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    Re: U.S. Muslims launch ad to fight 'fear-mongering'

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    So, if this is a "terror mosque", what does that say about Fox News?
    That they're a subsidiary of a publicly traded corporation. Didn't we have an entire thread about this already?
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    Re: U.S. Muslims launch ad to fight 'fear-mongering'

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    That they're a subsidiary of a publicly traded corporation. Didn't we have an entire thread about this already?
    Probably about 10 in fact. But now that the subject, has yet again, been brought up people will focus on talking about that.

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    Re: U.S. Muslims launch ad to fight 'fear-mongering'

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    That they're a subsidiary of a publicly traded corporation. Didn't we have an entire thread about this already?
    Yep. But it doesn't change the fact of where the money came from.

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    Re: U.S. Muslims launch ad to fight 'fear-mongering'

    Quote Originally Posted by damianvincent View Post
    I don't know, I believe in private property rights don't get me wrong, but I can absoulty sympathize with the 9/11 families.

    My guess however, would be a building far enough away as to not have been damaged by the attacks itself.
    Half of lower Manhattan would be off-limits then. Is there like a criteria of damage? Being hit by a pen from the building takes less precedence than a filing cabinet flying through the window? Or do you have to be hit by something REALLY big to count?
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    Re: U.S. Muslims launch ad to fight 'fear-mongering'

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    There are millions of Muslims right here in the United States, and guess what else? They are American citizens, who love this country, hate terrorism, and yes, some of them even fight and die for this country, by joining the military. This ad speaks for them, and puts the spotlight back on those who hate them for no other reason than their religion. Jim Crow didn't die in America. It merely chose another group of people as its target.

    Yes, America is a nation founded by Christians, but our forefathers had something to say about tolerance of other religions:



    Because someone has chosen Islam as a religion does not make him a terrorist, any more than someone choosing Christianity does. Do we blame Christianity for the Mississippi Burning episode of American history, or the bombing in Oklahoma City? No, we don't. We blame assholes. By the same token, we cannot judge those whose only crime is to practice their religion, especially those who practice American patriotism at the same time. It was assholes who hit the World Trade Center, not Muslims who live here in America as peaceful citizens.

    In Iran, self righteous Mullahs are in the process of convicting and putting to death people who practice the Baha'i' religion. Let us not be Mullahs today, but give Muslim Americans the same respect we give to all other Americans. After all, they are Americans too. And when we end our lives, and stand before our maker, we can be comfortable in the fact that we did not live our lives as the Mullahs did, condemning innocent people for the acts of assholes, for that would make us assholes ourselves, and undeserving of any reward in the afterlife. Jesus spoke of love, not hatred. It's time that some of us practiced what we preach.

    Article is here.
    You know - when Martin Luther wrote a pamphlet about "Jesus was a Jew" it had the adverse effect and instead of bringing more people into the folds of Christianity it actually sent them into the folds of Judaism.

    Once Luther saw that occuring he turned against the Jews and actually supported them to be nixed from the region and sent elsewhere.

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    Re: U.S. Muslims launch ad to fight 'fear-mongering'

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    That they're a subsidiary of a publicly traded corporation. Didn't we have an entire thread about this already?
    He's persistent if nothing else.

    I was watching something where a guy from CAIR was defending the building of the Mosque. I'm not sure if they are helping fund it, but hasn't CAIR funded terrorist organizations in the past?
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    Re: U.S. Muslims launch ad to fight 'fear-mongering'

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    There are millions of Muslims right here in the United States, and guess what else? They are American citizens, who love this country, hate terrorism, and yes, some of them even fight and die for this country, by joining the military. This ad speaks for them, and puts the spotlight back on those who hate them for no other reason than their religion. Jim Crow didn't die in America. It merely chose another group of people as its target.

    Yes, America is a nation founded by Christians, but our forefathers had something to say about tolerance of other religions:



    Because someone has chosen Islam as a religion does not make him a terrorist, any more than someone choosing Christianity does. Do we blame Christianity for the Mississippi Burning episode of American history, or the bombing in Oklahoma City? No, we don't. We blame assholes. By the same token, we cannot judge those whose only crime is to practice their religion, especially those who practice American patriotism at the same time. It was assholes who hit the World Trade Center, not Muslims who live here in America as peaceful citizens.

    In Iran, self righteous Mullahs are in the process of convicting and putting to death people who practice the Baha'i' religion. Let us not be Mullahs today, but give Muslim Americans the same respect we give to all other Americans. After all, they are Americans too. And when we end our lives, and stand before our maker, we can be comfortable in the fact that we did not live our lives as the Mullahs did, condemning innocent people for the acts of assholes, for that would make us assholes ourselves, and undeserving of any reward in the afterlife. Jesus spoke of love, not hatred. It's time that some of us practiced what we preach.

    Article is here.
    Why the video?

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    Re: U.S. Muslims launch ad to fight 'fear-mongering'

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    What you are quoting about Imam Rauf's donations and statements are inaccurate and exaggerations being perpetrated by those who would restrict the rights of those to practice their religion.
    "The U.S. is an accessory to the 9/11 attacks" Imam Rauf

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    Re: U.S. Muslims launch ad to fight 'fear-mongering'

    Quote Originally Posted by damianvincent View Post
    "The U.S. is an accessory to the 9/11 attacks" Imam Rauf

    He says nothing different than Glen Beck says. And many others. I knw it is popular totake things out of context and try to make them seomthng they aren't, but presenting his comments this way is dishonest.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: U.S. Muslims launch ad to fight 'fear-mongering'

    How about Muslims becoming *TOLERANT* of homosexuals?

    Why not Muslims, Muslim organizations, Imams and Islamic centers around the nation step up and stop the *persecution* of gays and lesbians?

    Why don't Muslims protest in front of the Saudi embassy, the U.N. and other human right's abusers and *demand* that GLBT persecution end?
    "Sodomy is one of the most gruesome and detested crimes, the punishment for which is also one of the harshest penalties, it is the capital punishment"
    -Imam Mukhtar K. Ahmed Al-Mesalati, author of the "QURAN And Same-Sex Behavior", c. 2009

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