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    Re: Kennesaw City Council rejects mosque proposal

    "It was just this past July when the City Council approved a request from a Christian church to rent space in a small retail center in Kennesaw for their worship services.

    Councilmember Cris Eaton-Welsh made the motion to approve the Muslim's request to do the same, but the other four members refused, silently, without debate -- and without comment afterwards...."
    Kennesaw City Council rejects mosque proposal

    When politicians are quiet and won't discuss or explain their decisions on a controversial issue it is likely to be because they know that their statements will be used against them. The lack of comment is strong evidence that religious bias, or pandering to the community's religious bias, was the motivation for voting against the proposed use.

    Update from 12/5:
    "Kennesaw may revisit mosque decision

    Faced with a possible federal investigation and the threat of a lawsuit, Kennesaw officials may reconsider a decision to block a mosque from operating in a local shopping center.

    In the latest in a series of metro Atlanta mosque controversies, the Kennesaw City Council Monday rejected a proposal to allow the mosque, even though the planning commission and city staff recommended approval. The action came after some residents expressed concerns about Muslims worshiping in the area.

    Representatives of the mosque say they’ve spoken to the U.S. Department of Justice about what they see as blatant discrimination in violation of federal law. The department has intervened in similar cases across the country, including decisions by Lilburn and Alpharetta to deny mosque expansions. Under federal pressure, those cities ultimately approved the expansions....

    “We are reviewing the information provided to us” about the Kennesaw mosque, a Justice Department spokeswoman said.

    Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews said he does not believe the City Council “intentionally discriminated in any manner.” But he said the council may revisit its decision and will discuss the issue at its Dec. 10 work session...."

    Kennesaw may revisit mosque decision | www.ajc.com

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    Re: Kennesaw City Council rejects mosque proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Is this an argument against first amendment rights for Muslims?
    I never mentioned the First Amendment but Muslims can certainly say what they want, and do. Unfortunately what many have said is not in the free world's best interests. The same goes for women, children and, of course, Jews.

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    Re: Kennesaw City Council rejects mosque proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The majority of Germans were not Nazis. So what?

    Muslims killing Muslims is a defense? Many Muslims are terrorists, or sympathize with them, and that is an inescapable fat.
    The majority of people killed by the Nazis were not other Nazis.So your comparison is not really good.
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    Re: Kennesaw City Council rejects mosque proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    another instance of "religious freedom for me but not for you guys"



    They agree to every legal restriction the city attorney could come up with but their application was still rejected.

    I so love the way "government spends too much of our money!" types seem to be willing to spend lots of money fighting losing causes based on religious and social beliefs.
    That area of Georgia... when you start getting north of Atlanta and start climbing up into the mountains is insanely beautiful. But it is also full of the most bigotted people you can find. The Klan still exists in appalachian areas of North Carolina and such. Still good people all around there but a very closed society.
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    Re: Kennesaw City Council rejects mosque proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    As they have found in other countries, some of these mosques are nothing but breeding ground for terrorists.

    If the people thought that was a possiblity, why let them in?
    If a mosque gets built in that part of appalachia you can expect that the terrorist bred by that mosque will be the ones fire-bombing it.
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    Re: Kennesaw City Council rejects mosque proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I never mentioned the First Amendment but Muslims can certainly say what they want, and do. Unfortunately what many have said is not in the free world's best interests. The same goes for women, children and, of course, Jews.
    The existence of this thread would indicate that muslims cannot, in fact, do what they like.
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    Re: Kennesaw City Council rejects mosque proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    That area of Georgia... when you start getting north of Atlanta and start climbing up into the mountains is insanely beautiful. But it is also full of the most bigotted people you can find. The Klan still exists in appalachian areas of North Carolina and such. Still good people all around there but a very closed society.
    Less oxygen in those parts :P

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    Re: Kennesaw City Council rejects mosque proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Less oxygen in those parts :P
    The scenery would blow your mind. Its so beautiful. And if lack of oxygen is an issue, it'd be much more where I am now than there. Santa Fe, NM is 1,000 feet higher than Denver. lol

    FYI... Kennesaw is 1,000 feet. Santa Fe is 7,000 feet above sea level.
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    Re: Kennesaw City Council rejects mosque proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    The scenery would blow your mind. Its so beautiful. And if lack of oxygen is an issue, it'd be much more where I am now than there. Santa Fe, NM is 1,000 feet higher than Denver. lol
    I've been to Chattanooga, Helen, dalonega, the cabbage patch hospital, etc, more than once. I know the area well.

    I would even try to live there if my allergies could handle it without needing constant benadryl.

    I was trying to have a bit of a sense of humor...

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    Re: Kennesaw City Council rejects mosque proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    I've been to Chattanooga, Helen, dalonega, the cabbage patch hospital, etc, more than once. I know the area well.

    I was trying to have a bit of a sense of humor...
    Yeah... I wasn't trying to be overly serious. I just like stats.

    My dad just moved from Dahlonega a couple months ago back towards Southern Ga. He's the one that told me about the Klan having annual rally's in small towns up there in Northern GA and Western North Carolina.
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