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lliam wrote:When these people ask for planning permission to build another mosque, the following question should be asked. "How Many More mosques do you want to build"?
We have over 1300+ in the UK and still they want more where I live there is a mosque or temple within a stones throw of each other.
lliam wrote:Shap, you forgot the Chapel.
Apparently there are already hundreds of mosques in N.Y so, why do we want another one.
If anything it should be a huge Cathedral in the name of Christianity. Let’s just suppose for a moment that this comes true, what shall we call this magnificent Cathedral?
dai bread wrote:I thought it was a matter of size and splendour. Church, Cathedral, then Basilica, in increasing order of both.
piqaboo wrote:And then there's that mosque in Cordoba, Spain, which is so large that they built a cathedral completely inside it:
Giant Communist Robot wrote:It's obvious they have the legal right to build there, but they show a real lack of sensitivity and compassion. What bugs me about this is that even if they do build, they will not see it as a victory for the rights of minorities over the opinion of the majority but as the will of Allah. In other words, not because we live in a democracy but due to the devine plan of Allah.
Years ago I used to hang out at the Islamic Center in Los Angeles on Vermont. I found that when Muslims speak in public they will always take the moderate line, but not in private. It's like they've been coached about what to say. In private I have never been able to get a single Muslim to repudiate extremism and terrorism. What they told me was "what is extremism? It is love of God. Which is better, love of God or love of man?" and so on. I know this is anecdotal, but it is striking that I could not get a single individual to agree that murdering in the name of Allah is wrong.
When Habib Peer closed his Germantown newsstand last year and moved back to Pakistan, his passport made no note of his religion.
Since 1990 he had been a resident and citizen of the United States, where being an Ahmadiyya Muslim is no offense. But in his homeland, Peer’s faith made him a target, his family said.
On Thursday, as he drove with a young nephew through the southern city of Sanghar, two motorbikes approached his car. One of the masked drivers fired a handgun twice through the open window, instantly killing the 60-year-old Peer.
His nephew, 13, survived to describe the assassination. “That’s just how [the boy's] father died,” recalled Mujeeb Chaudhary, Peer’s brother-in-law and a Philadelphia pharmacist.
“It was a targeted killing, only because of his religion
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