Islamic prayers in Marshall Park draw critics

There are 20 comments on the The Charlotte Observer story from Sep 1, 2012, titled Islamic prayers in Marshall Park draw critics. In it, The Charlotte Observer reports that:

Ibrahim Jaaber, showing his patriotism with his head wrap, videotapes the gathering of about 300 on Friday, Aug.

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Tallahassee, FL

#1 Sep 1, 2012
I wonder if these are the same people showing up at the Mormon annual festival in Palmyra? Some people waving signs with bullhorns urging them to leave their false religion.

Atheists used to be silent, now they have billboards up saying all religion is nonsense. The same one who was in the zombie Mohd incident wears t shirts with slogans insulting Christianity.

Lots more intense here than it used to be.
God Is The Only Choice

Painesville, OH

#2 Sep 1, 2012
Imagine the uproar if Christians put up billboards insulting any other religion. This PC stuff is for the birds.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#3 Sep 1, 2012
These devil-worshiping savages have no place in a free and decent society. Islam is pure evil.
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Tallahassee, FL

#4 Sep 1, 2012
It is against US law to interrupt a meeting. I guess that law doesn't cover open air events. Maybe it should.

A woman was recently not allowed to fly because she was wearing a t shirt with an obscene political message.

“Facts, not fiction”

Since: Apr 07

Earth

#5 Sep 1, 2012
God Is The Only Choice wrote:
Imagine the uproar if Christians put up billboards insulting any other religion. This PC stuff is for the birds.
Did you read the article? Christians actually put up signs insulting another religion!

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#6 Sep 1, 2012
Marco the atheist wrote:
... Christians actually put up signs insulting another religion!
If a sign states that “Jesus is the Way,” then it follows that “Islam is a Lie,” but why does a self-proclaimed atheist care one way, or the other, Marco?

It's not like you have a dog in this fight.

“Facts, not fiction”

Since: Apr 07

Earth

#7 Sep 1, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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If a sign states that “Jesus is the Way,” then it follows that “Islam is a Lie,” but why does a self-proclaimed atheist care one way, or the other, Marco?
It's not like you have a dog in this fight.
I don't have a dog in this specific fight in Marshall Park. But I do have one in the general aspect of religious zealots complaining others are insulting their religion, while ignoring how their own statements about their own belief or that of others may well be taken as a similar insult by those others. It's the special privileges that religious people demand that are wearisome and DO make me a dog in this fight.
Social security is a lie

Jakarta, Indonesia

#8 Sep 1, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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If a sign states that “Jesus is the Way,” then it follows that “Islam is a Lie,” but why does a self-proclaimed atheist care one way, or the other, Marco?
It's not like you have a dog in this fight.
Christian fundamentalist hate another religious fundamentalist. Don't you self ask why? Christian fundie love to regulate lot's of nonviolent crime. For example: porn, drugs, gay, polygamy, temporary marriage, etc.

Not all Muslim idea is bad. For example, polygamy and temporary marriage can be use to help the student that stuck in college debt.

But your big government minded can see that possibility.
Social security is a lie

Jakarta, Indonesia

#9 Sep 1, 2012
Faith wrote:
These devil-worshiping savages have no place in a free and decent society. Islam is pure evil.
M.E muslim should learn to be apathetic. If they know how to do non-violent civil disobedient, they can handle situation better. For example: all Muslim shop owner start firing all Christian workers.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#10 Sep 1, 2012
Social security is a lie wrote:
Not all Muslim idea is bad ...
... like FGM, Taqiyya Tom?
Marco the atheist wrote:
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I don't have a dog in this specific fight in Marshall Park ...
... then why are you sympathetic to muslim Jumah prayer and hostile to the peaceful Christian protestors as both groups would be equally misquided to a true atheist?

Or am I making an assumption about your claims to atheism?
Lief Coach

Friendsville, TN

#11 Sep 1, 2012
I say f everybody!

“OUCH”

Since: Mar 07

Russell Springs, KY

#12 Sep 1, 2012
Social security is a lie wrote:
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Christian fundamentalist hate another religious fundamentalist. Don't you self ask why? Christian fundie love to regulate lot's of nonviolent crime. For example: porn, drugs, gay, polygamy, temporary marriage, etc.
Not all Muslim idea is bad. For example, polygamy and temporary marriage can be use to help the student that stuck in college debt.
But your big government minded can see that possibility.
Sense when is it a crime to view porn,take drugs,what in the hell is a temporary marriage? You go to a judge and tell him you only want to be married temporary,or do you mean living together? Why is being gay a crime? Are you in show business?

