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February 9th, 2011
10:26 AM ET

Muslim group awaits decision on Willowbrook, Illinois mosque

The DuPage County Board has put off today's scheduled vote on a controversial proposal to build a new mosque near Willowbrook, Illinois. The issue has been sent back to a Development Committee, which will take it up next Tuesday.

The Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America, or MECCA, wants to build the new prayer center, school and recreation center in a residential neighborhood.

Members currently hold their prayer services in cramped quarters near a K-Mart store on Plainfield Road.

Read the full story on WGNTV.com
- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Illinois • Islam • Muslim • Uncategorized

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  1. Muneef

    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
    Alif. Lam. Mim. (1) This is the Scripture whereof there is no doubt, a guidance unto those who ward off (evil). (2) Who believe in the Unseen, and establish worship, and spend of that We have bestowed upon them; (3) And who believe in that which is revealed unto thee (Muhammad) and that which was revealed before thee, and are certain of the Hereafter. (4) These depend on guidance from their Lord. These are the successful. (5) As for the Disbelievers, Whether thou warn them or thou warn them not it is all one for them; they believe not. (6) Allah hath sealed their hearing and their hearts, and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be an awful doom. (7).

    Al-Isra sura 17:
    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
    And say: My Lord! Cause me to come in with a firm incoming and to go out with a firm outgoing. And give me from Thy presence a sustaining Power. (80) And say: Truth hath come and falsehood hath vanished away. Lo! falsehood is ever bound to vanish. (81) And We reveal of the Qur'an that which is a healing and a mercy for believers though it increase the evil-doers in naught save ruin. (82) And when We make life pleasant unto man, he turneth away and is averse; and when ill toucheth him he is in despair. (83) Say: Each one doth according to his rule of conduct, and thy Lord is best aware of him whose way is right. (84).

    February 14, 2011 at 6:23 am |
  2. Muneef

    The Crucifixion was Committed Crime that God never spoke of in any of his holy books? God would have not given Abraham the Great horned Sheep to slaughter rather than slaughtering Ismael? Maybe they were required to slaughter a Sheep or many Sheep but being known how Jews are tight with money they decided Jesus was the one to slaughter and to make the story of holy blood to sell making more money? Any way I worked for them but the only thing was that it was not Jesus who was crucified after all I read about the darkness and earth shakes they were into surely they not realized who was wearing his recognized clothing's??
    Any way read and think of those following lines;; 
    -"slaying of the prophets wrongfully".
    -"they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them".
       
    An-Nisa sura 04:
    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
    The people of the Scripture ask of thee that thou shouldst cause an (actual) Book to descend upon them from heaven. They asked a greater thing of Moses aforetime, for they said: Show us Allah plainly. The storm of lightning seized them for their wickedness. Then (even) after that) they chose the calf (for worship) after clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty) had come unto them. And We forgave them that! And We bestowed on Moses evident authority. (153) And We caused the Mount to tower above them at (the taking of) their covenant: and We bade them: Enter the gate, prostrate! and We bade them: Transgress not the Sabbath! and We took from them a firm covenant. (154) Then because of their breaking of their covenant, and their disbelieving in the revelations of Allah, and their slaying of the prophets wrongfully, and their saying: Our hearts are hardened – Nay, but Allah set a seal upon them for their disbelief, so that they believe not save a few – (155) And because of their disbelief and of their speaking against Mary a tremendous calumny; (156) And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger – they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain. (157) But Allah took him up unto Himself. Allah was ever Mighty, Wise. (158)
         

    February 13, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Muslims do not believe or trust the wisdom of their "prophet" Muhammad himself and are still fighting each other because one group thinks he should have named a sucessor from his own family. Another group thinks he should have named a sucessor from among his friends. They have no respect for the "wisdom" of his choice. So why should anyone believe in islam or anything Muhammad said or did? Besides, Jews and Christians were here first, so who are the infidels but Muslims themselves.

    February 13, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
    • Muneef

      Anonymous .

      Consider it family business to fight who should take the lead since that time there were people looking for personal interests..but leave all that of Muhammed SAW and Muslims...just accept the Quran and what had God in it to tell us about all creations..? Christians became as well in to two or many but that did not mean to drop the message of God? Take the message and leave all disputes behind and not to drop the message of God because followers have disputes?!

