Reason prevails over planned mosque in Temecula A protest draws more pro-mosque people than mosque Opponents

August 04, 2010

LA Times:

Comment: No, reason didn’t prevail during the Temecula mosque protest.  The LA Times, once again displayed its ignorance about Islam following the mainstream media, and White House lies about the evils of the cult they call a religion.

It’s interesting that the same groups will never be heard when it comes to putting a good word in about Christianity, but Islam, a cult they no nothing about, well they just have it in their genes to be politically correct.  Can they be so vapid that they still fail to understand Islam’s goals?  They are two-fold, replace all religions in the world with Islam, and destroy the U.S. Constitution replacing it with Sharia law.  Admin.

When the news broke that a loose-knit group planned to stage a protest against a planned mosque in Temecula, we feared an outbreak of Islamophobia in Riverside County. Several said they opposed the mosque because they feared the coming of jihad, terrorism and Sharia law. Particularly offensive was the suggestion by organizers of the protest that people bring dogs to the event as a way to show disrespect for Islam; many Muslims believe dogs are unclean.

That’s why it was encouraging to see that four times as many people turned out to support the Islamic Center of Temecula Valley last Friday as did to oppose it. The supporters upheld the right of the area’s small Muslim community to worship as it chooses.
A right that should be defended by all who cherish core American principles — but they did more than that. They countered fear-mongering with a show of friendship.
The controversy in Temecula is part of a recent spate of anti-mosque and anti-Muslim events, the most prominent of which is the opposition to Cordoba House, the interfaith community center that has been proposed near the former World Trade Center site in New York City. There are dozens of such cases across the nation, though it’s hard to tell whether bigotry is actually spreading or whether a small but vocal group of bigots is simply getting louder.

Once, the construction of mosques was fought mainly at zoning boards, where neighbors raised legitimate concerns about traffic and noise. These days, opposition routinely includes statements of fear, anger and hatred. A church in Florida, for example, plans to mark Sept. 11 with a Koran-burning ceremony. On its website, Dove World Outreach Center says it opposes the building of new mosques and wants Islamic schools to be closed. It also mentions that “Islam is of the Devil” and is the new “Nazism.” The church’s hate-espousing pastor was interviewed on CNN.

What can counter this lunacy? Stalwart gestures of support such as occurred on Friday, and leadership such as that demonstrated by President George W. Bush in the days following the 9/11 attacks. Regarding animosity toward Muslims, he said:

“Those who feel like they can intimidate our fellow citizens to take out their anger don’t represent the best of America. They represent the worst of humankind. And they should be ashamed of that kind of behavior.”

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3 responses to “Reason prevails over planned mosque in Temecula A protest draws more pro-mosque people than mosque Opponents

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  2. I like many had a negative knee-jerk reaction to Islam as it relates to American and Americans, so I decided to go to the source and educate myself about the actual teachings of Islam. I essentially learned that like many issues, the devil is in the details. Don’t take my word for it; read it yourself. Islam is a totalitarian ideology with one over-riding goal. Domination by any means necessary. It makes the notion of “Thought Police” look benign. The wolf is not at the door; he is in the parlor. Much of the mass media in America has an instictive “politically correct” reaction to any social issue and I feel that,often, it is justified. Not on this issue. Some times they just won’t let facts get in the way of the story and when your business is to sell controversy rather than straight news reporting, it is easy to see how that can happen. Islam does not celebrate humanity or most of the things that freedom loving people aspire to and those who defend its’ spread in our corner of the world, while free to speak thier minds, would lose that right under the full implementation of that which they defend. Islam is totalitarianism in a different suit of clothes. Nothing more.

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