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WP: 3K Muslims Pray, Despite Christians

From those tireless champions of the faith at the Washington Post:

At Capitol, a Day of Muslim Prayer and Unity

3,000 Gather to Combat Fear and ‘Do the Work of Allah’ Amid Christian Protests

By Jacqueline L. Salmon
Saturday, September 26, 2009

Nearly 3,000 people gathered on the west lawn of the Capitol on Friday for a mass Muslim prayer service that was part religion and part pep rally for the beleaguered U.S. Muslim community.

As faint shouts of "Repent!" from Christian protesters floated across the gathering, dozens of long rows of men in robes and white knit caps and women in head coverings prostrated themselves to God, gave praise and listened to sermons as part of the congregational prayer that occurs about noon Fridays.

"Stop being so scared!" thundered Imam Abdul Malik of New York. "You ain’t done nothing wrong. Just do the work of Allah, and believe."

The service comes as the Muslim community has been rocked by verbal attacks from conservative Christians that have grown stronger since the election of President Obama and by the recent arrests in a terrorism investigation involving several Muslim men, including an imam…

Across the street from the service, Christian protesters gathered with banners, crosses and anti-Islamic messages. One group, which stood next to a 10-foot-tall wooden cross and two giant wooden tablets depicting the Ten Commandments, was led by the Rev. Flip Benham of Concord, N.C.

"I would suggest you convert to Christ!" Benham shouted over a megaphone. Islam "forces its dogma down your throat." A few Christian protesters gathered at the rear of the Muslim crowd, holding Bibles and praying.

At one point, organizers asked them to tone it down.

"We would never come to a prayer meeting that you have to make a disturbance," Hamad Chebli, imam of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey, said from the lectern. "Please show us some respect. This is a sacred moment. Just as your Sunday is sacred, our Friday is sacred."

The noise from protesters faded somewhat during the final portion of the service, which lasted nearly two hours.

Organizers said this month that they hoped to draw about 50,000 people from mosques across the country for the gathering, billed as a day of unity for the nation’s Muslims. But it failed to attract the support of national Islamic organizations and drew only a fraction of that number. Some people were frightened off by the conservative Christian attacks, said Hassen Abdellah, president of Dar-ul-Islam.

Nonetheless, organizers said they were happy with the turnout.

Abdellah had become the focus of criticism in recent days because he was part of the legal team that represented one of the men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Kia Campbell, a homemaker from Durham, N.C., who came with several members of her family, said they were concerned about their safety.

"It wasn’t going to keep us from coming," she said. "But it wasn’t that we didn’t feel cautious."

Notice how much more favorable coverage this event got than the nationwide ‘Tea Parties’ just a few days ago.

Also notice how the detail that one of the organizers was “part of the legal team that represented one of the men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing” — was discreetly buried at the bottom of the article.

Imagine if such a thing would have come up about any of the 9/12 organizers.

But, no, Muslims are always little lambs who are always being victimized by those famously vicious and vengeful Christians.

(Thanks to Ravencottage for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, September 26th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

16 Responses to “WP: 3K Muslims Pray, Despite Christians”

  1. proreason says:

    Surprising that they weren’t invited inside the White House.

    It would have been a nice gesture to thank them for showing vein-popping American grannies how to make a point in a globally accepted way.

    That and chopping heads off.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    “We would never come to a prayer meeting you had and make a disturbance.”

    No …. not at all. You’d send in a chicken shiite coward with a bomb vest to pay homage. Your peace and love is waaaaaay different from ours but you all won’t be happy until you spread our pieces across the open spaces!

    Baaa-Baaaa sheeple!

  3. Tater Salad says:

    This whole get together of Muslims was a farce. The organizer of the Prayer & Unity in Washington is a radical and has ties to extremists. The so-called prayer of these Muslims is a joke. Do you see any women in the crowd praying. No, Sharia Law has been instilled. What a joke!

  4. VMAN says:

    As I watched this crowd on TV I saw that many in attendance were black. What amazes me is how after 150 year of freedom, even with all the rough spots, these people can sell themselves back into slavery. Heck the women weren’t even allowed to pray with the men. The women aren’t second class citizens they’re 3rd or 4th class. Unbelievable!!!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Islamic women …… Right after the family livestock and yard birds!