      February 13, 2011 at 6:20 pm |
    • Muneef

      The Crucifixion was Committed Crime that God never spoke of in any of his holy books? God would have not given Abraham the Great horned Sheep to slaughter rather than slaughtering Ismael? Maybe they were required to slaughter a Sheep or many Sheep but being known how Jews are tight with money they decided Jesus was the one to slaughter and to make the story of holy blood to sell making more money? Any way It worked out for them but the only thing it was not Jesus who was crucified after all I have read about the darkness and earth shakes they were into surely they have not realized who was wearing Jesus well recognized clothing's??
      Any way read and think of those following lines;; 
      -"slaying of the prophets wrongfully".
      -"they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them".
         
      An-Nisa sura 04:
      In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
      The people of the Scripture ask of thee that thou shouldst cause an (actual) Book to descend upon them from heaven. They asked a greater thing of Moses aforetime, for they said: Show us Allah plainly. The storm of lightning seized them for their wickedness. Then (even) after that) they chose the calf (for worship) after clear proofs (of Allah's Sovereignty) had come unto them. And We forgave them that! And We bestowed on Moses evident authority. (153) And We caused the Mount to tower above them at (the taking of) their covenant: and We bade them: Enter the gate, prostrate! and We bade them: Transgress not the Sabbath! and We took from them a firm covenant. (154) Then because of their breaking of their covenant, and their disbelieving in the revelations of Allah, and their slaying of the prophets wrongfully, and their saying: Our hearts are hardened – Nay, but Allah set a seal upon them for their disbelief, so that they believe not save a few – (155) And because of their disbelief and of their speaking against Mary a tremendous calumny; (156) And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger – they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain. (157) But Allah took him up unto Himself. Allah was ever Mighty, Wise. (158)
           

      February 13, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
  4. Cheryl Petersen

    I've been on Planning Boards, there is always controversy when it comes to building, removing, or altering structures in the community. It would be nice if people could live together peacefully, but until then, hopefully the discussion in Willowbrook can be calm enough to iron out the wrinkles without a lot of burning.

    February 12, 2011 at 8:30 am |
    • Muneef

      It is not about the mosque to become or not to become, it is more about discriminations and racism that we as Muslim Nations Face whether in our countries or at countries of our immigration.

      February 12, 2011 at 10:31 am |
  5. black

    No more mosques in USA. End of discussion. If you don't like living here you can always go book to your desert land.

    February 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
    • Muneef

      Black what? Decide first ! Another thing no black would write black with out a second word,therefore you are no black but just a racist who wants to say some thing wrong and blame it on blacks while you must be some one who worship a cow?

      Any way we Muslims are upset now and will go back but to American deserts since our deserts are no longer there and all became oil fields for your supplies. Cheers.

      February 11, 2011 at 9:16 pm |
  6. damn yank

    WE ALL LIVE IN A CHRISTIAN THEOCRACY DISGUISED AS A DEMOCRACY

    February 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm |
  7. Iqbal Khan

    Want to learn more about Islam check
    http://www.Islamhouse.com

    February 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
  8. Muneef

    Where there are Christians you will find Churchs of Worship,but in countries where there are no Christians I do not see why to build one?!
    Example: Iraq has Christians and therefore was having Churchs although not sure after this mess-up.
    Iran has Christians in some areas and therefore has Churchs.
    Saudia Arabia has no Christians other than those expatriates working for it and those have arranged suitable place for their worships.
    Yemen has no Christians other than expatriates and those arranged their worship place as well as those expatriate Hindus have prepared their own worship house.
    But look at other Islamic Arabs majority countries such Egypt,Sudan, All North African Countries you would find Worship houses for Muslims,Christians,Jews and God know what else and been living for years in Peace and Respect until this Era since WW's+ 1948 unjust decisions the world is changing badly separating brothers of one blood in different faith&beliefs become to doubt each other in to some race towards power and dominance over each other in to some Jungle Laws, this has brought negative feeling and emotions among all multi religion cultures that were living and trading in peace...!

    February 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
    • Muneef

      Al-Naml (Ants) sura 27:
      In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
      These are revelations of the Qur'an and a Scripture that maketh plain; (1) A guidance and good tidings for believers (2) Who establish worship and pay the poor-due and are sure of the Hereafter. (3) Lo! as for those who believe not in the Hereafter, We have made their works fairseeming unto them so that they are all astray. (4) Those are they for whom is the worst of punishment, and in the Hereafter they will be the greatest losers. (5) Lo! as for thee (Muhammad), thou verily receivest the Qur'an from the presence of One Wise, Aware. (6).

