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(Chicago Trib)   Muslims in Murfreesboro, TN can legally celebrate Ramadan this year at their new mosque, after Islamaphobes have prevented them from worshipping there since 2010   (articles.chicagotribune.com) divider line 215
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2012-07-19 11:29:40 AM  
What the hell is wrong with y'all? Knock it off. Seriously.

-God
 
2012-07-19 11:37:43 AM  
Since plans for the new Islamic Center to replace a 30-year-old facility were approved by local authorities in 2010, opponents have tried to stop it. They have argued that Islam is not a religion protected by the U.S. Constitution, that the Islamic center would promote Sharia law, and that it would have unspecified "terrorist" ties.

♫ "...laaaaand of the freeeee and the hoooome of the braaaaaave!" ♫
 
2012-07-19 11:40:36 AM  
I pretty much respect Muslims more than I respect the people of Murfreesboro, TN. Those yokels are clueless, y'all.
 
2012-07-19 11:48:43 AM  
But remember folks, conservatives really do care about "religious freedom"
 
2012-07-19 12:44:41 PM  
Have they sent out the invitations for the Saturday night mosque burning and ice cream social yet?
 
2012-07-19 01:09:05 PM  
why would anyone care if muslims build a mosque and want to worship? I thought this country was supposed to be all about religious freedom?

WTF man...really?
 
2012-07-19 01:13:39 PM  
"The Murfreesboro Muslim" would be an *outstanding* name for a heel wrestler in Memphis.
 
2012-07-19 01:13:55 PM  
So celebrating Ramadan wasn't legal until they had their mosque built?

/DNRTFA
 
2012-07-19 01:16:14 PM  

Aarontology: But remember folks, conservatives really do care about "religious freedom"


And by that you mean "Christian freedom, because Christianity is the only real religion."

/help help, we're being oppressed!
//farking idiots
///the TN people, not you Aarontology
 
2012-07-19 01:20:32 PM  

Weaver95: why would anyone care if muslims build a mosque and want to worship? I thought this country was supposed to be all about religious freedom?

WTF man...really?


You are totally free to worship Jesus in any one of the varieties of his faiths.
 
2012-07-19 01:21:04 PM  
I give it a week until some Good, Honest Christian fire bombs it. That town is full of terrible people.
 
2012-07-19 01:31:19 PM  

Ranger Joe: So celebrating Ramadan wasn't legal until they had their mosque built?

/DNRTFA


You seem a little culturally isolated. During Ramadan, people pray daily at the mosque not just on Friday. They also tend to break their fast together at sunset. That would normally take place in their mosque as well. Perhaps you should get out more?
 
2012-07-19 01:34:57 PM  

mr_bunny: Weaver95: why would anyone care if muslims build a mosque and want to worship? I thought this country was supposed to be all about religious freedom?

WTF man...really?

You are totally free to worship Jesus in any one of the varieties of his faiths.


I think I'll hang out with the pagans. they can cook like nobody's bidness.
 
2012-07-19 01:38:01 PM  

Weaver95: mr_bunny: Weaver95: why would anyone care if muslims build a mosque and want to worship? I thought this country was supposed to be all about religious freedom?

WTF man...really?

You are totally free to worship Jesus in any one of the varieties of his faiths.

I think I'll hang out with the pagans. they can cook like nobody's bidness.


Religion? Oh we have both kinds, Baptist and Protestant!
 
2012-07-19 01:38:56 PM  
We finally defeated religious terrorists!
 
2012-07-19 01:47:40 PM  
On behalf of the congregation, Goodrich, of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a Washington-based non-profit law firm, filed the request on Wednesday for a court order to allow the mosque to be used.

Interesting. I don't think I've ever seen the ACLJ file in support of non-Christians. It seems the BFRL is a bit less narrow-minded.
 
2012-07-19 02:01:33 PM  
By the way, the inspection still isn't finished. It won't be open for around two weeks apparently.
 
2012-07-19 02:03:06 PM  

GAT_00: By the way, the inspection still isn't finished. It won't be open for around two weeks apparently.


hmm. well, absent proof of malicious intent I guess we have to assume that's the best anyone could have done under the circumstances.
 
