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Jimmy Carter to be keynote speaker at Muslim convention

Posted by on Aug. 26, 2014 at 3:59 PM
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The Islamic Society of North America or ISNA, the nation's largest Muslim group, will hold its 51st annual convention in Detroit's Cobo Center Friday through Sept. 1, and will feature former President Jimmy Carter as the keynote speaker. President Carter will talk on the subject of his latest book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, at a luncheon Aug. 30.

That night, at a session called "Generations Rise: Elevating Muslim-American Culture" -- the same title as the entire conference theme -- the outgoing president of ISNA, Imam Mohamed Magid, and four other Muslim speakers will offer ideas for Muslim-American advancement over the next five years. A "secret special guest" is also on the bill.

The convention'?s opening session Friday will include words from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the national leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim member of Congress, will also be speaking Saturday.

There will be many other sessions over the four days, including workshops on a variety of topics including religion with both Muslim and interfaith approaches, education, and culture. An Islamic Film Festival and a competition for those who recite the Qur'?an will be held, and there will be a bazaar/trade show with more than 400 vendors.

At the same time and location as the conference, the Islamic Medical Association of North America, Muslim Students Association, and Muslim Youth of North America will have their annual gatherings.

This is the first time the organization will will hold its convention in Detroit. Its headquarters is in Plainfield, Ind, near Indianapolis.

by on Aug. 26, 2014 at 3:59 PM
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prolife4jesus
by on Aug. 26, 2014 at 4:07 PM
I'm glad I don't like in Detroit. I'm not surprised that the same man that gave away Panama is the same man in bed with the enemy.
Sweet_Faith
by Gold Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 4:11 PM
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I hope the ISIS situation is addressed and they will all rise up against them. As far as Carter goes, he hs no credibility with me especially when he was president. Just like Obama sucks when it comes to natinonal security so did Carter.

Sweet_Faith
by Gold Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 4:11 PM


Quoting prolife4jesus: I'm glad I don't like in Detroit. I'm not surprised that the same man that gave away Panama is the same man in bed with the enemy.

Whose the enemy here?

littlemum41
by Silver Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 4:17 PM
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I admire Jimmy Carter. I also admire Keith Ellison. I can't imagine why you said what you said about "the enemy". I used to work with Muslims. I lived next door to a Muslim family in a really nice neighborhood and they were lovely people. I bet everyone here in this group knows at least one Muslim....we don't consider them "enemies". There ARE perfectly decent people who are NOT Christian,you know. What a concept!





“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”


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Sweet_Faith
by Gold Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 4:26 PM
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Quoting littlemum41:

I admire Jimmy Carter. I also admire Keith Ellison. I can't imagine why you said what you said about "the enemy". I used to work with Muslims. I lived next door to a Muslim family in a really nice neighborhood and they were lovely people. I bet everyone here in this group knows at least one Muslim....we don't consider them "enemies". There ARE perfectly decent people who are NOT Christian,you know. What a concept!

While I don't share your admiration for Jimmy Carter, I do agree with you about the Muslim people, they aren't our enemies, it's the radical Muslims like ISIS that are our enemies which are beheading Muslims alongside the Christians.

prolife4jesus
by on Aug. 26, 2014 at 4:30 PM
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fundamentalist muslims like ISIS
Quoting Sweet_Faith:

Quoting prolife4jesus: I'm glad I don't like in Detroit. I'm not surprised that the same man that gave away Panama is the same man in bed with the enemy.

Whose the enemy here?

Sweet_Faith
by Gold Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 4:32 PM


Quoting prolife4jesus: fundamentalist muslims like ISIS
Quoting Sweet_Faith:

Quoting prolife4jesus: I'm glad I don't like in Detroit. I'm not surprised that the same man that gave away Panama is the same man in bed with the enemy.

Whose the enemy here?

Thank you for clarifying what you meant.

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Aug. 26, 2014 at 4:34 PM
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Jimmy Carter walks the walk and has a beautiful faith- emulates what many should strive to achieve. 

Radicals and zealots come in all sizes, shapes, colors and creeds.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 5:04 PM
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 Maybe -

In our lifetimes 99% just happen to be Muslim.

Quoting Sisteract:

Jimmy Carter walks the walk and has a beautiful faith- emulates what many should strive to achieve. 

Radicals and zealots come in all sizes, shapes, colors and creeds.

 

PamR
by Platinum Member on Aug. 26, 2014 at 6:21 PM
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And?  Why would anyone have a problem with this?  There are many American Muslims - why shouldn't a former president speak at a gathering of theirs?

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