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Across Nation, Mosque Projects Meet Opposition

August 8th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Across Nation, Mosque Projects Meet Opposition

While a high-profile battle rages over a mosque near ground zero in Manhattan, heated confrontations have also broken out in communities across the country where mosques are proposed for far less hallowed locations.

In Murfreesboro, Tenn., Republican candidates have denounced plans for a large Muslim center proposed near a subdivision, and hundreds of protesters have turned out for a march and a county meeting.

In late June, in Temecula, Calif., members of a local Tea Party group took dogs and picket signs to Friday prayers at a mosque that is seeking to build a new worship center on a vacant lot nearby.

In Sheboygan, Wis., a few Christian ministers led a noisy fight against a Muslim group that sought permission to open a mosque in a former health food store bought by a Muslim doctor.

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Across Nation, Mosque Projects Meet Opposition

I’m not a lawyer, I have said that before. I don’t have any special legal training other than my Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice courses, so, this is an opinion piece, and is MY opinion.

I detest Islam and it’s followers. I personally feel that it has NO place in America. It is, again, in MY opinion, NOT a *Religion of Peace*, it is, in MY opinion, an antiquated sect of pedophile goat lovers that commit MURDER in the name of Allah.

If it were up to me, every Muslim in this nation would be banished forever, never to return. ALL Mosques would be demolished and the remains burned to ashes. Every Koran would be thrown into the conflagration as well.

That said;

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

It pains me greatly to have to point this out, but our own Constitution allows Muslims to be in this nation, to practice their ‘religion’ freely, and, if I have interpreted this correctly, I believe it also allows them the freedom to build their Mosques anywhere they are legally allowed to build in accordance with local ordinances and zoning.

That doesn’t mean I LIKE it, it doesn’t mean I agree WITH it, but the law of the land applies to ALL within the land.

At one time, neighbors who did not want mosques in their backyards said their concerns were over traffic, parking and noise ‚ÄĒ the same reasons they might object to a church or a synagogue. But now the gloves are off.

I can understand that! I can SUPPORT that. Whether it’s a Mosque, Church or Synagogue, if it’s being FORCED upon a neighborhood, if it’s being proposed and not properly zoned, if residents of the neighborhood can present a legitimate argument against it being built, AWESOME, that is a community working together and exercising their rights.

Barring legitimate issues against the building of a particular religious structure, unless we take the time and effort to AMEND to 1st Amendment, this will be a very slippery slope, and the amendment OF the 1st Amendment will be even more slippery. A dangerous proposition indeed.

In all of the recent conflicts, opponents have said their problem is Islam itself. They quote passages from the Koran and argue that even the most Americanized Muslim secretly wants to replace the Constitution with Islamic Shariah law.

These local skirmishes make clear that there is now widespread debate about whether the best way to uphold America’s democratic values is to allow Muslims the same religious freedom enjoyed by other Americans, or to pull away the welcome mat from a faith seen as a singular threat.

For me, Islam itself IS the reason, ALL the reason I need.

It wasn’t a Christian sect that planned, paid for and carried out the attacks on Marine Barracks Beirut, the 1st attack on the WTC, the bombing of the USS Cole or the 2nd attack on the WTC on Sept. 11th. It’s not Christian groups that continue to carry out other terrorist attacks around the world.

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