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  1. Wow dude, Thomas More College right across the street is named for the murder of William Tyndale. Did not know that. Hmmmm interesting

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  2. csalafia

    Having grown up in that area, I can attest the palpable tension between ethnic/religious/racial groups in the Detroit metro area. So, on one hand I can see the concern about harassment as being valid. I'm not sure I see the 1st Amendment claims as clearly, since the rule was applied to all groups, not just religious and not just Christian groups.

    Perhaps the thing that bothers me the most is that this guy was offered a booth, for free, as a compromise, and it wasn't enough for him. According to a commenter on my blog, he refused the table because he's involved in a court case from last year when a table wasn't offered.

    I don't get it, really. He wasn't given a table last year, sued, and was offered one this year and refused. Seems like he was intentionally goading officials to do something.

    Did all parties overreact? Absolutely…without a doubt.

    I am curious, tho, how many of these evangelical groups would welcome, and allow, Muslims at their church festivals. I can tell you that in Detroit, the odds of that happening would be somewhere between slim and none.

    Perhaps if we stopped looking to create discord once in a while, the world would be a substantially better, and nicer, place.

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  3. Amen and amen, Christian. I think that the fact that groups were allowed in and designated areas – which is common on most festivals – proves that they overreacted.

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  4. Bieljam

    “Yes, attention needs to be called to the situation, but not by stating that the police are enforcing Sharia Law. This is fear mongering. “

    In all humility and with due respect. If you had any knowledge of Qur'anic ideology and Sharia you would not make such an uninformed statement. Please get educated before you raise an opinion.

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  5. Bieljam

    Muslims are welcome at church conventions. Christians love public debate, especially with Muslims. I have personally been involved in such debates.

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  6. Actually, I have knowledge of it. That has nothing to do with the fearmongering which is going on.

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  7. “I am curious, tho, how many of these evangelical groups would welcome, and allow, Muslims at their church festivals.”

    Afaik it's an Arab festival, not a muslim festival!

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  8. “I am curious, tho, how many of these evangelical groups would welcome, and allow, Muslims at their church festivals.”

    Afaik it's an Arab festival, not a muslim festival!

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