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Surveying the destroyed Joplin mosque.
August 8th, 2012
01:39 PM ET

Christian college student's idea leads to rally for burned mosque

By Josh Levs, CNN

(CNN) - When 20-year-old Ashley Carter heard about a mosque burned to the ground in her town this week, she was shocked.

"I was very saddened," she told CNN on Wednesday. "I thought it was very evil."

So Carter, a student at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, texted a friend, suggesting they organize an event "promoting acts of love."

But quickly, the idea changed: They would organize a "rally of people coming together, from all walks of life, all religions, a really diverse group of people trying to promote this radical love."

She called Kimberly Kester, spokeswoman for the Islamic Society of Joplin, whose worship house serving about 50 families in the southwest Missouri city burned down Monday. Investigators have not determined the cause, but the mosque has been attacked in the past.

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Kester supported the idea. So Carter and some of her friends created the plan for the rally and announced it on a Facebook page. The next day, Tuesday, word began to spread. By Wednesday morning, more than 400 people had posted that they would attend the event, scheduled for Saturday, August 25.

Carter said she was inspired by "my love for Jesus. And I know that Jesus calls us to love people."

"With everything that's been happening in the news this week" - which includes a shooting Sunday at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left six worshipers and the gunman dead - "I was pretty discouraged," Carter said. "Regardless of what you believe, I think everybody's entitled to loving whoever."

Kester told CNN she and other members of the mosque plan to attend the rally.

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The response to the burning from people throughout the community has been "outstanding," she said. "There were representatives from different churches, different organizations at the site that afternoon speaking to the Imam. People have been calling anyone that they know that has been involved with the mosque, offering to help."

St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Joplin is hosting an iftar - a meal eaten by Muslims after dark during Ramadan - on Wednesday evening. The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced that speakers will include members of the interfaith community. Sponsoring groups include the South Joplin Christian Church, the United Hebrew Congregation, the First Community Church and Peace Lutheran Church, CAIR said.

Representatives of various Islamic groups will attend, Kester said. They will discuss the future and what provisions are needed to continue Sunday school and prayers.

The mosque is holding daily prayers at someone's house now, and expects to rent a new place as soon as this week, although numerous religious institutions have offered their facilities, Kester said.

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"We're hoping for security and that type of support from our community," she added.

Members say this is an opportunity to kind of start over and improve on things that we've always wanted to improve upon, like our security system or Sunday school facilities," she said. "It's a time for us to unite and focus on supporting each other. And yes, it's a tragedy ... but we want to focus on coming together and building a stronger community."

No final decision has been made on whether the mosque will move to a new location, but there is a consensus to move inside the city limits, Kester said. "We feel that the response time for fire employees would be less if were in the city limits and it would offer us a little bit more protection and security."

No definite plans will be made before an investigation is completed into the burning, said the mosque's treasurer, Navid Zaidi. "We need to get this crime solved, before we do anything."

He said he hopes the rally is safe and that authorities keep everyone protected. Assuming the fire was arson, the perpetrator "is out there - he is loose," Zaidi said.

Zaidi described the support coming from the community as "tremendous."

A fundraising effort to help rebuild the mosque is off to an auspicious start.

The website of the official campaign shows a goal of $250,000, with more than $40,000 pledged by Wednesday afternoon.

A video for the campaign refers to the mosque as "our refuge in a crazy and hectic world." It shows what the mosque looked like, followed by images of the charred wreckage.

Arsalan Iftikhar, an international human rights lawyer and founder of TheMuslimGuy.com, tweeted that he will donate a dollar for every retweet of his message. He quickly got hundreds of retweets.

Iftikhar is a frequent contributor to CNN.com.

Carter says she expects donations to be taken at the rally. And anyone who wants to donate money to cover the costs of staging the rally can through the Facebook page.

Different kinds of bands will play, including religious bands, she said. And speakers will talk about "promoting love."

"When there's an act of hate, you have a choice to make it something beautiful. So that's what this is all about: making things beautiful from things that aren't."

–CNN's Anna-Lysa Gayle contributed to this report.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Islam • Missouri

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  1. Frank

    “The letters to the Inspectors General provide many examples that merit concern. First, the Department of Homeland Security granted a secret security clearance to Mohamed Elibiary, a man who had expressed support for Holy Land Foundation trial defendants. Mr. Elibiary also was reported to have been a featured speaker at a conference in honor of notorious radical Islamist Ayatollah Khomeini. The Obama Administration placed Mr. Elibiary on the influential Homeland Security Advisory Council, where he advises on information sharing within the intelligence apparatus.

    “Also of concern was the State Department's grant of a visa – in violation of federal law – to Hani Nour Eldin, a member of the Egyptian terrorist group, Gamaa Islamiya. The leader of this group is Omar Abdel Rahman, better known as the ‘Blind Sheik,’ who is now serving a life sentence for his involvement in terror plots including the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Eldin was subsequently given access to the White House itself, where he reportedly pled for the release of the Blind Sheik from U.S custody. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi, openly supported by the Obama State Department, is also calling for the release of the Blind Sheik.

    “Other examples include meetings held by the Attorney General and other senior Justice Department officials with representatives of unindicted co-conspirators named in the federal prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation terrorism-financing conspiracy. Preeminent among these was one of the largest Muslim Brotherhood affiliated organizations in the United States: the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

    “Heightening these concerns was the refusal by the Attorney General to proceed with the prosecution of three of the Holy Land Foundation’s unindicted co-conspirators – ISNA, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). The Attorney General failed to pursue this prosecution in spite of the fact that the record from the Holy Land Foundation trial obviously supported proceeding with the prosecution of the unindicted co-conspirators.

    August 10, 2012 at 10:59 am |
    • Frank

      “To collaborate in this administration's political correctness and pretend that these issues are not real is to potentially put innocent lives at risk in the pursuit of preventing anyone from feeling uncomfortable.

