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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:37 AM
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West Point opens Islamic worship space. Freepers are pissed! The horror..
the horror!

West Point opens Islamic worship space as Muslim cadets increase

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) _ Muslims at the U.S. Military Academy numbered just two in 2001. This year, there are 32. Now West Point has opened its first space dedicated to Muslims, a worship hall complete with a pulpit facing Mecca. The space officially opened Thursday. "I knew the Army had a policy of religious tolerance, but I didn't know it was to this extent," said first-year Cadet Ahmed Moomin, 20, from the Maldives. Until now, Friday prayers were held in an increasingly crowded first-floor office, said Imam Asadullah, the academy's Muslim cleric. The number of Muslim cadets jumped by 10 from last year.

The new hall is large enough for dozens of followers, he said. West Point's Muslim leaders approached administrators last year for help. "We live in a world where everyone is looking at the United States saying, 'You're anti-Islam.' But here at West Point, that's not what we do," West Point Chaplain Col. John Cook said.

http://www.examiner.com/a-355419~West_Point_opens_Islam...

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To: World_Events
This is sick.
4 posted on 10/22/2006 7:55:19 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: World_Events

There are just no words...

5 posted on 10/22/2006 7:55:37 PM PDT by Jotmo (I Had a Bad Experience With the CIA and Now I'm Gonna Show You My Feminine Side - Swirling Eddies)
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All the fine soldiers who graduated at West Point are rolling over in their graves.

11 posted on 10/22/2006 7:58:15 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Why can't Republicans stand up to Democrats like they do to terrorists?)
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We're going to religous tolerate ourselves back into the 12th century eventually.

29 posted on 10/22/2006 8:05:36 PM PDT by yhwhsman ("Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small..." -Sir Winston Churchill)
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this just damm stupid

NO MUSLIMS AT WEST POINT DAMMIT

38 posted on 10/22/2006 8:11:39 PM PDT by Charlespg (Peace= When we trod the ruins of Mecca and Medina under our infidel boots.)
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:39 AM
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1. That last line is it "NO Muslims at West Point"
You can't be a Muslin and an American. Frankly it's damned hard to be a "real" american if you arne't White, Middle Class, Heterosexual, and Protestent.

Bryant
Check it out -> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:40 AM
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2. "No Muslims at West Point dammit" (sic)
"Peace = When we trod the ruins of Mecca and Medina under our infidel boots"

Uh huh. That should be the policy of the US Army? Really?
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:40 AM
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3. Gee, all of this has happened under their president (not Clinton)
I'd be pretty mad if I were a foam-at-the mouth angry white male conservative.

Might want to stay home on election day and teach your party a lesson.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:42 AM
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4. Right....spread the word.
;)
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:45 AM
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5. Pretty much shoots holes in any religious tolerance claims
Whenever you ask them if they'd be in favor of prayer in schools for MUSLIMS or any other religion, their utter hypocrisy gurgles to the surface. They just can't face up to the fact that they're HATERS.

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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:48 AM
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6. There are about 6 million Muslims in the US.
That's more than Armenia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, the UAE or Lybia.
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:48 AM
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7. Why do Freepers hate our troops? eom
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:06 AM
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12. Good question
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PsychoDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:55 AM
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8. Poor little word view.
Shattered in time for Eid :party:

Perhaps someone should share this likn with them... :)

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jan1999/n01261999_99012...

Before dining, the Muslim troops turned toward Mecca, the Muslim
holy city in Saudi Arabia, and chanted prayers led by Army
Muslim Chaplain (Capt.) Mohammed Khan of the 519th Military
Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C. Khan also led prayers
during the first Iftar at the Pentagon.
...
Hamre said the fundamental principles expressed in the
Constitution -- liberty, justice, equality and opportunity --
are the same fundamental values of Muslims, Christians and Jews.
"We are faithful to our Constitution only if we recognize the
religious freedoms and rights of all of our soldiers, sailors,
airmen and Marines," he said.

Peace
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:07 AM
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9. This is a good lesson for them....
I have a couple friends who will come unglued when they hear this, too. They scream that the govt. won't allow prayer in schools, yet will scream even louder when they hear that the govt. spent their tax dollars to give the Muslims a place to worship. Go figure.

I always tell them...Be careful what you wish for. You can't have your cake and eat it, too.
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:15 AM
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10. Just Wow.
I read a fair bit over there and post when I can get away with it without being banned (again) but this has to be the strangest, most hate-filled thread I can recall seeing. This crap is typical- the ration minds over there are in the minority.

To: conservative in nyc

"It would be illegal for West Point to systematically turn down Muslim cadets just because of their religion."


There is no legal requirement to admit foreigners
in fact, Mr. ACLU, acceptance to any military academy is a privilege not a right for even Americans.


And if you are getting your shorts in a twist over this,
imagine how upset you're gonna be when we start DEPORTING ALL FOREIGN MUSLIMS.... because one more 9/11 type terrorist attack and every foreign Muslim swingin' dick will have to pack up his koran and family and go back to whatever hellhole he originated from!

Our ancestors didn't risk life and limb coming to this country just so a bunch of Muslims could come here, terrorize our women and children and make hamburger out of our families.

And before I leave you all, the 1983 Beirut Marine Corps barracks bombing was not America's first attack by Muslims.
The Barbary Pirates were anyone? anyone?...MUSLIMS!

Semper Fi,
Kelly

174 posted on 10/22/2006 9:37:50 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:38 AM
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11. See the evil rationale behind many posts there:
"You can't discriminate based on religion."

"Islam isn't a religion, it's a death cult/ideology like the KKK or Nazis."

With one swift redefinition that paesky Constitution is easily brushed aside. Evil.
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