Dear Africans, First andf foremost, we all need to be aware that there are nearly or about 1.5 billion Muslisms in the world today. This places Islam among the top two-three religions in, if not the number one. This is nearly 15% of the world's popualtion. Therefore, at a minimum, civilzied media ought to have respect for Islam as a legitimate religion. That being said, I want to be among the first to say that American so-called Muslims have given Islam a bad name in this country. This is is why I try to be patient and understnding when I find my fellow Africans not appreciating the beauty and greatness of Islam. My main purpose in coming on the internet is to communicate with my brothers and sisters all over the world. The message that I seek to bring is unity. This means advocting unity between Chrisitians and Muslims, and eventually Jews, too. At the same time, I am aware that there has been a long, long history of Islam being abused by non-Muslims. It is , therefore, underable that so many African Christians have adopted ideologies that are hostile to Islam and to Muslims. However, as advocates of unity/Pan-Africanism, we find such ideologies quite un-acceptable among Africans. This is a European war. We do not have a dog in that fight. For the sake of the best interests of future generations of Africans, we must seek ideologies of unity. Asisde from the abuse and dis-respect of Islam as a religion, there is much dis-respect of Pan-Africanism and its advocate. Too many Africans are quick to complain about being "red-baited". At the same time, they seem to expect us accept attacks about the Colors of the African Revolution. In fact, too many of us do not even know what the Colors of the African Revolution are. For the record, they are: the Red, Black, Green and Gold. Do not insult Pan-Africanism or the African Revolution from a Red position, and expect no response. Together, Red, Black Green and Gold-baiting and anti-Islam/anti-Arab-baiting creates a hostile environment for Afican Nationalist and fro Muslims, not to mention Arabs. This could very well constitute violations of civil and other rights of members. I greet you with the Ancient Words of Peace: As-Salam Alaikum.