      Al-Naml (Ants) sura 27:
      Is not He (best) Who created the heavens and the earth, and sendeth down for you water from the sky wherewith We cause to spring forth joyous orchards, whose trees it never hath been yours to cause to grow. Is there any God beside Allah? Nay, but they are folk who ascribe equals (unto Him)! (60) Is not He (best) Who made the earth a fixed abode, and placed rivers in the folds thereof, and placed firm hills therein, and hath set a barrier between the two seas? Is there any God beside Allah? Nay, but most of them know not! (61) Is not He (best) Who answereth the wronged one when he crieth unto Him and removeth the evil, and hath made you viceroys of the earth? Is there any God beside Allah? Little do they reflect! (62) Is not He (best) Who guideth you in the darkness of the land and the sea, He Who sendeth the winds as heralds of His mercy? Is there any God beside Allah? High Exalted be Allah from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him)! (63) Is not He (best) Who produceth creation, then reproduceth it, and Who provideth for you from the heaven and the earth? Is there any God beside Allah? Say: Bring your proof, if ye are truthful! (64).

      Al-Naml (Ants) sura 27:
       Say (O Muhammad): None in the heavens and the earth knoweth the Unseen save Allah; and they know not when they will be raised (again). (65) Nay, but doth their knowledge reach to the Hereafter? Nay, for they are in doubt concerning it. Nay, for they cannot see it. (66) Yet those who disbelieve say: When we have become dust like our fathers, shall we verily be brought forth (again)? (67) We were promised this, forsooth, we and our fathers. (All) this is naught but fables of the men of old. (68) Say (unto them, O Muhammad): Travel in the land and see the nature of the sequel for the guilty! (69) And grieve thou not for them, nor be in distress because of what they plot (against thee). (70) And they say: When (will) this promise (be fulfilled), if ye are truthful? (71) Say: It may be that a part of that which ye would hasten on is close behind you. (72) Lo! thy Lord is full of bounty for mankind, but most of them do not give thanks. (73) Lo! thy Lord knoweth surely all that their bosoms hide, and all that they proclaim. (74) And there is nothing hidden in the heaven or the earth but it is in a clear Record. (75) Lo! this Qur'an narrateth unto the Children of Israel most of that concerning which they differ. (76) And lo! it is a guidance and a mercy for believers. (77) Lo! thy Lord will judge between them of His wisdom, and He is the Mighty, the Wise. (78) Therefor (O Muhammad) put thy trust in Allah, for thou (standest) on the plain Truth. (79) Lo! thou canst not make the dead to hear, nor canst thou make the deaf to hear the call when they have turned to flee; (80) Nor canst thou lead the blind out of their error. Thou canst make none to hear, save those who believe Our revelations and who have surrendered. (81). 

      Al-Naml (Ants) sura 27:
      And when the word is fulfilled concerning them, We shall bring forth a beast of the earth to speak unto them because mankind had not faith in Our revelations. (82) And (remind them of) the Day when We shall gather out of every nation a host of those who denied Our revelations, and they will be set in array; (83) Till, when they come (before their Lord), He will say: Did ye deny My revelations when ye could not compass them in knowledge, or what was it that ye did? (84) And the Word will be fulfilled concerning them because they have done wrong, and they will not speak. (85) Have they not seen how We have appointed the night that they may rest therein, and the day sight-giving? Lo! therein verily are portents for a people who believe. (86) And (remind them of) the Day when the Trumpet will be blown, and all who are in the heavens and the earth will start in fear, save him whom Allah willeth. And all come unto Him, humbled. (87) And thou seest the hills thou deemest solid flying with the flight of clouds: the doing of Allah Who perfecteth all things. Lo! He is Informed of what ye do. (88) Whoso bringeth a good deed will have better than its worth; and such are safe from fear that Day. (89) And whoso bringeth an ill-deed, such will be flung down on their faces in the Fire. Are ye rewarded aught save what ye did? (90) (Say): I (Muhammad) am commanded only to serve the Lord of this land which He hath hallowed, and unto Whom all things belong. And I am commanded to be of those who surrender (unto Him), (91) And to recite the Qur'an. And whoso goeth right, goeth right only for (the good of) his own soul; and as for him who goeth astray – (Unto him) say: Lo! I am only a warner. (92) And say: Praise be to Allah Who will show you His portents so that ye shall know them. And thy Lord is not unaware of what ye (mortals) do. (93). 

