Star and crescent joins Christmas tre...

Star and crescent joins Christmas tree, menorah

There are 38 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 13, 2008, titled Star and crescent joins Christmas tree, menorah. In it, Newsday reports that:

When they light the town Christmas tree in Armonk on Sunday, there will be a Jewish menorah right alongside, as usual.

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Deb

Selden, NY

#1 Dec 13, 2008
Nice! We all live on the same big ball. No matter what your call your Deity, if you are truly religious, you must believe your Deity created ALL humans, including the ones who might pray to a different name. If you denigrate others because of different cultures or religions, you are denigrating the creator!

Since: Oct 06

Location hidden

#2 Dec 13, 2008
Deb wrote:
Nice! We all live on the same big ball. No matter what your call your Deity, if you are truly religious, you must believe your Deity created ALL humans, including the ones who might pray to a different name. If you denigrate others because of different cultures or religions, you are denigrating the creator!
Does this mean that every single holiday now must be displayed? If so, it's going to get expensive and cluttered.

Maybe religious expression should now stay completely in the private sector.
Salim

Bucharest, Romania

#3 Dec 13, 2008
06 — Fantastic Fabulous Fast Facts…

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

Islam is a monotheistic religion based on revelations received by the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century, which were later recorded in the Quran, Islam's sacred text. The faith spread rapidly & today Islam is the 2nd largest religion in the world.

The Arabic word Islam means "submission," reflecting the religion's central tenet of submitting to the will of God.

Allah Taala has made all living creatures out of water.

The windmill was invented in 634 for a Persian caliph & was used to grind corn & draw up water for irrigation.

Muslims refer to the water of Zamzam as something revered & unique.

The Hajj is a simultaneous pilgrimage to Kaaba made by millions of Muslims each year.

In the 5 daily prayers, Muslims face the Kaaba in Mecca, Arabia. It is a cube-shaped stone structure that was originally built by Prophet Adam & later rebuilt by Prophet Abraham.

Modern surgical instruments are of exactly the same design as those devised in the 10th century by a Muslim surgeon called al-Zahrawi. His scalpels, bone saws, forceps, fine scissors for eye surgery & many of the 200 instruments he devised are recognisable to a modern surgeon.

There are more Muslims in India than the combined population of Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine & the whole of the Arabian Peninsula.

Muslim women wear the head-covering in fulfilment of God's decree to dress modestly.

Islam grants women numerous rights in the home & in society.

Early 0xbridge students studied books written by Muslims on mathematics, medicine, chemistry, optics & astronomy.

The word "jihad" does not mean "holy war". Instead, it means the inner struggle that one endures in trying to submit their will to the will of God.

Islam was not spread by the sword. It was spread by the word & the example of its followers. Islam teaches that there is no compulsion in religion (Quran 2:256 & 10:99)

Zamzam water has scientifically been proven to contain healing qualities due to its higher content of Calcium & Magnesium Salts & also natural fluorides that encompass a germicidal action.

The Islamic calendar is based on the phases of the moon, with it being approximately 11 days shorter than the 365 days of the year in the Julien calender. Hence, the dates of our festivals move through the year.

Islam teaches that each person is responsible for his or her own actions. 0n Judgment day every person will be resurrected & will have to answer to God for their every word thought & deed.

If all Qurans in the world today were destroyed, the original Arabic would still remain. This is because millions of Muslims, called Hafiz (preservers) have memorized the text letter for letter from beginning to end, every word & syllable. Also, chapters from the Quran are precisely recited from memory by every Muslim in each of the 5 daily prayers.

The roof top of our prophet's (PBUH) masjid in Madina is disigned to be strong enough to carry additional floors in the future.

Actual 7th century Qurans complete & intact are on display in museums in Turkey & many other places around the world.

The Holy Quran has no flaws or contradictions. The original Arabic scriptures have never been changed or tampered with.

The fountain pen was invented for the Sultan of Egypt in 953 after he demanded a pen which would not stain his hands. It held ink in a reservoir & as with modern pens, fed ink to the nib by a combination of gravity & capillary action.

