This is a story from before the Muslim Community Center…
About a dozen right-wing Christians, carrying placards and yelling “Islam is a lie,” angrily confronted worshippers outside a Fairfield Avenue mosque Friday.
“Jesus hates Muslims,” they screamed at worshippers arriving at the Masjid An-Noor mosque to prepare for the holy month of Ramadan. One protester shoved a placard at a group of young children leaving the mosque. “Murderers,” he shouted.
Police arrived on the scene to separate the groups, but said no arrests were made.
Flip Benham, of Dallas, Texas, organizer of the protest, was yelling at the worshipers with a bullhorn.
…but it shows what is happening out there almost daily…
Do you really like that Jesus hates Muslims? Or do we stand with the Scriptures and read as Paul wrote,
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (Rom 5:8 NLT)
Now, I’m not sure about others, but as a sinner, I was worse than a Muslim… because I pretended to know Christ, pretended to speak for Him, and used His name as weapon, all the while being nothing more than a sinner. This is not the model of Christianity that I seek to know, or seek to instill in myself, my children, and others.
A group of western New York teenagers have been accused of harassing members of a mosque in Carlton, New York, during their evening Ramadan prayers, according to authorities. The teens allegedly yelled obscenities and insults at members of the mosque on Monday, and sideswiped a worshiper with a vehicle and fired a shotgun outside the mosque last Friday. The Times says it is “unclear” whether there is any connection between these incidents and that other little mosque story in the news these days. The county’s D.A. says these provocations are more intense than any they’ve seen before: “We’ve had minor incidents, but nothing of this magnitude in the past.” The teens have been charged with disrupting a religious service, a misdemeanor.
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- Mary Ann West: Standing In Solidarity Against Islamophobia (huffingtonpost.com)