Skip to comments.Islamic prayers in Marshall Park draw critics (Jumah)
Posted on 09/01/2012 5:28:20 AM PDT by Perseverando
CHARLOTTE, N.C. As several hundred Muslims gathered for a traditional Jumah prayer Friday afternoon in Marshall Park, members of a Christian group carried signs Jesus is the Way and Islam is a Lie and played Christian music that could be heard throughout the park.
Despite the protest, the event unfolded peacefully as Muslim men and women, many wearing long robes and turbans or head scarves, sat on rugs on the grass or in folding chairs, facing toward Mecca, the holiest city in Islam.
Rev. Phillip Flip Benham of Concord-based Operation Save America, an anti-abortion group, and a handful of other protesters kept a respectful distance but occasionally moved closer with their Bibles to speak to some of the Muslims about Christianity.
Were glad theyre (the Muslims) here, Benham said. If the devil is going to throw a party, its imperative that the church of Jesus Christ show up.
Muslim leaders were disappointed that the event, expected to draw thousands, attracted about 300. But they said their message that Muslim Americans should take part in the political process was more important than their number.
We must make the Constitution work for all Americans. Were not asking for anything more or anything less, said Jibril Hough of Charlotte, spokesman for the events sponsor, the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs, headquartered in Newark, N.J.
The gathering kicked off a week of religious events in Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention.
Friday night, Catholic members of an anti-abortion group called America, Defend Life, met for a rosary and prayer outside Time Warner Cable Arena, where the DNC will open Tuesday. Charlottean Jim Beckert led the rosary Hail Mary, full of grace for the group of about 35 men, women and children carrying signs that read I am a
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(Participants in the Muslim prayer service didnt let the protesters interfere with their worship. But Jamil Abdur-Rahman, a member of the National Muslim Council for Justice who traveled to Charlotte from Red House, Va., said the intrusion was insulting.)
Red House is near Charlottesville, VA. I haven't heard any mention of Red House in awhile.
Here are some very interesting FR articles I found using keyword "Red House." http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/redhouse/index?tab=articles
One almost hopes for a Sudden Jihad incident (non-fatal, of course) in order to expose these people in the blazing light of DNC publicity.
Pig roast !
>You never see a Muslim at a Christian gathering trying to insult people, he said. You never see us doing anything like that.
Yeah, you skip the formalities and just butcher, behead or blow them up.
And don’t forget setting the church on fire or bulldozing it with the congregation inside. That’s a perennial favorite.
save for later
That's Islamic code speech for "Leave no witnesses."
I distinctly remember seeing pictures of Moslems demonstrating outside of Westminster Cathedral (Catholic) in London, England. Here’s a link:
Plus there is of course the several churches that have been and are being attacked by the Boko Haram Islamist terrorists in Nigeria this year.
This is the event that caused a lot of internet foolishness.
These muzzies claimed that they had some kind of official connection to the Democratic Convention in Charlotte. They lied, but that did not keep various “conservatives” from running with it.
If leftists had any principles at all, they’d have been out there chanting “racist, sexist, anti-gay, Islamic Jumah go away!”
Pig roast !
Yeah, or a pork bbq cook-off?
What is an American Indigenous Muslim? who is that?
Isn’t this a public city park? How can the Muslims use it for Islamic prayers. That would be against the law for Christians wouldn’t it?
I have seen them pull off the highway set a rug down in the grass and start flapping their arms in the air like a flock of goonie birds. This is in Buffalo N.Y.