Muslims made unwelcome as times toughen

Oct 25, 2010 Read more: Tennessean.com 94
The foot-tall, spray-painted letters appeared in January on a sign announcing the Murfreesboro mosque's new home. Read more
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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.

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