The technique of inoculation was devised in the Muslim world & brought to Europe from Turkey by the wife of the English ambassador to Istanbul in 1724. Children in Turkey were vaccinated with cowpox to fight the deadly smallpox at least 50 years before the West discovered it.

Islam is a religion for all races & enjoins the worship of the one unseen God.

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.
A true Muslim

Suffern, NY

#4 Dec 13, 2008
...realizes the ultimate goal is for Islamics to become the ONLY religion,culture,society or regime in this world and it will require diligence on their part for only two more generations.All others are bending and getting weaker as Islam is getting stronger and spreading.Pity on the other races for their days are numbered.

Since: Oct 06

Location hidden

#5 Dec 13, 2008
Deb wrote:
Nice! We all live on the same big ball. No matter what your call your Deity, if you are truly religious, you must believe your Deity created ALL humans, including the ones who might pray to a different name. If you denigrate others because of different cultures or religions, you are denigrating the creator!
Hey, open minded-Deb,
What do you think of the Muslim who posted on this? Trust me, they have only one objective...Islam as a rule for all of us.

You and your peace and love for everyone is lost in their world..

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#6 Dec 13, 2008
"ARMONK, N.Y.- When they light the town Christmas tree in Armonk on Sunday, there will be a Jewish menorah right alongside, as usual. There will also be something new this year - an Islamic crescent and star."

Of the three major monotheistic religions, Islam is the odd man out.
ChristmasTree

United States

#7 Dec 13, 2008
No, No, and again, No! Buy and READ a Koran. Islam is a violent, woman-hating anachronistic religion, period. It has NO place in the so-called 'holiday season', which traditionally means CHRISTMAS, and the Jewish holiday of Chanukah. Stop this PC crap! These people have made themselves our enemies, and killed over 3K people on 9/11, wake up! When you study Islam, as I have, the inescapable conclusion is that they are ONE, not divided as the Jews and Christians unfortunately are today. But their own holy book permits them to lie to unbelievers in the name of their faith!! Fact: The Crusades occurred because the Muslims invaded militarily the Holy Land. Fact: Spain was violently invaded by the Muslims from North Africa. It took hundreds of year to throw them out! Why isn't this history mentioned? NO Muslims during the Christmas/Chanukah season, period. "A moderate Muslim is one who has run out of bullets".
A true Muslim

Suffern, NY

#9 Dec 13, 2008
Wise man Christmas Tree but your people are fools and you sir a shrinking minority and will be dealt with accordingly as time moves on and Islamic Law becomes commonplace.
ChristmasTree

United States

#10 Dec 13, 2008
A true Muslim wrote:
Wise man Christmas Tree but your people are fools and you sir a shrinking minority and will be dealt with accordingly as time moves on and Islamic Law becomes commonplace.
I don't think so. I recognize the evil of your perverted religion, and will fight it. All Americans are not sheep! We know that the struggle is constant, and will not shrink from telling the truth about Islam. TOO BAD.

NWO WATCHER

“"Watch For The Signs Of A NWO"”

Since: Oct 08

Call Me Yahya: *Islam Is Evil*

#12 Dec 13, 2008
" THE CRESCENT MOON "

" Is Shown,

When There Is Only One Muslim Bending Over! "
ChristmasTree

United States

#14 Dec 13, 2008
Idiots! The so-called "holidaze season" means Christmas/Chanukah, whichever comes first! Islam is the self-made enemy of Jews and Christians. Wake up, PC jerks.PS. If we're all children of 'the same God', then why do we need three separate religions?
ChristmasTree

United States

#15 Dec 13, 2008
Deb wrote:
Nice! We all live on the same big ball. No matter what your call your Deity, if you are truly religious, you must believe your Deity created ALL humans, including the ones who might pray to a different name. If you denigrate others because of different cultures or religions, you are denigrating the creator!
Hey, Deb, wake up from whatever suburban soccer mom world you live in, and read the subsequent posts! Better still, BUY a copy of the Koran, and READ it. Then comment....

