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    Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Here is the part of the article that inspired me:

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Mark West believes in freedom of religion.

    That belief brought West out Monday night to a candlelight vigil in support of local Muslims in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse.

    It also inspired the lifelong Baptist to make a donation to the building fund for a new mosque near Murfreesboro.

    "I'm going down to Islamic Center of Nashville tomorrow and make a $100 donation," West said Monday night. "One hundred bucks is hard to come by these days, but it's a statement."
    God bless you, Mark. You represent Christianity well. Thank you.

    On the other hand, no Muslims showed up for this event. Right now, they are pretty frightened, and YES, there IS a parallel. I remember the 1960's, when black men and women didn't show up to register to vote, out of fear for their lives. The Civil Rights struggle did not end with the defeat of Jim Crow. It will be a never ending war against hatred, ignorance, and mobs of people who would be more comfortable brandishing pitchforks and burning witches, while at the same time praising a Jesus Christ who is thinking "WTF, I never taught that"!!

    Who says that it is only Muslims who commit terrorism? The dark side of human nature is in all of us, and religion is no delimiter. Hatred knows no religious boundary, and neither does terrorism.

    Article is here.

    Additional note: Today, the FBI officially ruled the fire as arson, basing that decision on lab reports showing that accelerants were used in setting the fire.
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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Oh yes Dan.

    Think of all the senseless attacks on Muslims by those evil Christians!

    Oh wait....

    Once again your false generalizations and unsupported comments ring true. One incident does not give you the right to spit on the American Christian community as a whole or rediculusly compare this to the civil rights movement of the 60s. African Americans didn't blow up buildings in the name of their religion.

    Stop the false allegations and mindless generalizations.
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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    The reason the muslims didn't show up is they were plotting terrorist things on some barn in Tennessee duh.
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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    The reason the muslims didn't show up is they were plotting terrorist things on some barn in Tennessee duh.
    Yeah John. That's exactly what I said.

    And click on "My Profile" then click on "Edit Profile" and scroll down to the bottom to "political leaning" and make yourself honest.
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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Here is the part of the article that inspired me:



    God bless you, Mark. You represent Christianity well. Thank you.

    On the other hand, no Muslims showed up for this event. Right now, they are pretty frightened, and YES, there IS a parallel. I remember the 1960's, when black men and women didn't show up to register to vote, out of fear for their lives. The Civil Rights struggle did not end with the defeat of Jim Crow. It will be a never ending war against hatred, ignorance, and mobs of people who would be more comfortable brandishing pitchforks and burning witches, while at the same time praising a Jesus Christ who is thinking "WTF, I never taught that"!!

    Who says that it is only Muslims who commit terrorism? The dark side of human nature is in all of us, and religion is no delimiter. Hatred knows no religious boundary, and neither does terrorism.

    Article is here.

    Additional note: Today, the FBI officially ruled the fire as arson, basing that decision on lab reports showing that accelerants were used in setting the fire.

    Ya know what? 150 idiots showed up. 150 MORONS showed up.

    That's the story here. Until there is PROOF of who started the fire, and what their motivation was...

    This is politically correct IDIOCY at it's... "finest". It's almost gut wrenching to see people get so worked up to prove their "Open minded tolerant and compassionate" that they post threads like this, making grandiose parallels to historical events which the parallels are rather slim, and the evidence to link the two events. What makes the OP even more disingenuous, is the attempt to claim this is an act of terrorism.

    Without a suspect, without a motive, it's folly to go down this road. Dan's smart enough to know this, hence I contend he started this thread, with such "explosive" rhetoric just to troll for reaction. Congrats Dan. I implore people to either not respond to this thread, and/or to report him for an obvious trolling ploy.
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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Why do we have to make every issue a struggle of civilization and religion. The issue in Tennessee isn't one of Christianity vs. Islam or East vs. West or Us vs. them, its a LOCAL issue, let the locals slove it. Of course to see this issue in a way that isn't global and world changing one has to believe that all Muslims aren't the same people.

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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Why do we have to make every issue a struggle of civilization and religion. The issue in Tennessee isn't one of Christianity vs. Islam or East vs. West or Us vs. them, its a LOCAL issue, let the locals slove it. Of course to see this issue in a way that isn't global and world changing one has to believe that all Muslims aren't the same people.

    I don't believe it is those opposing the GZ mosque that are fanning out across the country opposing all mosques is it? You know, except for the liberal froth at the mouth, word twisters like Olberman, Matthews, and Maddow plus more, I think IT IS a local thing. But they won't let it be.