      “In spite of these examples (representing only a small part of my reasoning for signing the subject letters), the Obama Administration has announced that it will now engage with the Muslim Brotherhood, stating it is in Washington’s interests to deal with parties “committed to non-violent politics.”

      “Somehow, the Obama State Department has failed to notice decades of history whereby Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, has violently killed and maimed innocent Israeli, Palestinian, and American civilians. What is even more startling and tragic, is that this carnage continues under the watchful eye of this Administration.

      “I am not sure which should alarm America more, this Administration’s seeming blindness to the violent and extremist nature of the Muslim Brotherhood, or the Administration’s willingness to overlook it in the name of political correctness.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:02 am |
  2. Johny Utah

    Just saying it...I am wondering if one of the lunatics from Gays and Lesbians is the culprit (arsonist) in this case. I know muslims are anti gays and lesbians....just wondering. I am not anti gays but FYI, any of you gays, if you happen to be traveling in the middle east or in any muslim countries, just be careful as not to kiss your partner in public (like just did in Chick Fil A) or even saying it outloud that you are gays. You will be prosecuted aka chopped your head off in muslim countries.

    August 10, 2012 at 10:50 am |
    • AtheistSteve

      The revolution that heralded the coming out the gay community and to garner support and favor in this society was one of non-violence. It's unlikely they would resort to violence now to further their cause as that would have the reverse effect. Violent outlashes seem to be the exclusive domain of religious bigotry and hate.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:59 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Hey, FYI: you're an idiot.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:59 am |
    • Keith

      I would suggest they hire a qualified, reputable electrical contractor. Then I would hire a competent sprinkler contractor, preferrably one from Sprinkler Fitters Local 669. This should greatly reduce the risk of it burning in the future.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:59 am |
    • no one gives a sh it

      What a Canadian thinks. why don't you go F yourself in your own backyard steve

      August 10, 2012 at 11:02 am |
    • Johny Utah

      I am just wondering if the guys that are very rude in replying to my post are also gays?....just saying it...LOL

      August 10, 2012 at 11:05 am |
    • Jack

      I can't believe you're still here calling everyone names that doesn't agree with you. I'll bet your really a nasty person in person. Are you still standing up for a religion that wants to take womens rights away. Linda like shooting yourself in the foot isn't it.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:06 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      It's "YOU'RE", ya moron.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:08 am |
    • Johny Utah

      AtheistSteve: the muslims in overseas also are non-violence...but if any of the gays will do the kissing in public, they just chop their head off, case closed!....ask any muslims, it is in their Koran.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:09 am |
    • Johny Utah

      Jack: I can't believe they are calling names on me too!....are you blind and can not see it?...just wondering.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:12 am |
    • Jack 3

      Yes it is...EXCUSE ME! Did you miss me honey?

      August 10, 2012 at 11:12 am |
    • AtheistSteve

      And that's what you get when the state is the same as the religion. I guarantee the regular people in those countries are utterly terrified by the power wielded by the Muslim powers that be. Plus that's exactly the type of thing that would occur here if Christians ran this one. Burning witches, imprisoning and torturing gays, forcing women to bear children they don't want or didn't plan. When the rules are arbitrarily set by "God" then any atrocity is possible.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:17 am |
  3. Frank

    Previously we Christians burned people at the stake and our god murdered most of the creatures on the planet so now we are starting to atone but we never fully grasp that our beliefs are just wrong to begin with.

    August 10, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  4. common sense needed

    Better ash and ruble than an idolatrous mosque training terrorists !

    August 10, 2012 at 10:27 am |
    • kindless

      atheism is wonderful for children and all people!

      Atheists have strong minds and are good at helping weak-minded people work through their struggles with other people or the imaginary forces or obstacles that men have made up. Atheists encourage people to take responsibility for their actions within society instead of having their misdeeds excused and often hidden within their religion (comforting their weak minds, but simultaneously disserving society).

      Break the matrix of deception by all religions.

      If the thought leaving your imaginary friends behind is just too much, or makes you want to go p00py, then try Atheism Lite™ (agnosticism) for a period of time to ease your way into a much more rewarding, peaceful life.

      It is written.

      heavenSnot

      August 10, 2012 at 10:28 am |
    • atheism is

      unusable BULL SH IT

      August 10, 2012 at 10:30 am |
    • kindless

      @atheism is

      Oh, absolutely not! atheism is very usable. It is a strength builder for the mind.
      Why would you think it is unusable?

      RIF

      August 10, 2012 at 10:34 am |
    • grasslandhero911

      Guess the tornado was payback.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:35 am |
    • atheism is

      to mental strength what sh it is to sculpture

      August 10, 2012 at 10:36 am |
    • atheism is

      to mental strength what sh it is to sculpture !

      August 10, 2012 at 10:36 am |
    • harriet

      Go away you raciest loser. This article is showing the great side of America; the side that says NO to your kind, These people are stepping up with love and tolerance while you hide your troll-like hatred behind your computer screen. Shame on you. Go hate someplace else

      August 10, 2012 at 10:58 am |
    • Johny Utah

      Kindless: Atheisme is not popular in the old USSR. Therefore, USSR is gone aka spli into several countries. More importantly, christianity is now group in Russia. Lots more churches and church groups are mushrooming the country. IF atheisme is so popular, the old mother USSR will still be intact.

      Key word is: atheisme is not popular and it is old news.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:59 am |
    • kindless

      Johny Utah wrote: "Atheisme is not popular in the old USSR. Therefore, USSR is gone aka spli into several countries. More importantly, christianity is now group in Russia. Lots more churches and church groups are mushrooming . . ."

      Too many other factors to compare the old USSR and the USA just by religious trends. A lot of weak-minded Russians (like weak-minded Americans) flock to Christianity thinking it will improve their way of life. A deception that atheists easily avoid. It's not a popularity contest for the strong-minded atheist. Atheists just need to occasionally lasso naughty people of all religions when they are misbehaving. Make-believe stuff often gets out of hand, you know, like your pet p00ping outside the box.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  5. common sense needed

    Better ash and ruble than an idolatrous mosque training terrorists.