2012-07-19 02:10:09 PM  

Weaver95: I think I'll hang out with the pagans


bad idea bro

kaseydriscoll.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-19 02:13:07 PM  
Tenn. mosque won't open in time for Ramadan

Link
 
2012-07-19 02:13:25 PM  

Weaver95: GAT_00: By the way, the inspection still isn't finished. It won't be open for around two weeks apparently.

hmm. well, absent proof of malicious intent I guess we have to assume that's the best anyone could have done under the circumstances.


The final work and inspections got blocked by the injunction, so that's what they need to do. And I'm sure those are going to be very, very, VERY slow and deliberate inspections like they have never done before, and they'll find something to block. These people are assholes.
 
2012-07-19 02:14:12 PM  

Aarontology: But remember folks, conservatives really do care about "religious freedom"


That, and "It's freedom of religion, not freedom from religion!" This is usually accompanied by a self-satisfied smirk as though they just uttered the most insightful comment, ever.
 
2012-07-19 02:14:47 PM  
Absolutely typical for southern evangelical christians. Those farks are god damn insane. Every damn one of them.
 
2012-07-19 02:15:21 PM  

GAT_00: I give it a week until some Good, Honest Christian fire bombs it. That town is full of terrible people.


unfortunately... i wouldn't be surprised
 
2012-07-19 02:16:51 PM  
WWJD?

Probably beat these mouth breathers for using his name to oppress other people.
 
2012-07-19 02:16:58 PM  

GAT_00: Weaver95: GAT_00: By the way, the inspection still isn't finished. It won't be open for around two weeks apparently.

hmm. well, absent proof of malicious intent I guess we have to assume that's the best anyone could have done under the circumstances.

The final work and inspections got blocked by the injunction, so that's what they need to do. And I'm sure those are going to be very, very, VERY slow and deliberate inspections like they have never done before, and they'll find something to block. These people are assholes.


Or perhaps they'll "find" a likeness of the abstaining, non-sexing, no-abortion-having but still got knocked up and had a kid "Virgin" Mary or that brown-skinned, foreign-born Jewish hippie Jesus in one of the wooden support beams and declare the whole building a Christian holy site.
 
2012-07-19 02:17:11 PM  

Weaver95: mr_bunny: Weaver95: why would anyone care if muslims build a mosque and want to worship? I thought this country was supposed to be all about religious freedom?

WTF man...really?

You are totally free to worship Jesus in any one of the varieties of his faiths.

I think I'll hang out with the pagans. they can cook like nobody's bidness.


I'll hang out with the Lebanese Muslims (and Christians).

Going to Dearborn for work today, gonna get me some awesome late lunch.

/seriously, first goddamn amendment
//I hate people
///well these assholes anyway
 
2012-07-19 02:18:24 PM  
I expect the good christians of tennessee will be celebrating the opening like one of their heroes.
www.oklahomacitybombing.com
 
2012-07-19 02:18:51 PM  

GAT_00: I give it a week until some Good, Honest Christian fire bombs it. That town is full of terrible people.


They should do it in the classical style., They should wait until there's four little girls inside.
 
2012-07-19 02:19:34 PM  

abb3w: Interesting. I don't think I've ever seen the ACLJ file in support of non-Christians.


And you probably never will.
 
2012-07-19 02:23:41 PM  
I could have solved this last year with one little sentence to the Christians.

"At least this way we can keep eyes on them"
 
2012-07-19 02:24:09 PM  
I'm seriously considering converting to Islam just to piss of the people of Murfreesboro and BillCo.



/and it's *borough*, you illiterate hick farkwits. Jesus.
 
2012-07-19 02:25:07 PM  

GAT_00: Weaver95: GAT_00: By the way, the inspection still isn't finished. It won't be open for around two weeks apparently.

hmm. well, absent proof of malicious intent I guess we have to assume that's the best anyone could have done under the circumstances.