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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Why do we have to make every issue a struggle of civilization and religion. The issue in Tennessee isn't one of Christianity vs. Islam or East vs. West or Us vs. them, its a LOCAL issue, let the locals slove it. Of course to see this issue in a way that isn't global and world changing one has to believe that all Muslims aren't the same people.
    I respectfully disagree with you. Yes, let the locals work on it, and it is my belief that they will do a good job. And so will the FBI. In fact, the FBI is working the case now, and I agree with that. That this is a crime worthy of being investigated as a hate crime is beyond any doubt. As previously reported as far back as June:

    We have a duty to investigate anyone under the banner of Islam," Allen Jackson, the pastor of World Outreach Church, said at the meeting.
    "I found out when the sign came up," said Murfreesboro resident Mark Walker, whose home is near the site of the proposed mosque. "We are fighting these people, for crying out loud, we should not be promoting this."
    "They seem to be against everything I believe in, and so I don't want them necessarily in my neighborhood," said local resident Stan Whiteway.
    The atmosphere was very ripe for this to happen, and the outrage against a mosque being built is very real.

    Just last week, my former boss' brother in Iran was sentenced by the Mullahs to 20 years in prison. They would have executed him had there not been a lot of pressure from the world community, including the State Department. His crime was practicing the Baha'i' religion. I don't believe in Islam, but I will be damned if I am going to act like the Mullahs do and deny ANYBODY the right to practice their religion. I will always strongly support the rights of AMERICAN Muslims to build their mosques, and to practice their religion peacefully.

    I hereby stand by what I posted in this thread.
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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I respectfully disagree with you. Yes, let the locals work on it, and it is my belief that they will do a good job. And so will the FBI. In fact, the FBI is working the case now, and I agree with that. That this is a crime worthy of being investigated as a hate crime is beyond any doubt. As previously reported as far back as June:







    The atmosphere was very ripe for this to happen, and the outrage against a mosque being built is very real.

    Just last week, my former boss' brother in Iran was sentenced by the Mullahs to 20 years in prison. They would have executed him had there not been a lot of pressure from the world community, including the State Department. His crime was practicing the Baha'i' religion. I don't believe in Islam, but I will be damned if I am going to act like the Mullahs do and deny ANYBODY the right to practice their religion. I will always strongly support the rights of AMERICAN Muslims to build their mosques, and to practice their religion peacefully.

    I hereby stand by what I posted in this thread.
    Who here is against this Mosque? No one.

    Do you have proof this fire had anything to do with hate?

    No, you do not.

    You are just making up justification for the melodrama you are posting with hopes that it will create a many page long thread for you to "prove how tolerant" you are.

    I really do hope, they find that the people behind the Mosque, started this fire, it would serve to put you in your place.
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    Re: Vigil Draws 150 in Support of Tennessee Mosque

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Who here is against this Mosque? No one.

    Do you have proof this fire had anything to do with hate?

    No, you do not.

    You are just making up justification for the melodrama you are posting with hopes that it will create a many page long thread for you to "prove how tolerant" you are.

    I really do hope, they find that the people behind the Mosque, started this fire, it would serve to put you in your place.
    Who is against the Mosque? Plenty of people. Does it have anything to do with hate? Sure it does, and I am going to show you. The fire is not the first time that acts of vandalism have been committed against the site of the mosque.

    Here is an article about the sign being vandalized with hate grafitti, before the fire was set. BTW, this was the second time this happened.

    Here is an act of vandalism that happed in January of this year.

    Here is a photo of a mosque in Nashville, after being vandalized. This isn't hate?


    But what could spark such events? Could it be people who carry signs that say "Mosque leaders support killing converts"? No, that's not hate either, you say? Or could it be people saying that the Muslims in Tennessee are linked to terrorists? No, you don't need to say anything here. I already know. There's no hate here. Only love. Right? And let's not forget good ole' bigot Pat Robertson, who publicly stated that Muslims could bribe city officials to allow them to build their mosque. He said all that out of love, right? And the protests? They have been more than nasty. One man at the protests stated his view very succinctly, by yelling the following at a Muslim woman:

    I know, I know. He loves her, and wants to marry her, right?

    Against this backdrop, any reasonable man or woman can deduce that the arson was, in fact, a hate crime. The FBI is not ruling it a hate crime yet, until they have identified the suspects. But the fact that they are even there points to this as one, since the FBI does not investigate ordinary cases of arson.

    You just can't say that there is no hatred in Tennessee against Muslims. Hate crimes against Muslims were already committed, even long before this arson, as demonstrated in my links above. But you know, some people will go out of their way to say otherwise. Many years ago, here in Texas, some KKK'ers weighted a black man down with chains, then threw him in a lake, where he drowned. When they were caught, they denied doing it, saying "Just like a nigger. Steal more chains than he can swim with". Poor guys, they just loved that black man so much.
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