    August 10, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  6. Frank

    Now they know how the Christians all over the world that are being slaughtered and having their churches and homes burned to the ground feel.

    August 10, 2012 at 10:00 am |
    • MarkinFL

      And your point is?

      August 10, 2012 at 10:05 am |
    • Frank

      You just read it.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:10 am |
    • MarkinFL

      Oh, so it was simply lame. I get it.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:12 am |
    • kindless

      atheism is wonderful for children and all people!

      Atheists have strong minds and good at helping weak-minded people work through their struggles with other people or the imaginary forces or obstacles that men have made up. Atheists encourage people to take responsibility for their actions within society instead of having their misdeeds excused and often hidden within their religion (comforting their weak minds, but simultaneously disserving society).

      Break the matrix of deception by all religions.

      If the thought leaving your imaginary friends behind is just too much, or makes you want to go p00py, then try Atheism Lite™ (agnosticism) for a period of time to ease your way into a much more rewarding, peaceful life.

      It is written.

      heavenSnot

      August 10, 2012 at 10:27 am |
    • harriet

      Frank, you appear to be jibbering

      August 10, 2012 at 10:59 am |
    • Frank

      MarkinFL. So this is your level of respect for the ongoing Christian genocide world wide?

      August 10, 2012 at 11:06 am |
    • Jack Deth

      Christians had been burning unbelievers for centuries, if now they get the same treatment they dished out for so long I'm not surprised.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:06 am |
  7. TJ

    Maybe Chick-Fil-A could donate money, time, and labor to help this project back on track. They seem to have a love for bigotry.

    August 10, 2012 at 9:55 am |
    • Frank

      No. They support those with morals, not Flagrant SODOMITES.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:01 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      What morals would those be Frank? Denying others equal rights is considered moral to you? You need to locate a dictionary and look up the definition and then check your own.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:09 am |
    • Frank

      America is a MORAL nation. We are not ready to turn it it into a big immoral oorrggy for you twisted liberals just yet.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:11 am |
    • WASP

      @frank: yeah we liberals aren't about to let you conservatives turn it into a theocrasy either. we have seen how that goes throughout history...............not so well for anyone not buying into your flavor of dead beat sky fairy.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:16 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @Frank
      There are PLENTY of straight people who are sodomites. Should they be denied marriage?
      What of lesbians who don't engage in sodomy? Should they be allowed to marry?

      August 10, 2012 at 10:21 am |
    • save the world and slap some sense into a christard today!

      Right Frank – America started right down the moral path as soon as they started wiping out the natives that were already here. Tard.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:23 am |
    • Dodney Rangerfield

      Did you hear the one about the qu eer Canadian who minded its own business?

      August 10, 2012 at 10:23 am |
    • Dodney Rangerfield

      You won't the undermining pos and its kind dominate these blogs in a futile attempt to destroy America.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:25 am |
    • Johny Utah

      I thought the Gays and Lesbians groups and democrats should help them since they all like the muslims. More importantly, all muslims are democrat right?...so Harry Reid, Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton have to make financial contribution.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:34 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @Frank
      If America is such a MORAL nation, why does it lend billions of dollars in support of despotic regimes like those of Mubarak of Egypt, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov of Turkmenistan?
      Why does China, with is abysmal human rights record and totalitarian government, enjoy favoured trading partner status with the US?

      August 10, 2012 at 10:35 am |
    • Frank

      I agree with congressman Trent Franks stance;

      “I believe it would be a profound dereliction of my commitment to America and human freedom itself to countenance an image-make-over of the Muslim Brotherhood, its extremist ideology, its violent history, and its open call for jihad by ‘all the Arab and Muslim peoples’ against the United States by none other than Mohammed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide. Mr. Badie’s statement in October of 2010 declared holy war against America and stated that “the U.S. is experiencing the beginning of its end.”

      “Consequently, in spite of the din of politically correct voices urging us all to look the other way, I cannot retreat one inch from pushing back on Muslim Brotherhood influence inside the United States Government.”

      August 10, 2012 at 10:40 am |
    • harriet

      TJ, why did you need to bring this into it? You had to know you would get the loonies like Frank frothing at the mouth. He was already posting rubbish, and now is shouting in all caps. Of course the moment I read "liberals" this or that, I know I'm reading the post of a Fox Zombie. Didn't catch it early enough this time

      August 10, 2012 at 11:01 am |
    • Frank

      Thats it your per verts. Keep trying to normalize two guys cornn h olling each other. Good luck with that.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • AtheistSteve

      It's normal for them Frank. Why does it bother you so much? Insecure about your own sexuality?

      August 10, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      What's "immoral" about h0mos3xuality?

      August 10, 2012 at 11:12 am |
    • LinCA

      @Frank

      You said, "Thats it your per verts. Keep trying to normalize two guys cornn h olling each other. Good luck with that."

      Did you know that there is a strong correlation between homophobia and arousal by homosexual imagery. Could it be that you and most, if not all, of these homophobes are actually gay and just trying to hide that fact?

      Smart money says they are.

      See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8772014

      August 10, 2012 at 11:14 am |
    • pervert alert

      What is wrong with being a qu eer you ask? How about killing millions with AIDS. Qu eers the folks who gave the world AIDS.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:15 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @Frank
      So what about lesbians who are incapable of "corn holing" each other?
      What of straight couple who enjoy it?

      August 10, 2012 at 11:16 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @Frank
      HIV is a mutation of SIV (Simian immuno-deficiency syndrome) first introduced to humans via the improper handling of bush meat.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • Keith

      pervert alert
      They are driven by a spirit of death. Satan will kill em any way he can. Aids. Abortion. Vaccines. Flouride. What ever it takes. He was a murderer from the beginning.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:22 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @Frank
      If God hates a/nal se.x so much, why is the prostate sensitive enough to cause org/asm in most men when stimulated?

