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1jdgriff
Logic Prevails
09:21 AM on 11/23/2010
Going to church does not make you a Christian, just like standing in a garage does not make you a car.

These "so called Christians" have no idea of the teachings of Christ, nor do they understand the Constitution.
09:03 PM on 11/22/2010
"I'm not gonna submit, I'm not going to convert, and I'm not going to back down."

Since when was Islam taking over in Tennessee? Since when was it forcing people to convert?
08:36 PM on 11/23/2010
Unfortunately, Islam has a long history of forcing "reversions" (the Muslim name for conversion). Thankfully, not much of this behavior has happened yet in the US or Europe.

Yet.
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Marc NL
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09:01 PM on 11/23/2010
Yes, and Christianity has never tried to convert anybody... Right?
Oh right that is different because Christianity is the "only" right religion somehow?
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Doug Sandlin
09:37 PM on 11/23/2010
It appears that report of forced conversions, or reversions, or whatever, may have been greatly exaggerated.

For what it's worth, here's one alternate viewpoint:

http://satrong.org/content/religion/WasIslam_Raihan.pdf

Peace to all.
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Grada3784
Dogmatic Dictators, believers or not, not welcome
09:38 AM on 11/25/2010
Everything, absolutely everything today, is a threat to what some consider Christianity.

Since these scaredy-cat christians have no faith in the words of their Savior, I wouldn't consider them Christians.
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WarriorLemming
An avalanche On Republican's B*llsh*t Mountain
04:32 PM on 11/28/2010
You got that right! They call themselves Christian but "sway to and fro" to their own words and feelings. f&f ;)
been2there
Facts have a liberal bias.
06:00 PM on 11/22/2010
"I'm not gonna submit, I'm not going to convert, and I'm not going to back down,"

How about doing the American thing and upholding the Constitution?
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01:55 PM on 11/23/2010
Ahh, but upholding the constitution would fly in the face of everything he believes. We can't have that now, can we?
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11:07 AM on 11/22/2010
Dhimmi of the month.
02:43 PM on 11/21/2010
Muslim brothers and sisters and reasonable and respectful non-Muslims:

I want to convey to you that this man, Jan Allen Mc Daniel, in one comment that has been apparently erased from this blog basically said he wanted those Muslims living in America who do not conform and sumbmit fully to Western Culture and its values dead. This is a call towards violence and murder with the justification that those who don't conform must be what he terms "Islamists" who are here to destroy this country, he is opposed to Muslims who adhere to Islam whether they are violent or non-violent. Below are some copy and pastes from that original statement, which he has ammended below to a less threatening sounding statement in order to post again:

" I am opposed to Islamists--violent and non-violent--not Islam, not all Muslims."

"Islamists have declared war against the West and anyone else who hinders their agenda of spreading the dominance of Sharia values. I want something very bad to happen to them. I want them dead."

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Bear in mind that an "Islamist" to this provacatuer and mischief maker are those who do not pledge allegiance and subscribe to all those values he does from amongst the Muslims and believe in propagating the Muslim Faith, even if they are not violent.

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Please realize that he is calling for an inquisition and harm to be done to people in this country that don't agree with him.
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05:35 PM on 11/21/2010
I was insufficiently clear in my original post as to who I wished dead (violent Islamists--terrorists) and the moderators properly scrubbed it. I do not apologize for wishing for my enemies what they publicly wish for me and Muslims who agree with me that Sharia law has no place in America.

My intentions are very clear in the rewritten post.

You are correct--an Islamist cannot honestly speak the engulfing oath that all American citizens must speak. Shahzad said the oath but was lying. Major Hasan lied when he took his military oath.

All religions here have to abide by basic rules. Religious freedom is not absolute.

Propagating a non-Islamist Islamic faith is no more illegal than propagating any other faith that accepts the basic rules of America.

The interpretation of the Koran found in classic Sharia law does not accept those basic rules. That interpretation allows for the suppression of:

freedom of speech

freedom of conscience

gender equity

political equality for all

equality for all before the law

choice of sexual preference.

These concepts are so deeply un-American that any Muslim who follows this interpretation of the Koran (an Islamist) cannot possibly be part of American culture. Such a Muslim is a colonist promoting a foreign culture that is the antithesis of ours.

Such a Muslim should be perfectly at home in Iran or Sudan or Saudi Arabia or the Taliban-controlled areas of Afghanistan, but not here.
07:12 PM on 11/21/2010
Mercy! I didn't realize Islam was that much like evangelical Christianity. Two sides of the same coin and all of that. Thanks for the heads-up.
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pinkeyelemonade
Had Enough? Vote Green Party.
02:20 AM on 11/24/2010
Perhaps you can join up with Al Quaeda, then. They don't mind murdering others based entirely on their religion, which is different from theirs. After all, you harbor so much animosity to ALL 'Islamists,' whether or not they are violent - and the antonym of violent is peaceful - and you do want every single one of them to die...so go ahead. Follow your own advice. Fly on out to Saudi Arabia, where YOUR values, not those of the majority of this country, will be respected once and for all.
11:00 PM on 11/22/2010
You are the mischief maker Musa. Why didn't you respectfully ask Jan if perhaps he had forgotten that qualifying adjective? Is it your intent to contribute clarity to the conversation, or are you interested in something else?
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11:11 AM on 11/21/2010
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You want something bad to happen to Muslims Jan.

