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August 5th, 2011
05:01 AM ET

Talkback: When will our fears about Muslim Americans fade?

Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) is being criticized by conservative bloggers for his choice of nominee for State Judgeship. Christie's pick: A Muslim American lawyer, Sohail Mohammed.

Christie is defending his decision, but critics say they are concerned Mohammed will base his judicial decisions on Sharia law or the Quran.

Talkback: When will our fears about Muslim Americans fade?

We want to know what you think. Your answer could be read on American Morning.

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  1. Tammy

    Too long! There are still people that are afraid of the Russians. How long has the cold war been over? And, the Russians never actually attacked us.

    August 5, 2011 at 7:27 am |
  2. Bonner Richardson

    Let's not fool ourselves. The failed foreign policy of the previous administration played a big part in igniting and fueling this air of bigotry. And just as with our suspicion of Asian Americans following WWII, it will probably take another generation for these fears to subside. Following 911 radical and dim-witted Americans, and again fueled by Bush, jumped to the conclusion that the Muslim world was out to get us. We immediately equated Muslim with "terrorist". How sad that these crazed Americans even second-guessed the patriotism of our own American-born President just because of his name. How sad that we can't learn from our own mistakes.

    August 5, 2011 at 6:42 am |
  3. Andy

    Hopefully soon. Granted, Christian-American cautiousness of Muslim extremists is warranted, however, it seems that this malignant disposition is nothing short of bigotry and embarrassing at best. I live in Murfreesboro TN and I think it unfair the reputation we've been branded with because of a few rotten-eggs.

    August 5, 2011 at 6:38 am |
  4. Daniel poitras

    George Carlin once said: If Pro is the opposite of Con, what's the opposite of Progress?

    August 5, 2011 at 6:30 am |
  5. John Motyl

    It appears that it will never fade in some people's eyes. One only has to look at our history here in America and the fact that the confederate flag is still displayed by some in our country. We have a lot of bigotry and prejudice in the United States of America.

    August 5, 2011 at 6:28 am |
  6. Moses

    lest get to know them so we know who they r cuz all muslims are not crazy terrorist. Lest give them voice and make them feel there are the same as the Jew and the Christian.

    August 5, 2011 at 6:27 am |
  7. Dennis

    I have no fear of Muslim Americans. If a person is placed in a judgeship then that person has responsibility to follow American law which is based on the constitution. How many judges are Chistians? I believe that critics should be concerned about eliiminating religious bias in a country based on Bill of Rights which include freedom of religion.

    August 5, 2011 at 6:25 am |
  8. Jennifer Adams

    Never. There are atill fears about African Americans. Why?

    August 5, 2011 at 6:23 am |
  9. Roger

    Will should fear terrorism not a religion because many religions coming together against evil is what make this country great and terrorism have no color, race, religion, sex because terrorism effects everyone in the country and the world look at norway puts things lights on our heads to thinking

    August 5, 2011 at 6:07 am |