Muslims made unwelcome as times toughen

Muslims made unwelcome as times toughen

There are 97 comments on the Tennessean.com story from Oct 25, 2010, titled Muslims made unwelcome as times toughen. In it, Tennessean.com reports that:

The foot-tall, spray-painted letters appeared in January on a sign announcing the Murfreesboro mosque's new home.

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Joe Friday

Nashville, TN

#87 Mar 21, 2011
Michelle Bachmann, there's a winner for you. I thought Tea Party people were supposed to be the "experts" on the Founding Fathers and the American Revolution and all that other patriotic stuff they pretend to know about. Someone needs to hand that poor woman a history book and an atlas.
Grassroots Dave

United States

#88 Mar 22, 2011
Joe Friday wrote:
Michelle Bachmann, there's a winner for you. I thought Tea Party people were supposed to be the "experts" on the Founding Fathers and the American Revolution and all that other patriotic stuff they pretend to know about. Someone needs to hand that poor woman a history book and an atlas.
She needs to hire a full time out of work high school social studies teacher for her staff. Since every state is laying off teachers, firefighters and policemen, I'm sure she can find one to teach her what she failed to learn at Oral Roberts University.
Seranno Red

Amarillo, TX

#89 Sep 17, 2011
a death sentence would be good
comeonchurch

Nashville, TN

#90 Sep 28, 2011
This link exists only to spread fear and panic. I am proud to live in a country where I can go to church and worship God in freedom, and I believe with all my heart that that freedom should be extended to all faiths in this country. Otherwise, we are just like the example cited earlier about the Christian being denied freedom for speaking against Mohammed. The difference is, the way of life in Pakistan requires that level of religious commitment. Here we like to say we are the opposite, but that's obviously not what's going on.
Stop spreading hate and start educating yourselves. Go to the mosque, learn about the religion and the people instead of starting a witch hunt, see what they have to offer the community in Murfreesboro. I promise you won't go to hell or be smited for offering the olive branch. Jesus didn't condemn anyone different, he sat and ate with them. He did, however, condemn the ones who knew the religious law, who used it to put others down.
I'm so tired of fear making normally reasonable people irrational, and I'm tired of everyone using Christianity to support hate. Because if there is one thing Jesus really emphasized, it is to hate everyone different from yourselves, and that it's good to make sterotypes and generalizations on entire groups of people based on the actions of a few. No, wait, that's just the church here in America. Parting quote, "You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image, when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." Anne Lammot.
Youre An Idiot

Murfreesboro, TN

#91 Sep 28, 2011
Reading these comments makes me ashamed to live in Murfreesboro.
You racist idiots all have relatives that were immigrants to this country at some point.
They are American citizens and can do whatever the heck they want, just like how you can spew your pointless hate and not be punished.
Idiots.
Blank

Wise, VA

#92 Oct 5, 2011
Oh Geezus wrote:
It is the goal of the Islamic belief to be the "only" religion by any means necessary, always has (since it's inception), and always will. The media tries to promote the lie that most Muslims in the U.S. are "moderate." Muslims are not moderate by any definition, because of their dogma and doctrine. The fact that we are a secular nation makes us a prime target for Islam. If they ever get Sharia Law established here, violence will only get worse.
Should we also be afraid of white "Christians" like Timothy McVeigh, or is your BIGOTRY limited? Maybe you should read the words of JESUS...ever heard of Him and his teachings? All the hatred i see on this site makes me think many of NOT heard of Him and his message of love, peace, tolerance, compassion, etc.! Sad....
waiting patiently

Franklin, TN

#93 Oct 15, 2011
Mamma Jamma wrote:
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Doesn't it seem rather strange to you that in the 30 years these Muslims have been in Murfreesboro that there has never been any trouble out of them? They aren't the ones that have created havoc in Middle Tennessee......it is morons like you and those that are trying to deny them their god given American right to worship as they desire and where they desire. They are American citizens and they were doing just fine before you Bible thumping critics decided to bring your theological, closeminded, biased and ignorant rhetoric into the picture. Stop trying to deny them their rights to worship as American citizens. They are not the ones that created havoc in New York, braniac. It was radical terrorists that did so. How do you explain the American terrorist Tim McVeigh who was not a Muslim but an AMERICAN who bombed an American Government building killing many innocent children and adults? I don't see so called Christians raising hell about his family and where they want to worship or how they want to worship.
it's called waiting patiently-why after "30"yrs they're ready to get that mosque built.uh-um-RADICAL TERRORISTS that were MUSLIM.Whether they commit mas murder or live quietly in a town...they have an agenda.
waiting patiently

