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VBH1622
Die Gedanken Sind Frei
04:23 PM on 09/10/2011
Two quotes from George Washington - may his wise words prevail!

"...I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution."

"The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people, that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent national gifts. For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support."
04:21 PM on 09/10/2011
I live right near a mosque and except for some traffic around prayer time you would never know that it is there. I don't have a problem at all with it. I've noticed though that unlike many other houses of worship in the area, the mosque does not fly the American flag - I wish they did. I've also noticed that unlike worshipers at the churches and synogages in the area, most mosque goers wear a variety of foreign garb - I wish they didn't, it sets them apart from the rest of us in the neighborhood. I've also noticed that when Muslim radicals do something horrible, the Imam at the mosque stays silent - I wish he wouldn't. Better assimilation might help the Muslim cause.
05:59 PM on 09/10/2011
Excellent points, Thank You.
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mech126
Science, and government are "NOT" the enemy...
05:59 PM on 09/10/2011
In other words, you want them to look and act like you, and you talk about freedom....
07:29 PM on 09/10/2011
I assume you are talking about my comment concerning the cloths they wear to mosque; yes I believe it would help them to better assimilate (the point of my post) if they were to wear clothing that allows them to better match the neighborhood's culture. As for "look and act like me", my post does not say that and it makes no reference to "freedom" at all.
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SeanMMasters
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04:13 PM on 09/10/2011
Absolutely disgusting when any American, whose forebears fought and died in order to secure the freedom to worship who they want and where they want, would do absolutely anything to hinder the religious practices of another.

No hate, people, no hate. And for those supposed Christians who are spreading propaganda, threats, and misinformation? Turn the other cheek, folks.
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DEANGIRL
BUXOM BLONDES KICK ASS!
04:12 PM on 09/10/2011
The bigots will lose. It's for sure.
06:33 PM on 09/10/2011
Islamic bigots
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Doug Sandlin
10:51 PM on 09/10/2011
To imply that Muslims are bigots when American Muslims show no sign of being bigoted themselves, is itself a bigoted statement.
04:06 PM on 09/10/2011
2ND AMENDMENT MY MUSLIM BROTHERS!!!!

LOCK AND LOAD! THE NEXT TIME A CHRISTIAN HI.CK STEPS ON YOUR PROPERTY TO VANDALIZE IT, YOU WILL BE ARMED!
06:34 PM on 09/10/2011
Yeah do that BROTHERS go after you 2nd 3rd and 4th amendments you'll need them.
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BillyRI
03:52 PM on 09/10/2011
"I am the last Prophet and my Mosque is the last mosque." (Muhammad/S.N. 2:35).
03:47 PM on 09/10/2011
Islamophobics and Christianophobics both think their religion is the right one and their gods reign supreme. They both kill in the name of their god and both are trying to send the other to hell. I say send the 2 to hell by not having faith in their false and dangerous religions.
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03:43 PM on 09/10/2011
Sometimes the best defense is a GOOD offense.
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PAbodysurfer
03:38 PM on 09/10/2011
It is regrettable that in this day and age there are people who simply don't get it. How would these same people feel if they moved to Pakistan, became citizens and wanted to build a church and received approval to move forward from the local government only to awake the next day to protesters claiming that they were trying to convert them to Christianity, that they were devils, and American terrorists/spies sent to destabilize their country?

Islam is not a political ideology. It is a religion. Christianity is not a political ideology. There are a lot of right wing nuts who claim to be Christian and would like to force their right wing views on others, but they do not represent the millions of Christians across the world. Islam has ultra right wing fanatics (Al Qaeda and Taliban) and the US has so called Christians who behave more like followers of Satan than followers of Jesus Christ....
06:06 PM on 09/10/2011
Why would a Christian from America move to Pakistan? If I moved to Pakistan I would not expect to be accepted by Pakistani Muslims, I would expect to be taken hostage and murdered on the internet or maybe during half-time at a soccer game. In almost all Muslim countries the Koran is law, why do you say it is not a political ideology? It certainly is in Saudi Arabia.
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Doug Sandlin
06:52 PM on 09/10/2011
Saudi Arabia represents 1.5% of all Muslims, and practices an extremely conservative form of Islam that is not at all representative of mainstream Islam.

The Quran is not law in almost all Muslim countries; in fact, I don't know if it's the law in any.

And you do know that only a tiny percentage of 1% of Pakistanis are terrorists, right? Muslim terrorists in Pakistan kill a LOT more Muslims than they kill Christians.

By the way, here's a video from the most popular rock band ever, from South Asia; Junoon, from Pakistan -- 30 Million albums and counting (not bad for a band that sings in Urdu). Notice the guy with light, curly hair playing the bass; his name is Brian McConnell; he's American - and he's Christian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGJQZWOaZ9c
been2there
Facts have a liberal bias.
03:34 PM on 09/10/2011
Good for Mijares! I hope his campaign to get advertsers to be responsible works.
03:31 PM on 09/10/2011
I guess people would not be intolerant of muslims, if muslims themselves were not so highly intolerant of other religions where they are a majority.
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flinkmeister
03:31 PM on 09/10/2011
Are these soda or saltine CRACKERS?
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SmileAndActNice
Utilitarianism, the -ism that works.
03:21 PM on 09/10/2011
The controversy caused the phobia?

Not the other way round?
03:18 PM on 09/10/2011
America is a rape child, conceived on the blood of Native Indians/First Nations, and African Americans. Bigotry is in the very DNA of this nation. Newer generations of white Americans give me much hope. But the older generations are still hanging on, desperate, but still kicking, and lamenting at the changes that has reduced their long held privileges. Muslims are just one of a long line of victims of this nation.
06:46 PM on 09/10/2011
This may be the most pessimistic view of American History I have ever heard. Try to view history through the eyes of those who lived it. 200 years changes the definition of normal. To the colonists that came to America the Indians were but a handful of violent confrontational and sometimes cannibalistic aborigines that never evolved beyond the pointed stick and refused to trade during the most desperate winters even of it meant that the colonists would starve to death.
The ability to constantly improve our nation is key to our success. Every group that came to this country had their blood spilled on the soil. Your political correctness has you defending the Indians and African Americans but you ignore the fact that every group that came to America has met with opposition upon arrival. The Catholics that came here during World War II were denied work and forced to fend for themselves outside of the established system, but through perseverance these groups over came the obstacles in front of them and changed the country for the better. You focus your attention on the injustice of the struggles when you should be proud of the fact that any group or person can come to America, work hard, find a home and make America better. If Muslims give up their Jihad against America and its allies I am certain they could become part of our great nation, improve America and join its long line of successes.