      February 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
  9. ebm

    My opinion doesn't matter when come to new mosque near Willowbrook, Illinois but whatever they decide on, it's their decision not mine or anyone esle. I don't live there. Citizens of Willowbrook are responsible for their own city or town. It's called democracy. @luke, yes, the the hypocricty runs very very deep with some people.

    February 10, 2011 at 9:33 am |
  10. harry

    how many churches are being built in residential areas in the middle east. USA is failing because of all the liberty being given. total liberty brings total captivity. America will surely fail if they stand up for everything. Islam has a political agenda and the US fails to see this.

    February 10, 2011 at 3:33 am |
    • B(iraq) Hussein Osama

      no churches are being built in residential middle east because there is no need to build any churches there. They already have houses of worship there called mosques. If worship of God is all you want, go to the local mosque! Muslims worship the same God christians refer to as Holy Father.

      February 10, 2011 at 9:34 am |
  11. Muneef

    Picks of sura Al-Tawba verses;  
    Al-Tawba sura 09:
    And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying with their mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old. Allah (Himself) fighteth against them. How perverse are they! (30) They have taken as lords beside Allah their rabbis and their monks and the Messiah son of Mary, when they were bidden to worship only One God. There is no god save Him. Be He glorified from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him)! (31) Fain would they put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah disdaineth (aught) save that He shall perfect His light, however much the disbelievers are averse. (32) He it is Who hath sent His messenger with the guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religion, however much the idolaters may be averse. (33) O ye who believe! Lo! many of the (Jewish) rabbis and the (Christian) monks devour the wealth of mankind wantonly and debar (men) from the way of Allah. They who hoard up gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah, unto them give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom, (34) On the day when it will (all) be heated in the fire of hell, and their foreheads and their flanks and their backs will be branded therewith (and it will be said unto them): Here is that which ye hoarded for yourselves. Now taste of what ye used to hoard. (35). 

    The hypocrites, both men and women, proceed one from another. They enjoin the wrong, and they forbid the right, and they withhold their hands (from spending for the cause of Allah). They forget Allah, so He hath forgotten them. Lo! the hypocrites, they are the transgressors. (67) Allah promiseth the hypocrites, both men and women, and the disbelievers fire of hell for their abode. It will suffice them. Allah curseth them, and theirs is lasting torment. (68) .

    And the believers, men and women, are protecting friends one of another; they enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and they establish worship and they pay the poor-due, and they obey Allah and His messenger. As for these, Allah will have mercy on them. Lo! Allah is Mighty, Wise. (71) Allah promiseth to the believers, men and women, Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide – blessed dwellings in Gardens of Eden. And – greater (far)! – acceptance from Allah. That is the supreme triumph. (72) .

    There hath come unto you a messenger, (one) of yourselves, unto whom aught that ye are overburdened is grievous, full of concern for you, for the believers full of pity, merciful. (128) Now, if they turn away (O Muhammad) say: Allah sufficeth me. There is no God save Him. In Him have I put my trust, and He is Lord of the Tremendous Throne. (129).

    February 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
    • wiz

      How many Christian chuches do you see being erected in Iran,Iraq, Saudi Arabia etc......And were talking equality right?

      February 9, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
    • wiz

      These sayings are written by a man who's bones are still in the grave!

      February 9, 2011 at 9:51 pm |
    • (B)iraq Hussein Osama

      there is no need to erect christian churches in Iraq, Iran or anywhere else where Muslims are the overwhelming majority. We have thousands upon thousands of mosques there to worship God. If you are in Iraq and have some overwhelming need to worship God, convert to Islam and go to a mosque everyday, there people worship God five times a day, not just on Sundays. Unless you can come up with a good reason why one should erect a Church in a Muslim country, why do so?

      February 9, 2011 at 11:27 pm |
    • Reality

      Recognizing the flaws, follies and frauds in the foundations of Islam, Judaism and Christianity by the "bowers", kneelers" and "pew peasants" will converge these religions into some simple rules of life (e.g. Do No Harm). No koran, bible, clerics, nuns, monks, imams, evangelicals, ayatollahs, rabbis, professors of religion or priests needed or desired. Ditto for houses of "worthless worship" aka mosques, churches, basilicas, cathedrals, temples and synagogues.