Franklin, TN

#94 Oct 15, 2011
comeonchurch wrote:
This link exists only to spread fear and panic. I am proud to live in a country where I can go to church and worship God in freedom, and I believe with all my heart that that freedom should be extended to all faiths in this country. Otherwise, we are just like the example cited earlier about the Christian being denied freedom for speaking against Mohammed. The difference is, the way of life in Pakistan requires that level of religious commitment. Here we like to say we are the opposite, but that's obviously not what's going on.
Stop spreading hate and start educating yourselves. Go to the mosque, learn about the religion and the people instead of starting a witch hunt, see what they have to offer the community in Murfreesboro. I promise you won't go to hell or be smited for offering the olive branch. Jesus didn't condemn anyone different, he sat and ate with them. He did, however, condemn the ones who knew the religious law, who used it to put others down.
I'm so tired of fear making normally reasonable people irrational, and I'm tired of everyone using Christianity to support hate. Because if there is one thing Jesus really emphasized, it is to hate everyone different from yourselves, and that it's good to make sterotypes and generalizations on entire groups of people based on the actions of a few. No, wait, that's just the church here in America. Parting quote, "You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image, when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." Anne Lammot.
Can I join a mosque to just to join,like say if I go and join the Pentacostal church or do i just"visit" to get the nice sense that everything is ok?
Susan

Crossville, TN

#95 Oct 24, 2011
danintenn wrote:
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Well put and agree 100%. I lived and worked for two months in a moderate and somewhat Westernized Islamic country (Egypt) in the late 80's and still feared for my life even back then, and was VERY aware of people and my surroundings at all times. Was warned what to do and not to do and where not to go by the Egyptian co-workers.
If one lives in Egypt, which is 95% Muslim, a person's religion must be listed on every document--resumes, credit application, etc. Then your job application will be read and immediately discreetly dismissed if you are not Muslim.

So, we really think we WANT to encourage these people in every way we can to come and become active voters and citizens in our country?
Amazed

Crossville, TN

#96 Oct 24, 2011
Bob wrote:
Most of you just seem downright retarded. Muslims pose no threat to us in Murfreesboro, you racist idiots.
The property they purchased did not indicate they were Muslims and wanted to build a mosque, right? If they are so sure they are "right," why don't they be open and just do like the rest of us. Their subtle statements that we are all the same, are refuted by their own actions. So, send your children over to play with their children in their home(s). Invite them into your home for dinner.

The point? You really NEED to look more carefully into what they are doing before you judge anyone who expresses concern as a "racist idiot."
Amazed

Crossville, TN

#97 Oct 24, 2011
noteasyoffended wrote:
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yes as a fact I have....
anyone not of the muslim faith is lower than an animal and can be killed without fault
women are almost that low (non muslim women aren't even on the radar), but can be stoned to death for breaking the rules that would get a male a slight reprimand
it also allows for sex with animals (as long as the person never has sex with any off spring of that animal)
killing a non believer is not only allowed, it is considered a free ticket to their "heaven"
the stated goal of the muslim faith is to be the ONLY religion in the world not by conversion but thru direct action
IE KILLING NON BELIEVERS
thats you, me, our kids, wives etc...anyone not of their faith
read the book yourself cause I have
Thanks. I have read three books about Muslims written by scholars who have thoroughly studied the religion. The Muslims contradict themselves because they believe in Jesus but they don't believe what Jesus taught about who He is."
Cindy on Meds

Lexington, TN

#99 May 11, 2013
Bob wrote:
Most of you just seem downright retarded. Muslims pose no threat to us in Murfreesboro, you racist idiots.
Muslims pose no threat to us - that's what dumb people said in Boston.
HappyPop

Rock Hill, SC

#100 May 25, 2013
If someone like Bill Maher has concerns about Muslims that does say something....http://m.youtube. com/watch?v=WjwMWfWnd1k
HappyPop

Spring Hill, TN

#101 May 25, 2013
I defend the right of the Muslims to build the mosque, but at the same time I don't ignore what happens in the news daily in regard to Islam. At last count, there are a little over 30 wars going on in the world. About 24 of those involve Islam. There IS a large segment of this religion that is extreme, we may not see it as much in the US, but you can't THE FACTS that violent acts and acts of war are taking place TODAY.