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#16 Dec 13, 2008
A true Muslim wrote:
... and you sir a shrinking minority and will be dealt with accordingly as time moves on and Islamic Law becomes commonplace.
Don't hold your breath while waiting for shar'ia to become "commonplace" here; many of us will fight against dhimmihood to our last breath.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#17 Dec 13, 2008
A true Muslim wrote:
... others are bending and getting weaker as Islam is getting stronger and spreading.Pity on the other races for their days are numbered.
Didn't you mean "pity on the other religions"? Actually, you didn't; Islam is not only intolerant towards other religions, but inherently racist as well.

And you really are "A true Muslim"; hopefully your brazen honesty will enlighten the hopelessly PC as to what Islam is really all about.
motleycrew

Milwaukee, WI

#18 Dec 13, 2008
A true Muslim wrote:
Wise man Christmas Tree but your people are fools and you sir a shrinking minority and will be dealt with accordingly as time moves on and Islamic Law becomes commonplace.
I don't usually reply to posters who show the uncommon level of ignorance that you do, but I'll make an exception in this case. You sir, are a guest in this world created by God for all of his creation. He created it not for muslims, but for all his children. Jesus was the last Great Prophet. People recently have brought up the term "Anti-Christ", from the Book of Revelation. You should study this book sometime. Your ears must burn every time someone reads about the dark-skinned fake messiah who tries to oppose Jesus. This is the term ("anti-christ") with which I describe mohammed. He has raped the God-fearing religions of this world and now his demented followers have decided they should kill anyone who doesn't believe as he supposedly did. Muslims have been waging war against the true God-fearing people of this world since he faked his rising into Heaven. Jesus is the only child of God to have risen physically. Now, don't misunderstand...I am not a bible-thumping Jesus freak. Frankly they piss me off as much as these islamics do. God didn't create us and this world for one group or another to rule over the others by force. It is your people who are the fools. The rest of us will not allow you to prevail, no matter what the cost. This is not your world - it is God's. And you in no way fit the description of a child of God. Go somewhere else and preach your crap to someone else. We don't care about you and don't want you around.
give me a break

South Ozone Park, NY

#20 Dec 13, 2008
A true Muslim wrote:
...realizes the ultimate goal is for Islamics to become the ONLY religion,culture,society or regime in this world and it will require diligence on their part for only two more generations.All others are bending and getting weaker as Islam is getting stronger and spreading.Pity on the other races for their days are numbered.
wow, this is really not in the holiday spirit!!

“I love my total freedom..do u?”

Since: Nov 08

Jellystone National Park.

#22 Dec 13, 2008
Well to add a star and cresent moon ... ok so some decorations on the tree.. but funny most christmas trees either have a star or angel on the top already ...

But wondering if there will be a fatwa against this .. because remember some clerics around the world have said it was a pagan thing to do...

But at least this council has said it is for ALL religions if they wish to have something added to the tree .. not just extending it to Muslims... and wonder how many will be out singing christmas carols???

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#24 Dec 13, 2008
AthiestOz wrote:
Well to add a star and cresent moon ... ok so some decorations on the tree.. but funny most christmas trees either have a star or angel on the top already ...
But wondering if there will be a fatwa against this .. because remember some clerics around the world have said it was a pagan thing to do...
But at least this council has said it is for ALL religions if they wish to have something added to the tree .. not just extending it to Muslims... and wonder how many will be out singing christmas carols???
I have no problem with the decorations, as long as all beliefs are represented. I wonder if we will ever get our big red A added?
I Will Take Easter

West Nyack, NY

#25 Dec 13, 2008
Easter is the holiest day in the Christian calender and thank God these other religions have not tried to hijack this holiest of days. Christmas has become so polluted by the government and those who wish to destroy it's original meaning that it has become a secular holiday much like Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July. Such a shame.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#26 Dec 14, 2008
I Will Take Easter wrote:
Easter is the holiest day in the Christian calender and thank God these other religions have not tried to hijack this holiest of days. Christmas has become so polluted by the government and those who wish to destroy it's original meaning that it has become a secular holiday much like Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July. Such a shame.
Easter? Isn't that when little baby jeebus was born?

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