You are wrong Musa 1400, I am opposed to Islamists--violent and non-violent--not Islam, not all Muslims.

Something bad has already happened to non-Islamist Muslims--the present interpretation of the Koran found in Sharia law. It places American Muslims in a conflicted position between supporting the culture, law and human rights regime of America and those of Sharia law.

One person cannot honestly support both. A choice must be made, individually and collectively. I am urging American Muslims to face that reality and choose American values. I am also urging non-Muslim Americans to resist the spread of those Sharia values in America that subvert American values.

Islamists have declared war against the West and anyone else who hinders their agenda of spreading the dominance of Sharia values. The contest between Islamism and liberal democracy is a fight to the finish between everything I believe in and everything I detest (to paraphrase Christopher Hitchens). When one of these two sides stops shooting back, only one of the competing standards of human rights will be adopted as the world standard--either the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights or the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam.

Because of their deep incompatibility, synthesis is unlikely—one will win, the other decline in influence.
09:28 AM on 11/21/2010
Situations like this are only small-scale compared to what some of these bigots would like to do to the Muslims in America. They talk about Muslims coercing others to convert alot... but believe me if some of these people had the chance they might very well turn around and make an American Inquisition, and God knows all that would occur.
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11:00 AM on 11/21/2010
There are two possible outcomes to this present conflict we should all work to avoid.

One is an American Inquisition--Christians demanding allegiance to a Christian America.

The other is the Islamist vision of gradually installing Sharia cultural values and law in America.

Either outcome would mean the end of America as we know it.
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AxisV
How do we sleep while our beds are burning?
05:05 PM on 11/24/2010
The possibilities of either scenario are there, but their chances of occurring are not remotely equal.

Muslims comprise 1% or less of the American population, with growing hostility day by day. The chances of "Islamists" overthrowing the Constitution and coercing the public into installing Shariah are beyond miniscule.

Your former scenario is the most likely out of the two you have listed. Especially with the increasing polemic rhetoric from the right-wing that America was founded upon Judeo-Christian values.
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Big Game Hunter
Facts are Republican Kryptonite
02:56 AM on 11/21/2010
I wonder if the judge was accused of being a carpetbagger. Because he certainly isn't a teabagger. Good to know some people still read the constitution instead of shrieking about it without even knowing it.
02:53 AM on 11/21/2010
These are the same people who say separation of church and state violates their right to freedom of religion, the same people.
01:18 AM on 11/21/2010
We live in a wonderful country that protects unpopular people and causes. All religions can participate in the public square, even those with which I disagree. Simply wonderful.
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01:53 PM on 11/23/2010
And that very freedom is what has allowed religion to grow to the all encompassing rhetorical monster that it has become. Uniquely amongst Western Nations, the US has a growing religious population, not a shrinking one.

Of course, economic insecurity is the other major factor in that growth, but we won't mention that here.
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Marc NL
47,3% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
01:12 AM on 11/21/2010
Seems to me that Fear has won in the U.S.
08:37 PM on 11/23/2010
How has fear won? Because the Judge recognized the rights of the Muslim community in TN to go ahead and build their mosque?

How does that show that fear has won?
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Marc NL
47,3% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
08:59 PM on 11/23/2010
The fact that a judge was forced to uphold the law is telling. Many people are so afraid of this "new" religion right next door that they felt compelled to stop the construction of this Mosque.

Fear not reason is motivating these people. They are afraid because the right wing media has convinced them that Muslims are all terrorists.
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mamapower
OBAMA*BIDEN*2012
09:25 PM on 11/20/2010
Look at the h@te on that f@cist teabaggers face holding our flag!
08:20 PM on 11/20/2010
marcek.. I live not far away, and I can honestly say, its the tiny mentalities most Tennesseans have. Intelligence is not their strong suit, just intolerance.
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Salty too
God bless America
05:48 PM on 11/20/2010
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=452355078403&id=785500768
The stupidity of Islam.
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Big Game Hunter
Facts are Republican Kryptonite
02:58 AM on 11/21/2010
Wow, what an ugly and bigoted site.
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Doug Sandlin
07:01 PM on 11/22/2010
Whoa - how horrifically bigoted (the anti-Muslim jokes found via the link above.)
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Salty too
God bless America
11:07 PM on 11/22/2010
What is sad is the fact that they are true.
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marecek
Lawyers for argle bargle.
04:36 PM on 11/20/2010
"I'm not gonna submit, I'm not going to convert, and I'm not going to back down," Brandon said

Where are these demented people getting their paranoia? People from another faith, one of the great world relgions (second in number behind Christianity) threaten them so much that they look at ordinary people of faith and see radical maniacs wanting to kill them or force them to convert to Islam. What information do they base these extraordinary accusations upon, other than Faulk's Noose? They are totally oblivious of the fact that they are trying to do to these Muslims what they are accusing these Muslims of trying to do to them - prevent them from practicing their faith openly in public.