and don't bother citing history about Christianity or Judaism, look at what is happening TODAY.
WhereIsLogix

Yorba Linda, CA

#103 Apr 25, 2015
danintenn wrote:
More fun and games from our Fundamental Islamic buddies in Pakistan....
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/re...
Release International, a group that helps persecuted Christians, reports that Asia Bibi was working with Muslim women who were pressuring her to renounce her faith.
Bibi responded by telling the women Jesus died on the cross for all of mankind. She then asked them what Mohammed had done for them. Local Muslim leaders demanded she be charged with blasphemy for the statement.
To all the Anti-Christians out there...
Doesn't it feel good to live in a country that allows you to criticize, demean, intimidate and harass Christians whenever and however you choose without repercussions whatsoever? Try that in a Muslim country and as you can see by this story, you will be sentenced to death. You have it so good here and in your hate you don't even realize it.
Hopefully you are smart enough to see that you committed the part-to-whole fallacy, in that you assumed a story out of Pakistan represents the Muslim-world at large. Yes, in overly and increasingly ISLAMIST Pakistan, something like this is likely to occur--their country is run by a bunch of religious zealots--actually it is not really entirely run by anyone, Pakistan is a borderline failed state, they have have had a series of coups, civil strife, and inter-ethnic violence since their partition from India (which also has its fair share of problems)--but I am sure you are likely to ignore all the political instability and turmoil and pin all the problems on Islam.

But in a secular country that is populated significantly by Muslims, such as Lebanon or Turkey, and so on, this kind of activity would have never happened. Before the U.S. invaded Iraq and REMOVED the secular government in Baghdad from power, it also would have never happened in Iraq or Syria. But since the fall of Saddam Hussein, al-Qaeda entered the Levant and has set-up shop in Iraq and Syria (note: NOT before the U.S. invasion that took out Saddam, AFTER). Since then, al-Qaeda splintered into many other radical groups, including ISIS. If you know anything about modern events, you would know that ISIS is being fought first and foremost by the Syrian Army (made up mostly of Muslims) and secondly by the Kurdish Peshmerga (made up almost exclusively of Muslims)--so the idea that all Muslims are radicals bestowed to the same ideals is unfounded. There are secular Muslims who are fighting against the radicals in Syria and Iraq right now.
Republican

Ottawa, Canada

#104 Apr 26, 2015
Oh gee, I wonder why. Perhaps it is the daily reports of the terror arrests of people in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and even the Middle East. Perhaps it is the hateful Koran itself that considers us infidels, and calls for our extermination. Perhaps it began on September 11, 2001 and has increased over time with more terror victims added to the casualty list. Perhaps it is due to reports of students being arrested at universities and colleges in many cities worldwide. Perhaps it is due to the victims in Paris, Denmark, the Christian students in Kenya, the Coptic Christians, plus thousands of other victims. Perhaps it is due to the arrest of the Australian doctor planning to join ISIS. Perhaps it is due to the tense environments at universities today. Perhaps it is due to fear of our own governments that import these immigrants and try to restrict our abilities to defend ourselves, our families, our homes and our businesses. Perhaps it is due to the fact that whenever we see a Muslim we don't know if they are terrorists or not, if they are planning to become terrorists or if they will become terrorists one day. Perhaps it is because whenever we see their young children we realize that in 20 years little mo may strap on a suicide belt, use a machete against our people, etc. perhaps it is because we secretly wish they would all die before they can kill us. Perhaps it is because we see them as nazis and recall that our parents and grandparents fought hitler in ww2. Perhaps it is because we fear them and want to limit our exposure to them since they typically kill people out and about in public as part of normal living. Perhaps we see how they kill Jews first and have now been killing the rest of us be we Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, humanist, etc. perhaps it is because we don't trust them and they make our lives more difficult thus we hate them. Fear comes first and the desire to avoid those we fear, then comes hate. Perhaps we don't want them in our schools, neighbourhoods, cities, on our airplanes since they have a fetish for those. Perhaps it is natural to hate those who hate us and call for our extermination. Btw I don't hate anyone or any group that does not call for my extermination.
Republican

Ottawa, Canada

#105 May 1, 2015
By their actions ye will know them. Anyone who worships and reveres a book that implores them to kill my people is an enemy of mine. I avoid them and self segregate as much as possible.

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