The final work and inspections got blocked by the injunction, so that's what they need to do. And I'm sure those are going to be very, very, VERY slow and deliberate inspections like they have never done before, and they'll find something to block. These people are assholes.


yep, there are plenty of horror stories out there of projects getting delayed by inspections by people with clear agendas against builders, it happens a lot

usually somebody gets chewed out, usually builders lose the battle because they don't want to delay a project any longer than they have to, i don't think the Imam of that Mosque wants to fight more battles... so who knows how long it'll take :/
 
2012-07-19 02:27:26 PM  
Vandals have spray-painted construction signs with the words "not welcome" and have set fire to construction equipment. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies are investigating the 2010 fire as a possible hate crime.

Man these rednecks sure do hate equipment.
 
2012-07-19 02:28:18 PM  
Praise Jesus Allah!
 
2012-07-19 02:30:50 PM  

Bungles: I'm seriously considering converting to Islam


that'd be my religion of choice for the most part due to the fact that they have the gravitas that a majority of christians/christianity lack.
 
2012-07-19 02:31:02 PM  

Jackson Herring: Weaver95: I think I'll hang out with the pagans

bad idea bro

[kaseydriscoll.files.wordpress.com image 800x432]


Well, he did say they can cook like nobody's business.
 
2012-07-19 02:34:15 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: "The Murfreesboro Muslim" would be an *outstanding* name for a heel wrestler in Memphis.


reminds me of the ole days when these same folks protested the Catholic church being built in town. Had a Klan rally to object using the same language/excuses they are using today. Living proof evolution does not happen to people who do not believe in it...
 
2012-07-19 02:35:13 PM  

skullkrusher: Praise Jesus Allah!


Praise whoever the hell you want or no one at all!
 
2012-07-19 02:35:39 PM  
is this someones idea of wall art?

sheikyermami.com
 
2012-07-19 02:38:45 PM  
Sensitivity FAIL
europenews.dk
 
2012-07-19 02:40:20 PM  

indoorplant: Sensitivity FAIL
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God i hate white christian america.
 
2012-07-19 02:41:00 PM  
My new favorite Thai restaurant is adjusting their hours for Ramadan. I'm sure after sunset it'll be packed.

/Hey Murfreesboroians, Treaty of Tripoli morans!
 
2012-07-19 02:42:56 PM  
images.mylot.com
 
2012-07-19 02:44:17 PM  
images.mylot.com

http://images.mylot.com/userImages/images/postphotos/2236645.jpg

/that was a weird blank post - wonder if this will work - link if not
 
2012-07-19 02:46:07 PM  
 
2012-07-19 02:47:55 PM  

whither_apophis: My new favorite Thai restaurant is adjusting their hours for Ramadan. I'm sure after sunset it'll be packed.

/Hey Murfreesboroians, Treaty of Tripoli morans!


Also I meant to point out that "hey ethnic Thais can be Muslim too!"

/actually I think they are Indonesian but don't really care one way or the other.
 
2012-07-19 02:48:45 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: indoorplant: is this someones idea of wall art?

[sheikyermami.com image 320x216]

Billco needs to work on his penmanship.


And history -- the Jerusalem cross is supposed to be yellow-on-white, not red-on-white.

/although using red-on-white would have been technically correct had the Crusaders used it in the original
//or blue-, purple-, black- or green-on-white
 
2012-07-19 02:49:10 PM  
Islamaphobe makes it sound like some sort of disease they caught, let's call it what it is "racists have prevented them from worshiping there since 2010"
 
2012-07-19 02:52:22 PM  

whither_apophis: My new favorite Thai restaurant is adjusting their hours for Ramadan. I'm sure after sunset it'll be packed.


I work in a restaurant and we go full Halal (buying ingredients from a local Iranian supermarket called Akhavan) for Ramadan and advertise it locally. We don't even have one single Muslim working there, but the owner travelled a lot and said some of the nicest people he met abroad were Muslim, and they were "legendary" in their graciousness. He does this to pay em back, he says.

And we're packed every night and people are incredibly thankful.

That's the way it should work. Plus he makes a ton of money over Ramadan (I've seen a waiter get a 80$ tip on a $120 meal).
 
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