“Inveterate Islamaphobe”

Since: Jan 12

Canada

#13 Sep 1, 2012
I think the spectators were curious how these baboons escaped from their cages to go and lift their asses to the sky for Allah.
Social security is a lie

Jakarta, Indonesia

#14 Sep 1, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:

... like FGM, Taqiyya Tom?

I already make infidel oath, and i also prank to Muslim. What a O Reilly junkie, only demand one side story.
Joe DeCaro wrote:
... then why are you sympathetic to muslim Jumah prayer and hostile to the peaceful Christian protestors as both groups would be equally misquided to a true atheist?
Because the Christian is the one who start the problem on this case.
Joe DeCaro wrote:
Or am I making an assumption about your claims to atheism?
The possibility of my being a Muslim are smaller compare to your possibility being an omnipotent government worshiper.
Social security is a lie

Jakarta, Indonesia

#15 Sep 1, 2012
OLD LADY wrote:

Sense when is it a crime to view porn,take drugs,what in the hell is a temporary marriage?
Many traditionalist who want to impose their religious value want to criminalize those stuff, for example war on drugs.
OLD LADY wrote:
You go to a judge and tell him you only want to be married temporary,or do you mean living together?

It's Muslim way to escape sin of adultery. Christian who over glorify monogamy want to criminalize such wedding. Me as an proponent of free market, view it as free market safety net.
OLD LADY wrote:
Why is being gay a crime? Are you in show business?
Gay marriage is consider crime by social conservative. Why you think i am in showbiz?

“Facts, not fiction”

Since: Apr 07

Earth

#16 Sep 1, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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... then why are you sympathetic to muslim Jumah prayer and hostile to the peaceful Christian protestors as both groups would be equally misquided to a true atheist?
Or am I making an assumption about your claims to atheism?
Actually, you are maing assumptions about my sympathies and hostilities.

You may want to follow the comment thread and see if you can find what exactly I reacted to. Let's see if you can do that.

“OUCH”

Since: Mar 07

Russell Springs, KY

#17 Sep 2, 2012
Social security is a lie wrote:
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Many traditionalist who want to impose their religious value want to criminalize those stuff, for example war on drugs.
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It's Muslim way to escape sin of adultery. Christian who over glorify monogamy want to criminalize such wedding. Me as an proponent of free market, view it as free market safety net.
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Gay marriage is consider crime by social conservative. Why you think i am in showbiz?
How many social conservatives are in Indonesia,are there many? The show-biz thing was just me being sarcastic . Have a nice weekend.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#18 Sep 2, 2012
Marco the atheist wrote:
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Actually, you are maing assumptions about my sympathies and hostilities ...
No, for anyone with eyes, your commments are plain to see: you claim to be an atheist, but in reality you are an islamic sycophant who is only opnly hostile against the Christian religion.

“Facts, not fiction”

Since: Apr 07

Earth

#19 Sep 2, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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No, for anyone with eyes, your commments are plain to see: you claim to be an atheist, but in reality you are an islamic sycophant who is only opnly hostile against the Christian religion.
In reality you are once again wrong.

Tell me, who said this to a muslim on this forum just today:
"And thus he [Mohammed] finds himself on the list of Hart alongside such scientific greats like Einstein and Newton, but also mass murderers like Stalin and Hitler. Personally, I put him on the side of the latter two..."

Or this, a bit longer ago on another forum:
"Oh dear, do I need to explain it AGAIN? Islam currently is mostly a fascist ideology, and such a threat to any rational human being. We are thus bothered by the fascist interpretation of the koran by so many muslims, not by the koran itself."

Reality is apparently a problem for christian conservatives like Joe DeCaro, to the extent that they have to deny everything that contradicts their world view. And thus must put people who point out the beam in their own eye in the box of "evil".

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#20 Sep 2, 2012
Marco the atheist wrote:
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In reality you are once again wrong.
Tell me, who said this to a muslim on this forum just today ...
Who indeed, according to Marco the so-called Atheist, who has repeatedly taken the side of islam whenever it is in contradiction to Christianity?

An atheist is someone who denies the existence of God, not someone who sides with one god over another when he supposedly doesn't believe in either diety.

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