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Old 11-16-10, 09:38 PM
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Christians protest mosque that is really a church

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/11/15/...hoopsidoodles/

Amidst National Islamophobic Upheaval, Arizonans Protest Mosque That’s Actually A Church

In an era saturated with absurd moments of anti-Muslim fear-mongering, mosques have become a touchstone for Islamophobia. Even unbuilt mosques have set off a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment in Tennessee, Texas, California, and most notably, New York. Not to be outdone, the people of Pheonix, AZ were quick to call foul over the appearance of a dome-like structure along an interstate. But in the clamor over the impending Muslim takeover, these Arizonans missed one small detail — the building is not a Mosque, it’s a church:

A new dome-like structure near 19th Avenue along Interstate 10 in Phoenix is the Light of the World church, a nondenominational Christian church hoping to modernize traditional worship services, a church spokesman said

Since the distinctive dome shape went up, church leaders said they have received phone calls from concerned neighbors who’ve mistaken the building for an Islamic mosque.

On Wednesday, church officials hung a sign reminding people they’re Christian congregation. “We’re trying to let people know that we’re Christian and our churches are modern,” said Uzieo Martinez.

“It is unfortunate that people are so intolerant to differences that they aren’t willing to see that the place of worship is not a mosque,” said Tayyibah Amatullah of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Arizona chapter. But with so many high-profile figures selling unfounded, anti-Muslim fear to the public, is it any wonder that all many Americans can see in Islam is a phantom menace?
There's video on the page. I think religion is fine as long as they stay away from me, but inevitably there's that bunch of nuts and it would seem we found some more,
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It's Arizona...it's almost to be expected.
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So we are really using terms like protest and uproar lightly these days eh?
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Arizona is very rapidly on it's way to being renamed New Florida.
Where's the "like" button around here?

Oh, very well, I'll do it myself.



Like.
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Re: Christians protest mosque that is really a church

Wait, I'm confused. All the screaming protesters said they were fine with a mosque as long as it was farther away from Ground Zero. Arizona isn't far enough away?
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That's scary.

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The article spelled Phoenix wrong.
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Re: Christians protest mosque that is really a church

Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
I think religion is fine as long as they stay away from me
What do you mean by "stay away from me"?

Anyways, I'm a Christian but I think you may have a higher opinion of religion than I do.
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What do you mean by "stay away from me"?

Anyways, I'm a Christian but I think you may have a higher opinion of religion than I do.
I'm an atheist, As long as different religions dont start pelting me with literature or make it impossible to get to my train, and as long as they're not hurting others, I don't care what they do. <----Typed drunk

Edit, My opinion of religion couldn't possibly lower than yours.
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Re: Christians protest mosque that is really a church

A new dome-like structure near 19th Avenue along Interstate 10 in Phoenix is the Light of the World church, a nondenominational Christian church hoping to modernize traditional worship services, a church spokesman said
Sounds like it's some kind of New Age thing, or maybe even Satanic. Either way, it's just as bad as a mosque.
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So, what if it WAS a Mosque?

Last time I checked, they do not teach terrorism at Mosques any more than they teach it at Christian churches.
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Re: Christians protest mosque that is really a church

Upheaval and protest = phone calls from concerned neighbors.

WHEN WILL THE INTOLERANCE STOP?????

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Re: Christians protest mosque that is really a church

Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
I'm an atheist, As long as different religions dont start pelting me with literature or make it impossible to get to my train, and as long as they're not hurting others, I don't care what they do. <----Typed drunk
I see, well whenever folks start going off on getting religion pushed on them, I can never get any kind of a substantive example. I mean I get flyers every few wks in the mail... takes about a half second to glance at it and toss it in the garbage with the others from various interest groups. I hardly consider that imposing, but everyone's different I guess. Get a lot of protest groups blocking your train do you?
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Re: Christians protest mosque that is really a church

Why don't you take your holier tha thou somewhere else. There are weekly services held in my building and I can't walk through my building without some sort of inspirational message. Why don't you and all the other ignoramus religious fools go bury your heads in the sand till your deity comes (aka never)
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Re: Christians protest mosque that is really a church

Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
Why don't you take your holier tha thou somewhere else. There are weekly services held in my building and I can't walk through my building without some sort of inspirational message. Why don't you and all the other ignoramus religious fools go bury your heads in the sand till your deity comes (aka never)

Tolerance: Not always a two-way street, apparently.
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Tolerance: Not always a two-way street, apparently.
Not only is it one way but also a dead end.
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Breaking news, the people of Wisconsin are protesting Christianity and causing an uproar!
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Originally Posted by kvrdave View Post
Upheaval and protest = phone calls from concerned neighbors.

WHEN WILL THE INTOLERANCE STOP?????

A big cross on top of the dome would surely make it right.
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Wait, I'm confused. All the screaming protesters said they were fine with a mosque as long as it was farther away from Ground Zero. Arizona isn't far enough away?
If it's a church, then it's TOO far away from ground zero. Hence the protest.
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I once worked at a place where they put quotes from the Bible in the envelope with my paycheck.

That was really annoying.
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Last time I checked, they do not teach terrorism at Mosques any more than they teach it at Christian churches.
Check harder.

The Taiba mosque in Hamburg, once frequented by some of the September 11 attackers, was searched by police and shut down today because German authorities believed it was again being used as a meeting point for Islamist radicals.
A 2009 report by a German intelligence agency said the mosque had again become the "centre of attraction for the jihad scene" in the port city. It said some people who belonged to the mosque's cultural association and prayed there had travelled to a radical training camp in Uzbekistan.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010...g-taiba-mosque
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archiv...ers_mosque.php

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Re: Christians protest mosque that is really a church

I have never repeatedly had religion pushed on me.

In me, on the other hand...
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According to some, Islamophobia doesn't exist. It's just an excuse from evil liberal multiculturalist apologists who refuse to see Islam for what it really is.










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And I once saw a picture of kvrdave's "dome" and never once thought it was a mosque.

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