Considering the legitimate fear that ISIS has already penetrated our unprotected southern border, it's reasonable to assume that Americans may soon be facing acts of terrorism against soft targets similar to the massacre in Kenya's Westgate Mall in 2013. Americans can't count on law enforcement or mall security alone to deal effectively with highly-trained teams of terrorists like the Westgate or Mumbai killers, so we all need to take measures to defend ourselves. Among those measures, should we consider learning how to fake being Muslim?
Recently The Canadian National Post published an article by Afsun Qureshi called "The Muslim Prayer That Might Save Your Life." In it, Qureshi recalls that during the al Qaeda-linked Westgate attack, the killers quizzed terrified customers about their knowledge of Islam, including verses in the Koran or the name of Mohammad's mother, for example, or demanded that some recite the shahadah, the Muslim declaration of faith. They did this in order to separate fellow Muslims, whom they spared, from infidel shoppers, whom they slaughtered with less concern than if the victims were livestock. (Similar tactics were carried out by the Mumbai terrorists).