      August 10, 2012 at 11:22 am |
    • pervert alert

      Persoal experience steve or wishful thinking. Qu eers the folks who gave the world AIDS

      August 10, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Fluoride? Vaccines?

      So KEEF! is a toothless loser who thinks Obama is a Muslim and vaccines will kill you.

      Oh, and that abortion is fine as long as he gets to decide who's aborted.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:26 am |
    • Keith

      Bill Gates seeks to control the world's population through vaccines-his words, not mine. But I suppose cnn didn't show you the video clip of him saying it-real shocker, huh?

      August 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Ahhhahhhahhahahhhahhhahahha! Oh, Keith, you're such a caricature of the paranoid, gun-toting, conspiracy theorist I can barely believe you aren't just posing as one.

      But based on your consistent idiocy, I have to conclude you really are as you appear: a complete nut-job.

      August 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
    • Keith

      ttps, Look Sherlock, you are stupid-so I'll type this real slow, just for you. Notice the time on the posts last night. They are one minute apart. Do you think I typed all of that and posted it in one minute? Obviously posted by an imposter-not me.

      August 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
    • Keith

      ttps, Perhaps we can let Bill Gates speak for himself?
      http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=A155D113455FAC882A3290536575C723

      August 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
    • Keith

      But don't let a little thing like the truth get in the way of your misconceptions, tom.

      August 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Are you really so dumb that you think Gates is advocating killing off the population by means of vaccines?

      Read my other post to you, Keith. How anyone can be as ridiculously paranoid and crazy as you appear to be is beyond me. You're a bona fide nut case who ought to be committed involuntarily to a mental inst itution and medicated.

      As for the "impostor" excuse, go ahead and deny that what the impostor said is exactly what you believe. If it could be determined, prior to birth, that a fetus would be born gay, would you be in favor of aborting it?

      August 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
    • Keith

      Being that there's no genetic link to being g^y, your question is moot. People are born liars, adulterers, thieves, and I suppose g^y. They are all CHOICES.

      August 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • Keith

      Did you even watch what Gates said? Like I said, don't let a little thing like the truth interfere with your agenda.

      August 10, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
    • Keith

      Tom, Why am I not surprised that you would side with Gates? You are an elitist pig just like he is. Evidently one with all its teeth-it's too bad not all of us can be part of the master race like you.

      August 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      I've watched it numerous times. And just as with the Obama tape you rant and rave about, it doesn't say what your fevered, defective little brain cells think it does.

      But go on with your craziness, Keith. You're just laughable and it's quite entertaining for me to read the nonsense you post, now that I see you're just a nut.

      August 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  8. Havildar

    It is great that the Christian Students are coming to the Aid of their fellow Americans who happen to be Muslims. My Hats off to them for showing the Hate mongers what it means to follow Jesus Christ's true teachings. By the Way the Holy books of the Jews, Christians and Muslims are the same as it comes to the Old Testament. They are all called people of the Holy Book. It is Moses Laws that guide them.

    August 10, 2012 at 9:34 am |
    • Shakira

      I agree, it is good to see something like this come from the hate that burnt the mosque down. My hat is off to this girl who is doing this.

      August 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  9. MARV

    I SOMETIMES WONDER IF THE USA SHOULD IMPOSE A LAW THAT SAYS "IF YOU WISH TO BE AN AMERICAN AND.OR WISH TO RESIDE WITHIN THE USA ON A VISA ETC., THAT AT SUCH TIME – AS A CONDITION OF YOUR ENTRY INTO THE USA – THAT YOU WILL ABIDE BY AND/OR PARTICIPATE WITHIN ONLY APPROVED USA RELIGIOUS BELIEFS". ANYONE REFUSING TO ACKNOWLEGE THIS AT TIME OF ENTRY SHALL BE REFUSED ENTRY. ADDITIONALLY, THOSE CHOOSING TO ACCEPT THIS AS A REQUIREMENT FOR ENTRY WILL BE REQUIRED TO DRESS APPROPRIATELY WITHIN AN "AMERICAN DRESS CODE" WHICH PRECLUDES THE WEARING OF NON-APPROVED DRESS ARTICLES E.G., TURBINS, ETC. ADDITIONALLY – ENGLISH SHALL BE SPOKEN AT ALL TIMES. AMERICAN NEEDS TO CLOSE IT BORDERS TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL NOT ABIE BY THE GOVERNING LAWS OF OUR LAND – HENCEFORTH IF ANY INDIVIDUAL WANTS TO CONTINUE WITH ISLAMIC PRACTICES, ETC., AS SUCH IN THIS CASE THEN THEY ARE MOST WELCOME TO STAY IN THEIR OWN LAND WHERE IT IS READILY ACCEPTED.

    AS AMERICANS WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO ALLOW SUCH RADICAL BASED RELIGIONS TO BREED IN AMERICA . OUR MEN AND WOMEN ARE DYING IN THE MIDDLE EAST EVERY DAY TRYING TO PROTECT THEIR RIGHTS. BETTER IDEA WOULD BE FOR AMERICANS TO EXIT AND LET THEM COME TO TERMS WITH THEIR OWN VIOLENT EXISTENCE.

    August 10, 2012 at 9:31 am |
    • Havildar

      The "sun" getting to you? Your rants make zero sense. Maybe you should wear a "head gear". eg. KKK Hood. in Public

      August 10, 2012 at 9:37 am |
    • Frank

      Exaclty. They come here and DEMAND we bend over backwards to support their supremacists GOD! As outlined in their HATE BOOK. The Koran.

      The Koran makes Mein Kampf look like and episode of Mr. Rogers!

      August 10, 2012 at 9:38 am |
    • Fati

      Mark racist much? Do u know the value of covering oneself, or do u prefer that each person expose his person, with intimate body parts showing. We cover ourself because we have the confidence that our body is our temple, as u know a pearl is always shielded.

