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Old 08-14-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
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Muslim center request denied

A Muslim worship center that some locals wanted isn't going to be built. Some locals were opposed to it. I say it's not fair. They should have a place to worship just like everyone else.
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:41 PM   #2
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I say that's not fair too. Fear mongering works I guess.
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:42 PM   #3
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We had a huge, huge controversy over a Mosque being built here (in Boston) and some Jewish organizations accused them of being linked to terrorists which made their donations dried up so they sued the Jewish orgs.... overall wonderful for Jewish-Muslim relations in the area. Recently there was an interfaith opening (? or some sort of going-forward) ceremony attended by Jewish, Christian and Muslim groups, much better.

Sadly in a post 9-11 world this type of thing is going to happen.
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What were the reasons for its denial?

The Buddhist center here in my town had major parking obstacles to overcome.
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They had hearings at which the opponents spoke about not wanting this worship center in their backyard. Some thought it was OK to have it but not near their houses. Basically it's fear.
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:09 AM   #6
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I might add that one of the locals who opposed the center thinks all Muslims are terrorists and are out to overthrow the U.S. government.
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:35 PM   #7
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Because, of course, the US never does that kind of thing, ever.
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No, never.
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Old 08-17-2007, 11:32 PM   #9
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What kind of thing?
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What kind of thing?
Trying to overthrow foreign governments.
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:22 PM   #11
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No, never.
Well, hardly ever. /random Annie quotes

Maybe one day the U.S. will remember why we became a country in our own right and stop trying to control the world.
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I hope so.
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:49 PM   #13
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Where was this verte76?
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I think (although she is free to correct me) that verte lives in Alabama.

Crazy story. There's a (fairly) new TV show here on the CBC called "Little Mosque on the Prairie", about a Muslim community that lives in a town out west. The first few episodes were about them trying to build a mosque in this small town. I bet that a lot of the lines on the (fictional) show that were presented as humor were actually used to fight back against this mosque in reality. How stupid can some people be?
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I would rather see a strip club built nearby than a mosque.
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