    • Tater Salad says:

      Joys of Muslim Women – Unbelievable
      This is so amazingly cruel, but so common in the Muslim religion. We need to speak out before this becomes commonplace in North America , with the huge influx of Muslims into our countries. Within our lifetime, the Muslims will have enough of a majority to elect whomever they wish into power – both in Canada and the United States . Are we willing to let them take over our countries, our lives, freedoms, women, and Christian beliefs?????

      Joys of Muslim Women
      by Nonie Darwish

      In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child. Consummating the marriage by 9.

      The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.

      Even though a woman is abused she can not obtain a divorce.

      To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses.

      Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry. The family has the right to execute her
      (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family. Husbands can beat their wives ‘at will’ and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.

      The husband is permitted to have (4 wives) and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.

      The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.

      In the West World ( America ) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.

      By passing this on, enlightened American women may avoid becoming a slave under Shariah Law.

      Learn More…. Read: Cruel and Usual Punishment just released in most bookstores.

      Ripping the West in Two.

      Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.

      She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.

      Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before emigrating to America in 1978, When she was eight years old, her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel He was a high- ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza .

      When he died, he was considered a “shahid,” a martyr for jihad. His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.

      But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing. She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.

      In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping sharia law – what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.

      For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on the world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed.

      In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the President! I think everyone in the U.S. should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

      This is your chance to make a difference…!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Tater Salad, it is our own lawmakers that are allowing this to happen to our beloved country without so much as a “By your leave!”
      (for the non military types, ‘By your leave’ is a Marine saying; asking permission to pass)

      How do we nip this in the bud after the fact? They are here and will ultimately out breed us and do as they are doing in the Middle East. Teaching hate to the children at birth!

  5. caligirl9 says:

    There is something seriously wrong with a religion that does not allow women to pray. Where’s NOW when you need ’em? Why is this so acceptable?

    Beleaguered? Oh please.

    When’s the National Day of Wicca? Of Hindu prayers? Of Buddhist prayers?

    All I can say is I didn’t vote for this mess.

  6. canary says:

    What about those two pastors that prayed at WH in May arrested. I looked for video as I’m not sure anyone protested against these muslims, and low and behold BridgesTV had a news person, who just mentioned the day. So, inspite of the muslim co-founder BridgesTV in jail for chopping his wife’s (founder of Bridges) head off, and alternate hand and foot. If I wasn’t so tired, I’d check their website and see if Ford Auto and Verizon Wireless are still sponsers.

  7. ravencottage says:

    There were more porta potties than muslims at this disgusting stunt. If it is tried again thousands of protestors must show up.

  8. Tater Salad says:


    Obama and his Marxist friends are playing the ole’ switch & bait routine with the American people and these liberals are falling for it hook, line and “sinker”. They will follow the sinker portion right to the bottom of the cesspool Kid Mao is creating here in America.

  9. canary says:

    Video:Peaceful Pastors arrested. Muslims should be allowed to pray at the White House. The police can’t search them under all those layers of robes, because that would violate their constitutional rights, and the ACLU sue, as they did when the muslim mother of her criminal son standing trial in in court in the US was ordered to take her face mask off, which made allah angry.

    Peaceful Pastors arrested. Bibles may have had explosives hidden in them?

  10. ravencottage says:

    Locked in the “greatest events in my life” brain folder is being present at the mass celebrated on the National Mall by John Paul II during his first visit to the USA in the late 70’s. The altar was placed in front of the Smithsonian castle and no iconic governmental structures were visible when looking at it. Up until 9/12 this was the largest group of people of which I had ever been a part. Now we have this photograph of butt-in-the-air muslims facing the Capitol which could still be a hole in the ground had the 9/11 plot been completed.

  11. ravencottage says:

    Perhaps the 10th and final Crusade has begun.

  12. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Sharia is incompatible with the Constitution. And no power driven Imam will ever accept the words of Thomas Jefferson: ‘A man should worship God according to the dictates of his conscience.’ Having only lived briefly in a Muslim country, (Saudi Arabia) it somehow came across to me as an all or nothing faith. And why our government would make special concessions to Muslims for their faith but not others is a clear violation of the First Amendment.

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