      August 10, 2012 at 9:45 am |
    • Now Why

      Fell sorry for you dude. You have no clue

      August 10, 2012 at 9:47 am |
    • ME II

      @MARV,
      I'm guessing that you are just Trolling, but in case you aren't.
      What you suggest would violate the US Consti.tution. How is that American?

      August 10, 2012 at 9:54 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @Marv
      And what of the indinous people and their heretical beliefs and outlandish costumes (by your standards).
      If you send them back to where they came from, you'll have to give up all your land!
      Are you going to kick out all the Amish ? They're Christians, though they speak and dress differently than you.
      What about the Acadians in New Orleans?

      August 10, 2012 at 10:05 am |
    • MarkinFL

      The voice of the American Taliban. I really hope the original post was a troll because it represents the most un-American thing I've read on here in a long time.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:08 am |
    • WASP

      @frank: a little education for you.......incase you are unaware of it.
      the jewish god – yahweh
      the protestant god – god
      the muslim/islamic god – allah

      ARE ALL THE SAME FRACKING GOD!

      August 10, 2012 at 10:23 am |
    • Frank

      “I believe it would be a profound dereliction of my commitment to America and human freedom itself to countenance an image-make-over of the Muslim Brotherhood, its extremist ideology, its violent history, and its open call for jihad by ‘all the Arab and Muslim peoples’ against the United States by none other than Mohammed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide. Mr. Badie’s statement in October of 2010 declared holy war against America and stated that “the U.S. is experiencing the begi nning of its end.”

      “Consequently, in spite of the din of politically correct voices urging us all to look the other way, I cannot retreat one inch from pushing back on Muslim Brotherhood influence inside the United States Government.”

      August 10, 2012 at 10:41 am |
    • harriet

      Is it a requirement of the deranged angry "Christian Taliban" to shout all the time on these boards. Your like the angry dad who thinks his teenage kids will listen to him if he just gets right in their face and shouts.

      Marv, it just makes you so ugly to be so angry and hateful. What kind of god will love you like that? I think He's much more impressed by the people in the article who are showing love in his name, not fear and hate.

      You and Frank are really sad people. I think you need to breath deep, and look for some love and maybe find some peace during your short trip in Earth.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:04 am |
    • Frank

      Whatever WASP. Nothing changes the fact that ISLAM is and has always been at war with NON MUSLIMS! We dont need or want it here in the free world!

      END OF STORY!

      August 10, 2012 at 11:09 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Frank: News flash for you. You don't get to speak for anyone but yourself.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @Frank
      It seems that your world is only free for others who think and look as you do.
      So I ask again – what do you think should be done about the indiginous people of the US?
      After all, they have their own languages, customs, religions and styles of dress.
      Are you willing to hand out the small pox blankets?

      August 10, 2012 at 11:25 am |
    • Frank

      Lets keep the discussion in the 21st century Doc Vestibule. We are talking about our very survival from a radical political ideology that makes Hitler look like Richard Simmons in comparison. Not Cowboys and Indians from 275 years ago.

      August 10, 2012 at 11:50 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @Keith
      You agreed with the root poster, who said
      "ONLY APPROVED USA RELIGIOUS BELIEFS". A REQUIREMENT FOR ENTRY WILL BE REQUIRED TO DRESS APPROPRIATELY WITHIN AN "AMERICAN DRESS CODE" WHICH PRECLUDES THE WEARING OF NON-APPROVED DRESS ARTICLES E.G., TURBINS, ETC. ADDITIONALLY – ENGLISH SHALL BE SPOKEN AT ALL TIMES"

      The indiginous peoples have distinct dress, including ornate headgear in some cases, speak their own languages and practice their own religions. Should they be kicked out?
      Would you keep out the Ja/anese?
      My ex's parents were orthodox Jews who fled communist Russia. Mr. Goldmann is an internationally respected authority on electronic communication who has published various articles and books. Should they have been denied citizenship becuase they have distinct customs and dress?

      August 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  10. Frank

    No. Its those Americans rolling over and allowing Jello and pork to be banned from ALL SCHOOLS and public facilities, condoning that Muslims get preferential treatment at the YMCA that forces all the infidels to leave so they can swim and not have to associate with filthy kuffar (slang for non Muslims). Muslim cab drivers refusing to take Americans with alcohol or pets, Muslim employee's refusing to handle alcohol or pork at their jobs, forcing employers to let them walk off the job 5 times a day to pray.

    Its all creeping Shariah Law, slowly forcing us to be submit to ISLAM little by little so we dont notice them stealing our civil rights and showing us that their religion and people are superior to non Muslims. If you start looking at ISLAM for it is and to the reality of what they are doing here its Blatantly Obvious what their ultimate goal is.

    No country in the History of man kind has EVER lived in peace with a sizable ISLAMIC culture or ISLAM in general. NEVER! If you think that Europe, Canada, America, Australia are going to be the first to live in harmony with ISLAM your delusional. You can use the past 1400 year history of ISLAM as your guide to whats going to happen.

    August 10, 2012 at 8:50 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @Frank
      Right at this very second, I'm working side by side with an Afghani Muslim, an Egpytian Coptic Christian, and a Nigerian Catholic. In all the years we've together, there's never been any strife resulting from religion (or my lack thereof). We joke with each other (ie: letting the muslim fellow know there are more kinds of vests than just kevlar and explosive, or making a production of eating lunch whenever the religious folk are fasting), and most importantly – discuss our differences without antagonism.
      My British friend married an Iranian Muslim woman some years ago. They had wedding ceremonies at City Hall here in Canada, at an Anglican church in England and at a Mosque in Tehran so all of their respective families and friends could come and lend their support and celebrate the union.
      Quit your fear-mongering and realize that we're all just humans and as such, usually gravitate to the comapny of our own tribes – most especially if one's tribe is a minority reviled and mistrusted by the majority population.

