: Many Muslims, both immigrants and citizens, love and embrace life in this country, somehow


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