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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Stop the “Conservative” War on Prayer

Filed under: Christian,church in society,Islam,politics,religious,USA — 01varvara @ 00.00

I don’t care how many haters show up to “protest” the “mosque”… even if I am the only one to stand against them, I shall do so… they are profoundly wrong, and Christians shouldn’t capitulate in the face of evil… the New Martyrs didn’t, did they?

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Read these:

http://dailycaller.com/2010/08/25/religious-leaders-start-campaign-to-defend-mosque-near-ground-zero/

http://waronprayer.org/

http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?id=33516

Do note in the Baptist press release that it mistakenly identifies the community centre as a mosque throughout the piece. That’s why so-called “conservatives” are being ill served by their media outlets. They’re not seeking out disparate voices, they’re only attending to those of their own camp, ergo, they’re ignorant and hold erroneous ideas. I have no illusions about the “War on Prayer” crowd, but they’re right on this one (and only this one), and you call me a “liberal” all you want… it doesn’t change my basic and conservative convictions.

There are two groups left out of this discussion and that proves the ill will and nastiness of the community centre opponents. Firstly, they ignore the Muslims killed at the WTC, both building tenants and emergency responders. Not once have any of the Tea Party phonies mentioned that. NOT ONCE. Why not? They’re just as dead… their families are just as grieved… they’re just as much victims of the terrorists as all the rest. Yet, the Tea Party spits on them and expects applause for spitting on them. That’s insane and beyond the pale! Don’t talk to me about the “feelings” of the relatives of the survivors. Soulless office seeking GOP politicians are manipulating them, exacerbating hatred and bigotry.

Secondly, the Tea Party hypocrites never say, “Let’s help rebuild the only church destroyed in the 9/11 tragedy!” Nope… not a word… utter silence from those loquacious bastards. I’ll tell them what to do… they could drop all opposition to the community centre and channel all their energies and resources to the rebuilding of St Nick’s. However, I’m not holding my breath… it’s not healthy. These posturing Sectarians aren’t Christians… this episode proves it.

If they were Christians in the classical sense of the word, they’d be praying for the repose of the souls of the victims (any Orthodox, Catholic, or Monophysite person knows this). They’d be saying mass/liturgy for the dead; they wouldn’t be waving placards and spreading hate. They’d be holding cross processions and lighting candles. It would be like the funeral of the three young men killed in the August events that led to the fall of the USSR. Two of the young men were Orthodox, whilst the other one was Jewish. There were two separate religious funerals, but there was a common procession to the cemetery, with both Orthodox and Jewish clergy participating (separately, of course). That’s the way it’s ‘sposed to be, folks.

Build the church and build the community centre… let’s honour all the dead of 9/11… not only a selected few. Stand up for what’s right! Let ’em call you a commie or “liberal”… what’s right is right, and manipulating people’s grief for the sake of elective office is EVIL, no matter how thick or thin you slice it.

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Wednesday 25 August 2010

Albany NY

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Poll Shows 43% of Americans have Negative Attitude towards Muslims

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According to a survey conducted by the American magazine Time, 43 percent of Americans have a negative attitude towards Muslims, whilst 25 percent believe that the majority of Muslims living in the USA aren’t American patriots. The survey also showed that 29 percent of Americans dislike Mormons, 17 percent dislike Catholics, and 13 dislike Protestants and Jews, according to the website Religion News Blog. The main reasons for ill-will towards Muslims were fear of terror (especially after the incident at Fort Hood in Texas, and the planned terrorist action in Times Square in New York) and growing discontent with US President Barack Obama’s policies (according to a recent survey, one in five Americans believes Mr Obama’s a Muslim). According to Professor Akbar Ahmed, head of the department of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington DC, plans by an independent Christian church in Gainesville FL to burn copies of the Qu’ran on 11 September were “symbolic”, and it reflects the general mood found in the USA. “We see that the gap between Muslims and non-Muslims has widened after the September 11 attacks, and this is a frightening prospect”, he said.

24 August 2010

Interfax-Religion

Editor’s Note:

Professor Ahmed is right. “We see that the gap between Muslims and non-Muslims has widened after the September 11 attacks, and this is a frightening prospect”. No truer words were ever spoken. There are people deliberately stoking the fires of hatred. I stand against that unreservedly. So do all other decent people. Why does the press ignore us whilst the haters receive airtime up the yin yang? One source on the Huffington Post says that only 15 percent of the voting population believes in the crapola issued forth by the Tea Party. Why do they get all the press? I say, don’t give scummer bigots a forum. They have the right to free speech, yes… but we don’t have to broadcast it in the media.

Hatred has no rights. By the way, some sanctimonious konvertsy have accused ME of being a hater. All right, I DO hate… I hate injustice… I hate lies… I hate theft… I hate bigotry… I hate wilful ignorance… I hate the weak being stomped on by the stronger. I’ve felt the lash on my back… it hurts (and not a small amount, either). If I can, I’ll interpose myself between a hater and their object of scorn any day of the week. I don’t care what that does to my readership. What’s right is right, and I’ll stand for it, popular or unpopular. I think that I’m not alone in this…

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“Attacking Muslims is Back in Vogue amongst ‘Conservatives’”

Filed under: Inter-faith,Islam,politics,USA — 01varvara @ 00.00

Who nurtured and funded Osama bin Laden? Who gave him arms and a safe haven in Pakistan? Why, the neocons did! Yes… the neocons… today’s “Tea Party”. They’ve no right to scream about a movement that they sponsored and protected. That’s truth…

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Read this:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/21/glenn-beck-upset-that-mus_n_654214.html

Did you note this?

This event was first held at Six Flags Great Adventure, NJ, in September 2000. The event was immediately a huge success. The tragic events of 9/11 that resulted in the loss of thousands of innocent lives, also affected this event directly. The chief organiser, Tariq Amanullah, who worked on the 96th floor of WTC, Tower 2, passed away. The team was unable to come together again till year 2004, when the event came back bigger than ever before.

All teabaggers should shut their mouths and apologise to the good people of the Cordoba Centre. The Islamic community centre is a fitting memorial to the Muslim people who were killed on 9/11, both in the building and amongst the emergency responders. I shall say this, the ignorance, bigotry, hate, and lunacy of the Tea Party is beyond words. I can’t understand why the media is giving airtime to scummers such as Andrew Breitbart, Sarah Palin, Pat Robertson, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Anne Coulter.

The dead of 9/11 deserve honour and respect… and that includes those of the Islamic faith. Build the Islamic community centre and rebuild St Nick’s… that’s how we can honour the dead. As for the Tea Party… the less said, the better.

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Wednesday 25 August 2010

Albany NY

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