      February 9, 2011 at 11:41 pm |
  12. Matt

    Kind of ironic that 9/11 affected muslim americans more severely than any other group aside from people directly affected by the attacks.

    February 9, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
    • harry

      Islam and violence cant be separated. this is what i know first hand. violence is the tool used to propagate the Islam faith. when you take out violence their is no Islam. the facts are all around for you all to see. do not be deceived.

      February 10, 2011 at 3:39 am |
    • B(iraq) Hussein Osama

      western civilization and violence cant be separated. this is what i know first hand. violence is the tool used to propagate western civilization. when you take out violence their is no western civilization. the facts are all around for you all to see. do not be deceived.

      February 10, 2011 at 9:36 am |
  13. (B)iraq Hussein Osama

    You can spill pigs blood all over the place and maybe wash your women in it too. Is not going to stop Muslims from spreading all over the planet. Islam is a family-oriented religion. Families grow and spread and grow and spread some more. Look at humanity. That is how most people used to be for centuries.

    But now, the christians have sold their souls to the devil, and are breeding no more and are full of doubt about their own values. Muslims are the same from 200 years ago, same values, same family values. All of a sudden, Islam looks like something alien to you all. Because you are the ones who have become aliens! Muslims are the same like you were 200 years ago. Now you feel threatened by what you yourself no longer can be. Selfish, individualistic, unwilling to compromise and sacrifice in order to breed and rear offspring. Psychos and Nazis and people hiding behind material things. Tch, tch, tch.

    February 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
    • Reality

      Once again we come to the aid of the belligerant, "mosqueing" (B)iraq Hussein Osama:

      The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:

      ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

      Are you ready?

      Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

      The First Five of the 77 Branches:

      "1. Belief in Allah"

      aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your cleansing neurons.

      "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

      Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

      "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

      A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

      "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

      Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

      Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

      Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

      "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) alone."

      Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.
      Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic ways!!!!

      Unfortunately, there are not many Muslim commentators/readers on this blog so the "two-minute" cure is not getting to those who need it. If you have a Muslim friend, send him a copy and help save the world.

      February 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm |
    • wiz

      How many TRUE Christians are blowing planes up and strapping bombs to themselves. It is not a family religion. I know Muslims who have converted and been threatened to be killed by their own family.Howcan that be considered a family religion?

      February 9, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
    • (B)iraq Hussein Osama

      how many christians are blowing up planes? LOTS!! See George Bush Jr and his crusdaer army blowing up planes, trains and buildings in Iraq and Afghanistan!! One must be blind not to notice, lol. And who can be a truer christian than George Bush! Self proclaimed Born-Again Christian who openly and shamelessly claims Jesus to be the most inspirational figure in his life.

      February 9, 2011 at 11:31 pm |
    • Reality

      Our War on Terror and Aggression:

      An update (or how we are spending or how we have spent the USA taxpayers’ money to eliminate global terror and aggression)

      The terror and aggression via a Partial and Recent Body Count

      1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

      1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

      2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

      3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US Troops killed in action, 3,481 and 924 died in non-combat98,691 – 107,707 Iraqi civilians killed as of 11/9/2010, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and
      defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

      4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

      5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

      6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

      7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

      8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

      9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

      10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,116 killed in action, 902 killed in non-combat situations as of 08/10/2010. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

      11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

      12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

      13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

      14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

      15) Followed by the daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings every day in the terror world of Islam.

      16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

      17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

      18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011.

      Continued below:
      Other elements of our War on Terror and Aggression:

      -Operation Iraqi Freedom- The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US Troops killed in action, 3,481 and 924 died in non-combat, 97,172 – 106,047 Iraqi civilians killed as of 8/10/2010 mostly due the Shiite and Sunni suicide bombers.

      – Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan: US troops 1,116 killed in action, 902 killed in non-combat situations as of 08/10/2010. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror,

      – Sa-dd-am, his sons and major he-nchmen have been deleted. Sa-dd-am's bravado about WMD was one of his major mistakes. Kuwait was saved.

      – Iran is being been contained. (beside containing the Sunni-Shiite civil war in Baghdad, that is the main reason we are in Iraq. And yes, essential oil continues to flow from the region.)

      – Libya has become almost civil. Recently Libya agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the victims of their terrorist activities. Apparently this new reality from an Islamic country has upset OBL and his “cra-zies” as they have thre-atened Libya. OBL sure is a di-sgrace to the world especially the Moslem world!!! Or is he???