      August 10, 2012 at 9:11 am |
    • Havildar

      Frank you are as nutty and quite a bit looney to say no country can have a large Muslim Pop. Take a good look at the World the Largest True Democratic Nation India has the World"s second Largest Pop of Muslim. The Largest in a Non- Muslim Nation. Unlike the US where Hate runs wild and lawless behavior is common. It is not only the Muslims that do not handle "pork" but also the Jews. The same laws apply to both groups.

      August 10, 2012 at 9:22 am |
    • Frank

      Doc. Wait until they get strength in numbers and see who's side they take in the years to come. They dont have the numbers here now to do anything but they are are working on it every day and laying the ground work via creeping Shariah to prepare for it.

      Like I said below. If you think the West is going to be the first countries in the history of mankind to live in peace with a sizable Muslim population your delusional. Look at Lebanon in the 70's. A free, mostly Christian country that welcomed the loving Muslims with open arms. Then they attacked them soon as they got the numbers to do so and now look at Lebanon!

      I rest my case!

      August 10, 2012 at 9:33 am |
    • Frank

      Phuk you Havildar. I could care less what you think.

      August 10, 2012 at 9:35 am |
    • Now Why

      Frank is a tippical Conservative COWARD

      August 10, 2012 at 9:51 am |
    • NotThatYouCare

      Frank,

      you want to be a 'real' American? learn to speak a native American language. The 'language of the land' was native american before the british, french, germans, spanish, irish, and all sorts of other cultures. If there's a religion I'm afraid of these days its christianity. Not so much the religion, but its followers.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:14 am |
    • Keith

      Frank is dead on. And Doc V, with his reprobate mind, is full of crap-as ususal. That mixed marriage would never have happend in a predominantly muslim country. Never. Secondly, there would be no church in a predominantly muslim country. The mindset of people like Doc V is bizarre at best and dangerous at worst. It's what the Bible calls a reprobate mind-and a person who has been given over to it find themselves in deep trouble.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:22 am |
    • Keith

      Havildar
      Being a democracy has nothing to do with it. All democracy is is mob rules. Look at Egypt and the democracy that was installed there by Obama and Clinton. The hate-filled muslim brotherhood installed by Obama and Clinton which further destabilizes the region and will ultimately lead to mushroom clouds in the Middle East and eventually WW lll. Open your eyes people. In case you haven't noticed they are fixin' for another war over there. You don't send 4 carrier battle groups to the region unless you plan on using them. This adminstration has fomented the "Arab Spring" from the start and this is an indirect attack on Israel. The moment this nation pulls the rug out from under Israel-we are done. That will be the final nail in our coffin as a nation from a Biblical standpoint.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:34 am |
    • Frank

      “I believe it would be a profound dereliction of my commitment to America and human freedom itself to countenance an image-make-over of the Muslim Brotherhood, its extremist ideology, its violent history, and its open call for jihad by ‘all the Arab and Muslim peoples’ against the United States by none other than Mohammed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide. Mr. Badie’s statement in October of 2010 declared holy war against America and stated that “the U.S. is experiencing the beginning of its end.”

      “Consequently, in spite of the din of politically correct voices urging us all to look the other way, I cannot retreat one inch from pus hing back on Muslim Brotherhood influence inside the United States Government.”

      August 10, 2012 at 10:42 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @keith
      You'll note I said MOSQUE in Tehran, not Church.
      And the marriage did indeed happen in all three countries. When they came back from Iran, we had them over for dinner where we saw loads of pictures of the ceremony. The woman's immediate family (parents, sisters and all but one brother) gave their full blessing and support – though they remain in their homeland.
      The groom has script in Farsi tattooed over his pasty white English skin.
      40 years ago (give or take) my parents could't be married in either of the Churches they'd attended their entire lives because my mother is Protestant and my father Catholic and their respsective clergymen said the marriage was doomed to failure.
      Some people still think that interracial marriage is wrong, even if the couple's religious belief are the same and the only difference is in the melanin count.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  11. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things.

    August 10, 2012 at 6:12 am |
    • kindless

      Actually, atheism is wonderful for children and all people!

      Atheists have strong minds and good at helping weak-minded people work through their struggles with other people or the imaginary forces or obstacles that men have made up. Atheists encourage people to take responsibility for their actions within society instead of having their misdeeds excused and often hidden within their religion (comforting their weak minds, but simultaneously disserving society).

      Break the matrix of deception by all religions.

      If the thought leaving your imaginary friends behind is just too much, or makes you want to go p00py, then try Atheism Lite™ (agnosticism) for a period of time to ease your way into a much more rewarding, peaceful life.

      It is written.

      heavenSnot

      August 10, 2012 at 9:20 am |
    • TJ

      Which invisible man in the sky are we supposed to pray to? Pray tell.

      August 10, 2012 at 9:43 am |
    • on judgement day

      look for TJ – it will be one of the ones with the oh sh it look on its face,

      August 10, 2012 at 10:28 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs! ,

      August 10, 2012 at 10:43 am |
  12. Barnum Bailey

    it amuses me to no end that the people who would burn mosques or not allow them to be built in the first place are amongst the first people to make reference to the 'founding fathers' when defending some political point of view. yet, America's mythology is founded on the notion that America was a bastion of religious toleration...that America was the land the Pilgrims fled to for religious freedom. i guess it only applies to Christians.

    August 10, 2012 at 1:50 am |
    • Rak79

      Can I get an Amen! That's why I frequently post the quote from my personal favorite Ben Franklin. I consider him a childhood hero because he was instrumental in helping create the US as a bastion of freedom. Founding father's would not be happy with these people who invoke their name when spewing blind ignorant hate.

      August 10, 2012 at 2:01 am |
    • Mitt

      Didn't work out too well for the native Americans. Did it?

      America was built on blood.