      – North Korea is still u-ncivil but is contained.

      – Northern Ireland is finally at peace.

      – The Jews and Palestinians are being separated by walls. Hopefully the walls will follow the 1948 UN accords. Unfortunately the Annapolis Peace Conference was not successful. And unfortunately the recent events in Gaza has put this situation back to “squ-are one”. And this significant stupidity is driven by the mythical foundations of both religions!!!

      – Bin La-d-en has been cornered under a rock in Western Pakistan since 9/11.

      – Fa-na–tical Islam has basically been contained to the Middle East but a wall between India and Pakistan would be a plus for world peace. Ditto for a wall between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

      – Timothy McVeigh was exe-cuted. Terry Nichols will follow soon.

      – Eric Ru-dolph is spending three life terms in pri-son with no par-ole.

      – Jim Jones, David Koresh, Kaczynski, the "nuns" from Rwanda, and the KKK were all dealt with and either eliminated themselves or are being punished.

      – Islamic Sudan, Dar-fur and So-malia are still terror hot spots.

      – The terror and tor-ture of Muslims in Bosnia, Kosovo and Kuwait were ended by the proper application of the military forces of the USA and her freedom-loving friends. Ra-dovan Karadzic was finally captured on 7/23/08 and is charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the law of war – charges related to the 1992-1995 civil war that followed Bosnia-Herzegovina's secession from Yugoslavia.

      – And of course the bloody terror brought about by the Ja-panese, Na-zis and Co-mmunists was with great difficulty eliminated by the good guys.

      February 9, 2011 at 11:37 pm |
    • roger rabbit

      I hope you little hatebeards build that building that looks like a turd , and then when it is full of you little turds, it gets blown up .

      February 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
  14. GSA

    @let us prey – Nice, I like how you did that to @Let Us Prey.

    I say let them build it and pray all they want. What is it with all the fearful Americans these days? Oh yes I know you're under attack, scared of anything that moves because it may be a terrorist yet not one person seems to be doing anything that will make the country better in any way at all just a bunch of fearful people and some gov't officials and media freaking people out and craeting an issue when there isn't one. Any issue seems to be black and white, right or wrong and no one wants to see the different shades of grey. There are arguments and hate spewed over the smallest of decisions. America really has become a bunch of whining pu$$ies.

    February 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
    • Thomas

      It's a residential area, zoned for housing, not religious or commercial enterprise.

      February 10, 2011 at 12:14 am |
    • Iqbal Khan

      Thanks! Blunt but True.

      February 11, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
  15. Reality

    What instigated the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon? The koran, Mohammed's book of death for all infidels and Muslim domination of the world by any means. Muslims must clean up this book removing said passages admitting that they are based on the Gabriel myth and therefore obviously the hallucinations and/or lies of Mohammed. Then we can talk about the location and safety of mosques and what is taught therein. Until then, no male Muslim can be trusted anytime or anywhere.

    February 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  16. Walt

    Call the press to the locaton then dump pigs blood all around. Their doctrine will not let them build a mosque there. Worked in Spain and several other American communities.

    February 9, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
  17. let us prey

    Yes ofcourse here comes the Muslim "demanding" equal religious rights which each Muslim has to fight for and go to boards and courts for. The skyline is still looming with church towers and bells yet a cultural centre (not mosque) must go through much scrutiny before a brick is to be layed. There is no allegation of hate here, just equality; but everytime the Muslim goes to court to fight for equality it gets tainted as "allegations of hate"

    February 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
    • Thomas

      a cultural center...IS a mosque, try and keep up

      February 10, 2011 at 12:13 am |
  18. Luke

    Contraversial? What's so contraversial? Sheesh – the hypocricty runs deep in this country.

    February 9, 2011 at 11:13 am |
    • Let Us Prey

      Sheesh – it's their community... their zoning laws. And here marches in the muslims 'demanding' that their mosque be the largest, tallest building in the neighborhood... complete with a minaret looming on the skyline. Objections are quickly followed by the requisite muslim playbook allegations of hate...

      And for pete's sake, Luke, learn to spell.

      February 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
    • Anonymous

      Yeah, Luke, I'd rather be a Christian hypocrit than a murdering Muslim. When they take over this country,tell us again, just before you become a martyr for Jesus, or bow toward Mecca, how you feel then.

      February 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
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