      August 10, 2012 at 2:10 am |
    • Rak79

      Unfortunately, this whole world has been basically built on blood...

      August 10, 2012 at 2:15 am |
    • Frank

      Barnum Bailey, how much of ISLAM have you studied? Do you know what is in the KORAN? Do you know what they teach? ISLAM is "nothing" like all other religions. Its not even a religion, it is in the sense it has a god but its essentially a violent, political ideology with the sole goal of world domination as their Koran demands they all do. If a Muslim disagrees with that ideology they are simply considered apostates by their own people as the Koran does not allow them pick and choose what they want to believe.

      August 10, 2012 at 9:27 am |
    • MarkinFL

      Frank, you just described how I fell about fundie xtianity. Just a haven for small minded bigots that wish to impose their will over everyone else.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:11 am |
    • Frank

      I agree with Trent Franks. Its only common sense.

      “I believe it would be a profound dereliction of my commitment to America and human freedom itself to countenance an image-make-over of the Muslim Brotherhood, its extremist ideology, its violent history, and its open call for jihad by ‘all the Arab and Muslim peoples’ against the United States by none other than Mohammed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide. Mr. Badie’s statement in October of 2010 declared holy war against America and stated that “the U.S. is experiencing the beginning of its end.”

      “Consequently, i n spite of the din of politically correct voices urging us all to look the other way, I cannot retreat one inch from pushing back on Muslim Brotherhood influence inside the United States Government.”

      August 10, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  13. Rak79

    For those who live in the present and are completely ignorant about history, do a little reading about the middle ages and you will see that Christians complained that the Muslims were too progressive and even "hedonistic". Nothing is static in this world. In the pockets around this world where women's rights are being oppressed, etc. it will definitely change within the next generation. It was only this past century where women started getting full civil rights in the Western World. If the hate mongers on this board knew how to interpret our nuanced world, they would understand that the propped up dictators in the Arab world helped create a stagnant and dysfunctional societies. Most of these dictators were not religious, but sometime used religion as a blunt tool. Stop and use some thought before blindly spewing hate on a religion you only know about from the writings of Robert Spencer, if even that. Shameful and downright pathetic.

    August 10, 2012 at 12:44 am |
    • Alison

      Well said.

      August 10, 2012 at 3:45 am |
  14. Johny Utah

    I am just saying: what IF the arsonist is the muslim guy himself?....just saying it.

    August 10, 2012 at 12:42 am |
    • Rak79

      Just saying I am an ignorant jacka$$. If you knew anything about the religion, for a Muslim to burn a mosque, it would be a huge sin, just like the "Christians" who sinned when firebombing African American churches in the 60's. Or did an African American firebomb them for attention as well? Pathetic.

      August 10, 2012 at 12:46 am |
    • Johny Utah

      Rak79: Are you pathetic? by your logic it means the muslim (s) will not burn his/their mosque (s) and the christian (s) will not burn his/their church (s)? ehm, so therefore all the churches being burned in the US are burned by the muslims?...or maybe you dont know that there have been churches also being burned in the US? are you ignorant or just plain pathetic?....

      August 10, 2012 at 8:01 am |
    • TJ

      After all, with a god, all things are possible–including muslim-on-muslim violence. muslim oppression of women. muslim bigotry. All it takes is the *right* god to justify your actions. It truly is liberating to create your own reality.

      Support your local land of existential negotiation. (ie. church, mosque, temple, etc.)

      August 10, 2012 at 9:50 am |
    • ME II

      @Johny Utah,
      I would think it unlikely in this case. There are just too many anti-Muslim people around for this to be another Muslim. It's not impossible though.

      @Rak79,
      Sectarian violence is common between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims in other countries. Many a Mosque's have been destroyed by another Muslim sect. Although I doubt that is the case here.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:06 am |
    • Rak79

      Me II, I am plenty aware of what's going on abroad, I am a Sufi and they are being attacked by zealots all over the world. My point here is that the ingorant bigots in this country think we are monolithic cult who are all very religious and trying to impose Sharia law, etc. With that logic it makes zero sense from his point of view that a Muslim would do it. Just like it makes zero sense that a good Christian would firebomb an African American church

      August 10, 2012 at 10:30 am |
    • Johny Utah

      Me II : I am aware of the muslims burn their own mosques overseas. And I am aware also that Sunni and Shi'ite (both of them are muslim groups) burn each other mosques. So, I wonder such a war (Sunni vs Shi'ite) has spilled over in the US?..just saying it.

      Rak79: it has happened a lot for mosques being burned in overseas. Therefore, dont tell me that it never happened or it would not happen. Since it has happened overseas, it certainly will spread over here in the US. Just buyer be aware...!!!

      August 10, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  15. Rak79

    “…Expressly for the use of any preacher of any religious persuasion who might desire to say something to the people at Philadelphia; the design in building not being to accommodate any particular sect, but the inhabitants in general; so that even if the Mufti of Constantinople were to send a missionary to preach Mohammedanism (Islam) to us, he would find a pulpit at his service.”- Ben Franklin from his Autobiography

    August 10, 2012 at 12:28 am |
  16. Saveitforlater

    So this little sentence "The mosque is holding daily prayers at someone's house now," didn't get ya'lls attention? Why is an American Pastor being locked up for holding bible studies in his home?

    August 9, 2012 at 11:16 pm |
    • Duh

      TEMPORARY vs long-term ongoing disruption of a neighborhood.

      August 9, 2012 at 11:26 pm |
  17. eigenklarg

    God even loves the people making all these half-baked posts.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm |
    • hinduism, denial of truth

      God is short of hindu, pagan deity, Gowd, the belly, it can not love you but you can love to fill it.

      August 9, 2012 at 11:20 pm |
  18. Sagebrush Shorty

    Joplin may come to the assistance of these Muslims, but if a Christian church were to burn down there would be zero help from the Muslims.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
    • Ruhina

      Unfortunately this seems to be true for the reason that majority of muslims in the us are like me, barely able to make ends meet

      August 9, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
    • Zach

      I don't know about churches, but when half of Joplin was destroyed by a tornado last year, many Muslims donated to help the predominantly Christian town recover. The Islamic nation, United Arab Emirates donated computers to all the students at Joplin High School to start the next school year.

      August 9, 2012 at 11:40 pm |
    • Rak79

      I guess you didn't hear or chose not to hear the story of Muslim doctors helping out when the Joplin tornadoes came through or that the Islamic Relief organization came out there to help out. Of course folks like you like to project something without any basis in fact.

      August 10, 2012 at 12:27 am |
    • Frank

      Exactly. Their God forbids it. Their Koran teaches that the infidel are the vilest of creatures. That's why the Muslims in the MSA are pushing for their own facilities in schools and colleges now. In the eyes of devout Muslims, infidels (non Muslims) are the vilest of creatures and the Koran says that Muslims are Superior. That is why they are forbidden to integrate with us and they DONT.

      August 10, 2012 at 8:41 am |
  19. Adult

    Unlike the ones commenting on here, the students doing this are the true Christians,

    You folks are the problem with our great Nation!

    August 9, 2012 at 10:29 pm |
    • evilroyslade

      Well said.

      August 9, 2012 at 10:37 pm |
    • Tom Joad

      Great nation?

      August 10, 2012 at 2:06 am |
    • Frank

      No. Its those Americans rolling over and allowing Jello and pork to be banned from ALL SCHOOLS and public facilities, condoning that Muslims get preferential treatment at the YMCA that forces all the infidels to leave so they can swim and not have to associate with filthy kuffar (slang for non Muslims). Muslim cab drivers refusing to take Americans with alcohol or pets, Muslim employee's refusing to handle alcohol or pork at their jobs, forcing employers to let them walk off the job 5 times a day to pray.

      Its all creeping Shariah Law, slowly forcing us to be submit to ISLAM little by little so we dont notice them stealing our civil rights and showing us that their religion and people are superior to non Muslims. If you start looking at ISLAM for it is and to the reality of what they are doing here its Blatantly Obvious what their ultimate goal is.

      No country in the History of mankind has EVER lived in peace with a sizable ISLAMIC culture or ISLAM in general. NEVER! If you think that Europe, Canada, America, Australia are going to be the first to live in harmony with ISLAM your delusional. You can use the past 1400 year history of ISLAM as your guide to whats going to happen.

      August 10, 2012 at 8:50 am |
  20. Ahmed Akmar

    May Allah lead everyone to Islam one day insallah to seek the truth and one and truly Allah. Islam = Peace and comfort.
    Islam will insallah one day take over America.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
    • labandme

      This is the kind of person you end up with when you encourage muslims and their mosques. Not very pretty is it?

      August 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm |
    • Shawn

      Don't count on islam taking over America. This country was built on freedom of religion and as well as freedom from religion. Believe what you want. just don't try forcing it on anyone else. i abhor all religions as they are a man made tool to control the masses. keep you religion to yourself, it is one of the most vile in existence. It oppresses women and other religions. it is a religion of hate and intolerance just as christianity has become. The world would be a better and more moral place if religion didn't exist. Keep believing in your invisible man in the sky. Mohamed was a child predator you can't say the same of Jesus.

      August 9, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
    • Sagebrush Shorty

      Trust in Allah but tie your camel.

      August 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm |
    • evilroyslade

      You are not a true Muslim so stop pretending you speak for them.

      August 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm |
    • Keith

      Over my dead body, Ahmed.

      August 9, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
    • LinCA

      @Keith

      You said, "Over my dead body, Ahmed."
      I'm sure that can be arranged

      August 9, 2012 at 11:19 pm |
    • hinduism, denial of truth

      Founding fathers learned it from Islam and used word God, truth absolute to be foundation of America, any one dividing truth absolute in to two or more behind hinduism, denial of truth absolute, religion is not an American but a hindu, traitor and enemy of USA.

      August 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm |
    • Tom

      FAKE!!! Stop trying to hide behind a computer pretending to be someone you're not only to cause friction and hate.

      August 10, 2012 at 12:54 am |
    • Mitt

      So true.

      August 10, 2012 at 2:07 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      Keith: Could you teach us to speak fucktard please? It seems to be your primary language. You're a great example as to why belief in your imaginary friend is dangerous...people thinking the way you do need to removed from society.

      August 10, 2012 at 6:22 am |
    • Frank

      Why dont you just quote the KORAN

      Like your GOD and PROPHET teach. Either submit to the Koran or we will ki11 or enslave you. Thats right out of your KORAN!

      August 10, 2012 at 9:41 am |
    • Keith

      LinCa & TP, Are you cowards going to be the ones to do it? Like I said before, bring your "A"game-you're gonna need it.

      August 10, 2012 at 9:43 am |
    • Frank

      Well if you look at our leaders bending over backwards to accommodate the sava ges he just may be correct!

      With the exception of the 275 Million armed citizens ready to defend their freedom at the drop of a hat!

      Bring it Muslim! You better pack a lunch!

      August 10, 2012 at 9:46 am |
    • LinCA

      @Keith

      You said, "LinCa & TP, Are you cowards going to be the ones to do it?"
      Don't be ridiculous, I'm not Texas. I don't kill mentally retarded people.

      I'm sure there are some fellow believers that will gladly take you out of their misery. You won't have to look very hard to find a my-god-is-better-than-yours type that will gladly kill for his or her delusion.

      You said, "Like I said before, bring your "A"game-you're gonna need it."
      I always bring my A-game, but it appears that believers have a knack for walking into a battle of wits unarmed.

      August 10, 2012 at 10:23 am |
    • Frank

      Well LinCA. Retarded people KILL Texans!

      Our motto is. You kill us and we will kill you back!

      August 10, 2012 at 11:13 am |
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